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Mouser Electronics’ President and CEO Glenn Smith Celebrates 40 Years of Service

May 22, 2013 9:40 am | by Mouser Electronics, Inc. | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the 40th company anniversary milestone of Glenn Smith, Mouser’s President and Chief Executive Officer.


Opening Doors to Foldable Electronics with Inkjet-Printed Graphene

May 21, 2013 10:14 am | by Sarah Ostman, Northwestern University | Comments

The technology for these devices may not be so far off. Northwestern University researchers have recently developed a graphene-based ink that is highly conductive and tolerant to bending, and they have used it to inkjet-print graphene patterns that could be used for extremely detailed, conductive electrodes.


Penn Engineers’ Nanoantennas Improve Infrared Sensing

May 21, 2013 9:37 am | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | Comments

A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques.


Iron-Platinum Alloys Could be New-Generation Hard Drives

May 21, 2013 9:31 am | by Andy Fell, UC Davis | Comments

Meeting the demand for more data storage in smaller volumes means using materials made up of ever-smaller magnets, or nanomagnets. One promising material for a potential new generation of recording media is an alloy of iron and platinum with an ordered crystal structure. Researchers led by Professor Kai Liu and graduate student Dustin Gilbert at the University of California, Davis ...


Should We Let Wunderkinds Drop out of High School?

May 21, 2013 9:22 am | by BETH J. HARPAZ, Associated Press | Comments

Thomas Sohmers, 17, of Hudson, Mass., has been working at a research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since he was 13, developing projects ranging from augmented reality eyewear to laser communications systems. This spring, his mom, Penny Mills, let him drop out of 11th grade. She says she "could see how much of the work he was doing at school wasn't relevant to what he wanted to learn."


Sprint to Listen to Dish Offer

May 21, 2013 9:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Wireless company Sprint Nextel Corp. says it can now let Dish Network Corp. see its books and talk with Dish to see whether its competing offer to buy Sprint is better than its current deal with Japan's SoftBank. The companies said late Thursday that SoftBank had waived provisions of its deal with Sprint that will allow Sprint to talk with Dish.


KMB Design Group’s Stephan Banks Appointed to NY State Wireless Association Board of Directors

May 20, 2013 6:00 pm | by KMB Design Group | Comments

Banks, who resides in Jackson, spearheads the executive development of KMB’s telecommunications business and is a recognized industry leader. He has more than two decades of telecom experience as a professional civil/structural engineer in the United States and Europe.  He moved from the United Kingdom to the U.S. in 2002.


Imec & Renesas Collaborate on Ultra-Low Power, Short Range Radios

May 20, 2013 5:57 pm | by Imec and Renesas Electronics Corporation | Comments

Imec and Renesas Electronics Corporation have announced that they have entered into a new strategic research collaboration at Holst Centre. Together, the companies will collaborate to enhance ultra-low power (ULP) wireless technologies for short range communication, targeting sensor networks for automotive and industrial purposes.


Nigel Springett joins GaN Systems in Germany to add European applications expertise

May 20, 2013 5:46 pm | by GaN Systems Inc. | Comments

GaN Systems Inc. has announced the strengthening of its European design team with the news that industry-veteran Nigel Springett is  joining company as Applications Consultant, based in Emmendingen Germany.  In this role he will assist customers with the early adoption of the company’s gallium nitride power switching transistors.


Global Gathering to Discuss the Future of Broadband Wireless Services to Trains

May 20, 2013 4:16 pm | by Train Communications Systems 2013 | Comments

The future growth of rail services depends on improved train to shore communications. That’s what a major international conference will discuss in London next month. Hosted by transport and wireless consultancy BWCS, Train Communications Systems 2013 has already attracted train operators and suppliers from Russia, the US, the Ukraine, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, India, Kazakhstan...


MIPI Alliance Board of Directors Appoints Full-Time Managing Director

May 20, 2013 3:48 pm | by MIPI Alliance | Comments

The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, has announced the appointment of Peter Lefkin as managing director, and Mike Krell as the director of marketing and membership.


LogMeIn Launches Xively, New Public Cloud for Commercial Internet of Things Offerings

May 20, 2013 3:09 pm | by LogMeIn, Inc. | Comments

LogMeIn, Inc. [NASDAQ: LOGM], has announced it has launched Xively Cloud Services, the industry’s first public cloud platform purpose-built for developing and managing commercial products on the Internet of Things. 


Agilent Technologies New AFM/Raman Spectroscopy System Provides Nanoscale Material Identification and Analysis

May 20, 2013 2:37 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has announced the availability of a high-performance AFM/Raman system for life science and materials science applications. The system seamlessly integrates the Agilent 6000ILM AFM (atomic force microscope) and a HORIBA XploRA INV (inverted Raman microscope).


B&K Precision Launches "pwrApp" for iPhone & iPad

May 20, 2013 2:27 pm | by B&K Precision | Comments

B&K Precision has launched its new “pwrApp” for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Adding greater value to its DC power solutions, B&K Precision’s pwrApp allows full monitoring and control of network-connected (via WLAN) XLN-GL series of power supplies over local wireless networks.


Pervasive Group Announces Cloud-Based Mobile Parental Control

May 20, 2013 2:22 pm | by Pervasive Group | Comments

Pervasive Group is excited to announce MMGuardian, one of the first optimized parental control solutions for carriers. MMGuardian is a CTIA E-Tech Awards Finalist in the mobile category and Pervasive will conduct a live demonstration of MMGuardian on the Exhibit Innovations Stage at booth 5646 within CTIA World on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:30pm.



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