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GS1 and Open Mobile Alliance team up to bring intelligent bar code scanning to mobile devices

May 22, 2013 4:07 pm | by GS1 and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA | Comments

GS1 and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) are collaborating to enable bar code scanning features built directly into mobile devices. This will make it easier for application developers to allow their apps to scan and link to trusted content.

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Focus on Chinese Broadband Home at HGI's Shenzhen Meeting

May 22, 2013 4:01 pm | by HGI | Comments

An open forum addressing the latest broadband home-services trends and Smart Home requirements will be hosted in Shenzhen on June 18 by HGI, the leading global organisation for publishing requirements for the digital Smart Home. This event, part of HGI’s regular quarterly meeting, will feature presentations from two of China’s leading service providers and will take place from June 18-21 at the Westin Hotel, Shenzhen.

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QuickLogic’s Parallel Camera Interface for TI Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 Processors

May 22, 2013 3:58 pm | by QuickLogic Corporation | Comments

QuickLogic Corporation [NASDAQ: QUIK], the innovator of ultra-low-power programmable Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced that its Parallel Camera Interface (CAM I/F) for Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processors from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)  now supports the Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Operating System (OS).

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Samsung Selects ANADIGICS’ WiFi and Cellular Solutions for Galaxy S 4

May 22, 2013 3:51 pm | by ANADIGICS, Inc. | Comments

ANADIGICS, Inc. [Nasdaq: ANAD] has announced that the Company’s AWL9581 802.11ac front-end IC (FEIC), AWT6651 ProEficient power amplifier (PA), AWT6624 HELP4 PA, and AWC6323 HELP3E dual-band PA enable wireless connectivity in the Galaxy S 4 by Samsung Electronics. This feature-rich smartphone offers a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, 13 megapixel camera, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

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H.B. Fuller Enters the Electronic and Assembly Materials Market with a New “Eco-system” Approach

May 22, 2013 3:47 pm | by H.B. Fuller Company | Comments

H.B. Fuller Company [NYSE: FUL] has announced that the company is entering the growing electronics and assembly materials market with a total solutions “eco-system” approach that includes materials, processes and equipment support from the concept phase to the consumer’s hands.

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Spirent Enables Testing of E911 with Voice-over-LTE

May 22, 2013 3:17 pm | by Spirent Communications | Comments

Spirent Communications has announced that its 8100 Location Technology Solution (LTS) now offers support for end-to-end Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) E911 testing. As North American carriers race to successfully deploy VoLTE, they also recognize their requirement to provide FCC-mandated E911 services.

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New Technique May Open up an Era of Atomic-scale Semiconductor Devices

May 22, 2013 11:32 am | by Matt Shipman, NC State University | Comments

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale – meaning the films are only one atom thick. The technique can be used to create these thin films on a large scale, sufficient to coat wafers that are two inches wide, or larger.

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Rice Unveils Method for Tailoring Optical Processors

May 22, 2013 10:34 am | by Jade Boyd, Rice University | Comments

Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color. The breakthrough by a team of theoretical and applied physicists and engineers at Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) is described this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Microsoft Touts Xbox One as All-In-1 Entertainment

May 22, 2013 10:17 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, Associated Press DERRIK J. LANG, Associated Press | Comments

The company unveiled the Xbox One, an entertainment console that wants to be the one system households will need for games, television, movies, sports and other entertainment. It will go on sale later this year, for an undisclosed price.

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Sprint Boosts Buyout Offer for Clearwire

May 22, 2013 9:57 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corp. is offering 14 percent more than before for the stake in wireless data network operator Clearwire Corp. it does not already own, but a large shareholder said the offer was still inadequate. Sprint said Tuesday that it is offering $3.40 per share, or $2.5 billion, for the remainder of Clearwire Corp. Its previous offer, from December, was for $2.97 per share.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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."

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