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Wireless Engineering Pioneer Joins NYU-Poly and NYU

December 18, 2011 2:02 pm | Comments

New York University and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) announced they have appointed Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, 51, to lead a new initiative in wireless communications engineering and research. Rappaport, currently the William and Bettye Nowlin Chair of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA), is a leading educator and entrepreneur who founded two well-known academic research programs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and The University of Texas (UTA).

Full Line of Passive Intermodulation Measurement Products for CCI

December 18, 2011 1:53 pm | Comments

Electro Rent Corporation (NASDAQ:ELRC) today announced that it has been named the exclusive reseller for certain models of Communication Components Inc.’s (CCI) passive intermodulation measurement (PIM) products throughout the U.S. and Canada. Electro Rent will exclusively distribute CCI’s lab-based PiMPro RM (Rack Mount) products through its existing Agilent Technology Partner sales channel.

Smart Device Communications Specification Lays Foundation for Future Standards on M2M and the Internet of Things

December 18, 2011 1:45 pm | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association's (TIA) TR-50.1 Smart Device Communications, Requirements and Architecture Engineering Subcommittee released its Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture standard addressing machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and markets. The landmark standard, TIA-4940 Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture, addresses common requirements and interoperability of essential intelligent/smart devices across industries.

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Komyo Logistics Selects RedPrairie

December 18, 2011 1:31 pm | Comments

Komyo Logistics announces that it has selected RedPrairie On-Demand Warehouse software to deliver competitive advantage to small and mid-sized companies with solutions that optimize activities through all layers of Komyo's organization. The use of RedPrairie’s solution enables Komyo to offer logistic services to all of its customers using a dedicated or shared facility, material handling equipment, technology, and management services at significantly lower costs.

ComNet Adds New North American Partner

December 18, 2011 1:27 pm | Comments

ComNet Communication Networks has been selected by the Talk-A-Phone Company to supply fiber optic media converters and EoVDSL modems (Ethernet over Very High Digital Subscriber Link) for use with their line of VOIP-500 Series of Voice-over-IP phones. Talk-a-phone turned to ComNet for their product quality, scope of products, ease of use, and level of customer support.

Packaging Challenges for Power Electronics in Electric Drive Vehicles

December 18, 2011 1:12 pm | Comments

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Packaging Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2012 titled “High Temperature, High Density Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles” on Wednesday afternoon, February 8, 2012 at Coronado Springs Hotel in Disneyworld, Orlando, Florida.

Second Round of Speakers for Social:Mobile:Payments Conference

December 18, 2011 8:26 am | Comments

Gulf Bay Consulting announced that executives from PayPal, Tapjoy, Cisco, Distra, CorFire, JANA, Charge Anywhere, XIUS, Jumio, Paybefore, Ericsson IPX, Convergys, PYMNTS, Narian Technologies, Transaction Wireless, and Pathfinder are among the second round of speakers presenting at the Social : Mobile : Payments | Conference & Exhibition, which will be held April 11th – 12th, 2012 at the World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Datatronic to Exhibit at APEC 2012

December 15, 2011 9:04 am | Comments

See the latest in advanced magnetic technology, inductors and transformers from Datatronic at APEC 2012, Booth 816, February 5-9, in Orlando, Florida. To attend APEC, click here to register. At APEC, Datatronic Distribution, Inc. (DDI), and Datatronics Romoland, Inc. (DRI), will showcase their latest magnetic components for commercial, industrial and military hi-reliability applications.

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Tantalum Capacitors Comply with Conflict-Free Smelter Program

December 15, 2011 3:35 am | Comments

AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, announces that as of December 2011, all of its Congolese tantalum raw material, powder and wire suppliers are fully compliant with the independently audited Conflict-Free Smelter Program. AVX is the industry’s first manufacturer to guarantee that all of its tantalum powder and wire come from conflict-free compliant smelters, in accordance with the principles of the Dodd-Frank legislation and current Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines.

SRS Labs Teams Up With Qualcomm to Integrate SRS Audio Technology

December 14, 2011 10:43 am | Comments

SRS Labs announced that its TruMedia technology solution has been selected by Qualcomm Incorporated, to be an audio enhancement suite for their Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) program. The QRD ecosystem program is a comprehensive handset development platform and ecosystem program, featuring the Snapdragon® MSM7x27A and MSM7x25A chipsets, which targets the rapidly growing high-volume smartphone business.

RECOM Power and Richardson RFPD Team-Up for Global Distribution

December 14, 2011 9:25 am | Comments

Richardson RFPD announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement with RECOM Power, Inc., a leading provider of DC/DC and AC/DC converter modules, switching regulators, and constant current LED drivers. A high-quality manufacturer for more than 35 years, RECOM’s DC/DC converter modules are used by power electronics design engineers around the world.

Wireless Speaker Module Delivers Over Four Months of Playback from Single Battery Charge

December 14, 2011 7:20 am | Comments

HiWave Technologies has announced the immediate availability of a wireless speaker module for consumer Hi-Fi applications that delivers over four months of playback from a single battery charge. It will be on display for the first time at CES 2012. The 13W burst (26W peak) module enables OEMs to more rapidly create speakers that receive streamed audio from home cinema systems, PCs, smartphones and tablets throughout the home, without any trailing speaker and power cables.

MIPS Claims First "Ice Cream Sandwich" Tablet: And Under $100

December 14, 2011 7:12 am | by Will Strauss, President & Principal Analyst, Forward Concepts | Comments

In what appears to be an end-run around the ARM crowd, little-known Ingenic Semiconductor, a China-based CPU provider for mobile multimedia applications, has announced worldwide availability of the world’s first tablet based on Android ™ 4.0, known as "Ice Cream Sandwich", that is retailing for less than $100 (U.

CFE Taps FreeWave for a Smart Grid Project in Mexico

December 14, 2011 6:56 am | Comments

FreeWave Technologies was chosen by Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) for wireless data radio applications such as power consumption and substation monitoring, as well as control and monitoring of power networks. CFE is the only electric power utility company in México. It generates, transmits and distributes power and energy to nearly 100 million customers and is one of the largest utility organizations in the world with approximately 100,000 employees around the country.

iiNet Takes Celeno "Down Under" to Support In-Home Wi-Fi for its IPTV Service

December 14, 2011 6:50 am | Comments

Celeno Communications announced that iiNet, Australia's second largest DSL broadband provider, has selected Celeno-enabled Wi-Fi Ethernet bridges to support wireless delivery of its fast-growing IPTV services, including Video on Demand (VoD) and other interactive video applications. By entering the Australian market with iiNet, Celeno has broadened its technology reach across a range of wireless solutions spanning a range of market sectors including cable, satellite and, as in the case of iiNet, IPTV.

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