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IMS 2012, Montreal...Ready for the Experience...?

May 3, 2012 7:55 am | Comments

By Ramesh K. Gupta (IMS2011 TPC Chair), VP - Satellite Engineering and System Planning, LightSquared As summer of 2012 draws closer, anticipation is building among RF and Microwave engineers about the upcoming International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012 - June 17-22, 2012) in Montreal, a city known for its charm, history and cultural diversity.


RIM CEO: We’re Not Leaving the Consumer Business

May 3, 2012 6:25 am | Comments

  Thorsten Heins, the CEO of Research In Motion , today clarified comments he made weeks ago about RIM refocusing on the enterprise market, saying the company was not leaving the consumer business behind. Heins said what he meant was the company needed to eliminate some services the company was doing in-house, and instead achieve those consumer-based goals with partnerships rather than going it alone.


Conquering LED Efficiency Droop

May 3, 2012 6:11 am | Comments

Like a coffee enthusiast who struggles to get a buzz from that third cup of morning joe, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) seem to reach a point where more electricity no longer imparts the same kick and productivity levels-off. Now a team of researchers from California and Japan has devised a new design for green and blue LEDs that avoids much of this vexing efficiency droop.


SWIFT2Chip - IC Industry’s First Full Service NVM Delivery Process

May 3, 2012 6:07 am | Comments

Novocell Semiconductor introduces SWIFT2ChipTM, a new full service, end-to-end, NVM deliverable process and technology package that includes the patented and uncontested  NovoBloxTM SmartBitTM technology, unparalleled documentation support, and an on-call, dedicated account engineer.  Novocell’s SWIFT2Chip program delivers the non-volatile memory intellectual property (IP) block as a complete turn-key solution that includes all the necessary read, write, and programming circuitry.


Microchip Technology Aquires SMSC

May 3, 2012 5:59 am | Comments

Microchip Technology announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Standard Microsystems Corporation (“SMSC”) for $37.00 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $939 million, and a total enterprise value of about $766 million, after excluding SMSC’s cash and investments on its balance sheet of approximately $173 million.


Smartphone Shipments to Reach 1.7 billion in 2017 and Android to Dominate as OS

May 3, 2012 5:31 am | Comments

Smartphones will outperform the overall market for mobile phones, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.9% for the period 2011–17 to reach 1.7 billion units, according to Ovum. Predictions show Android as the dominant operating system over the next five years as handset vendors rush to make it their primary smartphone platform.


Integra Telecom to Present at Jefferies 2012 Global Technology, Media & Telecom Conference

May 3, 2012 5:20 am | Comments

Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, business-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions, will present at the Jefferies 2012 Global Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, taking place from May 7 - 10 in New York. On May 7, Kevin O'Hara, Integra's chief executive officer, will participate on the "Growth in Fiber Networks" panel discussion and will also provide an investor presentation on Integra Telecom.


InVision and MocksUp Team to Bring Designers Powerful Prototyping Solutions

May 3, 2012 5:15 am | Comments

InVision announced that it has teamed with MocksUp, a popular user experience (UX) prototyping technology to provide MocksUp users with continued services after May 28, 2012 when the MocksUp site and operations will shutdown.  The integrated company will set a new standard for the creation of high-fidelity prototypes that enable designers to share meaningful design simulations for powerful impact.


Satellite Backhaul And Small Cells Can Help Mobile Operators Reach Untapped Markets

May 3, 2012 5:12 am | Comments

VT iDirect announced the release of a new survey and whitepaper that demonstrate the market value and potential of satellite backhaul when used in conjunction with small cells. The research revealed that a solution combining the two technologies offers an affordable way for mobile operators to improve their services and expand into underserved markets.


Richardson RFPD Takes On Expanded Role in Europe for Teledyne Products

May 3, 2012 4:58 am | Comments

Teledyne Relays Europe announces the expansion of the role of Richardson RFPD as a Pan-European distributor of Teledyne Relays and Teledyne Coax Switches products. Richardson RFPD, a distributor for specialised products, brings the technical and applications support to the market needed by customers for Teledyne products.


Data Center Expands to Meet Customer Demand

May 3, 2012 4:54 am | Comments

ViaWest announces the expansion of its Oregon data center facility, the Hillsboro Complex. This expansion will add 23,000 sq. ft. of usable raised floor. The additional space along with the existing facility will total over 50,000 sq. ft. of sellable space, making this SSAE 16 Type II certified facility the largest in the state of Oregon.


NorthStar Redefines Automation

May 3, 2012 4:51 am | Comments

NorthStar Utilities Solutions has released a major technology upgrade of its flagship customer-information system (CIS), NorthStar 6.4 Automation. The latest release features three new performance enhancements that enable utilities to work faster and more efficiently than ever before.   The key feature of NorthStar 6.


Google’s Data Collection From Wi-Fi Networks Wasn’t Accidental After All

May 1, 2012 1:22 pm | Comments

Google has released a report that explains how and why the company’s street view cars collected data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks. A few weeks ago, the Federal Communication Commission announced that it had concluded its investigation into Google’s interception of user data from the Wi-Fi networks its cars passed while photographing streets.


UCLA Researchers Combat Global Disease with a Cell Phone, Google Maps and a lot of Ingenuity

May 1, 2012 1:18 pm | Comments

In the fight against emerging public health threats, early diagnosis of infectious diseases is crucial. And in poor and remote areas of the globe where conventional medical tools like microscopes and cytometers are unavailable, rapid diagnostic tests, or RDTs, are helping to make disease screening quicker and simpler.


Dell Upgrades High-End Gaming Laptops With Faster Graphics, Ivy Bridge

May 1, 2012 1:15 pm | Comments

Dell has announced a series of upgrades to its Alienware gaming laptops, including Intel’s new quad-core processors and powerful graphics cards unavailable in any other device. The company updated its lineup of high-end gaming laptops for Alienware’s M14x, M17x and M18x models Monday.



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