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VIA Exchange for Development of Custom Applications with Verdi Debug System

October 4, 2011 11:26 am | Comments

SpringSoft launched the Verdi Interoperability Apps (VIA) Exchange, an open platform for creating and sharing custom applications deployed with SpringSoft’s Verdi™ Automated Debug System. This unprecedented move by SpringSoft is a significant milestone in the EDA industry’s shift toward greater openness and tool interoperability that provides access to the underlying design knowledge infrastructure of the industry’s most popular debug software and facilitates the free exchange of Open Source applications.

Chipsets Selected For Use in LTE Terminal Product Line

October 4, 2011 7:56 am | Comments

Altair Semiconductor  announced that its chipsets have been selected by Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, for use in its Public Safety LTE terminal products, including the recently announced MBC-100. By maximizing the benefits of LTE, Altair's chipsets will allow Harris to provide best-in-class LTE terminals to public safety customers.

Mobile Boom in Emerging Markets takes Interoute to One Billion Voice Minutes a Month

October 4, 2011 7:50 am | Comments

Interoute Communications  announced voice traffic from its mobile partners across its cloud infrastructure, IP based Virtual Voice Network (VVN) has grown 40 per cent in the first 6 months of 2011 breaking the one billion minutes a month barrier. Demand for mobile in emerging markets has driven the increase of international mobile calls into Europe, with major operators from India, Russia and the Middle East using Interoute as their European voice network.

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RF Micro Devices Announces Formation of Compound Semiconductor Group

October 4, 2011 6:54 am | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced a strategic initiative to extend RFMD's industry leadership in compound semiconductor technologies into a broad array of adjacent non-RF growth markets. The strategic initiative includes the formation of a new business group, the Compound Semiconductor Group (CSG), which will operate alongside RFMD's Cellular Products Group (CPG) and RFMD's Multi-Market Products Group (MPG).

Telefónica Selects JDSU's Home PM for Service of its IPTV Infrastructure

October 4, 2011 6:47 am | Comments

JDSU announced that Spain’s Telefónica SA has deployed JDSU’s Home Performance Management (PM) solution to proactively monitor and troubleshoot service issues for its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) content and on-demand services. Telefónica operates Spain’s leading IPTV service, Imagenio, providing standard and high-definition programming to nearly 800,000 customers.

LPRS e-RA wireless transceiver

October 3, 2011 12:22 pm | Comments

With the launch of its third generation of market leading wireless modules, easyRadio Advanced (eRA), LPRS has undertaken a complete review of the product’s cost base, from manufacturing to marketing. “easyRadio is the Jewell in our crown.” says John Sharples, Managing Director of LPRS.”And with the sales growth we have been experiencing this year we have had to dedicate considerable resources into ensuring we get competitive, reliable component supplies and on time production of top quality wireless modules ” Managing the procurement, logistics and manufacturing has required a purchasing specialist in the LPRS team, reducing manpower available for development, sales and technical support.

Enecsys selects Ember’s ZigBee Technology to Help Optimize Solar PV System Performance

October 3, 2011 11:14 am | Comments

Boston and Cambridge, UK, OCTOBER 3, 2011 Enecsys Limited has teamed with Ember to bring wireless ZigBee communications to roof-top solar photovoltaic (PV) systems so that households and businesses can better monitor and optimize their systems’ performance. Enecsys has integrated Ember’s ZigBee system-on-chip (SoC) and ZigBee PRO software into its SMI series of micro inverters, which convert the DC output of solar panels into AC for connection to the electricity grid.

Measurement Specialties Acquires Celesco

October 3, 2011 11:01 am | Comments

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 3, 2011  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Measurement Specialties,  Inc. (Nasdaq:MEAS) (the "Company"), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, announced that they have completed the acquisition of Celesco Transducer Products Inc, a leader in the design and manufacture of cable extension transducers and rotary encoders, from Tedea-Technological Automation and Development, Ltd .

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London needs 70,000 small cells for world-class mobile broadband

October 3, 2011 8:55 am | Comments

BATH, UK – 27th September 2011 – For London to offer genuinely world-class, LTE everywhere mobile broadband, it will require the installation of 70,000 small cells across the capital, including 2,000 nodes covering the Underground network by 2015. These findings will be presented by Picochip CTO Doug Pulley at the Bath Basestation conference, starting today.

Report Reveals Mobile Security Exploits to Double in 2011

October 3, 2011 6:53 am | Comments

IBM today released the results of its X-Force 2011 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report, which demonstrates the rapidly changing security landscape characterized by high-profile attacks, growing mobile vulnerabilities and more sophisticated threats such as “whaling.” To help clients combat these and other security issues, IBM is opening the Institute for Advanced Security for Asia Pacific, which joins the IBM Institutes in North America and Europe.

OCTEON Fusion: Industry's Most Powerful "Base Station-on-a-Chip" Family

October 3, 2011 6:40 am | Comments

Cavium unveiled the OCTEON Fusion Family, the industry's most powerful, small cell "Base Station-on-a-chip" family specifically designed for LTE & 3G small cell base stations, includin g picocell and micro base stations. OCTEON Fusion processors combine OCTEON's widely successful MIPS64 based multi-core architecture along with purpose-built Baseband DSP cores, extensive LTE/3G hardware accelerators and digital front end (DFE) functionality into a single chip, slashing the BOM cost and power envelope of small cell base stations.

Alliance Formed to Drive Communications Standard for Smart-Grid

September 30, 2011 5:15 am | Comments

Twelve major players in the smart grid industry are announcing a new global partnership at the Metering Europe Conference in Amsterdam (October 4 - 6, 2011) to support the deployment of the new power line communications protocol called G3-PLC. The partners in the association are led by major players in the smart grid sector, including Enexis, ERDF, Maxim Integrated Products, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Cisco, Itron, Landis & Gyr, Nexans, Sagemcom, EDF R&D and Trialog.

Carbon Accounting Helps Businesses Reach Sustainability Goals

September 30, 2011 5:07 am | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that two Epicor customers, HARBEC Inc. and Elstat Group, have selected Epicor's carbon accounting solution, Epicor Carbon Connect, to aid in their efforts to better track, manage and reduce their overall carbon footprint.

Industry Market Barometer: Companies Confident in Growth

September 30, 2011 5:02 am | Comments

From upgrading facilities to buying technology, industrial companies are confidently investing in their businesses to build upon a period of sustained growth, according to the results of ThomasNet’s newest Industry Market Barometer (IMB). Nearly half (45 percent) of the companies responding report growth over the last six months of 2010, and 88 percent of those are confident in their future expansion.

DTCP-IP Content Protection Solutions for Android-based Devices

September 29, 2011 10:11 am | Comments

Elliptic Technologies announced that it has expanded its DTCP-IP content protection offering to include support for the widely adopted Android OS used in a myriad of consumer devices, including DLNA enabled smartphones and tablets. Google’s Android mobile OS has become the most popular platform for smartphones.

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