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RIM’s Secret Weapon for Reviving BlackBerry: HTML5

April 30, 2012 7:41 am | Comments

BlackBerry-app-world-600BlackBerry World, Research In Motion‘s once-a-year event to evangelize its brand, kicks off today in Orlando, Fla. Most of the attention will focus on the coming BlackBerry 10 software, the backbone of RIM’s coming suite of smartphones. RIM’s future depends greatly on BB10, but there’s another software factor that’s playing a large and growing role in the company’s strategy to recover: HTML5.

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New Protocols Improve Consistency in Materials Testing for Portable Electronics

April 30, 2012 6:17 am | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has developed new testing protocols that improve reliability of acoustic vents used for water and particulate protection in portable electronic devices. These new protocols more effectively match the environmental conditions to which the venting materials are exposed, which results in consistent testing results.

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The Future of Scopes

April 27, 2012 10:05 am | Comments

As engineers push their circuits and components to ever-higher frequencies, they expect scope manufacturers to keep up with their needs. For their part, engineers must remain attentive to basic scope operations and specifications. Attend this webinar and listen as our panelists: • Address misconceptions engineers have about the capabilities and limits of digital scopes.

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Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Receives Boeing Performance Excellence Award

April 26, 2012 12:05 pm | Comments

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies announced that it’s interconnect division located in El Segundo, CA has been named a recipient of the 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA) for a third consecutive year, 2009, 2010, and 2011 based on its superior supplier performance. Boeing issues the BPEA annually to recognize those suppliers who have maintained superior quality and delivery performance.

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GreenPeak Wins Prestigious 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

April 26, 2012 11:42 am | by Recognized as a leader in developing new wireless technologies for consumer electronics & residential applications and demonstrating rapid growth and adoption by major customers | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies , a leading low power RF semiconductor company in the ZigBee space, today announced that it has been named a winner in the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious award honoring the most promising technology innovation companies throughout Europe. The Red Herring editorial team uses a competitive process to select the most innovative companies from a pool of several hundred from across Europe.

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Renesas Mobile Set to Double Operators' GSM Capacity Following First Pre-Commercial Test of VAMOS II

April 26, 2012 11:36 am | Comments

Renesas Mobile Corporation today announced that it has undertaken the world’s first pre-commercial trial of the latest version of Voice Services over Adaptive Multi-user Orthogonal Sub-channel (VAMOS II), the next step in the evolution of GSM technology. Held on a test network in Beijing, and using ZTE infrastructure equipment, the successful trial involved a complete implementation of VAMOS II on Renesas Mobile’s smartphone reference platform RRP11B.

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Attention Technology Entrepreneurs-TechLaunch Wants You

April 26, 2012 10:52 am | Comments

New Jersey wants to support technology entrepreneurs, and is putting its money where its mouth is. Applications are now open for the inaugural class of the State’s latest startup venture, TechLaunch ( www.techlaunch.com ), funded in part by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). Modeled after successful programs throughout the U.

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Microsoft Now Making Even More Money From Android

April 26, 2012 6:38 am | Comments

  Microsoft just signed a deal with one of the biggest electronics makers in the world to license technologies related to Android and Chrome . The agreement is with Taiwan’s Pegatron, and with it, Microsoft now has patent-licensing deals with four out of the five top Taiwanese manufacturers, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Pebble Watch Seamlessly Connects Your Whole Smartphone Life

April 26, 2012 6:30 am | Comments

Product: Pebble Price: From $150 (check the product website for pricing) What It’s Good For: Accessing your smartphone while on the go, from your wrist. Who It’s Good For: Smartphone owners who love to use apps for running, swimming, biking and multitasking. Limitations: It’s still in production and the first round of orders is closing soon.

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Behold the Exynos 4 Quad, the Chip That Powers Samsung Galaxy S3

April 26, 2012 6:12 am | Comments

  We still have no idea what Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy smartphone will look like, but we now know what processor will power it: Samsung Exynos 4 Quad. It’s a 32nm, 1.4GHz quad-core beast with twice the processing capability of the older Exynos 4 Dual, while consuming 20 percent less power.

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Lemos International Expands Its Services to Include a State of the Art RF Design Department

April 25, 2012 9:11 am | Comments

Since its inception in 1996, Lemos International has been the wireless device distributor of choice for businesses and industrial customers that require high-quality RF solutions. Today, Lemos International provides those that do business in the government and private sectors with reliable RF products that range from low-power ZigBee network devices to long-range VHF radio modules.

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Oscium's RF Test Equipment Crowned Most Innovative & Best Value

April 25, 2012 8:39 am | Comments

Oscium is honored to announce their WiPry family of products ( WiPry-Combo ,  WiPry-Power  &  WiPry-Spectrum ) has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the New Product Innovation Award in the category of Low Frequency Portable RF Test Equipment. This prestigious award places the WiPry family of products in respected company as a certified tool for professionals.

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Neul Launches World's First City-Wide White Space Network

April 25, 2012 6:35 am | by Highlights Smart City use cases by demonstrating the world’s first smart meter reading over white space | Comments

Neul, the world leader in technologies for the Internet of the Things, today announced the deployment in Cambridge of the world’s first city-wide, fully-functional wireless network in white space, enabling a whole host of Smart City applications. To demonstrate this network Neul, in collaboration with Bglobal Metering, is today, showcasing the world’s first-ever smart electricity meter reading over a white space network.

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Vibrating Steering Wheel Guides Drivers While Keeping Their Eyes on the Road

April 24, 2012 9:38 am | Comments

  A vibrating steering wheel is an effective way to keep a driver's eyes safely on the road by providing an additional means to convey directions from a car's navigation system, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and AT&T Labs have shown. The study, one of the first to evaluate combinations of audio, visual and haptic feedback for route guidance, found that younger drivers in particular were less distracted by a navigation system's display screen when they received haptic feedback from the vibrating steering wheel.

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Affordable SMB Wireless Solution Featuring Polycom SpectraLink 8400 Wireless Business Telephones

April 24, 2012 9:34 am | Comments

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division, announced an affordable wireless solution for small to medium-sized businesses featuring the Polycom SpectraLink(R) 8400 series of wireless telephones. Now available through Toshiba's Authorized Dealer Network nationwide, the wireless business solution is compatible with Toshiba's IPedge(R) and Strata(R) CIX(TM) business telephone systems and works with SpectraLink 8400 wireless telephones to give SMBs an affordable choice for in-building wireless communications without the need for a base station.

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