Defying some expectations that Apple today would introduce the iPhone 5—an entirely new model supporting 4G—the company instead rolled out the iPhone 4S, an incremental update of the existing iPhone 4. This confirms the IHS outlook issued in July that the new iPhone introduced by Apple in 2011 likely would not include the next-generation 4G technology known as Long Term Evolution (LTE).
The first global news agency to provide its entire video production in HD format, AFP is now filming and broadcasting HD video in Spanish. The development in September 2011 provides significant benefits for AFP clients in Latin America, including access to HD quality videos, faster transmission and specially produced videos for the Latin American market.
Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, announced Fujitsu Limited is using Wind River Framework for Automated Software Testing (FAST) to test its next-generation Android smartphones for software quality, performance and compliance. Wind River FAST for Android is a fully automated software testing solution for Android-based devices that facilitates lower testing costs and faster time-to-market for device manufacturers “Delivering timely innovation and software quality are key differentiators for any Android device manufacturer,” said Jerry Ashford, vice president and general manager of mobile solutions at Wind River.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented the results of an advance R&D project targeting a low-power microprocessor technology at this year’s European Solid-State Circuits Conference in Helsinki, Finland.
u-blox announces the acquisition of all assets and intellectual property of Australia-based SigNav, a leader and 15-year veteran in precision-timing and reference frequency technologies required by consumer femtocell and mobile basestation applications. “The acquisition of all assets and IP of SigNav enhances our market position, particularly for the huge femtocell market on a global scale.
Geist I.F. announced that they will host the first annual Geist DCiM Symposium next spring in Denver, Colorado. Scheduled for May 2-May 4, 2012, the Geist DCiM Symposium is a unique gathering of data center professionals with a desire to learn about Geist’s DCiM software solutions, Environet and Racknet.
The U.S.- and Singapore-based creators of the low-cost I-slate electronic tablet are preparing for full-scale production now that a yearlong series of tests has shown that the device is an effective learning tool for Indian children. The I-slate, an electronic version of the hand-held blackboard slates used by millions of Indian children, will eventually be solar-powered for use in classrooms that lack electricity.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 .