Finding sources of renewable energy is a growing challenge for the modern world. As we strive for energy efficiency and sustainable resources, avenues are opening up for different and exciting ways to power our lifestyles. Companies across the globe are harnessing the potential of renewable energies, including solar and geothermal methods.
Emerging market operators will continue to experience strong connections growth in 2012. Mobile broadband will be the main driver of this growth, but it will also act as a strategic disruptor, finds Ovum. In a new report, the independent telecoms analyst firm states that emerging market operators will continue to see double digit mobile connections growth in 2012.
The Hertz Corporation and Hertz Global EV are implementing the first wireless charging system for electric vehicles (EVs) in the car rental industry. Hertz has the most diverse fleet of EVs for both rental and carshare. "Hertz is committed to its Global EV program, introducing electric vehicles into our rental fleet on three continents – North America, Asia and Europe," commented Mark P.
NewNet Communication Technologies announced its plans to evolve the WiMAX product portfolio to increase market penetration in existing segments and address additional untapped market verticals. The company also announced that the WiMAX product portfolio will form the basis of a new Telecom Infrastructure Business Unit to be led by Scott Morrison, formerly of the Nokia Siemens Networks WiMAX team.
Online payment service company PayPal is is trialing a new mobile shopping initiative that allows customers to point and purchase using QR codes. PayPal has created catalog ‘mobile shopping walls’ in 15 metro stations in Singapore. The large display features Valentine’s Day offers from eight participating retailers.
Wireless NFC-based applications may one day make life easier for the visually impaired. In the study, touching an info code on a product's packaging with a smartphone resulted in product information being wirelessly sent to the phone to be heard by the user. Another application provides spoken dosage instructions for medication.
NFC, a wireless technology mostly used for mobile payments, hasn't taken off in the United States. It's available in a few phones, but banks and carriers are dickering over payment services, and phone makers such as Motorola have said they don't want to implement an expensive new feature without knowing it will be used.
An electronic engineering laboratory at City University is making huge strides in research on wireless communication technology. With private funding and government support, its engineers are trying to find ways to boost already superfast speeds of broadband connectivity and improve network coverage.
Banks, financial institutions and now internet service providers are tapping into the market for contact-free payment systems. It is a time-saving temptation for busy people, but tech experts say consumers must be aware of the risks when opting for the technology. Contactless credit cards and mobile phone chips connect to payment terminals via a short range radio frequency identification (RFID).
A way to print Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips right onto paper has been discovered by a team of scientists from University of Montpellier. The technique uses a thermal evaporation process to deposit of thin aluminium coil antennas on sheets of paper which can later be used to create packaging or printed material.
Providing a unique interdisciplinary forum for engineers, researchers and government professionals in the emerging field of electrified transportation, the first IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC) is scheduled for 4-8 March 2012 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC. IEVC 2012 is designed to facilitate the exchange of information on global trends in technology, engineering, standards and deployment aspects among industrial, academic and regulatory thought leaders for the rapidly-growing worldwide electric vehicle ecosystem.
VeriSilicon Holdings Co. Ltd. announced a licensing agreement for ZSP G3 cores with Marvell. The agreement includes the Dual-MAC ZSP800M and ZSP880M synthesizable DSP cores which are area and power optimized for efficient mobile application and digital entertainment platform solutions. The Dual-MAC ZSP architecture offers the best balance of high performance, power efficiency and lower cost to support the increasing feature convergence in mobile and digital entertainment application platforms and enable prolonged battery life.
RFaxis Granted Four Fundamental Patents for Its Disruptive Single-Chip Single-Die RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC) TechnologyFebruary 13, 2012 8:37 am | Comments
RFaxis announced it has been awarded four patents for its revolutionary single-chip, single-die RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC(TM)) architecture. These are the fundamental patents among the company's substantial intellectual property (IP) portfolio which consists of more than 30 patents that have been filed to-date.
The Vice President and General Manager of Motorola Mobility, Christy Wyatt, explained this week that ensuring the proper functioning of Google’s new Ice Cream Sandwich update on various carrier customized phones requires quite a bit of time, which is why the company has been slow on updating its products with the latest Android software.
Frequency Electronics Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase all capital stock not previously owned by Frequency of Elcom Technologies, Inc. This agreement is subject to closing, which is anticipated this week. Frequency owns approximately 25 percent of the issued and outstanding stock of Elcom.