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Industry's First Independent Data Performance Benchmark Test of Commercial LTE Chipsets

January 4, 2012 4:00 am | Comments

Signals Research Group has announced the findings of the industry’s first and only independent data performance benchmark test of commercially-available LTE chipsets. Although the SRG report highlighted the ability of some chipsets to realize the promise of LTE’s high data rates, large performance differences were found between commercially-available implementations in devices.

Siano Debuts RallyTV, Bringing Live In-Vehicle Digital TV Directly to Smartphones, Tablets, and Laptops

January 4, 2012 3:49 am | Comments

Siano announced the launch of RallyTV, a new platform for the delivery of high-quality, live in-vehicle digital TV for consumers on-the-go. RallyTV enables travelers to enjoy live TV broadcasts directly on their smartphones, tablets, and laptops with superior reception and unrivalled mobility performance.

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January 3, 2012 12:19 pm | Comments

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Scientists Report Solar Breakthrough

January 3, 2012 10:24 am | Comments

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have reported the first solar cell that produces a photocurrent that has an external quantum efficiency greater than 100 percent when photoexcited with photons from the high energy region of the solar spectrum.

Smartphone Activations Hit Record Holiday Highs

January 3, 2012 9:24 am | Comments

Smartphones were huge gift choices this holiday season, with activations reaching record highs. Photo: Jim Merithew/ Secularly speaking, Christmas is about three things: Engorging oneself at massive holiday dinners, sitting awkwardly with family members you only see annually, and the presents.

Molex Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of Specialty Wire & Cable Leader Temp-Flex Cable

January 3, 2012 6:44 am | Comments

Molex Incorporated said that it has completed the acquisition of South Grafton, Mass.-based Temp-Flex Cable, Inc. Temp-Flex designs and manufactures specialty wire and cable products that provide technological solutions for the medical, aerospace, military, computer, electronics, test and measurement and industrial markets.

RFMD to Present at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference

January 3, 2012 6:26 am | Comments

RF Micro Devices, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced that Company executives are scheduled to present at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York, NY, on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 8:40 a.

Global Capacity Receives 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY TEM Excellence Award

January 3, 2012 6:24 am | Comments

Global Capacity announces that TMC has named One Marketplace Access Exchange as a recipient of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY TEM Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. One Marketplace Access Exchange is a transparent and efficient way to buy and sell global access solutions more cost effectively.


Starhome Predicts the Beginning of Major Changes to the Traditional Roaming Environment in 2012

January 3, 2012 6:18 am | Comments

Starhome predicts the fast growing technological progress within the industry is creating a new multi-network environment which will change roaming as we know it. New technologies and usage patterns have sky rocketed in the last few years, causing an unprecedented demand on networks. To accommodate these new demands, mobile network operators are turning their attention and resources to invest in Long Term Evolution (LTE) to cope with the demands of extra bandwidth.


Thousands of Verizon Customers Petition Company to Drop $2 Fee for Paying Bills Online

January 3, 2012 6:14 am | Comments

Molly Katchpole, a Verizon customer and recent college graduate from Washington, DC, who successfully used to pressure Bank of America to drop its proposed debit card fee earlier this year, has launched an explosive new campaign calling on Verizon Wireless to stop its plans to implement a new $2 “convenience fee” for single bill payments by phone or online.

Wireless Infrastructure Market Rebounds in 2011 as Carriers Upgrade Networks for Data Services

January 3, 2012 6:03 am | Comments

Following two years of decline and stagnation, global spending on wireless infrastructure gear is set to return to growth in 2011 as carriers migrate their networks to newer-generation technologies. The worldwide wireless infrastructure equipment market is projected to generate growth of 9.1 percent in 2011, with revenue rising to $42.

Siano Awarded iChina's "Annual Trusted Brand Award by Customer 2011"

January 3, 2012 5:59 am | Comments

Siano announced that it has received the prestigious honor of ‘Annual Trusted Brand Award by Customer 2011’, presented by iChina, one of China’s most influential trade media outlets. iChina's editorial focus is geared towards brands that are highly valued by customers and industry stakeholders. This year, the award was shared by Siano and Hitachi Data System (HDS).

Toumaz Ltd and Imagination Technologies Group Form New Low-power Wireless Technology Company

January 3, 2012 4:52 am | Comments

Toumaz Limited has established a new fabless subsidiary, Toumaz Microsystems, which will be responsible for its growing wireless IC business. Toumaz has secured investment and support from Imagination Technologies Group as a strategic partner for this business. In order to strengthen the focus of both the healthcare and semiconductor divisions of Toumaz, the board of Toumaz Ltd has decided to reorganise into two distinct businesses: Toumaz UK covering health technology & solutions; and Toumaz Microsystems covering integrated circuits for low power wireless communication.

New Organizational Structure for Inmarsat Brings Renewed Focus on Core Markets

January 3, 2012 4:33 am | Comments

Inmarsat has begun the process of including its subsidiary companies within a new organisational structure that will align the Inmarsat business more closely to core vertical market segments and continue to support both direct and indirect distribution of its services. As of 1st January 2012, Inmarsat Solutions, led by Jim Parm, is responsible for Inmarsat’s global direct and indirect sales and marketing delivery.



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