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RFMW and MAST Technologies Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

March 7, 2012 9:52 am | by Posted by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern March 7, 2012 | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. and MAST Technologies today announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective October 3, 2011. MAST Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of RF absorbing materials. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.

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Apple Display Spending Expected to Nearly Double in 2012, Helped by Surging iPad Sales

March 7, 2012 9:39 am | Comments

Aided by expected soaring sales of its upcoming next-generation iPad, Apple Inc. in 2012 is projected to nearly double its spending on displays used in media tablets and smartphones, according to IHS iSuppli Display Materials & Systems Service research from information and analytics provider IHS.

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Excelitas to Distribute AccuBeat Products for Military Applications in North America

March 7, 2012 8:35 am | Comments

Excelitas Technologies, a global provider of innovative, customized optoelectronic solutions, today announces an exclusive partnership with AccuBeat, Ltd. to distribute AccuBeat’s Rubidium Atomic Frequency and Timing products in the North American market. Excelitas has a proven heritage of leadership in supporting critical aerospace and defense applications, and the AccuBeat partnership further strengthens Excelitas’ long-standing commitment and leadership in space-qualified and tactical military time and frequency solutions.

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DeLorme inReach Earns Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award

March 7, 2012 8:06 am | Comments

Device is First-to-Market with Affordable, Two-Way Global Satellite Messaging The DeLorme inReach 2-way satellite communicator has been honored with a 2012 Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award. This is the most prestigious award in the outdoor industry, given annually in recognition of outstanding innovation in design, materials, and performance.

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Printed and Potentially Printed Electronics Reach $9.4 Billion in 2012

March 7, 2012 6:13 am | Comments

IDTechEx find that the market for printed and potentially printed electronics in 2012 will be $9.4 Billion. This includes devices not yet printed today but which are moving towards being printed. Of this market, 30% of the devices studied are made predominately by printing, and 6% are on a non-rigid substrate.

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With Augmented Reality, Wallit App Assigns Virtual Walls to Physical Places

March 7, 2012 6:12 am | Comments

“People have wanted to leave their mark since the beginning of humanity,” says Veysel Berk, creator of the mobile app Wallit. “Now they are going to be able to do that digitally using their smartphones.” Released Tuesday for iPhone and iTouch, Wallit is hailed by Berk as the world’s first “social augmented reality app.

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Tiny Transmitters Could Help Avert Data Throttling

March 7, 2012 5:44 am | Comments

Major carriers, arguing that their networks are clogged with smart-phone and tablet traffic, are increasingly implementing data throttling, the practice of targeting heavy users by slowing down data-transfer speeds. Now a gadget invented at Bell Labs—a programmable, pint-sized transmitter that requires no new traditional cell towers—could rapidly add capacity and thus help avoid data bottlenecks.

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Will Apple Begin Selling the New iPad March 16?

March 7, 2012 5:37 am | Comments

With Wednesday’s launch of the iPad HD now pretty much a forgone conclusion, a report has surfaced of a mysterious “Apple Store event” planned for Friday, March 16. 9to5Mac  cites an “Apple Store source who has been reliable in the past” for a speculative report about an announcement that day.

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Today’s Top Stories: iPad Unveiling, Google Play, Netflix Cable

March 7, 2012 4:11 am | Comments

Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. Next-Gen iPad to Be Unveiled Today The biggest story of the day is, of course, Apple’s unveiling of the next-generation iPad, which will happen in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater.

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LCR Electronics Announces Rodney Boyd as Southeastern Regional Sales Manager

March 5, 2012 9:40 am | Comments

LCR Electronics is pleased to announce Rodney Boyd as the new Southeastern Regional Sales Manager for EMI Filters and Electronic Products. Rodney is based in Northwest Georgia and responsible for LCR’s sales in NC, SC, TN, GA, AL, FL, MS, AR, LA, OK and TX. “Rodney brings extensive knowledge of the military EMI filter marketplace to our organization.

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Key Players to Attend Executive Summit at Broadband MEA

March 5, 2012 9:13 am | Comments

Leading industry executives across the Middle East and Africa are being invited to a highly exclusive summit at the region’s premier broadband event. The Executive Summit at Broadband MEA 2012 will be held on Monday 26 March and will allow participants to address critical issues in today’s broadband industry and agree how to drive sustainable growth in the MEA region.

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Molex Partners with Altera and Gennum to Demonstrate 100 Gbps Enabling Technology at OFC/NFOEC

March 5, 2012 9:08 am | Comments

Molex Incorporated will partner with Altera Corporation and Gennum Corporation to demonstrate interoperability of a 28 Gbps Very Short Reach (VSR) interconnect solution at OFC/NFOEC, March 6 – 8. The companies are using this opportunity to illustrate their commitment to helping system engineers and manufacturers develop higher density and lower power optical networks.

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Second Source Agreement for InfinX High-Speed Mezzanine Connectors

March 5, 2012 8:56 am | Comments

FCI and Amphenol have entered into a second source agreement covering the InfinX® high speed mezzanine connector family. "The licensing agreement, based on the sharing of innovative patented high speed mezzanine connector and BGA connector termination technologies, leverages the respective and complementary strengths of FCI and Amphenol,” said Pete Curwen, President of the FCI Electronics Division.

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Instructional Video Detailing Sweeping Impact of FCC Narrowbanding Mandate

March 5, 2012 8:12 am | Comments

BearCom made available an instructional, animated video detailing the important changes coming soon to the federal regulation of two-way radios. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is requiring companies and public agencies that use two-way radios to employ 12.5 kHz narrowband technology. Users must modify their FCC licenses and, when appropriate, reprogram or replace existing equipment to meet the narrowbanding requirement.

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Breakthrough Productivity with Third Generation Chip Debug Platform

March 5, 2012 8:11 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

SpringSoft unveiled the third generation of its market-leading debug automation software. The new Verdi3™ product is an open platform that introduces user personalization, customization, and enhanced interoperability to create a powerful debug cockpit, and is built on a next-generation software architecture for significant performance and capacity gains.

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