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Significant Breakthrough in High Temperature Voltage Accelerometer Technology

April 2, 2012 9:15 am | Comments

A new range of piezo-electric voltage accelerometers is available that works in high temperature environments - at 185°C with a further increase to 225°C just around the corner. This significant breakthrough in vibration sensor technology from DJB Instruments means that tests in challenging high temperature environments will be significantly easier, cheaper and more reliable.

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Cobham Provides Crucial Downlink for Army National Guard UH-72 Helicopters

April 2, 2012 7:36 am | Comments

Cobham is providing a crucial downlink as part of a Security and Support Mission Equipment Package designed to better support law enforcement and assist during state responses. This package includes a dual channel, high resolution Cobham tactical downlink system, with both FM and COFDM links. The High Resolution Downlink enables agents or National Guardsmen on the ground to use handheld receivers to see what the helicopter’s camera is viewing.

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Tego Radically Simplifies RFID With Drag-and-Drop Interface

April 2, 2012 5:55 am | Comments

Tego unveiled its TegoDrive software at RFID Journal LIVE! in Orlando. TegoDrive treats information stored on RFID tags as files and folders on the desktop. By installing the software on a handheld RFID device or on an end-user's desktop connected to a fixed reader, tasks such as adding new content to a tag are as simple as "save-as" or drag-and-drop.

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Kyocera Acquires LCD Manufacturer Optrex to Create Kyocera Display

April 2, 2012 5:51 am | Comments

Kyocera Corporation has acquired LCD manufacturer Optrex Corporation to form Kyocera Display Corporation. The Kyocera Group includes over 200 companies worldwide that manufacture a wide range of products including industrial ceramic materials, semiconductor components, automotive components, communications equipment and liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

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Dell Outsmarted in US Smartphone Market, Calls It Quits

March 29, 2012 10:55 am | Comments

  Dell is getting out of the smartphone business in the United States -- wait, you mean you didn't know they were in it?  Let's put it this way: Dell entered the U.S. smartphone market quite late with the Aero (at left), launched in summer of 2010. Now, the company is getting out early, before spending more time and money on their poor-selling Android- and Windows-based devices.

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New GNSS Receive Front-End Modules Feature Industry's Best Noise Figure in World's Smallest Package

March 29, 2012 10:28 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Infineon Technologies introduced a new series of Receive Front-End Modules for implementation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) functionality in smart phones and other handheld devices. The new BGM104xN7 products feature the best noise figure in the industry, which is a critical parameter for the performance of a GNSS receiver.

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Canada's First Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Accelerator Program

March 29, 2012 10:16 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Wavefront in conjunction with Sierra Wireless and Rogers is pleased to announce Canada’s first M2M Accelerator Program to facilitate innovation and accelerate commercialization for businesses and technologies in the machine to machine space. Now is the time for Canadian wireless solution developers and industry SMEs to capitalize on this tremendous revenue opportunity with M2M services revenue expected to reach $35 billion globally in 2016 according to Juniper Research.

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Vermont's Solar Deal: One Small State Makes a Big Solar Impact

March 29, 2012 7:01 am | Comments

So, you want to put solar on your roof. You're part of the 94 percent of Americans who think it's important for the nation to develop solar energy, as evidenced by the SCHOTT Solar Barometer, a nationally representative survey conducted by independent polling firm Kelton Research. You call several companies for quotes, and come to find out – a residential solar system is a bit more than you can afford, and your excitement to join the solar cause is diminished.

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gotradelive Partners with MBITA and TradePort.org to Bring Social Commerce to California Exporters & Importers

March 29, 2012 6:39 am | Comments

gotradelive, the world’s first free commercial trading and social commerce site, announced a partnership with the Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) and the TradePort.org website to help educate California businesses about the use of social commerce to improve the efficiency and speed of international trade.

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Is Kickstarter the Future for Tech Hardware Entrepreneurs?

March 29, 2012 6:16 am | Comments

Lance Parker is building something he says will bring a new level of convenience and security to on-the-go computing — and he’s funding the project through Kickstarter. His product is called Compude, a tiny device that allows users to take a data-locked version of their personal computers’ contents with them, then plug in and work on any smartphone, tablet or other computer.

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Impact of Curtailment on Wind Economics

March 29, 2012 6:08 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

by Jonathan Cheszes, Navigant The increase in utility scale wind development across North America has and continues to change the energy supply mix in many jurisdictions. Driven primarily by state-level renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirements and clean air regulation, state and provincial supply mixes once dominated by coal, hydro nuclear and natural gas are now becoming more diverse.

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Bump Pay Allows You to Pay Friends By Tapping Phones

March 29, 2012 6:01 am | Comments

When PayPal updated its mobile app March 15 it removed one way you were able to send payments: Bump, a feature that was available in the app since 2010. Starting Thursday, however, Bump is offering the capability on its own in the form of a new standalone app called Bump Pay. Bump Pay lets you pay a friend by typing in the amount of money you’d like to send, and then tapping your phone against your friend’s phone.

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Lenze for Its Comprehensive Electric Drives Product Line for the Packaging Industry

March 28, 2012 11:08 am | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of electric drives in packaging equipment, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Lenze with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy for its line of products that perform exceptionally well as a cohesive unit within the packaging industry. In the packaging industry, harmonious operation of equipment is needed for maximum output and operational efficiency.

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Linx Technologies Acquires Radiotronix and Announces New Products

March 28, 2012 10:19 am | Comments

Linx Technologies has acquired substantially all the assets of Radiotronix, another developer and manufacturer of RF modules. Linx will manufacture and provide long-term support for the Wi.232DTS, Wi.232FHSS, Wi.DP1203 and Wi.DP1205 product lines from Radiotronix. They are available for purchase through Linx and Mouser Electronics.

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"Market for Key RF Components to Reach $4.7B in 2016," announces Yole Développement

March 28, 2012 8:40 am | Comments

Yole Développement announces its report “RF filters, PAs, Antenna Switches & Tunability for Cellular Handsets”. Discover how emerging technologies are driving the RF architecture changes and will create new market opportunities. Market for key RF components to reach $4.7B in 2016 The radio-front end is a key part in every cell phone, from low cost GSM handset to multi-mode multi-band LTE smartphones.

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