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Femtocell Base Station Application Now Available on the Pulse Electronics Website

December 10, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

SAN DIEGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pulse Electronics Corporation provides engineers with an application-based sales (ABS) tool for designing a femtocell base station. To access the tool visit:

Picochip and Wavesat Achieve Key LTE Interoperability Testing Milestones for Femtocells, Picocells and User Equipment

December 10, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

Picochip and Wavesat announced that they have successfully completed interoperability testing (IOT) between Picochip’s PC960x LTE small cell base station solution and Wavesat’s Odyssey 9000 family of UE chipsets. Completing this series of LTE service and IOT milestones represents success in the two companies’ jointly stated aim of delivering full performance with end-to-end interoperability.

Breakthrough Chip Technology Lights the Path to Exascale Computing

December 10, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

IBM scientists today unveiled a new chip technology that integrates electrical and optical devices on the same piece of silicon, enabling computer chips to communicate using pulses of light (instead of electrical signals), resulting in smaller, faster and more power-efficient chips than is possible with conventional technologies.


Gateway Named as CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

December 10, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

IRVINE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gateway announced that its Gateway FX Series of gaming PCs was selected as an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the Computer Hardware product category. Products entered in this prestigious program were judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 35 product categories.

Americans Overwhelmed with 350 Green Product Certifications, Most Prefer a Single Comprehensive Seal

December 10, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) closes its public comment period for its Green Guides, EnviroMedia Social Marketing releases new research that shows 65 percent of Americans would prefer just one seal for green products over the hundreds now that are causing confusion.

The Wireless Innovation Forum Announces Annual Award Winners

December 9, 2010 3:43 am | Comments

WASHINGTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Wireless Innovation Forum recently announced winners of its annual Achievement Awards. Ettus Research took home Technology of the Year, Communication Research Center Canada won the award for International Achievement and Terry Anderson won the Presidents’ Award. Winners were announced at SDR’10 Technical Conference and Product Exposition, the premier event for the reconfigurable radio community, on November 30 in Washington, D.

Renesas Introduces First Microcontroller Integrating Near Field Communication (NFC) and Security Functions for Smartphones

December 9, 2010 3:42 am | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced the industry’s first product in the RF20 series of microcontrollers (MCUs), the RF21S, that combines on a single chip a near field communication (NFC, Note 1) controller supporting the ISO/IEC 18092 international standard along with secure element functionality for use in consumer electronic products such as smartphones and other mobile phones, notebook PCs, and PC peripherals.

NFC Forum Reaches Major Milestone with Launch of Certification Program

December 9, 2010 3:42 am | Comments

WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, formally unveiled its Certification Program at Cartes & IDentification in Paris. The NFC Forum Certification Program gives device manufacturers a means of establishing their products’ compliance with the NFC Forum’s technical specifications.


Keithley Instruments Acquired by Danaher Corporation

December 9, 2010 3:42 am | Comments

CLEVELAND, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keithley Instruments, Inc. announced completion of the merger of Aegean Acquisition Corporation, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, into Keithley pursuant to the previously announced Merger Agreement dated September 29, 2010 among Danaher Corporation, Aegean Acquisition Corporation and Keithley.

Diodes Incorporated Releases First Product in Thermally Enhanced PowerDI®5060 Package

December 9, 2010 3:42 am | Comments

DALLAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Diodes Inc. announced the release of the company’s first device in its unique PowerDI5060 package, the DMP3010LPS 30V rated p-channel enhancement mode MOSFET, offering designers of notebooks, netbooks and other consumer electronics improvements in reliability and reductions in PCB space requirements.

Computer-Aided Math Instruction Proven to Boost Scores

December 9, 2010 3:42 am | Comments

NEW ORLEANS, /PRNewswire/ -- As schools struggle to increase math achievement and improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research shows computer-aided instruction (CAI) is a proven, cost-effective solution to the nationwide problem. A new white paper published by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) titled The Effectiveness of Computer-Aided Mathematics Instruction in the New Era of STEM Education concludes CAI has been proven to work at scale in independent scientifically based research studies and can help schools address the many challenges of STEM education.

Semtech and IBM Join Forces to Develop High-Performance Integrated ADC/DSP Platform

December 8, 2010 6:42 am | Comments

Semtech Corporation today announced it is working with IBM Corporation and its innovative 3D through-silicon via (TSV) technology to develop a high-performance ADC/DSP platform that has applications in fiber optic telecommunications, high performance RF sampling and filtering, test equipment and instrumentation, and sub-array processing for phased array radar systems.

Peregrine Semiconductor and Soitec Announce Bonded Silicon-on-Sapphire Substrate for RFIC Manufacturing

December 8, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation and Soitec (Euronext Paris), recently announced the joint development and ramp in production of a new, bonded silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) substrate which has been qualified for use in manufacturing Peregrine’s next-generation STeP5 UltraCMOS™ RF IC semiconductors. This announcement marks an achievement for both companies in the evolution of bonded SOS wafers.

Logic PD and Roke Manor Research Deliver Fastest Wireless Product Development

December 8, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS & HAMPSHIRE, England -- (BUSINESS WIRE) --Logic PD and Roke Manor Research announced a strategic partnership. As a result, the companies will develop wireless products that maximize the user experience and offer customers the shortest development times possible. The companies will share their product development expertise and intellectual property across geographies to offer customers advanced solutions that feature application processing, sophisticated user interaction, wireless mobility and integrated sensor technologies.

Human-like Hands Key to Robonaut 2's Dexterity

December 8, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

WARREN, Mich., /PRNewswire/ -- Great hands - elite athletes have them, and they are a standout characteristic of Robonaut 2. In fact, R2, as he is known to his creators, is one of the most dexterous robots ever built because of his very human-like hands. Engineers from the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, MI and NASA's Johnson Space center in Houston collaborated to produce a robot that could work side-by-side with human astronauts at the International Space Station as well as future missions.


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