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National Semiconductor Acquires GTronix Adding Analog Audio and Voice Processing Capabilities for Wireless Handset Applications

June 23, 2010 11:11 am | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. today announced it has acquired the technology of GTronix, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in programmable and adaptive analog sensory processing technology. GTronix’s solutions enhance audio user-interface and voice processing and are well suited for applications where small form factor, low power, low latency and undistorted signals are critical.

FCC Advises Travelers on International Wireless Access

June 23, 2010 11:11 am | by Wayne Rash | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is offering suggestions to U.S. citizens traveling overseas on how to access wireless communications without incurring excessive charges. Wayne Rash also offers advice to international business travelers on secure and economical mobile data access. The Federal Communications Commission has launched an effort to help U.

American Airlines Adds Boarding Pass Printing Capability to Mobile Device

June 23, 2010 11:11 am | Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines announced that airport employees using the airline's mobile YADA device – which stands for Your Assistance Delivered Anywhere – are even better equipped to serve customers anywhere in the airport with the additional ability to print boarding passes.

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Adobe Announces Availability of Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile

June 23, 2010 11:11 am | Comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the release of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 to mobile platform partners. Redesigned from the ground up with new performance and mobile specific features, Flash Player 10.1 is the first release that brings the full Web across desktops and devices. Mobile users will now be able to experience millions of sites with rich applications and content inside the browser including games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, music, video, audio and more.

3G Americas Elects Qualcomm to Board of Governors

June 23, 2010 11:11 am | Comments

3G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the GSM family of technologies and LTE, today announced the election of Qualcomm Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, to its Board of Governors. Qualcomm joins the board – currently comprised of 16 leading operators and manufacturers – to work together to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment and adoption of the 3GPP family of technologies throughout the Americas.

Industry’s First Live 32-user Femtocell Demonstration

June 22, 2010 8:11 am | Comments

FEMTOCELLS WORLD SUMMIT – London -– Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) in collaboration with Azcom Technology, a leader in providing cellular communications software solutions, and Nash Technologies, a wireless communication system development and support company, is announcing the industry’s first live demonstration of a 32-user femtocell solution at the Femtocells World Summit this week.

picoChip Demonstrates 3G and LTE Femto Leadership at Femtocells World Summit

June 22, 2010 8:11 am | Comments

picoChip will display its leadership in the femtocell and 4G markets at Femtocells World Summit this week, with live demonstrations of its award-winning PC960x LTE small cell solution, a focus on innovative HSPA+ femtocell technology and a product showcase featuring a dozen commercial femtocells. “The femtocell concept is achieving significant commercial traction,” said Nigel Toon, CEO of picoChip.

Micro Power Builds Surgical Battery Packs for Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization

June 22, 2010 8:11 am | Comments

Micro Power Electronics, Inc. announces the capability to manufacture rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs that can be sterilized via hydrogen peroxide gas without performance degradation. These battery packs provide surgical instrument manufacturers with the maximum power for a cordless surgical device.

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Platform Helps Mobile Application Developers Build Geofencing and Other Location 2.0 Services

June 22, 2010 8:11 am | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, /PRNewswire/ -- Location Labs Inc. announces the launch of its Location-as-a-Service Platform today, providing location APIs for developers to build next-generation location features in their applications. The platform is a product of many decades of cumulative research by the company's UC Berkeley PhD-heavy engineering team, led by Chief Technology Officer, Dr.

Eliminating Tangled Cords: Wireless Charging to Join Mainstream Devices

June 22, 2010 8:10 am | Comments

Wireless charging is set to gain a small but significant foothold in the marketplace in 2010, offering consumers a viable option to recharge various consumer electronic devices without the need for dedicated power adapters, according to iSuppli Corp. While a number of serious challenges continue to present barriers to immediate wide adoption, wireless chargers will start shipping in meaningful volume this year and then quickly ramp up as the devices achieve greater market relevance, iSuppli figures show.

Broadband Leader Showcases Solutions for Government, Enterprise and Consumers/Small Business

June 22, 2010 8:10 am | Comments

GERMANTOWN, Md., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), one of the world's leading providers of broadband satellite networks and services, presented its latest technology offerings at its seminar in Singapore on June 16, held during the CommunicAsia2010 conference and exhibition.

Spectrum Control Completes Acquisition of Sage Laboratories, Inc.

June 21, 2010 10:48 am | Comments

FAIRVIEW, Pa., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectrum Control, Inc. announced recently that Spectrum Microwave, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, has acquired substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of Sage Laboratories, Inc. ("Sage Labs"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ceralta Technologies, Inc.

Expanding Optimized Platforms for SMBs, Enterprises and Service Providers

June 21, 2010 8:26 am | Comments

CUPERTINO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro laid out today its long-term vision for bringing "SaaS that Fits" security solutions to small and medium businesses, enterprises, and xSPs. As part of its strategy, Trend Micro will be increasing infrastructure investments in and further developing its historically-successful SaaS portfolio into three platforms - hosted for SMBs, hybrid for Enterprises, and service provider platforms, each of which will provide the delivery structure for both current and future Trend Micro SaaS Security solutions.

TowerJazz CIS Technology Selected by Canesta for Consumer 3-D Image Sensors

June 21, 2010 8:26 am | Comments

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)?TowerJazz today announced that Canesta Inc. is using TowerJazz?s CMOS image sensor (CIS) technology to manufacture its innovative CanestaVision? 3-D image sensors. CanestaVision chips are the industry's first single-chip CMOS 3-D image sensor System on a Chip (SoC) for use in consumer desktop computing, TV and entertainment applications.

FHSS RF Modules Extends Range and Provides Redundancy in Simple-to-Configure-and-Deploy Wireless Networks

June 21, 2010 8:26 am | Comments

DALLAS, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- RF Monolithics, Inc. has further enhanced its M2M portfolio of wireless communications products today with the release of a firmware upgrade for its DNT series of 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz proprietary FHSS (frequency hopping spread spectrum) RF modules. The DNT series modules are notable for delivering great performance at a remarkably low-price.

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