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Global Network and Data-security Spending will Exceed $10 billion by 2016

August 5, 2011 5:57 am | Comments

The constant exposure to cyber threats, what more with the emergence of new ones via social media has resulted in companies the world over investing heftily in upgrading their information security system. Total expenditure on secure routers, unified threat-management appliances, VPNs, network-access control, firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems will rise from $6 billion in 2010 and exceed $10 billion by 2016.

Lack of Innovation in LTE Pricing Models, Report Finds

August 5, 2011 5:46 am | Comments

Operators that offer high-speed mobile broadband technology LTE are failing to deliver innovative pricing models, according to Ovum. In a new report*, the independent telecoms analyst firm claims that there is a lack of new and innovative LTE (long term evolution) tariffs, which is a missed opportunity for operators given that LTE is a new service in the eyes of consumers.

Oldcastle Precast Purchases Enviro-Systems Corporation

August 4, 2011 12:52 pm | Comments

Oldcastle Precast announced that it has acquired Enviro-Systems Corporation for an undisclosed amount. Enviro-Systems, an Arizona based precast concrete company, specializes in the design, manufacture, and installation of precast concrete sewage treatment systems & equipment, water and wastewater treatment supply and disposal, water treatment consumables, water treatment and supply equipment products .

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Rhomap Aims to Meet the Growing Demand for Specialist Magneto-transport Measurement Systems

August 4, 2011 11:48 am | Comments

Research and development into new materials continues to expand to meet the wider ranging needs of current and emerging technological applications. There is a growing trend within academic and industrial research and development for off the shelf turn-key measurement solutions which combine ease of use with high level research functionality and measurement sensitivity.

SST Selects Rohde & Schwarz Test Receiver and Preselector for TEMPEST Testing

August 4, 2011 11:08 am | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz UK has supplied Secure Systems & Technologies, operating within the Secure Systems and Information Assurance Division of API Technologies Corp., with an FSET22 Test Receiver, FSET-Z22 RF Preselector and associated equipment. The FSET purchase is part of a large investment programme by SST that involves the commissioning of a new test chamber and upgrades to existing chambers in line with changes to the UK, European and NATO standards for TEMPEST testing.

Mirifice Granted Media Device Monitoring Patent

August 4, 2011 11:02 am | Comments

Mirifice Ltd has been granted a UK patent for the key technology used in its MiriMON quality of experience monitoring solution. MiriMON measures TV service delivery parameters on the set-top box (STB) in each consumer’s home and provides information to the TV service provider to improve service quality, reliability and support.

Agilent Technologies and University of California, Davis, Announce New Millimeter and Sub-Millimeter Wave Research Center

August 4, 2011 7:58 am | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and DAVIS, Calif., – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and the University of California, Davis, announced they will establish the Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center. The DMRC will focus on advancing technology in millimeter wave and THz systems for radar, imaging systems, sensors, communications and integrated passive devices found in electromagnetic metamaterials and antennae.

TowerJazz Qualifies 0.13 um SiGe Process at Its Israeli Fab

August 4, 2011 7:48 am | Comments

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel – (BUSINESS WIRE) – TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced its 0.13um SiGe technology (SBL13) has been successfully transferred to its Migdal Haemek (MH), Israel fab from its Newport Beach, CA facility. The company has completed the internal qualification of a heavily analog 0.

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Obsolescence Mitigation Program Ensures a Future Supply of Discontinued Mil/Aero Parts

August 4, 2011 7:17 am | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products is introducing a new Obsolescence Mitigation (OM) Program to minimize the impact of integrated circuit device obsolescence on long-term military/aerospace programs. The new program ensures a future supply of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) plastic parts utilized in long-term mil/aero programs.

TI Achieves Certification of ZigBee Alliance’s Smart Energy 1.1 Profile Implementation

August 3, 2011 11:51 am | Comments

DALLAS (August 3, 2011) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), the industry leader in highly integrated connectivity solutions and a Promoter member of the ZigBee Alliance, today announced that it achieved ZigBee Certified status for its ZigBee Smart Energy 1.1 standard implementation, recently introduced by the ZigBee Alliance.

Metro Network Services Joins Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community

August 3, 2011 6:15 am | Comments

Metro Network Services (Metro|NS) announces it has joined Allied Fiber’s Dark Fiber Community. The Dark Fiber Community is an online resource created to assist those building new and extending existing dark fiber networks. “We are pleased to welcome Metro Network Services to the Network Design and Integrators sections of the Dark Fiber Community,” states Hunter Newby, Chief Executive Officer of Allied Fiber.

Fastest Available Trading Connection to Brazil's BOVESPA Exchange

August 3, 2011 6:00 am | Comments

Perseus Telecom announced that the firm has created the fastest available trading connection to leading Latin American exchange BM&F BOVESPA, via a partnership with GlobeNet, an international wholesale provider of submarine capacity, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Oi. Perseus Telecom now provides the most streamlined, lowest latency route directly linking Sao Paulo’s BM&F BOVESPA to New York’s NASDAQ OMX, and in turn, routes to major global exchanges such as the CME, NYSE, BATS, LSE, Deutsche Börse and Eurex.

Precision Mechatronics Manufacturing Part of the Service at The Paragon Electronics Group

August 3, 2011 5:46 am | Comments

EMS companies typically focus on their ability to deliver PCB assemblies. However, at The Paragon Electronics Group, the remit of a traditional EMS company has evolved into much more. In addition to producing high quality PCB assemblies, Paragon, through its group companies JJS Electronics Ltd and JJS Electronics sro, also takes responsibility for cable assembly, box-build, electro-mechanical assembly and precision mechatronics.

Txtlocal Urge the Health and Fitness Industry to Capitalise on Mobile

August 2, 2011 12:43 pm | Comments

During the summer, when more people want to get in shape for holidays, the potential for health and leisure businesses to attract new customers increases. Leading mobile marketing and communications company Txtlocal, work with a large variety of businesses in this sector, from gyms and sports clubs, to health spas and leisure centres.

IMS Research Raises PV Demand Forecast for 2011 to Over 22 GW

August 2, 2011 8:15 am | Comments

Despite a very weak start to the year, IMS Research has recently increased its forecast for the full year by more than 1 GW and predicts more than 22 GW of new PV capacity will be added in 2011.The market research firm cited growing demand in all major markets, most notably in Asia and the Americas, as well as a pick-up in the sluggish German market and projects that installations in the second half of the year will be nearly double that seen in the first 6 months.

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