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SmartSwitch Could Deliver Simplified WiFi and Reduce Bill Shock for Olympic Visitors

January 24, 2012 4:33 am | Comments

Roke Manor Research will be demonstrating SmartSwitch at this year’s Mobile World Congress. SmartSwitch is the first app that allows mobile networks to actively promote free WiFi and eliminates ‘bill shock’ when travelling internationally. SmartSwitch could be used by network operators during the Olympics to reduce network congestion and avoid user frustration.

Wireless History Foundation Opens Nominations for Hall of Fame

January 24, 2012 4:31 am | Comments

AUSTIN, TX—January 23, 2012–Today the Wireless History Foundation announced that nominations for the 2012 Wireless Hall of Fame will be due no later than March 15. Nominations will be accepted in four categories: Service Provider, Technology, Industry Associate, and Pioneer. A candidate must be recommended by one nominator and two seconders.

Wireless History Foundation Opens Nominations for 2012 Wireless Hall of Fame

January 24, 2012 4:29 am | Comments

Today the Wireless History Foundation announced that nominations for the 2012 Wireless Hall of Fame will be due no later than March 15. Nominations will be accepted in four categories: Service Provider, Technology, Industry Associate, and Pioneer. A candidate must be recommended by one nominator and two seconders.

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Printed Electronics: The Hot Topics

January 23, 2012 10:22 am | by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx | Comments

On 3-4 April, IDTechEx is hosting its 8th annual Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin, Germany. The event focus is on the commercialisation of printed electronics, with adopters from many verticals discussing their needs and experiences. Also covered in the 100+ speaker conference program are the hottest technology topics.

New Site Makes it Easy for OEMs to Research and Buy Sensing and Control Components

January 23, 2012 10:20 am | Comments

Honeywell Sensing and Control has launched a new easy-to-use, full-featured website that makes it easy for developers and OEMs to find, order and purchase the right sensing and control components for their industrial, medical, transportation, test and measurement, or aerospace solutions. The newly upgraded sensing.

Axis Teknologies Assembles New Advisory Board to Support Growth

January 23, 2012 10:15 am | Comments

Axis Teknologies announced the members of a new Advisory Board that Axis has established as a proactive measure for sustained expansion. “Axis experienced 251 percent expansion in the last two years, a growth level we have sustained and expect to increase substantially in 2012 and over the next several years.

First Embedded RTOS Provider to Announce USGv6 Conformity

January 23, 2012 10:13 am | Comments

Green Hills Software announces new US Government IPv6 (USGv6) support for its INTEGRITY real time operating system (RTOS) and Platform for Secure Networking. Green Hills Software is the first RTOS provider to announce this support. Green Hills Software joins the ranks with other major networking vendors to add support and test with an accredited lab as outlined in the USGv6 test program.

Cavium's OCTEON(R) II Wins The Linley Group "Best Embedded Processor" Award

January 23, 2012 10:10 am | Comments

Cavium announced that Cavium's 32-core OCTEON® II CN6880 was selected as the winner of The Linley Group's "Best Embedded Processor" Analysts' Choice Award. The Linley Group First Annual Analysts Choice Awards recognizes the top processor products of 2011 in several major categories including embedded, mobile, PC, server, design IP, and related technology.

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MIT Genius Stuffs 100 Processors Into Single Chip

January 23, 2012 5:36 am | Comments

Call Anant Agarwal’s work crazy, and you’ve made him a happy man. Agarwal directs the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s vaunted Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL. The lab is housed in the university’s Stata Center, a Dr. Seussian hodgepodge of forms and angles that nicely reflects the unhindered-by-reality visionary research that goes on inside.

Wireless M2M Taking Hold in Many Industries for 2012

January 23, 2012 5:01 am | Comments

FreeWave Technologies said today that 2012 will be a banner year for wireless data radio communications across many industrial and geographical markets. As one of the early pioneers of 900 MHz wireless technology in 1993 (which now has expanded into additional multiple spectrums), FreeWave has seen the evolution of wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communications grow and gain traction across both traditional and, more recently, newer growth markets, such as the Smart Grid.

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International Rectifier to Present Latest Power Management Solutions at APEC 2012

January 23, 2012 4:52 am | Comments

International Rectifier announced it will showcase the company’s latest power management solutions at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) which is being held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Florida, February 5-9, 2012. IR engineering and sales staff will demonstrate IR’s latest energy-savings and high power density enabling technologies and products at Booth 501.

Will Android Replace iOS as the Most Important Platform to Developers? Ovum Says Yes.

January 23, 2012 4:48 am | Comments

Android looks set to replace Apple’s iOS in terms of importance to developers within the next 12 months, according to Ovum. However, despite a clear vie for ultimate supremacy between these two platforms, almost all developers support both. In its second annual developer survey*, the independent technology analyst reveals that while iOS and Android form the core of developer support, there also exists growing interest from developers in BlackBerry OS and Microsoft Windows Phone.

Digi-Key Corporation and Synapse Wireless Announce Global Distribution Agreement

January 23, 2012 4:40 am | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, has signed a global distribution agreement with Synapse Wireless. “We are excited to provide Synapse Wireless products to our growing global customer base,” said Mark Zack, vice president of semiconductors, Digi-Key Corporation.

Premier Farnell Extends Line Card to Distribute ARM System Design Solutions in the Americas

January 23, 2012 3:33 am | Comments

Premier Farnell, a leading high-service distributor of technology products and solutions, announced it has entered into an agreement to distribute ARM development tools , software, evaluation boards and debug hardware across the Americas through its Newark element14 brand. As a result of the deal, Premier Farnell will be adding ARM products to its portfolio of electronic design solutions available in the region.

Mouser Offering Qi Solutions for Wireless Charging

January 20, 2012 6:25 am | Comments

Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking components in support of the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi (pronounced “chee”) global standards for interoperability between wireless power transmitters and wireless power receivers. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), consisting of 100 international, leading wireless technology companies, is dedicated to promoting wireless charging stations that are compatible across different companies and countries.

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