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Rogers Corp and Hitachi Chemical Establish Strategic Collaboration Agreement

October 19, 2011 5:44 am | Comments

Rogers Corporation and Hitachi Chemical Co are pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement to expand global adoption and improve customer support of printed circuit board (PCB) materials for use in high speed digital (HSD) applications. The Agreement enables Rogers and Hitachi Chemical the ability to provide customers with a wider range of products, faster delivery, and enhanced technical support to meet rapidly growing material demand driven by HSD applications, which include high speed server, router, and telecommunication devices operating at speeds greater than 1Gb/s, for use in internet data and video transmission services.

First of its Kind Wireless Safety Device and Service

October 19, 2011 5:31 am | Comments

GreatCall, a leader in wireless services focused on helping customers stay connected, healthy and safe (and creator of the Jitterbug cell phone) announced the immediate availability of the 5Star Responder and 5Star Urgent Response service -- the first of its kind wireless device for personal security – anytime, anywhere.

Smartphones DRAM Demand to Rise 700 Percent by 2015

October 18, 2011 2:24 pm | Comments

El Segundo, Calif., October 18, 2011—Shipments of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) for use in smartphones is set for remarkable triple-digit growth this year, outpacing the expansion of the entire DRAM market by a factor of three, according to an IHS iSuppli DRAM Market Brief from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).


Wireless Technology Expansion Comic

October 17, 2011 12:25 pm | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Firefox for Android Plans to Go Native

October 17, 2011 12:20 pm | by Scott Gilbertson, | Comments

Mozilla is planning a makeover for Firefox on Android. The company has announced it plans to abandon the usual Firefox look on Android mobile devices and will instead use Android’s native user interface widgets. Switching to native widgets on Android will mean a faster, more responsive mobile browser, but it might also make for a Firefox no one recognizes.

Aitech's COTS Lifecycle+ Program Offers Minimum of 12 Years Full Support

October 17, 2011 12:11 pm | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems now offers full support and a product availability guarantee for all boards and systems developed by the company for a minimum of 12 years from initial production date. Unique in its long-term commitment to the industry, Aitech's three-phased COTS Lifecycle+ program ensures that, in a time when component obsolescence is on the rise in many military COTS applications, customers will be able to rely on Aitech to obtain the needed component parts and support to keep systems running effectively well into the future.

iPhone 4S Launch: The Day’s Must-See Photos

October 17, 2011 11:58 am | Comments

Today's the day we've been anticipating for months: iPhone 4S launch day. Apple fans hit retailers in droves to get their hands on the new handset, braving wind, rain and, perhaps most dangerously of all, other Apple aficionados. The iPhone 4S has shown phenomenally strong pre-order numbers, and by the looks of it, first-day sales won't be too shabby either (some estimates are pegging sales of over 4 million for this weekend alone).

Fox Electronics Adds New Sales Office in Silicon Valley

October 17, 2011 11:20 am | Comments

Fox Electronics recently reorganized its North American sales territories into three regions (East, Central and West) and has named Peter Sedlak to manage the west region from the new sales office in Silicon Valley. The expansion comes as Fox is experiencing increased demand for its products across all North America and follows the introduction of Fox Electronics Canada earlier in 2011.


Interconnect Devices Recognized for Excellence

October 17, 2011 11:11 am | Comments

Interconnect Devices has been awarded a Raytheon 3-Star Supplier Excellence award. Raytheon Company presented supplier excellence awards to 39 companies for their exceptional performance in supporting the company’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business during 2011 at its annual Supplier Excellence Awards Dinner held on September 26 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Ixia Demonstrates MPLS-TP Services at MPLS 2011

October 17, 2011 11:00 am | Comments

Ixia participated in an MPLS 2011 interoperability demonstration with Isocore, successfully validating several advanced MPLS and MPLS-TP functionalities in a live test scenario using IxNetwork, Ixia’s award-winning and comprehensive protocol testing application. The results from these tests will be presented as part of a white paper released at the convention, taking place from October 16 – 19th, in Washington, DC.

Digi-Key and Macronix Announce Global Distribution Partnership

October 17, 2011 10:55 am | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, and the US subsidiary of Macronix International have signed a global distribution agreement. “We are pleased to announce this distribution agreement with Macronix,” said Mark Zack, Digi-Key's vice president of semiconductors. “With the company’s strong product offering in NOR Flash Memory devices and its commitment to R&D, customers worldwide will benefit from the wide range of memory densities Digi-Key now provides.

ISCO Intl Installs 200 Proteus Spectrum Conditioning Units at 3G Base Stations

October 17, 2011 10:02 am | Comments

ISCO International announced it has installed 200 Proteus spectrum conditioning units at 3G base stations in Florida and Puerto Rico in the third quarter of 2011. These units have been deployed by Tier-1 wireless network operators to counteract the many types of interference that degrade signal quality, capacity and network performance.

Corelis Announces JTAG Embedded Testing for AMD Processors

October 17, 2011 9:34 am | Comments

Corelis announced ScanExpress JET support for AMD embedded processors. Supported AMD processor families include Turion II Neo, Athlon II Neo, Opteron  4100, and Opteron Quad-Core (socket Fr5). These processors represent high-performance, low power processing for edge-of-enterprise markets including storage and telecommunications, as well as more traditional embedded markets such as security and medical imaging, military systems, and single-board computing.

How to Make Money Out of Electric Vehicles

October 14, 2011 11:55 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Comments

Contrary to popular understanding, people have been making money out of electric vehicles for over 110 years. Unfortunately there have also been bankruptcies in the electric vehicle business in most of those years. The primary difference lies in market positioning.

Celluon Magic Cube Projection Keyboard

October 14, 2011 10:28 am | Comments

   Reviewed by Michael S. Lasky, I am writinjg this on the Magic Cube projection keyboa[[rd. I am a 65-words-per-minute touch typisst but the Magic Cube can appaRENTLYy only handle peck and hunt typing. [[[[[ k Now I am back on my iPad’s on-screen virtual keyboard. Much better.


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