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TIA ICT Market Review & Forecast Says U.S. Network Infrastructure Spending to Reach $300 Billion by 2015

March 15, 2012 12:35 pm | Comments

Industry’s Most Comprehensive Data Report Also Predicts Wireless Data Spending will Top Voice Spending for the First Time in 2013; Anticipated to Reach $108 Billion The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech global communications networks, has announced the release of its 2012 ICT Market Review & Forecast (MR&F).

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Mouser Advances Product Knowledge with New Medical Applications Site

March 15, 2012 12:24 pm | Comments

 Mouser Electronics has announced the launch of its new Medical Applications Product Knowledge Center (PKC) training site, focused on providing the most current insight into personal fitness, wellness and medical applications available. As one of the fastest growing industries, medical electronics represents an increasingly demanding market for design engineers.

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Maxim to Present Technical Training Seminars and Demos at X-Fest 2012

March 15, 2012 11:19 am | by Posted by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products collaborates with Xilinx and Avnet to demo its highly integrated technology for FPGAs. Maxim Integrated Products has announced that the company is collaborating with Xilinx and Avnet during the 2012 season of X-Fest. Maxim will provide content for several technical seminars and present demos on the company’s highly integrated analog and mixed-signal solutions for the Xilinx® 7 series and Kintex™-7 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and the Zynq™-7000 Extended Processing Platform.

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Spacer Cable is a Compact Alternative for Tennessee Electric Coop's Substation Exits

March 15, 2012 11:16 am | Comments

Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) faced serious challenges keeping up with the area’s growth. While the recent economic downturn has slowed development somewhat, the area grew at a record pace for the past 20 years, primarily due to the explosive expansion of residential, commercial, and educational facilities in Blount County, the second fastest growing in Tennessee.

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Fabricating Solar Cells Onto Everyday Surfaces

March 15, 2012 7:54 am | Comments

The prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize has been awarded to Miles C. Barr for his innovative solar technologies and creativity. Barr received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012 and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice in 2008.

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Turkey's First M2M Platform from Turkcell Saves Turkish Economy TRY318 Million

March 15, 2012 7:33 am | Comments

 Turkcell has formed Turkey’s first machine to machine (“M2M”) platform, uniting all machine to machine solutions provided to its corporate customers under the “M2M Umbrella”. Having contributed TRY318 million to the Turkish economy through savings by M2M solutions for public and private sector companies in 2011, Turkcell plans to double this amount in 2012 through Turkey’s first and only M2M platform; it also ranks among the leaders globally.

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Eurocopter Selects Cobham Digital Audio for EC175

March 15, 2012 7:26 am | by Posted by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Comments

Cobham’s Digital Audio Control System (DACS) has been selected as forward-fit for the new Eurocopter EC175. Since 2008, DACS has been forward-fit on more medium and heavy helicopters than any other digital audio system in the world, including the EC135, 635, 225, 725, and 155. The EC175, a seven metric ton-category helicopter, will feature enhanced range and payload capabilities for 12-, 16-, and 18-passenger configurations when it enters service in late 2012.

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Electro Rent Named a 2012 Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan

March 15, 2012 4:54 am | Comments

Electro Rent Corporation announced that it was honored as a Frost & Sullivan 2012 Company of the Year in recognition of the company’s achievements in the North American rental, used and new test equipment market. The award was presented at the Frost & Sullivan North American Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet yesterday evening at the Loews Coronado Bay hotel in San Diego.

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ARM Wants to Put the Internet in Your Umbrella

March 14, 2012 8:15 am | Comments

Chip designer ARM wants to put the internet in your fridge. And it insists this cliche of tech prognostication is no longer just talk. Really.  Yes, ARM sees these as internet devices. Photo: Rev Dan Catt /Flickr On Tuesday, the company unveiled its new ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, a low-power chip designed to connect non-PC electronics and smart sensors across the home and office.

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Smallest 3D Replicas Print Out in Four Minutes

March 14, 2012 7:53 am | by Smaller than a grain of salt, 3D replicas of cathedrals, national landmarks and race cars were printed out layer by layer in about four minutes. It's hard to imagine these intricate details are on a nano-scale and not full-sized. | Comments

Austrian researchers broke the world record for quickest printout of a three-dimensional object in the fast-evolving field of 3D printing. “Until now, this technique used to be quite slow,” said Professor Jürgen Stampfl from the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna).

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Twin Creeks Unwraps New Tool, Process to Slash Silicon Solar PV Costs

March 14, 2012 7:43 am | Comments

A startup company has emerged from stealth mode with a new technology that promises to radically change the game for silicon solar photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing, by taking out almost all the starting material and up-front process costs. Progressing further toward the goal of "grid parity" means continually refining all steps along the solar supply chain, from manufacturing to balance-of-systems.

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Canadian Renewable Energy Makes Big Splash in U.S.

March 14, 2012 7:38 am | Comments

With more hydropower than it can use, Canada sells cheap, clean power to U.S. utilities and has been doing so for years. Now, large transmission projects across the Northeast and Midwest will mean more hydro will be used to meet utilities needs. The debate over the Keystone XL Pipeline has overshadowed news that a different sort of Canadian energy, hydropower, is poised has to take a much bigger role in the East Coast and Midwest markets.

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New Energy Efficient Processor Could Expand the Internet of Things

March 14, 2012 7:32 am | Comments

Likely in the not-too-distant future, many of our appliances, lights, medical equipment and much more will all be connected to the Internet, making up an “Internet of things.” Arm Holdings has unveiled its latest processor that it says is the “world’s most energy-efficient microprocessor” design and will help expand this Internet of things.

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Thinfilm Completes Private Placement; Raises $7.9M

March 13, 2012 11:48 am | Comments

The board of directors of Thin Film Electronics has after close of trading on 12 March 2012 resolved and accomplished a private placement of 25,000,000 new shares in the Company at a price of NOK 1.80 per share, thereby raising NOK 45 million (approximately $7.9M in US Dollars) in new capital. The placement was made pursuant to the existing board authorization to issue shares, as resolved at Thinfilm's annual general meeting on 10 May 2011.

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What Can Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensors Do For You?

March 13, 2012 11:45 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor March 13,2012 | Comments

Join us for a Webinar on March 20 You are cordially invited to join Dr Harry Zervos from IDTechEx for a free webinar on Tuesday 20th March, when he will ask: What Can Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensors Do For You? Dr Zervos will be tackling some of the following topics during this 30 minute presentation: » What is energy harvesting: Basic definition of the technologies encompassed by the term Energy harvesting » Main technologies: A brief overview of some of the main characteristics of multi-modal, piezoelectric, thermoelectric, vibration, solar energy harvesting and wireless sensor networks (WSN) technologies.

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