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Cyber Experts Say Calling out China May be Working

June 5, 2013 10:14 am | by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Comments

After years of quiet and largely unsuccessful diplomacy, the U.S. has brought its persistent computer-hacking problems with China into the open, delivering a steady drumbeat of reports accusing Beijing's government and military of computer-based attacks against America.

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White House Tries to Encourage High Tech Patents

June 5, 2013 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The White House is taking steps to encourage innovation in high tech patents that it calls "a key driver of economic growth." The White House on Tuesday announced five executive actions and seven recommendations for Congress to protect innovators from lawsuits.

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Analog Devices Unveils RF and Microwave Innovations at IMS2013

June 5, 2013 9:38 am | by Analog Devices | Comments

Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced three RF and microwave ICs designed for high-performance transmitters and receivers used in high-dynamic-range applications, such as wireless infrastructure, defense systems, industrial, and microwave point-to-point radios.

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Unicoi Video Engine Selected by Ericsson-LG

June 5, 2013 9:34 am | by Unicoi Systems | Comments

Unicoi Systems (Unicoi) has announced that their Fusion Video Engine is being used by Ericsson-LG in their next generation IPECS videophones. The Fusion Video Engine is designed to be the highest quality low-latency video solution on the market, enabling business class low latencies on Android based products.

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Freescale Delivers Six New Airfast RF Power Solutions

June 5, 2013 9:31 am | by Freescale | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) has introduced six new Airfast RF power solutions designed specifically for TD-LTE base stations at the 2.3/2.6 GHz frequency bands. High throughput capacity and the ability to support a large number of simultaneous users makes the 2.3/2.6 GHz frequency bands preferred for LTE deployments worldwide.

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Freescale’s RF Business Makes Long-Term Commitment to Aerospace and Defense Market

June 4, 2013 10:12 am | by Freescale | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) has announced a major initiative focused on demonstrating how its new and existing commercial RF power and microwave RF devices can meet the requirements of the U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) market.

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Electric Wheelchairs Become Communication Hubs

June 4, 2013 10:05 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

With modern communication aids, users of electric powered wheelchairs can operate a PC and cellphone without human assistance. A new module is set to transform electric powered wheelchairs into communication hubs.      

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NXP Achieves Breakthrough Noise Figure Performance

June 4, 2013 9:48 am | by NXP Semiconductors | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) hasannounced the availability of a new family of extreme-broadband amplifiers, applicable for CATV, broadcast TV, satellite systems, and general ISM applications – the BGA3012, BGA3015, and BGA3018.

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Cavendish Kinetics Announces Breakthrough RF MEMS Technology

June 4, 2013 9:41 am | by Cavendish Kinetics | Comments

Cavendish Kinetics has announced the availability of production samples of its tunable RF capacitors to key strategic partners. Use of Cavendish Digital Variable Capacitor (DVC) technology in wireless devices enhances the user experience, differentiates phones, and lowers costs for handset makers.

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Sprint Raises Concerns About Dish's Clearwire Bid

June 4, 2013 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sprint Nextel, which is trying to buy out minority shareholders of affiliated wireless network operator Clearwire, said Monday that Dish Network's' counterbid contains illegal provisions.                  

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Ahead of the Bell: Adviser Supports Sprint Deal

June 3, 2013 11:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A shareholder advisory firm is backing Softbank in its attempted acquisition of a huge chunk of Sprint Nextel. The $20.1 billion bid from Japan's second-biggest mobile company would ease Sprint's debt burden and provide ample cash to improve its network and become a serious competitor, according to Institutional Shareholder Services.

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Reshoring IT

June 3, 2013 11:32 am | by Dirk Lammers, Associated Press | Comments

Ken Behrendt had already had his fill of the hidden costs of offshoring, but the Eagle Creek Software Services chief executive was having trouble finding enough qualified consultants to expand the company's development and technical support business in the Dakotas.

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New Software Attempts to Expose Credit Card Fraud

June 3, 2013 11:30 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | Comments

A look at your account balance has just given you a shock: what’s going on here? While you have spent the last few weeks in the office and definitely haven’t travelled abroad, your account balance shows that you bought electronics in Turkey and ate out in France.

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Storm Chasing Drones

June 3, 2013 11:18 am | by ustin Juozapavicius, Associated Press | Comments

Oklahoma State University researchers are designing and building sleek, Kevlar-reinforced unmanned aircraft — or drones — to fly directly into the nation's worst storms and send back real-time data to first responders and forecasters.        

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AT&T to Add 225 Jobs in Mississippi

June 3, 2013 11:03 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

AT&T Inc. says it will hire 225 new employees in Mississippi and fill 25 open positions as part of a plan to upgrade its wireless and wireline network in Mississippi. The new employees will increase the telecommunications giant's current Mississippi workforce of 2,700 people by about 8 percent.

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