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Skyworks Ramps GPS/GNSS Solutions for Samsung

February 3, 2012 5:24 am | Comments

Skyworks Solutions announced that it is ramping global positioning system (GPS) and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) solutions for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., one of the world’s leading smart phone providers. The Company’s newest devices, which integrate a low-noise amplifier with filtering specifically designed for GPS/GNSS receiver applications, deliver industry-leading performance and are the smallest solutions in the market requiring no external components, allowing manufacturers an easy “plug and play” option.

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CEA-Leti Launches Open 3D Initiative

February 2, 2012 6:08 am | Comments

CEA-Leti announced the launch of a major new platform that provides industrial and academic partners with a global offer of mature 3D innovative technologies for their advanced products and research projects. To help its partners solve key technology challenges, Leti’s Open 3D™ global offer includes 3D design, layout, technologies including interconnections, TSV and components assembly, reliability tests and final packaging for components or systems achievement.

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Satellite Professionals Primarily Prefer Used Equipment

February 2, 2012 5:59 am | Comments

Global research among 927 satellite professionals by Skybrokers International shows that only 7% prefer 'only new' and 32% primarily new equipment. The majority prefers 'only used' 18% and primarily used (43%) equipment. According to Walter van der Plas, CEO of Skybrokers, the research shows that satellite professionals cut cost on their purchasing budgets to survive a declining market.

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New Product Suites to meet the Complex Challenges of Multi-Network Mobility

February 2, 2012 3:46 am | Comments

Starhome unveils a new strategy designed to dynamically adapt and react to the complex multi-network environment. The increased use of smart phones, mobile applications and M2M, along with growing demands for extra bandwidth, is fueling the development of LTE networks and creating new challenges and opportunities.

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Rogers Shows Wide Range of Solutions for Power Conversion and Distribution at APEC 2012

February 1, 2012 11:48 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Rogers Corporation, represented by its Power Electronics Solutions (PES) Business Group, will showcase some of its more popular products for power electronics applications at the upcoming APEC 2012 conference and exhibition. APEC 2012, the Applied Power Electronics Conference (www.apec-conf.org), is the leading event for practical and applied power electronics engineering.

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Launches Chinese Website to Support this Strategic Market

February 1, 2012 11:26 am | Comments

Aegis has launched a new Chinese-language website as the latest move in its strategic commitment to the region and to meeting its increasing demand for Aegis Manufacturing Operations Software (MOS) products. The strategy also includes Aegis’ expansion of its local staffing levels in both its sales and engineering departments.

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Antenna Mounting Goes Sideways for 4G

February 1, 2012 8:59 am | Comments

In progressively addressing the Long Term Evolution (LTE) of the revolutionary smartphone industry, the nation’s leading wireless carriers are seeking sophisticated antenna mounting solutions on top of strategically located water tower tanks to optimize the increased signal positioning frequency range and speed capacity required for 4G network coverage.

Constant Wave Adds Two Electronics Industry Executives to Its Management Team

February 1, 2012 4:10 am | Comments

Constant Wave announced that Anthony Peccolo and Stephen Witt, two electronics industry executives, have joined the company. Tony Peccolo – Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tony Peccolo brings to Constant Wave extensive experience in the test and measurement industry and specific expertise focused on marketing and sales.

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Yandex Chooses NAVTEQ Data to Support Online Location Services

January 31, 2012 11:17 am | Comments

NAVTEQ has been selected to supply map data to Yandex, Russia's premier internet company. The current agreement gives Yandex access to NAVTEQ global map data for use on any Yandex domains around the world with highly detailed NAVTEQ Map data available to Yandex from Europe to Eurasia, North America to Australia and Asia.

Libelium Announces E-learning Platform for ZigBee Sensor Networks

January 31, 2012 8:59 am | Comments

Libelium announces its e-learning platform. The new training and support capability provides a highly interactive service for system integrators who need to develop and deploy wireless sensor networks in a short timeframe. The platform enables Libelium to efficiently deliver training and support services to their growing worldwide customer base.

Javelin Semiconductor's CMOS 3G Power Amplifier Selected by Samsung

January 31, 2012 8:48 am | Comments

Javelin Semiconductor announced that Samsung Electronics has selected Javelin’s JAV5501 Band I PA for new Galaxy smartphones. The initial Samsung phone model available with Javelin’s PA is the Galaxy Ace Plus, a mid-range Android-based 3G smartphone. Following the widely popular Galaxy Ace, the Galaxy Ace Plus features a larger 3.

New Background Color Compensator for Pico Projectors

January 31, 2012 8:31 am | Comments

QuickLogic is proud to announce availability of a new Proven System Block (PSB) called the Background Color Compensator (BCC.) This technology allows pico projected-content to be correctly viewed on projected surfaces of various colors. Hard-mounted projectors, such as those found in movie theatres and conference rooms, nearly always project onto a white screen.

Digi-Key Corporation Agrees to Global Distribution Agreement with LeCroy

January 31, 2012 6:56 am | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with LeCroy, a leading provider of test and measurement solutions. “LeCroy is a welcome addition to our expansive selection of quality suppliers,” said Jeff Shafer, vice president, global interconnect, passives, and electromechanical product, Digi-Key Corporation.

Apple’s New iBooks Won’t School College Bookstores Any Time Soon

January 31, 2012 5:37 am | Comments

On its face, matching iPad textbooks with college students seems almost perfect. But Apple’s plans for its new iBookstore, from the way it has structured book purchases to its development strategy for multimedia e-books, doesn’t seem like it’s well suited for the college textbook market at all — if it even has that target in mind.

High-Powered Plasma Turns Garbage Into Gas

January 31, 2012 5:27 am | Comments

From the highway, one of the biggest landfills in the US doesn’t look at all like a dump. It’s more like a misplaced mesa. Only when you drive closer to the center of operations at the 700-acre Columbia Ridge Landfill in Arlington, Oregon, does the function of this place become clear. Some 35,000 tons of mostly household trash arrive here weekly by train from Seattle and by truck from Portland.

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