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SPOT Connect Satellite Communications App Brings Satellite Messaging Capabilities to iPhone and iPad

May 24, 2011 7:17 am | Comments

Spot LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT) and leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today announced its SPOT Connect App is now available on the App Store. The SPOT Connect App pairs iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with SPOT Connect, a revolutionary satellite communications device, to allow users to transmit messages via satellite from virtually anywhere in the world.

Globalstar Encouraged by FCC Chairman's Spectrum Initiative

May 23, 2011 3:42 am | Comments

Globalstar, a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, government, and individuals today announced the Company's response to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski's recent speech to the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Speaking at the TIA's 2011 Inside the Network summit in Dallas, TX Chairman Genachowski stated, "Clearly, the opportunities of mobile broadband are enormous.

Robots Show the Evolution of Altruism

May 20, 2011 6:46 am | Comments

Altruistic gene expression is not foreign to nature; one generation gets it from the one that came before. A case in point is worker ants. These ants are sterile and make the altruistic sacrifice by not transmitting their genes in order to guarantee the survival of the queen's genetic makeup. Kin selection is when an individual makes a sacrifice so as to ensure the survival of a relative's genetic code.

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Creative Use of TV Whitespace Addresses Community Broadband Needs

May 20, 2011 6:40 am | Comments

Many have asked the question, “How can we fill the need for rural broadband Internet access in our rural community?” But few have actually ventured beyond the question to attempt to make it happen.    Ryan Peel, owner of Vergennes Broadband LLC is one of those rare few.   Having lived in the scenic rural town of Vergennes, Michigan most of his life, he had been continuously frustrated with the lack of broadband access.

Dual-Chip High-Resolution Architecture Reduces Parts and Increases Design Flexibility

May 20, 2011 5:06 am | Comments

At the SID Display Week exhibition today, Stantum, a leading developer of multi-touch technology, announced a dual-chip high-resolution architecture for its patented Interpolated Voltage Sensing Matrix (IVSM) touch-and-write technology. The architecture is based on two hardware enhancements that enable Stantum customers (OEMs) to produce high-resolution touch panels with half as many controller chips as the previous architecture, thanks to a new breakthrough scanning engine, which is part of Stantum's PMatrix IP core and firmware and choose between a new chip-on-board-based controller and BGA-on-motherboard options.

Voluntary amputees opt for bionic hands over real ones

May 19, 2011 9:30 am | Comments

(io9.com) - After being electrocuted at work, a young Austrian man named Patrick found that he could no longer move one of his hands. He lived with the injury for a few years, but then decided he'd rather amputate the hand and replace it with something bionic - a synthetic hand controlled by nerve signals from his brain.

International Micro Assembly Meeting Comes to Berlin

May 19, 2011 8:56 am | Comments

On September 29, 2011, Finetech will hold the 8th International User Meeting “micro assembly” in Berlin. This series of events aims at prospects, users and experts alike and has become a fixed point of the annual industry calendar, attracting a steadily growing number of visitors. Like last year, the focus will be on trends and challenges in the micro assembly sector.

Collaborative Innovation Drives Economic Growth

May 19, 2011 7:57 am | Comments

In my role as the CEO of a global technology company, I’m often asked to reveal the secret to market growth. When I think of what drives our brand and our interaction with customers two words come to mind: collaborative innovation. I define this as “innovation with a purpose” aiming to fully capitalize on technology’s promise to create new markets and enhance lives.

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Multi-Touch Technology Supports Android OS

May 19, 2011 4:33 am | Comments

Stantum, a leading developer of multi-touch technology, announced today that its patented Interpolated Voltage Sensing Matrix (IVSM) technology now supports Google's Android operating system. IVSM technology's native compatibility with Android's multi-touch framework is being showcased on a demonstration kit in Stantum's booth (#1354) at the SID Display Week exhibition in Los Angeles.

TriQuint Semiconductor, Agilent Technologies Collaborate on Next-Generation Wireless Design Flow

May 19, 2011 4:29 am | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor and Agilent Technologies announced results on their collaboration for building next-generation RF solutions. This includes enhanced TriQuint process design kits with support for Agilent’s Advanced Design System 2011 EDA software and the development of an ADS RF Module PDK for TriQuint’s RFIC/MMIC and RF Module integrated design flow.

Partnership to Deliver Breakthrough Connected Lighting Solution

May 18, 2011 7:28 am | Comments

GreenWave Reality, an innovator in home energy management and automation systems, today announced that it has partnered with NXP Semiconductors ( NASDAQ: NXPI ) to provide a breakthrough, intelligent lighting control and management solution that can be utilized by manufacturers of energy-efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) and solid state (SSL) lighting.

Open-Source Integrated Development Environment Delivers Cross-Platform Support for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows

May 18, 2011 7:17 am | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced its next-generation, open-source integrated development environment — the MPLAB X IDE — with cross-platform support for Linux, Mac OS and Windows operating systems. New features include the ability to manage multiple projects and tools with simultaneous debugging, an advanced editor, visual call graphs and code completion.

Researchers Discover the Physical and Chemical Properties of Memristors

May 18, 2011 5:32 am | Comments

( ZDNet ) - Scientists at HP and the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered the physical and chemical properties of the memristor, a likely component of future memory and computational circuitry. Using highly-focused X-rays, the researchers gained unprecedented understanding of a device they already knew how to make and use , but without a clear idea of the underlying mechanism.

3D Systems Brings BlablabLAB to Maker Faire

May 18, 2011 5:23 am | Comments

3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC) announced today that it plans to host the new sensation in 3D performance art, blablabLAB, at the Bay Area Maker Faire on May 21st-22nd, 2011, in the Show Barn at the San Mateo County Fair Grounds. blablabLAB became an instant youtube and engadget hit after posting their "be your own souvenir" video.

Premier Farnell, Johanson Group Sign Global Franchise Distribution Agreement

May 18, 2011 4:33 am | Comments

Premier Farnell announced a global franchise distribution agreement with Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics, a leading specialist in the design and supply of ceramic solutions and a comprehensive range of RF specific applications. Premier Farnell customers will now have global access to Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics’ expansive portfolio of high frequency ceramic solutions for cellular, WLAN, Bluetooth, RF/microwave, millimetre wave, and fibre optic applications, as well as custom high frequency ceramic solutions.

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