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Special Exhibit will Demonstrate Up-and-Coming Technologies for Every Room of the Home

July 15, 2010 7:17 am | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, /PRNewswire/ -- The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) will unveil its first-ever Future Technology Pavilion at the annual CEDIA EXPO, to be held Sept. 22-26, 2010 in Atlanta. The Future Technology Pavilion will showcase emerging trends and cutting-edge home technologies that are expected to impact the electronic systems industry in areas such as entertainment, sustainability and digital home health.

Imec Reports Record Efficiencies for Large-Area Epitaxial Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells

July 14, 2010 11:49 am | Comments

Imec has realized large-area (70cm²) epitaxial solar cells with efficiencies of up to 16.3% on high-quality substrates. And efficiencies of up to 14.7% were achieved on large-area low-quality substrates, showing the potential of thin-film epitaxial solar cells for industrial manufacturing. The results were achieved within Imec’s silicon solar cell industrial affiliation program (IIAP) that explores and develops advanced process technologies aiming a sharp reduction in silicon use, while increasing cell efficiency and hence further lowering substantially the cost per Watt peak.


Milestones Part of 10-Year, $565 Million Plan to Deploy Cleaner Fleet Vehicles

July 14, 2010 11:49 am | Comments

DALLAS, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T today announced the deployment of the 2,000th alternative fuel vehicle and 1,500th compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle in its corporate vehicle fleet, giving it one of the largest CNG vehicle fleets in the U.S. These milestones are part of a $565 million planned investment announced in March 2009 to replace more than 15,000 fleet vehicles with alternative fuel models through 2018.


New Commercially Supported Open-Source Network Sensors

July 14, 2010 7:34 am | Comments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., /PRNewswire/ -- nPulse Technologies has released the new Dragonfly family of high-speed network sensors. The first model, called Dragonfly FlowMeter is a flow-based network traffic probe for monitoring large-scale IP network traffic and activity at wire-speed. It is capable of capturing and processing up to 14.

Microsoft Helps Service Providers Capture Cloud Services Opportunities

July 14, 2010 7:34 am | Comments

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, Microsoft Corporation is highlighting market opportunities for hosting and communications service providers as adoption of cloud services among small and midsize business (SMBs) continues to rise. Microsoft is helping service providers take advantage of those opportunities through its software, services and programs that enable them to become trusted advisors and full-service IT providers to businesses.

Golfscape Brings Augmented Reality Golf Rangefinder to iPhone 4

July 14, 2010 7:34 am | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., /PRNewswire/ -- Shotzoom Software, makers of the golf app Golfshot: Golf GPS® for iPhone, have created a new app, Golfscape, which incorporates Augmented Reality for the game of golf. With Golfscape golfers use the camera on iPhone 4 to view real-time GPS distances to any target on their course.

Job Seekers, Employment Opportunities Matched with Innovative Technological Platform

July 14, 2010 7:34 am | Comments

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., /PRNewswire/ -- A new and cutting-edge software tool now makes it easier for job seekers to find their perfect match. The Performance Group today announced the launch of My Talent Traks, an innovative component of the eTalent Traks software suite which pairs those seeking employment with ideal job opportunities based on 32 work behaviors.

Cambridge Consultants Making a Splash in the Innovative Marine Industry

July 14, 2010 7:34 am | Comments

Marine start-up Green-Tide Turbines (G-TT) has appointed Cambridge Consultants to help with the development of its tidal stream turbines. G-TT promises to revolutionize tidal energy in the same way that jet engines changed the face of aviation. Their turbines use natural water movement to tap energy from the tidal stream, helping to bring more cost effective renewable energy to the world.


Broadcom Supports Bluetooth® Version 4.0 Across its Complete Bluetooth Portfolio

July 14, 2010 7:34 am | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation today announced that it has gained certification and added support for the recently adopted Bluetooth® Version 4.0 specification across its core BTE Bluetooth stack and industry leading Bluetooth system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions. Broadcom's full qualification makes it one of the first to achieve Bluetooth v4.

Family HealthCare Network Achieves Seamless and Reliable Coverage with a Xirrus 802.11n Network

July 13, 2010 7:46 am | Comments

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Xirrus®, the leader in high performance Wi-Fi that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and user density in the industry, today announced the deployment of Xirrus high performance 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays at Family HealthCare Network in Tulare and King's County, CA.

Complementary Product Offerings Will Help Customers Deliver High-Speed Video and Data Communications

July 13, 2010 7:46 am | Comments

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland and EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.,-- /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tyco Electronics and ADC today announced a definitive agreement under which Tyco Electronics will acquire ADC for $12.75 per share in cash, or an enterprise value of approximately $1.25 billion. The transaction is expected to be accretive by approximately $0.

Trade Show Internet Launches World’s First On-Site Cellular Internet Service

July 13, 2010 7:46 am | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Trade Show Internet announced today the official launch of TSI On-Site, the world’s first on-site cellular Internet service designed specifically for the trade show and meetings industries. The new service enables trade show organizers and their exhibitors to take full advantage of the technology shift from fixed line Internet service to cellular Internet, allowing exhibitors to get online in a quick, convenient and cost-effective way.

Fibers that Carry Light and Sense Pressure could be used for Medical Imaging and Structural Monitoring

July 13, 2010 7:46 am | by Katherine Bourzac | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed optical fibers that not only carry and modulate light, but also generate and sense pressure changes. The multifunctional fibers could be used to make various types of sensors. The fibers can also be squeezed in a way that modulates an optical signal, making them promising for "smart" textiles.

Microsoft Unveils 'Turnkey' Cloud Appliance

July 13, 2010 7:46 am | by Paul McDougall, InformationWeek | Comments

Microsoft on Monday unveiled a preconfigured system designed to help businesses move to cloud computing quickly and efficiently without disrupting existing IT operations. The Windows Azure platform appliance consists of the Windows Azure cloud operating system, Microsoft SQL Azure, and, according to the company, "a Microsoft-specified configuration" of network, storage, and server hardware.

HB-LED Driver ICs - Global Market Forecast & Analysis

July 13, 2010 7:45 am | Comments

ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market research consultancy, announced the release of a new market analysis and forecast of the global consumption of High Brightness Light Emitting Diodes (HB-LED) Driver Integrated Circuits (ICs). According to the study results, the global consumption value of HB-LED Driver ICs in selected lighting applications reached $891.


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