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Report Details Next-Generation Test and Measurement Trends That Will Impact the Electronics Industry

January 31, 2011 9:12 am | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments today released its 2011 Automated Test Outlook report, which shares findings of the company's research into the technologies and methodologies shaping test and measurement. The report details trends that apply across numerous industries including consumer electronics, automotive, semiconductor, aerospace and defense, medical devices and communications.

InterDigital Signs Acer to Worldwide Patent License Agreement

January 31, 2011 9:12 am | Comments

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. recently announced that its patent holding subsidiaries have entered into a worldwide, non-transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-bearing patent license agreement with Acer, Inc., a multinational corporation headquartered in Taiwan. The products licensed under the agreement are designed to operate in accordance with 2G, 3G and 4G wireless technologies, including LTE, LTE-Advanced, and WiMax standards.

Intel Completes Acquisition of Infineon’s Wireless Solutions Business

January 31, 2011 9:11 am | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Intel Corporation today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Infineon Technologies AG Wireless Solutions (WLS) business. WLS is a leading provider of cellular platforms to top-tier global phone makers, and is part of Intel’s strategy to accelerate always-connected computing platforms that span a variety of device and market segments, including laptops, cars, smart phones, tablets and smart TVs.

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Integration of CommScope’s iPatch® Solution with Cisco’s EnergyWise Delivers Real-Time Location-Enabled Energy Management

January 31, 2011 9:11 am | Comments

LONDON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CommScope, Inc. will demonstrate how its SYSTIMAX® iPatch® Intelligent Infrastructure Solution can enhance the energy saving potential of EnergyWise®, Cisco’s energy management architecture, at London’s Cisco Live! event on January 31 – February 3. The SYSTIMAX iPatch solution provides IT managers improved network visibility, allowing them to track the physical locations of all networked devices, such as desktop and laptop computers, wireless access points, IP Phones and IP cameras, in real-time.

Avago Technologies Premieres New 30-Gbps 28-nm ASIC Embedded SerDes Using LeCroy WaveMaster 8 Zi-A Oscilloscope at DesignCon 2011

January 31, 2011 9:11 am | Comments

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- LeCroy Corporation announced today that Avago Technologies will use LeCroy's WaveMaster 8 Zi-A Oscilloscope to demonstrate 30-Gbps performance with its new Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) core in 28-nm process technology.  The demonstration will take place in the LeCroy booth (#307) at the DesignCon 2011 exhibition in the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California from February 1-2.

Real-Time Cortex Processor Portfolio Expanded for Use in Mobile Baseband, Mass Storage and Automotive Applications

January 31, 2011 9:10 am | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ARM announced the launch of the ARM® Cortex™-R5 MPCore™ and the Cortex-R7 MPCore processors for use in 3G and 4G mobile baseband, mass storage, automotive and industrial markets. The move further extends the company’s leading real-time processor portfolio by providing scalable solutions for a broad range of high-performance, real-time embedded applications.

New Version of VZ Navigator Gives Customers Enhanced Navigation Capabilities, Including 3D Views and Satellite Maps

January 28, 2011 6:47 am | Comments

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced VZ Navigator VX – the latest version of the company's award-winning navigation service – is now available on select DROID™ smartphones, including DROID X by Motorola, DROID Incredible by HTC and the Samsung Fascinate™. Powered by TeleCommunication Systems, VZ Navigator VX is unlike any other navigation service offered today, providing customers with 3D navigation views using enhanced 3D city models and true-to-life images of highway and exit signs.

Telit Wireless Solutions to Purchase Motorola Solutions’ M2M Modules Line of Products

January 28, 2011 6:47 am | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Telit Wireless Solutions and Motorola Solutions have signed a definitive agreement in which Telit will purchase Motorola Solutions’ M2M modules line of products, and Motorola Solutions’ associated employees will join Telit. The sale is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

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Super Bowl XLV: 90,000 Products on Twenga for Steelers or Packers Fans to Cheer on Both Finalists

January 28, 2011 6:47 am | Comments

NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In the United States, sports paraphernalia is more popular than ever, judging by the sheer amount and variety of products available online. On Twenga, the most comprehensive search engine, there are close to 90,000 products available for either Pittsburgh Steelers or Green Bay Packers fans in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

Strategy Analytics: Global Handset Shipments Reach 400 Million Units in Q4 2010

January 28, 2011 6:46 am | Comments

BOSTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global handset shipments grew 16 percent annually to reach 400 million units in the fourth quarter of 2010. Apple again outgrew its major rivals, while Nokia and LG slipped back due to tougher competition. Alex Spektor, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, “Global handset shipments grew 16 percent annually to reach 400 million units in Q4 2010.

Who's Watching You? Data Privacy Day Survey Reveals Your Fears Online

January 28, 2011 6:46 am | Comments

SAN MATEO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Despite lingering concerns about the U.S. economic recovery, Americans worry more about having their online privacy violated (25%) than declaring bankruptcy (23%) or losing their job (22%). Coinciding with Data Privacy Day today, new survey research by Opera Software in the United States, Japan and Russia examines what people worry about online.

Mouser Is First to Stock the new Honeywell WLS Series Wireless Limit Switches and Panel-Mount Monitors

January 28, 2011 6:46 am | Comments

! Mouser Electronics, Inc. announced it is stocking new product from Honeywell Sensing & Control. The WLS Series Wireless Limitless Switch from Honeywell is a heavy duty version from the Limitless™ Series product line, offering greater durability when used in rough applications. The Limitless™ Series combines the best of MICRO SWITCH™ Heavy Duty limit switches with the latest commercial off-the-shelf wireless technology.

Sync Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks from PC to any Google, Gmail, or Google Apps Account

January 28, 2011 6:45 am | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CompanionLink® Software announces two-way sync and backup between PC and Google®. The software allows people to sync contacts, calendar and tasks from the PC to any Google, Gmail™, or Google Apps account. Google also provides wireless sync with most popular smartphone and tablet platforms, including Apple® iPhone® and iPad®, Android™, BlackBerry®, Palm® webOS, and Windows® Phone devices.

Liaison Agreement Focuses on ZigBee Smart Energy Meeting Automaker and Utility Needs

January 27, 2011 6:02 am | Comments

SAN RAMON, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) today announced their collaboration on ZigBee Smart Energy™ standard development.

Ruckus Wireless Named Finalist in GSMA Global Mobile Awards for Best Mobile Broadband Technology

January 27, 2011 6:02 am | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless™ today announced that its ZoneFlex Mobile Internet Smart Wi-Fi System was named a finalist in the GSMA Global Mobile Awards program in the category of Best Mobile Broadband Technology. The winners of the Global Mobile Awards will be announced February 15, 2011, at the Mobile World Congress event, taking place in Barcelona, Spain.

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