( AARL ) - As the third quarter of 2011 came to a close, ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, began calculating the number of licensed Amateur Radio operators in the US, as well as the number of new licensees. “At the end of September, I saw that the number of hams in the US was high,” she said. “When I started comparing that number with other years, I found that it was an all-time high.
Ortho-tag, Inc. & the University of Pittsburgh Enter Into a Global Licensing Agreement of Transcutaneous Near Field Communication TechnologyNovember 28, 2011 4:52 am | Comments
Ortho-tag has signed a global licensing agreement with the University of Pittsburgh to utilize Transcutaneous Near Field Communication (TNFC) technology in "smart" medical devices for orthopaedic implants and recipient patients. In addition, Ortho-tag and the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering entered into an agreement for the on-going research for future Ortho-tag technologies and products.
Cobham’s HGA-7001 SATCOM high gain antenna subsystem has been selected by Virgin Atlantic for the airline’s Boeing 747 cabin upgrade programme to commence in 2012. Virgin Atlantic will retrofit seven of its Boeing 747 aircraft with the Cobham antenna, which will enable Inmarsat SwiftBroadband (SBB) SATCOM connectivity into the cockpit and cabin.
As part of its drive to capture the ADC market, Datalogic, a leader and total solutions provider of bar code readers, data collection mobile computers, RFID, and vision systems, has announced that Datalogic Scanning, Datalogic Mobile, Enterprise Business Solutions and Evolution Robotics Retail will be integrated to form Datalogic ADC (Automatic Data Capture) as of 1st January 2012.
Magma Design Automation announced Exar Corporation has adopted the Tekton static timing analysis and QCP extraction software to accelerate sign-off and engineering change order (ECO) flows for 40-nanometer systems on a chip (SoCs). Exar selected the Magma solution after an extensive evaluation in which Tekton and QCP were shown to efficiently perform multi-mode multi-corner analysis and extraction, to deliver 5X faster runtime than traditional tools, and to provide sign-off quality results.
Interxion Holding NV announced an agreement with Hibernia Atlantic to host a Point of Presence (POP) for its high-capacity fibre optic cable system at Interxion’s Dublin 2 (DUB2) data centre. Hibernia’s presence will leverage Interxion’s high-specification infrastructure and diverse customer communities within its financial, digital and cloud hubs.
Growing interest in free HDTV has created a new problem for millions: how to get better reception. Do it yourself (DIY) experimenters have embraced the problem with an exotic new technology using fractals— intricate self similar shapes--as antennas. And along with better TV reception, they inadvertently explore the frontiers and marriage of mathematics and art with high tech, built on fractals.
Leading EMS provider NBS announced the hiring of industry veteran Thomas Dineen. Mr. Dineen brings with him a vast amount of international expertise and experience in the EMS industry, encompassing a diversity of senior management roles in sales, supply-chain and manufacturing. Asked to share his initial observations, Dineen commented, “In addition to the varying degree of assignments I’ve accepted over the years, I’ve also encountered many different company cultures.
Starhome has announced that it has been named a finalist in the Red Herring 2011 Top 100 Global Award. Eitan Achlow, CEO at Starhome commented: "We are delighted that Starhome has again been selected as a Global Red Herring 100 finalist. With over 1000 influential companies vying for this award from all corners of industry, competition is tough.
Iridium Communications announces that its Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web App is now available for Apple operating system (iOS) devices. This development makes it possible for devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to connect over the world’s furthest reaching communications network, Iridium.
HEICO Corporation announced that its Electronic Technologies Group has completed the acquisition of Switchcraft, Inc.("Switchcraft") through the purchase of all of the stock of Switchcraft's parent company, Switchcraft Holdco. On October 20,201 1, HEICO announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Switchcraft.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions announced that it has honored WIN Semiconductors Corporation with its Foundry Supplier of the Year Award for 2011. WIN Semiconductors provides M/A-COM Tech with market leading GaAs MMIC foundry services across a broad range of HBT and pHEMT technologies. The superior level of support and comprehensive technology portfolio provided by WIN Semiconductors’ advanced foundry services has facilitated M/A-COM Tech’s development and introduction of new products in many of its markets.
Kardex Remstar dynamic storage solutions will be on display at Modex 2012 in Atlanta, GA February 6 – 9 in booth #2914. Kardex Remstar boasts a wide product offering including vertical lift modules, horizontal carousels, vertical carousels, mobile shelving and integrated software. From receiving to order processing and pick accuracy to replenishment and cycle counting Kardex Remstar provides complete solutions that improve productivity, save floor space and increase accuracy.
Thin Film Electronics (“Thinfilm”) together with PARC, a Xerox company, announced they have produced a working prototype of the world’s first printed non-volatile memory device addressed with complementary organic circuits, the organic equivalent of CMOS circuitry. Thinfilm Addressable Memory™ consists of Thinfilm’s printed memory and PARC’s transistors.
Anritsu Company announces that Frost & Sullivan has presented Anritsu with a 2011 Global Customer Enhancement Award in Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Testing. The award was presented to Anritsu for its introduction of the innovative MW8219A PIM Master, and how the test solution addresses the growing need to locate and correct PIM in wireless networks.