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Tech Industry Calls for Action in Lame Duck Session

November 16, 2010 4:59 am | Comments

TechAmerica has called upon the 111th Congress take concerted action in support of American innovation before adjourning for good. The Association asked leaders on both sides of the aisle to cooperate to strengthen and extend the long-expired Federal Research and Development Tax Credit, pass several well-supported cybersecurity measures and delay a pending withholding requirement for government payments to contractors.

Skyworks Powers First LTE Mobile Handset

November 16, 2010 4:59 am | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. today announced that two of its power amplifier modules are enabling the first commercial long term evolution (LTE) handset in the United States. Samsung’s newest 4G mobile phone, the Craft, was launched in Las Vegas by MetroPCS and leverages the SKY77702 and the SKY77703. The carrier expects to cover 19 markets by 2011 and approximately 110 million LTE customers in major cities such as Dallas, Los Angeles and New York.

LA Auto Show Presents More Than 50 Electric, Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

November 16, 2010 4:59 am | Comments

LOS ANGELES, /PRNewswire/ -- With a continued focus on economic and environmental concerns, manufacturers are increasingly focused on high-mileage and low emission vehicles. The 2010 LA Auto Show will feature more than 50 electric, hydrogen fuel-cell electric, hybrid, clean diesel and natural gas vehicles, all providing viable solutions for cleaner transportation.

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CTIA - The Wireless Association® Statement on NTIA's Report on Spectrum

November 16, 2010 4:59 am | Comments

WASHINGTON,/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the NTIA releasing their report on spectrum, CTIA-The Wireless Association's President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement:   "We thank Administrator Strickling and his team at NTIA for their hard work and efforts to date to implement President Obama's Memorandum on wireless broadband and spectrum.

Are You Fit Enough for Your Own Phone?

November 15, 2010 9:48 am | Comments

DALLAS,/PRNewswire/ -- It's become a ubiquitous part of our culture: People everywhere hunched over tiny screens, cramping their hands to type on miniature-sized keyboards or tilting their necks to listen to a call. All you have to do is look at the multi-tasking driver next to you on the highway and it's easy to see that Americans are addicted to their smartphones.

Nation's First Statewide Partnership to Provide IT Training to Every High School Student

November 15, 2010 9:43 am | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C., /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina and Microsoft Corp. announced that North Carolina is the first state in the nation to launch and implement the Microsoft IT Academy Program at all public high schools statewide. The Microsoft IT Academy provides students with real-world technology skills they need to be successful in college and their careers.

Cloth Addiction – Microfiber Cloths Keep iPad Screens Clean

November 15, 2010 9:42 am | Comments

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cloth Addiction" microfiber cloths can make dirty screens a thing of the past. CTA Products has launched a new generation of microfiber cloths designed to meet a new demand - keeping the iPad and other tablet screens clean. This new generation cloth has ultra thin fibers, twice as thin as existing microfiber cloths.

Energy Management Products Improve the Performance of Vehicle Electric Systems

November 15, 2010 9:42 am | Comments

PLYMOUTH, Mich., /PRNewswire/ -- Hella, a major automotive electronics supplier, is developing two energy-management products to improve the performance of vehicle electric systems – a voltage stabilizer and a DC/DC converter. Hella's voltage stabilizers are critical components for fuel-saving and start-stop engine systems.

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Cluster GPU Instances Extend the Options for Running HPC Workloads in the AWS Cloud

November 15, 2010 9:42 am | Comments

SEATTLE -- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Amazon Web Services LLC, an Amazon.com company, today announced Amazon Cluster GPU Instances, a new instance type designed to deliver the power of GPU processing in the cloud. GPUs are increasingly being used to accelerate the performance of many general purpose computing problems.

Alvarion® Ranked the #1 Supplier in European Market for Wireless Infrastructure Equipment used in Video Surveillance

November 15, 2010 9:42 am | Comments

WASHINGTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Alvarion Ltd. announced it was ranked the number one supplier of wireless infrastructure equipment used in video surveillance in Europe by IMS Research in its latest report “The EMEA Market for Wireless Infrastructure Used in Video Surveillance” (published August 2010).

Technology Changes the Dynamics of Energy Management, System Support and Maintenance Using Wired and Wireless Networks

November 12, 2010 6:37 am | Comments

DUBAI, UAE, /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Controls announced the unveiling of GBots (Virtual Robots), a pioneering technology that will transform energy and facility management enabling complete remote management and maintenance using distributed intelligent systems on wired and wireless networks. The announcement was made by Mr.

Belkin's Grip 360° + Stand Wins a CES "Best of Innovations" Award

November 12, 2010 6:37 am | Comments

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- (Business Wire) -- Belkin International, Inc., has been honored with the CES (News - Alert) Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering "Best of Innovations" Award in the Portable Multimedia Accessories product category for its Grip 360° + Stand, an all-in-one iPad accessory that transforms three ways: a carrying case, a handheld case, and a stand.

Holiday Preview Sale Reveals High-Demand for Top Brands and Innovative Performance Features

November 12, 2010 6:26 am | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company, announced today that sales for the week ending November 7, 2010 reveal customers are looking for both innovative performance and value as the keys for shopping this holiday season. In a tough economy, consumers are researching and educating themselves more than ever before making purchases.

Motorola Solutions Achieves Key Public Safety LTE Milestones

November 12, 2010 6:26 am | Comments

The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. recently demonstrated live over-the-air (OTA) broadband video in the 700 MHz Public Safety spectrum band to the world’s first public safety data device using a commercial LTE chipset module. Motorola also congratulates BayWEB for their first live, OTA data session in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Change TV Channels, Play DVDs, Adjust Volume with Wizard-like Ease

November 12, 2010 6:26 am | Comments

NEW YORK, /PRNewswire/ -- Hammacher Schlemmer (http://www.hammacher.com/?tid=pr78951), America's longest running catalog offering the unexpected for 162 years, has introduced The Magic Wand Remote Control ( www.hammacher.com/Product/78951 ), a device that adds a wizardly flourish to home entertainment, and a fun holiday gift.

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