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Digi-Key’s TechXchange Announces Community Partnership with EBN

July 20, 2011 11:48 am | Comments

Digi-Key announced the addition of UBM Electronics' EBN as a valued community partner for Digi-Key's TechXchangeSM online engineering community. EBN is the market-leading interactive community site for senior executives, managers, financial analysts, and other professionals involved in managing supply chain activities in the high-tech equipment sector.

RF Energy Harvesting Perpetually Powers Wireless Sensors

July 20, 2011 11:06 am | Comments

Harry Ostaffe, VP of Marketing and Business Development Powercast Corporation Wireless sensor network (WSN) deployments are rapidly increasing. ABI Research reported that in 2010, WSN chip shipments grew >300 percent and wireless-enabled building automation sensors grew 80 percent. The majority of these sensor nodes are battery-powered which deploy and install rapidly compared to wiring.


New Lightweight Backshell Provides Solutions

July 20, 2011 10:59 am | by Gino Nanninga, Vice President of Sales, Positronic Industries | Comments

For decades, D-subminiature connectors have been the interconnect of choice in many electronic systems. Over time, these connectors have evolved to meet changing requirements in a wide variety of applications. D-subminiature connectors are available in six package sizes. Each package size can be configured with standard and high-density contact spacing, as well as mixed contact densities.


Lotus Technical Services Completes Design Verification Project at CEITEC S.A. Brazil

July 20, 2011 7:57 am | Comments

Lotus Technical Services announced that they have successfully completed a design verification project at CEITEC S.A., Brazil over a four month period. The Lotus Technical Services team was invited to deliver the design verification project report to the Minister of Science and Technology Mr. Aloizio Mercadante Oliva and Dr.

STMicro Encourages Fast User-Interface Development for SPEAr Processor

July 20, 2011 7:43 am | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced the availability of the Mentor Embedded Inflexion User Interface software product on the SPEAr (Structured Processor Enhanced Architecture) family of processors, which are based on ARM core technology. The integration of the Mentor Graphics Inflexion UI product on SPEAr processors will enable rapid implementation of rich and dynamic 2D and 3D UIs for product differentiation in target embedded control applications across market segments, from computer peripherals and communication, to industrial automation.

Interop Technologies Names Doug Thompson Jr. as Director of Product Management

July 20, 2011 6:29 am | Comments

Interop Technologies has named Doug Thompson Jr. to the position of Director of Product Management. With more than 18 years of experience in telecommunications, Thompson has an extensive background in product life cycle management, strategy assessment, and new product introductions. At Interop he will be responsible for driving the evolution of the company’s solutions as they continue to support next-generation technologies.

Talon Air Selects Optex Perimeter Warning System to Protect Aircraft

July 20, 2011 4:42 am | Comments

To prevent the potential for accidents and costly repairs to aircraft being moved in hangars, Talon Air ( ), a full-service private jet charter and aircraft management company based at Republic Airport (FRG) in Farmingdale, New York, has installed a unique perimeter-warning system in two of its hangars.

Electricity and Smart Grid Fundamentals Training Seminar comes to Texas Institute in August

July 20, 2011 4:13 am | Comments

The Texas Institute is pleased to announce its Electricity and Smart Grid Fundamentals Training Seminar on Thursday, August 25th in Dallas, TX and on Tuesday, August 30th in Austin. Understanding the complex and dynamic electric industry requires specialized training led by industry experts. The Texas Institute provides comprehensive, expert-led training programs designed to help everyone from new hires to veterans learn about the industry and successfully apply the knowledge in their careers.


Freedom of Choice in Platforms

July 19, 2011 12:57 pm | Comments

This year has seen three test platforms continuing to develop their market message and attract new users from older platforms such as GPIB and VXI, the choices seem to continue to expand for users. From a professional and a business standpoint, we see the choices as good for both vendors and customers as it allows for a broader range of applications to be supported by a greater number of products and platforms that address every budget and requirement.

Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR) Panel for Next Generation Air Traffic Control and Weather Surveillance Recognized

July 19, 2011 9:02 am | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (M/A-COM Tech) announced that the Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR) Panel has been named as one of R&D Magazines’ 2011 R&D 100 Winners. The MPAR Panel has applications in next generation air traffic control and weather surveillance. It was co-developed by M/A-COM Tech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory under sponsorship from the Federal Aviation Administration.

'Smart' Sunglasses Block Blinding Glare

July 19, 2011 8:07 am | Comments

( University of Buffalo ) - The days of being blinded by glare from the sun, despite the $300 sunglasses straddling your face, may soon be over. Chris Mullin, PhD, a formerly local inventor and entrepreneur, has teamed up with the University at Buffalo to develop sunglasses that detect bright spots of light and darken specific parts of the lens to protect sunglasses wearers from blinding glare.

Celtra Launches in Europe with Agencies, Mobile Ad Networks and Publishers

July 19, 2011 7:29 am | Comments

Celtra Inc, announced it is open for business in Europe with offices in the UK and Slovenia. Through partnerships with media agencies, publishers and ad networks, Celtra has crossed the Atlantic, bringing its popular mobile rich media AdCreator platform to advertisers. “There is a tremendous growth opportunity for rich media mobile advertising in the European market, as evidenced by a surging demand from advertisers and publishers,” said David George, Chief Operating Officer of Celtra.

Mobile Video Consumption to Surpass 693 Billion Minutes by 2015

July 19, 2011 7:25 am | Comments

Mobile video consumption is a rapidly developing market. Although many mobile video products have only recently launched, providers are experiencing significant growth in usage rates. According to In-Stat survey results, nearly two-thirds of smartphone owners have watched video on their device, while nearly 86% of tablet owners have done so.

Digi Wireless Gateways, XBee ZigBee Modules and iDigi Device Cloud to Connect Remote Shipping Containers

July 19, 2011 7:24 am | Comments

Digi International announced that Inteligistics will use the iDigi Device Cloud, ConnectPort X wireless gateways and XBee ZigBee modules to wirelessly enable its intelligent, asset tracking system. The patented system will be used by the U.S. Navy to track the contents of tens of thousands of shipping containers across the world as well as by the global logistics industry.

Arrow Electronics’ Michael Long to Address ECIA Executive Conference October 25, 2011

July 19, 2011 7:13 am | Comments

Michael Long, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Arrow Electronics, Inc., will be a keynote speaker at the 2011 ECIA Executive Conference, “Partnering for Profitable Growth,” October 23-25, at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Long will offer insight into industry trends and the future of electronic components distribution.


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