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Green Hills Software Selected for 4G Wireless Broadband Solutions

December 6, 2011 7:05 am | Comments

Green Hills Software has announced that its compilers, the Green Hills Probe and MULTI development tool chain, have been used by Altair Semiconductor in the development of its 4G LTE products. Altair is a leading LTE chip supplier with approximately 30 different customer products shipping globally, covering all variants of the LTE standard on a single chipset and software platform.

Iridium and GEOS Partner to Offer Emergency Response Service

December 6, 2011 5:57 am | Comments

Iridium Communications  announces the GEOS emergency response service is now available to Iridium Extreme satellite phone customers. At no additional cost to customers, Iridium has integrated the GEOS service into the SOS button on the Iridium Extreme. Launched in September 2011, the Iridium Extreme is the most advanced, rugged satellite phone in the market and is the first to offer an SOS button.

Winners of 2011 iNEMO Campus Design Contest in China

December 5, 2011 9:26 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor December 5, 2011 | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced Sky Worker Team 1 from Tsinghua University as champion of the 2011 iNEMO Campus Design Contest in China. The open competition, launched to showcase the company’s unique iNEMO evaluation and development tool offering 10-axis MEMS sensing managed by an STM32 32-bit microcontroller, began on July 25 and ran until November 29 to promote MEMS design innovation among university students in China.

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Intelligent End-to-End Network Visibility

December 5, 2011 9:12 am | Comments

Empirix announced the availability of powerful new data correlation and analytics capabilities delivered through Empirix xCentrix that, for the first time in the industry, gives organizations a complete, unified view of network performance across all technologies. By correlating data from Empirix testing and monitoring solutions with third-party network monitoring systems and external sources, Empirix xCentrix provides a full analysis of how customers experience voice, video and data applications from end-to-end.

Samsung Selects Ethertronics' EtherSmart LTE 1.0 for the Galaxy S II LTE

December 5, 2011 8:44 am | Comments

Ethertronics announced that its EtherSmart LTE 1.0 Phone Adaptive Antenna Solution has been selected for Samsung’s Galaxy S II LTE SC-03D smartphone for NTT DOCOMO subscribers in Japan. EtherSmart LTE 1.0 underscores Ethertronics’ continued ability to provide innovative antenna system solutions for wireless devices, particularly in the 4G space.

Hospital Goes Green, Reduces Energy Costs with LEDtronics

December 2, 2011 11:31 am | Comments

Pressed on by its security department that was anxious to have better lighting in the hospital’s parking lot for the security cameras to operate more efficiently, the Facilities Maintenance Department of Kingman Regional Medical Center approached Howard Industrial Sales in nearby Chandler to initiate energy savings comparisons and a lighting upgrade proposal in order to increase the light output in its vast parking lot.

Good Return on Investment: LED Holiday Lights

December 2, 2011 10:27 am | by Philip Schmidt, Writer for Networx | Comments

If you're not yet familiar with LED lighting, it's time to illuminate yourself, lest you be considered an LUD (that's short for Luddite, a 19th-century English anti-industrialist, now synonymous with anyone who's way behind the times with technology). But don't worry; all you need to know about LEDs is that they're good lightbulbs.

Facebook to Open an Engineering Office in NYC in 2012

December 2, 2011 9:07 am | Comments

To keep up with its rapid growth, Facebook announced plans to establish an engineering presence in New York City and tap into the remarkable technical talent that the region has to offer. The Facebook NYC engineering office, the company's first outside the West Coast, will open in early 2012 and will begin accepting applications immediately.

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Red-Hot Kindle Fire Blazes its Way to Second Place in Media Tablet Market

December 2, 2011 6:51 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Just two weeks after its introduction, Amazon’s Kindle Fire already is shaking up the market, with the device expected to surpass all other iPad rivals to take second place in the global media tablet business in the fourth quarter. Coming up from zero in the third quarter, Amazon will ship 3.9 million Kindle Fire tablets during the last three months of 2011, according to a preliminary projection from the IHS iSuppli Display Materials & Systems Service from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).

Distributor Agreement Expands Support for High-Performance RF Systems Designers

December 1, 2011 12:12 pm | Comments

Analog Devices announced that it has entered into a worldwide sales distribution agreement with Richardson RFPD, Inc. As one of the leading distributors of RF and microwave components, Richardson RFPD will support the design-in of ADI’s high-performance RF ICs (integrated circuits) along with the company’s full range of analog, mixed-signal and digital signal-processing products.

Datalogic Aquires PPT Vision, Invests in Vision Technology

December 1, 2011 9:53 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor  | Comments

Datalogic S.p.A. announces the acquisition, through a US subsidiary, of PPT Vision, a U.S. company which has been present in the machine vision market for nearly 30 years. PPT Vision develops, produces and markets products and solutions based on smart camera, as well as industrial multi-camera vision systems used in quality control and inspection in the manufacturing industry (machine vision).

Partnership to Power the NFC Revolution

December 1, 2011 9:42 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor  | Comments

UPM RFID and Narian Technologies have announced a strategic partnership to drive new NFC marketing, customer service and employee management for retailers and product providers utilizing UPM RFID NFC tags. On November 30 – December 1, at the WIMA NFC USA event in the Mission Bay Conference Centre in San Francisco, UPM RFID and Narian Technologies are introducing a joint deployment of custom WIMA NFC applications and services.

Competition Launched to Recognize the element14 Online Global Community

December 1, 2011 4:47 am | Comments

Premier Farnell, a global electronics distributor, is launching a two-week campaign to celebrate the 14 days of its element14 community, an industry-first portal for electronic design engineers and like-minded professionals. Since its beginnings in June 2009,  element14 has fast become the hub for electronics enthusiasts to collaborate and share information with features like the popular Ben Heck Show , the unmatched legislation portal, “Roadtesting” new products, our Innovation Series , the Knode or the “ask an expert” functionality, .

New Version of Google Maps Brings Indoor Floor Plans to Your Phone

November 29, 2011 11:52 am | Comments

Google’s Maps team has made fantastic advances in surveying and mapping seemingly every square inch of navigable ground on the planet. But for mobile users, those maps have always stopped just short of indoor spaces — until now. Google Maps 6.0 for Android launched Tuesday with a bold initiative: indoor mapping.

Mall Owners Pull Plug on Cellular Tracking (For Now)

November 29, 2011 10:57 am | Comments

You may now shop two malls again without fear of individualized tracking—at least by your cell phone signal. Privacy concerns raised by US Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) have ended plans by malls in southern California and Virginia to “survey” customers’ shopping habits by tracking their cell phone signals.

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