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Maxtek is Now Tektronix Component Solutions

October 25, 2010 7:00 am | Comments

Maxtek Components Corporation announced today that it will now be known as Tektronix Component Solutions. Leveraging one of the technology world’s most trusted brands in test instrumentation, this name change reflects the customer’s increased access to core capabilities and high-performance technologies developed by Tektronix Component Solutions in support of its parent company, Tektronix.

Commitment to OpenVPX Solidified with Core Design for System Integration Under VITA-Ratified Profiles

October 25, 2010 7:00 am | Comments

SIE Computing Solutions, Inc. has reaffirmed its commitment to OpenVPX with a new 3U OpenVPX backplane designed for board-agnostic system design and integration. Designed to form a flexible standard design that allows for multiple vendor boards and other system components without sacrificing interoperability, SIE’s new OpenVPX backplane is a centralized 6-slot design that provides maximum flexibility for both customization and varied standardization between OpenVPX profiles.

element14 Now Combines Commerce and Community for Electronic Design Engineers and Purchasing Professionals across Asia Pacific

October 25, 2010 7:00 am | Comments

Premier Farnell plc announced the launch of a new, market leading customer proposition in Asia offering a significantly expanded inventory of products relevant to electronic design engineers, next-day delivery in Asia Pacific and an enhanced range of services, under the name element14. The unique fusion of commerce and community, signals a new era for component distribution in the region and is based on extensive customer research.


Broadcom Selected for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Wi-Fi Direct™ Test Suite and Among the First to Obtain Certification

October 25, 2010 7:00 am | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation announced that the Broadcom® BCM43224 dual-band 802.11n 2x2 MIMO PCIe half mini card has been selected for the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct™ test suite. It is among the first products to obtain Wi-Fi Direct designation from the Wi-Fi Alliance® and will be a benchmark for all future certification testing in numerous Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ labs around the globe.

Atmel’s maXTouch Touchscreen Controller Wins Electronic Product of the Year at British Engineering Excellence Awards

October 25, 2010 6:59 am | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atmel® Corporation announced that its maXTouch™ mXT224 touchscreen controller IC has won the "New Electronic Product of the Year" award at the recent British Engineering Excellence awards ceremony held in London. The award, sponsored by Digi-Key, was for the most innovative electronics product that had been brought to market during 2009/10.

Digi-Key Corporation and Exar Corporation Sign Global Distribution Agreement

October 22, 2010 7:06 am | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced it has entered into an agreement with Exar Corporation to distribute the company's analog and mixed-signal ICs to Digi-Key customers around the globe. Exar Corporation delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, datacom and storage applications.

Graphene Transistors Do Triple Duty in Wireless Communications

October 22, 2010 6:42 am | Comments

Katherine Bourzac Article Source: Technology Review Graphene's potential was recognized earlier this month when those who first studied it in the lab won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. But researchers are just beginning to figure out how to take advantage of the novel carbon material in electronic devices.

Sierra Wireless and Itron Collaborate to Provide Real-Time Usage Information for Utility Customers

October 22, 2010 6:42 am | Comments

VANCOUVER, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sierra Wireless announced that Itron has selected Sierra Wireless AirLink Raven X and Raven XE Intelligent M2M Gateways to provide the primary cellular connection in its new CCU 100, a key component of its ChoiceConnect™ fixed network platform. Through a Joint Marketing Agreement (JMA) the two companies also have agreed to leverage their combined marketing and sales resources to co-market the solution to utility customers.


Green Plug Tackles the Longest Yard: Linking Consumer Electronics to the Smart Grid

October 22, 2010 6:42 am | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Smart Grid already is reducing energy consumption and leveling peak demand in millions of homes and offices. So why is it that many of the DC-powered electronic devices we use every day aren’t able to realize the benefits of being connected to the Smart Grid? Paul Panepinto, vice president of Ecosystem Development at Green Plug, the first developer of digital technology enabling collaboration between multiple electronic devices and their power sources, answers that question and more in a paper titled “The Longest Yard,” presented Oct.

NOOK Devices to Be Sold in Walmart Stores and on Beginning Next Week

October 22, 2010 6:42 am | Comments

NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced its award-winning NOOK eBook Reader will be sold in 2,500 Walmart stores and online at The popular NOOK devices are expected to arrive on Walmart shelves beginning as soon as October 24, in advance of the holiday shopping season.

4G World® 2010 - a Success for the 4G Ecosystem

October 22, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

CHICAGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Yankee Group today announced that 4G World 2010, held Oct. 18-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago, attracted over 10,000 registered attendees and more than 250 sponsors, including 150 exhibitors. The company also announced its 2011 event schedule, including 4G World China 2011, which will be hosted by T&S International Commerce & Cultural Development Center in Chengdu on April 27-29, 2011, and 4G World 2011, which will be held Oct.


Alibaba Selects Spirent for Cloud Computing Testing

October 21, 2010 6:49 am | Comments

Alibaba Cloud Computing selected Spirent Communications for its holistic approach to data center and cloud computing testing. In 2009, Alibaba Group established Alibaba Cloud Computing with the mission of building an advanced data-centric cloud computing service platform. Alibaba Cloud Computing used Spirent TestCenter™ to conduct a large scale test of its data center and cloud services infrastructure.

Samsung Shows off 330 Mbps Mobile WiMAX Demonstrating Full-HD 3D Video Service over WiMAX 2

October 21, 2010 6:49 am | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. recently revealed its progress in shaping the future of Mobile WiMAX at CEATEC JAPAN 2010, in Tokyo, Japan. With Samsung’s developed WiMAX 2 trial system, UQ Communications demonstrated WiMAX 2 based on IEEE 802.16m with a speed of 330 Mbps. UQ Communications and Samsung are showing Full-HD 3D videos and 16 Full-HD videos on 4 LFD (Large Format Display) TVs at the same time using its WiMAX 2 trial systems and device.

New FDD-LTE USB Device Provides Unsurpassed Mobile Broadband Experience for Bandwidth Hungry Consumers

October 21, 2010 6:49 am | Comments

The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. announced at 4G World 2010 the introduction of its new FDD LTE USB-lte 7110 device for delivery of personalized mobile broadband experiences, including real-time multimedia applications. These include video conferencing, high-definition content streaming, video blogging and the ability to quickly upload video onto social networking sites.

ACE MX Wireless Channel Emulator to Validate Interoperability of LTE Base Stations and User Devices

October 21, 2010 6:49 am | Comments

Azimuth Systems, Inc. recently announced that LG-Ericsson has selected the ACE MX MIMO channel emulator for testing of its LTE eNodeB base station products. LG Ericsson’s design validation team will use the ACE MX channel emulator primarily for interoperability testing, particularly as it relates to interoperability of LTE base stations with user devices such as LG-Electronics’ world-class handsets.


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