( Harvard Chronicle ) - In 2006, Harvard sociologists struck a mother lode of social-science data, offering a new way to answer big questions about how race and cultural tastes affect relationships. The source: some 1,700 Facebook profiles, downloaded from an entire class of students at an "anonymous" university, that could reveal how friendships and interests evolve over time.
IAR Systems today announced an upgrade to IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX with advanced software performance analysis functionality. The new features can measure a number of execution aspects to help users understand how well an application performs on the microcontroller, and identify opportunities for tuning and optimizing software performance.
When disaster strikes from harsh weather environments, power surges, or rolling blackouts, mission critical computing systems and manufacturing processes are at the highest risk of going down. After the power goes out, uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) keep the facility up and running preventing the loss of vital information and protecting against costly equipment damage.
Richardson RFPD announced that for the second consecutive year, it has received the “Top Distributor of the Year” award from TriQuint Semiconductor. “It is very gratifying to win this award two years in a row from one of our top suppliers,” said Greg Peloquin, President of Richardson RFPD. “TriQuint’s broad portfolio of leading-edge technology products, combined with our global strategy of engineer-focused distribution continues to drive numerous design wins.
Xandem’s new synergistic sensing technology created by Wilson and Patwari at the University of Utah has led to the first ever tomographic motion detection system available for purchase. The product offers a totally new way to detect movement and is easily integrated into standard panel equipment, thus making this cutting-edge technology available for use in new and existing alarm, automation, and energy efficiency systems.
F5 Networks announced that Telefónica Spain has implemented F5 solutions as a key part of a project aimed at achieving greater mobile data traffic management flexibility and reduced time-to-market for new service offerings. The F5 Service Delivery Networking (SDN) platform has helped Telefónica Spain introduce a simpler, more available technology architecture and generate cost efficiencies through infrastructure streamlining.
Triquint Appoints James L. Klein as Vice President and General Manager of Defense & Aerospace BusinessJuly 8, 2011 5:53 am | Comments
TriQuint Semiconductor announced that James L. Klein has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager of its Defense and Aerospace business. Mr. Klein will be based in TriQuint’s Texas facility and report to President and CEO, Ralph Quinsey. Mr. Klein will work closely with Tom Cordner, TriQuint’s current Vice President and General Manager of Defense and Aerospace as Mr.
Texas Instruments introduced a new Sub-1 GHz RF Value Line family, offering developers low-cost connectivity solutions for sub-1 GHz RF applications such as remote controls, toys, home and building automation, and security systems. The Sub-1 GHz RF Value Line family launched with the CC115L transmitter, CC113L receiver and CC110L transceiver, all available immediately.
ABBYY announced a new release of its ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine, a software development kit (SDK) for creating optical character recognition (OCR) applications with a small memory footprint. In addition to its powerful text recognition capabilities, the SDK now offers a compact code barcode recognition technology that can “read” a broad range of popular 1D and 2D barcode types.
Shipments of electronic products with embedded wireless local area networking technology (WLAN) will surpass one billion units for the first time ever in 2011 and then rise to more than two billion in 2015, as ubiquitous connectivity increasingly becomes a standard feature, new IHS iSuppli research indicates.
Geotest today announced the TS-900, a new PXI-based test system for component, SoC and SiP test applications. Offering up to 512, 100 MHz channels with per-pin PMUs and an integrated receiver interface, the modular TS-900 includes a full-featured set of hardware and software capabilities for digital and mixed – signal test applications.
A question answering machine like Watson could be applied to almost every level of commerce. You could have a Watson on the floor at Best Buy, or the support departments of large companies could keep a pet Watson for answering trickier questions. Telemarketers, which are famously bad at handling off-script questions, could be saved by Watson.
Mobile marketing and communications company Txtlocal are working with Time Is Ltd. (TIL) on their product JayBee, to help individuals with a wide variety of illnesses and varying degrees of disability to communicate both audibly and instantly with the outside world. JayBee is a system which allows those who do not have the power of speech to communicate fully, fluently and quickly.
Metro Network Services announces the launch of its optical networking systems integrator solutions. With the ability to build, design and manage optical networks, Metro|NS offers full, turn-key solutions for both enterprise and telecommunications companies looking to build optical networks. Led by the former management team of Lexent Metro Connect, Metro|NS executives have extensive, optical layer knowledge as well as proven proficiency as a construction firm.
The 32GB version of Hewlett-Packard Co.’s new TouchPad media tablet carries a bill of materials (BOM) of $318, according to the preliminary results generated by the IHS iSuppli Teardown Analysis Service from information and analysis provider IHS. When the $10.00 manufacturing cost is added in, the total cost to produce the high-end version of the TouchPad increases to $328.