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Digi-Key Announces Stock of Cree's LMR4 LED Lighting Modules in Europe and Around the World

January 21, 2011 6:16 am | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation today announced its stock of Cree's LMR4 LED light modules is available in Europe and around the world. The LMR4 modules are designed to simplify the creative process, giving lighting manufacturers more options as they develop LED lighting products.

Calico Energy Services and Digi Partner to Enable Smart Grid Technologies for Energy and Demand Management Companies

January 21, 2011 6:15 am | Comments

Calico Energy Services and Digi International recently announced the availability of an integrated smart grid technology solution for energy and demand management. The solution is built upon the Digi X-Grid™ platform which provides device connectivity infrastructure, and Calico Energy’s EIS™ platform, which provides a complete utility energy management solution coupled with residential and commercial load control.

Strategy Analytics: 2010 LED and Optical Markets Continue Growth

January 20, 2011 5:55 am | Comments

BOSTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Strategy Analytics found that the optoelectronics segment of the compound semiconductor industry continued to grow into the close of 2010, driven by trends like broader adoption of LEDs for general and automotive lighting applications, as well as increased performance demand by the optical transport market.


Samsung’s Acquisition Aims to Expand its Leadership in Next-Generation Displays for Mobile Devices

January 20, 2011 5:55 am | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced it has acquired display technology firm Liquavista BV. Samsung completed the acquisition of Liquavista, based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in December 2010. Liquavista, founded in 2006 as a spin-out from the Philips Research Labs, offers a new type of electronic display technology known as electrowetting for applications in e-readers, mobile phones, media players and other mobile devices.

Adding Multimedia Nintendo 3DS Brings a Dimensional Shift to the World of Entertainment

January 20, 2011 5:55 am | Comments

NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The company that changed the world of video games with touch-screen gaming in 2004 and motion-controlled gaming in 2006 now pioneers the next dimensional shift. On March 27, Nintendo introduces portable entertainment in 3D – without the need for special glasses. The Nintendo 3DS™ system will be available in either Cosmo Black or Aqua Blue, and will have a suggested retail price of $249.

Complete Embedded Solution for High-Definition Audio/Visual (HD A/V) Electronics Devices

January 20, 2011 5:55 am | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. announced the launch of the WIRELESSHD™ (WiHD) 2nd generation module, WHDM-T005/R006, which is adapted for a complete embedded solution to high-definition audio/visual (HD-A/V) electronics devices, such as Plasma Displays, LCD-TV, Projection DTV, A/V Receiver, and Blu-ray player, etc.

Kontron Announces Support for AMD Embedded G-Series APUs on Three Embedded Platforms

January 20, 2011 5:54 am | Comments

Parallel to AMD’s launch of the AMD Embedded G-Series platform, Kontron announces that it will support the world’s first Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) on three of the company’s small form factor (SFF) embedded platforms. With the new AMD Embedded G-Series platform that integrates energy efficient processor cores and an advanced GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) with support for DirectX® 11 into a single Advanced Processing Unit (APU), Kontron extends its small form factor portfolio of Computer-on-Modules, Embedded Motherboards and Single Board Computers (SBC) for high-performance multi-media content delivery applications.

Hittite Microwave Corporation Acquires Arctic Silicon Devices

January 20, 2011 5:54 am | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announced it has acquired Arctic Silicon Devices, a developer of advanced mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) technology, located in Trondheim, Norway. The acquisition price was approximately $12.0 million in cash and equity. The acquisition provides Hittite with new IC design and integration capability and a state-of-the-art product line of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).


NTT WEST Adopts Mu Test Suite for Testing Internet Services

January 19, 2011 5:25 am | Comments

Mu Dynamics, Inc. recently announced that NTT WEST (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation), one of the premier providers of telecommunications services in Japan, has adopted the Mu Test Suite for testing its Internet services. Devices being tested include service edge routers and residential gateways for wired services.

New Multi Band 4.9 to 6.5 GHz 29 dBi Two Feet Parabolic Dish Antenna

January 19, 2011 5:24 am | Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel -- (BUSINESS WIRE) --MTI Wireless Edge Ltd., the developer of high quality cost effective antenna solutions for WiMAX, Fixed Wireless and RFID applications, is proud to announce the release of a new broadband 4.9 to 6.5 GHz 29dBi 2 feet parabolic dish antenna. The device is part of a whole new product line of low-cost single and dual polarity directional antennas covering the 5.

Company Honored by Leading Global Electronics Publications for Product Excellence

January 19, 2011 5:24 am | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, recently announced that it has been recognized by the following electronics industry publications for product innovation and leadership. Microchip’s eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC® microcontrollers, featuring the industry’s lowest active and sleep power consumption, continue to gain top honors from the leading global electronics publications.

Thermal Simulation Software that Solves the Cooling Problems from Heat-Generating Electronics Components

January 19, 2011 5:24 am | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Future Facilities Incorporated has released a case study showing that its new CFD software for electronics cooling design, 6SigmaET solves the problem of how to shrink electronics devices that generate heat. Electronics design engineers face complex tradeoffs when they design small high-power-consuming lighting devices like LEDs.

FedEx Office Introduces Self-Service Printing from BlackBerry Smartphones and USB Flash Drives

January 19, 2011 5:24 am | Comments

DALLAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s), an operating company of FedEx Corporation recently announced the introduction of FedEx Office® Print & Go—a technology that enables customers to access and print documents directly from BlackBerry® smartphones and USB flash drives on its digital copy machines.

CNBC Host Jim Cramer to Moderate Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Mobile Carrier CEOs at CTIA Wireless® 2011

January 19, 2011 5:24 am | Comments

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International CTIA WIRELESS® 2011 will open with the CEOs of the four largest U.S. mobile carriers sharing the stage for a keynote roundtable. Ralph de la Vega (AT&T), Dan Hesse (Sprint), Philipp Humm (T-Mobile), and Dan Mead (Verizon Wireless) will discuss mobile broadband futures and the impact of wireless data connectivity in a discussion moderated by CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer.

Analog Devices Introduces Industry’s First I2S Digital MEMS Microphone

January 19, 2011 5:23 am | Comments

NORWOOD, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced the ADMP441 iMEMS® microphone, the industry’s first high-performance MEMS microphone with an I2S (Inter-IC Sound) digital output. The ADMP441 also features an extended frequency response from 100 Hz to 15 kHz, high SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) of 61 dBA, and high PSRR (power-supply-rejection ratio) of 80 dBFS - features that have become the hallmarks of Analog Devices - award-winning MEMS microphone portfolio.


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