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Microchip Launches Consumer-Band Power-Line Soft-Modem Development Kit

April 18, 2011 8:39 am | Comments

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Microchip Technology Inc. today announced a Power-Line Modem (PLM) PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board Development Kit (part # AC164142) that enables customers to easily incorporate power-line communication into their products. The power-line soft-modem technology supported by the PLM PICtail plus daughter board enables consumer and industrial products to communicate using the same wiring that provides power, which creates an instant network at a low system and deployment cost.

Consumer Cellular Saves Customers Millions

April 18, 2011 8:39 am | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Consumer Cellular, a national provider of wireless phones and services, announced that its Usage Alerts program has saved consumers nationwide more than $5 million over the last year. This milestone in wireless customer savings comes as Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revisit enacting rules to prevent consumers from experiencing cell phone "bill shock.

ADA Technologies Receives $750K to Develop Lithium-ion Batteries for Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems

April 18, 2011 8:39 am | Comments

DENVER -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ADA Technologies, Inc. (ADA) received a $750,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force for research on an innovative nanomaterial-enabled power system for use in small to micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Specifically, ADA will create a high performance, cost effective and easy-to-manufacture lithium-ion battery that meets the power generation and storage requirements of military UAS.


16-bit DAC Slashes Power Consumption 65 percent, Increases Speed 25 Percent

April 15, 2011 10:27 am | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced the industry’s most power-efficient 4-channel, 16-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter). At 1.25 GSPS, the DAC3484 is 25 percent faster than the next fastest quad DAC while consuming as little as 250 mW per channel – 65 percent less than the closest competitor.


RFID Readers and Tags Recognized for Exceptional Performance in Reducing Loss of Perishables

April 15, 2011 7:16 am | Comments

SANTA CLARA, CA --(Marketwire) – Intelleflex announced it has won the ‘Best in Show’ award at RFID Journal LIVE! A team of judges from industry, research, and academia recognized the company's fixed and mobile, multiprotocol readers and temperature tags for excellence in monitoring the condition of perishable foods and pharmaceuticals under a range of rigorous conditions and for providing actionable data to take corrective action.

NRL Scientists Demonstrate Novel Ionic Liquid Batteries

April 15, 2011 6:56 am | Comments

WASHINGTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Scientists at the NRL Materials Science and Technology Division are providing solid evidence that there is a new route towards developing novel, lightweight energy storage devices. By moving away from centuries of caustic, hazardous aqueous-based battery cells and instead using non-volatile, thermally-stable ionic liquids, scientists predict multiple new types of batteries.

Magellan® Introduces a Rugged Handheld GPS for GIS Professionals

April 15, 2011 6:56 am | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan recently announced it's re-entering the GIS market with the eXplorist Pro 10, a rugged, lightweight and waterproof GPS handheld device specifically designed for GPS/GIS data collection. Featuring a vibrant 3-inch, WQVGA transflective color touchscreen, 533 MHz processor and 128 MB RAM, the eXplorist Pro 10 packs the power needed to work with maps and large data sets into a compact-handheld form factor.

Heads up IT Staff: It’s Time to Start Roving with Your iPad

April 15, 2011 6:55 am | Comments

OTTAWA, Ontario -- (BUSINESS WIRE) – Rove announces a new release of Rove Mobile Admin that turns an iPad into a high-performing, secure IT management platform, enabling IT staff to work from a mobile position to more effectively address the continuous demands being placed upon them and maintain control over their environment.


Industry Award Honors Excellence in Automotive Innovation and Execution

April 15, 2011 6:55 am | Comments

DETROIT, /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell Transportation Systems received the 2011 Automotive News PACE™ (Premier Automotive Suppliers Contributions to Excellence) Award for its VNT DualBoost Turbo. This turbocharger brought to market five distinct innovations to provide Ford Motor Company's Power Stroke engine with improved engine performance, fuel economy, and responsiveness —all while cutting emissions.

Cisco's New Green Data Center in Texas Showcases Private Cloud Deployment

April 15, 2011 6:55 am | Comments

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire -- Cisco has announced a new green data center in Allen, Texas, with an architecture deploying Cisco's entire data center technology portfolio spanning computing, switching, and data storage access to support Cisco's internal private cloud and deliver Information Technology (IT) as a service.

First Embedded Debugger for Intel x86 Platforms Can Diagnose Systems Remotely

April 15, 2011 6:55 am | Comments

A new embedded debugger from ASSET® InterTech is the first debugger that can be embedded into Intel® x86 platforms for remote or local diagnostics. Based on ASSET’s ScanWorks® platform for embedded instruments, the debugger is inserted into the firmware of a system’s secondary service processor and can be operated remotely from anywhere and at anytime.

Guinness World Records™ Unveils Mobile Gaming Arcade with Launch of the new Gamer's Edition Arcade App

April 14, 2011 7:32 am | Comments

LONDON, April 14, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Guinness World Records announces the launch of its new Gamer's Edition Arcade app available today on iPad, iPhone, iPod and Android from the iTunes Store (visit: Gamer's Edition Arcade is the first-ever dedicated gaming app from Guinness World Records and complements the recently released best-selling title, Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition.

Chance to Win a Nissan LEAF by Trading in Used Electronic Devices

April 14, 2011 7:32 am | Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas, /PRNewswire/ -- Today RadioShack® announced a promotion in honor of Earth Day, which will give customers the chance to win the new eco-friendly Nissan LEAF™, simply by trading in their used electronic devices*. From April 17-23, customers shopping at The Shack will have the chance to win a new car when participating in the retailer's Trade & Save program.

Realtors® and Real Estate Agents Gain Instant Connection to Buyers with Advanced Technology

April 14, 2011 7:32 am | Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- It is nearly impossible not to notice the odd black and white peppered squares located on advertisements, posters, magazines, and coupons. Those squares are QR codes (short for Quick Response), which are becoming one of the best ways to sell products to interested consumers more efficiently and, by definition, more quickly.

1 in 5 Smartphones Will have NFC by 2014, Spurred by Recent Breakthroughs

April 14, 2011 7:32 am | Comments

New market forecasts from Juniper Research show rapid adoption of NFC services over the next 3 years, with at least 1 in 5 smartphones worldwide having NFC contactless functionality. Worldwide, Juniper forecasts almost 300 million NFC capable smartphones by 2014. Juniper’s analysis shows that this growth will be driven in the short term by mobile network operators launching services in 20 early adopting countries before the end of 2012.


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