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Get Smarter about the Smart Grid

October 4, 2010 11:13 am | Comments

You know that the emerging Smart Grid will impact many aspects of the design of all types of electronic equipment. There is only one Forum that brings it all together for electronic system design engineers: the Smart Grid Electronics Forum, http://smartgrid.darnell.com/ As a delegate you’ll hear from leaders across the breadth of Smart Grid technologies including: * The latest developments on the IEEE P2030 and 802.

Versatile and Stylish Multimedia System, Compatible with iPod Touch® and iPhone® for Convenient Playback

October 4, 2010 11:13 am | Comments

SECAUCUS, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic today announced the MW-20, a digital photo frame that doubles as a stereo sound system, complete with iPod Touch® and iPhone® compatibility – using the supplied cradle to display photos and play music stored on the popular mobile devices is easy and convenient.

Mu Studio Scale Selected for Best New Product in Telecom

October 4, 2010 11:13 am | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Mu Dynamics, Inc. announced that Mu Studio Scale has been named a Light Reading Leading Lights Finalist for "Best New Product in Telecom." Mu Studio Scale is the industry's first testing solution that dynamically replicates customer usage scenarios for scale testing mobile, cloud, and network services.

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Donate a Phone During Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Make a Difference

October 4, 2010 11:13 am | Comments

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a way to take part in the cause during Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October?  HopeLine® from Verizon gives consumers a way to support domestic violence victims and organizations by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider.

Technology Goes Beyond the Standard to Enable Rapid Deployment of Energy Efficient Networks

October 4, 2010 11:13 am | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation today announced that it has the industry's broadest portfolio of available silicon solutions supporting the newly ratified IEEE Std. 802.3az-2010 Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard. This extensive portfolio includes switch silicon that spans entry level unmanaged to enterprise and metro class switches; single, quad and octal Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) physical layer devices (PHYs); dual and quad 10GbE PHYs; 10/100 and 1GbE controllers, and 10GbE converged network interface controllers (C-NICs).

Arrow Electronics Acquires the RF, Wireless & Power Division of Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

October 4, 2010 11:13 am | Comments

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Arrow will acquire all of the assets and operations of the RF, Wireless and Power Division of Richardson Electronics, Ltd. ("Richardson RFPD"). Richardson RFPD is a leading value-added global component distributor and provider of engineered solutions serving the global radio frequency ("RF") and wireless communications market.

Utilities Need Improved Communications Networks to Improve Energy Independence and Sustainability

October 1, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire/ -- The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) released a landmark study, "Utility Communications Needs: Key Factors That Impact Utility Communications Networks," This study articulates for the first time in a comprehensive manner the key requirements that utilities and communications service providers must meet in order to provide the reliable, robust, secure and ubiquitous communications that utilities require in order to build smart energy grids.

Internal Wireless Antennas Take New Approach with Fractals

October 1, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. announced the latest approach to internal antennas for wireless devices. Called a ‘Fractal Rezchip™’ component, the patented, tiny, inexpensive chip-like units turn wireless devices into their own multiband or broadband antenna. Inventor Nathan Cohen, CEO of the explains, “The Fractal Rezchip™ component harps back to the earliest days of wireless, where the antenna was considered part of a resonant or ‘syntonic’ system, not a stand- alone device.

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Digital Music Forum Elevates Music to the Cloud

October 1, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

LOS ANGELES, /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Media Wire announced its finalized speaker list, keynotes and agenda for the 6th Annual Digital Music Forum West to be held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles on October 6-7, 2010. "The music industry finally finds itself in a forward-moving fashion embracing technology to increase digital sales as CD sales continue their decade long decline," said Ned Sherman, publisher and CEO of Digital Media Wire.

Carriers Expected to Shift to Packet-Optical Transport over the Next Five Years

October 1, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

NEW YORK, /PRNewswire/ -- Components suppliers are ramping up for commercial production of an array of products that will enable the telecom industry's migration to packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) over the next five years, according to the latest edition of Heavy Reading Components Insider (www.

Powerful “Telecom API Suite” for Infrastructure Design and Analysis Now Available to the Public

October 1, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

Wireless Applications Corporation announced that it has beta-released a suite of web service Application Programming Interface (API) for performing telecom infrastructure analysis called the Telecom API Suite. Carriers, Tower companies, Web App programmers and wireless service providers alike can immediately begin ramping up their software with power from the Wireless Applications’ cloud service.

Atmel Corporation Completes Sale of SMS Business to INSIDE Contactless S.A.

October 1, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atmel® Corporation announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of Atmel's Smart Card (SMS) business based in Rousset, France and East Kilbride, UK to INSIDE Contactless S.A. ("INSIDE").   At closing, INSIDE paid approximately $32 million in cash to Atmel after an adjustment based on the working capital of the transferred business.

One Year Since Program Launch, Handsets and Consumer Electronics Take the Spotlight

September 30, 2010 10:21 am | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance today announced new data summarizing trends from the first year of activity since its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n testing program was launched.   The following data points summarize trends among the more than 1,100 products that have achieved the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n designation since September 30, 2009 – when the certification tests and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo were updated to align with finalization of the IEEE 802.

TriQuint Portfolio Supports Industry’s Move to More Efficient Base Station Networks

September 30, 2010 10:21 am | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor showcased an extensive portfolio of integrated RF products for base transceiver station (BTS) radios at the European Microwave Conference. TriQuint products reduce the size and complexity of RF circuitry by integrating multiple functions into modules. This enables migration to smaller, more ‘green’ remote radio head (RRH) base stations, a plan network operators are deploying to expand networks for 3G / 4G smartphones and other mobile devices.

Q3 2010 UAE Mobile Report Provides Key Operational and Financial Metrics for the Wireless Market

September 30, 2010 10:21 am | Comments

DUBLIN -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of IE Market Research Corp.'s new report "3Q10 United Arab Emirates Mobile Operator Forecast, 2010 - 2014" to their offering. “3Q10 United Arab Emirates Mobile Operator Forecast, 2010 - 2014” Mobile Operator Forecast on the United Arab Emirates provides key operational and financial metrics for the UAE's wireless market and is one of the best forecasts in the industry.

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