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Companies Collaborate for Fab Synchronization to Produce Advanced Chips Based on 28 nm Process Technology with STMicroelectronics

June 29, 2010 10:02 am | Comments

IBM, Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., GLOBALFOUNDRIES and STMicroelectronics said today that the four companies are collaborating to synchronize semiconductor manufacturing facilities for the production of advanced chips based on 28 nm process jointly developed by IBM Technology Alliance. The synchronization process helps ensure that customers' chip designs can be produced at multiple sources in three different continents with no redesign required.

Gemalto Acquires Cinterion: Companies’ Combined Expertise will Accelerate the Deployment of "Smart Machines"

June 29, 2010 10:02 am | Comments

Gemalto announces today the acquisition of Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH (CWM). Cinterion is the leading provider of industrial Machine-to-Machine (M2M) wireless communication modules, with 2009 M2M revenues of €145 million, EBIT of €4 million and approximately 20% market share. Cinterion, which uses a fabless business model, employs 335 staff with major centers in Munich and Berlin, Germany.

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CEA’s Shapiro Applauds President’s Plan to Free Additional Spectrum

June 29, 2010 10:02 am | Comments

ARLINGTON, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- President Barack Obama today signed an executive memorandum endorsing a plan to make 500 megahertz of federal and commercial spectrum available for wireless broadband services over the next 10 years. The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®).

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Cambridge Consultants Wins Competition for Ultra Efficient Lighting

June 29, 2010 10:02 am | Comments

New Government initiative to encourage innovation and research in the lighting industry invites Cambridge Consultants to explore its twin LED lamp concept Cambridge Consultants, a leading technology product design and development firm, has been selected in phase one of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) ultra energy efficient lighting competition.

Aircell Named Winner in Internet Services Category for TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards

June 29, 2010 10:01 am | Comments

ITASCA, Ill., /PRNewswire/ -- Aircell, a leading provider of inflight connectivity, has been named the winner in the Internet Services category for the American Technology Awards, which bestows the only "Best Of" awards that recognize all technology products and services for the technology industry. The award was attributed to Gogo® Inflight Internet Service.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation's In-Flight Entertainment Systems Earn 'Hottest New Product Designs'Honors

June 28, 2010 8:44 am | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), the world leader in state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment and communication (IFEC) systems, was recognized for design leadership and innovation yesterday, when two of its most revolutionary IFEC solutions were selected for International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®).

NASA Retires First Data Relay Satellite After Stellar Career

June 28, 2010 8:44 am | Comments

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a long and successful career providing communications support, NASA's groundbreaking Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) 1 is retiring. On Sunday, June 27, NASA shut down the satellite that launched into orbit during space shuttle Challenger's maiden voyage (STS-6) in April 1983.

Powerful Expense Reporting Application now Available for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone smartphones

June 28, 2010 8:44 am | Comments

REDMOND, Wash., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Concur today announced that Concur® Breeze - the online expense reporting service designed specifically for small businesses - is now available as a mobile application for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone smartphones. Now, any user of Concur Breeze can easily create, submit and approve expense reports anytime, anywhere with their Android, BlackBerry or iPhone device.

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US Unveils Plan to Make Online Transactions Safer

June 28, 2010 8:44 am | by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press Writer | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the murky world of the Internet, how do you ever really know who you're talking to, who you're buying from or if your bank can actually tell it's you when you log in to pay a bill? Amid growing instances of identity theft, bank account breaches and sophisticated Internet scams, the government is looking for ways to make those transactions in cyberspace more secure.

Sequans Selects Azimuth Systems ACE MX MIMO Channel Emulator for Testing of LTE and WiMAX Chipsets

June 28, 2010 8:44 am | Comments

Azimuth Systems, Inc. today announced that the company’s ACE™ MX MIMO channel emulator has been selected by Sequans Communications, a leading 4G chipmaker, for testing of its LTE and WiMAX chipsets. Azimuth’s ACE MX wireless channel emulator is the leading solution for advanced channel emulation, providing capabilities required for efficient, automated and repeatable testing of the next generation of wireless, carrier-grade LTE and WiMAX solutions, which employ OFDM and advanced antenna techniques such as MIMO.

AT&T Announces Smart Grid Agreement with CURRENT Group to Deliver Grid Optimization Solutions to North American Utilities

June 28, 2010 8:44 am | Comments

DALLAS, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* announced it is extending its reach with smart grid solutions for utilities throughout the United States with a new agreement with CURRENT Group, a leading provider of distribution Smart Grid solutions. AT&T will offer CURRENT Smart Grid® Distribution Solutions, which help utilities increase grid efficiency and system capacity by managing demand dynamically and reducing power delivery losses.

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Industry-First Design Helps Accelerate Time-to-Market for LTE Femto Device Manufacturers

June 25, 2010 8:11 am | Comments

Femtocells World Summit 2010 SAN DIEGO & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Continuous Computing®, the global provider of integrated platform solutions that address the mobile broadband capacity challenge, and picoChip have won a prestigious Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Award for their joint Long Term Evolution (LTE) Femtocell Reference Design.

OKI Provides Source Code for SSF, an SIP Applications Development Framework, as Open Source Software for the JBoss Community

June 25, 2010 8:11 am | Comments

TOKYO -- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- OKI Electric Industry announced it will provide source code for “SSF”, the SIP application development framework developed by OKI, for “Mobicents Project”, a development community that works with JBoss (Jboss.org’s community), an open source application server. The company will provide the source code as open source software under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

NXP Opens High Performance RF Product Creation Center in USA

June 25, 2010 8:10 am | Comments

NXP Semiconductors recently announced the opening of the high performance radio frequency (RF) product creation center (PCC) in Billerica, Massachusetts, U.S.A. This new NXP facility, located near Boston, will focus on the design of RF and Microwave integrated circuits (ICs) used in demanding applications such as defense & aerospace, Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) satellite receivers and broadband communications.

LiveViewGPS, Inc. Introduces iPhone Utility Application with Live GPS Tracking

June 25, 2010 8:10 am | Comments

VALENCIA, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- LiveViewGPS is pleased to announce a brand new iPhone application that will allow LiveViewGPS users who own the LiveTrac series GPS trackers the ability to track their devices in real time from any iPhone. Using the GPS tracking system, users will be able to track their most precious assets from their children to expensive items such as watches, cars or lap tops from the comfort of their iPhone screens.

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