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Over 20 Million 802.15.4 Chips Sold in 2009… but Fewer Than Half Were ZigBee-Certified!

December 13, 2010 6:59 am | Comments

WELLINGBOROUGH, U.K. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- An upcoming study by IMS Research, “The World Market for Low-power Wireless – 2011 Edition” reveals that, in 2009, of the 20 million IEEE 802.15.4 ICs shipped, fewer than half were ZigBee certified! The market for 802.15.4 ICs using proprietary networking software is often underestimated, partly because the market is fragmented with a large number of small deals accounting for much of the volume.

Enterasys Delivers Comprehensive Solution for Addressing Network and Host-Based Threats

December 13, 2010 6:59 am | Comments

ANDOVER, Mass., /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks today announced the latest release of the Enterasys Intrusion Prevention Solution (IPS), a comprehensive solution featuring patented distributed intrusion prevention technology which simultaneously addresses the widest variety of network and host-based threats.

First Solution to Offer Enterprise-Wide Security Assessment Capabilities

December 13, 2010 6:59 am | Comments

BOSTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Core Security Technologies announced the official release of CORE INSIGHT Enterprise. Following a successful beta program, which included more than a dozen Fortune 500 firms and top-level U.S. government agencies, the launch realizes Core Security’s vision of enabling customers to continuously identify and prove real-world exposures to critical assets across the entire organization through automated testing of network systems, web applications, and users in one completely integrated solution.

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“Click It To Gift It” to Win Thousands of Dollars in Merchandise and eGift Cards

December 13, 2010 6:59 am | Comments

PORTLAND, Maine -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Many of the retail industry’s top names have come together for a unique pre-holiday giveaway on Facebook offering participants a chance to win more than $10,000 worth of merchandise and eGift cards, simply for liking the Click It To Gift It fan page. December 23rd is Click It To Gift It Day, a celebration of the Web’s ability to make it more convenient than ever to send friends and loved-ones personalized eGift cards from top retailers to anyone, anywhere and on-time.

Companies Partner to Deliver Smart Metering and Smart Grid Solutions for the UK

December 13, 2010 6:59 am | Comments

LONDON and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cable&Wireless Worldwide and CURRENT Group are partnering to develop integrated smart grid and smart metering solutions to help utility companies achieve the goals of the UK Government's Low Carbon Economy and National Smart Metering program.

Security, is there an App for That?

December 10, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

BRUSSELS and HERAKLION, Greece, /PRNewswire/ -- A new ENISA report identifies the top security risks and opportunities of smartphone use and gives practical security advice for businesses, consumers and governments. Top risks include spyware, poor data cleansing when recycling phones, accidental data leakage, and unauthorized premium-rate phonecalls and SMSs.

Femtocell Base Station Application Now Available on the Pulse Electronics Website

December 10, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

SAN DIEGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pulse Electronics Corporation provides engineers with an application-based sales (ABS) tool for designing a femtocell base station. To access the tool visit: http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pulseelectronics.com%2Fapplication_support%2Ffemtocell_basestation&esheet=6539686&lan=en-US&anchor=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.

Picochip and Wavesat Achieve Key LTE Interoperability Testing Milestones for Femtocells, Picocells and User Equipment

December 10, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

Picochip and Wavesat announced that they have successfully completed interoperability testing (IOT) between Picochip’s PC960x LTE small cell base station solution and Wavesat’s Odyssey 9000 family of UE chipsets. Completing this series of LTE service and IOT milestones represents success in the two companies’ jointly stated aim of delivering full performance with end-to-end interoperability.

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Breakthrough Chip Technology Lights the Path to Exascale Computing

December 10, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

IBM scientists today unveiled a new chip technology that integrates electrical and optical devices on the same piece of silicon, enabling computer chips to communicate using pulses of light (instead of electrical signals), resulting in smaller, faster and more power-efficient chips than is possible with conventional technologies.

Gateway Named as CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

December 10, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

IRVINE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gateway announced that its Gateway FX Series of gaming PCs was selected as an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the Computer Hardware product category. Products entered in this prestigious program were judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 35 product categories.

Americans Overwhelmed with 350 Green Product Certifications, Most Prefer a Single Comprehensive Seal

December 10, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) closes its public comment period for its Green Guides, EnviroMedia Social Marketing releases new research that shows 65 percent of Americans would prefer just one seal for green products over the hundreds now that are causing confusion.

The Wireless Innovation Forum Announces Annual Award Winners

December 9, 2010 3:43 am | Comments

WASHINGTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Wireless Innovation Forum recently announced winners of its annual Achievement Awards. Ettus Research took home Technology of the Year, Communication Research Center Canada won the award for International Achievement and Terry Anderson won the Presidents’ Award. Winners were announced at SDR’10 Technical Conference and Product Exposition, the premier event for the reconfigurable radio community, on November 30 in Washington, D.

Renesas Introduces First Microcontroller Integrating Near Field Communication (NFC) and Security Functions for Smartphones

December 9, 2010 3:42 am | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced the industry’s first product in the RF20 series of microcontrollers (MCUs), the RF21S, that combines on a single chip a near field communication (NFC, Note 1) controller supporting the ISO/IEC 18092 international standard along with secure element functionality for use in consumer electronic products such as smartphones and other mobile phones, notebook PCs, and PC peripherals.

NFC Forum Reaches Major Milestone with Launch of Certification Program

December 9, 2010 3:42 am | Comments

WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, formally unveiled its Certification Program at Cartes & IDentification in Paris. The NFC Forum Certification Program gives device manufacturers a means of establishing their products’ compliance with the NFC Forum’s technical specifications.

Keithley Instruments Acquired by Danaher Corporation

December 9, 2010 3:42 am | Comments

CLEVELAND, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keithley Instruments, Inc. announced completion of the merger of Aegean Acquisition Corporation, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, into Keithley pursuant to the previously announced Merger Agreement dated September 29, 2010 among Danaher Corporation, Aegean Acquisition Corporation and Keithley.

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