A look at how selected companies providing computers, components, services and related software are faring: Jan. 11: Research groups Gartner and IDC say personal computer shipments dipped during the final three months of last year amid a shortage of key parts or compelling innovations. Based on preliminary figures, Gartner is pegging the worldwide shipment decline at 1.
The European Union's competition watchdog on Tuesday opened two investigations into whether Motorola Mobility, which is being bought by Google, is unfairly restricting competitors from accessing essential patents. The formal investigations were announced after Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. complained to the European Commission that Motorola Mobility was using injunctions against its rivals' key products — such as the iPhone, iPad or Xbox — as a way of gaining an edge in the market.
RF Micro Devices announced LG has selected RFMD to supply multiple components in support of the LG Optimus 4X HD and the Optimus 3D Max smartphones. LG’s Optimus 4X HD and Optimus 3D Max are expected to be available globally in 2012. The LG Optimus 4X HD features a vibrant 4.7-inch HD display (1280 x 720), Android 4.
HID Global unveiled its expanded portfolio of radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions from its Identification Technologies division, including many new tag designs never before shown in North America at this week’s RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition in Orlando, FL. This showcase of new and existing RFID tag solutions demonstrates the company’s commitment to driving innovation through quality solutions that meet the changing requirements for a broad spectrum of industries, including logistics; automation and manufacturing; medical and health care; returnable transport items; and waste management.
PLX Technology, One Stop Systems Join to Deliver First-to-Market PCI Express Gen3-Based Industrial-Computing PlatformsApril 3, 2012 4:53 am | Comments
PLX Technology and One Stop Systems(OSS), announced a collaboration to deliver the world’s first industrial-grade high-performance computing systems and PCIe-over-cable products based on the PCIe Gen3 standard. The alliance pairs exclusive PLX ExpressLane PCIe Gen3 switches with OSS’s premium design architectures, ideal for telecom, data centers and industrial markets.
Whether upgrading the wireless network to increase capacity, gain speed or improve efficiencies, operators often feel like they’re solving one problem only to end up with a fresh set of concerns. When it comes to the radio frequency (RF) footprint, the latest generation of HELIAX from CommScope helps eliminate worries with a single-source interconnect solution designed for outstanding performance in all types of cellular network site architectures.
Berkeley Varitronics Systems has released PocketHound cell phone detector in an effort to stop illegal and unsecure cell phone use in classrooms, courtrooms and boardrooms. PocketHound is a highly sensitive cell phone detector that is specifically tuned to the RF signature of all 2G/3G/4G cell phones (U.
Aegis Software is honored to announce their twelfth consecutive win of Circuit Assembly Magazine’s Service Excellence award, confirming their position as the industry leader in Manufacturing Operations Software. The award, which reflects software quality, support and overall customer satisfaction, is of unique value as it is the industry’s only one to be based on actual customer feedback.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has been traveling through China in an apparent attempt to better acquaint himself with the company’s suppliers. But there’s one company much closer to home that no one from Apple visits, but has touched every iPad, iPhone and Mac that comes out of Apple’s partners’ factories. That company is Applied Materials, and it’s in the business of building tools, not gadgets.
A new range of piezo-electric voltage accelerometers is available that works in high temperature environments - at 185°C with a further increase to 225°C just around the corner. This significant breakthrough in vibration sensor technology from DJB Instruments means that tests in challenging high temperature environments will be significantly easier, cheaper and more reliable.
Cobham is providing a crucial downlink as part of a Security and Support Mission Equipment Package designed to better support law enforcement and assist during state responses. This package includes a dual channel, high resolution Cobham tactical downlink system, with both FM and COFDM links. The High Resolution Downlink enables agents or National Guardsmen on the ground to use handheld receivers to see what the helicopter’s camera is viewing.
Tego unveiled its TegoDrive software at RFID Journal LIVE! in Orlando. TegoDrive treats information stored on RFID tags as files and folders on the desktop. By installing the software on a handheld RFID device or on an end-user's desktop connected to a fixed reader, tasks such as adding new content to a tag are as simple as "save-as" or drag-and-drop.
Kyocera Corporation has acquired LCD manufacturer Optrex Corporation to form Kyocera Display Corporation. The Kyocera Group includes over 200 companies worldwide that manufacture a wide range of products including industrial ceramic materials, semiconductor components, automotive components, communications equipment and liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
Dell is getting out of the smartphone business in the United States -- wait, you mean you didn't know they were in it? Let's put it this way: Dell entered the U.S. smartphone market quite late with the Aero (at left), launched in summer of 2010. Now, the company is getting out early, before spending more time and money on their poor-selling Android- and Windows-based devices.
Infineon Technologies introduced a new series of Receive Front-End Modules for implementation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) functionality in smart phones and other handheld devices. The new BGM104xN7 products feature the best noise figure in the industry, which is a critical parameter for the performance of a GNSS receiver.