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AT&T in $4.85B Deal to Lease, Sell Wireless Towers

October 21, 2013 9:41 am | by Associated Press | Comments

AT&T is leasing or selling the rights to 9,700 wireless towers for $4.85 billion as it generates cash to buy back stock, fund an acquisition and upgrade its cellular telephone system. The Dallas company said Sunday that it will lease about 9,100 towers and sell another 600 to Crown Castle International Corp.

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EU Lawmakers to Beef Up Data Protection Laws

October 21, 2013 8:48 am | by Associated Press | Comments

European Union lawmakers are set to hold a first vote on sweeping new data protection rules to strengthen online privacy and outlaw most data transfers to other countries' authorities to prevent spying. The draft regulation was beefed up after Edward Snowden's leaks about allegedly widespread U.S. online snooping.

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70.3M Records, 30 Days: NSA Report Draws Paris Ire

October 21, 2013 8:47 am | by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million French telephone records in a 30-day period, according to a newspaper report that offered new details of the massive scope of a surveillance operation that has angered some of the country's closest allies. The French government on Monday summoned the U.S. ambassador for an explanation.

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RFMD Unveils First 1.2 GHz Power Doubler Amplifier Supporting New DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Specification

October 18, 2013 5:30 pm | by RFMD | Comments

RFMD unveiled its first power doubler amplifier in a multi-chip module to support the requirements of the new data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) 3.1. RFMD's new Gallium Nitride- (GaN-) based RFCM3316 allows cable operators and MSOs to easily upgrade existing CATV infrastructure...

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Taoglas Launches First Cellular Road Marker Antenna the RG.01

October 18, 2013 5:27 pm | by Taoglas | Comments

Taoglas USA launched the RG.01, the first quad band road marker cellular antenna. This road marker antenna solution is used in botts' dots, the non-reflective raised pavement marker found on many U.S. roads. This robust antenna covers frequencies from 800MHz to 960MHz and 1700MHz to 1990Mhz, for 2G and 3G CDMA, GSM and GPRS. 

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Agilent Technologies’ PNA Network Analyzer Metrology Option Sets New Standard in Precision S-Parameter Measurements

October 18, 2013 5:24 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced a metrology option for its PNA family of network analyzers that offers national metrology institutes and calibration laboratories around the world the ultimate in S-parameter measurement accuracy. Stability and measurement accuracy are key characteristics metrology laboratories look for in a network analyzer.  

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HUAWEI Selects Cypress’s TrueTouch Solutions for Touchscreens

October 18, 2013 5:20 pm | by Cypress Semiconductor | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced that HUAWEI has selected its TrueTouch controllers to drive the touchscreens in four HUAWEI smartphones. Two of the models leverage a TrueTouch Gen4 controller to deliver accurate navigation of the touchscreen even with thick gloves on, preventing users from having to remove their gloves in cold-weather climates.

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Quintron DICES VoIP Now Providing Active Mission Support at White Sands Missile Range

October 18, 2013 5:16 pm | by Quintron Systems | Comments

Quintron Systems announced that the installation of DICES VoIP command and control voice system equipment at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has progressed past a major milestone this summer. The initial increment of user stations at the Base Command Center control rooms is now being used full-time for Range mission support.

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RFaxis to Showcase its Pure CMOS 802.11ac RF Front-end IC Products

October 18, 2013 5:12 pm | by RFaxis | Comments

RFaxis announced that it will be demonstrating and showcasing its pure CMOS 802.11ac RF Front-end IC (RFeICTM) technology at the Broadband World Forum 2013 in Amsterdam next week. “RFaxis has become the new incumbent RF solution provider in the rapidly growing broadband wireless entertainment space...

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Teardown of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Smartphone Finds Cypress CapSense Controller Implements Touch-Sensing Buttons

October 18, 2013 5:09 pm | by Cypress Semiconductor | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced a teardown by semiconductor-analysis firm Chipworks has found a Cypress CapSense controller drives the “menu” and “back” buttons in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. The Chipworks Galaxy Note 3 teardown mentions the phone’s buttons support usage with gloved-fingers...

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SABIC’s Material Technologies Enable Next Generation Performance and Design

October 18, 2013 5:06 pm | by SABIC | Comments

SABIC is delivering a range of highly advanced polymer and engineering thermoplastic solutions that allow manufacturers in the consumer electronics and lifestyle industries to create sleeker, more stylish products that meet environmental, high-performance and aesthetic requirements. A range of relevant applications that demonstrate this will be showcased at K 2013...

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IP Infusion Launches Next Generation ZebOS-XP Network Platform

October 18, 2013 4:41 pm | by IP Infusion | Comments

IP Infusion announced the ZebOS-XP, a next generation network platform designed to help build today’s and tomorrow’s terabit scale networks and network devices. The ZebOS-XP (ZebOS Extended Performance) software architecture delivers superior scaling and performance to support current and future multiprocessor hardware platforms, helping ensure future scalability.

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Get LED lighting Connected to Internet of Things with new ZigBee Light Link

October 18, 2013 4:27 pm | by Texas Instruments | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) announced the availability of a ZigBee Light Link development kit that simplifies the development and control of wirelessly connected LED lighting products. The new kit includes a remote control and supports smartphone and tablet connectivity through gateways...

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RFMW Opens Sales Office in Russia

October 18, 2013 4:22 pm | by RFMW | Comments

RFMW announced the opening of direct sales offices in Russia. With locations in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the new sales organization will support customers in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia and Kazakhstan. RFMW is a specialized distributor that uniquely provides customers and suppliers with focused distribution...

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Skywire Plug-in Modem is Small, Smart, and Cellular

October 18, 2013 4:14 pm | by NimbeLink | Comments

Today, in response to market demand, a growing number of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices require cellular connectivity. That connectivity can take several forms. Engineers can develop chip-down chipset solutions, which can cost millions, require extensive testing and certification, and take up to a year to complete.

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