If you're not yet familiar with LED lighting, it's time to illuminate yourself, lest you be considered an LUD (that's short for Luddite, a 19th-century English anti-industrialist, now synonymous with anyone who's way behind the times with technology). But don't worry; all you need to know about LEDs is that they're good lightbulbs.
To keep up with its rapid growth, Facebook announced plans to establish an engineering presence in New York City and tap into the remarkable technical talent that the region has to offer. The Facebook NYC engineering office, the company's first outside the West Coast, will open in early 2012 and will begin accepting applications immediately.
Just two weeks after its introduction, Amazon’s Kindle Fire already is shaking up the market, with the device expected to surpass all other iPad rivals to take second place in the global media tablet business in the fourth quarter. Coming up from zero in the third quarter, Amazon will ship 3.9 million Kindle Fire tablets during the last three months of 2011, according to a preliminary projection from the IHS iSuppli Display Materials & Systems Service from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).
Analog Devices announced that it has entered into a worldwide sales distribution agreement with Richardson RFPD, Inc. As one of the leading distributors of RF and microwave components, Richardson RFPD will support the design-in of ADI’s high-performance RF ICs (integrated circuits) along with the company’s full range of analog, mixed-signal and digital signal-processing products.
Datalogic S.p.A. announces the acquisition, through a US subsidiary, of PPT Vision, a U.S. company which has been present in the machine vision market for nearly 30 years. PPT Vision develops, produces and markets products and solutions based on smart camera, as well as industrial multi-camera vision systems used in quality control and inspection in the manufacturing industry (machine vision).
UPM RFID and Narian Technologies have announced a strategic partnership to drive new NFC marketing, customer service and employee management for retailers and product providers utilizing UPM RFID NFC tags. On November 30 – December 1, at the WIMA NFC USA event in the Mission Bay Conference Centre in San Francisco, UPM RFID and Narian Technologies are introducing a joint deployment of custom WIMA NFC applications and services.
Premier Farnell, a global electronics distributor, is launching a two-week campaign to celebrate the 14 days of its element14 community, an industry-first portal for electronic design engineers and like-minded professionals. Since its beginnings in June 2009, element14 has fast become the hub for electronics enthusiasts to collaborate and share information with features like the popular Ben Heck Show , the unmatched legislation portal, “Roadtesting” new products, our Innovation Series , the Knode or the “ask an expert” functionality, .
Google’s Maps team has made fantastic advances in surveying and mapping seemingly every square inch of navigable ground on the planet. But for mobile users, those maps have always stopped just short of indoor spaces — until now. Google Maps 6.0 for Android launched Tuesday with a bold initiative: indoor mapping.
You may now shop two malls again without fear of individualized tracking—at least by your cell phone signal. Privacy concerns raised by US Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) have ended plans by malls in southern California and Virginia to “survey” customers’ shopping habits by tracking their cell phone signals.
Altair Semiconductor,a leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, and AsiaTelco Technologies, a leading supplier of wireless terminal products, announced that Altair's chipset has been integrated in AsiaTelco's TD-LTE Mobile Hotspot product, the ALM-F190.
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded on its miniature ultra-broadband capacitors, GX Series, to include the GX01 ultra-broadband capacitor that addresses DC blocking issues from 160kHz (-3dB roll-off) to 40GHz. The GX01 capacitor provides a low insertion loss value of 0.
On-Ramp Wireless today announced its integration with Green Life Networks (GLN), a department of Gemtek, the world-leading provider of wireless broadband solutions. Working together, On-Ramp’s award-winning Ultra-Link ProcessingTM (ULP) wireless system and GLN’s remote sensor platform will provide a landslide sensor for local, state and federal governments.
Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, announced that Clarion, a leading manufacturer of high-performance in-car entertainment systems, is collaborating with Wind River to develop Android-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. Wind River is creating a custom Android software platform for an automotive environment and providing software integration services to ensure Clarion delivers a reliable and high quality device.
Millions of Americans who got on a plane over the Thanksgiving holiday heard the admonition: "Please power down your electronic devices for takeoff." And absolutely everyone obeyed. I know they did because no planes fell from the sky. No planes had to make an emergency landing because the avionics went haywire.
The Electronic Components Industry Association ( ECIA ) is proud to announce that it will partner with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology ( FIRST ) to support the FIRST® Robotics Competition. Inspired by scientist, inventor and event founder Dean Kamen’s passionate presentation at the recent ECIA Executive Conference, the association has agreed to work with FIRST to provide the BOM for the kits used by student teams in the Robotic Competition, beginning with the 2013 competition.