> Wireless sensors are bringing greater control and energy efficiency to the Building Automation Systems (BAS) market with adoption growing during the second half of 2010. Concerns over energy efficiency have long driven interest in new technologies to better manage energy use, and are driving interest and investment in wireless-enabled building environment controls.
By Dean Takahashi at VentureBeat Surfing the web on a wireless network has never been a great experience. But Bigfoot Networks wants to change that with the launch of a new product that accelerates the performance of wireless networking five-fold. The Killer Wireless-N adapter card for laptops is aimed at creating a no-compromise experience on the wireless web for everyone from gamers to video fans.
NUREMBERG, Germany -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Silicon Laboratories Inc. and IMST GmbH today introduced a turnkey wireless M-Bus solution designed for the smart energy market. The comprehensive hardware/software solution combines IMST’s industry-leading expertise in the wireless M-Bus market with Silicon Labs’ Si10xx wireless microcontroller (MCU) technology to simplify the deployment of ultra-low-power, high-performance, pre-certified wireless M-Bus modules for smart meters.
Companies Collaborate to Expand Wireless Mesh Network Platform with Ultra-High Transmission Range ChipsetMarch 1, 2011 7:19 am | Comments
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Semtech Corp. and Virtual Extension today announced the expansion of their wireless mesh network platform to include a new, ultra-high transmission range (Tx) power chipset that brings a new level of performance to a wide variety of smart environment applications.
Arrow Electronics Announces Completion of Acquisition of the RF, Wireless & Power Division of Richardson Electronics, Ltd.March 1, 2011 7:19 am | Comments
MELVILLE, N.Y. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced that the company has successfully completed the acquisition of all of the assets and operations of the RF, Wireless and Power Division of Richardson Electronics, Ltd. ("Richardson RFPD"). Richardson RFPD is a leading value-added global component distributor and provider of engineered solutions serving the global radio frequency ("RF") and wireless communications market.
DALLAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- RF Monolithics, Inc. today introduced the first new product from its expanded M2M business initiative announced last year and the first of the RFM2M™ family of M2M Wireless Sensor Network Platform building block products. This product, styled SN802GRC, is a battery operated Wi-Fi® sensor modem with Resistance Temperature Detector (“RTD”), Current Transformer, and switch contact inputs.
PALO ALTO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE) – HP announced the HP Mobile Access Solution, which enables clients to optimize mobile communications through wireless access points that can support up to 50 percent more mobile devices than existing technology. HP is offering the industry’s first access points that transmit three data streams per wireless radio as opposed to two, enabling the new HP Mobile Access Solution to increase user performance and range on wireless networks.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CENX, Inc. today announces the adoption of its strategically located Carrier Ethernet Exchanges to serve as aggregation points for various Ethernet wireless backhaul access providers, eliminating the need by the wireless carriers for costly and cumbersome Ethernet backhaul service integration, resulting in significant cost savings.
HellaPHY™ Honored for Outstanding Innovation LA JOLLA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acorn Technologies announced today that its HellaPHY™ chip-level IP core solution for OFDM-based 4G wireless networks has received a 2010 4GWE Product of the Year Award from TMC and Crossfire Media. HellaPHY offers mobile operators a more than 60 percent gain in spectral efficiency.
DALLAS, /PRNewswire/ -- In its quest to support math and science educators in achieving learning goals for their students, Texas Instruments rolls out its Nspired Learning solution with the introduction of the new color-display TI-Nspire™ CX handheld. With the Nspired Learning solution, teachers are able to build their own interactive and engaging math and science classrooms.
By Kurt Kleiner A new wireless computer sensor just a cubic millimeter in size could eventually be implanted in the eyes of people with glaucoma, taking pressure readings 24 hours a day and transmitting the data to doctors. The new device packs a processor, memory, a pressure sensor, a solar cell, a thin-film lithium battery, and a transmitter into a tiny glass rectangle.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The cost to replace a lost mobile device is usually the least of a wireless customer’s worries, especially if he or she is protected by Sprint’s Total Equipment Protection, which provides coverage against loss, theft and damage. The bigger nightmare is the thought that a customer’s personal contacts, photos and other private information could fall into the wrong hands.
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Making Fun, Inc., the social game publishing division of News Corp. Digital Media Group, recently announced its intention to commission independent game studios to develop innovative, high-quality social games. The company’s initial target platform is social network web sites, expanding to smartphones, tablets and beyond.
International Rectifier Corporation (IR) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held CHiL Semiconductor Corporation (CHiL) for $75 million in cash, subject to working capital adjustments. The acquisition expands IR’s technology by adding a leading digital power management platform that improves energy efficiency in a wide variety of applications, including computing systems, graphics, servers and gaming.
WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf will be featured attractions at the IEEE-USA Electric Vehicles & Personal Transportation Workshop on Friday 4 March at the Renaissance Austin (Texas) Hotel. The event will explore the challenges and opportunities of electric vehicle transportation and feature eight panels of more than 20 technology, industry, academic and policy experts.