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Industry-Best WiFi Front End Modules at IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2012

June 18, 2012 7:18 am | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. today announced the release of four high-performance front end modules (FEMs) for next generation WiFi applications. The RFMD(R) RFFM8200, RFFM8500, RFFM8202, and RFFM8502 are highly integrated FEM solutions covering multiple WiFi standards and frequency bands, particularly IEEE802.

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SemiGen to Showcase New RF Supply Center at IMS

June 18, 2012 6:47 am | Comments

In IMS Booth # 301 in Montreal, Canada next week, SemiGen, Inc., an RF/Microwave assembly and automated PCB manufacturing house, will be showcasing their new RF Supply Center, an online source for bonding supplies, materials, and tools. The center offers immediate shipment of low volumes of popular epoxies, adhesive films, bonding tools, gold wire and other supplies used in die attach, substrate attach, chip bonding, assembly, screen printing, and surface mounting of microwave modules and components.

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International Exhibitors to Convene at IMS2012

June 18, 2012 5:58 am | Comments

More than 560 companies from all over the world will convene in Montreal June 17-22 for the IEEE MTT-S 2012 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012) . IMS2012’s theme, “Microwaves without Borders” is evident through the diversity in the exhibiting organizations, which hail from 21 different countries.

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Vishay Intertechnology Releases High-Frequency RF and Microwave Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors

June 18, 2012 5:47 am | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today introduced a new series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) offering high self resonance, a high Q factor of ? 2000, and a low dissipation factor of ? 0.05 % for operation in high-frequency commercial applications. With their low dissipation factor, devices in the VJ HIFREQ series are optimized for filter and matching networks, and amplifier and DC blocking circuits.

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Frequency Electronics Reports Contract Awards at Sidoti Investor Conference

June 15, 2012 12:25 pm | Comments

Frequency Electronics made a presentation to investors and analysts at the Sidoti & Co Semi-Annual Micro Cap Conference held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York. At the conference, the Company reported that it had received numerous contracts with strategic implications and aggregating over $15 million, confirming the Company's positive growth outlook.

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Geeky Gifts For Geeky Dads

June 15, 2012 12:18 pm | by Sara Cohen, Editorial Intern | Comments

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and for those of us can no longer make macaroni necklaces, it’s time to step up our gift-giving game. Get your favorite guy a gadget this Father’s Day, and thank the man who taught you how to ride a bike with something that can fly. Here are three of the most impressive, yet affordable, wireless devices on the market today: The Parrott AR Drone 2.

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New Tools Help Residents Meet, Organize, Improve Safety, and Prepare for Emergencies

June 15, 2012 11:13 am | Comments

Eight years after pioneering the trend of neighborhood social networks, i-Neighbors wants every neighborhood to have a phone number. i-Neighbors provides a free, private website and email discussion forum to over 9,000 neighborhoods. Now, i-Neighbors is helping communities connect offline. "i-Neighbors is providing new technologies for local engagement and hometown security," said Keith Hampton, PhD.

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Calling All Innovative UK Start-ups: Enter the Famous 'Discovering Start Up 2012' Competition!

June 15, 2012 11:05 am | Comments

Cambridge Wireless and Silicon South West have today announced that registrations for pitching companies to enter the Discovering Start-Ups 2012 Competition have opened. The competition will take place on 21st November and will be hosted at the prestigious London venue of the legal firm Taylor Wessing and is further supported by Google, Rohde and Schwarz and SetSquared Partnership.

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Solutions for Debugging An ARM-based Design with the Keil ULINK-ME

June 15, 2012 11:04 am | Comments

element14 will be demonstrating a step-by-step guide to debugging an ARM based design with the Keil ULINK-ME debug adapter as a part of its free Design Flow Series webinar programme. Over 20,000 developers have already benefited from the Design Flow Series that is delivered by practicing engineers from some of the world’s leading semiconductor and electronics companies.

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Got Mass? Princeton Scientists Observe Electrons Become Both Heavy and Speedy

June 15, 2012 10:40 am | by Catherine Zandonella, Princeton University | Comments

A Princeton University-led team of scientists has shown how electrons moving in certain solids can behave as though they are a thousand times more massive than free electrons, yet at the same time act as speedy superconductors. The observation of these seemingly contradictory electron properties is critical to the understanding of how certain materials become superconducting, in which electrons can flow without resistance.

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UCSB Scientists Synthesize First Genetically Evolved Semiconductor Material

June 15, 2012 10:37 am | Comments

In the not-too-distant future, scientists may be able to use DNA to grow their own specialized materials, thanks to the concept of directed evolution. UC Santa Barbara scientists have, for the first time, used genetic engineering and molecular evolution to develop the enzymatic synthesis of a semiconductor.

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'No-sleep Energy Bugs' Drain Smartphone Batteries

June 15, 2012 10:34 am | Comments

Researchers have proposed a method to automatically detect a new class of software glitches in smartphones called "no-sleep energy bugs," which can entirely drain batteries while the phones are not in use. "These energy bugs are a silent battery killer," said Y. Charlie Hu, a Purdue University professor of electrical and computer engineering.

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IMS 2012: Travel Reminders

June 15, 2012 10:22 am | Comments

IMS2012 is a unique opportunity for us to show you our fantastic city. Montreal is an international metropolis, the world’s second-largest French-speaking city after Paris, and home to 3.7 million people representing no fewer than 80 cultural groups. Each year, this compact and green island gem welcomes thousands of visitors who come here to enjoy its combination of old world charm and new world verve.

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Industry-Leading Wire-Bondable, Ceramic Thin Film, and MLCC Products at IMS 2012

June 15, 2012 10:18 am | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology announced that it will be showcasing the company's latest industry-leading wire-bondable and ceramic thin film products, as well as its multi-layer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs), at the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), being held from June 19-21 at the Montreal Convention Center.

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Ace Your Workout With This Bluetooth Wristband [REVIEW]

June 15, 2012 10:09 am | by Amy-Mae Elliott | Comments

In addition to Nike’s ever-popular “+” system, numerous accessories are available for iOS and Android device owners who want to monitor their exercise. Specifically, Scosche Industries’ myTREK offers a particularly interesting feature set. The myTREK is a Bluetooth-enabled wireless, real-time pulse monitor, so its main focus is your heart rate.

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