Microchip Technology announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Standard Microsystems Corporation (“SMSC”) for $37.00 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $939 million, and a total enterprise value of about $766 million, after excluding SMSC’s cash and investments on its balance sheet of approximately $173 million.
Smartphones will outperform the overall market for mobile phones, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.9% for the period 2011–17 to reach 1.7 billion units, according to Ovum. Predictions show Android as the dominant operating system over the next five years as handset vendors rush to make it their primary smartphone platform.
Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, business-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions, will present at the Jefferies 2012 Global Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, taking place from May 7 - 10 in New York. On May 7, Kevin O'Hara, Integra's chief executive officer, will participate on the "Growth in Fiber Networks" panel discussion and will also provide an investor presentation on Integra Telecom.
InVision announced that it has teamed with MocksUp, a popular user experience (UX) prototyping technology to provide MocksUp users with continued services after May 28, 2012 when the MocksUp site and operations will shutdown. The integrated company will set a new standard for the creation of high-fidelity prototypes that enable designers to share meaningful design simulations for powerful impact.
VT iDirect announced the release of a new survey and whitepaper that demonstrate the market value and potential of satellite backhaul when used in conjunction with small cells. The research revealed that a solution combining the two technologies offers an affordable way for mobile operators to improve their services and expand into underserved markets.
Teledyne Relays Europe announces the expansion of the role of Richardson RFPD as a Pan-European distributor of Teledyne Relays and Teledyne Coax Switches products. Richardson RFPD, a distributor for specialised products, brings the technical and applications support to the market needed by customers for Teledyne products.
ViaWest announces the expansion of its Oregon data center facility, the Hillsboro Complex. This expansion will add 23,000 sq. ft. of usable raised floor. The additional space along with the existing facility will total over 50,000 sq. ft. of sellable space, making this SSAE 16 Type II certified facility the largest in the state of Oregon.
NorthStar Utilities Solutions has released a major technology upgrade of its flagship customer-information system (CIS), NorthStar 6.4 Automation. The latest release features three new performance enhancements that enable utilities to work faster and more efficiently than ever before. The key feature of NorthStar 6.
Google has released a report that explains how and why the company’s street view cars collected data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks. A few weeks ago, the Federal Communication Commission announced that it had concluded its investigation into Google’s interception of user data from the Wi-Fi networks its cars passed while photographing streets.
In the fight against emerging public health threats, early diagnosis of infectious diseases is crucial. And in poor and remote areas of the globe where conventional medical tools like microscopes and cytometers are unavailable, rapid diagnostic tests, or RDTs, are helping to make disease screening quicker and simpler.
Dell has announced a series of upgrades to its Alienware gaming laptops, including Intel’s new quad-core processors and powerful graphics cards unavailable in any other device. The company updated its lineup of high-end gaming laptops for Alienware’s M14x, M17x and M18x models Monday.
To kick off the annual BlackBerry World trade show, Research In Motion unveiled a gadget, the BlackBerry Music Gateway, that bridges your phone with your stereo. Just pair your BlackBerry (or competing handset) via Bluetooth , and you’ll be quickly streaming music to whatever audio system it’s connected to.
A new listing at Best Buy has unveiled — perhaps prematurely — a very interesting gadget: A solar-powered iPad case by Logitech. This confirms a recent rumor that Logitech is working on such a case, though Logitech itself hasn’t officially said a word about it yet. The Best Buy listing looks very real, however.
Wondering what to expect at the 2012 IEEE MTTS International Microwave Symposium (IMS)? Watch the new video! Join us in Montréal Canada to experience a record breaking year for the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS).Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) and featuring the theme Microwave Without Borders, the IMS2012 will be the centerpiece of Microwave Week June 17-22, 2012.
Imagine a day without your smartphone, music player, tablet, or any of your other favorite portable devices -- these are examples of the scenarios that Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, explores in its new NAND Flash Deprivation Experiment campaign.