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Silicon Oscillator Company eoSemi Names Intralink as Business Development Partner for East Asia

October 5, 2011 11:35 am | Comments

eoSemi has appointed Intralink as strategic sales partner for the East Asian markets of Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea. Headquartered in Oxford, UK, with offices in Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul, as well as locations across Europe and the United States, Intralink creates and implements business development strategies for Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea to enable technology companies to gain entry to these markets and establish a permanent presence through a local subsidiary, acquisition or partnership.

Tacos Java CardTM OS Platform on StarChip SCF SIM Controllers Available

October 5, 2011 8:51 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Associate Editor | Comments

Simulity and StarChip announced the availability of Simulity Tacos Java CardTM OS platform on StarChip SCF SIM controllers. The TACOS-J platform is a contact-based Java (U)SIM card built on Simulity's TACOS Enterprise Edition. It is fully compliant with Java Card 2.2.1 Specifications and Visa GlobalPlatform 2.

FPD Resolution Continues to Rise, Especially in Mobile Devices

October 5, 2011 6:35 am | Comments

Increasing demand for high information content and multimedia capability in mobile devices continues to drive flat panel display resolution to higher levels of pixel density. With panel makers developing ultra-high resolutions, such as 4K × 2K for TVs and QXGA (2048 × 1536 pixels) for tablet PCs, the average pixel density of flat panel displays is expected to grow over the next few years.

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Quick Analysis of iPhone 4S Announcement

October 5, 2011 6:28 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Associate Editor | Comments

Defying some expectations that Apple today would introduce the iPhone 5—an entirely new model supporting 4G—the company instead rolled out the iPhone 4S, an incremental update of the existing iPhone 4. This confirms the IHS outlook issued in July that the new iPhone introduced by Apple in 2011 likely would not include the next-generation 4G technology known as Long Term Evolution (LTE).

AFP Confirms Pioneering Role in HD

October 5, 2011 6:18 am | Comments

The first global news agency to provide its entire video production in HD format, AFP is now filming and broadcasting HD video in Spanish. The development in September 2011 provides significant benefits for AFP clients in Latin America, including access to HD quality videos, faster transmission and specially produced videos for the Latin American market.

Fujitsu Selects Wind River for Android Testing

October 5, 2011 6:17 am | Comments

Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, announced Fujitsu Limited is using Wind River Framework for Automated Software Testing (FAST) to test its next-generation Android smartphones for software quality, performance and compliance. Wind River FAST for Android is a fully automated software testing solution for Android-based devices that facilitates lower testing costs and faster time-to-market for device manufacturers “Delivering timely innovation and software quality are key differentiators for any Android device manufacturer,” said Jerry Ashford, vice president and general manager of mobile solutions at Wind River.

Ultra-Low-Voltage SoC for Medical, Wireless Sensor Networks and Mobile Applications

October 5, 2011 6:15 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Associate Editor | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented the results of an advance R&D project targeting a low-power microprocessor technology at this year’s European Solid-State Circuits Conference in Helsinki, Finland.

u-blox Acquires SigNav IP

October 4, 2011 12:05 pm | Comments

u-blox announces the acquisition of all assets and intellectual property of Australia-based SigNav, a leader and 15-year veteran in precision-timing and reference frequency technologies required by consumer femtocell and mobile basestation applications. “The acquisition of all assets and IP of SigNav enhances our market position, particularly for the huge femtocell market on a global scale.

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First Annual Geist DCiM Symposium

October 4, 2011 11:36 am | Comments

Geist I.F. announced that they will host the first annual Geist DCiM Symposium next spring in Denver, Colorado. Scheduled for May 2-May 4, 2012, the Geist DCiM Symposium is a unique gathering of data center professionals with a desire to learn about Geist’s DCiM software solutions, Environet and Racknet.

Low-cost Electronic Tablet Proves Worth in Indian Classroom

October 4, 2011 11:31 am | Comments

The U.S.- and Singapore-based creators of the low-cost I-slate electronic tablet are preparing for full-scale production now that a yearlong series of tests has shown that the device is an effective learning tool for Indian children. The I-slate, an electronic version of the hand-held blackboard slates used by millions of Indian children, will eventually be solar-powered for use in classrooms that lack electricity.

VIA Exchange for Development of Custom Applications with Verdi Debug System

October 4, 2011 11:26 am | Comments

SpringSoft launched the Verdi Interoperability Apps (VIA) Exchange, an open platform for creating and sharing custom applications deployed with SpringSoft’s Verdi™ Automated Debug System. This unprecedented move by SpringSoft is a significant milestone in the EDA industry’s shift toward greater openness and tool interoperability that provides access to the underlying design knowledge infrastructure of the industry’s most popular debug software and facilitates the free exchange of Open Source applications.

Chipsets Selected For Use in LTE Terminal Product Line

October 4, 2011 7:56 am | Comments

Altair Semiconductor  announced that its chipsets have been selected by Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, for use in its Public Safety LTE terminal products, including the recently announced MBC-100. By maximizing the benefits of LTE, Altair's chipsets will allow Harris to provide best-in-class LTE terminals to public safety customers.

Mobile Boom in Emerging Markets takes Interoute to One Billion Voice Minutes a Month

October 4, 2011 7:50 am | Comments

Interoute Communications  announced voice traffic from its mobile partners across its cloud infrastructure, IP based Virtual Voice Network (VVN) has grown 40 per cent in the first 6 months of 2011 breaking the one billion minutes a month barrier. Demand for mobile in emerging markets has driven the increase of international mobile calls into Europe, with major operators from India, Russia and the Middle East using Interoute as their European voice network.

RF Micro Devices Announces Formation of Compound Semiconductor Group

October 4, 2011 6:54 am | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced a strategic initiative to extend RFMD's industry leadership in compound semiconductor technologies into a broad array of adjacent non-RF growth markets. The strategic initiative includes the formation of a new business group, the Compound Semiconductor Group (CSG), which will operate alongside RFMD's Cellular Products Group (CPG) and RFMD's Multi-Market Products Group (MPG).

Telefónica Selects JDSU's Home PM for Service of its IPTV Infrastructure

October 4, 2011 6:47 am | Comments

JDSU announced that Spain’s Telefónica SA has deployed JDSU’s Home Performance Management (PM) solution to proactively monitor and troubleshoot service issues for its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) content and on-demand services. Telefónica operates Spain’s leading IPTV service, Imagenio, providing standard and high-definition programming to nearly 800,000 customers.

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