Expectations going into this year’s edition of the JPCA Show were decidedly mixed. The near-term viability of the Japanese manufacturing infrastructure has been shrouded by a lack of information, bureaucracy and factors such as limited power output. JPCA was the first occasion for many observers to observe and report on industry conditions with a wide range of first person input.
Cavium Networks announced that it is accelerating mass deployment of its latest OCTEON processors through a collaboration for 3G/4G systems with Samsung Electronics, one of the leading network solution providers. “The demand for secure and intelligent mobile data is growing at a record pace, and the telecom industry is looking for a simple and cost-effective way for the evolution from 3G/WiMAX to LTE/WiMAX 2,” said YJ Kim, General Manager, Infrastructure Processor Group, Cavium Networks.
Growing numbers of museums and art galleries are enhancing the power of active RFID-based object security from Albis Technologies to protect their valuable works of art. Drawing on Albis Technologies Zone Monitoring & Find Division's expertise in developing active RFID solutions to suit the specific applications and environments in which they are employed, museums across Europe are extending and improving their surveillance and anti-theft systems with revolutionary active RFID-based solutions from ZOMOFI for permanent, cable-free surveillance and condition monitoring in real time of each and every single piece of art.
Next week the annual IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage event (http://www.IDTechEx.com/ehEurope) will open in Munich to attendees from 20 countries. The event focuses on the diverse range of energy harvesting and storage technologies, their application and opportunities. The technology is of vital interest to industries as diverse as consumer goods and electronics, the built environment, process control, vehicles, textiles and healthcare.
MacroSolve announced it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with U.K.-based App Innovations, Ltd. Per the terms of the LOI, MacroSolve and App Innovations will negotiate an agreement for App Innovations to have a non-exclusive right to market and distribute MacroSolve's DineInsight(TM) restaurant app in the United Kingdom and other to be agreed upon markets.
Cambridge Wireless is hosting two London events focused on changing mobile operator business models and the future of connected wireless devices. With the number of wireless networked devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications increasing rapidly, “Connecting the next 50Bn Devices” on 7th June at BDO Offices in London, will bring together industry leaders from Neul, Numerex, Pachube, Onzo, TTP, Cambridge Consultants and Arkessa to share their thoughts on the next generation of connected devices and services.
STMicroelectronics has published its annual Sustainability Report. Entitled “Our Culture of Sustainable Excellence in Practice”, the report provides comprehensive details of ST’s Sustainability strategy, policies and performance during 2010 and illustrates how ST embeds sustainability into its business practices to create value for all of its stakeholders.
AWR announced that it won its motion for partial summary judgment against ZTE Corporation, the largest publically-traded Chinese telecommunications company. ZTE violated the terms of AWR’s software license agreement, which prohibits access and use of its proprietary software with “cracked” or unauthorized license codes.
Myriad Group AG announced an agreement to ship Myriad’s Jbed Advanced Java Virtual Machine (JVM) on Qualcomm Incorporated’s Brew® Mobile Platform (Brew MP™). Myriad’s Jbed Advanced, a market-proven Java ME platform, will be pre-integrated and optimized for Brew MP to boost application performance and deliver dynamic experiences on mass-market phones.
The Broadband Forum and the IPv6 Forum announced their cooperative effort to empower the successful adoption of IPv6 in broadband deployments worldwide, creating the ecosystem that will ensure the continued success of the Internet as new applications and user expectations grow beyond the bounds of the IPv4 protocol.
ISCO International has issued a new guide that outlines a variety of interference sources that contribute to suboptimal performance in 3G networks. ISCO has found a number of infrastructure or network configuration issues that negatively impact a previously neglected link in the wireless service experience – the uplink from the subscriber to the base station tower.
Magma's Talus IC Implementation System Supports TSMC 28-nm Process Technology through Reference Flow 12.0June 15, 2011 7:11 am | Comments
Magma Design Automation announced that Magma's Talus, Hydra, Tekton, QCP and Quartz DRC integrated circuit implementation and verification solutions have been qualified to support the TSMC Reference Flow 12.0. Through TSMC's Open Innovation Platform (OIP), Magma's product suite provides users with advanced features to address the challenges of 28-nanometer (nm) design.
RFMW and RFaxis announced a distribution agreement for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa effective June 2, 2011. RFaxis is a leading semiconductor company with focus on developing highly integrated, silicon-based single-chip, single-die RF Front-end Integrated Circuits (RFeICs) that significantly simplify the design task and substantially improve the range, receive sensitivity and data throughput for all major wireless communications protocols including Wireless LAN (WLAN), Bluetooth, ZigBee, WiMAX and 3G/4G mobile cellular handsets.
Spectrum Interactive announced that it is to be the exclusive provider of wireless internet access at London Luton and Cardiff Airports. Spectrum will provide a pay-as-you-go WiFi service at London Luton and Cardiff Airports. The new agreement will enable both Airports to provide the seamless and always-on connectivity that business and leisure travellers crave.
United Monolithic Semiconductors Significantly Expand EM Analysis Support Using Agilent Technologies’ Most Recent Advanced Design System 2011 SoftwareJune 14, 2011 10:19 am | Comments
United Monolithic Semiconductors announced the availability of the majority of their design kits for various process technologies for use with Agilent’s recently released Advanced Design System (ADS) 2011.01 EDA software. “Agilent worked closely with us to make sure our PDK’s now support complete EM analysis,” said Eric Leclerc, manager of UMS's foundry business department.