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IBM to Hand Over its Costly Chip Division to Globalfoundries

October 20, 2014 9:05 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations...                         

Photos of the Day: Smart Desk Connects to Wi-Fi

October 17, 2014 11:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Stir Kinetic is probably the world's first "smart" desk. It has a built-in touch screen, so you can see this either as a desk with a smartphone in it or a smartphone with a desk attached...                      

Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs in Apple's Lineup

October 17, 2014 11:10 am | by BY ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet...              

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Intel & IBM's FinFET Strategies on Competing Substrates

October 16, 2014 3:28 pm | by IBM; Intel | News | Comments

The development of increasingly sophisticated and energy-efficient CMOS technology for mobile, client and cloud computing depends on a continuing stream of advances in the process technologies with which the complex integrated circuits are built...                        

Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 3:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV...                                

Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in Five Years

October 16, 2014 2:57 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019, according to IHS Technology...        

Programming Computers in Everyday Language

October 16, 2014 9:27 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Computers speak a language of their own. They can only be programmed by those, who know the code. Computer scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are presently working on a software that directly translates natural...                   

Interactive Typewriter Allows Communication through Internet Forums

October 16, 2014 9:15 am | by Alan Williams, University of Plymouth | News | Comments

An antique typewriter has been transformed for the digital generation, using sensors and circuit boards to turn it into an interactive social tool...                            

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Centile Telecom Unveiled the Unified Communications Platform ISTRA

October 15, 2014 1:12 pm | by Centile Telecom Applications | News | Comments

In the hyper-fast-moving market for fixed and mobile communications, Centile Istra 9.0 offers customers the latest advances and developments in both end-user experience and the self-management of services...

TelcoApps Deliver Virtualized Firewall and Routing Network Functions

October 15, 2014 12:35 pm | by Telco Systems | News | Comments

Telco Systems announced the release of its first two TelcoApps, vFirewall and vRouter, enabling service providers to achieve the significant benefits of distributed network functions virtualization throughout their telecom networks...

DOCXO NI-10-3400 Series from TAITIEN Electronics

October 15, 2014 12:06 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TAITIEN Electronics introduced the NI-10M-3400 series. The NI-10M-3400 series is ideally suited for applications demanding high-precision frequency and timing requirements...

Study Shows Relationship Among Broadband Performance, Pricing, and Demand Worldwide

October 15, 2014 11:06 am | by Amanda Morris | News | Comments

Study shows a clearer understanding of how broadband services are used, how much bandwidth people actually need, and how the market impacts usage worldwide...  .

Telco Systems' Release of CloudMetro 100

October 15, 2014 10:18 am | by Telco Systems | News | Comments

Telco Systems announced the release to market of the newest member of its Open Metro Edge solution, CloudMetro 100, a 10GE platform for Virtualized IT Services at the network edge. CloudMetro 100 is the latest product in Telco Systems’ SDN/NFV Open Metro Edge solution...

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NTU Develops Ultra-Fast Charging Batteries that Last 20 Years

October 15, 2014 9:36 am | by Nanyang Technology University | News | Comments

Scientists at Nanyang Technology University have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. The new generation batteries also have a long lifespan of over 20 years, more than 10 times compared to existing lithium-ion batteries...

Future Computers Could be Built from Magnetic 'Tornadoes'

October 15, 2014 9:20 am | by The University of Sheffield | News | Comments

Magnetic materials form the basis of most hard disc drives as they are able to store data. A team from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering have been investigating whether they could also be used to perform calculations, and so take on the role of a computer's central processing unit...

Why Privacy Matters

October 14, 2014 10:41 am | by Glenn Greenwald, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy...            

RACO Cloud-Based SaaS Solution for OPC Connectivity

October 13, 2014 5:22 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RACO Manufacturing and Engineering has introduced AlarmAgent.info, a new SaaS application for the AlarmAgent.com wireless, web-based RTU. The addition of AlarmAgent.info makes the system OPC-compatible, enhancing its existing real-time reporting features by sharing data communication with HMI / SCADA software and third-party customized applications...

TrueTouch Gen5 Touchscreen Controller Delivers New Features

October 13, 2014 4:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced that its TrueTouch Gen5 touchscreen controller family for large-screen superphones, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers now delivers multiple new advanced features, including gloved-finger tracking on capacitive touchscreens...

Australian Teams Set New Records for Silicon Quantum Computing

October 13, 2014 12:07 pm | by University of New South Wales Australia | News | Comments

Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realization of super powerful quantum computers. The teams created two types of quantum bits, or "qubits" – the building blocks for quantum computers – that each process quantum data with an accuracy above 99%...

A Novel Platform for Future Spintronic Technologies

October 13, 2014 11:44 am | by EPFL | News | Comments

Spintronics is an emerging field of technology where devices work by manipulating the spin of electrons rather than their charge. The field can bring significant advantages to computer technology, combining higher speeds with lower energy consumption. Spintronic circuits need ways to control electron spin without interference from electron charge...

R&S Compact Instruments for Fast RF Component Testing

October 13, 2014 10:48 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has developed two new instruments for production testing of wireless communications components...

Photos of the Day: Setting a Speed Record for Molecular Fluorescence

October 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

When fluorescent molecules are placed near intensified light, the molecules emit photons at a faster rate through an effect called Purcell enhancement. The researchers found they could achieve a significant speed improvement by placing fluorescent molecules in a gap between the nanocubes and a thin film of gold...           

Revving Up Fluorescence for Superfast LEDs

October 13, 2014 10:39 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1,000 times faster than normal -- setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing super-fast light emitting diodes (LEDs) and quantum cryptography...           

Banks Harvest Callers' Voiceprints to Fight Fraud

October 13, 2014 10:25 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two major U.S. banks, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co., use voice screening, also known as voice biometric blacklists, according to three people familiar with the arrangements, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity because the system was meant to remain secret...                   

EPCOS Active Harmonic Filters for Optimized Power Quality

October 13, 2014 10:21 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has developed the new EPCOS PQSine series of active harmonic filters that optimize power quality...

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