Industry News
Subscribe to Industry News
View Sample

FREE WDD Email Newsletter

New Leadership Appointments for Honeywell Life Safety Sensors Division

June 9, 2014 9:17 am | by Caroline Hardiman, Honeywell | News | Comments

Honeywell Life Safety has made some senior appointments within its multi-million dollar Sensors Division this month. Sean Clay has been promoted to the role of General Manager, and Alexandre Naef, ex Johnson and Johnson Director, has taken on the role of Sales Leader...

Vodafone Report Sparks Global Surveillance Debate

June 8, 2014 4:05 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Telecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye — and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much spying on email and telephone chats happens in secret...

Testing and Engineering Services, VNA, TDR

June 8, 2014 3:55 pm | by D-COAX | News | Comments

D-COAX has introduced Testing and Engineering Services business segment to assist their customers with design, prototyping and production of the microwave interconnects. Tests Services include characterization or production testing in the Time Domain...


USI Selects GreenPeak ZigBee for High-Growth Smart Home Market

June 8, 2014 3:51 pm | by GreenPeak Technologies | News | Comments

USI, Universal Scientific Industrial has joined forces with GreenPeak Technologies to develop a high performance and low cost ZigBee module for Smart Home sensor devices. The new USI ZigBee module enables a swift implementation with minimal integration...

Agilent Technologies and Cascade Microtech Announce Alliance

June 8, 2014 3:46 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies and Cascade Microtech announced a strategic alliance to provide fully configured and validated RF measurement solutions that streamline wafer-level semiconductor measurements while delivering guaranteed configuration, installation and support...

MACOM Accredited as ‘Trusted Foundry’ by Department Of Defense

June 8, 2014 3:42 pm | by MACOM | News | Comments

MACOM announced that its wafer fabrication facility in Lowell, Massachusetts, has been accredited by the Department of Defense as a Category 1A Trusted Foundry. This DoD accreditation distinguishes MACOM as a trusted manufacturer of integrated circuits...

Exploring Technologies in the Race for Flexible and Wearable Phones

June 8, 2014 3:40 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Mobile phones and associated wearable electronics are now part of what is called the Internet of People. They will often have very flexible displays, some tightly rolled into a conventional phone body. When pulled out, these screens will gather...

A New Way to Make Laser-like Beams Using 1,000x Less Power

June 5, 2014 8:50 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

With precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam. They have made what's believed...


Continuous Terahertz Sources at Room Temperature

June 5, 2014 8:41 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Imagine a technology that could allow us to see through opaque surfaces without exposure to harmful x-rays, that could give us the ability to detect harmful chemicals and bio-agents from a safe distance, and that could enable us to peer so deeply into space...

Photos of the Day: Pepper the Robot Deciphers Emotions

June 5, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. Son's mobile phone company Softbank said Thursday that the robot it has dubbed Pepper...

Emotional Robot Set for Sale in Japan Next Year

June 5, 2014 10:40 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. Son's mobile phone company Softbank said Thursday that the robot it has dubbed Pepper...

Judge Lets U.S. Intercept Info from Hacked Computers

June 4, 2014 12:31 am | by Joe Mandak, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department can continue to intercept information from 350,000 computers worldwide that are known to be infected with a data-stealing virus being spread by an alleged Russian computer hacker and his conspirators, a federal judge said...

Online Pirates Thrive on Legitimate Ad Dollars

June 4, 2014 12:29 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's. That's the conclusion of several recent reports that shed light on Internet piracy's funding sources...


2D Transistors Promise a Faster Electronics Future

June 3, 2014 9:48 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Faster electronic device architectures are in the offing with the unveiling of the world’s first fully two-dimensional field-effect transistor (FET) by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Unlike conventional FETs made from silicon, these 2D FETs suffer no...

Freescale's Rugged Plastic Packaged Power Amplifiers

June 3, 2014 5:48 pm | by Freescale Semiconductor | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is introducing its first plastic packaged devices designed specifically for high ruggedness applications. The new MRFE6VP5150N/GN and MRFE6VP5300N/GN power amplifiers are the industry’s first > 65:1 VSWR rated devices...

Freescale's Second-Generation Airfast Power Amplifier Solutions

June 3, 2014 5:44 pm | by Freescale Semiconductor | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is introducing its second generation of Airfast RF power solutions, delivering a new level of performance for advanced wireless infrastructure equipment, including GSM/UMTS, CDMA/W-CDMA, LTE, and TD-LTE applications...

Mydax Pushes the Limits of Precision Temperature Stability Control

June 3, 2014 5:27 pm | by Mydax | News | Comments

Mydax has successfully designed, developed, and delivered three custom refrigeration chillers that utilize ultra-precision temperature control to Lyncean Technologies Lyncean Technologies, in Palo Alto, CA, developed the technology for a new local synchrotron X-ray...

IEEE Announces Call for Papers

June 3, 2014 12:29 pm | by IEEE | News | Comments

The 60th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting has issued a Call for Papers seeking the world's best original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development. The paper submission deadline is Monday, June 23, 2014...

Qualcomm Conducts First Demonstration of 802.11ac Solutions

June 3, 2014 11:28 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., will be at Computex June 3-6 showcasing a number of connectivity solutions, including the industry’s first live demonstration of its Qualcomm® VIVE™ 4-stream 802.11ac chipsets with multi-user, multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO), also known as 11ac 2.0...

Integra Networks Achieves ISO Quality Management System Certification

June 3, 2014 11:08 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Integra Networks, Inc. recently achieved ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System certification for the processes involved in the design, engineering, development, production, distribution, installation, and servicing of its line of fiber optic products...

Bel Fuse Names Anglia Components to European Distribution Network

June 2, 2014 6:24 pm | by Bel Fuse | News | Comments

Bel Fuse Inc. announced the signing of a distribution agreement with UK‑based Anglia Components, a leading independent authorized distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. 

Researchers Predict Electrical Response of Metals to Extreme Pressures

June 2, 2014 5:53 pm | by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

Research makes it possible to predict how subjecting metals to severe pressure can lower their electrical resistance, a finding that could have applications in computer chips and other materials that could benefit from specific electrical resistance...

Physicists Take Quantum Leap toward Ultra-Precise Measurement

June 2, 2014 5:51 pm | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

For the first time, physicists at the University of Toronto have overcome a major challenge in the science of measurement using quantum mechanics. Their work paves the way for great advances in using quantum states to enable the next generation of ultra-precise...

CSR and Philips uWand Collaborate to Deliver Remote Control Solution

June 2, 2014 12:57 pm | by Marcus LaRobardiere, March Communications | News | Comments

CSR plc has announced that its Bluetooth® Smart remote platform has been integrated into Philips’ (San Jose, CA) uWand reference design, a complete firmware and hardware solution for developing pointing and gesture based remote controls...

Sandisk Introduces Advanced Storage Solution For Chinese Tablet and Smartphone Market

June 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Laura Bakken, SanDisk Corporation | News | Comments

SanDisk Corporation has announced the iNAND™ Standard™ embedded flash drive (EFD), an ideal storage solution for entry-level tablets and smartphones in China and other high-growth markets...                            

You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.