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Smartphone App Helps Alcoholics Stay Sober

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels, featuring a variety of options for trying to prevent alcoholics...

Women in Manufacturing STEP Awarded to Kautzmann

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Jill Jozwik, FANUC America | News | Comments

Liz Kautzmann, Laser/Fabrication Program Manager at FANUC America, has been awarded a 2014 Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award from the Manufacturing Institute.  The STEP Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers in the manufacturing industry.  "My passion for learning, growing and improving drives...

The EnOcean Alliance Welcomes Contemporary Controls as a New Member

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Contemporary Controls & EnOcean Alliance | News | Comments

Contemporary Controls and the EnOcean Alliance have announced they have joined at Light+Building show in Frankfurt/Main, the world's biggest trade fair for lighting and building. Becoming a member of the EnOcean ecosystem for sustainable buildings...

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Agilent Technologies to Participate in Next-Generation Radio Access Network

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced it will participate in a joint demonstration of the next-generation radio access network as part of the C-RAN collaboration project with China Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. Research Institute (CMRI) at the 2014 Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain...

IBM Accelerates Mobile Innovation for Businesses with New MobileFirst Services

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Fabienne Dawson & Doug Fraim, IBM | News | Comments

To help organizations accelerate and drive more business value from their mobile initiatives, IBM [NYSE: IBM] has announced the expansion of its IBM MobileFirst portfolio with new and enhanced services focused on mobile strategy and security, application development and device procurement, and management...

The Installed Base of Wireless M2M Devices in the Oil & Gas industry Reached 423,000 in 2013

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4 percent...

Fairchild Launches a New Brand, Symbolizing a Major Company Transformation

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Fairchild Semiconductor | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor has engaged in a major transformation that focuses all of the company’s resources on the development of products and services that help engineers around the world shorten time-to-market for new mobile devices, wearable technologies, and all other products where energy management is a priority...

B&K Precision Launches Major pwrApp Update

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by James Schada, B&K Precision | News | Comments

B&K Precision has relaunched its iOS application, ‘pwrApp’, for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Adding to the app's value-offering of local wireless control for XLN-GL series power supplies, B&K Precision’s pwrApp now adds support for 9170/9180 series power supplies with LAN interface cards...

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Wearable Electronics to Drive Additional $70M in Battery Revenue

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

The global market for batteries used in wearable electronics will grow more than tenfold in just four short years, propelled by portable new products especially suitable for active sports and fitness lifestyles, according to a new report from IHS Technology...

Future Electronics & Crocus Technology Sign Global Distribution Agreement

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Martin H. Gordon, Future Electronics | News | Comments

Future Electronics has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Crocus Technology. “Considering the ever increasing demand for non-volatile memories and products capable of enhancing the performance and security of chips for smart cards, mobile phones, and data servers...

Powervation Presents Intelligent Digital Power Solutions at Industry Exhibition & Seminar

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Powervation | News | Comments

Powervation will discuss its Intelligent Digital Power solutions for cloud/datacenter server infrastructure, high performance computing, power modules, and communications infrastructure, at the upcoming Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and Exposition scheduled in Fort Worth, Texas. The APEC program addresses a broad range of topics...

Murata Launches New Visual Identity

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Murata | News | Comments

Murata has launched a new visual identity that includes changes to the corporate logo and other key visual identity elements. The objective of this initiative is to better express Murata's philosophy and brand promise.The world of electronics keeps changing, and Murata is expanding to new applications..

ClariPhy Samples First Single-Carrier 200G Coherent SoC

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by ClariPhy Communications | News | Comments

ClariPhy Communications has announced that it is sampling its LightSpeed-II CL20010 SoC to customers for 200G and 400G dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) transport applications. The CL20010 supports single-carrier 200G transmission using 16QAM modulation, which when combined with its integrated transmit filtering capabilities, enables dual-carrier 400G superchannels on 75GHz DWDM spacing...

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Get Your Next Eye Exam on a Smartphone

May 2, 2014 8:34 am | by Andrew Bastawrous, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Thirty-nine million people in the world are blind, and the majority lost their sight due to curable and preventable diseases. But how do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where expensive, bulky eye equipment is hard to come by?           

Animatronic Iron Man Suit

May 2, 2014 8:31 am | by WDD Staff | Videos | Comments

Animatronic Iron Man suit with wireless helmet, shoulder rockets, forearm missile, hip pods, light up boots and moving back flaps. The suit has four Arduino microcontrollers, 20 servo motors, a digital sound board and...                         

Meet the Board: Edgardo Menendez – AVX Corporation

May 2, 2014 8:28 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is honored to introduce editorial advisory member, Edgardo Menendez, Field Applications Engineer at AVX...                                

White House Seeks Stronger Privacy Laws for Data

May 2, 2014 8:21 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation...                   

Gift Guide: Solid Tech Options for Upgrading Mom

May 2, 2014 8:17 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mom is busy.She's working and making and doing and raising you, among other things. In return, it's probably time for her to upgrade her aging PC or laptop...                           

Police Use New Tool to Source Crowds for Evidence

May 2, 2014 8:11 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks. Dozens were injured and about 50 people ended up in the hospital, including several police officers...                      

New Rapid Synthesis Developed for Bilayer Graphene and High-Performance Transistors

May 1, 2014 2:14 pm | by Melissa Van De Werfhorst, UC - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Rice University, have recently demonstrated a rapid synthesis technique for large-area Bernal (or AB) stacked bilayer graphene films that can open up new pathways for digital electronics and transparent conductor applications...

Bel Acquires Power-One Power Solutions From ABB for $117 Million

May 1, 2014 10:10 am | by Daniel Bernstein, President & CEO, Bel Fuse Inc. | News | Comments

Bel Fuse Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Power-One Power Solutions business of ABB Ltd. Bel will pay approximately $117 million in cash to acquire the Power Solutions business, which had 2013 revenue of approximately $251 million...

New Company Focuses on American Made Electronic Components

May 1, 2014 9:53 am | by John Ciangiulli, President, ACE | News | Comments

A new electronic components company recently opened in St. Petersburg, FL called American Component Exchange (ACE). It is a distributor for quality electronic components, electro-mechanical components, and hardware. Their product offerings include capacitors, resistors, inductors, crystals, power supplies, relays and connectors...

NYU Wireless and Straight Path Spectrum Team Up to Address Escalating Demand For Bandwidth

May 1, 2014 9:27 am | by Kathleen Hamilton, NYU Press Office | News | Comments

NYU Wireless and Straight Path Spectrum, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Straight Path Communications Inc., announced that Straight Path is joining the New York University-based research center as an affiliate sponsor and advisory board member...

Revolutionary Sensor Links Pressure to Color Change

May 1, 2014 9:25 am | by Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California – Riverside | News | Comments

Imagine an automobile crash test that uses test dummies painted all over with a substance that can change color according to the levels of stress that various parts of the dummies' bodies will endure. Such a "color map" could provide vital information to engineers designing safer automobiles...                     

Wheeler Says FCC Won't Allow Internet 'Slow Lane'

May 1, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's top telecommunications regulator defended his latest proposal to protect an open Internet, warning cable companies that manipulating data traffic on their networks for profit would not be tolerated...              

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