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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...

ROHM Semiconductor and imec Join Forces for Ultra-low Power Radio R&D

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by imec & ROHM Semiconductor | News | Comments

Nanoelectronics research center imec and ROHM Semiconductor have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership for research collaboration on ultra-low power (ULP) radio technology for small battery-operated wireless devices...

Inmarsat Selects Gilat as Global Xpress(R) Services Partner

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Gilat Satellite Networks and Inmarsat | News | Comments

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced a new partnership with Inmarsat. The partnership is designed to address additional market opportunities for the forthcoming Global Xpress service in the fixed, land-based VSAT sector. Inmarsat and Gilat will work closely to identify...

'Cool' Invention Wins First Place at MADMEC

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Rob Matheson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Heating or cooling certain parts of your body — such as applying a warm towel to your forehead if you feel chilly — can help maintain your perceived thermal comfort...                                           

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...

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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..

Sensor Platforms & ARM Introduce Open Source Software

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sensor Platforms & ARM | News | Comments

Sensor Platforms and ARM have announced the introduction of the world’s first open source software for sensor hub applications. The software, called Open Sensor Platform (OSP), will simplify the integration of sensors across multiple applications, and provide a flexible framework for more sophisticated interpretation and analysis of sensor data...

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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Isola Launches CAF Mitigation Technology-Licensing Program

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

Isola Group S.à r.l. has announced that the company has launched a technology-licensing program to mitigate conductive anodic filamentation (CAF) problems in the fabrication of PCBs. This proprietary manufacturing technology, which is offered by ISOLA USA Corp...

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...

TE Connectivity Deploys In-Building Wireless Network at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup

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

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced that its InterReach Fusion distributed antenna system (DAS) has been deployed to deliver enhanced mobile services at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, the largest and busiest airport in Scandinavia. The deployment provides 2G, 3G, and 4G services in the 900/1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 2600 MHz frequency bands as well as LTE MIMO service...

Base Station Processor Drives Next-Generation LTE Infrastructure

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Kendrid Rodriguez, Freescale Semiconductors | News | Comments

The explosion of smart connected devices and increasing volumes of rich digital content have created a worldwide flood of mobile data, requiring OEMs and carriers to dramatically boost network performance while controlling capital expenditure costs, increasing power efficiency, and supporting 4G/LTE standards...

Fabricating Nanostructures with Silk Could Make Clean Rooms Green Rooms

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Kim Thurler, Tufts University | News | Comments

Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabrication techniques. This approach provides a green alternative to the toxic materials commonly used in nanofabrication...

RFMD Introduces "RF Fusion" for 4G World Phones and Tablets

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Brent Dietz, RFMD | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices has introduced "RF Fusion’—a  complete RF front end (RFFE) solution for global 4G world phones and tablets that integrates all major transmit and receive RF functionality, from the transceiver to the antenna. RFMD's first generation RF Fusion (the RF7503) supports full global coverage of all major cellular networks...

Senaptic Turns IoT into Real-world Revenue Streams

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

Senaptic is a new company focussing on ultra-scalable private network solutions for smart cities and utilities. It has an innovative business model providing end-to-end solutions that are already turning the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) into significant revenue streams in global markets...

Trees Go High-tech: Process Turns Cellulose into Energy Storage Devices

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by David Stauth, Oregon State University | News | Comments

Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices. OSU chemists have found that cellulose – the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and a key component of trees – can be heated in a furnace in the presence of ammonia, and turned into the building blocks for supercapacitors...

Spirent Helps Advance Ultra-High Bandwidth Networking

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

Spirent Communications has announced the launch of the 4-port Spirent dX2 100G test module with support for CFP4 transceiver interfaces. CFP4 refers to the form factor of a new generation of optical transceivers, defined under the CFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA), supporting the 40 and 100Gbit/s interfaces...

TI Helps Manufacturers Connect More with Launch of IoT Cloud Ecosystem

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

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a third party ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service providers. This ecosystem will allow manufacturers using TI technology to connect with the IoT more easily and rapidly. The first members of the ecosystem include 2lemetry, ARM, Arrayent, Exosite, IBM, LogMeIn, Spark, and Thingsquare...

WattStopper Joins the EnOcean Alliance

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Angelika Dester , EnOcean Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance has welcomed WattStopper, which has released its self-powered EnOcean-based wireless line of occupancy sensors, switches, and switch receivers targeting market requirements for flexible, easy-to-install, and maintenance-free solutions, particularly for building retrofits...

Wireless Research Center of NC Unveils New Program for Wireless Testing, Targets Academia and Research

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Ann Revell-Pechar, WRCNC | News | Comments

The Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRCNC) has begun a new testing program that offers significant discounts for universities, research and non-profit institutions utilizing the Center’s testing facilities. The Center will offer half hour test blocks to research partners, saving them significantly over the four hour minimum for commercial accounts...

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