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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...                            

Bourns Honored Again with TTI 2013 Supplier Excellence Award

June 2, 2014 12:19 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Bourns, Inc. has announced that it has again been honored with TTI’s Supplier Excellence Award at the Platinum Level for its Americas, European, and Asia operations. Bourns’ European operations also received TTI’s Diamond Award for the highest overall point achievement...

Vitesse Selected by Planet Technology for Three Smart Switch Platforms

June 2, 2014 12:10 pm | by Michelle Lozada, Vitesse Semiconductor | News | Comments

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation has announced that Planet Technology Corporation is using Vitesse's SparX™ and E-StaX™Ethernet switch technology and SMBStaX™ software for its latest generation of Managed Layer 2/Layer 3 Smart Ethernet switch platforms targeted at SME, Enterprise, and IoT applications such as video surveillance...

Certified Wireless Network Expert To Present At Next Generation Security Conference

June 2, 2014 11:58 am | by Kathleen Donnelly, MMI Public Relations | News | Comments

CWNP, LLC (Certified Wireless Network Professional) has announced that Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE®) Alistair Meakin will speak at the 3rd annual Next Generation Security Conference (NGSec) at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland...

HotSpot Episode 65: IMS 2014

June 2, 2014 8:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by IMS: IMS 2014 Plenary Speaker For the first time in IMS history, there will be a female plenary speaker kicking off the events. Vida Ilderem, Vice President, Intel Labs Director, Integrated Computing Research...

EMI-Quiet Environments Anywhere ... Almost

May 30, 2014 10:52 am | by Alan Lowne, CEO, Saelig Company | Articles | Comments

RF signal reduction structures are also needed for command and control operations, as well as other applications where strength, weight, collapsibility, and portability are vital for successful and secure military field operations...                         

New 5-Meter EMC Chamber and Product Design Prototyping Laboratory

May 29, 2014 10:47 pm | by LS Research | News | Comments

LS Research, a global leader in wireless product development, has completed a 5,500 square foot expansion to its corporate facility in Cedarburg, WI. The expansion is highlighted by a state-of-the-art 5-meter EMC testing chamber, as well as an all-new...

Unexpected Water Explains Surface Chemistry of Nanocrystals

May 29, 2014 9:21 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Danylo Zherebetskyy and his colleagues at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals. The water as a source of small ions for the surface of colloidal lead sulfide...

Google Steps up Efforts for More Racial Diversity

May 29, 2014 9:14 pm | by Martha Mendoza and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has had more trouble diversifying its workforce than its computer scientists have had writing programs that respond to search requests in the blink of an eye or designing cars that can navigate traffic without a human behind the wheel...

Photo of the Day: Is BYOD CLOUDing the Minds of Workers?

May 28, 2014 11:46 pm | by RingCentral | News | Comments

Are you working effectively? While the majority of workers admit to texting, checking social media, and browsing the web at work, they also take work home. By moving communication to the cloud, businesses provide workers with a better way to centralize their business communications...

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