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RFMD Awarded Contract to Produce Millimeter Wave GaN Integrated Circuits

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

RFMD has announced it has signed a $9.7 million agreement with the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to transfer and produce a 0.14 micron GaN MMIC technology. The technology will be scaled to 6-inch diameter wafers using RFMD's 6-inch GaN-on-Silicon Carbide (SiC) manufacturing line...

Agilent Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of InfiniiVision X-Series Oscilloscopes

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

Agilent Technologies [NYSE: A] is celebrating the third anniversary of its InfiniiVision X-Series oscilloscopes, which redefined oscilloscope technology with several innovations: MegaZoom IV technology with 1 million waveforms per second update rate; First fully upgradable bandwidth for oscilloscopes in this class...

MACOM Announces IP Licensing Program for GaN-on-Silicon Technology

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by M/A-COM Technology Solutions & IQE | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM), has announced an IP licensing program for Gallium Nitride (GaN) on Silicon technology.  MACOM detailed recent progress in two areas critical to realizing its future vision of enabling the mainstream adoption of GaN as a large-scale RF semiconductor technology across the industry...

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eConais Broadens Digi-Key’s Wireless Product Offering

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Josh Olson, Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Digi-Key has announced a global distribution agreement with eConais, a technology leader in embedded, ultra-low power, miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things. eConais manufactures easy-to-use modules and software development kits. These products enable customers to leverage the globally...

RacoWireless, Queclink Team Up to Offer Turn-Key M2M Development Kit

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Queclink & Racowireless | News | Comments

Queclink has teamed with RacoWireless to provide a bundled M2M solution that brings all pieces of the M2M ecosystem into one seamless offer. Included with the development kits will be SIM cards that allow users to connect their solution to Raco’s worldwide carrier partners...

FirstLight Fiber Upgrades IP Core Network

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Jaymie Scotto & Associates | News | Comments

FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, has announced the upgrade of its IP core network to further support area businesses demanding high quality Internet connectivity...

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...

In-House Smartphone App Helps LA Doctors Speed Up Trauma Care

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Alicia Chang, Associated Press Science Writer | News | Comments

Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents, and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones. The details came in the staccato of text messages: A 35-year-old man had driven head-on into a bus. He suffered major chest injuries. His vital signs were crashing...

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Axell Wireless Installs DAS System at World Trade Center Complex

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

Axell Wireless has announced it is supplying the public safety communications system for the new World Trade Center complex in New York City, including One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the U.S. at 1776 feet and the fourth tallest in the world...

NetHero App Enables Remote Management of Home Internet & Connected Devices

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

Consumers now have access to a free home network and device management app, NetHero, on iOS and Android devices, and Mac and Windows PCs. Created by the developer of cloud-based software for network and device management, Pie Digital, NetHero is the first free app to let consumers manage and optimize their home network and device...

Atmel Launches Fourth Generation Low-Power LIN System Basis Chip

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Agnes Toan, Atmel | News | Comments

Atmel has announced a new LIN system basis chip (SBC) ATA663254 for low-power local interconnect networking (LIN) systems used for automotive comfort, power-train, sensor and actuator applications. Atmel’s ATA663254 is the first available device in this family of new LIN devices...

Advantech Announces Partnership with Linear Technology

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

Global Intelligent Systems leader Advantech has announced that it is partnering with Linear Technology’s Dust Networks product group to develop Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based on Dust’s SmartMesh IP embedded wireless sensor networks (WSN)...

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...

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TIA Submits Comments on Changes to Medicare Policies

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has submitted comments with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its Advance Notice regarding changes to Medicare Advantage capitation rates, and Medicare Part C and D payment policies...

SecurityCoverage Selects Pie’s TotalTechHero & NetHero Apps as Key Components

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

Pie Digital has announced that its NetHero and TotalTechHero software for connected homes were selected to power SecurityCoverage’s managed service offering, Tech Home. The agreement gives SecurityCoverage the exclusive right to bundle and market Pie’s products...

RFMD Wins CableFAX Tech Award for Green Technology

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

RFMD has announced that its Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier family for the new DOCSIS 3.1 CATV networking standard has won the CableFAX Tech Award for Green Technology. CableFAX's Green Technology Award recognizes technology that helps cable companies and program distributors cut energy consumption in equipment installed...

Experts Say NSA Rules Leave Privacy Vulnerable

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Martha Mendoza, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cyber security experts are questioning whether President Barack Obama can make good on his assurance that U.S. intelligence agencies aren't spying on "ordinary folks." That promise is especially dubious, experts say, in instances where Americans are communicating with U.S. citizens living abroad and other people overseas...

Missouri Telecom Deploys Squire Technologies’ SVI MGC Solution

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

Local US operator Missouri Telecom deploys Squire Technologies' SVI MGC (Media Gateway Controller) solution after successful completion of an initial trial. The low-risk approach ensured that Missouri maximized their Return-On-Investment and leveraged their existing Cisco AS5400 Universal Gateway to provide carrier-grade capabilities...

Nanosheets and Nanowires

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by International Union of Crystallography | News | Comments

The International Union of Crystallography has announced that researchers  in China have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and could open the way to lower cost and safer optoelectronics, solar energy conversion, and faster computer circuitry...

Analog Devices Unveils Two More Software-Defined Radio Platform Solutions

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

Analog Devices has announced two software-defined radio (SDR) platform solutions and ecosystems. This brings its portfolio to four platform solutions that simplify rapid SDR system prototyping and development in applications ranging from defense electronics, RF instrumentation, communications infrastructure, and open-source SDR development projects...

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...

Global Wireless Technology & 5G Infrastructure Advancements to be Addressed at IEEE ICC 2014

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Heather Ann Sweeney, IEEE Communications Society | News | Comments

The IEEE International Conference on Communications will highlight its next annual event to be held from June 10 – 14 in the dynamic cultural hub of Sydney, Australia, with the presentation of hundreds of leading communications experts addressing the latest worldwide advancements in voice, data, image, and multimedia technologies...

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...

Obama to Propose Ending NSA's Phone Call Sweep

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls. The Obama administration this week is expected to propose that Congress overhaul the electronic surveillance program by having phone companies hold onto the call records as they do now...

Freescale Expands RF Mobile Radio Portfolio with New Device for Handheld Applications

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

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a new 6W device for handheld mobile radio applications called the AFT05MS006N. With this latest addition to its flagship Airfast RF power solutions portfolio, Freescale is the only supplier capable of supporting all power levels of relevance to the mobile radio space...

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