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Isola Compliance with European Space Agency Base-material Standard

September 15, 2014 3:42 pm | by Isola Group | News | Comments

Isola Group announced that its European subsidiary, Isola GmbH, complies with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) specification for a cleaner class of base materials. Isola worked in collaboration with the ESA and its suppliers in order to reach this milestone...

GaN Systems to Show New Gallium Nitride High Power Transistors

September 15, 2014 3:02 pm | by GaN Systems | News | Comments

GaN Systems is showcasing its range of gallium nitride power transistors based on its proprietary Island Technology, which produces highly efficient, smaller transistors at lower cost than traditional silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs...

Advances in Range of High Purity Materials for Semiconductor Applications

September 15, 2014 1:39 pm | by Morgan Advanced Materials | News | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials announced advances in their range of materials grown using chemical vapor deposition processes. Morgan’s CVD Silicon Carbide and Pyrolytic Boron Nitride materials are ideal for use in semiconductor applications...

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ZigBee Updated Standard for Radio Frequency-Based Remote Controls

September 15, 2014 1:20 pm | by ZigBee Alliance | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance announced the ratification of the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard. The standard is now available for product development and can be downloaded for free from the Alliance website...

CableLabs DLNA CVP-2 Reference Server using Elliptic’s tVault

September 15, 2014 12:43 pm | by Elliptic Technologies | News | Comments

Elliptic Technologies announced their joint development with CableLabs to provide a reference implementation for DLNA’s CVP-2 specifications, now under the new brand of VidiPath Certification program, using Elliptic’s tVault for DTCP-IP content protection...

GCI Operates Fastest Wireless Data Network in Juneau

September 15, 2014 11:47 am | by GCI | News | Comments

 A recent independent test of GCI’s wireless data network service in Juneau shows the company is outperforming competitors in several key areas, including 4G LTE download speeds...

Three's a Charm: NIST Detectors Reveal Entangled Photon Triplets

September 15, 2014 10:24 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient single-photon detectors developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology...

European Space Agency Picks Site for Comet Landing

September 15, 2014 10:10 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Talk about a moving target. Scientists at the European Space Agency on Monday announced the spot where they will attempt the first landing on a comet hurtling through space at 55,000 kph (34,000 mph)...

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China Creates its First No-Cellphone Sidewalk Lane

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going...

TIA Submits Letter to CA Public Utilities Commission Cautioning Against Title II Reclassification

September 15, 2014 9:14 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has submitted for the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) record the letter from 33 leading technology companies sent on September 9 to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker...                                 

The Sound of an Atom Has Been Captured

September 12, 2014 5:08 pm | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom. They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on the role of light. The results will be published in the journal Science. The interaction between atoms and light is well known and has been studied...

Replacing Silicon Electronics with Nanomaterials

September 12, 2014 4:38 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

As silicon electronics approach their physical limits for density and speed, researchers are seeking materials to revolutionize the industry and continue the vast improvements in performance seen throughout the past four decades ...  

A Multiuser, Multiantenna Transmission Scheme for UHF

September 12, 2014 10:43 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles. Researchers from Rice's Wireless Network Group will unveil a multiuser, multiantenna transmission scheme for UHF...

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Photos of the Day: Wireless Experts Tap Unused TV Spectrum

September 12, 2014 10:42 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles. Researchers from Rice's Wireless Network Group will unveil a multiuser, multiantenna transmission scheme for UHF...

Engineer Aims to Connect the World With Ant-Sized Radios

September 11, 2014 5:05 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

A Stanford University engineering team has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna — no batteries required ... 

First 500 GHz Photon Switch Built

September 11, 2014 4:58 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

The work took nearly four years to complete and it opens a fundamentally new direction in photonics - with far-reaching potential consequences for the control of photons in optical fiber channels. Researchers at the University of ...  

IoT, Robotic Manufacturing & the End of the World

September 11, 2014 4:46 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

While most minds go to jarring images from movies like I, Robot and Terminator (and rightfully so), the robotic apocalypse may not make its presence known in such a blockbuster-style war of intellect and brawn, but rather as a subtle emergence from an unexpected area ...

Excitonic Dark States Shed Light on TMDC Atomic Layers

September 11, 2014 4:44 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials, the two-dimensional semiconductors that ...

Graphene Paints a Corrosion-Free Future

September 11, 2014 4:39 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

The surface of graphene, a one atom thick sheet of carbon, can be randomly decorated with oxygen to create graphene oxide; a form of graphene that could have a significant impact on the chemical, pharmaceutical and electronic industries ...

Nanotechnology Aids in Cooling Electrons Without External Sources

September 11, 2014 4:38 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy. The team details its ...  

Lasers 'Grown' Directly on Silicon-Based Microchips

September 11, 2014 4:35 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA's Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) program has successfully integrated billions of light-emitting dots on silicon to create an efficient silicon-based laser. The breakthrough, achieved by researchers working on ...

Pesky Insect Inspires Mini Light-Emitting Devices & Optical Sensors

September 11, 2014 4:30 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

In our vain human struggle to kill flies, our hands and swatters often come up lacking. This is due to no fault of our own, but rather to flies' compound eyes. Arranged in a hexagonal, convex pattern, compound eyes consist of hundreds of ...

EAZY-CAL Signal Conditioners Simplify LVDT Linear Position Calibration

September 10, 2014 2:29 pm | by Macro Sensors | News | Comments

Calibration is mandatory prior to sensor installation as it corrects any slight variances between sensors, helping to improve repeatability. Traditionally, AC-operated LVDT Sensors were difficult to calibrate as signal conditioners required that operators use trimmer pots...

Analog Devices Puts Designers on Fast Track at Avnet’s X-fest 2014

September 10, 2014 1:58 pm | by Analog Devices | News | Comments

Analog Devices is participating in Avnet Inc.’s X-fest 2014 technical training events and demonstrating rapid prototyping platforms for software-defined radio, GSPS data acquisition solutions and RF signal processing components that are compatible with Xilinx, Inc...

AIRCOM Device Test Lab Strengthens Carrier Aggregation and LBS Testing Services

September 10, 2014 1:27 pm | by TEOCO | News | Comments

As market demand for 4G/LTE devices utilizing advanced features such as carrier aggregation, A-GNSS and OTDOA/eCID location based services ramps-up, TEOCO's AIRCOM Device Test Lab stands ready to meet industry testing and certification needs...

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