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Global Cost of Data Breach Increases by 15 percent, According to Ponemon Institute

May 5, 2014 11:58 am | by Stephanie Kanaan, Senior Account Executive, Global Communications | News | Comments

Today Ponemon Institute released its ninth annual Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Study, sponsored by IBM. According to the study of 314 companies spanning 10 countries, the average total cost of a data breach increased 15 percent in the last year to $3.5 million...

Photos of the Day: Designing Broadband Metamaterial with Genetics

May 5, 2014 11:51 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

A specially formed material that can provide custom broadband absorption in the infrared can be identified and manufactured using "genetic algorithms," according to Penn State engineers, who say these metamaterials can shield objects from view by infrared sensors, protect instruments and be manufactured to cover a variety of wavelengths...

Genetic Approach Helps Design Broadband Metamaterial

May 5, 2014 11:43 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

A specially formed material that can provide custom broadband absorption in the infrared can be identified and manufactured using "genetic algorithms," according to Penn State engineers, who say these metamaterials can shield objects from view by infrared sensors, protect instruments and be manufactured to cover a variety of wavelengths...

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IBM Advances Fight against Cyber Threats with Comprehensive Threat Protection System

May 5, 2014 11:36 am | by Stephanie Kanaan, Senior Account Executive, Global Communications | News | Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has introduced comprehensive new security software and services to help organizations protect their critical data in an environment where advanced persistent threats, zero day attacks, breaches, and the financial impact on an organization continue to rise...

Macro Sensors Maintains Domestic Manufacturing of LVDT Position Sensors

May 5, 2014 10:32 am | by Eileen Otto, Manager, Sales and Marketing, Macro Sensors | News | Comments

Offshore production has lost much of its past glamour. While cost was once a major factor in outsourcing manufacturing, rising wages, quality issues, and unstable supply chains are prompting many manufacturers to reconsider the benefits of reshoring production back on U.S. soil...

Bel Agrees to Acquire Power-One Power Solutions from ABB

May 5, 2014 10:10 am | by Bel Fuse Inc. | News | Comments

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

Terahertz Imaging on the Cheap

May 5, 2014 9:59 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Terahertz imaging, which is already familiar from airport security checkpoints, has a number of other promising applications — from explosives detection to collision avoidance in cars. Like sonar or radar, terahertz imaging produces an image by comparing measurements across an array of sensors...

Boeing Gets Awarded $19M for U.S. Navy F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet

May 2, 2014 10:55 am | by Harris Corporation | News | Comments

Harris Corporation has received a two-year, $19 million full-rate production contract to provide key avionics components that will enhance flight crews’ targeting capabilities on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft...                   

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Collaborative 'Metasurfaces' Grant to Merge Classical and Quantum Physics

May 2, 2014 8:51 am | by Caroline Perry, Harvard University | News | Comments

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to lead a multidisciplinary effort that will merge research in classical and quantum physics and accelerate the development of advanced optical technologies...                           

Agilent Technologies Opens On-Site, State-of-the-Art Semi-Anechoic Electromagnetic Compatibility Chamber for Electronic Test

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

Agilent Technologies has announced the opening of its 5-meter semi-anechoic electromagnetic compatibility chamber facility for electronic test at the company’s Santa Rosa, CA, site. The new facility expands Agilent’s in-house EMC test capacity, increasing the speed of product development and ensuring products’ long-term conformance to emerging standards for electromagnetic emissions and electromagnetic interference...

TIA Submits Comments to FCC Regarding Open Internet Rules

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

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has filed comments with the FCC regarding the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision in Verizon v. FCC  to vacate the Open Internet rules, and what actions the FCC should take in light of the court’s decision...

Econais Presents the Ease of Connecting Devices to the Internet of Things

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Brent Ward, Econais | News | Comments

At the upcoming EELive! Conference, Econais has announced it will be demonstrating how easy it is for device developers to wirelessly connect their Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the internet. Think WiSmart. At EELive! Booth Number 634, Econais will be demonstrating how almost any kind of device, no matter how simple or complex...

Production Environment for Printed Electronics in Sweden Becomes European Pioneer

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Acreo Swedish IT, Acreo | News | Comments

Despite heavy competition from major companies and other operators in Europe, PEA Manufacturing, the test environment for the production of Printed electronics in Norrköping, Sweden, has been designated European "pilot line demonstrator" and will serve as a model for future development. PEA Manufacturing will therefore be the subject of studies...

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Cornell Dubilier Announces Purchase of Axial Film Capacitor Lines from SB Electronics

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

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced that it has acquired the axial film capacitor product lines from capacitor maker, SB Electronics. The acquisition will expand the company’s film capabilities by adding a 125 °C rated series and higher voltage ratings up to 5000 volts DC...

TIA Applauds the ITU for Defining the Development Sector Agenda

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

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has applauded the work of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Telecommunications Development Conference 2014, to define the agenda for the ITU Development Sector for the next four-year period. The ongoing two-week conference will focus on a broad range of policy issues relevant to the adoption and application of information and communication technologies (ICTs)...

Tangoe Enhances MatrixMobile with New MDM Capabilities for Today’s Connected Enterprise

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

Tangoe has announced enhancements to its Mobile Device Management (MDM) software version 13.3. Tangoe’s MDM software is a key component of the MatrixMobile Solution Suite and enables today’s enterprises to turn-on, manage, secure, and support their global mobile estates...

A Comprehensive Guide of CTS’ Heat Sinks

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by CTS Electronics Components | News | Comments

CTS Electronics Components and Avnet Electronics Marketing have announced the release of a comprehensive thermal solutions guide for Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs. The guide is a tool that enables thermal design experts to quickly identify heat sink solutions for their Xilinx All...

Homerider Systems Deploys New Environmental Data Collection System

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Pauline Cadena, Semtech | News | Comments

Homerider Systems has announced a next-generation system based on the Semtech SX1272 transceiver with LoRa long-range RF technology. The LoRa technology is integrated into the Call Rider+ concentrator and Warm G2 water meters and significantly reduces the deployment cost for Homerider by eliminating repeaters and concentrators. Each concentrator now has the capability to collect...

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...

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...

Windstream Hosted Solutions Accelerates Cloud Migration for Enterprise Customers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Tanja Jameson, Windstream | News | Comments

Windstream Hosted Solutions has partnered with Racemi to enable businesses to quickly and automatically migrate their existing physical and virtual servers to Windstream's cloud. By leveraging Racemi's Cloud Path SaaS platform, Windstream will accelerate server migration, allowing enterprise customers to continue daily business operations during the migration...

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