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Data Breaches: A New Source of Worry for CEOs

May 7, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Add hackers to the long list of things that give CEOs insomnia.Target's chief executive, Gregg Steinhafel, is the first boss of a major corporation to lose his job over a theft of customer data. His exit from the helm of the nation's third-largest retailer on Monday shows that...

Low-Cost EMI Reduction

May 6, 2014 5:53 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig now offers a new oscillator from the Euroquartz range of low-EMI oscillators that use spread-spectrum (dithered) techniques to reduce electromagnetic interference by up to 15 dB...               

Graphene for Real-World Devices

May 6, 2014 4:50 pm | by University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center | News | Comments

Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material — strong, light, nearly transparent, and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. But a number of practical challenges must be overcome before it can emerge as a replacement...

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Bluetooth Innovation Series Advances Developer Knowledge

May 6, 2014 10:52 am | by Steve Hegenderfer | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has seen explosive growth over the last few years – a growth fueled by Bluetooth® Smart technology, which developers are integrating into millions of new devices and helping to bring connectivity to everyday objects...

FCI Joins Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition

May 6, 2014 10:00 am | by Lim Choon Hong, Text100 Public Relations | News | Comments

Singapore - FCI Asia Pte Ltd, the global headquarters of a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, announces its formal acceptance by Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) as an applicant member... 

Photos of the Day: Miami is New Tech 'Hot Spot'

May 5, 2014 8:53 pm | by Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Famed for its beaches, cruises and cafecitos, South Florida is now angling to become one of the next U.S. tech hot spots by leveraging its role as the gateway to Latin America and luring northern entrepreneurs with cheap living costs and lots of sun...

Miami Looks Beyond Beaches, Bikinis to Tech

May 5, 2014 8:35 pm | by Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Famed for its beaches, cruises and cafecitos, South Florida is now angling to become one of the next U.S. tech hot spots by leveraging its role as the gateway to Latin America and luring northern entrepreneurs with cheap living costs and lots of sun...

Clues for Superconductivity in Iron-Based Material

May 5, 2014 7:59 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have a clearer understanding of how to control the appearance of a superconducting phase in a material, adding crucial fundamental knowledge and perhaps setting the stage for advances in the field of superconductivity...

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Probing Dopant Distribution

May 5, 2014 12:00 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

The icing on the cake for semiconductor nanocrystals that provide a non-damped optoelectronic effect may exist as a layer of tin that segregates near the surface. One method of altering the electrical properties of a semiconductor is by introducing impurities called dopants...

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...

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...

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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...                   

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...                           

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...

Nex-Tech Wireless Selects TrueCall RAN Geoanalytics Platform for New LTE Network

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Newfield Wireless & Nex-Tech Wireless | News | Comments

Newfield Wireless has announced Nex-Tech Wireless has deployed its TrueCall platform to support the operator’s LTE network. Nex-Tech is the 10th deployment of Newfield Wireless’ TrueCall LTE covering a combined total of more than 100 million subscribers...

Steve Altman, Former Qualcomm President and Vice Chairman, Joins the MagnaCom Team

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Jeremy Hyatt, MagnaCom | News | Comments

MagnaCom has announced that Steve Altman, former President and Vice Chairman of Qualcomm [NASDAQ: QCOM], has joined the MagnaCom advisory board. Mr. Altman is recognized as the chief architect of Qualcomm’s successful IP licensing business, and will now actively assist MagnaCom in developing and executing its technology licensing business...

Telit Launches New OEM Automotive Business Unit

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

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced it has concluded the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform (ATOP) business. Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors [Nasdaq NXPI]. ATOP is an automotive grade solution for vehicle manufacturers to implement eCall or similar functionality from a single compact...

Iowa State Materials Scientist Developing Materials and Electronics that Dissolve When Triggered

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor could collect climate information, then wash away in the rain...

TDK Offers New EPCOS Ferrite Data Book

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

TDK has offered design engineers the newly-published EPCOS Data Book Ferrites and Accessories. Of particular note is information on ferrite discs and plates for the wireless charging industry, offering a robust line for low power and high power applications. The data book also covers a large material portfolio...

Mobile Apps Under a New Kind of Attack

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

Scanning 2D barcodes, finding free Wi-Fi access points, sending SMS messages, listening to music, and watching MP4 videos: these are very common activities that we do using our smartphones. Can you imagine that simply doing these things can get your smartphones infected with "worms" that can not only steal personal information from your phone...

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