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A Note From the Editor: The 2015 ECN Impact Awards

January 8, 2015 1:17 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

With the craziness of the holidays behind us and a new year ahead, it's time to look forward to 2015 and the ECN IMPACT Awards! These awards, now in their second year, are designed with the idea that companies doing impressive work in the engineering world should be recognized for their achievements ... 

Molex Acquires SDP Telecom

January 7, 2015 5:13 pm | by Molex | News | Comments

Molex Incorporated has announced that it and certain of its affiliates have acquired SDP Telecom.  Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, SDP designs and manufactures RF/microwave solutions for the wireless communications industry ...                       

Wi-Fi Alliance Publishes "Fifteen for 2015" Predictions

January 7, 2015 4:39 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

2014 was a monumental year for Wi-Fi – the wireless technology celebrated 15 years, carried more than 42 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic and 90 percent of the world’s tablet traffic, and connected users to more than 47 million public hotspots worldwide. Wi-Fi is on a path to provide seamless Wi-Fi virtually everywhere ...   

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Microsemi and STMicroelectronics Collaborate on Innovative Home-automation Solution

January 7, 2015 4:35 pm | by Microsemi Corporation, STMicroelectronics | News | Comments

Microsemi Corporation has announced its collaboration with STMicroelectronics on a new electric vehicle car charger solution using Microsemi’s innovative PLC line driver. This is the first of several solutions targeting systems architects and designers who develop solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

INLYNK Software Partners with Octopart and Altium and Introduces Optymo 4.3

January 7, 2015 4:24 pm | by INLYNK, Octopart, Altium | News | Comments

INLYNK, a premier software solutions provider for the electronics industry, has announced the release of version 4.3 of its flagship product ...                               

Ritron’s Quick Talk RQT Wireless Monitoring System Replaces Hardwired Landline

January 7, 2015 3:57 pm | by Ritron | Product Releases | Comments

A radio transmitter system from Ritron enabled SAWS to replace their hardwired connections and save the monthly telephone fees ...                                         

RFMW Announces White Paper on GaN Thermal Analysis

January 7, 2015 3:27 pm | by RFMW, TriQuint | News | Comments

RFMW announces a new White Paper from TriQuint (Qorvo) titled "GaN Thermal Analysis for High-Performance Systems". This paper addresses the TriQuint (Qorvo) integrated approach to thermal design that leverages modeling ...                                

AT&T Hackathon Delivers Tools for IOT

January 7, 2015 12:42 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

At AT&T’s annual Hackathon and Developer Summit, the plan is to be ready for the predicted Internet of Things explosion ...                                   

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Fiber Connectivity Accommodates Greater Bandwidth

January 7, 2015 12:33 pm | by Nathan Tracy, Technologist and Manager of Standards for TE Connectivity, Datacomm | News | Comments

With the Internet of Things now upon us, it has the potential to dramatically change our lives at a dizzying pace. Gartner believes that the IoT market will grow from 0.9 billion units today to 26 billion units by 2020, an almost 30-fold ...

Driver Assist Makes Hollywood Fiction a Reality

January 7, 2015 12:29 pm | by Bosch | News | Comments

Bosch has been working on automated driving since 2011 at two locations – Palo Alto, California, and Abstatt, Germany ...                                 

Bosch Sensortec Launches Combo MEMS Solution with Integrated Gas Sensor

January 7, 2015 12:14 pm | by Bosch | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding Bosch Sensortec's existing family of environmental sensors, the BME680 integrates a gas sensor with best-in-class air pressure, humidity and ambient air temperature sensing functions within a single 3.0 x 3.0 mm2 footprint package ...                 

Photos of the Day: Smart Solutions for a Connected World

January 7, 2015 10:50 am | by Bosch | News | Comments

The world is becoming more connected, and at times, it seems as though the Internet and globalization have developed a momentum of their own. Companies like Bosch can help shape these developments. At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015, Bosch will be ...                    

Ericsson Showcases a Networked Society at 2015 International CES

January 6, 2015 5:50 pm | by Ericsson | News | Comments

During 2015 International CES, Ericsson will showcase a Networked Society where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential ...                    

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A New Security System for the Internet

January 6, 2015 3:58 pm | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford computer scientists have extended two popular web browsers to make surfing safer while also empowering web developers to deliver creative new services ...                      

A Sustainable, Connected Future is Just a 'Click' Away

January 6, 2015 11:46 am | by Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC | News | Comments

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH speaks at the Bosch Press Conference, International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA). As I started my day – perhaps like you – I... Checked my e-mail. Received a text from my daughter ... 

MIT's Thermal Imaging Cars Track Energy Leaks

January 6, 2015 10:29 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In 2007, Google unleashed a fleet of cars with roof-mounted cameras to provide street-level images of roads around the world. Now MIT spinout Essess is bringing similar “drive-by” innovations to energy efficiency in homes and businesses ...               

SpaceX Launch Called Off at Last Minute

January 6, 2015 10:14 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The unmanned Falcon rocket was supposed to blast off before sunrise. But the countdown was halted with just over a minute remaining ...                                               

First Smartwatch-Sized Wearable Development Kit

January 6, 2015 9:18 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

PNI Sensor Corp. introduced SENtrode, the first wearable development kit integrating sensors, PNI’s SENtral sensor hub, sensor fusion algorithms, programmable processor and wireless capabilities into a bracelet-sized form factor. SENtrode speeds design-to-delivery of smartwatches, activity and wellness monitors and ... 

‘Iron Sun’ is Key to How Stars Transmit Energy

January 6, 2015 7:56 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Working at temperatures matching the interior of the sun, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have been able to determine experimentally, for the first time in history, iron’s role in inhibiting energy transmission from the center of the sun to near the edge of ... 

Smart Gadgets Take Center Stage at CES

January 5, 2015 2:08 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for ... 

NSF Grant to Turn Smartphones Into Biodetectors

January 5, 2015 1:58 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

When you go to the doctor to see if you have a sore throat, she’ll usually swab inside your mouth and then send a sample to the lab for analysis. This process generally takes a few days, by which time you’ll probably know whether you’re sick or not, anyway. Imagine that, instead, the doctor just slips out her smartphone, takes a ...

Tomorrow's Tech-Most-Wanted at Eureka Park

January 2, 2015 3:57 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Smarter home systems, better batteries, more wearable tech, and totally outside-the-box electronics with the potential to usher in the next generation of high-tech living can be found in one place in January. That place is Eureka Park, an area dedicated to up-and-coming technology born from fundamental science and ... 

Innate Behavior Determines How We Steer Our Car

January 2, 2015 9:54 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have solved a 70 year old mystery in traffic research: an until now inexplicable jerkiness when we steer a vehicle. The discovery may lead to safety systems in cars that can correct dangerous steering movements before they occur. The ability to predict what a driver is ... 

New Cell Marking Technique to Help Understand How Our Brain Works

January 2, 2015 9:46 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to mark individual brain cells to help improve our understanding of how the brain works. In neuroscience research, it is a challenge to individually label cells and to track them over space or time. Our brain has billions of cells and to be able to ... 

3D Culture System for Pancreatic Cancer May Change Therapeutic Approaches

January 2, 2015 9:09 am | by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | News | Comments

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer, with only 6 percent of patients surviving five years after diagnosis. Today, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and The Lustgarten Foundation jointly announce the development of a new model system to grow both normal and cancerous pancreatic cells in the ... 

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