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'Cool' Invention Wins First Place at MADMEC

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Rob Matheson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Heating or cooling certain parts of your body — such as applying a warm towel to your forehead if you feel chilly — can help maintain your perceived thermal comfort...                                           

Samsung 'Puzzled' As Smartphone Launch Upstaged

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Youkyung Lee, Associated Press | News | Comments

The global launch of Samsung's latest smartphone has been upstaged by South Korean mobile network companies. SK Telecom, South Korea's largest mobile carrier, says it will start selling the Galaxy S5 on Thursday, two weeks before the scheduled sales launch on April 11...

Pasternack Launches Redesigned RF and Microwave Website

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Shaun Gameroz, Pasternack Enterprises | News | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has launched its new website which boasts best-in-class site search functionality, one-page checkout, and an updated user-friendly interface.The new 2014 Pasternack website is the first major redesign since the Company’s previous 2012 website overhaul.  Most noticeable to the average user is the sites simplified...

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IAR Systems Updates Development Tools for Freescale HCS12 with Several User-friendly Features

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

IAR Systems has released an updated version of its complete and world-leading development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for HCS12. Plenty of new functionality is added to further improve ease of use and make the workflow more efficient for developers working with the 16-bit HCS12 microcontrollers from Freescale...

Nordic Semiconductor & Digi-Key Have Inked a Global Agreement

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Anne Strand, Nordic Semiconductor | News | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor ASA has announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement covering its entire range of ULP products, including its Bluetooth low energy solutions, with distribution giant Digi-Key Corporation. Nordic's Bluetooth low energy solutions include the multi-award winning Nordic nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC...

Sensor Platforms & ARM Introduce Open Source Software

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sensor Platforms & ARM | News | Comments

Sensor Platforms and ARM have announced the introduction of the world’s first open source software for sensor hub applications. The software, called Open Sensor Platform (OSP), will simplify the integration of sensors across multiple applications, and provide a flexible framework for more sophisticated interpretation and analysis of sensor data...

Siemens Convergence Creators walletXpress Ready to Run on Oracle Database

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Siemens Convergence Creators | News | Comments

Siemens Convergence Creators has announced that its next-generation mobile payment platform, walletXpress version  2.1, has achieved Oracle Database Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork, demonstrating that Siemens Convergence Creators has tested and supports walletXpress version 2.1 on Oracle Database...

Isola Launches CAF Mitigation Technology-Licensing Program

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

Isola Group S.à r.l. has announced that the company has launched a technology-licensing program to mitigate conductive anodic filamentation (CAF) problems in the fabrication of PCBs. This proprietary manufacturing technology, which is offered by ISOLA USA Corp...

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TI Helps Manufacturers Connect More with Launch of IoT Cloud Ecosystem

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

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a third party ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service providers. This ecosystem will allow manufacturers using TI technology to connect with the IoT more easily and rapidly. The first members of the ecosystem include 2lemetry, ARM, Arrayent, Exosite, IBM, LogMeIn, Spark, and Thingsquare...

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...

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...

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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...

Trees Go High-tech: Process Turns Cellulose into Energy Storage Devices

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by David Stauth, Oregon State University | News | Comments

Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices. OSU chemists have found that cellulose – the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and a key component of trees – can be heated in a furnace in the presence of ammonia, and turned into the building blocks for supercapacitors...

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...

Could Diamonds be a Computer's Best Friend?

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University | News | Comments

For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire. In the experiment, electrons did not flow through the diamond as they do in traditional electronics; rather, they stayed in place and passed along a magnetic effect, spin, to each other down the wire—like a row of sports spectators doing the wave...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Wearable Electronics to Drive Additional $70M in Battery Revenue

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

The global market for batteries used in wearable electronics will grow more than tenfold in just four short years, propelled by portable new products especially suitable for active sports and fitness lifestyles, according to a new report from IHS Technology...

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