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Phone Makers Look to Emerging Markets for Growth

February 25, 2014 9:44 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Here's the rub for companies: A good part of the key markets they serve already own smartphones and use them to connect various Internet services. How do you grow from there? Companies from Facebook to Firefox are looking to emerging markets for the next few billion people...

Controlling Electronics with Mott Thin Films

February 24, 2014 3:17 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

“Mottronics” is a term seemingly destined to become familiar to aficionados of electronic gadgets. Named for the Nobel laureate Nevill Francis Mott, Mottronics involve materials – mostly metal oxides – that can be induced to transition between electrically conductive and insulating phases...

Meaghan's Minute: World Lacks RF Design Expertise, Limits DAS

February 24, 2014 1:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With more than 30 billion square meters of global commercial real estate, only two percent is currently covered with a dedicated indoor wireless network. It's a big issue. 80 percent of mobile connections are made inside of buildings and users expect faster, reliable service...

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Will Plug-in Cars Crash the Electric Grid?

February 21, 2014 4:35 pm | by University of Vermont | News | Comments

Selecting a Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf — or one of many other new models — shoppers in the United States bought more than 96,000 plug-in electric cars in 2013. That’s a tiny slice of the auto market, but it’s up eighty-four percent from the year before...

Yokogawa Receives Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award

February 21, 2014 2:40 pm | by Yokogawa Electric Corporation | News | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that it has received the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award in the wireless solutions category. The Enabling Technology Leadership Award is presented to companies around the world that are best-in-class in a specific category...

5.7 Million Small Business and Home Alarm Systems Will be Connected to European Cellular Networks in 2018

February 21, 2014 2:34 pm | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, shipments of wireless M2M modules for security applications in EU27+2 is forecasted to grow from 4.8 million in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.3 percent to reach 18.7 million in 2018...

Nanoscale Pillars Could Radically Improve Conversion of Heat to Electricity

February 21, 2014 11:01 am | by University of Colorado at Boulder | News | Comments

Scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity...

Vibration Energy the Secret to Self-powered Electronics

February 21, 2014 10:55 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on the go — without the need for an electrical cord. Incorporated directly into a cell phone housing, the team's nanogenerator could harvest and convert vibration energy from a surface...

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The Unlikely Founders Behind WhatsApp's Rise

February 21, 2014 9:44 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

WhatsApp isn't your average Silicon Valley startup. The company's founders Jan Koum, 38, and Brian Acton, 42, shun the media spotlight and are much older than your typical college dropout-turned CEO. And at a time when social media companies are focusing on advertising to generate revenue...

Engineering Newswire 78: Airbus Bionic Plane Fuselage Mimics Bone

February 21, 2014 9:17 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're putting holograms in electronic devices, seeing if animals actually do it better, and creating a bionic fuselage that mimics bone structure ...                     

The Brainstorm: GaN Amplifiers

February 21, 2014 9:09 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

What are the benefits of using GaN HEMTs in place of silicon LDMOS for Doherty amplifiers...                                                                                 

Maximizing the Output Power from Thermoelectric Harvesters

February 20, 2014 4:45 pm | by Yogesh Ramadass, Electrical Design Engineer, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Thermoelectric harvesters are a preferred medium to harvest electrical energy from ambient heat energy. Applications for these harvesters can be found in industrial and residential settings, along with the emerging wearable sensors market. While it is well-known that operating the...

RFMD to Showcase Rapidly Expanding Portfolio of RF Solutions

February 20, 2014 3:29 pm | by RFMD | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced the Company will present its expanding portfolio of industry-leading radio frequency (RF) solutions for smartphones, tablets and other broadband mobile devices at the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014), to be held February 24 to February 27, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain...

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SANTE FS200 Touch Films for Large Format Touch Screens

February 20, 2014 3:14 pm | by Cima NanoTech | News | Comments

Cima NanoTech announced successful commercial production and sales of its high performance SANTE FS200 Touch Films for large format, multi-touch displays. Designed to enable faster response, lower cost, multi-touch displays with excellent conductivity, transparency, color neutrality...

FCI’s ExaMAX Direct-Mate Orthogonal Connector Secures 2014 DesignVision Award

February 20, 2014 3:09 pm | by FCI | News | Comments

FCI was presented with the prestigious 2014 DesignVision Award in the Interconnect Technologies and Components category for its ExaMAX Direct-Mate Orthogonal Connector. Hosted by UBM Tech, the DesignVision Awards program comprises of eight categories...

CTI Group Release ‘Advanced’ Solution for Carrier Based Mobile Recording

February 20, 2014 3:02 pm | by CTI Group | News | Comments

CTI Group (Holdings) Inc. announced the release of SmartInteraction Suite, which now provides telecom service providers operating hosted call recording via SmartInteraction Suite with important enhancements to the products recording and storage capabilities...

MIMOtech and CSG Science and Technology Announce Partnership for Last-mile Backhaul Technology

February 20, 2014 2:59 pm | by MIMOtech | News | Comments

MIMOtech has announced a strategic partnership with CSG Science & Technology, under which CSG Hefei has acquired an undisclosed amount of MIMOtech’s share capital. CSG Hefei is a supplier of integrated access devices for last-mile bandwidth via fiber and copper...

Innovative Solution to Cut Costs of Delivering Mobile Ultra-broadband Access

February 20, 2014 2:46 pm | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

TE Connectivity (TEL) and Alcatel-Lucent have developed a solution allowing mobile operators to reduce the time, materials and power required to connect customers in high-capacity locations such as sports stadiums, train stations and business parks...

Google Aims to Provide Broadband in 34 More Cities

February 20, 2014 9:32 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google wants to offer ultra-fast Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in the company's boldest challenge to cable and telecommunications providers...                                 

Single Chip Device to Provide Real-time 3D Images from Inside the Body

February 19, 2014 3:40 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels. With its volumetric imaging, the new device could better guide surgeons...

Photos of the Day: Real-time 3D Images with a Single Chip

February 19, 2014 3:40 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels. With its volumetric imaging, the new device could better guide surgeons...

Engineering Newswire 77: BAE Unveils Britain’s Super-Drone

February 19, 2014 3:08 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re teaching UAVs to fly on their own, visualizing tumors during surgery, and unveiling Britain’s new super-drone ...                                  

Google Aims to Provide Broadband in 34 More Cities

February 19, 2014 3:06 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is planning to offer high-speed Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in the company's boldest challenge yet to cable and telecommunications providers. The ambitious expansion announced Wednesday targets Arizona, California, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas and Utah.

Using Holograms to Improve Electronic Devices

February 19, 2014 2:56 pm | by University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and Russian Academy of Science have demonstrated a new type of holographic memory device that could provide unprecedented data storage capacity and data processing capabilities in electronic devices...

Cost, Compliance, and EMC Layout Shape EMI Future

February 19, 2014 2:54 pm | by Caitlin Johnson, Contributing Editor | Articles | Comments

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is everywhere. According to Electronics.ca Publications, the global market for EMI materials and technologies is expected to reach $5.2 billion in 2016, for a compound annual growth rate (CGR) of 2.8 percent. Wireless communication, broadcast radio, television, and medical devices are...  

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