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Novel Satellite Analysis Narrowed Malaysian Jet Search

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Justin Pritchard & Kelvin Chan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics. An analysis of faint signals sent from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to an Inmarsat satellite led officials to conclude the plane crashed in a remote area of the southern Indian Ocean...

Sunrise Micro Devices Offering Radio Design in IP Form

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sunrise Micro Devices | News | Comments

Sunrise Micro Devices (SMD) has announced that it is now a wireless intellectual property (IP) company delivering complete radio solutions to help accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Standards-based wireless technologies offer interoperability and enable low-power wireless sensor nodes to connect to the Internet. Enabling a range of semiconductor companies...

Emoshape is Now Taking its A.I. Home Console Across the Atlantic

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sharon Money, Emoshape | News | Comments

Emoshape established an online presence with over half of its IndieGoGo campaign investors based in the U.S. Having secured sufficient investment through their crowd funding drive, Emoshape has incorporated their transatlantic operations under Emoshape LLC (file Number 5469596)...

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USC Viterbi Researchers Developing Cheap, Better-Performing Lithium-ion Batteries

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor Chongwu Zhou and his research team have developed a silicon anode and a sulfur-based cathode with low fabrication cost and high electrode performance for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have improved the performance and capacity of lithium batteries by developing better-performing, cheaper materials for use in anodes and cathodes...

Cypress’s TrueTouch Touchscreen Controllers Support Touch Sensors from Cima NanoTech

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Felicia Chia, Cima Nanotech | News | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor has announced its TrueTouch capacitive touchscreen controllers support designs with SANTE silver nanoparticle touch sensors from Cima NanoTech. Cima NanoTech’s SANTE FS200 Touch Films is the first silver nanoparticle-based touch sensor compatible with Cypress’s TrueTouch controllers. The companies are collaborating to leverage the unique strengths of SANTE...

Spirax Sarco has Joined ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Tracy Britt, Spirax Sarco | News | Comments

Spirax Sarco has announced that they have joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI).  Customers can be confident that Spirax Sarco’s new products will continue to set the benchmark for steam-using organizations nationwide, working alongside them to provide productivity...

Cardinal Components Certified ISO / TS16949:2009

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

Cardinal Components has announced that it has achieved ISO 16949 certification. The ISO/TS 16949:2009, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2008, defines the quality management system requirements for the design, development, production, and distribution of automotive-related products...

New Freescale Power Amplifier Delivers Unmatched Frequency Range, Gain, & Power

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

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the first 2W integrated power amplifier operating with a 5V supply and delivering more than 40 dB of gain to cover all frequency bands between 1500 and 2700 MHz. The component supports any cellular standard operating at this frequency including GSM, 3G, 4G, and LTE...

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IDTechEx Forecasts a Multi-Billion Dollar Future for E-Textiles

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | News | Comments

The brand new IDTechEx Research report E-Textiles: Electronic Textiles 2014-2024 has a particular focus on the narrow definition of those entirely reliant on e-fibers for electronic, electro-optic, and electrical functionality. Today, only conductive weavable fibers are widely available commercially. Include in that embroidery and other interleaving technologies using ribbon or fiber...

PCTEST Lab Selects Rohde & Schwarz to Expand its Testing Capabilities

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by PCTEST Engineering Laboratory & Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

PCTEST Engineering Laboratory (PCTEST LAB) has purchased a second R&S TS8980FTA-2 conformance test system and several additional R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication testers to cover key next generation technologies. PCTEST's expanded test capabilities support new conformance and carrier acceptance test requirements...

Eurotech Everyware Software Framework (ESF) Overlay to Intel Internet of Things (IoT) Software Stack

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Allison Yrungaray & Giuliana Vidoni, Eurotech | News | Comments

Eurotech has announced it has completed validation of the Everyware Software Framework (ESF) for the Intel Gateway Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT). Eurotech’s ESF creates a Java-based IoT software stack for enterprises choosing that development environment...

Aussie Innovation Leaves NASA in Its Wake

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Institute for Telecommunications Research | News | Comments

The University of South Australia’s Institute for Telecommunications Research has won Technology of the Year 2013 for its Global Sensor Network (GSN) and is now looking to commercialize the technology. The GSN won out over tough competition, specifically a communications system designed by NASA to be carried aboard the International Space Station...

Molex Technologies Support MXC Fiber Optic Interface

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

Molex has announced that its VersaBeam expanded beam ferrule technology and single-mode silicon photonic active optical products will support the new MXC fiber optic interface. These and other Molex high-speed, high-density data transmission technologies will be featured...

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Emerging Research Suggests a New Paradigm for "Unconventional Superconductors"

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Univeristy of Illinois, Engineering | News | Comments

An international team of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of the quantum critical point (QCP) in the extensively studied “unconventional superconductor” TiSe2, finding that it does not reside as predicted within the superconducting dome of the phase diagram...

Scientists Discover Potential Way to Make Graphene Superconducting

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Andy Freeberg, Standford University | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have discovered a potential way to make graphene superconducting, a state in which it would carry electricity with 100 percent efficiency...

New Bike Taillight Features Embedded Tracking Device

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

Nastek Tecnologia has announced the launch of Yon Bike Lamp, a hi-tech GSM/GPS tracker embedded in a bicycle taillight. The company also announced that they selected Telit Wireless Solutions to provide M2M modules for the Yon Bike Lamp...

Interop Technologies & Intrado Enable TXT29-1-1 Service for Nex-Tech Wireless Subscribers

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

Interop Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced messaging, over-the-air handset management, policy control, and connectivity gateways, has announced that it has partnered with Intrado, a subsidiary of West Corporation and a leading provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions, to enable TXT29-1-1 service for Nex-Tech Wireless subscribers...

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...

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...

Blesh Enables Hands-free Payments with FastPay

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

Blesh has announced the launch of their Micro Location Services platform with iBeacons. Blesh started implementing iBeacons and delivering proximity notifications for its Member Companies by the end of 2013. So far, Blesh Member Companies...

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...

Get Your Next Eye Exam on a Smartphone

May 2, 2014 8:34 am | by Andrew Bastawrous, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Thirty-nine million people in the world are blind, and the majority lost their sight due to curable and preventable diseases. But how do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where expensive, bulky eye equipment is hard to come by?           

Animatronic Iron Man Suit

May 2, 2014 8:31 am | by WDD Staff | Videos | Comments

Animatronic Iron Man suit with wireless helmet, shoulder rockets, forearm missile, hip pods, light up boots and moving back flaps. The suit has four Arduino microcontrollers, 20 servo motors, a digital sound board and...                         

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