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CDM Electronics Awarded Quality Management Standard AS9100 Rev. C Certification

October 23, 2013 3:31 pm | by CDM Electronics | News | Comments

CDM Electronics announced that its Turnersville, NJ facility has achieved accreditation to the AS9100 International Aerospace Quality System Standard.  The AS9100 standard incorporates the entirety of ISO 9001:2008 along with approximately 100 additional requirements specific to aerospace product safety and reliability.

Anritsu Introduces PIM Master Options for ‘Top of the Tower’ Testing of Key LTE and UMTS Bands

October 23, 2013 3:29 pm | by Anritsu Company | News | Comments

Anritsu Company has introduced three frequency options for its industry-leading PIM Master MW82119A Passive Intermodulation (PIM) high-power, battery-operated, portable PIM test analyzer. The new options provide wireless field engineers and technicians with the first battery-operated handheld analyzers...

High-Performance Wi-Fi in Large Venues Now Enabled by Next Generation of TerraWave High-Density Antennas

October 23, 2013 3:25 pm | by Ventev Wireless Infrastructure | News | Comments

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure announced its new line of TerraWave Solutions High-Density Antennas that reliably addresses the ever-increasing challenges of Wi-Fi deployment in stadiums, convention centers, campuses, city centers, airports, manufacturing facilities, and other locales with high densities of wireless clients.

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AVX MLO Capacitors Exhibit Lowest Dielectric Absorption at 0.0015%

October 23, 2013 3:22 pm | by AVX | News | Comments

AVX Corporation has published a new technical paper, “Dielectric Absorption of Multilayer Organic (MLO) Capacitors,” announcing that its MLO capacitors have been shown to exhibit the lowest dielectric absorption (DA) of any comparable technology, making them ideal for use in sample and hold (S/H) circuits.

HGI and the Broadband Forum Agree to Work Together on Smart Home

October 23, 2013 3:18 pm | by HGI | News | Comments

HGI and the Broadband Forum have agreed to jointly specify requirements for the Smart Home. Two projects are under way – one clarifying performance and co-existence requirements for wireless home area networks (WHAN) and the other specifying requirements for interworking between various home devices and home automation systems (abstraction layers).

HTC Signs Agreement with SRCH2 to Bring Instant Search to Smartphones

October 23, 2013 1:34 pm | by SRH2 | News | Comments

SRCH2 and HTC have teamed up to bring lightning-fast “search-as-you-type” to HTC devices. SRCH2 is collaborating with HTC to provide industry-leading advanced search capability. This faster, better solution is planned to be incorporated in HTC’s next generation of market-leading devices.  

Nokia Unveils New Windows Phones, First Tablet

October 23, 2013 10:37 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Nokia is expanding its lineup of Windows phones and introducing its first tablet computer, all sporting the powerful camera technology found in its flagship Lumia 1020 smartphone.                                           

Corning Shares Jump on LCD Glass Deal with Samsung

October 23, 2013 10:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Corning jumped Tuesday after it announced a new tie-up with a Samsung Electronics subsidiary that will boost the glass maker's earnings immediately and guarantees that it will supply Samsung with liquid crystal display glass through 2023.

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Sony Hopes Sharable Clips, Extras Aid Movie Buying

October 23, 2013 10:21 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sony is hoping that providing sharable movie clips and extras like deleted scenes will prompt more people to buy digital movies. At least that's the intention behind a new initiative it's calling Vudu Extras+.                     

At a Glance: New Apple Product Specs

October 23, 2013 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple unveiled a pair of new iPads and new MacBook Pro computers, among other products, at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday.                                                             

Photo of the Day: Graphene-Coated Porous Silicon Wafer

October 23, 2013 9:54 am | by David F Salisbury, Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

The first supercapacitor made out of silicon can be built into a silicon chip along with the microelectronic circuitry that it powers. It should be possible to construct these power cells out of the excess silicon that exists in the current generation of solar cells, sensors, mobile phones, and a variety of other electromechanical devices, providing a considerable cost savings.

Apple Gears Up for Holidays with New Macs, iPads

October 23, 2013 9:54 am | by AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Apple is refreshing its iPad lineup in hopes of reclaiming lost ground in the tablet market and slashing the prices of its Mac computers to intensify the pressure on the beleaguered makers of PCs running Microsoft's Windows. Tuesday's unveiling of Apple's latest products primes the company for a holiday shopping season onslaught aimed at a list of rivals that includes Google, Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft.

Researchers Propose Social Network Modeling to Fight Hospital Infections

October 23, 2013 9:41 am | by Sean Barnes | News | Comments

Two researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have teamed up with a researcher at American University to develop a framework to help prevent costly and deadly infections acquired by hospitalized patients.

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Researchers Advance Scheme to Design Seamless Integrated Circuits Etched on Graphene

October 23, 2013 9:30 am | by UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Researchers in electrical and computer engineering at UC Santa Barbara have introduced and modeled an integrated circuit design scheme in which transistors and interconnects are monolithically patterned seamlessly on a sheet of graphene, a 2-dimensional plane of carbon atoms. The demonstration offers possibilities for ultra energy-efficient, flexible, and transparent electronics.

New Device Stores Electricity on Silicon Chips

October 23, 2013 9:22 am | by David F Salisbury, Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7, not just when the sun is shining. Mobile phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges. These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University that is described in a paper published in the Oct. 22 issue of the journal Scientific Reports.

Telebyte Opens World’s First Independent G.vector Test Laboratory

October 22, 2013 5:17 pm | by Telebyte | News | Comments

Yesterday Telebyte, a US-based global xDSL test equipment solution provider, announced the opening of its G.vector Test Laboratory. The pioneering test lab, co-located at and operated by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), will utilize Telebyte’s groundbreaking suite of VDSL2 Vectoring test equipment and UNH-IOL expertise to provide testing per the Broadband Forum’s WT-249/TR-249 standard and beyond.

Scientists Untangle Nanotubes to Release Their Potential in Electronics Industry

October 22, 2013 10:56 am | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

Researchers have demonstrated how to produce electronic inks for the development of new applications using the 'wonder material', carbon nanotubes.                                                                  

New Report Focuses on Interface of Digital Humanitarian Groups and Government

October 22, 2013 10:32 am | by Wilson Center | News | Comments

A new report from the Wilson Center's Commons Lab, "Connecting Grassroots and Government for Disaster Response," examines a growing problem confronting government agencies: how to quickly make sense of data from the emerging technologies that are now overloading disaster responders, including social media, satellite imagery, and community-curated maps.

Atomically Thin Device Promises New Class of Electronics

October 22, 2013 10:26 am | by McCormick | News | Comments

As electronics approach the atomic scale, researchers are increasingly successful at developing atomically thin, virtually two-dimensional materials that could usher in the next generation of computing. Integrating these materials to create necessary circuits, however, has remained a challenge.

SAP Co-CEO: Cloud Computing Growing Strongly

October 22, 2013 9:59 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Business software maker SAP's strong growth in cloud computing remains on track despite headwinds from a stronger euro, the co-CEO said Monday.                                                                                                              

EU Lawmakers OK Beefing Up Data Protection Laws

October 22, 2013 9:55 am | by Juergen Baetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

A European Parliament committee on Monday approved sweeping new data protection rules that would strengthen online privacy and outlaw the kind of data transfers that the United States used for its secret spying program.                                                                

Big Plans for Small Spacecraft

October 22, 2013 9:54 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

It’s hard to miss the rocket engine in Paulo Lozano’s MIT office. The 100-lb. propulsion system — about as big as a car’s tire and built almost entirely of stainless steel — sits in a large glass showcase. The engine is the type of bulky hardware that powers many of today’s spacecraft to the moon, planets and far-off asteroids like Ceres and Vesta.

Builders of Obama's Health Website Saw Red Flags

October 22, 2013 9:50 am | by Jack Gillum, Julie Pace (Associated Press) | News | Comments

Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors.

France is Latest U.S. Ally Angered by NSA Snooping

October 22, 2013 9:39 am | by Deb Riechmann, Kimberly Dozier (Associated Press) | News | Comments

The sweep and scope of National Security Agency snooping abroad forced President Barack Obama once again to hear complaints from a U.S. ally angry about the surveillance net that has sparked an international debate over the limits of American spying.

Apple Unveils Latest iPads

October 22, 2013 9:28 am | by Apple | News | Comments

Apple is expected to round out its line-up of gadgets for the holiday shopping season with the Tuesday unveiling of its latest iPads.                                                                                                      

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