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Telit Launches New OEM Automotive Business Unit

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

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced it has concluded the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform (ATOP) business. Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors [Nasdaq NXPI]. ATOP is an automotive grade solution for vehicle manufacturers to implement eCall or similar functionality from a single compact...

Iowa State Materials Scientist Developing Materials and Electronics that Dissolve When Triggered

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor could collect climate information, then wash away in the rain...

Ametherm to Exhibit SURGE-GARD Inrush Current Limiters & NTC Disc Thermistors

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Lori Morton, Ametherm | News | Comments

Ametherm has announced that the company will be showcasing selections from its RTI Electronics SURGE-GARD line of inrush current limiters and NTC disc thermistors for high-accuracy temperature measurement — both recently acquired from Measurement Specialties — at EDS 2014...

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TNCI Names Bill Farwell as CFO

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by TNCI Operating Company | News | Comments

TNCI Operating has announced Bill Farwell as its new Chief Financial Officer.Farwell has over 20 years of experience handling financial affairs for both fortune 500 and start-up companies. Over his expansive career, Farwell has worked for a mixture of companies including, Total Call International, VOCE Wireless, Spotlight Health, and The Walt Disney Company...

Rogers Celebrates Innovation Center Grand Opening in Partnership with Northeastern

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

Rogers Corporation has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the company’s new Innovation Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. More than 125 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives, and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the Center located in Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security...

AVX Named Finalist of Prestigious Award for Ultimate Product

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

AVX  has been recognized as a finalist for UBM Tech’s EE Times and EDN Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award for Ultimate Products – Passives, Interconnects, and Electromechanical. AVX’s TCJ Series 125V tantalum polymer chip capacitors were selected as an Ultimate Products finalist due to their being the highest rated voltage... 

Visionary or Looney? Zuckerberg on Spending Spree

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Barbara Ortutay, Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality. Longtime technology analyst Roger Kay wonders whether Zuckerberg "is nuts" for agreeing to pay $2 billion for Oculus less than five weeks after inking a deal to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion...

Toyota Launches Fuel Cell Car in the U.S.

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

The supercapacitor industry closed last year (2013) with a continued double-digit growth. According to Maxwell Technologies' executives, China has been the main source of growth. New announcements confirm what IDTechEx has stated in recent years: the supercapacitor and the battery industry are the same. You will learn why in our report Supercapacitor / Ultracapacitor Interviews, Strategies, Road Map 2014-2025...

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connectBlue Presents a Bluetooth Dual-Mode System-on-Module

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

With the Bluetooth Dual-mode System-on-Module OBP421, it is possible to get full control of all system resources in one compact solution. Since the OBP421 is Bluetooth Smart Ready, it will become possible to create, compile and link real C code embedded applications with the ability to access any connected Bluetooth Smart sensor using the Generic Attribute Profile (GATT)...

Sierra Wireless &Tech Mahindra Sign Agreement to Provide Turnkey M2M Solutions Globally

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

Sierra Wireless and Tech Mahindra have announced they have signed a formal teaming agreement to work collaboratively to develop and deploy end-to-end M2M solutions for customers worldwide. The collaboration leverages Sierra Wireless device-to-cloud offerings and Tech Mahindra’s system integration and application development...

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...                         

Meet the Board: Edgardo Menendez – AVX Corporation

May 2, 2014 8:28 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is honored to introduce editorial advisory member, Edgardo Menendez, Field Applications Engineer at AVX...                                

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White House Seeks Stronger Privacy Laws for Data

May 2, 2014 8:21 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation...                   

Gift Guide: Solid Tech Options for Upgrading Mom

May 2, 2014 8:17 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mom is busy.She's working and making and doing and raising you, among other things. In return, it's probably time for her to upgrade her aging PC or laptop...                           

Police Use New Tool to Source Crowds for Evidence

May 2, 2014 8:11 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks. Dozens were injured and about 50 people ended up in the hospital, including several police officers...                      

New Rapid Synthesis Developed for Bilayer Graphene and High-Performance Transistors

May 1, 2014 2:14 pm | by Melissa Van De Werfhorst, UC - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Rice University, have recently demonstrated a rapid synthesis technique for large-area Bernal (or AB) stacked bilayer graphene films that can open up new pathways for digital electronics and transparent conductor applications...

Bel Acquires Power-One Power Solutions From ABB for $117 Million

May 1, 2014 10:10 am | by Daniel Bernstein, President & CEO, Bel Fuse Inc. | News | Comments

Bel Fuse Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Power-One Power Solutions business of ABB Ltd. Bel will pay approximately $117 million in cash to acquire the Power Solutions business, which had 2013 revenue of approximately $251 million...

New Company Focuses on American Made Electronic Components

May 1, 2014 9:53 am | by John Ciangiulli, President, ACE | News | Comments

A new electronic components company recently opened in St. Petersburg, FL called American Component Exchange (ACE). It is a distributor for quality electronic components, electro-mechanical components, and hardware. Their product offerings include capacitors, resistors, inductors, crystals, power supplies, relays and connectors...

NYU Wireless and Straight Path Spectrum Team Up to Address Escalating Demand For Bandwidth

May 1, 2014 9:27 am | by Kathleen Hamilton, NYU Press Office | News | Comments

NYU Wireless and Straight Path Spectrum, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Straight Path Communications Inc., announced that Straight Path is joining the New York University-based research center as an affiliate sponsor and advisory board member...

Revolutionary Sensor Links Pressure to Color Change

May 1, 2014 9:25 am | by Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California – Riverside | News | Comments

Imagine an automobile crash test that uses test dummies painted all over with a substance that can change color according to the levels of stress that various parts of the dummies' bodies will endure. Such a "color map" could provide vital information to engineers designing safer automobiles...                     

Wheeler Says FCC Won't Allow Internet 'Slow Lane'

May 1, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's top telecommunications regulator defended his latest proposal to protect an open Internet, warning cable companies that manipulating data traffic on their networks for profit would not be tolerated...              

As Facebook Matures, it Looks to Grow Mobile Reach

May 1, 2014 9:23 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Mark Zuckerberg, like Facebook, is maturing. The soon-to-be 30-year-old CEO of the decade-old social networking company grew reflective as he stood before hundreds of app developers to announce a host of mobile features designed to put...                             

Orion Feels the Vibe during Tests at Kennedy Space Center

April 30, 2014 3:48 pm | by Linda Herridge, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center | News | Comments

Testing designed to simulate the vibrations NASA's Orion will experience during its first trip to space successfully wrapped up inside the Operations and Checkout Building high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida...                             

Meet the Board: Phyllis Cosentino – National Instruments

April 30, 2014 3:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is excited to announce one of its newest editorial advisory board members, Phyllis Cosentino...                                    

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