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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...

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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...

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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...                         

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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