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Macro Sensors Maintains Domestic Manufacturing of LVDT Position Sensors

May 5, 2014 10:32 am | by Eileen Otto, Manager, Sales and Marketing, Macro Sensors | News | Comments

Offshore production has lost much of its past glamour. While cost was once a major factor in outsourcing manufacturing, rising wages, quality issues, and unstable supply chains are prompting many manufacturers to reconsider the benefits of reshoring production back on U.S. soil...

Bel Agrees to Acquire Power-One Power Solutions from ABB

May 5, 2014 10:10 am | by Bel Fuse Inc. | News | Comments

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

Terahertz Imaging on the Cheap

May 5, 2014 9:59 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Terahertz imaging, which is already familiar from airport security checkpoints, has a number of other promising applications — from explosives detection to collision avoidance in cars. Like sonar or radar, terahertz imaging produces an image by comparing measurements across an array of sensors...

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Boeing Gets Awarded $19M for U.S. Navy F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet

May 2, 2014 10:55 am | by Harris Corporation | News | Comments

Harris Corporation has received a two-year, $19 million full-rate production contract to provide key avionics components that will enhance flight crews’ targeting capabilities on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft...                   

Collaborative 'Metasurfaces' Grant to Merge Classical and Quantum Physics

May 2, 2014 8:51 am | by Caroline Perry, Harvard University | News | Comments

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to lead a multidisciplinary effort that will merge research in classical and quantum physics and accelerate the development of advanced optical technologies...                           

Spirent Helps Advance Ultra-High Bandwidth Networking

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

Spirent Communications has announced the launch of the 4-port Spirent dX2 100G test module with support for CFP4 transceiver interfaces. CFP4 refers to the form factor of a new generation of optical transceivers, defined under the CFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA), supporting the 40 and 100Gbit/s interfaces...

RacoWireless, Queclink Team Up to Offer Turn-Key M2M Development Kit

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Queclink & Racowireless | News | Comments

Queclink has teamed with RacoWireless to provide a bundled M2M solution that brings all pieces of the M2M ecosystem into one seamless offer. Included with the development kits will be SIM cards that allow users to connect their solution to Raco’s worldwide carrier partners...

WattStopper Joins the EnOcean Alliance

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Angelika Dester , EnOcean Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance has welcomed WattStopper, which has released its self-powered EnOcean-based wireless line of occupancy sensors, switches, and switch receivers targeting market requirements for flexible, easy-to-install, and maintenance-free solutions, particularly for building retrofits...

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Wireless Research Center of NC Unveils New Program for Wireless Testing, Targets Academia and Research

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Ann Revell-Pechar, WRCNC | News | Comments

The Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRCNC) has begun a new testing program that offers significant discounts for universities, research and non-profit institutions utilizing the Center’s testing facilities. The Center will offer half hour test blocks to research partners, saving them significantly over the four hour minimum for commercial accounts...

TE Connectivity Deploys In-Building Wireless Network at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup

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

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced that its InterReach Fusion distributed antenna system (DAS) has been deployed to deliver enhanced mobile services at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, the largest and busiest airport in Scandinavia. The deployment provides 2G, 3G, and 4G services in the 900/1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 2600 MHz frequency bands as well as LTE MIMO service...

Base Station Processor Drives Next-Generation LTE Infrastructure

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Kendrid Rodriguez, Freescale Semiconductors | News | Comments

The explosion of smart connected devices and increasing volumes of rich digital content have created a worldwide flood of mobile data, requiring OEMs and carriers to dramatically boost network performance while controlling capital expenditure costs, increasing power efficiency, and supporting 4G/LTE standards...

Fabricating Nanostructures with Silk Could Make Clean Rooms Green Rooms

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Kim Thurler, Tufts University | News | Comments

Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabrication techniques. This approach provides a green alternative to the toxic materials commonly used in nanofabrication...

RFMD Introduces "RF Fusion" for 4G World Phones and Tablets

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Brent Dietz, RFMD | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices has introduced "RF Fusion’—a  complete RF front end (RFFE) solution for global 4G world phones and tablets that integrates all major transmit and receive RF functionality, from the transceiver to the antenna. RFMD's first generation RF Fusion (the RF7503) supports full global coverage of all major cellular networks...

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Senaptic Turns IoT into Real-world Revenue Streams

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

Senaptic is a new company focussing on ultra-scalable private network solutions for smart cities and utilities. It has an innovative business model providing end-to-end solutions that are already turning the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) into significant revenue streams in global markets...

IBM Accelerates Mobile Innovation for Businesses with New MobileFirst Services

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Fabienne Dawson & Doug Fraim, IBM | News | Comments

To help organizations accelerate and drive more business value from their mobile initiatives, IBM [NYSE: IBM] has announced the expansion of its IBM MobileFirst portfolio with new and enhanced services focused on mobile strategy and security, application development and device procurement, and management...

FirstLight Fiber Upgrades IP Core Network

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Jaymie Scotto & Associates | News | Comments

FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, has announced the upgrade of its IP core network to further support area businesses demanding high quality Internet connectivity...

SecurityCoverage Selects Pie’s TotalTechHero & NetHero Apps as Key Components

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

Pie Digital has announced that its NetHero and TotalTechHero software for connected homes were selected to power SecurityCoverage’s managed service offering, Tech Home. The agreement gives SecurityCoverage the exclusive right to bundle and market Pie’s products...

In-House Smartphone App Helps LA Doctors Speed Up Trauma Care

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Alicia Chang, Associated Press Science Writer | News | Comments

Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents, and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones. The details came in the staccato of text messages: A 35-year-old man had driven head-on into a bus. He suffered major chest injuries. His vital signs were crashing...

RFMD Awarded Contract to Produce Millimeter Wave GaN Integrated Circuits

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

RFMD has announced it has signed a $9.7 million agreement with the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to transfer and produce a 0.14 micron GaN MMIC technology. The technology will be scaled to 6-inch diameter wafers using RFMD's 6-inch GaN-on-Silicon Carbide (SiC) manufacturing line...

Agilent Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of InfiniiVision X-Series Oscilloscopes

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies [NYSE: A] is celebrating the third anniversary of its InfiniiVision X-Series oscilloscopes, which redefined oscilloscope technology with several innovations: MegaZoom IV technology with 1 million waveforms per second update rate; First fully upgradable bandwidth for oscilloscopes in this class...

MACOM Announces IP Licensing Program for GaN-on-Silicon Technology

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by M/A-COM Technology Solutions & IQE | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM), has announced an IP licensing program for Gallium Nitride (GaN) on Silicon technology.  MACOM detailed recent progress in two areas critical to realizing its future vision of enabling the mainstream adoption of GaN as a large-scale RF semiconductor technology across the industry...

eConais Broadens Digi-Key’s Wireless Product Offering

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Josh Olson, Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Digi-Key has announced a global distribution agreement with eConais, a technology leader in embedded, ultra-low power, miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things. eConais manufactures easy-to-use modules and software development kits. These products enable customers to leverage the globally...

TIA Submits Comments on Changes to Medicare Policies

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has submitted comments with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its Advance Notice regarding changes to Medicare Advantage capitation rates, and Medicare Part C and D payment policies...

The Installed Base of Wireless M2M Devices in the Oil & Gas industry Reached 423,000 in 2013

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

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4 percent...

RFMD Wins CableFAX Tech Award for Green Technology

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Brent Dietz, RFMD | News | Comments

RFMD has announced that its Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier family for the new DOCSIS 3.1 CATV networking standard has won the CableFAX Tech Award for Green Technology. CableFAX's Green Technology Award recognizes technology that helps cable companies and program distributors cut energy consumption in equipment installed...

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