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Graphene for Real-World Devices

May 6, 2014 4:50 pm | by University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center | News | Comments

Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material — strong, light, nearly transparent, and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. But a number of practical challenges must be overcome before it can emerge as a replacement...

Bluetooth Innovation Series Advances Developer Knowledge

May 6, 2014 10:52 am | by Steve Hegenderfer | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has seen explosive growth over the last few years – a growth fueled by Bluetooth® Smart technology, which developers are integrating into millions of new devices and helping to bring connectivity to everyday objects...

FCI Joins Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition

May 6, 2014 10:00 am | by Lim Choon Hong, Text100 Public Relations | News | Comments

Singapore - FCI Asia Pte Ltd, the global headquarters of a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, announces its formal acceptance by Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) as an applicant member... 

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Photos of the Day: Miami is New Tech 'Hot Spot'

May 5, 2014 8:53 pm | by Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Famed for its beaches, cruises and cafecitos, South Florida is now angling to become one of the next U.S. tech hot spots by leveraging its role as the gateway to Latin America and luring northern entrepreneurs with cheap living costs and lots of sun...

Miami Looks Beyond Beaches, Bikinis to Tech

May 5, 2014 8:35 pm | by Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Famed for its beaches, cruises and cafecitos, South Florida is now angling to become one of the next U.S. tech hot spots by leveraging its role as the gateway to Latin America and luring northern entrepreneurs with cheap living costs and lots of sun...

Clues for Superconductivity in Iron-Based Material

May 5, 2014 7:59 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have a clearer understanding of how to control the appearance of a superconducting phase in a material, adding crucial fundamental knowledge and perhaps setting the stage for advances in the field of superconductivity...

Probing Dopant Distribution

May 5, 2014 12:00 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

The icing on the cake for semiconductor nanocrystals that provide a non-damped optoelectronic effect may exist as a layer of tin that segregates near the surface. One method of altering the electrical properties of a semiconductor is by introducing impurities called dopants...

Global Cost of Data Breach Increases by 15 percent, According to Ponemon Institute

May 5, 2014 11:58 am | by Stephanie Kanaan, Senior Account Executive, Global Communications | News | Comments

Today Ponemon Institute released its ninth annual Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Study, sponsored by IBM. According to the study of 314 companies spanning 10 countries, the average total cost of a data breach increased 15 percent in the last year to $3.5 million...

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Photos of the Day: Designing Broadband Metamaterial with Genetics

May 5, 2014 11:51 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

A specially formed material that can provide custom broadband absorption in the infrared can be identified and manufactured using "genetic algorithms," according to Penn State engineers, who say these metamaterials can shield objects from view by infrared sensors, protect instruments and be manufactured to cover a variety of wavelengths...

Genetic Approach Helps Design Broadband Metamaterial

May 5, 2014 11:43 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

A specially formed material that can provide custom broadband absorption in the infrared can be identified and manufactured using "genetic algorithms," according to Penn State engineers, who say these metamaterials can shield objects from view by infrared sensors, protect instruments and be manufactured to cover a variety of wavelengths...

IBM Advances Fight against Cyber Threats with Comprehensive Threat Protection System

May 5, 2014 11:36 am | by Stephanie Kanaan, Senior Account Executive, Global Communications | News | Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has introduced comprehensive new security software and services to help organizations protect their critical data in an environment where advanced persistent threats, zero day attacks, breaches, and the financial impact on an organization continue to rise...

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...

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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...

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...                           

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...

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...

IEEE Photonics Society & National Photonics Initiative Volunteers Urge Congressional Support for Photonics

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

Volunteers from industry and research labs across the USA visited Congressional offices on March 26, 2014 to urge support for key issues related to photonics technologies and R&D, on behalf of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI). Supported by NPI founders and sponsors, the 36 volunteers from photonics were among a total of nearly 200 volunteers participating in this year's Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group...

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...

KERLINK Selects Semtech LoRa Platform for First IoT Long-Range Gateway

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

Semtech [Nasdaq: SMTC] has announced that its LoRa long-range RF technology has been chosen by KERLINK M2M Technologies, a Rennes, France-based supplier of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, for its new Long Range IoT Station. KERLINK selected the Semtech LoRa technology for the Long Range IoT Station...

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... 

Signals Research Group’s New LTE Smartphone Benchmark Study Finds Wide Variations in Data Performance

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Spirant Communications, Signals Research Group, and ETS-Lindgren | News | Comments

Spirent Communications has announced it has collaborated with Signals Research Group (SRG) and ETS-Lindgren on the first independent Over-the-Air (OTA) benchmark study of commercial LTE smartphone performance. Results of SRG’s study illustrate the unique ability of the OTA test methodology to detect clear data performance differences between commercial LTE device implementations...

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