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An Electrical Switch for Magnetism

May 31, 2013 9:33 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a new way of controlling the motion of magnetic domains — the key technology in magnetic memory systems, such as a computer’s hard disk. The new approach requires little power to write and no power to maintain the stored information, and could lead to a new generation of extremely low-power data storage.

USSR's Old Domain Name Attracts Cybercriminals

May 31, 2013 9:04 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Soviet Union disappeared from the map more than two decades ago. But online an 'e-vil empire' is thriving. Security experts say the .su Internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has turned into a haven for hackers who've flocked to the defunct superpower's domain space to send spam and steal money.

Dell Board Recommends Michael Dell Buyout Offer

May 31, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The board at Dell said that a takeover bid led the company's founder and CEO is in the best interest of shareholders at the slumping PC maker, and asked them to approve the deal when it's put to a vote in July. The board unanimously recommended the offer from Michael Dell to take the company private for $24.4 billion, or $13.65 per share, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

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Microsoft Aims to Simplify with Windows 8.1

May 31, 2013 8:57 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is trying to fix what it got wrong with its radical makeover of Windows. It's making the operating system easier to navigate and enabling users to set up the software so it starts in a more familiar format designed for personal computers.

SKorea Fosters Startups as it Seeks Economic Shift

May 31, 2013 8:55 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Kwon Sunbeom's future was mapped out. Talented in math and science, he attended a specialized high school and majored in electronic engineering at a prestigious university. Lifetime employment at one of South Korea's towering conglomerates beckoned.

Celcite Becomes Diamond Sponsor of Self Organising Networks 2013 Conference

May 30, 2013 3:50 pm | by Celcite | News | Comments

Celcite has announced that it will take up the headline Diamond sponsorship of the 4th Annual Self Organizing Networks (SON) conference, which takes place in Nice, France on 1 – 2 October 2013.Self-Organizing Networks is the largest dedicated self-optimizing network/self-organizing network event in the world.

Tech Trailblazers Awards Introduce Regional Trailblazers Cups

May 30, 2013 3:47 pm | News | Comments

The global Tech Trailblazers Awards for enterprise information technology start-ups has unveiled the Regional Cup Awards. All Tech Trailblazers Awards entrants will now be submitted to the Regional Cups free of charge as part of their other submissions, giving them the opportunity to win recognition, mentoring and prizes not only within their technology sectors, but also in their geographical regions.

New CSR platforms allow developers to capitalise on Android’s native support for Bluetooth Smart

May 30, 2013 3:38 pm | by CSR plc | News | Comments

CSR plc has announced the launch of its second generation Bluetooth Smart platforms, designed to give greater flexibility to developers looking to create low-power wireless accessories. The CSR1010 and CSR1011, part of the CSR µEnergy range, will provide developers with end-to-end solutions for a range of devices, including HIDs such as wireless remote controls, mice and innovative ‘appcessories’.

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Allied Electronics Receives 8 Awards at EDS Conference

May 30, 2013 3:20 pm | by Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), received 8 awards at the recent 2013 EDS Conference held in Las Vegas, Nev. Allied was recognized by its supplier partners for sales excellence, sales growth, outstanding distributio | News | Comments

Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, received 8 awards at the recent 2013 EDS Conference held in Las Vegas, Nev. Allied was recognized by its supplier partners for sales excellence, sales growth, outstanding distribution, marketing and more.

Has Apple Lost its Cool? Its Chief Executive Says No

May 30, 2013 9:16 am | by JENNA WORTHAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

It has been a rough year for Apple. The company has battled fierce competitors like Samsung, come under scrutiny for tax avoidance, and watched in dismay as its stock price took more dips and turns than a roller coaster. In a keynote interview Tuesday evening at D: All Things Digital, a technology conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook...

Stanford Scientists Develop High-Efficiency Zinc-Air Battery

May 30, 2013 9:01 am | by Mark Shwartz, Stanford University | News | Comments

Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts. The results, published in the May 7 online edition of the journal Nature Communications, could lead to the development of a low-cost alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries widely used today.

Dish Tops Sprint's Bid for Clearwire Ahead of Vote

May 30, 2013 8:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Satellite TV operator Dish Network Corp. on Wednesday raised its bid for Clearwire Corp., valuing the wireless network operator at $6.9 billion, in an attempt to outbid Sprint Nextel Corp. two days before Clearwire shareholders are meeting to vote on a deal.

Texas Plant to Make First U.S.-Assembled Smartphones

May 30, 2013 8:37 am | by WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cellphone pioneer Motorola announced Wednesday that it's opening a Texas manufacturing facility that will create 2,000 jobs and produce its new flagship device, Moto X, the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S. The company has already begun hiring for the Fort Worth plant.

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IDEAL Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

May 29, 2013 4:31 pm | by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. | News | Comments

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of quality tools, connectors and testing products for electricians and data communications contractors, today announced the appointment of Carmelle Giblin as the company's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective  immediately.

Agilent Technologies' Newest 3-D Electromagnetic Simulation Software Release Targets EMI Compliance

May 29, 2013 4:25 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the latest release of Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro), its 3-D electromagnetic simulation software.EMPro 2013 helps design engineers identify and resolve difficult electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems. It also offers a number of new capabilities to reduce simulation time and increase design efficiency.

InterCloud Systems Formally Launches Cloud Services Platform

May 29, 2013 4:21 pm | by InterCloud Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

The InterCloudVm is an enterprise grade platform, designed to offer both medium and large customers customizable infrastructure and applications that meet their stringent security and performance level needs without the associated capital expenditures.

Element Six Acquires the Assets and Intellectual Property of Group4 Labs, Inc to Expand Portfolio of Synthetic Diamond Materials for the Semiconductor Industry

May 29, 2013 4:20 pm | News | Comments

Element Six has announced it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Group4 Labs, Inc. (Group4), a semiconductor wafer materials company that manufactured Gallium Nitride (GaN) on-diamond semiconductor technology for RF and high-power devices.

Mouser and Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) Sign Global Distribution Agreement

May 29, 2013 4:04 pm | by ATS, Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

The agreement with ATS means Mouser Electronics customers will have access to a wide range of high performance heat sinks available in thousands of shapes and sizes. ATS heat sinks are designed for use in many applications including telecom, datacom, LED, automotive, medical, and aerospace.

Mouser, Kanaan Celebrate 2013 Indy 500 Victory

May 29, 2013 3:53 pm | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, congratulates Tony Kanaan, driver of the #11 IndyCar, for a history-making victory at the legendary Indianapolis 500.

South Florida RF Connector Manufacturer Coaxicom Expanding Operations

May 29, 2013 3:49 pm | by Coaxial Components Corp. | News | Comments

The impact is being felt in South Florida, as Coaxial Components Corp. expands its sales team with three new Regional Sales Managers.  The new team members include Joel Smith, Penny Perkins and Stephanie Clark.  Smith’s vast experience in high-performance manufacturing includes design, programming, manufacturing and distribution for Biomet 3is in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Wireless History Foundation Announces 2013 Inductees for Wireless Hall of Fame

May 29, 2013 3:44 pm | by The Wireless History Foundation (WHF) | News | Comments

The Wireless History Foundation (WHF) has announced four individuals who will be inducted into the prestigious Wireless Hall of Fame during the Foundation’s Oct. 15, 2013 dinner in San Jose, CA at the Fairmont Hotel. The 2013 inductees are...

New Mobile App for Anytime, Anywhere Access to Molex Solutions

May 29, 2013 3:39 pm | by Molex Incorporated | News | Comments

Molex Incorporated has launched a new application (app) that gives tablet users ready access to information on over 90 different Molex product families.  Designed for Apple and Android devices, the Molex App allows tablet users to view product information, search products, view literature and view videos without being online.

IBM Watson At Your Service: New Watson Breakthrough Transforms How Brands Engage Today's Connected Consumers

May 29, 2013 3:15 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

Ushering in a new era of cognitive computing systems, IBM has unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, a technology breakthrough that allows brands to crunch big data in record time to transform the way they engage clients in key functions such as customer service, marketing and sales.

Tech Valley Communications Appoints Senior Director of Marketing and Product Management

May 29, 2013 3:11 pm | by Tech Valley Communications | News | Comments

Tech Valley Communications (TVC), a facilities based telecommunications service provider operating networks in New York and Northern New England, has announced the appointment of Maura Mahoney as Senior Director of Marketing and Product Management effective immediately.

Telefónica Named A Global Leader in M2M

May 29, 2013 3:09 pm | by Telefónica Digital | News | Comments

Telefónica Digital has been highlighted as a global leader in M2M Communication Service Provision (CSP) by two separate analyst houses. Analysys Mason, in their 2013 M2M Scorecard, placed Telefónica in the ‘Industry Icons’ category. While in their annual benchmarking study, Machina Research noted that ‘Telefónica is the company that has done most during the last 12 months to strengthen its position in M2M’.

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