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Senators Closing in on Deal to Reopen Government

October 15, 2013 8:51 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky could seal an agreement on Tuesday, just two days before the Treasury Department says it will run out of borrowing capacity.

Telit to Start Shipping First Series of LTE Modules in Flagship xE910 Form Factor Family

October 14, 2013 4:46 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions announced the market roll-out of the LE910 LTE module series with initial variants for North America and Europe. The 3GPP Release 9 compliant products are positioned to expedite migration to 4G for new and existing designs including those already based on 2G or 3G members of the xE910 family.

Acquisition Expands Rotork’s Valve Adaptation Business

October 14, 2013 4:39 pm | by Rotork | News | Comments

The acquisition of Renfro Associates by Rotork Plc heralds the expansion of Renfro’s valve adaptation and accessories business to cover all of the USA. From its home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Renfro Associates has been designing and manufacturing valve automation packages...

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Kickstarter of the Week: New Watch Tells You When You'll Die

October 14, 2013 4:35 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, brought to you by National Instruments, we are counting down the days until we die with Tikker, the death watch that wants you to think about life. Smart watches keep you connected to your email, but this death watch counts down your remaining years to the second that you will die.

Agilent Technologies Announces Availability of Courseware on Radar Operating Principles and Systems

October 14, 2013 4:33 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the availability of Radar Principles and Systems courseware from DreamCatcher, for educators at universities and technical training centers. The courseware provides students instant access to high-quality professional instruction and hands-on experience for the latest radar systems and operating principles.

IAR Systems is Tools Provider of Choice for New ADSP-CM40x Mixed-signal Control Processors

October 14, 2013 4:28 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

Industry-leading supplier of embedded development tools IAR Systems announced that IAR Embedded Workbench has been selected by Analog Devices as the recommended toolchain for development of the ADSP-CM40x series of mixed-signal control processors.

Techspray Introduces ForeverSolv Solvent Reclaim Program Nationwide

October 14, 2013 4:24 pm | by Techspray | News | Comments

Techspray’s new ForeverSolvTM solvent reclaim program makes it possible to recycle and reuse vapor-degreaser cleaning solvents. This eliminates the need for expensive waste disposal, and reduces the material cost 10-20% compared to original solvent prices.

Spirax Sarco Signs Partnership with J.M. Electrical Company

October 14, 2013 4:21 pm | by Spirax Sarco | News | Comments

Spirax Sarco announced their partnership with J.M. Electrical Company Inc., the premier professionals in advanced automated building systems. J.M. Electrical Company Inc. is now a Factory Authorized service supplier of Spirax Sarco and will now assist them in servicing and commissioning its commercial and industrial accounts throughout New England.

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EnSilica and Kili Technology Collaboration Delivers FIPS-compliant Secure Processor IC

October 14, 2013 4:17 pm | by EnSilica | News | Comments

EnSilica has announced that it has successfully collaborated with Kili Technology Corporation of Canada on the development of the Kili 3.1 FIPS 140-2 Level 3 (Federal Information Processing Standard) compliant secure processor IC. The Kili 3.1 secure processor IC is designed to meet the stringent requirements of payment, authentication and identity applications...

IEEE ComSoc Introduces Fall 2013 Wireless Training Schedule

October 14, 2013 4:11 pm | by IEEE Communications Society | News | Comments

The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) has introduced its Fall 2013 wireless training schedule specifically-designed to enhance the real-world skills and in-field knowledge of global industry professionals. The ongoing program, offering both online and in-person learning experiences, highlights the latest fundamental details and advanced applications in key growth areas...

Firm Produces Unmatched Cost-savings Through Unique, Holistic Test Management Approach

October 14, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Sente Group | News | Comments

Recently recognized by Frost & Sullivan as the North American Customer Value Enhancement Award winner in test asset management solutions for Aerospace & Defense, the Sente Group has produced significant results for customers by challenging companies’ common approaches to test capital equipment savings.

New Technology Can Prevent Cellular Overload, Dropped Calls

October 14, 2013 3:30 pm | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

When a natural disaster strikes and too many people take to their mobile phones at once, cellular networks easily overload. But a University of British Columbia graduate student has developed a solution to ensure that calls don’t get dropped and texts make it to their destination.

Sequans' New Single-mode LTE Module for Tablets and Mobile Computers

October 14, 2013 12:36 pm | by Sequans Communications S.A. | News | Comments

4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. announced availability of the VZ20M and VZ21M modules, the newest members of its EZLinkLTE family of single-mode LTE modules. The VZ20M, recently certified by Verizon Wireless, is a complete M.2 connectivity solution for the design of tablets, notebooks, and laptop computers...

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EAG Expands Microelectronic Test and Engineering Services

October 14, 2013 12:31 pm | by Evans Analytical Group | News | Comments

Evans Analytical Group announced that it has launched a comprehensive electronics system failure analysis service. Extending its proven microelectronic test and engineering services portfolio, EAG is now one of the only companies to focus on the entire system, from electronics to materials, all the way down to failure mechanisms occurring at the IC transistor level.

Agilent Technologies’ Bluetooth RF Conformance Test System Selected by AT4 Wireless

October 14, 2013 12:28 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced that AT4 wireless’ Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility in Malaga, Spain, has upgraded its laboratory with an Agilent T1111S Bluetooth RF Conformance Test System. This system will increase AT4 wireless’ capacity for Bluetooth RF qualification testing to better serve the global market.

Thoma Bravo Announces Acquisition of Empirix

October 14, 2013 12:26 pm | by Thoma Bravo | News | Comments

Thoma Bravo announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Empirix Inc., the recognized leader in end-to-end network testing, monitoring and analytics solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Empirix helps service providers, mobile operators and enterprises master complexities within their networks...

Farsens Launches a New Website

October 14, 2013 12:23 pm | by Farsens S.L. | News | Comments

Farsens S.L. has launched a new website to help customers find more information about their active and battery free wireless sensor solutions. This new website is divided in two main areas: battery free sensor solutions and wireless sensor solutions. The first area includes wireless battery-less sensor products...

Barcoding’s Jay Steinmetz Wins SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Award

October 14, 2013 12:19 pm | by Barcoding | News | Comments

Barcoding has announced CEO and Founder Jay Steinmetz a winner of Baltimore SmartCEO’s 2013 Circle of Excellence awards. In its fifth year of celebration in Baltimore, the Circle of Excellence awards program honors the area’s most accomplished business leaders who have successfully taken their companies to the forefront of their chosen industries.

How will ZigBee Open Up the Sentroller Markets for Smart Home Device Developers?

October 14, 2013 10:27 am | by Elly Schietse, General Manager, GreenPeak Belgium | Articles | Comments

According to a recent report from Nextmarket Insights, the current home automation systems and services market is about 3.6 billion and is forecast to grow to around 15 billion by 2017. This market growth will be driven by a newly emerging homes service market where various cable MSOs,  broadband service providers, and telcos will be offering a variety of new home automation and connected home services.

Photo of the Day: Bionic Man

October 14, 2013 9:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A team of engineers has assembled a robot using artificial organs, limbs and other body parts that comes tantalizingly close to a true "bionic man." For real, this time. The artificial "man" is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Called "The Incredible Bionic Man," it chronicles engineers' attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts.

'Bionic Man' Walks, Breathes with Artificial Parts

October 14, 2013 9:50 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The artificial "man" is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Called "The Incredible Bionic Man," it chronicles engineers' attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts that range from a working kidney and circulation system to cochlear and retina implants.

Growing Backlash to Government Surveillance

October 14, 2013 9:48 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance are taking shape, from a surge of new encrypted email programs to technology that sprinkles the Internet with red flag terms to confuse would-be snoops.

Microsoft's Phone Update to Feature Driving Mode

October 14, 2013 9:46 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.It's the third update to Windows Phone 8 software since the system's release a year ago. Devices with this update will start appearing in the coming weeks, and older phones will be eligible for a free upgrade, too.

Google to Change Terms to Use Your Identity in Ads

October 14, 2013 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Your reviews of restaurants, shops, and products, as well as songs and other content bought on the Google Play store could show up in ads that are displayed to your friends, connections, and the broader public when they search on Google. The company calls that feature "shared endorsements."

Dead Loved Ones' Voices Fall Victim to Technology

October 14, 2013 9:36 am | by TOM COYNE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology has given families a way to hear their loved ones' voices long after they've passed, providing them some solace during the grieving process. But the voices aren't saved forever. Many people have discovered the voices unwittingly erased as part of a routine service upgrade to voice mail services.

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