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The Mobile Market: Fundamentally Transforming Process Control in the Semiconductor Industry

September 18, 2013 9:36 am | by Brian Trafas, Ph.D., chief marketing officer, KLA-Tencor Corporation | News | Comments

The rapidly changing and growing mobile market has fundamentally transformed the semiconductor industry. Strong consumer demand for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices is fueling significant growth within the semiconductor industry, and the design community is continually exploring new ways to rapidly develop differentiated and powerful mobile solutions to keep pace.

Space Weather's Effects on Satellites

September 18, 2013 9:32 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers are investigating the effects of space weather — such as solar flares, geomagnetic storms, and other forms of electromagnetic radiation — on geostationary satellites, which provide much of the world’s access to cable television, Internet services and global communications.

TrueNorth Avionics: How Innovation Flies High

September 18, 2013 9:29 am | by Ranga Bodla, Director of Vertical Marketing, Manufacturing & Wholesale/Distribution Industries | Articles | Comments

Heads of State, Fortune 50 executives and discerning VIPs rely on the airborne telecommunications technologies of TrueNorth Avionics to stay connected while they’re in flight. The company’s products outfit private, VIP business jets. With full telecommunications capabilities available, high-powered passengers can turn otherwise nonproductive, “out-of-touch” time in the air into useful working time.


Review: iPhone Fingerprint Sensor Worth Extra Cost

September 18, 2013 9:20 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Passcodes are such a pain that I've relaxed the security settings on my Android phone. I'm willing to forgo the extra safety, just so I'm asked to punch in the code less often. When I got my hands on Apple's new iPhone 5S, one of the first things I tried was a feature that allows you to bypass the passcode using a fingerprint.

Review: New iOS Software Has Features to Discover

September 18, 2013 9:17 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Many of the changes in Apple's operating system for mobile devices are cosmetic. Gone are three-dimensional icons that mimic real-world counterparts, such as a magazine rack for the Newsstand app. They are replaced by larger, two-dimensional icons sporting abstract designs and pastel colors.

Brazil Looks to Break from U.S.-Centric Internet

September 18, 2013 9:14 am | by BRADLEY BROOKS, Associated Press FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington's widespread online spying, a move that many experts fear will be a potentially dangerous first step toward fracturing a global network built with minimal interference by governments.

Microsoft Board Boosts Dividend by 22 Percent

September 18, 2013 9:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft said Tuesday that its board approved a 22 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend to 28 cents along with a new $40 billion stock buyback program.The new dividend represents an increase of 5 cents over the world's largest software company's previous dividend.

MACOM to Showcase Industry’s First X-Band Core Chip, Innovative GaN in Plastic L Band Module, and Highest Power E-Band Power Amplifiers at European Microwave Week 2013

September 17, 2013 3:02 pm | by MACOM | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) will showcase a broad portfolio of new products for aerospace, defense, and network applications, and will present a technical paper during European Microwave Week in Nuremberg, Germany, October 6-11, 2013.


FCI Demonstrates Latest Range of High-Speed Cable Solutions for Optical Signals at ECOC 2013

September 17, 2013 2:16 pm | by FCI | News | Comments

FCI will feature its latest range of optical cable solutions designed to support high-speed signal transmissions at this year’s European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC). ECOC 2013 provides leading industry players in the optical communications sphere a platform to exchange ideas and solutions to establish the next generation of network equipment.

Warren Installations, Service Provider for Fleet GPS and Telematics, Expands Nationally

September 17, 2013 12:52 pm | by Warren Installations | News | Comments

Warren Installations has become a leading installation and service provider of GPS Telematics and vehicle safety systems for vehicle fleets throughout the U.S. and Canada, with an established network of installers now stretching from coast to coast.

xG Technology Deploys xMax Cognitive Radio Beta Network

September 17, 2013 12:21 pm | by xG Technology | News | Comments

xG Technology announced that it has deployed xMax equipment for a beta network to be operated in cooperation with NEFCOM.  xG will use the beta network to validate various features and capabilities of the xMax system, including range, throughput, mobile hand-off, software updates, and other key features.

xG Technology Extends Leadership in Spectrum Sharing Solutions with Eight New Patents Granted to Date in 2013

September 17, 2013 12:11 pm | by xG Technology | News | Comments

xG Technology announced that it has been granted eight new patents. The patents cover a wide range of innovations that will enable it to offer differentiated mobile broadband solutions to a diverse range of customers and applications. The inventions covered by these patents simplify and reduce the cost related to the deployment and operation of fixed and mobile broadband networks.

xG Technology Completes Production Run of xMax Cognitive Radio Networking Equipment

September 17, 2013 11:51 am | by xG Technology | News | Comments

xG Technology announced that it has completed a production run of xMax cognitive mobile broadband networking equipment. The equipment was completed in-house to validate circuit board assemblies from key contract suppliers, final assembly, configuration, and testing methods prior to releasing volume build orders to other contract manufacturers.


xG Technology xMod Cognitive Radio Networking Equipment Receives FCC Certification

September 17, 2013 11:31 am | by xG Technology | News | Comments

xG Technology announced that its xMod mobile hotspot has received U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification to allow for nationwide distribution and sale in the U.S. The xMod is a mobile hotspot device that seamlessly connects WiFi, USB, or Ethernet-enabled smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and other devices to the Internet as well as voice networks through xG’s xMax cognitive radio network.

Meaghan's Minute: Ultra-Wide Input Voltage Range

September 17, 2013 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, RECOM Electronic’s low power AC-DC converters now accept AC input voltages down to 80 VAC making them compatible with all main voltages worldwide. The ultra-wide input voltage range guarantees a stable, isolated DC output even if the AC power supply varies.

Interop Technologies Partners with Giesecke & Devrient to Offer Cloud LTE OTA Solution

September 17, 2013 10:09 am | by Interop Technologies | News | Comments

Interop Technologies announced a partnership with Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to provide a cloud-based LTE OTA platform to United States-based mobile network operators. The solution enables operators to perform remote provisioning and configuration of LTE and dual-mode CDMA/LTE devices over the air.

Apple Keeps Slipping as New iPhone Orders Start

September 17, 2013 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple shares continued to slip Monday on concerns about early demand for the company's newest iPhone. Apple is now taking orders for one of its newest iPhones. The stripped-down, lower-cost 5C model is expected to help boost sales in China and other areas.  

Interop Technologies Partners with Tango Telecom to Introduce Policy and Charging Control Solution

September 17, 2013 9:56 am | by Interop Technologies, Tango Telecom | News | Comments

Interop Technologies and Tango Telecom announced a partnership to provide a cloud-based policy and charging control solution to United States-based mobile network operators. The technology enables operators to monetize growing demand for mobile data while optimizing their use of network resources.

Agilent Technologies Announces Tutorial Videos on Infoline Web Services for Test and Measurement Calibration and Repair Service Records

September 17, 2013 9:45 am | by Agilent | News | Comments

Agilent’s Infoline web services are an online tool with pre-populated asset list and service records for test and measurement instruments calibrated and repaired by Agilent.  The features of web service include reports, snapshots, and related tools to assist customers to more effectively manage their instruments and coordinate services.

More than a Toy

September 17, 2013 9:40 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

Though sphero has the RC-esque appearance of a toy, the design really has tinkerers in mind. With two different layers of software programmability, the Sphero has an array of games and utilities. Sphero comes with access to an open-source SDK (software development kit) that allows users to interface with the robot at very high levels with, through an Android or iOS app.

NuWaves Receives ISP 9001 and AS9100 Quality Management System Certifications

September 17, 2013 9:36 am | by NuWaves | News | Comments

NuWaves Engineering announces it has achieved both ISO9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev C certifications for its Quality Management System by EAGLE Registrations. With an effective date of August 15, 2013, the registration is valid for three years, its scope including research and development as well as design and production of RF systems and subsystems.

Graphene Photodetector Integrated into Computer Chip

September 17, 2013 9:34 am | by Florian Aigner, Vienna University of Technology | News | Comments

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have now managed to combine a graphene photodetector with a standard silicon chip. It can transform light of all important frequencies used in telecommunications into electrical signals. The scientific results have now been published in the journal “Nature Photonics”.

Google Buys File Transfer App Bump

September 17, 2013 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has acquired Bump, the maker of a smartphone app that allows users to share files by bumping devices together. The two companies did not release financial terms of the deal. In a blog post announcing the acquisition Monday, Bump CEO David Lieb said the company's apps, which also include a photo sharing service, Flock, will keep working for now.

On the Road to Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing

September 17, 2013 9:26 am | by Lynn Yarris, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Using premier beams of ultraviolet light at the ALS, a DOE national user facility for synchrotron radiation, the collaboration has reported the first demonstration of high-temperature superconductivity in the surface of a topological insulator – a unique class of advanced materials that are electrically insulating on the inside but conducting on the surface.

Graphene Could Yield Cheaper Optical Chips

September 16, 2013 9:22 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In the latest issue of Nature Photonics, researchers at MIT, Columbia University and IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center describe a promising new application of graphene, in the photodetectors that would convert optical signals to electrical signals in integrated optoelectronic computer chips.

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