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Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Look at NSA Program

November 20, 2013 10:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency, rejecting a call from a privacy group to stop NSA from collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers in the United States...

Carriers Reject Kill Switch for Stolen Smartphones

November 20, 2013 10:18 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics, the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, has proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable, but San Francisco's top prosecutor says the nation's biggest carriers have...

Mid-Atlantic Rocket Launch Gives East Rare View

November 20, 2013 10:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A rocket streaked along the eastern U.S. early evening sky Tuesday in an unusual sight as NASA put a smartphone and 28 other tiny satellites into orbit...                                                


Holistic Cell Design Leads to High-Performance, Long Cycle-Life Lithium-Sulfur Battery

November 20, 2013 9:46 am | by Allan Chen, Berkley Lab | News | Comments

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated in the laboratory a lithium-sulfur (Li/S) battery that has more than twice the specific energy of lithium-ion batteries, and that lasts for more than 1,500 cycles of charge-discharge...

EM9301 Bluetooth Smart Controller Enables “Green” Low Energy Beacons

November 20, 2013 9:45 am | by Techwire International | News | Comments

EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group, today announced that they have successfully promoted their ultra-low power Bluetooth SmartController, the EM9301, powered only by harvested energy or low voltage, eco-friendly zinc-air batteries to send...

Nokia Shareholders Approve Microsoft Deal

November 20, 2013 9:25 am | by Matti Huutanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of the ailing cellphone division and a portfolio of patents and services to Microsoft Corp. for $7.2 billion...                                              

Enhancing Battery Performance

November 19, 2013 5:24 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The ever-increasing market for portable electronic devices such as laptops, cell phones, and MP3 players has resulted in an equally heavy demand for secondary batteries - more commonly known as rechargeable batteries - Lithium-ion (Li-ion) being among the...

Exclusive: External Impacts on Touch Panel Design and Performance

November 19, 2013 4:17 pm | by Shahna Kothapally, Vice President of Engineering, Ocular | Articles | Comments

Projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panels are the touch panel of choice. Research has shown that resistive touch panel sales are significantly lower than PCAP, and this trend is...                           


Diamond Materials for Semiconductor Applications

November 19, 2013 3:14 pm | by Yole Développement | News | Comments

Yole Développement announced its Diamond Materials for Semiconductor Applications report. Yole Développement’s report provides a complete analysis of the different diamonds materials including their characteristics, equipment and manufacturing processes, applications in semiconductor devices, main players.

Sequans Announces New LTE Design Wins

November 19, 2013 3:09 pm | by Sequans Communications | News | Comments

Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its pre-certified EZLinkLTE modules have been selected by three manufacturers, all first-time customers for Sequans, to power new tablet and mobile PC devices for the US market. EZLinkLTE is the family name for Sequans’ single-mode LTE module product line.

World's First Multiprotocol PC Mouse is Launched by Lenovo Using Nordic Semiconductor

November 19, 2013 3:06 pm | by Nordic Semiconductor | News | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announced that the world's first dual-operating Bluetooth v4.0 and proprietary 2.4GHz wireless mouse has been launched by award-winning PC giant Lenovo Group and benefits in both use cases from Nordic's class-leading, multi-protocol nRF51822 SoCs.

EnOcean Alliance Takes Interoperability to the Next Level

November 19, 2013 3:02 pm | by EnOcean Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance has specified the first generic language for the communication of energy harvesting wireless solutions: Generic Profiles. These enable product manufacturers (OEMs) to develop new interoperable EnOcean-based solutions easier and faster; for example a greater variety of multi-purpose wireless sensors.

Intertek Selects Spirent for Verizon Wireless VoLTE/IMS Test Capabilities

November 19, 2013 2:57 pm | by Spirent Communications | News | Comments

Spirent Communications announced that Intertek’s wireless device testing business has selected Spirent’s 8100 Mobile Device Test System for its Verizon Wireless VoLTE/IMS testing. As an authorized Verizon Wireless test lab, Intertek works to ensure mobile devices comply with industry standards and operator certification requirements.


Lantronix's New xPico Wi-Fi Tower Module for Freescale Tower System

November 19, 2013 2:54 pm | by Lantronix | News | Comments

Lantronix announced it has collaborated with Freescale Semiconductor to demonstrate a new evaluation board for its xPico Wi-Fi OEM module, designed specifically for the Freescale Tower System. The companies provided live product demonstrations on October 24, 2013 at the "Designing with Freescale Seminar Series."

Equinox Payments Partners with Infinite Peripherals to Offer Mobile iOS Payment Solution

November 19, 2013 2:49 pm | by Equinox Payments | News | Comments

Equinox Payments has partnered with Infinite Peripherals, Inc. (IPC), the leading developer of mobile point-of-sale (POS) devices. Equinox can now offer a mobile payment solution that is compatible with Apple iOS by integrating IPC’s Linea Pro for the iPod touch or iPhone, or the Infinea Tab for the iPad.

CA Man Says Google Maps Image Shows Slain Son

November 19, 2013 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A San Francisco Bay Area man wants Google Maps to remove an aerial image that shows the body of his 14-year-old son, who was shot and killed in 2009. Jose Barrera told KTVU-TV over the weekend that he became aware of the image of his son Kevin earlier in the week. He said he wants...

Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Look at NSA Program

November 19, 2013 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency, rejecting a call from a privacy group to stop NSA from collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers in the United States...

Jury Set to Decide How Much Samsung Owes Apple

November 19, 2013 10:01 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is demanding $380 million. Samsung counters that it only owes $52 million for using features such as "pinch-to-zoom" in 13 older-generation products. The jury is expected to begin deliberations Tuesday after lawyers deliver their closing arguments and the judge reads instructions.

Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology

November 19, 2013 9:55 am | by Pam Frost Gorder | News | Comments

Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background noise...

Pressure Cooking to Improve Electric Car Batteries

November 19, 2013 9:43 am | by Sean Nealon, University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have redesigned the component materials of the battery in an environmentally friendly way to solve some of these problems. By creating nanoparticles with a controlled shape, they believe...

Spanish Scientists are Designing a Robot for Inspecting Tunnels

November 19, 2013 9:38 am | by Carlos III University of Madrid | News | Comments

Currently, maintenance and safety inspection of tunnels used for vehicular traffic is carried out by direct in situ observation. This process, which is slow and requires intensive labor, requires that traffic be stopped on entire streets or sections of the underground passageways, resulting...

Gentle Pasteurization of Milk – with Microwaves

November 19, 2013 9:28 am | by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB | News | Comments

In the EU-funded project MicroMilk, European SMEs together with the University of Hohenheim and the Fraunhofer IGB have developed a novel method for pasteurization of milk with microwaves. The system preserves the valuable components of milk, and is also suitable for heating viscous and...

SunPartner Technologies and 3M Collaborate to Deliver the Only Wireless Transparent Solar Charging System for Consumer Mobile Electronics

November 18, 2013 4:45 pm | by Sunpartner Technologies | News | Comments

Sunpartner Technologies and 3M Company announced an agreement to collaborate in product development and technical solutions, capitalizing on innovative engineered electronics materials from 3M and transparent solar cell technologies from Sunpartner Technologies.

Aeroflex Demonstrates Breadth of Production Test Capability at Productronica 2013

November 18, 2013 4:36 pm | by Aeroflex Limited | News | Comments

Aeroflex Limited announced that its booth at this year’s Productronica show in Munich will feature its strongest ever line-up of automatic test equipment (ATE) and PXI modular instrumentation, as well as flexible stand-alone signal generators and signal analyzers.

Elektron Technology Unveils Remote Food Safety Solution Powered by LogMeIn’s Xively IoT Cloud and Integrated with

November 18, 2013 4:33 pm | by Xively | News | Comments

Xively announced that Elektron Technology has unveiled its next-generation Checkit food safety solution powered by Xively Cloud Services. By using Xively to enable real-time, remote monitoring of food storage and preparation areas, Elektron will make it easier for multi-site...

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