Thorsten Heins, the CEO of Research In Motion , today clarified comments he made weeks ago about RIM refocusing on the enterprise market, saying the company was not leaving the consumer business behind. Heins said what he meant was the company needed to eliminate some services the company was doing in-house, and instead achieve those consumer-based goals with partnerships rather than going it alone.
Like a coffee enthusiast who struggles to get a buzz from that third cup of morning joe, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) seem to reach a point where more electricity no longer imparts the same kick and productivity levels-off. Now a team of researchers from California and Japan has devised a new design for green and blue LEDs that avoids much of this vexing efficiency droop.
Novocell Semiconductor introduces SWIFT2ChipTM, a new full service, end-to-end, NVM deliverable process and technology package that includes the patented and uncontested NovoBloxTM SmartBitTM technology, unparalleled documentation support, and an on-call, dedicated account engineer. Novocell’s SWIFT2Chip program delivers the non-volatile memory intellectual property (IP) block as a complete turn-key solution that includes all the necessary read, write, and programming circuitry.
Microchip Technology announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Standard Microsystems Corporation (“SMSC”) for $37.00 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $939 million, and a total enterprise value of about $766 million, after excluding SMSC’s cash and investments on its balance sheet of approximately $173 million.
Smartphones will outperform the overall market for mobile phones, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.9% for the period 2011–17 to reach 1.7 billion units, according to Ovum. Predictions show Android as the dominant operating system over the next five years as handset vendors rush to make it their primary smartphone platform.
Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, business-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions, will present at the Jefferies 2012 Global Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, taking place from May 7 - 10 in New York. On May 7, Kevin O'Hara, Integra's chief executive officer, will participate on the "Growth in Fiber Networks" panel discussion and will also provide an investor presentation on Integra Telecom.
InVision announced that it has teamed with MocksUp, a popular user experience (UX) prototyping technology to provide MocksUp users with continued services after May 28, 2012 when the MocksUp site and operations will shutdown. The integrated company will set a new standard for the creation of high-fidelity prototypes that enable designers to share meaningful design simulations for powerful impact.
VT iDirect announced the release of a new survey and whitepaper that demonstrate the market value and potential of satellite backhaul when used in conjunction with small cells. The research revealed that a solution combining the two technologies offers an affordable way for mobile operators to improve their services and expand into underserved markets.
Teledyne Relays Europe announces the expansion of the role of Richardson RFPD as a Pan-European distributor of Teledyne Relays and Teledyne Coax Switches products. Richardson RFPD, a distributor for specialised products, brings the technical and applications support to the market needed by customers for Teledyne products.
ViaWest announces the expansion of its Oregon data center facility, the Hillsboro Complex. This expansion will add 23,000 sq. ft. of usable raised floor. The additional space along with the existing facility will total over 50,000 sq. ft. of sellable space, making this SSAE 16 Type II certified facility the largest in the state of Oregon.
NorthStar Utilities Solutions has released a major technology upgrade of its flagship customer-information system (CIS), NorthStar 6.4 Automation. The latest release features three new performance enhancements that enable utilities to work faster and more efficiently than ever before. The key feature of NorthStar 6.
Google has released a report that explains how and why the company’s street view cars collected data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks. A few weeks ago, the Federal Communication Commission announced that it had concluded its investigation into Google’s interception of user data from the Wi-Fi networks its cars passed while photographing streets.
In the fight against emerging public health threats, early diagnosis of infectious diseases is crucial. And in poor and remote areas of the globe where conventional medical tools like microscopes and cytometers are unavailable, rapid diagnostic tests, or RDTs, are helping to make disease screening quicker and simpler.
Dell has announced a series of upgrades to its Alienware gaming laptops, including Intel’s new quad-core processors and powerful graphics cards unavailable in any other device. The company updated its lineup of high-end gaming laptops for Alienware’s M14x, M17x and M18x models Monday.
To kick off the annual BlackBerry World trade show, Research In Motion unveiled a gadget, the BlackBerry Music Gateway, that bridges your phone with your stereo. Just pair your BlackBerry (or competing handset) via Bluetooth , and you’ll be quickly streaming music to whatever audio system it’s connected to.
A new listing at Best Buy has unveiled — perhaps prematurely — a very interesting gadget: A solar-powered iPad case by Logitech. This confirms a recent rumor that Logitech is working on such a case, though Logitech itself hasn’t officially said a word about it yet. The Best Buy listing looks very real, however.
Imagine a day without your smartphone, music player, tablet, or any of your other favorite portable devices -- these are examples of the scenarios that Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, explores in its new NAND Flash Deprivation Experiment campaign.
The exponentially growing number of objects connected to the Internet is completely changing our world. What new business models will appear? Which processes can be optimized? How many vertical markets will benefit? Libelium, a wireless sensor networks platform provider, has released the document “50 Sensor Applications for a Smarter World.
Towerstream announced that Jeff Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, will present the opening keynote at the Tower Technology Summit Co-Located at CTIA Wireless 2012. The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th -- Thursday, May 10th at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
KBZ, US announced that it is the recipient of a Cisco Worldwide Distribution Summit award for Video Distributor of the Year. Cisco unveiled the winners April 16 prior to its annual channel partner conference in San Diego, Calif. "Cisco is proud to partner with so many well-respected and industry-leading distributors, and it is an honor to recognize KBZ as a Cisco Worldwide Distribution Summit award winner," said Scott A.
TE Connectivity's Aerospace, Defense & Marine business announces its new community-centered website for design engineers, www.DesignSmarterFaster.com . The new site is meant to be a resource center for design engineers to connect directly with TE Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who can advise and team up with them early in the design process to help bring their products and systems to market faster with smarter, better solutions.
BlackBerry-app-world-600BlackBerry World, Research In Motion‘s once-a-year event to evangelize its brand, kicks off today in Orlando, Fla. Most of the attention will focus on the coming BlackBerry 10 software, the backbone of RIM’s coming suite of smartphones. RIM’s future depends greatly on BB10, but there’s another software factor that’s playing a large and growing role in the company’s strategy to recover: HTML5.
W. L. Gore & Associates has developed new testing protocols that improve reliability of acoustic vents used for water and particulate protection in portable electronic devices. These new protocols more effectively match the environmental conditions to which the venting materials are exposed, which results in consistent testing results.
As engineers push their circuits and components to ever-higher frequencies, they expect scope manufacturers to keep up with their needs. For their part, engineers must remain attentive to basic scope operations and specifications. Attend this webinar and listen as our panelists: • Address misconceptions engineers have about the capabilities and limits of digital scopes.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies announced that it’s interconnect division located in El Segundo, CA has been named a recipient of the 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA) for a third consecutive year, 2009, 2010, and 2011 based on its superior supplier performance. Boeing issues the BPEA annually to recognize those suppliers who have maintained superior quality and delivery performance.