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Google seeks EU approval for Motorola Mobility deal

November 28, 2011 5:12 am | News | Comments

World No. 1 Internet search engine Google is seeking EU regulatory clearance of its planned purchase of handset maker Motorola Mobility Holdings, the European Commission said on its website on Monday.

Ortho-tag, Inc. & the University of Pittsburgh Enter Into a Global Licensing Agreement of Transcutaneous Near Field Communication Technology

November 28, 2011 4:52 am | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Ortho-tag, Inc., a high-technology development and sales company, has signed a global licensing agreement with the University of Pittsburgh to utilize Transcutaneous Near Field Communication (TNFC) technology in “smart” medical devices for orthopaedic implants and recipient patients.

IAR Systems Eases Software Development for Renesas SH-based Embedded Systems

November 28, 2011 4:15 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

The new version of IAR Embedded Workbench for SH includes new optimizations and new powerful debugger functionality as well as integration with Subversion, one of the most popular version control systems on the market.


Datalogic Group Integration to Address Automatic Data Capture Market

November 28, 2011 3:55 am | News | Comments

As part of its drive to capture the ADC market, Datalogic has announced that Datalogic Scanning, Datalogic Mobile, Enterprise Business Solutions and Evolution Robotics Retail will be integrated to form Datalogic ADC (Automatic Data Capture).

My View From the Line

November 28, 2011 3:53 am | by Ben Arnold, Director of Industry Analysis, NPD Group | Blogs | Comments

After doing much of the cooking for my family’s epic Thanksgiving dinner, I wrestled with the prospect of going out into the cold November night to meet up with 600 of my closest electronics buying friends.

Active Power Hires Noel Foley as Vice President of Engineering

November 23, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Active Power announced it has hired Noel Foley as Vice President of Engineering. Foley will lead the team of engineers and developers responsible for the design and implementation of the company’s uninterruptible power supply...

Beacon Power Settles with Department of Energy

November 23, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Beacon Power Corporation has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) at a second Delaware court hearing on November 18, 2011, in the Company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. Since...

AEG Power Solutions Appoints Bob Roos as Vice President of Its Solar Business

November 23, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

AEG Power Solutions announced the appointment of Bob Roos (48) as the new Vice President and General Manager of its Solar Business Unit. In his role Bob Roos is responsible for the worldwide growth...


Eight Tips for Alternate-Energy Users

November 23, 2011 9:57 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

When you evaluate alternate-energy sources look at your entire system to find ways to reduce power use.

House panel to meet on spectrum bill December 1

November 23, 2011 9:48 am | by Jasmin Melvin, Reuters | News | Comments

A bill to create a wireless network for public safety and make more airwaves available to bandwidth-hungry communications companies, will be considered by a House of Representatives committee next week.

RIM, Spain's Telefonica to test electronic wallet

November 23, 2011 9:47 am | by Alastair Sharp, Reuters | News | Comments

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion and Spanish telecom Telefonica are teaming up to test a payment system that turns a mobile phone into an electronic wallet and identity card, the companies said on Wednesday.

Heat Exchange Institute Releases Standards for Air Cooled Condensers

November 23, 2011 9:21 am | by posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

The Heat Exchange Institute (HEI) has released the first edition of Standards for Air Cooled Condensers. The Standard offers technical information from the combined expertise of the members of the HEI Air Cooled Condenser Section and includes typical purchaser requirements. In addition, the standard outlines the important

SPDT Switches Target High Power Access Points and Routers

November 23, 2011 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced a family of high power 50 Ohm terminated, single-pole, double throw switches. The small-package SKY13348-374LF and SKY13370-374LF are appropriate for high power access points and router applications


HEICO Completes Switchcraft Acquisition

November 23, 2011 8:41 am | News | Comments

HEICO Corporation announced that its Electronic Technologies Group has completed the acquisition of Switchcraft through the purchase of all of the stock of Switchcraft's parent company, Switchcraft Holdco.

ARM-based MPUs Help Accelerate Industrial Designs

November 23, 2011 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Developers looking to ease and accelerate their industrial automation designs can now benefit from the industry’s first ARM® Cortex-A8 system solution with multiple integrated industrial communication protocols, offered by Texas Instruments. The Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessors, launched last month, deliver

GPS module includes integrated patch antenna

November 23, 2011 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FGPMMOPA6C, from Alpha Micro, is a single-chip ultra-small GPS module with integrated patch antenna from GlobalTop Technology. Ideal for asset tracking and telematics applications, the PA6C single chip solution measures just 16mm x 16mm x 6.2mm...

CEVA, Inc. Makes Strategic Equity Investment in eyeSight Mobile Technologies

November 23, 2011 6:16 am | News | Comments

CEVA, Inc., a licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, announced that it has made a minority equity investment, together with Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Ltd, in eyeSight Mobile Technologies, a leader in touch-free interfaces

Printed CMOS Memory Unveiled

November 23, 2011 6:03 am | News | Comments

Thin Film Electronics and Xerox PARC announced they have produced a working prototype of the world’s first printed non-volatile memory device addressed with complementary organic circuits.

UPS Keeps Gem County Idaho 911 Services On Task

November 23, 2011 5:40 am | by Ron Seridian, Falcon Electric ( | News | Comments

Keeping all communications systems up and running including computer servers, phone systems, radio communications network and even the lights, is a serious issue as these systems must be available at all times for Gem County residents.

Recycling saves Keesler hospital $62,000

November 23, 2011 5:36 am | News | Comments

The Keesler Hospital's operating room is once again "going green." In 2004, Capt. Wendy Wilkins, an 81st Surgical Operations Squadron operating room nurse, began reprocessing the Flowtron compression hoses used in the operating rooms.

Common Mode Absorption Device Ensures Reproducible Emissions Measurements

November 23, 2011 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced a new line termination clamp as required by CISPR test methods. Reproducible emissions measurements require a defined line termination for the frequency range where connected lines provide a significant

Fort Meade launches web app for smart phones

November 23, 2011 5:17 am | News | Comments

The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has changed the way we communicate, and the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office is taking advantage of those changes.

Satellites and Sun connect isolated communities to the world

November 23, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

A mobile phone unit connecting isolated communities to the rest of the world using satellites and solar power has caught the attention of ESA and the World Economic Forum.

ESA tracking station establishes contact with Russia's Phobos Mars mission

November 23, 2011 4:53 am | News | Comments

ESA's tracking station at Perth, Australia, established contact with Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft. The contact with the Mars mission was lost shortly after launch on 8 November. ESA teams are working closely with engineers in Russia...

Software Tool Takes Guesswork out of Battery Life Predictions

November 23, 2011 4:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, has introduced a software tool enabling designers to accurately predict battery cell life expectancy in applications based on its low power EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers.

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