Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced it has acquired ZeroG Wireless, Inc. (http://www.microchip.com/get/9B6V), an innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi® solutions based in Sunnyvale, Calif. ZeroG is a privately held fabless semiconductor developer of Wi-Fi-certified transceivers and FCC-certified modules, which further strengthen Microchip’s wireless offerings by enabling embedded designers to easily connect to this ubiquitous networking protocol with any 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC® microcontroller. The terms of the deal are confidential.
Sustainable Minds, a greener product design software and information company, today announced a partnership with the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), the leading organization representing product, interaction, experience and service design, to advance the adoption and integration of ecodesign and sustainability practices in product design. The partnership will bring together software and information to educate, inspire, and ensure that product development organizations have the knowledge, tools, and value systems in place to support greener product design practices.
GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the CT12 6U CompactPCI high performance single board computer, which is based on the latest 2.53 GHz Intel Core i7 (Arrandale) processor technology and features
RIX® Technology LLC announces the release of new online technology, Resource Information Xchange (RIX®), for tracking and documenting research and development activity for procuring Federal and State Research Tax Credits.
ECN Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre looks back at some of the memory technologies rendered obsolete at the beginning of the last decade.
While China's censorship policies are prompting Google to consider quitting its operations in the country, some technology companies see the restrictions as an golden business opportunity.
Americans are using their cellphones and social media like Facebook to make a donation to the Haiti relief effort.
The difficulty of proving that the Chinese government was behind a cyberattack has frozen the U.S. response.
National Instruments announced LabVIEW Robotics 2009, a new version of its graphical system design software that provides a standard development platform for designing robotic and autonomous control systems.
A Microchip Application engineer gives an overview of the new PICDEM Inductive Touch development kit including the MPLAB mTouch plug in.
Electronic Assembly Manufacturing announced the release of low VSWR flexible cable assemblies featuring Times Microwave Systems T-Flex cable. Three-foot long, 0.141” diameter assemblies, terminated with SMA male connectors, exhibit VSWR characteristics of 1.35:1 from
Simple, low-cost I/O is important. You might say that trying to hang a relay, UART, or other low-speed device on a PCI Express lane is like trying to get a drink of water out of a fire hose! So how do you handle I/O on the chips?
Google’s threat to end its operations in China brought attention to reports of Chinese high-technology espionage stretching back at least a decade.
China heavily censored the news that Google would consider shutting down its operations in the country.
A federal appeals court reinstated on Wednesday an antitrust lawsuit accusing major record labels of conspiring to fix prices for potentially millions of people who download their music over the Internet.
Yahoo is selling the e-mail service Zimbra to VMware as part of an effort to focus on the Internet services that generate most of its revenue.
It's a triple crown for Netflix. Beginning in the spring, the Wii will become the last of the three current video game consoles to get instant viewing of Netflix movies and TV shows over the Internet.
Facebook is trying to beef up security with some outside help. Computer security company McAfee will now scan and repair the computers of Facebook users whose accounts have been compromised.
Two organizations representing the blind have settled a discrimination lawsuit against Arizona State University over its use of Amazon's Kindle e-reader device. Arizona State is among several universities testing the $489 Kindle DX, a large-screen model aimed at textbook and newspaper readers.
The Transportation Department and safety advocates joined Tuesday to announce the creation of FocusDriven, an organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the dangers of driving while talking on cell phones or texting on handheld computers.
The PICDEM Inductive Touch Development Kit from Microchip makes it easy to develop inductive touch-sensing applications using standard 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, or 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controller.
A promising push toward a novel, biologically-inspired "chemical computer" has begun as part of an international collaboration. The "wet computer" incorporates several recently discovered properties of chemical systems that can be hijacked to engineer computing power.
Molex introduces the iPass+ High Density (HD) system, referenced as mini-SAS HD in the SAS 2.1 standard, to meet SAS next-generation speed and density requirements. This system provides 8x as well as 4x cable-plugging options. The iPass+ HD external input/output (I/O) connector includes
STMicroelectronics introduced a very advanced multi-touch ‘resistive’ touchscreen controller chip, which detects up to ten simultaneous touches with fingers, nails or stylus and allows application designers to replace complex menu sequences with
Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. expanded its lineup of NAND-flash-based solid state drives (SSDs) including 128-gigabyte (GB) Half-Slim /mSATA SG Series SSD modules ideally suited for a variety of applications including mini-mobile/netbook PCs, and a third generation, high performance HG3 Series featuring