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Nokia Siemens Networks Helps Expand T-Mobile's 4G network

July 15, 2011 7:21 am | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks has upgraded portions of T-Mobile USA’s 4G (HSPA+) network to deliver mobile broadband at potential speeds of up to 42 megabits per second (Mbps).

Augmented Reality Game Uses NASA Tech

July 14, 2011 11:53 am | News | Comments

Ball Invasion is presented as the first (and only) iPad application to use the NASA-invented Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology to build real-time 3D maps of the environment as you move the iPad’s camera around.

Market for Semiconductors In Appliances Forecast to be Over $2 Billion Next Year

July 14, 2011 7:01 am | News | Comments

IMS Research forecasts the market for semiconductors in major home appliances (MHAs) will be worth more than $2 billion in 2012, up from $1.5 billion in 2010. Such components have a whole host of functions including: controlling operation of the motor in an appliance; sensing various operational parameters; driving touch-control devices; storing menus, languages & safety sub-systems; maybe even

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EU court says eBay should protect trademarks better

July 14, 2011 6:57 am | by Michele Sinner, Reuters | News | Comments

Internet auction marketplace eBay may have to take more responsibility over what is sold via its website or it could be sued for trademark abuse, Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday.

Trends in Smart Grid and Alternate Energy

July 13, 2011 12:59 pm | by Nagarajan Sridhar, Texas Instruments, www.ti.com | Articles | Comments

With global prosperity on the rise, the demand for energy is increasing and is approximately expected to double by 2030. In parallel, there is a concern of energy supply issues on the long run. This has resulted in an increasing activity and proliferation of employing sustainable/alternate energy sources and improved energy transmission methods over the last decade from all fronts

Mobile Display Operates on Single USB Cable

July 13, 2011 9:43 am | News | Comments

iKey announced the release of the FP10-USB flat-panel display powered by a single USB cable. The 10.4-inch display has a slim polycarbonate case and an operating temperature of 0C to +40C.

Infrastructure as a Service to Grow to Reach $4 Billion by 2015

July 13, 2011 9:23 am | News | Comments

The cloud is a set of services and technologies that enable the delivery of computing services over the Internet in real time, allowing end-users instant access to data and applications from any device with Internet access.

Mini Low-cost Quartz Crystals for Wireless Applications

July 13, 2011 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

PETERMANN-TECHNIK of Kaufering in Germany, offers MINI SMD QUARTZ CRYSTALS for use in high-volume wireless applications at very competitive prices.

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RFID Customizes Disc RFID Sticker for Preventing Losing

July 13, 2011 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

DAILY RFID announces the launch of adhesive RFID sticker with self-adhesive 3M Glue on one side. This adhesive RFID sticker can be glued on flat and clean surfaces for tracking usage, thus preventing object from losing.

Latest RFID Wristband for Timing in Marathon

July 13, 2011 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

DAILY RFID has recently released a latest RFID Wristband for personnel tracking, especially for runner timing in marathon. Basing on HF frequency, this disposable wristband is waterproof and heat-resistant to support long-term usage in marathon.

UPM RFID Introduces New RFID NFC Tags Covering a Host of Applications

July 12, 2011 10:24 am | News | Comments

UPM RFID is launching an extensive selection of RFID NFC tags and inlays to meet the needs of a variety of applications.

Mini Cooper novelty mouse suffers from clumsy design

July 12, 2011 9:54 am | Articles | Comments

Christmas came early for me this year—Avante Garde Gifts was kind enough to send over a review copy of their latest novelty mouse, the BMW Mini Cooper. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend the Mini Coop. While a sharp-looking piece, it’s wholly unsuitable for extended web surfing.

TNS Wi-Fi Solution Prepares To Relieve Data Traffic Pressure

July 12, 2011 9:19 am | News | Comments

Mobile operators have been given a preview of a new automatic Wi-Fi roaming solution from Transaction Network Services which is based on wireless technology from Cisco and will help enable subscribers to obtain data services with a high level of security using over 600,000 commercial hotspots around the world.

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New Emphasis at the Largest Printed Electronics Event

July 12, 2011 8:24 am | by Dr. Harry Zervos, Technical Analyst, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

This year's Printed Electronics USA  will take place in Santa Clara on November 30 and December 1. Analysts IDTechEx who organise the largest event on the subject, have paid a lot of attention once more to the end user streams.

Ultramini Crystal Targets High-Density Circuits

July 12, 2011 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SCP9 from Suntsu Frequency Control is smaller than previous models, measuring just 1.2mmX2.0mm with a low profile of 0.6mm. The ultra-miniature package is ideal for high density circuit boards.

Renesas Selects Wind River FAST for Android Software Testing

July 12, 2011 7:48 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Wind River announced Renesas Electronics has selected their Framework for Automated Software Testing (FAST) for a Cortex-A9-based system-on-chip (SoC) platform for Android-based smartphones and consumer products

MaxLinear Extends China Cable Market Presence With Skyworth Set Top Box Design Win

July 12, 2011 7:39 am | News | Comments

MaxLinear Inc. announced a major Chinese cable video set-top box design win with market leader Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. Ltd. Skyworth will use the MxL203RF in a new

ARM Forecast to Significantly Increase Lead over MIPS, Power Architecture and x86 In Digital Home Battle

July 12, 2011 6:52 am | News | Comments

Preliminary findings from Semicast’s forthcoming report “Opportunities for Embedded Processors in the Digital Home” show ARM increased its position as the leading architecture for embedded processors in digital home applications in 2010, ahead of MIPS, Power Architecture and x86. The report suggests that ARM’s lead over the competition in the digital home is set to

Lighting Science Group CEO Asks Congress Not to Roll Back Light Bulb Energy Efficiency Standards

July 11, 2011 8:06 am | News | Comments

Lighting Science Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Haworth issued the following statement regarding the movement to pass the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, H.R. 2417...

MEMS Industry Group Showcases MEMS in the Machine at SEMICON West

July 11, 2011 7:48 am | News | Comments

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will highlight advancements in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), the tiny micro-machines providing intelligent sensing and actuation to mobile phones, video games, automotive safety systems, heart monitors, insulin pumps, smart home-automation systems, and a host of other applications, at SEMICON West 2011 (July 12-14, 2011, Moscone Center, San Francisco). Joined by MIG member-companies who are driving a market predicted to reach

Set-Top Box Reference Design Obtains 'Adobe AIR for TV' Certification

July 11, 2011 5:50 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has made a significant step forward in its advanced high-definition TV System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms at the forefront of technology development for the next generation of connected TVs that are enabled to run Adobe AIR-based games and other applications.

Micro USB Connectors Offer Multiple Design Options

July 8, 2011 8:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Connector Technology offers a new range of µUSB connectors in A and A/B formats with a wide variety of PCB mounting styles.

Ultra-low Dropout Regulators Help Reduce Power Consumption

July 8, 2011 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a low dropout voltage of 220 mV at 1.5 A, the AP7362 and AP7363 fixed and adjustable output linear regulators from Diodes Incorporated are positioned to help reduce power consumption and increase regulated voltage output stability. Their

Microchip Talks 16-bit PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs at ESC Chicago 2011

July 7, 2011 12:02 pm | Videos | Comments

Bill Hutchings of Microchip Technology discusses the company's latest offering of 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) that bring advanced control to cost-sensitive general-purpose and motor-control designs.

Digital PMUs with Multi-rail DC-DC Offer 94 Percent Peak Efficiency

July 7, 2011 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Akros Silicon Inc. announced the Energy$ense family of multi-output, digital DC/DC power management unit (DPMU) ICs. Technology features include real-time power measurements and

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