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Magnetic properties of silicon nano-ribbons

October 17, 2012 4:42 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Nano-ribbons of silicon configured so the atoms resemble chicken wire could hold the key to ultrahigh density data storage and information processing systems of the future. This was a key finding of a team of scientists led by Paul Snijders of the Department of Energy...

element14 drives the Raspberry Pi revolution forward

October 17, 2012 10:58 am | News | Comments

element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts announced its continued partnership with Raspberry Pi with the launch of a new 512MB board version of the revolutionary, credit-card sized computer...

KDDI to sell nine new smartphones

October 17, 2012 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KDDI Corp. said it will launch nine new smartphone models capable of a high-speed data communication service in Japan, a move likely to further intensify competition among mobile phone carriers to pursue better infrastructure. Of the nine models that are capable of using the LTE high-speed network, eight will hit the market on Nov. 2.

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Sharp unveils seven-inch tablet with power-saving IGZO panel

October 17, 2012 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sharp Corp. unveiled a 7-inch tablet computer Wednesday equipped with its state-of-the-art IGZO power-saving liquid crystal display in a bid to recover its flagging earnings performance. The Aquos Pad SHT21 with high image quality consumes only one-tenth the power...

Chinese Gov't Backs Clearwire TD-LTE Band

October 16, 2012 12:41 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The Chinese government is backing the use of the 2.6 GHz band for TD-LTE, the same band Clearwire plans to use for its TD-LTE network in the United States. The announcement is a victory for Clearwire, which has been working with China Mobile to build global support for TD-LTE in the band through the Global TD-LTE Initiative.

ZTE Lands China Mobile LTE Contract

October 16, 2012 10:37 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

ZTE announced that it has won the contract for China Mobile’s TD-LTE rollout in five major Chinese cities. According to the contract, ZTE will construct China Mobile’s TD-LTE networks in Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shenyang, with more than 13,000 carrier frequencies...

Freezing electrons in flight

October 16, 2012 10:12 am | by University of Arizona | News | Comments

Using the world's fastest laser pulses to freeze the ultrafast motion of electrons and atoms, physicists have caught the action of molecules breaking apart and electrons getting knocked out of atoms. Their research helps us better understand molecular processes and ultimately be able to control them in many possible applications.

Frontier Silicon and iPhone 5 at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair

October 15, 2012 1:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Frontier Silicon, the leading supplier of Digital Radio and Network Audio technology, today announces the launch of Venice 6.5, its most cost-effective module for network audio devices. Following the launch by Apple last month, the module supports iPhone 5 docking using the new Lightning connector...

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Making a layer cake with atomic precision

October 15, 2012 10:21 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team has used individual one-atom-thick crystals to construct a multilayer cake that works as a nanoscale electric transformer. Graphene has been isolated for the first time, potentially revolutionizing diverse applications such as smartphones, ultrafast broadband, drug delivery, and computer chips.

Softbank to buy 70 percent of Sprint for $20 bln

October 15, 2012 7:21 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Softbank Corp. has reached a deal to buy 70 percent of U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion in the largest ever foreign acquisition by a Japanese company. The agreement, announced Monday at a joint news conference in Tokyo by Softbank President Masayoshi Son and Sprint Chief...

‘Invisibility’ could be the key to better electronics

October 12, 2012 12:39 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new approach that allows objects to become “invisible” has now been applied to an entirely different area: letting particles “hide” from passing electrons, which could lead to more efficient thermoelectric devices and new kinds of electronics. MIT team applies technology developed for visual "cloaking"...

Mindspeed to attend 2012 China Small Cell Symposium

October 12, 2012 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, today announced that the company will address processor demands and small cell base station solutions during the 2012 China Small Cell Symposium in Beijing...

Softbank in talks to invest in Sprint

October 12, 2012 11:40 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer-- The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese cellphone company Softbank Corp. was in talks Thursday about taking a substantial ownership stake in struggling U.S. carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. Sprint, the third-largest cellphone company in the U.S., said the deal could be big enough to involve a "change of control" of the company...

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Samsung unveils smaller, cheaper Galaxy S III

October 12, 2012 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. has unveiled a smaller and cheaper version of the Galaxy S III smartphone with the same screen size as the iPhone 5. Samsung says the Galaxy S III mini features a screen measuring 4 inches diagonally, smaller than the Galaxy S III's 4.8 inch display but the same as Apple's iPhone 5...

Bonso enters new era in Xinxing, China

October 12, 2012 10:50 am | News | Comments

Bonso Electronics International, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of sensor based products, reported the grand opening ceremony of its new manufacturing facility at Xinxing (Guangdong Province, China). Company services include product design and prototyping...

US court sides with Samsung in dispute with Apple

October 12, 2012 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has sided with Samsung Electronics Corp. in one aspect of its ongoing patent dispute with Apple Inc. The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday overturned a judge's order blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy Nexus...

Light may prompt graphene devices on demand

October 11, 2012 10:59 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Rice University researchers are using graphene with light in a way that could lead to the more efficient design and manufacture of electronics, as well as novel security and cryptography devices. The breakthrough details a novel concept...

New updated PWM controller offers size and cost benefits

October 10, 2012 12:50 pm | News | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics Corp., a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has updated two of its most popular PWM controllers to provide customers with space saving and more cost effective devices...

New interactive system detects touch and gestures on any surface

October 10, 2012 11:35 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

 A new touch-activated system projects onto walls and other surfaces and allows users to interact with their environment and each other. The system identifies the fingers of a person's hand while touching any plain surface. It also recognizes hand posture and gestures, revealing individual users by their unique traits...

Newark element14's new catalog offers customization for engineers

October 10, 2012 9:22 am | News | Comments

Newark element14, the leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions announced the launch of its new 2013 catalog. Newark element14 introduced customizable online catalogs with live pricing and availability data last year with great success. The new catalog offers further improvements...

Preview for the print media for Seica SpA for Electronica, Munich, November 13 – 16 2012, Hall A1, Booth 459, New Munich Trade Fair

October 8, 2012 3:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Once again, Seica has great news this year for visitors at Electronica.  For the first time the complete COMPACT line of in-circuit and functional testers, including 6 different models, will be on display. Like all of Seica’s solutions, this line is based on the core software/hardware VIP platform,

Oscillator boasts a frequency stability over temperature of ±.28ppm from -40°C to +85°C

October 8, 2012 3:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Raltron Electronics has raised the bar in innovation with the launch of the TX057 Stratum III compatible TCXO family. The new 5x7mm Stratum III compatible temperature-compensated crystal oscillator boasts a frequency stability over temperature of ±.28ppm from -40°C to +85°C

Samsung Earns Record-High Profit

October 5, 2012 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. forecast another record quarterly operating profit, likely driven by strong sales of high-end smartphones. However, analysts said a rise in marketing spending will decrease the company's profit in the October-December quarter.

Connector capabilities fulfill wide range of needs

October 3, 2012 9:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Interconnections Corp –. will feature a broad array of customized connector capabilities at electronica 2012 in Munich from 13-16 November. In addition to the company’s standard SMT and thru-hole board-to-board connectors, application-specific designs will be showcased, ranging from large,

In the upcoming Electronica Exhibition Densitron will unveil its new Bonding facility, proprietary E-paper Evaluation Kit and RipDraw Display & Design Solution

October 2, 2012 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

London, Wednesday 26 September 2012:  In the upcoming Electronica Exhibition, Densitron’s proprietary E-paper Evaluation Kit and RipDraw™ Display and Design Solution will be unveiled.  These new offerings promise to significantly reduce product development time and cost.  Densitron will also introduce

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