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Investors tune in to Philips outlook, TV sale

January 27, 2012 8:28 am | by Roberta Cowan, Reuters | News | Comments

When Philips Electronics reports earnings on Monday, investors will be bracing themselves for developments on restructuring, costs cuts and whether the TV business will be sold in the first quarter.

French telco regulator to inspect Free's network

January 27, 2012 8:22 am | News | Comments

France's telecom regulator will carry out an inspection of the network of mobile operator Iliad (ILD.PA), in a bid to address accusations levied by its competitors that the new entrant's infrastructure was not operational.

Serial Device Server Family Adds PoE Models

January 27, 2012 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Roalan Ltd announced Serial Device Servers, powered over the Ethernet connection. The NetCom 111 PoE, 113 PoE and 211 PoE are upgraded variants of the well known Serial Device Servers NetCom 111, NetCom 113 and NetCom 211. They provide


MicroOLED introduces highest pixel density OLED microdisplay

January 27, 2012 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroOLED introduced a new 5.4 million pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal, low power consumption OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Display) microdisplay on silicon for applications demanding high picture quality, such as professional camera and camcorder equipment...

SynCardia Selected as a Finalist for the 2012 MEDTEC Europe Innovation Awards

January 27, 2012 4:05 am | News | Comments

SynCardia Systems ( announced that it has been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in the European medical device industry.

Packaging Enhances Automotive MOSFETs

January 26, 2012 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies introduced an innovative package technology providing high-current capability and high efficiency for demanding automotive electronics applications, including electric and hybrid vehicles.

Uncertain Economic Conditions Spur Decline in Electronics Contract Manufacturing in 2012

January 26, 2012 6:37 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Following a year of expansion in 2011, the global electronics contract manufacturing business is expected to decline slightly in 2012, as continuing economic uncertainty in Europe and the United States constricts growth, according to an IHS iSuppli EMS & ODM Market Brief report from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Total contract manufacturing revenue this year is

New Global Customer Survey Reveals Increasing Acceptance of Chinese PV Inverters

January 26, 2012 6:20 am | News | Comments

A new survey of more than 400 buyers of PV inverters has revealed a growing acceptance of Chinese products, with close to 30% of respondents indicating they were of acceptable quality, according to IMS Research.


Fastrax Decreases GPS Power Drain and Reduces Time to First Fix in Portable, Battery-Operated Devices

January 26, 2012 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fastrax introduced the Fastrax IT530, an ultra-low power consuming and super-sensitive OEM GPS module in a tiny form factor. Advanced power-saving features ensure very fast time to first fix (TTFF) without sacrificing battery life...

MEMS Industry Group Launches MEMS Executive Congress Europe

January 25, 2012 11:13 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will host its first MEMS Executive Congress® Europe, March 20, 2012 in Zurich. This European edition of MIG’s highly successful executive event features an opening presentation by MIG Managing Director Karen Lightman, keynotes by Audi AG and STMicroelectronics, and panels on innovative uses of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) in both established and emerging markets

Thinfilm and PST Sensors to jointly develop printed temperature tags to monitor food and other perishable goods

January 24, 2012 6:08 am | News | Comments

Thin Film Electronics ASA today announced a partnership with PST Sensors to jointly develop a printed temperature sensor system that will monitor the temperature of perishable goods such as food and pharmaceuticals.

Soitec and Sumitomo Electric announce major milestone in strategic joint development of engineered gallium nitride substrates

January 24, 2012 5:59 am | News | Comments

Soitec (Euronext) and Sumitomo Electric Industries have reached a major milestone in their strategic joint development program started in December 2010 by demonstrating four- and six-inch engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substrates...

Transonics extend range of Eon High Security Flash Memory

January 24, 2012 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Transonics plc. is now able to offer their customers the latest, competitively priced, high security flash memory devices from Eon Silicon Solution. Two versions of Eon’s high security FLASH devices are available; the EN29GA series with a parallel interface or the EN25QA series with an SPI Serial interface.


element14 and Microchip accelerate Ethernet development with PIC32 Multimedia Developers Kit

January 24, 2012 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeted at 10/100 Ethernet applications, the new PIC32 Multimedia Developers Kit from element14, the first collaborative global electronics community from Premier Farnell plc and Microchip, offers comprehensive design software support for rapid evaluation and engineering development projects.

Safety Agencies Forced to Take Risks with Critical Data Communications May Endanger the Public

January 24, 2012 4:26 am | News | Comments

Public safety agencies are potentially endangering the public by using public cellular networks for mobile data communications. A new report by IMS Research, the leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry...

Saelig Annouces Distribution with Plessey Semiconductors Ltd.

January 23, 2012 12:15 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. and Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. (UK) (jointly announced that Saelig Company, Inc. has been appointed North American distributor for their innovative portfolio of semiconductor products. UK-based Plessey has a 

EU's Reding says data fines not in focus

January 23, 2012 11:01 am | by Georgina Prodhan, Reuters | News | Comments

The European Union will leave the setting of fines for breaching proposed new data protection laws largely to national bodies, European Commissioner Viviane Reding said after reports that the EU planned to fine companies up to 5 percent of their turnover.

Samsung suffers German court setback in Apple battle

January 20, 2012 8:55 am | by Miyoung Kim, Reuters | News | Comments

A German court ruled against Samsung Electronics Co in a patent suit versus Apple, another leg in a long legal battle as the two technology giants jostle for top spot in the booming smartphone and tablet markets.

Analysis: Europe's telcos no haven with the wolf at the door

January 20, 2012 8:51 am | by Leila Abboud, Reuters | News | Comments

Europe's telecom shares have long been seen as safe houses when the wolf is at the door, but recession, fierce competition and costly network upgrades are huffing and puffing at their capacity to pay generous dividends.

Vodafone wins India tax battle, shares rise

January 20, 2012 8:49 am | by Devidutta Tripathy and Kate Holton, Reuters | News | Comments

Vodafone Group Plc won a $2.2 billion legal battle against India's tax office in a Supreme Court ruling that analysts said would encourage foreign investment and clear the way for the company's planned initial public offering in India.

Leeds City Council looks to Sudlows for Data Centre upgrade

January 20, 2012 6:34 am | News | Comments

AWARD winning Manchester and London based communications infrastructure specialist, Sudlows, has successfully secured a contract to deliver a replacement electrical power plant for the primary ICT Data Centre at Leeds City Council.

EBay cautious in short run as Europe weighs

January 19, 2012 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

EBay Inc gave a conservative quarterly sales forecast despite unveiling better-than-expected results, warning that a weak European economy may take the gloss off rip-roaring growth in online commerce.

Huffington Post to land in Italy with L'Espresso

January 19, 2012 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Influential U.S. online publisher Huffington Post Media Group has teamed up with L'Espresso on an Italian edition.

EU to decide on Google, Motorola Mobility deal Feb 13

January 19, 2012 9:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

EU regulators set on Thursday a new February 13 deadline to decide whether to clear Google's takeover of U.S. handset maker Motorola Mobility after the Internet search engine came forward with new documents to support its case, the EU Commission said.

MPEG Surround: Improving Music Streaming Quality to Meet Consumer Expectations

January 19, 2012 6:13 am | by Jan Nordmann, Fraunhofer IIS,; posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

As HD audio and speaker quality continue to evolve, the demand for higher quality audio increases. Audio streaming will compete with other types of media, including HDTV, video streaming and games. To help meet these HD-quality expectations, MPEG Surround enhances the streaming experience.

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