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2013 International CES shines spotlight on start-ups

November 27, 2012 4:22 pm | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced a new program with the Startup America Partnership, a national network of communities dedicated to advancing the success of American start-ups, for the 2013 International CES.  The partnership will bring specific programming for entrepreneurs and start-ups at the 2013 International CES, world’s largest innovation event.

Mobile computing will still be gasping for air time at CES

November 26, 2012 9:47 am | by Noam Kedem, Leyden Energy | Blogs | Comments

The world is going untethered, with computing no longer tied to the home or office. Business is getting behind this ina big way: according to Cisco, over a third of the U.S. workforce is now completely mobile, and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs are taking off. Both consumer and business mobility depend on the developing cloud....

electronica Final Report: International trade fair leaves industry feeling confident

November 20, 2012 1:25 pm | News | Comments

The 25th electronica, the International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications, came to a close today with more than 72,000 visitors. A total of 2,669 exhibitors from 49 countries presented the future of electronics and showcased application-oriented solutions during the four-day fair....

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What I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving

November 20, 2012 11:46 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

It's that special time of year when we all get bloated from eating too much turkey, get into fist fights at Best Buy over that last doorbuster sale, and enjoy Christmas music that started in June. But there is much to be thankful for, and it goes far beyond my propensity for Holiday-induced mayhem.

Trending at electronica: More from less

November 16, 2012 11:51 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Blogs | Comments

Okay, so it’s no surprise that the engineering community is continuing to be taxed by a need to shrink both the number of components housed on the board as well as the size of them. So it’s been great to see how a number of semiconductor, power supply, and connector companies are working to provide these solutions.

Raspberry Pi, Android accessory access, a Smarter Zeus and 48-Volt Systems ... someday

November 15, 2012 1:47 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Blogs | Comments

My first trip to electronica has proven both awesome and challenging. Awesome in the number of new technologies that are on display; challenging in navigating a show that is so expansive. Awesome in how much I love Munich; challenging in that my body is not loving the amount of bier being consumed.

Quantenna 802.11ac Wi-Fi wins 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award

November 13, 2012 4:20 pm | News | Comments

Quantenna Communications announced it has been named a 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the Embedded Technologies product category for its QAC2300 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution. The QAC2300 is the world’s first 802.11ac Wi-Fi chipset designed to guarantee ultra reliable delivery of video over wireless to anywhere in the home.

Power supply series adds 310-W and 1500-W models with industrial and medical safety approvals

November 13, 2012 12:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power launched two new models in the LCM Series of AC-DC power supplies. With the addition of the LCM300 and LCM1500, rated for 310 W and 1,500 W loads, alongside the existing 600 W LCM600 unit, the series can now provide

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Pressure transmitters lower plant lifecycle costs

November 13, 2012 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell launched its new range of SmartLine industrial pressure transmitters, which will enhance communication abilities, improve operational efficiency and reduce lifecycle costs for process manufacturers. In industrial process plants, field devices that measure pressure, flow and level are used throughout the manufacturing process...

electronica related-events program – Career Day promotes dialog with future industry professionals

November 13, 2012 10:55 am | News | Comments

When it opens its gates in Munich on November 13, the world’s largest gathering for the electronics industry – electronica 2012 – will have more than 2,650 exhibitors from 48 countries. The fair will be rounded out by a program of related events that include more than 300 lectures at three conferences and five forums.

electronica 2012 – facts & figures

November 13, 2012 10:54 am | News | Comments

Today, the world’s largest industry gathering for the electronic industry, electronica 2012, is starting with 2,669 exhibitors from 48 countries. The exhibitors present intelligent technologies for a powerful future. This year’s international trade fair revolves around smart energy solutions, e-mobility, embedded solutions and power electronics in general.

Electronica 2012: ECN’s interview with Standex Electronics

November 7, 2012 1:37 pm | by the Editors | Articles | Comments

The 25th International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems, and Applications (i.e., electronica 2012) starts next week (or now, depending on when you see this), so ECN thought it fitting to interview one of the leading OEM vendors, Standex Electronics about industry trends, especially as it relates to sensors.

Samsung's Galaxy Note II hits 3 million sales

November 2, 2012 4:22 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it has sold more than 3 million Galaxy Note II smartphones in a little over a month after its launch, as the company vies to keep its lead over rivals during the crucial holiday quarter. The South Korean firm, which was the world's largest maker of smartphones...

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Apple must apologize again over copycat claims

November 1, 2012 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British judges say Apple needs to apologize once more for falsely claiming that South Korea's Samsung copied its iPad, the latest embarrassing episode in the tech rivals' world-spanning patent battle. Apple Inc. was ordered to print an apology on its website after British judges repeatedly rejected its claim that Samsung Electronics Co. ripped off its designs...

Sony reduces loss on sales recovery, restructuring

November 1, 2012 5:04 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sony Corp. reported Thursday a smaller flow of red ink for the fiscal second quarter on a sales recovery and restructuring efforts and stuck to its full year forecast for a return to profit from its worst loss in company history the previous year.

Panasonic earnings update

October 31, 2012 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday it expects to book a group net loss of 765 billion yen for the current business year through March, incurring a hefty loss for the second straight year due to massive restructuring costs amid a continued slump in its mainstay electronics operation.

Fujitsu announces new ARM cortex-based bridge SoC

October 31, 2012 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America today introduced an Interface Bridge SoC that incorporates 10 different interfaces, more than any other similar single device. Designed for advanced Wi-Fi television tuner applications, the new MB86E631 combines a dual-core ARM@ CortexT-A9 processor and multiple interfaces, including...

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes

October 30, 2012 5:24 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using a new method for precisely controlling the deposition of carbon, researchers have demonstrated a technique for connecting multi-walled carbon nanotubes to the metallic pads of integrated circuits without the high interface resistance produced by traditional fabrication techniques.

Google unveils another phone, larger Nexus tablet

October 29, 2012 3:44 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is adding a few more gadgets to holiday shopping lists. The devices announced Monday include the latest in Google's line of Nexus smartphones and a larger version of the 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet that the company began selling in July under the Nexus brand. The Nexus 4 smartphone is being...

Future of Nokia hangs on Windows Phone 8 rollout

October 29, 2012 9:35 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press | News | Comments

For Nokia, it comes down to this: Is Microsoft's new phone software going to get it back in the smartphone race, or is it going to be too late? After being the top seller of cellphones in the world for 14 years, Nokia failed to meet the challenge when Apple in 2007 introduced the dazzling iPhone...

Poll: Little demand for Microsoft's Windows 8

October 29, 2012 1:35 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft bills Windows 8 as a "re-imagining" of the personal computer market's dominant operating system, but the company still has a lot of work to do before the makeover captures the imagination of most consumers, based on the results of a recent poll by The Associated Press and GfK. The phone...

Taiwan's HTC reports 79 percent drop

October 26, 2012 4:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Taiwan smartphone maker HTC Corp. on Friday reported a 79 percent drop in third quarter profit as intensifying competition from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. hurt sales. HTC said its profit totaled 3.9 billion New Taiwan dollars ($99 million) on revenue of NT$70 billion in the three...

Samsung logs record-high profit

October 25, 2012 8:52 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co.'s third-quarter net profit nearly doubled over a year earlier to a record high propelled by strong sales of Galaxy phones that helped widen its lead over rivals. The South Korean company said Friday its July-September net income totaled 6.56 trillion won ($5.97 billion),...

Now the mobile phone goes emotional

October 25, 2012 3:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Mobile devices include an increasing number of input and output techniques that are currently not used for communication. Recent research results by Dr Eve Hoggan from HIIT / University of Helsinki, Finland, however, indicate that a synchronous haptic communication system has value as...

China rare earths producer suspends output

October 25, 2012 11:34 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

China's biggest rare earths producer has suspended production in an effort to shore up plunging prices of the materials used by makers of mobile phones and other high-tech products. State-owned Baotou Steel Rare Earth (Group) Hi-tech Co. said in a statement released through the Shanghai Stock Exchange...

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