Abilis Acquires Two Product Lines From Freescale Semiconductor
Abilis Systems, a Kudelski Group company, (SWX:KUD) and a pioneer RF semiconductor company, announces the acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor CMOS Modulators and Silicon Tuner product lines. The acquisition of these assets will allow Abilis to expand its broad portfolio of leading, silicon-based digital TV (DTV) and tuner solutions and better address the needs of the growing digital TV market, and in particular of Digital Terrestrial (DTT) and cable platforms. It will enable Abilis to support the growth of Pay-TV operators by combining its innovative cutting-edge technology with well-established and proven technology and knowledge from one of the most relevant global chip manufacturers.
PMC-Sierra and Entropic Communications Collaborate to Extend Reach of Fiber for Cable Operators
PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq: PMCS), the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, and Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment networking, today announced they are collaborating to develop an innovative and cost-effective solution for delivering >100Mb/s broadband connectivity to each customer in MSO fiber deployments. The companies will demonstrate this concept during the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, Colorado, October 28-30, 2009.
PMC-Sierra Named One of the Ten Most Competitive Optical Communications Brands in China
PMC-Sierra, Inc the Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, today announced the company was selected as one of the top 10 competitive telecom brands in the optical communications industry in China by the Asia-Pacific Optical Communications Committee and the China Institute of Communications. The award was presented at the recent 2009 China Optical Communications Development and Competitiveness Forum (ODC'09) in Beijing.
Lanner and Stinova partner on Digital Signage Solutions
Stinova Ltd., developer of Digital Signage software solutions, and designer and manufacturer of industrial PCs Lanner Electronics Inc. join forces to target the rapidly growing Digital Signage market segment.
KSW Microtec with a new generation of Polycarbonate Thinlams at ID WORLD 2009
KSW Microtec AG, one of the world's leading suppliers of RFID components and inlays for secure cards, documents and other form factors, will present a new generation of prelaminates for eGovernment, ePayment and Access applications in at ID WORLD International Congress 2009 in Milan, from November 3rd to 5th.
Innovation & Technology Award for Oxley
Oxley Developments has won the prestigious Innovation and Technology Award at the 2009 CN Group Business Awards. The award was presented to Oxley Technical Director Darren Cavan and Business Development Manager Phil Robinson in recognition of the company's success in remaining at the forefront of innovation and technology for over 60 years. The judges on the night praised Oxley as being 'outstanding,' and a clear winner in the category.
Zigor packs them in at Misco Expo
Zigor had the crowds flocking to its stand at the Misco Expo on 14 October, with over 150 visitors in the first couple of hours. Zigor has moved up to the position of number two UPS supplier to Misco after signing up the distributor just 14 months ago when Zigor launched in the UK.
ABI Electronics at Global Technology Awards 2009
ABI Electronics, a leading manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, and Cupio, a technology partner and supplier of test solutions, are hoping for a win at the upcoming Global Technology Awards in November. The competition, sponsored by the Global SMT & Packaging magazine, recognises the verybest innovations in the PCB and electronics world.
FutureLogic to Exhibit at G2E 2009
FutureLogic, Inc. announced today that it will exhibit at the Global Gaming Expo 2009 (G2E) , taking place November 17-19 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Industry’s first passive low frequency interface with battery charge function from TI enables remotely powered medical, industrial and consumer products
Developers in medical, industrial and consumer applications continuously strive to increase wireless functionality to enhance the convenience of products. Texas Instruments today announced the first member of a new product class featuring the industry's first passive low frequency interface device designed to wirelessly supply an ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontroller with energy to operate even if the optional battery is empty. For example, PaLFI has the ability to remotely communicate with and power implantable medical devices, making procedures less invasive. Among numerous other potential applications, the device is also being used for production chain or container tracking and end of line configuration of electronic equipment such as CD/DVD players and measurement instruments.
Pigeon Point Systems Demonstrates Compliance And Interoperability Of Best-in-class xTCA Products
Pigeon Point Systems, an Actel company, has announced continued compliance and interoperability initiatives for its xTCA board and module management controller releases. Formal testing for the recently released Pigeon Point management solutions based on the Actel Fusion® mixed-signal FPGA and the Renesas H8S microcontroller was demonstrated live at the 2009 ATCA Summit xTCA SlotFest using Polaris Networks' ATCA Testers. The SlotFest also featured dozens of Pigeon Point management controllers embedded in participating xTCA products. These successful demonstrations reconfirmed Pigeon Point's dominance as an xTCA management component supplier.
Imagination Technologies and Green Plug agree partnership to develop and promote energy management technology
Imagination Technologies Group plc, and Green Plug Inc. have entered into a co-operation agreement that will enable Green Plug to deploy Imagination's META processor and related IP cores in the next generation Green Plug energy management solution.
Martek Power is the new name for Martek Powertron
Martek Powertron, the company established following Powertron's acquisition by Martek in 2007, has changed its name to Martek Power in line with the rest of the Martek Power Group.
NEC Electronics Europe secures automation award nominated IO-Link design at Siemens
NEC Electronics Europe today announced that its IO-Link chip will be powering the communication channel for Siemens' SIMATIC PX130C intelligent sensor adaptor. The PX130C allows for the pre-processing of standard sensor signals and converts them to the IO-Link standard.
Teknek enhances Latin America Customer Support
Teknek, a leader in yield improvement technology, has appointed Mariel Montes as its Latin American Customer Service Advisor. Mariel who originates from Mexico City will provide customer support as well as organise the creation of marketing materials and websites in Spanish.
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Cypress Introduces Solution That Enables Transfer of a Full 1 GB Feature-length Movie in Under 45 Seconds
Cypress Semiconductor today introduced an upgraded module for its West Bridge peripheral controllers that offers the fastest sideloading solution for transfer of multimedia files from a PC to handheld device via the widely-used Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). The new Turbo-MTP 2.0 module enables users to sideload a feature-length movie in less than 45 seconds – more than 10 times faster than traditional MTP implementations. Additionally, the new module includes drivers for the Android operating system, making the West Bridge solution compatible with a wider array of handhelds.
ABI Research confirms NXP’s Leadership in Contactless IC market
NXP today announced that it has maintained the number one slot in ABI Research's Contactless Transaction IC Vendor Matrix rankings. The survey examines the contactless semiconductor market for payment, ticketing and Near Field Communication (NFC) applications and ranks each of the vendors according their ability to innovate and implement the technology.
Avnet Embedded Achieves Two Kontron Technology Awards
Kontron Technology presented two divisions of Avnet Embedded, an Avnet, Inc company, with first and second place at its annual Sales Partner of the Year awards. Avnet Embedded's Trident Nordic division was named as Kontron Technology's Global Sales Partner of the Year for 2008, and Axess Technology, the Avnet Embedded subsidiary covering France, achieved second place in the same awards. Axess Technology won this award in 2006 and 2007.
First open specification for battery-less wireless sensors
The EnOcean Alliance is publishing the first global, open specification for energy harvesting wireless sensors which ensures interoperability between products of different manufacturers: EnOcean equipment profiles (EEPs). The specification, devised jointly by the members of the EnOcean Alliance, is public and accessible for anyone. It contains 50 equipment profiles supporting the development of a variety of solutions for building automation, such as switches, remote controls, sensors, sensor combinations and data of every kind. Publication of the specification is the first step taken by the EnOcean Alliance towards an international standard.
Low EMI converter transformers approved for use with Analog Devices’ high speed transceivers
Murata Power Solutions has introduced a new series of converter transformers specifically designed for use with Analog Devices' ADM2482/7 transceiver chipsets used to provide isolated RS-485 and RS-422 interfaces. The 782482 series has carefully controlled turns ratios to ensure consistent performance whilst a toroidal construction helps minimise electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Contactless-Memory IC from STMicroelectronics Enables More Applications for Re-Usable Electronic Tickets
Paving the way for more flexible e-ticketing and increasing user convenience and operator efficiency, STMicroelectronics has introduced the SRi2K, a new 2-Kbit IC enabling contactless tickets to manage access to multiple services.
Diodes Incorporated Wins Manufacturing Site of the Year Award
Diodes Incorporated has received the 'Manufacturing Site of the Year' award from the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI). The award was presented to the company at the NMI's prestigious annual awards dinner held in London.
Celcite expands partnerships in Africa to deploy its multi-suite network performance solution
Celcite Management Solutions a leading provider of network optimization tools for wireless networks, today announced an expansion of its activity in the rapidly-developing African markets, focused on the deployment of COPS - Celcite's flagship, multi-suite, multi-technology, vendor agnostic, network optimization solution. The company has signed agreements with local partners to provide solutions in the African region. Celcite presented its solution at North Africa com event in Cairo, Egypt (Oct 27th-Oct 28th) and is exhibiting at Africa com event in Cape Town, South Africa (Nov 11th-12th).
JAOtech opens European Sales Headquarters
Medical Smart Terminal specialist JAOtech has announced the opening of its European sales Headquarters in the Netherlands, and the appointment of Bart Dolsma as European Sales Director with a brief to expand the company's already substantial footprint in Europe.
Atmel set to Launch New Security Products at CARTES 2009
Atmel Corporation, a leader in secure microcontroller technology, today announced that it will participate in CARTES 2009 Exhibition held at the Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris from November 17-19, 2009.
Lattice Announces Improved Hot Swap Support for Power Management Devices
Lattice Semiconductor today announced the addition of two new higher performance devices to its second generation Power Manager II product family. Both the ispPAC-POWR1014-2 and ispPAC-POWR1014A-2 devices integrate higher voltage charge pumps with programmable current to control MOSFETs in Hot Swap and Sequencing applications.
SP Devices interleaving technology used in Texas Instruments’ new 12-bit ADC evaluation module
SP Devices today introduced its second evaluation module (EVM) with Texas Instruments (TI). This new EVM combines TI's fastest 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) in an interleaved fashion with a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA to create the best-performing high-speed digitizer solution in the market. The FPGA comes pre-installed with SP Devices' proprietary time-interleaving technology to eliminate interleaving spurs, which enhances performance and facilitates rapid system-level evaluation for wireless communications, military, test and measurement applications. The EVM joins TI's portfolio of support tools for customers using high-speed data converters in wide-bandwidth applications.
Maxwell Technologies CEO David Schramm to Present at Thomas Weisel Alternative Energy Conference in New York
David Schramm, president and chief executive officer of Maxwell Technologies, Inc. will present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Alternative Energy & Natural Resources Conference at 3:15 p.m. (EST) on November 10, 2009 at the New York Palace Hotel.
Wolfson grows in Japan by opening new Semiconductor Development Centre in Yokohama
Wolfson Microelectronics has expanded its presence in Japan by opening a new Semiconductor Development Centre in Yokohama. The Development Centre is staffed by a team of experienced mixed-signal engineers, whose highly sought-after expertise will expand and enhance Wolfson's product portfolio and help ensure the company's continued growth in Japan, one of the world's most advanced consumer electronics market.
Cree Signs Agreement for Expansion in Huizhou, China
Cree, Inc. has announced an agreement to purchase a 592,000-square-foot facility in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China. The facility will be Cree's first chip-production facility outside of North America and is targeted to also house future components manufacturing expansion.
Research into emerging technologies from the University of Southampton and Durham University confirmed as winners at this year’s UK Nano & Emerging Technologies Forum
Research projects into the superconducting material niobium carbonitride, thermoelectric temperature sensors and the use of Porphyrin-DNA, have been finalised as the winners of this year's Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Awards for Young Scientists. The EPSRC provided the awards as a way of encouraging young scientists and engineers to promote the underlying potential of emerging micro and nanotechnologies and to raise the profile of UK academic research in nanotechnology, as well as providing networking opportunities between researchers and members of UK and International business communities.
Skills take centre stage as National Microelectronics Institute recognises Indro Mukerjee for Contribution to Industry
The National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) has presented its 2009 Contribution to Industry Award to Indro Mukerjee, CEO of C-MAC MicroTechnology and Chair of the Semta Electronics Sector Strategy Group. The award was presented by Keith Hodgkinson of award sponsor BIS, The Department for Business Innovation and Skills, at the NMI's prestigious annual awards dinner in London.
Microelectronics industry names first 'Young Engineer of the Year'
29-year-old Anna Gilbert, a Technical Specialist with NXP, Southampton has received the 'Young Engineer of the Year' award from the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI). Anna was presented with the award at the NMI's prestigious annual awards dinner held in London and attended by 300 guests from across the industry.
Altera's New Cyclone IV FPGA Expands Reach of Cyclone FPGA Series
Expanding on the success of the Cyclone FPGA series and extending its transceiver leadership, Altera Corporation today announced the new Cyclone IV FPGA family. Responding to increased low-cost bandwidth needs driven by the demand for mobile video, voice, and data access, and the hunger for high-quality 3D images, the new Cyclone IV FPGA family adds support for mainstream serial protocols while offering an optimal balance of low cost, low power and a rich supply of logic, memory and DSP capabilities.
Barco Selects Wind River for Military Display and Management System Used by French Armed Forces
Wind River today announced that Belgium-based Barco, an international leader in high-performance display systems for aerospace applications, has selected VxWorks 653 as the foundation for its CDMS-3000 next-generation Control Display and Management System. By standardizing the CDMS-3000 on Wind River VxWorks 653 with commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) DO-178B certification evidence, Barco reduced time and cost in attaining EASA ETSO-C113 safety certification.
Xilinx Flagship Spartan FPGA Platform at the Heart of ASTRI Dynamic Backlight Control Technology for Today's Flat Panel LCD Televisions
Xilinx Inc today announced that Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) has incorporated Xilinx flagship Spartan-3A FPGAs into the design of its leading edge dynamic LED backlight control technology for flat panel LCD televisions. With Spartan at the heart of the system, ASTRI offers manufacturers of next-generation LCD TVs sharper video image quality and lower power consumption over competing solutions. Because Spartan-3A FPGAs are inherently flexible, ASTRI can tailor its technology to the exact power and performance needs of its customers, each of whom demands low cost, competitive differentiation and fast time-to-market.
VIA Introduces New VIA Nano 3000 Series Processors
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today introduced its new VIA Nano 3000 Series processors, bringing enhanced digital media performance and lower power consumption to Windows 7 thin and light notebook and all-in-one desktop PC markets.
DEK Solar thinks beyond equipment to deliver PV process, support and service solutions
Following the widespread success of the award-winning PVP1200 platform and the recent European launch of the highly anticipated PV3000 metallization line, DEK Solar is consolidating its position as a major force on the solar stage. Talking recently about the company's success in the sector, Alternative Energy Business Manager, Darren Brown, attributed the trend to DEK's ability to "think beyond equipment."
Minicom Rejuvenates AAA7 Agency With Consolidated KVM and Power Management
Minicom Advanced Systems - a leading developer of IT & KVM remote access and management solutions, announced that Ohio's Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) has implemented Minicom's KVM IP and management solution, with immediate, gratifying results.
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