Mobile Payments for Android users from mPowa
Android smartphone users can now make and accept card payments with mPowa on the go, anywhere. Customers with mPowa's reader may simply go to the Android Google 'Play Store' and download the mPowa mobile payment app to their phones.
Facebook Advertising Revenue Slowdown: Is Mobile The Answer?
With Facebook's inaugural results perceived as being underwhelming, and Facebook looking to mobile to grow revenues, the challenge of how it monetises people's usage of its network over mobile phones continues to be a primary concern for investors. According to leading independent digital marketing agency Greenlight, if a phone is now not part of its plans, Facebook has a mobile problem on its hands.
“Power electronics will remain one of the most attractive branches of the semiconductor industry for the next decade”
Yole Développement has today released a new report on the 'Status of the Power Electronics Industry'. In this report, Yole Développement highlights the trends of disruptive power semiconductors technology and market.
Latest Release of Android NDK allow App Developers to Embrace the MIPS Architecture
MIPS have today released news that several leading app and game developers are using the latest version of the Android Native Development Kit to bring their applications to the MIPS architecture. With Release 8 of the Android NDK available from Google, these developers are easily bringing their natively developed Android applications to MIPS in support of the growing number of MIPS-Based Android products in the market, many of which will be available via Google Play.
Green Hills' INTEGRITY RTOS Chosen by CES for VPX SBC Family
Green Hills and CES are both pleased to reveal today that CES has selected Green Hills' INTEGRITY-11 real-time operating system to be hosted on its newest 3U VPX single board computer family (RIOV-2473 and RIOV-2478). The SBC's incorporate QorIQ P4080 processors from Freescale , which provide high-speed serial connection flexibility including serial RapidIO, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express.
Pacific Biosciences and Imec to Develop Advanced Microchips for Single Molecule Sequencing
Pacific Biosciences and imec have revealed a multi-year research collaboration focused on the development of advanced microchips for highly multiplexed single molecule genetic analysis. This research and development project will build on Pacific Biosciences' proprietary zero-mode waveguide technology and imec's world-leading expertise in nanophotonics, CMOS sensors, technology integration and fabrication.
3DIC & TSV Interconnects 2012 Business Update report from Yole Développement
Yole Développement is pleased to release its 3DIC & TSV Interconnects 2012 Business Update report. In this report, Yole Développement provides an update of the 3DIC & TSV technology market. Yole Développement's analysts define the market forecast for the next 5 years and provide deeper understanding of supply chain challenges and moves that are currently happening in this fascinating "middle-end" industry space.
Marvell and OnLive Team Up to Deliver Next Generation Cloud Gaming
Marvell have announced that OnLive is using the ARMADA 15OO HD Media SoC to power on-demand gaming in Google TVs and Google TV devices. OnLive delivers hundreds of high-end video games directly from the cloud to PCs, Macs, TVs, tablets and now, leveraging the ARMADA 1500 chipset, to Google TV, with no game console necessary.
NanoKTN Support Enables Breakthrough in Nano Cluster Technology
NanoKTN has revealed details of SuperREACT, a project led by UK manufacturer Teer Coatings, which will develop enhanced nano cluster technology after a successful bid for funding. Kevin Cooke, Teer Coating's R&D Technology Centre Manager believes support offered by the NanoKTN has helped the company secure crucial funding and business contacts which have been integral to its success in recent years.
Agilent and Gachon University Collaborate on Biomarker Discovery for Cancer and Diabetes
Agilent and Gachon University of Medicine and Science have today declared a collaboration in the field of biomarker discovery using proteomics and glycoproteomics. The College of Pharmacy at Gachon University is world-renowned for its research in preventing and treating cancer and diabetes.
GlobTek Gains Multiple ISO Certifications
Continuing to pursue its commitment to quality products and service, GlobTek has renewed its ISO9001:2008 certification as well as certification for ISO13485:2003 and ISO14001:2004. ISO9001:2008 is for Quality Management System Certification, ISO13485:2003 for Medical Devices Quality Management System Certification, and ISO14001:2004 is for Environmental Management System Certification.
ARMADA 1500 HD Media SoC enables Google TVs
Marvell was today proud to reveal that the ARMADA 1500-powered Google TV devices passed Google's certification process. At the core of an increasing number of connected-home products, Marvell is determined to bring powerful and energy efficient devices at an attractive price point for consumers to enjoy.
LinuxLink PRO from Timesys coupled with Vybrid Controller Solutions from Freescale
Timesys have declared today that Freescale is expected to offer Timesys LinuxLink PRO Edition as the default software development option for its Vybrid controller solutions. With this relationship, Vybrid controller solutions customers will have access to a full featured runtime software platform, including unmetered expert support.
Agilent, FDA, CDC & UC Davis Create Food Pathogen Genome Database
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the University of California, Davis, Agilent, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today a collaboration to create a public database of 100,000 foodborne pathogen genomes to help speed identification of bacteria responsible for foodborne outbreaks.
Big Data & IT Infirmity: Infographics from ViaWest
ViaWest is pleased to announce the release of two new infographics which outline strategic resources for solving data storage issues along with the top IT challenges faced by CIOs today. The new Big Data infographic shows the latest statistics on data storage including implications of how big data will affect businesses in the future.
IEMN and Digital Surf's Technical cooperation agreement
IEMN and Digital Surf confirm that they have entered into a technical cooperation agreement. IEMN has joined Digital Surf's Mount Shasta technical cooperation programme with internationally reputed laboratories engaged in scientific research. One of the core areas of research at IEMN is the physics of nanostructures and quantum devices.
Imec and TEL Accelerate Development of DSA
Imec and Tokyo Electron announce that they will accelerate their Directed Self-Assembly activities at imec's recent 300 mm fab-compatible DSA process line. Over the past two years, both companies have been actively engaged in DSA development.
FOWLP Patent Analysis from Yole Développement
Yole Développement's FOWLP Patent Analysis is now available. Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging is the most innovative advanced packaging technology today, adopted for mobile phone and consumer electronics applications. After several years of specific analysis for customers, Yole Développement has decided to publish its first analysis of the technical contents of patents.
B&B Electronics Provides Communications Infrastructure for final leg of Volvo Ocean Race in Galway, Ireland
B&B Electronics Europe, experts in rugged wireless and wired M2M connectivity solutions, has provided an extensive fibre, cellular and wireless communications network for the Volvo Ocean Race Galway Grand Finale (http://www.volvooceanracegalway.ie/), the nine-day festival built around the final leg and finish line of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 in Galway, Ireland, June 30 – July 8.
AMD, ARM, Imagination, MediaTek and Texas Instruments Unleash the Next Era of Computing Innovation
Today at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit, global technology leaders came together to announce the formation of the Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation. The HSA Foundation is a non-profit consortium established to define and promote an open, standards-based approach to heterogeneous computing that will provide a common hardware specification and broad support ecosystem to make it easier for software developers to deliver innovative applications that can take greater advantage of today's modern processors.
Android: The Path to Unification. It’s Here!
During my keynote presentation at COMPUTEX Mobile Forum 2012 in Taipei the week before last, I spoke about application development on Android today. In contrast to the often negative portrayals of today's Android apps development landscape, I wanted to offer a more positive point of view, highlighting the significant progress that has been made towards unification.
Consortium to Accelerate Dramatic Advances in Memory Technology Announces New Members
The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC), led by Micron Technology (Nasdaq:MU) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced that new members ARM, HP, and SK hynix, Inc. have joined the global effort to accelerate widespread industry adoption of Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) technology.
Sensors to Benefit from Shift toward Better Automation, Says Frost & Sullivan
New and expanding applications, coupled with the shift to enhanced automation processes and controls, are restoring growth to the global market for proximity and displacement sensors, which suffered negative growth rates in 2009.
Count On Introduces PB Swiss Tools’ Rainbow Parallel Pin Punch Tools
Count On Tools Inc. announces that PB Swiss Tools introduced new rainbow colour-coding for its Parallel Pin Punch Tools, making them easy to quickly locate, assign and safely apply the right tool. Smart improvements and continued developments supplement its existing assortment. The colour-coded features of PB Swiss Tools' Rainbow Series set them apart from the rest by giving an indication of size to every tool.
Altium instrumental in breaking down the barrier to commercial space travel
Space transport start-up Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, made history last month when its Dragon spacecraft returned to Earth following the first successful mission by a private company to carry supplies to the International Space Station.
Latest Intel Xeon Processors E5 Product Family Achieves Fastest Adoption of New Technology on Top500 List
The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family reached a new supercomputing milestone as the fastest adopted new processing technology to power 44 systems, including 3 Petascale-class supercomputers on the 39th edition of the Top500 list announced today.
Eurotech develops industry’s highest-density GPU-accelerated supercomputer cluster with NVIDIA
Eurotech announced an agreement with NVIDIA to expand the Eurotech Aurora supercomputer product line with new energy-efficient, high-performance GPU-accelerated systems. The agreement builds upon an existing relationship with NVIDIA, that has enabled Eurotech to develop and deliver a number of custom GPU-based solutions to HPC customers throughout Europe.
Imec Shows New Paths to Scaling Advanced Gatestack and Channel Material for Next-generation CMOS at the VLSI 2012 Symposium
In the effort to enhance the advanced metal-high-k gate stack for next-generation logic devices, imec successfully demonstrated higher-k dielectric with Replacement Metal Gate (Metal-Gate-Last) transistors that achieved 200x-1000x reduction in gate leakage relative to leading-edge logic devices in the industry with HfO2 high-k gate dielectric.
Imec presents breakthrough results in resistive-switching (R)RAM
At this week's VLSI Technology Symposium (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA), imec presents significant improvements in performance and reliability of RRAM cells by process improvements and clever stack-engineering, and imec introduces a new modeling approach increasing the fundamental understanding of RRAM process technology.
Imec successfully evaluates replacement metal gate options for further transistor scaling
Imec is successfully testing and evaluating various options for further transistor scaling using high-k dielectrics and metal gates in a replacement metal gate integration schema. Although RMG technology is inherently more complex than gate-first integration, it has a number of advantages that allow increasing the device performance and that widen the choices in terms of high-k and metal gate materials.
STMicroelectronics Secures Additional Sourcing for its Leading-Edge 28nm and 20nm FD-SOI Technology with GLOBALFOUNDRIES
STMicroelectronics announces that GLOBALFOUNDRIES has agreed to manufacture devices for ST using ST's proprietary Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator technology in both the 28nm and 20nm nodes. The high-volume and timely availability of ST's FD-SOI devices is essential in quenching the market's appetite for smart phones and tablets that can handle all their stunning graphics, multimedia and high-speed broadband connectivity without sacrificing battery life.
New Embedded Features Will More Than Double Sensor Sales by 2016
Semiconductor sensor sales will achieve double-digit growth rates and record-high dollar volumes each year through 2016 as more system products gain the ability to automatically control and protect themselves, understand movement, detect changes around them, and support new user interfaces, says IC Insights' 2012 Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, and Discretes Report. The new report shows sensor sales growing 18% in 2012 to $5.7 billion, surpassing the $4.8 billion record set in 2011.
Computerized Numerical Control Machine Tools: Ability to Support Timely Product Delivery Underlines Their Popularity, Says Frost & Sullivan
The global economic crisis in 2009 severely affected the European computerized numerical control machine tools market, with many end users radically reducing their spending. While recovery in Europe was slower than in other regions, the end of 2010 boded well for further market development
Livingston Enhances its Rent to Buy Resource
Test equipment sourcing specialist Livingston has made a series of new additions to its Easy2Source offering, to reflect the ongoing budgetary restrictions that technology companies have to contend with. Easy2Source is a highly cost-effective way to rapidly gain access to required items of test hardware without making any upfront capital commitment or being left exposed to the risk of purchased equipment becoming obsolete.
Tohoku University and imec Partner to Enhance Research and Collaboration Efforts
Today Tohoku University and imec signed a collaboration agreement in the presence of his Royal Highness Prince Philip of Belgium during the Belgian economic mission to Japan. Under the agreement, Tohoku University and imec will work closely together in various common areas of research, learning from each other's expertise and leveraging each other's strengths.
Speedo uses ANSYS to develop Fastskin Racing System
Competitive swimmers this summer can streamline performance thanks to Speedo's revolutionary Fastskin Racing System, which was designed using engineering simulation software from ANSYS. When worn together as a complete system, a Fastskin suit, cap and goggle can reduce full-body passive drag by up to 16.6 percent, improve oxygen economy by up to 11 percent (enabling the athlete to swim stronger for longer), and reduce active body drag by up to 5.2 percent.
Energy Micro launches free sample program for EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers
Energy Micro today announced a new program that gives designers around the world quick and easy access to free samples of the EFM32 Gecko series microcontrollers. Part of the company's focus on simplicity, the sample program is aimed at designers wanting to test the latest and most energy efficient MCU technology.
P. D. Circuits Receives ISO 9001:2008 Recertification
P. D. Circuits, Inc. announces that its ISO 9001:2008 registration has been renewed for another three years. The registration certifies that P. D. Circuits' inspection, testing, distribution and design of PCBs for prototype and production manufacturing has been assessed and approved by National Quality Assurance, U.S.A. This current certification is valid through July 31, 2015.
Teaching self-assembling structures a new trick
Researchers at MIT have found a new way of making complex three-dimensional structures using self-assembling polymer materials that form tiny wires and junctions. The work has the potential to usher in a new generation of microchips and other devices made up of submicroscopic features. The research is published this week in the journal Science.
National Instruments PXI Products Incorporated Into U.S. Navy’s eCASS Test Systems
National Instruments has announced that Lockheed Martin will integrate NI PXI modular instrumentation and platform products in the U.S. Navy's electronic Consolidated Automated Support System automated test equipment family.