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NEC Gets Top Rank in NIST Fingerprint Matching Technology Benchmark Test
August 28, 2014
NEC Corp. of America (NEC) reported that its fingerprint identification technology has garnered the top place for matching accuracy in the Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test (PFT II).

Cirrus Logic Completes Acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics
August 28, 2014
Cirrus Logic has completed its acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics. According to a company release, Cirrus Logic believes that the acquisition will strengthen its position as a market leader with a highly differentiated global customer base and end-to-end signal processing solutions, including integrated circuits and software for portable audio applications.

GE makes USD5.0m investment in Technology Solutions Center in Stavanger, Norway
August 27, 2014
GE Oil & Gas announced on Tuesday that it formally unveiled its new Technology Solutions Center (TSC) in Stavanger, Norway on 25 August 2014.

SMPTE; R Announces 2014 Honorees and Award Winners; Awards list
August 26, 2014
  White Plains, N.Y. (PRWEB) August 26, 2014   The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding industry members who will be recognized Thursday, Oct. 23, at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony.

Cirrus Logic Purchases Wolfson Microelectronics
August 26, 2014
Cirrus Logic reported that it has completed its acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics. According to a release from the company, Cirrus Logic believes that the acquisition will strengthen its position as a market leader with a highly differentiated global customer base and signal processing solutions, including integrated circuits and software for portable audio applications.

NEC Earns Top Rank in NIST Fingerprint Matching Technology Benchmark Test
August 26, 2014
NEC Corp. of America (NEC) reported that its fingerprint identification technology has garnered the top place for matching accuracy in the Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test (PFT II).

USPTO to Issue NIRC of Network-1's Remote Power Patent in Ex Parte Reexamination Proceeding
August 25, 2014
Network-1 Technologies reported that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued Notice of Intent to Issue a Reexamination Certificate ("NIRC") rejecting a challenge to the patentability of Network-1's Remote Power Patent (U.S Patent No. 6,218,930). In its release, Network-1 said that the Remote Power Patent had been reexamined by the USPTO as a result of an unknown third party's request for ex parte reexamination of certain claims of the Remote Power Patent, which was granted by the USPTO in September 2012. The request for reexamination was stayed by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") of the USPTO in December 2012 pending its Inter Partes Review ("IPR") of the Remote Power Patent. In May 2014, the PTAB issued its decision in favor of Network-1 in the IPR rejecting that challenge to the patentability of the Remote Power Patent. As part of its IPR decision, the PTAB ordered that the stay of the ex parte reexamination be lifted and that the reexamination proceed. On July 24, the Petitioners in the IPR proceeding each filed a Notice of Appeal of the Patent Board's decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Service Delivery Hinged On ICTs
August 24, 2014
The City of Harare (COH) can benefit from harnessing the benefits that come with the use of information communication technologies (ITCs) by enhancing the participation of ordinary citizens, enhancing ICT use in revenue collection, improving the quality and delivery of critical services like water and health. In sub-Saharan Africa over 40% of the population have access to a mobile device.

Mergers and Collaborations Dominate Landscape at IMS 2014
August 01, 2014
FULL TEXT The "Powering the Waves" theme was cleverly executed at IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium with an opening reception that featured a water skiing show starring IMS general chair Larry Dunleavy. The IMS 2014 team did an excellent job of running the event and the Tampa Convention Center was laid out well with the session rooms and exhibition in close proximity. IMS 2014 reported total attendance of about 7,500 in Tampa (including WAMICON which is typically held separately). These numbers are consistent with die last two years when the event was held in Seattle and Montreal. The total number of exhibiting companies reported was 587, with 74 of them first time exhibitors. The Microwave Week Monday evening reception was preceded by the plenary session featuring Vida Ilderem, vice president and Intel Labs director, Integrated Computing Research, Intel Corp. Her lecture, "How Data, Devices and Personalization are Fueling Demand for Innovation" was a highlight of the night. She discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) connects everything from appliances to cars and medical devices, stressing that industry and academia need to innovate faster to keep up with increasing expectations of users. With her company leading the effort, Ilderem also covered the required technology innovations for a digitized world where everything can be made intelligent and connected.

High Efficiency Amplifier for Picocells
August 01, 2014
FULL TEXT TriQuint Semiconductor Hillsboro, Ore. According to Cisco®, global mobile data traffic reached 1.5 exabytes (1018 bytes) per month by the end of 2013, nearly doubling the 820 petabytes (1015 bytes) per month from 2012. [Source: The Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update.] This data explosion is driven by video streaming, picture uploading and cloud-based services on smart phones and other handheld devices. With mobile broadband data traffic growing exponentially, the traditional homogeneous network has had to extend bandwidths, increase modulation and increase cell sectors to meet demand. [Source: Jeanette Wannstrom, masterltefaster.com and Keith Mallinson, WiseHarbor, "HetNet/Small Cells" 3GPP. ] There is a limit to subdividing sectors, though, as it is becoming very difficult to procure new cell sites for the large towers often employed for macro base stations. In addition, the classical macro cell site cannot maintain high data rates for users at the outer edge of the site.


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