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u-blox launches low-cost Wi-Fi / Bluetooth "Internet of Things" module; Rugged ODIN-W160 supports dual-band Wi-Fi & dual-mode Bluetooth for reliable connectivity
September 02, 2014
 Swiss u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules, announces theODIN-W160, a rugged multiradio module for demanding industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications.

Mouser Electronics Signs Global Agreement to Distribute Broadcom Mass Market Products
September 02, 2014
Mouser Electronics , Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Broadcom Corporation . As Broadcom's first eCommerce distributor, Mouser Electronics will offer same-day shipping on a variety of Broadcom mass market products, including the industry-leading Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED(TM)) platform. Broadcom's WICED Wi-Fi and WICED Smart development platforms provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a complete, simplified implementation of wireless connectivity, resulting in faster time-to-market for a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) innovations.

By Switching Catalyst From Silver to Copper, Natcore Finds Additional Solar Cell Savings.; Research is Published in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
September 02, 2014
 In making a solar cell, scientists etch nanoscale spikes into a silicon wafer in order to maximize its surface area and consequently to maximize the amount of sunlight to reach it. Metal particles have been used as a catalyst in this process because etching is much accelerated near metal particles. Initially, gold had been the metal of choice. But at nearly $3,000 per troy ounce, gold is an expensive alternative. And so scientists found a way to switch to silver particles, since silver is much cheaper at around $20 per troy ounce. Even though a very small amount of the catalyst is used to make a single solar cell, the cost saving is significant when building, say, a typical 100MW facility.

NETGEAR's Nighthawk X4 Soars With Quantenna Wi-Fi; Quantenna's 4x4 802.11ac Technology Delivers Whole-Home Coverage, Flawless HD Video Streaming, and Lag-free Gaming
September 02, 2014
Quantenna Communications, Inc ., the leader in ultra-high performance Wi-Fi, today announced that NETGEAR®, Inc . (NASDAQ:NTGR) is using Quantenna's award-winning QSR1000 802.11ac Wave 2 chipset to drive its new Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router to new heights of gaming and video performance. Quantenna's groundbreaking architecture enables speeds up to 1.7Gbps* on the 5GHz band, using Wave 2 4x4 MIMO and universal beamforming to deliver long range performance even in challenging home or office environments.

Presto Engineering Expands RF Capacity; Growing market drives Presto Engineering expansion in RF (including millimeter wavelength) test and production services in its North American and European Hubs.;
September 02, 2014
Presto Engineering, Inc., a world leader in semiconductor back-end turnkey production services, announced today that is has tripled the capacity of its San Jose, Calif.-based engineering hub, and has added new RF (radio frequency) device testing equipment to its Caen, France-based hub.

Tehuti Networks Showcasing 4K Video Streaming Over 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt TM 2 Adapter Prototype at IDF San Francisco 2014; Tehuti 10GBase-T Thunderbolt TM 2 Adapter Reference Design Prototype Enables 4K Media Delivery to Thunderbolt Technology Enabled Ultrabooks and Workstations
September 02, 2014
Tehuti Networks, a fabless semiconductor company focused on enabling mass adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), today announced the demonstration of end-to-end storage to workstation uncompressed 4K media delivery enabled by Tehuti TN4010 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) controller at Intel Developer Forum San Francisco September 9 through September 11, 2014. For high throughput applications, such as post production workflow, ingesting, editing, color grading, and media rendering, such a system can sustain seamless 4K media transfer over standard 10GbE networks to improve user productivity. Thanks to digital projection in movie theatres and huge flat-screen TVs at home, more video today is being shot in UHD (3840x2160) and 4K (4096×2160) resolutions. The video may be stored compressed or uncompressed but must be streamed uncompressed for many editing, rendering, and other post-production workflows. However, uncompressed 4K is beyond the capacity of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networking.

Tehuti Networks Showcasing 4K Video Streaming Over 10 Gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt TM 2 Adapter Prototype at IDF San Francisco 2014; Tehuti 10GBase-T Thunderbolt TM 2 Adapter Reference Design Prototype Enables 4K Media Delivery to Thunderbolt Technology Enabled Ultrabooks and Workstations
September 02, 2014
Tehuti Networks, a fabless semiconductor company focused on enabling mass adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), today announced the demonstration of end-to-end storage to workstation uncompressed 4K media delivery enabled by Tehuti TN4010 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) controller at Intel Developer Forum San Francisco September 9 through September 11, 2014. For high throughput applications, such as post production workflow, ingesting, editing, color grading, and media rendering, such a system can sustain seamless 4K media transfer over standard 10GbE networks to improve user productivity. Thanks to digital projection in movie theatres and huge flat-screen TVs at home, more video today is being shot in UHD (3840x2160) and 4K (4096×2160) resolutions. The video may be stored compressed or uncompressed but must be streamed uncompressed for many editing, rendering, and other post-production workflows. However, uncompressed 4K is beyond the capacity of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networking.

TowerJazz and Triune Systems Announce Neo-Iso(TM) Products Ramping to Mass Production; Neo-Iso(TM) enables HVAC and home automation systems to reduce form factor, increase reliability and reduce cost; Home Automation Market expected to reach $16.4 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 24.6% from 2014 to 2019
September 02, 2014
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and Triune Systems LLC, a mixed signal and power management IC provider, today announced that Triune has developed a proprietary isolated power and data technology using the TowerJazz TS18PM process on its state of the art 0.18um based power management platform. This innovative technology is showcased in Triune's Neo-Iso(TM) products, two isolated load switches currently ramping to volume production; TS13001 and TS13101. According to a report published by Transparency Market Research, the home automation market is expected to reach $16.4 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 24.6% from 2014 to 2019. Triune's TS13001 and TS13101 are galvanically isolated load switches that replace mechanical relays in HVAC, home automation, and industrial control systems. The products are low-profile switches with low Rdson, have current limit and fault protection circuitry, and are easily controlled through a simple microcontroller interface. The level of galvanic isolation can be scaled from 100V to 10kV, based on the needs of the system. Device options include both a non-latching TS13001 and latching TS13101 device for replacing most relay applications. These products enable next generation home automation systems that are thin, compact, portable and reliable.

TowerJazz and Triune Systems Announce Neo-Iso(TM) Products Ramping to Mass Production; Neo-Iso(TM) enables HVAC and home automation systems to reduce form factor, increase reliability and reduce cost; Home Automation Market expected to reach $16.4 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 24.6% from 2014 to 2019
September 02, 2014
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and Triune Systems LLC, a mixed signal and power management IC provider, today announced that Triune has developed a proprietary isolated power and data technology using the TowerJazz TS18PM process on its state of the art 0.18um based power management platform. This innovative technology is showcased in Triune's Neo-Iso(TM) products, two isolated load switches currently ramping to volume production; TS13001 and TS13101. According to a report published by Transparency Market Research, the home automation market is expected to reach $16.4 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 24.6% from 2014 to 2019. Triune's TS13001 and TS13101 are galvanically isolated load switches that replace mechanical relays in HVAC, home automation, and industrial control systems. The products are low-profile switches with low Rdson, have current limit and fault protection circuitry, and are easily controlled through a simple microcontroller interface. The level of galvanic isolation can be scaled from 100V to 10kV, based on the needs of the system. Device options include both a non-latching TS13001 and latching TS13101 device for replacing most relay applications. These products enable next generation home automation systems that are thin, compact, portable and reliable.

China's premier electronics design show IIC-China opens today in Shenzhen with new product announcements and close to 100 presentations given by global technology leaders over four days; Event focuses on what is critical for future electronics innovation: IoT, wearable, smartphone, power, EDA, automotive, industrial and medical electronics design technologies, and more
September 02, 2014
  Global Sources(NASDAQ: GSOL) announced that the 19thIIC-Chinaopens today at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, China's major electronics design and manufacturing center. The event runs through Friday, Sept. 5 and is held concurrently with the China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE), the world's largest optoelectronics event. Brandon Smith, President of Global Sources' joint venture eMedia Asia Limited, said: "We are a media company that brings the latest technology and market information to China's electronics industry community to help them innovate and succeed. IIC's multi-track conferences, exciting live demo and dynamic show floor are all designed with this objective in mind. It is the event for any engineer who wants to stay current with the hottest design trends, cutting-edge solutions and the latest industry developments."


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