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The Globe and Mail: For Canada’s tech to thrive, startups must grow up

For Canada's tech to thrive, startups must grow up

When Microsoft Corp. offered to buy his software startup for more than $10-million (U.S.), Carl Rodrigues agonized about the decision for three days.

It was 2006 and his firm, SOTI Inc., had nine employees and $800,000 in revenue. Friends and family urged him to sell, convinced the giant from Redmond, Wash., would crush him if he said no. Saying yes would have made the Pakistan-born Canadian immigrant a multimillionaire – but he wanted to keep building.

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Evaluation Engineering: The evolution of Industry 4.0, through the eyes of the PCB manufacturer

The evolution of industry 4.0, through the eyes of the PCB manufacturer

Industry 4.0—known to some as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or smart factory—promises to transform the manufacturing and production infrastructure in profound ways. Its name derives from its potential to usher in the fourth industrial revolution—a bold objective when one considers the magnitude of the revolutions in steam power, assembly-line production, and computer automation that preceded it.

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The Register: Flash array startup E8 whips out benchmarks, everyone will complain

Flash array startup E8 whips out benchmarks, everyone will complain

NVMe over Fabrics flash array startup E8 says its box out-performs Dell EMC and Pure arrays by up to 20 times.

E8 is now selling and shipping a 2U by 24 NVMe SSD and NVMe over Fabrics-accessed array, with dual controllers and some logic agents in the accessing servers. It provides a claimed 10 million IOPS with 100 microsecond latency. The array is actually just a bunch of flash drives and uses dual-port 6.4TB NVMe SSDs, the first such array in the storage business.

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EDN: A perspective on digital ANC solutions in a low latency dominated world

A persective on digital ANC solutions in a low latency dominated world

Active noise cancelling (ANC) technology was used typically in pricey headsets to attenuate the engine noise of an aircraft. The technique to attenuate the unwanted ambient noise is rather old and was invented in the last century. Meanwhile, the headset industry noticed the advantages of ANC with its enhanced listening experience to differentiate from commodity headsets. Since ANC was a niche market to the semiconductor industry, the typical technical implementations used to be discrete with stand-alone headphone amplifiers, operational amplifiers, and microphone pre-amplifiers.

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EBN: Shared Data Mitigates Supply Chain Cost of Electronics Counterfeiting

Shared Data Migration Mitigates Supply Chain Cost of Electronics Counterfeiting

Electronics counterfeiting is gaining attention as evidenced by the recent IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust chaired by Professor Mark Tehranipoor.  More than 250 industry and academic leaders attended the conference to address the growing threat that counterfeit devices are posing to the security of the electronics supply chain.  Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked components can result in significant business risk for a manufacturer’s customers, resulting in unwanted returns and damage to their brand value.

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EDN: Meeting the power demands of battery supplied automotive electronics

Meeting the power demands of battery supplied automotive electronics

Have you driven a new automobile recently?  It can be an almost futuristic experience, with sophisticated gauges, touch screens, connected entertainment systems, and lighting—all of which need power. Behind all these electronics are battery regulators and battery chargers that manage the power both into and out of 12V, 24V, and 48V batteries. Each year the ‘must have’ list of supported accessories and electronic systems grows with the expectation that the size, weight and number of supporting power components will keep pace with the increased power demands.

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sdx central: Nexius Software-Focused Subsidiary Targets Cisco and Ericsson

Nexius Software-Focused Subsidiary Targets Cisco and Ericsson

Nexius wants to use its expertise in network software to take on vendor heavyweights like Cisco and Ericsson.

The company, which supplies telecommunications network deployment services, is launching a subsidiary called B.Yond to focus on software. B.Yond’s goal is to provide a more flexible, software-based approach to meet network demands.

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Electronic Products: PCIM 2017 in a nutshell

PCIM 2017 in a nutshell

It was the year that saw the evolution of wide-bandgap technology and its uptake by design engineers into actual products. Yes, there are concerns that SiC is more expensive at the device level than Si but that’s not true at the system level when the frequency is increased from 10 kHz to 40 kHz, according to Infineon. Automotive appeared to be the primary target for most wideband gap devices, but certainly there were plenty of products that targeted photovoltaics, EV charging, traction control, and motor drives.

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MPD: 5G Wireless: Market Opportunities and Technical Challenges, from Sub-6 GHz to Millimeter Wave

5G Wireless: MArket Opportunities and Technical Challenges, from Sub-6 GHz to Millimeter Wave

The evolution to 5G mobile networks continues to accelerate, promising breakthrough gains in wireless throughput and capacity. In the near term, we’ll see sub-6 GHz wireless infrastructure begin to be deployed to bridge the bandwidth gap between existing 4G LTE networks and future millimeter wave (mmW) 5G implementations that leverage frequencies significantly higher than 6 GHz.

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CSO: State-of-the-art multifactor authentication (MFA) technologies

CSO: State-of-the-art multifactor authentication (MFA) technologies

Enterprises authenticate users based on their knowledge, possession, or inherence of some evidence that they are the party with the given right of access. Some experts see the context of the user’s authentication such as the time, their network IP and device, and their location as the fourth factor of authentication..

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Enterprise Technology: TCP/IP Outdated for Big Data Transport, Quiet Company Says

TCP/IP Outdated for Big Data Transport, Quiet Company Says

In network technology circles there’s a joke about “never underestimating the bandwidth capacity of a station wagon full of tapes driving down the highway.” In the same vein, at re:Invent last fall, Amazon Web Services announced with fanfare – and some humor – a service for transferring up to 100PB of data to AWS in a 45-foot long shipping container pulled by an 18-wheeler truck.

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Phoenix Business Journal: Five 3-D printing breakthroughs everyone needs to know about

Five 3-D printing breakthroughs everyone needs to know about

The world of 3-D printing is changing fast. New materials are announced and new systems are proposed almost every month. And as with any fast-growing technology, there is a lot of hype. When something is announced it will get a lot of press and attention, but what do you really need to know to follow the industry? Below are five recent events that anyone that uses or follows additive manufacturing should know about. They impact not only the technology, but also the business side of the industry.

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Global SMT & Packaging: The Struggle to Shrink System Size

The Struggle to Shrink System Size: Innovative Technologies Driving the Next Generation of Mobile Devices

Consumer electronics designers and manufacturers are in a constant balancing act to stay competitive with the addition of new innovative functionality while maintaining high yields at a competitive cost. Whether they’re smartphones or wearables, IoT devices or automotive electronics, there inevitably comes a point in the design process where designers just can’t cram any additional components or circuitry into the device without adding undesirable bulk or cost. Try as they might, they’ve reached the limit. Or have they?

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Data Expedition: Data Expedition bring its FTP data transfer alternative to the cloud

Data Expedition bring its FTP data transfer alternative to the cloud

A self-described “quiet software company” that has taken no funding while building a base of more than 200 enterprise customers over the course of 17 years is hoping to make some noise today with the launch of a version of its high-performance data transport software for the major cloud infrastructure platforms.

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Datanami: Iguazio Re-Architects the Stack for Continuous Analytics

Iguazio Re-Architects the Stack for Continuous Analytics

When it comes to modern big data architectures, you will typically find lots of different components, engines, and moving parts, each of which tackles part of the problem. One vendor with bold vision of re-architecting the stack with a more streamlined approach is Iguazio, which is building a singular product based on Flash that delivers continues analytics on big and fast data.

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EE Times: Dual Ports Drive NVMe SSD Uptick

Dual Ports Drive NVMe SSD Uptick

Solid state drives (SSDs) that use the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) interface haven't been adopted as quickly as expected, but one storage startup sees the advent of dual port functionality as an opportunity to make inroads the enterprise storage market.

Zivan Ori, CEO and co-founder of E8 Storage, told EE Times in a telephone interview that he sees the industry shifting toward NVMe on both the client and enterprise side. "There's no longer a premium associated with NVMe," Ori said.

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Lowell Sun: MACOM expanding in Lowell

MACOM Expanding in Lowell

MACOM, the city's largest advanced manufacturing company, symbolically broke ground Wednesday on a new, 50,000 square-foot facility that will be able to support as many as 150 new jobs in a booming industry.

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EBN: Cross-Organizational Data Sharing in the Auto Supply Chain Reduces Defects

Cross-Organizational Data Sharing in the Auto Supply Chain Reduces Defects

For years, semiconductor manufacturers have leveraged manufacturing data throughout their globally-dispersed supply chains to improve quality and reduce return material authorizations (RMAs). Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers are now working to meet the similar challenge of reducing defective parts per million (DPPM) and beyond in vehicle production. The ability to share and connect data backwards and forwards throughout the supply chain is now seen as a key capability to address this challenge. How can sharing data throughout the automotive supply chain reduce DPPM?

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AndroidHeadlines: SOTI’s MobiControl Update 13.3 Adds Android Remote View

SOTI's MobiControl Update 13.3 Adds Android Remote View

SOTI’s MobiControl update 13.3 adds the Remote View feature for Android for Work devices and introduces several other functionalities to this enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, the Canadian company announced on Monday. The latest version of MobiControl is available for download from SOTI’s website, while its Android clients can be found on the Google Play Store. The EMM firm is offering a 30-day trial of its product that’s available as a subscription service, with prices starting at $4 monthly per device.

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IoT Agenda: When your mobile-first operations are mission critical and IoT optimized

When your mobile-first operations are mission critical and IoT optimized

The problem: As we hurriedly enter the “mobile-first” era, companies are transforming their operations by leveraging mobile technology. Reduction in the costs of highly capable mobile devices, sophistication and proliferation of mobile apps, and growth of mobile-supported cloud services have put mobile technology at the forefront of business transformation. But as we reinvent business in this new mobile-first world, we often forget about a very important detail, and that is: How do we effectively support these now “work from anyplace and anytime” mobile workers?

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The VAR Guy: Meet the Channel: Roula Vrsic, SOTI

Meet the Channel: Roula Vrsic, SOTI

This week we sat down with Roula Vrsic, chief marketing officer at SOTI, a company that develops enterprise mobility management (EMM) and other mobile security solutions for enterprise businesses. Vrsic has been with SOTI since 2013, and previously worked in several executive-level roles at companies including WatchGuard Technologies and BorderWare Technologies.

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EnterpriseAppsTech: Enterprise mobility in 2016: The year in review

Enterprise mobility in 2016: The year in review

As we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017, the first week of the year provides an appropriate time to look back at the previous 12 months, and the key stories which influenced the enterprise mobility sector during that time. Rather than detailing the most important stories of the year chronologically as in previous years, this time Enterprise AppsTech is looking at the biggest hitters from 2016 in five key emerging areas.

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Electronic Design: 11 Myths About XYZ Color Sensing

11 Myths About XYZ Color Sensing

With the recent application of nano-photonic interference filter technology, XYZ color sensing is moving out of the realm of laboratory instrument into more mainstream applications, including in-situ spectral sensing and lighting. In this article, we tackle 11 of the most common misconceptions about XYZ and its applications.

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CRN: The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2016

The 10 Coolest Storage Startups of 2016

E8 Storage
CEO and Co-Founder: Zivan Ori

Tel Aviv-based E8 Storage came out of stealth in May when it said it received $12 million in B-round funding. E8 Storage is developing software-defined NVMe-based storage solutions that will leverage NVMe flash storage for high-performance applications.

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Jewish Business News: 14 Ways Israel Inspired The World In 2016

14 Ways Israel Inspired the World in 2016

ISRAEL21c brings you daily reports of Israeli inventions, innovations, discoveries and altruistic initiatives. Here we’ve chosen 15 of many that made a remarkable impact in the year 2016, including Nano Dimension's 3D printed human tissue.

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Sensors Online: Internet of Things Smart Sensors Are Driving Smart Buildings

Internet of Things Smart Sensors Are Driving Smart Buildings

Basically, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of interconnected devices embedded with sensors, software, network connectivity, and electronics that enable them to collect and exchange data. Sensors, therefore, are key elements in the "things" of the IoT. They are a crucial part of what we conceive to be the next industrial revolution and will affect the way businesses, governments, and consumers interact with the physical world.

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SearchStorage: Hot data storage technology trends for 2017

Hot data storage technology trends for 2017

As in past years, there's nothing bleeding-edge or impractical here, only newer storage tech that's been proven practical. Hence, while our list of storage technology trends represents the best and brightest the storage industry has to offer, it only includes technologies you can buy and deploy today.

Climb aboard, fasten your seatbelts and get ready to discover our take on what technologies will have the most profound effect on storage shops in 2017.

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EDN: Move ICs from defects per million to defects per billion

Move ICs from defects per million to defects per billion

Defective Parts Per Million (DPPM) is one of the key metrics used to measure quality in many semiconductor segments. With electronics becoming more and more a part of everyday life (wearable electronics and semi-autonomous vehicles), there's increasing pressure to improve quality across all semiconductor market segments. For mission-critical segments such as automotive and medical, market forces are driving improvements in quality into the Defective Parts Per Billion (DPPB) range.

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All3DP: 3D Printed Circuit Boards - First PCB 3D Printers Available Soon

3D Printed Circuit Boards: First PCB 3D Printers Available Soon

For makers, 3D printed circuit boards are no longer a mere dream. 3D printers, which can do DIY PCB printing, will become commercially available soon. The making of DIY circuit boards is a complex task. First, you’ll have to plan the PCB, make a 2D print of the layout, cut a copper plate, transfer the PCB layout to the copper plate, iron the circuit, go through the process of etching, cleaning, disposing… and after some hours of manual labor, you should be ready.

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Electronic Design: Power & Analog 2017 Forecast - What Experts Are Saying

Power & Analog 2017 Forecast: What Experts Are Saying

Representatives from major players in the semiconductor industry share their predictions for 2017 regarding power modules, wireless power, data converters, wireless sensing, and more. Pierre Laboisse, executive vice president, global sales and marketing, ams, offers his perspective on where the sensor market will focus in 2017.

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Cyber Defense Magazine: Security Automation Is More Than Automation

Security Automation Is More Than Automation

It’s no secret that security operations is under fire. In most enterprises, the only thing standing between a normal day and a financially devastating data breach is the security analyst. Yet, despite decades of investment in cyber security protection, detection, and intelligence tools, the analyst lacks a centralized software platform to operationalize all of this data in time to effectively prevent breaches from occurring. Drowning in a sea of alerts, and with the business on the line, SOC analysts are desperately seeking solutions. Automation is being hailed as the answer. But what does "security automation" really mean?

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The Register: Storage newbie - You need COTS to really rock that NVMe baby

Storage newbie: You need COTS to really rock that NVMe baby

NVMe drives need NVMe fabrics to give shared arrays the data access latency killing benefits of NVMe. Unlike Nimble architect Dimitris Krekoukias, storage startup E8 believes putting NVMe SSDs in today's all-flash arrays will be futile; it claims we need NVMe fabrics to get the NVMe performance boost.

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SiliconAngle: Siemplify raises $10M to improve corporate security coordination

Siemplify raises $10M to improve corporate security coordination 

Cybersecurity professionals usually divide their attention between several different tools, but according to Siemplify Inc., that doesn't have to mean they should be constatnly switching between tabs and shuffling data around. The New York-based startup is pursuing a centralized approach to breach prevention that has attracted a $10 million investment from 83North, G20 Ventures and several of its existing backers.

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Xconomy: Siemplify Scores $10M to Streamline Cybersecurity Operations

Siemplify Scores $10M to Streamline Cybersecurity Operations

Siemplify, a cyber-threat management and analysis firm with outposts in both Tel Aviv, Israel, and New York City, announced a $10 million round of Series A financing Tuesday, continuing what has been a busy month for cybersecurity investments across the country.

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InfoStor: 15 Data Storage Startups

15 Data Storage Startups

The data storage market has become a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship. Here are 15 data storage startups that are generating excitement, including E8 Storage.

Software defined networking, the cloud, solid state storage:  there are many reasons why the days of buying an expensive storage system from an established vendor may well be numbered. Here are 15 innovative startups that may provide a better way to meet your storage needs.

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Evaluation Engineering: Display Inspection - Flexible OLED displays drive market disruption, manufacturing innovation

Display Inspection: Flexible OLED displays drive market disruption, manufacturing innovation

Consumer electronics manufacturers reside between a rock and a hard place. They must continuously innovate in order to compete in the mass market, yet they’re tightly constrained by unrelenting cost pressures. The recent emergence of flexible OLED displays is a prime example of a cutting-edge technology that electronics manufacturers must pursue to maintain market relevance—but producing these displays is expensive, and the number-one reason for this is yield.

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VentureBeat: Philips Lighting joins $7 million round for smart building sensor maker PointGrab

Philips Lighting joins $7 million round for smart building sensor maker PointGrab

Israel’s PointGrab has raised $7 million in funding for its sensors for smart buildings. The investors include lighting company Philips Lighting; Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co. (MUCAP), a venture capital arm of Japan’s largest financial group; and existing investors ABB Technology Ventures (ATV).

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The Register: Sckipio touts fibre-like symmetrical G.fast kit

Sckipio touts fibre-like symmetrical G.fast kit

Fabless G.fast silicon house Sckipio hopes to give the fibre-most-of-the-way, copper to the home market a kick along with silicon that gets close to symmetric performance, at whatever data rate the copper can support.

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SC Magazine: Why it's so difficult for SOC teams to trust automation

Why it's so difficult for SOC teams to trust automation

In the complex corporate security environment, automation is increasingly the "go-to" answer for organizations lost in a sea of alerts, logs and data. For many, it's the only way to address their most critical processes and it's what keeps them moving from task to task in a fluid manner. But there is a danger in putting too much faith into automation and orchestration alone.

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Forbes: Disruptive Technology, Monotonous Marketing At Strata+Hadoop World

Disruptive Technology, Monotonous Marketing At Strata+Hadoop World

When I attend tech conferences, I’m usually content to find a half dozen sufficiently disruptive stories for a Forbes article. At Strata, in contrast, virtually every vendor on my list made the cut. Here, then, are the 15 disruptive vendor stories that made my (not so) short list.

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BrianMadden.com: Catching up with SOTI on Android for Work, remote control, and RMAD

Catching up with SOTI on Android for Work, remote control, and RMAD

Earlier this year I wrote  We haven’t covered them much at BrianMadden.com, but they do have a significant presence in the mobile space going back 20 years, so they should definitely be on our radar. Among other things, they specialize in managing ruggedized devices and Android.

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Electronic Design: Magnetic Angle Position Sensors Elicit Efficient, Energy-Saving Motor Control

Magnetic Angle Position Sensors Elicit Efficient, Energy-Saving Motor Control

In the seemingly endless quest for higher motor performance and improved system cost efficiencies, motor manufacturers are increasingly adopting a new trend: Replacing multiple magnetic Hall-effect latch sensor devices with a single Hall-effect magnetic angle sensor device for motor-commutation feedback. This trend is particularly evident in the automotive and industrial markets, where use of brushless direct-current (BLDC) motors is on the rise.

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Telecompetitor: CenturyLink G.fast Strategy Begins with Largest North American G.fast Deployment to Date

CenturyLink G.fast Strategy Begins with Largest North American G.fast Deployment to Date

A CenturyLink G.fast strategy began in Platteville, Wisconsin, where the broadband carrier has deployed what it claims to be the largest G.fast deployment in North America. That strategy will include deploying G.fast to MDUs, MTUs, and neighborhoods where fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) is present.

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EE Times Europe: Nano Dimension ships first 3D printer for PCBs

Nano Dimension ships first 3D printer for PCBs

Nano Dimension Ltd. (Ness Ziona, Israel), has supplied the first DragonFly 2020 printer for 3D circuitry and PCBs to an Israeli defense electronics company. The unit is for evaluation purposes and is expected to be installed at the partner’s site in the next few days.

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ASME.org: 7 Startups Driving Innovation in 3D Printing

7 Startups Driving Innovation in 3D Printing

The hype of consumer 3D printing might be fizzling, but the excitement continues to build for industrial applications. It’s a market still ripe for innovation and as expected there has been a surge of startup activity in the field of additive manufacturing.

Below we round up seven startups that are developing novel technologies and aspiring to be the next big thing in 3D printing.

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Construction Executive: Smart Sensors’ Role in the Digital Ceiling

Smart Sensors’ Role in the Digital Ceiling

The Internet of Things (IoT) has introduced large-scale networking and digitization to commercial buildings and opens a whole new range of solutions and services for construction and building management executives that are too compelling to ignore. This innovation will yield true smart buildings that are efficient, save energy, optimize facility management, enhance safety and security, generate business intelligence and improve occupants’ experience.

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Sensors Online: ams Goes All In On Sensors

ams Goes All In On Sensors

Most of the acquisitions we report on in the tech community have diversification as the end goal of the deal. For example, a large and established LED maker may acquire, or at least partner with, a maker of flat-panel displays to get a piece of the LED-TV/Display market.

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Information Management: SOCs Require More Than a Band-Aid Approach

SOCs Require More Than a Band-Aid Approach

The “health” of security operations centers (SOC) is declining: it is becoming harder and harder for security teams to successfully prevent and remediate breaches. Everyone in the industry intuitively understands that breaches are unavoidable. The goal is to find and terminate the attacker’s actions as fast as possible, shortening the time from breach to mitigation of the threat.

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CRN Exclusive: Security Startup Siemplify Launches First Partner Program

CRN Exclusive: Security Startup Siemplify Launches First Partner Program

Security startup Siemplify is diving into the channel, announcing the launch of its first partner program to help solution providers build a better security operations center business. Based in New York City, Siemplify offers an end-to-end platform for security teams in the security operations center (SOC), including threat management and incident response. Its ThreatNexus platform helps security analysts index alerts, events, and provide business context and threat intelligence data in a single pane of glass.

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ITBusinessEdge: E8 Storage Unveils NVM Express Array

E8 Storage Unveils NVM Express Array

At the Flash Memory Summit 2016 conference today, E8 Storage unveiled a storage array built using solid-state drives (SSDs) based on a Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Express interface that when attached to a high-speed network provides access to shared storage at speeds that are comparable to a locally attached SSD.

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SearchStorage: E8 Storage brings out 'software-defined DSSD' NVMe array

E8 Storage brings out 'software-defined DSSD' NVMe array

E8 Storage is entering the all-flash storage market with an appliance that will cram 24 NVMe SSDs into a 2U box. The vendor promises its SSDs will perform with the same latency and throughput as those attached directly to a host.

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NetworkWorld: New products of the week 7.25.16

New products of the week 7.25.16

ThreatNexus

Key features: A new orchestration module for the Siemplify ThreatNexus security operations platform that reduces incident response times from days to minutes, fulfilling the demand for a complete end-to-end SOC solution.

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SDxCentral: Siemplify Helps Set Up Security Playbooks

Siemplfy Helps Set Up Security Playbooks

Startup Siemplify is giving users the ability to build an automated playbook of responses to network intrusions.

The company is announcing general availability of an orchestration feature for ThreatNexus, its security operations platform. Orchestration had been available in beta; today’s announcement makes the feature more official.

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Fleet Owner: Q&A: What the future holds for mobile technology and trucking

Q&A: What the future holds for mobile technology and trucking

Better navigation is clearly one benefit gain by trucking via the wider use of mobile technology solutions. But how about getting higher freight rates? Is that possible as well? Fleet Owner recently conducted an email question and answer session with Ron Hassanwalia, COO of Mississauga, Ontario-based enterprise management firm SOTI, Inc. to delve into those and other opportunities presented by mobile technology in the trucking and logistics spheres.

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Field Technologies Online: Mobility Management Solutions Add Value For Field Workers

Mobility Management Solutions Add Value For Field Workers

Mobility – from drivers with smartphones and dispatchers with tracking software to field workers with tablets – is everywhere in field operations, transportation and logistics. But most companies use just a fraction of the data being gathered by these mobile devices, and even fewer are spending time analyzing the data in ways that can improve their businesses, customer satisfaction and profitability.

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PCMag: Editor's Choice - SOTI MobiControl

Editor's Choice - SOTI MobiControl Review

4.5 Stars, Editor Rating: Excellent

SOTI MobiControl (which begins at $48 per device per year) has been around since 2004, starting as a Windows PC/CE management tool and then expanding to take on the broader role of mobile device management (MDM). With deep Windows roots, it's no surprise that SOTI MobiControl has tight integration with Active Directory (AD) and incorporates the concepts of multi-level privileges based on group membership. The latest version (v.13) includes a wide range of features such as remote device control, which works just as you would expect if you were remotely connecting to a PC.

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EBN: Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network

Enable Supply Chain Security Through an Authentication Data Network

Electronics counterfeiting is gaining attention as evidenced by the recent IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security & Trust (HOST).  More than 250 industry and academic leaders attended the conference to address the growing threat that counterfeit devices are posing to the security of the electronics supply chain.  Inadvertent use of recycled, refurbished, or re-marked components can result in significant business risk for a manufacturer's customers, resulting in unwanted returns and damage to their brand value.

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Evaluation Engineering: Real-time adaptive test algorithm can safely reduce wafer testing time and cost

Real-time adaptive test algorithm can safely reduce wafer testing time and cost

The testing of the semiconductor dies produced by a wafer fabrication plant involves a long series of operations requiring meticulous care. The time spent performing these tests markedly affects both a plant’s production throughput and production costs.

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Mobile Health Times: SenionLab Rebrands Company - Senion

SenionLab Rebrands Company: Senion

After more than five years in business, location-based services company SenionLab today said it is dropping its designation as a laboratory, and is now officially known as Senion. This change reflects the growing significance of the company in the indoor positioning system (IPS) market and the breadth of its customer installations.

“We’ve made inroads into a variety of vertical markets including medical and retail,” said Marcus Andersson, VP of Sales and Marketing at Senion. “Our company has matured well beyond the start-up phase, and our new brand, Senion, reflects this growth.”

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CNN Money: Huge breakthrough in blazing fast internet speeds

Huge breakthrough in blazing fast internet speeds

How would you like Google Fiber-like internet speeds delivered over your home phone line? That's the promise of G.Fast. It's a new technology that can deliver blazing fast internet over the wires you already have in your home. For many, it will be the first time they'll have more than one choice for broadband.

There are still a lot of questions surrounding G.Fast: When will it be available? Who will be able to get it? And how much will it cost? But on Monday, one crucial question was answered: How fast will it be? Very.


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The Mississauga News: Brain drain to Silicon Valley needs to be plugged, says Mississauga executive

Brain drain to Silicon Valley needs to be plugged, says Mississauga executive

The CEO of Mississauga-based software company SOTI recently advised government officials they need to change their way of thinking if they are going to stop the significant brain drain of Canadian IT talent to the U.S.

“Building brands in Canada is a struggle thanks in large part to failing government programs that invest in start-ups without much thought to retaining those companies and jobs here,” Carl Rodrigues said at the 15th Annual Research Money Conference in Ottawa.


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EDN: Data center next generation power supply solutions for improved efficiency

Data center next generation power supply solutions for improved efficiency

“Ok Google: How do I power a Data Center?”

Claude Shannon started it all when he wrote "A Mathematical Theory of Communication" in 1948 in which he reduced the communication of information to 1s and 0s, essentially binary digits. That theory led to the ability to transmit data without error in the noise-filled environment of the real world. Shannon would have been 100 years old on April 30, 2016.


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Mobile Commerce Daily: McDonald’s unpacks in-store tablets as mobile-centric sales initiatives continue

McDonald’s unpacks in-store tablets as mobile-centric sales initiatives continue

McDonald’s UK is rolling out a new sales tactic enticing consumers to visit its stores and take advantage of new Samsung Galaxy tablets that enable users to browse the Internet, play games or interact on social media networks.

The British subsidiary of the global fast-food chain has joined forces with enterprise mobility management platform SOTI to equip McDonald’s restaurants with Samsung Galaxy tablet devices.

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Manufacturing Automation: IPS plays a strong role in the Industrial Internet of Things

IPS plays a strong role in the Industrial Internet of Things

In both manufacturing and logistics, the primary business challenges nearly always include identifying hidden costs and increasing productivity. Enter the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, which is essentially a series of connected solutions that help manufacturers and logistics companies improve productivity and cut costs. As part of the IIoT, manufacturing and other industrial companies are increasingly gathering data from a variety of sources — such as machines, forklifts, position sensors, delivery trucks and more — that then reveal bottlenecks and wasteful operations.

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IT Business Canada: Mayors’ trip promoting ‘The Corridor’ to Silicon Valley gets mixed reaction from entrepreneurs

Mayors’ trip promoting ‘The Corridor’ to Silicon Valley gets mixed reaction from entrepreneurs

At the CityAge conference in San Francisco, Toronto Mayor John Tory stood next to a large, simplified map comparing the distance between Toronto and Waterloo, Ont. to that of San Francisco and San Jose, Calif. – about the same, the map showed, alongside statistics demonstrating that technology startup community in the region.

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EE Journal: Hiding In Plain Sight; One Company Has its Hands in Almost All of Our Products

Hiding In Plain Sight; One Company Has its Hands in Almost All of Our Products

If you’ve been following 3D printing news at all, it’s likely you know at least a little bit about the If you were told that there is a high-tech company that can boast, “virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technology,” who would you think of first? Are we talking about a chip company like Intel, Microchip, Freescale, or Toshiba? Surely they’re not in every device in the world. Maybe it’s a software company like Microsoft or Google’s Android? They’re popular, yes, but not that widespread. I know – maybe they’re talking about the Free Software Foundation or a group like the IEEE? It’s conceivable that their standards or technology appears in “virtually every electronic device” in the world. Nope. The right answer is Orbotech, an Israeli company that does make chips and software, but only as a sideline.

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3D Print: The DragonFly 2020 PCB 3D Printer was a Major Achievement for a Recent College Graduate

The DragonFly 2020 PCB 3D Printer was a Major Achievement for a Recent College Graduate

If you’ve been following 3D printing news at all, it’s likely you know at least a little bit about the DragonFly 2020 printer. The electronic circuit board printer from Nano Dimension is, according to the company, the first-ever desktop printer designed for printed circuit boards (PCBs), and we’ve been following its progress from the initial announcement of its development to its unveiling at the Printed Electronics USA 2015 and SOLIDWORKS World 2016 conferences. While the printer is not slated for commercial release until toward the end of 2016, Nano Dimension is keeping us interested by revealing more and more about its development. While I feel pretty well-acquainted with the DragonFly 2020, it still continues to surprise me.

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GPS Business News: SenionLab, MySeat & SystemicsCode Partner with Micello for Indoor Maps

SenionLab, MySeat & SystemicsCode Partner with Micello for Indoor Maps

Micello, the worldwide provider of indoor maps has announced three new partnerships in the last few weeks. Indoor location technology vendor SenionLab, workspace management startup MySeat and private ad-exchange and analytics platform SystemicsCode have integrated indoor maps from Micello into their platform.

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FierceITSecurity: Mobility poses the biggest threat to small and medium-sized firms, survey finds

Mobility poses the biggest threat to small and medium-sized firms, survey finds

Small and medium-sized companies see mobility as the technology that poses the greatest security concern for them, according to a survey released Wednesday by smart card management systems provider Versasec.Other worries included cloud usage (32 percent) and external devices/BYOD implementations (22 percent). For the survey, Versasec polled around 150 IT security pros from a range of companies, with three-quarters having 1,000 employees or fewer..

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EDN: Top 10 must-have innovations for power designers from APEC 2016

Top 10 must-have innovations for power designers from APEC 2016

In this slideshow, I will be providing power designers with, what I consider, the top 10 new innovative products and architectures announced at APEC 2016. I view these following slides as essential to designers for near-term design needs as well as additions to a designer’s portfolio for future designs. Please watch for in-depth technical articles on these 10 items in the coming weeks authored by me on EDN.

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POS News: SMB Retailers- Embrace Mobility to Attract More Customers, Streamline Operations

SMB Retailers- Embrace Mobility to Attract More Customers, Streamline Operations

Mobility is changing the retail landscape and retailers who don’t embrace it may be left behind. Today, mobile technologies influence every step of the shopping experience and touch every part of the value chain, from buying products and managing inventory to operating stores and marketing and promotion. And customers love it.

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Business Intelligence Group Announces Winners of 2016 PR & Marketing Excellence Awards

Business Intelligence Group Announces Winners of 2016 PR & Marketing Excellence Awards

Many consultants and organizations identify themselves as either a public relations firm, marketing agency or both. For most companies, finding the right partner to improve your brand image, help you generate buzz or work through complex reputation challenges can prove challenging. The Business Intelligence Group today announced the winners of their 2016 Public Relations and Marketing Excellence awards. It has identified the top 11 firms doing it right and 3 executives who are delivering astounding results for their own organizations.

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Electronic Design: Q&A: Turning New Designs into Reality Through Innovative Manufacturing

Q&A: Turning New Designs into Reality Through Innovative Manufacturing

Orbotech provides enhanced production solutions for manufacturers of printed-circuit boards, flat-panel displays, advanced packaging, microelectromechanical systems, and other electronic components. Technology Editor Bill Wong recently spoke with the company's CEO, Asher Levy, about the specific challenges faced by designers and manufacturers in the microelectronics industry.

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InfoWorld: More like Windows: How Android N targets the enterprise

More like Windows: How Android N targets the enterprise

Apple's iPhone and iPad have long ruled the enterprise, with high market shares in every survey. Apple's iOS devices were the first post-BlackBerry device to take enterprise security and management seriously, and Google was slow to follow suit in Android..

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Brian Madden: Friday vendor notes: Soti MobiControl EMM has deep roots with rugged devices

Friday vendor notes: Soti MobiControl EMM has deep roots with rugged devices

Soti is one of the well-known EMM vendors in the space that we haven’t spent much time covering at BrianMadden.com, so last week at RSA I sat down with them to get acquainted. I spoke with Roula Vrsic, VP of marketing, and Graham Watts, senior product manager, and today I’m sharing some notes from that conversation.

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Big Data Forum: Repurpose Data That is Traditionally Deleted

Repurpose Data That is Traditionally Deletede

Data generated from manufacturing processes has traditionally been seen as one-time use information. It streamed through control systems and used to make corrections, counts, and other short term uses. Storage of this data was thought to be a waste of resources. Those assumptions are being rethought in light of facilities now being employed by other forms of big data.

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PC Magazine: How EMM Is Evolving Into a Smarter Mobile Business Hub

The definition of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is changing as fast as our notion of what mobile is and what it can do for businesses. At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last week, the question of what EMM means for privacy and security proved to have complex answers for business users and the organizations employing them. But it's only one piece of EMM's larger evolution around truly mobile business.

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App Developer Magazine: Six Steps to Increased App User Engagement

Driving and increasing app user engagement is a challenge for every app developer, but there’s a fine line between bombarding users with ads and messages and providing them what they need, when they want it.

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The PCB Magazine: Printing PCBs... In Your Office!

The days of printing a PCB prototype with a 3D printer may not be as distant as you might think.  I spoke with Simon Fried of Nano Dimension about how 3D printing is becoming a reality, and how this disruptive technology will change the way designers produce rapid prototypes.

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Website Magazine: The Immense Impact of Mobile

The consumer demand for mobile technology has never been greater and the brands that differentiate with mobile tech are quicky proving to be the most successful. - See more at: http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/ecommerce/archive/2016/02/01/the-immense-impact-of-mobile.aspx#sthash.qWvqz2MF.dpuf

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Display+: Orbotech supplies seven UV laser drilling systems to leading Japanese electronic materials and components manufacturer

Israel - ORBOTECH (www.orbotech.com) announced that it has received an order for seven Emerald™ UV Laser Drilling systems from a leading Japanese manufacturer of ceramic-based electronic components and solutions.


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EBN: 5 Ways IPS Can Impact Warehouse Operations

Companies that focus on logistics and warehouse management perpetually search for better ways of increasing productivity, cutting costs, and improving safety for both workers and goods. With indoor positioning system (IPS) software and a handheld device such as smartphone, IPS technology can assist manufacturing staff by helping them get where they want to go within a large facility accurately and quickly. IPS also can provide flow visualization, route optimization, and task management using the current location for improved safety and efficiency.


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Consumer Affairs: Old, slow telephone lines may soon be a lot faster

Old, slow telephone lines may soon be a lot faster

For ultra-fast Internet, you need fiber, right? Wrong, say promoters of a technology called G.Fast, which is creating quite a bit of buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. G.Fast produces Google Fiber-like speeds over plain old copper telephone lines. Think of it as DSL on steroids. It's actually been around awhile but has not been widely deployed, a situation that appears to be about to change. Among those displaying G.Fast applications at the CES is Israeli chipmaker Sckipio, which staged a demonstration showing download speeds of nearly 750 megabits per second on a standard phone line using one of its modems. Chances are that's about 50 times faster than the broadband you have coming into your home via fiber or coax.

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mHealth Times: Finding People, Places & Things in Healthcare Facilities

Finding People, Places & Things in Healthcare Facilities?

TNearly one in three nurses spends an hour per shift searching for equipment. That’s according to a survey by NursingTimes.net that polled 1000 nurses in 2009, and reflects approximately 6000 wasted hours each month for every 1000 nurses.

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Gotta Be Mobile: Forget Google Fiber, Faster Home Internet is Near

Forget Google Fiber, Faster Home Internet is Near

Home Internet speeds are often slow, expensive and if you get fed up it is sometimes impossible to find a different service, but later this year consumers may see new faster options from existing companies without waiting for Google Fiber to arrive.

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BBC News: CES 2016: Desktop 3D printer uses paper, glue and razors

CES 2016: Desktop 3D printer uses paper, glue and razors

A desktop 3D printer that uses paper, ink and glue to create highly detailed objects has been unveiled at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.

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Management Today: Five tech trends from CES 2016

Five tech trends from CES 2016

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the modern equivalent of a mid 20th century ‘world of tomorrow’ expo, where leading techies gather (in Las Vegas of all places) to give the rest of us a glimpse into the future. But this year the ideas seem to be running dry. Take a look at these leading developments and see if they seem at all... familiar.

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IHS Engineering 360: 11 Innovations to Check Out at CES 2016’s Eureka Park

11 Innovations to Check Out at CES 2016’s Eureka Park

The Eureka Park Marketplace offers start-ups an opportunity to launch their new products, and this year CES will welcome innovations from 500 new companies, proving approximately 400% growth in the marketplace since its inception in 2012.

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CNET: Is this the Holy Grail of 3D printers?

Is this the Holy Grail of 3D printers?

The Dragonfly 2020 from Nano Dimensions has the potential to change the electronics manufacturing industry. It prints circuit boards within hours.

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CNN Money: Super-fast Internet is coming over your phone line

Super-fast Internet is coming over your phone line

Today, you have a choice between cable broadband Internet, which is expensive, or DSL Internet over your phone line, which is slow. But soon, a new technology will be coming to your home that will offer Google Fiber-like speeds right over your phone line. It's called G.Fast, and Israeli chipmaker Sckipio is showing off the powerful technology at CES this year.

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OSP Magazine: No More Baby Steps!

No More Baby Steps!

As Bob Dylan sang, “The times they are a-changin’.” What has constituted a definition for broadband for some 15 years now has been a series of Mother-may-I steps from tens of kilobits/second speeds (aka dialup) to xDSL technologies where speeds moved to megabits and then tens of megabits per second, eventually achieving a thousandfold speed improvement.

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Make Parts Fast: Build multilayer PCBs on 3D printer

Build multilayer PCBs on 3D printer

Nano Dimension Ltd. is one of the newer companies to offer a desktop-sized 3D printer designed for the production of professional multilayer printed circuit boards. The DragonFly 2020 3D Printer helps users build functional, multilayer circuit board prototypes in-house –in a matter of hours.

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CRN: SOTI Marketing VP: 5 MDM Trends Impacting The Channel

SOTI Marketing VP: 5 MDM Trends Impacting The Channel

As more businesses adopt bring your own device (BYOD) policies, chief information officers are pumping their investments and resources into device management tools and mobile security strategies. Simultaneously, mobile vendors are investing in channel programs to help end users better understand and more easily implement MDM solutions and services.

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LBMA: Podcast - StepInside

SenionLab launches StepInside

On the show: Millennial Media works with Rentrak to match TV ads with mobile; Western Union partners with WeChat; America’s Movie Night courtesy or RedBox; National Geographic launches “Find your park, love your park”; Carvana’s car vending machine; SenionLab launches StepInside

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EE Times: 3D Printers Spit out Small PCBs

3D Printers Spit out Small PCBs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Two companies showed 3D printers that can spit out small printed circuit boards and others including Qualcomm showed advances putting electronics on plastic substrates at the annual IDTechEx conference here.

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mHealth Times: SenionLab Launches StepInside, a Powerful Indoor Positioning System Suite

SenionLab Launches StepInside, a Powerful Indoor Positioning System Suite

SenionLab, developers of cutting-edge indoor positioning systems (IPS), today unveiled StepInside, a new offering that combines several of SenionLab IPS hardware and software solutions into a comprehensive suite designed for accurate indoor positioning for mobile devices.

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Embedded Computing Design: Five Minutes With… Asher Levy, CEO, Orbotech

Five Minutes With… Asher Levy, CEO, Orbotech

Orbotech claims that "nearly every device in the world uses Orbotech technology." Really? That's the exact question I posed to Asher Levy, the company's CEO. Hear his response in this week's installment of Five Minutes With....

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Boston Globe: Lexington’s QD Vision scores $22M for better TV displays

Lexington’s QD Vision scores $22M for better TV displays

Video display technology company QD Vision Inc. of Lexington has scored $22 million in fresh capital in support of the company’s “quantum dot” system.

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Light Reading: Intel invests in G.fast chipmaker Sckipio

Intel invests in G.fast chipmaker Sckipio

Intel Capital has taken the entirety of Sckipio Technologies' latest funding round, according to the G.fast chip-making startup. The funding amount was not revealed, based on Intel's preferences in such instances, according to a Sckipio source.

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PE HUB: Intel Capital has made an undisclosed investment in Sckipio Technologies. Israel-based Sckipio is a provider of G.fast modems.

Intel Capital backs Sckipio

Intel Capital has made an undisclosed investment in Sckipio Technologies. Israel-based Sckipio is a provider of G.fast modems.

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VentureBeat:Israeli chip design startup Sckipio raises funding from Intel Capital

Israeli chip design startup Sckipio raises funding from Intel Capital

SIsraeli chip design startup Sckipio — which is trying to deliver fast Internet bandwidth to the masses — has raised a new round of funding from Intel Capital, the investment arm of the world’s biggest chip maker.

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VAR Guy:The VAR Guy Interview: Carl Rodrigues, SOTI

The VAR Guy Interview: Carl Rodrigues, SOTI

In this audio interview conducted at the SOTI Sync conference in Toronto, The VAR Guy Senior Executive Editor Charlene O'Hanlon sat down with SOTI President and CEO Carl Rodrigues to discuss SOTI's push beyond mobility management and into the Internet of Things, and what that means for the company.

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Financial Post: Canadian tech firm SOTI Inc to double workforce with $150-million investment

Canadian tech firm SOTI Inc to double workforce with $150-million investment

Canadian software company SOTI Inc. plans to spend $150 million to expand its offices and eventually double its current global work force of 450, adding most of the new jobs in Mississauga and Waterloo.

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Business Solutions: Businesses Budget For Mobility Solutions For 2016

Businesses Budget For Mobility Solutions For 2016

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Printed Electronics Now: Nano Dimension Merges Worlds of 3D Printing, Printed Electronics

Nano Dimension Merges Worlds of 3D Printing, Printed Electronics

The worlds of printed electronics and 3D printing are both drawing a lot of interest, but interestingly, there is very little intersection between the two technologies. Nano Dimension is in a good position to change that. - See more at: http://www.printedelectronicsnow.com/contents/view_online-exclusives/2015-10-28/nano-dimension-merges-worlds-of-3d-printing-printed-electronics/?email_uid=e9d8e0d7ae/list_id=b41ded4d91/#sthash.j62W29Ov.dpuf

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Boston Business Journal: Three key things every health care startup should know

Three key things every health care startup should know

Sky Ventures Group has high hopes when it comes to health care innovation, saying that its members are bullish on how innovation might change health care for the better.

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Light Reading: Who Should Buy Sckipio? My Money's on Intel

Who Should Buy Sckipio? My Money's on Intel

f you're looking for the next likely acquisition candidate in the comms chip market then take a look at Israeli startup Sckipio, which has dedicated its existence to developing chipsets for the emerging G.fast technology market that is set to grow quickly in the coming years. (See G.fast Banter at BBWF.)

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Gazettabyte: Sckipio improves G.fast's reach, speed, density

Gazettabyte: Sckipio improves G.fast's reach, speed, density

Sckipio is using this week’s Broadband World Forum event in London to highlight its latest G.fast activities Sckipio has enhanced the performance of its G.fast chipset, demonstrating 1 gigabit data rates over 300 meter of telephone wire. The G.fast broadband standard has been specified for 100 meters only. The Israeli start-up has also demonstrated 2 gigabit performance by bonding two telephone wires.

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GPS Business News: SenionLab: Indoor Loc Market Gets Mature: Less Tech, More Business

SenionLab: Indoor Loc Market Gets Mature: Less Tech, More Business

GPS Business News spoke this week with Christian Lundquist, CEO at SenionLab, a Swedish company providing indoor location technologies to worldwide customers.

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Gartner: What’s New in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2015

IWhat’s New in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2015

Innovative technologies often stretch our imaginations to consider future realities. Take smart dust, the technology in which smart dust motes can be configured with sensors to detect and measure temperature, barometric pressure, acceleration, humidity, vibration, acoustic level, location, and more. Or bioacoustics, another technology at the start of this year’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2015 that would allow you to unlock a door via a digital key signal sent through your bones to the handle.

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Security: 5 Things Every Board Member Needs to Know about Security

5 Things Every Board Member Needs to Know about Security

Corporate security and cybersecurity are no longer an IT problem. A recent Gartner survey of nearly 1,000 people in large organizations found that corporate and cybersecurity have been elevated and now typically are governed by the Board of Directors.  In fact, Gartner’s results showed 71 percent of respondents saying IT risk management data influences decisions at the board level and reflects an increasing need to deal with IT as part of corporate governance. So how do board members educate themselves on the key points of securing a company’s corporate assets? .

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Ragan's PR Daily: PR Daily's Media Awards 2015

Ragan's PR Daily: PR Daily's Media Awards 2015

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Electronic Design: True Big Data to Be Showcased at ITC 2015

True Big Data to Be Showcased at ITC 2015

If you’re a fabless IC company looking to optimize production, or are generally interested in the practical application of big data, then you should definitely stop by and see Marc Jacobs’ presentation at the International Test Conference next week.

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CDN: BlackBerry announces acquisition of Good Technology

BlackBerry announces acquisition of Good Technology

Less than half a year following its acquisition of Israel-based security company WatchDox, BlackBerry is at it again.This time, the Canadian smartphone maker has acquired former rival Good Technology, which offers secure applications and containerization. The deal worth $425 million in cash was announced this weekend. .

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TAP Times: To Test or Not to Test? (that is the question)

To Test or Not to Test?  (That is the Question)

It's no secret that global semiconductor companies spend a significant amount of timeand resources on manufacturing and that shows no sign of changing soon.

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Embedded Computing Design:Leveraging the (free) power of Windows 10 for the IoT on the Raspberry Pi 2 and other development kit platforms

Leveraging the (free) power of Windows 10 for the IoT on the Raspberry Pi 2 and other development kit platforms

Inexpensive development kits and free/open source software and tools are making project development cheaper and easier than ever. The low-cost dev kits and open source tools have been around for a while now, but one thing I never expected to hear this year is that the new version of Windows would be free! Microsoft seems to be getting into the maker community spirit (and embedded IoT development space) by releasing its Windows 10 IoT Core operating system (OS) for maker platforms – free.

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FierceMobileIT: iOS 9 will have many lives for enterprise users

iOS 9 will have many lives for enterprise users (That is the Question)

I recently sat down with Aaron Davis, director of products and solutions at enterprise mobility management firm SOTI to discuss the implications of the new Apple mobile operating system, iOS 9, for the enterprise.

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TWICE: Seiki TVs to Widen the Color Gamut

Seiki TVs to Widen the Color Gamut

China-based Tongfang Global, which markets value-priced TVs under the Seiki brand, will offer wide-color-gamut TVs under a partnership with QD Vision, which makes Color IQ quantum dot technology.

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EE Times: In-Building Location Services: The Next Big Bluetooth App?

In-Building Location Services: The Next Big Bluetooth App?

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Global positioning systems are useless for indoor navigation, as GPS must have clear access paths to satellites to work. But advances in indoor location and positioning technologies, combined with the growing ubiquity of Bluetooth and WiFi-enabled smartphones, is fueling a revolution in indoor “people tracking” by commercial enterprises such as large retail stores and shopping malls.

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SecurityInfoWatch: Thwarting NFC virtual pickpockets

Thwarting NFC virtual pickpockets

It’s the end of a long week in New York. A weary securities industry executive is riding the elevator down from the 57th floor to head home, her purse slung over her shoulder. On the 54th floor, another woman boards an elevator. As the car fills at subsequent stops, the women are crowded together. When their purses touch, the executive has no idea the corporate identity badge she uses to access her office is being hacked, although it’s never left her handbag. Later that weekend, the woman from the 54th floor gains access to the 57th floor simply by using her phone with the stolen credentials at the entryway card reader.

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Electronic Design: The Day of the Three Glitches

The Day of the Three Glitches

On July 8, 2015, United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Wall Street Journal website all succumbed to various levels of software malfunctions.Yet again we're confronted with a day of technical "glitches," this time three in one day (July 8). Each was seemingly unrelated, but each caused significant disruptions.

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Converge! Network Digest: Compass Networks Joins the Consortium of On-Board Optics

Compass Networks Joins the Consortium of On-Board Optics

Compass Networks, which offers a high-performance routing platform based on its icPhotonics chipsets, has joined the Consortium of On-Board Optics (COBO), which is developing interoperable specifications to lower power consumption and increase bandwidth for optics within enterprises and data centers.

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Shopper Marketing: SenionLab Indoor Positioning System

SenionLab Indoor Positioning System

Linkoping, Sweden-based SenionLab has worked with a hospital in San Luis Obispo, California, to help map the location for visitors. A company spokesperson says the company is rolling out a full-scale test this fall with a handful of U.S. retailers. 

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M&E Tech: OptimalPlus MI at Semicon by Dylan Chatterjee

OptimalPlus MI at Semicon by Dylan Chatterjee

July 2015, Optimal+ is a provider of manufacturing intelligence software for data analytics in the semiconductor industry. Their software “improves yield, productivity, and quality, with full supply chain visibility.” They provide real time analytics for over 6,000 testers around the world and process over 20 billion chips annually. 

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GPS Business News

SenionLab Tech Used for Indoor Loc in 1.1M sqm In Seoul Public Locations

Swedish indoor positioning system vendor SenionLab has announced a signficant deployment of its technology in Seoul.

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SD Times: Docker and the Coolifcation of Containers

Docker and the ‘coolification’ of containers

His first presentation may have ended inauspiciously with the moderator cutting him off mid-sentence at the five-minute mark, but the developers sitting in Solomon Hykes’ 2013 PyCon session knew that the founder of Docker, an open-source application container engine, had unveiled a tool that would bring revolutionary simplicity to deployment.

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EE Times What About Reliability of Magnetic Position Sensor?

What About Reliability of Magnetic Position Sensor?

A stubborn question about the reliability of magnetic position sensors lingers in the minds of some automotive and industrial system designers. Yet complete stray field immunity is possible in contactless magnetic position sensing.

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MedTech Boston Sky Ventures Group Flying High Among Boston’s Health Investors

Sky Ventures Group Flying High Among Boston’s Health Investors

Setting out to change the early stage funding scene, local rising star Sky Ventures Group has shown that expensive Kendall Square or Innovation District real estate aren’t needed to be taken seriously by the investment community.

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TeleCompetitor: OTT Unicast Video is Helping Drive the Case for G.fast Technology

OTT Unicast Video is Helping Drive the Case for G.fast Technology

G.fast technology promises to deliver ultra-broadband capabilities over existing copper infrastructure to the home and business. The explosion in video consumption, particularly OTT video delivered in a unicast fashion to individual subscribers, is helping make the case for telcos to take a look at G.fast for scenarios where leveraging existing copper is desirable.

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FierceMobile IT: MCCI lastest vendor to unveil Windows 10-compatible product with USB stack for Windows 10 IoT Core

 MCCI lastest vendor to unveil Windows 10-compatible product with USB stack for Windows 10 IoT Core

As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 10 for PCs and tablets later this month, Redmond is ramping up work on other Windows 10 versions, including Windows 10 for Mobile, Windows Embedded and Windows 10 IoT Core, among others.

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OSP: The Power of Reverse Power

The Power of Reverse Power

Telcos are gearing up for the hot new ultra broadband access, G.fast, which delivers up to 1 Gbps of ultra high-speed broadband access over existing copper wiring. The operators who are quickly deploying G.fast services are leveraging 3 central technologies: G.fast communications, fiber-to-the-distribution-point architectures, and reverse power feeding.

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EBN: Real-Time Big Data Analytics Impacts Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry

Real-Time Big Data Analytics Impacts Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry

There's been significant debate about whether Moore's Law rings true in today's semiconductor market.  It seems improbable for companies to continue developing ever-smaller chipsets while increasing performance, and of course, there is much debate on whether it is a viable "Law." However, one area that is doubling every year at the pace of Moore's law is the growth of manufacturing data available from semiconductor operations.

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TNW: Slidely pact with Getty gives users access to professional images for their creative work

Slidely pact with Getty gives users access to professional images for their creative work

Slidely, a social media platform for creative consumers to post, share and remix their artistic projects, has announced a new partnership with Getty Images that allows members to use its content in their designs.

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PCWorld: New modems to fuel superfast broadband over copper

New modems to fuel superfast broadband over copper

Alcatel-Lucent and chipmaker Sckipio Technologies are debuting modem technology that will help make speeds of hundreds of megabit per second over copper cables a reality. The technology that makes it possible is called g.Fast. Step-by-step, chipmakers and equipment manufacturers are getting it ready for large-scale commercial services. They are expected to arrive next year.

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Telecompaper: G.fast moves ahead with plugfest, first reference designs

G.fast moves ahead with plugfest, first reference designs

Support for the implementation of the G.fast standard continues, as the Broadband Forum announced completion of the industry’s first G.fast equipment plugfest and start-up Sckipio announced a new line of G.fast reference designs for compatible modems.

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Lightwave: Sckipio unveils G.fast SDN initiatives

Sckipio unveils G.fast SDN initiatives

G.fast silicon startup Sckipio Technologies has announced a pair of moves aimed at promoting support of software-defined networking (SDN) in G.fast broadband access networks. The company says its new management stack will support the construction of G.fast distribution point units (DPUs) that can be controlled via the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) and that uses the standard G.fast YANG data model, with traffic managed via OpenFlow.

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NFVZone: CORD, G.fast Could Help Move Telcos to SDN, Open Networks Faster

CORD, G.fast Could Help Move Telcos to SDN, Open Networks Faster

There are several important trends, telco desires and imperatives that are converging at the same time. On the one hand, over the top types are eating the telcos’ lunch, so the telcos want to transform their networks so they’re more like those of their agile competitors.

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Wireless Design & Development: Gesture Sensors Revolutionize User Interface Control

Gesture Sensors Revolutionize User Interface Control

Designers face a variety of challenges when selecting the most appropriate type of buttons or controls for basic user interfaces.

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EEWeb: Sensing the Future: ams' Plans to Shape the World with Sensor Solutions

Sensing the Future: ams' Plans to Shape the World with Sensor Solutions

The world around us is changing.Technology has increasingly become more integrated into our surroundings to offer users a seamless operating experience with everyday devices.

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Embedded Computing Design: The distribution of things: IoT, M2M, and software distribution

The distribution of things: IoT, M2M, and software distribution

The Internet of Things combines smart devices and sensors with analytics and the cloud. This paradigm shift presents new challenges involving software distribution, updates, and security.

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Lightwave: Sckipio, iPhotonix partner for G.fast NFV

Sckipio, iPhotonix partner for G.fast NFV

G.fast semiconductor startup Sckipio Technologies and iPhotonix, which specializes in fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) hardware as well as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV)technologies, have partnered to combine their specialties. The companies say they will work to enable the iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) to fully interoperate with Sckipio's G.fast chips to ease deployment and management of G.fast distribution point units (DPUs).

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Retail Customer Experience: Can IPS enhance the shopping experience?

Can IPS enhance the shopping experience?

Creating an integrated shopping experience between online channels and brick-and-mortar stores is among the hottest trends in retail today. A recent TimeTrade study revealed that 85 percent of consumers preferred to shop at physical stores, versus shopping online. 

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Investor's Business Daily: Envisioning Future Growth Plans Helps Macom's CEO

Envisioning Future Growth Plans Helps Macom's CEO

For John Croteau, leadership means more than making sense of everyday events. The real test is looking beyond today's situation to tomorrow's challenges. Envisioning the future — and preparing employees to capitalize on it — enables Croteau to lead more forcefully. He calls his method "thinking time-dimensionally."

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ADT Mag: JFrog Adds Docker Support for its DaaS Platform

JFrog Adds Docker Support for its DaaS Platform

JFrog has joined the ever-expanding Docker ecosystem with new support for the container technology in its Bintray distribution-as-a-service (DaaS) platform. Developers use the popular platform to publish, download, store, promote, and share open source software packages.

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EE Times: Tracking Software in the Age of Ubiquitous Connectivity

Tracking Software in the Age of Ubiquitous Connectivity

For as long as there have been computers, companies have used networks to monitor, update and fix the software than runs on them.

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RTC Magazine: Defining ‘High Performance Embedded Computing’

Defining ‘High Performance Embedded Computing’

The concept of ‘high performance computing’ (HPC) typically calls to mind a vast server farm underpinned by tens to hundreds of thousands of processing elements, orchestrating the extreme data crunching required for advanced applications like geothermal exploration and molecular dynamics simulation.

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Electronic Design: APEC Opens with a Blizzard of Product Disclosures

APEC Opens with a Blizzard of Product Disclosures

After the past couple of months, the term “blizzard” may trigger some post-traumatic shivers. However, engineers can quickly warm to the torrent of product announcements made at this year’s IEEE Applied Power Technology Conference, which opened Monday, March 16, in Charlotte, N.C.

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Power Electronics: Vicor Expands DCM DC-DC Converter Module Series

Vicor Expands DCM DC-DC Converter Module Series

At APEC, Vicor Corporation announced expansion of its DCM Converter Module Series of isolated, regulated DC-DC converters within Vicor's Converter housed in Package™ (ChiP) power component platform. This series now covers critical applications in Aerospace, EV/HEV, Rugged Systems, Industrial, and Telecom/Datacom. DCMs provide nominal input voltages of 24, 28, 48, 270, 290, and 300 Volts with nominal outputs of 48, 36, 28, 24, 15, 12, and 5 Volts and are available in packages with up to 600 Watts of power. 

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OSP: Latency Matters!

Latency Matters!

As historical voice circuit-switched networks transitioned to today’s packet-switched networks, latency and quality of service were traded for network utilization efficiency and cost. Unfortunately, today’s ultra-time-sensitive applications cannot afford extra network latency.

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Microwaves & RF: Cavalcade of Cutting-Edge Products Invades 2015 IMS

Cavalcade of Cutting-Edge Products Invades 2015 IMS

The 2015 IEEE IMS is, of course, an important educational event for many, featuring an excellent collection of technical presentations and focused technical meetings like the Automatic RF Techniques Group (ARFTG). But a great deal of the education takes place right on the exhibition floor with every stop—at every booth. 

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Military Embedded Systems: Multifunction, high-performance AESA radar leads a transformation of the battlefield sensor network

Multifunction, high-performance AESA radar leads a transformation of the battlefield sensor network

Active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems built with gallium nitride (GaN)-based radio frequency (RF) power components are helping to elevate the capabilities of the modern networked battlefield.

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Examiner: New parental control app offers promise to build trust and respect privacy

New parental control app offers promise to build trust and respect privacy

As the primary teachers for life and guardians of personal security – especially in the social cyber realm - every modern parent needs to know the answers to two big questions:

1. How can I stay current with the emerging apps where my own kids are hanging out?

2. What are the indicators that there is danger so I can become involved as their guardian, not as their micro-manager?

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NJ: Parental monitoring app is 'happy medium' for families, developer says

Parental monitoring app is 'happy medium' for families, developer says

Should parents trust their teenage children implicitly or keep close tabs on them?

It's not an easy question to answer, but a Far Hills software engineer believes he's found a solution for parents that straddles both approaches, and he hopes you'll toss him a few bucks to help roll the app out to the masses.

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Huffington Post: Why Don't Parents Care About Online Safety?

Why Don't Parents Care About Online Safety?

A Maryland couple accused of "neglect" earlier this year by Maryland Protective Services for letting their children -- ages 10 and 6 -- walk home alone from a neighborhood park found themselves in the news again this week. This time, police officers took their children into custody after the parents had dropped them off at the park to play, unattended, for two hours.

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Phys.Org: Quantum dot TVs are unveiled at China tech expo

Quantum dot TVs are unveiled at China tech expo

At this month's China Information Technology Expo (CITE) event, a headline-maker was the launch of quantum dot televisions, by QD Vision and Konka, the consumer electronics company. QD Vision's calling card in this instance is all about its Color IQ optics. 

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Tom's Guide: Quantum Dot to Bring Better Color to Smaller Screens

Quantum Dot to Bring Better Color to Smaller Screens

Ultra-colorful quantum dot displays aren't quite ubiquitous yet, but that could change soon. Massachusetts optics company QD Vision, has introduced a new piece of quantum dot optics, which could allow for LCD monitors and all-in-one PCs with better color than we've ever seen. QD Vision's updated Color IQ tech uses 2mm-thin optics, which, compared to the previous standard of 3mm, will allow quantum dot to come to screens that are smaller than the one in your living room TV. Color IQ can currently be found on select TVs from companies such as Samsung and LG.

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Microwave Journal: The Quest for More Good Units per Hour

The Quest for More Good Units per Hour

Over the past decade, the importance of RF-based systems on a chip (SoC) has grown significantly, following the exponential growth of wireless electronic devices in virtually all industry segments. Today, semiconductor companies are manufacturing billions of RF devices that are shipped inside of consumer, industrial and military products. 

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EE Times: Smart Homes Smell the Coffee

Smart Homes Smell the Coffee

A new crop of smart home devices on the way will smell the air to make sure it is healthy. The gas sensors are getting built into thermostats, baby monitors, digital night lights and security cameras.

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Med Device Online: Sky Ventures Group Launches Its First Life Sciences & Healthcare Investor Forum

Sky Ventures Group Launches Its First Life Sciences & Healthcare Investor Forum

ASky Ventures Group, a Boston-based investment group that provides seed funding to early-stage life science and healthcare companies, held its first ever members forum, bringing together an elite roster of investors and early-stage startups. Four vetted startups presented to more than 60 investors who will meet on a semi-monthly basis going forward.

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Med City News: New Boston investment group melds angels with corporates; seeking healthcare and life sciences startups

New Boston investment group melds angels with corporates; seeking healthcare and life sciences startups

A new investment group called Sky Ventures Group has just launched in Boston, with plans to provide seed funding to early stage life science and healthcare companies. It intends to hold a semi-monthly investor meeting, during which four vetted startups will pitch their concepts to the group.

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IVC Research Center: Rainier Communications Recognized for Excellence in Social Media

Rainier Communications Recognized for Excellence in Social Media

Rainier Communications announced it has won two Bulldog Media Digital/Social PR Awards, recognizing the agency for excellence in social media. Rainier’s campaign, “On a Mission - Tell the Rest of the World,” won the Gold Award for best use of Digital in a B2B Technology Campaign and the Bronze Award for Best Microsite or Specialized Microsite. 

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Wicked Local: Business Digest for March 17, 2015

Business Digest for March 17, 2015

Rainier Communications, a Westborough-based high-tech public relations agency, has won two Bulldog Media Digital/Social PR Awards, recognizing the agency for excellence in social media. Rainier’s campaign, “On a Mission - Tell the Rest of the World,” won the Gold Award for best use of digital in a B2B Technology Campaign and the Bronze Award for Best Microsite or Specialized Microsite. 

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Worcester Business Journal: Accolades & Honors

Accolades & Honors

Rainier Communications of Westborough has won two Bulldog Media Digital/Social PR Awards, which recognized Rainier for excellence in social media. Rainier received a Gold award for best use of digital in a B2B technology campaign and a Bronze award for best microsite or specialized microsite.

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GPS: Indoor Loc Vendor SenionLab Raised $1.8M in A-Round En savoir plus sur http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/Indoor-Loc-Vendor-SenionLab-Raised-1-8M-in-A-Round_a5388.html#OKyBkwQlhET3AqG6.99

Indoor Loc Vendor SenionLab Raised $1.8M in A-Round

Swedish indoor positioning start-up SenionLab announced a series A round of funding of $1.8 million (SEK 15 million) from SEB Venture Capital.

 

SenionLab is using Wi-Fi, its own Bluetooth beacons and motion sensors in smartphones to calculate a position with 1 to 5 meter accuracy.

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PE Hub: SEB Venture Capital backs SenionLab

SEB Venture Capital backs SenionLab

 Sweden-based SenionLab AB, a provider of indoor positioning systems, has received $1.8 million in funding. The investor was SEB Venture Capital. 

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Fortune: Term Sheet -- Tuesday, March 31

Term Sheet -- Tuesday, March 31

No column this morning (but tons of news), as I spent all of yesterday at Fortune HQ in New York for various meetings (yes, it was just as scintillating as it sounds). Apologies.

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ADT: JFrog Adds Docker Support for its DaaS Platform

JFrog Adds Docker Support for its DaaS Platform

JFrog has joined the ever-expanding Docker ecosystem with new support for the container technology in its Bintray distribution-as-a-service (DaaS) platform. Developers use the popular platform to publish, download, store, promote, and share open source software packages.

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EE: Big data, big decisions

Big data, big decisions

You’ve undoubtedly heard a lot about big data. Gartner announced last August that the technology had passed the peak of inflated expectations of the market-research firm’s hype cycle. According to the hype cycle model, big data is descending into the trough of disillusionment, from which it will emerge, climbing the slope of enlightenment on its way to the plateau of productivity.

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Gorkana Group: Rainier Communications Recognized for Excellence in Social Media

Rainier Communications Recognized for Excellence in Social Media

Rainier Communications announced it has won two Bulldog Media Digital/Social PR Awards, recognizing the agency for excellence in social media. Rainier’s campaign, “On a Mission - Tell the Rest of the World,” won the Gold Award for best use of Digital in a B2B Technology Campaign and the Bronze Award for Best Microsite or Specialized Microsite.

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SD Times: JFrog takes on enterprise artifact complexity with Docker

JFrog takes on enterprise artifact complexity with Docker

Enterprise software development generates a lot of bundles of files, from deployable artifacts to binary blobs. Keeping all of those artifacts straight has long been the task at which JFrog’s Artifactory excels. Now, containers are making it into the mix in a big way.

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CloudPost: The Frog Releases the Whale; Docker Users Now Have a One-Stop-Tool for All Technologies

The Frog Releases the Whale; Docker Users Now Have a One-Stop-Tool for All Technologies

JFrog, which provides world-class infrastructure for software management and distribution in open-source, on premise and SaaS cloud solutions, added Docker support to its popular Bintray distribution-as-a-service (DaaS) platform. When combined with JFrog’s Artifactory binary repository management system, organizations can now manage Docker images with a powerful end-to-end solution that supports all technologies.

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Electronic Design: Q&A: MACOM’s Doug Carlson Discusses GaN’s Market Potential and Trajectory

Q&A: MACOM’s Doug Carlson Discusses GaN’s Market Potential and Trajectory

In terms of mainstream adoption, gallium nitride (GaN) has reached a crossroads of technology innovation and supply-chain transformations. GaN offers significant advantages when it comes to semiconductors. It’s been used in RF and LED applications, and can be effective in solar applications, too.

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EDN: ams and ST team up to secure NFC mobile payments

ams and ST team up to secure NFC mobile payments

There are some potential problems with paying via NFC. Users of near field communication, especially for making payments and storing credit card information, are understandably concerned about the security their private information. Methods that thieves use in typical security attacks include eavesdropping, data corruption or modification, interception attacks, and physical thefts.

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The BoomBox: Trey Songz Wants Fans to Show Him How They ‘Slow Motion’ Read More: Trey Songz Wants Fans to Show Him How They 'Slow Motion'

Trey Songz Wants Fans to Show Him How They ‘Slow Motion’

In honor of Trey Songz‘s new single, “Slow Motion,” the singer is urging fans to show him how they like to slow things down with a new video app. From now until April 2, his loyal supporters can show their interpretation of how to slow things down by using Slidely, an app that takes homemade videos and decreases the speed to create a short slow motion show, which also gives the option to play it along with any song.

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Mobile Marketer: R&B singer Trey Songz fast-tracks a Slow Motion promotion

 R&B singer Trey Songz fast-tracks a Slow Motion promotion 

R&B singer Trey Songz is promoting his latest single, Slow Motion, with a storytelling mobile application that encourages fans to turn the song into the soundtrack for a self-produced video in a slow-moving bit of fun.

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Jaxenter-JFrog adds Docker support to Bintray

 JFrog adds Docker support to Bintray 

Bintray and Artifactory have now welcomed Docker containers on board, but JFrog co-founder tells us Bintray will remain open to other container solutions that might overcome Docker’s “childhood problems”.

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LightReading:MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors

MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors 

The semiconductor industry is undergoing a transformative round of mergers and acquisitions, with major names such as Intel, Avago and NXP all taking part in a consolidation process driven by the search for economies of scale and the pursuit of hot opportunities, such as IoT and connected cars, broadband and data center efficiencies. (See More Chips Fall: NXP Buys Freescale, Intel to Acquire Lantiq and Avago Eyes Enterprise Storage With Emulex Buy.)

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Compound Semiconductor: GaN Gives Power and Flexibility to L-Band Radar

GaN Gives Power and Flexibility to L-Band Radar

One sector where sales of radar are on the rise is air traffic control infrastructure. That is partly because in the developed world, a large swath of civilian radar infrastructure is nearing the end of its operational life, and a mix of upgrades and replacements are on the agenda. Developing nations are also having an impact, deploying their first air traffic control radar systems. These countries are actually in an enviable position, as they can take advantage of new technologies that will allow them to leap frog the capabilities of many legacy systems.

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Lightwave: OIF to highlight 56G interfaces, pluggable coherent transceivers at OFC

 OIF to highlight 56G interfaces, pluggable coherent transceivers at OFC 

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) says its annual tech demo at OFC this year will focus on 56-Gbps electrical interfaces and the group's work on CFP2 coherent optical transceivers. Under the banner "OIF Technology Showcase 2015 – It's Happening Now – 56G Electrical Interfaces and Pluggable Coherent Optics" at Booth 613 March 24-26, OIF members will highlight technology advances based on both the group's fourth-generation Common Electrical Interface.

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LightReading: Bit Parts: 100G Driving Revenue Growth

Bit Parts: 100G Driving Revenue Growth

Several optical components suppliers have reported quarterly earnings recently, and the big theme across all of them is that 100G demand is providing a major revenue boost and painting bright near-term outlooks. M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. reported fiscal first-quarter revenue of $114.9 million. Within that figure, revenue from 100G optical products was up 35%, despite presumed seasonally soft activity throughout the sector.

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EBN: Touchdowns are Great in Football but Not in Semiconductors

Touchdowns are Great in Football but Not in Semiconductors

Everyone likes a touchdown, right? Tom Brady's touchdown pass to Julian Edelman with just two minutes left on the clock in Super Bowl XLIX brought undiluted joy to millions of New England Patriots football fans.  While many touchdowns in a single game are widely celebrated in football, a large number of "touchdowns" in semiconductor manufacturing would not be met with the same level of celebration.

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LEDs Magazine: Gooee and ams drive sensor-based connected lighting technology (UPDATED)

Gooee and ams drive sensor-based connected lighting technology (UPDATED)

Connected and adaptive smart lighting systems are clearly the future of the solid-state lighting (SSL) space and the key to both better lighting and additional gains in energy efficiency beyond what LEDs afford. Recent activity at Strategies in Light (SIL) in Las Vegas, NV and Smart Lighting Controls Europe in London shows how two enabling-technology suppliers hope to assist lighting manufacturers with entering the smart lighting space. 

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LEDs Magazine: Integrating the Internet of Awareness into our smart SSL systems (MAGAZINE)

 Integrating the Internet of Awareness into our smart SSL systems (MAGAZINE) 

The phrase "Internet of Things" (IoT) is being used so often that it would be easy to write it off as simply the latest buzzword for objects with Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. While the age of ubiquitous Internet-connected toasters is not quite upon us, the next era of device interconnectivity certainly is here now, and the coming growth of "connectedness" is undeniable. 

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EDN Network: Designing a feedback ANC headset using AS3435

Designing a feedback ANC headset using AS3435

Feed-forward headsets typically are more easily developed because the design engineer usually does not have to deal with stability issues. A major drawback of this topology, however, is wind noise because the ANC microphones are directly exposed to the ambient. An alternative that overcomes this drawback is the use of a feedback ANC technology. This article describes the development steps necessary to design a feedback ANC headset based on the AS3435 from ams AG. 

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Electronic Design: Overcome Stray Field Interference in Magnetic Position-Sensor ICs

Overcome Stray Field Interference in Magnetic Position-Sensor ICs

Magnetic position sensing has proved popular in a range of motion- and motor-control applications in the industrial and automotive markets. Various methods for measuring flux density have evolved, leading to the development of the fully integrated magnetic position sensor ICs that incorporate the magnetic sensing element, signal conditioning and signal processing on a single chip.

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EE: Big data in semiconductors—how to collect, detect, and act

Big data in semiconductors—how to collect, detect, and act 

Big data, defined as an all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large or complex that it becomes difficult to process using traditional data processing applications, continues to be a major topic in virtually every business segment. While big data solutions have gained a foothold in retail, sales, and financial organizations over the past 10 years, there are other industries, like semiconductor manufacturing, that stand to reap significant gains from extreme analytic solutions that can mine these enormous sources of data.

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TalkTalk: Usain Bolt challenged to race against 500Mbps G.fast broadband

Usain Bolt challenged to race against 500Mbps G.fast broadband 

After venerable tech daily The Register jokingly claimed that Usain Bolt carrying a DVD could get files to your house faster than G.fast, Sckipio returned fire, saying that actually, 16 people could stream 4K Netflix simultaneously with no drop in quality. According to Sckipio, their broadband has to race all around buildings, up apartment blocks and into homes.

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TeleCompetitor: Sckipio Achieves 200 Mbps G.fast Broadband Over 400 Meters

Sckipio Achieves 200 Mbps G.fast Broadband Over 400 Meters

Broadband technology developer Sckipio said today that it has successfully demonstrated the ability of G.fast technology to support speeds up to 500 Mbps for 200 meters over traditional copper phone wiring. Alternatively the technology can support speeds of up to 200 Mbps over 400 meters.

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CED: Sckipio hits 500 Mbps in G.fast lab trials

Sckipio hits 500 Mbps in G.fast lab trials

Sckipio Technologies said it has successfully trialed G.fast at speeds greater than 500 Mbps for 200 meters, which doubled the official ITU targets for the G.fast standard. Israel-based Sckipio achieved more than 200 Mbps at 400 meters, which also doubled the target distance for the given rate. The lab trials were conducted with multiple, unnamed broadband access services providers.

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LED Professional: ams Combines Daylight Sensor and Smart Lighting Manager to a Compact IoT-Hub

ams Combines Daylight Sensor and Smart Lighting Manager to a Compact IoT-Hub

ams AG, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, today introduced its revolutionary AS721x Autonomous Daylighting Manager, the industry’s first integrated chip-scale Internet of Things (IoT)-connected smart lighting manager. This new class of sensor-integrated smart lighting manager solutions delivers cost-effective, IoT-connected integrated control capabilities to luminaire, light engine and replacement lamp manufacturers.

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Electronic Products: Sensor-integrated lighting manager brings control to new level

Sensor-integrated lighting manager brings control to new level

The AS721x autonomous daylighting manager is the industry’s first integrated chip-scale IoT-connected smart lighting manager. This new class of sensor-integrated smart lighting manager delivers integrated control capabilities to luminaire, light engine and replacement lamp manufacturers. The chip provides system-level control capabilities by sensing the ambient daylight and enabling the delivery of constant lux levels in the space.

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Search Marketing Daily: Cxense Tech Lets 3D Interactive Images Run In Browsers

Cxense Tech Lets 3D Interactive Images Run In Browsers

Norway-based Cxense, a data management company, has developed technology that turns any image viewed in a browser into a 3D interactive image. That means any image on a Web site, not just in an ad unit. The company's VP of global marketing says brands also could use the technology to make images in Google Shopping interactive, because it works in the browser.

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CMO Today: Mazda Trials “3D” Web Ads

Mazda Trials “3D” Web Ads

Consumers seldom click banner ads that appear online, and research suggests they rarely look at them, either. In an attempt to battle this “banner blindness”, marketers are constantly experimenting with ways to catch users’ eyes as they bounce around the Web. To that end, Mazda is currently testing new “3D” ad technology for a campaign it’s running in Norway promoting its Mazda 3 model. The ads, powered by Cxense, appear to pop out of users’ screens as they scroll past them on a Web page.

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Wired: What Are Quantum Dots, and Why Do I Want Them in My TV?

What Are Quantum Dots, and Why Do I Want Them in My TV?

If you look at the CES 2015 word cloud—a neon blob of buzz radiating from the Nevada desert, visible from space—much of it is a retweet of last year’s list. Wearables. 4K. The Internet of Things, still unbowed by its stupid name. Connected cars. HDR. Curved everything. It’s the same-old, same-old, huddled together for their annual #usie at the butt-end of a selfie stick.

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Mobile Marketer: Will Mazda’s 3D mobile ad spare the banner from execution?

Will Mazda’s 3D mobile ad spare the banner from execution?

A Mazda mobile car advertisement that leverages three-dimensional technology to bring the vehicle to life may be what the beleaguered Web banner needs to silence claims that it is past its prime and should be placed on the scrap heap.

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EE Times: CES 2015: Ultra-High-Definition 4K TV over Copper

CES 2015: Ultra-High-Definition 4K TV over Copper

Want to watch UHDTV? Try your telco's copper. The first ultra-high-definition (UHD) content delivered to a 4K TV over existing twisted-pair copper infrastructure of telecommunication companies (telcos) was demonstrated at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015, Jan. 6-9, Las Vegas). Sckipio Technologies' (Ramat Gan, Israel), which makes G.fast (pronounced gee dot fast) chipsets, claims DSL cannot deliver UHD 4K TV, but its G.fast ultra-broadband networks can over standard telco twisted-pair copper lines.

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Cable.co.uk: Ultrafast copper broadband holds the key to 4K TV

Ultrafast copper broadband holds the key to 4K TV

Michael Weissman, vice president for marketing at Sckipio Technologies, said the main things holding back 4K, or ultra high definition (UHD), are download and upload speeds. And as 4K becomes more popular, the only way to deliver the faster speeds necessary for the data-heavy UHD streams within a reasonable time is to turn to G.fast, he said.

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Sound & Vision: QD Vision IS Quantum Dots

QD Vision IS Quantum Dots

An increasing number of manufacturers are starting to use Quantum Dots as a light source for their LCD TVs, replacing LEDs. QD Vision is a major supplier of these devices. They argue that QD technology offers a number of advantages over LEDs (and OLEDs), including wider color, higher brightness, lower power consumption and, ultimately, lower cost (though the first sets to use Quantum Dots appear to be premium models).

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Venture Beat: Why the quantum dot is the hottest TV tech going

Why the quantum dot is the hottest TV tech going

If you’ve been paying attention to the market for TVs over the last few months, and especially during CES this week, you’ve been hearing a lot about 4K and 8K. But the real action today, and going forward, is in quantum dots. Known alternately as QDots or nanocrystals, quantum dots are the foundation behind what is expected to be one of the biggest sea changes in the television market over the next few years.

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ECN: Why quantum dots are the next big display technology

Why quantum dots are the next big display technology

Nestled in between the bloated 4K, 8K, and “Beyond 4K” TVs at this year’s CES was an older lighting technology that’s just now gaining traction with consumer display manufacturers — quantum dots. The inimitable display tech — essentially a semiconductor nanocrystal with quantum mechanical properties — was discovered back in 1981, but it didn’t see commercial release until 2013 with Sony’s XBR X900A series of flat panel televisions.

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Boston Business Journal: TV tech firm QD Vision lands $28M in funding, adds former Lenovo CEO as executive chairman

TV tech firm QD Vision lands $28M in funding, adds former Lenovo CEO as executive chairman

Lexington-based QD Vision, a maker of optical technology for dramatically improved color quality in television sets, said it recently raised $28 million in funding from existing investors that included North Bridge and Highland Capital, among others.

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International Business Times

What Are Quantum Dots, And Why Are They Important?

Quantum dots were among the biggest buzzwords of CES 2015 -- we sat down with John Ho, the advanced development manager for QD Vision, the company behind ColorIQ (a quantum dots technology).

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WSJ: TV Makers Set a New Strategy

TV Makers Set a New Strategy 

The world’s top television makers will this year peddle sets that enhance the color representation of their screens, but postpone a more dramatic shift in technology that promised thinner frames, more energy efficiency and crisper images.

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Consumer Reports: 5 TVs from CES 2015 that Consumer Reports wants to review

5 TVs from CES 2015 that Consumer Reports wants to review

As in past years, TVs—especially 4K UHD TVs—commanded a lion's share of the attention at CES 2015, thanks to promised improvements in TV performance beyond pure resolution. Among the highlights were new TVs boasting quantum dot technology, which can purportedly improve color beyond what we get today, as well as LCD-based UHD TVs with backlights that use phosphor coating on the LEDs, also in an effort to improve color.

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Boston Business Journal: The BBJ's Five Things: SimpliVity's hiring boom; Walsh talks tech; QD's vision; Patrick to MIT

The BBJ's Five Things: SimpliVity's hiring boom; Walsh talks tech; QD's vision; Patrick to MIT

Lexington-based QD Vision, a maker of optical technology for dramatically improved color quality in television sets, said it recently raised $28 million in funding from existing investors that included North Bridge and Highland Capital, among others. As the BBJ's David Harris has learned, the MIT spinoff, which has developed a type of semiconductor crystal, known as quantum dot, which allows for a wider gamut of color in a displayed picture, has now raised about $101 million in total funding to hire more materials engineers in Lexington and increase its sales and marketing workforce.

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RCR Wireless: CES2015: G.fast deployment by telcos mid 2015. - YouTube

CES2015: G.fast deployment by telcos mid 2015. - YouTube

SCKiPIO VP Marketing, Michael Weissman, provides RCR Wireless News with an update on G.Fast deployments.

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Total Telecom: The 6 most innovative companies making the most of G.fast technology

The 6 most innovative companies making the most of G.fast technology

The Israeli start-up founded to focus on G.fast technology is the current leader in this field. They have been working with many ODMs and service providers to accelerate the growing demand for G.fast technology. And at International CES 2015, Sckipio demonstrated the first demo of ultra high definition television using G.fast technology over a G.fast broadband network.

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Facilities Net: HVAC Load Reduction Modules Remove Carbon Dioxide and VOCs from Indoor Air

HVAC Load Reduction Modules Remove Carbon Dioxide and VOCs from Indoor Air

enVerid’s patented HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) solution implements revolutionary technology that actually removes CO2 as well as VOCs and other molecular contaminants from indoor air. By enabling extreme reductions in air replacement without compromising indoor air quality, enVerid HLR systems provide phenomenal HVAC energy savings.

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IEE Spectrum: CES 2015: What the Heck Are Quantum Dots?

CES 2015: What the Heck Are Quantum Dots?

It wouldn’t be CES without an attempt to launch the next big thing in TV technology. The next big thing was recently supposed to be OLED TVs. That didn’t work out so well; OLED manufacturing costs haven’t come down as fast as anticipated; yields are still low for large-screen OLEDs and prices are staying high.

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EE Times: Power Week: Popular Gaming Consoles' Energy Use Compared

Power Week: Popular Gaming Consoles' Energy Use Compared

The latest gaming consoles consume more power than previous models but also provide more features, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). In a recent test coinciding with the holiday season, engineers at the research organization found that three of the most popular units -- the Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Wii U -- consumed as much as 124 Wh compared to a maximum of about 88 Wh in a similar comparison performed in 2010.

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VentureWire: Sckipio Raises $17M for Modem Chipsets

Sckipio Raises $17M for Modem Chipsets

Sckipio Technologies , a provider of G.fast modem chipsets, has raised $17 million in a Series B round led by Pitango Venture Capital and combined with follow-on investment from the original Series A investors Gemini Israel Ventures, Genesis Partners , Amiti Ventures and Aviv Ventures.

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EE Times: G.fast Now on Fast Track

G.fast Now on Fast Track

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) pulled a fast rabbit out of the hat at the opening of its annual conference two Fridays ago by ratifying G.fast, the standard designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s over existing copper wires. G.fast works by extending the range of frequencies over which broadband signals travel.

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ECN: What is the most creative way LEDs have been implemented?

What is the most creative way LEDs have been implemented?

When it comes to interesting applications for LEDs, most in the industry quickly conjures up visions of unique luminaires or nearly invisible light sources highlighting priceless masterpieces. While that, combined with TV and mobile device backlighting, is where the industry sees both today’s volumes and revenues, the most interesting applications we’re seeing involve bio-physical monitoring and bio-photonics. LEDs are transforming our world in much broader way than simply through more efficient or flexible lighting.

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The Register: G.fast is HERE: Sckipio slurps funding to cook up SPAWN of VDSL tech

G.fast is HERE: Sckipio slurps funding to cook up SPAWN of VDSL tech

Having sold his company Coppergate to Sigma Designs in 2009 for around $190m, Sckipio boss David (Dudi) Baum has got the band together to build a fixed broadband chip to take advantage of the 1Gbps-over-copper VDSL successor G.fast, which was ratified as an ITU standard this week. Sckipio has raised $17m in a series of second-round funding moves led by Pitango Venture Capital, to be combined with follow-on investment from the original Series A investors: Gemini Israel Ventures, Genesis Partners, Amiti Ventures and Aviv Ventures.