Feature Phones Are Back?

MADISON, Wis. — The mobile market has a strange way of refreshing old products and making them new. A case in point is the so-called Bluetooth dialer. A sleek handset — strangely resembling Nokia's erstwhile candy bar phone but much skinner — is reportedly getting traction in China. Technically, this isn't a phone. Called a…

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If It’s on NPR, It Must Be True

I was listening to the radio recently when NPR began to broadcast a report about the increased reshoring of manufacturing to the United States. NPR interviewed Harold Sirkin, a senior partner at Boston Consulting Group who has been surveying companies about reshoring. Sirkin stated that 20%-25% of the manufacturing operations that have been offshored will…

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Disturbed by Superhuman?

“Faster, Higher, Stronger” is a well-known Olympics motto. The noble goal speaks volumes of the eternal human desire for self-improvement. It’s not just athletes who share that goal. We all aspire to be better — smarter and more efficient — in the way we study, work and play.   The big question in my mind…

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MMB Networks to Distribute Through Avnet

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has signed a distribution agreement with MMB Networks, a leading global designer and manufacturer of ZigBee module solutions. MMB Networks’ ZigBee modules and USB sticks provide a complete connectivity solution powered by MMB’s RapidConnect software platform, and backed up by MMB’s world-class support…

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Crocus Licenses Magnetic IP to ARM

Crocus Technology, a leading developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductor technologies for mobile security, embedded microcontrollers, harsh environment electronics and magnetic sensors, announced it has licensed its Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology to ARM. Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) is a CMOS based rugged magnetic technology capable of offering important advantages in performance, size and security for…

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