Motorola Acquires Twisted Pair

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that it has acquired Twisted Pair Solutions, a recognized leader in push-to-talk over broadband applications for secure, real-time communication anywhere, on any device. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Twisted Pair is a privately held software communications company whose WAVE® software transforms smartphones, tablets and PCs into…

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Go Beyond Layoffs to Cut Costs

Layoffs are often the go-to move when you need to cut costs — and this is the season for cost cutting as annual budgets are finalized. However, laying off talent is expensive in the long run. When you lay off talent, you lose people who are familiar with your company’s culture and have been an…

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Xilinx Holds Tightly to FPGA Lead

Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is hot with investors and the analyst community. The rating of the semiconductor manufacturer was recently upgraded by several research firms with all of them jacking up their 52-week price target for its stock on the belief that the company is well positioned for near-term growth after notching a technology edge…

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Taiwan Manufacturing Grows on Export Hike

In Taiwan, manufacturing activities rose in December to their highest level in almost three years, closing 2013 with a bang and pointing to continuing expansion in one of the electronics industry’s key production areas. A report from HSBC and Markit today said the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for Taiwan surged to 55.2 in December,…

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Sports Should Adopt Real Technology

“It’s close to a first down. They’re bringing out the chains to measure.” Chains? Seriously? Are they cave athletes? Put a tiny transmitter in the center of the ball with a MEMS accelerometer. Place three or more receivers around the field. The time of flight of the transmitted signal from the ball to the receivers…

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Molex Lauds TTI

 Molex Incorporated recently presented TTI, Inc. with its 2013 Global Distributor of the Year Award.  Presented annually, the award recognizes outstanding partners demonstrating growth in global sales coupled with customer service, operational and management excellence. “An exceptional channel partner, TTI sales consistently outpace those of peer distributors,” states Graham Brock, executive vice president and president…

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