Who Needs Smart TV?

Everything these days is smart. You’ve got your smart phone, smart grid, smart car, and now smart TV. The question is: Why? Consumers can get the same functionality with their Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and gaming consoles. And my answer, like for most technology, is: Why not? There is no industry standard. There is no…

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Avnet & ARM Launch Seminar Series

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing, a business group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the launch of Design Strategies for ARM® Systems, a 26-city, global technical seminar series co-sponsored by ARM. Design engineers will be given the exclusive opportunity to gain a better understanding of ways to harness this emerging mobile technology into current and…

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Tyco Releases Corporate Responsibility Report

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) announced today the launch of the Tyco Electronics Responsibility Advantage (TERA) program and the release of its first corporate responsibility report. The TERA program brings together the existing environmental, supply chain, workplace, governance, community and other related programs within TE. “Launching the Tyco Electronics Responsibility Advantage (TERA)…

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Fairchild Semi Names CTO

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, has appointed Dan Kinzer, chief technology officer and senior vice president, Technology. Under Mr. Kinzer’s leadership, Fairchild will sharpen its focus on technical innovation to further advance the company’s advanced product offerings in power electronic and…

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IBM & ARM Extend Chip Deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — ARM® [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)] and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an agreement between the two companies to extend their collaboration on advanced semiconductor technologies to enable the rapid development of next generation mobile products optimized for performance and power efficiency. The resulting technology will provide a suite of optimized physical…

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Mouser & Maxim Go Global

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading design engineering resource for semiconductors and electronic components, today launched a major global distribution partnership with Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. This worldwide agreement between two of the industry’s premier solutions and service providers gives design engineers immediate access to Maxim’s vast array of advanced semiconductor components and…

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WiFi Safety Issue Sparks Controversy

Is WiFi technology potentially harmful to your health and the environment? It's a question as old as the technology itself but one nobody seems to be able to answer definitively. On each side of the aisle, though, there's enough evidence to support a “yes” or “no” answer. It's time the industry demystify this issue. Although…

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