Sony Acquires SoftKinetic

Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation (“Sony”) is announcing that it has completed the acquisition of Softkinetic Systems S.A. (“Softkinetic”), after reaching an agreement with the company and its major shareholders. With this acquisition, Softkinetic – which possesses time-of-flight (“ToF”) range image sensor technology, as well as related systems and software – has become a wholly-owned…

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Mouser Ships Avago Encoder Kits

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the AEDC-55xx and AEDM‑5810 motion feedback encoders from Avago Technologies. These high-resolution encoder module kits include a built-in interpolator and are designed for quick assembly and reliable connector retention in a wide range of commercial and industrial motion control applications. Avago AEDC-55xx and AEDM-5810 motion feedback encoder kits, available…

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Qualcomm, Xilinx Collaborate on Data Centers

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), today announced a strategic technical collaboration to deliver industry-leading heterogeneous computing solutions with new levels of efficiency and performance through FPGA-enabled dynamic workload acceleration on Qualcomm Technologies’ server platforms. The strategic collaboration is designed to span multiple product generations, ranging…

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Dell to Buy EMC

Brings together the industry’s leading innovators in digital transformation, software-defined data center, hybrid cloud, converged infrastructure, mobile and security EMC stockholders to receive approximately $33.15 per share (based on the assumptions described below) in a combination of cash as well as tracking stock linked to a portion of EMC’s economic interest in the VMware business…

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Medtech Event Debuts New Projects

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Imagine an injectable sensor that helps soldiers and athletes optimize performance. Or a virtual clinic where expert social networks diagnose patients using data from smartphone sensors. Or a social network that posts heart-rate data along with pictures, creating a massive data set for health researchers. Leslie Saxon is going a step further. She…

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Apple Tightens Grip on Electronics Supply Chain

Apple Inc. is aptly named. The iPhone maker is golden on Wall Street, venerated by fans and irresistible to enterprise partners, making it the most tempting and most sought after customer in the global electronics supply chain. Conversely, Apple can morph into a living nightmare for rivals, suppliers and contractors who defy it as some…

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10 Wearables That Want to Change the World

Earlier this year, Unicef teamed up with two technology leaders, ARM and frog, to ask electronics designers worldwide to think creatively about how wearable technology could change the way people solve some of the world's biggest problems. The response was overwhelming. Denise Gershbein, executive creative director at frog said: As we kick off this next…

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Best Practices in Asset Recovery for High-Tech Supply Chains

High-tech and electronics manufacturers are realizing that it's more important than ever to get control of their reverse logistics processes. They're becoming acutely aware of the value to be derived from recovering, reusing, and responsibly disposing of used products, components, and raw materials.  Tighter regulations and growing environmental concerns are forcing manufacturers to act. Yet…

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