Applied DNA to Expand Research

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a biotechnology firm that provides DNA-based authentication and security solutions and services noted today that the Missile Defense Agency has awarded APDN a research project that would expand APDN’s technology platform established in the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to accommodate as many as…

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Adafruit, element14 Launch Wearable Design Challenge

Chicago, Ill. – element14, along with partner Adafruit, today announces the launch of the new “Hats Off” global design challenge. Participants will re-imagine the hat into new wearable technology solutions that provide real-world functionality using the Adafruit GEMMA and an accompanying accessory pack. The Adafruit GEMMA is a tiny Arduino-compatible sewable microcontroller capable of lighting up a constellation…

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Avnet Expands TE Connectivity Offering

Phoenix, Ariz.—Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced that it is now distributing TE Connectivity’s (TE) DEUTSCH line of military connectors. TE, a world leader in connectivity, offers an innovative portfolio of high-performance connectivity solutions for virtually all applications and environmental conditions, including DEUTSCH military connectors for harsh environments. With this expanded…

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Innovation Summit Announced for Automotive Supply Chain

Washington — The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) today announced that its 2014 Summit on Accelerating Innovation will be held on October 21-22, 2014 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. The 2nd annual Summit on Accelerating Innovation brings together industry leaders and leading experts from across North America in the automotive supply chain, academia, and government to collaboratively explore opportunities to…

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Set-Top Box Revenue Posts Best Year Ever in 2013

London —Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global set-top box (STB) market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history in 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Worldwide digital STB shipment revenue last year totaled $20.3 billion, up 3 percent from $19.6 billion in 2012, as…

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RFMW Stocks TriQuint High Linearity DVGA

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TQC9305, a 0.7 to 3.6GHz Digitally controlled, Variable Gain Amplifier (DVGA) from TriQuint. The TQC9305 features a shutdown pin function for TDD applications and offers 40dBm OIP3 for linear operation. The integrated attenuator has 31dB range in 1dB steps. The TQC9305 comes internally matched, eliminating the need for external matching components. Suited…

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Nest Nurtures New IoT Protocol

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Even before its $3.2 billion acquisition by Google, Nest Labs was quietly building into all its products a low-power mesh networking protocol. Now it hopes to make it an industry standard, called Thread, for home automation devices. A handful of chip and system makers, including ARM, Freescale, Silicon Labs, and Samsung,…

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Capacitive Touch Controller Tags Forecast to Drop

Seoul, South Korea  – Pricing for capacitive touch controller ICs is expected to fall due to growing competition from Chinese-Taiwanese suppliers, but this should not impact the market’s positive growth trend, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). The capacitive touch controller IC market is forecast to reach about $2.8 billion in 2017, an increase of nearly 50…

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