LED Nobel Prize Invention Leads to $17.7B Market

London —The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics awarded today to three physicists for their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LED) led to a significant breakthrough and paved the way for the creation of white light—a cleaner, more energy-efficient and longer-lasting source of illumination that also has generated a multibillion-dollar market and the creation of hundreds of…

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Altera, Lime Demo Military Solutions

Baltimore, Md. — MILCOM — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) and Lime Microsystems, a leading provider of fully programmable radio frequency (RF) transceivers headquartered in the UK, will be demonstrating a new multi-standard software-defined radio (SDR) platform at the Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) 2014 (Booth #419), being held October 6 to 8 at the BaltimoreConvention Center. The SDR platform, based on…

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Synapse Design Launches Cloud Platform

San Jose, Calif. — Synapse Design, the leading SOC and ASIC design services partner serving tier-one system and semiconductor companies, today announced its Cloud hardware platform based on a Freescale T4240 network processor and natively running OpenStack™ Icehouse. The Cloud hardware platform is a configurable design targeted at medium to high performance cloud appliance storage…

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Southwire Expands Wire & Cable Capacity

Carrollton, Ga. — Southwire is expanding building wire and feeder MC cable manufacturing capacity by renovating an existing 650,000-square-foot facility on 111 acres in Carrollton, Ga. This additional facility will enable Southwire to dramatically increase capacity, while streamlining operations to support residential and commercial construction growth to meet future customer demand for building wire and feeder…

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Vote for Best in MEMS, Sensors Innovation Awards

Voting is now underway for MEMS Industry Group (MIG)’s second annual Best in MEMS and Sensors Innovation Awards (MEMsies) — a celebration of innovation in the MEMS and sensors industry. MEMsies are granted to individuals, organizations and businesses that have made a positive and substantive impact on the world through their MEMS and sensors technology. Vote:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MEMSAwards2014 Winners in…

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Pilot Labs Launches Coin-Sized Security via KickStarter

San Diego, Calif. – Pilot Labs, a worldwide leader in connected home automation and security devices, today announced the KickStarter launch of CoinGuard, a coin-sized security solution. CoinGuard is a new Internet of Things solution for personal home security. Instead of trying to detect home intrusions like traditional security systems, CoinGuard is a small coin-sized wireless device. Sensitive to…

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