Verizon Wireless Certifies Altair’s Chipsets for Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)

HOD HASHARON, Israel , September 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Altair Semiconductor , a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced that its FourGee-3800 Cat-4 chipset has been VoLTE-certified by Verizon. The move expands on the previous Verizon's device certification of Altair's Cat-1 and Cat-4 LTE chipsets. “This certification is an important milestone as it facilitates migration…

World’s First LTE Cat M1/NB1 Chip to be Demonstrated Live by Sequans at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week

September 06, 2016 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE )–LeadingLTE for IoT chipmakerSequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) will demonstrate the world’s first LTE Category M1/NB1 chip at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week, September 7-9 in Las Vegas. Named Monarch , Sequans’ newest chip, the world’s first purpose-built and most highly optimized Cat M1/NB1 chip, will…

The Industrial Internet Consortium announces steering committee election results

Needham, MA 08-30-2016 – The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), the global, public-private organization formed to accelerate adoption and enablement of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced four new Steering Committee members for a total of 13 members. The new Steering Committee members, voted in as the result an annual membership election, include: · ABB,…

Alliance Seeks to Boost Indoor LTE

SEATTLE—Six wireless technology leaders have banded together to create an industry alliance that will drive deployment of LTE-based communications using the US Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. Recently authorized by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), CBRS allows 150 MHz of 3.5GHz spectrum previously reserved for the US military to be used in commercial…

Symmetry Electronics & SemiconductorStore.com Combine to Deliver Technical Design Help, Ordering Ease

Global semiconductor distributor Symmetry Electronics and SemicondctorStore.com have merged to offer engineers, electronics design engineers and procurement professionals a cohesive design and buying experience.  Gil Zaharoni Photo courtesy: Aline Kras “By unifying the two brands, we are ensuring all our customers from SemiconductorStore.com have the same access to our full-service design, support and logistics expertise…

Bluetooth-Enabled Tools: Too Much IoT?

It looks as though even basic power tools are not immune from the lure of IoT and wireless connectivity as a “feature.” Black & Decker has joined Milwaukee Tool and DeWalt by introducing the Smartech 20-V lithium-based battery, a Bluetooth- enabled power-tool power pack which can be used with some of their cordless tools. Using…

Is There Really an Internet of Things?

Hyped as the next boom in the electronics and IT industries, the Internet of Things (IoT) was predicted to cause storage and Big Data expansions like nothing we'd ever seen, with all of the computing, programming and administration to go with it. Whole industries would be rejuvenated, from health care to food delivery, and we'd…