Posted on 15 November 2011.
Imagine checking your smartphone or PC at work to see how much energy your home heater or air conditioner is using while you’re out. Then imagine resetting your appliances remotely to save energy and money. That’s the goal envisioned by Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) in its partnership with a group of global companies that has formed the Energy@Home Consortium
Posted in Devices, Enterprise, Networks
Posted on 11 November 2011.
Soaring demand for data is overwhelming some networks, according to University of Texas professor Jeff Andrews, director of UT’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group. Andrews says the demand we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg, and that at this point there are only two real solutions — solutions that could [...]
Posted in Carriers, Networks
Posted on 07 September 2011.
“Eat breakfast because we’re having a late lunch!” These were the words that greeted 200 eager investors and entrepreneurs as they picked up their name tags at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the University of Texas campus this morning. They were there for the 3rd annual Capital Factory Demo Day and some [...]
Posted in Enterprise, Events, Featured, Networks, Startups
Posted on 20 July 2011.
Dell Inc. (DELL) announced today that it will acquire Force 10 Networks, a buy that backs up analyst speculation that the second-largest computer maker in the world would absorb a networking vendor to provide the company a combined networking and data center offering to rival competitors such as Cisco (CSCO) or HP (HPQ). Specific financials [...]
Posted in Enterprise, Finance, Networks
Posted on 18 July 2011.
Telecom infrastructure giant American Tower Corp. (AMT) said it will buy up to 2,126 towers from telecommunications group Millicom International Cellular S.A. (MIC) subsidiary Colombia Móvil for $182 million in cash. Barring any issues, the transfer of ownership is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2011, leading to a new American Tower unit [...]
Posted in Components, Enterprise, Networks
Posted on 11 July 2011.
Northwestern University selected Motorola Solutions (MSI) to deploy a 900 MHz ASTRO 25 Project 25 voice and integrated data communication solution. The new P25 system replaces a 14-year-old analog trunking system and will provide a standards-based IP system that enables interoperability and greater efficiency for the university community. Features of the new system include voice, [...]
Posted in Components, Devices, Enterprise, Networks, Spectrum
Posted on 07 July 2011.
Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) announced it has won the Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Award for “Enabling Technology” for its latest small cell base station System-on-Chips (SoCs). The Femto Forum, an independent industry and operator association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide, recognizes achievement and contributions to the femtocell industry. The awards were presented at a [...]
Posted in Components, Events, Networks, Software
Posted on 06 July 2011.
Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) wants to dominate the sports stadium and entertainment industry by catering to the end user and wants to make flawless reception and especially smartphone and tablet use a pleasant luxury at large venues. Cisco launched the company’s new product today, billed as “Connected Stadium,” that allows users the ability for more [...]
Posted in Components, Enterprise, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing, Networks
Posted on 06 July 2011.
Texas Instruments (TXN) released a new technology that allows users to stream content from their devices to larger screens via the Netflix HD app for Android. TI is the first to achieve the Netflix Silicon Reference Implementation (SRI) certification for the software by using technology from the company’s OMAP 4 platform, which performs basic requirements [...]
Posted in App Corner, Components, Devices, Lifestyle, Networks
Posted on 01 July 2011.
IBM Corp. spent $1.2 million and software giant Oracle Corp. paid $1.1 million to lobbyists in the first quarter, attempting to influence interests from patent concerns, international trade and immigration law, to tax loopholes and government health care legislation. Among other agencies, Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Oracle lobbied the U.S. Congress, the Department of Defense (DOD) [...]
Posted in Components, Enterprise, Finance, Networks, Software