MEMS Revolutionized with Picosun’s Batch ALD Cluster Tools
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 25, 2016 — Picosun Oy, the leading supplier of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating solutions for industrial production, has revolutionized cost-effective MEMS manufacturing with high throughput PICOPLATFORM™ batch ALD cluster technology.
MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems; Microsystems) are micrometer-scale, semiconductor-based components that combine electrical, mechanical, and optical functions. They are present in our everyday products such as hard disk read heads, inkjet printer nozzles, microphone and projector chips, airbag controls, tire pressure monitoring, and driving stability systems in cars.
Huawei’s Next-Generation Firewall Solutions Receive Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification
BEIJING, China, Jan. 26, 2016 — Huawei today announced that its Unified Security Gateway (USG) and Eudemon series next-generation firewall solutions have been awarded Common Criteria (CC) certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+). It demonstrates the security and reliability of Huawei’s next-generation firewall products.
The evaluation was conducted by Epoche and Espri, an independent European security evaluation organization, which provides security evaluation and testing services to industry-leading international companies. EAL4+ is the highest assurance level that is recognized globally for network products.
Prodapt and Sprint Partner to Power the Global IoT Ecosystem
DALLAS, Texas, U.S.A., Jan. 26, 2016 — Prodapt and Sprint have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver industry specific IoT solutions. The partnership enables Sprint to leverage software products, platforms, and integration expertise from Synapt (Prodapt’s IoT division) to deliver solutions for Sprint’s enterprise customer base. Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the intelligent network of things that communicate directly or indirectly with each other.
The IoT market is expected to grow to USD 1.7 trillion by 2020, and the need for ready-to-use product platforms, rapid prototyping, and faster time-to-market are key elements for successful IoT deployments in the enterprise market.
China Smartphone Shipments Hit a Record 438 Million Units in 2015
BOSTON, Mass., U.S.A., Jan. 28, 2016 — According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, China smartphone shipments grew 3 percent annually to hit a record 438 million units in 2015. Xiaomi maintained first position and captured a 15 percent smartphone market share in China last year.
Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “China smartphone shipments declined 4 percent annually from 123.0 million units in Q4, 2014 to 117.9 million in Q4, 2015. China smartphone growth is slowing due to market saturation, inventory build, and economic headwinds. However, for the full year, China smartphone shipments grew 3 percent annually from 423.6 million units in 2014 to a record 437.8 million in 2015.”
Huawei Releases Any Media Giga Access Platform to Deliver Gigaband Enablement
LONDON, England, Jan. 28, 2016 — Huawei launched its Any Media Giga Access Platform that allows operators to make full use of the various access media on their existing networks to quickly deploy gigabit-capable ultra-broadband (Gigaband) networks with unified architectures, software, and management. The Gigaband Era is truly upon us now!
Broadband networks are moving from the 100M-level to giga-level access at the home as 4K TV, virtual reality, holographic imaging, and other new bandwidth-hungry services emerge. All-optical networks are the optimal medium for Gigaband. However, in some regions, exclusive use of optical fiber to build gigabit networks requires huge investment and ROW acquisition, and the time needed for the rollout tends to be long. This trade-off means the time it takes to pay for this infrastructure investment is often protracted. Enter the Huawei Any Media Giga Access Platform, which is able to support fiber, copper, coax, and combined fixed and mobile access methods. The innovative new tech going into the platform provides the way to the Gigaband era with ultra-broadband network enablement.
E2open Announces Latest Product Release to Empower Flexible, Scalable, and Adaptive Supply Chain Operations
AUSTIN, Texas, U.S.A., Feb. 1, 2016 — E2open demonstrates the result of its significant and ongoing investment in supply chain management technology with its latest product release announced today. The improved intercompany connectivity, new shipment and material tracking and traceability, deeper control of manufacturing processes, and better planning capabilities — all within a more secure cloud-based operations environment — provide enriched visibility and control while leveraging E2open’s powerful business network.
EXFO Introduces the World’s First G.fast Handheld Test Set
QUEBEC CITY, Canada, Feb. 1, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO), (TSX: EXF) today announced the introduction of its MaxTester 635G (MAX-635G) test set, a handheld G.fast CPE emulation solution that supports ITU-T G.9700 and G.9701 recommendations, as well as current VDSL2 and ADSL2+ technologies. The MAX-635G is a must for operators rolling out ultra-broadband to subscribers in today’s highly competitive broadband residential services market.
EXFO’s new MaxTester 635G test set provides technicians with a handheld solution to confidently install, turn up, and maintain G.fast, VDSL2, and ADSL2+ deployments with a single test tool, enabling the verification of subscriber data rates of up to 1 Gbit/s.
Omnitracs Launches Intelligent Vehicle Gateway
DALLAS, Texas, U.S.A., Feb. 1, 2016 — Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced the introduction of Intelligent Vehicle Gateway (IVG) — brand new, cutting-edge technology designed to spearhead the next generation in commercial vehicle telematics. A highly powerful, integrated application delivery system, IVG offers advanced features such as a larger display, superior wireless connectivity, and hands-free voice commands designed to improve safety, efficiency, and productivity. IVG represents a breakthrough in mobile fleet management technology.
Sagemcom Will Supply Enexis with the First Large-Scale, Smart-Meter Rollout
RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, Feb. 2, 2016 — Enexis selects Sagemcom as one of the suppliers for LTE smart meters for the large-scale rollout in the Netherlands.
Sagemcom has been selected for the development and supply of the ESMR5.0 smart electricity meters in the Netherlands, which will contribute to the smart metering program of Enexis for the period Q4 2016 to 2021 (with optional extensions to 2026).
Based on the Dutch DSMR4.2 specifications, these LTE-adapted ESMR5.0 smart electricity meters will provide new features to enhance the communication interface with consumer gas meters and aim to improve security for customer privacy concerns. This new solution, which complements the Enexis-installed base of smart electricity meters with GPRS, offers real-time information on energy consumption in order to reduce energy usage and significantly decrease energy costs for customers.
Synopsys Redefines Circuit Simulation with Native Environment
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, U.S.A., Feb. 3, 2016 — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that its circuit simulators will include a native environment for simulation management and analysis. The included solution provides designers with full access to the advanced features available in Synopsys SPICE and FastSPICE simulators and eliminates the need for third-party environments. As an early collaboration customer, Samsung Electronics’ System LSI Business evaluated the new environment with FineSim SPICE and has deployed it to their analog design community.