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Ericsson, AT&T, Altair demo 10 years of LTE IoT battery life

Ericsson has announced it will join AT&T and chipset provider Altair to demonstrate LTE Power Saving Mode on commercial LTE Internet of Things (IoT) chipset platform at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series - North America event on October 27-29 in Atlanta, Georgia. The demonstration will be held in the AT&T booth running on Ericsson networks and Altair’s FourGee-1160 Cat 1 chipset featuring ultra-low power consumption.


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Smart watches to trump mHealth wearables for integration into $34B smart home market

In a report from ABI Research, smart watches will drive the most interest for wearables integration into the smart home even though fitness trackers were approximately two-thirds of all wearable device shipments in 2014. Recent announcements of Android Wear from Google and Apple Watch are driving integration efforts from various smart home platform vendors such as iControl, Alarm.com and Samsung’s SmartThings.


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Skyworks enables revolutionary networking platform from TP-LINK

Skyworks Solutions Inc. an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, announced that TP-LINK's newest router OnHub is being enabled by semiconductor content from Skyworks. The product leverages more than 20 Skyworks solutions to power multiple radios and 13 fully integrated antennas across various standards including Bluetooth® 4.0, ZigBee®/Thread, 2 and 5 GHz applications for 802.11ac/b/g/n and Google's Weave. 


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Qorvo's newest 802.11p solutions drive wireless car connectivity

Qorvo® Inc. announced two new 802.11p solutions optimized for high-performance networking in the connected car. Qorvo's 801.11p power amplifier (PA) enhances car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication, analysis and data exchange, helping manufacturers to develop 802.11 systems and applications that enhance automotive safety and improve the driving experience.


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Infineon builds new factory in Wuxi, China to accelerate smart manufacturing initiative

Infineon Technologies AG announced the set-up of its second factory in Wuxi, China on the occasion of its 20th anniversary of operation in China. The new factory is scheduled for rollout at the end of 2016. It comprises a total investment of nearly USD 300 million, engaging an area of 36,000 square meters. An addition of about 2,500 jobs is anticipated upon ramp-up of all the production lines.


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Keysight's new VXT PXIe delivers faster solution creation, reduced test times

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced the VXT PXIe vector transceiver, a fully calibrated instrument module that provides vector signal generation and analysis in four slots. With accelerated measurements and deep software, the VXT is purpose-built for rapid solution creation and faster throughput in manufacturing test of wireless components and “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices.


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ViaSat receives first Supplemental Type Certificate for in-cabin distribution system

ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, has received its first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for its in-cabin distribution system. This is the first of two significant STCs ViaSat expects to obtain with respect to in-flight entertainment and connectivity, with the second STC anticipated in Q1 2016 for its hybrid Ku/Ka-band antenna system.


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