SOFTWARE/HARDWARE: Linx Technologies Inc. announced its acquisition of Apex Wireless, Inc. in a transaction with undisclosed terms. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Apex Wireless has provided RF product development, contract design, and wireless consulting services since 1985. Apex specializes in high performance, cost-optimized wireless products employing RF transmitters, receivers, and transceivers, including frequency hopping and direct sequence radios.
Apex Wireless will retain its name and continue operations in Colorado as a business unit of Linx.
Audi is testing a new technology that eases many assembly activities at its Neckarsulm plant: the so-called "chairless chair." The device's carbon-fiber construction allows employees to sit without a chair. At the same time, it improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.
Just when you thought mobile technology couldn’t get any more personal, Procter & Gamble have come up with a way to put your mobile where your mouth is, in the form of a Bluetooth 4.0 connected toothbrush.
MCU manufacturers have become excellent sources for information you can use to get a head start on your next design. In addition to the normal data sheets and evaluation boards, MCU manufacturers also often provide complete reference designs -- working designs that establish a proven baseline for creating your own custom design.
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