In the News

December 15, 2015

USB Type C is the Yahoo Tech Technology of the Year. It is one really amazing connector, capable of replacing the power, video, audio, and data jacks of every phone, tablet, and laptop—from every company. One single way to charge everything you own. One cable to rule them all.

December 8, 2015

Following Ampleon’s announcement regarding the formation of its global business operations in acquisition of the NXP RF Power Business line, the RF Energy Alliance (RFEA) offered a statement of support. In its launch announcement Ampleon made a major commitment to the development of RF energy technology.

November 25, 2015

The Consortium of On-Board Optics is working on 400 gigabit optics for the data centre and also for longer-distance links. COBO is a Microsoft-led initiative tasked with standardising a form factor for embedded optics.

November 23, 2015

Today, the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) announced it would be acquiring substantially all of the assets of the UPnP Forum. In exchange, OIC will offer membership to UPnP Forum members. The agreement will streamline and consolidate efforts around both organizations’ technologies and infrastructure, leading to increased alignment on standardization for the Internet of Things (IoT). Specific membership transfers will be announced after the transaction closes at the end of 2015.

November 12, 2015

AirFuel™ Alliance, the industry leader in wireless charging technologies born from the merger of Alliance for Wireless Power and Power Matters Alliance, today announced the official launch of the first global certification program that spans the full range of consumer electronics devices from wearables to smartphones, and now includes tablets, notebooks, laptops, and other electronic devices in daily use by consumers. This capability is exclusive to the AirFuel Alliance. More than 60 resonant technology components and devices have been certified to date. Manufacturers can now bring to market devices certified for 1-50 watts for the device and 1-70 watts for the charging station.

October 5, 2015

Starting today, Spotify Android users can bring the Spotify mobile app to their dashboards via MirrorLink® RockScout, a simple download that makes participating Android music apps MirrorLink-compatible. The Car Connectivity Consortium, creators of MirrorLink, made the announcement as more and more apps become available in the MirrorLink ecosystem.

September 16, 2015

The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing HDBaseT technology, will attend CEDIA EXPO 2015, in Dallas, Texas, and offer several enrichment and training courses for professional installers and integrators.  HDBaseT is the ‘de facto’ standard for the transmission of uncompressed ultra-high-definition video & audio, controls, Ethernet, USB and up to 100W of power over a single cable.

September 16, 2015

In-home networking products based on the high performance, highly versatile standard have just become widely available on Chinese e-commerce sites, opening the technology to a huge new retail market.

August 27, 2015

AVnu Alliance, Cisco and TTTech to host the Deterministic Ethernet Forum for automotive in-vehicle networking and the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), taking place October 23, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. The forum will be an opportunity for leading automotive and industrial companies to discuss and influence the implementation of deterministic Ethernet solutions and related standards.

August 15, 2015

VTM Group today announced its inclusion in the 2015 CIO 100 Awards, an award distributed by IDG’s CIO magazine that recognizes organizations demonstrating IT innovation. VTM Group earned the honor for Causeway, collaboration software that integrates work product co-development, document storage, document sharing, balloting, time management and other features into a single platform. This award marks another significant achievement for VTM Group as it reaches a milestone anniversary—20 years.