Sony Acquires Altair Semiconductor for $212 Million

first_imgSony announced that they have reached an agreement with Altair Semiconductor and its major shareholders to acquire the company. The purchase price is 212 million U.S. dollars (approximately 25 billion yen). Sony expects to complete the acquisition in early February, 2016. Altair, is an Israel-based company, that owns modem chip technology and related software for LTE (Long Term Evolution), a 4G cellular standard for mobile devices. Altair develops and sells products focused on LTE technology, and its modem chips stand out for their low power consumption, high performance and competitive cost.LTE is already widely used in data communication for mobile phones, and is also expected to play a pivotal role in the interconnection of the Internet of Things (“IoT”). Going forward, more and more “things” are expected to be equipped with cellular chipsets, realizing a connected environment in which “things” can reliably and securely access network services that leverage the power of cloud computing.With the acquisition of Altair, Sony aims to not only expand Altair’s existing business, but also to move forward with research on and development of new sensing technologies. By combining Sony’s sensing technologies – such as GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and image sensors – with Altair’s high-performance, low power consumption and cost-competitive modem chip technology, and by further evolving both, Sony will strive to develop a new breed of cellular-connected, sensing component devices.With the markets for wearable and IoT devices expected to continue to expand, Sony aims to deliver component devices that feature both sensing and communication capabilities, as well as new LTE solutions that leverage the strengths of these component devices.No material impact is anticipated on Sony’s consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 as a result of this acquisition.last_img read more

Amphenol Introduces Ruggedized SMA Connectors for Harsh Weather Conditions

first_imgAmphenol RF has announced the addition of new ruggedized SMA connectors to its existing family of Amphenol Rugged Connector (ARC) series. This product series is specifically designed to offer superior performance in harsh conditions which makes them ideal for outdoor applications where extreme weather conditions may be a consideration. These interconnect solutions are IP67 rated in both the mated and unmated conditions.The new SMA connectors are constructed using nickel plating over brass to provide robust performance in less than optimal environments. The 50 ohm interconnects are available in straight and right angle configurations and operate with minimal reflection from DC to 8 GHz. The reliable threaded interface makes these ARC connectors ideal for outdoor installation.The connectors are available as part of a pre-configured fixed length cable assembly featuring LMR-200 cable, designed and manufactured by Times Microwave, for a full Amphenol solution.Click here to view Amphenol’s SMA Connectors portfolio on everything RF.last_img read more

Lose some, gain more

first_img                This article is not discouraging the culinary victories we have already achieved. Yes, cooking will always be a part of our lives, and there is that sense of satisfaction and accomplishment when we do it. But there should also be the need to cultivate and improve what we learn in this time of forced isolation. Our point here is to do things in moderation and be active for at least 30 minutes daily. Go ahead and conquer the kitchen, be it for binakol, batchoy or perhaps those fancy sounding French or Italian cuisines. Just don’t forget to “EXERCISE”.Quarantine restrictions have eased up a bit. Maybe we can slowly get back to what was normal. Yes, unli-rice is just around the corner. Losing some but gaining more is definitely not the new normal. Self-control is the key./PN The current situation is making us learn things we thought we never had time to do or cannot do. We find ways in breaking sweat such as manually doing the laundry and cleaning the house so often that it actually won’t need cleaning for a while. Based on social media posts, newly discovered culinary skills were shared, too.                The upside of this newly found talent is that as long as we have the components for cooking, we can satisfy our cravings anytime we want. So, what’s the obvious downside? Of course, we get plumper than the fattened livestock supposedly reserved for the coronavirus-cancelled fiesta celebrations. Our clothes and weights also have more ups and downs compared to fuel prices.                 A hormone called” leptin” is made of fat cells in our bodies that tell our brain we have enough fat stored up. Muscle mass and fats are lost when we lose weight, and leptin decreasing makes us hungry so that when we stop dieting and become less active, there is supersized craving and fewer calories burned.                 In gaining weight back, fat takes the superhighway to our system and builds up quickly. It is one of the reasons why yo-yo dieting makes us heavier than we had started diet. It could also lead to binge eating. Our physical appearance isn’t the only thing that’s going to have changes but also our insides. There could be inflammations which might alter our immune system, there could be insulin resistance, and there could be possibility of gallstones, hypertension and heart disease because our blood vessels are burdened.last_img read more

Volleyball Participates in Argie’s R&R

first_img Share Volleyball Participates in Argie’s R&R Volleyball Participates in Argie’s R&Rcenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida volleyball team participated in the first Argie’s R&R of the spring Friday February 24. This month Argie’s R&R took place at Oriole Beach Elementary School in Julie Smith’s second grade class.West Florida volleyball players Christine Bach (Jacksonville, Fla./Florida State College at Jacksonville (Mandarin HS), Molly Pearce (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon County HS), Haley Shackelford (Colorado Springs, Colo./Yavapai College (Fountain-Fort Carson HS) and Abby Timmer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern HS) represented the team for the first Argie’s R&R of the semester. The student athletes each introduced themselves, talked about what it entails to be a member of the UWF volleyball team and then read “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” to the class. UWF mascot, Argie, and Tom Thumb Mascot, Turbo Tom, joined the volleyball players and showed the second grade class some fun dance moves.If your school would like to be a part of Argies R&R contact Athletic Marketing Coordinator John Corwin at For information on all UWF Athletics, visit Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Dari 5 Kota, Pemberlakuan Tarif Baru Ojek Online Kini Diterapkan di 20 Kota

first_img( Penyesuaian tarif ojek online di 41 kota operasional merupakan aturan yang dibuat oleh Kementerian Perhubungan (Kemenhub). Penyesuaian aturan ini sesuai dengan Keputusan Menteri No.348/2019. hal ini kemudian direspon dengan cepat oleh GoJek salah satu aplikasi yang melayani ojek online.Baca juga: Tarif Baru Ojol Berlaku 1 Mei di Lima Kota, GoJek dan Grab Ikut Aturan PemerintahChief of Corporate Affairs GoJek, Nila Marita mengatakan, pihaknya sudah melakukan penyesuaian tarif di seluruh kota operasional sesuai dengan arahan dalam Surat Edaran Dirjen Perhubungan Darat yang diterima GoJek pada Selasa (2/7/2019) kemarin. Nila mengatakan, adanya aturan ini sendiri sama dengan misi yang dimiliki GoJek dimana memastikan pendapatan mitra pengemudi dan pengguna layanan GoJek. “Sebagai karya anak bangsa, GoJek akan terus menjadi yang terdepan dalam memastikan kenyamanan mitra dan pengguna layanan GoJek,” kata Nila yang dikutip dari laman (2/7/2019).Peraturan Menteri No.12/20019 dan Keputusan Menteri No.348/2019 sudah mulai berlaku pada 1 Juli 2019 kemarin. Direktur Jenderal Perhubungan Darat Kemenhub Budi Setiyadi menjelaskan regulasi tarif berbasis zonasi untuk ojek online itu telah melalui masukan dari aplikator.“Setelah kita diskusikan, karena ini cukup banyak ternyata, ada 222 kota di Indonesia yang sudah ada ojek online, jadi supaya memudahkan pengawasan, akhirnya kami menentukan kota saja. Jadi, kota mana saja yang mau kami pilih untuk diberlakukan,” ujarnya.Tahap awal ini akan berlaku di lima kota besar seperti Jakarta, bandung, Makassar, Surabaya dan Yogyakarta. Kemudian aturan ini berubah menjadi 20 kota besar. Budi menambahkan, dirinya sudah melaporkan kepada Menhub Budi Karya Sumadi terkait hal ini.“Beliau setuju, tetapi memang diilih untuk kota-kotanya,” ujar Budi Setiyadi.Lima kota besar awal merupakan representasi dari tiga zona yang diatur dalam Keputusan Menteri Perhubungan No.348/2019 tentang Pedoman Biaya Jasa Sepeda Motor yang Digunakan untuk Kepentingan Masyarakat yang dilakukan dengan aplikasi Seluruhnya dipilih karena merupakan representasi dari tiga zona yang dibuat, yakni Zona Sumatra, Jawa dan Bali, lalu Zona Jabodetabek, serta Zona Kalimantan, dan Indonesia Timur.Keputusan Meneteri yang dimaksud merupakan turunan dari PM No.12/2019. Dimana mengatur besaran biaya jasa terdiri atas tiga zonasi yakni Zona I Sumatra, Jawa dan Bali, Zona II Jabodetabek serta Zona Tiga Kalimantan, NTB, dan wilayah timur. Tarif batas bawah untuk Zona I yakni Rp1.850 per km, sedangkan batas atasnya Rp2.400 per km.Sementara itu, biaya jasa minimal atau dalam 4 km pertama yakni Rp7 ribu-Rp10 ribu. Sementara itu untuk Zona Jabodetabek besarannya yakni batas bawah Rp2 ribu per km dan batas atas Rp2.500 per km. Adapun, biaya jasa minimal dalam 4 km pertama antara Rp8 ribu-Rp10 ribu.Untuk Zona III, tarif batas bawah yakni Rp2.100 per km dan batas atasnya Rp2.600 per km. Sementara itu, biaya jasa minimal dalam 4 km pertama kisaran Rp7 ribu-Rp10 ribu. Di lima kota pertama, peraturan ini dimulai sejak 2 Mei 2019.Baca juga: Kerap Jadi Biang Kemacetan, Driver Ojol Harus Lebih “Peka” Marka Lalu LintasMenteri Perhubungan Budi Karya Sumadi mengatakan, pemilihan lima kota ini adalah upaya mitigasi risiko dan manajemen dalam penerapan regulasi. Dia mengatakan, akan melihat dinamika yang terjadi di lima kota tersebut dan jika baik serta tidak ada reaksi akan langsung diberlakukan. Budi Karya berharap adanya peraturan ini bisa memberikan payung hukum terutama yang berkaitan dengan isu keselamatan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDi Tengah Merebaknya Virus Corona, Kemenhub Naikkan Tarif Ojol di Jabodetabek11/03/2020In “Basis Aplikasi”Mudahkan Bayar Zakat, GoJek Rilis Go-Give Pertengahan Mei Mendatang09/05/2019In “Basis Aplikasi”Resmi, Tarif Ojol Naik di Seluruh Indonesia, Ini Dia Kisarannya!03/09/2019In “Basis Aplikasi”last_img read more

Japan captures silver medal in team technical routine

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 MELBOURNE, Australia – Japanese synchronized swimmers won the team technical routine silver medal at the FINA World Swimming Championships Wednesday.The team of Naoko Kawashima, Chisa Kobayashi, Hiromi Kobayashi, Erika Komura, Ayako Matsumura, Emiko Suzuki, Erina Suzuki and Masako Tachibana scored 97.833 points. Russia collected 99.000 to win its fourth medal in as many events. Spain took the bronze with 97.167. China was fourth and the United States fifth.“I’m very pleased with the result. We tried to put our duet technical routine loss to Spain behind,” Emiko Suzuki said.Her duet with Saho Harada finished third behind silver-winning Spaniards Gemma Mengual and Paola Tirados on Tuesday. Russia’s Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova won the event.“This team’s technical routine was very important for us,” Matsumura said. “I thought if we got a medal, it could lift our confidence toward the Olympics.”Japan improved its score by 0.166 from the preliminary round, receiving 9.8 marks from four of the five judges for execution.Earlier Wednesday, Japanese synchro duo Emiko Suzuki and Matsumura advanced to the duet free routine final after placing third behind Russian and Spanish pairs in the preliminary round.The Japanese lost some sync in a spinning sequence and earned 96.833 points for their sub-par performance.Technical routine gold medalists Davydova and Ermakova cruised into Friday’s final in first place with 98.833 points. Spaniards Mengual and Tirados followed in second with 98.000. The final will feature the top 12 pairs. center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Bern to start for the Red Roses

first_imgEngland Women head coach Simon Middleton has made five changes to his starting fifteen for the penultimate round of the Women’s Six Nations as the Red Roses continue their pursuit of a Grand Slam tournament victory. The Red Roses are three bonus-point wins from three so far in the 2019 Women’s Six Nations as they prepare to face unbeaten Italy at Sandy Park, Exeter in the fourth round.Bern will be looking to continue her fine form in this year’s tournament against the Azzuri and the Bristol Bears Women prop was at her destructive best against Wales Women, scoring two tries in a Player of the Match display at the Cardiff Arms Park.Watch England Women take on Italy at Sandy Park on Saturday 9 March, live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix (KO 12:05pm).England Women team in full to face Italy in round four of the Women’s Six Nations: 15. Sarah McKenna, 14. Jess Breach, 13. Emily Scarratt, 12. Zoe Harrison, 11. Kelly Smith, 10. Katy Daley-McLean, 9. Leanne Riley; 1. Vicki Cornborough, 2. Lark Davies, 3. Sarah Bern, 4. Catherine O’Donnell, 5. Abbie Scott, 6. Sarah Beckett, 7. Marlie Packer, 8. Sarah HunterReplacements: 16. Vicky Fleetwood, 17. Hannah Botterman, 18. Shaunagh Brown, 19. Poppy Cleall, 20. Jo Brown, 21. Natasha Hunt, 22. Rachael Burford, 23. Emily Scottlast_img read more

Ex-Cat Davis would vote someone else MVP

first_imgAnthony Davis figures up as an NBA Most Valuable Player candidate in his third professional season, though the one-and-done Kentucky forward who led the Wildcats to the 2012 national title wouldn’t vote for himself.But as we know by now, that’s just how Davis works.In an interview Wednesday on The Dan Patrick Show, Davis mentioned Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and ClevelandCavaliers forward LeBron James as some players deserving.The Chicago native then said he’d vote for the Houston Rockets’ James Harden.“It’d probably have to be James,” Davis said. “He’s out of his mind. He’s definitely playing out of his mind. We talk about this with my team every day.”Davis never mentioned, well, himself, even though he’s averaging 24.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3 block per game. Harden’s numbers consist of 27.2 points, 7.0 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game.[youtube read more

Florida adds Vanderbilt graduate transfer Josh Grady

first_imgGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Vanderbilt quarterback/receiver Josh Grady has landed at Florida.The Gators announced Friday that Grady has enrolled in classes and will be eligible to play this fall.Grady graduated from Vanderbilt last week, and the Southeastern Conference approved his transfer.Grady could play receiver or provide quarterback depth for the Gators, who are down to just two scholarship signal callers following Skyler Mornhinweg’s recent transfer.The 6-foot, 200-pound senior from Tampa, Grady played receiver and quarterback at Vanderbilt but didn’t see much action at either spot.He completed 3 of 7 passes for 27 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He also caught seven passes for 89 yards, and ran 11 times for 20 yards.last_img read more

UK’s Harper hits winning free throws for USA

first_imgLinnae Harper (6) of the United States breaks down the court ahead of Patricia Teixeira (7) of Brazil in the first half of a women's preliminary round basketball game at the Pan Am Games Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Toronto. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)Linnae Harper (6) of the United States breaks down the court ahead of Patricia Teixeira (7) of Brazil in the first half of a women’s preliminary round basketball game at the Pan Am Games Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Toronto. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)University of Kentucky guard Linnae Harper capped a major comeback Sunday for the United States’ Pan American Games team, hitting a pair of game-winning free throws to secure a spot in Monday night’s gold medal game.Harper’s makes with seven seconds on the clock lifted Team USA to a 65-64 victory over Cuba and advanced the Americans on to meet the winner of Brazil and host nation Canada in Toronto.“All I could really think about was my teammates,” Harper said of going to the line. “We’ve put in so much work for three weeks, every day, just trying to get better and fight for a gold. I just wanted to do it for everybody and for the coaching staff. I think we really deserve it. We’ve worked really hard.”Earlier, the United States, whose team has Western Kentucky head coach Michelle Clark-Heard on its staff, erased a 14-point deficit in the third quarter, then made it a back-and-forth game from there. After Harper drew a foul and hit her free throws, she nabbed a steal in the final seconds to finish off the win.Harper, a rising junior from Chicago, scored a game-high 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting. She added four steals.“Linnae was just terrific off the bench tonight,” said Lisa Bluder, Iowa and Team USA head coach. “She gave us such a spark offensively and defensively. I can’t say enough good things about the way that Linnae played today.Other stars playing for Team USA include Maryland’s Shatori Walker (15 points), Connecticut’s Moriah Jefferson (12 points), UConn’s Breanna Stewart (10 points) and South Carolina’s Alaina Coates (10 points).ESPN2 will broadcast Monday’s championship game live at 8:45 p.m. ET.last_img read more