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August 25, 2021

HomeGrid Forum has welcomed U.S. operator DISH Network as its newest Board Member.

DISH provide television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming SLING TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. With revenues in excess of US$15 billion, DISH is a Fortune 200 company.

June 10, 2021

Sessions over the first two days of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s (DSA’s) Global Summit have highlighted the spectrum sharing lessons being learnt between countries worldwide and the current demand for unlicensed access. Today, on its final day, the Global Summit will explore national spectrum plans and the economic benefits of spectrum.

June 1, 2021

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced details of its upcoming demonstration for the interactive, all-virtual 2021 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC). Showcasing 800 Gigabit per second (Gbps) capacity-per-port equipment and multivendor interoperability across 25 Gigabit Ethernet (25GbE), 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE and 400GbE technologies and solutions in a variety of form factors, media and reaches, the demonstration involving 11 Ethernet Alliance member companies will be staged and filmed at Teledyne LeCroy, Inc., in Austin, Texas, and then shown during OFC 2021, which is scheduled for June 6-10.

May 26, 2021

The USB Promoter Group today announced the release of the USB Power Delivery (USB PD) Revision 3.1 specification, a major update to enable delivering up to 240W of power over the USB Type-C® cable and connector. Prior to this update, USB PD was limited to 100W via a solution based on 20V using USB Type-C cables rated at 5A.  The USB Type-C specification has also been updated with Release 2.1 to define 240W cable requirements, and with the updated USB PD protocol and power supply definition, this extends the applicability of USB PD to a large number of applications where 100W wasn’t adequate.

May 25, 2021

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has today announced that representatives from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Mexico’s Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT)will be speaking at its upcoming Global Summit. This year marks the ninth DSA Global Summit, which will bring together regulators, policymakers and industry stakeholders from around the world to deliberate spectrum sharing methods and models.

May 19, 2021

IT administrators and manufacturers can now secure enterprise computing, with the latest specification from the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). This new guide verifies the trustworthiness of each end point, by allowing the integrity of devices and networks within enterprise systems to be measured for the first time. This follows a 430% increase in supply chain attacks in 2020, according to Sonatype.

May 4, 2021

The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, announced the completion of its MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS) "display stack," a set of interface specifications designed to streamline display integration and support the growing bandwidth and functional safety demands required by the increasing number of high-performance displays used in next-generation vehicles.

April 19, 2021

AirFuel® Alliance, the authority on next-generation wireless power technology and standards, has announced the launch of an automated test system and a certification program to support the AirFuel Resonant™ standard.

Marking completion of a multi-year internal initiative by AirFuel Alliance members, as well as the cooperation of testing system hardware and software partners Comarch, VPI Technology, and Gearwurx, the development of a start-to-finish Resonant testing and certification program is essential for deployment of a global Interoperable ecosystem for next generation wireless power – and ultimately achieving the Alliance’s vision of a world without wires.

April 6, 2021

Today, BMW, Bosch, Broadcom, Continental, General Motors, Hyundai Motor Company, Marvell, NXP Semiconductors, Renesas, TOYOTA Motor Corporation, Volkswagen, and Volvo Cars announce the incorporation of the OPEN Alliance SIG.

“As a founding member of the OPEN Alliance and a key contributor to the development and proliferation of BroadR-Reach technology in cars, Broadcom has played a pivotal role in driving the adoption of automotive Ethernet standards with more than 200 million ports shipped”

Since inception in 2011, OPEN Alliance SIG has been instrumental in wide scale adoption of Automotive Ethernet for in vehicle networking and connectivity applications. OPEN Alliance SIG established the very first open automotive Ethernet standard (BroadR-Reach®) technology and has released over 35 standards to date. The standards are now referenced by OEMs and Tier-1s as part of their requirements. Further, OPEN Alliance maintains close ties with other industry standard bodies like IEEE and ISO to optimally proliferate automotive Ethernet.

February 9, 2021

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that its latest Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) solutions have been awarded the OnGo® Certification from the OnGo Alliance.

OnGo® Certification ensures its members’ solutions meet the highest level of quality standards for reliable and quality service. A CBRS product must go through various testing to be validated for its quality, interoperability and security before obtaining the certification. With the certification, enterprises and service providers are assured that Samsung’s CBRS solutions satisfy the organization’s stringent standards.