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Softcard to cease operations


  • CNET

Softcard has announced that it will shutter its mobile application and close subscriber accounts at the end of the month following an agreement the carrier-backed consortium reached with Google's own … Read More

FTDI partner offers development tools for MCUs


  • Electronics Weekly (U.K.)

MikroElektronika, a partner of FTDI Chip, has brought out the EasyFT90X development board, meant to support FTDI's FT90X line of application-optimized, 32-bit microcontroller chips. The board is inten… Read More

Arrow touts ACE cloud-solutions program for VARs


  • (U.S.)

Arrow Electronics says its ACE program is intended to help value-added resellers expand business efforts into the cloud. The four-step ACE program will encourage more hybrid IT transitions, Arrow's De… Read More

Cable gains in carrier-grade Ethernet market


  • Broadband Technology Report

Cable providers are moving closer to grabbing a leadership position in the market for carrier-grade Ethernet services, and they helped propel the segment to double-digit gains in each of the past two … Read More