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Datatronic Modem Transformer Receives Approval As Reference Design

October 7, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Teridian Semiconductor Corporation has approved the new Model PT79546 V.22bis Modem Transformer from Datatronic Distribution, Inc., for use with its reference designs that include the Teridian IC Models 73M901CE and 73M1903.

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Shielded Interconnect Technology Keeps Pace with Medical Device Community

October 7, 2010 11:21 am | by Tom Kannally, Hypertronics Medical industry Manager | Articles | Comments

As medical devices are required to transmit more and more critical data, a higher degree of protective shielding is now being called for by the medical industry. The good news is found in the fact that connector vendors are hearing and indeed responding to this call with a collective sense of urgency...

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The current state of digital power

October 7, 2010 11:13 am | by Deepak Savadatti, International Rectifier | Articles | Comments

Digital power today is a small fraction of overall power industry revenue but is commanding a large share of industry attention and discussion. Traction for digital power solutions is evident based on a slew of product announcements from a multitude of suppliers, all playing to their strengths.

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Color PMOLED Suits Mobile Hand Held Applications

October 7, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD’s 0.95” Full Color PMOLED is suitable for mobile hand held applications. It features a 96 x 64 resolution and is approximately 2 mm thick. Additional features include a high contrast ratio of 2000:1 and 65K colors. This compact display has

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Global Education hopes to raise $60.6M in IPO

October 7, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Global Education & Technology Group Ltd., a Chinese test preparation company, expects to raise about $60.6 million in an initial public offering this week, as it hopes investors will bet that Chinese families' rising incomes drives them to increasingly send their children overseas for...

Structure of plastic solar cells impedes their efficiency

October 7, 2010 10:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(North Carolina State University) A team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the UK has found that the low rate of energy conversion in all-polymer solar-cell technology is caused by the structure of the solar cells themselves.

Scientists Trick Bacteria with Small Molecules

October 7, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

A team of Yale University scientists has engineered the cell wall of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, tricking it into incorporating foreign small molecules and embedding them within the cell wall.

Microsoft's Bing gains access to France's archives

October 7, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. says it has signed an deal that will give its Bing search engine access to the digital archives of France's National Library.The agreement signed Thursday will permit Bing to index and search the library's Gallica online archive of 1.25 million books and documents, from Moliere...

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Air Force officials kick-off energy awareness month

October 7, 2010 9:44 am | by 2nd Lt. Meredith Kirchoff, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs | News | Comments

The undersecretary of the Air Force helped launch the federal government's energy awareness month at the U.S. Air Force Academy here Oct. 1. Erin C. Conaton, accompanied by Terry Yonkers, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, chose the Academy as the location to highlight the Air Force's energy efforts...

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Metal Pushbutton Switch Adds Color Housing

October 7, 2010 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter announced the addition of a color anodized aluminium housing to its line metal pushbutton switches. The red and green housings can be used to distinguish the start/stop switching functions. The robust vandal proof switch has

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Equinix says core business strong despite guidance

October 7, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Equinix Inc. regained a fraction of their losses Thursday after the data center service provider said its "core business" is solid and it has not seen big changes in demand.The company's shares sank 33 percent on Wednesday after Equinix lowered its third-quarter and full-year revenue...

Fixed Output Step-Down Switching Voltage Regulator Provides Desirable Transient Response

October 7, 2010 7:57 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5358 is a step-down switching voltage regulator that delivers a fixed output from an input voltage supply of 2.7 V to 5.5 V. Using a proprietary architecture with

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Researchers Develop Techniques for Using Material Recognized in Nobel Prize

October 7, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have pioneered the fabrication techniques expected to be used for manufacturing high-performance electronic devices from the material that has been recognized in this year's Nobel Prize in physics.

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AP-mtvU Poll: Technology brings connection, stress

October 7, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology has become so entwined with college students' often frantic lives that most in a new survey say they'd be more frazzled without it....

Nine-Channel LED Drivers Offer 93 Percent Efficiency

October 7, 2010 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated announced two, nine-channel LED drivers with internal charge-pumps for backlighting small-LCD screens, keypads and LED lights. Working from 2.7 V to 5.5 V and driving

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