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Contour Energy Systems Announces Next-Generation Coin Cell Batteries

September 21, 2010 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Contour Energy Systems, Inc. today announced it will be releasing its first line of coin cell batteries with availability starting in the fourth quarter 2010. Contour’s new line of lithium coin cells, based on its patented Fluorinetic battery technology...


Power Semiconductor Devices Capable of Reducing Mounting Area by Half

September 21, 2010 9:41 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the development of the RJK0222DNS and RJK0223DNS, two power semiconductor devices with ultra-compact packages for use in DC/DC converters (Note 1) that provide power to the CPU, memory, and other circuit blocks of products such as servers and notebook PCs.


MCU features embedded Ferroelectric Random Access Memory

September 21, 2010 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) today introduced a new single-chip 8-bit MCU featuring embedded Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) for a variety of general-purpose applications, including consumer electronics products, healthcare, and industrial systems.


Product Information Centers Across Europe

September 21, 2010 9:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Do you have a question on a TE product, want to find documentation or subscribe to TE's monthly customer newsletter? This new flyer on the company's Product Information Centers in Europe is now available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish and features TE's 24/7 customer...

Light guides enable backlighting touch-enabled display graphics

September 21, 2010 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra-thin light guides from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) utilize the company’s unique LED-based edge-lighting technology to provide an ideal solution for backlighting touch-enabled display graphics in a wide variety of applications.


Fall Is a Great Time for Energy Awareness

September 21, 2010 8:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

A lot of people wait until the first of year to set goals and make life changes, but I think the change of seasons is a good time to think about these things, especially when it comes to energy use and saving strategies. Heating and cooling account for roughly 43% of an average home's...


I.B.M. Bids $1.7 Billion for Data Company

September 21, 2010 7:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The company, Netezza, makes computer appliances that combine hardware and software for business intelligence.

Twitter hack opens popups, causes havoc

September 21, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new way to cause mischief quickly spread through short-messaging service Twitter Tuesday morning before the site could fix the problem, as mysterious "tweets" of blocked-out text propagated themselves and caused popup windows to open....


A single application for every device

September 21, 2010 6:20 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Led by the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, a consortium of major, international companies will develop an open-source platform and software components that will allow cross-platform use of services and technologies that can be operated on multiple screens.

RECOM launches new ''LightLine'' AC Input LED Drivers

September 21, 2010 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

After the success of its pioneering DC LED driver modules, RECOM has developed a new series of constant current LED drivers with universal AC inputs, power factor correction and UL certification. The first two products in the "all inclusive" RACD series are a 12W and a 20W solution...


''Ultra compact'' 60 Watt open frame AC LED Driver Series

September 21, 2010 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

RECOM has added a new series of 60 Watt open frame AC input LED drivers to its range of “LightLine” constant current LED drivers. The new products are approx. half the size of their competitors. The RACD60-Series offers a wide range of output currents...


Platinum Tools Debuts 4Mapper Coax Tester at 2010 OSP Expo

September 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Platinum Tools ( will debut its new 4Mapper Coax Tester at the 2010 OSP Expo, held in San Antonio, Texas from Oct. 13-14 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, booth 458. Scheduled to ship by Oct. 1, Platinum Tools will be demoing the 4Mapper, as well as its new VDV MapMaster tester, during the show.


Robots could improve everyday life, do chores

September 21, 2010 5:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Assistant professor of computer science Ashutosh Saxena leads Cornell's Personal Robotics Lab, which develops software for complex, high-level robotics that could one day aid humans with daily tasks.


Core Chip Features Transmit and Receive Modes of Operations

September 21, 2010 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Tech Asia introduced today an 8.5 to 11 GHz gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) core chip, which consists of integrated transmit/receive switches, an LNA, a 6-bit phase shifter, a 5-bit attenuator and a driver amplifier


Under investigation, Armstrong stays visible

September 21, 2010 5:06 am | by JIM VERTUNO - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Lance Armstrong just keeps rolling along.While prosecutors examine his past as part of a federal investigation into drug use in pro cycling, Armstrong is sticking to a relentless public schedule of charity bike rides, speeches, endorsements and meetings with policy groups.He's doing anything...


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