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High Temperature Ceramic Thermostats Feature New Stud Mounting Style

September 17, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Selco Products Company has introduced the new CRA and ORA Series ½” disc thermostats in five stud sizes for complete mounting versatility.

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Emotional robot pets

September 17, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Designers of robot pets are fighting a never-ending battle with consumers to provide entertaining and realistic gadgets that respond to human interaction in ever more nuanced ways, mimicking the behavior of real pet animals or even people. Researchers in Taiwan...

HARC, Texas A & M and University of Leoben establish collaboration to promote low-impact drilling

September 17, 2010 7:20 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), Texas A&M’s Petroleum Engineering Department and Austria’s University of Leoben announce the formation of a research collaboration to promote advanced technology for low-impact oil and gas drilling. The international program is the...

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Low Current IDEA Drive for Can Stack Linear Actuators

September 17, 2010 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. introduces the Haydon RoHS compliant PCM4806 IDEA programmable linear actuator drive. The PCM4806 is the most recent addition to the IDEA Drive family of products. It’s optimized to regulate a low current power stage...

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SGS helps you stay on top of changes in hazardous substances regulations

September 17, 2010 6:37 am | News | Comments

With changes to banned substances lists likely, SGS assists companies with chemical testing and consultancy for a wide range of consumer products.

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Front-end Power Supplies Meet Climate Savers Computing Standards

September 17, 2010 6:33 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda EMEA introduces the HFE1600 Series; 1U high, single output AC-DC hot swap front end power supplies that have desirable power density for a 1.6 kW front-end of 25.2 W/in3. Intended for equipment requiring

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DisplaySearch Announces Final Agenda for DisplaySearch IMID Business Forum During IMID

September 17, 2010 6:21 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced the final agenda for the upcoming DisplaySearch IMID Business Forum, to be held on October 13 in Seoul Korea.

Magical BEANs: New nano-sized particles could provide mega-sized data storage

September 17, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered an entire new class of phase-change materials that could be applied to PCM and optical data storage technologies. The new materials, alloys of a metal and semiconductor, are called "BEANs," for binary...

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Xie receives NSF grant for fesearch on alternative methods of integrating renewable energy sources

September 17, 2010 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

With the rising cost and push for more “green" energy, an assistant professor from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University is researching alternative, more cost-effective methods of integrating variable renewable energy sources. Dr. Le Xie,...

Step-down converter supports input voltages of 2 V to 15 V

September 17, 2010 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced a high-efficiency, ultra-low power step-down converter for energy harvesting and low-power applications. The new TPS62120 achieves 96 percent efficiency, and can generate a 75 mA output current from an input voltage of 2 V to 15 V.

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Making Engineering a Desirable Career Choice

September 17, 2010 5:19 am | by Chris Forbes, CEO, Knovel (www.why.knovel.com) | Blogs | Comments

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the first members of the Baby Boom generation will reach the age of 65 by 2011.  As they begin to retire, there’s an increased concern that this transition will create an alarming skill gap in the engineering community.

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3DIC memory with wide I/O interface is coming by 2013 says NOKIA

September 17, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Kauppi Kujala from NOKIA announced at Semicon Taiwan show last week the high volume adoption of through silicon vias (TSV) for « wide IO » DRAM and logic integration in 2013.

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E.U. Challenges Chinese State Subsidies for Modems

September 16, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The European Commission has opened an investigation into Chinese subsidies for wireless modems after a complaint brought by the Belgian producer Option.

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R.I.M. Tops Expectations As Sales Rise

September 16, 2010 7:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Research In Motion said it shipped 12.1 million BlackBerry smartphones in the second quarter, exceeding analysts’ expectations.

Oracle Profit Rises 20%, Higher Than Forecast

September 16, 2010 7:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Revenue rose 48 percent as the company, which just hired the former chief of Hewlett-Packard, topped forecasts.

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