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Kratos Defense buys DEI Services for $6 million

August 11, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Wednesday it has acquired DEI Services Corp., a company that makes military training equipment, for about $6 million.Kratos expects DEI, a privately held company based in Orlando, Fla., to contribute at least $15 million to $20...

Supply Improves Picture Quality in AMOLED Displays

August 11, 2010 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a 200-mA power supply designed to provide improved picture quality for active matrix OLED displays that require positive and negative supply rails.

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NPL unveils quantitative means of monitoring ultrasonic cleaning systems

August 11, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Physical Laboratory) The UK's National Physical Laboratory has developed the CaviMeter? -- a new instrument for measuring the performance of ultrasonic cleaning systems.

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Authentication IC provides copy protection and license-management security

August 11, 2010 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the DS28E10, a challenge-and-response secure authentication IC that includes user-programmable nonvolatile (NV) memory. Authentication is implemented with the industry-proven FIPS 180-3 secure hash algorithm (SHA-1)...

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12V Front End designed for Datacom and Storage applications

August 11, 2010 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tectrol introduces their new high-density / high-efficiency 12V front end power supply module, designed for Datacom and Storage and Server applications. The TFE-1200-12 measures 10 x 4 x 1.6 in., delivering 1200 watts with efficiencies >90%.

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Systemax Inc.'s 2Q net income rises 46 percent

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

Systemax Inc.'s second-quarter net income rose 46 percent, but shares plunged more than 18 percent as the electronics retailer's performance missed estimates by a large margin.The company said Wednesday it earned $9.5 million, or 25 cents per share, in the three-month period ended June 30....

Analyst sees weak spots in Dell's Streak tablet

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

Could Dell Inc.'s new tablet computer, the Streak, amount to significant new source of revenue for the computer maker and help it compete with Apple Inc.'s iPad? One analyst who follows both companies has his doubts.THE OPINION: Shaw Wu, of Kaufman Bros., called the Streak "a step in the right...

Line driver device targeted at PLC communications applications

August 11, 2010 11:04 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduced the NCS5650 - a new line driver device targeted at Power Line Carrier (PLC) communications applications such as smart metering, industrial control and street lighting. The NCS5650 is a high efficiency, Class AB, low distortion driver, specifically designed to drive power line mains and capable of accepting a signal from any power line carrier modem.

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Designing a Robust Failure Indicator

August 11, 2010 10:52 am | by Chris Keeser, Applications Engineer Sr., Cypress Semiconductor Corp. | Articles | Comments

The other day I was driving to the local dump to drop off a load of trash carefully stacked into the back of the family minivan. Suddenly I noticed that the “trunk open” light came on. I quickly pulled over just as the rear hatch popped all the way open and the van began to empty my garbage bags all over the road.

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WaveFormer Lite Generates Mixed Signal HDL Test Benches for all FPGA Design Flows

August 11, 2010 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

SynaptiCAD has just released a major upgrade to WaveFormer Lite, it's entry level tool for generating VHDL and Verilog test benches graphically from timing diagrams drawn by the user. Previously only available as part of the Actel Libero package, WaveFormer Lite can now be purchased directly from SynaptiCAD.

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Energy storage system deals with sudden draws on the grid

August 11, 2010 10:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leeds) Researchers at the University of Leeds and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found a way to manage short-lived draws on the electricity grid.

New sensor unit protects a ship's lifeblood

August 11, 2010 9:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

EU-funded scientists have developed a computerised warning sensor that monitors a ship's all-important lubricated systems. A black box attached to the ship's engine together with the unit's oil-monitoring software work together to warn a crew if the lifeblood of their vessel is under...

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GSI Commerce expands to Tokyo; names Asia exec

August 11, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Retail website operator GSI Commerce Inc. on Wednesday said it opened an office in Tokyo and tapped Kaoru Nakashima as vice president of Japan and Asia Pacific, leading the Japanese office.Nakashima most recently worked as general manager of Jupiter Shop Channel, a TV shopping channel in Japan....

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Dicerna rounds out $25M Series B financing

August 11, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. a Watertown-based RNA interference platform development company, has closed a $25 million Series B funding round led by new backer Domain Associates, based in New Jersey and California.

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American Chemical Society, Council for Chemical Research to hold R & D symposium Aug. 22

August 11, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) The American Chemical Society and the Council for Chemical Research will hold a special half-day symposium to address the critical challenge of keeping the United States? chemical enterprise competitive, and the central role research and development will play...

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