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Dell, HP buyouts build up enterprise businesses

August 23, 2010 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc., the world's No. 1 and No. 2 makers of personal computers, have been making acquisitions in recent years to strengthen their positions as purveyors of technology and consulting services to businesses of all sizes. A sampling of recent deals:HP— July 2009: Ibrix,...

Data duel: HP tries to outbid rival Dell for 3Par

August 23, 2010 5:05 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's two biggest personal computer makers are locked in a pricey struggle over which can move away from the PC business the fastest.Hewlett-Packard Co. offered $1.5 billion on Monday for 3Par Inc., a company whose data-storage machines are designed for "cloud computing," or delivering...

Apartment Hunting Part II: Keeping those Energy Bills Down

August 23, 2010 4:22 pm | News | Comments

I recently went looking for a new apartment.   And though my parents may say I'm stingy, I like to think I&rsq

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Health diagnosis made simpler

August 23, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Arizona State University) ASU researchers have developed and tested instrumentation they say will make disease diagnosis technically simpler, quicker and less costly. Using the shape of a drop biological fluid to focus a beam from a light-emitting diode, the device enables diagnosis of...

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The Top Ten Generic Things

August 23, 2010 2:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I'm in a bit of a ranting mood right now. That just happens sometimes. Usually it's on a specific subject, but today, I seem to have mini-rants about a whole bunch of things. Well, maybe ten things. So here they...

Moody's: HP's 3Par bid won't affect credit rating

August 23, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Moody's Investor Service affirmed its credit ratings for Hewlett-Packard Co. Monday after the world's biggest technology company made a $1.5 billion offer for data storage provider 3Par Inc.HP's attempt to trump rival Dell Inc. in the bidding for 3Par will barely dent the company's finances,...

Digi-Key Corporation Launches ‘Sort by Price’ Feature for Registered Users

August 23, 2010 1:20 pm | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced its new Sort by Price feature is available for...

Pulsar survey could help find gravitational waves

August 23, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

With a $6.5 million grant from NSF, an international consortium of researchers will use observatories around the world, including Arecibo, to find and use pulsars to detect gravitational waves.

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Ron Sege Joins Echelon as President & CEO

August 23, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Echelon Corp. announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Ron Sege as President and Chief Executive Officer and to the company’s Board of Directors, completing a search process begun last November. Sege...

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AMETEK Acquires American Reliance Power Division

August 23, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

AMETEK, Inc. announced that it has acquired assets comprising substantially all of American Reliance’s Power Division (AMREL Power), a provider of highly differentiated dc power supplies and electronic loads for the automated test equipment...

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SMA Solar Sales in First Half of 2010 Almost as High as Whole of 2009

August 23, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SMA Solar Technology AG presented its financial report for the first six months from January to June 2010. With group sales of €815.8 million and an inverter output sold of 3,146 MW, the data...

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Reference Designs Enable Greater Energy Efficiency Through Digital Power

August 23, 2010 12:17 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced two new digitally controlled DC/DC converter reference designs with advanced, high-efficiency topologies. DC/DC converter designers are faced with a number of challenges to optimize a set of contrasting requirements in the design process...

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Oh the Places you'll go!

August 23, 2010 10:45 am | by Lauren DeStefano, Assistant Editor | Blogs | Comments

Check-in, tag, and venues are just a few key words that you’ll need to know to use Facebook’s new feature, Places. This feature allows users to update where they are and what they are doing...

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GaN Advancements Will Be Presented at Darnell’s Power Forum

August 23, 2010 10:33 am | Blogs | Comments

Will enhancement mode GaN transistors (eGaN) replace power MOSFET/IGBTs in power management applications? Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion, believes it will and will explain why at Darnell’s Power Forum ’10.

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Darnell Power Forum Sheds Light on the Smart Grid

August 23, 2010 10:28 am | by Linnea Brush | Blogs | Comments

Everyone in the power supply community wants to know power implications of the Smart Grid, but not much has been agreed upon. Darnell’s Power Forum ’10 will bring some clarity to this question with a session on “Enabling the Smart Grid”.

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