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LED Thermal Design Challenges: Tips and Techniques

August 19, 2010 5:56 am | by Brian Witzen, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas | Articles | Comments

The latest in LED lighting offers high luminous flux, efficiency, CRI, and reliability, suitable for most lighting applications, including architectural, accent, HID, and down lighting. LEDs save energy, reduce waste, are free of mercury and lead, and convert energy to light more efficiently than common light sources used today.

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Camera Phone Modules Look to a New Design

August 19, 2010 5:44 am | by Jacky Perdrigeat, Nemotek Technologies, www.nemotektechnologies.com | Articles | Comments

The first commercial mobile phone in North America with a built-in camera to capture photographs or video was developed in 2002. As mobile phone usage increases and cameras gain ubiquity in mobile phones, demand for such functionality continues to increase, with significantly strong growth in emerging countries.

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Soft Displays Bring Customization, Easy Configuration to Industrial Apps

August 19, 2010 5:37 am | Articles | Comments

For several years now, many of the gadgets we use around the house, on the move and in the workplace have contained some form of visual display to impart status information to the user and even allow the user to interact with them via a touch screen.

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Intel to buy McAfee in $7.68 billion deal

August 19, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip maker Intel Corp. said Thursday it is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion, or $48 per share.The per-share price represents a 60 percent premium over McAfee's Wednesday close of $29.93. McAfee shares surged 58 percent after the deal was announced Thursday...

VI Systems begins shipping circular VCSEL arrays

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

VI Systems GmbH has released the first circular chip arrays of its vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) designed for wire- and flip-chip bonding.

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Flir to buy advanced sensor maker

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Thermal imaging systems manufacturer Flir Systems Inc. announced Monday that it will acquire sensor maker ICx Technologies Inc. for approximately $274 million.

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Light-amplifying metamaterial created

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have overcome a fundamental obstacle in using new "metamaterials" for radical advances in optical technologies, including ultrapowerful microscopes and computers and a possible invisibility cloak.

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A year after bankruptcy, GM plans stock sale

August 18, 2010 10:05 pm | by KEN THOMAS - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Thirteen months ago, General Motors was fighting for its life in bankruptcy court. Now, the automaker is laying the groundwork to sell stock to the public once again with the eventual goal of ridding itself of government ownership.General Motors Co. filed the first batch of paperwork required...

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Cameron Diaz tops list of riskiest celeb searches

August 18, 2010 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

If you're looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, look out!...

Updated Centroid Documentation

August 18, 2010 5:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

A little housecleaning is usually a good thing. Here at Screaming Circuits, we try to be as flexible as possible and we'll do a lot of different things - standard and non-standard. But we really should, when passing on documentation,...

Facebook checks in to location services

August 18, 2010 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook users carrying their smart phones will soon be able to check in to real-life locations such as restaurants, bars or live concerts....

GM takes big step in shedding government ownership

August 18, 2010 5:05 pm | by KEN THOMAS - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. on Wednesday filed the first batch of paperwork required to sell stock to the public, a significant step toward shedding government ownership.The 700-page filing with regulators begins a process that will lead to an initial public offering of GM's stock. The paperwork laid...

Review: Samsung Galaxy S phones do Android proud

August 18, 2010 3:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The more phones that hit the market using Google's Android operating software, the harder it is for each offering to stand out from the black-and-silver crowd....

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Synopsys 3Q net income drops 17 percent

August 18, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip testing and development software maker Synopsys Inc. said Wednesday that its fiscal third-quarter net income fell 17 percent as revenue slipped and expenses edged up.The company reported net income of $39.3 million, or 26 cents per share, in the three months ending July 31. It made $47.4...

Open Text 4Q net income more than doubles

August 18, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Open Text Corp. said Wednesday its net income more than doubled in its latest quarter on a jump in license, service and customer support revenue.The Canadian software company reported earnings of $51.5 million, or 89 cents per share, for its fourth quarter ended June 30. That compares with...

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