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How Are You Observing Energy Awareness Month?

October 7, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

October is Energy Awareness Month, and we think a great way to celebrate would be to make an improvement that gets you a tax credit. But there are plenty of other ways you could observe Energy Awareness Month help spread the word about saving energy. So tell us:


DC Filter limits noise generated on the DC side of the Inverter

October 7, 2010 5:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter adds a new standard DC filter series FMER SOL designed for use on the DC side of the inverter in photovoltaic systems and other DC systems. MPP (maximum power point) trackers generate disturbances into both the grid’s AC power line...


DC-DC Converter includes 4:1 Input and Remote On-Off

October 7, 2010 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech, a Division of Calex, announces the “SMW” Series of DC/DC converters. The SMW Series offers 5 Watts of fully regulated output power with an industry standard SMT footprint. Total board space required for this package is 1.31 x 1.01x .40 “.


Transceiver platform touts world’s highest bit rate

October 7, 2010 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. today announced the SX1233, a programmable ISM-band transceiver that combines the world’s highest bit rate (600 kbps) with a world-class link budget (137 dB), ultra-low power consumption, excellent ACR (adjacent channel rejection) and blocking immunity.


Hardware virtualization and multicore CPUs featured at electronica 2010

October 7, 2010 4:37 am | News | Comments

International semiconductor manufacturers will present multicore CPUs and associated virtualization software and design approaches at the electronica 2010 trade fair to be held from November 9 to 12 at the Munich Trade Fair Center.


Mitsubishi Electric to launch GaN HEMTs for L to C band amplifiers

October 7, 2010 4:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today it has developed three models of gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) with 10W, 20W and 40W outputs.


CEA-Leti and SPTS to collaborate on next-generation TSV development

October 7, 2010 4:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Leading research institute and equipment maker to develop new process technologies for 3D-ICs.


Panasonic raises Sanyo, electric unit stakes

October 7, 2010 3:05 am | News | Comments

Panasonic has increased its stakes in two key subsidiaries through multibillion dollar tender offers as it pushes ahead with a strategy to strengthen its green technology businesses.Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it had raised its stake in Sanyo Electric - a money-losing unit with strong battery...


Yahoo revs up search results in turnaround quest

October 6, 2010 8:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. is jazzing up its Internet search results in an effort to orchestrate a revenue revival....

UCLA engineering receives $6M to construct new state-of-the-art building

October 6, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California -- Los Angeles) The US Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science $6 million to support the construction of a new state-of-the-art building that will...

Dripping Wet Is Too Much

October 6, 2010 2:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Well, that's obvious. But what's not so obvious is that some components may look perfectly fine but act like Orville Redenbacher when in the reflow oven. Well, they won't actually act like Orlville, but rather, like his pop corn. Sort...

No need to fight over mineral resources, says geologist

October 6, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Economic geologist Lawrence Cathles writes in a recent review that while mineral resources on land may be dwindling, deposits on the ocean floor could power humanity for centuries.

IBM Announces New Energy-Management, Sustainability Solutions for Smarter Enterprises

October 6, 2010 1:21 pm | by | News | Comments

IBM added new software and services to its portfolio of solutions aimed at creating sustainable enterprises and smarter urban infrastructures. The new offerings, piloted in-house by IBM, help owners and managers of commercial buildings...


Ocean Power Technologies Awarded $2.75 Million by US Navy for Maritime Security Program

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. announced that the US Navy has awarded $2.75 million in additional funding to OPT for a second stage under its existing contract to provide an autonomous PowerBuoy® wave energy conversion...


SynQor DC-DC Converters and Switching Power Supplies Now At Newark

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of global Premier Farnell, announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with SynQor, a supplier of dc-dc power converters, EMI filters and ac-dc power supply conversion solutions. A...



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