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IBM Introduces Technology for Power-Management Chips for Alternative Energy

September 17, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

IBM announced what it says is innovative new chip-making technology for power-management semiconductors – the company’s first foray into a segment seen as critical to the development of alternative energy sources, smart buildings and...


Fraunhofer Launches Megawatt Lab for Solar PV inverters

September 17, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The solar PV inverter laboratory at Fraunhofer ISE is said to be the first and currently the only laboratory in Europe where manufacturers can commission certification in accordance with the medium-voltage grid codes...


Agilysys CFO Kossin leaving, to be replaced

September 17, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology services company Agilysys Inc. on Friday said Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Kossin, 46, is leaving "to pursue other career interests."He will be replaced by Henry Bond, effective Oct. 18. Bond, 45, most recently was chief financial officer for the North American arm of...


Vote for your Favorites in the ECN Readers Choice Tech Awards

September 17, 2010 10:48 am | Articles | Comments

This has been a good year for the electronic design community, with advances in hardware, software, materials, and technology. Take a moment to nominate your favorites for the 2010 ECN Readers Choice Tech Awards.


ORNL strengthens DOE-funded clean vehicles team

September 17, 2010 10:20 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) As a member of the recently announced clean vehicles consortium, part of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are focusing on a suite of technologies to put more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road.

Dollar rises slightly after consumer prices rise

September 17, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The dollar bounced off a five-week low against the euro Friday after the Labor Department said prices at the consumer level rose modestly in August.The small rise in the consumer price index, which measures price changes at the retail level, calmed some worries about deflation in the U.S....

General Dynamics unit awarded $68M for tank work

September 17, 2010 10:05 am | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Friday its Land Systems business unit received $68 million from the Army for work related to its Abrams main battle tanks.The money will fund engineering studies on the tanks to identify improvements and replace obsolete parts. The work will be done in Sterling...

The World’s Largest Solar-powered Boat, Producing Lithium Battery Materials Cheaper

September 17, 2010 9:03 am | by compiled by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

With summer vacation season in the rear view mirror, here’s a collection of news items from the last couple of weeks. In 1873, Jules Verne showed how steam power made it possible to go “Around the World In 80 Days.”


Lighting-Class LEDs Serve Half-Watt Applications

September 17, 2010 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree is raising the standard for half-Watt LED devices with the commercial availability of its XLamp ML-E LED.


Flow Sensor Suits Higher Velocity Applications

September 17, 2010 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announced the release of a new 10 m/s Air Velocity Sensor (D6F-W10A1). The sensor incorporates the company’s MEMS Mass Flow Chip and patented Dust Segregation System flow path designs. It also features


Enhancing Simulation Studies with 3D Animation

September 17, 2010 7:27 am | by Saurabh Mahapatra, MathWorks | Articles | Comments

The use of simulation studies to better understand the dynamic behavior of a system under investigation is at the core of verifying designs early in the development process. Despite the amount of data that such studies produce, a 3D representation of the system creates a more complete understanding of system behavior.


Craigslist Says It Has Shut Its Section for Sex Ads

September 17, 2010 7:24 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Craigslist also defended its right to post sex-related ads as well as its efforts to fight sex trafficking.

Low-Power Transceiver Has Built-In Star Network Manager

September 17, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3940, the first fully integrated 2.4 GHz multi-channel FSK (frequency shift keying) transceiver with integrated link manager for reliable control of star networks (up to eight clients).


Washable, Backlit Keyboard Designed for Infection Control in Medical Environments

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

Just in time for flu season, Econo-Keys has announced the launch of a backlit, disinfectable keyboard designed for use in medical applications.


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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