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Ceramic Disc Capacitors Aimed at Smart Grid Market

October 4, 2010 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Meritek’s MCH Series of high voltage (500 VAC) Ceramic disc capacitors is aimed directly at the smart grid market where advanced electronics are being coupled with new metering and monitoring features. With

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MicroTCA Platform Includes Four Double-width Full-size AdvancedMC Modules

October 4, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced its MicroTCA platform OM6040D, which is designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs and features a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow rates. In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U platform

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Google lines up Internet TV programming partners

October 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is entering the increasingly crowded Internet TV market with contributions from a variety of top television programmers and websites....

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Skype getting new chief executive from Cisco

October 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Skype is replacing its CEO with a Cisco Systems executive, a change that may indicate the Internet calling service is closer to announcing specific plans for an initial public offering....

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down as CEO

October 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams is stepping aside as the short-messaging service's CEO. He will turn the job over to Dick Costolo, who has been steering Twitter's operations for the past year....

Breathe Safely – Embedded Electronics Helps Save Lives

October 4, 2010 11:59 am | by Christian Schuster, Head of Software Development MEN Mikro Elektronik, Urs Reidt, Head of Development HAMILTON MEDICAL, Switzerland | Articles | Comments

In the United States alone, error in medical treatments causes 98,000 deaths a year. For this reason, the American Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) founded the “100,000 Lives Campaign”, an initiative to improve patient care and prevent unnecessary deaths.

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Inverter Reference Design Lowers Cost and Improves Efficiency in Solar Power Systems

October 4, 2010 11:45 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a fully digitally controlled Grid-Connected Solar Micro Inverter Reference Designwith an advanced, high-efficiency topology.

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VME Multifunction Boards Deliver 48 Lines in a 6U VME Slot

October 4, 2010 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms announced the first in a new family of VME multifunction I/O boards designed specifically to address the problems caused by the growing constraints on size, weight and power in today’s military platforms.

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Google TV Announces Its Programming Partners

October 4, 2010 11:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Google has been in talks with the major TV networks and the major cable and satellite distributors, but it announced only a few concrete partnerships on Monday.

Cisco Executive Expected to Lead Skype

October 4, 2010 11:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Tony Bates is expected to assume the top job at Skype as its new owners continue to put their stamp on the fast-growing company after buying it from eBay.

An Award, Criticism and Perils for Comcast

October 4, 2010 11:22 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

As Comcast prepares its NBC takeover, it has a case study in awkward entanglements as an employee cries foul over his firing after criticizing a Fox News host.

Celebrate Energy Awareness Month and Get a Tax Credit!

October 4, 2010 11:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, fall is a great time to make energy improvements - not just because of the change in seasons, but because October is Energy Awareness Month. I'm sure you all spent the weekend celebrating and throwing energy-efficient parties, maybe with a nice CFL-shaped cake.

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Skype getting new CEO from Cisco

October 4, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Skype is replacing its CEO with a Cisco Systems executive. The change may indicate the Internet calling service is closer to announcing specific plans for an initial public offering.Skype S.A. says Tony Bates, formerly a Cisco Systems Inc. senior vice president, will take over for Josh...

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Rensselaer professors Dordick and Interrante named ACS Fellows

October 4, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professors have been named 2010 fellows of the American Chemical Society. Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Howard P. Isermann '42 Professor of Chemical and Biological...

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New Survey Shows Industrial Sector Surging Forward

October 4, 2010 10:21 am | News | Comments

ThomasNet’s newest Industry Market Barometer shows North America’s industrial/manufacturing sector surging forward, accelerating the momentum of its recovery with the promise of further expansion to come.

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