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The World’s First Energy Harvesting Application Development Kit

July 20, 2010 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced that it has partnered with Cymbet Corporation to provide the world’s first customizable energy harvesting application development kit—the XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Development Kit.

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DC-DC Controller Features Single Supply Operation

July 20, 2010 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel, Inc. today introduced the MIC2165, a HyperLight Load efficient, adaptive on-time, synchronous DC-DC controller. The device features an architecture that significantly reduces the required output capacitance and allows for excellent transient response, while making high delta-V operation (VIN=28V, VOUT=0.8V) possible.

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Connected TVs Shipments Surge, With Forecasted Growth to 119 Million in 2014

July 20, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The TV market is entering a new phase, as connected TVs hit the mainstream.

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By 'putting a ring on it,' microparticles can be captured

July 20, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Harvard University) To trap and hold tiny microparticles, engineers at Harvard have "put a ring on it," using a silicon-based circular resonator to confine particles stably for up to several minutes. The advance could one day lead to the ability to direct, deliver, and store...

Brookhaven Lab's Robert Palmer Awarded the 2010 Advanced Accelerator Concepts Prize

July 20, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Robert Palmer, head of Brookhaven Lab’s Advanced Accelerator Group, received the Advanced Accelerator Prize.

ISE Storage Hosts 350 Percent More Desktops Than Competition; Emprise 9000, ISE Manager and ISE Analyzer Expand Data Center Flexibility

July 20, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Xiotech Corporation (http://www.xiotech.com) , the leader in Intelligent Application Storage (http://xiotech.com/intelligent-application-storage.php) , today announced a set of new products that take the power of the company's Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) storage systems and tailor it for...

Eco-Driving: An Everyday Way to Reduce Our Oil Dependence

July 20, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Global warming and oil dependence are on the front burner for good, and for good reason. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began on April 20 is now the worst oil disaster in American history. Meanwhile, U.S. transportation is still almost totally dependent on oil and responsible for about...

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IBM strikes IT deal with Quebec financial company Desjardins Group

July 20, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Desjardins Group, the largest financial co-operative in Canada, has struck a five-year information technology outsourcing deal with IBM Canada (NYSE:IBM). Financial terms of the deal were not revealed.

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Letting Children Learn – Hole in the Wall Computers

July 19, 2010 9:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

The hole in the wall experiments are exactly the kind of thing I love to lean about. I wrote about them in 2006, what kids can learn. Research finding from the Hole in the Wall foundation: Over the 4 year research phase (2000-2004), HiWEL has extensively studied the impact of Learning...

Renaissance Learning posts higher 2Q profit

July 19, 2010 8:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Renaissance Learning Inc., said Monday its profit rose 4.2 percent in the second quarter as the maker of curriculum and academic assessment products saw orders and revenue surge.The company said its net income rose to $4.3 million, or 15 cents a share, for the three months ended in June. That...

Free speech fight ends quietly in lost iPhone saga

July 19, 2010 5:05 pm | by PAUL ELIAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A brewing free-speech debate touched off by a lost prototype of Apple's iPhone has ended quietly with a blogger's agreement to cooperate with investigators.Thomas J. Nolan Jr., a lawyer for Jason Chen of Gizmodo.com, said Monday that technology website agreed to the deal with prosecutors to...

Amazon says price cut has spurred Kindle sales

July 19, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. said Monday that sales of its Kindle electronic reading device have picked up since it cut the price. But exactly how many Kindles it is selling, Amazon did not say.The company also said sales of Kindle books now outpace hardcover books, although sales of hardcover books are...

TI's Profit Nearly Triples

July 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Texas Instruments's profit nearly tripled on a strong rebound in demand for electronic devices as the company increased its manufacturing capacity.

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Nokia Siemens Buys Motorola Unit for $1.2 Billion

July 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The acquisition of Motorola’s telecommunications network equipment business gives Nokia Siemens a stronghold in the cutthroat mobile gear market.

I.B.M. Misses Revenue Forecast but Raises Guidance

July 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

In reporting its results, I.B.M. cited a weaker euro that hurt overseas sales.

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