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Tablet Computers vs. Netbooks

June 4, 2010 7:28 am | by Peter A. Khairolomour, Technical Marketing Manager, Fairchild Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

It’s really not a question of whether or not the tablet computer will displace netbooks and laptops. What it comes down to is what functions the tablet computer will take over and what functions netbooks/laptops will retain.

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Research show heat increases stability of thin-film coatings

June 4, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Understanding how thin-film coatings react to temperature changes could lead to more effective and durable sensors, solar-energy converters, safer medical implants and a host of other applications, says Jodie Lutkenhaus, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical...

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Yale Team Finds Tiny Trigger For Key Chemical Structure

June 4, 2010 7:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale University scientists have discovered a catalyst that triggers the creation of chemical structures...

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Bench-Top Multimeter Line Includes True RMS and 50,000 Count

June 4, 2010 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision’s Model 5491B bench-top multimeter for applications in education, service & repair, and manufacturing offers an accuracy of 0.02 percent, a digital dual display for viewing two measurements simultaneously, a fast measurement rate of up to

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Joint Company to Provide LED Packages for TV

June 4, 2010 6:52 am | News | Comments

A joint venture for a new LED packaging company in WeJiang City, JiangSu Province, China has formed between Everlight Electronics, LG Display, and AmTRAN Technology to address LED packaging solutions for the display industry.

Kingbright Presents 3.5 x 3.5mm 0.5W SMD LEDs

June 4, 2010 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kingbright Corporation, a TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 certified LED manufacturer presents its cost-efficient 3.5 x 3.5mm 0.5W SMD LEDs (AA3535 series) in industry-standard PLCC4 package. Despite its compact design with a wide 120° viewing angle, the ultra-bright LED achieves high intensity illumination up to 30 lm @ 150mA...

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Design Considerations for Pressure Sensing Integration

June 4, 2010 6:35 am | by Tim Shotter and Dan DeFalco, All Sensors Corporation, www.allsensors.com, and Molly Chamberlin, Embassy Global PR | Articles | Comments

A handheld battery operated spirometry device, for example, must be able to be turned on and off quickly and instantly, while continuously recording data over a 20-second period with optimized use of available power, thus requiring a low-voltage pressure sensor which is able to use power only as needed.

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Single-gate Logic Products Are Built on an Advanced 5 V CMOS Process

June 4, 2010 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated has released its first family of single-gate logic products. Built on an advanced 5 V CMOS process and offering performance enhancements over existing alternatives, the 74LVC1Gxx series provides

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IR Introduces Rugged Dual Channel Low-Side Driver IC for Automotive Applications

June 4, 2010 5:48 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the AUIRS4426S dual channel low-side driver IC for use in automotive applications including hybrid power train drives, direct fuel injection and DC-DC converter applications.

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SiGe mixer targets the 1500MHz market

June 4, 2010 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX19994A, a fully integrated, 1200MHz to 2000MHz, dual downconverting mixer with an on-chip LO switch, buffer, and splitter. Designed using Maxim's proprietary monolithic SiGe BiCMOS process, this device delivers an unparalleled combination of linearity, noise performance, and component integration.

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IRphotonics Launches Power Meter for Thermal Spot Curing Systems

June 4, 2010 5:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

IRphotonics announced a new power meter, the iCure P200 Power Meter for Thermal Spot Curing Systems. The iCure P200 Power Meter is an accurate tool for measuring optical power from thermal spot curing systems.

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Economy adds 431K jobs but few in private sector

June 4, 2010 5:30 am | by JEANNINE AVERSA - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A wave of census hiring lifted payrolls by 431,000 in May, but job creation by private companies grew at the slowest pace since the start of the year. The unemployment rate dipped to 9.7 percent as people gave up searching for work.The Labor Department's new employment snapshot released Friday...

New Technologies, Solutions, and Opportunities at the 2010 Sensors Expo

June 4, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

Thousands of engineers, scientists and technology executives have made plans to attend the 24th annual Sensors Expo & Conference, taking place June 8-9, 2010 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL.

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Smithtown High School Students Win Nine of Ten Prizes in Brookhaven Lab's Essay Contest

June 4, 2010 4:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Smithtown High School students won nine of ten prizes in an essay contest sponsored by Brookhaven Lab.

Ballmer Sees Growth for PCs

June 4, 2010 2:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer said the era of the personal computer is far from over, pushing back on an argument made by Apple's Steve Jobs and others who say the rising popularity of the iPad and other devices heralds the decline of traditional PCs.

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