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Electronics group spent $490k lobbying in 4Q

March 22, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association trade group spent $490,000 in the fourth quarter to lobby the federal government on electronics recycling and other issues, according to a disclosure report.That was an increase of 26 percent from the $390,000 the trade group spent in the same quarter a year...

Sony spent $570,000 lobbying US government in 4Q

March 22, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp.'s two American subsidiaries, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Electronics Inc., together spent $570,000 lobbying the U.S. government on issues ranging from online piracy to a national broadband plan during the fourth quarter of 2009.That was more than 10 percent more than the...

U.S. to Beef Up Cybersecurity Overseas

March 22, 2010 2:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The alleged Chinese cyber attacks on Google have spurred proposals at the State Department and on Capitol Hill to establish an ambassador-level cybersecurity post and to tie foreign aid to a country's ability to police cybercrime.

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Google tries a route around Chinese Web censorship

March 22, 2010 12:31 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. will shift its search engine for China off the mainland but won't shut it down altogether and will maintain other operations in the country. The maneuver attempts to balance Google's disdain for China's Internet censorship rules with its desire to profit from an explosively growing...

Science by the Seat of Their Pants

March 22, 2010 12:09 pm | News | Comments

Interactive exhibits make learning science fun. One such exhibit, “Under Pressure,” demonstrates how pressure between the body and a contacting object – such as a chair – can create pressure points and strain. Sensor Products Inc., an innovator in the field, donated their Tactilus Body Mapping Pressure System to The Leonardo Museum, which is showing the exhibit at schools and libraries until it opens next year.

Fully Integrated Analog Front End Performs In ECG, EEG Apps

March 22, 2010 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the first in a family of fully integrated analog front ends (AFEs) for portable and high-end electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment, as well as patient monitoring and consumer medical applications. The eight-channel, 24-bit ADS1298

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CSG Systems to buy back $120M of senior debt

March 22, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CSG Systems International Inc., which provides software and services that manage customer service for cable and satellite TV companies, said Monday it has agreed to spend about $125 million to buy back about $120 million in outstanding senior debt in an effort to reduce interest payments.The...

Google Stops Censoring in China

March 22, 2010 11:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google has stopped censoring its search results in China and redirecting visitors to the company's Chinese-language service based in Hong Kong.

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Seeing a bionic eye on medicine's horizon

March 22, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Professor Yael Hanein of Tel Aviv University's School of Electrical Engineering has foundational research that may give sight to blind eyes, merging retinal nerves with electrodes to stimulate cell growth. Successful so far in animal models, this...

Rotarix Vaccine: Update to Clinicians and Public Health Professionals

March 22, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Recommendation to suspend use is a precaution while FDA learns more about the situation. No known safety risk at this time.

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Touchscreens Operate in Solar, Oil, Gas and Mobile App

March 22, 2010 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

IDEC now has a new 5.7” HG2G OI touchscreen model with 12V DC for applications limited to battery-power or using low-voltage solar energy. The panel depth is 36 mm for limited , and it is available as a monochrome (500 cd/m2) or 256-color (350cd/m2) display. An optional built-in Ethernet port (10/100 BaseT) allows

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ZigBee Alliance Looks to Europe

March 22, 2010 11:06 am | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance today announced its intention to expand its participation in the European Union’s various standardization efforts.

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T-Splitter Suits Industrial Applications

March 22, 2010 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA has announced the release of a T-shaped splitter for the Series 870 7/8” connectors. The T-splitter is used to connect several devices for a power supply or a bus connection. Designed for DeviceNet applications, the 7/8” connectors are

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Multilayer Chip Varistors Protect Hand-Held Mobile Devices Against Electrostatic Discharge

March 22, 2010 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

New EIA 0201 Multilayer Chip Varistors from Taiyo Yuden are designed to protect today’s slim and compact hand-held mobile devices against electrostatic discharge (ESD). Both the VR063 101A120 and the VR063 101A080 boast the same varistor voltage, ESD resistance and other electrical characteristics as Taiyo Yuden’s previous highly regarded EIA 0402 model.

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MaxLinear aims to raise about $42.7 million in IPO

March 22, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MaxLinear Inc., a maker semiconductors used in products including TVs, cable boxes and PCs, is expected to raise about $42.7 million in an initial public offering this week.The Carlsbad, Calif. company is selling 5.4 million Class A shares, of which 1.3 million will come from selling...

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