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Tier Technologies replaces Rossetti as CEO

June 24, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Payment processing company Tier Technologies Inc. said Thursday it is changing CEOs earlier than expected, with director Charles Berger stepping in on an interim basis to replace Ronald Rossetti.Rossetti's term was scheduled to expire in April 2011. The company did not disclose why Rossetti has...

Piezoelectric Sensing for Product Testing

June 24, 2010 5:57 am | by Dave Change, Dytran Instruments, www.dytran.com | Articles | Comments

A continuing trend among OEM’s and design engineers has been increased reliance upon mechanical impact testing of product prototypes and packaging, as a means of simulating the ruggedness, durability and performance of materials and structures within their intended usage environment.

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Synchronous Regulators Handle Consumer Applications

June 24, 2010 5:27 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduced a new family of high efficiency 2A to 4A integrated synchronous regulators for consumer electronics applications.

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Extra Fine Pitch BGA pads

June 24, 2010 5:24 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

One of the annoyances of the world of trade secrets and proprietariness is that we can't all learn from each others' experiences. That is important and even generally necessary in a competitive world. If you put in some hard work,...

Lunar Mapping Mission Employs Advanced Thermal Technology

June 24, 2010 5:05 am | News | Comments

Advanced thermal technology design and fabrication capabilities  helped make the recent historic orbital flight of the Moon Mineralogy Mapper possible.

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Jobless claims drop but remain at elevated levels

June 24, 2010 5:05 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Initial claims for jobless benefits fell by the largest amount in two months last week, but remain above levels consistent with healthy job growth.Despite the drop of 19,000, claims are at about the same level they were at the beginning of the year. The stubbornly high level of requests for...

Bob Ward On Developing Materials-Intensive Medical Devices

June 24, 2010 4:51 am | Videos | Comments

Bob Ward talks about developing an affinity therapy device that has applications with infectious and inflammatory diseases.

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Wireless I-O Modules Perform in Well Monitoring Environments

June 24, 2010 4:47 am | by William H. Conley III, B&B Electronics, www.bb-elec.com | Articles | Comments

The ability to monitor product inventory has always been a primary concern for companies. When the product is not a fixed, physical unit of measure, but a volume of liquid; the challenge increases. The evolvement of wireless technology presents an exciting opportunity for remote monitoring.

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Direct drive slotless motors cover 29-240 mm diameters

June 24, 2010 4:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion’s new UTS Series direct drive slotless motors now cover 29-240 mm diameters with thin radial length, perfect for direct drive positioning or high speed spindle applications. Driven by customer demand and new applications in gimbal and imaging sytems, Applimotion has expanded the range of their slotless motor line up.

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What Steps Do You Take to Be an Energy-Conscious Citizen?

June 24, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, Sean discussed consumers' responsibilities to be energy-conscious and contribute to solutions to global and national problems. Tell us:

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New iPhone selling briskly as hundreds line up

June 24, 2010 3:05 am | by MELISSA EDDY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone was in hot demand Thursday as hundreds lined up outside stores in Tokyo, Berlin and elsewhere to become among the first to own the device.The iPhone 4's launch started at 7 a.m. in several regions across the globe, beginning in Japan and moving across France, Germany...

Medvedev: New technologies would open access

June 24, 2010 1:05 am | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toured Silicon Valley to see "the origins of success," and came away expressing optimism that his country will also be able to adopt a high-tech economy that would give everyone a chance to get ahead.His visit Wednesday to the high-tech capital was bolstered by...

New iPhone in short supply at Japan launch

June 24, 2010 12:06 am | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple's newest iPhone was in short supply just hours after its global launch began in Tokyo on Thursday morning as hundreds queued outside stores across the city to become among the first in the world to own the device.At the Apple store in the swanky Ginza shopping district, several hundred...

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Judge rebuffs Viacom in YouTube copyright case

June 23, 2010 11:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

YouTube's actions spoke louder than its founders' words when it came down to deciding whether the Internet's most watched video site illegally exploited copyrighted clips owned by media company Viacom Inc.That was the rationale driving a pivotal ruling in a high-stakes legal battle pitting...

Touch: How a Hard Chair Creates a Hard Heart

June 23, 2010 10:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Through textures, shapes, weights and temperatures, the sense of touch influences both our thoughts and behavior.

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