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Ebix to buy Brazil's Usix, no terms given

September 27, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software maker Ebix Inc. said Monday it has agreed to buy Brazil's Usix Technologies Inc., which providers Internet technologies to insurance companies and their agents.Ebix did not give financial terms but said it considers the size of the acquisition, which it paid for using cash reserves,...

Analog Devices Announces Industry’s Fastest 16-bit ADC at 250 MSPS

September 27, 2010 6:04 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The industry’s fastest 16-bit ADC (analog-to-digital converter)--at 250 MSPS (mega samples per second)--was unveiled today by data converter market share leader* Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI). The AD9467 16-bit, 250 MSPS ADC operates on 35% less power at 25% higher sampling rate than any other 16-bit data converter...


Amplifiers combine up to four discrete RF-IF blocks into single device

September 27, 2010 5:58 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced a series of highly integrated RF/IF variable gain amplifiers (VGAs). ADI’s new ADL5201, ADL5202, ADL5240 and ADL5243 variable gain amplifiers offer breakthrough levels of integration—combining up to four discrete RF/IF blocks into a single device.


Spark Gap devices intended for overvoltage applications

September 27, 2010 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

New MSA series of glass encapsulated Spark Gap devices are now available from Meritek Electronics Corporation. The MSA family of products offers excellent performance at very reasonable cost for most overvoltage applications.

Surface Mount MOV’s available in Varistor Voltages up to 750 VDC

September 27, 2010 5:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

New MVS series Surface Mount MOV’s are now available from Meritek Electronics Corporation. The MVS family of products offers case sizes from 0402 all the way up to 4032 with an excellent array of varistor voltages and energy ratings.

Creating Thin Connectors for High-Density Flexible Substrates

September 27, 2010 5:30 am | by Nakagawa Satoru, DKN Research ( | Blogs | Comments

DKN Research, a leading engineering firm specializing in micro electronics and packaging technology, unveiled a new concept to create the industry’s thinnest connectors for high density substrates.

Capacitor Series aimed at ''Smart Grid'' Market

September 27, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

New MCH series of high voltage (500 VAC) Ceramic disc capacitors is now available from Meritek Electronics Corporation. This new series of capacitors is aimed directly at the “Smart Grid” market where advanced electronics are being coupled with new metering and monitoring features.

Segway company owner dies after rolling into river

September 27, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A British businessman who last year bought the company that makes the two-wheeled Segway personal transporter has died in an accident on one of the vehicles....


Report: US would make Internet wiretaps easier

September 27, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broad new regulations being drafted by the Obama administration would make it easier for law enforcement and national security officials to eavesdrop on Internet and e-mail communications like social networking Web sites and BlackBerries, The New York Times reported Monday....

Nanopositioning Rotary Stages Offer 0.01 Arc-second Resolution

September 27, 2010 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s ANT95-R and ANT130-R direct-drive rotary stages are part of Aerotech’s nano Motion Technology product line. They offer unprecedented in-position stability (0.005 arc sec) and incremental motion (0.01 arc sec) using unique direct-drive technology...

Versalogic's Mamba EBX SBC with Intel Core 2 Duo at the 2010 ESC

September 27, 2010 5:05 am | Videos | Comments

A description of the Mamba EBX SBC with Intel Core 2 Duo at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boson at the Versalogic Booth.


Cable Technology Meets SCD21 Requirements for High Data-Rate Applications

September 27, 2010 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced the next generation in cable technology for high data-rate applications. This technology consists of a new differential cable design with lower SCD21 (differential-to-common-mode conversion) and a very high level of signal fidelity.

Going Green: Traveling in an Environmentally Responsible Manner

September 27, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

My wife and I recently took a trip to Virginia Beach. I wanted to visit a research center there. I spent a lot of time at the center, including attending a 3-hour conference session. So really - a main reason for the trip was not leisure. I do admit, however, that my wife and I couldn't...


Economy : OECD’s Gurría confident Portugal will weather economic crisis?

September 27, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

?Portugal has made major progress in modernising its economy over recent years but has been hit hard by the crisis, according to the OECD’s latest economic survey of the country.?

Let your fingers do the driving

September 26, 2010 9:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Utah) If drivers are yakking on cell phones and don't hear spoken instructions to turn left or right from a passenger or navigation system, they still can get directions from devices that are mounted on the steering wheel and pull skin on the driver's index fingertips left...


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