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How Do You Save Energy and Stay Cool While Cooking in the Summer?

August 19, 2010 6:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, Andrea discussed some ways you can keep cooking during the summer while saving energy and staying cool.

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System management microcontroller cuts power and cooling costs in enterprise equipment

August 19, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX31782, a system management microcontroller that combines six temperature measurement channels with six channels of closed-loop fan control. By monitoring multiple temperature points throughout the system...

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Keyboard includes Built-in Trackball and Adjustable Backlighting

August 19, 2010 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Stealth model KYBX-400 series keyboard is an industrial grade keyboard with built-in optical trackball that is environmentally sealed to NEMA 4, 4X, IP65 specifications. This rugged keyboard is housed in a vandal resistant stainless steel enclosure and will stand up to harsh, wet and dirty environments.

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After turbulent year following bankruptcy, GM lays groundwork to sell stock to public again

August 19, 2010 6:06 am | by Ken Thomas - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | News | Comments

Thirteen months ago, General Motors was fighting for its life in bankruptcy court. Now, the automaker is laying the groundwork to sell stock to the public once again with the eventual goal of ridding itself of government ownership.General Motors Co. filed the first batch of paperwork required...

Google bends to German privacy concerns

August 19, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. says it has doubled the time Germans have to opt out of participation in its "Street View" feature, which has sparked a fierce public debate on privacy concerns.Philipp Schindler, Google's vice president for Northern and Central Europe, said in a statement Thursday that Germans will...

LED Thermal Design Challenges: Tips and Techniques

August 19, 2010 5:56 am | by Brian Witzen, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas | Articles | Comments

The latest in LED lighting offers high luminous flux, efficiency, CRI, and reliability, suitable for most lighting applications, including architectural, accent, HID, and down lighting. LEDs save energy, reduce waste, are free of mercury and lead, and convert energy to light more efficiently than common light sources used today.

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Camera Phone Modules Look to a New Design

August 19, 2010 5:44 am | by Jacky Perdrigeat, Nemotek Technologies, www.nemotektechnologies.com | Articles | Comments

The first commercial mobile phone in North America with a built-in camera to capture photographs or video was developed in 2002. As mobile phone usage increases and cameras gain ubiquity in mobile phones, demand for such functionality continues to increase, with significantly strong growth in emerging countries.

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Soft Displays Bring Customization, Easy Configuration to Industrial Apps

August 19, 2010 5:37 am | Articles | Comments

For several years now, many of the gadgets we use around the house, on the move and in the workplace have contained some form of visual display to impart status information to the user and even allow the user to interact with them via a touch screen.

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Intel to buy McAfee in $7.68 billion deal

August 19, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip maker Intel Corp. said Thursday it is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion, or $48 per share.The per-share price represents a 60 percent premium over McAfee's Wednesday close of $29.93. McAfee shares surged 58 percent after the deal was announced Thursday...

VI Systems begins shipping circular VCSEL arrays

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

VI Systems GmbH has released the first circular chip arrays of its vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) designed for wire- and flip-chip bonding.

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Flir to buy advanced sensor maker

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Thermal imaging systems manufacturer Flir Systems Inc. announced Monday that it will acquire sensor maker ICx Technologies Inc. for approximately $274 million.

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Light-amplifying metamaterial created

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have overcome a fundamental obstacle in using new "metamaterials" for radical advances in optical technologies, including ultrapowerful microscopes and computers and a possible invisibility cloak.

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A year after bankruptcy, GM plans stock sale

August 18, 2010 10:05 pm | by KEN THOMAS - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Thirteen months ago, General Motors was fighting for its life in bankruptcy court. Now, the automaker is laying the groundwork to sell stock to the public once again with the eventual goal of ridding itself of government ownership.General Motors Co. filed the first batch of paperwork required...

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Cameron Diaz tops list of riskiest celeb searches

August 18, 2010 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

If you're looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, look out!...

Updated Centroid Documentation

August 18, 2010 5:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

A little housecleaning is usually a good thing. Here at Screaming Circuits, we try to be as flexible as possible and we'll do a lot of different things - standard and non-standard. But we really should, when passing on documentation,...

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