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Fiorina's former company benefits from stimulus

June 18, 2010 11:05 am | by JUDY LIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is kicking off her general election campaign by slamming the $862 billion federal stimulus package that was supported by her opponent, Democrat Barbara Boxer.This week, she made stops at a window-making plant near Fresno and an electrical contractor in...

Rugged SBC Rivals iPhone in Size

June 18, 2010 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

General Micro Systems, Inc. (GMS) developed an Intel Atom-based rugged SBC that offers low power consumption. Combined with its small footprint and high performance, the Atom XPC40x (extended temperature, conduction-cooled) and Atom XP40x (standard temperature) are said to

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Over two billion hours served

June 18, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, located at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, has run over two billion processor-hours of computations at a mind-boggling speed of over 557 trillion calculations a second as it enables...

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Certara cuts offer for Symyx to $5.75 per share

June 18, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Certara Corp. has lowered its buyout offer for lab research and technology company Symyx Technologies Inc. by $1 per share, days after discussions on a potential deal broke down.Certara cut its per-share offer, first announced late last month, to $5.75 from $6.75. Based on Symyx's 34.9 million...

Intevac expands board to 7 directors

June 18, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intevac Inc., a maker of imaging products and equipment for the hard disk drive industry, said Friday that it has expanded its board of directors with the addition of John F. Schaefer.The addition brings the total board to seven directors.Schaefer also sits on the board of Websense Inc., an...

Fast Times for Femtocells

June 18, 2010 9:37 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Blogs | Comments

These are busy times for the femtocell industry.There are now 13 operators who have launched service, including 3 out of 3 in Japan and 3 out of 4 in USA.

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CGI extends $903M offer for Stanley

June 18, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology company CGI Group Inc. said Friday it has extended its $903 million tender offer for Stanley Inc., a government contractor.The Canadian company announced in May that it had agreed to buy Stanley for $37.50 per share in cash. The boards of both companies approved the...

Connectors Are Designed for SuperSpeed USB 3.0

June 18, 2010 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kycon is expanding its USB product line by adding USB 3.0, the next generation design-in Universal Serial Bus – KUSBX-xx1N9 Series. The USB 3.0 connectors, also known as SuperSpeed USB, support data transfer rates of up to 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 version and are

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Illuminated Pushbuttons Conserve Behind-panel Space

June 18, 2010 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the availability of the LP01 Series of short body, illuminated and non-illuminated, tamper-resistant pushbuttons. The series’ minimal behind-panel depth makes it suitable for designs where space is at a premium. The RoHS compliant LP01 Series features

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Acer Predicts No. 1 Status

June 18, 2010 8:13 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Acer is confident it will unseat Hewlett-Packard as the world's largest PC maker this year.

Long Distance Reflective Switch Offers Adjustable Sensitivity

June 18, 2010 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics OPTEK Technology’s OPB725A-18Z uses an infrared LED and a logic output sensor in a reflective switch configuration, and features a reflective sensing distance of up to

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Coaxial Resonator Oscillator Touts High Performance, Efficiency

June 18, 2010 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek’s CVCO55CXT-5800-5800 Coaxial Resonator Oscillator (CRO) employs frequency doubling, 2X fundamental technology to reach new performance levels of low phase noise and harmonics, while minimizing current consumption in the process. The CRO operates at 5800 MHz with a

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Gauging safety in the electronic age

June 18, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leicester) Engineers at the University of Leicester are taking the unusual step of learning from architecture in order to design safer electrical systems.

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CGI Group extends US$903 million cash offer to buy American IT firm Stanley

June 18, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) has extended its cash offer to buy American information technology firm Stanley Inc. (NYSE:SXE) for US$903 million.The Montreal-based company says the offer will now expire on July 9 at midnight, while the rest of the terms remain the same.CGI says the extension was...

Three-Phase Brushless DC Motor Pre-Driver IC Targets Office Automation

June 18, 2010 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has introduced a three-phase brushless DC motor pre-driver with outputs for direct high current gate drive of an all N-channel power MOSFET three phase bridge with a maximum supply voltage of 38 V. Allegro’s A4936 device has

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