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Bill Gates receives Scouts' Silver Buffalo Award

September 14, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has received the highest award that the Boy Scouts of America bestows on adults for distinguished service to youth.Gates received the Silver Buffalo award at a Seattle luncheon Tuesday. Scout officials say he deserves the award for his success with Microsoft...

MCU Inherently Operates at 0.9V, Enables Multiple Apps to Run from a Single Cell Battery

September 14, 2010 1:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced what is said to be the industry’s first true 0.9-V microcontroller (MCU). The MSP430L092 MCU inherently operates at 0.9-V, including the entire analog and digital logic.

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Avnet and Bourns Celebrate 45 Years of Partnership

September 14, 2010 12:57 pm | by Ed Smith, President, Avnet Electronics (www.avnet.com) | Blogs | Comments

I’ve been in this industry a long time and while we are all clearly focused on the innovations of tomorrow, it’s nice to see where we’ve come from.

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IAR Systems adds CAN interface to NXP Cortex-M0 development kit

September 14, 2010 12:52 pm | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

Uppsala, Sweden. IAR Systems today announced IAR KickStart Kit for NXP LPC11C14. Recently introduced by NXP, the LPC11C14 device adds a controller area network (CAN) 2.0B-compliant controller complete with on-chip CANopen drivers to the LPC1100 family of Cortex-M0 based microcontrollers.

Brushed DC motors in industrial versions

September 14, 2010 12:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor is expanding its existing range of industrial type versions with the addition of two new motor sizes with IP54 protection rating as well as mounting brakes. The two powerful and mechanically commutated DC motors, with output powers of 200 and 250 watts...

Microchip Launches Second Annual Embedded Designers’ Forum Technical Training Series at 100+ Global Locations and a Virtual Event

September 14, 2010 12:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 14, 2010 [NASDAQ: MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the second annual Embedded...

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Darnell Power Forum Identifies Disruptive Trends

September 14, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Plenary session at Darnell’s Power Forum in Chicago yesterday identified major disruptions for the power conversion industry ranging from new materials to new and increasingly-complex power system architectures. Presenters included Alex Lidow, CEO...

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ON Semi Invests $15.78 million to Expand Production at Wafer Manufacturing Facility in Belgium

September 14, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor recently announced plans to expand production capacity at its 6-inch (150mm) wafer manufacturing facility in Oudenaarde, Belgium, by approximately 40% with a total equipment investment in 2010 of €12.3 million (or $15.78...

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National Semiconductor Reports Results for First Quarter Fiscal 2011

September 14, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. reported sales of $412.0 million and net income of $88.8 million, or 36 cents per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2011, which ended Aug. 29, 2010. National’s first quarter...

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Cisco to start paying a dividend by next summer

September 14, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc., the world's largest maker of computer-networking gear, said Tuesday that it would pay its first dividend by July, the end of its current fiscal year....

IntriMed Technologies Launched to Address Challenges Faced by Medical Device Manufacturers

September 14, 2010 11:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Oxnard, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2010 – The launch of IntriMed Technologies and the opening of IntriMed’s first state-of-the-industry Innovation Center in Oxnard, Calif. were announced today by IntriPlex Technologies, a global leader in the design and manufacture of ultra-precise components for...

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ORNL scientists reveal battery behavior at the nanoscale

September 14, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) As industries and consumers increasingly seek improved battery power sources, cutting-edge microscopy performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is providing an unprecedented perspective on how lithium-ion batteries function.

Student Employment Information Available at Discover GTRI

September 14, 2010 10:20 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech students are invited to talk with undergrad students, grad students and researchers to learn more about the employment opportunities offered at GTRI.

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Nokia chairman expected to stay on until 2012

September 14, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. said Tuesday that board chairman Jorma Ollila has signaled readiness to stay on at the helm of the world's leading handset maker until 2012....

Harness the Power of the Sun

September 14, 2010 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

In the past, when I thought of solar power I would automatically think solar panels or more specifically, solar photovoltaics. However, within the last couple of months I've gained a better understanding of the variety of ways we can harness the sun's abundant energy to help meet our power needs.

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