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ESD Solutions Offered for Single and Multiple USB Port Protection

September 9, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Stackpole Electronics Inc's discrete (ESD Series) and array (ESA Series) suppression devices are ideal for ESD protection of high speed communications ports, such as USB 2.0.


Clean-In-Place Pressure Transducer Features Flush Diaphragm

September 9, 2010 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stellar’s Series FT31XX clean-in-place (CIP) pressure transmitters are designed to meet the demands of the wet and hostile environments of industrial process applications that use a flush diaphragm and Tri-Clover flange clamps.


Magnetic Reed Switches Offer Sensitivities From 3 to 100 AT

September 9, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Standex Electronics provides magnetic reed switches from 3.7 to 50 mm in both standard designs with exposed leads, and molded, surface mount designs.


Cyber Task Force passes mission to Cyber Command

September 9, 2010 7:07 am | News | Comments

After spending the better part of the past decade defending the Defense Department's computer networks, the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations command cased its colors. The task force was deactivated in a ceremony Sept. 7 here at the Defense Information Systems Agency.


Cabinet Enclosure Aimed at Broadcast and Data Center Applications

September 9, 2010 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optima EPS, an Elma Company, has announced a new rack with several features geared towards the broadcast and server application environments. Elma’s new IT cabinet features an extrusion-based modular design, advanced cable management, and convex perforated doors.


Stamped spring pin features 34 gram actuation force per pin

September 9, 2010 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new QFN Socket addressing high performance requirements for 0.4mm pitch devices - SBT-QFN-4008. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 34 gram actuation force per pin and cycle life of 100,000 insertions.


Cortex-A15 processor runs at up to 2.5GHz

September 9, 2010 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

ARM today introduced the Cortex-A15 MPCore processor that delivers a 5x performance improvement over today’s advanced smartphone processors, within a comparable energy footprint. In advanced infrastructure applications the Cortex-A15 processor running at up to 2.5GHz...


How Are You Preparing to Save Energy this Fall and Winter?

September 9, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Hard to believe, but summer is almost officially over! Cooler weather is just around the corner, and it's always best to be prepared. As Andrea mentioned on Tuesday, one of the best things you can do to get ready for cool weather is have a home energy assessment to find out where you are...


Apple to publish guidelines for app approval

September 9, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple says it will publish the guidelines its uses to determine which programs can be sold in its App Store.Thursday's announcement follows two years of complaints from software developers about Apple Inc. using secret and seemingly capricious rules to block some applications.The store has more...

Online Tool Streamlines PFC Inductor Selection

September 9, 2010 4:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new online tool from Precision Incorporated makes calculations for selecting PFC inductors quick and easy.


Economy : Recovery slowing amid increased uncertainty, says Interim Economic Outlook

September 9, 2010 2:21 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The world economic recovery may be slowing faster than previously anticipated, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment. Growth in the Group of Seven countries is expected to be around 1½ per cent on an annualized basis in the second half of 2010 compared with the...

SoloPower is first ever to receive UL certification for a flexible CIGS module

September 9, 2010 12:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Important Advancement for Solar Industry


Quick Hit football video game gets NFL makeover

September 8, 2010 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Thursday marks the kickoff of the 2010 NFL season, and along with it, a renewed interest in fantasy leagues and video games that let Monday-morning quarterbacks feel as if they're part of the action....


Questions on SMD and NSMD

September 8, 2010 4:20 pm | News | Comments

My prior post discussed SMD (solder mask defined) vs NSMD (non solder mask defined) pads for BGAs. I received a comment on the post asking for a bit of clarification: "My understanding was that SMD pads were preferred from a...

Scientific Games prices $250 million debt offering

September 8, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientific Games Corp. said Wednesday that it has priced a debt offering that will enable the lottery games supplier to repay more than $200 million in other loans.The refinancing calls for Scientific Games to sell $250 million of senior subordinated notes due in 2018 with an 8.125 percent...


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