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The 2010 Sensors Expo

June 8, 2010 8:00 am | News | Comments

Whether you're looking to find the latest sensing solutions, evaluate emerging standards, find and compare suppliers, or solve new design challenges, you can't afford to miss the 2010 Sensors Expo & Conference.

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Geolocation, next phase of the social media revolution, focus of June 14 workshop at WPI

June 8, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Like the rapid evolution of social media, mobile geolocation is expected to grow dramatically and radically change how people interact and shop, and how businesses connect with and market to consumers. Leaders in the technologies that make mobile...

China says it will keep blocking online content

June 8, 2010 7:05 am | by SCOTT McDONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

China vowed Tuesday to keep a tight grip on the Internet, saying it would continue to block anything considered subversive or threatening to "national unity."The "white paper" statement of government policy was released three months after a public dispute over censorship prompted Google Inc. to...

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Looking at Chip on Flex Filtering

June 8, 2010 6:55 am | by Keith Teichmann, Worldwide Director of Marketing and Product Management, ITT Interconnect Solutions (www.ittcannon.com) | Blogs | Comments

Lightning never strikes the same place twice; but, once is enough to send an aircraft into electrical failure, which can have catastrophic results. 

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X-FAB Announces 8-Inch MEMS Center

June 8, 2010 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced it will expand its foundry service to include 8-inch (200mm) MEMS wafer processing. Moving to the larger wafer diameter and monolithic MEMS/CMOS integration allows significant reductions in manufacturing costs.

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Digi Launches Next Generation XBee and XBee-PRO ZigBee Modules

June 8, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

New XBee® and XBee-PRO® modules feature Surface Mount Technology and Serial Peripheral Interface

Analysts: No big surprises in iPhone 4

June 8, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Leaks and a misplaced iPhone prototype took some of the wind from Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs' Monday presentation of the iPhone 4.Several analysts already expected to see some of the new iPhone's capabilities, such as a camera on the front of the smartphone, video conferencing and longer battery...

The ZigBee alliance and SUNSPEC Alliance collaborate on renewable energy management

June 8, 2010 5:51 am | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance and the SunSpec Alliance today announced an agreement to collaborate on defining standards for renewable energy and microgrid management using the ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 standard. The ZigBee Alliance is a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications...

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Welded Feedthrough Tech Addresses Sensor Apps

June 8, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Showcased at the 2010 Sensors Expo and Conference, welded precision small diameter feedthrough tubes from A.T. Wall can solve sensing solution design challenges...

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Researchers capture first images of sub-nano pore structures

June 8, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cornell University) Moore's law marches on: In the quest for faster and cheaper computers, scientists have imaged pore structures in insulation material at sub-nanometer scale for the first time. Understanding these structures could substantially enhance computer performance and power...

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Underness as a Common Theme Again

June 8, 2010 5:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I didn't mean to, but here I seem to be with a common theme again. Like yesterday, and again not too long before that - parts under parts seems to be the thing of the hour. Maybe the caps are...

BeagleBoard-xM Enables Embedded Application Development

June 8, 2010 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Greater capability and reduced complexity are delivered with more memory and incorporation of an on-board USB hub with Ethernet on the new 1GHz pocket-size BeagleBoard-xM.

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Low Cost 25-30 Watt 2”x 1” DC-DC Converter

June 8, 2010 5:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech, a Division of Calex, announces the “TMJ” Series of DC/DC converters. The TMJ Series offers 25 to 30 Watts of output power in an industry standard 2" x 1" package with two input ranges, 18 to 36VDC and 36 to 72VDC.

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What's Up With Fuel Cells?

June 8, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

We hear a lot about renewables like wind and solar these days, but what's the deal with fuel cells and is there a future in them? The truth is, fuel cells have been around for some time now; the idea originated in the 1840's.

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China wage hikes boost costs but might help sales

June 8, 2010 4:05 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The cost of hiring Chinese workers who supply the world with inexpensive furniture and toys is climbing. But workers with more money to spend is good news for foreign companies that see them as customers, not just factory labor.Areas throughout China have raised local minimum wages and some...

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