After eight years of light antitrust scrutiny under a Republican White House, the technology and telecommunications industries are bracing for stepped up oversight by the Obama administration's Justice Department. Christine Varney, the head of the department's antitrust division, vowed in a May speech that her office will take a tough look at potential abuses of market power
Athena Controls has announced availability of its Series DS Digital Staging Controller, capable of driving contactors for up to 10 heaters or cooling devices to maintain a process at setpoint. A single stager can control a mix of heating and cooling outputs, and the quantity of outputs dedicated to heating and cooling can be
European authorities and industry must increase funding for scientific research and improve cooperation to try to close the technology gap with the United States, the European Commission said Tuesday. An EU commissioned report sets tough targets to be met by 2030
A massive Dell Inc. computer assembly plant once seen as a job generator worthy of the promise of more than $300 million in state and local inducements will go dark in four months, a victim of new corporate calculations and changing customer tastes.
Global investments in renewable energy technology dipped 40% from 2008-09—this according to United Nations Industrial Development Organization Director, General Kandeh Yumkella. “Due to the current economic crisis we have seen almost a 40 percent decline in 2009 alone in these investments,” said Yumkella at a global conference on green energy in central Mexico.
Nissan's Land Glider electric vehicle tilts from side to side, sashaying into curves by up to a 17-degree angle, as though showing off in a fashion statement that it's zero-emissions. The wheel segments of the car can move separately from the cabin, allowing the car, still an experimental concept model, to sway and swerve, almost like a motorcycle.
U.S. and Egyptian authorities have charged nearly 100 people with helping an identity theft ring steal money from thousands of bank accounts. An FBI statement says an indictment unsealed Wednesday in Los Angeles charges more than 50 people in the United States with running the "phishing" scheme.
The G Series and H Series of 1-W DC/DC Converters from Mornsun America feature 6000 VDC input-to-output isolation for medical, industrial control, and instrumentation applications where high isolation is required. Nominal input voltages of 5 VDC or 12 VDC step up or down to produce
Seiko Epson Corporation and E Ink Corporation announced a jointly developed display controller IC, the S1D13522 for E Ink's Vizplex-enabled electronic paper displays. The IC is based on the same engine as the first model, the S1D13521. This Epson display controller (code named ISIS) includes
A group of Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives called on the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Google Inc's ability to block calls to rural telephone exchanges. Google's Voice service is at the heart of a dispute between the world's largest Internet search company and Apple Inc over why Google's voice application is not available on the popular iPhone.
Available in 2-pole to 24-pole configurations, the 805 Series PCB blocks from WAGO has an internal jumper system for commoning, The push-button-actuated blocks have 3.5mm pin spacing for conductors AWG 24–16 and are UL/CUL certified at 300V/10A.
Based on ThinFilm chip technology with two p-n junctions, the infrared Platinum Stack DRAGON from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors can generate an optical output of nearly 1 W from a driving current of 1 A.
With a static current consumption of just 200 µA, the MCP9804 Temperature Sensor from Microchip has a temperature accuracy of +/- 1° C from -40 to +125°C. Available in an 8-pin MSOP or 2 mm x 3 mm DFN package
Crouzet North America's V-line of miniature and subminiature snap-action switches purportedly feature an industry-first design that includes diagnostic functionality and longer overtravel. The line includes 2mm of plunger overtravel, current ratings from 1 mA (5 v) to 2 A (14 V)
There are a number of technology trends that are profoundly changing how engineers are designing machines with motion control. Two among these stand out for their potential impact on cost, ease of assembly, and serviceability. These are the continual reduction of the size of the motion amplifier, and the advent of low cost, high-speed digital networks.