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EU sets tight biofuel standards

June 10, 2010 9:48 am | News | Comments

The European Union's top energy official set out tough standards for producing biofuels sold in the EU, demanding producers meet strict environmental criteria. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger put forward the world's "most stringent" certification regime to make "sure our biofuels meet the highest environmental standards."

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AT & T hole exposes iPad users' e-mail addresses

June 10, 2010 9:46 am | News | Comments

AT&T Inc. on Wednesday acknowledged a security weak spot that exposed the e-mail addresses of apparently more than 100,000 users of Apple Inc.'s iPad, a breach that could make those people vulnerable to precision-targeted hacking attacks.

PoL converters feature ultra-wide input in compact package

June 10, 2010 9:40 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has expanded its range of Okami non-isolated point-of-load (PoL) DC-DC converters with the introduction of the OKI-78SR series of switching regulator converters for industrial applications. A direct drop-in replacement for industry standard three-terminal 7803 and 7805 series LDOs...

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Optical module controller boasts dual digital LDD interface

June 10, 2010 9:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the DS1876, an SFP+ video controller with a dual laser diode driver (LDD) interface. This device controls and monitors all transmitter functions for SFP+ optical modules and fully supports the SFF-8472 specification.

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Hospira Brand Liposyn and Propofol: Recall

June 10, 2010 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Injectable products may contain particulate matter.

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Hart Stores widens first-quarter loss due to higher promotional activities

June 10, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Department store operator Hart Stores Inc. (TSX:HIS) widened its first-quarter loss due to higher promotional activities.The Quebec retailer said Thursday it lost $1.4 million or 10 cents per share in the quarter ended May 1, compared to a loss of $595,000 or four cents per share a year...

Cadence Design prices $300M senior notes offer

June 10, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cadence Design Systems Inc. priced an offering of $300 million of convertible senior notes, the electronic design company said Thursday.The offering, which is being made to institutional buyers, is expected to close on Tuesday. The notes mature on June 1, 2015.Cadence also entered into related...

Agriculture: OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook to be released 15 June – news conference in Rome

June 10, 2010 8:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The latest Agricultural Outlook by the OECD and UN Food and Agriculture Organisation forecasts market trends, assesses the impact on food security of the economic crisis and discusses how farm production can meet growing global demand.

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Large Via In Pad

June 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I haven't written about via in pad in a while, but the issue hasn't quite gone away yet. This particular QFN, to the left, has the vias tented, which is good. However, it could be better. If you look close,...

Softheon in partnership with Falconstor

June 10, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Healthcare software maker Softheon Inc. said Thursday that it has formed a strategic partnership with Falconstor Software, a company that provides data storage and protection products.Softheon, a privately held company, said the deal will allow it to offer Falconstor data protection and...

Digital Temperature Sensors Achieve High Accuracy

June 10, 2010 7:46 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The high-precision, low-drift ADT7420 and ADT7320 digital temperature sensors achieve  ±0.25ºC accuracy over a –20ºC to +105ºC temperature range and ±0.5ºC accuracy over the –40°C to +125°C temperature range.

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Embedded ZigBee Modules Add SMT and SPI Interface

June 10, 2010 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International introduced a new line of XBee and XBee-PRO ZB embedded ZigBee modules based on the Ember EM357 System on Chip.

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Intelligent Power Switch Includes High Frequency PWM Capability

June 10, 2010 7:22 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the AUIPS7221R 65 V high-side intelligent power switch with fully integrated bootstrap function for fast actuator applications including fuel magnetic injectors and braking valves. Housed in a small form factor, the AUIPS7221R delivers high frequency of 100 kHz and high current capability up to 25 A...

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New system developed for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

June 10, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Granada) This new system has enhanced successful early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease up to 90 percent through computer images, which is an important progress. The results obtained from this study have been published in the journals Information Sciences, Neuroscience...

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Multi Level GHz Bandwidth Socket for Memory Probing

June 10, 2010 7:15 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for high speed probing of the memory chip and debugging of the system during the design phase. The SG-BGA-7182 socket is designed for 1Gb Mobile DDR2-S4 SDRAM. (12x12mm, 0.5mm pitch, 168 FBGA Package).

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