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Oracle's net income jumps 20 pct in latest quarter

September 16, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle's net income swelled 20 percent as it reaped the rewards of businesses spending more freely on technology than they did last year....

Lithium-ion Batteries Target Temperature Extremes

September 16, 2010 12:17 pm | by Jeffrey VanZwol, Micro Power Electronics | Articles | Comments

OEMs are requesting rechargeable Lithium-ion battery packs for portable devices that operate in explosive, as well as extreme hot and cold environments. Many portable military devices are used in very cold (-40º Celsius) environments, and many medical devices need battery packs that operate after exposure to 137º C steam sterilization...

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Yahoo to upgrade e-mail, search results this fall

September 16, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo's coming attractions include facelifts for its e-mail service and Internet search results.The changes outlined Thursday are part of Yahoo Inc.'s latest attempt to lure back Web surfers who have been spending more of their time hanging out at Internet hot spots such as Facebook and leaning...

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Verisk to issue up to $500M shares in new offering

September 16, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Verisk Analytics Inc., an insurance data specialist, plans to issue more shares up to $500 million in a secondary public offering, according to a regulatory filing.The company said selling stockholders will make the offer of Class A common stock and Class B common stock that will be converted...

MEMS optical bandpass filter

September 16, 2010 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

DiCon Fiberoptics Inc. has released an update to its 50-GHz microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) tunable optical bandpass filter.

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Freescale Xtrinsic accelerometers optimize resolution and battery life in consumer devices

September 16, 2010 11:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

MEMS-based motion sensing accelerometer family combines low power, motion accuracy and ultra low noise for portable electronics

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802.11n Wireless Access Point Enables High-Speed Transmissions

September 16, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced the EKI-6311GN, an IEEE 802.11n industrial wireless access point. It is said to deliver three times the throughput rates of a normal 802.11g. It is fully

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Broadband RF Power Amplifier Serves Defense Applications From 25 to 1000 MHz

September 16, 2010 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

BC Systems, Inc., today introduced Model RF-30001 compact RF power amplifier module based on the latest GaN RF power transistors that delivers at least 20 W CW RF output power over a wide frequency range of 25 to 1000 MHz.

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LED lamps offer light transmission of 89 percent

September 16, 2010 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Replacing a long-time fixture isn’t easy. But PolyBrite’s Borealis LED (light-emitting diode) lamps featuring Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Makrolon polycarbonate plastic make it a snap to switch from an energy-sapping incandescent light bulb to energy-efficient, eye-pleasing and impact-resistant LED technology.

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Half-Bridge Control ICs Simplify SMPS Design

September 16, 2010 10:17 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the industry’s first 8-pin resonant half-bridge control ICs for energy efficient Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) used in LCD televisions and monitors, home theater systems, desktop computers, printers and game console applications.

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SiTime Unveils First kHz-Frequency Silicon MEMS Oscillator

September 16, 2010 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiTime has created the SiT8503, presented as the industry’s first kHz-frequency silicon MEMS oscillator for audio, microcontroller and high reliability industrial applications.

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First Platform-Based Software for Pass-Fail Assessment of Connector Endfaces

September 16, 2010 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

EXFO Inc. announced today the launch of ConnectorMax, a new software solution designed for pass/fail assessment of connector endfaces. The industry's first platform-based, automated connector inspection application, ConnectorMax eliminates guesswork, instead providing clear-cut connector endface analysis.

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Selector Switch Provides Clear Status Indication

September 16, 2010 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Switch Corporation announced the Series 04 hybrid, a rugged, large-lever selector switch. The Series 04 hybrid is suitable for any application where it’s critical to show a very clear change in status, such as a door lock. This lever features

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Trackpad controlled robot

September 16, 2010 8:29 am | by RITmdrc | Videos | Comments

The Rochester Institute of Technology Robotics Club spent a night hacking together this track pad control scheme for the Parallax String ray robot

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Freescale and Nepes Corporation enter into licensing agreement to manufacture Redistributed chip fan-out package technology

September 16, 2010 8:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Chip Packaging Technology will be the first 300mm fan-out solution available in Asia

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