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Darnells Power Forum

August 30, 2010 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’10) has expanded its focus to include the latest developments on GaN power devices, the Smart Grid, Energy Harvesting and Digital Power.

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PLC Development Kit Can Support Multiple Modulation and Protocol Standards

August 30, 2010 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PLC Development Kit (TMDSPLCKIT-V2) is based on the industry's only PLC modem solution capable of supporting multiple modulation and protocol standards on a single hardware platform.

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Device converters can be soldered directly onto SMT PLCC pads

August 30, 2010 5:38 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics' new Xilinx device converter - DC-QFP/PLCC84-J-01 allow upgraded system programmable Xilinx CPLD to be used in the previous generation system boards. These device converters can be soldered directly onto the SMT PLCC pads using standard solder methods.

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New SDI Equalizer Delivers Longest Cable Reach at Half the Power

August 30, 2010 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new serial digital interface (SDI) cable equalizer from National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) extends the reach of broadcast video signals by forty percent (200m at 3 Gbps) while delivering half the power (115 mW typical) of comparable equalizers.

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DPF 2010 Highlights Cutting-Edge Power Supply Packaging

August 30, 2010 5:28 am | by Linnea Brush | Blogs | Comments

Power electronics technologies are undergoing a more rapid evolution today than at any time in the past 30 years, including new system-on-chip packaging solutions.

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Why Betting on 3D?

August 30, 2010 4:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The continuation of Moore?s Law appears less in doubt than ever. Companies such as Intel, ST, AMD (via GlobalFoundries) and IBM are testing FinFETS and ETSOI and work is being done on the back end to ensure that these new structures can be manufactured with sufficient yield, according to...

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Bank of Japan holds emergency policy meeting

August 29, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Bank of Japan is holding an emergency meeting Monday as political pressure mounts for the central bank to ease monetary policy in the face of a surging yen.In a statement on its website, the bank said the meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Tokyo (0000 GMT; 8 p.m. EDT Sunday). The bank had...

Disney, Time Warner make progress on program fees

August 29, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Walt Disney Co. and Time Warner Cable Inc. said Sunday that they have made "significant progress" in resolving their issues over programming fees with less than a week left to renew a pact that feeds TV channels like ESPN into American households....

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Sluggish Economy Leads Intel to Cut 3rd-Quarter Guidance

August 27, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The chip maker said it was seeing “weaker-than-expected demand for consumer PCs in mature markets” like the United States and Europe.

Microsoft takes i4i patent infringement case to U.S. Supreme Court

August 27, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian technology company i4i says Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that found the technology giant infringed on an i4i patent.

Google travel deal faces Justice Dept scrutiny

August 27, 2010 4:06 pm | News | Comments

Federal regulators are taking a closer look at Google Inc.'s plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a $700 million all-cash deal announced last month.In a blog post on Friday, Google said the Justice Department has asked it for more information about the proposed...

IBM closes $1.4B acquisition of Sterling from AT & T

August 27, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Friday it has closed its acquisition of AT&T Inc.'s Sterling Commerce unit, which makes software that helps businesses buy and sell to each other.IBM had agreed to pay $1.4 billion in cash for Dublin, Ohio-based Sterling in May.Sterling runs "collaboration networks," which lets...

A few questions and answers about 3Par's business

August 27, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. are both trying to buy the data-storage provider 3Par Inc. Here are some details on 3Par:Q: What does 3Par do?A: 3Par makes and sells "storage utilities," or groups of specialized computers designed to store data that are frequently updated. The company has...

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Paul Allen sues major tech co's, including Google

August 27, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen is suing nearly a dozen major technology companies, including Google Inc. and Apple Inc., alleging that they infringed on four Web technology patents held by his company Interval Licensing LLC.Interval said Friday it filed the suit in a U.S....

Americans Using Less Energy, More Renewables

August 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Americans are using less energy overall and making more use of renewable energy resources. The United States used significantly less coal and petroleum in 2009 than in 2008, and significantly more wind power. There...

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