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Turkey : Recovery a chance to reinforce long-term economic growth, says OECD

September 15, 2010 3:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Turkey’s economic growth is likely to be among the strongest of OECD countries in 2010, supported by financial stability, international investor confidence and a dynamic business sector, according to the OECD’s latest survey of the country.

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Development: is it working for Africa?

September 15, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Heads of OECD and UNECA hold side-event at UN MDG Summit (20 September) - OPEN TO MEDIA Africa and its people are moving towards sustainable growth through improved political and economic governance, more trade, domestic resources, and higher investment in its citizens. But the global...

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Japan intervenes in currency market to weaken yen

September 14, 2010 7:06 pm | by SHINO YUASAAssociated Press | News | Comments

Japan intervened in the currency market Wednesday for the first time in six years to weaken the yen, which had spiked to 15-year highs against the dollar, battering the country's vital exporters.The dollar bounced up to 84.52 yen from a low of 82.87 yen earlier after Japan's central bank...

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GoDaddy.com lands Jillian Michaels as spokeswoman

September 14, 2010 5:05 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GoDaddy.com is adding a second spokeswoman as it closes in on $1 billion in annual sales this year: fitness guru Jillian Michaels.Michaels joins race car driver Danica Patrick as a Go Daddy Girl, a move that CEO Bob Parsons said should attract new customers — even as he predicts that next year...

Twitter tweaks website to show more photos, video

September 14, 2010 4:20 pm | News | Comments

Twitter is turning its short-messaging website into a multimedia showcase by adding a new pane that will make it easier for its 160 million users to peruse photos and video....

Amazon goes after Apple's iPad in new Kindle ad

September 14, 2010 3:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. is rolling up its sleeves in the fight to convince consumers that its Kindle electronic reader is better than competing devices such as Apple's iPad, unveiling more aggressive advertising and accentuating a growing rivalry....

ILR professor looks at end of blue-collar males

September 14, 2010 2:20 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

An ILR School professor's new book looks at how blue-collar men have disappeared from popular culture since the 1970s.

Bill Gates receives Scouts' Silver Buffalo Award

September 14, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has received the highest award that the Boy Scouts of America bestows on adults for distinguished service to youth.Gates received the Silver Buffalo award at a Seattle luncheon Tuesday. Scout officials say he deserves the award for his success with Microsoft...

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MCU Inherently Operates at 0.9V, Enables Multiple Apps to Run from a Single Cell Battery

September 14, 2010 1:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced what is said to be the industry’s first true 0.9-V microcontroller (MCU). The MSP430L092 MCU inherently operates at 0.9-V, including the entire analog and digital logic.

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Avnet and Bourns Celebrate 45 Years of Partnership

September 14, 2010 12:57 pm | by Ed Smith, President, Avnet Electronics (www.avnet.com) | Blogs | Comments

I’ve been in this industry a long time and while we are all clearly focused on the innovations of tomorrow, it’s nice to see where we’ve come from.

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IAR Systems adds CAN interface to NXP Cortex-M0 development kit

September 14, 2010 12:52 pm | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

Uppsala, Sweden. IAR Systems today announced IAR KickStart Kit for NXP LPC11C14. Recently introduced by NXP, the LPC11C14 device adds a controller area network (CAN) 2.0B-compliant controller complete with on-chip CANopen drivers to the LPC1100 family of Cortex-M0 based microcontrollers.

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Brushed DC motors in industrial versions

September 14, 2010 12:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor is expanding its existing range of industrial type versions with the addition of two new motor sizes with IP54 protection rating as well as mounting brakes. The two powerful and mechanically commutated DC motors, with output powers of 200 and 250 watts...

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Microchip Launches Second Annual Embedded Designers’ Forum Technical Training Series at 100+ Global Locations and a Virtual Event

September 14, 2010 12:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 14, 2010 [NASDAQ: MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the second annual Embedded...

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Darnell Power Forum Identifies Disruptive Trends

September 14, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Plenary session at Darnell’s Power Forum in Chicago yesterday identified major disruptions for the power conversion industry ranging from new materials to new and increasingly-complex power system architectures. Presenters included Alex Lidow, CEO...

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ON Semi Invests $15.78 million to Expand Production at Wafer Manufacturing Facility in Belgium

September 14, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor recently announced plans to expand production capacity at its 6-inch (150mm) wafer manufacturing facility in Oudenaarde, Belgium, by approximately 40% with a total equipment investment in 2010 of €12.3 million (or $15.78...

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