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Pulsar survey could help find gravitational waves

August 23, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

With a $6.5 million grant from NSF, an international consortium of researchers will use observatories around the world, including Arecibo, to find and use pulsars to detect gravitational waves.

Ron Sege Joins Echelon as President & CEO

August 23, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Echelon Corp. announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Ron Sege as President and Chief Executive Officer and to the company’s Board of Directors, completing a search process begun last November. Sege...

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AMETEK Acquires American Reliance Power Division

August 23, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

AMETEK, Inc. announced that it has acquired assets comprising substantially all of American Reliance’s Power Division (AMREL Power), a provider of highly differentiated dc power supplies and electronic loads for the automated test equipment...

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SMA Solar Sales in First Half of 2010 Almost as High as Whole of 2009

August 23, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SMA Solar Technology AG presented its financial report for the first six months from January to June 2010. With group sales of €815.8 million and an inverter output sold of 3,146 MW, the data...

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Reference Designs Enable Greater Energy Efficiency Through Digital Power

August 23, 2010 12:17 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced two new digitally controlled DC/DC converter reference designs with advanced, high-efficiency topologies. DC/DC converter designers are faced with a number of challenges to optimize a set of contrasting requirements in the design process...

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Oh the Places you'll go!

August 23, 2010 10:45 am | by Lauren DeStefano, Assistant Editor | Blogs | Comments

Check-in, tag, and venues are just a few key words that you’ll need to know to use Facebook’s new feature, Places. This feature allows users to update where they are and what they are doing...

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GaN Advancements Will Be Presented at Darnell’s Power Forum

August 23, 2010 10:33 am | Blogs | Comments

Will enhancement mode GaN transistors (eGaN) replace power MOSFET/IGBTs in power management applications? Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion, believes it will and will explain why at Darnell’s Power Forum ’10.

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Darnell Power Forum Sheds Light on the Smart Grid

August 23, 2010 10:28 am | by Linnea Brush | Blogs | Comments

Everyone in the power supply community wants to know power implications of the Smart Grid, but not much has been agreed upon. Darnell’s Power Forum ’10 will bring some clarity to this question with a session on “Enabling the Smart Grid”.

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ORNL scientists help explain graphene mystery

August 23, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Nanoscale simulations and theoretical research performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are bringing scientists closer to realizing graphene's potential in electronic applications.

When Unit Share isn’t the same as Revenue Share

August 23, 2010 9:36 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Blogs | Comments

Dell’Oro posted some research on the femtocell market — from 1 million units shipped this year to 62 million by 2014, according to Dell’Oro Group’s five-year forecast.

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Power Management Solutions for Different Circuitry Blocks

August 23, 2010 9:24 am | by Rich Nowakowski, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Portable and battery-powered applications are continually driven to increase battery life and reduce size. Analog circuitry and ultra-low-power microcontrollers (MCU) often reside on the same circuit board, each having their own particular power requirements.

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Powerful new way to control magnetism

August 23, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Physical Society) A new way to manipulate magnetic fields with electrical signals could lead to microelectronic advances comparable to those that made high density disk drives possible.

Connect Tech Partners With congatec to Provide Atom-Based CPU Board for PC-104

August 23, 2010 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connect Tech and congatec announced today that Connect Tech has based the design of its latest PCI/104-Express Single Board Computer on congatec's Qseven modules. The new carrier board supports the PCI/104-Express form factor...

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Panel maker Chimei sues Sony over patents

August 23, 2010 9:05 am | by RANDALL CHASE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Taiwanese flat-panel display maker Chimei Innolux has filed a lawsuit in Delaware expanding its patent-infringement dispute with Sony.The federal lawsuit filed Monday accuses Sony Corp. of violating three patents owned by Chimei Innolux Corp. in the manufacturing of products including...

IPVEA to Premier New Tool to Connect the Solar Supply Chain at EU PVSEC 2010

August 23, 2010 8:36 am | News | Comments

The International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA), an independent, non-profit organization of manufacturers and suppliers of photovoltaic (PV) fabrication equipment and related raw materials, announces that it will demonstrate the PV Matrix, an innovative new solar supply chain tool...

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