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On iPads, Femtocells, and Infrastructure

May 21, 2010 8:05 am | by Rupert Baines, Picochip (www.picochip.com) | Blogs | Comments

It's not enough to just have must have devices like iPad and iPhone (even on an exclusive basis) without thinking about the bigger picture and ensuring you have the necessary infrastructure to support these devices.

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U.K. Reapers surpass 10,000 hours over Afghanistan

May 21, 2010 8:03 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Our cousins across the pond have achieved an historic milestone: the RAF’s Reaper program logged more than 10,000 hours over Afghanistan. In-theater since October 2007, the Reaper is the only Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) operated by the U.K.

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Non-magnetic Resistors Include EIA Standard Chip Sizes From 0402 to 2512

May 21, 2010 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics expanded its NMCR and NMCF Series of non-magnetic thick film chip resistors to include all EIA standard chip sizes from 0402 to 2512. This expansion allows

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Synchronous Rectification Drivers Tout Power Efficiency

May 21, 2010 7:32 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s NCP4303A and NCP4303B synchronous rectification controller and driver integrated circuits (ICs) are targeted at use in switch mode power supplies (SMPS) for applications such a

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Lexmark to buy Perceptive Software for $280M

May 21, 2010 7:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Printer and copier maker Lexmark International Inc. said Friday it agreed to buy business software company Perceptive Software for about $280 million in cash.Perceptive's "content management" software is used in higher education, health care and by government agencies. Lexmark said the deal...

Scientific Games receives contract from Norway

May 21, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Scientific Games Corp., which provides equipment for the lottery and gaming industries, said Friday it received a contract for a new lottery system from Norway's state-owned lottery operator, Norsk Tipping.The company expects the contract to begin in 2011 and last for 12 years. Financial terms...

Chemical engineering students recognized

May 21, 2010 7:20 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Select students from the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University have been recognized as distinguished members of their Spring 2010 graduating class. At a reception honoring the department’s spring graduates, Mark Deimund of Oklahoma City was named...

Translation Guide

May 21, 2010 7:02 am | News | Comments

The Translation  Guide from Texas Instruments contains the latest updates on: -Dual Supply Level Translators for push-pull buffered and open drain applications -Application specific translators for memory card applications -New packaging options

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Ultra Low Noise Power Supply Module

May 21, 2010 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Abracon’s ABPSM-ULN-A solution provides an Ultralow noise power supply source (25 nV / ?Hz @ 1kHz), with four regulated DC Outputs. Offering 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V and 5.0V DC bias ports; this module is uniquely positioned to replace multiple, low noise, linear power supplies which are typically needed to bias noise sensitive circuitry.

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Britain suspends home information pack data plan which helps MDA revenues

May 21, 2010 4:30 am | News | Comments

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA), a provider of specialized real estate data and other information, says the British government has announced the immediate suspension of the Home Information Pack, which had been required until now when a homeowner put his house up for sale in...

Reduced Chemicals fees for SMEs

May 21, 2010 4:21 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Under a new regulation there are specific reductions for classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals for SMEs: 90% for micro enterprises, 60% for small companies, and 30% for medium-sized companies. These fees apply when a company asks for an alternative name for a substance or...

Candidates in HI race continue to pull in dollars

May 20, 2010 9:30 pm | by HERBERT A. SAMPLE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Democrat Colleen Hanabusa received the largest amount of campaign contributions during the last three weeks in the special election to fill Hawaii's vacant congressional seat, according to federal campaign contribution data analyzed Thursday by The Associated Press.Almost half of the $76,400...

Yale West Campus: A Growing Center for Work in Science and the Arts

May 20, 2010 8:20 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

For some time after Yale University purchased the 136 acres of office buildings, streams and woodlands that...

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Are You Participating in Bike-to-Work Day?

May 20, 2010 5:20 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Tomorrow is Bike-to-Work Day! Bike-to-Work Day is held each year on the third Friday in May to promote bicycles as an alternative commuting option. Biking to work is a great way to fit in some exercise, use less fuel, and save on your overall transportation costs.

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Intuit 3Q profit jumps 19 percent, boosts outlook

May 20, 2010 3:30 pm | News | Comments

Intuit Inc. on Thursday said its fiscal third-quarter profit jumped 19 percent as more consumers and businesses turned to its tax and accounting software and websites.The maker of TurboTax and Quicken said net income for the quarter ended April 30 was $576 million, or $1.78 per share, compared...

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