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Journal Communications reports $8.1M profit in Q2

July 21, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Media company Journal Communications Inc. says it swung to a profit in the second quarter as its broadcast revenue was helped by political spending and automotive advertising.The Milwaukee-based company said Wednesday it earned $8.1 million in the quarter, or 14 cents per share.That was up from...

New chip platform increases LED efficiency by 30%

July 21, 2010 5:54 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Developers at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors have succeeded in increasing the efficiency of red thin-film LEDs by 30% – a new record. The latest generation of thin-film chips benefit from an optimized chip platform that has potential for further improvements.

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DC-DC converters feature ultra wide (4:1) input

July 21, 2010 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aimtec expands its SIP8 product line with the addition of the AM3GH-Z series of single and dual output buck DC-DC converters. Housed in a compact SIP8 (21.85 x 9.2 x 11.1mm) package, AM3GH-Z accepts 4:1 input ranges of 4.5-18VDC, 9-36VDC and 18-75VDC with an input/output isolation of 1600VDC.

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Semtech Announces World's Smallest Vin Boost Converters

July 21, 2010 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. today announced a new boost converter platform offering the world’s smallest step-up regulators for low-voltage applications. The SC120, SC121 and SC122 boost inputs from as low as 0.7V to a regulated output settable from 1.8V to 5.0V and are available in tiny 1.5x2mm ultra-thin (0.6mm max.) plastic packages.

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Video 1 : Rex, the Robotic Exoskeleton

July 21, 2010 5:23 am | by rexbionics | Videos | Comments

See Hayden Allen using Rex, the Robotic Exoskeleton, a world first product developed by Rex Bionics. (Video Production - 90 Seconds TV http://90seconds.tv/)

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Porsche novelty mouse makes great gift

July 21, 2010 5:22 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

If, like most of us, you can’t afford a Porsche, a mouse shaped like a Porsche is the next best thing. As novelty computer mice go, this is one of the coolest I’ve seen. Avant Garde Gifts was kind enough to send me a sample of the “Motormouse,” and I’ve been evaluating it this week.

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Camelot Information prices IPO at bottom of range

July 21, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese software services company Camelot Information Systems Inc. priced shares of its initial public offering at $11 each, the bottom of the expected range, the company said Wednesday.The Beijing company and its shareholders sold 13.3 American depositary shares, each representing four...

HawkBoard Open Source Development Platform

July 21, 2010 4:42 am | Videos | Comments

The HawkBoard open-source development platform is based on the TI OMAP-L138 processor. This low-cost board enables Linux developers to harness the power of floating-point DSP to design...

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EMC's 2Q net more than doubles as firms stock up

July 21, 2010 4:05 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

EMC Corp.'s net income more than doubled in the second quarter as corporations opened the spigot on spending for more data storage.But economic worries because of the European debt crisis and fears of a possible "double-dip" recession in the U.S. have eclipsed encouraging signs from the...

Statistics: Trade flows continue to grow in the first quarter of 2010 but at a slower pace

July 21, 2010 3:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Based on seasonally adjusted monthly data, merchandise trade values remain approximately 20% below pre-crisis levels in April and May.

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Teen intern at Foxconn affiliate dead after fall

July 20, 2010 9:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A 19-year-old summer intern at a factory affiliated with the Foxconn Technology Group was found dead after falling from a six-story company dormitory in southern China, his employer said.The death adds to a string of worker suicides at factories in south China run by or linked to Foxconn, a...

Adults recall negative events less accurately than children

July 20, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Children, rather than adults, make better witnesses of negative emotional events because of how their memory works, according to a new study.

Apple fiscal 3Q net income jumps 78 percent

July 20, 2010 2:05 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. blew past expectations when reporting results for its latest quarter on Tuesday, selling almost as many of its new iPad tablets as it sold Mac computers.Apple said net income rose 78 percent to $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per share, from $1.8 billion, or $2.01 per share a year...

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Yahoo 2Q earnings climb 51 pct, but revenue modest

July 20, 2010 1:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc.'s turnaround effort wavered in the second quarter as the Internet company's lackluster revenue growth overshadowed a surge in net income.The results released Tuesday could cause some investors to doubt the strategy of Yahoo's no-nonsense CEO, Carol Bartz, who was hired 18 months ago...

How Fast Is Fast? I Mean, Really?

July 20, 2010 12:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

We talk a lot about speed here at Screaming Circuits. Back in 2003, one of the main reasons our parent company started us up was because their customers were telling them that they needed prototypes faster. So, I know that...

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