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STMicroelectronics Shrinks Space Requirement for Mandatory Surge Protection

July 19, 2010 9:03 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has announced an innovation that will help reduce the size and cost of surge protectors for electronic equipment by providing specified energy absorption capability up to the maximum operating temperature.

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SHB features Twin Intel Nehalem-Westmere Processors

July 19, 2010 8:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded platforms for OEMs, announces the MB-80100, a PICMG 1.3-style SHB that supports twin multicore Intel Nehalem and Westmere processors. MB-80100 features the Intel LGA 1366 processor socket that enables CPU scalability across the Nehalem and Westmere multicore processor families.

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Foreign bribery : South Africa should take a more proactive stance, says OECD

July 19, 2010 8:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

South Africa should step up its efforts to detect, investigate and prosecute cases of bribery in international business deals, according to a new report by the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery.

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Germany's SAP extends Sybase offer until July 26

July 19, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German business software maker SAP AG said Monday that it has extended its $5.8 billion tender offer for U.S. database software maker Sybase Inc. by another 10 days as it awaits clearance for the deal by European regulators.The offer of $65 per share was extended to July 26 from July 16, SAP...

Smart Grid Electronics Forum – Call for Papers

July 19, 2010 7:37 am | News | Comments

A Call for Papers has been issued for the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’10) which will be jointly hosted by Darnell Group and Hearst Electronics Group, October 18-20 in San Jose, California. Control, Communications and Security will be three of the major themes of SGEF ’10.

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VIA Takes Advanced 64-Bit Computing to the Factory Floor

July 19, 2010 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA EPIA-M840 Mini-ITX board brings the VIA Nano E-Series processor to intelligent industrial applications.

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Allied Automation Names Jim Jacobs Design Engineer

July 19, 2010 7:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Jacobs Brings More Than 10 Years Of Engineering Expertise To Local Custom Automation Group.

Key Component Shortages Limiting Growth of LED Backlight Units for LCD TVs

July 19, 2010 7:23 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

LED backlight shipments will pass those of CCFL backlights in all large-area TFT LCD panels and achieve 80% penetration in Q4’12.

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MIT creates technology for high-speed study of zebrafish larvae

July 19, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) With the aim of speeding up the process of studying zebrafish larvae and enabling large-scale studies, engineers at MIT have developed a new technique that can analyze the larvae in seconds.

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Ophir-Spiricon's New Software Adds Support

July 19, 2010 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ophir-Spiricon's New StarLab Laser Power/Energy Software Adds Support for Windows 7 64-bit and LabVIEW

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Advantech Launches a New Multifunctional USB DAQ Module

July 19, 2010 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the USB-4704 data acquisition module. The USB-4704 is a 48 kS/s, 14-bit, 8-channel multi-functional module with analog I/O, digital I/O and counter functions specifically recommended for students or trainees.

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Commercial spacecraft makes first crewed flight

July 19, 2010 7:08 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Back in December, we reported on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, the world’s first commercial spaceship. Christened the VSS Enterprise, the vessel is a sub-orbital spacecraft capable of ferrying two pilots and six passengers into the thermosphere (an apogee of about 110 km). On July 15th, the Enterprise completed its first crewed flight.

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Clinton, Gates: Fight AIDS more efficiently

July 19, 2010 7:05 am | by VERONIKA OLEKSYN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Two heavyhitters on the world health stage — Bill Clinton and Bill Gates — called Monday for a more efficient fight worldwide against the AIDS virus.In separate speeches at an international AIDS conference in the Austrian capital, the former American president railed against spending too much...

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Transparent Heaters Extend Operating Temperature of LCDs

July 19, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dontech Therma Klear transparent heaters provide the warmth necessary to extend the operating temperature of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) in cold environments.

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South Africa : Boosting job creation and exports key to growth, says OECD’s Gurría

July 19, 2010 6:21 am | by OECD | News | Comments

South Africa should leverage the positive impact of the World Cup to improve living standards by boosting job creation and exports, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the launch of the OECD Economic Survey of South Africa in Pretoria today.

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