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Advance made toward communication, computing at 'terahertz' speeds

July 19, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Oregon State University) Physicists in the United States and Germany have discovered a way to use a gallium arsenide nanodevice as a signal processor at "terahertz" speeds, the first time it's been used for this purpose and an important step forward in the new world of optical...

Visiting job applicant killed in Calif robbery

July 19, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of two men who killed a Virginia man during a robbery while he was visiting the San Francisco Bay area for a job interview.Police say 45-year-old Jing Hong Kang of Fairfax, Va., was shot around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in...

MONEY ROCKS for July 16, 2010 - Part 1

July 19, 2010 11:06 am | by Charles GasparinoAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Pitt team designs artificial cells that communicate and cooperate like biological cells, ants

July 19, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) University of Pittsburgh researchers designed "biologically inspired" artificial cells capable of self-organizing into independent groups that can communicate and cooperate, behaving like complex natural organisms.

SRA International buys Sentech

July 19, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology and consulting company SRA International Inc. said Monday it has acquired Sentech Inc., expanding its expertise in environmental and energy issues.Sentech, based in Bethesda, Md., helps plan and execute clean energy and efficiency projects.SRA did not say how much it is paying for...

Apple: iPhone 4 drops more calls than 3GS

July 19, 2010 9:33 am | News | Comments

Gripes from some people about the iPhone 4's antenna design have overshadowed many buyers' comments that the newest smart phone from Apple Inc. gets far better reception than previous models. As it turns out, the iPhone 4 drops more calls than the older iPhone 3GS - "less than one additional dropped call per 100," Apple CEO Steve Jobs said during a news conference Friday.

Technology for locating first responders in buildings to be showcased at national workshop

July 19, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a leader in the development of technology for precisely locating, tracking, and monitoring first responders inside buildings, will host the fifth annual Workshop on Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking...

LED Flash Driver Improves Picture Quality for Camera Phones

July 19, 2010 9:21 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced the ADP1650 1500-mA white LED driver – the latest addition to ADI’s power management portfolio and its inductive-based flash driver class of devices. The ADP1650 provides excellent flexibility with features like a programmable I²C-compatible interface...

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ADI Expands Range of Versatile, Synchronous Buck Controllers

July 19, 2010 9:17 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced two current-mode, synchronous buck controllers that support input-power voltages ranging from 2.75 V to 20 V. The ADP1882 and ADP1883 synchronous buck controllers provide superior transient response through the use of a constant on-time, valley-current-mode control system.

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Radio Transceivers Operate in UHF bands up to 915 MHz

July 19, 2010 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

MK Consultants, a leading designer and manufacturer low power radio modules, has introduced a new range of embedded intelligent radio transceivers that operate in the UHF bands of 434, 457, 868 and 915 MHz with a VHF 169 MHz version also available.

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ICs designed for control via manual or uC interface

July 19, 2010 9:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

LSI/CSI announces two new innovative additions to its extensive line of Lighting Control ICs. Designated LS7642 and LS7642FO, these new ICs have been designed for easy control via manual or uC interface.

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Infinera hires former Starent executive for board

July 19, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Network equipment maker Infinera Corp. said Monday that Paul J. Milbury, a former executive at rival Starent Networks, has joined its board.Milbury served as chief financial officer at Starent until Cisco Systems Inc. bought the company last year.Before that, he was CFO at Avid Technology Inc.,...

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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