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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 2010

May 6, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) In combat situations, communication is critical, and a system being developed would put US forces in command. Catching violators while keeping safe truckers on schedule is the focus of a program and system recently installed at weigh stations in South...

FPGA Expansion Board for MCUs Targets Low-cost Security Apps

May 6, 2010 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments launched the Stellaris FPGA Expansion Board for the DK-LM3S9B96 development kit. The new board enables developers to evaluate the high bandwidth machine-to-machine (M2M) parallel interface capability of Stellaris MCU’s flexible External Peripheral Interface (EPI). With data widths of

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Nokia plans new devices to catch up with rivals

May 6, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. will launch new smart phones to "help close the gap" with competitors that have overtaken the world's top cell phone maker in the market for high-end devices, its chief executive said Thursday.While Nokia still is a global leader in smart phones, it's struggling to compete in the...

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MA-COM and Mimix to Merge

May 6, 2010 7:38 am | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions and Mimix Broadband jointly announced today that their respective corporate parents have signed a definitive merger agreement that will add Mimix and its subsidiaries to the M/A-COM Tech family of companies.

Absa Implements Cincom Synchrony in Its Contact Center

May 6, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software and services provider Cincom Systems (http://www.cincom.com/us/eng/index.jsp?locusa) (http://www.cincom.com (http://www.cincom.com) ) announces that Absa Group, a subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC and one of the largest financial services organizations in South Africa, has selected...

Science Courses for the Next Generation

May 6, 2010 7:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

During the last three years, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has recruited 44 colleges and universities across the country to join its Science Education Alliance (SEA), which is changing how freshmen learn about science by providing them with an authentic, classroom-based...

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Virtual Machine Software Supports Concurrent Multi-processor Garbage Collection

May 6, 2010 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atego released the Aonix PERC Ultra SMP 5.4 with support for concurrent multi-processor garbage collection (GC) technology. Aonix PERC Ultra SMP addresses the need for multiprocessor and multicore solutions in complex mission-critical embedded and real-time Java applications. 

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TI introduces scalable family of integrated codecs and DACs for eBooks

May 6, 2010 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated introduced audio codecs and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) for eBooks, mobile Internet devices and portable navigation devices. The highly integrated codecs (TLV320AIC3100, TLV320AIC3110, TLV320AIC3111, TLV320AIC3120) and DACs (TLV320DAC3101, TLV320DAC3100, TLV320DAC3120) reduce component count and system cost...

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IO Module Provides Eight Optically Isolated Inputs, Four SSR Outputs

May 6, 2010 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

ACCES I/O Products’Model PICO-II8IDO4A I/O Module is designed for expansion on Pico-ITXe single board computers. The product features eight individually optically isolated inputs, four fully protected solid state FET outputs capable of switching up to 3 A each, and two 16-bit analog inputs. The circuit isolation makes

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RF Coaxial Cable Assembly Operates up to 40GHz

May 6, 2010 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced the CCK40 Series Cable Assembly, a new addition to their line of Low-Loss RF coaxial cable assemblies. Designed to operate up to 40GHz, the CCK40 features rugged stainless-steel solder-clamp construction and heavy duty strain reliefs.

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Strong Growth in Mobile Phone Display Shipments in Q4 Pushes 2009 into Positive Growth

May 6, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The mobile phone market rebounded strongly in Q4’09, resulting in 2009 shipments of 1.46 billion units, up 4.4% Y/Y.

World record in current intensity achieved with distribution cables

May 6, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Researchers at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC, and the firms Labein Tecnalia and Nexans, coordinated by Endesa, have developed the most advanced and powerful conductivity cable in the world. This prototype measures 30 meters and was made...

Organic light-emitting transistors outperforming OLEDs

May 6, 2010 6:05 am | News | Comments

Organic light-emitting transistors (OLETs) are alternative, planar light sources combining, in the same architecture, the switching mechanism of a thin-film transistor and an electroluminescent device.

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Conn's 1Q key revenue metric declines 19.8 percent

May 6, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer electronics and home goods chain Conn's Inc. said Thursday that revenue at stores open at least a year fell 19.8 percent in the first quarter.Revenue at stores open at least a year is a key indicator of retailer performance because it measures growth at existing stores rather than...

Enhances Company's Ability to Deliver Symantec Solutions and Services to Customers

May 6, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CMT (http://www.gocmt.com/) today announced it has created a dedicated Symantec Consulting Services Practice to further extend its ability to provide end-to-end Symantec solutions and services to customers. As part of this expansion, CMT is adding over 25 highly-experienced consultants and...

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