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Fast Times for Femtocells

June 18, 2010 9:37 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Blogs | Comments

These are busy times for the femtocell industry.There are now 13 operators who have launched service, including 3 out of 3 in Japan and 3 out of 4 in USA.

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CGI extends $903M offer for Stanley

June 18, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology company CGI Group Inc. said Friday it has extended its $903 million tender offer for Stanley Inc., a government contractor.The Canadian company announced in May that it had agreed to buy Stanley for $37.50 per share in cash. The boards of both companies approved the...

Connectors Are Designed for SuperSpeed USB 3.0

June 18, 2010 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kycon is expanding its USB product line by adding USB 3.0, the next generation design-in Universal Serial Bus – KUSBX-xx1N9 Series. The USB 3.0 connectors, also known as SuperSpeed USB, support data transfer rates of up to 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 version and are

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Illuminated Pushbuttons Conserve Behind-panel Space

June 18, 2010 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the availability of the LP01 Series of short body, illuminated and non-illuminated, tamper-resistant pushbuttons. The series’ minimal behind-panel depth makes it suitable for designs where space is at a premium. The RoHS compliant LP01 Series features

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Acer Predicts No. 1 Status

June 18, 2010 8:13 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Acer is confident it will unseat Hewlett-Packard as the world's largest PC maker this year.

Long Distance Reflective Switch Offers Adjustable Sensitivity

June 18, 2010 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics OPTEK Technology’s OPB725A-18Z uses an infrared LED and a logic output sensor in a reflective switch configuration, and features a reflective sensing distance of up to

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Coaxial Resonator Oscillator Touts High Performance, Efficiency

June 18, 2010 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek’s CVCO55CXT-5800-5800 Coaxial Resonator Oscillator (CRO) employs frequency doubling, 2X fundamental technology to reach new performance levels of low phase noise and harmonics, while minimizing current consumption in the process. The CRO operates at 5800 MHz with a

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Gauging safety in the electronic age

June 18, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leicester) Engineers at the University of Leicester are taking the unusual step of learning from architecture in order to design safer electrical systems.

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CGI Group extends US$903 million cash offer to buy American IT firm Stanley

June 18, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) has extended its cash offer to buy American information technology firm Stanley Inc. (NYSE:SXE) for US$903 million.The Montreal-based company says the offer will now expire on July 9 at midnight, while the rest of the terms remain the same.CGI says the extension was...

Three-Phase Brushless DC Motor Pre-Driver IC Targets Office Automation

June 18, 2010 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has introduced a three-phase brushless DC motor pre-driver with outputs for direct high current gate drive of an all N-channel power MOSFET three phase bridge with a maximum supply voltage of 38 V. Allegro’s A4936 device has

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PC-104 A-D and D-A Modules Eliminate Need for Recalibration

June 18, 2010 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems’ PCM-MIO-G-AD-1 is a 16-channel, 16-bit analog input card and the PCM-MIO-G-DA-1 is an eight-channel, 12-bit analog output card. Both cards also support 48-lines of digital I/O. These small, 90 mm x 96 mm expansion boards are designed to

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BT Calls on Union to Resume Talks

June 18, 2010 5:29 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

BT extended an olive branch to its largest union by calling on the Communication Workers Union to resume talks after a union official said it may compromise on a pay deal.

M8 Connectors Feature Insulation-displacement Technology for Field Installation

June 18, 2010 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s line of sensor/actuator connectors now includes QUICKON M8 connectors. The QUICKON system uses insulation-displacement technology to reduce installation times by up to

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U.S. International Transactions, First Quarter 2010

June 18, 2010 5:26 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

The U.S. current-account deficit - the combined balances on trade in goods and services, income, and net unilateral current transfers - increased to $109.0 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2010, from $100.9 billion (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase was the...

CandM Appoints Bo Oliveira Western Regional Sales Manager

June 18, 2010 5:26 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

CandM Corporation, a vertically integrated manufacturer of bulk cable, coil cords, and cable assemblies, has announced the appointment of Bo Oliveira as the Western Regional Sales Manager.

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