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Companies Improve Power Conversion for Electric and Hybrid Cars

March 3, 2010 8:17 am | News | Comments

Mitra Energy & Infrastructure SA, provider of high reliability managed energy solutions and Cissoid SA, leader in high-temperature semiconductor solutions, have entered an agreement to cooperate on the design of high-efficiency, high-temperature, turnkey energy conversion solutions for the electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (EV & P-HEV).

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Spain: mastermind of 'botnet' scam a mystery

March 3, 2010 7:30 am | by DANIEL WOOLLS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Spanish authorities who dismantled a network of up to 12.7 million virus-infected, data-stealing computers said Wednesday the mastermind of the scam remains a mystery, even though three alleged ringleaders have been arrested.The "botnet" of infected computers included PCs inside more than half...

Energy saving

March 3, 2010 7:24 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Trials are being conducted for a new system to monitor the real-time energy consumption in the household. The data is measured, processed and displayed, showing users how much power is being consumed by various electrical appliances. These efforts are part of a European Union research...

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Exercise: the way to a healthier European society?

March 3, 2010 7:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

It is known that regular exercise is beneficial for sufferers of type-2 diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, some types of cancer, dementia and possibly depression. The European Union project EXGENESIS is investigating how regular exercise can be used in the prevention and treatment of...

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Baxter HomeChoice and HomeChoice PRO Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Systems: Class I Recall

March 3, 2010 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Reports of serious injuries and at least one death have been associated with increased Intraperitoneal Volume (IIPV), also known as overfill of the abdominal cavity.

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Splitter Delivers 10W PoE Out and 12 V Over a DC Cable

March 3, 2010 7:17 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong has developed a 21 W splitter that has outputs of 10W over PoE to a powered device such as an IP camera, and 12 W DC to an accessory device including heaters and illuminators. Designated the POE21-120H, this device takes

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Mini PLCC-2 LEDs Presented as Brightest for Automotive, Industrial Lighting

March 3, 2010 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced what it asserts are the industry’s brightness miniature PLCC-2 surface mount (SMT) light emitting diodes (LEDs) for use in interior automotive and industrial applications. The ASMT-TxBM LED Series features

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Optical Modulator Drivers Suit 10 GbE Transmitters

March 3, 2010 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced two new SMT packaged optical modulator drivers, which operate from DC to 20 GHz, and are designed to drive Lithium Niobate Mach-Zehnder (MZ) and Electro-Absorptive (EA) optical modulators with up to 8 Vp-p signals, while exhibiting

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TI Demonstrates their DualCool Packaging Technology at APEC 2010

March 3, 2010 5:30 am | Videos | Comments

Jeff Sherman of TI demonstrated their latest packaging tech - DualCool, which incorporates extra heat-transfer structures in a power MOSFET to improve performance.

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ISM: Service sector growth accelerates in February

March 3, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A private trade group says growth in the U.S. service sector accelerated in February to its fastest rate in more than two years.The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday its index measuring service industries rose to 53 in February from 50.5 in January.Economists polled by Thomson...

Digi Launches ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 Digi JumpStart Kit at Embedded World Nuremberg

March 3, 2010 5:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Kit speeds development of low power, wireless multimedia devices

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MCU Family Operates in Extreme Environments

March 3, 2010 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) introduced a complete and scalable high-temperature 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family capable of operating at up to 150 °C ambient temperature, meeting the most rigorous industry standard for use in automotive and industrial electronics application environments.

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Concentric Twinaxial Connectors Featured on Cat5e A-B Switch

March 3, 2010 4:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL), Cranston, RI, has just announced the unique Model 8447 6-Channel A/B Switch which has 2 channels with RJ45 Cat5e Connectors and 4 Channels with MIL-STD-1553B Concentric Twinaxial Connectors. This robust data switch allows the user to share one device among 2 others for each of its 6 channels

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HP dedicating $28M Conway, Ark., service center

March 3, 2010 4:30 am | by CHUCK BARTELS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett Packard Co. hopes to be able to add jobs to its new $28 million facility in Conway as the technology company grows, CEO Mark Hurd said as HP prepared to dedicate the facility.The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company announced last year it would locate a customer and technical service center...

Costco 2Q profit rises; international sales strong

March 3, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Strong overseas sales growth and increased gasoline prices boosted Costco Wholesale Corp.'s revenue in the second quarter, and the warehouse club operator's profit climbed 25 percent.Costco said Wednesday that its quarterly revenue rose 11 percent to $18.74 billion from $16.84 billion on...

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