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The biomechanics of information

June 3, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Northwestern University) The hunting strategy of a slender fish from the Amazon is giving researchers more insight into how to balance the metabolic cost of information with the metabolic cost of moving around to get that information.

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Google-owned DoubleClick buys ad tech startup

June 3, 2010 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DoubleClick Inc., an Internet ad service owned by Google Inc., said Thursday that it bought online ad technology startup Invite Media.Invite Media, which is based in New York and Philadelphia, makes tools to help marketers bid on online advertising space.Financial terms of the acquisition were...

SeaChange settles with investor, expands board

June 3, 2010 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Video-on-demand technology company SeaChange International Inc. said Thursday it has settled a dispute with a major investor and is expanding its board of directors to eight members from six.The company reached the settlement with Ramius LLC, an investment adviser that owns 7.2 percent of the...

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Ingram Micro names new exec, oversees distribution(2)

June 3, 2010 1:31 pm | News | Comments

Ingram Micro Inc. on Thursday announced that it has filled a new position that's in charge of the company's supplier relationships and 103 distribution centers.The company, a wholesale distributor of computers, said that Robert Gifford will start his new job as the company's executive vice...

Researcher finds diary entries are akin to tweets

June 3, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Lee Humphreys, assistant professor of communication, is studying the stunning similarities between 18th- and 19th-century diary entries and Twitter tweets.

Cogo to make navigation, other software for Geely

June 3, 2010 11:31 am | News | Comments

Chinese industrial software provider Cogo Group Inc. said Thursday it will design GPS navigation systems and other advanced technology for Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.Cogo said it will make several applications, including in-car personal computers and automotive black boxes....

400 V Silicon Controlled Rectifier Touts Space Savings

June 3, 2010 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor announced the release of its CMPS5064 Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR).This device is packaged in SOT-23 is a 400 V, 0.8 A SCR designed for applications with space constraints requiring a fast switching high voltage device. In addition to the

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SID Reveals Winners of 15th Annual Display of the Year Awards

June 3, 2010 9:36 am | News | Comments

The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, today revealed the 2010 winners of the 15th annual Display of the Year Awards, presented to the products deemed to have most significantly advanced the state of the art in display technology during the preceding calendar year.

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General Dynamics wins $92 million contract

June 3, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

General Dynamics Land Systems has won a $92 million contract to provide weapons stations for the U.S. Army.The military supplies company, which is a unit of General Dynamics, said it will supply high-performance weapon stations to the Army's TACOM Lifecycle Management Command of Warren, Mich....

Reducing costly satellite assembly integration time

June 3, 2010 9:01 am | by Jean-Michel Bourin, Product Marketing Director, C&K Components | Blogs | Comments

Assembly integration time (AIT) in white rooms is one of, if not the most, costly elements of the satellite assembly process. When it comes to high reliability connectors, traditional contact systems require screws, washers, clips and the manpower to assemble it all.

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PC LOAD LETTER

June 3, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I remember back in the olden days when we didn't have any space and everything needed to be abbreviated or put into obscure symbols. We had eight characters for file names, plus a reserved extension. So, for example, on disk,...

DC-DC Converters Tout Fast Transient Response, High Efficiency Across the Full Load Range

June 3, 2010 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. launched the SC173 and SC174 buck regulators. These devices are appropriate for office automation, networking and communications equipment; set-top boxes; portable products; power supply modules; and other embedded products. According to the company, the new SC173 and SC174 POL regulators

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Brainstorm: Optoelectronics

June 3, 2010 7:25 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

What will be the next big advance in touchscreen technology?

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Digi-Key Corporation Receives Distributor of the Year Award from Vishay Intertechnology

June 3, 2010 7:20 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota (USA) — June 3, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it received the Distributor of...

60 W Isolated DC-DC Converter Delivers Over 105 W Per Square Inch

June 3, 2010 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Picor announced the introduction of the PI3101 Cool-Power high-density isolated DC-DC converter delivering 60 W of output power in half the size of existing solutions, according to the company, and offering a

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