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Engineering Majors Hold 8 of Top 10 Highest Paid Majors

February 8, 2010 3:55 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

In August, employers responding to a NACE survey reported plans to trim their college hiring, hiring 7% for 2010 graduates from 2009. In addition, just 29% of those employers said they would increase their starting salary offers for the Class of 2010. Most, but not all majors, experienced...

Utilities To Bolster Smart Grid Cybersecurity

February 8, 2010 3:48 am | by Elizabeth Montalbano | News | Comments

 Utility companies will invest more than $21 billion on cybersecurity over the next five years to protect the world's electrical grids, according to a new report.

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QuinStreet beacon of hope in 'lousy' IPO market

February 8, 2010 3:01 am | by ERIN CONROY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

QuinStreet Corp., an Internet marketer that competes with Yahoo and Google, is the one beacon of hope in this week's crop of initial public offerings as the market contends with jitters spurred by concerns about the economy, and IPOs from companies with more than their fair share of...

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HDTVs High on Holiday Shoppers' 2009 Lists, but Purchase Intent down from 2008

February 7, 2010 7:55 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Over the last two years, High Definition Televisions (HDTVs) ranked as the most desired consumer electronic (CE) product.

DisplayPort Storms the Mobile PC Display Interface Market

February 7, 2010 11:55 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

We expect DisplayPort to see significant adoption in mobile PCs, particularly as an internal interface between the motherboard and LCD panel.

SAP CEO resigns, replaced by 2 co-chief executives

February 7, 2010 10:01 am | by MATT MOORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The chief executive of German software company SAP AG, Leo Apotheker, has resigned after his contract was not renewed and two new co-CEOs have been named, the company said Sunday.Neither the company nor Apotheker, who has been with company since 1988 and CEO since 2008, said why the decision...

Cellphone Users Call Vendors to Get Back to Basics, "Make a Better PHONE"

February 7, 2010 1:55 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Lost in the mania around enhanced features such as touch screens, open OS, and Internet access, consumers are asking cellular handset vendors to make a better PHONE.

Mobile VoIP Could Transform Mobile Landscape

February 5, 2010 4:56 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Mobile VoIP is moving beyond its initial function as a new mechanism to get inexpensive international calls.

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Synchronous 2.5 A Step-Down Regulator Comes in a 3 mm x 3 mm QFN

February 5, 2010 1:56 pm | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology’s LTC3604 high efficiency, 4 MHz synchronous buck regulator incorporates a unique constant frequency/controlled on-time, current mode architecture. It can deliver up to 2.5 A of continuous output current at output voltages as low as 0.6 V from a 3mm x 3 mm QFN or MSOP-16E package. Its current mode operation offers 

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Automated 3-Phase CDN Touts Reliable High Power Consumption EUT Testing

February 5, 2010 1:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq Inc. released an automated 3-phase coupling/decoupling network (CDN) for EFT and surge testing. The CDN 3063 provides safe, reliable operation in a wide range of test setups, including higher current level and 3-phase EUT (equipment under test) testing. To prevent 

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Frequency Converter Delivers Pure Sine Wave Output Voltage

February 5, 2010 1:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ FTT 3K Series modular AC/AC frequency converter system uses microprocessor controlled, high frequency PWM technology to deliver 3-Phase, 3000VA continuous sine-wave output power, from a 3-phase input. Standard versions of the FTT 3K system provide 

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GPS Module Presented as Enabling Rapid Navigation for Long Periods

February 5, 2010 1:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vincotech has launched modules based on the latest SiRFstarIV technology. The A2100 GPS receiver module is built around the new GSD4e chip with sophisticated firmware. The special SiRFawareTM technology is said to allow the module to be in a state of readiness at all times thereby enabling 

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Hi-speed USB2.0 Module is Customizable

February 5, 2010 1:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has announced the availability of QuickUSB, a customizable USB2.0 connectivity module. This 2” x 1” circuit board implements a bus-powered Hi-speed USB 2.0 endpoint terminating in a single 80-pin target interface connector. With the companion QuickUSB Customizer software, users can 

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Rugged Control Unit Features Natural Convection Cooling

February 5, 2010 1:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems now offers the NightHawk RCU, a rugged, compact Intel Atom-based, self-contained control unit that weighs 4.5 lbs. This light weight, combined with a slim profile and natural convection/radiation cooling that dissipates up to 

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Synchronoss Technologies 4th-qtr profit rises

February 5, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Synchronoss Technologies Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit rose 67 percent, surpassing analyst forecasts.The company, which provides transaction management software for communication companies, said Thursday that it earned $4.5 million, or 14 cents per share, in the fourth quarter. That compares...

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