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Report says Silicon Valley economy sputtering

February 11, 2010 7:25 am | News | Comments

Silicon Valley's economy took a big hit during the global meltdown and could have trouble climbing out, according to a report released Wednesday. The 2010 Index of Silicon Valley said the region is entering a "new phase of uncertainty"...

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Facebook deletes 30 UK inmates' pages after taunts

February 11, 2010 7:23 am | News | Comments

Facebook has deleted the pages of 30 U.K. prisoners at the request of the British government, the justice minister announced Thursday, after several incidents in which inmates reportedly used the Internet to plot with criminals and intimidate victims.

Syntel 4Q profit rises 34 pct, 2010 costs increase

February 11, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Syntel Inc., an information technology outsourcing company, on Thursday reported a 34 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit as improving demand for its offshore services gave a boost to revenue.The company, which links software developers in India with project managers worldwide, earned...

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Transceiver Extends Reach and Reduces Gauge of Copper Cables

February 11, 2010 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PHY2210 equalizing cable transceiver from Phyworks is asserted to enable cable manufacturers to extend the reach and reduce the gauge of active copper cable assemblies, supporting all standard data rates up to 10.5Gbps. Integrating 

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Journal Communications posts 4Q profit

February 11, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel publisher Journal Communications Inc. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $7.2 million Thursday, reversing year-ago loss caused by accounting charges.But the company, which also operates smaller community newspapers as well as radio and TV stations, continued to...

80 V Schottky Rectifiers Offer Current Ratings From 10 A to 30 A

February 11, 2010 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced six single- and dual-chip 80-V TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers in four power package options that feature a range of current ratings from 10 A to 30 A. The devices include the single-chip V(B,F,I)T1080S, V(B,F,I)T2080S, and V(B,F,I)T3080S, and the 

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Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Offers Custom Cap Options

February 11, 2010 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch introduced the LP15 series illuminated pushbutton switch, featuring multiple LED colors, custom marking options for the caps, and several cap sizes. The LED colors available are red, blue, green, yellow, and white. Four different 

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Hall Effect Pushbutton Switch Touts Extended Life Cycles

February 11, 2010 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a Hall-effect pushbutton switch with life cycles to 10 million actuations. Designated the HP Series, the sealed switch features a non-contact Hall-effect contact system, and a high-energy magnet provides a  

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Quad Channel Clock Generator FMC Card Features Low Jitter

February 11, 2010 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced an FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) module, the FMC-XCLK2. The quad channel clock generator card features low jitter and phase matched outputs. It is available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions, and is said to 

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AMC Suits Multi-service Access, Backhaul Aggregation

February 11, 2010 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xalyo Systems today announces XS-AMC-WP3C, a highly integrated and modular Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) based on Wintegra’s WinPath3 Network Processor. The AMC concept offers a mix of 

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Huge rally and protests mark Iran revolution

February 11, 2010 4:01 am | by NASSER KARIMI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians massed Thursday in central Tehran to mark the anniversary of the revolution that created the country's Islamic republic, while a heavy security force fanned out across the city and moved quickly to snuff out opposition counterprotests.Police clashed with...

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Where Do Your Current Efforts Fall on the Energy Use Pyramids?

February 11, 2010 2:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, John told you about some energy pyramids that are helpful in planning your steps toward efficiency and potentially, toward using renewable energy technologies. There are several pyramids out there, but the concepts are similar. Tell us

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Journal Communications to release 4th-qtr earnings

February 11, 2010 2:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Milwaukee-based Journal Communications Inc. is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter and full-year 2009 earnings.The publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will release its earnings report early Thursday morning.When it reported its third-quarter earnings in October, the media company...

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Summary Box: Activision posts solid 4Q results

February 10, 2010 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THE FOURTH QUARTER: Activision Blizzard Inc. posted a loss, but adjusted results pushed past Wall Street's expectations on strong sales of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2."WHAT'S NEXT: The video game publisher gave a cautious outlook for 2010, saying there's still uncertainty about the economy. It...

CME buys 90 percent of DJ index unit for $607M

February 10, 2010 2:01 pm | by STEVENSON JACOBS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Dow Jones & Co. is selling a 90 percent stake in its stock market index unit to exchange operator CME Group Inc. for $607.5 million, the companies announced Wednesday.The joint venture will allow the Dow Jones industrial average to keep its famous name through a long-term licensing agreement,...

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