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Avoiding Semiconductor Failures - The Expanding Role of Quartz

June 22, 2010 9:11 am | by Jim Horvath, President, Technical Glass | Blogs | Comments

Some of the avoidable stress factors effecting semiconductor reliability have led many fabricators to choose fused quartz as the material of choice for semiconductor wafer processing as well as laboratory and testing applications.


Apple sells 3 million iPads

June 22, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple says it has sold 3 million iPads less than three months after the new device went on sale.The touch-screen tablet computer launched on April 3 in the U.S. and began selling last month in Asia and Europe. Apple Inc. plans to roll out the device in nine more countries in July.The company...

100Mbps level translators save processor overhead

June 22, 2010 8:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX14548E/MAX14548AE, ±15kV ESD-protected, 16-channel, bidirectional level translators. These devices provide level shifting for data transfer in multivoltage systems by accepting a voltage range from 1.1V to 3.6V on the VL side and from 1.7V to 3.6V on the ±15kV ESD-protected Vcc side.


Tiny Water-Resistant Fan Delivers High Output

June 22, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing an output of 0.57 CFM,  Jaro's newest ultra-thin, micro-sized (15 x 4) fan has an IP 57 (water resistant) rating


Double-Stacked Socket Tests Processor and Memory Simultaneously

June 22, 2010 8:32 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced the CBT-BGA-7002, a double-stacked socket addressing high performance requirements for testing processor and memory simultaneously.


Quantum gas in free fall

June 22, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Physicists produce a Bose-Einstein condensate at zero gravity -- a step towards extremely sensitive quantum sensors for gravitation.

Another Via-in-Pad reason

June 22, 2010 8:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Just the other day - No not that one. The other one - I was reading through some of the open source Beagleboard information again and I came across an interesting tid bit. In one of the early revisions, they...

Power Supplies Serve LED Indoor-Outdoor Lighting Apps

June 22, 2010 8:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zenaro’s power supply series provides LED indoor/outdoor lighting engineers and designers with four different types of power consumptions: 54 W, 66 W, 102 W and 132 W. The entire series has passed ENEC certification and are guaranteed


Dolby Laboratories opens research center in China

June 22, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dolby Laboratories Inc., the audio technology company, said Tuesday it has opened its first research and engineering center in China.Dolby said the center, which is based in Beijing, is an attempt to attract and develop talent in the region.The company said it has had a presence in Chinese...

Development Kit Serves Low Power, 16-bit, “Value” MCUs

June 22, 2010 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced its new MSP430 MCU Value Line LaunchPad development kit. For $4.30, the open source kit includes the hardware and software needed to launch designs based on the company’s MSP430 Value Line MCUs, which are presented as offering


Sharp Unveils New LED Lamps for U.S. Market

June 22, 2010 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp enters the U.S. LED lighting market with the introduction of LED PAR38 and PAR30 lamps for the commercial and industrial markets. The four new PAR38 LED lamps (models DL-L20P3830A and DL-L16P3830A in warm white, and DL-L20P3840A and DL-L16P3840A in cool white)...


Digi-Key Honors CUI with Exceptional Sales Performance Award

June 22, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

CUI Inc announced that it received an award for Exceptional Sales Performance Driven by Superior Engagement from their distributor Digi-Key. This award recognizes the unique partnership between CUI and the distributor, and the exceptional dedication the two companies have towards servicing their customers together.

Be Part of the Solution!

June 22, 2010 7:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I want you to be responsible


LED Lighting Series Touts High Power and High Luminosity

June 22, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Everlight’s Shwo series is a surface-mount high-power device presenting with high brightness combined with a compact size (3.5 mm x 3.5 mm x 1.85 mm), making itsuitable for all kinds of lighting applications such as general illumination, flash, spot, signal, industrial and commercial lighting. With the capability of


LSI Launches Family of Configurable Storage Components

June 22, 2010 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

LSI Corporation today introduced the CTS2600 family of configurable storage components, offering white box channel partners a quick, efficient and cost-effective approach to build, customize, brand and sell a wide range of external storage system configurations.



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