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China's Tencent to Invest in Russia's DST

April 12, 2010 9:27 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

China's Tencent Holdings is purchasing a 10% stake in Digital Sky Technologies, a Russian investment firm that holds a stake in Facebook Inc.

Who are your tool sets made for?

April 12, 2010 9:25 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I've been thinking a lot lately about who's using microcontrollers and why these days. There's a lot at stake with this question. And, not just in terms of which microcontrollers are and will be the most popular. There's an element...

Fired Activision execs in games deal with rival EA

April 12, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two studio executives recently fired by Activision and accused of inappropriately meeting with a rival company said Monday that they will create games to be distributed exclusively by one such competitor, Electronic Arts Inc.Jason West and Vince Zampella have formed a development studio,...

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Apple Rains on Adobe's Parade

April 12, 2010 8:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Adobe is getting ready to unveil one of its most important products in years, a rewrite of its graphics software that is causing a buzz in Silicon Valley.

New German tablet PC dubbed WePad to rival iPad

April 12, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The German maker of a new tablet computer is setting out to rival Apple's iPad with the promise of even more sophisticated technology.Neofonie GmbH says the WePad outperforms the iPad by sporting a bigger screen, a webcam and USB ports for connecting printers and other devices.The WePad is to...

Ciber Inc. CEO retires, interim successor named

April 12, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Technology consultant Ciber Inc. said Monday its CEO retired and was replaced on an interim basis by the chief financial officer, and the company chairman also stepped down.The shares fell 18 cents, or 4.3 percent, to $3.97 in morning trading.Mac J. Slingerlend had...

Right Angle AC Gearmotors Tout High Power, Small Package

April 12, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bison Gear introduced its 100 mm AC motor line. The line is presented as offering 1/8 hp (93 W) in 30 percent less volume than previously available. The new 4" diameter single phase motors have now been mated to the company’s

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German Spectrum Auction Starts

April 12, 2010 7:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Germany's first mobile spectrum auction for a decade, and the first of its kind in Europe, started Monday.

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Study shows that size affects structure of hollow nanoparticles

April 12, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(North Carolina State University) A new study from North Carolina State University shows that size plays a key role in determining the structure of certain hollow nanoparticles. The researchers focused on nickel nanoparticles, which have interesting magnetic and catalytic properties that...

Frequency and Time Standard Module Suits GPS Based Apps

April 12, 2010 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connor-Winfield released a GPS disciplined reference and synchronous clock generator. The FTS250 is a TCXO based module that offers desirable timing and frequency characteristics with low power consumption in a small, cost-effective design. The module is a

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Microchip ZigBee RF4CE Demonstration

April 12, 2010 6:48 am | Videos | Comments

Here Frank Hammerschmidt of Microchip demonstrates their  ZigBee RF4CE implementation.

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Best Buy will sell Barnes & Noble e-reader

April 12, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronics seller Best Buy Co. will sell Barnes & Noble Inc.'s electronic reader Nook beginning Sunday, the companies said Monday.The $259.99 e-reader and its will be sold at 1,070 Best Buy stores in the U.S. Previously, the device was sold only at Barnes & Noble stores and online.Barnes &...

China Issues Revised Policy on Procurement

April 12, 2010 6:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

China appears to be softening rules that sparked outcry from foreign businesses by limiting their access to a government procurement market worth billions of dollars a year. Foreign industry groups say the change is positive but challenges remain.

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CEI Launches Bus Bar Product Division

April 12, 2010 6:02 am | News | Comments

Custom Electronics announced the launch of a division specializing in the manufacture of bus bars, bus bar assemblies and integrated energy storage solutions.

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System integrators strengthen the LED network

April 12, 2010 5:43 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The concept of system integrators makes it easier for end users to use pioneering LED technology for various lighting solutions. As the “one face to the customer,” system integrators are the interface between the customer and the application.

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