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PMC-Sierra buys Adaptec unit for about $34 million

May 10, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Communications and storage chip maker PMC-Sierra Inc. said Monday that it purchased Adaptec Inc.'s channel storage division for about $34 million in cash.PMC-Sierra said the deal will strengthen its existing enterprise storage business by allowing faster access to channel customers.PMC-Sierra...

Hot new material can keep electronics cool

May 10, 2010 10:26 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Riverside) Professor Alexander Balandin and a team of UC Riverside researchers, including Chun Ning Lau, an associate professor of physics, have taken another step toward new technology that could keep laptops and other electronic devices from overheating.

Analog Devices Introduces Low-Power Radio Frequency Prescalers

May 10, 2010 10:11 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. announced today the availability of new RF prescaler circuits for a variety of applications, including point-to-point radios, VSATs (very small aperture terminals) and microwave communication systems. A prescaler is a circuit that generates an output signal related to an input signal by a fractional scale factor.

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Transmitter Turns Accelerometers into 24-7 Vibration Monitoring Sensors

May 10, 2010 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

IMI Sensors – a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc., announces the release of their model 682A09 ICP In-Line 4-20 mA Vibration Transmitter. Another IMI Sensors industry-first, the model 682A09 installs in line with any industrial accelerometer and converts the vibration signal to a 4-20 mA velocity output...

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Multiplexer Integrates Redrive Circuitry to Maintain Signal Integrity

May 10, 2010 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX4986, a 2:1/1:2 active multiplexer designed to switch and redrive SAS/SATA signals from one source to one of two destinations. This device integrates four programmable signal-amplitude buffers to protect against unwanted noise at the output.

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Utah gear maker to go public, buy another company

May 10, 2010 9:30 am | by PAUL FOY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Outdoor gear maker Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. — which helped create an industry in Utah — will become a publicly traded company and buy a manufacturer of specialized backpacks.Black Diamond chief Peter Metcalf says the combination with Sacramento, Calif.-based Gregory Mountain Products Inc....

A Little Shade Can Go a Long Way

May 10, 2010 8:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Spring is my favorite time of year. The snow (finally!) stops, the temperature is perfect, and everything is colorful again. We rarely need to turn on the heat or air conditioner to stay comfortable at home, and there's nothing better than a relaxing evening on the deck.

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Cubic lands $370M contract from Sydney, Australia

May 10, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cubic Corp., whose electronics are used for collecting fares on mass transit, said Monday it signed a $370 million contract to provide an electronic ticketing system for the city of Sydney, Australia.The company said additional charges based on customer use could bring the total contract value...

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Scientific Games Corp. announces share repurchase

May 10, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gaming equipment supplier Scientific Games Corp. said Monday its board has authorized the repurchase of up to $200 million in shares in a program that will run through next year.A board pricing committee will determine the share price of the repurchase, the New York company said is a...

GDP for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

May 10, 2010 7:23 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 5, 2010) -- The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its first set of estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).

Cambridge Resources Unveils An Extensive Line Of New And Improved Electrical Terminals

May 10, 2010 7:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Cambridge Resources announced the addition of a full line of electrical terminals as part of the much-anticipated expansion of the New York-based manufacturer's premium quality electrical accessories product line.

DisplaySearch Announces Final Agenda for Display Week 2010 Business Conference

May 10, 2010 7:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today unveiled the final agenda for the upcoming SID DisplaySearch Business Conference, to be held on Monday, May 24 during Display Week 2010 in Seattle, Washington.

$1.9 million grant to help UCF find multiple sclerosis 'nerve-ana'

May 10, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Central Florida) Stephen Lambert, an associate professor in the College of Medicine and a member of UCF's Hybrid Systems Laboratory, will study the breakdown of myelin, a substance that coats and protects nerves inside the brain and spinal cord, enabling electrical signals...

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Tyco Electronics and Bel Stewart Connector Sign Second-Source Agreement for the RJ Point Five Connector

May 10, 2010 7:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics Corporation (NYSE: TEL) and Bel Stewart Connector, a division of Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA & BELFB), today announced a second-source agreement that grants Bel Stewart Connector the rights to manufacture, market and sell Tyco Electronics' new next-generation RJ point...

Solderless Socket Solution for the New Cree XLamp MP-L LED Unveiled at LIGHTFAIR International

May 10, 2010 7:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics, a global leader in engineered electronic components and solutions, has launched the Solderless LED Socket, Type CM, for easy integration of the new Cree XLamp® MP-L™ multichip LED into light fixtures. The new innovation will be showcased for the very first time at...

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