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Researchers pursue plasmonics and photonics technology for optical improvements

June 2, 2010 12:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) US Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Professors Mark L. Brongersma of Stanford University and Stefan A. Maier of Imperial College London are investigating new applications for terahertz sensors.

Microsemi Unveils Solid State Driver Module at SID 2010

June 2, 2010 11:08 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi Corporation announced the first product in a planned family of solutions designed to provide optimized power conversion and light management for solid state lighting fixtures, enabling the energy and lifetime cost savings promise of LED-based illumination.


Silicon Controlled Rectifier Comes in Space-saving SOT-23 package

June 2, 2010 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. announces the release of the CMPS5064 Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR). This device packaged in SOT-23 is a 400V, 0.8A SCR designed for applications with space constraints requiring a fast switching high voltage device.


Temperature Switch Achieves High Accuracy

June 2, 2010 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seiko Instruments announced the availability of their S-5843A Series temperature switch IC which detects temperature with a temperature accuracy of ±2.5ºC. The output inverts when temperature reaches the detection temperature.


Sony moving work from plant in Hungary to Malaysia

June 2, 2010 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hungarian subsidiary of Sony Corp. said Wednesday it would close a manufacturing plant in Hungary and move its production of Blu-ray players and DVD recorders to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Sony Hungaria Kft., which was founded in 1996, said 540 employees would be affected by the decision to...

Constellation acquires taxi software provider Auriga Communication

June 2, 2010 10:30 am | News | Comments

Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU) acquires taxi communications software provider Auriga Communication Systems Ltd. from from Tait Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tait Radio Communications Group of New Zealand, for an undisclosed price.

AT & T Drops Unlimited-Data Plans

June 2, 2010 10:28 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

AT&T is abandoning unlimited pricing plans for new subscribers to its wireless email and Internet services on smartphones, kicking off a long-awaited shift in how carriers bill customers.

First Images of Heavy Electrons in Action

June 2, 2010 10:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists nab first images of “heavy” electrons, revealing “hidden” characteristics and demonstrating new method for investigating long-standing physics problems


Voltage Regulator Features Low Dropout CMOS Design

June 2, 2010 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seiko Instruments, Inc. has recently developed the S-11L10 Series using CMOS technology. The S-11L10 series is a positive voltage regulator IC which has the low output voltage, the high-accuracy output voltage and the low current consumption (150 mA output current).


Equifax sells division to Alliance for $117M

June 2, 2010 8:30 am | News | Comments

Equifax Inc. is selling its direct marketing division to Alliance Data Systems Corp. for $117 million in cash, the credit reporting agency said Wednesday.The division, which has roughly 200 employees, is based in Dallas and provides information about consumers for companies to better target...

GameStop names new CEO

June 2, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GameStop Corp. promoted J. Paul Raines to chief executive officer, the video game retailer said Wednesday.Raines, 46, had been chief operating officer. He replaces Daniel A. DeMatteo, 62, who will become executive chairman.Tony D. Bartel, 46, will become president. He was previously executive...

Dr. Mitola delivers keynote address and leads workshop at International Software Radio Conference

June 2, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) On June 7-8, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St James, London, United Kingdom, Dr. Joseph Mitola III, Vice President for the Research Enterprise at Stevens Institute of Technology, will deliver the Keynote Address and lead a workshop on Software...

More choline reduces Down syndrome dysfunction

June 2, 2010 7:23 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

In a mouse model of Down syndrome, pregnant and lactating mice that received additional choline had offspring that fared much better than those whose mothers did not receive choline, a new study finds.


Global TV Market Continues to Recover

June 2, 2010 7:11 am | News | Comments

TV shipments continued to show a strong rebound in growth rates from the very weak levels of early 2009 as improving global economic conditions led to greater demand for TVs.


Sonic Solutions to acquire DivX for cash and stock

June 2, 2010 6:32 am | News | Comments

Sonic Solutions, which makes digital media software, said Wednesday it agreed to acquire DivX Inc., a digital media company, for about $323 million and provided preliminary fourth-quarter results.Under terms of the deal, Sonic will acquire all outstanding shares of DivX for $3.75 in cash and...


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