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Smart, Intuitive User Interfaces Move to Industrial Control

April 29, 2010 11:26 am | Articles | Comments

Industrial applications, such as home and commercial building automation, data loggers, point-of-sale terminals and cash registers, in-house displays for energy metering, alarm systems and medical equipment are starting to join the “smart” revolution currently enjoyed by portable media player and smartphone markets.


Vibration Analysis Using ADCs Keeps Industrial Equipment Working

April 29, 2010 10:31 am | by Michael Clifford, Analog Devices, | Articles | Comments

Monitoring the condition of large industrial machinery provides long term benefits in terms of lower production cost, reduced equipment down time, improved reliability, and increased safety. Industrial manufacturers face a constant battle in keeping production equipment operational.


Convio jumps, Alpha and Omega lower in IPO debuts

April 29, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One up, one down: the divergent moves of two technology IPOs Thursday shows that investors remain wary about buying shares of companies new to market.Shares of chip maker Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd. dropped after pricing within its expected range, while software provider Convio Inc. rose...


Economy: innovation and pro-green policies offer new sources of growth

April 29, 2010 10:27 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Faced with unprecedented levels of unemployment, unsustainable fiscal deficits and public debt and low economic growth, governments need to focus on innovation and pro-green policies as potential new sources of growth, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría told a meeting of heads of...


Motorola Posts Profit on Strong Phone Sales

April 29, 2010 10:26 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The company, which has been struggling, sold 2.3 million smartphones in the quarter, more than expected.

New Questions Over Google’s Street View in Germany

April 29, 2010 10:26 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Google’s plan to offer photo mapping in Germany has come in for more criticism after regulators learned the company was also archiving the locations of household wireless networks.

Google Exit Appears to Benefit Top China Rival, Baidu

April 29, 2010 10:26 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Baidu posted first-quarter net profit of 481 million renminbi, or $70.4 million, up from 181 million renminbi a year ago.

Motorola Reports Profit

April 29, 2010 10:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Motorola reported a first-quarter profit as a stronger economy lifted its enterprise divisions and the slow turnaround continued at its marquee handset unit.


Headphone Amplifier Extends Audio Playback Time in Portable Devices

April 29, 2010 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX97200, a dual-mode Class H headphone amplifier designed for battery-operated portable devices. This amplifier uses Maxim's proprietary DirectDrive(R) II technology to implement a Class H topology.


Illumina climbs after 1Q results beat expectations

April 29, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Illumina Inc. jumped Thursday after the genetic analysis instruments maker posted first-quarter earnings that surpassed Wall Street estimates.Illumina reported its results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The San Diego company said its profit rose 13 percent to $21.2 million, or...

Mobile Cleanroom for Optical Tables

April 29, 2010 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Mobile Environmental Enclosures have been introduced by Kinetic Systems, Inc. These mobile cleanrooms provide for dust-free assembly, testing, and research. Approximately 8’ high, units are equipped with cleanroom curtains on all four sides.


240 Watt LED Power Supply Includes IP65-IP67 ratings

April 29, 2010 8:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

In response to the growing demand of LED lighting, PowerGate LLC announces the release of the Mean Well HLG-240 series of LED Power Supplies fulfilling a growing need for higher power solutions within the lighting industry.


Steve Jobs attacks Adobe Flash as unfit for iPhone

April 29, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is going on the offensive against Adobe's Flash technology. He says it has too many bugs, drains batteries too quickly and is too oriented to personal computers to work on the iPhone and iPad.In a statement Thursday, Jobs laid out his reasons for excluding Flash — the most...


Correction: Parametric Technology earnings story

April 29, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a story April 27 about Parametric Technology Corp.'s quarterly results, The Associated Press reported erroneously that analysts predicted revenue of $246.4 million for the latest quarter. They projected revenue of $243.1 million.

DisplaySearch Unveils Final Agenda for LED Forum 2010

April 29, 2010 7:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch today announced the final agenda for its upcoming DisplaySearch LED Forum 2010, which will be held at the Tokyo Conference Center Shinagawa in Tokyo, Japan on May 11, 2010.


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