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May 21, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Saskatchewan government and Japanese electronics and industrial giant Hitachi Ltd. say they have struck a deal to to develop energy and carbon capture environmental technologies.The two partners have signed an agreement to help commercialize low-carbon energy technologies that involve a...

LEDs Tout Optimised Light Extraction Through Lens-like Casting

May 21, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp is supplementing its LED lighting portfolio with three white 'high colour rendering', high-performance LEDs. The 'DoubleDome' LEDs from Sharp are asserted to provide desirable light for energy-efficient lighting without secondary optics. The light conversion layer of the 'DoubleDome' LEDs is based on


Building It Up-Breaking It Down with iSuppli

May 21, 2010 8:23 am | Articles | Comments

Building It Up Breaking It Down with iSuppli provides a quick look inside the latest products, highlighting some of the components used. Today we take a look inside the Nokia N900 Mobile Handset.


Multi-Tone Sound Module Meets TSI PRM Requirements

May 21, 2010 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Switch Corporation announced a new multi-tone sound module (MTSM) for use with the Series 56 switch line. The MTSM meets a variety of requirements as outlined by the Persons of Reduced Mobility Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI PRM) and increases


On iPads, Femtocells, and Infrastructure

May 21, 2010 8:05 am | by Rupert Baines, Picochip ( | Blogs | Comments

It's not enough to just have must have devices like iPad and iPhone (even on an exclusive basis) without thinking about the bigger picture and ensuring you have the necessary infrastructure to support these devices.


U.K. Reapers surpass 10,000 hours over Afghanistan

May 21, 2010 8:03 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Our cousins across the pond have achieved an historic milestone: the RAF’s Reaper program logged more than 10,000 hours over Afghanistan. In-theater since October 2007, the Reaper is the only Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) operated by the U.K.


Non-magnetic Resistors Include EIA Standard Chip Sizes From 0402 to 2512

May 21, 2010 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics expanded its NMCR and NMCF Series of non-magnetic thick film chip resistors to include all EIA standard chip sizes from 0402 to 2512. This expansion allows


Synchronous Rectification Drivers Tout Power Efficiency

May 21, 2010 7:32 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s NCP4303A and NCP4303B synchronous rectification controller and driver integrated circuits (ICs) are targeted at use in switch mode power supplies (SMPS) for applications such a


Lexmark to buy Perceptive Software for $280M

May 21, 2010 7:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Printer and copier maker Lexmark International Inc. said Friday it agreed to buy business software company Perceptive Software for about $280 million in cash.Perceptive's "content management" software is used in higher education, health care and by government agencies. Lexmark said the deal...

Scientific Games receives contract from Norway

May 21, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Scientific Games Corp., which provides equipment for the lottery and gaming industries, said Friday it received a contract for a new lottery system from Norway's state-owned lottery operator, Norsk Tipping.The company expects the contract to begin in 2011 and last for 12 years. Financial terms...

Chemical engineering students recognized

May 21, 2010 7:20 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Select students from the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University have been recognized as distinguished members of their Spring 2010 graduating class. At a reception honoring the department’s spring graduates, Mark Deimund of Oklahoma City was named...

Translation Guide

May 21, 2010 7:02 am | News | Comments

The Translation  Guide from Texas Instruments contains the latest updates on: -Dual Supply Level Translators for push-pull buffered and open drain applications -Application specific translators for memory card applications -New packaging options


Ultra Low Noise Power Supply Module

May 21, 2010 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Abracon’s ABPSM-ULN-A solution provides an Ultralow noise power supply source (25 nV / ?Hz @ 1kHz), with four regulated DC Outputs. Offering 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V and 5.0V DC bias ports; this module is uniquely positioned to replace multiple, low noise, linear power supplies which are typically needed to bias noise sensitive circuitry.


Britain suspends home information pack data plan which helps MDA revenues

May 21, 2010 4:30 am | News | Comments

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA), a provider of specialized real estate data and other information, says the British government has announced the immediate suspension of the Home Information Pack, which had been required until now when a homeowner put his house up for sale in...

Reduced Chemicals fees for SMEs

May 21, 2010 4:21 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Under a new regulation there are specific reductions for classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals for SMEs: 90% for micro enterprises, 60% for small companies, and 30% for medium-sized companies. These fees apply when a company asks for an alternative name for a substance or...


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