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Distributors Address Counterfeiting, Difficult Economy

May 21, 2010 12:50 pm | by Steve Slawinski, IC Plus | Articles | Comments

The electronic component distribution market has gone through many changes over the past decade. Currently, one of the biggest problems is the emergence of counterfeit components, largely stemming from China. Although the Asian marketplace has proliferated in flooding the market with more and less expensive components, domestic profit margins have decreased largely in part to counterfeit product.


Half-Watt LEDs Fill the Gap Between 0.25 W and 1 W LEDs

May 21, 2010 12:32 pm | by Keat-Chuan Ng and Margaret Tan, Avago Technologies | Articles | Comments

Half-Watt (0.5 W) LEDs are gaining more attention from product designers because they fulfill the need for a device that falls between 0.25 W and 1 W LEDs. As more consumer products become smaller and more energy efficient, more designers are selecting 0.5 W LEDs for use in their designs.


Connectors for Soldier Technology

May 21, 2010 12:12 pm | by Ted Worroll, David Impett, and Barry Cambeilh, ITT Interconnect Solutions | Articles | Comments

The “future” dismounted soldier sector is increasingly using advanced technology to equip its infantry, and sophisticated command, control, communications, computer and intelligence (C41) systems are being deployed that require increasingly sophisticated interconnection.


A Bright Future for High Speed I-O Cable Links

May 21, 2010 11:45 am | by David Sideck, FCI, | Articles | Comments

The pull from consumers’ seemingly insatiable appetite for video content - whether clips on sites like YouTube, real-time Internet video, ambient video from security monitoring cameras, or video downloads from service providers for instant entertainment - is expected to continue to be the principal driver of extremely high growth of IP traffic for the foreseeable future.


Sourcefire adds new board members

May 21, 2010 11:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cybersecurity company Sourcefire Inc. said Friday that its shareholders have elected two new members to its board of directors.The company's shareholders elected John Becker and Arnold Punara to serve on the board until the company's 2013 annual meeting.Shares of Sourcefire rose 17 cents to...

Making the connection in harsh environments: MIL and ESA-spec connectors

May 21, 2010 11:32 am | by Gilles Parguey, Senior Product Manager, C&K Components | Articles | Comments

United States military and European Space Agency (ESA) specifications are more rigorous than ever, and connectors must be designed in accordance with a number of MIL and ESA qualifications and quality levels. In order to meet these qualifications, and thus be designed into military and aerospace applications...


Hewlett-Packard recalling 54K laptop batteries

May 21, 2010 11:30 am | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. is recalling 54,000 lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq computers after receiving reports of injuries from the batteries overheating and rupturing.The recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and expands an earlier recall of 70,000 of the...

UCLA engineer gets $4 million from Department of Energy to convert CO2 to liquid fuel using electricity

May 21, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) Due to the fundamental need of the country to change the way in which it uses and produces energy as well as the need to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide, James C. Liao, Chancellor's Professor of Chemical...


Oscillators Offer HCMOS Output with TCXO Accuracy in Small Package

May 21, 2010 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics expanded its HCMOS oscillator line with the FOX251 Ultra Miniature series TCXO. Available in a 2.5 mm x 2.0 mm package, the ultra miniature series can be used as general tight tolerance clocks in digital systems that can


SMPS Caps Receive Military QPL Approval

May 21, 2010 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced the addition of MIL-PRF-49470 approval for Switch Mode Power Supply capacitors to its military QPL offerings. Spectrum’s SMP capacitors are asserted to


Hewlett-Packard adds defendant to patent suit

May 21, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest PC maker, said it added a new defendant to an existing federal lawsuit over inkjet printer cartridge patent infringement and sale of products incorporating stolen components.HP said late Thursday it is now also suing Asia Pacific Microsystems Inc., an...

Electrical engineering professor, student win IEEE Best Paper Award

May 21, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Xi Zhang, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has won the prestigious Best Paper Award at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC) 2010. This is Zhang's second Best Paper Award within...

1.0, 0.8, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3...

May 21, 2010 9:20 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

As pitch gets smaller, things get more difficult. Did that blinding flash of the obvious hurt your eyes? Mine too. It's not always just more difficult though. Sometimes it's different as well. Like BGAs, for example. With 0.5mm and larger...


Low Capacitance Integrated EMI Filters Intended for 3G Portable Devices

May 21, 2010 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) announced the release of three new multi-line RC EMI filters. The AOZ8040, AOZ8043, and AOZ8045 provide integrated EMI and RF filtering solutions for high speed wireless data applications such as smart phones, 3G-enabled notebook PCs and eBook readers.


COB Ceramic LED Assemblies, Arrays Suit High-temp, High-rel Apps

May 21, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Marktech introduced custom "chip-on-ceramic" LEDs and LED arrays. The chip-on-ceramic LEDs are available in configurations from four to hundreds of chips in series or parallel, as well as series/parallel combinations.



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