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More Thermal Mass Issues

February 26, 2010 1:20 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Yesterday I wrote about some thermal mass related traps. Here's another one we see now and then. The top image shows good flat-topped caps. The bottom and inset has overheated bulged and damaged caps. These caps are RoHS compliant -...

Vicor Factorized Power Demo

February 26, 2010 12:02 pm | Videos | Comments

Here is a demo of the Vicor Factorized Power Architecture at APEC 2010 .

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SW Power Pool to hire 200 at new LR headquarters

February 26, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Southwest Power Pool Inc. announced Friday that it will build a $62 million headquarters in Little Rock and add 200 workers to its local operations — the kind of highly skilled positions that state officials have been working hard to attract.The nonprofit company, which manages an electric grid...

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Grant will strengthen humanities at Sofia research center

February 26, 2010 9:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The American Research Center in Sofia, founded in 2004 by two members of Cornell's classics department, has been awarded a $750,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

StatSpin Express 4 Centrifuges Model 510: Recall

February 26, 2010 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Rotor may break and eject pieces of the rotor which may cause serious physical injury to bystanders and expose them to blood-borne infectious micro-organisms.

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Shell, IBM to find ways to extend oil field life

February 26, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell PLC and IBM Corp. are teaming up to research how to extend the life of oil and natural gas fields.IBM's analytic and simulation experience will be melded with Shell's subsurface and reservoir expertise to create a more efficient and accurate picture of how to tap the reserves,...

CeBIT 2010: Intelligent energy management for the home

February 26, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) In order to save energy, consumers need to be able to obtain up-to-date information at any time about the energy consumption of their appliances, and be able to control them while away from home. In Hall 9, Booth B36 at CeBIT, Fraunhofer scientists unveil two...

RFMD Expands Family of Transmit Modules for 3G Entry Phones

February 26, 2010 8:00 am | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD) announced the addition of four new products to RFMD's portfolio of 3G transmit modules.

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CEL Adds New UK Rep Firm

February 26, 2010 7:41 am | News | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) announced the addition of a new international sales representative firm, Castle Microwave, covering the United Kingdom. Castle will join CEL in marketing CEL’s MeshConnect™ line...

Virgin Media signs video Web deal with Brightcove

February 26, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

British cable TV operator Virgin Media has chosen online video publisher Brightcove to provide and support short videos for its more than 11 million monthly website visitors.

You, too, can be a special effects movie wizard

February 26, 2010 7:30 am | by MANUEL VALDES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

For years, film student Bill Parker had a nagging idea for a short movie: He'd show those letters from the "Star Wars" opening scroll raining down on Earth and exploding.But the visual effects necessary to make his short film weren't available or affordable to him. Until now.Using a couple of...

Facebook urged to act after memorial sites defaced

February 26, 2010 7:17 am | News | Comments

Cyber attacks on Facebook pages set up to pay tribute to two murdered Australian children has prompted calls for the social networking site to be more accountable for its users.

Palm cuts revenue outlook on weak phone sales

February 26, 2010 7:11 am | News | Comments

Palm Inc slashed its revenue targets on weak demand for its smartphones, renewing concerns about its ability to compete against rivals like Apple Inc and sending shares down 16 percent.

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Utah company conducts final test on shuttle rocket

February 26, 2010 7:02 am | News | Comments

With the U.S. space shuttle program fading, a Utah company that makes powerful booster rockets for space travel conducted its final ground test Thursday.

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Apple CEO Jobs favors flexibility of cash hoard

February 26, 2010 6:55 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc., buoyed by the success of the iPhones, iPods and computers it churns out to breathless buyers, could give some of its $25 billion in cash back to shareholders.

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