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Dolby Laboratories opens research center in China

June 22, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dolby Laboratories Inc., the audio technology company, said Tuesday it has opened its first research and engineering center in China.Dolby said the center, which is based in Beijing, is an attempt to attract and develop talent in the region.The company said it has had a presence in Chinese...

Development Kit Serves Low Power, 16-bit, “Value” MCUs

June 22, 2010 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced its new MSP430 MCU Value Line LaunchPad development kit. For $4.30, the open source kit includes the hardware and software needed to launch designs based on the company’s MSP430 Value Line MCUs, which are presented as offering


Sharp Unveils New LED Lamps for U.S. Market

June 22, 2010 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp enters the U.S. LED lighting market with the introduction of LED PAR38 and PAR30 lamps for the commercial and industrial markets. The four new PAR38 LED lamps (models DL-L20P3830A and DL-L16P3830A in warm white, and DL-L20P3840A and DL-L16P3840A in cool white)...


Digi-Key Honors CUI with Exceptional Sales Performance Award

June 22, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

CUI Inc announced that it received an award for Exceptional Sales Performance Driven by Superior Engagement from their distributor Digi-Key. This award recognizes the unique partnership between CUI and the distributor, and the exceptional dedication the two companies have towards servicing their customers together.

Be Part of the Solution!

June 22, 2010 7:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I want you to be responsible


LED Lighting Series Touts High Power and High Luminosity

June 22, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Everlight’s Shwo series is a surface-mount high-power device presenting with high brightness combined with a compact size (3.5 mm x 3.5 mm x 1.85 mm), making itsuitable for all kinds of lighting applications such as general illumination, flash, spot, signal, industrial and commercial lighting. With the capability of


LSI Launches Family of Configurable Storage Components

June 22, 2010 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

LSI Corporation today introduced the CTS2600 family of configurable storage components, offering white box channel partners a quick, efficient and cost-effective approach to build, customize, brand and sell a wide range of external storage system configurations.


All-in-one PMIC provides up to 93% efficiency for cell phone displays

June 22, 2010 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8930, a highly integrated power-management IC (PMIC) for cell phone displays. By integrating a white LED (WLED) driver, passive-matrix organic LED (PMOLED) driver, and a linear drop-out regulator (LDO) in a 10mm2 package, this PMIC reduces solution size by over 45% compared to discrete implementations.


Liquid crystals light way to better data storage

June 22, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Currently, most liquid crystal technologies rely on physical or chemical manipulation, such as rubbing in one direction, to align molecules in a preferred direction. In an important advance, scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have created a...

NetControl chooses Digi Connect WAN 3G to enable its NetCase on-board bus ticketing system

June 22, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Tourist Bus Company OpenTour leverages system to improve fleet security, combat fraud, and speed passenger boarding

Technology 'sweeping away' books, says Stoppard

June 22, 2010 6:18 am | News | Comments

Books are at risk of being "swept away" by a world of new technology and moving images which are increasingly winning the competition for children's attention, says British playwright Tom Stoppard. Stoppard, who has written for television, radio and film, also warned the study of humanities was being neglected in favor of science.

John Glenn: Keep space shuttles flying

June 22, 2010 6:12 am | News | Comments

Mercury astronaut John Glenn wants NASA's space shuttles to keep flying until a reliable replacement is ready, no matter how long it takes. Glenn joined the national debate Monday over America's future in space and became the latest ex-astronaut to speak out on the matter.

Calif. license plates might go digital, show ads

June 22, 2010 6:09 am | News | Comments

As electronic highway billboards flashing neon advertisements become more prevalent, the next frontier in distracted driving is already approaching - ad-blaring license plates. The California Legislature is considering a bill that would allow the state to begin researching the use of electronic license plates for vehicles.


Vertical Flash Platform Increases Memory Density

June 22, 2010 5:56 am | Articles | Comments

Floating gate Flash memory has been scaling at a tremendous pace in recent years to arrive at a startling density of 32 gigabit (4 gigabyte) on a single die today, using 30nm technology and below.


Nintendo's 3DS: First-hand impressions

June 22, 2010 5:49 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

At the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Nintendo officially unveiled the 3DS. And from the media’s reaction, you’d think Nintendo reinvented the electron. The 3DS uses autostereoscopy to produce 3D images without the need for special glasses—or so claim their marketing gurus. Does it live up to the hype? Read on for my first-hand impressions.



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