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Triple Output LED Driver Offers 3000:1 True Color PWM Dimming

December 15, 2009 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3492, a 2.1MHz DC/DC converter designed to operate as a three-channel constant current LED driver. Each of the LT3492's three channels can drive up to ten 300mA LEDs in series, enabling it to drive up to 30 x 300mA LEDs at efficiencies up to 96%.

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GHz Bandwidth Transceiver Socket for Wafer Level Ball Grid Array

December 15, 2009 9:18 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 0.5mm pitch 51 pin BGA. The SG-BGA-7154 socket is designed for 4mm x 4mm x 0.8mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.

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Looking for E85? There's an App for That

December 15, 2009 8:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Want to know where you can buy E85? There's an app for that now. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has launched a new application for Garmin and TomTom GPS units that that ma

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Digi-Key Corporation and Spectra Symbol Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

December 15, 2009 8:52 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota and Salt Lake City, Utah (USA) — December 15, 2009 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Spectra...

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Advancing on hydrogen

December 15, 2009 7:54 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Is Europe ready for hydrogen vehicles? A deployment of hydrogen powered wheelchairs, trucks and buses by a European project is set to find out whether the technology is ripe enough and whether the new generation vehicles will be readily accepted.

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Flu vaccine: A race against time

December 15, 2009 7:54 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Millions of people become infected by influenza every year, causing thousands of deaths, which in turn costs billions for the economy. The production of vaccines is inefficient and they cannot be well supplied on a mass scale. Scientists in Vienna involved in the European Research Project...

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What's Wrong With This Picture?

December 15, 2009 7:52 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

What's wrong with this picture? I forgot to warn you that there'd be a pop-quiz. It's only worth 10% of your final grade though, so not to worry. We're fully into the rainy season here in Oregon now. It's dumping...

The Myth of the Google Phone

December 15, 2009 7:19 am | by Farhad Manjoo | Blogs | Comments

For months, tech blogs have been salivating over the possibility that Google will soon release a cell phone of its own. This discussion has always been a little strange. Google launched its mobile operating system Android two years ago, and we've seen the release of several Android devices since then, including the much-acclaimed Motorola Droid.

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CGI reports $1.1B in Q4 contracts with North American financial institutions

December 15, 2009 6:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) has signed contracts with North American financial institutions in the fourth quarter worth $1.1 billion, the information technology provider said Tuesday.CGI said the deals signed in the October-December quarter included both new contracts and renewals.Services...

Economic reports point to slow, steady recovery

December 15, 2009 6:35 am | by DANIEL WAGNER - AP Economics Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Further evidence that manufacturers are helping the economy slowly recover emerged Tuesday in a report that industrial production rose a better-than-expected 0.8 percent in November.The gain showed that consumers are spending more, causing manufacturers to produce more goods.Eventually, the...

MDA nets US$254M contract to build satellite system for Ukraine space agency

December 15, 2009 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) announced Tuesday it has signed a US$254-million contract to provide a communication satellite system to the National Space Agency of Ukraine.Under the contract, MDA will build and launch a geostationary communications satellite and provide two...

Seoul Semiconductor LED chosen for worlds largest Cruise Ship

December 15, 2009 5:34 am | News | Comments

Seoul Semiconductor (CEO Chung Hoon Lee, www.acriche.com) a world leading LED manufacturing, has announced that its LED products were selected for the external balcony lights of ‘Oasis of the Seas', the world’s largest and most innovative cruise liner, which made its inaugural voyage on 5 December 2009.

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Amazon Unveils Auction Site for Cloud Computing Bandwidth

December 15, 2009 5:34 am | by Jon Brodkin , Network World | Blogs | Comments

Amazon's cloud computing division is unveiling an eBay-style auction service that will let users bid on unused virtual server capacity, potentially allowing customers to lower the cost of running applications on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.

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CIT Relay & Switch DS Series Dual LED Illuminated Pushbutton

December 15, 2009 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The versatile DS Series illuminated, momentary pushbutton switch offers four color choices with optional single OR dual LEDs. This PC mount switch offers SPST and DPST switch function. With full actuator illumination or pin LED, the DS Series switch offers design engineers versatility in a small package.

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IXYS to Acquire Zilog

December 15, 2009 5:19 am | News | Comments

IXYS Corporation, a leader in power semiconductors and specialized mixed signal IC products, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zilog, Inc., a supplier of application specific, embedded microcontroller units (MCUs) that are system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for industrial and consumer markets.

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