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Toronto software company clears another hurdle in battle against Microsoft

May 11, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian software company i4i says it has cleared another hurdle in its long-running patent battle with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT). Toronto-based i4i says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed that its patent is valid after Microsoft had asked that the patent claims be...

US Department of Defense SMART scholarship winner's focus is synthetic biology

May 11, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Virginia Tech) The US Department of Defense has awarded a prestigious scholarship to a graduate research assistant at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech whose research includes assessing the benefits and risks of synthetic biology.


SyNode 3020 enables integration of ZigBee functionality in smart energy end devices

May 11, 2010 6:13 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SyChip, Inc., a leader in Radio Frequency Chip Scale Modules (CSM) and a subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., today announced the introduction of their SyNode Smart Energy Embedded Module. The SyNode Device (SN3020) is the smallest, lowest-power, fully compliant ZigBee module supporting Smart Energy and Home Automation profiles.


tesa tape, inc. Adds New Silicone Tapes to Line-up

May 11, 2010 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company officials of tesa tape, inc., an affiliate of tesa SE, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, recently introduced two new specialty products with silicone adhesive systems designed for temporary masking applications.


Electronics Industry Associations Announce Merger

May 11, 2010 5:54 am | News | Comments

The National Electronics Distributors Association (NEDA) and the Electronic Components Association (ECA) have announced an agreement to merge. A merger transition team has been created to finalize details. Pending completion of the due diligence process, the new association, to be named the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), will commence operation in January 2011.

Digi-Key and Littelfuse Expand Global Distribution Agreement

May 11, 2010 5:51 am | News | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced it has signed an expanded global distribution agreement with Littelfuse, a pioneer in the circuit protection industry. The expanded distribution agreement will allow Digi-Key to distribute Littelfuse product to North America, Europe, Hong Kong (China), Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and India.

Digi-Key Corporation and RECOM Power, Inc. Sign Global Distribution Agreement

May 11, 2010 5:48 am | News | Comments

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 RECOM Power, Inc. today announced the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute RECOM Power, Inc.'s products to customers worldwide.


Conduction-Cooled Rack System Design Offers Cost-Effective Versatility

May 11, 2010 5:36 am | by Barbara Schmitz, MEN Mikro Elektronik | Articles | Comments

Although system designers can't always control the operating conditions of embedded computing applications, they now have new cost-effective options for delivering 3U CompactPCI (cPCI) board compatibility in harsh, extreme temperature environments.


Heartland Payment hiring nearly 1,200 workers

May 11, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heartland Payment Systems Inc. is hiring nearly 1,200 workers in a major expansion of its sales team, the company said Tuesday.Heartland, which processes credit card payments, said it has already hired 101 new sales representatives and plans to hire 1,198 more in the next 18 months.The company...

USB Benchtop DMM Features True RMS and 20,000 count

May 11, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision’s Model 2831E multimeter is suitable for applications in education, service & repair and manufacturing. It offers an accuracy of 0.03 percent, a digital dual display for viewing two measurements simultaneously, a fast measurement rate of


Logic Analyzer Brings Digital, Serial and Analog Debug to the PC

May 11, 2010 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

LeCroy Corp. announced LogicStudio 16, a logic analyzer that asserts a new debug experience to the PC. The hardware provides16 channels with a high sample rate of 1 GS/s and maximum input of up to 100 MNHz. The software provides


Wireless Interconnect Asserts Improved Signal Transmission,

May 11, 2010 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a connector that is said to improve signal transmission and reception in wireless handheld devices. The Perfect Wireless Interconnect features


Snap-in Mount, Miniature Pushbuttons with LED Illumination

May 11, 2010 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the availability of the MB2400 Series of miniature, snap-acting, snap-in mount pushbuttons. With four different bezel styles and seven standard bezel colors to choose from, design engineers can


Integration Drives Measurable ROI by Improving Project Management and Execution

May 11, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News FactsSynchronized Project, Materials and Resource ManagementSupporting QuoteSupporting ResourcesAbout Oracle Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company. For more information about Oracle,...

Ballot measure would test public campaign funding

May 11, 2010 4:30 am | by ROBIN HINDERY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

In a year when candidates' wealth and spending has often overshadowed their policy ideas, Californians will have a chance to start changing the way campaigns for statewide office are financed.Proposition 15 on the June 8 ballot would create a voluntary system of public financing, beginning with...


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