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Chip Sales See Bumpy Recovery

April 5, 2010 10:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Global semiconductor sales rose 56% in February compared with a year earlier, but were down 1.3% from January, with demand mostly driven by electronic sales in emerging economies.

Avoiding the Gray Market

April 5, 2010 9:46 am | by George Karalias, Director of Marketing & Communications at Rochester Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Buying components through brokers and independent distributors on the gray market provides no guarantee of a continuous supply, authenticity, quality or reliability of the procured devices.


ManTech gets $40 million Navy contract

April 5, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Government contractor ManTech International Corp. said Monday that it received a $40 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division.ManTech said that under the agreement it will provide the center with engineering, technical, system safety, training and other types...


Clamp Meter Transmits Readings to IR Cameras

April 5, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extech Instruments introduced the EX845, a 1000A AC/DC CAT IV clamp meter with the company’s Meterlink technology and a built-in infrared thermometer. Meterlink technology wirelessly connects FLIR infrared cameras to Extech meters via Bluetooth to


German minister criticizes Facebook on privacy

April 5, 2010 8:01 am | News | Comments

A German minister has sharply criticized Facebook's handling of personal data and is calling on the social network to upgrade its privacy settings. Consumer protection minister Ilse Aigner urges Facebook's CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg in an open letter "to revise the privacy policy without delay."


WiLink 6.0 solution available on OMAP35x Eval Module

April 5, 2010 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the availability of its WiLink 6.0 (WL1271) solution on the OMAP35x processor Evaluation Module (EVM). 


Global Nanomaterial Demand to reach $3.6 billion in 2013

April 5, 2010 7:34 am | News | Comments

While market demand has not matched the considerable hype that nanotechnology has generated over the past decade and a half, nanomaterials have managed to attain an appreciable commercial presence in recent years.


La Catrina String Quartet to Perform at Brookhaven Lab May 5

April 5, 2010 7:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

La Catrina String Quartet will perform at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, May 5, at noon in Berkner Hall.


Chassis Mount DC-DC Converter Suits Harsh Environments

April 5, 2010 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Calex Manufacturing Company introduced its HCM Series high power density chassis mount DC/DC Converters. These 150 Watt rugged, encapsulated DC/DC converters are suitable for harsh industrial and COTS military applications. All 10 models in the series offer a


TFT LCDs Include LED Backlights

April 5, 2010 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optrex America is offering TFT LCDs with white LED backlights. These displays feature long lifetimes (an average of 60,000 hours), with front-of-screen brightness levels ranging from 400 cd/m2 to 700 cd/m2 for indoor use and 800 cd/m2 to 1500 cd/m2 for outdoor applications. Additional features include


AA Battery Clip Includes SMD Leads, Two Spring Arms

April 5, 2010 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD’s BK-53 surface mounting AA battery clip uses two spring arms to capture and hold a AA battery in place. These arms are said to make it easy to insert and remove a AA battery because of the desirable access afforded. Normally used in pairs, the clips are


The Truly Integrated Circuit is Printed and Flexible

April 5, 2010 6:48 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

For 40 years, so called integrated circuits have integrated little more than transistors, diodes and sensors assembled onto one piece of material.


AsiaInfo takes majority stake in software company

April 5, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese telecommunications and information technology company AsiaInfo Holdings Inc. is acquiring an 80 percent stake in Hangzhou Zhongbo Software Technology Co. Ltd., which provides software for the cable industry.AsisInfo said Monday the move will allow it to expand into the cable industry in...


Raymond Tubes announces the launch of their Business Website

April 5, 2010 6:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Raymond Tubes, Mumbai is delighted to announce the launch of its website that will be of tremendous value to our customers.

Notebook, Netbook and Slate PC Demand Expected to Propel Portable PC Market to 26% Y/Y Growth in 2010

April 5, 2010 6:24 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The total portable PC market is expected to grow to 215 million units and $117 billion in 2010. Dramatic increases in the size of the slate-style PC market are expected to be driven by the Apple iPad and slates from other brands expected to be released. [...]


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