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Calian Technologies says Q1 profits up slightly to $3.4 million; dividend rises

February 3, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) says first quarter profit was $3.4 million or 44 cents per share, a slight increase from $3.3 million, or 42 cents per share a year earlier. Revenue drops five per cent to $52.1 million. Technology services outsourcing company announces quarterly dividend...

Bad News For Mosquitoes: Yale Study May Lead to Better Traps, Repellents

February 3, 2010 8:54 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Yale University researchers have found more than two dozen scent receptors in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes that detect compounds in human sweat, a finding that may help scientists to develop new ways to combat a disease that kills 1 million people annually.

LPCXpresso: New Web Enablement Platform Released

February 3, 2010 8:43 am | News | Comments

NXP Semiconductors today announced the availability of a low-cost, web-enabled development tool platform, LPCXpresso, for the LPC ARM processor family of microcontrollers. The LPCXpresso features an easy-to-use interface and supports the complete product design cycle, providing an end-to-end development solution. NXP is also announcing today the launch of the industry’s first Cortex-M0 design competition, the “LPC1100 Cortex-M0 Design Challenge,” providing free LPCXpresso tools to qualified contestants.

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New Design Kit Expands Simulation Capability

February 3, 2010 8:23 am | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the availability of an NXP Semiconductors' design kit for RF small-signal products within Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS). The design kit provides NXP's customers with easy access to comprehensive libraries of models within ADS for NXP's RF wideband devices, diodes, junction FET's, dual-gate MOSFET's and MMIC's. With the new design kit, customers can run simulations in ADS prior to moving to prototype. This significantly accelerates project development with NXP's components and speeds time-to-market.

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IBM to buy software maker Initiate Systems

February 3, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Wednesday it will acquire Initiate Systems, a company that makes software for sharing data among health care and government organizations.IBM did not say how much it will pay for the privately held company, which is based in Chicago.It said the deal will allow IBM to offer a...

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Chinese foreign minister says his country's Internet is victim of pirate attacks

February 3, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's foreign minister, whose country is accused of being a source of hackers, says the Chinese Internet is itself the victim of pirate attacks.Yang Jiechi said Wednesday in Paris that China has a "completely open" Internet and welcomes foreign companies as long as they respect the rules and...

Five-A Connector Minimizes LED Spacing

February 3, 2010 6:25 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its 9159 Series solid-state lighting connector offering to include a miniature, single-sided SMT connector for PCB strip lighting applications. The 5 A connectors provide 

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Digi Enables Wireless Connectivity of Massa Remote Storage Tank Monitoring Sensors

February 3, 2010 5:51 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Massa's wireless sensor integrates into the iDigi Tank solution bundle to easily provide remote access to storage tank information

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Single-chip Analog Mobile TV Receiver Based on 65 nm CMOS

February 3, 2010 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Telegent Systems introduced its third generation analog mobile TV receiver, the TLG1121. This single-chip analog mobile TV receiver is based on 65nm CMOS process technology, reducing power consumption and solution footprint relative to the company’s previous generation product. The TLG1121 provides 

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Thermostatic Controller Adds Integrated Temperature Control to Most Thermoelectric Assemblies

February 3, 2010 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies announced its new Q Series Thermostatic Controller for most Thermoelectric Assemblies (TEAs). The Q Series Thermostatic Controller is a microcontroller-based device that adds integrated temperature control to a TEA. The controller functions as a 

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Analyzers Include 8 GHz Tracking Generator Option

February 3, 2010 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex 3250 Series spectrum analyzers include an optional 8 GHz tracking generator. Suitable for any kind of bench or lab environment, the new 3250 Series tracking generator has a frequency range of 100 kHz to 8 GHz and a level range from 0 dB down to -20 dB. 

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Newly independent AOL posts 4Q profit

February 3, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AOL Inc., newly released from its fizzled marriage with Time Warner Inc., reported a profit for the fourth quarter on Wednesday, reversing a year-ago loss brought on by huge accounting charges even as revenue fell.AOL, which runs dozens of Web sites and a shrinking dial-up Internet access...

Study links excessive Internet use to depression

February 3, 2010 4:21 am | News | Comments

People who spend a lot of time surfing the internet are more likely to show signs of depression, British scientists said on Wednesday. But it is not clear whether the internet causes depression or whether depressed people are drawn to it

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Magnum photo archive at UT's Ransom Center

February 3, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The University of Texas at Austin has announced a partnership to display photos from the Magnum Archive Collection of nearly 200,000 original press prints.The items from Magnum Photos will be at the Harry Ransom Center in an agreement with the collection's new owner, MSD Capital. MSD is the...

SWUGN Awards

February 3, 2010 3:53 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

At SolidWorks World 2007, Jon Hirschtick suggested insisted that the SWUGN Awards presentation should be moved from the annual SWUGN Summit Meeting to the main stage during the general session. Since then, conference Wednesday has meant handing out the Group Leader of the Year, User Group...

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