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Pegasystems gets go-ahead to acquire Chordiant

April 1, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pegasystems has received the go-ahead from federal regulators to acquire Chordiant Software Inc., the business software provider said Thursday.The Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of a mandatory waiting period for the $161.5 million deal.Cambridge, Mass.-based Pegasystems,...

Nanoscale 'stealth' probe slides into cell walls seamlessly, say Stanford engineers

April 1, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stanford University) Stanford engineers have created a nanoscale probe they can implant in a cell wall without damaging the wall. The probe could allow researchers to listen in on electrical signals within the cell. That could lead to a better understanding of how cells communicate or...

Amazon, publishers in new e-book price deals

April 1, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments Inc. has reached new agreements with some publishers that had been fed up with the low prices Amazon charges for electronic books that go with its Kindle e-reader. This comes just as Apple Inc. is about to launch its competing iPad device.Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins said late...


Military Connectors: A Primer

April 1, 2010 9:28 am | by Keith Teichmann, Worldwide Director of Marketing & Product Management, ITT Interconnect Solutions | Articles | Comments

Similar to technology trends in other arenas, reduced size and weight, highly reliable materials, and greater functionality are in the forefront of connector design trends for the military market. Deployed in a variety of modern and “future soldier” applications, such as sophisticated command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence (C41) systems...


NIST scientists address 'wrinkles' in transparent film development

April 1, 2010 9:27 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new research at NIST and North Dakota State University.

Screaming Circuits introduces new Cordwood assembly service!

April 1, 2010 9:25 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Tired of all those small parts? Can't figure out how to route traces to all 1,900 balls on that hot new FPGA? If 0201 passives have you running scared and the possibility of 01005 parts coming soon has you on...

Red Ring of Death Solved?

April 1, 2010 9:24 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I've been reading a lot lately on the supposition that the X-Box® red ring of death problem is caused by the lead-free BGA balls cracking under the BGAs due to thermal stress. In truth, I haven't seen any actual evidence...

Infrared (IR) detector features integrated optics

April 1, 2010 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sofradir, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors for military, space and industrial applications, announced today that it has designed a new Infrared (IR) detector with integrated optics in collaboration with France’s leading government research aerospace laboratory, Onera.


Alliance Data closes $100M asset-backed securities

April 1, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alliance Data Systems Corp. said Thursday its private label credit card banking subsidiary has issued $100 million of fixed-rate term asset backed securities.The securities were issued as part of the securitization program for World Financial Network National Bank, Alliance's banking...

DisplaySearch Announces Preliminary Agenda for LED Forum 2010

April 1, 2010 8:26 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, today announced the preliminary agenda for the upcoming DisplaySearch LED Forum 2010

Father of GPS and pioneer of timed navigation inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

April 1, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Naval Research Laboratory) oining the likes of world renowned inventors Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, to name a few, Roger L. Easton is recognized by the National Inventors Hall of Fame for pioneering achievements in spacecraft tracking and timing and navigation technology...

Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists

April 1, 2010 8:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists One of the hottest new ideas in physics is that gravity is an emergent phenomena; that it somehow arises from the complex interaction of simpler things. … perhaps the most powerful idea to emerge from Verlinde’s approach...

One-Amp Voltage Regulators Support Sub-1 V Rails

April 1, 2010 8:20 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduced five CMOS linear voltage regulator families. The NCP69x families are optimized for use in low current consumption portable battery-powered and ‘always on’ applications such as cable modems, satellite receivers, digital-set-top boxes and electricity meters. The NCP690, NCP691, and NCP692 are


ICC Launches New Elpac 80 Watt Open Frame Power Supply Series

April 1, 2010 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Components Corporation (ICC), an established global leader in designing and manufacturing portable rechargeable systems, today introduced two new series of 80 watt open frame power supplies marketed under the Elpac Power SystemsTM brand.


Please forgive me, for I have sinned

April 1, 2010 7:23 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

It's been a good run here at An Engineering Mind, but I think it's high time I confessed my darkest secret...



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