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Mini PLCC-2 LEDs Presented as Brightest for Automotive, Industrial Lighting

March 3, 2010 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced what it asserts are the industry’s brightness miniature PLCC-2 surface mount (SMT) light emitting diodes (LEDs) for use in interior automotive and industrial applications. The ASMT-TxBM LED Series features

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Optical Modulator Drivers Suit 10 GbE Transmitters

March 3, 2010 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced two new SMT packaged optical modulator drivers, which operate from DC to 20 GHz, and are designed to drive Lithium Niobate Mach-Zehnder (MZ) and Electro-Absorptive (EA) optical modulators with up to 8 Vp-p signals, while exhibiting

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TI Demonstrates their DualCool Packaging Technology at APEC 2010

March 3, 2010 5:30 am | Videos | Comments

Jeff Sherman of TI demonstrated their latest packaging tech - DualCool, which incorporates extra heat-transfer structures in a power MOSFET to improve performance.

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ISM: Service sector growth accelerates in February

March 3, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A private trade group says growth in the U.S. service sector accelerated in February to its fastest rate in more than two years.The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday its index measuring service industries rose to 53 in February from 50.5 in January.Economists polled by Thomson...

Digi Launches ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 Digi JumpStart Kit at Embedded World Nuremberg

March 3, 2010 5:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Kit speeds development of low power, wireless multimedia devices

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MCU Family Operates in Extreme Environments

March 3, 2010 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) introduced a complete and scalable high-temperature 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family capable of operating at up to 150 °C ambient temperature, meeting the most rigorous industry standard for use in automotive and industrial electronics application environments.

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Concentric Twinaxial Connectors Featured on Cat5e A-B Switch

March 3, 2010 4:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL), Cranston, RI, has just announced the unique Model 8447 6-Channel A/B Switch which has 2 channels with RJ45 Cat5e Connectors and 4 Channels with MIL-STD-1553B Concentric Twinaxial Connectors. This robust data switch allows the user to share one device among 2 others for each of its 6 channels

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Costco 2Q profit rises; international sales strong

March 3, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Strong overseas sales growth and increased gasoline prices boosted Costco Wholesale Corp.'s revenue in the second quarter, and the warehouse club operator's profit climbed 25 percent.Costco said Wednesday that its quarterly revenue rose 11 percent to $18.74 billion from $16.84 billion on...

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New Video: The Oscars Are Lame

March 2, 2010 3:22 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

The Oscars are this weekend...and who cares? These things are worse than the "Marketing Excellence Awards" they have here for all the losers upstairs. Don't forget, the new feed for AnEngineeringMind.com is:http://feeds.feedburner.com/anengineeringmind/zAiQ

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URS Corp 4th-qtr profit falls 25 percent

March 2, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

URS Corp., an engineering and construction services company, said Tuesday that its profit fell 25 percent in the fourth quarter as revenue fell by the double-digits.The company earned $33.8 million, or 41 cents per share, in the three months that ended Jan. 1. That is down from the $45.2...

Yahoo CEO indicates turnaround could take years

March 2, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz says she hopes investors growing impatient for her to turn around the slumping Internet company remember how long it took for Steve Jobs to revive Apple.In a Tuesday meeting to celebrate Yahoo's 15th anniversary, Bartz reminded reporters that Apple struggled for the first...

Prostate cancer surgeons 'feel' with their eyes

March 2, 2010 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new Cornell study published in a medical journal reports that the outcomes using minimally invasive robotic technology compare favorably with traditional invasive surgery for prostate cancer.

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Lockheed seeks to predict cybersecurity threats

March 2, 2010 11:11 am | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin Corp, the No. 1 information technology provider to the U.S. government, is working hard to better predict and protect against increasingly sophisticated and stealthy cyber attacks. Lockheed, also the Pentagon's biggest contractor, is opening a second internal security intelligence center in Denver this week to complement the one it opened in May 2008 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, north of Washington.

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AA Battery Holders Include Retainer Strap

March 2, 2010 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices introduced part number BK-6100-PC4 for holding two AA batteries. Four large stainless steel contacts firmly apply pressure to the AA batteries to assure a long lasting trouble free connection. Four printed circuit contacts allow

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Bill would have tech companies guard human rights

March 2, 2010 11:00 am | News | Comments

At a hearing on Tuesday, Dick Durbin, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on human rights and the law, said there are questions over whether filtering software made by U.S. companies has been used to censor the Internet in several countries with repressive governments.

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