A Cornell researcher has created an extremely efficient transistor made from gallium nitride, which may soon replace silicon as king of semiconductors for power applications.
Automotive applications are becoming more sophisticated as different in-vehicle systems are networked together to share information, monitor performance and enhance safety. In addition to growing more complex, automotive systems demand more cost-efficient electronic components with smaller footprints for space-constrained applications.
In a Nov. 20 story about a public stock offering by Taleo Corp., The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company is a recruitment agency. Taleo develops recruitment software.
When designing displays for mobile applications it’s often a balancing act between increasing ruggedization and keeping the product’s weight down. These two seemingly opposite ideas can be solved by optically bonding substrates to the LCD front surface thereby eliminating the air gap which increases ruggedization without adding weight.
Designing a buck converter isn’t easy. Most users want a box that works—taking in one DC voltage and delivering another. This box can take various forms. It can be a step-down to generate a lower voltage or step-up to generate a higher voltage. There are also plenty of special options...
A graduate student who must pay four record labels a combined $675,000 in damages for downloading and sharing songs online has been ordered to destroy his illegal music files - but a judge declined to force him to stop promoting the activity that got him in trouble.
YouTube's chief executive says ad sales are soaring, but there is still no word on whether the popular video-sharing site is making money. Chad Hurley, a YouTube co-founder, spoke in Jerusalem Tuesday at a launching ceremony for a personal YouTube channel by Israeli President Shimon Peres.
The Obama administration took a major step Monday toward imposing the first federal limits on climate-changing pollution from cars, power plants and factories, declaring there was compelling scientific evidence that global warming from manmade greenhouse gases endangers Americans' health.
Digital visual interface (DVI) and high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI), are related, high-bandwidth, unidirectional, uncompressed digital interface standards.
Zhu Zhu Pets robotic hamsters — one of the holiday season's hottest toy crazes — do not violate safety standards, federal toy regulators said Monday after a consumer group raised concerns over the presence of a heavy metal on one model.
(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) A new rapid and sensitive integrated system tests simultaneously for specific cardiac biomarkers in finger prick amount of blood. It could help physicians quickly arrive at the right diagnosis for timely medical...
Cree, Inc. announces that it has acquired a portfolio of patents and patent applications related to semi-insulating silicon carbide (SiC) material and power device technology from Daimler AG.
Sales software developer Hosted Data Transaction Solutions Inc. (TSX:HDX) said Tuesday it has agreed to buy cash machine operator Cash N Go Ltd. for an undisclosed amount, more than doubling its potential annual revenue.The news sent the Toronto-based company's stock up more than 92 per cent...
Yesterday I wrote about my experience using a digital electrical meter at home. Today I'll discuss what I'm doing with promoting their use in my home town. According to one popular environmental Web site, there are a number of libraries providing fre
Physicians use hi-tech scanners all the time to produce crisp and detailed images to help them diagnose illness. But they may not be getting the whole picture. CT or MRI scanners are unable to provide potentially important clues about a tissue’s health – namely, how it feels. Duke Universi