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RE 50’s Power Pack is High Density

January 27, 2010 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxon’s RE 50's "heart" is, as with all mechanically commutated maxon motor drives, the ironless rotor, which results in detent-free running and minimized mass inertia. The combination of a two-pole Neodymium permanent magnet with the patented maxon winding technology results in high torque and remarkable acceleration, says Maxon.


NY AG calls Internet discount clubs 'deceptive'

January 27, 2010 9:56 am | News | Comments

The New York attorney general warned Internet retailers Wednesday that they should stop funneling unsuspecting customers into "deceptive" Web discount clubs that have been accused of slamming people with hidden fees.


Apple’s iPad

January 27, 2010 9:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Steve Jobs introduces the Apple iPad. A touch screen tablet with wireless internet connectivity and a touch screen keyboard (when desired). Related: Freeware Wi-Fi app turns iPod into a Phone – Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard Using Wii Remote – Build Your Own Tabletop...


One Laptop Per Child In Haiti

January 27, 2010 9:38 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

One Laptop Per Child is working in Haiti to help mitigate the disaster. Here is part of their press release.


Apple unveils $499 tablet with AT & T data plans

January 27, 2010 9:33 am | News | Comments

Apple will sell its newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499. The iPad resembles an iPhone, but larger. Apple will sell some iPad models with data plans from AT&T, with no contract required.


Several VITA Specifications Reach ANSI Recognition

January 27, 2010 9:16 am | News | Comments

VITA, the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited open system architectures in critical embedded system applications had several of its specifications reach ANSI recognition in the past year. A total of eight specifications completed the process and reached full recognition under the guidance of the VITA Standards Organization (VSO).


Rochester Continues Manufacturing Intel's IXF1002

January 27, 2010 9:02 am | News | Comments

Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer of discontinued semiconductors, is announcing that it will provide, under a license from Intel, continuing manufacturing and customer support for Intel's IXF1002 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller, which facilitates simple network management protocol and remote monitoring management in gigabit Ethernet server environments.


Super Micro shares jump after solid 2Q results

January 27, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Super Micro Computer Inc. jumped Wednesday after the server maker posted solid fiscal second-quarter results amid a recovery in the technology sector.For the three months ended Dec. 31, the company earned $7.6 million, or 19 cents per share, up rose 42 percent from a profit of $5.3...


New Speakers Announced for FAA Space Transportation Conference

January 27, 2010 8:21 am | News | Comments

The conference, co-sponsored by AIAA, is organized around the theme of “Igniting the Space Economy,” and will feature high-level speakers and panels examining all areas of the commercial space transportation sector, and how NASA and America’s commercial space firms can thrive within it.


Tablet computer expected to debut at Apple event

January 27, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. is taking the wraps off its "latest creation," which analysts believe will be a tablet-style computer — somewhat like an iPhone, but larger.Apple CEO and showman Steve Jobs is expected to take the stage at a San Francisco event Wednesday.Although Apple has been silent publicly about...

Address evolution in ever-changing medical devices market

January 27, 2010 5:21 am | by Rajesh Verma, Srikanth (Srik) Gurrapu, & Fei Gao, Texas Instruments, | Articles | Comments

In today’s rapidly growing healthcare marketplace, portability and functionality are the name of the game when it comes to medical devices. Healthcare is steadily moving away from hospitals to the point of incident and into the patient’s home. Around the globe, physicians and patients are turning to low-cost telemedicine solutions that give patients the ability to safely and effectively monitor their own health.


20-20 Technologies rises to $700,000 profit in fourth quarter, revenues weaken

January 27, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software developer 20-20 Technologies Inc. (TSX:TWT) produced a profit of US$700,000 in the fourth quarter despite weaker revenues on lower licensing sales.The Laval, Que.-based company, which reports results in U.S. dollars, said profits were worth four cents per share for the period ended...

Deadly fish virus now found in all Great Lakes

January 27, 2010 4:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A deadly fish virus - viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus - first discovered in the Northeast in 2005, has been found for the first time in Lake Superior. The virus is now in all of the Great Lakes.


Breakthrough Integrated HR, Benefits Administration, Payroll and Time & Attendance Solution Accelerates Marketplace Adoption

January 27, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ADP ( @, a leading provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services, announced that more than 2,000 mid-sized organizations (50-999 employees) have selected ADP Workforce Now ( to help them do more with less, improve their bottom...

I'm Out

January 27, 2010 1:52 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

I'm leaving today to attend the Yakima SolidWorks User Group meeting on Thursday, and then heading to sunny California for SolidWorks World. If you are going to be in Anaheim, look me up.


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