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LT3971: 38V, 1.2A (IOUT), 2MHz Step-Down DC/DC Converter at Only 2.8uA Quiescent Current

December 16, 2009 3:52 am | by Linear Technology | News | Comments

The LT3971 is an adjustable frequency monolithic buck switching regulator that accepts a wide input voltage range up to 38V. Low quiescent current design consumes only 2.8?A of supply current while regulating with no load. Low ripple Burst Mode operation maintains high efficiency at low...

National Semiconductor Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2010

December 16, 2009 3:51 am | by National Semiconductor | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) today reported sales of $345 million and net income of $47.0 million, or 20 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2010, which ended Nov. 29, 2009. ...

NEC Electronics and Renesas Sign Merger Agreement

December 16, 2009 3:51 am | by Renesas | News | Comments

KAWASAKI, Japan, TOKYO, Japan, December 15, 2009 -- NEC Electronics Corporation (NEC Electronics; TSE: 6723) and Renesas Technology Corp. (Renesas) today announced they have entered into a merger agreement to integrate business operations at NEC Electronics and Renesas (the "Business...

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President Obama Honors IBM's Blue Gene Supercomputer With National Medal of Technology and Innovation

December 16, 2009 3:51 am | by IBM | News | Comments

WASHINGTON - 18 Sep 2009: President Obama recognized IBM (NYSE:

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Non-lethal Robotic Pepperball Weapon Video

December 16, 2009 3:36 am | Videos | Comments

This "SWAT BOT" is designed to minimize the exposure of Law Enforcement Personnel to potentially lethal encounters by taking them out of the line of Fire, and out of harm's way. Equipped with a Wireless Barrel-Cam and Pepper Balls, it is a Non-Lethal, Wireless UGV for Riot Control, Hostage Scenarios or other Hostile Situations.

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EU drops Microsoft browser charges

December 16, 2009 1:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union is dropping antitrust charges against Microsoft Corp. after the company agreed to give Windows users a choice of up to 12 other Web browsers.Microsoft will avoid further EU fines if it sticks by a binding deal with EU regulators to provide a pop-up screen that lets users...

Thermochemical nanolithography now allows multiple chemicals on a chip

December 15, 2009 11:56 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a nanolithographic technique that can produce high-resolution patterns of at least three different chemicals on a single chip at writing speeds of up to one millimeter per second. The nanopatterns can be designed...

Reports: Dell to lay off 700 workers in Malaysia

December 15, 2009 8:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer maker Dell Inc. will lay off 700 workers in Malaysia in a bid to cut costs, news reports said Wednesday.The affected employees in Dell's manufacturing plant in Malaysia's northern Penang state will leave the company between January and June next year, Dell Malaysia spokeswoman Jasmine...

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Adobe Systems posts 4Q loss but says demand rising

December 15, 2009 3:00 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc. said Tuesday that although it booked a loss in the fiscal fourth quarter, consumer demand improved and allowed the maker of Photoshop and Flash software to post an optimistic outlook for the current period.The recession has dampened demand for Creative Suite 4, the latest...

Red Hat to pay $8.8M to settle class action suit

December 15, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software company Red Hat Inc. will pay $8.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit related to the restatement of financial results from July 2004.Red Hat said Tuesday that it reached the proposed settlement agreement and recorded a one-time charge of $8.8 million for the quarter that ended...

France to Digitize Its Own Literary Works

December 15, 2009 1:57 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The announcement of a nearly $1.1 billion digitization project underscored the government’s desire to maintain control over French cultural heritage.

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Facebook to Monitor Berlusconi Content

December 15, 2009 1:57 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The move comes after the fan page for Massimo Tartaglia, the man who is accused of hitting Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, amassed almost 100,000 users in less than 48 hours.

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Music Business Heads Into Virtual World

December 15, 2009 1:57 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Apple’s purchase of the start-up Lala is bringing more attention to streaming music services as a replacement for songs on your computer.

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Business FMC and Mobile Integration Overview 2008

December 15, 2009 1:57 pm | by In-Stat Research | News | Comments

Fixed mobile convergence (FMC) covers a wide array of solutions that merge the capabilities of mobile and fixed voice networks and devices.

Heart cells on lab chip display 'nanosense' that guides behavior

December 15, 2009 1:57 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins University) Biomedical engineers have produced a laboratory chip with nanoscopic grooves and ridges capable of growing cardiac tissue that more closely resembles natural heart muscle.

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