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RFID Aids Inventory Management for Liverpool

January 18, 2010 11:15 am | News | Comments

El Puerto de Liverpool S.A.B. de C.V., the leading retailer in Mexico with more than 78 stores and $3.1 billion USD in annual revenue, has implemented a comprehensive RFID solution for its suppliers that has delivered quantifiable improvements to its inventory management processes. The initiative, which affects more than 200 suppliers and uses 3 million RFID tags and inlays annually, is one of the largest in the country.

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C & K's Silicone Rubber Boots Seal Toggle Switches

January 18, 2010 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed new silicone rubber sealing boots for its 7000 Series miniature, 9000 Series power, and military-qualified toggle switches. The new silicone rubber boots are used to seal the toggle switches to protect against contaminants such as salt water, lubricants, cleaning solvents, dust, dirt and grease.

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New Retainer for 4.8mm ML414 Micro Batteries

January 18, 2010 10:28 am | News | Comments

A new, miniature Lithium button cell retainer suited for high density PCB packaging has expanded Keystone Electronics Corp’s selection of surface mount battery retainers for SMT applications. Designed especially for miniature electronics such as watches, hearing aids, calculators, keyless door entry fob’s, memory backup, small toys, and other applications, these new retainers are engineered with reliable spring tension to assure low contact resistance while firmly securing the battery within the retainer.

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Microchip Acquires ZeroG Wireless for Embedded Wi-Fi

January 18, 2010 10:18 am | News | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced it has acquired ZeroG Wireless, Inc. (http://www.microchip.com/get/9B6V), an innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi® solutions based in Sunnyvale, Calif. ZeroG is a privately held fabless semiconductor developer of Wi-Fi-certified transceivers and FCC-certified modules, which further strengthen Microchip’s wireless offerings by enabling embedded designers to easily connect to this ubiquitous networking protocol with any 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC® microcontroller. The terms of the deal are confidential.

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Partnership to Advance 'Greener' Product Design

January 18, 2010 9:58 am | News | Comments

Sustainable Minds, a greener product design software and information company, today announced a partnership with the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), the leading organization representing product, interaction, experience and service design, to advance the adoption and integration of ecodesign and sustainability practices in product design. The partnership will bring together software and information to educate, inspire, and ensure that product development organizations have the knowledge, tools, and value systems in place to support greener product design practices.

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SiTel DECT solutions power new Jabra headsets

January 18, 2010 9:46 am | News | Comments

's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, 7 January 2010 – SiTel Semiconductor today announced that three of its advanced DECT ICs feature in the new Jabra PRO™ 9400 Series headsets from GN Netcom, the world leader in innovative headset solutions. The new headsets feature SiTel’s SC14450 high-end baseband processor, LMX4180 DECT transceiver and SC14480 single-chip CAT-iq IC. These chips deliver high performance and low power consumption. As a result, the headsets boast a host of new features, excellent energy efficiency and outstanding voice quality including support for wideband audio.

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Yaw Position Sensors Monitor Wind Turbines

January 18, 2010 9:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Engineered for wind turbine applications, Micronor’s MR200W series Yaw Position Transducers monitor position, direction, speed and cable twist while providing the necessary feedback to the yaw directional motor drive and brake control system. The transducer can 

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Oscilloscope Series Includes Four-channel, 40 MHz Models

January 18, 2010 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

LeCroy is expanding its WaveAceT oscilloscope line to include four-channel models from 60 MHz to 300 MHz and adding a new two-channel, 40 MHz model.The four-channel models provide 10 kpts/ch memory and up to 2 GS/s sample rate; the 40 MHz model provides 4 kpts/ch and a 

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SBC is Based on Latest 2.53 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor

January 18, 2010 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the CT12 6U CompactPCI high performance single board computer, which is based on the latest 2.53 GHz Intel Core i7 (Arrandale) processor technology and features 

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Software Tracks Research and Development Efforts

January 18, 2010 9:11 am | News | Comments

RIX® Technology LLC announces the release of new online technology, Resource Information Xchange (RIX®), for tracking and documenting research and development activity for procuring Federal and State Research Tax Credits.

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TSX-listed corporate dividends by ex-date for Jan. 18 and 19, 2010

January 18, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dividends by ex-date on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange for Jan. 18 and 18, 2010:CARFINCO INCOME FUND TRUST UNITS (TSX: CFN.UN ): Dividend of 0.015 , expiring Jan. 18, 2010GLOBAL CREDIT PREF CORP. PR (TSX: GPA.PR.A ): Dividend of0.3281 , expiring Jan. 18, 2010MATRIKON...

NetLogic Processor Selected for Samsung Video Projector

January 18, 2010 8:38 am | News | Comments

Las Vegas, Nevada and Mountain View, Calif. – Jan. 6, 2010 – NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. [NASDAQ: NETL], a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks, today announced that its Au1250® processor, a member of its Ultra Low-Power Alchemy® Processor family, has been selected by Samsung Electronics to power Samsung’s industry-leading SP-L305 Networked Video Projector for enterprises and small/midsized businesses. Samsung’s SP-L305 Projector will be showcased by NetLogic Microsystems at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #35268.

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DIN Rail 24W AC-DC Power Supplies Target Industrial Apps

January 18, 2010 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s MDR-24 Series of 24W, DIN rail mountable AC/DC power supplies provides a very narrow form factor, DIN rail mounting capability, desirable performance and long field. Standard features include a 

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Cheq-IT to be acquired by private drilling company Tuscany for $950,000

January 18, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cheq-IT Ltd. (TSXV:CQT), a cheque-writing and electronic fund transfer company that services the oil and gas industry, has reached an agreement to be acquired by private drilling service company Tuscany International Drilling Inc. for approximately $950,000.

Alli 60 mg capsules (120 count refill kit): Counterfeit Product

January 18, 2010 6:51 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Product sold over the internet contains controlled substance sibutramine.

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