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Thermal Mass

February 25, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I mentioned thermal mass in a recent post and was thinking over my oatmeal that its a subject deserving of more attention. That's more attention to thermal mass, not to oatmeal. Although, oatmeal is a pretty healthy food so it...

EMC Insurance posts improved 4Q profit

February 25, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EMC Insurance Group Inc. said Thursday profit for the fourth quarter improved as investment income rose, Midwest storm losses declined and premium rates stabilized.The Des Moines, Iowa-based property and casualty insurer said net income rose to $27.5 million, or $2.10 per share, from $473,540,...

SMT Current Sense Resistors Deliver Desirable Thermal Performance

February 25, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

For power electronics design engineers looking for high current devices capable of providing current-sense and surge protection functions in high temperature environments, TT electronics IRC offers a series of open-air current sense resistors. The OARS-3 Series surface mount metal alloy strip resistors feature


In-Stat: 66.3 Million US TV Viewers are Simultaneously Using a PC While Watching TV

February 25, 2010 7:21 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Over 66 million consumers across demographic categories are using the Internet while camped out on their sofas watching

LED Array Products Feature Outputs up to 4500 Operational Lumens

February 25, 2010 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bridgelux Inc. unveiled three LED array product families that are presented to high-quality, energy-efficient light sources cost-optimized for the burgeoning solid-state lighting market. These new products are designed to replace incandescent, halogen, high intensity discharge (HID) and compact fluorescent lighting.


Red LEDs Tout High Output

February 25, 2010 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Opto Diode Corporation announced its OD-624L High Output Red LED. The LED has a dominant emission wavelength at 624 nm (typical) and features a narrow beam angle that is appropriate for fluorescence in medical, scientific testing instruments, and forensic applications. The lighting device delivers


Diode Laser Modules Deliver Digital Modulation at 200 MHz

February 25, 2010 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vortran Laser Technology announced the Stradus family of laser diode modules that delivers digital modulation at 200 MHz. the product line is available in popular wavelengths used for biomedical, R&D and laboratory applications. Wavelengths include 660 nm at


Advanced Video Advertising Grows Online and On Next Gen Pay-TV Services

February 25, 2010 6:21 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The world of advertising is changing dramatically with shifts in consumer behavior and growing online and pay TV video-on-demand (VOD) services.


National Semiconductor APEC demo

February 25, 2010 5:17 am | Videos | Comments

Jim McDonald of National Semiconductor shows off what they present as the first PM-Bus power control and managment IC for server blades.


Intersil Digital Power Controller demo

February 25, 2010 4:44 am | Videos | Comments

Chris Young of Intersil Demonstrates their new ZL6105 Digital Power Controller with Auto Compensation.


- Selling, general and administrative expenses drop by $232,659 from Q1 2009, declining from 47% of revenue to 30% of revenue

February 25, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Healthscreen Solutions Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MDU), Canada's premier provider of physician practice enhancement services and electronic medical record (EMR) software, today announced its first quarter of fiscal 2010 results for the period ending December 31, 2009."Our new product offerings have really...


Best Buy notifies Reward Zone customers of error

February 25, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Best Buy Co. is apologizing for an erroneous e-mail that gave some Reward Zone customers a highly inflated points balance.A Best Buy representative could not provide an exact number of affected Reward Zone customers but says it was a small percentage.Best Buy, the largest U.S. electronics...

Cablevision service lets customers see PCs on TV

February 25, 2010 4:24 am | News | Comments

Watching online video and other content on a television screen typically means buying a special device such as an Apple TV, or plugging lots of wires into the right holes on the PCs and TVs.


Which Energy Empowers Story Has Inspired You?

February 25, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, Amy pointed you to the great stories on the Energy Empowers Web site. Whether you're looking for stories from individuals, communities, or industry, something on the site is sure to strike a chord. So take a look at the site and tell us:


Antibiotics Breed Superbugs Faster Than Expected

February 24, 2010 8:20 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

We continue to endanger ourselves by using antibiotics inappropriately. This is one of many things that happen when the public at large is ignorant about science and ignores scientific evidence. I don’t believe people want to put other people’s lives in danger. But our...



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