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Cree Repeats as Lighting for Tomorrow Grand Prize Winner

September 21, 2009 9:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Cree LR6-DR1000 recessed downlight was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2009 Lighting for Tomorrow - Solid State Lighting Competition. A repeat winner, Cree shared the prize with Philip's Color Kinetics for its eW Cove Powercore. The Cree LRP-38, a PAR38 bulb, and the LR6-HE (high-efficiency) were also recognized with Special Focus Awards for technical innovation and high efficiency, respectively.


Two-wire Cylinder Sensors Rival Electromagnet Switches

September 21, 2009 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK has expanded its line of BIM-UNT cylinder position sensors with a new two-wire DC version, along with a NAMUR option for intrinsically safe applications. The cylinder position sensor features a wear-free design and short circuit protection, making it a suitable alternative to electromagnetic switches

Lithium Ion Battery Holders Handle Protected 18650 Cells

September 21, 2009 8:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD introduced a line of Lithium Ion battery holders for 18650 protected cells. These holders accept from one to four 3.7-V batteries and are suitable for consumer or industrial products. Part number BK-18650-PC2 accepts one of the new Li-ion rechargeable batteries with built-in circuit protection, and it has


California to Regulate Television Efficiency

September 21, 2009 7:35 am | News | Comments

The California Energy Commission proposes to make changes to the Appliance Efficiency Standards contained in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 20, Sections 1601 through 1608. The proposed energy efficiency standards would cover new televisions offered for sale in California beginning in 2011 and 2013.


FCC Chair Proposes `Open Internet' Rules

September 21, 2009 7:18 am | by PETER SVENSSON | News | Comments

NEW YORK - Wireless carriers shouldn't be allowed to block certain types of Internet traffic flowing over their networks, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission chairman said Monday in a speech that figures to provoke a fight with the industry.

Supercaps Available in Cascaded Modules

September 21, 2009 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combined to achieve capacitances from 100 A to 1000 A at a given DC voltage, are now available as cascaded modules in different configurations.

Shirtmaker designs tie for your iPod

September 21, 2009 5:57 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

For bored commuters with already bulging pockets, a shirt design company has come up with the perfect solution to keep them entertained on the trip to work – a commuter tie with a hidden iPod storage pocket. Thomas Pink, the British shirt brand, is introducing the Commuter Tie as part of its main line for the autumn and winter

EU Details Evidence Behind Intel Antitrust Action

September 21, 2009 5:55 am | by Foo Yun Chee | News | Comments

Antitrust regulators on Monday detailed evidence from Intel clients that led to the European Commission's record 1.06 billion euro ($1.6 billion) fine on the U.S. chip giant for illegally shutting out rival AMD.


Dell to buy Perot Systems

September 21, 2009 5:41 am | by AP | News | Comments

Dell Inc. said Monday it has agreed to buy the information technology services company Perot Systems Corp. for about $3.9 billion as it looks to expand beyond the personal computer business.

Want to read all about it online? It may cost you

September 21, 2009 5:07 am | News | Comments

With their advertising revenue drying up, newspaper publishers spent much of the spring and summer debating whether to cut off free online access to some of the material they run in their shrinking print editions. It looks like the talk will turn to action this fall, when some large newspapers are expected to put up Internet toll booths. They'll be testing readers' willingness to pay for information and entertainment that mostly has been given away online for the past 15 years.

Connectors use Ring Lug/bolt technology for safe termination

September 18, 2009 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using ring lug/bolt connection technology, high-current connectors from Phoenix Contact purportedly achieve a safe and secure termination. The connectors feature an integrated spring lock washer that prevents hexagonal nuts from loosening. Both single and double volt versions are available

RGBW LED generates 1,500 lm+ of combined white light

September 18, 2009 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Consisting of individually addressable red, green, blue, and white LEDs, the SBM-160 PhlatLight LED from Luminus Devices generates more than 1,500 lm of combined white light. Purportedly, this is the industry’s brightest multi-color LED available in a surface-mount (SMT) package. Other features include: thermal resistance of less than 1.5 C/W, a lifetime of 60,000 hours

Industry Alert on Counterfeit DC/DC Converters

September 18, 2009 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aimtec has confirmed that counterfeit versions of its DC/DC converters are being manufactured and sold, by unauthorized distributors, to unsuspecting customers in various regions around the world.


Company unveils first capacitive-touch MCU

September 18, 2009 8:50 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

With up to 32 KB of on-chip flash memory, the R8C/33T microcontroller (MCU) group from Renesas features an on-chip Sensor Control Unit (SCU) for capacitive-touch applications. The MCUs incorporate 18 independent capacitive-touch channels and 4 KB of data flash memory with background operation (BGO).

Regulators Scrutinize Microsoft-Yahoo Deal

September 18, 2009 7:57 am | by Patricia Resende | News | Comments

The 10-year search-engine deal between Microsoft and Yahoo is under scrutiny. The July 29 deal between the two behemoths is being closely monitored by U.S. antitrust regulators, and both companies are in talks with officials in the European Union.


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