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Multiple Companies and Technologies Vie to Enable Mobile Payment Services in China

January 27, 2010 3:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

In a market where 100 million users of remote payment still represents a nascent segment, China’s mobile payment services market is the focus of multiple competing companies and alternative technologies.

Citrix Systems posts 47 percent jump in 4Q profit

January 27, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Citrix Systems Inc. on Wednesday posted a 47 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit as sales rose across all its business lines.But the company, which provides software and equipment for streamlining computer systems, issued a forecast at the low end of Wall Street expectations, and shares fell...

CACI says 2nd-qtr profit rises 26 percent

January 27, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CACI International Inc., which provides IT and other services to the government, said Wednesday its profit rose 26 percent in its fiscal second quarter as sales rose and its tax rate fell.The company also raised its fiscal 2010 profit estimate and said it expects new orders to accelerate.In the...


Netflix adds 1.1M customers, 4Q profit up 36 pct

January 27, 2010 2:01 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix Inc.'s fourth-quarter performance sparkled as its DVD-by-mail service surpassed 12 million subscribers, and management promised an even shinier sequel to kick off this year. Investors applauded, lifting the company's shares by more than 14 percent Wednesday.The results reflect the...

Wi-Fi Hotspot Market Stages Revival as 2009 Worldwide Connects Surge to 1.2 Billion

January 27, 2010 1:55 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The Wi-Fi hotspot market is entering a revival period marked by renewed interest from communication providers and increased usage among both business and leisure users

Spirit rover becomes 'stationary research platform'

January 27, 2010 1:53 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

More than six (Earth) years after it parachuted onto Mars' Gusev crater, the long-lived rover Spirit is transitioning to a new role as a stationary craft.

The Next Industrial Revolution - Is Happening In 1910

January 27, 2010 1:53 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Matt, our product manager, sent me a couple of interesting links about the next Industrial Revolution. The first was an article in Wired Magazine by Chris Anderson. The second was a rebuttal in Gizmodo by Joel Johnson. Both had some...

Oracle CEO: about 1,000 layoffs planned for Sun

January 27, 2010 1:01 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison cheered the closing of his company's $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems on Wednesday, vowing that Sun will immediately add to Oracle's profits. He said layoffs won't be as severe as some industry analysts were predicting.Analysts had expected Sun to...


Be the Smart Kid

January 27, 2010 12:53 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Kids: I know summer is a great time to heal the emotional scars that the Robert Johnsons of your generation left on you whilst beating you up and shoving you in lockers (believe, I've been there...lots), but suck it up. Don't let these months off erode the firm crust of knowledge you...


Figs kill wasp larvae when wasps do not pollinate figs

January 27, 2010 12:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

When a species in a mutually beneficial relationship fails to hold up its end of the bargain, sanctions may be necessary to maintain the relationship, a Cornell study of figs and wasps finds.

UV LEDs Feature Long Lifespan, Tight Beam Angle

January 27, 2010 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announces the launch of its QuasarBrite UV family of LED technologies. The company asserts the UV LEDs provide a 10 times longer lifespan, tight beam angle, enhanced durability and up to 50 percent cost savings compared to alternative technologies. The family is available in 385 nm, 405 nm and 415 nm wavelengths at 


USB Market Will Get SuperSpeed Boost After Slower 2009

January 27, 2010 11:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Although the global recession will prompt a slight decline in USB-enabled device shipments this year, next-generation “SuperSpeed” technology will fuel the market over the next several years.

Tool Accelerates Design of Multi-Output DC-DC Power Supplies

January 27, 2010 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. expanded its Webench Designer tools with the introduction of Webench Power Architect, which allows engineers to create, model and implement multiple-output, high-performance DC/DC power supplies for an entire system. According to the company, system designers can 


Surface Mount Resistor is Thermally Efficient

January 27, 2010 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HPC series from Stackpole is a compact surface mount 5 watt resistor. The HPC Series incorporates four parallel thick film chip resistor elements to accommodate the higher power handling and the anodized heat sink allows for increased heat dissipation into the ambient air. These parallel resistance elements allow the HPC Series to withstand up to 2500 watts for pulse durations of 100 microseconds or less.


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.



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