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Power Modules Address Power Supply Challenges

February 12, 2010 9:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8204M and ISL8206M, the newest members of its family of compact power modules. The ISL8204M and ISL8206M are complete switch-mode power supplies in a single compact surface-mount package. Included within the module is a 


General Dynamics awarded Army training contract

February 12, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Friday that it has been awarded an Army training contract that could potentially be worth $387 million.The contract is for work on the Army's computerized simulations that are used to prepare soldiers for situations such as combat. It has an initial value of $56...

Ultrasound Pulse Controller Touts High Integration

February 12, 2010 8:57 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced an integrated low-noise ultrasound pulse controller. Built using the company’s high-voltage BCD mixed-signal technology, the STHV748 provides four independent channels, each of which generates 


Video Industry Needs to Migrate Digital Rights Management Towards Content Monetization

February 12, 2010 8:55 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Copy protection, watermarks, digital fingerprinting, and conditional access are all Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies used to enforce copyright protection of video content.

Direct Drive Slotless Motor System Touts Low Profile Construction

February 12, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion has taken its UTS slotless frameless motors and created a packaged direct drive motor system for applications that require tight speed control and desirable smoothness. These direct drive motors feature


VME SBC Uses Freescale MPC8572E Processor

February 12, 2010 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions announced the availability of XCalibur1531, a 6U VME single board computer with Freescale Semiconductor’s dual-core MPC8572E PowerQUICC III processor. This SBC is appropriate for 


The Pluses, and Oddities, of 3-D TV

February 12, 2010 7:01 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

While 3-D hardware is coming out this year, it will cost quite a bit more than the bargain HDTVs of the last few years; expect to pay about $4,000 for a full package.

The Dozens of Computers That Make Modern Cars Go (and Stop)

February 12, 2010 7:01 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Even basic vehicles have at least 30 microprocessors, controlling functions like braking, cruise control and entertainment systems.


Microsoft to Unveil Mobile Software

February 12, 2010 7:01 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Microsoft plans to introduce long-awaited new Windows software for powering mobile phones, as the company seeks to regain an edge in the market. The company also has a separate project, code-named Pink, to design a phone aimed at teenagers.

A Little Chip Designed by Apple Itself

February 12, 2010 7:01 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

With the A4 chip, Apple has challenged the norms of the mobile device industry, where chip design is usually left to microprocessor companies.

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, December 2009

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total December exports of $142.7 billion and imports of $182.9 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.2 billion, up from $36.4 billion in November,...

Co Tyrone company completes second successive ?1 million Beaumont Hospital contract

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Western Building Systems has just handed over a block of administrative units at Beaumont Hospital in a ?1million separate contract deal, following on from its spring 2009 completion of high dependency and medical admissions units at the hospital.


Large-Area TFT LCD Shipments Grew 20% Y/Y in 2009, Reaching 527 Million

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

Global large-area TFT LCD panel shipments reached a record high of 527 million units in 2009, with strong growth in TV, mini-note and public display applications, indicating recovery from the economic crisis [...]


Facebook Pulls 30 UK Inmates' Pages After Taunts

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by Product Design & Development | News | Comments

The British government said Thursday that Facebook had removed the profiles of 30 U.K. inmates at its request after several incidents in which prisoners reportedly used the social networking site to organize crime or taunt others.

Researchers envision high-tech applications for 'multiferroic' crystals

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Florida State University) Two of the Florida State University's most accomplished scientists recently joined forces on a collaborative research project that has yielded groundbreaking results involving an unusual family of crystalline minerals. Their findings could lay the groundwork for...


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