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Study links excessive Internet use to depression

February 3, 2010 4:21 am | News | Comments

People who spend a lot of time surfing the internet are more likely to show signs of depression, British scientists said on Wednesday. But it is not clear whether the internet causes depression or whether depressed people are drawn to it

Magnum photo archive at UT's Ransom Center

February 3, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The University of Texas at Austin has announced a partnership to display photos from the Magnum Archive Collection of nearly 200,000 original press prints.The items from Magnum Photos will be at the Harry Ransom Center in an agreement with the collection's new owner, MSD Capital. MSD is the...

SWUGN Awards

February 3, 2010 3:53 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

At SolidWorks World 2007, Jon Hirschtick suggested insisted that the SWUGN Awards presentation should be moved from the annual SWUGN Summit Meeting to the main stage during the general session. Since then, conference Wednesday has meant handing out the Group Leader of the Year, User Group...


The World’s Smallest Receive Front-End Module for GPS Applications

February 3, 2010 3:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fulfilling requirements of the growing mobile GPS market for higher sensitivity, higher immunity against interference of cellular signals and low power consumption, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today introduced the next generation of its world’s smallest GPS Receive Front-End Module.


Sony healing amid better sales, cost cuts

February 3, 2010 1:01 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. reports fiscal third quarter earnings on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Sony is expected to have swung back to the black in the October-December period for its...

Atheros Acquisition of Intellon is a Major Move in Addressing Connected Home

February 2, 2010 11:53 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Atheros Communications announced last week that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Intellon

Sharp narrows losses but market remains bleak

February 2, 2010 10:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's Sharp Corp., one of the biggest makers of flat-panel TVs, narrowed its losses during the first nine months of the fiscal year, due to lower operating costs and reduced restructuring expenses.The company booked a net loss of 8.59 billion yen ($95 million) for the April-December period,...

Data manager Riverbed's 4th-qtr profit falls

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

Riverbed Technology Inc., which helps manage corporate data networks, said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter earnings fell as its revenue and expenses rose, but the results beat analyst expectations.For the quarter that ended Dec. 31, Riverbed earned $900,000, or a penny per share, compared with...


External Switching Power Supplies are Factory-configurable

February 2, 2010 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BEAR Power Supplies has introduced its BE Series external AC/DC power adapters. The units are Energy Star qualified and factory-configurable for commercial, industrial and medical instruments. The BE Series includes wall-mount converters from 5 W to 30 W, and desktop converters from 15 W to 60 W. All have 


Scheraga receives supercomputer processor hours

February 2, 2010 10:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded 6 million processor hours to Cornell professor of chemistry Harold A. Scheraga, senior research associate Adam Liwo and colleagues to study the mechanism behind protein folding.

Plextek spins out Telensa street lighting venture

February 2, 2010 10:19 am | News | Comments

Plextek, the Cambridge-based electronics and communications design consultancy today announced a new spin out venture - Telensa Ltd. - focused on the commercialisation of a new cost effective wireless system for actively controlling, monitoring and metering large populations of outdoor street lights, so they can be managed with maximum energy and operational efficiency.


AMC Handles Feature Die-cast Construction, Ergonomic Design

February 2, 2010 9:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. offers Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) injector/ejector handles. AMCs are the main boards for MicroTCA designs and are also implemented in some AdvancedTCA applications. The AMC handles feature exceptional quality and precision milling, so that even 


Sites I Thought About Last Wednesday

February 2, 2010 9:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Last Wednesday, like so many others likely did, I found myself watching President Obama's State of the Union address. Now, admittedly, a sentence like that kind of invites a whole lot of thoughts and opinions, but I'm not thinking much about that - I'm just using it for a springboard for...


Digi-Key Corporation and Avago Technologies Expand Partnership, Offer Products in Europe

February 2, 2010 9:51 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — February 2, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today the expansion of its...

The Disruptive Technology of Solid State Lighting

February 2, 2010 9:31 am | by Alix Paultre, Editor-in-Chief | Videos | Comments

ECN's Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, describes Solid State Lighting, its impact on the industry, and the technologies preceding it.



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