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Parametric fiscal 1Q profit more than triples

January 26, 2010 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parametric Technology Corp., a product design company, on Tuesday reported its fiscal first-quarter profit more than tripled as sales rose and costs remained steady.The company also raised its 2010 profit outlook, and the stock climbed in after-hours trading.In the quarter ended Jan. 2, the...

Stacking the deck: Single photons observed at seemingly faster-than-light speeds

January 26, 2010 2:55 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute can speed up photons to seemingly faster-than-light speeds through a stack of materials by adding a single, strategically placed layer.

Recalls: boys' Santa sets, horse toy figures

January 26, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The following recalls have been announced:—About 9,600 First Impressions boys' three-piece Santa clothing sets, made in China and imported by Macy's Merchandising Group Inc. of New York, because buttons on the suit's jacket may easily detach, posing a choking hazard for young children. No injuries...


To restore vision, implant preps and seeds a damaged eye

January 26, 2010 12:55 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) A tiny eye implant that clears scar tissue and delivers progenitor cells designed to replace photoreceptors damaged by disease passes early tests.


North American Households with Home Networking over Coax & Phone Wiring to Double in Two Years

January 26, 2010 12:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Coax & phoneline networking is becoming increasingly important among home network connectivity alternatives, particularly for service provider provisioned networks.

McGraw-Hill posts jump in 4Q earnings

January 26, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The McGraw-Hill Co. posted a jump in fourth-quarter profit Tuesday, boosted by cost cutting and higher revenue at its Standard & Poor's and education businesses.The recession pounded McGraw-Hill last year. Declines in advertising and sales of education materials hit across McGraw-Hill's...

5 (More) Things to Know Before You Claim Your Energy Tax Credit: Part 2

January 26, 2010 11:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Yesterday, I started the list of things to know before you claim your tax credit. If you missed it, go back and check out part one. The list covers the forms you'll need, the tax credit maximums, which credits can (and cannot) be carried over, which credits include installation costs (and...


Study pinpoints role of social networks in happiness

January 26, 2010 11:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A study by Cornell sociologist Matthew Brashears finds that happiness comes from having firmly held beliefs and being around people who affirm those beliefs.


Screaming Circuits Website Maintenance

January 26, 2010 11:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Screaming Circuits is adding new capabilities to its website. Engineers will be able to order not only speedy PCB assembly, but will also be able to order their raw PCBs (made by Sunstone Circuits) at the same time. On Tuesday...

DC-DC Converter Has Wide Input Range

January 26, 2010 11:48 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Global power supply manufacturer TDK-Lambda has announced its latest high density, cost-effective, DC-DC converter family with the introduction of the new CC-P-E Series. These are ultra compact, fully isolated converters that feature wide range DC inputs (24V or 48V nominal) which make them suitable for telecom, datacom, distributed power, battery operated devices, FPGA, and process control applications. Available with output voltages of 3.3V, 5V, 12V or 15Vdc, with output power ratings of 15 or 30-watts, these fully-regulated, high efficiency (92% typical) converters can be paralleled for higher power applications, says TDK-Lambda.


Capacitive Touch Switch Has Pressure-less Sensor

January 26, 2010 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optrex America Inc. has developed capacitive touch switch technology that detects variations in position and command, eliminates air gaps and reduces the number of layers required. Optrex says that this technology offers the highest standards of optical performance with exceptional ease of design for human machine interfaces, handheld terminals, gaming, medical equipment, and point-of-sale and mobile applications.


Arkansas editorial roundup

January 26, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

El Dorado News-Times, Jan. 22: What a difference a few years can make.On Jan. 22, 2007, the El Dorado Promise scholarship program was announced and a $50 million contribution from Murphy Oil Corp. made a college education more attainable for graduates of El Dorado High School.In some ways, it seems...

Phase Change Memory: A new memory technology to enable new memory usage models

January 26, 2010 9:21 am | by Sean Eilert, Principal Engineer, Numonyx Inc. | Articles | Comments

Today’s advanced applications are creating an insatiable appetite for memory - driving the demand for new memory technology capabilities. As the market for more compact, more powerful electronic systems grows, designers are under increasing pressure to find new ways to fit the volume of code and data needed onto these shrinking devices.


ON Releases New Clock Driver

January 26, 2010 9:16 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance, energy efficient silicon solutions for greener electronics, today announced an expansion of its family of clock drivers, with the release of the NB7L585, NB7L585R, NB7V585M and NB7V586M differential 2:1 mux input to 1:6 devices, and the NB6HQ14M and NB7HQ14M 1:4 fanout clock/data drivers with equalization.


My Top Ten Electronics Predictions for 2010

January 26, 2010 8:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Yeah, yeah. Top ten predictions for the new year really need to be out in either the last week of the prior year or the first week of the new year. But I'm late. It's because my oatmeal is lumpy...


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