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Federal Register: The Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

February 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

On March 12, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for the Deep Brain Stimulation System for Epilepsy sponsored by Medtronic, Inc.

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Federal Register: Workshop on Pediatric Neurological and Neurocognitive Assessments for Cardiovascular Devices; Public Workshop

February 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

The purpose of the public workshop is to solicit information from clinicians, academia, professional societies, other government agencies, and industry on various neurological and neurocognitive assessments for pediatric patients implanted with...

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Sony's quarterly profit surges to $871 million

February 3, 2010 9:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp. says net profit for the October-December quarter surged more than sevenfold, thanks to cost cuts and an improved performance in its mainstay consumer electronics division.The Japanese electronics and entertainment company booked a net profit of 79.2 billion yen ($871 million) in the...

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External Storage Devices will be among Leading Peripherals for SuperSpeed USB Adoption

February 3, 2010 6:55 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

“SuperSpeed” USB technology, also known as USB 3.0, will see broad adoption across a range of PC and PC peripherals over the next several years.

EU and India launch biotechnology and health NPP

February 3, 2010 4:55 pm | by European Commission | News | Comments

India and EU Member States have launched NEW INDIGO, a Networking Pilot Programme (NPP) on biotechnology and health. Their objective is to establish a joint infrastructure for advanced research in this growing and significant field. NEW INDIGO ('Initiative for the development and...

Disputed Joojoo tablet to ship at end of February

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

The Joojoo Web-browsing tablet appears on track to reach early buyers at the end of February.The $499 touch-screen computer is at the center of a Silicon Valley legal dispute. Both a Singapore startup called Fusion Garage and Michael Arrington, a well-known technology blogger, claim ownership...

MDA signs two contracts with Russian firm worth a total of more than $60M

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

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) said Wednesday it has signed two contracts with the Russian Radio Research and Development Institute worth a total of more than US$60 million.The Vancouver-area company said it will provide key sub-systems for the Express AM5 and Express AM6...

Infrared Emitter Includes Built-in Drive Electronics

February 3, 2010 1:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cal Sensors announced the launch of PIREPlus, a high-output, high-pulse rate emitter that can be pulsed as a source of blackbody radiation for near-to-far infrared applications at 180 Hz with 50 percent modulation depth. With a pulsing speed that is asserted to be 18 times faster than alternative technologies, the emitter 

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Modular Connector System Available on a 1.27 mm Pitch

February 3, 2010 1:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

FCI is launching Minitek 127, a new modular connector system on a 1.27 (.050") pitch. It is capable of a wide variation of board-to-board and cable-to-board interconnections. Minitek 127 includes 

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Summary Box: AOL posts 4th-qtr profit

February 3, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THE NUMBERS: AOL Inc. said Wednesday it earned $1.4 million, or a penny per share, in the fourth quarter of 2009, its first apart from Time Warner Inc. in nearly a decade. Revenue sank 17 percent but beat analyst forecasts.ONLINE ADVERTISING: AOL's online advertising revenue fell 8 percent in the...

Close Only Counts...

February 3, 2010 11:51 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I think this one has both some land pattern issues and some schematic issues. It's unfortunately pretty common to see footprints that are close, but not close enough to work. Looking at the data sheet here, there may be a...

Module Solves Power Supply Challenges

February 3, 2010 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8200M, a compact, scalable power module. This flexible new module provides designers an easy-to-use general-purpose power solution that satisfies a wide range of point-of-load (POL) power requirements. The ISL8200M is a

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Acacia Research says it will get $12.4M from Yahoo

February 3, 2010 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acacia Research Corp., a company that buys and licenses patents, said Wednesday that a Texas court has raised the amount of damages it will get from Yahoo Inc. in a patent infringement ruling.The company said the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas awarded it $12.4 million in...

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Turning Wireless Technology into Enhanced Mobile Experiences

February 3, 2010 10:47 am | by Jarkko Vatjus-Antilla, EB, Elektrobit Corporation | Articles | Comments

From smartphones to netbooks and everything in between, mobile devices are rapidly changing the way in which the world communicates. New platforms, operating systems and application frameworks are altering the embedded mobile playing field, driving the need for developers to stay ahead of market trends and end-user expectations. The new game has developers more focused on understanding the different technologies being used, and how each can create enriched mobile experiences that match to shifting end-user demands.

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ACS gets $163M Ohio child support payments deal

February 3, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology and outsourcing company Affiliated Computer Services Inc. said Wednesday it received a contract renewal worth up to $163 million to process child support payments for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.The contract starts with a one-year term, with up to four...

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