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Dell to keep NC computer plant open 3 more months

December 12, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dell Inc. officials say they will keep their plant in North Carolina open for an extra three months because of increased demand for desktop computers.Company officials told multiple media outlets Friday that the Winston-Salem plant will now close in April, instead of January.Dell spokesman...

Competitors Scramble for Hot Features as PMP/MP3 Player Market Loses Steam

December 11, 2009 7:57 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

As the worldwide PMP/MP3 market matures, with shipment growth of only 5% in 2009, competitors are scrambling to add features such as touchscreens and Wi-Fi connectivity to re-ignite demand .

Yale Engineer’s Discovery Makes Top 100 List

December 11, 2009 12:53 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Hong Tang, an electrical engineer in the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science, has earned a spot in Discover magazine’s Top 100 Stories of 2009 - which highlight “the 100 discoveries that are changing the world” - for his discovery of light’s...

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Initial public offerings priced or postponed this week

December 11, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The following is a list of initial public offerings that priced or were postponed during the week of Dec. 7-11.Chesapeake Lodging Trust, a Fairfield, N.J.-based specialty REIT planning to acquire upscale hotel properties, postponed its 12.5 million share offering on Dec. 8, due to market...

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2009 Tech Awards Winners

December 11, 2009 11:04 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Every year, ECN honors the very best in products and technology with its Reader's Choice Tech Awards. This year saw a strong field of candidates, and it came down to the wire. The votes have been talied and the winners have been chosen...so what are you waiting for? Scroll down for the winners of the 2009 Reader's Choice Tech Awards.

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Tech blog, Singapore startup feud over tablet PC

December 11, 2009 11:00 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

About 18 months ago, a technology blogger got fed up with the industry and forged an alliance with a startup to make his dream computer. It almost worked.The touch-screen "tablet" device will be available for pre-order Saturday — from the startup. The blogger is out of the picture, back to...

Inline Gigabit Network Analyzer Provides Comprehensive Test and Analysis Capabilities

December 11, 2009 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Psiber Data Systems launched a handheld Network Analyzer that features protocol analysis, packet capture, traffic generation, cable testing and IPv4/IPv6 support. The LANEXPERT uses a color touch screen interface, and the Inline Mode allows users to non-intrusively monitor network traffic...

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250W AC-DC Power Supply Reaches 95 Percent Efficiency

December 11, 2009 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced a 250W AC/DC power supply, the CCM250, that achieves up to 95 percent efficiency in medical, IT and industrial systems. The high efficiency means that it is said to reduce or eliminate the requirement for heat sinks, or fans for forced-air cooling.

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Power MOSFET With Superjunction Technology Provides 900V

December 11, 2009 9:58 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi has introduced a 900V COOLMOS switching MOSFET for high power, high performance applications. The new device has what is said to be the highest voltage available in superjunction technology, with an on-resistance of 120 mili-ohms...

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Texas A & M Engineering honors faculty, staff at holiday reception

December 11, 2009 9:54 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, honored faculty and staff of the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station at Texas A&M Engineering’s annual holiday reception. Receiving the Engineering Safety Excellence Award was...

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Chip-on-Flex Filter Connectors Tout TVS Surge Suppression Capabilities

December 11, 2009 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions enhanced its Chip-on-Flex (CoF) filter connectors with TVS Surge (TVSS) suppression capabilities. The filter design features one standard flex per layout and uses a flexible circuit internal to the connector, with chip capacitors surface-mounted on a small pad adjacent to the feed-thru contact.

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Lighting-Class LED Features 345 Lumens-Watt

December 11, 2009 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree’s cool white XLamp XP-G LED provides 139 lumens and 132 lumens per Watt at 350 mA. Driven at 1 A, the XP-G produces 345 lumens, which is 37 percent brighter and 53 percent more efficient than the brightest XR-E LED.

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Power Management IC Offers High Configurability

December 11, 2009 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog’s DA9052 power management IC supports all major families of application and mobile graphics processors. Up to 14 power supplies, 16 GPIOs, and other system functions in different operating modes help reduce power consumption overhead in the host processor.

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Solar Inverter Offers 97.5 Percent CEC-Weighted Efficiency Rating (Pending)

December 11, 2009 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for utility-scale installations, Advanced Energy Industries’ Solaron 500 kW inverter features a durable, transformerless, grid-tie design, converting raw DC power from solar-cell arrays to high-quality AC-grid electricity.

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Navigation Switch Combines Sensitive Touch and Tactile Technology

December 11, 2009 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components’ Sensonav 14-function navigation switch combines sensitive touch and tactile functions while guaranteeing an extended life span of 1 million actuations per direction. According to the company, SensoNav is compatible with standard SMT lines and doesn’t require power consumption.

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