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G13 Style SMT Assembly Supports Solid State Lighting Industry

January 4, 2010 5:52 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics announces a new RoHS-compliant G13 style SMT assembly and end-cap cover for the solid state lighting (SSL) industry. The product supports printed circuit boards (PCBs) and LED strip lighting modules found in the standard T8 and T12 fluorescent LED retrofit tubes.

Hermaphroditic Blade & Receptacle Design Promotes Fast Assembly

January 4, 2010 5:52 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics has introduced new wire-to-board plug connectors and board-to-board connectors to its family of hermaphroditic blade and receptacle connectors. The connectors are designed to make connecting of aluminum-clad printed circuit boards, commonly used for LED lighting...

Mosaid signs new agreement with global electronics giant Samsung

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

Mosaid Technologies Inc. (TSX:MSD), an Ottawa-based company that controls patents to numerous memory and communications technologies, says it has a standstill agreement with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd..Mosaid says the 19-day standstill agreement bridges the gap between the expiry of their...


SWUGN Year in Review - October 2009

January 4, 2010 3:55 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StoryThe Central Texas SolidWorks User group celebrates its 10th anniversary with a huge meeting. 70 attendees, including SolidWorks VP's, special guests, and 4 original members are on hand to help usher in the next ten years. Group leader Bill Casnovsky says he's still having...

The First Bionic Eye Implant

January 4, 2010 3:09 am | Videos | Comments

In 1949, Jo Ann Lewis began losing her sight to retinis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease that destroys light-detecting cells in the eye. Today, microelectronic implants have allowed her to recapture a vestige of vision.


Trade group: Global chip sales rose in November

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

Global chip sales posted a year-over-year gain in November, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association, another positive milestone after the worst year for the industry since the dot-com bust.The trade group estimates worldwide semiconductor sales rose 8.5 percent from a year earlier...

Leader in Talent Management Enables Companies to Align Business Priorities and Pay for Performance

January 4, 2010 2:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Worldwide Compensation, Inc., on January 1, 2010. Prior to completion of the acquisition, Taleo held a 16% equity interest in Worldwide...

Graduate Engineering and Professional Education @UMichigan

January 3, 2010 10:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Engineering TV is a site with lots of good webcasts for engineers: “by engineers for engineers! Focused on technical B2B engineering topics”. In the embedded webcast Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, Director of the Energy Systems Engineering Program at the University of Michigan,...


SWUGN Year in Review - September 2009

January 3, 2010 7:53 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StoryJim Lowery retires after four years as the San Antonio SolidWorks User Group leader. One of the most personable people you will ever meet, Jim steps down at the top of his game and hands over the reins to Anthony Gomez. That's not the end of the story though - look for a special...

SWUGN Year in Review - August 2009

January 3, 2010 6:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StoryMy busiest travel month of 2009 takes me to Iowa, Minnesota, and Vancouver. I logged nearly 700 driving miles during the Iowa trip, flew "internationally" for Vancouver, and finally, after ten years, got to meet SolidWorks user Jay Guthrie in Minnesota. Nothing makes me happier...

Massive billiards parlor towers over prairie

January 2, 2010 12:01 pm | by DAVE KOLPACK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The owner of what is believed to be the largest billiards parlor in the United States likes to joke that the key to success is found in low expectations. And not because the three-month-old pool palace is located in one of the least-populated states in the union.From the outside, the nearly...

Cities, counties take back corporate tax breaks

January 2, 2010 8:01 am | by DON BABWIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Cash-strapped communities have a message for corporations that promised jobs in return for tax breaks: A deal's a deal.As the economy sputters along, municipalities struggling to fix roads, fund schools and pay bills increasingly are rescinding tax abatements to companies that don't hire enough...

2009 donors to Clinton foundation

January 1, 2010 9:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2009 donors to the William J. Clinton Foundation who have given at least $1,000 to the former president's charity since its founding include:MORE THAN $25 MILLION:Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationFrank Giustra, Chief Executive Officer, The Radcliffe FoundationUNITAID (most passed through the...


Prion Proteins, Without Genes, Can Evolve

January 1, 2010 11:54 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

‘Lifeless’ prion proteins are ‘capable of evolution’ scientists transferred prion populations from brain cells to other cells in culture and observed the prions that adapted to the new cellular environment out-competed their brain-adapted counterparts. When...

Carbon nanotubes show promise for high-speed genetic sequencing

January 1, 2010 8:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Arizona State University) In the current issue of Science, Stuart Lindsay, director of Arizona State University's Center for Single Molecule Biophysics at the Biodesign Institute, along with his colleagues, demonstrates the potential of a new DNA sequencing method in which a...



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