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Opera Software posts 87 pct slump in Q4 profits

February 21, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Norway's Opera Software ASA reported Monday an 87 percent drop in fourth quarter profits, due to increased operating costs and a dip in revenue.The Oslo-based company said net profit for the quarter tumbled to 3.7 million kroner ($625,000) from 29.3 million kroner the year before.Revenue for...

Researchers Explain How Rotifers Thrive Despite Forgoing Sex

February 21, 2010 3:20 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Bdelloid rotifers haven’t had sex for at least thirty million years. Most asexual animals are doomed to extinction. The excellent show, Science Friday, looks at the extraordinary adaptations that allow rotifers to thrive sex-free. For millions of years, the rotifers have reproduced...

Micron, Nanya Unveil 42-Nanometer DRAM Process Technology – Reduces Memory Power Consumption, Increases Performance

February 21, 2010 1:22 pm | by Micron | News | Comments

Boise, Idaho, and Taoyuan, Taiwan , Monday, February 08, 2010 – Micron Technology, Inc. and Nanya Technology C


California Micro Devices Reports December Quarter Results

February 21, 2010 1:22 pm | by California Micro Devices | News | Comments

California Micro Devices Reports December Quarter Results

Intel and Nokia Merge Software Platforms for Future Computing Devices

February 21, 2010 1:22 pm | by Intel | News | Comments

ESPOO, FINLAND, and SANTA CLARA, CALIF., Feb. 15, 2010 – In a significant development in the convergence of communications and computing, Intel Corporation and Nokia are merging their popular Moblin and Maemo software platforms.

Fairchild Semiconductor Expands 3.3V Optocoupler Selection

February 21, 2010 1:21 pm | by Fairchild Semiconductor | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), in response to growing market demand for 3.3V optocoupler solutions, has developed 3.3V optocoupler products that offer excellent isolation, strong noise immunity and superior performance over a wide temperature range (up to 110°C).

IR Introduces 20V, 25V and 30V MOSFETs in PQFN Package for ORing and Motor Drive Applications

February 21, 2010 1:21 pm | by International Rectifier | News | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced a family of HEXFET power MOSFETs including the IRFH6200TRPbF that delivers the industry's lowest on-state resistance.

LTC3127: 4% Accurate Programmable Average Input Current Limit Buck-Boost DC/DC Converter Delivers Maximum Current from Limited PowerSources for High Peak Power Applications

February 21, 2010 1:21 pm | by Linear Technology | News | Comments

The LTC3127 is a wide VIN range, highly efficient, 1.35MHz fixed frequency buck-boost DC/DC converter that operates from input voltages above, below or equal to the output voltage. The LTC3127 features programmable average input current limit, making it ideal for power-limited input...



February 21, 2010 1:20 pm | by National Instruments | News | Comments


National Semiconductor to Announce Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2010 on March 11

February 21, 2010 1:20 pm | by National Semiconductor | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) will release its third quarter fiscal year 2010 results after the market close at approximately 1 p.m. PST on Thursday, March 11. ...

Renesas Technology to Release R8C/Mx MCU Series with Power Consumption among the Lowest in the Industry and First R8C to Support 1.8V Reprogramming

February 21, 2010 1:20 pm | by Renesas | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb 9, 2010—Renesas Technology America, Inc., today announced the release of the R8C/Mx Series of low-pin-count MCUs with on-chip flash memory (flash MCUs) offering power consumption among the lowest in the industry and a cost optimized peripheral set for...

VoIP Penetration Forecast to Reach 79% of US Businesses by 2013

February 21, 2010 1:20 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

VoIP penetration among US businesses will increase rapidly over the next few years, reaching 79% by 2013, compared to 42% at the end of 2009.

WiMAX Modems and Gateways to be 50% of the WiMAX Chipset Market

February 20, 2010 11:20 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

WiMAX modems and gateways will dominate the WiMAX chipset market, representing nearly 50% of the market on a unit basis in 2013.


Ear Candles: Risk of Serious Injuries

February 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Consumers warned not to use ear candles because they can cause serious injuries, even when used according to the manufacturer’s directions.


Robot Playing Table Tennis

February 20, 2010 8:20 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

This video shows the robot has a ways to go to become a decent ping pong opponent. But progress is being made. How soon before I can have fun competing with some robot basketball players? TOPIO can play table tennis with human beings. It has a head, two hands and six legs. It can [...]


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