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Bluetooth Attach Rates Rise, While Total Addressable Market Falls in 2009

January 22, 2010 11:57 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Bluetooth is on track to increase attach rates in many key market segments.

Sonomax to get $1.74M in deal with Benvest, which is converting to corporation

January 22, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc. (TSXV:SHH) has entered a corporate reorganization agreement with Benvest New Look Income Fund (TSX:BCI:UN) under which Sonomax will change its name and emerge with about $1.74 million in non-dilutive capital."We are very pleased to announce this transaction,...

Oracle exec admits affair with billboard woman

January 22, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A co-president of software maker Oracle acknowledges he had an affair with a woman he was shown snuggling with on billboards in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco.Charles Phillips released a statement Thursday about his relationship with YaVaughnie (yah-VAHN'-ee) Wilkins after blogs went abuzz...


Solar, Wind Power Enable ‘Green’ Cell Base Station Market; For Operators, it Pays to be Green

January 22, 2010 8:57 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

In the last few years, the number of worldwide cellular base stations has exploded from the hundreds of thousands to the many millions, creating greenhouse gases and pollution from the power required to run them.

'Avatar' Coming to Life at Keesler AFB

January 22, 2010 8:31 am | Blogs | Comments

The new blockbuster movie "Avatar" seems total fantasy, yet Keesler Air Force Base already is using avatar technology in a pilot cyberspace program.


My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 2, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

January 22, 2010 7:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

I'll be heading to the next set of sessions from a private working lunch with SolidWorks user group leaders. There are some great choices here. System Options: Understanding the Effects on SolidWorks DocumentsKelly Frazier, THNKtions, LLCI sat in on this presentation at the SWUGN Summit -...

Unique Dolphin Strategy for Hunting Fish

January 22, 2010 7:54 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

A pod of bottle-nose dolphins off the coast of Florida have developed a hunting technique unknown in other dolphins. One swims in a circle stirring up mud and then the dolphins wait to catch fish that jump out of the water to escape the contracting circle of muddy water. Related: Dolphins...

General Dynamics unit wins $118M contract

January 22, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of military contractor General Dynamics Corp. has been awarded a $118 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to continue concept studies, engineering and design of a missile compartment for submarines.The award given to General Dynamics Electric Boat modifies a $76 million...


Shipments of 802.11n will Surge Ahead of 802.11g in the Wi-Fi Chipset Market in 2010

January 22, 2010 6:57 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

With growth rates well over 100% in 2010, shipments of Wi-Fi Chipsets based on the draft n/802.11n will surge ahead of those based on 802.11g.

ActivIdentity Appoints Brad Boston to Its Board of Directors

January 22, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —ActivIdentity Corporation ( (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in strong authentication and credential management, today announced the appointment of Brad Boston to its Board of Directors."The addition of Brad to the board will bring...

Backplane Combines Two Isolated Supply Modules Into One FOUNDATION Fieldbus Segment

January 22, 2010 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK Inc. has expanded its Diagnostic Power Conditioner (DPC) system with a single segment redundant backplane that can combine two isolated power supply modules into one FOUNDATION fieldbus segment. The backplane includes an 


Gauging LVDT Touts High Accuracy

January 22, 2010 3:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stellar Technology’s Model LPS60X AC/AC LVDT is designed for precision displacement and position measurement for quality assurance applications in industrial environments. These high accuracy displacement sensors are


Schottky Mixer-Detector Diodes Offer Easy Drop-in

January 22, 2010 3:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex/Metelics has announced the release of a family of surface mount GaAs and Silicon Schottky mixer/detector diodes for high volume pick and place applications. These control devices are delivered in a plastic SMT package with 


Atom-based Fanless Box PCs Have Energy Star Certification

January 22, 2010 3:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced its UNO-2173A and UNO-2173AF fanless box PCs with 1.6 GHz Atom-based CPUs. These models are equipped with Gigabit Ethernet ports, rich I/Os, one Mini-PCIe socket for WLAN and 3G solutions, and Moblin (Mobile Linux) support. Both have 


Sony Ericsson Q4 loss narrows 9 percent

January 22, 2010 2:01 am | by LOUISE NORDSTROM - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson on Friday said its loss in the fourth quarter narrowed 9 percent from a year ago to euro167 million ($235 million), as improved margins and lower costs offset a slump in sales.The figure compared with a euro187 million loss last year, but sales fell 40 percent...


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