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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 [...]

Google finishes $125M buy of On2 Technologies

February 19, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. said Friday that it finished its $124.6 million purchase of On2 Technologies Inc. after shareholders of On2 voted to approve the deal.Google said that as per its agreement with the maker of video compression technology, outstanding On2 common shares will be converted to the right to...

iPad Energizes $4 Billion Tablet PC Semiconductor Opportunity by 2014

February 19, 2010 1:21 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The debut of the iPad promises significant opportunities well beyond just Apple.

Dolan Media to get National Default Exchange stake

February 19, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dolan Media Co. said Friday that it is acquiring a 1.7 percent stake in National Default Exchange, bringing its total stake in the mortgage default processing service company to 93.8 percent.Dolan is acquiring the stake from National Default Exchange's Indianapolis-based law firm client,...


US Broadband Speeds Rose 28% in 2009

February 19, 2010 12:20 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The US residential broadband speeds continue to increase, albeit at a slower rate than in 2008.

SMD white LEDs feature two binning versions

February 19, 2010 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology released power surface-mount white LEDs in two binning versions. For a wider range of pin compatibility with similar devices, the VLMW321xx LEDs feature three anodes and one cathode, while the VLMW322xx LEDs offer three cathodes and one anode. The devices feature a



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