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MacDonald,Dettwiler get $8.86M contract amendment from Canadian Space Agency

December 21, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) announced Monday it has received an $8.86-million contract amendment from the Canadian Space Agency.The contract is to provide additional logistics and sustaining engineering for the International Space Station's mobile servicing system."As...

GM taps Microsoft CFO to run finances

December 21, 2009 1:00 pm | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. has hired the chief financial officer of Microsoft Corp. to take over the troubled automaker's books, tapping a cost-cutter who is now widely seen as a potential candidate to be GM's next CEO.Chris Liddell will become GM's finance chief starting next year and report directly...

Koss says Nasdaq halts trading of its shares

December 21, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Koss Corp. said Monday that Nasdaq halted trading of its stock due to the discovery of unauthorized transactions and that a vice president of finance had been put on administrative leave.Sujata Sachdeva, the vice president, was put on leave pending the results of an internal investigation...


The ECN Roundtable - Multicore Adoption

December 21, 2009 11:43 am | Articles | Comments

This month's question, "What is the biggest challenge facing the adoption of multicore processors by the engineering community for more applications?" was answered by people from Texas Instruments, Freescale, The Mathworks, and National Instruments.


Three-A PoL DC-DC Converters Suit 24V Industrial Apps

December 21, 2009 11:06 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has added a 3A output current surface mount series to its family of Okami non-isolated, DOSA compliant pinout, point-of-load (PoL) DC/DC converters. The OKI-T/3-W40 Series is appropriate for use 24 VDC input range applications that require a low voltage DC source for 


NC incentives promised go unused as firms retrench

December 21, 2009 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

When Volvo Construction Equipment announced this month it would shutter its western North Carolina plant, it was a reversal from its expansion plans of three years ago coaxed by the promise of millions of dollars from state taxpayers.The company planned to expand manufacturing and assembly and...

Thirty-W AC-DC Power Supplies Available with Single, Dual, Triple Outputs

December 21, 2009 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct introduced its MPM-30IS Series of compact, 30W switching power supplies. These encapsulated modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, desirable filtering and reliability. Twelve standard models operate from a universal input of 85 V to 265 VAC; providing


DC-DC Modules for Railway Apps Offer Nominal 24 V to 110 VDC Input Range

December 21, 2009 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Martek Power introduced its CMS120 Series of 120W DC/DC modules designed for worldwide railway applications. The modules meet all relevant railway standards including EN50 155 and work across a broad operating temperature range without derating. Designed to be


RF Transformers, Diplex Filters Support CATV DOCSIS 3.0 Apps

December 21, 2009 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse announced a family of cable television (CATV) RF transformers and RF diplex filters that meet Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.0 design requirements for applications such as set-top boxes, cable modems, and gateways. These components support 


Marohn describes breakthrough imaging technology

December 21, 2009 9:54 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell researchers are devising methods to detect the magnetic fields of individual electrons and atomic nuclei, which they hope to use to make a nanoscale version of magnetic resonance imaging.


Par Technology subsidiary receives $46M pact

December 21, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hardware and software provider Par Technology Corp. said Monday that its Rome Research Corp. subsidiary received a $46 million research and development contract from the U.S. Air Force.Information technology and communication services company Rome Research will provide its services at Air Force...

Dishwasher – 1; Human – 0

December 21, 2009 8:51 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

My dishwasher and I have been locked in mortal combat for almost a month now, ever since it decided to quit working at nearly the same moment I decided to start washing the Thanksgiving dinner dishes. Over the past week it has started to look as if the dishw


Design Talk: January 2010

December 21, 2009 8:21 am | Articles | Comments

As electronic devices are getting smaller and as consumers are demanding more features, designing printed circuit boards (PCBs) is becoming increasingly complex, not to mention that any finished design must face both performance testing and testing for compliance with Federal Communications Commission rules and other codes.


Zifeng Yang receives the Fall 2009 Research Excellence Award

December 21, 2009 7:53 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

Zifeng Yang - received the 2009 Fall Research Excellence Award. His major...

GM picks outgoing Microsoft CFO to run finances

December 21, 2009 7:00 am | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. has hired an outsider to run its troubled finance operations, bringing in the chief financial officer of Microsoft Corp.Chris Liddell will join GM next year, GM CEO Ed Whitacre Jr. said in a statement Monday.Liddell, 51, brings depth and experience to the job leading GM's...


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