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Kathie Cahill Wins Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award

January 4, 2010 9:12 am | News | Comments

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that Kathie Cahill, CPMR, president of Net Sales Company of Victor, N.Y., is the recipient of the 2009 Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award.


McGuireWoods Wins Key Patent Trial for Wireless Carriers

January 4, 2010 9:00 am | News | Comments

An eight-member Richmond federal court jury took less than two hours to rule in favor of McGuireWoods’ client Verizon Wireless, and several other wireless carriers including AllTel, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and device manufacturer Novatel Wireless, in a massive patent infringement case.

Processor Enables TEAC to Create New Product Category

January 4, 2010 8:57 am | News | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. announced today that TEAC Corporation, a premier designer and manufacturer of professional audio equipment, has selected ADI’s Blackfin processor as the processing platform for its new PT-7 Chromatic Tuner/Recorder designed by TASCAM, the company’s recording equipment brand.


DAQs Support General Apps

January 4, 2010 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

DynamicSignals today announces its new family of General Purpose DAQ products—DS206/207. Both the DS206 and the DS207 are welcome additions to the existing DynamicSignals’ family of low-cost, easy-to-use, portable data acquisition analog to digital conversion (ADC) products.


Network ICs Target In-vehicle Apps

January 4, 2010 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems, a global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs for communications, industrial, medical and automotive applications, today announced two new in-vehicle-network ICs, the AS8520 and AS8530.


Digital Attenuators Feature 0.25 dB Resolution

January 4, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced two new SMT packaged high resolution 6-Bit and 7-bit Digital Attenuators which are ideal for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G, military and test & measurement equipment applications from DC to 6 GHz.


VeriFone buys taxi ad business from Clear Channel

January 4, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VeriFone Holdings Inc. said Monday it has acquired the taxi advertising business of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc.VeriFone, which provides electronic payment services, said the deal gives it 5,000 screens to sell advertising on in New York City cabs, adding to its network already of 6,500...

LED Lighting: Just the Facts, Please!

January 4, 2010 5:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

My June 16, 2009 blog gave tips on purchasing high-quality LED lights. Now there's another arsenal in the toolbox to help c


Screw-Down Jumper Assembly for LED Applications

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

Tyco Electronics has launched a new board-to-board screw-down jumper assembly for use in LED lighting strips, lighting controls, and channel lettering. The RoHS-compliant jumper, which was originally designed for T8 and T12 fluorescent retrofit tubes, specifically serves the solid state...

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...


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