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What's Wrong With This Picture?

December 15, 2009 7:52 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

What's wrong with this picture? I forgot to warn you that there'd be a pop-quiz. It's only worth 10% of your final grade though, so not to worry. We're fully into the rainy season here in Oregon now. It's dumping...

The Myth of the Google Phone

December 15, 2009 7:19 am | by Farhad Manjoo | Blogs | Comments

For months, tech blogs have been salivating over the possibility that Google will soon release a cell phone of its own. This discussion has always been a little strange. Google launched its mobile operating system Android two years ago, and we've seen the release of several Android devices since then, including the much-acclaimed Motorola Droid.


CGI reports $1.1B in Q4 contracts with North American financial institutions

December 15, 2009 6:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) has signed contracts with North American financial institutions in the fourth quarter worth $1.1 billion, the information technology provider said Tuesday.CGI said the deals signed in the October-December quarter included both new contracts and renewals.Services...


MDA nets US$254M contract to build satellite system for Ukraine space agency

December 15, 2009 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) announced Tuesday it has signed a US$254-million contract to provide a communication satellite system to the National Space Agency of Ukraine.Under the contract, MDA will build and launch a geostationary communications satellite and provide two...

Seoul Semiconductor LED chosen for worlds largest Cruise Ship

December 15, 2009 5:34 am | News | Comments

Seoul Semiconductor (CEO Chung Hoon Lee, a world leading LED manufacturing, has announced that its LED products were selected for the external balcony lights of ‘Oasis of the Seas', the world’s largest and most innovative cruise liner, which made its inaugural voyage on 5 December 2009.


Amazon Unveils Auction Site for Cloud Computing Bandwidth

December 15, 2009 5:34 am | by Jon Brodkin , Network World | Blogs | Comments

Amazon's cloud computing division is unveiling an eBay-style auction service that will let users bid on unused virtual server capacity, potentially allowing customers to lower the cost of running applications on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.


CIT Relay & Switch DS Series Dual LED Illuminated Pushbutton

December 15, 2009 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The versatile DS Series illuminated, momentary pushbutton switch offers four color choices with optional single OR dual LEDs. This PC mount switch offers SPST and DPST switch function. With full actuator illumination or pin LED, the DS Series switch offers design engineers versatility in a small package.


IXYS to Acquire Zilog

December 15, 2009 5:19 am | News | Comments

IXYS Corporation, a leader in power semiconductors and specialized mixed signal IC products, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zilog, Inc., a supplier of application specific, embedded microcontroller units (MCUs) that are system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for industrial and consumer markets.


Endicott Interconnect Technologies Wins DoD Contract for Hi-Rel Computing Apps

December 15, 2009 5:11 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. (EI) a $50.3 million contract modification to produce card frame assemblies for a high reliability, high performance computing application.


CSI Signs Agreement With Microsoft

December 15, 2009 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —CSI Technology Outfitters (OTCBB: CSWI) (Computer Software Innovations, Inc.) announced today an agreement with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to include Microsoft Live@edu education services as part of its CSI@K12 solution, which will deliver a groundbreaking,...

Valuable, rare, raw earth materials extracted from industrial waste stream

December 15, 2009 4:57 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leeds) Fierce competition over raw materials for new green technologies could become a thing of the past, thanks to a discovery by scientists from the University of Leeds.

Examples of national measures taken to implement the Small Business Act

December 15, 2009 4:55 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

As a response to the financial and economic crisis, most Member States have adopted policy measures to enhance SMEs’ access to liquidity, especially to bank lending, through the creation and extension of loan and guarantee schemes for SMEs (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,...

Hall selected to receive Excellence in Gas Processing Research Award

December 15, 2009 4:54 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Kenneth R. Hall, senior associate dean for research and deputy director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has been selected as the recipient of the Excellence in Gas Processing Research Award, which is presented at an annual event hosted by the Qatar University Gas...


How to Survive the Quest for a Useful Multicore Benchmark

December 15, 2009 4:31 am | by Shay Gal-On, Markus Levy, and Steve Leibson | Articles | Comments

Selecting an optimal multicore chip or SoC architecture is considerably more complex than picking a lone processor chip or core. As with processor selection, benchmarks can help. A good multicore benchmark will identify bottlenecks in the multicore system design including memory and I/O bottlenecks, computational bottlenecks, and real-time bottlenecks.


Solar Power Hope

December 15, 2009 4:30 am | Videos | Comments

Can solar power hope beat out the engineering reality for Dave's latest project? Was Doc Brown right?



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