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Avoiding Semiconductor Failures - The Expanding Role of Quartz

June 22, 2010 9:11 am | by Jim Horvath, President, Technical Glass | Comments

Some of the avoidable stress factors effecting semiconductor reliability have led many fabricators to choose fused quartz as the material of choice for semiconductor wafer processing as well as laboratory and testing applications.

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Be Part of the Solution!

June 22, 2010 7:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I want you to be responsible

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Energy Challenge Three: The Greenbelt Green Neighborhood Challenge

June 21, 2010 2:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Lore Rosenthal, a principal leader behind the Greenbelt Climate Action Network, attended a meeting in Greenbelt, Maryland, on an energy purchasing cooperative more than a year ago. Also attending the meeting was Lore's neighbor, Sylvia Lewis, on the board of both the Greenbelt Community...

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4K Sectors: A Revolutionary Advancement for Hard Drives?

June 21, 2010 11:01 am | by Mojgan Pessian, Senior Product Manager Client Systems at WD | Comments

There have been naysayers through the years that have predicted that rotating media technology will at some point have exhausted the limits of delivering capacity increases. Time and time again the hard drive industry has proved them wrong.

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Energy 105 – Wind Turbines II

June 21, 2010 5:08 am | by Ken Johnson | Comments

A couple of statements made about vortices in previous episodes have prompted several comments and queries. Then just recently there was a news story about an airliner incident where it hit an “air pocket” or CAT (Clear Air Turbulence) as it is called.

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Fast Times for Femtocells

June 18, 2010 9:37 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Comments

These are busy times for the femtocell industry.There are now 13 operators who have launched service, including 3 out of 3 in Japan and 3 out of 4 in USA.

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Cool Demos at Sensors Expo

June 17, 2010 8:50 am | Comments

At the Sensors Expo, I punched a dummy in the face - literally. A dummy with an accelerometer and wireless network attached to his head, that measured the angular velocity and impact of my punch...

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How Do You Save Energy in the Summer?

June 17, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Monday is the official first day of summer! With summer comes hot weather and high cooling bills. But you can take steps to save this summer; Drew told us about a few on Tuesday, and the Stay Cool, Save Money site has more tips. Tell us:

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Sometimes It Is About Surviving

June 17, 2010 4:08 am | by Sam Kavanagh for element14.com | Comments

After my success in Spain I approached France with the goal of winning or at least putting in a good fight to win the GC competition.

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Summertime Energy Savings

June 15, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I can't believe how fast winter gave way to summer. Seems like just yesterday we were digging out from Snowpocalypse here on the East Coast, dealing with mountains of the white stuff and wondering if we'd ever be out of the deep freeze.

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Energy Challenge Two: The WeatherizeDC Campaign

June 14, 2010 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

In my quest to learn what other local groups are doing to help the environment and hopefully avoid reinventing the wheel, I attended a meeting of the Greenbelt Climate Action Network, a local chapter of the grassroots, nonprofit organization Chesapeake Climate Action Network. There I met...

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Device Data Demands Pressure Networks

June 14, 2010 7:17 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Comments

Last week AT&T announced some big changes to its pricing and data models to deal with the increasing number of devices demanding data from the network, particularly with the launch of the 3G version of the iPad.

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Simplify Multicore by Understanding Key-Use Cases

June 14, 2010 7:13 am | by Bill Graham, Product Marketing Manager for VxWorks at Wind River (www.windriver.com) | Comments

Multi-core has become a hot topic in recent years, and we have now reached a point where multi-core adoption is starting to follow common use cases.

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Video Games: A Corrupting Influence or Wholly Misunderstood?

June 10, 2010 6:33 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Are video games a corrosive, pernicious cancer on society, corrupting our nation’s youth? Or do they represent a nascent, wholly misunderstood medium? Video games have stirred controversy since Pong, but as the medium has matured, the cries for regulation have intensified.

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Kinetic Hydropower Emerges as a Viable Energy Solution

June 10, 2010 5:32 am | by Dean Corren, Director of Marine Current Technology, Verdant Power | Comments

Energy captured from the natural flows of tides and rivers, without the use of dams or large civil structures – kinetic hydropower – has begun to emerge as a viable, low-impact clean energy option.

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