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GaN Advancements Will Be Presented at Darnell’s Power Forum

August 23, 2010 10:33 am | Comments

Will enhancement mode GaN transistors (eGaN) replace power MOSFET/IGBTs in power management applications? Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion, believes it will and will explain why at Darnell’s Power Forum ’10.

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Darnell Power Forum Sheds Light on the Smart Grid

August 23, 2010 10:28 am | by Linnea Brush | Comments

Everyone in the power supply community wants to know power implications of the Smart Grid, but not much has been agreed upon. Darnell’s Power Forum ’10 will bring some clarity to this question with a session on “Enabling the Smart Grid”.

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When Unit Share isn’t the same as Revenue Share

August 23, 2010 9:36 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Comments

Dell’Oro posted some research on the femtocell market — from 1 million units shipped this year to 62 million by 2014, according to Dell’Oro Group’s five-year forecast.

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Energy 107 – Solar Cells I

August 23, 2010 4:49 am | by Ken Johnson | Comments

This episode pertains to a different kind of solar energy electric power generator, the Photovoltaic Cell (PV), commonly called ‘solar cells’. But before we embark on that subject, a reference was made in the reader Comments of the last episode (ENERGY 106), about another Solar Thermal Energy system...

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New Energy Basics Site: Check It Out!

August 23, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy but a little confused by all the terms? Wondering how the technologies actually work? Maybe you're doing some research or working on a paper and just need a little background info.

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How Do You Save Energy and Stay Cool While Cooking in the Summer?

August 19, 2010 6:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Andrea discussed some ways you can keep cooking during the summer while saving energy and staying cool.

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Creating Thin Connectors for High-Density Flexible Substrates

August 18, 2010 5:40 am | Comments

DKN Research recently unveiled a new concept for Ultra Thin Connectors on high-density flexible substrates to showcase the connector’s flexibility and optimize a package design process.

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Fact-o-rific Vehicle Facts of the Week

August 17, 2010 5:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I have a secret. When I need a little pick-me-up at work, I often surf over to the EERE Vehicle Technologies Program Web site and read their latest Fact of the Week. Updated like clockwork every week, the Fact of the Week site provides dozens (if not hundreds) of factoids of a broad...

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Beyond Salad: How to Save Energy in the Kitchen During the Summer

August 16, 2010 8:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

One day I ordered pizza delivery. Another day, I went out to eat (well, several days actually). Yet another day found me trolling the produce and canned veggie & fruit aisles of the supermarket to assemble an interesting salad. But sooner or later, I want to cook food: real food, in...

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Israel approves purchase of F-35

August 16, 2010 7:27 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

As reported by Defense Talk, Israel has agreed to purchase 20 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in a deal worth an estimated 2.75 billion dollars. At $96 million a piece, this would be the most expensive weapons deal ever signed by Israel. As the Swiss Army Knife of fighter jets, and the bulwark of the free world for the next 40 years (not to sound hyperbolic)...

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Airmen enhance F-15E capabilities with helmet-mounted cueing system

August 13, 2010 9:11 am | by Tech. Sgt. Tammie Moore, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | Comments

The concept is like something out of a movie -- the ability to find a target from a jet cockpit with the naked eye and lock onto it simply by fixing your gaze upon it. This science fiction concept has become a reality at the 336th Fighter Squadron.

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Multiple Antennas Boost Cell-Phone Performance

August 13, 2010 5:26 am | by Tom Simonite, Technology Review | Comments

Researchers at Rice University have come up with a design that could make signal worries a thing of the past, and extend battery life as well.

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Would You Consider Installing a Cool Roof?

August 12, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Erin discussed cool roof technologies and how they can improve the comfort of buildings while reducing energy costs.

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Cool Roofs: An Introduction

August 9, 2010 1:23 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Lately, I've been hearing a lot about cool roof technologies, so I welcomed the chance to learn more at a recent seminar. Cool roofs, also referred to as white roofs, have special coatings that reflect sunlight and emit heat more efficiently than traditional roofs, keeping them cooler in the sun.

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The SolidWorks Community Blog Has Moved

August 5, 2010 8:23 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

I suppose 4 months of inactivity was a clue, but I've moved this blog here.

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