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Designing for the Smart Grid at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum

October 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by | Comments

Communications, protection from lightning, accurate power measurements, security considerations and designing for tomorrow’s smart home were among the many topics discussed in detail at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum. Speakers represented a broad array...


New standard is Enabling Technology for Smart Grid, Transportation and LAN Applications

October 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by | Comments

The IEEE announced the ratification of the IEEE 1901TM Broadband over Power Line (BPL) standard. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, this globally recognized BPL standard will be a key enabling technology for a...


Amazon 3Q profit jumps 16 percent

October 21, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon says its third-quarter net income rose 16 percent as more shoppers flocked to its online retail site. The results are well ahead of analyst expectations....


Vishay introduces new 500V N-channel power MOSFETs

October 21, 2010 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released four new 500V, 16A n-channel power MOSFETs with ultra-low 0.38Ω maximum on-resistance at a 10V gate drive, and an improved gate charge of 68nC, in the TO-220AB,TO-220 FULLPAK, D²PAK, and TO-247AC packages.


Dicerna makes $29M second close on Series B funding round

October 21, 2010 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. has added $4 million in a second close of its Series B financing, bringing the round to $29 million, with the add-on funding backed by new investor SR One.


Offshore wind a 'mixed bag': University of Maryland study

October 21, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Maryland) Offshore wind power offers Maryland a feasible way to help meet its renewable energy goals, but presents significant hurdles, concludes a new study by the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Environmental Research. "Offshore wind is not a slam dunk for...

ShoreTel buys Agito Networks for $11.4M

October 21, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ShoreTel, a provider of Internet-based phone systems, said Thursday that it has bought Agito Networks, a company that offers services to corporate cell phone users, for approximately $11.4 million.Agito Networks, based in Santa Clara, Calif., caters to large companies that issue fleets of...

Everett Charles Technologies’ CPG and FSG to Exhibit at Electronica 2010

October 21, 2010 10:36 am | Comments

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) announces that its Contact Products Group (CPG) and Fixture Services Group (FSG) will showcase the company’s latest test solutions in Hall A1, Booth 124 at Electronica 2010, scheduled to take place November 9-11, 2010 at the New Munich Trade Fair in Munich, Germany.


Novel Cooling System Enables 1,500-lumen LED Bulb Prototype

October 21, 2010 9:38 am | Comments

Scientists from GE Global Research and the University of Maryland—as part of a two-year solid-state lighting program with the U.S. Department of Energy—have announced the successful demonstration of a 1,500-lumen LED.


Low Energy Wireless Solutions Use Bluetooth

October 21, 2010 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. offers two ultra-low power, short-range wireless connectivity solutions for consumer medical, mobile accessories, and sports and wellness applications.


Pappas joins Texas A & M Engineering

October 21, 2010 9:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

John Pappas has joined Texas A&M Engineering as the Vestas Director for the Texas A&M Wind Energy Center. In his new role, Pappas will lead efforts to build a wind center of excellence and propel Texas A&M Engineering as a leader in offshore and onshore wind power...

Scientists pioneer wireless sensors to explore little known glacier phenomenon

October 21, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Southampton) Researchers at the University of Southampton are pioneering the use of wireless sensors to study a little-known phenomenon that affects the movement of glaciers.

Digi-Key Corporation and Exar Corporation Sign Global Distribution Agreement

October 21, 2010 8:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, and Fremont, California, USA – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has entered into an...


Economy: UK’s Spending Review a necessary step toward fiscal stability

October 21, 2010 6:23 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría welcomed the United Kingdom’s Spending Review released 20 October as a necessary step towards achieving long-term fiscal stability.


Nokia to cut 1,800 jobs as net profit euro529 million

October 21, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp. is moving quickly to restructure its lagging smart phone business under new CEO Stephen Elop, announcing Thursday it will lay off 1,800 people even as third-quarter earnings bounced back from a year-ago loss....


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