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Apple sues Motorola over smart phone patent

October 31, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple is suing Motorola for infringing on patents related to its smart phones.Apple Inc. said in a filing on Friday that Motorola's Droid, Cliq, BackFlip and other phones violate its patents related to the iPhone's touch screen and user interface.Apple says it wants Motorola Inc. to stop using...

Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

October 31, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

Before picking up any Wii games or downloading apps on her iPhone for her two daughters, Lillian Quintero does her homework. She'll first read reviews online and in magazines, then try them out for herself. If she thinks the games are engaging and educational enough, 4-year-old Isabella...

India: Land of many cell phones, fewer toilets

October 30, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Mumbai slum of Rafiq Nagar has no clean water for its shacks made of ripped tarp and bamboo. No garbage pickup along the rocky, pocked earth that serves as a road. No power except from haphazard cables strung overhead illegally....


Pad is as Pad Does

October 30, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I've recently written a bit about soldermask and pads relative to BGAs. In most cases, we recommend NSMD (Non Solder Mask Defined), or copper pad defined, pad for BGAs. With the BGAs, the NSMD pads will allow the BGA to...

China assures Clinton on rare earth exports

October 29, 2010 11:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday sought and received assurances from China's foreign minister about the country's export of exotic metals key to the global high-tech industry, a U.S. official said....

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley steps down as CEO

October 29, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley is stepping down as CEO of the world's most popular website for watching video....

Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube video service sold to Google Inc., leaving as site CEO

October 29, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube video service sold to Google Inc., leaving as site CEO.

Fleming Award funds study of small-scale strokes

October 29, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Two Cornell researchers aim to develop the first noninvasive functional MRI imaging technique for studying small-scale strokes in mice, which could eventually be used for clinical research in humans.


In a World Where Everything is Connected

October 29, 2010 12:22 pm | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

Tyco Electronics will exhibit at the 24th international electronica trade show in Munich, Germany to be held November 9-12, 2010. Visit our booth, Hall B3, Booth Number 225, to learn more about our capabilities as a global supplier for innovative electronic component products and...

Power Integrations Reports Third-Quarter Financial Results

October 29, 2010 12:21 pm | by | Comments

Power Integrations announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Net revenues for the third quarter were $75.5 million, up 26% compared with the third quarter of 2009, and down six% compared...


Nidec Establishes New Manufacturing Company in Shaoguan, China

October 29, 2010 12:21 pm | by | Comments

Nidec Corp. announced that it established a new manufacturing subsidiary, Nidec (Shaoguan) Limitedin Shaoguan, Guangdong Province, China. The new subsidiary manufactures brushless dc motors for cooling fans and optical disk drives in collaboration with Nidec...


International Components Corporation and Nexergy Announce Merger

October 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Nexergy, Inc. and International Components Corporation (ICC) announced a definitive merger agreement. The move, effective immediately, creates what the companies says is the industry’s largest designer and manufacturer of rechargeable power systems and...


Advance could change modern electronics

October 29, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Oregon State University) Researchers at Oregon State University have solved a quest in fundamental material science that has eluded scientists since the 1960s, and could form the basis of a new approach to electronics.


Quality Systems 2Q earnings rise but miss Street

October 29, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quality Systems' net income rose 14 percent in the fiscal second quarter aided in part by higher revenue from training services, but results missed analysts' expectations and its shares slid.The medical records and billing software maker also said Friday that it is declaring a regular quarterly...


'I'm on Everest:' High-speed Internet at base camp

October 29, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

How's this for a Facebook status update: "About to start scaling Mount Everest."...


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