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Science Courses for the Next Generation

May 6, 2010 7:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

During the last three years, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has recruited 44 colleges and universities across the country to join its Science Education Alliance (SEA), which is changing how freshmen learn about science by providing them with an authentic, classroom-based...

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Strong Growth in Mobile Phone Display Shipments in Q4 Pushes 2009 into Positive Growth

May 6, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

The mobile phone market rebounded strongly in Q4’09, resulting in 2009 shipments of 1.46 billion units, up 4.4% Y/Y.

World record in current intensity achieved with distribution cables

May 6, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Researchers at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC, and the firms Labein Tecnalia and Nexans, coordinated by Endesa, have developed the most advanced and powerful conductivity cable in the world. This prototype measures 30 meters and was made...

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Organic light-emitting transistors outperforming OLEDs

May 6, 2010 6:05 am | Comments

Organic light-emitting transistors (OLETs) are alternative, planar light sources combining, in the same architecture, the switching mechanism of a thin-film transistor and an electroluminescent device.

Conn's 1Q key revenue metric declines 19.8 percent

May 6, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consumer electronics and home goods chain Conn's Inc. said Thursday that revenue at stores open at least a year fell 19.8 percent in the first quarter.Revenue at stores open at least a year is a key indicator of retailer performance because it measures growth at existing stores rather than...

Enhances Company's Ability to Deliver Symantec Solutions and Services to Customers

May 6, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CMT (http://www.gocmt.com/) today announced it has created a dedicated Symantec Consulting Services Practice to further extend its ability to provide end-to-end Symantec solutions and services to customers. As part of this expansion, CMT is adding over 25 highly-experienced consultants and...

Bison Gear and Kaman Industrial Technologies Sign National Distribution Agreement

May 6, 2010 5:28 am | Comments

Following a successful period of regional authorized distribution, gearmotor manufacturer, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. has entered into a new North American distribution agreement with Kaman Industrial Technologies, one of North America's largest distributors of power transmission and motion control products.

Taiyo Yuden Recognizes Avnet Electronics Marketing as 2009 Distributor of the Year

May 6, 2010 5:15 am | Comments

Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) Inc. has recognized Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas as its 2009 Distributor of the Year. The award recognizes Avnet as the distributor with the highest increase in year-over-year sales of Taiyo Yuden’s surface-mount and leaded passive components, Bluetooth modules, power electronics modules, power supplies and recordable digital media.

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EDS 2010 Kick-off Event Spotlights Industry Leaders

May 6, 2010 4:50 am | Comments

EDS 2010 will recognize electronics industry leaders at a special program immediately preceding its All-Industry Reception, where EDS and media sponsors will present the results of the first-ever industry-wide survey. The program and reception, to be held Monday, May 11, 2010, in the Paris/Bally’s Hotel Complex at 5:00 p.m., replaces the keynote address as the kick-off event of the annual conference.

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Symantec to Speak at Upcoming Investor Conference

May 6, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced its executives will be speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. Technology Conference on June 3 at 1:45 p.m. ET in New York.A live webcast and replay of the presentation will be available. Interested parties can view the webcast and replay...

Commission to take on bottlenecks to financing of SMEs

May 6, 2010 3:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

Data from the European Commission and European Central Bank indicate that bank credit standards are still tight, net demand for loans from enterprises declined and almost 20% of SMEs’ bank loan applications are rejected. To address this issue Vice-President Antonio Tajani has proposed to...

Nintendo profit drops for first time in 6 years

May 6, 2010 1:30 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japanese game-maker Nintendo suffered its first drop in annual profit in six years, hit by a price cut for the Wii home console and sliding global sales.The maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games said Thursday that net profit for the fiscal year ended March 31 fell 18 percent to 228.6 billion...

Media wants affidavit in Gizmodo raid unsealed

May 5, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, California (AP) — The Associated Press and other news organizations are asking a judge to unseal the search warrant affidavit used to raid the home of a technology blogger who posted pictures and details of an iPhone prototype.Court documents listing the legal reasons for searches are...

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Burntsand reports Q1 loss of $596,000, revenue down from year ago

May 5, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Burntsand Inc. (TSX:BRT) said Wednesday that it lost $596,000 in its lost recent quarter compared with a loss of $181,000 a year ago.The company, which struck a deal last month to be bought by Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC), said the loss amounted to a penny per share for the quarter ended March 31...

The "real" Parts Spacing

May 5, 2010 3:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Last week, at the Embedded Systems Conference, a gentleman came up to me and asked me about component spacing. I started rattling off things about IPC standards when we interrupted me and said: "Not IPC. I want to know the...

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