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Waytronx and CUI Inc. Announce Membership in The Distributed-Power Open Standards Alliance

November 19, 2010 11:20 am | by | Comments

Waytronx and its subsidiary CUI, Inc. announced that they are now a member of the Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance(DOSA). DOSA is a global association dedicated to furthering compatibility and standardization in the dc-dc board mounted...


Salesforce shares soar after 3Q results

November 19, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Inc. soared to a record high on Friday after the business software company reported stronger-than-expected results for the latest quarter and said it expects to reap $2 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012.Salesforce was among the first companies to push cloud computing,...

Apotheker a no-show in Oracle-SAP trial

November 19, 2010 10:06 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

An industrial espionage trial between Oracle Corp. and SAP AG, two of the world's biggest business software makers, didn't feature after all the testimony of one of its most anticipated witnesses.The evidence part of the three-week trial wrapped up Friday without an in-person appearance by the...


Sensor Precisely Measures Relative Humidity and Temperature

November 19, 2010 5:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The SHT25 precisely measures relative humidity over a range of 0 to 100% RH and temperature over a range of -40 to +125°C. It achieves a typical accuracy of 1.8% RH (at 25°C) for relative humidity and ±0.2°C for temperature.


Enclosures for Handheld, Portable Electronic Devices

November 19, 2010 5:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

TEKO has designed the OVOTEK enclosures for the latest handheld and portable electronic devices. These unique plastic enclosures utilize advanced ergonomics for comfortable handling and operation of the controls during use.


Land Patterns - Equal and Not Equal

November 19, 2010 4:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I was recently asked a question about QFN package varieties. The questioner wanted to know if different package variants of 16 contact QFN packages, such as HUQFN, DHVQFN, SQFN and such, all shared the same footprint. If they did, the...

Fraunhofer solves power grid converter station problem

November 18, 2010 9:25 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Scientists and researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB) in Erlangen, Germany, said they have solved a major challenge that stumped them while building converter stations for power grids of the ...


Light flow controlled with all-optical transistor

November 18, 2010 9:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

By discovering how to couple light and vibrations, scientists have built a device in which a beam of light traveling through an optical microresonator could be controlled by a second, stronger light beam. The device acts like an optical transistor, in which one light beam influences the...


Sensors for defense and security: launch of European business roundtable

November 18, 2010 8:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A group of European defense integrators and photonics clusters has today launched a Business Round Table for Photonics Sensors for Defense and Security (


An Unsealed Lawsuit Indicates Dell Hid Faults of Computers

November 18, 2010 5:30 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A court case against the computer maker was unsealed, indicating that customers were sold defective equipment and the criteria the company used for fixing the problems.

Dell’s Earnings Beat Forecasts

November 18, 2010 5:30 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The computer company said that revenue saw strong gains in every unit except consumer products.

Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges

November 18, 2010 5:29 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The computer worm suspected of being aimed at Iran’s nuclear program was calibrated to send nuclear centrifuges wildly out of control, experts found.

Backyard Wildlife: Walking Leaf

November 18, 2010 2:23 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

See some more great photos of the hike on Penang Island in Malaysia, from the Capturing Penang blog. Related: Backyard Wildlife: Fox – Backyard Wildlife: Great Spreadwing Damselfly – Backyard Wildlife: Turtle


Salesforce doubles earnings, grows sales in Q3

November 18, 2010 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments Inc., which helps businesses manage relationships with customers, said Thursday that its third-quarter earnings more than doubled as revenue hit a record and its paying customer base grew 31 percent from the same period a year earlier.The company's shares rose $9.60, or 8.3...

Autodesk 3Q matches views; outlook disappoints

November 18, 2010 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Engineering software maker Autodesk Inc. said Thursday that its net income rose 82 percent in the third quarter, thanks to strong demand from the manufacturing sector, but its outlook for the full year was below analysts' expectations. Shares fell.Net income in the three months to Oct. 31 rose...


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