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Distributed-Power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) Defines Digital POL MICRO Standard

October 8, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) recently approved specification standards for the "Third Generation, High Density, Non-Isolated MICRO converter" for the MICRO (11.4 x 20.3mm) format. The third generation standard is based on the addition...


Adobe has enough shares for Day Software takeover

October 8, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc. said Friday that it has accumulated more than 94 percent of the outstanding shares of Dan Software Holding, enough to close its acquisition of the Swiss software maker.It is giving shareholders who haven't tendered their shares another 10 trading days. The company is offering...

Yale Evolutionary Biologist Nancy Moran Wins Coveted Japanese Science Prize

October 8, 2010 12:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Yale University's Nancy Moran, the Regents Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been awarded the International Prize for Biology by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science for her work on symbiotic relationships between insects and bacteria that live within them.


Navy Awards IDEAL with Five-Year Contract for LanTEK II Network Cable Certifier

October 8, 2010 11:16 am | Comments

The United States Navy has awarded a 5-year contract to IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. that will provide the Navy and other U.S. federal government agencies with contract pricing on the IDEAL LanTEK II network cable certifier.


General Mills debuting iPad application

October 8, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Mills Inc. is debuting a Spanish-language iPad application that will give consumers access to more than 900 Latin-inspired recipes.The Qué Rica Vida Recetario application, which will be available for free on Apple Inc.'s iTunes, was developed in response to high consumer demand for such...

DC-DC Power Converter Can Be Mounted Vertically or Horizontally

October 8, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

With a TO-220-compatible footprint, Tech9’s 1 amp/24 VA buck-boost DC to DC power converter can be mounted vertical or horizontally on a circuit board.


Louisiana Tech researchers design, fabricate innovative energy harvesting device

October 8, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Louisiana Tech University) Dr. Long Que, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has reported success in designing and fabricating a device that allows microscale electronic devices to harvest their own wasted energy.


SRA International gets $17.9 million task order

October 8, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Technology and consulting services company SRA International Inc. said Friday it received a potential $17.9 million task order as part of a government contract for cancer research.The company is a contractor to the National Institutes of Health in a program for bioinformatics support of the...


Officials launch two advanced cyberspace courses

October 8, 2010 4:56 am | Comments

Officials at the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence here are conducting the first official Cyber 200 and 300 courses beginning Oct.12. On Oct. 28, more than 100 students will graduate from the Air Force Institute of Technology's newest educational courses designed to develop the Air Force's cyber workforce.


Slim-Block LED Backlighting Tech Enhances LCD Performance

October 8, 2010 4:49 am | Comments

In an LCD TVs using Hitachi's new S-LED (Slim-block LED) backlight technology, the brightness of each backlight is independently controlled by a small block of LEDs.


BlackBerry wins UAE reprieve; looming ban halted

October 8, 2010 12:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The United Arab Emirates backed off a threat to cut key services on BlackBerry smart phones Friday, just days before the ban was set to take effect....

Alferov-Riber MBE academy center of excellence to be established at Russia?s St Petersburg academic university

October 7, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Nobel Prize winning physicist Zhores Alferov, rector of the St Petersburg Academy University in Russia, visited the plant of Riber S.A. of Bezons, France, which manufactures molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) systems as well as evaporation sources and effusion cells, where he participated in an...


Sony launches first 400mW blue?violet laser diode for Blu-ray

October 7, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Sony Corp has launched the SLD3237VF blue?violet laser diode, manufactured by subsidiary Sony Shiroishi Semiconductor Inc of Miyagi-Prefecture, Japan, which targets use for recording and playing Blu-ray discs, and supports BDXL, a new standard for large-capacity Blu-ray discs, reports...


JX to transfer InP epi business to Optrans and form InP joint venture

October 7, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Tokyo-based JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corp says that it is to transfer the indium phosphide (InP) epitaxial wafer part of its compound semiconductor business to Optrans Corp of Kawasaki, Japan, which makes optoelectronic assemblies and components (including full-color LEDs and...


First pilot production line for organic LEDs to be installed in Germany

October 7, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Osram and its LED-affiliate Osram Opto Semiconductors are driving the technology shift on the lighting market and currently building a pilot line for organic LEDs (OLEDs) in Regensburg, Germany.



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