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Smart Grid Electronics Forum Program Announced

August 31, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The program has been announced for the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’10) which will be jointly hosted by Darnell Group and Hearst Electronics Group, October 18-20 in San Jose, California. Control,...

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Texas Instruments buys 2 Japanese wafer factories

August 31, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. said Tuesday that it has completed the acquisition of two wafer manufacturing facilities in Japan from bankrupt flash memory maker Spansion.One of the two factories in Aizu-Wakamatsu will make 200-millimeter diameter silicon wafers from which TI will make analog chips,...

Western Digital names Memjet CEO to board

August 31, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer hard drive maker Western Digital Corp. said Tuesday it has appointed Memjet President and CEO Len J. Lauer to its board of directors.Lauer became CEO of the printer technology company in January.He will serve on Western Digital's board until the annual shareholder meeting in November,...

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Electronic Arts brings 'Madden' to Facebook

August 31, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronic Arts is bringing its popular "Madden" football game to Facebook. "Madden NFL Superstars" launches as a free application Tuesday.The game lets players create fantasy teams and compete against other players on Facebook.Electronic Arts Inc. plans to make money from the game by letting...

2 students create website to track historic Twitter trends

August 31, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Riverside) RT @UCRiverside: #Computerscience and #art student create tool to track Twitter's top trending topics over time.

Smart Grid Electronics Forum – Program Announced

August 31, 2010 10:18 am | Comments

The program has been announced for the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’10) which will be jointly hosted by Darnell Group and Hearst Electronics Group, October 18-20 in San Jose, California. Control, Communications and Security will be three of the major themes of SGEF ’10.

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VMware buys software makers Integrien, TriCipher

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

VMware Inc., a maker of computer virtualization software, said Tuesday it has bought two smaller companies — Integrien and TriCipher.Financial terms were not disclosed.Integrien makes performance analytics software and TriCipher's technology helps manage online logins and user...

Wireless networks enable intruder detection and emergency alerts funded by NSF

August 31, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) National Science Foundation funds Dr. Yingying Chen at Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University, in her collaborative work with Dr. Hui Xiong from Rutgers University entitled: "NeTSE:Small:Collaborative Research: MILAN: Multi-Modal...

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Via-In-Paste

August 31, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I've heard of vias in pads, but vias in paste aren't so common. Here's a QFP footprint with a lot of thermal vias in the center pad area. I'm guessing all of those vias are necessary for heat removal, but...

Grant Funds Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage Research at Brookhaven Lab

August 31, 2010 8:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

BNL and three collaborating institutions will receive a total of $4.2 million to develop a superconducting magnet energy storage system that will help advance DOE’s renewable energy goals.

Microsoft hiking Xbox Live subscription prices

August 31, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft is raising subscription prices for its popular Xbox Live Gold online gaming service in the U.S. and three other countries.Beginning Nov. 1, an annual Gold membership will cost $60, up from $50. A three-month subscription will cost $25, up from $20. And a one-month subscription will be...

What are the key trends in microfluidics for the next 5 years?

August 31, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Yole Développement and its partner Institut fur Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (IMM) are glad to announce the workshop dedicated to the Microfluidics industry, on October 4 (2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)

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Silicon oxide circuits break barrier

August 31, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University scientists have created the first two-terminal memory chips that use only silicon, one of the most common substances on the planet, in a way that should be easily adaptable to nanoelectronic manufacturing techniques and promises to extend the limits of...

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Foursquare, MTV to reward STD checkups with badge

August 31, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

You can "check in" to restaurants and bars, so how about health clinics while you get tested for sexually transmitted diseases?...

3M buying maker of people tracking devices

August 31, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to pay $230 million in cash for an Israeli company that makes technology used to keep track of people....

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