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Design Considerations for Pressure Sensing Integration

June 4, 2010 6:35 am | by Tim Shotter and Dan DeFalco, All Sensors Corporation, www.allsensors.com, and Molly Chamberlin, Embassy Global PR | Articles | Comments

A handheld battery operated spirometry device, for example, must be able to be turned on and off quickly and instantly, while continuously recording data over a 20-second period with optimized use of available power, thus requiring a low-voltage pressure sensor which is able to use power only as needed.

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Single-gate Logic Products Are Built on an Advanced 5 V CMOS Process

June 4, 2010 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated has released its first family of single-gate logic products. Built on an advanced 5 V CMOS process and offering performance enhancements over existing alternatives, the 74LVC1Gxx series provides

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IR Introduces Rugged Dual Channel Low-Side Driver IC for Automotive Applications

June 4, 2010 5:48 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the AUIRS4426S dual channel low-side driver IC for use in automotive applications including hybrid power train drives, direct fuel injection and DC-DC converter applications.

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SiGe mixer targets the 1500MHz market

June 4, 2010 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX19994A, a fully integrated, 1200MHz to 2000MHz, dual downconverting mixer with an on-chip LO switch, buffer, and splitter. Designed using Maxim's proprietary monolithic SiGe BiCMOS process, this device delivers an unparalleled combination of linearity, noise performance, and component integration.

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IRphotonics Launches Power Meter for Thermal Spot Curing Systems

June 4, 2010 5:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

IRphotonics announced a new power meter, the iCure P200 Power Meter for Thermal Spot Curing Systems. The iCure P200 Power Meter is an accurate tool for measuring optical power from thermal spot curing systems.

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Economy adds 431K jobs but few in private sector

June 4, 2010 5:30 am | by JEANNINE AVERSA - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A wave of census hiring lifted payrolls by 431,000 in May, but job creation by private companies grew at the slowest pace since the start of the year. The unemployment rate dipped to 9.7 percent as people gave up searching for work.The Labor Department's new employment snapshot released Friday...

New Technologies, Solutions, and Opportunities at the 2010 Sensors Expo

June 4, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

Thousands of engineers, scientists and technology executives have made plans to attend the 24th annual Sensors Expo & Conference, taking place June 8-9, 2010 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL.

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Smithtown High School Students Win Nine of Ten Prizes in Brookhaven Lab's Essay Contest

June 4, 2010 4:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Smithtown High School students won nine of ten prizes in an essay contest sponsored by Brookhaven Lab.

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Ballmer Sees Growth for PCs

June 4, 2010 2:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer said the era of the personal computer is far from over, pushing back on an argument made by Apple's Steve Jobs and others who say the rising popularity of the iPad and other devices heralds the decline of traditional PCs.

European attitudes to Entrepreneurship

June 4, 2010 2:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

45% of all Europeans would like to be their own boss if they could. The aim of the survey is to have a better understanding of entrepreneurship, to identify the reasons which encourage or obstacle people to become entrepreneurs. The results of the 2009 survey will help the Commission in...

Dark Side Arises for Phone Apps

June 4, 2010 1:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

As smartphones and the applications that run on them take off, businesses and consumers are beginning to confront a budding dark side of the wireless Web.

Superfast Traders' New Edge

June 3, 2010 9:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Some fast-moving computer-driven investment firms are getting an edge by trading on market data before it gets to other investors, according to market players and researchers who have studied the trading.

Jobs data likely to show burst of temporary hiring(3)

June 3, 2010 8:32 pm | by JEANNINE AVERSA - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's employers likely unleashed a wave of hiring last month, but it probably won't be repeated.Most of the jobs expected to have been generated in May were for census workers hired on a temporary basis by the federal government. Such hiring is expected to have peaked in May and then...

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Jobs data likely to show burst of temporary hiring(2)

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm | News | Comments

The nation's employers likely unleashed a wave of hiring last month, but it probably won't be repeated.Most of the jobs expected to have been generated in May were for census workers hired on a temporary basis by the federal government. Such hiring is expected to have peaked in May and then...

Jury convicts Ill. couple of scamming Best Buy

June 3, 2010 7:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal jury in Minneapolis has convicted an Illinois couple of defrauding Best Buy out of more than $41 million and failing to pay taxes on their fraudulent gains.Prosecutors alleged that Russell and Abby Cole of Deerfield, Ill., systematically overbilled the Richfield-based electronics...

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