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Specialty Distributors offer Advantages over Big Box and On-line Outlets

February 24, 2010 4:20 am | by John Hamilton, Director, Product Marketing, RFMW | Articles | Comments

What value does a component distributor offer other than obtaining goods from a single source? Can they offer value beyond that convenience? Large distributors offer everything from resistors to Fully Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).

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Addressing the Needs of Today’s LED Lighting Manufacturers; Where Art Meets Engineering

February 24, 2010 4:10 am | Articles | Comments

To be a global leader in the electronics industry, a component distributor must support OEMs with technical information and engineering resources, while providing global logistics and inventory services that streamline the manufacturing process.

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EU weighs Google rivals' complaints

February 24, 2010 2:30 am | by ROBERT WIELAARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Commission said Wednesday it has asked Google to comment on allegations by rivals it demotes their sites in its search rankings.EU spokeswoman Amelia Torres said the EU antitrust office has received complaints from three Google rivals, but had not "opened a formal investigation,...

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Scientists boost solar cell efficiency

February 24, 2010 1:21 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

A German team of scientists has developed a technique to treat nanoparticle surfaces. This treatment boosts the efficiency of organic solar cells. Presented in the journal Applied Physics Letters, the work shows how 2% efficiency was obtained by using so-called quantum dots made up of...

Total nights spent in hotels fell by 5% in 2009

February 24, 2010 1:20 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

In 2009, nearly 1.5 billion nights were spent in hotels and similar establishments 1 in the EU27 , a decrease of 5.1% compared with 2008, after an annual change of -0.2% in 2008 and +3.5% in 2007. The number of hotel nights spent by residents in their own country in 2009 fell by 1.6% and...

Sanyo vows to keep No. 1 spot in batteries

February 23, 2010 11:30 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sanyo is aiming to maintain its position as the world's No. 1 in rechargeable batteries in the years ahead, taking advantage of the size it has gained by allying with Panasonic, a top executive said Wednesday.By 2015, its nearly 30 percent global share of the lithium-ion battery market will...

Murata has developed the world's Smallest 1.6 & times;0.8mm Size 10 & mu;F Monolithic Ceramic Capacitor Rated at 25V

February 23, 2010 11:20 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | News | Comments

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Cubic to pay semiannual dividend of 9 cents

February 23, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cubic Corp., whose electronics are used in defense systems and for collecting fares on mass transit, said Tuesday its board approved a semiannual dividend of 9 cents.The dividend is payable April 2 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 12.

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Blu-Ray and Network Connectivity Finally Start Encroaching on DVD in Disc Player/Recorder Market

February 23, 2010 4:21 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

High-volume shipments of Blu-ray players, most of which feature network connectivity, are finally making inroads into the broader disc player and recorder market.

Blue Coat fiscal 3Q net income up despite charge

February 23, 2010 2:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Security hardware and software maker Blue Coat Systems Inc. said Tuesday its fiscal third-quarter net income increased more than six-fold despite a hefty restructuring charge.Earnings for the three months ended Jan. 31 rose to $6.9 million, or 15 cents per share, from $1.1 million, or 2 cents...

Dolan Media rides recent deals to higher 4Q profit

February 23, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dolan Media Co.'s fourth-quarter profit more than doubled as the legal newspaper publisher's recent acquisitions ushered in more business from law firms dealing with soured mortgages and other problems.The company said Tuesday that it earned $8.1 million, or 27 cents per share, during the final...

Cubic Corporation Announces Semi-Annual Dividend

February 23, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced its Board of Directors approved a regular semi-annual dividend of 9 cents per share. The dividend will be payable on April 2, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 12, 2010. Cubic has paid uninterrupted semi-annual...

Local institutions aid effort to sequence pea aphid genome

February 23, 2010 1:20 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The sequenced genome helps researchers better understand the biology of the aphid, which may allow them to design new strategies to control these pests.

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Ciber board OKs up to $5M in stock buybacks

February 23, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Outsourcing firm Ciber Inc. said Tuesday its board approved a plan to buy back up to $5 million in outstanding shares this year.The company repurchased 1.4 million shares in 2009.The company uses buybacks to support shares being bought through its employee stock...

Check this out: Deposit money by taking a photo

February 23, 2010 11:59 am | News | Comments

In the near future, you might not even have to visit a bank or an ATM to deposit a check. You'll simply snap a couple of photos of it with your cell phone. Applications to do just that are already available for Apple's iPhone and other gadgets from USAA, a company that provides insurance and banking mainly for military veterans.

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