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XP Power Small 45W Green Power Supply Has Medical & Industrial Safety Approvals

September 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by | News | Comments

XP Power announced what the believes to be the world’s smallest open frame 45W ac-dc power supply. Setting a new benchmark at this power level, measuring just 2 x 3 x 1.05 inches (50.7...


Digi-Key & austriamicrosystems Sign Global Distribution Agreement

September 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. and austriamicrosystems announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute austriamicrosystems products to customers worldwide. Products from austriamicrosystems are now available for purchase on Digi-Key’s...


Hospira Symbiq One-Channel and Two-Channel Infusers: Class I Recall

September 10, 2010 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Potential for the device to fail to detect air in line at the end of an infusion.


Thermal Management of Visible LEDs

September 10, 2010 12:50 pm | by Walter Garcia Brooks, OPTEK | Articles | Comments

LEDs fulfill a growing number of applications. Visible LEDs have a high luminous efficacy as compared to incandescent and fluorescent bulbs – and while incandescent and fluorescent bulbs have already reached near-maximum luminous efficacy...


DOE Announces $8.5 Million to Advance Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Sandia National Laboratories is investing $8.5 million for four projects that have reached Stage III of the Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS) program. These investments...


Conflicting Accounts Linger Regarding Accuracy, Convenience of PG & E SmartMeters

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

In the wake of a flurry of customer complaints, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) welcomed the release by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) of an independent, third-party evaluation of the utility’s SmartMeter™...


ADD Semiconductor Achieves PRIME Official Certification

September 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

ADD Semiconductor, a powerline communication (PLC) IC company for smart grid applications, has received the official PRIME brand recognition as a technology provider, and it states that it is the first silicon vendor to...


Social media inflames news cycle of Quran burning

September 10, 2010 12:05 pm | by JAKE COYLE - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The swelling story of a tiny Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Quran is raising questions of news judgment not only for the media, but for Web users and readers, too.In the social media era, everyone's a news editor.Several news organizations, including The Associated Press, have said...


Graphene may hold key to speeding up DNA sequencing

September 10, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Harvard University) Researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene can act as an artificial membrane separating two liquid reservoirs. By drilling a tiny pore just a few-nanometers in diameter, called a nanopore, in the graphene membrane, they were able to...


Prototyping Board Adds Standard Connector Formats

September 10, 2010 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vero Technologies’ modular Options Board family provides a method of providing multiple interconnect formats. Available initially in 3U and 6U, 160 mm and 6U, 220 mm and 280 mm boards in single and double sided square pad and stripline formats, and as a square pad PTH board, the new units feature


General Dynamics gets chemical weapons sensor deal

September 10, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. has won a $30 million contract from the U.S. Army to build and support devices that detect biological and chemical weapons, the company said Friday.General Dynamics' Armament and Technical Product unit awarded the six-year contract, which the...

The precious commodity of water

September 10, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Water is a valuable resource, which is why the Fraunhofer Alliance SysWasser is demonstrating how we can extract precious drinking water from air, discover a leak in pipeline systems and even effectively clean sewage water at the IFAT/Entsorga fair.

'Halo: Reach' aims to grab gamers again

September 10, 2010 9:06 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Since fans lined up at midnight nearly three years ago for the release of the last "Halo" video game, a recession struck the economy, President Barack Obama took office and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" became the best-selling shooter game of all time. When the prequel "Halo: Reach" debuts...


OLED Pushbutton Switch Family Doubles Its Display Life

September 10, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Swiches announced it has doubled the display life of its OLED SmartSwitch pushbutton switches and reduced the devices’ low power consumption by 30 percent. The display has increased to


LCD Active-Matrix TFT Display Module Is Full-Color

September 10, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The low-cost, compact uLCD-144 provides a 1.44 in. 128 x 128 resolution 65 K color TFT-LCD panel with an embedded Goldelox graphics processor that can display full color animations, icons, and video clips.



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