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Integration and power management open the door for next generation RKE applications

January 25, 2010 7:06 am | by Herve Branquart & Robert Waterman, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Wireless transceiver technology is truly established in the automotive industry with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) now a standard feature of even basic specification vehicles. Following on its heels has been Passive Keyless Entry (PKE), dual transceiver devices that combine remote entry and remote starting, and systems that enable features such as tyre pressure monitoring and car-to-home communications.


CACI Int'l receives $81M task order from Army

January 25, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CACI International has received an $81 million military contract to help transfer network and information operations from several bases to Maryland, the government contractor said Monday.The pact, which could span 27 months if an option is exercised, covers the transfer of information...

Versatile Systems Q2 loss cut to US$80,661 from US$533,171; revenues slip

January 25, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Versatile Systems Inc. (TSXV:VV) managed to cut its second-quarter loss despite a drop in revenue which the software and information technology company blamed on the recession and Oracle Corp.'s purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc."The overall economic environment continues to be difficult," said...


Interim GM CEO Whitacre named as permanent CEO

January 25, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Chairman and interim CEO Ed Whitacre is dropping the interim from his title as the automaker's CEO.Whitacre announced the change this morning at GM's Detroit headquarters.The 68-year-old Whitacre had been GM's interim CEO since last month, when the company's board ousted former...

Gecko's lessons transfer well

January 25, 2010 6:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Rice graduate student Cary Pint has come up with a way to transfer forests of strongly aligned, single-walled carbon nanotubes from one surface to another -- any surface -- in a matter of minutes. The template used to grow the nanotubes, with its catalyst particles still...

China’s Netbook Market Faces Unique Challenges

January 25, 2010 6:57 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

China’s netbook market offers high margins that no PC or CE vendor wants to miss. However, the market is not as big as it first seems, due to a few factors.

5 Things to Know Before You Claim Your Energy Tax Credit: Part 1

January 25, 2010 6:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I suppose it's officially "tax season," though that term doesn't seem to be tossed out by popular media until late March or early April, when the deadline is looming and pressure is on. If you're an early bird, you may already be thinking about your taxes.



January 25, 2010 6:54 am | by Duke University | News | Comments



My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 3, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

January 25, 2010 6:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

This is it, the last session for this year's SolidWorks World. Take advantage of some really great presentations to complete your day, and then get ready to go back to the office and put the information to good use. The Other Project BUB, Part 2 - Land Speed Racing Designs for...

Today’s Voltage Regulators Enable High Efficiency and Space Savings in Portable Applications

January 25, 2010 6:40 am | by John Lambert, International Rectifier Corp. | Articles | Comments

As demand for longer battery life in portable devices increases, engineers are continually challenged to design highly efficient point-of-load (POL) converters while maintaining or reducing board space. Adding to the challenge is the fact that many portable devices like laptop computers have wide input voltage variation.


China Rebukes U.S. Calls to Investigate Hacking

January 25, 2010 5:57 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

China said any U.S. suggestions that China condoned or directed hackers’ attacks against Google were “groundless.”


Pope To Priests: Go Forth And Blog

January 25, 2010 5:57 am | by Product Design & Development | News | Comments

Pope Benedict XVI has a new commandment for priests struggling to get their message across: Go forth and blog.

Psychologists develop tools to predict cognitive impairment

January 25, 2010 5:54 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Psychologists Charles Brainerd and Valerie Reyna are looking for ways to identify people at risk for developing cognitive impairment - early on, when chances for successful intervention are highest.


My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 3, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

January 25, 2010 5:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Can you believe it, only one more session after this one. By now a lot of folks are experiencing information overload, but are excited to pick up a few more tidbits of information before heading home. You might be disappointed that it's almost over, but you won't be disappointed by the...

Power Modules Boast Desirable Thermal and EMI Performance

January 25, 2010 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor introduced three products in its SIMPLE SWITCHER power module family. The LMZ-Series of power modules provide the efficiency of a synchronous switching regulator with the simplicity of a linear regulator, eliminating the



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