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Thinnest Large-Screen LCD Panel is 2.6mm Thick

December 23, 2009 6:13 am | News | Comments

LG Display an innovator of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) technology, announced that it has developed the world’s thinnest LCD TV panel measuring 2.6mm.


Ten-Watt, T-R Switch Covers Cellular and WiMAX Apps to 4 GHz

December 23, 2009 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation released a GaAs pHEMT SPDT (single pole, double throw) MMIC T/R (transmit/receive) switch for automotive telematics, private mobile radio (PMR), cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G and test equipment applications from DC to 4 GHz. The HMC784MS8GE 


DC Power Converter Suits Telecom, Computing, Storage Distributed-power Apps

December 23, 2009 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lineage Power introduced its MegaTLynx DC/DC 30 A power converter for distributed power architectures and intermediate bus voltage applications used in telecom, datacom, server, storage and networking equipment. This product offers a


ROHM ECOMOS Series Efficiently Handles Reduced Supply Voltages in Portables

December 23, 2009 4:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new ECOMOS series of P-channel and N-channel MOSFETs from ROHM Semiconductor are designed to meet the prescribed operation at lower gate drive voltages that emerging generations of portable electronic devices require. ROHM’s advanced proprietary processing has produced devices that exhibit RDS(ON) values as much as 90%...


Elegant desktop enclosures in 10.5” and 19” widths

December 23, 2009 4:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Verotec’s stylish Verotec instrument case family combines stylish, modern design with high levels of functionality and outstanding technical attributes. Optimised for high end instrumentation applications, but equally applicable for use in diverse sectors such as telecommunications...


Microsemi Launches New Power Modules Line in SOT227 Packages

December 23, 2009 4:03 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi Corporation a leading manufacturer of high performance analog mixed signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors, has expanded its line of diode modules with 35 new full bridge devices in the popular SOT227 package.


General Dynamics wins $7M contract modification

December 22, 2009 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Co.'s National Steel and Shipbuilding unit won a $7 million modification to a previously awarded U.S. Navy contract for work on its mobile landing platform program, the Defense Department said Tuesday.The work is expected to be finished in May 2010. The contract is for work...

Canadian earnings declared Tuesday: Dalmac Energy, Mega Uranium, Overland, TIO

December 22, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earnings declared Tuesday as of 4 p.m.:Dalmac Energy Inc. (TSXV:DAL): Three months ended Oct. 31, 2009, net loss $1,000,000, net loss $0.08 a share; 2008, net income $148,000, net income $0.01 a share. Revenue: 2009, $3,600,000; 2008, $5,200,000.Mega Uranium Ltd. (TSX:MGA): Year end...


Toronto company i4i celebrates latest legal victory over Microsoft

December 22, 2009 2:00 pm | by B.H. McKenna-Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian company i4i's latest legal victory against software giant Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) is being heralded by the company's top executives as a "war cry for talented inventors" and a likely springboard for growth.In a decision Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

Genetic study clarifies African-American ancestry

December 22, 2009 1:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The research could have implications for reconstructing personal ancestries, personalized medicine, drug treatments and mapping risk factors for such common diseases as hypertension and diabetes.


SRA International awarded $50M DHS contract

December 22, 2009 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SRA International Inc. said Tuesday that it has been awarded a $50 million Department of Homeland Security contract for work on cyber security.The contract is to assist the National Cyber Security Division of Homeland Security with its work ranging from protecting critical infrastructure to...

My Screaming Favorites from 2009

December 22, 2009 12:52 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Years ago, it seemed like the last two weeks in December were just full of retrospectives on the year. It was all over the media all the time. I don't really hear so much of that any more, which might...

US execs delivered message to North Korea

December 22, 2009 12:00 pm | by DESMOND BUTLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. business executives say they told North Korean leaders during a visit to Pyongyang last week that they must give up their nuclear ambitions if they want foreign investment in the isolated country.The rare unofficial trip by independent U.S. business leaders came at the invitation of the...


Summary Box: Microsoft has to change Word software

December 22, 2009 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOSS IN COURT: A federal appeals court ordered Microsoft Corp. to pay a Canadian software company $290 million for violating a patent, upholding the decision of a lower court.WHAT IT MEANS: Beginning Jan. 11, Microsoft has to stop selling versions of Microsoft Word that infringe on the patent....

Boston mom calls 911 over son's video game habit

December 22, 2009 9:39 am | News | Comments

Police say a frustrated Boston woman called 911 to say she couldn't get her 14-year-old son to stop playing video games and go to sleep. Police spokesman Officer Joe Zanoli said Monday the mother called for help around 2:30 a.m. Saturday to say that the teenager also walked around the house and turned on all the lights.


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