Serving the Electronic Design Community Since 1956
Subscribe to ECN Magazine All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

ECN Daily

Microsoft to investigate conditions in China plant

April 15, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it will investigate reports of poor working conditions at a factory in southern China that makes some of its products.The world's largest software maker was responding to a report from The National Labor Committee, a nonprofit that looks into the treatment of...

Viacom Says Old Memos Bolster Case

April 15, 2010 3:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Viacom said new documents unsealed in its lawsuit against Google bolster its case that the YouTube video site violated its copyrights

Why Planes Need to Avoid Fine Volcanic Ash

April 15, 2010 3:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Volcanic ash: why it’s bad for planes Aircraft avoid any airspace that has volcanic ash in it for a simple reason: the ash can wreck the function of propeller or jet aircraft, because it is so fine [less than 2mm in diameter, and some as fine as 6 microns] that it will invade the...


Publisher Lulu postpones IPO after being unable to raise enough money: reports

April 15, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Online publishing company Lulu Ltd. has postponed an initial public offering after being unable to attract enough investor money, reports say.In March, Lulu said it wanted to begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company said in its prospectus it hoped to use the proceeds from the...

Ex-supervisor at General Dynamics pleads to theft

April 15, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former accounts supervisor at General Dynamics Corp. has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $230,000 from the company.Fifty-three-year-old Mary Angela Herrmann of Ashburn, Va., entered the guilty plea late Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria. She faces up to 20 years in prison when...

Google's Profit Jumps 37%

April 15, 2010 2:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google's profit rose 37% in the first quarter, highlighting how the online-advertising market continues to rebound. Revenue, minus commissions to partners, was $5.06 billion.

Antibody selection method could mean better drugs

April 15, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineering researchers have made antibodies that block only specific immune cells that cause inflammation, but not the ones the body normally uses to fight infections.


NIST detector counts photons with 99 percent efficiency

April 15, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) NIST scientists have developed the world's most efficient single photon detector, which is able to count individual particles of light traveling through fiber optic cables with roughly 99 percent efficiency. The team's efforts could...


Low-Cost Single-Chip Embedded Digital Video Recorder Solution for Video Surveillance

April 15, 2010 12:49 pm | by Anshuman Saxena, Senior Technical Lead Engineer, Texas Instruments, ( | Articles | Comments

Digital video recorders (DVRs) take the analog video input from closed circuit televisions (CCTVs), digitize the input using video decoders and then compress this digital data before storing it on a local storage media like hard disk. The critical advantage that DVRs give over tape-based predecessors is that one can process the recorded data much better and perform event search, time search and more to play back specific content.


Google 1Q profit rises 37 pct but stock slides

April 15, 2010 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc.'s first-quarter profit rose 37 percent as more people clicked on higher-priced Internet ads powered by the company's search engine.The results released Thursday are the latest indication that the online advertising and technology sectors are bouncing back from the recession more...

Microsoft Probes Factory Conditions

April 15, 2010 12:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Microsoft said it is investigating allegations of worker abuse at a factory in China that makes computer mice, cameras and other devices for the technology giant.

U.S. Joins Bribery Probe of H-P Executives

April 15, 2010 11:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The U.S. government has joined German and Russian authorities in investigating whether Hewlett-Packard executives paid millions of dollars in bribes to win a contract in Russia.

3D and Internet TV Lead Trends Featured at China FPD & HDTV Conference

April 15, 2010 11:24 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, today announced the agenda for the 2010 DisplaySearch China FPD TV and HDTV Conference to be held May 20-21, 2010, at the Marco Polo Shenzhen Hotel.


Using neutrons to peer inside a battery designed for hybrid locomotives

April 15, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) GE and Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are collaborating on research that could help to optimize charging and discharging of high-performance batteries. Initial studies focus on a rechargeable sodium/iron chloride battery designed to power hybrid...

VPT Adds New Modules to DC-DC Power Converter Series

April 15, 2010 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

VPT, Inc. announced that several new modules are available for the DVFL, DVTR, and DVHF Series DC-DC power converter product lines. The new output voltages on these modules satisfy the reliability requirements and varying output voltage needs of the newest avionics and military electronics.



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.