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China Premier Li Keqiang addresses Thai Parliament

October 11, 2013 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang became the first foreign leader to address Thailand's Parliament in more than a decade Friday as he began a three-day visit aimed at strengthening ties and seeking business for his country's high-speed railway technology .Li told the lawmakers that Thailand and China will boost their trade to $100 billion by the end of 2015...

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JTAG/Boundary Scan – a method for eliminating access problems in electronic assembly development

October 11, 2013 10:20 am | by Enrico Lusky and Mario Berger, Goepel | Articles | Comments

JTAG/Boundary Scan has become an increasingly valuable application, in particular in the development departments of small and large companies. On the one hand, this is due to the enormous potential the technology provides and, on the other hand to the problems increasingly compact assemblies and components place on test technologies with respect to mechanical access.

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MOSFET delivers increased power density while reducing overall system size and cost

October 11, 2013 9:44 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the introduction of the AUIRF8736M2 DirectFET 2 power MOSFET for heavy load automotive applications including electric power steering, braking systems and pumps that require superior power density in a compact footprint.

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LTE module series delivers 100Mpbs download and 50Mbps upload speeds

October 11, 2013 9:36 am | Telit Wireless Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions announced the market roll-out of the LE910 LTE module series with initial variants for North America and Europe. The 3GPP Release 9 compliant products are positioned to expedite migration to 4G for new and existing designs including those already based on 2G or 3G members of the xE910 family.

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Hold-up module offers board footprint savings

October 11, 2013 9:23 am | Gaia Converters | Product Releases | Comments

GAIA Converter has released a new front-end hold-up module targeting Avionic and Military applications. The HUGD-300 is designed for applications that need to meet power hold-up requirements in their designs, up to 300W. Such on-board applications need to remain operational between 50ms to 200 ms or more....

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Sony CEO praises Japan leader for 'Abenomics'

October 11, 2013 4:15 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The chief of Sony Corp., one of the best known Japanese companies, praised the country's prime minister Friday for his efforts to jump-start the economy and put the nation back on the global stage. "From my perspective, he is saying all the right things," Kazuo Hirai, Sony Corp. chief executive...

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Monolithic Ceramic Capacitors 0603 Size Available with X5R Characteristics, 0.1µF, 25V

October 11, 2013 2:46 am | by Murata Manufacturing | News | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has commercialized the new low profile monolithic ceramic capacitor, 0603 size (0.6×0.3mm) with having X5R characteristics, 0.1µF, 25V....

Innovation in renewable-energy technologies is booming

October 10, 2013 5:00 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The number of patents issued for renewable-energy technologies has risen sharply over the last decade, according to new research from MIT and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI). The study shows that investments in research and development, as well as in the growth of markets for these products, have helped to spur this dramatic growth in innovation.“We were quite surprised,” says Jessika Trancik, an assistant professor of engineering system...

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Hybrid cars are a status symbol of sorts for seniors, Baylor consumer study shows

October 10, 2013 4:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Paying extra bucks to "go green" in a hybrid car may pay off in self-esteem and image for older drivers, as well as give a healthy boost to the environment, according to a Baylor University study. The finding is significant because some segments of the older-consumer population control a considerable share of the discretionary income in the United States....

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Rice University mix of graphene nanoribbons, polymer has potential for cars, soda, beer

October 10, 2013 4:19 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A discovery at Rice University aims to make vehicles that run on compressed natural gas more practical. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda. The Rice lab of chemist James Tour has enhanced a polymer material to make it far more impermeable to pressurized gas and far lighter than the metal in tanks now used to contain the gas.

It’s a man’s world

October 10, 2013 3:17 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The lack of women in engineering has been an ongoing issue for some time. In terms of progress, we have seen some marvelous improvements and change for the better. But according to the National Science Foundation’s most recent statistics, an astonishing gender disparity remains....

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LED drop light outperforms incandescent lamps

October 10, 2013 2:07 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial lighting specialists Larson Electronics have announced the release of a new explosion-proof LED drop light designed to provide cooler operation and higher performance than standard incandescent drop lights. The EHL-LED-7W-100-1523 Explosion Proof LED Drop Light is approved for Class 1 Division 1 & 2 locations....

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Engineering Update #28: The car designed for a zombie apocalypse

October 10, 2013 1:31 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

If you're worried about the impending Zombie apocalypse have we got a car for you. The zombie-pocolypse prototype car was designed by a Walking Dead fan via the Walking Dead Chop Shop app, which allows users to customize three Hyundai models into the perfect anti-zombie car.

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Engineering Newswire 60: Hyundai builds zombie survival machine, preps for apocalypse

October 10, 2013 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert! | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, we're being chased down by animal-like robots, designing a zombie survival machine, breaking the women's land speed record, and using gems to better breathalyzers. This episode features: At this year's Comic-Con in New York, Hyundai will bring a fan-designed Zombie survival machine to life. Arizona-based Anson Kuo's Sante Fe design was picked out of more than 82,500 fan submissions.

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UT Arlington professor to increase speed, capacity on silicon chips with novel lasers

October 10, 2013 1:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A UT Arlington electrical engineering professor, funded by a new National Science Foundation grant, is working to harness the power of lasers on silicon chips to increase capacity and speed in computing and communications systems. Weidong Zhou, a professor of electrical engineering with the UT Arlington Nanotechnology Research Center, said the research will advance the use of lasers

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