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Amazon adds audio, video to Kindle apps

June 28, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments, which makes the Kindle electronic book reader, said Monday it added a new video feature to the software that lets people read Kindle books on Apple gadgets.Amazon makes free Kindle e-book reader applications, or "apps," so people can buy and read its e-books on devices other than...

University receives $19 million to monitor carbon storage project

June 28, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Texas at Austin) The University of Texas at Austin will receive up to $19 million to design and oversee a monitoring plan for a carbon capture and storage demonstration project in southeast Texas. This project will be among the first in the state of Texas, and one of only a...

Vias between BGA pads

June 28, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I ran across a question posted on the Xilinx forum recently about whether vias in BGA pads needed to be capped, as suggested in my post about that subject. We do recommend that the vias be filled and capped with...


HiSoft Technology hopes to raise $66M in IPO

June 28, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HiSoft Technology International Ltd., a Chinese software-development outsourcing service, is expected to raise more than $66 million this week through an initial public offering.The company is offering 6.4 million American Depositary Shares, or ADSs, and selling shareholders are selling 1...

Broadridge closes securities clearing deal

June 28, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. completed the $35.2 million sale of its brokerage clearing business, the technology outsourcing company said Monday.Penson Financial Services Inc., which is a subsidiary of Penson Worldwide Inc., used a mix of notes and stock to fund the deal.With the sale,...

Cylinders with Twin Guides Offer High Rigidity

June 28, 2010 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Misumi offers a newly designed family of Cylinders with Twin Guide, incorporates two strong guide rods along with the cylinder for improved rigidity.


Stepper Motor Linear Actuators Feature Optimized Stator Tooth Geometry

June 28, 2010 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion offers a line of high output can stack linear actuators. The Haydon line of high output can stack actuators include the 20 mm, 25 mm, and 35 mm frame sizes. The linear actuators were designed and built with


Bursting bubbles with sound offers new treatments for cancer

June 28, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leeds) A new way to deliver cancer drugs using gas bubbles and sound waves is to be developed at the University of Leeds. The project will enable highly toxic drugs to be delivered in small doses directly to tumors, where their toxicity can safely be put to good use. If...


Microcontrollers Integrate USB and RAM

June 28, 2010 8:20 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the four-member PIC24FJ256GB210 microcontroller family, which integrates USB for Embedded Host/Peripheral/On-the-Go and 96 Kbytes of RAM.


Family of ADCs consumes only 9.9mW

June 28, 2010 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadening its industry-leading portfolio of 12-/10-/8-bit ADCs, Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX11102 family of low-power ADCs. This family is composed of nine devices available in different resolution (12-/10-/8-bit), channel-count (2/1), and conversion-rate (3/2Msps) configurations.


LED driver ICs Tout High Efficiency

June 28, 2010 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMDI announced its entry into the LED market with the first three energy-efficient LED driver ICs that achieve up to 95% efficiency and demonstrate ZMDI’s commitment to green technology.


Planar Electromagnetic Simulation Software Targets Antenna Analysis

June 28, 2010 8:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

AWR Corporation, a leader in high-frequency EDA, announced that antenna analysis is now available in the 2010 release of its AXIEM 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulation software.


USB SuperSpeed 3.0-to-SATA Controllers Targeting Consumer Storage

June 28, 2010 7:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

PLX Technology announced the sampling of three USB SuperSpeed 3.0-to-SATA controllers targeting the consumer storage market. The new PLX trio includes the OXU3102, OXU3101 and OXU3100, which are said to provide


PCI Express Reference Design Features Atom Processor and Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA

June 28, 2010 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics announce the release of the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA PCIe I/O Reference Design using the Intel Atom processor Z510 for embedded applications.


Voltage Regulators for Computing Tout Efficiency Shaping Tech

June 28, 2010 7:17 am | News | Comments

CHiL Semiconductor Corporation announced a new configuration in its computing voltage regulator (VR) solutions for CPU, GPU, and DDR applications. Now configured to optimize efficiency from the lowest idle state to the highest operating state of



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