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LCD Monthly Desktop Monitor Production Rate Highest Since Mid-2008

February 1, 2010 4:57 am | News | Comments

January LCD monitor production for top PC and monitor brands—about 85% of the market—was 12.5 M, the highest level in more than a year, as noted in the newly announced DisplaySearch Monthly Desktop Monitor Brand and OEM Production Report.

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Tool Cleans Outdoor 1.25 mm Fiber Optic Connectors

February 1, 2010 4:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

US Conec Ltd. announced the release of its IBC Brand Cleaner ODC. This mechanical cleaning tool uses a dry cleaning strand to remove dust and liquid residue off the end face of plug and socket ODC-Series connectors. This version of the IBC cleaning tools features a 

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Smartphone competition to bite in 2010 after Q4 boom

February 1, 2010 4:53 am | News | Comments

Booming demand for new, cheaper smartphones helped fuel a recovery in the overall handset market late last year, but rivalry for a piece of this lucrative business will turn fierce in 2010 as many new vendors enter the market.

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The Heartbreak Of Units Mis-match

February 1, 2010 4:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

A little extra checking may take a little extra time, but it can save a lot in the end. This sort of thing just bums me out. I've done it and similar things a few times myself. I've used a...

Nokia cuts phone prices as market growth returns

February 1, 2010 4:51 am | News | Comments

Nokia (NOK1V.HE) cut phone prices across its portfolio in late January, putting its cheapest smartphones on a collision course with mid-range phones from rivals Samsung (005930.KS) and Sony Ericsson. Nokia said price changes were part of its normal, ongoing business.

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California lists moon junk as historical resource

February 1, 2010 4:48 am | News | Comments

Seeking to preserve the site where humans first set foot on the moon, a California state panel on Friday registered a collection of 106 objects left by the Apollo 11 mission as an historical resource. The move by the state Historical Resources Commission marks the first such designation for cultural artifacts located other than on Earth, said Lisa Westwood, part of a team of scholars and museum professionals who applied for the listing.

Power Inductors Achieve Desirable DC Bias

February 1, 2010 4:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s NRS5020 (5.0 mmx 5.0 mm, with a maximum height of 2.0 mm) and the NR5040 (5.0 mm x 5.0 mm, with a maximum height of 4.0 mm) wire-wound power inductors are said to feature the industry’s best DC bias characteristics for 5 mm square power inductors. Though more 

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Obama pushes nuclear energy to boost climate bill

February 1, 2010 4:45 am | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is endorsing nuclear energy like never before, trying to win over Republicans and moderate Democrats on climate and energy legislation. Obama singled out nuclear power in his State of the Union address, and his spending plan for the next budget year is expected to include billions of more dollars in federal guarantees for new nuclear reactors.

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PTC Thermistors Are Qualified to AEC Q-200

February 1, 2010 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC introduced the Superior Series of EPCOS SMD PTC thermistors for limit temperature measurement. They are available in case sizes 0805, 0603 and 0402. Compared to the standard series, these components employ a more homogenous ceramic material, which enables

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Change for NASA: Renting the Right Stuff

February 1, 2010 4:41 am | News | Comments

Getting to space is about to be outsourced. The Obama administration on Monday will propose in its new budget spending billions of dollars to encourage private companies to build, launch and operate spacecraft for NASA and others. Uncle Sam would buy its astronauts a ride into space just like hopping in a taxi...

Single Output, 75 W Power Supplies Offer Open Frame Construction

February 1, 2010 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s MPO-75S Series of single output, 75 W AC power supplies include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and compact open frame construction. Four standard models operate from a universal input of 90 V to 264 VAC; providing 

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Energy Efficient 2 A, 100 V Schottky Bridge Rectifier Saves Space

February 1, 2010 4:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. announced the release of the CBRHDSH2-100 Schottky Bridge Rectifier packaged in the HD DIP case. This energy efficient device has a low reverse leakage current of 0.7 uA and addresses the need for a space saving 2 A, 100 V full wave bridge rectifier essential for today’s power management, solid state lighting, and power over ethernet applications. The CBRHDSH2-100 is said to 

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Softchoice Re-Files 2008 MD & A and Certificates

February 1, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Softchoice Corporation (TSX: SO) announced today that it has re-filed its Management Discussion and Analysis (the "MD&A") and the certificates (the "Certificates") of the President and CEO and CFO for the year ended December 31, 2008 and the interim filing for the period ended September 30, 2009....

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Amazon.com to capitulate to Macmillan price demand

February 1, 2010 3:56 am | News | Comments

Amazon.com says it will give in to publishing giant Macmillan and agree to sell electronic versions of its books even at prices it considers too high. New copies of Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall," Andrew Young's "The Politician" and other books published by Macmillan were unavailable Saturday on Amazon.com, after the retailer pulled the titles in a surprising reaction to the publisher's new pricing model for e-books.

Apple's own approach to iPad e-books could confuse

February 1, 2010 3:53 am | News | Comments

Even as Apple's iPad will likely energize electronic reading, the new device is undermining a painstakingly constructed effort by the publishing industry to make it possible to move e-books between different electronic readers.

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