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Vibration Energy Harvester Powers Portable Devices

June 21, 2010 4:54 am | Videos | Comments

Perpetuum's free-standing vibration energy harvester converts unused mechanical vibration into useable electrical energy to power wireless sensor systems.


Design Creates High-Temperature HV Isolated Converter Platform

June 21, 2010 4:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in versions optimized for inputs from 15V to 40V or 150VA to 350VA, the STROMBOLI DC/DC converter design includes an application note, reference design, and demo board with related datasheet, schematics, and bill-of-material.


Taiwan scholars blast Foxconn's China operations

June 21, 2010 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of Taiwanese scholars urged Foxconn Technology Group to end a rigid and "inhumane" management style at its mammoth factory compound in southern China.Their petition follows a recent string of suicides at the Shenzhen facility, which employs and houses more than 300,000 people, many from...


iCampaigning? US candidates turning to phone apps

June 21, 2010 2:05 am | by KATE BRUMBACK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Running for office? You can make an app for that.Maintaining a Facebook page and Twitter feed has become standard practice for U.S. political candidates seeking to get their message out. Now some are even creating iPhone applications so supporters can follow their campaigns and make...

Using carbon nanotubes in lithium batteries can dramatically improve energy capacity

June 20, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) atteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery's electrodes produced a significant increase -- up to tenfold -- in the amount of power...

Processor XMC Module Touts Gigahertz-class Complex Application Processing

June 19, 2010 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interface Concept introduced its IC-PQ3-XMCa ultra low power Processor XMC module, based on the Freescale PowerQUICC III MPC8536E processor. The IC-PQ3-XMCa is designed to offer both the Gigahertz-class complex application processing abilities and


Mass. AG seeks privacy information from Google

June 18, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is seeking information from Google Inc. about the search engine's "Street View" project to ensure it is not acquiring personal information.Coakley said Friday she is concerned about reports "Street View" acquired payload data over Wi-Fi networks....

Oklahoma State regents OK $1B budget, tuition hike

June 18, 2010 3:06 pm | by JEFF LATZKE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The $1 billion budget approved Friday for Oklahoma State University's next fiscal year includes tuition hikes, no raises and money for a new pilot program that will provide 125 students with free iPads to test out as a classroom tool.The university will pay slightly less than the $499 retail...


Apple opens in Georgetown, its 1st DC store

June 18, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than two years after buying a Georgetown building, Apple Inc. is opening its first store in Washington.The grand opening is slated for Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wisconsin Avenue store.The glass storefront design proved problematic last year when an architectural review board...

Transparent Heaters Control Temp of Optical, Lens and Display Assemblies

June 18, 2010 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Dontech Therma Klear transparent heaters provide the warmth necessary to extend the operating temperature of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) in cold environments (e.g., from 0° to below -40°C) and for the anti-fog, anti-icing, and de-icing of


Fiorina's former company benefits from stimulus

June 18, 2010 11:05 am | by JUDY LIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is kicking off her general election campaign by slamming the $862 billion federal stimulus package that was supported by her opponent, Democrat Barbara Boxer.This week, she made stops at a window-making plant near Fresno and an electrical contractor in...

Rugged SBC Rivals iPhone in Size

June 18, 2010 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

General Micro Systems, Inc. (GMS) developed an Intel Atom-based rugged SBC that offers low power consumption. Combined with its small footprint and high performance, the Atom XPC40x (extended temperature, conduction-cooled) and Atom XP40x (standard temperature) are said to


Over two billion hours served

June 18, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, located at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, has run over two billion processor-hours of computations at a mind-boggling speed of over 557 trillion calculations a second as it enables...


Certara cuts offer for Symyx to $5.75 per share

June 18, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Certara Corp. has lowered its buyout offer for lab research and technology company Symyx Technologies Inc. by $1 per share, days after discussions on a potential deal broke down.Certara cut its per-share offer, first announced late last month, to $5.75 from $6.75. Based on Symyx's 34.9 million...

Intevac expands board to 7 directors

June 18, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intevac Inc., a maker of imaging products and equipment for the hard disk drive industry, said Friday that it has expanded its board of directors with the addition of John F. Schaefer.The addition brings the total board to seven directors.Schaefer also sits on the board of Websense Inc., an...


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