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New FMC Standard Drives Performance in Aerospace and Defense Signal Processing Systems

April 30, 2010 7:09 am | by Jeremy Banks, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing | Articles | Comments

New generations of FPGAs present developers with a level of processing performance and potential I/O bandwidth that cannot easily be matched by conventional CPU configurations. While many COTS solutions enable developers to readily make use of FPGAs for processing, the real challenge to an application is often measured in terms of I/O bandwidth, latency and connectivity.

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Comparing the Impact of Different Heat Sink Materials on Cooling Performance

April 30, 2010 7:00 am | by Michael Haskell, Thermal Engineer, Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., www.Qats.com | Articles | Comments

This article addresses the impact of material choice on heat sink performance. First, we evaluate different materials using mechanical samples and a research quality wind tunnel. This testing compares a constant heat sink geometry made from copper, aluminum, and graphite foam.

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Why You Should Care About Green Storage

April 30, 2010 6:16 am | by Tom McDorman, vice president and general manager of enterprise storage solutions, WD | Articles | Comments

There is a lot of talk about going “green” lately, and while it is noble, timely and responsible to save the environment from excessive green house gases, in these tough economic times, it can be equally as responsible to lower energy and power costs.

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April 30, 2010 6:11 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

As a result of the Comcast Corp. v. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) court decision, Internet service providers (ISPs) are no longer constrained from slowing or blocking different types of content or access to sites that offer content that conflicts with the providers’ interests.

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Trackball Module Can Replace a Mouse in Certain Apps

April 30, 2010 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Similar to the trackball found on many smart phones, this sensor is easily portable and can be used to replace a mouse in many applications. The Trackball Module comes with a built in center select switch and a red LED which can be programmed to light up the trackball when desired.

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AC-DC Power Supplies Meet Requirements of MIL-STD-810

April 30, 2010 5:45 am | Vicor Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Vicor Corporation’s Westcor Division announced that elements of Westcor’s proven configurable power supplies have now joined the ranks of Vicor’s military COTS products as well. They include, specifically, PFC Mini MI and PFC Micro/MicroS MI power factor corrected AC-DC switchers...

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Oracle resumes construction of Utah data center

April 30, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software maker Oracle Corp. has resumed construction of a $285 million data center in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan.State and local economic officials say the company eventually will hire 100 employees at salaries averaging $82,000.Oracle broke ground in October 2008, then stopped...

Samsung Profit Jumps on Chip Strength

April 30, 2010 4:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics reported its biggest quarterly profit ever, led by a surge in its chip business that's benefiting from an industry upturn and ongoing strength in a TV division.

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Jobs Attacks Flash as Unfit for iPhone

April 30, 2010 3:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Steve Jobs defended Apple's decision to exclude Adobe's Flash player from many of its mobile devices.

IPhone Finder 'Regrets' Mistake

April 30, 2010 2:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The 21-year-old who found Apple's next-generation iPhone prototype came forward through his attorney to say he regretted not doing more to return the phone to Apple.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Swings to Net Profit

April 30, 2010 1:21 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. said Friday it swung to a net profit in the first quarter from a loss a year earlier, providing further evidence of the recovery in the chip industry.

Samsung 1Q net profit surges to record high

April 29, 2010 9:30 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics said net profit surged more than six-fold in the first quarter to a record high on strong demand and higher prices for memory chips as well as increased sales of mobile phones and flat screen televisions.Samsung earned 3.99 trillion won ($3.59 billion) in the three months...

Viacom’s Profit Rises on Increased Ads and Fees

April 29, 2010 7:21 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The media conglomerate Viacom’s positive results, helped by cost cuts, may signal a recovery from weak advertising in the recession.

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Think Blankfein Will Resign? Want to Bet?

April 29, 2010 7:21 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

People are wagering on the S.E.C. case against Goldman Sachs and the fate of Lloyd C. Blankfein in an online futures market.

The Fates of Motorola and Palm Diverged Over Android

April 29, 2010 7:21 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Motorola posted an unexpected first-quarter profit because of shipments of smartphones using the Android operating system.

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