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Parts Substitution Gone Big

December 10, 2009 9:55 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I've mentioned some cautions with parts substitutions before; wrong V values on barrier or flyback diodes, counterfeit parts and things like that. Here's another example of something to watch out for if your supply is tight and choices are limited....

Motion Control Device Adds Pizzazz to Web Surfing

December 10, 2009 9:22 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Back at CES ’09, I had the chance to preview Hillcrest Labs’ MEMs Accelerometer based motion control technology. They’ve since marketed it as a consumer device, the Loop Pointer.

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Eli Lilly predicts earnings growth, touts pipeline

December 10, 2009 9:00 am | by TOM MURPHY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Eli Lilly & Co. said Thursday earnings per share could grow more than 10 percent next year, but the drugmaker's stock dipped as its 2009 forecast fell short of Wall Street expectations.Indianapolis-based Lilly also touted its pipeline of drugs under development during a Webcast of its annual...

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Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Cold Formula Liquid Gels - Incorrect Packaging

December 10, 2009 8:50 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

One lot recalled because labeling on the foil blister card of certain packages were printed with the label reversed, and consumers may not be aware of the warnings of an antihistamine that could cause drowsiness.

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Air Force Confirms Existence of Stealth UAV

December 10, 2009 8:42 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Air Force has confirmed the existence of a new Stealth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Designated the RQ-170 Sentinel, “The Beast of Kandahar" has been spotted over Afghanistan as early as 2007. The military plans to deploy it for reconnaissance and surveillance missions.  

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ECN Launches Annual 'Tops in Test' Contest

December 10, 2009 8:38 am | Blogs | Comments

 ECN magazine is announcing both a new test-oriented blog and an annual contest on Best Test Practices.

Absorbing Hydrogen Fluoride Gas to Enhance Crystal Growth

December 10, 2009 4:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Two scientists at Brookhaven Lab have developed a method to control the buildup of hydrogen fluoride gas during the growth of precision crystals needed for applications such as superconductors, optical devices, and microelectronics.

EasyWhite LED Binning Simplifies LED Selection

December 10, 2009 4:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enabling both simplified LED system design and improved LED-to-LED color consistency, EasyWhite bins from Cree are offered in 3500 K, 3000 K and 2700 K color temperatures and are 75 percent smaller than the ANSI C78.377 standard color regions.

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Evaluation Board Creates Three-phase Energy Meter

December 10, 2009 4:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ADE7878 smart energy meter evaluation board is designed to be used together with accompanying software to implement a fully functional three-phase energy meter.

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3D CAD Model Library Provided on CD-ROM

December 10, 2009 4:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Misumi 3D CAD Model library in CD-ROM format is now available upon request, free of charge, to machine builders, automation system designers and product design engineers.

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Development Efforts Spur Growth of OLED Adoption

December 10, 2009 3:29 am | News | Comments

Sustained development efforts in Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology will drive a CAGR of 44% over the next five years in the market for OLED lighting and displays.

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India to supply low-cost nuclear parts for export

December 10, 2009 3:00 am | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Ltd. and Westinghouse Electric Co. plan to use India as a low-cost supplier of nuclear parts for export to the U.S. and Europe, executives said Thursday."We see India as a very good supply chain for us to supply our world market," said Daniel Roderick, senior vice...

Costco 1Q profit edges higher, sales climb

December 10, 2009 2:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A strong turnaround in a key sales figure and rising revenue despite lower gasoline prices helped Costco Wholesale Corp. post a slight increase in its fiscal first-quarter profit on Thursday.The nation's largest wholesale-club operator has been helped by sales of food and everyday items to...

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Panasonic to buy 50.2 pct stake in Sanyo for $4.6B

December 9, 2009 11:00 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it will take majority control of Sanyo Electric Co. in a $4.6 billion deal that would forge one of the biggest electronics makers in the world.Panasonic said it will buy 50.2 percent of Sanyo for 403.78 billion yen ($4.6 billion) after closing its five-week tender...

15 new substances of very high concern to be added to the Candidate List

December 9, 2009 6:56 pm | by European Commission | News | Comments

ECHA´s Member State Committee identified today 15 new chemical substances for the Candidate List of substances of very high concern. The List will formally be updated in January 2010. The Member State Committee agreed unanimously that 15 new substances of very high concern (SVHC) should...

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