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Today’s Voltage Regulators Enable High Efficiency and Space Savings in Portable Applications

January 25, 2010 6:40 am | by John Lambert, International Rectifier Corp. | Articles | Comments

As demand for longer battery life in portable devices increases, engineers are continually challenged to design highly efficient point-of-load (POL) converters while maintaining or reducing board space. Adding to the challenge is the fact that many portable devices like laptop computers have wide input voltage variation.

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China Rebukes U.S. Calls to Investigate Hacking

January 25, 2010 5:57 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

China said any U.S. suggestions that China condoned or directed hackers’ attacks against Google were “groundless.”

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Pope To Priests: Go Forth And Blog

January 25, 2010 5:57 am | by Product Design & Development | News | Comments

Pope Benedict XVI has a new commandment for priests struggling to get their message across: Go forth and blog.

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Psychologists develop tools to predict cognitive impairment

January 25, 2010 5:54 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Psychologists Charles Brainerd and Valerie Reyna are looking for ways to identify people at risk for developing cognitive impairment - early on, when chances for successful intervention are highest.

My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 3, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

January 25, 2010 5:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Can you believe it, only one more session after this one. By now a lot of folks are experiencing information overload, but are excited to pick up a few more tidbits of information before heading home. You might be disappointed that it's almost over, but you won't be disappointed by the...

Power Modules Boast Desirable Thermal and EMI Performance

January 25, 2010 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor introduced three products in its SIMPLE SWITCHER power module family. The LMZ-Series of power modules provide the efficiency of a synchronous switching regulator with the simplicity of a linear regulator, eliminating the

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iLOOKABOUT Adds Power

January 25, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

iLOOKABOUT Corp. (TSX VENTURE: ILA)("iLOOKABOUT" or the "Company") today confirmed the appointment of Mike Power, former Teranet executive, to the position of Vice President, Business Development, responsible for the Company's Real Estate and Financial Services sectors portfolios and geo-spatial...

Doctors develop life-saving, low-cost ventilators for emergency, rural and military use

January 25, 2010 5:00 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Anesthetists have designed three prototype low-cost ventilators that could provide vital support during major health care emergencies involving large numbers of patients, such as pandemics, and where resources are limited, such as in developing countries, remote...

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AC-DC Power Supply Touts Reduced Ripple and Noise

January 25, 2010 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Daitron has announced to release of an ultra low noise/low leakage AC to DC 50W switching power supply product suitable for noise sensitive applications. Customer can save external isolation transformer and filter components. The MFS50 is designed for noise sensitive applications such as 

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My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 3, Birds-of-a-Feather

January 25, 2010 4:55 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

For the past several years at SolidWorks World, lunchtime has meant Birds-of-a-Feather seating. This year will be different. Instead of setting up tables in the main dining room, special rooms have been set aside for an after lunch networking session starting at 12:45pm. The session lasts...

California Micro Devices Announces New PicoGuard® Low Capacitance ESD Protection Array for High Speed Serial Interfaces

January 25, 2010 4:52 am | by California Micro Devices | News | Comments

California Micro Devices Announces New PicoGuard® Low Capacitance ESD Protection Array for High Speed Serial Interfaces

Intel Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

January 25, 2010 4:52 am | by Intel | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 22, 2010 – Intel Corporation's board of directors has declared a 15.75 cents per share quarterly dividend on the company's common stock, reflecting the previously announced 12.5 percent increase from the fourth quarter of 2009.

Cypress to Announce Fourth-Quarter and Year-End 2009 Results on January 28

January 25, 2010 4:52 am | by Cypress Semiconductor | News | Comments

Conference Call to be Webcast at: http://www.cypress.com/investorsSAN JOSE, Calif., January 6, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) will announce its fourth-quarter 2009 and year-end earnings in a conference call on Thursday, January 28 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific...

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IR's IR3870M SupIRBuck Integrated Voltage Regulator Simplifies Design; Maximizes System Efficiency for DC-DC Applications

January 25, 2010 4:52 am | by International Rectifier | News | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the IR3870M SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator for notebook and desktop computers, game consoles, consumer electronics applications such as set top boxes, and general purpose point-of-load DC-DC converters.

Fairchild Semiconductor Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009

January 25, 2010 4:52 am | by Fairchild Semiconductor | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance products to drive energy-efficiency, today announced results for the fourth quarter ended December 27, 2009. Fairchild reported fourth quarter sales of $354.5 million, up 7 percent from the prior quarter...

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