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High-Voltage Capacitors: Design and Testing

March 9, 2010 9:23 am | by Joe Moxley, Senior Engineer, Custom Electronics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

There are many industries that depend on the proven design concepts that require high voltages to operate. Radar, X-ray machines, traveling wave tubes, down-hole logging, particle accelerators, aerospace ignition systems, partial discharge detection, power utilities and welding equipment are some examples.


Video games and the military: Engaging the “tech generation”

March 9, 2010 9:10 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

For good or ill, the military is often indistinguishable from a large corporation. While “employees” must conform to the company’s modus operandi, the company must engage its employees on their terms. In this day and age, that means technology. Thus, the military increasingly relies on video games and computers to recruit and train its “employees.”


Microsoft rolls out new MSN site design

March 9, 2010 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is rolling out the new design for its MSN Web portal in the U.S.The software maker is saying goodbye to's blue background and its blocks of text links. Instead, starting Tuesday, the site is sporting more white space and fewer categories.Microsoft Corp. hopes to get more Web...


bCompany Also Reports Further Restructuring of Balance Sheet and

March 9, 2010 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Debt Resolve, Inc. (OTCBB: DRSV) (the "Company"), a leading provider of the proprietary DebtResolve@ software to major banks and other businesses with large consumer debt portfolios, announced the acquisition of a major new client, the continuing restructuring of its...

Judge certifies class-action lawsuit against Microsoft Canada

March 9, 2010 8:30 am | News | Comments

A British Columbia judge has certified a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft that alleges the software giant engaged in anti-competitive behaviour that enabled it to charge higher prices for its products.Justice E.M. Meyers concluded in a ruling released Monday that Vancouver-based Pro-Sys...

Fujitsu Warned on Resignation Issue

March 9, 2010 8:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Fujitsu said it received a verbal warning from the Tokyo Stock Exchange regarding a change in the explanation of its former president's resignation.

Cisco to introduce new heavy-duty Internet router

March 9, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. announced Tuesday that it is upgrading one of its biggest pieces of networking hardware, a router that's used to power the most trafficked parts of the Internet backbone.Routers play an important role as the Internet's traffic cops, shunting packets of data to their...

Cisco Unveils Faster Internet Router

March 9, 2010 7:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Cisco unveiled a faster router for managing Internet traffic, as it stems to regain market share it has lost in the arms race to manage telecommunications networks.


Digi-Key Corporation Announces Exclusive Global Distribution Deal with EPC

March 9, 2010 6:21 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — March 9, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has signed a deal for the...

Enhancement-Mode Power Transistors use GaN Technology

March 9, 2010 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today introduced a family of enhancement mode power transistors based on Gallium Nitride on Silicon technology.


Samsung, Panasonic start selling 3-D TVs

March 9, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung and Panasonic will start selling 3-D TVs in U.S. stores this week. This inaugurates what all TV makers hope is the era of 3-D viewing in the living room.Samsung Electronics Co. is announcing Tuesday that it is selling two 3-D sets, combined with the required glasses and 3-D Blu-ray...

Daytime running light with only two LEDs

March 9, 2010 4:49 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The OSTAR Compact LED from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has been developed specifically for use in vehicle headlights. This high-power LED is designed for Daytime Running Light (DRL) applications based on the use of light guides.


Broadridge Financial buys StockTrans

March 9, 2010 4:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. said Tuesday it has acquired StockTrans, a privately held company that provides services for registering and transferring stocks.Financial terms were not disclosed.Broadridge said the acquisition will help the company meet a demand for more reliable, low-cost...


WorldWinner Cash Games Now Available Through WildTangent ORB(TM)

March 9, 2010 4:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Online gamers just got a new way to win. Today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, WorldWinner ( , a subsidiary of GSN and leading provider of online game competitions, announced a partnership with WildTangent, a global...

Duke, NCSU Launch National K-12 Engineering Program

March 9, 2010 4:23 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

A new program designed to stimulate interest in science and technology in students from kindergarten to 12th grade was announced by the engineering deans at Duke University and North Carolina State University during last week's National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges Summit in Ral


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