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If Only Engineers Were Rock Stars

April 13, 2010 8:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Editor’s Note: From March 3-5, more than 600 engineers, students and other interested parties gathered in Raleigh, N.C., for the first of this year’s five Regional Grand Challenge Summits. The purpose of these sessions is to address how engineers and others can solve the 14 largest issues...

Tyco Electronics Recognizes Top Performing Distributors

April 13, 2010 8:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

BERWYN, Pa. -- April 13, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics (TE) recently announced its selection of eight electronic distributors for the companys 2009 Distributor of the Year Awards. The TE Distributor of the Year Awards honor its top performing global, regional and specialty distribution...

Older CFLs Interfere with Cable TV Equipment

April 13, 2010 7:52 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Phillips Electronics has admitted that early CFL models can interfere with cable TV equipment. When CFLs first turn on, their flickering affects the infra-red sensors on remote control receivers. This causes TVs to randomly turn on and off and switch channels.


The Industry Needs Bus Bars

April 13, 2010 6:52 am | by Ken Brandmier, director of new product development, Custom Electronics | Blogs | Comments

The fundamental purpose of a bus bar, like a wire or cable, is to connect two or more points of a circuit. However, bus bars offer many other advantages over conventional cables. 


Twitter to have paid tweets show up in searches

April 13, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Twitter announced Tuesday that it is introducing advertising, allowing companies to pay to have their messages show up first in searches on its site.The feature is called Promoted Tweets. Twitter says Best Buy Co., Sony Pictures, Starbucks Corp. and Virgin America are some of the...

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, February 2010

April 13, 2010 6:22 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total February exports of $143.2 billion and imports of $182.9 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $39.7 billion, up from $37.0 billion in January,...

Low Profile Universal Load Cell - Ideal for Structural and Fatigue Testing Applications

April 13, 2010 6:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

LCM Systems has launched a new range of low-profile universal load cells for many testing applications including structural and materials testing.

E-book Popularity Drives Electronic Paper Display (EPD) Shipments to 417% Y/Y Growth

April 13, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The popularity of e-books, particularly Amazon’s Kindle, drove electronic paper display (EPD) shipments to 5 million units in 2009, up 417% from 950 thousand in 2008, according to the DisplaySearch Q1‘10 Quarterly Small/Medium Shipment and Forecast Report


New patented technology for improving cardiac CTs receives NIH support

April 13, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Virginia Tech) Researchers from Virginia Tech and GE Global Research Center are developing novel cardiac computed tomography (CT) architectures and methods, including a newly patented approach to a long-standing challenge in local CT image reconstruction. Better image quality at lower...


Digi Wirelessly Enables Control Solutions' Building Automation Controller

April 13, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

New ZigBee gateway allows BACnet based systems to go wireless

Expansion Modules Make Light Work of Customized Device Design

April 13, 2010 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced a range of Em-ITX I/O expansion modules that make it easy to create highly customized device designs for a range of applications including digital signage, POI, gaming, kiosk, industrial automation and fleet management.


Route1 Releases TruOFFICE(TM) 2.8 With Strengthened Security

April 13, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Route1 Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ROI), a security and identity management company, today announced the release of TruOFFICE 2.8 with strengthened security and Windows 7 support.TruOFFICE users can now connect to Microsoft@ Windows 7 desktops from anywhere, at any time. This version also supports 64-bit...

NC county saving cash reclaimed from Dell breaks

April 13, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A North Carolina county is putting aside the money it recovered when Dell Inc. decided to close its computer assembly plant.The Winston-Salem Journal reported Tuesday that Forsyth County commissioners decided to keep Dell's refund of the county's financial incentives in a special fund. The...


$100 Million Allocated for Smart Grid Workforce Training and Development

April 13, 2010 5:22 am | News | Comments

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is announcing award selections for nearly $100 million for 54 smart grid workforce training programs that will help prepare the next generation of workers in the utility and electrical manufacturing industries.


Nokia launches cheaper smart phones

April 13, 2010 4:30 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. on Tuesday launched three less-expensive smart phones, including its first model expected to sell for under euro100 ($135) — in a strong move to grab new customers in emerging markets.The world's largest mobile phone maker said it wants "to put better messaging and social networking...


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