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Pentagon To Create Cyberspace Command Center

May 29, 2009 4:40 am | News | Comments

The Pentagon plans to create a new military command for cyberspace, stepping up preparations by the armed forces to conduct both offensive and defensive computer warfare. The military command will complement a civilian effort President Barack Obama plans to announce on Friday that will overhaul the way the United States safeguards its computer networks.

Software-Defined System Tests WiMAX Devices

May 28, 2009 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments introduced the NI Measurement Suite for Fixed WiMAX (IEEE 802.16-2004), a software suite that can be used to configure software-defined PXI RF measurement systems. With this suite, engineers can test WiMAX base stations and mobile subscriber stations as well as components such as

Thick Film Power Resistors Feature Power Dissipation of 300 W, 600 W, and 800 W

May 28, 2009 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released 300-W, 600-W, and 800-W thick film power resistors featuring a small size and a broad range of resistance values. The LPS300, LPS600, and LPS800 devices are non-inductive (<0.1 µH) and provide a resistance range of 0.3 Ohms to 900 kOhms. Featuring

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Snap Action Switch Features Surface Mount Termination

May 28, 2009 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch introduced the TS2 Series, subminiature switch featuring surface mount termination. Its small package size is designed for higher reliability applications and its SMT design suits it for many board-level applications. Specifications include

GM Bondholders May Support Sweetened Offer

May 28, 2009 8:41 am | by TOM KRISHER and KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON | News | Comments

General Motors Corp. said Thursday a committee of bondholders has agreed to a sweetened deal proposed by the U.S. government to erase the automaker's unsecured debt in exchange for company stock.

Microsoft Revamps Bing Search Engine

May 28, 2009 8:35 am | by by Bill Rigby and Derek Caney | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp is revamping its search engine to counter the dominance of Google Inc in the web search and related advertising business.

Isolated Converters Tout High Efficiency

May 28, 2009 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting military, avionics, and high-end industrial applications, the PowerlinePlus Series of DC/DC converters from Recom boast operating efficiencies of 90% and higher. The devices are available with ratings from 20 to 50 W.

USB Serial Converter Updates Legacy RS-232 Devices

May 28, 2009 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided in a DB-9 form-factor shell, the CE-USB integrated USB2.0-to-RS232 adapter can add a USB interface to legacy serial products without hardware or software redesign requirements.

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Secure Connectors Provide Twist-Locking Feature

May 28, 2009 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

A fast-mate version of the 2-mm pitch J-Tek Datamate cable-to-cable, cable-to-board, and board-to-board connector family, the 101Lok Datamate connectors from Harwin require a 101-degree quarter turn to secure the retention device.

Tiny Rotor Technology May Enable Nanoscale Generators

May 28, 2009 6:23 am | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a molecular structure that could help create current-generating machines at the nanoscale.

Initial Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectedly

May 28, 2009 6:17 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The tally of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that companies are cutting fewer workers.

Time Warner To Spin Off AOL

May 28, 2009 6:06 am | by by Paul Thomasch and Derek Caney | News | Comments

Time Warner Inc on Thursday made official plans to separate its AOL division sometime around the end of this year, a widely expected move that sheds one of the media company's weakest divisions.

Plastic Logic Device May Challenge Kindle

May 28, 2009 5:47 am | by by Peter Kafka | News | Comments

Amazon isn’t the only company that wants you to read books and newspapers on a handheld device. The Kindle has a bevy of competitors, some of which already exist–like Sony’s Reader–and those that have yet to hit the market. Plastic Logic falls in the second category.

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3D Tries For a Second Chance

May 28, 2009 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

In the early 1950s, as the advent of television threatened the supremacy of movies, 3-D was hailed as the future of cinema, the magic solution to Hollywood's postwar slump. Now, in 2009, 3-D is once again being hailed as the savior of cinema, but no one has the guts to call it a gimmick.

Joined At The Chip

May 27, 2009 8:23 am | News | Comments

Earlier this year, amid the doom and gloom of the financial catastrophe wrought by irresponsible lending, the technology industry did something unexpected: it pulled out of a nose-dive and set its sights skyward once again. Just listen to Paul Otellini, chief executive of Intel, the world's largest maker microchips.

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