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IBM 'Pussyfoots' Towards a Thinking Machine

November 18, 2009 9:52 am | News | Comments

A computer with the power of a human brain is not yet near. But this week researchers from IBM Corp. are reporting that they've simulated a cat's cerebral cortex, the thinking part of the brain, using a massive supercomputer.

Shuttle Docks at Space Station

November 18, 2009 9:50 am | News | Comments

Space shuttle Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday for a weeklong stay, delivering a load of spare parts needed to keep the outpost running for another decade.

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Reading the future

November 18, 2009 9:49 am | by Alix Paultre, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Recently the number of book-related applications in the iPhone App Store has surpassed the number of game apps in sales, sending rumbles throughout the nascent eBook reader marketplace. Will the smartphone unseat the e-reader before it can even begin its reign?

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LED Backlight Shipments Skyrocket as CCFLs and EEFLs Lose Ground

November 18, 2009 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will become the dominant large-area TFT LCD backlight unit light source by 2011 with a 56% share, according to the most recent DisplaySearch Quarterly LED & CCFL Backlight Report. [...]

Building Panels Protect, Provide Comfort

November 18, 2009 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

The exterior skin of NREL's newest building will do more than keep the weather out. The concrete panels actually will be part of the Research Support Facilities' heating and cooling system. It's an old idea brought back to life in the name of energy efficiency.

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Eco-Friendly SUV Gets a Hydrogen Mileage Boost

November 18, 2009 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Driving hydrogen fueled SUVs for 431 miles per fill-up is no longer a California dream. Researchers from NREL and Toyota recently completed a 331 mile round trip drive between Torrance and San Diego in two Toyota Highlander Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles. And, with the fuel remaining, those...

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Solder Paste Stencil Opening

November 18, 2009 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

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Digi-Key Corporation Launches Digi-Key Toolbar Version 2

November 18, 2009 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota (USA) — November 5, 2009 — 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 the launching of a newly...

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Commercializing 1005 Size, 10 & mu;F Monolithic Ceramic Capacitor

November 18, 2009 5:58 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Overview Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has commercialized 1005 size (1.0 x 0.5

PolySwitch Portfolio Expands With New 0603 Device

November 18, 2009 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics announced today the addition of a new industry-standard 0603 device to its popular line of surface-mount PolySwitch™ devices. The femtoSMDC016F device consumes less than half the board space of prior-generation devices and helps protect sensitive electronics from...

First Start/Stop Automotive Relay in its Class -- HCR 200

November 18, 2009 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Tyco Electronics HCR 200 relay is the first automotive relay in its class for start/stop applications. During the cranking phase of restart, the voltage of the main battery can drop to critical levels and cause disturbances in the vehicle's power system. In upcoming compact-to-luxury...

New eLearning Module: ELCON High Power Drawer Products

November 18, 2009 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics introduces a new eLearning module on the ELCON high power drawer product line which provides an overview of the product line, insight into the various applications and detailed links where customers can find the latest product information. This product is used by industry...

Cree Sets a New Standard for Indoor LED Lighting with the XLamp® MX-6 LED, Industry’s First Lighting-Class PLCC LED

November 18, 2009 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

DURHAM, N.C., OCTOBER 21, 2009 — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, extends its lighting-class LED leadership into PLCC LEDs with the commercial availability of the new XLamp® MX-6 LED. The MX-6 LED offers the performance and reliability that customers expect from...

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Cree Shifts Lighting-Class LED Expectations to 100+ Lumens

November 18, 2009 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

DURHAM, N.C., OCTOBER 27, 2009 — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, is redefining expectations of lighting-class LEDs with the addition of new 100+ lumen XLamp® XP-C LEDs to the company’s line of XLamp LEDs. This addition shifts Cree’s entire XLamp portfolio of...

Cree Demonstrates Record-Breaking LED Light Bulb

November 18, 2009 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

DURHAM, N.C., OCTOBER 29, 2009 — Today, at the annual Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) shareholder meeting, Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda demonstrated an A-lamp LED light bulb with the highest lumen output and efficacy reported in the industry. The bulb produces 969 lumens at an impressive 102...

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