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80 V Schottky Rectifiers Offer Current Ratings From 10 A to 30 A

February 11, 2010 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced six single- and dual-chip 80-V TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers in four power package options that feature a range of current ratings from 10 A to 30 A. The devices include the single-chip V(B,F,I)T1080S, V(B,F,I)T2080S, and V(B,F,I)T3080S, and the 


Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Offers Custom Cap Options

February 11, 2010 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch introduced the LP15 series illuminated pushbutton switch, featuring multiple LED colors, custom marking options for the caps, and several cap sizes. The LED colors available are red, blue, green, yellow, and white. Four different 


Hall Effect Pushbutton Switch Touts Extended Life Cycles

February 11, 2010 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a Hall-effect pushbutton switch with life cycles to 10 million actuations. Designated the HP Series, the sealed switch features a non-contact Hall-effect contact system, and a high-energy magnet provides a  


Quad Channel Clock Generator FMC Card Features Low Jitter

February 11, 2010 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced an FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) module, the FMC-XCLK2. The quad channel clock generator card features low jitter and phase matched outputs. It is available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions, and is said to 


AMC Suits Multi-service Access, Backhaul Aggregation

February 11, 2010 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xalyo Systems today announces XS-AMC-WP3C, a highly integrated and modular Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) based on Wintegra’s WinPath3 Network Processor. The AMC concept offers a mix of 


Huge rally and protests mark Iran revolution

February 11, 2010 4:01 am | by NASSER KARIMI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians massed Thursday in central Tehran to mark the anniversary of the revolution that created the country's Islamic republic, while a heavy security force fanned out across the city and moved quickly to snuff out opposition counterprotests.Police clashed with...


Where Do Your Current Efforts Fall on the Energy Use Pyramids?

February 11, 2010 2:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, John told you about some energy pyramids that are helpful in planning your steps toward efficiency and potentially, toward using renewable energy technologies. There are several pyramids out there, but the concepts are similar. Tell us


Journal Communications to release 4th-qtr earnings

February 11, 2010 2:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Milwaukee-based Journal Communications Inc. is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter and full-year 2009 earnings.The publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will release its earnings report early Thursday morning.When it reported its third-quarter earnings in October, the media company...


Summary Box: Activision posts solid 4Q results

February 10, 2010 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THE FOURTH QUARTER: Activision Blizzard Inc. posted a loss, but adjusted results pushed past Wall Street's expectations on strong sales of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2."WHAT'S NEXT: The video game publisher gave a cautious outlook for 2010, saying there's still uncertainty about the economy. It...

Adventurer aims to be first to travel from Canada to Hawaii using pedal power

February 10, 2010 1:01 pm | by Lauren La Rose-Associated Press | News | Comments

Greg Kolodziejzyk is preparing to embark on a 4,800-kilometre journey to paradise — but he won't be booking a plane ticket or boarding a cruiseliner to get there.The Alberta adventurer already holds world records for the most distance travelled by human power both on land and on water. But for his...

Is Geek Cool?

February 10, 2010 11:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

When I was young, "Geek" was not cool. Neither was "Nerd". Working on cars was cool as was logging and shooting Bambi's uncles with high powered rifles, at least where I came from things were that way. On the other...

Sony buys Illinois-based medical technology firm

February 10, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp. has purchased a medical technology company based on the University of Illinois' campus in Champaign.Sony didn't say in its news release how much it paid for iCyt Mission Technology Inc.iCyt makes equipment for flow cytometry, a technique used to count microscopic particles such as...


Postponement, Funny Name, Big Value

February 10, 2010 9:06 am | by Jason Vaughn, UPS | Blogs | Comments

If you casually mention postponement to your spouse, you will probably be accused of trying to get out of your “honey do” list. If you mention postponement to an inventory planner, you might see a nervous breakdown.


Oracle agrees to buy software maker Convergin

February 10, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp., the world's largest maker of proprietary database software, said Wednesday that it agreed to buy privately held Convergin, which makes real-time service brokering software.The purchase price was not disclosed.Oracle expects the deal to close in the first half of the year.Its...

Analysts: Concerns over Adobe's Flash overblown

February 10, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two analysts raised their ratings Wednesday on Adobe Systems Inc., saying that concerns over its $1.5 billion debt issue and upcoming competition for its popular Flash software are overblown.Credit Suisse analyst Philip Winslow upgraded the stock to "Outperform" from "Neutral" but lowered his...


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