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ECN Daily launches with studio deals

December 2, 2009 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments, an online movie clip-sharing service, launched in beta test mode on Wednesday touting the cooperation of five major Hollywood studios amid an industrywide slowdown in DVD sales.The founders and private backers aim to make movie clips searchable and sharable and earn referral...

MySpace Music launches in Britain

December 2, 2009 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a year after launching in the U.S., MySpace Music is crossing the pond and arriving in Britain.The major recording companies' joint venture with News Corp. unit MySpace rolls out Thursday in the social networking site's largest overseas market and its third country outside the...

Synopsys fiscal 4Q profit drops, shares fall

December 2, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Synopsys Inc. said Wednesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter profit sank as revenue declined and operating expenses rose. The maker of chip testing and development software also gave first-quarter and fiscal 2010 guidance that was lower than analysts expected.Synopsys shares fell $1.87, or 8.3...


Microsoft says some Windows PCs get 'Black Screen'

December 2, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. says it's not to blame for a problem that is causing a "limited" number of Windows computers to boot up to a blank black screen.The problem is cropping up on computers running the new Windows 7 software as well as Windows XP and Vista.Microsoft says its customer service...

Hewlett Packard opens Rio Rancho center

December 2, 2009 11:01 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. opened a customer service and technical support center here Wednesday, making good on a commitment to provide 1,300 jobs that pay at least $40,000, in exchange for more than $20 million in incentives.Gov. Bill Richardson and Mark Hurd, HP president and chief executive...

Circuit Protection Considerations for USB 3.0

December 2, 2009 10:44 am | by Kedar Bhatawadekar, Technical Marketing and Product Application Engineer, Tyco Electronics’ Raychem Circuit Protection Products, | Articles | Comments

The new USB 3.0 – or “SuperSpeed USB” – protocol was developed to provide higher transfer rates, increased maximum bus power and device current draw, and new power management features, as well as new cables and connectors that are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices.


Nokia willing to pay more for Nortel assets

December 2, 2009 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens has asked a U.S. bankruptcy court to reject Ciena Corp. as the winning bidder for Nortel Networks' optical networking and carrier Ethernet businesses.Nokia Siemens and its partner One Equity Partners said Tuesday they would be willing to pay US$810 million in cash for the...

General Dynamics-led group gets $200M Army pact

December 2, 2009 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of companies led by General Dynamics Corp. has received a contract worth up to $200 million to help bolster U.S. Army training.The contract will improve the Army's ability to consolidate and manage its live combat training system, General Dynamics said.The five-year contract has a...


Via in Pad with Passive Components

December 2, 2009 9:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Most of the via-in-pad writing I do concerns BGAs and QFNs. I do cover other parts from time to time, but the subject seems to come up most often with those packages. It is an important subject with passives too though. If you need to make your board smaller, putting vias

Norpramin (desipramine hydrochloride) - Dear Healthcare Professional Letter

December 2, 2009 9:50 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Risk of sudden death and cardiac dysrhythmias in patients being treated with Norpramin.


Power Management Design for Portable and Battery Powered Systems

December 2, 2009 9:26 am | by Jacques Lavernhe, System Engineering Manager, ON Semiconductor, | Articles | Comments

Integrating the maximum number of functions plus power management into the main chipset for portable, battery powered devices such as mobile phones with capability such as MP3, Mpeg4, and TV, would seem to be critical if an acceptable length of battery life is to be achieved.


THQ, DreamWorks reach video-game deal

December 2, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THQ Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. said Wednesday they have reached a deal that gives THQ exclusive rights to create video games based on two upcoming DreamWorks films, "Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom" and "Puss In Boots," as well as the animated television show "The Penguins of...

Newly Explored Bacteria Reveal Some Huge RNA Surprises

December 2, 2009 8:52 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Yale University researchers have found very large RNA structures within previously unstudied bacteria that appear crucial to basic biological functions such as helping viruses infect cells or allowing genes to “jump” to different parts of the chromosome.


Researchers create cell phones for sign language

December 2, 2009 8:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell researchers and colleagues have created cell phones that allow deaf people to communicate in sign language, the same way hearing people use phones to talk.

Intel 48-Core Processor Could Reshape Computing

December 2, 2009 8:51 am | by Intel | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, CA - Researchers from Intel Labs demonstrated an experimental, 48-core Intel processor, or "single-chip cloud computer," that rethinks many of the approaches used in today's designs for laptops, PCs and servers.



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