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Magma Design posts 2Q profit as costs drop sharply

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

Shares of chip design software maker Magma Design Automation Inc. soared after-hours Thursday as the company posted a fiscal second-quarter profit, reversing a year-ago loss, as sharply reduced expenses outpaced declining sales.For the three months ended Nov. 1, the company earned $4.3 million,...

Web ad group launches privacy education campaign

December 3, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of leading Internet publishers and digital marketing services is launching an online campaign to educate consumers about how they are tracked and targeted for pitches on the Web.The Internet Advertising Bureau, based on New York, on Thursday unveiled its "Privacy Matters" Web site. The...

NC State Creates Shape-Shifting Antennas

December 3, 2009 10:33 am | News | Comments

Research from North Carolina State University is revolutionizing the field of antenna design – creating shape-shifting antennas that open the door to a host of new uses in fields ranging from public safety to military deployment.


Thin Film Resistor Series Combines High Power And High Accuracy For Telecom Applications

December 3, 2009 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for telecommunication applications, Stackpole Electronics’ RNCP Series thin film resistors provide twice the normal power rating compared to standard thick film technology.  Combining high power handling, high accuracy and high stability with low noise characteristics, the low-profile RNCP Series resistors are suitable for cell phone base stations...


Borescope Provides both Blue and White Light

December 3, 2009 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectronics Corporation has recently introduced the CB-400 COBRA-4, part of the COBRA series of multi-purpose borescopes. The scope features a dual-head blue and white light LED flashlight that enables technicians to inspect and leak check hard-to-see components without expensive disassembly.


Spot-Cooling Tech Uses Turbulent Air

December 3, 2009 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

JaroThermal announced the introduction of its brand new NtelliJet series of Low-Profile coolers today. The new low-acoustic cooler uses rapid-fire pulses of turbulent air (produced by an oscillating diaphragm working between 50 and 200hz ) to cool heatsinks and surrounding components.


Search warrants served in ESPN stalker case

December 3, 2009 10:00 am | by GREG RISLING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Search warrants have been served at Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. in connection with an Illinois man accused of secretly recording nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews.FBI agents served the warrants on Wednesday at the Northern California offices of both tech giants. One of the items they...

Have You Used LED Light Strings?

December 3, 2009 9:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, you read about LED holiday light strings, which can use 90% less energy than regular incandescent light s


Worlds First 60 GHZ Reflective Electro-Absortion Modulator

December 3, 2009 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

CIP Technologies, a company with a long history of photonics innovation, has released a combined modulation and photodetection transducer capable of working at up to 60 GHz - a world first.


Valproate Sodium and related products (valproic acid and divalproex sodium): Risk of Birth Defects

December 3, 2009 9:50 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Increased risk of neural tube defects and other major birth defects, such as craniofacial defects and cardiovascular malformations, in babies exposed to valproate sodium and related products during pregnancy.


NKK expands line of rocker-style Switches

December 3, 2009 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced it has expanded its already extensive line of rocker-style switches to include the low cost CWSB Series of miniature, snap-in mounted rockers.


Kontron CP308-MEDIA: One of the first embedded boards with DisplayPort

December 3, 2009 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Kontron CP308 3U CompactPCI® multicore board with the CP308-MEDIA extension card is one of the first embedded products to feature the new HD digital display interface standard DisplayPort. With S/P-DIF-Out audio and the stereo audio ports for Line In, Line Out and Microphone, the processor board with the innovative Kontron CP308-MEDIA adds extensive multimedia capabilities to embedded computing.


General Dynamics receives $203M Army contract

December 3, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Thursday it has received a $203 million U.S. Army contract to design the next-generation Stryker armored combat vehicle.The contract to General Dynamics Land Systems from the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command is for a modernization program that will...


DIMM Module Based On Freescale i.MX51 Processor

December 3, 2009 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Strategic Test has announced a Freescale i.MX51 processor-based System on Module (SOM). Called the TX51, it measures just 67.6 mm x 26 mm x 4.2 mm (2.6” x 1” x 0.16”) and contains an ARM Cortex-A8 800 MHz i.MX51 processor coupled with 128 MB mobile DDR-SDRAM, 128 MB NAND Flash memory and a 200-pin SODIMM connector. The i.MX51 multimedia applications processors offer


Lexiva (fosamprenavir calcium) - Dear Healthcare Professional Letter

December 3, 2009 8:50 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Potential association between Lexiva and myocardial infarction in HIV infected adults.



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