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Securing the cloud

June 10, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Homomorphic encryption is one of the most exciting new research topics in cryptography, which promises to make cloud computing perfectly secure. With it, a Web user would send encrypted data to a server in the cloud, which would process it without decrypting it and send back a still-encrypted result. Sometimes, however, the server needs to know something about the data it’s handling. Otherwise, some computational tasks become prohibit...

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Music service, mobile software expected from Apple

June 9, 2013 11:24 am | by ANICK JESDANUN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads are among the features expected Monday as Apple opens its annual conference for software developers in San Francisco. Apple is expected to unveil a simplified look to iOS, the software that runs iPhones and iPads. If the...

Microsoft, HP make laptop pitch to Maine educators

June 8, 2013 10:46 am | by DAVID SHARP - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Representatives of Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard are making the rounds to build support as Maine educators decide which laptops or tablets they're going to provide to more than 70,000 middle and high school students this fall. Microsoft Education's chief technology officer Cameron Evans...

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Denials in surveillance program require decoding

June 7, 2013 8:22 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg are denying reports that depict two of the Internet's most influential companies as willing participants in a secret government program that gives the National Security Agency unfettered access to email and other personal...

Addressing the data deluge challenge in mobile networks with intelligent content caching

June 7, 2013 3:31 pm | by Seong Hwan Kim, Ph.D., Technical Marketing Manager, LSI | Articles | Comments

The most recent IDC Predictions 2013: Competing on the 3RD Platform report forecasts the biggest driver of IT growth to once again be mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, e-readers, etc.), generating around 20 percent of all IT purchases....

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Fusing resistors feature temperature protection

June 7, 2013 2:16 pm | Koa Speer Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer announced its TPR Series temperature protection fusing resistors. The resistors safely interrupt open circuits up to AC250 V voltage and completely isolate the circuit after quickly fusing to the overload. These fusing resistors feature

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Right angle Category 5E cable assemblies provide additional EMI protection

June 7, 2013 1:57 pm | L-Com Global Connectivity | Product Releases | Comments

L-com, Inc. has continued releasing new right angle Ethernet cable assembly lines with its new shielded right angle Cat 5e cable assemblies with low-smoke, zero halogen (LSZH) jackets. The new cables are expected to provide additional electro-magnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference    

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Modules allow an up to 15% reduction in power consumption

June 7, 2013 1:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Swissbit announces new members of its INDUSTRIAL family of DDR3 SODIMMs compatible with the JEDEC DDR3L standard running at 1.35V. DDR3L will allow an up to 15% reduction in power consumption over DDR3. With the introduction of 3x and 2x nm DRAM technology, the modules are able to run at lower external supply voltage than the standard 1.50V.

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AC temperature controller features easy-to-use software and data retrieval capabilities

June 7, 2013 1:22 pm | Oven Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Oven Industries announces the new 5R1-1400 AC Temperature Controller with the integrated potentiometers or via a PC through the TTL level UART Communication port. This compact design measuring two and one half inches square can deliver up to 15 AMPS of load current from a zero voltage switched, low-noise, solid-state relay.

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Surface-mount aluminum polymer capacitors include voltage values from 2.0 to 6.3 Vdc

June 7, 2013 1:09 pm | Cornell Dubilier Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Cornell Dubilier Electronics announces its product line expansion of types SPCX and SPSX surface-mount aluminum polymer capacitors. Both series are now available with lower ESR and higher capacitance values, making them among the best performing filter capacitors for board-level power conversion applications.

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16th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit

June 7, 2013 12:55 pm | Events

This Summit will provide participants with a snapshot of the evolution, current status, and projected future of R&D and Product Development Metrics as viewed from the top of corporations. During the first two seminars of the Summit, we will teach the Body of Knowledge of R&D and Product Development Metrics — with a focus towards the measures that company Officers and Senior Executives...

Trends in online tools key to smart bill-of-material strategies

June 7, 2013 12:46 pm | by Joseph Aguilar, Applications Engineer, Vicor | Articles | Comments

Over the past several years, the growing sophistication in power-converter modules and the loads they’re targeted at has led to significant growth in module-makers’ product lines. So, although application schematics may appear far simpler, selecting the right power-converter module is, in fact, a more complex task than ever.

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Putting the brakes on Excel: Why the electronics manufacturing industry must embrace BOM management tools

June 7, 2013 12:34 pm | by Amanda Martin, Silicon Expert Technologies, www.siliconexpert.com | Articles | Comments

The electronics manufacturing industry has often relied on spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel for the creation and management of its Bills of Materials (BOMs). But the always-fluid, always-changing landscape of the industry has given rise to a new method for managing bills of materials—the BOM management tool.

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Control techniques affect motor selection in positioning applications

June 7, 2013 12:06 pm | by Chuck Lewin, Performance Motion Devices | Articles | Comments

Machine designers work hard to stay up to date on the latest electronic and software techniques that squeeze out the maximum possible performance from a given mechanical system. But the electronics are only as good as the motor that they are driving. This article will look at the issues concerning the selection of the right type of motor in positioning control applications.

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Energy, cost-efficiency biggest concerns for LEDs, sensors

June 7, 2013 10:53 am | by Editors | Articles | Comments

LEDs are a hot topic in the world of electronic components. Ardent supporters claim LEDs are the future while other designers cite cost and environmental impact as negatives. We turned to our readers for the inside scoop on LEDs and the industry. When asked about the biggest trend impacting specifications for lighting components, readers were torn....

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