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Senator seeks information on tech firms in China

February 3, 2010 9:15 am | News | Comments

A top Senate Democrat is asking 30 leading technology, Internet and communications companies to provide detailed descriptions of their operations and human rights practices in China. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois sent letters on Tuesday to technology companies including Apple Inc., Facebook and Twitter...


AP signs up 900 sites for its Winter Olympics site

February 3, 2010 9:13 am | News | Comments

The Associated Press said Tuesday that more than 900 newspapers and broadcasters will be supplementing their online coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics with a special package of stories, photographs, video and blogs produced by the AP.

Russia told to innovate or be left behind

February 3, 2010 9:10 am | News | Comments

Russia is 30 to 40 years behind developed economies in the technology sector and will lag further unless it innovates, Anatoly Chubais, the architect of the 1990s privatizations, warned Wednesday. The former finance minister, who now runs the state-owned corporation for the development of the nascent high-tech sector, gave a sobering assessment of Russia's present and future.


2009 game sales fell in biggest global markets

February 3, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Video game sales plunged in the world's largest markets last year, according to a new report from three groups that track the industry.One of the big reasons for the drop is that so many people have yet to ditch PlayStation 2, a gaming system that entered the market in 2000.That means many...

Calian Technologies says Q1 profits up slightly to $3.4 million; dividend rises

February 3, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) says first quarter profit was $3.4 million or 44 cents per share, a slight increase from $3.3 million, or 42 cents per share a year earlier. Revenue drops five per cent to $52.1 million. Technology services outsourcing company announces quarterly dividend...

Bad News For Mosquitoes: Yale Study May Lead to Better Traps, Repellents

February 3, 2010 8:54 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Yale University researchers have found more than two dozen scent receptors in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes that detect compounds in human sweat, a finding that may help scientists to develop new ways to combat a disease that kills 1 million people annually.

LPCXpresso: New Web Enablement Platform Released

February 3, 2010 8:43 am | News | Comments

NXP Semiconductors today announced the availability of a low-cost, web-enabled development tool platform, LPCXpresso, for the LPC ARM processor family of microcontrollers. The LPCXpresso features an easy-to-use interface and supports the complete product design cycle, providing an end-to-end development solution. NXP is also announcing today the launch of the industry’s first Cortex-M0 design competition, the “LPC1100 Cortex-M0 Design Challenge,” providing free LPCXpresso tools to qualified contestants.


New Design Kit Expands Simulation Capability

February 3, 2010 8:23 am | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the availability of an NXP Semiconductors' design kit for RF small-signal products within Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS). The design kit provides NXP's customers with easy access to comprehensive libraries of models within ADS for NXP's RF wideband devices, diodes, junction FET's, dual-gate MOSFET's and MMIC's. With the new design kit, customers can run simulations in ADS prior to moving to prototype. This significantly accelerates project development with NXP's components and speeds time-to-market.


IBM to buy software maker Initiate Systems

February 3, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Wednesday it will acquire Initiate Systems, a company that makes software for sharing data among health care and government organizations.IBM did not say how much it will pay for the privately held company, which is based in Chicago.It said the deal will allow IBM to offer a...


Chinese foreign minister says his country's Internet is victim of pirate attacks

February 3, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's foreign minister, whose country is accused of being a source of hackers, says the Chinese Internet is itself the victim of pirate attacks.Yang Jiechi said Wednesday in Paris that China has a "completely open" Internet and welcomes foreign companies as long as they respect the rules and...

Five-A Connector Minimizes LED Spacing

February 3, 2010 6:25 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its 9159 Series solid-state lighting connector offering to include a miniature, single-sided SMT connector for PCB strip lighting applications. The 5 A connectors provide 


Digi Enables Wireless Connectivity of Massa Remote Storage Tank Monitoring Sensors

February 3, 2010 5:51 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Massa's wireless sensor integrates into the iDigi Tank solution bundle to easily provide remote access to storage tank information

Single-chip Analog Mobile TV Receiver Based on 65 nm CMOS

February 3, 2010 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Telegent Systems introduced its third generation analog mobile TV receiver, the TLG1121. This single-chip analog mobile TV receiver is based on 65nm CMOS process technology, reducing power consumption and solution footprint relative to the company’s previous generation product. The TLG1121 provides 


Thermostatic Controller Adds Integrated Temperature Control to Most Thermoelectric Assemblies

February 3, 2010 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies announced its new Q Series Thermostatic Controller for most Thermoelectric Assemblies (TEAs). The Q Series Thermostatic Controller is a microcontroller-based device that adds integrated temperature control to a TEA. The controller functions as a 


Analyzers Include 8 GHz Tracking Generator Option

February 3, 2010 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex 3250 Series spectrum analyzers include an optional 8 GHz tracking generator. Suitable for any kind of bench or lab environment, the new 3250 Series tracking generator has a frequency range of 100 kHz to 8 GHz and a level range from 0 dB down to -20 dB. 



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