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Energy-Efficient Rebuilding After Tragedy: Inspiration from Greensburg, Kansas

May 10, 2011 1:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

We discuss the weather a lot here on the Energy Savers Blog. It comes with the territory; seasonal temperature changes influence how we use energy in our homes. We also know that extreme weather can have big consequences; from health to finances to simple comfort, the weather has a huge...


SAME will be present at DAC 48

May 9, 2011 6:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

For the first time, the SAME Association (Sophia Antipolis Micro Electronics) will participate at the upcoming 48th Edition of the Design Automation Conference called DAC 48 which will be held this year in San Diego, California, from 5 to 10 …


MEMS Microphones Enhance Audio Experience in MobilePhones and Portable Computers

May 9, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

STMicroelectronics today introduced two new digital MEMS microphones. Combining superior sound quality with robustness and reliability at reduced size and cost, ST’s MP34DB01 and MP45DT02 microphones enable enhanced audio experience in mobile phones and portable computers, as well as in...


Signature Watchdog supports ASIL-D Safety Applications

May 9, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Infineon Technologies today announced its intelligent Signature Watchdog CIC61508. In combination with the company’s powerful 32-Bit TriCore microcontrollers and the dedicated SafeTcore software, the CIC61508 can provide monitoring features compliant up to the highest risk level of...


Saving Energy and Money at Home while on Vacation

May 9, 2011 11:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Earth Day, Daylight Saving Time, and the upcoming Memorial Day holiday have me already looking forward to my annual summer "big trip." Before leaving town for extended periods of time, I always take some basic, small steps to save money and energy at home, including:


Application Portfolio Management: New Path to Strength and Innovation

May 9, 2011 4:34 am | by Hayden Lindsey, IBM Rational | Comments

If you’re part of a medium to large IT organization, it’s likely that you’re spending an increasing percentage of your application budget just to keep the lights on.


Infineon for Austria

May 8, 2011 3:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Infineon invests Euro 198 million in Austria in production, research and development, and creates 400 jobs As part of the investment volume planned for the 2011 fiscal year, Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is investing about Euro 198 …


Palladium Energy’s Powerful Future

May 5, 2011 1:02 pm | by Arthur W. Salyer, Palladium Energy ( | Comments

Throughout my experiences, I have developed a passion for really cool electronic gadgets and the power inside that keeps the world in touch and up to date.  


This Time You Get to Ask Questions...

May 5, 2011 10:21 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Bertrand Sicot was introduced as the new CEO of SolidWorks in front of nearly 5,000 people at SolidWorks World 2010 in San Antonio. SolidWorks World is a great event, bit it isn't exactly the best place to have a question and answer session with the attendees.

How Do You Finance Energy-Saving Improvements?

May 5, 2011 7:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, we discussed how consumers are financing solar energy systems and the new PowerSaver pilot loan program, which will help consumers finance energy-saving improvements for their homes. When making home improvements, cost is almost always a consideration, and sometimes upfront...


2lbs of Bacon, 2lbs of Sausage, a Bottle of Sauce and a Bottle of Rub

May 3, 2011 8:22 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Care to take a guess what that title means? Never mind, I'll just tell you.

Watch For New PowerSaver Pilot Loan Program in Your Area

May 3, 2011 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

For anybody who has heard about the many benefits of upgrading your home with an energy efficient water heater or furnace - or has wanted to make simple energy-saving home improvements such as insulating their attic, sealing their ducts, and installing better doors and windows - there may...


MCUs for battery-operated applications

May 2, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

MSC now offers the first new RX210 Group 32-bit MCUs from Renesas Electronics. Key features of these devices are a low current consumption of just 0.21 mA/DMIPS at 50 MHz clock frequency and only 1.3 µA in deep standby mode …


Trim-Slice miniature computer

May 2, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Trim-Slice is offered in 3 configurations – Trim-Slice Barebone – with 1 GHz Tegra 2, 1 GB RAM, HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, 4 USB ports, 2 SD slots and RS232 serial port. Trim-Slice Barebone MSRP is $199. Trim-Slice Value – …


How are Homeowners and Businesses Paying for Solar Energy Systems?

May 2, 2011 2:23 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Editor's Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE's Energy Blog.



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