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The High Speed Data Race

March 3, 2010 8:42 am | by James O. “Jim” Farmer, Enablence Systems, www.enablence.com | Comments

This article is about speed, the speed of data communications for the home and small-and-medium-business markets.

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France's Competitive Clusters Succeed with Projects

March 2, 2010 10:44 am | by Rayna Lewis, Assistant Web Editor, Advantage Business Media | Comments

Changes in France’s economic climate prompted the country to recreate its industrial policy based in the development of competitive clusters. These clusters, founded in December of 2002, were created through an active partnership between manufacturers, research centers and training bodies, which together tackle innovative projects while increasing the economy’s growth potential.

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Brrrrr. It's Cold In There!

March 2, 2010 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This winter has seemed like an especially long one to me. I'm ready to wear shorts and enjoy nice, long summer days. Alas, the reality is that it will probably be cold for at least another month here in Washington, D.C. All that cold air robs not only our jacketed bodies of warmth, but it...

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GaN vs. Silicon in Power Management

March 2, 2010 8:03 am | by Alex Lidow, CEO, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation | Comments

In June 2009 Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduced the first enhancement-mode GaN on silicon power transistors designed specifically as power MOSFET replacements. These products were designed to be produced in high-volume at low cost using standard silicon manufacturing technology and facilities.

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When Utility Bills Attack!

March 1, 2010 9:25 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

It may come as a shock to my college math professor, but where my family's finances are concerned, I'm a budgeter. Just before a new month begins, I take some time to plan for the month's regular bills as well as any special events or holidays that might require setting some extra money...

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Managing Global Trade Compliance

February 26, 2010 4:28 am | by Don Woods, Director of Customs Brokerage Compliance for UPS Supply Chain Solutions Brokerage Division | Comments

Global trade can be a daunting task, especially keeping up with countless, complex, and continuously changing security and trade regulations, agreements, and programs.

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Which Energy Empowers Story Has Inspired You?

February 25, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Amy pointed you to the great stories on the Energy Empowers Web site. Whether you're looking for stories from individuals, communities, or industry, something on the site is sure to strike a chord. So take a look at the site and tell us:

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EU weighs Google rivals' complaints

February 24, 2010 5:08 am | Comments

The European Commission said Wednesday it has asked Google to comment on allegations by rivals it demotes their sites in its search rankings. EU spokeswoman Amelia Torres said the EU antitrust office has received complaints from three Google rivals, but had not "opened a formal investigation, for the time being."

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Free Web and Content

February 24, 2010 4:53 am | by Wolf Homma | Comments

Theft is theft, and the fact that theft is easy in the digital age does not change this. Quality must be paid for, and that applies to entertainment and news alike. Will web-based news outfits be able to pay for a network of qualified correspondents in all countries of the world, for in-depth reports and thorough research?

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Why Preparing Your Car For Winter Is a Good Idea (An Anecdote)

February 23, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This past month, we celebrated my little daughter's first birthday - which meant a trip from Virginia to New Jersey. Ordinarily, this isn't a major effort, but this was on the verge of the big snow storm on February 5. Naturally, we were a bit concerned about our travel prospects.

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Get Fired Up with Energy Empowers

February 22, 2010 8:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The beauty of empowering another human being is that we never lose our own power in the process.Barbara Coloroso

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The Importance of Higher Power Quality

February 19, 2010 9:12 am | by Chad Hall, COO, Ioxus | Comments

Most people are ignorant about the issues facing the utilities industry in its effort to provide high-quality, reliable power.

Officers warned about UAV vulnerabilities in 2004

February 19, 2010 4:12 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

The revelation that insurgents had hacked US drones came as shocking news. What’s more, they did so using $26 off-the-shelf software (SkyGrabber). Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that senior officers knew about the security risk five years ago. According to a report in the Journal, senior officers warned in 2004 of the drones’ vulnerabilities.

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Air Force taps Space Micro to develop software defined radio for satellites

February 19, 2010 4:06 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Space Micro Inc. has been awarded $100,000 by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop a software-defined radio system for military satellites. The Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract is to develop space communications hardware that is resistant to radiation.

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The Power of Collective Intelligence

February 19, 2010 3:47 am | by Alisha Mowbray, Senior VP, innovation marketing, element14 | Comments

Electronic design engineers are facing greater pressure than ever before to rapidly create new solutions, and manufacturers are continually developing new technologies to help them to do so.

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