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Printed Electronics - Predictions for 2011

January 5, 2011 5:01 am | by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx ( | Comments

To examine what to expect for 2011, we must understand the spectacular successes of the recent past as well as the failures. Printed electronics has often been an industry with poor business planning and marketing.


Low-energy DECT Variant Aids Sensor Networks

January 4, 2011 7:49 am | by Steven Leussink, SiTel Semiconductor | Comments

Wireless sensor nodes need to run on batteries for many years. SiTel Semiconductor and RTX Telecom are proposing a new ultra-low-energy extension to the existing DECT standard especially for this kind of application.


Thanks for the New Printer, Santa! Now What Do I Do with the Old One?

January 4, 2011 3:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This year for Christmas, Santa was kind enough to bring me a new wireless printer to replace my old one. When I opened the box, you can't imagine my glee. I'm a fan of using my laptop as its name implies, so you'll typically find me typing away with it on my lap while snugly ensconced in...


10 Ways to Save Money and Energy in the New Year

January 3, 2011 5:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

"Keeping things simple" and "getting back to basics" are two ideals I naturally gravitate to.  And while I'm not usually someone who makes New Year's resolutions, I am a big fan of top 10 lists. While pretty straightforward, these easy tips are great way to save money and energy...


ECN Roundtable - Designing with Multicore Devices

December 31, 2010 5:12 am | by Edited by Alix Paultre | Comments

This month's Roundtable question is, "What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of incorporating a multicore processor into a design for the engineer?”


How Do You Reduce the Amount of Energy Used by Your Televisions?

December 30, 2010 3:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, John told you about some changes to television labeling that will help you compare the energy use of different models when you're shopping. Many households have more than one television, and many of those televisions are always on! Unless you're paying attention, that could add...


This Month on Energy Savers: December 2010

December 28, 2010 12:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

We've been busy all through the holiday season on and the Energy Savers Blog. Here are some highlights.


New TV Guide - EnergyGuide, That Is

December 27, 2010 3:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Isn't this a great time for consumers who are interested in purchasing a new television set?


Navy launches first aircraft using electromagnetic system

December 23, 2010 5:57 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

The Navy made history on December 18 when it launched its first rollercoaster, er, aircraft, using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) technology. The F/A-18 Super Hornet, piloted by Lt. Daniel Radocaj, was launched from Naval Air Systems Command, Lakehurst, N.J.


What Do You Think of Your LED Holiday Lights?

December 23, 2010 3:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This year, we've been encouraging people to switch to LED light strings for their holiday decorations. With the many options for shapes, colors, and sizes, people are discovering that they like or dislike various aspects of the lights.


Gesture Recognition: Getting Rid of the Remote

December 22, 2010 10:06 am | by Sinclair Vass, JDSU ( | Comments

Gesture recognition is exciting new technology that lets a person control applications by using gestures or body movements instead of using a controller, remote or other device...


Why Terminal Blocks Can Be Your Best Design Solution

December 22, 2010 4:41 am | by Koos Steding, Global Product Marketing Manager, FCI ( | Comments

Terminal blocks  are popular alternatives with system designers, and therefore continue to evolve based on users’ current application needs.


Remember the Batteries – and Maybe a Charger?

December 21, 2010 8:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Happy holidays, everyone!


Why Are Your Lights on All Day Long?

December 21, 2010 4:59 am | by Ron Flores, WECC ( | Comments

Why do you turn on all your facility’s lights, at full brightness, every day?  Actually, why do you turn your lights off in the first place?


Energy 111: Magneto Hydrodynamics and Total Energy Systems

December 20, 2010 4:22 am | by Ken Johnson | Comments

Don’t let the title scare you into excluding this from your reading schedule. An attempt will be made to simplify the concept and its uses. Let’s start by calling them MHD and TES respectively for short. Many practical applications of TES were evolved from its age-old principles over a half century ago...



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