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New Emphasis at the Largest Printed Electronics Event

July 12, 2011 8:24 am | by Dr. Harry Zervos, Technical Analyst, IDTechEx | Comments

This year's Printed Electronics USA  will take place in Santa Clara on November 30 and December 1. Analysts IDTechEx who organise the largest event on the subject, have paid a lot of attention once more to the end user streams.

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Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses

July 12, 2011 7:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

When I’m at a dinner party or going to a baseball game with friends, the conversation sometimes turns to what people are doing to improve their homes. As many of our readers have discovered on their own, improving the energy performance of your home can also make it more comfortable...

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Weatherization Assistance for the Hottest Days

July 11, 2011 10:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The spring-to-summer transition in Colorado can be anywhere from unnoticeable to shocking. Case in point: the last few weeks we've had afternoon showers, mellow temperatures in the 60s and 70s, and overnight low temperatures in the 50s (read: good sleeping weather). Not anymore. Suddenly...

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Unfinished Symphonies in the World of High-Voltage Gate Drivers

July 11, 2011 6:37 am | by Don Alfano, Director of Applications, Isolation and Machine Interface Products, Silicon Labs | Comments

Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, better known as the “Unfinished Symphony,” was started but never finished even though Schubert lived another six years. The completed portion of the Unfinished Symphony was extraordinarily compelling.

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Flywheel Systems Offer a Green Alternative to Power Protection

July 8, 2011 9:33 am | by by Dann McKeraghan, VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com) | Comments

When disaster strikes from harsh weather environments, power surges, or rolling blackouts, mission critical computing systems and manufacturing processes are at the highest risk of going down.

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Have You Seen Renewable Energy Projects While Traveling?

July 7, 2011 6:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Since we blog about energy efficiency and renewable energy, it seems fitting that we would notice it even when we're not at work. This past Tuesday, Chris shared his first-hand views of Hawaii's renewable energy efforts while on vacation, including wind and solar, and did some...

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Celebrating the Future of the Electronics Industry

July 7, 2011 4:43 am | by Jeff Jussel, senior director for global technology, element14 | Comments

Since Newark’s  element14 community launched two years ago, we’re proud of the fact that hundreds of thousands of engineers have used our resources to connect and collaborate with industry experts and peers.

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Positronic’s Blue Connectors are Green

July 6, 2011 10:40 am | by Gino Nanninga, VP of Sales, Positronic Industries, Inc. | Comments

Energy is essential to everyone. Often we do not give thought to where energy comes from or how much we consume until energy is not readily available. Energy has become an area of focus for governments, private industry, and citizens.

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The Future of Desktop Monitors is Wireless

July 6, 2011 4:55 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Comments

Of all of the important electronic gizmos in our life that we use every day most have gone wireless – with the exception of the desktop monitor.

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Hawaii is a Renewable Energy Lover’s Paradise

July 5, 2011 9:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Nearly six weeks ago I visited for the first time the paradise of Hawaii. While it’s easy for visitors to appreciate its sun-kissed beaches and warm ocean breezes, you may not realize Hawaii also is a renewable energy lover’s paradise. Sunshine and wind, especially, are in...

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Can we Hurdle the Supercomputing Energy Wall?

July 5, 2011 5:26 am | by Sumit Gupta, NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com) | Comments

Lauren Sommer wrote a great blog over the weekend about how supercomputers have hit the “energy wall” – a decidedly real supercomputing problem...

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How Will You Save Energy Over the Fourth of July Weekend?

June 30, 2011 3:24 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The Fourth of July is coming up and many people are planning to entertain. Though the Fourth is a the perfect holiday to spend outdoors, entertaining can still mean that many people are going in and out of the house. All those people and doors opening and closing can mean extra heat...

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HONEY Research Project Successfully Concluded

June 30, 2011 3:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Even today, a medium-sized vehicle contains about 1,000 chips and as many as 80 networked electronic systems. These numbers are set to grow as state-of-the-art safety technology gains traction – for example, driver assistance systems that help to prevent hazards …

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Alps Offers TDGA6 Series of Compact HD RadioTuner Modules for Automotive Applications

June 30, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Alps Electric Europe offers with the TDGA6 series compact HD Radio tuner modules for automotive applications that have been pre-certified by the US-based iBiquity Digital Corporation for worldwide use with its HD Radio technology. The vertically and horizontally deployed modules …...

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IAR Systems Collaborates with Qualcomm Atheros

June 30, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

IAR Systems announced its collaboration with Qualcomm Atheros on its new AR4100 solution, a highly integrated, Wi-Fi system-in-package (SIP) for microcontroller based design. The new module is based on Qualcomm Atheros’ industry-leading 802.11b/g/n single-stream Wi-Fi Align technology,...

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