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TI’s Acquisition of National Semiconductor - What this means for you

April 5, 2011 5:53 am | by Rich Templeton, Chairman, President and CEO, Texas Instruments | Comments

I am excited to let you know that TI has signed a definitive agreement to purchase National Semiconductor, uniting two industry leaders that have a common commitment to solving your analog needs. I want to reinforce TI's commitment to you...


The America Invents Act Will Not Encourage Innovation or Job Creation

April 4, 2011 9:25 am | by Dr. Alexander I. Poltorak, General Patent Corporation | Comments

Recently American Innovators for Patent Reform joined eight other national organizations in a letter sent to the House of Representatives and House Judiciary Committee Staff that details objections to the House’s version of Senate bill S. 23, the America Invents Act, H.R. 1249.


NXP Launches its First Data Sharing App for Android

March 31, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

NXP Semiconductors launched a new application which allows Android smartphone users to use their NFC-enabled handset to create their own NFC tags. These tags can then be used in multiple environments to share details and launch applications with other NFC …


ESA uses Yokogawa’s oscilloscopes and ScopeCorder to test high-power laser diodes

March 31, 2011 3:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The European Space Agency (ESA) is using Yokogawa digital oscilloscopes, including the recently launched DL850 ScopeCorder, at its European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to carry out key evaluation tests on different high-power laser systems...


Gaming’s Critics Wave the White Flag

March 31, 2011 11:20 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Gaming is a dependable scapegoat for all that’s wrong with the world—violence, sexism, teenage truancy, and even global warming. And while psychologists, critics, and politicians lobbed wildly-uninformed charges, gamers, ironically, played a game of non-violent resistance.


EnOcean alliance keeps growing

March 30, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of companies working to standardize and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology for green intelligent buildings is one of the fastest growing member organizations of its kind. EnOcean Alliance is proud to be adding such market …


New management for Osram’s IPO

March 30, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Leading up to the company’s planned Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the Fall of 2011, the Supervisory Board of OSRAM GmbH has nominated Wolfgang Dehen (57) as new Chief Executive Officer and Martin Goetzeler (48) to assume the position of …


Lauterbach supports Sysgo

March 30, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

SYSGO, a supplier of embedded software solutions for the world’s most demanding safety and security applications, is announcing the integration of the new version of its certified real-time operating system PikeOS with Lauterbach’s TRACE32 Debugger tools. PikeOS is based on...


Ohio State University EcoCAR Improves Emissions Controls - The EcoCAR Spring Workshop

March 30, 2011 12:14 pm | by Eric Schacht | Comments

The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is one of 16 teams competing to build the best hybrid vehicle in the EcoCAR Challenge Competition. However, the EcoCAR Competition is not a simple “build the car and compete” type of competition. Each EcoCAR vehicle must


Gaming’s Entitlement Mentality

March 29, 2011 7:00 am | Comments

At the Games Developer Conference 2011, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata discussed the figurative “race to the bottom”, wherein the low-ball pricing structure of iOS (iPhone Operating System) apps erodes the perceived value of AAA games.


Printed Electronics is Now About Doing Business

March 29, 2011 6:03 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Comments

Printed electronics is a term that also encompasses the magic of printed electrics such as flexible and disposable lighting, batteries and solar cells.


Assembly and rework at IPC/ APEX EXPO 2011

March 28, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The OK International team will display and demonstrate its full range of soldering and production assembly technologies at this year’s IPC/APEX Expo in Las Vegas, April 12-14. These industry-leading solutions will be fully operational at booth # 1634, including advanced …


Rohde Schwarz at NAB 2011

March 28, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

At this year’s NAB trade fair in Las Vegas, Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its product portfolio for the ATSC Mobile DTV, ISDB-TB and DVB-T2 digital standards. The company offers broadcasting and T&M solutions for the world’s most common digital …


Slimline public displays with LED backlight

March 28, 2011 3:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

DSM Computer’s professional 140 cm (55 inch) ABLE Public Display 96T5522 has a maximum depth of 46 mm and weighs only approx. 29 kg. This makes the slimline display system ideally suited for digital signage applications for which an attractive …


Ipetronik presents push button with CANbus output

March 25, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

With IPEbutton, Ipetronik offers a compact, smart accessory for its measurement systems. IPEbutton outputs a predefined message to the CANbus once the illuminated push button is pressed. Depending on the type of the device, it is used to initiate an …



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