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This Month on Energy Savers: November 2010

November 30, 2010 9:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

There's always something interesting happening on EnergySavers.gov and the Energy Savers Blog. Here are some highlights.

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CHiL Semiconductor Expands Worldwide

November 30, 2010 8:32 am | by Larry Spaziani, CHiL Semiconductor (www.chilsemi.com) | Comments

We're proud to announce that CHiL Semiconductor is expanding its worldwide sales and support channels by opening sales offices in Japan and in Europe. High electricity costs have made CHiL’s energy efficient solutions, which result in increased efficiency across the entire load line, particularly attractive in these markets.

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Energy 110: Fuel Cells

November 30, 2010 3:54 am | by Prof. Ken Johnson | Comments

This episode will continue looking at various so-called “green” energy sources with regard to how ‘green’ they are, the state of their technology, and possible economic impact on their users as well as on the non-user taxpayers.

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Are You Keeping Up with the Joneses?

November 29, 2010 2:26 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Please, before you get irate and start bombarding me with comments protesting my encouraging you to consume more, read on past the blog's title to the content. I'm not encouraging wasteful collecting of more "stuff." Far from it.

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Joining DOSA

November 29, 2010 6:55 am | by Matt McKenzie, CUI (www.cui.com | Comments

As a technology company dedicated to the development, commercialization, manufacture, and distribution of innovative electronic components, acceptance into DOSA serves to highlight CUI’s commitment in providing competitive power products to a global market. 

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Google TV for the Rest of Us

November 29, 2010 5:55 am | by by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Comments

Google TV may say more about the power of search and Android than it does about a new paradigm for using your HDTV.

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How to Save Energy in Your Kitchen over the Holidays

November 23, 2010 11:24 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

For many of us, celebrating the holidays means food – hot, delicious, home-cooked food. And that means using those kitchen appliances! We've posted some energy-saving ideas in the past including winter and summer. Here are some quick tips to help you save energy in your kitchen this...

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LED Holiday Lights: Festive, Safe, and Efficient!

November 23, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week brings a day that many people look forward to all year - and I'm not talking about Thanksgiving, or Black Friday.

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electronica 2010 - impressions of the show

November 22, 2010 10:00 am | by Forrest Sass, Theorem Services (www.theoremservices.com) | Comments

After four years of attending Messe München shows (productronica and electronica), I came away with special impressions of this year’s electronica 2010.

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Thankful

November 22, 2010 8:25 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This past weekend, my wife’s family came to town to help us celebrate Thanksgiving a little early. It gave me a chance to reflect on the things for which I’m grateful, and there are lots of them.I believe most of us give thanks for our families, our friends, and those things -...

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A Cautionary Tale about Wi-Fi Direct

November 22, 2010 5:35 am | by by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Comments

Wi-Fi Direct is a mechanism to add a soft access point in one device so that two different products can form a direct point to point secure wireless connection. Supposedly it will be easy to set up and relatively fast.

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What Steps Do You Take to Use Less Water?

November 18, 2010 3:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Scott told you about World Toilet Day and how an efficient toilet can cut down on your family's water use. There are plenty of ways you can use less water, from turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth to taking shorter showers, and we know you probably have other...

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Is a Small Wind Energy System Right for You?

November 17, 2010 3:24 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

When I think of wind technology, an image comes to mind of a towering fleet of turbines. Although I've never seen a wind farm up close, I've heard from several people that it's an awe-inspiring sight. I may not have the chance to see a large-scale wind farm anytime soon, but I have had...

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The Avnet Power Forum

November 16, 2010 6:19 am | by Chris Cooper, Avnet Electronics (www.avnet.com) | Comments

Last month, Avnet Electronics Marketing wrapped up our first ever Power Forum. This two-day, virtual conference was hosted by our in-house subject matter experts along with 15 of today’s leading power technology suppliers.

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Interview with Pat Scott of STI Electronics

November 16, 2010 6:13 am | Comments

Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI) has been the premier full-service organization for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly in the electronics industry. STI also produces a complete line of solder training kits and training support products.

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