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Hardware virtualization and multicore CPUs featured at electronica 2010

October 7, 2010 4:37 am | Comments

International semiconductor manufacturers will present multicore CPUs and associated virtualization software and design approaches at the electronica 2010 trade fair to be held from November 9 to 12 at the Munich Trade Fair Center.


Mitsubishi Electric to launch GaN HEMTs for L to C band amplifiers

October 7, 2010 4:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today it has developed three models of gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) with 10W, 20W and 40W outputs.


CEA-Leti and SPTS to collaborate on next-generation TSV development

October 7, 2010 4:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Leading research institute and equipment maker to develop new process technologies for 3D-ICs.


Panasonic raises Sanyo, electric unit stakes

October 7, 2010 3:05 am | Comments

Panasonic has increased its stakes in two key subsidiaries through multibillion dollar tender offers as it pushes ahead with a strategy to strengthen its green technology businesses.Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it had raised its stake in Sanyo Electric - a money-losing unit with strong battery...

Yahoo revs up search results in turnaround quest

October 6, 2010 8:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc. is jazzing up its Internet search results in an effort to orchestrate a revenue revival....

UCLA engineering receives $6M to construct new state-of-the-art building

October 6, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California -- Los Angeles) The US Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science $6 million to support the construction of a new state-of-the-art building that will...

Dripping Wet Is Too Much

October 6, 2010 2:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Well, that's obvious. But what's not so obvious is that some components may look perfectly fine but act like Orville Redenbacher when in the reflow oven. Well, they won't actually act like Orlville, but rather, like his pop corn. Sort...

No need to fight over mineral resources, says geologist

October 6, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Economic geologist Lawrence Cathles writes in a recent review that while mineral resources on land may be dwindling, deposits on the ocean floor could power humanity for centuries.


IBM Announces New Energy-Management, Sustainability Solutions for Smarter Enterprises

October 6, 2010 1:21 pm | by | Comments

IBM added new software and services to its portfolio of solutions aimed at creating sustainable enterprises and smarter urban infrastructures. The new offerings, piloted in-house by IBM, help owners and managers of commercial buildings...


Ocean Power Technologies Awarded $2.75 Million by US Navy for Maritime Security Program

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. announced that the US Navy has awarded $2.75 million in additional funding to OPT for a second stage under its existing contract to provide an autonomous PowerBuoy® wave energy conversion...


SynQor DC-DC Converters and Switching Power Supplies Now At Newark

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

Multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of global Premier Farnell, announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with SynQor, a supplier of dc-dc power converters, EMI filters and ac-dc power supply conversion solutions. A...


Review: A better Apple TV doesn't beat competition

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple is a pioneer in many fields, but in the race to connect our TV sets to the Internet, it's been lagging badly....

Universal to make some DVDs available earlier

October 6, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Universal Pictures said Wednesday that it will make some movies available to Blockbuster Express kiosks on the same day as their release for sale — but make customers pay a premium above the $1-per-night they can rent them for 28 days later.The move inches Universal closer to a handful of other...


Accenture buys Ariba's outsourcing unit for $51M

October 6, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Management consulting firm Accenture PLC said Wednesday it's buying the outsourcing business of Ariba Inc. for $51 million.The deal will strengthen Accenture's position in the procurement consulting and outsourcing services market. About 160 Ariba employees are expected to join Accenture.The...

Report: Apple to make iPhones for CDMA networks

October 6, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new report says Apple is getting ready to manufacture a new iPhone that works on cellular networks based on CDMA technology, a move that would allow the phones to be used by more carriers, including Verizon Wireless....


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