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Differential Pressure Sensors Available in Failsafe Versions

August 19, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Sensirion has launched new versions of its acclaimed SDP600 series, which are able to perform certified failsafe measurements. The digital SDP600 differential pressure sensors are already used successfully in medical applications...

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NSF Awards $10M to Develop Computing Techniques for Measuring and Analyzing Child Behavior

August 19, 2010 8:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A Georgia Tech-led team received $10 million to develop novel computing techniques for assessing children's behavior. The technologies could enable new approaches for identifying children at risk for developmental disorders and potentially improve treatment.

What, what, what?

August 19, 2010 7:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Quick. Pretend this is the footprint for a diode. Which way does the cathode face? Okay, if you can't figure out which side gets the cathode, how about the anode. Which side does it go on? Hah! It's a trick...

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Intel to buy security co. McAfee in $7.68B deal

August 19, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intel Corp. said Thursday it is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion as the chip-maker adds to its arsenal of tools to serve an increasing array of Internet-connected devices, including mobile phones....

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GameStop 2Q profit rises but misses estimates

August 19, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GameStop Corp., the world's biggest video game retailer, said Thursday its profit rose 4 percent in the fiscal second quarter, but its shares declined as the results fell short of Wall Street estimates.GameStop also lowered its third-quarter profit estimate because of expenses connected with...

L1 Identity gets bids from potential buyers

August 19, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

L-1 Identity Solutions Inc., which makes identification cards and credentials, said Thursday it has received bids from several interested buyers.L-1 didn't name the potential buyers, but said it had collected offers from both foreign and domestic investors.The Stamford, Conn., company said it's...

After turbulent year following bankruptcy, GM lays groundwork to sell stock to public again

August 19, 2010 6:06 am | by Ken Thomas - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | Comments

Thirteen months ago, General Motors was fighting for its life in bankruptcy court. Now, the automaker is laying the groundwork to sell stock to the public once again with the eventual goal of ridding itself of government ownership.General Motors Co. filed the first batch of paperwork required...

Google bends to German privacy concerns

August 19, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. says it has doubled the time Germans have to opt out of participation in its "Street View" feature, which has sparked a fierce public debate on privacy concerns.Philipp Schindler, Google's vice president for Northern and Central Europe, said in a statement Thursday that Germans will...

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Intel to buy McAfee in $7.68 billion deal

August 19, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chip maker Intel Corp. said Thursday it is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion, or $48 per share.The per-share price represents a 60 percent premium over McAfee's Wednesday close of $29.93. McAfee shares surged 58 percent after the deal was announced Thursday...

VI Systems begins shipping circular VCSEL arrays

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

VI Systems GmbH has released the first circular chip arrays of its vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) designed for wire- and flip-chip bonding.

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Flir to buy advanced sensor maker

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Thermal imaging systems manufacturer Flir Systems Inc. announced Monday that it will acquire sensor maker ICx Technologies Inc. for approximately $274 million.

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Light-amplifying metamaterial created

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Researchers have overcome a fundamental obstacle in using new "metamaterials" for radical advances in optical technologies, including ultrapowerful microscopes and computers and a possible invisibility cloak.

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A year after bankruptcy, GM plans stock sale

August 18, 2010 10:05 pm | by KEN THOMAS - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | Comments

Thirteen months ago, General Motors was fighting for its life in bankruptcy court. Now, the automaker is laying the groundwork to sell stock to the public once again with the eventual goal of ridding itself of government ownership.General Motors Co. filed the first batch of paperwork required...

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Cameron Diaz tops list of riskiest celeb searches

August 18, 2010 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

If you're looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, look out!...

Updated Centroid Documentation

August 18, 2010 5:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

A little housecleaning is usually a good thing. Here at Screaming Circuits, we try to be as flexible as possible and we'll do a lot of different things - standard and non-standard. But we really should, when passing on documentation,...

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