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Reference Designators

October 12, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Not a subject I give much thought to. For one, we here at Screaming Circuits don't really care too much what convention you use for your components. We want them to match and be properly formatted when in your BOM,...

Why it's hard to crash the electric grid

October 12, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Vermont) A new study shows why it would be hard for terrorists to bring down the US electric grid.

Google to invest in offshore wind project to improve mid-Atlantic power grid

October 12, 2010 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google and a group of technology and investment firms have set aside US$1.8 billion to build a network of deepwater transmission lines for future wind farms off the U.S. East Coast.The transmission lines, which would run to the coast in an area stretching from Virginia to New Jersey, would be...


RightNow names Wayne Huyard president, COO

October 12, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Customer service software provider RightNow Technologies Inc. said Tuesday it has named Wayne Huyard as president and chief operating officer.Huyard, 51, replaces Susan Carstensen, who was named senior vice president of customer experience. Carstensen had previously served as COO.Huyard joined...

Save the date for: Powers in Microelectronics

October 12, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

On Thurday November 18, 2010 at Ecole d?Ingénieurs Polytech Tours, France.


Nova Design puts twinkle in London Eye

October 12, 2010 7:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Selected as partner for £12.5m capsule upgrade.

3D TV Not Growing as Fast as TV Makers Expected in 2010, but Will Become Mainstream by 2014, with 90 Million+ Shipments

October 12, 2010 7:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

3D TV is now readily available in retail, but the uptake among consumers has been limited by high prices and lack of content.

Nanoscopic particles resist full encapsulation, Sandia simulations show

October 12, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) It may seem obvious that dunking relatively spherical objects in a sauce -- blueberries in melted chocolate, say -- will result in an array of completely encapsulated berries.


CUI Releases 10-100 W DIN Rail Power Supply Series

October 12, 2010 7:20 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

CUI Inc’s power line, V-Infinity, and its distributor, Digi-Key Corporation, announced the release of a new series of convection cooled DIN rail mounted ac-dc power supplies.

Navigate electronica 2010 with your Cell Phone

October 12, 2010 6:14 am | Comments

The EasyExpoNavigation application turns cell phones into trade fair companions, allowing the user to search for points of interest such as exhibitors, products, forums, restaurants and public transport stops.


Wal-Mart Stores to start selling Apple's iPad

October 12, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will start selling Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer in some stores by Friday and in a majority of locations by the height of the holiday shopping season.Wal-Mart will sell the iPad at Apple's suggested retail price, which range from $499 to $829 depending on the...

Fujitsu develops Gallium-Nitride HEMT power amplifier featuring high uutput power for millimeter-wave W-band

October 12, 2010 5:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Fujitsu Ltd. and Fujitsu laboratories of Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan respectively, announced the development of a power amplifier using gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMT) that puts out 1.3W for wireless communications in the millimeter-wave W-band


Statistics: Unemployment rate falls to 8.5% in August

October 12, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | Comments

In August 2010, unemployment in the OECD area fell slightly to 8.5% (from 8.6% in July). The unemployment rate has returned to August 2009 levels and unemployment now appears stable across OECD countries.


National Semiconductor plans £20m Scottish investment

October 11, 2010 7:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

According to the Herrald Scotland National Semiconductor is planning to invest £20 million in its chip-making and design facility in Greenock and will increase the size of its permanent workforce over the next 12 months, The Herald has learned.


SRA to buy Platinum Solutions for $90 million

October 11, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Technology and consulting services company SRA International Inc. said Monday it has agreed to acquire systems integrator and software developer Platinum Solutions Inc. for about $90 million.Platinum Solutions, which is based in Reston, Va., specializes in developing customized software...


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