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HDP User Group Launches New Revision of its Board Mounted Power Supplies Guidelines

December 1, 2010 6:14 am | Comments

The High Density Packaging (HDP) User Group now announces the launch of its second edition of Board Mounted Power Supply (BMPS) Application Guidelines. First, launched in March 2007, it was designed to support the communications and electronics manufacturing industry

Tegal expands ProNova? ICP silicon drie reactor family with introduction of the ProNova2?(2)

December 1, 2010 5:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Industry-leading etch rates, better uniformity and selectivity, and greater application flexibility makes ProNova2 one of the most productive silicon DRIE reactors on the market.


CandM Announces Two New Appointments

December 1, 2010 5:25 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

CandM Corporation, a vertically integrated manufacturer of bulk cable, coil cords, and cable assemblies, has announced two additions to the company's staff.


TV Shipments Soften, Leading to Growing Concerns About Inventory, DisplaySearch Reports

December 1, 2010 5:25 am | by General Electric | Comments

After several quarters of mid-20% year-over-year growth, the pace of global TV shipment growth slowed to 9% Y/Y in Q3’10, according to the latest findings from the latest DisplaySearch Quarterly Advanced Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report. [...]

Time ripe to move energy storage idea off drawing board

December 1, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) Case Western Reserve University researcher Gerhard Welsch is moving his design for a self-healing, high-energy capacitor he patented a decade ago off the drawing board. He's received a $2.25 million ARPA-E grant to produce the small and powerful device...

On-Chip Light Pulses Promise Ultrafast Data Transfer

December 1, 2010 4:32 am | by Daniel Kane, UC San Diego ( | Comments

Electrical engineers generated short, powerful light pulses on a chip – an important step toward the optical interconnects that will likely replace the copper wires that carry information between chips within today’s computers.


Environment: Cities central to climate change response

December 1, 2010 2:26 am | by OECD | Comments

Cities and metropolitan regional governments should play a more prominent role in defining the wider response to climate change, according to a new report from the OECD.


Soitec and Sumitomo Electric announce collaboration on development of engineered GaN substrates

November 30, 2010 11:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Applications include high brightness LEDs as well as electric power devices designed for hybrid and full electric vehicles.


FCC preparing to vote on network neutrality rules

November 30, 2010 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Federal regulators are moving ahead with a plan to prohibit phone and cable companies from blocking or discriminating against Internet traffic flowing over their broadband networks....

WikiLeaks website blocked behind Chinese firewall

November 30, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Links to the WikiLeaks website were blocked within China on Wednesday amid potentially embarrassing claims made in leaked U.S. diplomatic cables posted to the site.Attempts to access and were met with a notice saying the connection had been reset. That's...

CACI wins $29M border protection contract

November 30, 2010 5:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor CACI International Inc. said Tuesday that it has won a $29 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to support the government's customs and border-protection agency.Under the agreement with the passenger system program office, CACI will provide computer...

AOL hires Mike DeLuca to lead local ad sales

November 30, 2010 5:06 pm | Comments

AOL Inc. said Tuesday that it named Mike DeLuca as head of sales for its collection of local properties, which includes its Patch network of community news sites and mapping service MapQuest.AOL said that DeLuca will work with AOL Advertising to build up a regional and local ad sales group...

Sony Open to be aired live in 3-D

November 30, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. has extended title sponsorship of the Sony Open in Hawaii through 2014 and will broadcast the PGA Tour event in January live in 3-D.The company and tour said Tuesday that the upcoming Sony Open will be the first PGA Tour co-sponsored event televised live in 3-D.Last year's Masters...


Project pioneers use of silicon-germanium for space electronics applications

November 30, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) A five-year project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed. The new capabilities are based on silicon-germanium technology.

Monsters Under the Bed

November 30, 2010 12:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Monsters, metaphorically speaking, that is. Take a look at this little land pattern for a TO-263 part. Can you tell me the two main things wrong with this land pattern? I'll give you a hint. One of the problems is...


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