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Cleaner stoves for developing countries, thanks to heat-powered fan design

November 9, 2010 1:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Paul Montgomery, a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University, is helping design a better cook stove for people in developing countries.

New Resettable Overcurrent Protection Device for Li-Ion Batteries Offers Size & Cost Benefits

November 9, 2010 1:23 pm | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- November 10, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics, a global leader in circuit protection solutions, announced today the introduction of a Metal Hybrid PPTC (MHP) technology useful for high-rate-discharge battery applications at ratings above 30VDC/30A such as cordless power...

Industry-First Reflowable Thermal Protection Device

November 9, 2010 1:23 pm | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- November 10, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics introduced today a breakthrough technology that allows manufacturers to include surface-mountable thermal protection in their standard RoHS-compliant reflow assembly process. Manufacturers can realize significant savings by...


High-Voltage/High-Current Electromechanical Relay for Alternative Power Systems (APS)

November 9, 2010 1:23 pm | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

Tyco Electronics has developed and is currently producing the new automotive version of the LEV100 Series high-voltage relay/contactor designed specifically for handling high power requirements for alternative powered vehicle systems. It offers a smaller packaging envelope than...

High-Speed Data Product Range Expansion

November 9, 2010 1:22 pm | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

Tyco Electronics continues to focus on the high-speed data product range, offering additional choices to the market that are compatible with AK specifications, cover USCAR qualification requirements and open new design options to system and modular development engineers. The requirements...

Presenting MOST Pigtail Products

November 9, 2010 1:22 pm | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

The MOST technology remains a foundation stone for automotive multi-media network platforms. The MOST 25 technology is the basis for distribution of audio signals on premium car platforms. With the introduction of the MOST 150 technology specification in the coming years the option for...

High-Voltage & EMC Shielding Connector Series Designed for Alternative Power Systems (APS)

November 9, 2010 1:21 pm | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

Tyco Electronics has developed a 2 and 3-position connector system that is designed specifically for handling high voltage and EMC shielding applications for alternative power systems (APS) in hybrid- and electric vehicles.

Smart Technologies reports higher 2Q revenue

November 9, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Smart Technologies Inc., known for its interactive white boards used in schools, said Tuesday that its second-quarter net income fell, but its revenue rose, thanks to strong sales of white boards and other core products.Smart Technologies' boards work like dry-erase boards but also respond to...


Publishing exec named new NYC schools chancellor

November 9, 2010 12:05 pm | by KAREN MATTHEWS - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg named a top publishing executive to head the nation's largest school system on Tuesday after announcing that New York City's longterm chancellor was stepping down.Bloomberg said Hearst Magazines chairwoman Cathie Black would replace Joel Klein, who has overseen the... Offers UN Transport Tests for Lithium Ion Batteries Including All Certifications

November 9, 2010 11:22 am | by | Comments

Manufacturers and suppliers of lithium ion cells and batteries can have their products thoroughly tested in a new state-of-the-art test laboratory in Karlstein (Germany), which the with the support of BMZ Batterien-Montage-Zentrum has...


Monolithic Power Announces Consecutive Record Revenue Results for Quarter & Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010

November 9, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) announced financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010. The results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 are as follows: net revenues were $65.8 million, an...


Linear Technology & Energy Micro Demonstrate Smart Energy Harvesting at Electronica

November 9, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

Linear Technology and Energy Micro announced that they have combined their expertise in energy harvesting power supplies and ultralow power 32-bit microcontrollers to produce what they describe as a ground-breaking demonstration at Electronica 2010,...


Feds: Woman illegally fired over Facebook remarks

November 9, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Connecticut woman who was fired after she posted disparaging remarks about her boss on Facebook has prompted a first-of-its-kind legal case by federal authorities who say her comments are protected speech under labor laws....


Quantum to issue up to $135M in convertible notes

November 9, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Data management company Quantum Corp. said Tuesday that it plans to issue up to $135 million in convertible senior subordinated notes that mature in 2015 in a private placement.Pricing is to be determined after negotiations between the company and the initial purchasers of the notes.Quantum...

New book examines health and environmental impacts of common (and not-so-common) chemicals

November 9, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) A growing awareness of the risks posed to humans and the environment from the use of man-made chemicals has stimulated intensive investigations into their life cycle and the unintended consequence of their use. Much of what is known about such chemicals has been...


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