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Quantum computers a step closer to reality thanks to new finding

November 9, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Imperial College London) Quantum computers may be much easier to build than previously thought, suggests a new study in Physical Review Letters.

Hhgregg 2Q earnings fall as appliance sales soften

November 9, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc.'s fiscal second-quarter net income dropped 20 percent as appliance sales declined and it spend more on advertising.The company also cut the low end of its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday.Shares fell $1.30, or 5.3 percent, to $23.36 in morning...

A quick electronica preview

November 9, 2010 4:41 am | Comments

Forrest Sass of Messe Munich describes some of the highlights coming up during the soon-to-begin electronica trade show with Electronic Component News' Alix Paultre.

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Google announces 'Instant Previews' search feature

November 9, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

People searching on Google will soon be able to see previews of websites before clicking on them....

Invensense® announces the world?s first motionprocessor with integrated 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer and 9-axis sensor fusion

November 9, 2010 3:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

MPU-6000? offers integration of Gyros and Accels on a single silicon die in a 4x4x0.9 mm QFN with on board intelligence to perform 9-axis sensor fusion for quick and easy adoption.

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Fixers Collective

November 9, 2010 3:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Very cool. I like everything about this idea. I like the reuse (very environmentally friendly). I like the humanity and psychology of connecting with others. I like the tinkering/learning/fixing attitude and behavior. I like the very well done use of the internet to help fund such...

Statistics: Unemployment rate steady at 8.5% in September

November 9, 2010 1:26 am | by OECD | Comments

In September 2010, the OECD area unemployment rate was 8.5%, unchanged from August and broadly stable since June 2010. New October 2010 unemployment rates for the United States (unchanged at 9.6%), and Canada (down slightly by 0.1 percentage point to 7.9%), confirm this overall stability.

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GeneSiC samples multi-kHz, ultra-high-voltage SiC thyristors to US researchers

November 8, 2010 11:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

In what is claimed to be a first of its kind, GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc of Dulles, VA, USA has made available a family of 6.5kV SCR-mode silicon carbide (SiC) thyristors for use in power electronics for smart-grid applications.

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Smaller, Leaner, Meaner VTI announces smallest 3-axis gyro sensor with lowest power consumption

November 8, 2010 9:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Targeting motion control applications in consumer electronics, VTI Technologies announces at Electronica 2010 in Munich the world's smallest digital output 3-axis angular rate sensor with the lowest power consumption, the CMR3000.

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Microreactor speeds nanotech particle production by 500 times.

November 8, 2010 9:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a new method to speed the production rate of nanoparticles by 500 times, an advance that could play an important role in making nanotechnology products more commercially practical.

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RadioShack board declares annual 25-cent dividend

November 8, 2010 8:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. said Monday that its board declared an annual dividend of 25 cents.The dividend is payable on Dec. 16 to shareholders of record at the close of business Nov. 26.

Retailer Bluefly names Denise Seegal to board

November 8, 2010 8:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Online retailer Bluefly Inc. has named retail industry veteran Denise Seegal to its board of directors.The appointment was effective as of last Friday.Seegal is currently a global consultant for Financo, an investment banking firm. She also operators Denise Seegal Associates, a firm focusing on...

Kionix expands motion sensing product portfolio with first gyros for consumer applications and trio of new accelerometers

November 8, 2010 2:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

One year after ROHM acquisition, company extends reach in MEMS inertial sensors.

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Inphi to raise up to $81.6M with IPO this week

November 8, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chip designer Inphi Corp. hopes to raise as much as $81.6 million with an initial public offering this week.The Silicon Valley company develops semiconductors that are designed to ease bottlenecks on communications and computer networks. In a recent securities filing, Inphi said it offers 170...

Cray's 3Q loss grows more than expected

November 8, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Supercomputer maker Cray Inc. said Monday that its third-quarter loss widened this year as sales dropped and expenses rose.The company booked a net loss for the three months ended Sept. 30 of $18.8 million, or 55 cents per share, compared with a loss of $2.1 million, or 6 cents per share, in...

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