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The industry’s highest efficiency series of dual DC-DC converters

June 23, 2010 7:30 am | Comments

austriamicrosystems has introduced the industry’s highest efficiency high current, dual step-down DC-DC converters in a compact 3x3 mm TDFN package. For space-limited applications with low power consumption requirements, the new AS134x series provides small size and high efficiency -- up to 95%...

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Anand appointed executive associate dean

June 23, 2010 7:23 am | Comments

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering has announced the appointment of Dr. N.K. Anand as executive associate dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Anand, who was serving as the interim executive associate dean, also serves as associate agency director...

Georgia Tech Study Suggests Sprawling Cities More Vulnerable to Climate Change

June 23, 2010 7:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

The number of very hot days is increasing worldwide, but the rate of increase is more than double in the most sprawling metropolitan regions compared with more compact cities, according to a team of Atlanta-based scientists. This was true regardless of the urban regions’ climate zone,...

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Microsoft sues Neb. company, QuickTeq Computers

June 23, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. says a Nebraska computer store has been infringing on its copyrights for Windows software.Microsoft filed a federal lawsuit against QuickTeq Computers and its owner, Kevin Knudson, on Monday.Knudson declined to comment Wednesday, saying he was still reviewing the...

Secretary-General Gurría welcomes increase in Chinese exchange rate flexibility

June 23, 2010 6:28 am | by OECD | Comments

The OECD welcomes the announcement by the Chinese authorities of an increase in exchange rate flexibility. The OECD considers that a gradual appreciation of the exchange rate will help mitigate domestic inflationary pressures in China, while making monetary policy more effective. It will...

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Travel and Tourism Satellite Accounts, 1st Quarter 2010

June 23, 2010 6:25 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Real spending on travel and tourism increased at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in 2010:1, following a decrease of 1.5 percent (revised) in 2009:4. By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.0 percent (second estimate) in 2010:1 after increasing 5.6 percent in 2009:4....

Creaform HandyProbe Bridges Gap between CMM's and Laser Trackers

June 23, 2010 6:25 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

CMM's have long been considered the standard for 3D measurement. However their lack of portability has always hindered their usefulness outside the QC Department. The new HandyProbe system from Creaform takes the CMM out of the lab and onto the manufacturing floor.

May Large-Area TFT LCD Shipments and Revenues Reach Record Highs

June 23, 2010 6:25 am | by General Electric | Comments

May 2010 shipments of large-area TFT LCD panels were 58.8 million units, up 9% from April, and revenues were 7.5 billion, up 7% M/M, according to the DisplaySearch Monthly TFT LCD Shipment Database. [...]

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Nanowires for the electronics and optoelectronics of the future

June 23, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA)) The tale begins with a feasibility study on the manufacture of colored fluorescing thin films for optical safety applications. An EU project on the development of novel gas sensors followed. In the meantime, Empa...

Niedzwecki named civil engineering department head

June 23, 2010 6:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. John Niedzwecki, professor and holder of the R.P. Gregory ’32 Chair in Civil Engineering, has been named head of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, announced the appointment June...

Disposable Insulin Jewel Pump Showcases microfluidic MEMS Tech

June 23, 2010 6:05 am | Comments

Debiotech and STMicroelectronics today announced that they will showcase their novel insulin “Jewel Pump” at the Debiotech stand at the American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida.

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New Tools for New Light Source at Brookhaven Lab

June 23, 2010 5:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

DOE has approved a new project to begin conceptual design of NSLS-II experimental tools, named NEXT.

Rapid Web Application Tool for Oracle Database Streamlines Development and Usability With Websheets and Dynamic Actions Features

June 23, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News FactsNew Features in Oracle Application Express Release 4.0Supporting Quotes"Oracle Application Express is the primary custom development platform at General Healthcare Group (GHG)," said Marc Yaneza, Technology Director IT, General Healthcare Group. "Its speed of...

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Japan finding out who gets big pay under new rule

June 23, 2010 12:06 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japan is finally finding out who is getting the big paychecks, thanks to a new rule requiring disclosure of pay for executives receiving 100 million yen ($1 million) or more.But the list of millionaire bosses is surprisingly short and many of them it turns out are foreigners — like Nissan Motor...

Technical Presentations From Ricoh, Renesas, Primegate, and Sony Highlight Agenda

June 22, 2010 11:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.systemc.org/home/ () —The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI), an independent non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC as an industry-standard language for electronic system-level (ESL) design, announces the first SystemC Japan will be held Friday, July 2 in...

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