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IMEC details 3D Cost Modeling at Munich IEEE 3DIC Conference

December 16, 2010 7:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

At the recent IEEE 3DIC Conference held in Munich, IMEC detailed their cost model developed to analyze and compare the cost effectiveness of different 3D technology solutions. Based on IMEC?s 3D integration process flows, the model includes the cost of manufacturing equipment, fabrication...

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650 Watt Front Ends Offer Active Power Factor Correction

December 16, 2010 7:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Martek Power announces the release of the 12 VDC output version of the AHF series of 650 Watts AC Front End power supplies. The AHF series is a standard product line of high density 12 VDC or 48 VDC output...

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URI engineer says emergency information could be transmitted around US via augmented GPS system

December 16, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Rhode Island) A URI engineer says that the augmented global positioning system that the Coast Guard uses for more precise navigation than the commercial GPS system can also be used to communicate emergency information for Homeland Security purposes.

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Is OSRAM for sale?

December 16, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, is exploring options for its Osram lighting business, including a possible initial public offering or sale, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions. Siemens, ...

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CUI Releases 400 W DC-DC Converter with Integrated Heat Sink

December 16, 2010 6:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

CUI Inc's power line, V-Infinity, and their distributor Digi-Key Corporation, announced the release of a new line of rugged DC-DC converters that provide 400 W of output power. The VFK400 series is a chassis mount solution measuring 7.8" x 5.0" x 1.5" and includes an integrated heat sink...

New report calls for online privacy bill of rights

December 16, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Commerce Department is calling for the creation of a "privacy bill of rights" for Internet users. It would set rules of the road for companies that collect consumer data online and use that information for marketing and other purposes....

AOL buys online ad co. Pictela for undisclosed sum

December 16, 2010 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

AOL Inc. said Thursday that it has bought Pictela Inc., a developer of catalogs and other content for online advertisers. The acquisition will allow AOL to offer more tools and services to online advertisers, who account for a significant portion of the Internet company's income.Terms of the...

Brookhaven Lab Physicist Laurence Littenberg Wins the 2011 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize

December 16, 2010 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Recognized for a “needle-in-a-haystack” discovery, Laurence Littenberg, a senior physicist and associate chair for high-energy physics in the Physics Department of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been chosen to receive the American Physical Society’s...

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Nokia sues Apple over patents in iPhone, iPad

December 16, 2010 5:05 am | Comments

Nokia Corp. says it is suing Apple Inc. in Britain, Germany and Netherlands over alleged infringements of its patents in iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.Nokia says the actions "add 13 further Nokia patents to the 24 already asserted against Apple in the U.S. International Trade Commission and the...

Revised Statistics of Gross Domestic Product by Industry, 2007-2009

December 16, 2010 3:22 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Downturns in durable-goods manufacturing and professional, scientific, and technical services along with the continued contraction of construction were among the leading contributors to the decline in U.S. economic growth in 2009, according to revised statistics on the breakout of real...

NeoMetrix Announces New Materials For Objet 3D Printers In 2011

December 16, 2010 3:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

NeoMetrix announces the availability of new materials for Objet 3D printers in 2011, including: clear transparency, high-temperature resistance, and ABS-like properties.

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Global Solar Photovoltaic Demand Forecast To Reach 20.4 GW in 2011; Growth Rate Drops to 25%

December 16, 2010 3:21 am | by General Electric | Comments

Global photovoltaic demand was 4.0 GW in Q3’10 up 107% on one year earlier, according to Solarbuzz®, an international solar energy market research and consulting company.

Citizen Scientists Join Search for Earth-like Planets

December 16, 2010 1:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Web users around the globe will be able to help professional astronomers in their search for Earth-like...

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No IPO soon: Twitter raises another $200 million

December 15, 2010 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Don't expect Twitter to be tweeting about an initial public offering any time soon. The popular online communications service has raised another $200 million so it can keep growing without Wall Street's help.Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital...

Cree?s 650V SiC Schottkys boost data-center power supply efficiency

December 15, 2010 12:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Targeting the latest data-center power supply requirements, Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA, which manufactures silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, has launched its new line of Z-Rec 650V junction barrier Schottky (JBS) diodes.

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