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Google takes another shot at the TV market

October 28, 2011 10:07 am | by Alexei Oreskovic, Reuters | News | Comments

Google Inc is making another push to bring its Web savvy to television sets, hoping to tap into a vast new market despite consumers' lukewarm reaction to its initial offering.

RF Switches Support 6GHz Wi-Fi Applications

October 28, 2011 10:02 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics and California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) are now shipping two new high frequency GaAs MMIC SPDT switches, the UPG2422TK and the UPG2411T6R.

After Slow Results of Google TV, Intel Turns Away from Television Semiconductors

October 28, 2011 8:24 am | News | Comments

With little room left to maneuver in the tough TV system-on-chip (SoC) market central to the ambitious Google TV initiative, Google partner Intel Corp. is quietly reshuffling resources away from the connected television semiconductor space and redirecting attention to the more profitable arena of chips for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, according to

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SMT “Auto Blade” Fuse Clips Hold Firmly

October 28, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. offers wide selection of surface mount, automotive blade fuse clips engineered to secure fuses in place even after multiple insertions. Suitable for high-density applications, these new, compact, low profile clips are

Distributed Temperature Sensor Targets Oil-Gas and Industrial Production Operations

October 28, 2011 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s DTSX200 Distributed Temperature Sensor (DTS) was released to the global market. The unit is used to monitor temperature and flow in oil/gas upstream unconventional and conventional in-well applications

Power capacitors intended for wind power plants

October 28, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has developed EPCOS power capacitors with high rated voltage, long operating life and high current handling capability, making them ideal for renewable energy generation applications, such as AC output filters in offshore wind turbines.

Embedding Systems

October 28, 2011 6:59 am | by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

The impact of convergence on the design community is not just increasing in scope, it's also speeding up. Consolidation of functionality and integration of subsystems has meant that the very definition of what an embedded system is becomes more elusive.

Toroidal Power Transformers Target Demanding Medical Applications

October 28, 2011 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Standex Electronics toroidal power transformers are designed for the demanding needs of medical applications, including protecting sensitive medical devices in patient care environments. They are available as bare toroids which can be integrated into the devices themselves, or installed in enclosures with options to

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OEM Electronics Design Development and Manufacturing for Medical Applications

October 28, 2011 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Medical Applications Business Unit of the Berliner Glas Group now offers custom OEM development of electronics. This broadens its expertise as a supplier of optical components, opto-mechanics...

GaAs SPDT Switches Target WLAN Applications

October 28, 2011 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions has introduced two small (1 x 1 mm packaged) GaAs single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switches for WLAN applications.

Exciter Turns Glass Windows into Loudspeakers

October 28, 2011 4:55 am | News | Comments

HiWave Technologies PLC, a provider of electronic solutions for audio and haptic touch, has announced a high power, modal exciter that generates high quality audio from high impedance substrates such as glass, metal and wood.

Overview of the QorIQ Multicore Configuration Suite

October 28, 2011 4:36 am | News | Comments

Learn how Freescale's QorIQ Configuration Suite can help reduce multicore development time.

Steve Jobs' Full Legacy Yet to be Written - What's Next?

October 28, 2011 4:27 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

Steve Jobs’ has left a legacy that is hard to capture. His vision and product from Pixar to Apple are still growing.

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Smart Meter Design Considerations Detailed at Smart Grid Electronics Forum

October 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Communications, metrology, security and power are the four primary considerations when designing next-generation smart meters. Those topics discussed by authors from Allegro MicroSystems, Fairchild Semiconductor, Pulse Electronics, Maxim Integrated Products and Texas Instruments during...

MagnaChip Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

October 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Revenue for the third quarter of 2011 was $200.4 million, a 1.6% decrease compared to $203.7 million for the second...

Digi-Key Announces Stock of Emerson Network Power Configurable Power Supplies

October 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. announced the global addition of Emerson Network Power configurable power supplies to an already impressive listing of quality Emerson products. Emerson Network Power offers a broad range of standard and configurable power supply...

European Medical Providers Continue to Adopt GE Healthcare’s Vscan in Effort to Transform Their Traditional Healthcare Systems

October 27, 2011 11:49 am | News | Comments

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare’s latest commitment to improving patient care and the global healthcare delivery system was announced today in Milan, Italy as the Lombardia Ministry of Health (MoH) purchased 135 units of GE Healthcare’s pocket-sized, ultrasound medical imaging device Vscan...

LED Driver Achieves High Accuracy Without High-Side Current Sensing

October 27, 2011 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex, Inc. introduced HV9861A, an open loop, average current mode control, LED driver integrated circuit (IC) designed to drive LEDs using a buck topology. It is suited for a variety of solid-state lighting applications, including

Sharp cuts outlook as TV sales slide

October 27, 2011 8:53 am | News | Comments

Sharp Corp cut its full-year operating profit forecast by 12 percent, hit by sliding domestic television sales but the cut was not as bad as the market had feared.

Virgin Media reassures with solid third quarter growth

October 27, 2011 8:51 am | News | Comments

Britain's Virgin Media added 6,300 net new cable customers in the third quarter, reassuring investors after a disappointing second quarter, as subscribers showed a willingness to pay for higher quality services.

Sony buys Ericsson out of mobile phone venture

October 27, 2011 8:48 am | by Tarmo Virki, European Technology Correspondent, Reuters | News | Comments

Sony Corp is to take over its mobile phone joint venture with Ericsson for 1.05 billion euros ($1.5 billion), as it seeks to exploit its music and video to help it catch smartphone leaders such as Apple Inc.

Nintendo to post its first ever annual net loss

October 27, 2011 8:44 am | by Yoshiyuki Osada and Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it would make its first ever annual net loss this financial year, cutting earnings guidance for a second time as the soaring yen and weak software sales dealt fresh blows to the former games industry champion.

LEDs Provide High Luminous Intensity to 1400 mcd

October 27, 2011 8:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology announced the release of a series of power MiniLEDs in 2.3-mm x 1.3-mm x 1.4-mm SMD packages. Using advanced AllnGaP technology to increase light output by a factor of

STM32F4 Discovery Kit Now Available

October 27, 2011 8:24 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics, a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has begun shipping the STM32F4 Discovery Kit to appointed distributors worldwide. The kit provides an ultra low-cost development environment enabling fast, convenient design starts using the new devices.

Freescale-based Desktop Platform Offers Optional Wi-Fi Support

October 27, 2011 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

WIN Enterprises announces the PL-80380, a compact network platform designed for Internet security applications. The compact platform is just 9.4 inches wide and is suitable for the SOHO (Small Office, Home Office), SMB (Small Medium Business), and ROBO (Remote Office, Branch Office) markets. Optional Wi-Fi support is provided.

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