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Winners Announced for the Visit Me At CES 2012 Exhibitor Video Contest

December 9, 2011 4:15 am | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that Cherple, Dotz in a partnership with Paris Business Products, Sonomax Technologies Inc., Urban Green Energy Inc. and Wilson Electronics Inc. are the winners of the third annual Visit Me at CES 2012 exhibitor video contest.

EnerSys Announces Grand Opening of New Production Facility in China

December 8, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

EnerSys announced the grand opening of its new battery manufacturing facility in Shuangqiao District, Chongqing, The Peoples Republic of China. In addition to the Company’s two existing Chinese production facilities the new plant will...

Enecsys and SMTC Partner to Build Next-Generation Solar Energy Conversion Technology

December 8, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

SMTC Corp. and Enecsys Ltd. announced a partnership to produce Enecsys micro inverters for the Canadian market at SMTC’s Markham facility located in York Region, Ontario. This enables Enecsys micro inverters to meet the...


Benning Power Partners with Texas University at Dallas to Provide Real-World Experience for Computer Science Students

December 8, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Benning Power Electronics announced its participation in the UTDesign program in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. This highly-respected program partners a team of...

Verizon Wireless blames technical issue for outage

December 8, 2011 7:40 am | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless blamed technical problems for an outage on its recently launched high-speed, 4G network, which prevented some U.S. customers from accessing the Internet for about 24 hours.

Samsung's November TV sales hit record

December 8, 2011 7:39 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics said on Thursday its television sales hit a record 5.7 million units in November, helped by strong U.S. sales during the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Sharp: Big-screen TV sales likely to top 1 million in N.America

December 8, 2011 7:37 am | News | Comments

Sharp Corp said on Thursday it will likely sell more than 1 million large-screen TVs of 60-inches and above in North America in the year to March 31, and expects the burgeoning market to push sales higher next business year.

French court denies Samsung request for iPhone 4S ban

December 8, 2011 7:22 am | News | Comments

A French court on Thursday rejected Samsung's request for an injunction to prevent Apple from selling its iPhone 4S in France, sought on the grounds it copied elements of Samsung's Galaxy line of mobiles.


Miniature WITEK Enclosures Include Color-Coding Rings

December 8, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The popular 'WITEK' enclosures range, from TEKO, is now available with color-coding rings in seven different colors. As a result, different versions of the electronics can be color-coded for easy identification, or the colored rings can be used to match existing brand colours.

Silicon Carbide Power Devices Now Available in Chip Form

December 8, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree has released its fully-qualified SiC MOSFET power devices in “bare die” or chip form for use in power electronics modules.

European ministers emphasise the role of space for the security of Europe and its citizens

December 8, 2011 5:12 am | News | Comments

29 ministers of the ESA-EU Space Council underlined the importance of space systems for security. They drew attention to the role of satellite systems - particularly Galileo, EGNOS and GMES - as the backbone for improving Europe's response to emergencies.

Express Logic ThreadX Supports Xilinx Zynq-7000

December 8, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic announced that its ThreadX RTOS now supports Xilinx’s Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform.

Medical power supplies feature output-to-ground isolation of 1500Vac

December 8, 2011 4:44 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda introduces its next generation of digitally controlled, AC-DC medical power supplies – the single output CFE400M, which is available in convection and fan cooled versions. Combining a 4kVac reinforced input-to-output isolation with dual fusing and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500Vac...


Sharp Expands Its LCD Line-Up

December 8, 2011 4:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp is starting the new year with three new models from its range of Memory LCDs to include 13 different types with diagonals of 1.17" (2.97 cm) to 6.02" (15.3 cm).

AC-DC power supplies include universal AC input

December 8, 2011 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-60PB series is a family of compact encapsulated 60W AC/DC power supplies. These high performance modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and high reliability.

The Apple TV won't be AppleTV

December 8, 2011 4:14 am | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

The growing relationship between Sharp and Apple that was revealed last week put to bed conjecture whether Apple's next leap might be into television.  It is.  And that leaves an open question:Has Apple gone mad?

Study could lead to atherosclerosis prevention

December 7, 2011 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

New research offers a clue into the underlying causes of atherosclerosis in terms of how the cells that line the blood vessels, called endothelial cells, behave as the vessels stiffen with age.

Exar Corporation Announces Appointment of Louis DiNardo as President and CEO

December 7, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Exar Corp. announced that Louis DiNardo will join the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on January 3, 2012. He will replace interim President and Chief Executive Officer Richard L....

Increases in Semiconductor Sales Set to Drive Power Electronics Growth

December 7, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization’s Autumn 2011 global semiconductor sales forecast projects that semiconductor sales will grow to $302 billion this year, reaching the $300 billion level for the first time, representing...

US and EU Extend Collaboration Agreement

December 7, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the following statement: Dear ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Stakeholder, As many of you know, the United States and the European Union share a bilateral agreement on the ENERGY STAR program...

Pulse Electronics Introduces 3-Feed Antenna for Operator-Independent Global Roaming of LTE Mobile Devices

December 7, 2011 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation introduces a new 3-feed antenna that enables operator-independent global roaming capability for LTE mobile devices. Compatible with EPCOS RF front-end module (FEM) technology, it is the only antenna that has been proven to support 16 frequency bands...

Color Modeling in Solid-State Lighting

December 7, 2011 10:26 am | by Thomas Davenport, Systems Engineer, Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys ( | Blogs | Comments

Often with traditional, non-LED sources (e.g., incandescent, fluorescent tubes, or CFL) the source color is not the largest design challenge faced.

Deeply Depleted Channel Technology Enables Significant Power Reduction and CMOS Scaling

December 7, 2011 9:00 am | News | Comments

SuVolta’s DDC technology can reduce power consumption up to 50 percent without impacting operating speed.

NASA catalogs thousands of asteroids near Earth

December 7, 2011 7:54 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

About 1,000 asteroids big enough to cause catastrophic damage if they hit Earth are orbiting relatively nearby, a NASA survey shows.

CooperVision Avaira Aquaform Sphere Soft Contact Lenses: Class 1 Recall - Unintended Residue on Lenses

December 7, 2011 7:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Symptoms may range from hazy, blurry vision, discomfort to eye injuries requiring medical treatment.

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