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Panasonic sees $5.5 billion annual loss, worst in a decade

October 31, 2011 5:47 am | by Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic Corp forecast an annual net loss of 420 billion yen ($5.5 billion), its biggest in a decade, as restructuring costs ballooned, and a soaring yen and weak demand in the United States and Europe eroded income.

Sony starts moves to overhaul struggling TV biz

October 31, 2011 5:40 am | News | Comments

Consumer electronics giant Sony Corp said on Monday it will split its television business into three divisions to make operations more accountable as part of efforts to turn around the loss-making business.

China denies it is behind hacking of U.S. satellites

October 31, 2011 5:38 am | News | Comments

Beijing on Monday denied a U.S. commission's claim that China may have been responsible for hacking incidents on U.S. environment-monitoring satellites, saying that the committee had "ulterior motives" in writing such a draft report.

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Movea Executive Vice President to Moderate the MEMS Technology Showcase at the MEMS Executive Congress 2011

October 31, 2011 5:25 am | News | Comments

Bryan Hoadley, Executive Vice President of Movea will be moderating the first “MEMS Technology Showcase,” a panel discussion where companies present a variety of the most unique and compelling MEMS-enabled applications in the marketplace.

Zinc Oxide Microwires Improve Performance of Light-Emitting Diodes

October 31, 2011 4:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have used zinc oxide microwires to significantly improve the efficiency at which gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (LED) convert electricity to ultraviolet light.

Micrel Reports 2011 Third Quarter Financial Results

October 28, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Micrel, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Third quarter revenues of $64.2 million decreased by $4.3 million, or 6.2% compared to revenues of $68.5 million in the second...

AgileSwitch Receives BFTP Funding For Solar Inverter Power Modules

October 28, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

AgileSwitch, LLC announced that it has received funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) of Southeastern Pennsylvania for design, development and testing of Advanced Power Conversion Assemblies (APCA) modules to be delivered to potential...

Leo Lorenz of Infineon Technologies Wins IEEE Award

October 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The IEEE Gerald Kliman Innovator Award 2011 is going to the PCIM Advisory Board Leo Lorenz from Infineon Technologies. The award may be presented annually to an individual for meritorious contributions to the advancement of...

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Highest Capacity FPGA Now Shipping from Xilinx

October 28, 2011 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx introduces the Virtex-7 2000T -- the world's highest capacity programmable logic device ever built. 

Olympus risks lawsuits unless probe truly independent: TSE

October 28, 2011 10:37 am | by Nathan Layne and Tim Kelly, Reuters | News | Comments

Olympus Corp risks possible lawsuits unless a planned probe of acquisitions at the heart of a scandal engulfing the endoscope maker is truly independent, the head of the Tokyo Stock Exchange warned Friday.

Physician Prescriptions for ZOLL LifeVest Top 50,000

October 28, 2011 10:32 am | News | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZOLL Medical Corporation (NasdaqGS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that more than 50,000 patients at high risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) have been prescribed the LifeVest® Wearable Defibrillator.

Amazon in talks with China to bring in Kindle: media

October 28, 2011 10:31 am | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc is in talks with Chinese regulators to bring in its popular e-reader Kindle and its recently announced tablet Kindle Fire, local media reported quoting an Amazon executive.

Storm forces NASA to call off underwater simulation

October 28, 2011 10:27 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

NASA evacuated astronauts and scientists participating in an underwater space simulation in the Florida Keys over concerns about Hurricane Rina, officials said on Wednesday.

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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

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

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.

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