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Loyal Olympus workers feel betrayal over accounting scandal

November 21, 2011 5:57 am | by Yoko Kubota, Reuters | News | Comments

Employees at Japan's Olympus Corp are feeling shock, anger and betrayal as they watch the public humiliation of a company to which many have devoted their working lives.

Retailers adapt as mobile holiday shopping booms

November 21, 2011 5:53 am | by Alistair Barr, Reuters | News | Comments

When it comes to holiday shopping, more people are phoning it in, forcing retailers to embrace new ways to connect or else lose sales. Lowe's Companies, Best Buy and Toys R Us are among retailers making big changes...

UK Wireless Module Manufacturer LPRS appoints new Distributor for ASPAC

November 21, 2011 5:30 am | News | Comments

LPRS, a leading European supplier of short-range radio devices, announced the appointment of Veloxity Components Pte. Ltd. as their distributor for the Asia/Pacific region.

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Automotive Receiver Family Targets Multi-Tuner Car Radio Designs

November 21, 2011 5:21 am | News | Comments

Silicon Laboratories introduced an advanced automotive tuner IC family designed to deliver the highest RF performance coupled with advanced signal processing to reduce the cost and complexity of car radio systems.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Derek Phillips of Freescale on the Smart Grid

November 21, 2011 4:23 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Derek Phillips  of Freescale on the Smart Grid and the challenges it poses to the design engineer.

Power Supplies meet latest Medical Approvals

November 21, 2011 3:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powerstax is pleased to announce that its MEDISTAX range of power supplies for medical applications has now been approved to the latest versions of safety approvals IEC 60601-1:2005 3rd Edition.

Miniature Hi-Rel-COTS Oscillator Boasts Wider Frequency Range

November 21, 2011 3:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Valpey Fisher announced it expanded the frequency range offered in its VFH3225, presented as the industry’s smallest size High Reliability/Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) oscillator with outstanding performance for military applications.

Kindle Fire may change the game… but not for Apple

November 21, 2011 3:10 am | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

The web is awash with reviews of the Kindle Fire, many positive (some scathingly negative), and the comparisons to the iPad are just as plentiful.  The question that keeps coming up, however, is the Fire a game changer in the tablet war?

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CODA Automotive Signs EV Charger Agreement with GE Energy

November 18, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

CODA Automotive and GE Energy Industrial Solutions have finalized an automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement for the sale and distribution of the GE WattStation™ Wall Mount electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The new collaboration...

New EU-Funded Project Ups Power Electronics Efficiency

November 18, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Researchers from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovakia are coming together to launch a brand-new EU-funded project that aims to make more compact and more powerful energy converters for use in information and communication...

Xirrus Extends XR Line of Modular Wireless Switches

November 18, 2011 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xirrus announced the XR-1000 and XR-2000 Wireless Arrays, extending the flexibility of the XR-series wireless switch platform to cover a broad range of wireless deployments. The XR-1000 model provides flexibility for delivering wireless service in low user density scenarios...

48V GaN-on-Si process platform features 114 years mean time to failure

November 18, 2011 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nitronex has developed a 48V GaN-on-Si process platform. Designated NRF2, this new platform delivers double the power density, 1-2dB higher gain, improved broadband performance, higher breakdown voltage and higher supply voltage operation over Nitronex's 28V NRF1 process technology.

Power Partners Introduces a 40W Ultra Compact Power Supply

November 18, 2011 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

With an ultra compact footprint of only 1.5” x 3.0” x 0.94”, the PPWA40 Series provides up to 40 Watts of continuous output power and up to 50 Watts of peak power. These small, power packed supplies are ideal for low cost, low power applications where space is at a premium.

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Blind-Drivable Vehicle Demonstrated

November 18, 2011 8:56 am | News | Comments

EAO Corporation  was featured in NBC Today Show coverage of the NFB Blind Driver Challenge highlighting the development of the first full-sized blind drivable vehicle.

Army developing self-aware, decision-making network

November 18, 2011 8:39 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Army is developing a “self-aware, decision-making network” that will ultimately reduce human decision-making requirements and increase network performance. The Cognitive Algorithm & Network Design Experiment (CANDE) was designed to enable easier network maintenance, reduce human decision-making requirements, increase network lifetime, transfer data with less delay, and reduce energy consumption.

Stan Lee dreams up new heroes for the Web

November 18, 2011 6:22 am | by Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters | News | Comments

Stan Lee is aiming his powers at the Web, where the legendary creator of Marvel comic characters such as Spider-Man plans to take on the superhuman task of making profitable shows for an online audience.

Branson's Virgin eyes Mexican phone market

November 18, 2011 6:17 am | News | Comments

Richard Branson's Virgin group has got the green light to tap mobile phone services in Mexico, a market with high penetration that would require big money to attract customers and build brand recognition.

Logitech says was too bullish on Google TV

November 18, 2011 6:03 am | News | Comments

Logitech, which lost tens of millions of dollars building set-top boxes for Google TV, would back the project again, but would be much more cautious, its chief executive said.

Amazon may launch a smartphone in Q4 2012 - Citi

November 18, 2011 6:00 am | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc may launch its own smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2012, Citigroup said, citing its supply-chain channel checks in Asia. In a research note dated November 17, the brokerage said it believes the online retail giant is now jointly developing the phone with the world's top contract cellphone maker Foxconn International...

High Voltage Power Supply for Electrostatic Air Filtration

November 18, 2011 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

LHV Power has released a family of line operated Electrostatic Air Filtration power supplies in the 40W range. It is based on a 2 transistor topology with switchmode buck regulation the Electrostatic Air Filtration power supply units boast 80% efficiency.

Discovery Improves Capacity and Charge Rate in Rechargeable Batteries

November 18, 2011 5:34 am | News | Comments

Imagine a cellphone battery that stayed charged for more than a week and recharged in just 15 minutes. That dream battery could be closer to reality thanks to Northwestern University research.

The Roundtable - Power Predictions

November 18, 2011 4:35 am | by Edited by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

This month's question is: “What application area do you feel will lead the pack in finding increased energy efficiencies in technologies or processes in 2012?”

Lockheed Martin Team Successfully Demonstrates Communications and Tactical Data Sharing at U.S. Army Exercise

November 18, 2011 4:34 am | News | Comments

A Lockheed Martin team recently demonstrated how software-defined radios can extend the Army’s tactical network by connecting disparate ground troops with the Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS).

Northrop Grumman Completes Installation of Assembly Stand for James Webb Space Telescope Flight Optics

November 18, 2011 4:21 am | News | Comments

Northrop Grumman Corporation and its teammate ITT Exelis have finished installation of the giant structural steel frame used to assemble the mirrors and instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Army seeks clean energy with new power station

November 18, 2011 4:18 am | by Vince Little, The Bayonet | News | Comments

Army, government and private industry leaders came together last week to celebrate the startup of a system at Fort Benning's landfill designed to capture methane and convert it to electricity.

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