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Russia poised to resume space station flights

October 31, 2011 8:09 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

A Russian cargo ship is poised for liftoff on Sunday to the International Space Station following a launch accident in August that forced a cut in staffing levels aboard the orbital outpost.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jason Kridner of Texas Instruments on the Beagleboard

October 31, 2011 7:52 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Jason Kridner of Texas Instruments to discuss the BeagleBoard in its third anniversary year and other tools engineers can use to ease development pains.

Record Number of Automotive Exhibitors to Showcase Technology at the 2012 International CES

October 31, 2011 7:50 am | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today its record number of automotive exhibitors at the upcoming 2012 International CES. At least six of the industry’s top ten manufacturers will showcase their latest technologies among CES' enhanced lineup of automotive technology exhibits...

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Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 Microprocessors Expand Design Capabilities

October 31, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessors from TI allow designers to explore infinite possibilities for upgrading their systems without increasing cost or power consumption.

Communications Research Centre Canada Uses ORBexpress to Successfully Port Software Defined Radio to Android

October 31, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

Objective Interface Systems announced that Communications Research Centre Canada used ORBexpress communications software to achieve a record-time adaption of a complete Software Communications Architecture radio system to a handheld Android device.

Low-power ICs available in a 3x3mm TQFN package

October 31, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Parade Technologies today announced three new additions to the company’s USB 3.0 Repeater/Redriver IC product line. Parade’s new PS8711 is a single-channel unidirectional USB 3.0 Repeater/Redriver with both pin- and I2C-configurable performance controls...

Zinc Oxide Microwires Improve Performance of Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Through the Piezo-phototronic Effect

October 31, 2011 6:02 am | 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. The devices are believed to be the first LEDs whose performance has been enhanced...

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.

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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.

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...

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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...

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.

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

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