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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 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.


UV Curable Epoxy Features Enhanced Chemical Resistance

November 17, 2011 2:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Combining desirable physical strength and fast cure rates, Master Bond UV16 is formulated for demanding bonding, sealing, and coating applications. It is a one-component, no-mix system and cures in

USB Mixed-Signal Oscilloscope is Lightweight

November 17, 2011 1:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. announced the availability of a new, entry-level mixed-signal oscilloscope - the PicoScope 2205 MSO. This lightweight scope adapter provides a two-channel oscilloscope combined with a

SBC Presents Expanded Modular Design Concepts for Display and Box Computers

November 17, 2011 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. has released the SC24, a rugged, maintenance-free single board computer (SBC) with a modular design that is presented as enabling the rapid implementation of custom computing requirements. The board's

Modules and Connectors Cut Construction Costs

November 17, 2011 12:38 pm | by Gil Ajero, Controls Engineer at TAS Energy, | Articles | Comments

To satisfy peak power demands, utilities worldwide are increasingly turning to GTs, but these versatile power sources have an Achilles heel. The power output from a GT decreases as the outside ambient air temperature and humidity increases, so peak power may not be available when it’s most needed

Growing List of Sponsors for DC Building Power Asia 2011

November 17, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

The list of sponsors for the third-annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’11) to be hosted December 12 & 13 at the Sheraton Taipei has expanded. Event sponsors now include National Chung Cheng...


Fairchild Semiconductor to Retain Mountain Top Facility

November 17, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor that it has decided to keep open the Mountain Top, Pennsylvania wafer fabrication site, reversing its March 2009 announcement to close the facility. Since the original closure announcement, Fairchild has more than doubled...

3W Power/AEG Power Solutions Reports Strong Performance in Q3/2011

November 17, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

3W Power S.A., the holding company of AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS), announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. The Group revenue for the quarter was 56.0% higher than...

Advanced Flex Connectors Aid Assembly, Speed Time to Market

November 17, 2011 10:36 am | by Andy Kotas, AVX Corporation, | Articles | Comments

Connectors have aided the acceleration in speed-to-market for several technologies. There have been advances in flex connector technology, enabling additional features that make engineering more efficient. Of course, reduction in size continues to

Angie's List stock rises in first trading day

November 17, 2011 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The stock of consumer-reviews site Angie's List Inc. increased 16 percent on its first day of trading Thursday, showing ongoing investor appetite for Internet companies.Founded by Angie Hicks in 1995, Angie's List runs reviews of dentists, doctors, veterinarians, gardeners, plumbers and other...

Cinterion Launches High-Speed Automotive M2M Module

November 17, 2011 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cinterion launches AH3, its new high-speed automotive M2M module with a new triple-diversity antenna design. AH3 delivers reliable always-on communications across global 2G and 3G cellular networks for advanced applications...

GE investing $1B in Bay Area software hub

November 17, 2011 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co., a maker of power plants, jet engines and medical imaging equipment, said Thursday that it is investing $1 billion in a new software headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area with plans to hire 400 software-related staffers to develop what it calls the "Industrial...

DC-DC converters suitable for industrial and telecommunications applications

November 17, 2011 7:52 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions today announced the MEE3 series of single output 3 Watt ultra compact DC/DC converters suitable for a wide range of industrial and telecommunications applications. These single-in-line 4 pin packages (SIP4) are alleged to provide 50% more power than previous 2 W devices...

Flow Sensors Tout High Resolution, Accuracy Over Complete Measuring Range

November 17, 2011 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensortechnics offers sensitive thermal mass flow sensors for air and gases with measuring ranges up to 500 l/min. For medical ventilators, the company offers custom solutions with two sensing elements featuring desirable resolution and accuracy over the

U.S. commander cannot pin down satellite anomaly

November 17, 2011 6:33 am | by Jim Wolf, Reuters | News | Comments

The command responsible for U.S. military space operations lacks enough data to determine who interfered with two U.S. government satellites, anomalies behind perhaps the most explosive charge in a report on China sent to Congress on Wednesday.

Finnish iPad app aims to help guitarist wannabes keep at it

November 17, 2011 6:27 am | News | Comments

Finnish startup Ovelin is launching a game in the United States and Britain that is designed to help people stick with their music lessons, with the first version of the game playable on Apple's iPad.

U.S. software company sues RIM over ''BBX''

November 17, 2011 6:24 am | News | Comments

New Mexico firm Basis International Ltd filed a motion against Research In Motion to stop the BlackBerry maker from using Basis' trademark, BBX.

Samsung says alters tablet design to avoid German sales ban

November 17, 2011 6:22 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics said on Thursday that it would launch a redesigned version of its 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab model in Germany as early as this week to avoid a sales ban on the tablet, which a German court said violated Apple's patents.

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