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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.

Ex-U.S. admiral raises cash for cyber security firm

November 17, 2011 6:20 am | News | Comments

Retired U.S. Admiral William Fallon has spent the past year working to turn around a high-tech start-up that sells software that helps government agencies and businesses fight sophisticated cyber attacks.

Soldiers test network, shape future of Army

November 17, 2011 5:07 am | by Lt. Col. Deanna Bague, Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office | Blogs | Comments

The Army has committed 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, to evaluate new technologies and network capabilities that are shaping the Army's evolving tactical network.


50-W Constant Current AC-DC LED Power Supply Series Touts Efficiencies Up to 90 Percent

November 17, 2011 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Green Watt Power announced the “GLC-50” Series of Constant Current AC/DC LED power supplies. The GLC-50 Series with universal/full range AC input voltage of 100 V to 277 VAC, offers stable and reliable 50-W output power and is

Angie's List prices IPO at $13 a share

November 16, 2011 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer review website Angie's List Inc. said Wednesday that it had priced its initial public offering of 8.8 million shares at $13 a share, at the top of the range it had set for the stock sale.The company sold 6.3 million shares while stockholders offered 2.5 million shares. Underwriters...

Energy Conversion Devices Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results

November 16, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) announced the results of its first quarter of fiscal year 2012, ended September 30, 2011. Total consolidated revenue from continuing operations for the quarter was $22.0 million, which compares...

Huawei and Visteon Join Wireless Power Consortium in Support for QI Wireless Charging Standard

November 16, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced its membership has grown to 100 companies with the recent additions of Huawei and Visteon Corp. Huawei, a mobile handset manufacturers, and Visteon, a global automotive parts supplier,...

Smith Electric Vehicles Files S-1 Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

November 16, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of its common stock. Smith Electric Vehicles designs, produces and sells zero-emission commercial electric vehicles...


ROAL Electronics Announces 94% Efficient Medical Power Supplies

November 16, 2011 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

ROAL Electronics announced a new family of very efficient and compact Medical power supplies. The MDP400 series has several package options including open frame, U-chassis, enclosed chassis, and environmentally sealed IP65 rated versions.

Expansion Modules Suit PXI-Based Multichassis Data Acquisition and RF Systems

November 16, 2011 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments introduced two system expansion options for creating multichassis PXI Express systems. The NI PXIe-8364 and NI PXIe-8374 are the first NI PXI Express remote control modules that make it possible for engineers to

Energy Harvesting Subsystems Target the Plumbing and HVAC Applications

November 16, 2011 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nextreme Thermal Solutions has developed two new energy harvesting subsystems for the plumbing and HVAC industries. The subsystems are the latest additions to the company's Thermobility energy harvesting platform that uses

Serial Flash Memories Tout the Industry’s Smallest Packages per Density

November 16, 2011 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Winbond Electronics Corp. announced a family of new SpiFlash Serial Flash memories with the industry’s smallest packages per density, according to the company. The small form factors make them appropriate for space-critical designs, such as smart phones,

Digital Color Sensors Include On-Chip IR Filtering and Proximity Sensing

November 16, 2011 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

TAOS announced it has extended its leadership product portfolio with the industry’s first color sensors with an on-chip infrared (IR) blocking filter and proximity sensor.


RF Amplifier MMICs Designed to Optimize 3G-4G Infrastructure Base Stations

November 16, 2011 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD today announces off-the-shelf availability for a complete set of key building-block RF amplifiers, each of which has been designed specifically for enhanced performance in demanding applications such as 3G/4G wireless communications systems.

Transceiver designed for high-temperature automotive applications

November 16, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced the AS8222 FlexRay transceiver. This transceiver, with an in-package maximum ambient temperature of 150°C and bare dice with a maximum temperature of 165 °C, is the first to be able to work in harsh, high temperature powertrain applications.

Tony Valentino of Quickfilter Technologies on Signal Management

November 16, 2011 5:06 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Tony Valentino, Quickfilter Technologies COO, about signal managment issues and the challenges facing the designer.

Apply Security Standards to Wireless Problems

November 16, 2011 3:59 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

You need not roll your own wireless security protocols. Many standards already include them.

Apply to be an Astronaut

November 15, 2011 1:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Are you looking to change jobs? NASA is seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. Curiosity. That’s what it takes to …...

ABB to Acquire Powercorp in Australia to Expand Offering for Renewable Integration

November 15, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

ABB has agreed to acquire Powercorp, an Australian renewable power automation company. This acquisition strengthens ABB’s portfolio of control technologies used to manage the integration of renewable energy sources. Powercorp employs around 30 people and...

PEI-Genesis Value-Adds Power Supplies from Emerson Network Power for Delivery in Europe in Only 5 Days

November 15, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

PEI-Genesis, Inc. announced an agreement with Emerson Network Power in which PEI-Genesis will distribute and add value to power supply products from Emerson Network Power for customers in Europe. This is an expansion of...

Ballard Signs MOU With Delta To Expand Focus Of Clean Energy Fuel Cell System Sales in India

November 15, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Ballard Power Systems announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Delta Power Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. , a subsidiary of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PLC, expanding the range of clean energy...

UK Blackberry users pass 8 million mark

November 15, 2011 9:38 am | News | Comments

Research In Motion Ltd (RIM), the maker of Blackberry smartphones, said its subscriber base in the UK had passed the 8 million milestone as it unveiled a new cloud-based music service in the country.

Enpirion's PowerSoc Technology

November 15, 2011 9:28 am | Videos | Comments

ECN recently visited Enpirion's offices and sat down with Mark Cieri, Director of Marketing and Business Development, and Ahmed Abou-Alfotouh, Ph.D., manager Systems Architect Group. In this video, Mark and Ahmed discuss the company's PowerSoC technology and the newly released EN5339 DC-DC converter which touts very high power density, efficiency, and reliability, while simplifying design flow and reducing total solution cost. 

Quantenna Launches World’s First 802.11ac Gigabit-Wireless Solution

November 15, 2011 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quantenna Communications today introduced the QAC2300 chipset, the world’s first gigabit-speed IEEE 802.11ac wireless local-area networking (WLAN) solution.

Capacitive Touch Controller Includes Industry’s Best Proximity Sensing Range

November 15, 2011 8:31 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced it has achieved the touch controller market’s longest proximity sensing range of over 10 inches (25cm) with the QTouch AT42QT2120. A longer sensing range enables a system to wake up as an object or finger approaches the system.

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