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Dunkin' gets warm response from new investors

July 27, 2011 3:06 pm | by CHRISTINA REXRODE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. soared nearly 47 percent on Wednesday, their first day of trading, feeding the demand of investors looking to trade in coffee and doughnuts.Dunkin' Brands shares began trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol DNKN, opening Wednesday morning at almost $25....

Hacks: How Can They Be Prevented?

July 27, 2011 2:33 pm | by Eustace Asanghanwa, Atmel Corporation, | Articles | Comments

Scandals are unpleasant to say the least, and dealing with them can be costly. Bad publicity destroys careers, lives, and closes down companies. Deservedly or not, employees of News of the World can already attest to this unfortunate fact. The rest of the world, especially us fellow engineers, watches events like these with a sense of immunity, that it’s about them not us. Are we immune?

Module Features 64 SPDT Electromechanical Power Relays

July 27, 2011 12:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Highland Technology has released its latest industrial/aerospace VME module, the model V210 relay board. The V210 features 64 SPDT electromechanical power relays under VME register control. Features include


Thermocouple Simulator Includes Backlight Display

July 27, 2011 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering’s CL540ZA Series of thermocouple simulators check and calibrate all thermocouple instruments. The easy-to-read backlight display makes this product

GE Lighting Acquires Lightech

July 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

GE Lighting announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Lightech, a privately held, advanced lighting technology leader based near Tel Aviv, Israel, with commercial teams in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Lightech...

Johnson Controls Unveils Newly Renovated Battery Technology Center and Test Facility

July 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Johnson Controls, Inc. opened its newly renovated, state-of-the-art Battery Technology Center and Battery Test Facility at its Power Solutions headquarters in Glendale, Wisconsin. The facility is the largest energy storage technical center in North...

Electric Vehicle Maker THINK Resets for a New Start

July 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

THINK Global AS has been purchased by an international technology entrepreneur who is committed to maintaining the company’s role in global transportation electrification. A court-appointed trustee selected Boris G. Zingarevich, whose investment operations are...

Flexion Wrapper Enables One Free Trial per Second in App Stores

July 27, 2011 12:09 pm | News | Comments

Flexion has announced that its Android and Java wrappers are currently enabling more than one free trial per second and that it is adding over 4 million new consumers per month to its platform.


Automatic Gain Control Product Covers 50 MHz to 800 MHz

July 27, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced the first product in the new Automatic Gain Control product line. The HMC992LP5E combines a high performance analog voltage variable attenuator (VVA) core with a

DSP Software Radios - You Only Live Nine Times

July 27, 2011 11:32 am | Videos | Comments

In this video, Jeri shows how to build a digital direct conversion receiver (Software Radio) using sampling detectors and FPGA DSP processing

FPGA Configuration via USB

July 27, 2011 11:17 am | by Fred Dart, CEO of Future Devices Technology International ( | Blogs | Comments

OEMs now face heightening challenges which threaten their very livelihoods, forcing them to look at more innovative ways of developing new products to give them the edge over rival outfits.

Mouser Secures Honeywell Sensing and Control's Global Distribution Agreement

July 27, 2011 9:46 am | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics announced it has signed a new global contract with Honeywell Sensing and Control.

Yale Researchers Show How Memory Is Lost — and Found

July 27, 2011 9:24 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale University researchers can't tell you where you left your car keys - but they can tell you why you can't find them.


MCU Family Enhances Connectivity and LCD Control

July 27, 2011 9:06 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The  SAM9 ARM926-based family of microcontrollers (MCUs) from Atmel target applications in smart device, human machine interface, and machine-to-machine market segments.

First Solar Sets Record for CdTe Solar PV Efficiency

July 27, 2011 8:46 am | News | Comments

First Solar, Inc. announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar cell efficiency, reaching 17.3 percent with a test cell constructed using commercial-scale manufacturing equipment and materials. The test cell’s performance, confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), far surpassed the previous record of

Hibernia Atlantic Connects Its Diverse Transatlantic Capacity to UK Grid

July 27, 2011 7:49 am | News | Comments

Hibernia Atlantic announces that it is now connected to UK Grid's Manchester One @ Synergy House, a carrier neutral colocation facility located in Manchester, U.K.

Powerful Drive Elements from Piezoelectric Materials: Future Technology in Medical Engineering

July 27, 2011 7:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Demands on components increase with the advancing miniaturization in medical engineering. However, an important prerequisite for such advancement...

MEMS in China

July 27, 2011 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

With the rapid growth of MEMS industry, more and more new companies are entering the MEMS? world to seize the market opportunities, including companies from China. In 2011, Yole Développement started to visit China to evaluate its local and obscure market and bring fresh and valuable...

‘Robots for Humanity’ Helps Quadriplegic Perform Daily Tasks

July 27, 2011 6:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Since his stroke 10 years ago, Henry Evans has been unable to scratch an itch or shave his own face. But now, even though he is mute and quadriplegic, he can scratch himself and shave his cheek with the aid of a Personal Robot 2 (PR2) in a laboratory setting.

World's Smallest Real-Time Clock with Embedded Crystal Saves Space and Optimizes Battery Life

July 27, 2011 6:18 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

As miniaturization continues to be a key goal for designers of high-tech gadgets, STMicroelectronics has announced the world’s smallest combined crystal and real-time clock (RTC) IC for time, calendar and alarm functions.

Programmable POL Converter Suits Industrial Applications

July 27, 2011 6:14 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed specifically to suit +12 or +24 VDC industrial applications where a wide input range within a standard package is highly desirable, this new series can accommodate a very wide input voltage range from +9 to +32 VDC.

Smart Track Logistics Launches Integrated Asset Tracker

July 27, 2011 6:05 am | News | Comments

Smart Track Logistics continues its dominance in cloud innovations with the launch of Integrated Asset Tracker.

Researching Inner and Outer Space

July 27, 2011 5:55 am | News | Comments

Twenty years after the first human traveled into space, the U.S. space agency NASA's shuttle fleet established itself with the launch of Columbia on April 12, 1981. For 30 years, in 135 missions, the U.S. Space Shuttle Program brought 356 astronauts from a total of 16 countries...

MEMS suppliers and OEM end-users to explore ?MEMS in the mainstream? at MEMS executive congress 2011

July 27, 2011 2:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Business execs to discuss future capabilities, investment opportunities, foundry models; analysts to share market research.

GlacialLight?s LED panel lights have lowered customer?s lighting bill by sixty-one percent

July 26, 2011 5:31 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

GlacialLight, a sub-division of the experienced technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc., is pleased to announce that their well-designed, environmentally-friendly lines of LED lighting products are being used in numerous applications around the world and providing users with...

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