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Navigate electronica 2010 with your Cell Phone

October 12, 2010 6:14 am | News | Comments

The EasyExpoNavigation application turns cell phones into trade fair companions, allowing the user to search for points of interest such as exhibitors, products, forums, restaurants and public transport stops.

Statistics: Unemployment rate falls to 8.5% in August

October 12, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

In August 2010, unemployment in the OECD area fell slightly to 8.5% (from 8.6% in July). The unemployment rate has returned to August 2009 levels and unemployment now appears stable across OECD countries.

Statistics : OECD composite leading indicator shows stronger sign of peak in expansion

October 11, 2010 5:21 am | by OECD | News | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for August 2010 reinforce signals of slowing economic expansion already seen last month. The CLI for the OECD area decreased by 0.1 point in August 2010, marking the fourth month in a row that the index has shown negligible or negative growth.


Phihong Introduces ENERGY STAR-compliant USB Adapter for Portable & Mobile Applications

October 7, 2010 1:23 pm | by | News | Comments

Phihong, a global leader in power solutions, has developed the smallest low-cost USB charger available, at just 42 x 43 x 21mm and weighing 80 grams. Designated the PSM03K, the 2.75W adapter is...

EIT - IPTS Study

October 6, 2010 7:26 am | by European Institute of Innovation and Technology | News | Comments

What is your idea for world leading innovation in Europe? Share it and see it grow!

Statistics : Investment rebound supports OECD GDP growth in the second quarter of 2010

October 6, 2010 4:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Real GDP in the OECD area increased by 0.9% in the second quarter of 2010 from the previous quarter, a stronger pace than previously estimated (0.7%). Gross fixed investment was the main contributor to the GDP increase, adding 0.4 percentage point to overall growth. The rise in investment...

Statistics : OECD annual inflation rate steady at 1.6% in August 2010

October 5, 2010 5:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.6% in the year to August 2010, the same inflation rate as in July. Growth in energy prices slowed down to 4.8% in August compared with 6.2% in July, while consumer prices for food rose by 1.4% compared with 1.1% in July.

Tax : Global Forum delivers global report card

September 30, 2010 6:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes today issued phase one peer reviews covering the legal and regulatory frameworks for transparency and exchange of tax information in Bermuda, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, India, Monaco, Panama and Qatar....


Health: Ministers look to improve their healthcare systems

September 29, 2010 8:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Governments want to give their citizens the best possible healthcare but they also need to control public spending. When health ministers from OECD countries meet on 6-7 October in Paris, they will discuss how to meet urgent short-term fiscal concerns without sacrificing the long-term...

Economy : OECD’s Gurría confident Portugal will weather economic crisis?

September 27, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

?Portugal has made major progress in modernising its economy over recent years but has been hit hard by the crisis, according to the OECD’s latest economic survey of the country.?

XP Power Releases Green Mode Chassis Mount Industrial Power Supplies

September 24, 2010 1:23 pm | by | News | Comments

XP Power plc announced the VCS series of chassis mount single output ac-dc power supplies aimed at cost sensitive industrial applications. Extending the line-up of XP Power’s V-Brand range of low cost power supplies,...

OECD ilibrary : New platform delivers intergrated access to OECD's knowledge base

September 23, 2010 3:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The OECD iLibrary, the new platform giving seamless and comprehensive access to statistical data, books, journals and working papers, is now available. It replaces SourceOECD and hosts all content equally so users can find - and cite - tables and databases as easily as articles or...

Health : OECD says governments must fight fat

September 23, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Since the 1980s, obesity has spread at an alarming rate. Changes in food supply and eating habits, combined with a dramatic fall in physical activity, have made obesity a global epidemic. A new OECD report examines the current obesity epidemic, giving new comparative data, trends and...


Powersolve Introduces DC-DC Switching Regulators for Distributed Power Systems & Battery Powered Applications

September 22, 2010 1:23 pm | by | News | Comments

Powersolve introduced its PMQ7250 Series of non-isolated 10A or 60W dc-dc switching regulators designed for battery or distributed power applications. Available from stock, the new regulators feature a wide 18 to 30V or 20...

RECOM Releases 60W Open Frame AC LED Driver Series

September 22, 2010 1:22 pm | by | News | Comments

RECOM has added a new series of 60W open frame ac input LED drivers to its range of "LightLine" constant current LED drivers. The new products are approx. half the size of their competitors. The...

Campbell Collins Debuts New Family of 15W DC-DC Converters with 4:1 Input Ranges in Industry Standard Packages

September 21, 2010 1:22 pm | by | News | Comments

Campbell Collins Ltd. announced the availability of a new family of 15W dc-dc converters from Power Mate, offering high power density and a flexible range of input and output voltages. The FKC15W series has 4:1...

Siemens to Open Up Smart Metering Communications for Meters Produced by Other Manufacturers

September 21, 2010 1:22 pm | by | News | Comments

Siemens Energy will open up its previously proprietary Distribution Line Carrier (DLC) communications protocol, which utilizes the low-voltage network as a metering communications channel. The company will thus give utilities the opportunity also to...

US : Efficient spending key to strengthening public finances, says OECD survey

September 20, 2010 6:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Supported by substantial stimulus measures, the US economy has started to grow again after one of the most severe economic crises it has faced since the Great Depression, according to the OECD’s latest US Economic Survey.

SGS helps you stay on top of changes in hazardous substances regulations

September 17, 2010 6:37 am | News | Comments

With changes to banned substances lists likely, SGS assists companies with chemical testing and consultancy for a wide range of consumer products.

Tax commissioners co-ordinate actions to address international compliance and taxpayer service

September 16, 2010 6:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The sixth meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration was held 15-16 September, 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey where tax commissioners met to discuss a range of issues associated with administering tax systems in the current climate.

Turkey : Recovery a chance to reinforce long-term economic growth, says OECD

September 15, 2010 3:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Turkey’s economic growth is likely to be among the strongest of OECD countries in 2010, supported by financial stability, international investor confidence and a dynamic business sector, according to the OECD’s latest survey of the country.

Development: is it working for Africa?

September 15, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Heads of OECD and UNECA hold side-event at UN MDG Summit (20 September) - OPEN TO MEDIA Africa and its people are moving towards sustainable growth through improved political and economic governance, more trade, domestic resources, and higher investment in its citizens. But the global...

Statistics : Unemployment rate steady at 8.5% in July

September 14, 2010 4:27 am | by OECD | News | Comments

In July 2010, the unemployment rate for the OECD area was steady at 8.5%, unchanged from the previous month and down slightly from the 8.6% level recorded in May.

Higher Education in a World Changed Utterly : Doing More with Less - IMHE General Conference

September 14, 2010 4:27 am | by OECD | News | Comments

With the global financial crisis having a significant impact on OECD countries, this conference will focus on how the higher education sector including governments, institutions and individuals can lead the way to sustainable recovery.

Canada : Structural reforms key to boosting long-term growth

September 13, 2010 1:21 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Canada’s economic recovery is set to slow over the short term. Boosting jobs and competition and containing healthcare costs would help strengthen future growth, according to the OECD Economic Survey of Canada.

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