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RTL and Prosieben appeal online TV plan ban: report

April 18, 2011 6:29 am | News | Comments

Broadcasters ProSieben and RTL have filed an appeal against a decision by the federal cartel office to quash their plans for a joint online TV platform.

''Technology can't replace god'': Pope

April 18, 2011 6:25 am | News | Comments

Pope Benedict led Roman Catholics into Holy Week celebrations, telling a Palm Sunday crowd that man will pay the price for his pride if he believes technology can give him the powers of God.

Philips CEO switches off TV in search for profit

April 18, 2011 6:22 am | by Roberta B. Cowan, Reuters | News | Comments

Philips is hiving off its once leading television business, the first step by new chief executive Frans van Houten to boost flagging profit at Europe's biggest consumer electronics maker.


LDRA and Tasking Tool Integration Offers Compliance for Automotive, Control and Avionics Markets

April 15, 2011 1:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, joins Altium in integrating the LDRA tool suite and the Tasking VX-toolset for C166. The integrated solution brings compliance to safety standards such as MISRA, IEC …

CPI Expands Contactless Portfolio with New Partnerships

April 15, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

CPI Card Group, a global leader in financial and commercial card production and related services, announced new initiatives with NXP Semiconductors and KSW Microtec to broaden its portfolio of contactless offerings and provide customers with expanded contactless technology solutions from...

Next Generation Burn-in Test

April 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and final test subcontractors worldwide, announces that its burn-in product team recently successfully supported an international IDM to significantly...

Vishay: Three Single and Dual 2 A load switches in compact packages

April 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology released three new single and dual 2 A load switches designed for 1.1 V to 5.5 V operation. Offering low switch on-resistance at 1.2 V for increased efficiency, the SiP32411, SiP32413, and SiP32414 feature a controlled soft turn-on …

LEM announces Sentinel 3+ battery monitoring transducer upgrade

April 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

LEM has announced the introduction of Sentinel 3+, the latest generation of the proven Sentinel product that continuously monitors the state of health of batteries in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The enhancements incorporated in Sentinel 3+ enable it to …


Emerson: Chloride 80-NET UPS comes with 26 % Energy Efficiency Tax Break

April 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity, today announced that its Chloride 80-NET Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) has been added to the Carbon Trust’s Energy Technology Product List (ETPL). The list is …

Scientists find way to map brain's complexity

April 15, 2011 6:58 am | News | Comments

Scientists say they have moved a step closer to developing a computer model of the brain after finding a way to map both the connections and functions of nerve cells in the brain together for the first time.

Micro Focus chairman takes over as CEO goes

April 15, 2011 6:49 am | News | Comments

IT firm Micro Focus Intl parted company with chief executive Nigel Clifford on Friday, leaving chairman Kevin Loosemore to take control at the British firm which issued a third profit warning in February.

MeeGo sees interest from others after Nokia shift

April 15, 2011 6:46 am | News | Comments

Mobile handset makers like LG Electronics are moving toward adopting Linux-based MeeGo operating systems after Nokia abandoned it and opened the way for rivals, one of the project's leaders said.

Huge old home of US envoy to Belgium goes green

April 15, 2011 6:22 am | News | Comments

Enormous 18th-century houses aren't known as the most energy-efficient buildings in the world. But now the 230-year-old residence of the U.S. ambassador to Belgium has gone green, thanks in large measure to donations from private companies.


Future farm: a sunless, rainless room indoors

April 15, 2011 6:07 am | News | Comments

Farming is moving indoors, where the sun never shines, where rainfall is irrelevant and where the climate is always right. The perfect crop field could be inside a windowless building with meticulously controlled light, temperature, humidity, air quality and nutrition.

High-voltage, SiC Power Switch Features Logic-level Gate Control

April 14, 2011 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CISSOID introduced a high-temperature silicon carbide high-voltage switch with seamless gate control through a simple logic-level 0/5V. CHT-JUPITER is a 600-V normally-off switch rated for

Logic Packages are Positioned as World’s Smallest for Handheld Mobility

April 14, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced what it asserts are the world’s smallest logic plastic packages measuring 0.9 x 1.0 x 0.35 mm with 0.3 mm pitch. The compact packaging design is suitable for leading-edge portable handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and SD cards where

Electro Magnetic Interference sources on a power supply

April 14, 2011 11:14 am | by Shane Callanan, Excelsys Technologies | Articles | Comments

EMI is everywhere. Even mother mature provides many sources of electromagnetic interference, and our own sun is a source of much radiation on a daily basis. However for electrical equipment we usually only have to deal with man made sources of radiation.

Gyro Rivals RLG-FOG Performance in Underwater and Surface Apps

April 14, 2011 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Sensing’s CRS09 solid-state gyro performs in a range of underwater and surface applications. The vibrating ring structure of these MEMS gyros means they can offer

Paramagnetic Oxygen Sensors Are Asserted to be World’s Smallest

April 14, 2011 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Paracube Sprint from Hummingbird Sensing Technology is said to be the world’s smallest fast response paramagnetic oxygen sensor, measuring 43.3 mm(l) x 30 mm(w) x 33.5 mm(h) in size. The sensor was developed to

Position Sensors Enhance Solar Energy Output

April 14, 2011 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL's Optocode (OCD) rotary encoders and Accelens (ACS) inclinometers, when used in tracking systems of advanced solar power installations, provide the controller with

Pressure Sensors EC79 Certified for Use on Hydrogen Powered Vehicles

April 14, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. ( has obtained 79/2009/EC approval for two pressure ranges of its AST Model AST2000 and Model AST4000 OEM pressure sensors. The approval is a necessary European Community Directive...

3M to Expand Capabilities in Flexible Circuit Markets

April 13, 2011 4:42 am | News | Comments

3M announces the launch of its newly formed company 3M AST Ltd., based in Cheonan, Korea, which will provide advanced sputtering and plating services, materials and manufacturing capabilities for flexible circuits for the mobile hand-held, touch-screen panel and display markets.

Avago Technologies Names EBV Elektronik “European Distributor of the Year 2010”

April 12, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

EBV Elektronik was awarded “European Distributor of the Year 2010” by Avago Technologies for outstanding performance in sales growth and design activities. This award is a very special recognition due to the fact that Avago rarely gives this recognition to …

congatec appoints Avnet Embedded as new Sales Partner

April 12, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Congatec AG announces a collaboration with Avnet Embedded to serve the industrial market in UK, Nordic and Baltic with congatec’s Computer-On-Modules. The new partner will immediately begin utilizing the Congatec products in UK, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania...

Soft termination capacitors for automotive applications

April 12, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Murata innovates capacitor termination less prone to mechanical stress for automotive applications. Murata announced the GCJ series of monolithic ceramic capacitors designed to accommodate the bending, vibration and thermal conditions experienced in under-bonnet automotive applications....

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