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In rare miss, Apple 4Q earnings disappoint

October 18, 2011 1:05 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. failed to set a new sales record in the last three months of founder and CEO Steve Jobs' life. Its financial results came in below expectations on Tuesday — a rare miss for the company.After several record quarters, the July-to-September period saw Apple biding its time, with no new...

1.27mm pin headers from Harwin stocked in depth for rapid delivery

October 18, 2011 11:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Hi-rel connector manufacturer Harwin says its M52 2.54 x 1.27mm  pin header range – part of its Archer board to board connector system – is now available ex-stock, rather than being produced to order based on pin height.. Available in …

Audio SoC Features 32-bit ARM Cortex Controller

October 18, 2011 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nuvoton Technology Corp., introduced the ChipCorder ISD9160 system-on-a-chip (SoC) device featuring a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller core. The ISD9160 is designed to optimize low-power audio recording and playback in a range of demanding

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UK-U.S. extradition review deals blow to hacker

October 18, 2011 8:38 am | by Tim Castle, Reuters | News | Comments

An extradition treaty with the United States is not biased against British criminal suspects, a judge-led review said on Tuesday, dealing a blow to campaigners fighting to stop a computer hacker being sent to stand trial in America.

Innovolt Announces Jeff Spence as President and Chief Operating Officer

October 17, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Innovolt announces Jeff Spence as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Spence is charged with extending the company’s reach, both geographically and via increased market penetration. Since joining Innovolt in January 2011, the...

Micro-machining technology: a primer

October 17, 2011 1:17 pm | by John Beigel | Articles | Comments

Micro-machining technology, simply stated, is the utilization of semiconductor manufacturing equipment in such a way that it creates micro-mechanical systems that serve a specific purpose. MEDER’s objective was to develop a micro-miniature hermetically sealed reed switch...

Atmel Launches Low-power RF Transceiver for Consumer Applications

October 17, 2011 12:46 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation today announced a new RF transceiver to support the high-volume consumer markets in the 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band. The Atmel AT86RF232 transceiver includes all the necessary features to support the latest wireless applications...

Corelis Announces JTAG Embedded Testing Solution for AMD Processors

October 17, 2011 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Corelis announced today ScanExpress JET support for AMD embedded processors. Supported AMD processor families include Turion II Neo, Athlon II Neo, Opteron 4100, and Opteron Quad-Core (socket Fr5). These processors represent high-performance, low power processing...

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I Always Wanted to be Some Sort of Scientist

October 17, 2011 2:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

A nice simple post by a soon to be Dr. of Genetics and Molecular Biology on what being a scientist is like for her. I like her take, which I think is much more accurate than some of the generalities … Continue reading →

200W Desktop Power Supply Features Medical Safety Approvals and Level V Efficiency

October 14, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to cost effectively power today’s medical devices, the PPWAMD200 Series of medical desktop power supplies from Power Partners provides an industry leading 200 Watts of power in a compact 7.42” x 4.1” x 2.36” package.

Compact Fuel-Gauge Increases Li+ Battery Runtime

October 14, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX17047 fuel gauge for single-cell Li+ battery packs. Featuring the company's new ModelGauge m3 algorithm, the MAX17047 is the industry's only coulomb-counting fuel gauge that does not suffer from the abrupt corrections...

Texas A&M Engineering honors outstanding seniors

October 14, 2011 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored eight students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award during a banquet at Miramont...

Olympus fires British CEO, a self-confessed loud-mouth

October 14, 2011 7:09 am | by Tim Kelly and Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Japan's Olympus Corp fired its CEO and president over the Briton's management of the camera and endoscope maker, sparking a 17 percent plunge in the firm's share price on Friday.

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After Smart Meters: What's Next? You Will Find Out at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum

October 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Smart Meters are currently being installed by the millions around the world: what’s the next step in the development of the Smart Grid? As a delegate at the second-annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF...

A proactive approach to healthcare

October 13, 2011 10:42 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

We’ve cured cancer. Well...not quite, but according to some, early detection will eradicate deadly diseases. This was one of many fascinating topics covered at the 2011 Imec Tech Forum. Imec (Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre) is a Belgium-based R&D center that focuses on nano-electronics.

Researchers work to take the errors out of the cloud

October 13, 2011 9:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A Cornell team of computer scientists plans to develop methods for improving the reliability of cloud computing.

Micro Power Exceeds 750 Maccor Battery Testing Channels

October 12, 2011 1:53 pm | News | Comments

Micro Power announced its Battery Testing Lab has exceeded 750 Maccor channels for concurrent battery testing and evaluation. With over 750 operating Maccor channels that programmatically charge or discharge an individual cell or battery pack, Micro Power is one of the largest battery testing and evaluation facilities in North America. The computerized Maccor systems can

Ruggedized LED Indicator Provides NEMA 4-Level Protection

October 12, 2011 1:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

VCC has developed a new, panel-mounted, ruggedized indicator that meets NEMA 4 requirements for resistance to dust, wind, rain and other threats in harsh environment applications. Designated CNX 480, the

Watertight Miniature Switches Suit Harsh-duty, Wash down Areas

October 12, 2011 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell’s MICRO SWITCH Basic Switch line has been expanded with the addition of the V15W Series of Watertight Miniature Switches. With an IP67 waterproof seal rating and as the only V-switch in the industry rated up to 10 A, according to the company, the new switches can

FDA Grant Launches Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium

October 12, 2011 7:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A two-year, $1.8 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration will launch the new Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium and foster the development of medical devices for children.

Imec demonstrates high-speed heterojunction bipolar transistors

October 10, 2011 11:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Imec realized a fT/fMAX 245GHz/450GHz SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) device, a key enabler for future high-volume millimeter-wave low-power circuits to be used in automotive radar applications.

Jobs death caused by respiratory arrest, cancer

October 10, 2011 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A copy of Steve Jobs' death certificate indicates the Apple co-founder died of respiratory arrest that resulted from pancreatic cancer that had spread to other organs.Jobs died last Wednesday at age 56. Apple Inc. didn't disclose the cause of death, but Jobs had battled pancreatic cancer and...

ECG Patch Combines Ultralow Power SoC with Bluetooth

October 10, 2011 2:45 pm | News | Comments

Imec and Holst Centre announce an innovative body patch that integrates an ultra-low power electrocardiogram (ECG) chip and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio. This unique combination fuses power-efficient electronics and standardized communication, opening new perspectives for long-term monitoring in health, wellness and medical applications. The system integrates

ITRI Introduces Rewritable, Reusable Electronic Paper Tech

October 10, 2011 2:34 pm | News | Comments

ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute introduced i2R e-Paper™, the first electronic paper technology to provide a re-writable, re-usable and environmentally friendly recyclable print medium – an “electronic paper” – to reduce traditional paper consumption. ITRI will

Snap-action Pushbutton Switches Offer Fast Switching, Long Electrical Life

October 10, 2011 1:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) introduced new miniature ALCOSWITCH Blue Series pushbutton switches for power and signal applications. This miniature series of switches incorporates an innovative snap-action mechanism that produces an extremely fast switching moment.

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