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B&K Precision Adds Four Channels and 7" Widescreen Displays to DSO Offerings

March 15, 2013 5:23 pm | by B&K Precision | Comments

B&K Precision (Yorba Linda, CA) has expanded its digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) portfolio with the release of their new 2550 Series. This new series of scopes adds four 2-channel models (2552, 2554, 2556, 2558) and four 4-channel models (2553, 2555, 2557, 2559) ranging from


Digi-Key Expands Global Footprint into EMEA

March 15, 2013 5:11 pm | by Digi-Key Corporation | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation is expanding its global footprint with new sales and customer support resources covering the EMEA region. The company announced its regional sales leadership team and the opening of a new European sales and support office in Munich. 


Netlist Expands IP Portfolio with Newly Issued Patents

March 15, 2013 5:06 pm | by Netlist, Inc. | Comments

The newly-issued patents address growing technical bottlenecks in the area of high-density server memory. As density progression of monolithic DRAMs slows, server memory solutions will increasingly require technologies that can integrate a greater number of existing


Aeroflex and Bird Technologies Combine

March 15, 2013 5:01 pm | by Aeroflex Inc. | Comments

The Bird 5017 supports frequency ranges from 25 MHz to 1 GHz, with power accuracy of +/-4 percent of reading. “The addition of the Bird power meter technology to the Aeroflex 3550 enhances the unit’s capabilities and accuracies in field applications,”


Aeroflex Announces Addition of Enhanced VSWR

March 15, 2013 5:00 pm | by Aeroflex Incorporated | Comments

Aeroflex Incorporated [NYSE:ARX] has announced the addition of enhanced VSWR (Return Loss) and Distance to Fault to the tracking generator functionality of the Aeroflex 3550 Digital Radio Test System. By utilizing the sweep of the tracking generator.

IAR Systems Boosts Functionality for STMicroelectronics’ STM8 Tools

March 15, 2013 5:00 pm | by IAR Systems | Comments

IAR Systems has launched a new version of its world-leading development tools for STMicroelectronics’ STM8. The new version 1.40 of IAR Embedded Workbench for STM8 adds user-friendly functionality in the form of a new text editor and source browser...


'Metasurfaces' to Usher in New optical Technologies

March 15, 2013 10:04 am | by Emil Venere; Purdue University | Comments

New optical technologies using "metasurfaces" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light are nearing commercialization, with potential applications including advanced solar cells, computers, telecommunications, sensors and microscopes.


Social Media Editor Charged in Hacking Conspiracy

March 15, 2013 9:31 am | by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | Comments

Federal authorities allege that Matthew Keys provided hackers with login information to access the Tribune Company's computer system in December 2010. Keys had been fired months before from a Sacramento television station owned by Tribune. Keys was a web producer for KTXL. Tribune also owns the Times.


Researchers Find German-Made Spyware across Globe

March 14, 2013 10:04 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | Comments

The discovery of a group of servers linked to an elusive espionage campaign is providing new details about a high-tech piece of spy software that some fear may be targeting dissidents living under oppressive regimes.  A Canadian research center said Wednesday that it had identified 25 different countries...


Apple CEO Required to Testify in NY e-Books Case

March 14, 2013 10:02 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been ordered to testify in a New York court case the Justice Department brought against the company over the pricing of e-books for consumers. Federal Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday granted a government request to depose Apple Inc.'s chief executive.


BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order Ever

March 14, 2013 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion Ltd., says it has received an order for one million of its new smartphones, marking the largest ever single purchase in the company's history. The Canadian company is relying on the redesigned BlackBerry to fuel a comeback.


Google Paying Bonuses Totaling $15M to 4 Top Execs

March 13, 2013 9:59 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Google is paying nearly $15 million in bonuses to four of the Internet search company's top executives for their performances last year. Documents filed Tuesday disclosed Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will get the biggest award at $6 million to supplement his estimated fortune of $8 billion.


High-Performance, Organic Nanowire Phototransistors Open the Way for Optoelectronic Device Miniaturization

March 13, 2013 9:55 am | by Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology | Comments

Research team of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea, developed high-performance organic phototransistors based on single-crystalline n-channel organic nanowires. Phototransistors are a kind of transistors in which the incident light intensity can modulate the charge-carrier density in the channel.


FCC Approves T-Mobile-MetroPCS Deal

March 13, 2013 9:51 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Justice Department cleared the merger last week, meaning that the last hurdle will be a vote by MetroPCS shareholders, who convene in a month. Regulatory approval of the deal was expected. The FCC applied no significant conditions to its approval.


Pentagon Forming Cyber Teams to Prevent Attacks

March 13, 2013 9:43 am | by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press | Comments

The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption to the country's vital infrastructure, a senior military official said Tuesday.



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