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Microchip Expands LIN 2.1/ SAE J2602-2 Portfolio With New Transceiver

May 6, 2013 2:38 pm | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the expansion of its LIN portfolio with the LIN 2.1 and SAE J2602-2 compliant and low-power MCP2003A transceiver, MCP2021A, MCP2022A, MCP2025 and MCP2050 LIN System Basis Chips (SBCs), and PIC16F1829LIN System in Package (SiP). 

TELEHOUSE America’s Akio Sugeno Contributes to New Book

May 6, 2013 2:25 pm | by TELEHOUSE America | Comments

TELEHOUSE America has announced that Akio Sugeno , Vice President of Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development, is a key contributor in Fordam University Press’ new book, Advances in Cyber Security: Technology, Operations and Experiences.

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Allied Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement with ON Semiconductor

May 6, 2013 2:23 pm | by Allied Electronics, ON Semiconductor | Comments

Allied Electronics has signed a distribution agreement with ON Semiconductor, one of the largest global semiconductor companies offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy-efficient products. “The addition of ON Semiconductor to the Allied linecard offers customers a premium brand focused...

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App Lets Amputees Program Their Own Bionic Hands

May 6, 2013 10:09 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | Comments

Koger came to Philadelphia this week to demonstrate the i-limb ultra revolution, a prosthetic developed by the British firm Touch Bionics. Using a stylus and an iPhone, Koger can choose any of 24 grip patterns that best suit his needs.

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Senate Bill Lets States Tax Internet Purchases

May 6, 2013 9:57 am | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | Comments

The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would empower states to collect sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. The measure is expected to pass because it has already survived three procedural votes. But it faces opposition in the House...

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U.S. Cellular Embraces iPhone after Rejecting It

May 6, 2013 9:53 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A year and a half ago, Dillon said U.S. Cellular Corp. had the opportunity to carry the phone but rejected it because it was too expensive. The iPhone is more expensive than most smartphones, and phone companies absorb this cost to sell it for $199 or less.

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New Efforts to Curb Cellphone Theft

May 6, 2013 9:51 am | by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press | Comments

In San Francisco, where half the robberies were phone-related last year, District Attorney George Gascon is calling on major companies in nearby Silicon Valley to create new technology such as a "kill switch" to permanently and quickly disable stolen smart phones, making them worthless to thieves.

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Experimental Air Force Aircraft Goes Hypersonic

May 6, 2013 9:49 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An experimental, unmanned aircraft developed for the U.S. Air Force went hypersonic during a test off the Southern California coast, traveling at more than 3,000 mph, the Air Force said Friday. The X-51A WaveRider flew for more than three minutes under power from its exotic scramjet...

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New Study Quantifies Potential Impact of Auction Restrictions on Revenues

May 3, 2013 5:42 pm | by Robert J. Shapiro, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Coleman Bazelon | Comments

The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business released a new study today on the potential impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) spectrum incentive auction rules if the Commission bans or limits participation of qualified auction bidders.

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IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting Announces 2013 Call for Papers

May 3, 2013 5:39 pm | by IEEE International Electron Devices | Comments

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting Announces 2013 Call for Papers in all areas of Electron Device Technology; Special Focus Sessions this year for BioMEMS, Analog Devices & Circuits, Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, and Terahertz Devices

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Navy Unveils Squadron of Manned, Unmanned Craft

May 3, 2013 9:50 am | by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press | Comments

The squadron is expected to have eight manned helicopters and 10 of the Fire Scout MQ-8B, an unmanned helicopter that tracks targets and eventually will be armed, said Cmdr. Christopher S. Hewlett, who is the squadron's commanding officer.

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Pentagon Clears Use of Samsung's Devices

May 3, 2013 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The South Korean company said Friday the Galaxy S4 smartphone has become the first Android device to meet the security requirements set out by the U.S. government, allowing government and military officials to access the Defense Department's networks with the S4.

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Robotic Insects Make First Controlled Flight

May 3, 2013 9:32 am | by Harvard University | Comments

In the very early hours of the morning, in a Harvard robotics laboratory last summer, an insect took flight. Half the size of a paperclip, weighing less than a tenth of a gram, it leapt a few inches, hovered for a moment on fragile, flapping wings, and then sped along a preset route through the air.

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Dual-Color Lasers Could Lead to Cheap and Efficient LED Lighting

May 3, 2013 9:24 am | by Institute of Physics | Comments

A new semiconductor device capable of emitting two distinct colours has been created by a group of researchers in the U.S., potentially opening up the possibility of using light emitting diodes (LEDs) universally for cheap and efficient lighting.

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Sore Thumbs? U.S. Text Messaging Declines

May 3, 2013 9:19 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Now, many phone companies give text messaging away for free as part of a plan that mainly meters the amount of data used. That has helped stave off mass migration to Internet chat applications and Facebook messaging in the U.S., making the decline somewhat surprising...

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