The Changing Sound of the Drive

One of the major aspects of driving is the sounds of the drive — the engine, the road, the environment. Normally, we spend our car time with the windows up, the music on, and the roof in place and closed. This year's unseasonably dry and warm weather has increased the number of “experience the outside”…

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Newark element14 Offers Molex Mega-Fit

Newark element14 is now offering the Molex Mega-Fit Power Connector, delivering cutting-edge current density at 23.0 amps per circuit on a 5.7-millimeter pitch and row spacing. The compact form factor paired with high-current terminals provides one of the most power-dense connectors available. The split-box terminal design offers six independent contact points for redundant current paths…

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It’s Time for Better Systems in the Yard

While warehouse management (WMS) and transportation management (TMS) systems have soared to next-generation technology sophistication, managing truck schedules and the loading and unloading of cargo is still managed on clipboards and walkie-talkies. How do electronics companies change this process? “The challenge is that there are many different vendors and many different scheduling requirements,” said Greg…

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The Age of the Machines

How can the President of the United States promise more jobs in terms of percentages or numbers without qualifying those numbers by stipulating that robots, and not humans, may fill many of those positions? As we continue to advance technologically, an increasing number of robots are performing tasks that people once performed. With every new…

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Why We Need More Chip Startups

There's growing concern that the US is losing pace in semiconductor startups (although we've seen intriguing outliers leveraging crowd-funding to make products). Cadence CEO Lip-Bu Tan Rick Merritt at EE Times, in a recent piece, quoted Cadence CEO Lip-Bu Tan as framing a more dire situation than most have suspected. According to Merritt: China and…

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How to Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

Solar power has been on the radar of scientists and engineers for many years but has yet to become a mainstream power source for the average household. The main reason? Efficiency. Solar Energy USA is a company that provides installation of solar panels to residential areas as well as commercial buildings. According to Solar Energy…

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Tessera Drops Qualcomm Case

Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) (“Tessera” or the “Company”) today announced that Tessera’s subsidiary, Tessera, Inc., has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm, Incorporated (“Qualcomm”) to dismiss the case of Tessera, Inc. v. Qualcomm, Inc., et al. (Case No. 4:12-CV-00692 (United States District Court for the Northern District of California)). The agreement also provides that Tessera…

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