Hackers Go Off-Grid for Power

It's just amazing what like-minded engineers who have never previously met each other can come up with when working together to win a design competition. It does of course help that the target was to devise a workable, affordable, and simple off-grid power generation source for domestic use by poverty-stricken communities around the world. Earlier…

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Mouser has ADI SigmaDSP

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading global authorized distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the ADAU145x SigmaDSP Digital Audio Processors from Analog Devices. Part of ADI’s existing SigmaDSP® family, these fourth generation, automotive-qualified audio processors feature a new digital signal processor (DSP) core architecture that is optimized for efficient audio processing. This allows…

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Atmel, Fingerprint Cards Partner on Touch Technology

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, and Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC), a world leader in fingerprint verification solutions, today announced the two companies are jointly bringing the world’s best capacitive touchscreens and touch fingerprint area sensor technology to smart devices. There are many synergies between fingerprint…

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Tradeshift Waives Development Fees for Companies That Build Apps Supporting the Principles of a Circular Economy

SAN FRANCISCO — Tradeshift, the fastest growing cloud-based platform digitally connecting enterprises with their suppliers, has been named as a finalist in The 2015 Circular Economy Awards’ Digital Disruption category. The Circulars is an annual event recognizing individuals and enterprises from commerce, civil society and academia that have made a notable contribution to driving circular…

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10 STEM Holiday Gifts for Kids

Barbie is a bore, Monopoly is too capitalistic, and no one cares that the Care Bears are making a comeback. If you're looking for gifts to inspire the children in your life toward pursuits in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), check out the goodies on this list for some options beyond the standard Legos…

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In Distribution, ‘Leverage’ is a Relative Term

If there’s one thing that distribution knows, it’s how to leverage volume. The number of components that passes through the channel every day is mind-boggling, and suppliers, distributors and customers all know that the more you buy, the better deal you can negotiate. But what happens to your leverage if you are not a volume…

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