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Laptop cooler offers choice between maximum cooling, minimum noise
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
Antec has introduced a small portable cooler that prevents overheating in laptop computers by using two ball-bearing blowers to direct cool air across the base of the notebook computer.
Top auto electronics stories of 2006
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
From cosmic rays damaging electronics to the FlexRay protocol's impact on auto safety, here are the stories electronic engineers thought were tops for the year.
Light pipes come in many colors
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12/29/2006   Post a comment
Elma Electronic offers light pipes for front panel enclosure applications in a variety of colors. The LEDs transfer light to the front panel with a translucent and intense coloration and can emit light even when embedded deeper within a panel.
Stahlin offers updated enclosure product catalog
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Stahlin offers an updated product catalog of its non-metallic enclosures and accessories. The catalog also provides information on choosing the right enclosure material, cutting and drilling non-metallic enclosures and a full chemical resistance table.
Philips sells APM manufacturing unit to Lite-On
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12/28/2006   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics is selling the manufacturing operations of its Automotive Playback Modules (APM) business to Lite-On IT Corporation of Taiwan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Warren Buffett to buy distributor TTI
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12/27/2006   Post a comment
TTI Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of passive and electromechanical components, is being acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, billionaire Warren Buffet's investment vehicle. Terms of the deal, which includes TTI's catalog based distribution business, Mouser Electronics, were not disclosed.
Warren Buffett to buy distributor TTI
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12/27/2006   Post a comment
TTI Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of passive and electromechanical components, is being bought by Berkshire Hathaway, billionaire Warren Buffet's investment vehicle. Terms of the deal, which includes TTI's catalog based distribution business, Mouser Electronics, were not disclosed.
Lighted pushbutton switch offers flush-mount option
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12/22/2006   Post a comment
E-Switch has expanded its LA series with a flush-mount lighted pushbutton switch. The sealed switch targets outdoor environments as well as industrial, medical, audio/visual and gaming applications.
Industrial keyboard delivers quick mounting
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12/22/2006   Post a comment
EAO Switch offers a top mounting metal keyboard that can be integrated onto any surface type. The W.series keyboard is delivered in a single integrated unit for easy installation.
eBay taps FreeFlow for private auction services
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12/19/2006   Post a comment
In a deal that could bring online auctions into the mainstream among electronics multinationals, eBay Inc., the biggest name in online auctions, has teamed up with FreeFlow, an Intenet-auction service provider that has, until now, focused in the high-tech sector.
Rocker switches offer quick connect terminals
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12/19/2006   Post a comment
NKK Switches adds a 0.250-inch quick connect terminal option to its WR series of environmentally-sealed rocker switches.
Tactile switch offers PCB edge mounting
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12/15/2006   Post a comment
The TL3320 tactile switch from E-Switch allows for PCB edge mounting in a variety of applications including consumer electronics, computers and peripherals, instrumentation, and telecommunications.
Illuminated switches target panel-mount applications
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12/8/2006   Post a comment
E-Switch has released its PB1973 series of illuminated pushbutton switch for panel-mount applications. These switches are available with several illumination options including green and red.
Two-way detector switch targets digital cameras
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12/7/2006   Post a comment
Alps Electric said it has developed the first compact detector switch for digital cameras and other compact digital devices such as video cameras, portable audio devices and mobile phones.
Laird acquires two EMI shielding specialists
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12/6/2006   Post a comment
Laird Technologies Inc. has acquired two companies working in electromagnetic interference shielding and thermoelectric management.
MicroTCA enclosure is modular
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12/5/2006   Post a comment
Optima EPS says it has introduced the industry's first modular MicroTCA cabinet enclosure with a stacked arrangement of open card cages, fan trays, and heat exchangers.
Switches meet international certifications
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12/5/2006   Post a comment
NKK Switches has introduced the internationally approved P series of toggle and rocker switches with certifications from UL, CSA, C-UL, VDE, SEMKO and SEV.
Chassis line adds 2U height
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12/1/2006   Post a comment
Elma Electronic expands its Type 39C HA chassis line with the Type 39 2U EasyPlug CompactPCI enclosures.


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