Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/rss.xml en Gallery: Regulator ICs from Q3, Q4 2015 http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/gallery-regulator-ics-q3-q4-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From buck regulators to resonant controllers, Power Electronics Technology takes a look back at some regulators ICs released in the second half of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/gallery-regulator-ics-q3-q4-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/gallery-regulator-ics-q3-q4-2015#comments Automotive Products Defense Energy Mobile Robotics Regulators Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:40:00 +0000 54641 at http://powerelectronics.com DARPA Program Seeks Neural Implant for Brain-Drain Communication http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/darpa-program-seeks-neural-implant-brain-drain-communication <div class="field-byline"> Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new program seeks to invent technology that converts between the electrochemical language used by neurons in the brain and the ones and zeros that constitute the language of information technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/darpa-program-seeks-neural-implant-brain-drain-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/darpa-program-seeks-neural-implant-brain-drain-communication#comments Medical Energy Harvesting Power Electronics Systems Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:00:00 +0000 54551 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>Among the program&rsquo;s potential applications are devices that could compensate for deficits in sight or hearing by feeding digital auditory or visual information into the brain. (Image courtesy of DARPA).</p> Enhancing Ethernet for Industrial Applications http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/enhancing-ethernet-industrial-applications <div class="field-byline"> Lou Frenzel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>This article looks at how enhancements to Ethernet help it meet stringent industrial networking requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/enhancing-ethernet-industrial-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/enhancing-ethernet-industrial-applications#comments Motion Systems Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:47:00 +0000 54631 at http://powerelectronics.com Automotive Integrated Buck LED Driver Includes Internally Generated PWM Dimming Capability http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/automotive-integrated-buck-led-driver-includes-internally-generated-pwm-dimming-cap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces two new single-IC switching regulators that provide constant-current output to drive high-power LEDs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/automotive-integrated-buck-led-driver-includes-internally-generated-pwm-dimming-cap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/automotive-integrated-buck-led-driver-includes-internally-generated-pwm-dimming-cap#comments Products Lighting Systems Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:02:00 +0000 54621 at http://powerelectronics.com Development Boards with 200 V eGaN® FETs Enable Operation up to 30 MHz http://powerelectronics.com/gan-transistors/development-boards-200-v-egan-fets-enable-operation-30-mhz <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Providing an easy-to-use way for power systems designers to evaluate the exceptional performance of gallium nitride transistors and get their products into volume production quickly</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/gan-transistors/development-boards-200-v-egan-fets-enable-operation-30-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/gan-transistors/development-boards-200-v-egan-fets-enable-operation-30-mhz#comments Products GaN Transistors Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:59:00 +0000 54611 at http://powerelectronics.com TVS Arrays for Automotive Deliver Industry Best TVS Arrays for Automotive http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/tvs-arrays-automotive-deliver-industry-best-tvs-arrays-automotive <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ProTek Devices has introduced a new family of transient voltage suppressor arrays (TVS arrays) that provide circuit protection in various automotive infotainment and other automotive systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/tvs-arrays-automotive-deliver-industry-best-tvs-arrays-automotive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/tvs-arrays-automotive-deliver-industry-best-tvs-arrays-automotive#comments Products Circuit Protection ICs Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:55:00 +0000 54601 at http://powerelectronics.com Compact, Industrial DC/AC Inverters Deliver 500VA Pure Sine Wave Output Voltage http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/compact-industrial-dcac-inverters-deliver-500va-pure-sine-wave-output-volt <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The CSI 500-FX and CSI 500F-FXW series of compact, industrial quality dc/ac inverters from Absopulse deliver 500VA pure sine wave output voltage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/compact-industrial-dcac-inverters-deliver-500va-pure-sine-wave-output-volt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/compact-industrial-dcac-inverters-deliver-500va-pure-sine-wave-output-volt#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:50:00 +0000 54591 at http://powerelectronics.com LED Family Delivers Lower System Cost http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/led-family-delivers-lower-system-cost <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cree, Inc. expands its portfolio of lighting-class LEDs with the addition of the XLamp® XQ-A LED to the XQ LED family.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/led-family-delivers-lower-system-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/led-family-delivers-lower-system-cost#comments Products Lighting Systems Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:44:00 +0000 54581 at http://powerelectronics.com PSMA Announces APEC 2016 Industry Session on 3D Power Packaging http://powerelectronics.com/industry/psma-announces-apec-2016-industry-session-3d-power-packaging <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Packaging Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2016</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/industry/psma-announces-apec-2016-industry-session-3d-power-packaging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/industry/psma-announces-apec-2016-industry-session-3d-power-packaging#comments Industry Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:42:00 +0000 54571 at http://powerelectronics.com Led by iPhone 6S, Sensor Hubs Market is Growing Fast http://powerelectronics.com/industry/led-iphone-6s-sensor-hubs-market-growing-fast <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The demand for sensor hubs, dedicated processing elements used for low-power sensor processing tasks, is booming. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/industry/led-iphone-6s-sensor-hubs-market-growing-fast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/industry/led-iphone-6s-sensor-hubs-market-growing-fast#comments Industry Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:36:00 +0000 54561 at http://powerelectronics.com EZ-Removable Jumper Links Simplify LED Array Assembly http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/ez-removable-jumper-links-simplify-led-array-assembly <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Harwin has developed a new means of connecting LED arrays together quickly, simply and effectively removing any need for post-assembly soldering operations and facilitating rework.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/ez-removable-jumper-links-simplify-led-array-assembly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/ez-removable-jumper-links-simplify-led-array-assembly#comments Products Power Electronics Systems Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:55:00 +0000 54531 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>These surface mounted clips are supplied in tape and reel packaging for automatic placement, whilst the bulk-packed removable linking bars make the electrical connection between clips. (Image courtesy of Harwin).</p> Pendant Switches http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/pendant-switches <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Switchcraft has added an ergonomic option to their line of "Cordette" pendant switches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/pendant-switches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/electromechanical/pendant-switches#comments Products Electromechanical Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:54:00 +0000 54541 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>The&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="E921K">E921K</span>&nbsp;is available in an Normally Open or a Transfer circuit configuration. It features a double-redundant circuit design and a minimum operating life of 100,000 cycles for maximum reliability in critical applications. (Image courtesy of Switchcraft).</p> Aerospace Cables Meet Demands for Reliable High-Speed Data Transmission http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/aerospace-cables-meet-demands-reliable-high-speed-data-transmission <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In response to advancements in modern airborne digital networks and passenger demands, Gore recently announced a new family of high-speed data cables for civil aerospace applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/aerospace-cables-meet-demands-reliable-high-speed-data-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/aerospace-cables-meet-demands-reliable-high-speed-data-transmission#comments Products Mobile Power Electronics Systems Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:53:00 +0000 54501 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>GORE&nbsp;Aerospace Cables deliver excellent signal integrity with high-speed data transmission up to 10 gigabits. They support standard protocols such as Ethernet&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Cat5e">Cat5e</span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Cat6a">Cat6a</span>, USB 3.1, and&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="HDMI">HDMI</span>&nbsp;2.0. (Image courtesy of Gore).</p> Isolation Transformer Series Certified to UL, CSA, VDE and IEC Safety Standards http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/isolation-transformer-series-certified-ul-csa-vde-and-iec-safety-standards <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Signal Transformer recently announced that its high efficiency M4L Series of International Power Isolation Transformers has expanded its certification to UL Safety Standards for medical electrical equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/isolation-transformer-series-certified-ul-csa-vde-and-iec-safety-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/isolation-transformer-series-certified-ul-csa-vde-and-iec-safety-standards#comments Products Medical Passive Components Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:52:00 +0000 54521 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>M4L transformers can be customized within a variety of configurations while maintaining all their UL Safety Agency approvals. (Image courtesy of Signal Transformers).</p> Multichip LEDs Offer Twice the Brightness From The Same Surface Area For Stage Spotlights http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/multichip-leds-offer-twice-brightness-same-surface-area-stage-spotlights <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Osram Opto Semiconductors' new Osram Ostar Stage LED features four high-power chips with thin-film and UX:3 technologies in red, green, blue and white.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/multichip-leds-offer-twice-brightness-same-surface-area-stage-spotlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/multichip-leds-offer-twice-brightness-same-surface-area-stage-spotlights#comments Products Lighting Lighting Systems Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:52:00 +0000 54511 at http://powerelectronics.com Ultra-Low Power Timers Cut Effects of Leakage Currents http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/ultra-low-power-timers-cut-effects-leakage-currents <div class="field-byline"> Robert Hanrahan, Member Technical Staff at Texas Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Semiconductor leakage paths can cause excessive quiescent current (also called ground current) in remote sensing applications. These leakage paths shorten battery life and become more critical because they even draw current during system sleep time. In remote sensing, nanotimer ICs overcome the effects of these leakage currents by cutting power during sleep time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/ultra-low-power-timers-cut-effects-leakage-currents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/ultra-low-power-timers-cut-effects-leakage-currents#comments Power Management PMICs Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:35:00 +0000 54291 at http://powerelectronics.com Gallery: Power Management ICs From Q3, Q4 2015 http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/gallery-power-management-ics-q3-q4-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From high-voltage modules to single chip products, Power Electronics Technology takes a look back at some discrete power semiconductors released in the second half of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/gallery-power-management-ics-q3-q4-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/gallery-power-management-ics-q3-q4-2015#comments Automotive Products Defense Energy Mobile Robotics Power Management PMICs Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:00 +0000 54461 at http://powerelectronics.com APEC 2016 Preview http://powerelectronics.com/blog/apec-2016-preview <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>For years, APEC has been the main U.S. conference for the power electronics community—designers and component suppliers. This year it is on the West Coast in Long Beach, Calif.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/power-plant">The Power Plant</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/blog/apec-2016-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/apec-2016-preview#comments Power Electronics Systems The Power Plant Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:15:00 +0000 54151 at http://powerelectronics.com High-Accuracy, Single-Chip Protection IC for 1-Cell Li+ Battery Packs http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/high-accuracy-single-chip-protection-ic-1-cell-li-battery-packs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Offering a substantial set of protection features, the AP9234L IC introduced by Diodes Incorporated is specifically designed to provide a high-accuracy, single-chip solution</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/high-accuracy-single-chip-protection-ic-1-cell-li-battery-packs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/high-accuracy-single-chip-protection-ic-1-cell-li-battery-packs#comments Products Power Management Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:27:00 +0000 54451 at http://powerelectronics.com 80V Synchronous Four Quadrant DC/DC Controller http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/80v-synchronous-four-quadrant-dcdc-controller <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8714, an 80V input synchronous PWM four quadrant output DC/DC controller.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/80v-synchronous-four-quadrant-dcdc-controller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/80v-synchronous-four-quadrant-dcdc-controller#comments Products Regulators Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:25:00 +0000 54441 at http://powerelectronics.com Smallest Dual Supply GreenPAK http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/smallest-dual-supply-greenpak <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Silego Technology announces the second product in a new class of GreenPAK (GPAK) Mixed-signal Matrix ICs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/smallest-dual-supply-greenpak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/smallest-dual-supply-greenpak#comments Products Power Management Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:22:00 +0000 54431 at http://powerelectronics.com 40A Surface Mount DC-DC Converter has a Low 10.2mm Profile http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/40a-surface-mount-dc-dc-converter-has-low-102mm-profile <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda iAH series of POL (Point of Load) non-isolated, DC-DC converters. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/40a-surface-mount-dc-dc-converter-has-low-102mm-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/40a-surface-mount-dc-dc-converter-has-low-102mm-profile#comments Products DC-DC Converters Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:15:00 +0000 54421 at http://powerelectronics.com Electronic Circuit Breakers Offer Extended Current & Voltage Ranges http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/electronic-circuit-breakers-offer-extended-current-voltage-ranges <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New additions to 787-16XX line expands the functionality of WAGO's Electronic Circuit Breakers (ECBs). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/electronic-circuit-breakers-offer-extended-current-voltage-ranges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/electronic-circuit-breakers-offer-extended-current-voltage-ranges#comments Products Circuit Protection ICs Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:12:00 +0000 54411 at http://powerelectronics.com TE Connectivity and FCI Announce Second-Source Agreement for Industrial Mini I/O Connectors http://powerelectronics.com/industry/te-connectivity-and-fci-announce-second-source-agreement-industrial-mini-io-connectors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>TE Connectivity (TE) and FCI have entered into a second-source agreement covering the Industrial Mini input/output (I/O) connector families</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/industry/te-connectivity-and-fci-announce-second-source-agreement-industrial-mini-io-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/industry/te-connectivity-and-fci-announce-second-source-agreement-industrial-mini-io-connectors#comments Industry Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:11:00 +0000 54401 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Integrations Awarded $139.8 Million in Damages from Fairchild Semiconductor http://powerelectronics.com/industry/power-integrations-awarded-1398-million-damages-fairchild-semiconductor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Power Integrations announced the latest result in one of its ongoing patent cases against Fairchild Semiconductor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/industry/power-integrations-awarded-1398-million-damages-fairchild-semiconductor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/industry/power-integrations-awarded-1398-million-damages-fairchild-semiconductor#comments Industry Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:05:00 +0000 54391 at http://powerelectronics.com Cree Introduces High Intensity Color LEDs for Highest Candela Performance http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/cree-introduces-high-intensity-color-leds-highest-candela-performance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cree Inc. recently introduced its XLamp XQ-E High Intensity LEDs, a family of color LEDs optimized for optical performance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/cree-introduces-high-intensity-color-leds-highest-candela-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/cree-introduces-high-intensity-color-leds-highest-candela-performance#comments Products Lighting Lighting Systems Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:28:00 +0000 54371 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>As an upgrade for <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="XQ-E">XQ-E</span>&nbsp;High Density designs, the new LED enables lighting manufacturers to double candela performance with minimal redesign. (Image courtesy of Cree).</p> LVDS Output Comparators Toggle Beyond 890Mbps http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/lvds-output-comparators-toggle-beyond-890mbps <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology Corp. recently announced the LTC6754, a high speed LVDS output comparator capable of toggle rates up to 890Mbps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/lvds-output-comparators-toggle-beyond-890mbps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/lvds-output-comparators-toggle-beyond-890mbps#comments Products Power Management PMICs Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:28:00 +0000 54361 at http://powerelectronics.com 1100 W Front-End Power Supply Series Expanded to Include DC Input Versions http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/1100-w-front-end-power-supply-series-expanded-include-dc-input-versions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>CUI Inc. recently announced an addition to its line of 1100 W front-end power supplies to include dc input versions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/1100-w-front-end-power-supply-series-expanded-include-dc-input-versions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/1100-w-front-end-power-supply-series-expanded-include-dc-input-versions#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Products Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:28:00 +0000 54351 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>The new power supply outputs 12 Vdc with 5 Vdc or 3.3 Vdc pin-selectable standby. (Image courtesy of CUI).</p> Improve Data-Logging Techniques with the Latest IoT Products http://powerelectronics.com/technologies/improve-data-logging-techniques-latest-iot-products <div class="field-byline"> Lou Frenzel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Products targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) are finding their way into next-generation data-logging equipment, which could actually be defined as a segment of the industrial IoT market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/technologies/improve-data-logging-techniques-latest-iot-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/technologies/improve-data-logging-techniques-latest-iot-products#comments Technologies Portable Power Management Power Management Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:23:00 +0000 54381 at http://powerelectronics.com Top 10 Developments in Trade Secret, Computer Fraud, and Non-Compete Law in 2015 http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/top-10-developments-trade-secret-computer-fraud-and-non-compete-law-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Robert B. Milligan, Seyfarth Shaw LLP &amp; Paul E. Freehling , Seyfarth Shaw LLP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Seyfarth Shaw law firm offers its latest enumeration of the past year’s 10 biggest developments in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law. The list also includes a few predictions for 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/top-10-developments-trade-secret-computer-fraud-and-non-compete-law-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/top-10-developments-trade-secret-computer-fraud-and-non-compete-law-2015#comments Power Electronics Systems Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:40:00 +0000 54331 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>The Seyfarth Shaw law firm offers its latest enumeration of the past year&rsquo;s 10 biggest developments in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p>