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Thermal management and the biology of cool

May 20, 2015 1:11 pm | by Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media | Articles | Comments

While ever-smaller semiconductor-process nodes move from cutting edge to leading edge to mainstream, in percentage terms, smaller devices aren’t driving faster processor clocks or memory busses nearly so much as they are increasing functional density.

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Army tests new acoustic threat detection system

May 20, 2015 1:07 pm | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The U.S. Army is experimenting with acoustic threat detection systems to help soldiers in combat zones pinpoint the location of incoming fire, from automatic weapons to rocket-propelled grenade.

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TTI builds on 2014 momentum at EDS

May 20, 2015 12:41 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Articles | Comments

TTI kicked off the first full day of the 2015 EDS Summit with a filling breakfast spread followed by the traditional executive briefing. Momentum was the theme this year, as TTI Senior VP, and master of ceremonies, Michael Knight discussed TTI’s plan to ...

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Wearable display with on-cell PCAP technology

May 20, 2015 12:33 pm | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Slim design with high resolution and low power Santa Clara, CA, May 18, 2015 – Leading LCD supplier Tianma Microelectronics USA has introduced a 1.3-inch circular wearable A-Si TFT LCD with On-Cell projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel technology. It can be used in wearable display applications, such as smart watches, as well as in automobile instrumentation, such as a joystick or scrollin...

How to combat counterfeit semiconductors

May 20, 2015 12:31 pm | by Peter Marston, Rochester Electronics | Articles | Comments

As semiconductors have reached into more and more applications, the threats posed by counterfeit components have become increasingly serious.

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Curbing the spread of conflict minerals

May 20, 2015 12:26 pm | by ECN Staff | Articles | Comments

A recent ECN article described conflict minerals as natural resources found within war zones and plundered by militias to perpetuate the fighting. How would you define conflict minerals and their collective impact on design engineering?

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IoT for the smarter home

May 20, 2015 11:53 am | by Pushek Madaan, Senior Application Engineer, Cypress and Gagan Luthra, Product Marketing Engineer, Cypress | Articles | Comments

The advent of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has revolutionized the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), helping take it from concept to commercial reality. The biggest reason for the proliferation of BLE has been its presence in smartphones, tablets and laptops.

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Digi-Key focuses on expanding customer base

May 20, 2015 9:17 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Articles | Comments

According to Dave Doherty at Digi-Key, the evolution includes customer base expansion. “Millennials don’t want to work for corporate America. They want to work for smaller companies, and many of them really rely on ...

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Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk

May 20, 2015 9:12 am | by Wiley | News | Comments

Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, according to ecologists who attached GPS data loggers to 24 harbor seals while offshore wind turbines were being installed in 2012. Data on ...

Not Your Ma's Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones

May 20, 2015 9:08 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone. AT&T, which had a popular "Reach Out and Touch Someone" slogan in the 1980s, now wants to be on your TV, car and even trashcan.

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Review: Curves and 'self-healing' in super-premium phones

May 20, 2015 9:04 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones. You're already getting a lot with flagship phones from those two companies. For about $100 more, you can get a ...

Power transistors break silicon’s previously unmatched cost-speed barriers

May 20, 2015 8:59 am | by Efficient Power Conversion | Efficient Power Conversion | Product Releases | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the 60 V EPC2035 and 100 V EPC2036 eGaN power transistors designed to compete in price, while outperforming silicon. Price, the last barrier to widespread adoption of GaN transistors as silicon MOSFET replacements, has fallen. These products ...

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Army researchers develop cold-spray system, transition to industry

May 20, 2015 8:02 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a novel, hybrid cold-spray system, in collaboration with the South Dakota School of Mines, which is being transitioned throughout the Department of Defense and is anticipated to save millions of dollars in sustainment costs.

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Sandia researchers first to measure thermoelectric behavior by ‘Tinkertoy’ materials

May 20, 2015 8:02 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such applications as cooling computer chips and cameras and ...

Video-measuring microscope includes an integrated CCD color camera

May 20, 2015 7:01 am | by Mahr Federal Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320, a new video measuring microscope with image processing capability, the flagship product for a new line of Mahr optical measuring instruments, at MD&M EAST, June 9-11, 2015, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, Booth #2315.

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