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Verisk to issue up to $500M shares in new offering

September 16, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Verisk Analytics Inc., an insurance data specialist, plans to issue more shares up to $500 million in a secondary public offering, according to a regulatory filing.The company said selling stockholders will make the offer of Class A common stock and Class B common stock that will be converted...

MEMS optical bandpass filter

September 16, 2010 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

DiCon Fiberoptics Inc. has released an update to its 50-GHz microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) tunable optical bandpass filter.

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Freescale Xtrinsic accelerometers optimize resolution and battery life in consumer devices

September 16, 2010 11:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

MEMS-based motion sensing accelerometer family combines low power, motion accuracy and ultra low noise for portable electronics

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802.11n Wireless Access Point Enables High-Speed Transmissions

September 16, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced the EKI-6311GN, an IEEE 802.11n industrial wireless access point. It is said to deliver three times the throughput rates of a normal 802.11g. It is fully

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Broadband RF Power Amplifier Serves Defense Applications From 25 to 1000 MHz

September 16, 2010 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

BC Systems, Inc., today introduced Model RF-30001 compact RF power amplifier module based on the latest GaN RF power transistors that delivers at least 20 W CW RF output power over a wide frequency range of 25 to 1000 MHz.

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LED lamps offer light transmission of 89 percent

September 16, 2010 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Replacing a long-time fixture isn’t easy. But PolyBrite’s Borealis LED (light-emitting diode) lamps featuring Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Makrolon polycarbonate plastic make it a snap to switch from an energy-sapping incandescent light bulb to energy-efficient, eye-pleasing and impact-resistant LED technology.

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Half-Bridge Control ICs Simplify SMPS Design

September 16, 2010 10:17 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the industry’s first 8-pin resonant half-bridge control ICs for energy efficient Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) used in LCD televisions and monitors, home theater systems, desktop computers, printers and game console applications.

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SiTime Unveils First kHz-Frequency Silicon MEMS Oscillator

September 16, 2010 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiTime has created the SiT8503, presented as the industry’s first kHz-frequency silicon MEMS oscillator for audio, microcontroller and high reliability industrial applications.

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First Platform-Based Software for Pass-Fail Assessment of Connector Endfaces

September 16, 2010 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

EXFO Inc. announced today the launch of ConnectorMax, a new software solution designed for pass/fail assessment of connector endfaces. The industry's first platform-based, automated connector inspection application, ConnectorMax eliminates guesswork, instead providing clear-cut connector endface analysis.

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Selector Switch Provides Clear Status Indication

September 16, 2010 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Switch Corporation announced the Series 04 hybrid, a rugged, large-lever selector switch. The Series 04 hybrid is suitable for any application where it’s critical to show a very clear change in status, such as a door lock. This lever features

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Trackpad controlled robot

September 16, 2010 8:29 am | by RITmdrc | Videos | Comments

The Rochester Institute of Technology Robotics Club spent a night hacking together this track pad control scheme for the Parallax String ray robot

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Freescale and Nepes Corporation enter into licensing agreement to manufacture Redistributed chip fan-out package technology

September 16, 2010 8:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Chip Packaging Technology will be the first 300mm fan-out solution available in Asia

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Carbon nanotubes twice as strong as once thought

September 16, 2010 8:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Carbon nanotubes — those tiny particles poised to revolutionize electronics, medicine, and other areas — are much bigger in the strength department than anyone ever thought, scientists are reporting. New studies on the strength of these ...

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SETI wins $475,000 NSF SBIR phase II award

September 16, 2010 8:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Sensor Electronic Technology Inc (SETI) Columbia, SC, USA has been awarded a $475,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop point-of-use (POU) drinking water disinfection systems based on deep ultraviolet LEDs (DUV LEDs).

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U.S. International Transactions, Second Quarter 2010

September 16, 2010 8:24 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

The U.S. current-account deficit the combined balances on trade in goods and services, income, and net unilateral current transfers increased to $123.3 billion (preliminary) in the second quarter of 2010, from $109.2 billion (revised) in the first quarter of 2010. The increase was the...

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