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LOPEC 2015

March 2, 2015 9:48 am | Events

How can newcomers conquer the market? What ideas are about to take off? New companies are presenting future-oriented products and services. Attend the forum in Hall B0 on March 4 from 11:00 to 13:00. Admission is free of charge with your ticket to the exhibition....

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Current sensor ICs include internal resistance of 0.85 mΩ typical

March 2, 2015 9:47 am | by Allegro MicroSystems, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces two new current sensor ICs that are economical, high isolation solutions for AC or DC current sensing in industrial, commercial, and communications systems. Allegro’s ACS717 and ACS718 devices have a very small package that is ideal ...

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NXP and Freescale merge

March 2, 2015 9:38 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor will merge into a $40 billion company, the two companies announced on Sunday. NXP intends to fund its purchase of Freescale with $1 billion of cash from its balance sheet, $1 billion ...

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Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

March 2, 2015 9:23 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers. Taking a simultaneously imaginative and rigidly scientific view, chemical engineers ...

Finding psychological insights through social media

March 2, 2015 9:20 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Social media has opened up a new digital world for psychology research. Four researchers will be discussing new methods of language analysis, and how social media can be leveraged to study personality, mental and physical health, and cross-cultural differences....

Curiosity robot indicates methane in Mars' atmosphere which may confirm life

March 2, 2015 9:17 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The tunable laser spectrometer in the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument of the Curiosity robot has unequivocally detected an episodic increase in the concentration of methane in Mars' atmosphere after an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 soles....

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3-D printing offers innovative method to deliver medication

March 2, 2015 8:59 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

3-D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs, with clinicians having the ability to construct devices to a specific size and shape. That's according to a study being presented ...

Dutch chipmaker NXP to buy Freescale Semiconductor for $12B

March 2, 2015 8:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. says it has agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry. The deal pays Freescale shareholders only a small premium....

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First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones

March 2, 2015 8:53 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality. Samsung ramped up its camera technology in last fall's Galaxy Note 4, and the camera is even better in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge announced Sunday....

F-35's helmet-mounted display system will cost a small fortune

March 2, 2015 7:47 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

You’ve probably heard that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will cost a few shekels. But we don’t usually talk about the other money pit sucking up taxpayer dollars — the F-35’s helmet-mounted display system (HMDS), pegged at an absurd $770,000 apiece....

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From the Top: The past, present, and future of wearable technology

March 2, 2015 7:00 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion. That’s a $56 billion dollar gap to be filled in less than ...

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'Ecosystem services' help assess ocean energy development

February 27, 2015 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With many projects under development in coastal regions such as New England, tidal power -- which extracts "hydrokinetic" energy from marine environments -- seems poised to join other U.S. commercial power sources. A new study finds that little ...

Network analyser supports a typical dynamic range of 120dB

February 27, 2015 1:12 pm | by Livingston | Product Releases | Comments

Livingston has further extended its broad portfolio of RF test equipment with the inclusion of the latest Rohde & Schwarz two-port vector network analyser. The R&S ZND is an entry level analyser product for evaluating the performance of RF systems and components in manufacturing facilities and development laboratories....

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Programmable system-on-chip series includes 128KB flash memory

February 27, 2015 12:30 pm | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced a new product family from its PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture. The new PSoC 4 M-Series expands the acclaimed PSoC 4 architecture by delivering: more programmable analog and digital blocks, 128KB flash memory, a direct memory access controller ...

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Spectrometer system perfect for chemical processing plants

February 27, 2015 12:29 pm | by KROHNE, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KROHNE, Inc. announces its new SpectroBAY process near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer system for efficient process control in the chemical industry. Improving chemical plant reliability and profitability through automated control, the SpectroBAY system is ideal for a range of applications....

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