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Essemtec Brazil’s Second Anniversary – Review, Balance and Future in One of the Leading Growing Markets Worldwide

June 20, 2011 6:08 am | Comments

Two years ago, the Swiss company Essemtec AG entered the Brazilian market directly. By founding Essemtec Brazil in Sao Paulo, the Swiss family business invested in one of the worldwide leading future markets for electronics.

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InfoComm 2011: Is Brightness the New Differentiator for Commercial Displays?

June 17, 2011 11:20 am | by Chris Connery – Vice President, PC and Large Format Commercial Displays, DisplaySearch | Comments

InfoComm, which took place this past week in Orlando, Florida, is by far one of the world’s biggest B2B events in the video industry, with more than 30,000 resellers, integrators, and commercial end-users attending to collaborate on commercial, educational, or governmental projects.

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VYCON’s Clean Energy Storage Solutions Keep Gambro’s Critical Dialysis Equipment Manufacturing from Going Down

June 16, 2011 6:18 am | Comments

There are hundreds of thousands of people with kidney and liver problems that rely on state-of-the-art dialysis equipment.

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How Do You Use Daylighting While Reducing Excess Heat from Windows?

June 16, 2011 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Elizabeth discussed her south-facing windows and her difficulties balancing the nice daylighting advantages with the excess heat that can come through these windows in the summer.

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SENSOR+TEST 2011 held under motto: “easy to use”

June 16, 2011 1:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The topical focus of this year’s SENSOR+TEST (June 7th – 09th, 2011 in Nuremberg), “easy to use”, was not about a specific technology or application, but rather about real-life usability for the customer. Sensing, measuring, and testing are key technologies …

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Enabling Longer-Lasting Broadcast and Medical-Imaging Equipment

June 16, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

High-power radio-frequency devices such as medical scanners and plasma generators will offer improved uptime for owners, as well as increased performance and lower costs, by using the latest generation of high-frequency power transistors introduced today by STMicroelectronics. Upgrades to...

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Lantiq Chips Power World’s First CAT-iq 2.0 Certified Home Gateway

June 16, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Lantiq announced that the company’s XWAY and COSIC product families will power the industry’s first home gateway certified by the DECT Forum as compliant with the CAT-iq 2.0 profile. Deutsche Telekom AG will upgrade its Speedport W 504V home gateway …

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MOSFETs with ultra-low ON resistance

June 16, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a new addition to its family of low voltage MOSFETs. The new n-channel device – which is a member of the company’s continuously expanding SSM series of small signal MOSFETs – has very low …

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JPCA Show - United We Stand

June 15, 2011 11:01 am | by Matthew Holzmann, Christopher Associates | Comments

The near-term viability of the Japanese manufacturing infrastructure has been shrouded by a lack of information, bureaucracy and factors such as limited power output. JPCA was the first occasion for many observers to observe and report on industry conditions with a wide range of first person input.

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Energy Harvesting Comes Alive

June 15, 2011 9:56 am | by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx | Comments

Next week the annual IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage event will open in Munich to attendees from 20 countries. The event focuses on the diverse range of energy harvesting and storage technologies, their application and opportunities.

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Solar Oven, Take One: FAIL

June 15, 2011 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The first time I ever saw solar cookers was on the news in the summer of 2009 (though that would make it their winter, as I was living in Chile at the time), as part of a development project in the north, which is mostly desert. I had no idea solar cookers were so markedly simple in all...

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Nanoantennas hold promise for infrared photovoltaics

June 14, 2011 3:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Basic scientific curiosity paid off in unexpected ways when Rice University researchers investigating the fundamental physics of nanomaterials discovered a new technology that could dramatically improve solar energy panels. “We’re merging the optics of nanoscale antennas with...

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Bright Future for LDS with New Custom-Colorable LNP Thermocomp Compound

June 14, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The Innovative Plastics strategic business unit of Sabic announced the first new custom-colorable LNP Thermocomp thermoplastic compound for laser direct structuring (LDS) to save space and reduce the weight of mobile devices. LDS is a sophisticated process for integrating electronic...

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Bosch receives award as automotive supplier

June 14, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Bosch has received an award for its outstanding innovation management in the automotive supplier category of the Best Innovator Awards 2010/2011. The awards’ patron is the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology. State Secretary Stefan Kapferer presented the awards …

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World Record in Ultra-Rapid Data Transmission

June 14, 2011 3:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in encoding data at a rate of 26 terabits per second on a single laser beam, transmitting them over a distance of 50 km, and decoding them successfully. This is the …

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