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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic devices in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the ap...

September 15, 2010 6:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

he devices, which include transistors and diodes, could be used in nanometer-scale robotics, nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidic devices.


St. Jude Medical signs equity investment and option to purchase agreement with CardioMEMS

September 15, 2010 6:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Agreement provides for an exclusive option for St. Jude Medical to acquire CardioMEMS in the future and creates opportunity for the Minnesota-based medical device company to expand and accelerate its efforts in heart failure monitoring


STMicroelectronics, a leader in MEMS sensors, to highlight key industry trends

September 15, 2010 6:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

ST unveils its vision and latest MEMS development at SEMICON Taiwan 2010 MEMS forum


BP's brand value sinks with oil spill this year

September 15, 2010 6:05 pm | by EMILY FREDRIX - AP Marketing Writer - Associated Press | Comments

BP may have plugged the leak in the Gulf Oil spill, but the damage done to its brand will take years to fix. A new marketing industry report released Wednesday shows the British oil company has tumbled off a list of the world's top 100 brands.Japanese automaker Toyota suffered from repeated...

BagEasy Manual Resuscitation Devices by Westmed, Inc.: Class 1 Recall

September 15, 2010 5:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Select lots have a potential for disconnection at the retention ring of the patient port manifold which could result in treatment delays.


Review: How the iPad won over a skeptic

September 15, 2010 3:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

At first glance, the iPad looked like a heavy, overgrown iPod Touch. After just a few months of use, however, this iPad skeptic realized that it's so much more - it's one of those devices I've always needed. Those don't come around very often....

IBM acquires private software company OpenPages

September 15, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. said Wednesday it has acquired OpenPages, a privately held software company that develops risk and compliance management systems.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.IBM said the deal expands its business analytics capabilities. OpenPages, which is based in Waltham, Mass., makes...

Weill Institute passes two-year milestone

September 15, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The institute, which opened its labs and offices in 2008, is part of Cornell's New Life Sciences Initiative to drive revolutionary advances in the life sciences.


Fiber Optics for Potentially Damaging Environments

September 15, 2010 1:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Allowing the use of fiber optics in potentially damaging environments, Fiberguide Industries introduces its new standard line of single fiber assemblies. Fiberguide’s assemblies have proven effective in a number of scientific and industrial applications.


Brushed DC Motors in Industrial Versions

September 15, 2010 1:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

maxon motor is expanding its existing range of industrial type versions with the addition of two new motor sizes with IP54 protection rating as well as mounting brakes.


Connectors Offer 0.05 Inch Pitch

September 15, 2010 1:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Mill-Max has developed high density, 0.05 in. pitch through-hole and surface mount spring-loaded connectors (SLC) available in single and double-row strip packaging.


Digital Humidity Element Has Excellent Accuracy and Low Hysteresis

September 15, 2010 1:25 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Servoflo Corp. offers the HYT271 digital humidity element. This capacitive polymer sensor has an I2C interface and uses an optimized thin film sensor connected to an ASIC, both on the same substrate.


NIST finalizes initial set of smart grid cyber security guidelines

September 15, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) NIST has issued its first Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security, including high-level security requirements, a framework for assessing risks, an evaluation of privacy issues at personal residences, and additional information for...


Advanced Power Conversion Technologies Detailed at Darnell Power Forum

September 15, 2010 1:21 pm | by | Comments

Digitally-controlled photovoltaic power converters, advanced energy harvesting technologies and developments in power supply in package/power supply on chip (PSiP/ PwrSoC) devices were all reviewed on Tuesday at Darnell’s Power Forum. Presenters included Dave Freeman...


International Electrotechnical Commission Calls for Global Taskforce to Coordinate Energy Efficiency Initiatives Worldwide

September 15, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) called for a global taskforce to coordinate technology-based energy efficiency initiatives in an effort to increase coherence, and reduce duplication and wasted time, as it launched its white paper,...



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