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Ron Sege Joins Echelon as President & CEO

August 23, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Echelon Corp. announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Ron Sege as President and Chief Executive Officer and to the company’s Board of Directors, completing a search process begun last November. Sege...

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AMETEK Acquires American Reliance Power Division

August 23, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

AMETEK, Inc. announced that it has acquired assets comprising substantially all of American Reliance’s Power Division (AMREL Power), a provider of highly differentiated dc power supplies and electronic loads for the automated test equipment...

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SMA Solar Sales in First Half of 2010 Almost as High as Whole of 2009

August 23, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

SMA Solar Technology AG presented its financial report for the first six months from January to June 2010. With group sales of €815.8 million and an inverter output sold of 3,146 MW, the data...

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ORNL scientists help explain graphene mystery

August 23, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Nanoscale simulations and theoretical research performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are bringing scientists closer to realizing graphene's potential in electronic applications.

Powerful new way to control magnetism

August 23, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Physical Society) A new way to manipulate magnetic fields with electrical signals could lead to microelectronic advances comparable to those that made high density disk drives possible.

Panel maker Chimei sues Sony over patents

August 23, 2010 9:05 am | by RANDALL CHASE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Taiwanese flat-panel display maker Chimei Innolux has filed a lawsuit in Delaware expanding its patent-infringement dispute with Sony.The federal lawsuit filed Monday accuses Sony Corp. of violating three patents owned by Chimei Innolux Corp. in the manufacturing of products including...

IPVEA to Premier New Tool to Connect the Solar Supply Chain at EU PVSEC 2010

August 23, 2010 8:36 am | Comments

The International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA), an independent, non-profit organization of manufacturers and suppliers of photovoltaic (PV) fabrication equipment and related raw materials, announces that it will demonstrate the PV Matrix, an innovative new solar supply chain tool...

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Sterilizable Brushless Motor Up to 100 Watts

August 23, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Maxon’s newly improved EC 22 motors are equipped with preloaded ball bearings and latest generation Neodymium permanent magnets.

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Rotary Encoders Available With Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Housings

August 23, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Posital's Magnetocode (MCD) absolute rotary encoders are available with heavy-duty stainless steel housings that make them ideal for use in harsh environments.

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Ocean waves can power Australias future

August 23, 2010 7:17 am | Comments

Waves crashing on to Australia's southern shores each year contain enough energy to power the country three times over, scientists said on Tuesday in a study that underscores the scale of Australia's green energy.

U.S. aerospace companies boost technical education

August 23, 2010 7:11 am | Comments

U.S. aerospace and defense companies are stepping up support for educational programs in hope of encouraging students to pursue technical careers to help replace an expected flood of worker retirements.

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Titanic to come to 3D life in scientific expedition

August 23, 2010 7:04 am | Comments

Scientists were set to launch on Wednesday what they called an effort to "virtually raise" the Titanic by using 3D techniques to map the entire wreckage site of the sunken transatlantic liner for the first time.

Private spaceship carrier plane damaged in test

August 23, 2010 6:59 am | Comments

An aircraft designed to launch Virgin Galactic's suborbital passenger spaceship was damaged in an accident on a California runway, manufacturer Scaled Composites said.

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Facebook Places lets users track friends and services

August 23, 2010 6:52 am | Comments

Facebook's 500 million-plus users will soon be able to track friends' whereabouts across the United States, as the world's largest Internet social network adds technology to increasingly tie its virtual world to everyday life.

Backers of electronics recycling seek unified laws

August 23, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

Julayna Smith has a problem. Over the years, she has accumulated eight cell phones in trying to keep up with the latest models. Her boyfriend has also started a small Blackberry pile of his own.

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