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Slim-Block LED Backlighting Tech Enhances LCD Performance

October 8, 2010 4:49 am | Comments

In an LCD TVs using Hitachi's new S-LED (Slim-block LED) backlight technology, the brightness of each backlight is independently controlled by a small block of LEDs.

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BlackBerry wins UAE reprieve; looming ban halted

October 8, 2010 12:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The United Arab Emirates backed off a threat to cut key services on BlackBerry smart phones Friday, just days before the ban was set to take effect....

Alferov-Riber MBE academy center of excellence to be established at Russia?s St Petersburg academic university

October 7, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Nobel Prize winning physicist Zhores Alferov, rector of the St Petersburg Academy University in Russia, visited the plant of Riber S.A. of Bezons, France, which manufactures molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) systems as well as evaporation sources and effusion cells, where he participated in an...

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Sony launches first 400mW blue?violet laser diode for Blu-ray

October 7, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Sony Corp has launched the SLD3237VF blue?violet laser diode, manufactured by subsidiary Sony Shiroishi Semiconductor Inc of Miyagi-Prefecture, Japan, which targets use for recording and playing Blu-ray discs, and supports BDXL, a new standard for large-capacity Blu-ray discs, reports...

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JX to transfer InP epi business to Optrans and form InP joint venture

October 7, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Tokyo-based JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corp says that it is to transfer the indium phosphide (InP) epitaxial wafer part of its compound semiconductor business to Optrans Corp of Kawasaki, Japan, which makes optoelectronic assemblies and components (including full-color LEDs and...

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First pilot production line for organic LEDs to be installed in Germany

October 7, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Osram and its LED-affiliate Osram Opto Semiconductors are driving the technology shift on the lighting market and currently building a pilot line for organic LEDs (OLEDs) in Regensburg, Germany.

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Kyma acquires select assets and IP rights from Fox Group

October 7, 2010 11:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Kyma Technologies Inc of Raleigh, NC, USA, which provides crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN) materials and related products and services, says that it has acquired certain assets and intellectual property rights from The Fox Group.

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Fujitsu develops record 1.3W output W-band GaN HEMT power amplifier

October 7, 2010 9:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

At this week?s 2010 IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS) in Monterey, CA, USA (3?6 October), Japan?s Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd is presenting its development of a power amplifier using gallium nitride (GaN) high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs) that has achieved record...

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Toyota develops advanced energy management system

October 7, 2010 9:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

(TMC) announced the development of the TOYOTA Smart Center, a system that links homes, vehicles, electric power companies and users, and enables integrated control of energy consumption.

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Compact wireless module for motion detection in automotive, industrial and medical applications

October 7, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

SensorDynamics presents a fail-safe inertial measurement system that detects angular rate and acceleration in each of three axes and transmits its data wirelessly Graz, Austria

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MGM studio prepares for prepackaged bankruptcy

October 7, 2010 5:05 pm | Comments

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. said Thursday that it has begun seeking its creditors' approval on a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in which they will exchange more than $4 billion in debt for equity in a new company that has rights to the James Bond franchise and the upcoming two-part movie series "The...

NaviSite navigates to narrower fiscal 4Q loss

October 7, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

NaviSite Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter loss narrowed, helped by the Web and software service provider's recent efforts to shake up its operations and reduce its debt.The Andover, Md.-based company Thursday posted a loss of $1.4 million, or 4 cents per share, for the three months ended July 31....

Synopsys buys software firm Optical Research

October 7, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Synopsys Inc. on Thursday said it has acquired Optical Research Associates, a privately held optical design software and optical engineering services company.It is the third acquisition this year for Synopsys, which makes chip testing and development software. Financial terms were not...

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Phihong Introduces ENERGY STAR-compliant USB Adapter for Portable & Mobile Applications

October 7, 2010 1:23 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Phihong, a global leader in power solutions, has developed the smallest low-cost USB charger available, at just 42 x 43 x 21mm and weighing 80 grams. Designated the PSM03K, the 2.75W adapter is...

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Brain changes found in football players thought to be concussion-free

October 7, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) A study by researchers at Purdue University suggests that some high school football players suffer undiagnosed changes in brain function and continue playing even though they are impaired.

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