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AC-DC Power Supplies Are Compact, Offer High Efficiency

October 19, 2010 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

These highly efficient units, typically up to 91%, comprise four output power models: a 650 W and 1.0 kW, which are both less than 1 U high, and a 1.5 and 3.0 kW.

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Intricate, curving 3-D nanostructures created using capillary action forces

October 19, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Michigan) Twisting spires, concentric rings and gracefully bending petals are a few of the new three-dimensional shapes that University of Michigan engineers can make from carbon nanotubes using a new manufacturing process.

Conserving resources: Producing circuit boards with plasma

October 19, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) There is a large growth market for flexible circuits, RFID antennas and biosensors on films. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST are presenting a new technology at K 2010, the international trade fair for plastics...

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CUI Adds Compact 2 A model to DC Switching Regulator Series

October 19, 2010 8:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

CUI Inc’s power line, V-Infinity, and its distributor, Digi-Key Corporation, announced the addition of a 2 A model to their V78XX switching regulator series.

THQ opens Montreal studio, extends game licenses

October 19, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Video game publisher THQ Inc. said Tuesday it is opening a studio in Montreal and has hired a big-name game designer from rival Ubisoft to help run it.Patrice Desilets, who worked as creative director of Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed" games, will start at THQ's new studio next summer. THQ said it...

Power IC Market makes a full recovery in 2010

October 19, 2010 7:34 am | Comments

Following a decline of over 14% in 2009, the world market for power management and driver ICs is forecast to recover fully in 2010, growing by 20% to over $12 billion. Strong annual growth is projected for the next four years.

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Graphene to improve Bluetooth headsets and other wireless devices

October 19, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Researchers at UC Riverside continue advancements with graphene, the single-atom thick carbon crystal that was the subject of this year's Nobel Prize in physics

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Metal Connector Assembly Has 25 Mil. Pitch

October 19, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Latching-Bi-Lobe is a Nano-D shaped metal connector assembly with multiple pins and sockets set on 25 mil. (0.635 mm) pitch that matches the performance in military specification MIL-DTL-32139.

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Intel to spend up to $8B on US manufacturing

October 19, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intel says it will spend $6 billion to $8 billion on new chip manufacturing technology in its U.S. factories and will build a new development plant in Oregon....

OSI receives $3.9M Optoelectronics order

October 19, 2010 6:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

OSI Systems Inc., a vertically-integrated provider of specialized electronic products for critical applications in the security and healthcare industries, announced that OSI Optoelectronics has been awarded a multi-year contract valued at approximately $3.9 million from a major defense...

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IME, Fujikura partner on Next-Gen optical modulators

October 19, 2010 6:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and Fujikura Limited in Japan, have announced a research collaboration agreement to jointly develop next-generation silicon optical modulators for future optical...

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Digi X-Grid Solution to Integrate Itron ERT Meters into the Comverge IntelliSOURCE Platform

October 19, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

Integration provides near real-time energy data from existing AMR meters

EMC's 3Q net up 58 pct as revenue climbs

October 19, 2010 4:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

EMC Corp., the world's No. 1 maker of data-storage computers, said Tuesday its profit rose 58 percent the third quarter as spending by corporations continued to recover and the winds of technological change blew in its favor.The Hopkinton, Mass., company also raised its financial forecasts for...

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Trumpf expects double-digit sales jump

October 19, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

With orders on the rise in nearly all of its markets, the leading supplier of laser material processing systems is in positive mood.

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China's rare-earth policy hurts optics makers

October 19, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Export restrictions have sent the price of cerium oxide through the roof, and highlighted the industry's vulnerability to Chinese imports.

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