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Nanoplas targets 200mm MEMS and 3D TSV packaging with dry processing tool

November 6, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Nanoplas, supplier of HDRF plasma processing equipment for MEMS, 3D through-silicon via (TSV), IC packaging and III-V compounds, introduced a fully automatic dry-processing batch system for high-volume 200mm production.

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High-precision version of the world?s smallest digital humidity sensor

November 6, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

In April 2010 Sensirion started serial production of the SHT21, the standard version of its new generation of digital humidity and temperature sensors.

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US News & World Report to drop monthly print mag

November 5, 2010 8:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. News & World Report magazine is going to stop sending its monthly print edition to subscribers next year and go mostly online.Brian Kelly, the magazine's editor, outlined the changes in a memo sent to staff on Friday.In the memo, Kelly said the December issue will be the last monthly issue...

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NEMA Announces Global Lighting Forum Initiative for LED Technology

November 5, 2010 2:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), a member of the Global Lighting Forum (GLF), has announced an initiative to coordinate and promote LED (light emitting diode) technology on a global level. In order to...

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Clarification: HSN Inc. 3Q earnings story

November 5, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a story Nov. 3, The Associated Press reported that HSN Inc.'s third-quarter results were hurt by the July recall of certain Smith + Noble window shades. Quarterly results were actually affected by costs set aside for another recall that has yet to be announced. An HSN spokeswoman would not say...

Ener1 Signs Strategic Energy Storage Agreement with Russian National Grid Operator

November 5, 2010 1:25 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

ENER1, Inc. has signed a strategic cooperation deal with a division of the Russian Federal Grid Company (FGC) to co-develop storage systems under a nation-wide grid modernization program. An equipment-supply, business and technical...

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Mide Tech Introduces Simple Solution to Measure Vibrations

November 5, 2010 1:24 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

According to Midé Technology, to harvest energy from a vibrating source you first need to ascertain the frequency and amplitude of the vibration. Until now this has been a difficult and expensive step. According...

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ST Energy Recovery Circuit Cuts the Cost of Meeting Highest Efficiency Targets

November 5, 2010 1:24 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) has released details of a patented high-efficiency circuit and dedicated optimized power components. This new technology will produce cost savings while helping designers comply with the highest power-efficiency standards. The new circuit...

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Stevens Professor Hongbin Li receives AFRL contract to develop MIMO Radar

November 5, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) Dr. Hongbin Li, professor of electrical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, has recently been awarded a three-year US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contract to study distributed radar systems and improve object detection.

Dolby shares rise after fiscal 4Q report

November 5, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Dolby Laboratories Inc. climbed Friday on news that the audio technology company reported fiscal fourth-quarter results above analyst expectations but a fiscal 2011 outlook below analyst views.Dolby shares rose $3.15, or 4.8 percent, to $69 in afternoon trading.Dolby said late...

VF Corp. to outsource IT work

November 5, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Clothing maker VF Corp. on Friday said that it will outsource its information technology services to Computer Sciences Corp. under a new seven-year agreement.Under the agreement, CSC will support its service desk, network services and other work. The companies did not disclose the value of the...

Plessey Semiconductors reborn and relaunched at Electronica 2010

November 5, 2010 9:37 am | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors will be exhibiting at Electronica 2010 on booth 160 in Hall A4. Plessey, a legendary brand, has been reborn following a management buyout in early 2010 of the ex-Plessey semiconductor businesses and manufacturing facilities in Cheney Manor, Swindon and Roborough, Plymouth.

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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2010

November 5, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A prototype charging system for electric and hybrid vehicles is helping demonstrate a technology that could one day play a key role in the electrification of America's highways. Sapphire nanowires grow using an unexpectedly complicated reaction with...

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Aggies compete in annual Battle of the Brains contest

November 5, 2010 9:23 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Three teams from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering competed in the South Central USA region of the 35th annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) sponsored by IBM, with one of the teams finishing in sixth place overall. This year’s regional...

Swiss man performs aerial loops with jet wings

November 5, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy jumped from a hot-air balloon Friday and completed two aerial loops using just his custom-made jet-propelled wingsuit - the first time such maneuvers have been performed....

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