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The hair brush that reads your mind

October 19, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Optical Society of America) One of the main techniques for measuring and monitoring mental activity, called functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), can often be impaired because a person's hair gets in the way. But now, thanks to a team of researchers at the University of Texas at...

Intel Announces Multi-Billion-Dollar Investment in Next-Generation Manufacturing in U.S.

October 19, 2010 12:23 pm | by Intel | Comments

NEWS HIGHLIGHTSIntel will spend $6-8 billion in manufacturing to support future technology advancements in Arizona and Oregon.The investment supports the creation of 6,000-8,000 construction jobs and 800-1,000 permanent high-tech jobs, and also allows Intel to maintain its current...

Fairchild Semiconductor's New Website Home Page, Streamlines Access, Improves Navigation

October 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor has launched a new website home page designed to improve navigation and streamline access, making it easier for visitors to gather information on Fairchild solutions that help solve their design challenges.


IR Expands Family of Robust, Reliable Automotive DirectFET2 Power MOSFETs with System Scalability

October 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by International Rectifier | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the expansion of its family of automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs that deliver exceptional power density, dual-sided cooling and minimal parasitic inductance and resistance for heavy load applications, including Electric Power Steering, power...

LTC3105: 400mA Synchronous Step-Up DC/DC Converter with Maximum Power Point Control & 250mV Start Up for Energy Harvesting Applications

October 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by Linear Technology | Comments

The LTC3105 is a high efficiency step-up DC/DC converter that can operate from input voltages as low as 200mV. A 250mV start-up capability and integrated maximum power point controller (MPPC) enable operation directly from low voltage, high impedance alternative power sources such as...

National Semiconductor Ships Industry's First High-Definition Ser/Des with Content Protection for Automotive Infotainment Systems

October 19, 2010 12:21 pm | by National Semiconductor | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced the industry's first Ser/Des chipset with high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) for automotive infotainment systems. The FPD-Link III chipset supports in-car distribution of protected video and audio content -- such as...

Emerge Alliance Advances DC Power Distribution Platform at Smart Grid Electronics Forum; to Focus on Energy Efficient Data Centers

October 19, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

The EMerge Alliance– an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (dc) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced during the Smart Grid Electronics Forum in San Jose, California,...


SoloPower Receives IEC Certification

October 19, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

SoloPower, Inc. announced that it has become the first solar company to obtain certification to both IEC (61646 and 61730) standards and UL 1703 standards for flexible, thin film CIGS modules. This pacesetting accomplishment...


SunHydro and Proton Energy Systems Open Solar-Powered Hydrogen Fueling Station in Connecticut

October 19, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Proton Energy Systems and SunHydro announced the opening of the first solar station at 10 Technology Drive in Wallingford, Connecticut., the companies’ headquarters. Proton Energy Systems and SunHydro are sister companies and the station...


Government agencies fund improved fuel economy research at Virginia Tech

October 19, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Virginia Tech) The researchers hope to develop new thermoelectric materials and specific designs to achieve their goals of improved fuel efficiency and reduced pollution. Thermoelectric materials are able to directly convert heat into electricity.

CBaySystems files for US IPO worth up to $115M

October 19, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical transcription services company CBaySystems Holdings Ltd. on Monday filed for an initial public offering worth as much as $115 million.The Franklin, Tenn., company handles medical transcription, billing, and coding services for about 2,400 hospitals, clinics, and practices in the U.S....


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.


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...

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.


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