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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.


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


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.


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...


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...


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


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.


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.


German alliance puts IGBTs to work in kitchens

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

A more energy efficient kitchen is the goal of three German industrial and research giants, which formed an alliance under the sponsorship of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


Bluechiip Limited to list on ASX via Sofcom Limited reverse takeover

October 19, 2010 1:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Bluechiip Limited ? a Melbourne-based company which has invented and developed a groundbreaking innovative MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) tracking solution with a number of commercial applications, for healthcare, security, defence and waste industries ? plans to list on the...


Scientists develop techniques to trace cocaine hidden in alcohol

October 19, 2010 12:21 am | by European Commission | Comments

Researchers from Switzerland and the UK have developed two techniques aimed at thwarting drugs smugglers: cocaine dissolved into bottles of wine or rum can be identified quickly. These techniques will help customs officials uncover which bottles are being used to smuggle cocaine without...


Shock tactics: Bioelectrical therapy for cancer and birth defects?

October 18, 2010 10:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(The Company of Biologists) Finding a simple, cheap and reliable way to manipulate stem cells is a major goal of current research into therapies for birth defects, regeneration of organs and multiple diseases, including cancer. Michael Levin and colleagues from Tufts University, Medford,...

Science and Optical Illusions

October 18, 2010 10:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

More illusions by R Beau Lotto, lecturer in neuroscience, University College London The middle tiles on the cube both have the same color, even though they appear very different to most of us. The science of optical illusions the two physically identical tiles do indeed now look very...


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