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IR Unveils Expanded GaN Roadmap at Electronica

November 15, 2010 11:20 am | by | Comments

On the final day of Electronica 2010, International Rectifier (IR) presented a roadmap for the commercialization of GaN power switches that included both low-voltage (20-40V) and high-voltage (600V) devices. The first 20-40V devices are...


AT Tiny is Tiny

November 15, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I just spotted a note on Twitter, from SiliconFarmer, referring to the ATtiny44A coming in a 0.45 mm pitch QFN as well as a 0.5mm pitch MLF package. (In practice, an MLF is the same as a QFN, by the...

Elastomer Socket for ICs Uses Small Footprint

November 15, 2010 8:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The SG-QFE-7007 socket is designed for 16- x 16- x 1.2-mm package size with 18- x 18-mm lead tip to tip and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss.


Encoder Options for All Angles of Stepping Motors

November 15, 2010 8:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

With the addition of the encoder option to 0.36º and 0.72º stepping motors, Oriental Motor’s entire range of stepping motors (including 0.9º and 1.8º stepping motors) now has the option for an encoder.


Microsensors offer first look at whether cell mass affects growth rate

November 15, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) University of Illinois researchers are using a new kind of microsensor to answer one of the weightiest questions in biology -- the relationship between cell mass and growth rate. Each microsensor is a small, suspended platform with a resonance...

Racetrack memory(3)

November 15, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Imagine a computer equipped with shock-proof memory that's 100,000 times faster and consumes less power than current hard disks. EPFL Professor Mathias Klaui is working on a new kind of "racetrack" memory, a high-volume, ultra-rapid non-volatile...

NIH Awards $10 Million to Develop Microneedle Vaccine Patch

November 15, 2010 7:22 am | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $10 million to advance a technology for the painless, self-administration of flu vaccine using patches containing tiny microneedles that dissolve into the skin.


Modules Support COM 2.0 Specification

November 15, 2010 6:29 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The newly-introduced COM Express COM.0 Revision 2.0 by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) takes Computer-on-Modules into a new era with smaller footprints and expanded pin-outs.


Self-Adhesive Cooling Patch Eliminates Heatsink

November 15, 2010 6:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A new thermal material breakthrough from Fujipoly allows engineers to reduce chip and circuit temperature by as much as 11% without the need for a heatsink.


Light technology to combat hospital infections

November 15, 2010 5:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Strathclyde) Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, have developed a pioneering lighting system that can decontaminate air and exposed surfaces in hospitals and other clinical environments.

Governance: Governments must improve public sector productivity, says OECD

November 15, 2010 4:25 am | by OECD | Comments

Boosting public sector productivity and maximising returns on investment in technology will be key to governments playing their part in restoring economic growth. These were among the conclusions reached by OECD ministers meeting in Venice on 15 November, under the leadership of Italian...


MEMSIC announces third-quarter 2010 results

November 15, 2010 1:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New product rampups contribute to sales growth.


Attend the Workshop on MicroPackaging & Thermal Management

November 15, 2010 1:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

To be held in La Rochelle on February 2nd and 3rd, 2011.


A new read on DNA sequencing

November 14, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) A new technique for reading the DNA code relies on a fundamental property of matter known as quantum tunneling, which operates at the subatomic scale. The current paper shows that single bases inside a DNA chain can indeed be read with tunneling, without...

AOL cracks open door to new Project Phoenix e-mail

November 14, 2010 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

By JESSICA MINTZ 2010-11-14T17:31:16Z You've still got mail - but AOL is redesigning it from the ground up to be faster and easier to use....


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