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Cree Sets a New Standard for Indoor LED Lighting with the XLamp® MX-6 LED, Industry’s First Lighting-Class PLCC LED

November 18, 2009 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

DURHAM, N.C., OCTOBER 21, 2009 — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, extends its lighting-class LED leadership into PLCC LEDs with the commercial availability of the new XLamp® MX-6 LED. The MX-6 LED offers the performance and reliability that customers expect from...

Cree Shifts Lighting-Class LED Expectations to 100+ Lumens

November 18, 2009 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

DURHAM, N.C., OCTOBER 27, 2009 — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, is redefining expectations of lighting-class LEDs with the addition of new 100+ lumen XLamp® XP-C LEDs to the company’s line of XLamp LEDs. This addition shifts Cree’s entire XLamp portfolio of...

Cree Demonstrates Record-Breaking LED Light Bulb

November 18, 2009 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

DURHAM, N.C., OCTOBER 29, 2009 — Today, at the annual Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) shareholder meeting, Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda demonstrated an A-lamp LED light bulb with the highest lumen output and efficacy reported in the industry. The bulb produces 969 lumens at an impressive 102...

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National Semiconductor CEO Brian Halla Discusses Role of Electronics in World's Initiatives to 'Go Green'

November 18, 2009 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Brian L. Halla, chairman and CEO of National Semiconductor Corp., today addressed the role of electronics in creating more energy-efficient systems, optimizing renewable energy sources and enabling smarter energy storage systems. Halla delivered his comments in a keynote speech, ?A World...

Micron Introduces New NAND and Low-Power DRAM Multi-Chip Packages Built on the Industry’s Most Advanced Processes

November 18, 2009 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Boise, Idaho , Tuesday, November 03, 2009 – Micron Technology, Inc. today announced the company has combined the industry’s leadi

Renesas Technology to Release SH7266 and SH7267 32-bit MCUs with Large-Capacity (1.5 MB) On-Chip SRAM

November 18, 2009 5:55 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. — November 3, 2009 — Renesas Technology America, Inc., today announced the release of a total of eight versions of the SH7266 and SH7267, two new high-performance 32-bit MCU products with an on-chip SRAM size of 1.5 MB, that are intended for embedded...

National Semiconductor's New WEBENCH Visualizer Enables Real-Time Comparison of Power Solutions Across Multiple Critera

November 18, 2009 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) today introduced WEBENCH? Visualizer, a powerful comparison and selection tool that enables engineers to rapidly select an optimal power system design. WEBENCH Visualizer creates a graphical snapshot of options across multiple criteria, such as...

Talking tomorrow

November 18, 2009 5:24 am | by Alix L. Paultre, Editor in Chief | Articles | Comments

Recently I posted a reference item on the term “Bunny Suit” to www.everything2.com (participating in sites like that is how I “doodle in the margins” during my work day), and the essay made me think of other terms we use, and why we have so many unimaginative words for such exciting technology. 

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Ziptronix to License 3D IC Technology for Imaging Systems

November 18, 2009 4:06 am | News | Comments

 Ziptronix, Inc. and Raytheon Vision Systems have reached a licensing agreement for the use of Ziptronix' patented DBI (Direct Bond Interconnect) 3D integration technology in Raytheon's imaging systems. Specified for use in manufacturing Raytheon's focal plane arrays for air, space and terrestrial applications, the Ziptronix technology provides true 3D integration of multilayer CMOS structures, enabling 100% pixel operability within the focal plane.

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NBS inks sales agreement with UTI in New England

November 18, 2009 3:48 am | News | Comments

 EMS provider NBS  today announced the appointment of Universal Technology Inc. as sales representatives in New England. UTI will represent NBS across a six state region spanning from Maine to Connecticut. UTI was founded in 1992 and boasts a stellar history including 20 different “Representative of the Year” and numerous Individual Design Win Awards. UTI deploys an extensive outside sales and support network of degreed engineers with design and applications experience working with major OEMs.

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OK International honored for technology innovation at Productronica ‘09

November 18, 2009 3:44 am | News | Comments

Having returned from an extremely busy Productronica exhibition, the team at OK International has many reasons to celebrate. In addition to generating a high volume of visitor traffic on its stand, the production assembly equipment specialist also collected a Global Technology Award in recognition of its innovative MRS-1000 Modular Rework System.

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Visionscape Smart Camera Wins Global Technology Award

November 18, 2009 3:39 am | News | Comments

 Microscan, a global technology leader for precision data acquisition and control solutions, announces that it has been awarded a Global Technology Award in the category of Test Equipment and Services for its Visionscape Smart Camera during a ceremony that took place on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at the New Munich Trade Fair Center in Munich, Germany.  

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KIC’s e-Clipse and SunKIC Profiler Win the 2009 Global Technology Award

November 18, 2009 3:33 am | News | Comments

 KIC announces that two of its products, designed to increase solar cell efficiency through accurate profiling and process optimization, tied for a Global Technology Award. KIC’s e-Clipse solar cell thermocouple (TC) attachment fixture and compact SunKIC profiler tied in the category of Solar Manufacturing Products.

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groSolar Collaborates with eMOBUS on Electronic Mobility Management

November 18, 2009 3:00 am | Articles | Comments

eMOBUS, Inc. a carrier agnostic provider of cellular management services and software, today announced that groSolar, a leading solar energy installer, is the latest mid-market company to go live on with Electronic Mobility Management.

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Robotic Hand can 'feel'

November 17, 2009 7:00 am | Articles | Comments

In a key scene in The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker has his hand chopped off, and before the movie’s over, he has a fresh, robotic one in its place. This is no longer the stuff of fantasy—researchers at Tel Aviv University, in conjunction with a team of EU scientists, have created an artificial hand that can “feel.”

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