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Lantiq Chips Power World’s First CAT-iq 2.0 Certified Home Gateway

June 16, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Lantiq announced that the company’s XWAY and COSIC product families will power the industry’s first home gateway certified by the DECT Forum as compliant with the CAT-iq 2.0 profile. Deutsche Telekom AG will upgrade its Speedport W 504V home gateway …

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MOSFETs with ultra-low ON resistance

June 16, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a new addition to its family of low voltage MOSFETs. The new n-channel device – which is a member of the company’s continuously expanding SSM series of small signal MOSFETs – has very low …

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JPCA Show - United We Stand

June 15, 2011 11:01 am | by Matthew Holzmann, Christopher Associates | Comments

The near-term viability of the Japanese manufacturing infrastructure has been shrouded by a lack of information, bureaucracy and factors such as limited power output. JPCA was the first occasion for many observers to observe and report on industry conditions with a wide range of first person input.

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Energy Harvesting Comes Alive

June 15, 2011 9:56 am | by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx | Comments

Next week the annual IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage event will open in Munich to attendees from 20 countries. The event focuses on the diverse range of energy harvesting and storage technologies, their application and opportunities.

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Solar Oven, Take One: FAIL

June 15, 2011 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The first time I ever saw solar cookers was on the news in the summer of 2009 (though that would make it their winter, as I was living in Chile at the time), as part of a development project in the north, which is mostly desert. I had no idea solar cookers were so markedly simple in all...

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Nanoantennas hold promise for infrared photovoltaics

June 14, 2011 3:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Basic scientific curiosity paid off in unexpected ways when Rice University researchers investigating the fundamental physics of nanomaterials discovered a new technology that could dramatically improve solar energy panels. “We’re merging the optics of nanoscale antennas with...

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Bright Future for LDS with New Custom-Colorable LNP Thermocomp Compound

June 14, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The Innovative Plastics strategic business unit of Sabic announced the first new custom-colorable LNP Thermocomp thermoplastic compound for laser direct structuring (LDS) to save space and reduce the weight of mobile devices. LDS is a sophisticated process for integrating electronic...

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Bosch receives award as automotive supplier

June 14, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Bosch has received an award for its outstanding innovation management in the automotive supplier category of the Best Innovator Awards 2010/2011. The awards’ patron is the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology. State Secretary Stefan Kapferer presented the awards …

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World Record in Ultra-Rapid Data Transmission

June 14, 2011 3:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in encoding data at a rate of 26 terabits per second on a single laser beam, transmitting them over a distance of 50 km, and decoding them successfully. This is the …

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Fighting with South-Facing Windows

June 13, 2011 1:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

You know, back when it was cold out (and, this being Colorado, that was last month), my south-facing windows were awesome. They let in tons of light and kept the entire place snug and warm. I barely even needed to break out the blankets!

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A Mentor’s Perspective on EcoCAR

June 11, 2011 10:07 am | by Pete Maloney, Mathworks, www.mathworks.com | Comments

The stated mission of EcoCar is to find new ways to reduce the environmental impact of motor vehicles and prepare future engineering leaders for that task by providing

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Nozzles On Demand

June 10, 2011 6:17 am | by Zachery Shook, Count On Tools (www.cotinc.com) | Comments

In the electronics manufacturing industry, when you throw in specialized odd-form components, the manufacturer must decide how to place the component: hand assembly or with their automated equipment.

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What Efficiency Information Do You Look for When You Buy a Vehicle?

June 9, 2011 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

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Wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module warns when carbon monoxide concentration in the air is too high

June 7, 2011 4:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Unitronic presents a wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module for continuous monitoring of the carbon monoxide (CO) concentration in various buildings and in industrial applications at SENSOR+TEST 2011 in Nuremberg (Germany) at Booth 638 in Hall 12. The core of the Unitronic …

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Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future

June 7, 2011 7:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Working here at the Department of Energy, I hear a lot about the latest efforts to design and build vehicles for a more energy-efficient future. The clean energy innovations in vehicle technologies that DOE and its partners are advancing will help American families save money at the pump...

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