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Compugraphics International scoops top electronics industry award

November 17, 2010 6:28 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Leading photomask supplier Compugraphics was voted Supplier of the Year 2010 at the recent National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) awards ceremony held in London.


Frameless Motors Have Even Larger Through Holes

November 17, 2010 6:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Driven by customer demand and new applications in camera vision systems, Applimotion offers some of the thinnest radial cross-section motors available.


Stuxnet virus could target many industries

November 17, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A malicious computer attack that appears to target Iran's nuclear plants can be modified to wreak havoc on industrial control systems around the world, affecting the production of everything from chemicals to baby formula, government officials and cyberexperts warned Wednesday....


Google negotiating book-scanning deal in France

November 17, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Internet search giant Google Inc. says it is in talks with Europe's biggest book publisher on a deal to digitally scan and distribute the company's out-of-print French books.Google Books Director Dan Clancy says the proposed deal with Hachette Livre, the world's second-largest book publisher,...

Former Koss exec facing sentence for embezzlement

November 17, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The former Koss Corp. executive accused of embezzling $34 million from the headphones manufacturer faces sentencing Wednesday in federal court in Milwaukee.Koss chief executive Michael Koss is asking the judge to sentence Sue Sachdeva (sah-CHEE'-vah) to the maximum 15 to 20 years.In a letter to...

Industry's first MEMS vibration analysis system in compact 15mm3 package, enables more accurate vibration profiling

November 17, 2010 3:28 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

ADI's new iSensor® MEMS accelerometer-based vibration monitor with an embedded programmable processor enables directional sensing and spectral analysis to identify and classify individual sources of vibration.


STMicroelectronics announces accelerometers for automotive airbags

November 17, 2010 3:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Industry heavyweight combines its strengths in MEMS and Automotive.


Tegal gets repeat order for 3200 SE DRIE process module

November 17, 2010 3:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Tegal Corp., a company focused on specialized production solutions for the fabrication of MEMS, power ICs and optoelectronic devices, announced it has received an order for an additional Tegal 3200 SE DRIE cluster tool process module from a supplier of MEMS image sensors.


NeoPac unveils 8-inch Silicon Wafer-level-packaging for HB-LED illumination

November 17, 2010 1:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

NeoPac Opto, Inc. a Taiwan based technology-driven LEDs lighting company recently announced its newly developed technology on 8 inches silicon-based wafer level package (WLP) for LEDs illumination, which is derived from its patented NeoPac Universal Platform (NUP) and LEDs Standard Light Sources.


Investment, banking firms launch initiative for photonics industry

November 17, 2010 1:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Investment banking firm Newbury Piret & Co. Inc., and management consulting firm Ceres Technology Advisors announced they are launching an initiative to serve the photonics industry.


Goodrich to provide 'Gun Hard' inertial measurement unit for Excalibur phase 1b

November 16, 2010 9:28 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

- Inertial measurement performance proven during Phase 1a.


Omron and STMicroelectronics enable smarter gas metering

November 16, 2010 9:28 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading supplier of IC solutions for metering applications, and Omron, a world leader in automation technology, today announced that the two companies have collaborated to provide a complete solution for electronic gas meter flow sensors.


Omron crafts MEMS for mobile

November 16, 2010 9:27 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Omron Corp. is expanding from its traditional medical and industrial markets for micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) chips into mobile consumer devices and green energy.


October video game retail sales slide 4 percent

November 16, 2010 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories slipped 4 percent in October as demand for most gaming consoles declined from a year earlier, according to data from market researcher NPD Group....

Bioengineers provide adult stem cells with simultaneous chemical, electrical and mechanical cues

November 16, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego achieved the "Triple Crown" of stem cell culture -- they created an artificial environment for stem cells that simultaneously provides the chemical, mechanical and electrical cues necessary...


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