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Carl Zeiss CEO hails "best ever" year

December 8, 2010 3:23 am | Comments

With revenues up 42% on 2009 and an even stronger ramp in orders, the diverse German photonics group has a new chief and is in buoyant mood.

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Palm head says turnaround hurt by swifter peers

December 7, 2010 10:05 pm | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The head of smart-phone maker Palm said the company's attempt at a turnaround — which ended earlier this year when it was bought by Hewlett Packard for $1.8 billion in cash — was thwarted by competitors that simply moved too quickly.Speaking at a tech conference Tuesday, Jon Rubinstein said...

Boston Micromachines selected by Bridger Photonics to help assess new deformable mirror technology

December 7, 2010 9:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

BMC's expertise aids Bridger Photonics to expand the role of MEMS DM technology in wavefront correction.

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Panasonic and imec present thin film packaged MEMS resonator with industry record Q factor and low bias voltage

December 7, 2010 9:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Panasonic and imec present at the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco an innovative SiGe (silicon germanium) thin film packaged SOI-based MEMS resonator featuring an industry-record Q factor combined with a low bias voltage.

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Micro and Nanoelectromechanical Systems: A new approach for low cost 6D inertial sensor

December 7, 2010 9:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Abstract We are presenting a novel approach for very low cost 6D inertial sensor. This concept is based on the idea to mix on same device MEMS and NEMS technologies. The MEMS part is used for the mass to keep sufficient ...

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Democratizing DNA Sequencing

December 7, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A cheap new machine to read DNA could allow many more labs to start sequencing.

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New Samsung 8GB DDR3 module utilizes 3D TSV technology

December 7, 2010 7:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Samsung Electronics has announced a lineup of 8GB DDR3 modules developed using 3D chip stacking technology, which is also referred to as through silicon via (TSV).

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400-2000A IGBT driver boasts of 20 lakh hours service life

December 7, 2010 7:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Semikron delivers an IGBT driver for 400-2000A modules, the Skyper 42 which has a maximum output current of 150mA and a maximum switching frequency of 100kHz and 3x the service life of conventional units.

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MEMC and Flextronics to produce solar panels for SunEdison in Ontario

December 7, 2010 7:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Local panel manufacturing to create more than 100 green jobs and enables SunEdison to meet provincial domestic content requirements.

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Stryker sheds sullied OP-1 products business for $60M

December 7, 2010 7:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Stryker Corp. is selling off the troubled product line of bone growth therapies that are made by its Hopkinton-based subsidiary Stryker Biotech LLC to Olympus Corp. for $60 million.

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Top Countries for Science and Math Education: Finland, Hong Kong and Korea

December 7, 2010 7:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

The 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report has been released. The report examines the science of 15 year olds from 57 countries in math, science and reading. The main focus of PISA 2009 was reading. the survey also updated performance assessments in mathematics...

Japan's Venus probe fails to enter orbit

December 7, 2010 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Japanese probe sent on a two-year mission to Venus failed to enter orbit and may have flown passed the planet, space agency officials said Wednesday....

Palm CEO says turnaround thwarted by swifter peers

December 7, 2010 4:06 pm | Comments

The head of smart-phone maker Palm said the company's attempt at a turnaround - which ended earlier this year when it was bought by Hewlett Packard for $1.8 billion in cash - was thwarted by competitors that simply moved too quickly.Speaking at a tech conference Tuesday, Jon Rubinstein said...

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Unipower Completes Acquisition of Technipower & Deltron

December 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Unipower LLC announced the acquisition of Technipower and Deltron, two established and respected names in the Power Supply Industry. Unipower says these acquisitions double the sales volume of UNIPOWER and allow for its entry...

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GE Demonstrates Electric Bus of the Future

December 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The hybrid systems research team at GE Global Research, the company’s central technology development arm, announced a significant breakthrough that could help accelerate the electrification of bus fleets, delivery trucks and other larger, heavy-duty...

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