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Taxation: reforms to improve economic performance

December 8, 2010 6:23 am | by OECD | Comments

Many governments are facing historic high levels of deficit and debt. Public spending has risen and they are taking in less money as tax revenues fall - more than 10% in some countries. Governments are attempting to consolidate their budgets, looking for the appropriate balance between...

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Accurate diagnosis of prostate cancer with ultrasound

December 8, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Eindhoven University of Technology) Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men, but its diagnosis has up to now been inaccurate and unpleasant. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, in cooperation with AMC Amsterdam, have developed an...

EU fines LCD pannel makers €649 million for cartel

December 8, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The European Union's competition watchdog on Wednesday fined five Taiwanese and South Korean electronics companies €649 million for fixing prices on LCD panels between 2001 and 2006.A sixth company, Samsung Electronics Co., also participated in the price fixing, but escaped a fine because it...

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EU fines LCD pannel makers euro649 million for cartel

December 8, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The European Union's competition watchdog on Wednesday fined five Taiwanese and South Korean electronics companies euro649 million for fixing prices on LCD panels between 2001 and 2006.A sixth company, Samsung Electronics Co., also participated in the price fixing, but escaped a fine because it...

EMCORE enters into agreement to establish its Suncore joint venture in Huainan, China

December 8, 2010 3:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

EMCORE Corporation, a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components, subsystems and systems for the fiber optics and solar power markets, today announced it has entered into an investment and cooperation agreement ("Agreement") with San'an Optoelectronics Company, Limited...

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Pure nanotube-type growth edges toward the possible.

December 8, 2010 3:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

In calculating energies for graphene, Rice researchers find clues to chiral control.

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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...

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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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