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Microsoft CEO sells $1.3B of shares

November 6, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer has sold about $1.3 billion worth of his company shares recently, the first time he's done so in seven years.Ballmer confirmed the stock sales Friday and said they were for the purpose of diversifying his investments and aiding his year-end tax planning. He said he...

Sensordynamics: New robust 2d and 3d angular rate sensors for industrial, medical and high end consumer goods applications

November 6, 2010 4:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The new SD742 and SD740 measure angular rate in two or three spatial directions, showing the way to applications in platform stabilization, motion tracking and navigation.


STMicroelectronics and Omron have announced a collaboration to provide a complete solution for electronic gas meter flow sensors.

November 6, 2010 4:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The sensor has been designed as a key component for the turnkey gas meter solution that ST is developing.


EV GROUP announces 20%+ increase in revenue

November 6, 2010 4:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

EV Group today announced that the company witnessed a more than 20-percent increase in overall revenue during fiscal 2010, ended September 30. EVG attributes this growth, in large part, to continued demand for equipment used in advanced manufacturing of 3D ICs, CMOS image sensors and MEMS devices.


IEDM Preview: CMOS imager works from light to night

November 6, 2010 2:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Traditional CMOS image sensors based on silicon are limited to imaging in the visible and near infrared (IR) spectrum. But for homeland security, automotive safety and other applications that rely on detection of the earth's natural "night glow," extension into the short-wave IR (SWIR)...


Nanoplas targets 200mm MEMS and 3D TSV packaging with dry processing tool

November 6, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Nanoplas, supplier of HDRF plasma processing equipment for MEMS, 3D through-silicon via (TSV), IC packaging and III-V compounds, introduced a fully automatic dry-processing batch system for high-volume 200mm production.


High-precision version of the world?s smallest digital humidity sensor

November 6, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

In April 2010 Sensirion started serial production of the SHT21, the standard version of its new generation of digital humidity and temperature sensors.


US News & World Report to drop monthly print mag

November 5, 2010 8:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. News & World Report magazine is going to stop sending its monthly print edition to subscribers next year and go mostly online.Brian Kelly, the magazine's editor, outlined the changes in a memo sent to staff on Friday.In the memo, Kelly said the December issue will be the last monthly issue...


NEMA Announces Global Lighting Forum Initiative for LED Technology

November 5, 2010 2:20 pm | by | Comments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), a member of the Global Lighting Forum (GLF), has announced an initiative to coordinate and promote LED (light emitting diode) technology on a global level. In order to...


Clarification: HSN Inc. 3Q earnings story

November 5, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a story Nov. 3, The Associated Press reported that HSN Inc.'s third-quarter results were hurt by the July recall of certain Smith + Noble window shades. Quarterly results were actually affected by costs set aside for another recall that has yet to be announced. An HSN spokeswoman would not say...

Ener1 Signs Strategic Energy Storage Agreement with Russian National Grid Operator

November 5, 2010 1:25 pm | by | Comments

ENER1, Inc. has signed a strategic cooperation deal with a division of the Russian Federal Grid Company (FGC) to co-develop storage systems under a nation-wide grid modernization program. An equipment-supply, business and technical...


Mide Tech Introduces Simple Solution to Measure Vibrations

November 5, 2010 1:24 pm | by | Comments

According to Midé Technology, to harvest energy from a vibrating source you first need to ascertain the frequency and amplitude of the vibration. Until now this has been a difficult and expensive step. According...


ST Energy Recovery Circuit Cuts the Cost of Meeting Highest Efficiency Targets

November 5, 2010 1:24 pm | by | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) has released details of a patented high-efficiency circuit and dedicated optimized power components. This new technology will produce cost savings while helping designers comply with the highest power-efficiency standards. The new circuit...


Stevens Professor Hongbin Li receives AFRL contract to develop MIMO Radar

November 5, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) Dr. Hongbin Li, professor of electrical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, has recently been awarded a three-year US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contract to study distributed radar systems and improve object detection.

Dolby shares rise after fiscal 4Q report

November 5, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Dolby Laboratories Inc. climbed Friday on news that the audio technology company reported fiscal fourth-quarter results above analyst expectations but a fiscal 2011 outlook below analyst views.Dolby shares rose $3.15, or 4.8 percent, to $69 in afternoon trading.Dolby said late...


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