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GaN RF promises better performance than GaAs, Si power tech(2)

November 15, 2010 5:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

RF Micro Devices unveils a GaN RF delivers superior performance versus competing GaAs and silicon power technologies.


[FPDI/GD] AUO exhibits organic EL panel for lighting

November 15, 2010 5:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

AU Optronics Corp (AUO) exhibited a white organic EL panel for lighting at FPD International 2010/Green Device 2010, a trade show taking place in Chiba City, Japan.


PMA reports 125% Q3 growth for Pico projectors

November 15, 2010 5:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Pacific Media Associates (PMA), a global market information firm, has reported that the worldwide market for pico and pocket projectors grew 125 percent in third-quarter 2010 compared with the same period last year.


Study: Low incomes make poor more conservative

November 15, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

A new study finds that as inequality rises, low income individuals' attitudes toward redistribution become more conservative.

Electronica Wraps Up With Major Product Announcements

November 15, 2010 11:22 am | by | Comments

Several interesting product announcements brought the 2010 Electronica Trade Fair to its conclusion last week, with offerings from Fairchild, Renesas, EnOcean, and ROHM. Fairchild Semiconductor unveiled the AccuPower™ load switch series, which...


DOE Announces Historic Strides in Energy Efficiency for Residential and Commercial Building Codes

November 15, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

Late last month, members of the International Code Council (ICC) met in Charlotte, North Carolina and voted to increase the energy efficiency levels for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the energy section...


IR Unveils Expanded GaN Roadmap at Electronica

November 15, 2010 11:20 am | by | Comments

On the final day of Electronica 2010, International Rectifier (IR) presented a roadmap for the commercialization of GaN power switches that included both low-voltage (20-40V) and high-voltage (600V) devices. The first 20-40V devices are...


AT Tiny is Tiny

November 15, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I just spotted a note on Twitter, from SiliconFarmer, referring to the ATtiny44A coming in a 0.45 mm pitch QFN as well as a 0.5mm pitch MLF package. (In practice, an MLF is the same as a QFN, by the...


Elastomer Socket for ICs Uses Small Footprint

November 15, 2010 8:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The SG-QFE-7007 socket is designed for 16- x 16- x 1.2-mm package size with 18- x 18-mm lead tip to tip and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss.


Encoder Options for All Angles of Stepping Motors

November 15, 2010 8:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

With the addition of the encoder option to 0.36º and 0.72º stepping motors, Oriental Motor’s entire range of stepping motors (including 0.9º and 1.8º stepping motors) now has the option for an encoder.


Microsensors offer first look at whether cell mass affects growth rate

November 15, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) University of Illinois researchers are using a new kind of microsensor to answer one of the weightiest questions in biology -- the relationship between cell mass and growth rate. Each microsensor is a small, suspended platform with a resonance...

Racetrack memory(3)

November 15, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Imagine a computer equipped with shock-proof memory that's 100,000 times faster and consumes less power than current hard disks. EPFL Professor Mathias Klaui is working on a new kind of "racetrack" memory, a high-volume, ultra-rapid non-volatile...

NIH Awards $10 Million to Develop Microneedle Vaccine Patch

November 15, 2010 7:22 am | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $10 million to advance a technology for the painless, self-administration of flu vaccine using patches containing tiny microneedles that dissolve into the skin.


Modules Support COM 2.0 Specification

November 15, 2010 6:29 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The newly-introduced COM Express COM.0 Revision 2.0 by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) takes Computer-on-Modules into a new era with smaller footprints and expanded pin-outs.


Self-Adhesive Cooling Patch Eliminates Heatsink

November 15, 2010 6:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

A new thermal material breakthrough from Fujipoly allows engineers to reduce chip and circuit temperature by as much as 11% without the need for a heatsink.



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