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New type of liquid crystal promises to improve performance of digital displays

October 5, 2010 10:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Vanderbilt University) Chemists at Vanderbilt University have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays used on everything from digital watches to flat panel televisions.

Connectors Designed to Protect Medical Device Circuitry

October 5, 2010 9:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The shielded HG circular connectors are a stylish alternative to eliminate any reliability issues commonly associated with commodity-type connector solutions.


RFMD ventures into GaAs foundry services

October 5, 2010 9:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

RF Micro Devices Inc. expands its foundry services portfolio to include Gallium Arsenide technology and will begin to provide a full suite of GaAs Pseudomorphic High Electron Mobility Transistor (pHEMT) technologies to customers.


A tracking device that fits on the head of a pin

October 5, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Prof. Koby Scheuer of Tel Aviv University has developed nano-sized optical gyroscopes that can fit on the head of a pin -- and, more usefully, on an average-sized computer chip -- without compromising the device's sensitivity. These gyroscopes...


Nobel Prize winner 'will bring significant benefits to UK economy'

October 5, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) EPSRC researcher Professor Andre Geim based at the University of Manchester is one of two scientists to share this year's Nobel Prize for Physics for their "groundbreaking" work on a material with amazing properties.

Omnicell acquires software maker Pandora for $6M

October 5, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Omnicell Inc. said Tuesday it acquired Pandora Data Systems, which makes software used in detecting drug theft, for $6 million in cash.Omnicell makes pharmacy-management systems and other devices. It said it will combine with Pandora to offer improved medication theft detection and regulatory...

Apple fighting jury order to pay $625.5 million to computer professor's firm in patent suit

October 5, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay US$625.5 million for violating patents owned by a firm founded by a computer science professor.Apple Inc. is challenging Friday's verdict from the federal court in Tyler, Texas, saying the court has not yet looked at some of its counterclaims.If upheld,...

New Graphene Fabrication Method Uses Silicon Carbide Template

October 5, 2010 7:20 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a new "templated growth" technique for fabricating nanometer-scale graphene devices. The method addresses what had been a significant obstacle to the use of this promising material in future generations of high-performance electronic devices.


Filipino flight safety demo is YouTube hit

October 5, 2010 7:05 am | by JIM GOMEZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Flight attendants for a low-cost Philippine airline who dance to Lady Gaga to keep passengers from snoozing through an in-flight safety demonstration are the latest YouTube sensation.A video of stewardesses performing a choreographed routine aboard a Cebu Pacific flight last week to demonstrate...

Encoders Allow Flexibility in Speed and Position Monitoring

October 5, 2010 6:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

To help minimize encoder inventories and their associated costs, Baumer has introduced four new families of programmable incremental encoders that can be quickly and easily programmed using either user-friendly PC software or mechanical DIP switches.


Camera Offers Simultaneous Dual Wavelength Imaging

October 5, 2010 6:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics introduces the ORCA-D2, a high-sensitivity camera for simultaneous dual wavelength imaging that features two CCD devices and interchangeable optical blocks.


Mini-Slide Has Integrated Electrical Drive

October 5, 2010 6:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The ready-to-install MSC-EL mini-slide with integrated electrical drive from Rexroth dramatically reduces the time required to plan, install, and start up customized handling systems.


Metal Pushbutton Switch Adds Color Housing Option

October 5, 2010 6:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Schurter announces the addition of a color anodized aluminium housing to the popular line of metal pushbutton switches. The red and green housings can be used to distinguish the start/stop switching functions.


Breakthrough e-display means electronics with high speed, high readability and low power usage

October 5, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Cincinnati) Until today, electronic devices could never have it all: high readability in bright sunlight and the ability to display high-speed content -- then hold that image indefinitely with absolutely zero electrical power usage. A new e-Display design from the...

CUI Inc's 3D Catalog Now Available through

October 5, 2010 6:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

CUI Inc, and its distributor Digi-Key Corporation, announced that CUI's 3D catalog is now available on Digi-Key's website for the majority of their 1000+ stocked line items.


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