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What You Can Do Now About Semiconductor Counterfeiting

December 28, 2011 11:34 am | by George Karalias, Rochester Electronics, | Articles | Comments

If you’re “in the industry,” you’ve seen a flurry of articles recently about the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Department of Defense (DOD)supply chain. The hearing addressed the March 2011 investigation into counterfeit electronic parts in the DOD supply chain. The hearing revealed bad news and good news, but for once, it seems that the good news may be winning.

Seven-inch Operator Interface Terminal Suits Printing, Labeling, Packaging Machines

December 28, 2011 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Industrial Systems Inc., AIS, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of a 7” human machine interface terminal featuring RISC-based open architecture for easy integration and deployment. The commercial-off-the-shelf technologies are utilized to meet their increasing demands for easy to use HMI’s offering a lower total cost of ownership for printing, labeling and packaging machine industries. The GOIT750 operator interface terminal powered by Windows CE 6.0 operating system provides

CryoSat ice satellite rides new waves

December 28, 2011 9:40 am | News | Comments

ESA’s CryoSat mission has been gathering detailed information on the thickness of Earth’s ice since its launch in 2010. Through international collaboration, this state-of-the-art mission is soon to be used to monitor conditions at sea for marine forecasting.


Running a country? There's an app for that, almost

December 28, 2011 9:30 am | News | Comments

Britain's government says experts are considering developing a bespoke iPad app that would deliver key data straight to Prime Minister David Cameron's tablet computer.

ESA astronaut André Kuipers arrives at the Space Station

December 28, 2011 9:25 am | News | Comments

ESA astronaut André Kuipers and crewmates Oleg Kononeko and Don Pettit docked today with the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft. They will work aboard the Station now for five months and return to Earth in May.

Italy anti-trust fines Apple for misleading customers

December 28, 2011 5:05 am | News | Comments

Italy's anti-trust body has fined units of U.S. technology group Apple Inc a total of 900,000 euros for failing to adequately inform customers about their rights to product guarantees and assistance.

Proto Labs Announces SkyLight as Latest Cool Idea

December 28, 2011 5:03 am | News | Comments

The latest recipient of the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award, SkyLight, aims to make a big impact on global healthcare and science education. Proto Labs – the leading online and technology-enabled manufacturer of quick-turn prototype and short-run parts – provided their services to help co-founders, Andy Miller and Tess Bakke, launch their product internationally. “The SkyLight connects new technology to old, allowing scientific images to be captured and securely transmitted to anyone of any age”. SkyLight is a device that 

GSM phones vulnerable to hijack scams: researcher

December 28, 2011 4:59 am | by Tarmo Virki, European Technology Correspondent, Reuters | News | Comments

Flaws in a widely used wireless technology could allow hackers to gain remote control of phones and instruct them to send text messages or make calls, according to an expert on mobile phone security.


LG Display plant in eastern China hit by strike

December 28, 2011 4:55 am | News | Comments

Workers at an LG Display factory in eastern China have gone on strike, halting some production, the company said on Wednesday, in the latest action by China's increasingly assertive workforce. wins Building Operating Management Magazine's Top Products Award

December 28, 2011 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments won a Top Products award for their Premium Series of LED PAR Bulbs for 2012 from Building Operating Management Magazine. The Top Products Awards recognizes the most popular suppliers and manufacturers of the year.

Acal BFi sign European distribution agreement with SL Power

December 27, 2011 11:24 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Acal has signed a European distribution agreement with SL Power, a manufacturer of internal and external power supplies for the industrial, medical, military and information technology equipment (ITE) sectors. Acal says this signing will give it greater flexibility to provide …

MIMO In-Building Antenna Provides both Vertical and Horizontal Polarization

December 27, 2011 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Galtronics announced the commercial launch of PEAR M4773, its Dual Polarized MIMO In-Building Antenna, providing both vertical and horizontal polarization covering the MIMO 1710-2700 MHz band.

Growth in Printed Electronics

December 27, 2011 9:35 am | by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

At the IDTechEx printed electronics and photovoltaics conference and tradeshow the CEO of IDTechEx argued that there lies a great untapped market opportunity in offering final integrated products.


Brainstorm: Consumer Electronics

December 27, 2011 8:14 am | Articles | Comments

What consumer technology will make the biggest splash in the New Year?

Johnson Controls, U.S. Army announce first contract following President Obama's energy efficiency directives

December 27, 2011 5:59 am | News | Comments

Johnson Controls and the U.S. Army today announced a federal contract for a solar energy installation and other energy efficiency improvements at Fort Bliss. The nearly $16 million project, executed through the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala....

Student Designers Partner with OSRAM, Visteon on Future Vehicle Lighting Concepts

December 27, 2011 5:53 am | News | Comments

When education and practical application merge, the results can be astounding. That was the aim of the College for Creative Studies (CCS), Visteon and OSRAM in their collaboration during the 2011/2012 academic year. As part of CCS’s ongoing Corporate Sponsorship program...

Molex Acquires Specialty Wire & Cable Leader Temp-Flex Cable

December 27, 2011 4:59 am | News | Comments

Molex Incorporated, a global electronic components company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of South Grafton, Mass.-based Temp-Flex Cable, a designer and manufacturer of specialty wire and cable products.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Vikram Srivats of MindTree on Wireless Networks and Tech Convergence

December 27, 2011 4:16 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Vikram Srivats of MindTree about wireless networks and their role in application and device functionality convergence in the marketplace.

CareFusion AVEA Ventilator: Recall - Failure May Lead to Lack of Ventilation

December 23, 2011 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Ventilator may stop ventilating and result in life-threatening injury or death.

Boston-Power Adds $30 Million in Funding

December 22, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Boston-Power, Inc. announced $30 million in new private equity. The funding was led by existing investor GSR Ventures. Long-standing Boston-Power investors Oak Investment Partners and Foundation Asset Management (FAM) also participated. The investment follows Boston-Power’s...

APL Discovery Gives Advance Warning of Catastrophic Failure in Lithium Ion Batteries

December 22, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, have developed an inexpensive sensor that can warn of impending catastrophic failure in lithium-ion batteries. The sensor is based on the...

Schneider Announces Strategic Technology Acquisition of Viridity EnergyCenter DCIM Software

December 22, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Schneider Electric announced a strategic technology acquisition of the Viridity EnergyCenter 2.0 platform, the flagship product of a well-known start-up specializing in DCIM management software that provides a cross-functional solution for understanding the connection...

RIU Subsystem Adapts On-the-Fly to Fit Different System Profiles

December 22, 2011 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc., has released the A175, a rugged, self-contained, EMC/EMI-protected Remote Interface Unit (RIU) I/O expansion subsystem that provides dynamic mission profile reprogramming. The subsystem uses

Mechanical Keypad Replacement with Capacitive Touch

December 22, 2011 9:55 am | by Meenakshi Sundaram, Cypress Semiconductor ( | Articles | Comments

Gone is the era of mechanical push buttons and membrane switches as more and more of these interfaces are being replaced by innovative capacitive touch sensing technology.

Plug-in Network Module Offloads Internet Tasks

December 22, 2011 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WIZ820io from Saelig is a plug-in network module that offloads Internet tasks to a mini-board that includes WIZnet's popular W5200 IC (TCP/IP hardwired chip + PHY), a mag-jack (RJ45 with transformer) and other peripheral logic.

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