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Avastin (bevacizumab): Counterfeit Product - FDA Issues Letters to 19 Medical Practices

February 14, 2012 5:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

The counterfeit version of Avastin does not contain the medicine's active ingredient, bevacizumab, which may have resulted in patients not receiving needed therapy.

Monolithic Power Systems Unveil Q4, Year-End Earnings

February 14, 2012 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Fabless semiconductor manufacturer Monolithic Power Systems announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. For the fourth quarter, Monolith posted net revenues of $47.5 million, a 10.4% decrease from...

Solar Junction Closes $19.2 Mil Round for Scaling of Manufacturing

February 14, 2012 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Solar Junction, a developer of high efficiency multi-junction cells for the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) market, announced the close of its Series D financial round of $19.2 mil from current investors with an additional strategic...


"Energy for a Green Society" Project Targets Solar Advances

February 14, 2012 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

A new, publicly-funded research project, “Energy for a Green Society” (ERG), recently announced the details of its multinational/multidisciplinary program, which aims to achieve “substantial advances in the solar-energy supply chain, from sustainable harvesting to...

Microchip Introduces Compact, Integrated RF Front-End Module for Wi-Fi Applications

February 14, 2012 9:04 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced its complete, integrated RF front-end module for WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth systems—the SST12LF03. This device features a transmitter power amplifier, a receiver low-noise amplifier (LNA) and a low-loss antenna switch...

Reducing Size While Improving Functionality and Safety in Next-Generation Medical Device Design

February 14, 2012 8:49 am | by Stephen J. Swift, Sr. Vice President / General Manager, Medical Products Microsemi Corporation, Communications and Medical Products Group (CMPG), and Minal Sawant, Product Marketing Manager, Medical Products Microsemi Corporation, SoC Group | Articles | Comments

System designers face multiple challenges in the medical device market, including reducing size, increasing functionality and extending battery life for implantable devices while ensuring safety through optimal security, reliability and efficacy.

5G WiFi SoC for Enterprise Enables Fast On-the-Go Gigabit Connectivity

February 14, 2012 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom Corporation launched the BCM43460, a 5G WiFi system-on-chip (SoC) designed to address the growing demand for Gigabit speeds in enterprise, wireless cloud networks and carrier access. Based on the new IEEE 802.11ac standard, the BCM43460

HMI Touchscreen Displays Tout Reliability and Fit a Variety of Operational Needs

February 14, 2012 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kessler-Ellis Products (KEP) announced a line of HMI Operator Interfaces, the KEP MMI Series. This line offers a variety of full-featured graphic touchscreen display panel sizes that are designed to fit a variety of operational needs and is positioned as


VTT Converter Rivals Traditional DDR Power Solutions

February 14, 2012 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enpirion announced a new member of its power IC portfolio targeted at DDR memory termination power. The Enpirion EV1320 is a 2-A sink/source DDR termination converter that offers a peak efficiency of

The Tinker's Toolbox - Sasha Gurke of Knovel on the Next Generation of Engineers

February 14, 2012 6:06 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Sasha Gurke,  Senior Vice President and co-founder of Knovel, about inspiring and creating the next generation of engineers to serve the industry.

Salter Labs 7600 Bubble Humidifier Used with Supplemental Oxygen Therapy: Class I Recall - Humidifier Lids Fail to Pop Off at the Intended Pressure

February 14, 2012 4:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

The humidifier can leak and can potentially interrupt the flow of supplemental oxygen to the patient.

PoE 101 -- Beyond the IT Closet

February 13, 2012 11:29 am | Videos | Comments

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a standardized system of using communications lines to supply low voltage power to networked devices with limited -- or no -- available AC power.

Silicon ESD Devices Are Asserted to Offer the Lowest Capacitance for High-Data-Rate Apps

February 13, 2012 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Circuit Protection announced a family of eight new single-channel and multi-channel silicon ESD (SESD) protection devices offering what it asserts are the lowest capacitance


Satcon, Great Wall Computer Announce Partnership for Chinese Utility Scale Solar Market

February 13, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Satcon Technology Corp. announced a partnership with Great Wall Computer Company Limited (GWPC), a majority-owned subsidiary of China Electronics Corporation (CEC). The partnership will position Satcon to capitalize on the estimated 14GW of utility...

Hertz First to Trial Wireless EV Recharging

February 13, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The Hertz Corporation and Hertz Global EV are implementing the first wireless charging system for electric vehicles (EVs) in the car rental industry. Hertz has the most diverse fleet of EVs for both rental...

Minmax Power Opens Hudson, MA Office

February 13, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Minmax Power, part of Minmax Technology, announced the opening of their new Hudson, Massachusetts facility. Minmax Technology is a specialist in the design, manufacturing, and sales of world-class dc-dc converters and ac-dc modules for...

Heat Sinks Accommodate Higher Power Densities

February 13, 2012 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

By adding a cam-clip and eliminating the need for a screw hole, the rear side of Ohmite’s new R Series heat sink benefits from being fully populated with extra fins which provide a larger cooling surface area and

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight Announces Addition of Pedestal Mounted LED Blasting Light

February 13, 2012 10:53 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ announced today the addition of a portable pedestal mounted LED Blasting light that offers high power and simple 110-277 VAC operation. Designed to provide an effective lighting solution for operators requiring easily deployed area lighting...

Radial-Leaded Metalized Polypropylene Film Capacitors Suit DC Link, High-Performance Apps

February 13, 2012 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPP Series film capacitors from Illinois Capacitor are available in a range of capacitance values from 4.7 mF to 35 mF with voltage ratings of 500 V to 1,500 WVDC. Packaged in a robust, flame-retardant hard-plastic case, each is well suited for

Apple subjects Foxconn, partners to labor scrutiny

February 13, 2012 10:19 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc said on Monday that a U.S. non-profit labor group has begun an "unprecedented" inspection of working conditions at its main contract manufacturers, including Foxconn's plants in southern China, as the maker of the IPhone continues to grapple with persistent image problems there.

IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference to Showcase Emerging Trends in EV Tech

February 13, 2012 9:56 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

The first IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC) is scheduled for 4-8 March 2012 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC. IEVC 2012 is designed to facilitate the exchange of information on global trends in technology, engineering, standards and deployment aspects among industrial, academic and regulatory thought leaders for the rapidly-growing worldwide electric vehicle ecosystem.

Georgia Tech Research: Good for the Heart

February 13, 2012 8:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers are developing new ways to diagnose and treat heart problems -- from advanced imaging techniques and guidance for drug therapies to sophisticated surgical procedures.

Power Supply Line Adds 5-A and 10-A 24 VDC Three-Phase Models

February 13, 2012 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

SolaHD has extended its SDN-C power supplies series by introducing 5-A and 10-A three-phase DIN rail models: the SDN 5-24-480C and SDN 10-24-480C respectively. The introduction completes the SDN-C line, which includes models ranging from

Frequency Electronics to Acquire 100 Percent Ownership of Elcom Technologies, Inc.

February 13, 2012 6:38 am | News | Comments

Frequency Electronics Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase all capital stock not previously owned by Frequency of Elcom Technologies, Inc. This agreement is subject to closing, which is anticipated this week. Frequency owns approximately 25 percent of the

Hand-held Dental X-Ray Units: FDA Safety Communication - Unreviewed Products May Not Be Safe or Effective

February 10, 2012 5:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Products could potentially expose users and patients to unnecessary and potentially harmful X-rays.

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