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Communication Still Key to Customer Service

August 23, 2011 5:17 am | by Jim Greig, Sales and Marketing Manager Electronic Materials, LORD( | Blogs | Comments

In today’s tough economic times, there is a lot of discussion about how to communicate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

'Endless Forms' Uses the Web to Breed 3-D Printable Objects

August 23, 2011 4:42 am | News | Comments

Just like generations of plants and animals evolve in nature, Cornell engineers are allowing anyone online to guide the evolution of printable, three-dimensional objects, aiming to revolutionize the design of art, architecture and even artificial intelligence.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Amir Bar-Niv of TranSwitch on High-Bandwith Signal Management

August 23, 2011 4:25 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Amir Bar-Niv, Vice President of Systems and Applications for TranSwitch, about high-bandwidth signal management in the consumer electronics and telecommunications markets.


EBV and Aptina sign European distribution agreement

August 23, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

EBV Elektronik and CMOS image sensor company Aptina, a spin off from Micron, have announced a distribution agreement to promote and deliver Aptina products to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Image sensors, and sensors in general, are …

GM Awards A123 Systems Contract for Nanophosphate Lithium Ion Batteries

August 22, 2011 12:22 pm | by | News | Comments

General Motors has awarded a production contract to A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate® lithium ion batteries and systems, for batteries to be used in future GM electric vehicles to be...

Ener1 Announces Intention to Restate Financial Results

August 22, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Ener1, Inc. announced that the company will be restating its financial statements for the period included in an amended annual report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2010, as well as...

Oregon Opts for AeroVironment While Texas Taps ECOtality for EV Chargers

August 22, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has selected AeroVironment to supply, install, operate and maintain twenty-two electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations along major transportation corridors and travel destinations in northwest Oregon. Site review and...

Design in a connected world

August 22, 2011 11:18 am | by Alix Paultre, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

We live in an information-based society, where app-driven cloud-based ubiquitous computing is in the palm of almost every hand and in many of the devices around us. The design engineering community needs to address that reality with products that serve the customer’s expectations by not only delivering the desired functionality...


HP unit gets $72.3M contract renewal for Medicare

August 22, 2011 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Co. has received a $72.3 million, five-year contract renewal for claims processing for home medical equipment and other services under the federal government's Medicare program, the company announced Monday.The renewal from the U.S. Centers for Medicare &...

Dual Channel Brushless DC Motor Controller Targets Small Electric Vehicles, Robotics

August 22, 2011 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Roboteq, Inc. introduced the HBL2350, an intelligent controller capable of simultaneously driving two brushless DC motor up to 75 A each at up to 50 V. This motor controller allows users to

14-bit ADCs Address Requirements for Communications, Instrumentation and Test

August 22, 2011 6:56 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices released single and dual-channel 14-bit high-speed A/D converters for use in communications, instrumentation and test and measurement applications. The new converters are asserted to

Rugged Metal Electro-Optic Sensor

August 22, 2011 6:29 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems), a global leader in liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, miniature solenoid valves, and fluidic systems, introduces the new low cost, miniature ELS-950M...

Examining the MicroSIM Slot

August 22, 2011 5:54 am | by Andrew Stewart, Sales Manager, GradConn USA ( | Blogs | Comments

With the catapulting of Micro SIM from a ‘parked’ format into the market due to inclusion in high profile Apple consumer devices other manufacturers in the consumer section are taking a look at the advantages using the smaller form factor might bring.


Single-Chip Solution Handles ARINC 717 Protocol

August 22, 2011 5:22 am | Videos | Comments

The HI-3717 from Holt Integrated Circuits communicates with an external microcontroller via a 4-wire SPI and provides selectable HBP and BPRZ channels with encoders/decoder and dedicated line drivers and line receivers for direct connection to the ARINC 717 bus

Optimized Test Suite Generation

August 22, 2011 4:51 am | Videos | Comments

This video shows how Wind River's Test Management's Automatic Test Suite Generator creates an optimized test suite based on changes between builds...

STMicroelectronics, a leader in MEMS technology, to highlight key industry trends at MICROTech World

August 19, 2011 8:31 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Market leader displays its comprehensive and cutting-edge MEMS technology for automotive, consumer and mobile, healthcare applications under the theme of ?Sense the Future with ST MEMS?

Delta Electronics Disclaims Reports of Company Layoffs

August 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Delta Electronics disclaims media reports of Delta layoffs as untrue. In the 40 years since Delta was established, the company states that it has always insisted on a no layoff policy, and continues to...

Microsemi Formally Commences Offers to Acquire All Outstanding Shares and Debentures of Zarlink

August 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Microsemi Corp. announced that 0916753 B.C. ULC (the "Offeror"), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsemi Corp. ("Microsemi"), has formally commenced its offers (the "Offers") to acquire all of the outstanding common shares, together with...

Luso Expands Power Portfolio Beyond UK/Ireland Deal with SynQor; Adds Elec & Eltek European Franchise for Magnetic Components

August 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Luso Electronics Distribution has won a European distribution franchise for Elec & Eltek, the manufacturer of magnetic components. The deal, the second since Luso Electronics Distribution was established in May 2011 as a division...

250-W Medical Power Supply Comes In a Low-profile 3” x 5” Package

August 19, 2011 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Partners’ PPWAM250 Series’ of AC/DC power supplies offers 250 Watts of power with 17 cfm of forced air and is compliant to UL/cUL60601-1 and TUV 60601-1 medical safety standards. The units also

Apple is worth as much as all euro zone banks

August 19, 2011 8:22 am | News | Comments

Technology company Apple is now worth as much as the 32 biggest euro zone banks. That's the stark result from a steep fall in the share price of banks including Spain's Santander, France's BNP Paribas, Germany's Deutsche Bank and Italy's Unicredit...

Fritz Technologies Uses LynxSecure to Develop Assured Sharing Platform Services

August 19, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

Fritz Technologies Corporation has completed work for the Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. intelligence community to develop a trusted computing solution using state-of-the-art, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) LynxSecure software from LynuxWorks, Inc.

MotionEngine software used in motion-sensing remote for Roku 2 streaming players

August 19, 2011 5:22 am | Hillcrest Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Hillcrest Labs announced today that Roku has licensed Hillcrest's patented Freespace MotionEngine software for use with its motion-sensing remote and its new line of Roku 2 streaming players.

Solarform and Juli New Energy to Provide "Industry Leading" Solar Panel Warranty

August 18, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Solarform and Juli New Energy announced that they are now providing a linear performance guarantee for Juli photovoltaic (PV) solar modules over 25 years. The upgraded performance warranty guarantees a minimum of 97% actual...

Analog Devices Revenues Down in Q3

August 18, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Analog Devices Inc. announced that its quarter-by-quarter revenues were down 4% in the third quarter of fiscal 2011, compared to the previous quarter. Despite the downturn, revenues were up 5% compared to the same...

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