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Breakthrough in low temperature growth of carbon nanotubes

January 25, 2011 6:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Surrey have discovered a way to grow high-quality carbon nanotubes over large areas at substrate temperatures below 350ºC, according to findings published this month in Carbon journal.

Thermal Nanotape to transform packaging applications

January 25, 2011 6:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Novel nanostructured materials promise longer device life for less cost than current solder solutions .

Rambus acquires patented innovations and technology from Imagine Designs

January 25, 2011 6:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Hires key inventor Brian Richardson.


RainDance Technologies raises $38M funding round

January 25, 2011 6:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Lexington-based RainDance Technologies Inc., a provider of microdroplet-based tools for single molecule and single cell analysis, announced that it has closed a $37.5 million Series D financing round.

BioVex to be acquired by Amgen for up to $1 billion

January 25, 2011 6:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

One of the original biotech stars, Amgen, has reached agreement to acquire Woburn-based BioVex Group Inc. for what could total $1 billion – $425 million in upfront cash and up to $575 million in additional payments based on regulatory and sales milestones.

Mercury Computer Systems' 2Q profit surges

January 25, 2011 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems Inc., which makes digital signal processing systems for the defense and medical imaging markets, said Tuesday its profit more than doubled in its fiscal second quarter on a 23 percent jump in revenue.The company reported net income of $5.2 million, or 22 cents a share,...

Project to map genetic paths of student origins

January 25, 2011 11:23 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The Cornell Genetic Ancestry Project will map the 'deep' ancestry of 200 undergraduate volunteers and sponsor discussions concerning genetic testing.

ZBB Energy Acquires Tier Electronics

January 25, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

ZBB Energy Corp. announced that it has acquired the Wisconsin-based power electronics firm Tier Electronics, LLC for a $1.35 million promissory note paid over 3 years, 800,000 shares of common stock and assumption of...


Sensata Technologies, Chinese Government Agree on Expansion in Jiangsu Province

January 25, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has signed an agreement with the Baoying government in China’s Jiangsu Province to increase its investment in Baoying. Under the agreement, the government will make land adjacent to Sensata’s existing...

TI Reports Financial Results for 4Q10 and 2010

January 25, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced fourth-quarter revenue of $3.53 billion, net income of $942 million and earnings per share of 78 cents. Earnings per share included 14 cents from the combination of the gain...

Crane Aerospace & Electronics and Cochlear Limited Sign another 5 Year Contract

January 25, 2011 9:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Redmond, Wash. – January 17, 2011 – Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Crane Electronics, Inc., Microelectronics Solutions, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), signed another five year contract with Cochlear Limited.

New Method for Rapidly Producing Protein-Polymers

January 25, 2011 9:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

DURHAM, NC – Duke University bioengineers have developed a new method for rapidly producing an almost unlimited variety of man-made DNA sequences.

LED Driver IC Touts High Efficiency, High Power Factor

January 25, 2011 5:52 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics America Inc. announced the availability of its R2A20134 LED driver IC that supports LED lighting applications with high efficiency and a high power factor. The company’s voltage step-down control technology (single-stage) provide


RGB LED Features Miniature Package

January 25, 2011 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announced the global launch of the surface mounted QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LED. Its 1.0 mm x 1.00 mm x 0.25 mm package size is asserted to be the smallest RGB LED package available today, and it is suited for multicolor LED indicator applications in

Laser is Based on Rod-type Technology

January 25, 2011 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

EOLITE expanded its "rod-type" fiber laser range with picosecond model HEGOA. The HEGOA fiber laser operates at 1030 nm, 515 nm or 343 nm with 30-ps pulses from

High-voltage UL-certified Optoisolator Targets ATEX-ICEex Apps

January 25, 2011 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a UL- and VDE-rated optical isolator with 20 kV isolation and 2Mbit/s data transmission rates designed to comply with ATEX and ICEex certifications for

Iron Phosphate Battery Presents as a Sealed Lead Acid Battery Replacement

January 25, 2011 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micro Power announced IronWorks, an Iron Phosphate battery solution, which serves as a drop-in replacement for Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries. This new standard U1 format battery intended for use with mobile equipment offers

Yaskawa develops SiC-based motor driving system for EVs

January 25, 2011 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Yaskawa Electric Corp developed the "SiC-QMET," a motor driving system for electric vehicles (EVs), by using a silicon carbide (SiC)-based power semiconductor device.

Four on faculty named Weiss fellows

January 24, 2011 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell professors Harry Greene, Paul Sawyer, Robert Smith and Robert Thorne have been chosen for this year's Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowships, the Cornell Board of Trustees has announced.

Smoke Detector IC Offers Low-Voltage Operation, Programmable Calibration

January 24, 2011 12:38 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., announced the RE46C190 3V photo smoke-detector IC with horn driver and boost regulator. Said to be the world’s first smoke-detector IC to offer

Broadband Amplifier Exhibits Linearity of 42 dBm OIP3 Over a Greater Than 20 dB Dynamic Range

January 24, 2011 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. introduced the MAAM-009560, an HBT driver amplifier for cellular and WiMAX infrastructure applications. This driver amplifier covers a broad frequency range of

Wideband GaAs PHEMT MMIC Power Amplifier Covers Dc to 40 GHz

January 24, 2011 12:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave has introduced a GaAs pHEMT MMIC Power Amplifier for test instrumentation, microwave radio, and military and space applications from DC to 40 GHz. The HMC930 is a GaAs pHEMT MMIC Distributed Power Amplifier die that

Kit Enables Rapid Development of USB-powered Consumer Audio Systems

January 24, 2011 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

HiWave Technologies’ DyadUSB Development Kit comprises two 12W RMS balanced mode radiator (BMR), full-range speaker drivers in tuned and sealed enclosures, plus a DyadUSB amplifier module featuring

3U SBCs Feature 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor

January 24, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) introduced the XPedite7470, a conduction- or air-cooled 3U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC). Based on the 2nd generation Intel Core i7, the SBC uses the processor's quad-core technology operating at 2.1 GHz to

HP Fiber to RS-232 Converters Include Two-pin Euro Power Supplies

January 24, 2011 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electro Standards Laboratories offers Fiber 232 Models 4137EU and 4139EU with two-pin European power supplies. These HP VersaLink Fiber to RS232 Converters are used to connect fiber optic linked terminals to a controller having an RS-232 interface port. They are

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