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Potential of Renewable Energy Outlined in Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

May 9, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The total global potential for renewable energy "is substantially higher than both current and future projected global energy demand" is the message of the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation...

Energy Harvesting for Automotive Applications

May 9, 2011 10:51 am | by Dr. Harry Zervos, Technical Analyst, IDTechEx | Articles | Comments

Energy harvesters do not necessarily make sense in all potential applications where a battery is replaced. Battery technology is continuously advancing and due to volumes achieved, the price points reached are at levels where harvesters cannot compete.

MEMS Market Outlook: Yole Développement ups its forecast on current market strength

May 9, 2011 10:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

With the strong demand we?re currently seeing across a broad range of MEMS markets, Yole Développement now expects the sector to see 16% growth in 2011, to reach a $10.0 billion market this year.


EPIC SBC Includes 1.66 GHZ Atom CPU, Supports Industrial Apps

May 9, 2011 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems announced their EPX-C380, an EPIC-compatible, Intel 1.66 GHz ATOM-based single board computer (SBC). The device uses either the Intel ATOM single core N450 or dual core D510 processor combined with

IDE Adds Multiple Simultaneous Debugging Sessions, Advanced Editor and Code Completion

May 9, 2011 8:26 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced its next-generation, open-source integrated development environment — the MPLAB X IDE — with cross-platform support for Linux, Mac OS and Windows operating systems. New features include

Micro PMIC for Li-Ion Battery Based Mobile Applications

May 9, 2011 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

austriamicrosystems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has introduced the AS3605, a highly integrated power management integrated circuit (PMIC)...

Quick-Release Nut for Lead Screw Tables

May 9, 2011 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Bearings specialist, igus, now offers a “quick-release” nut for its DryLin lead screw tables. The specially designed system makes format adjustments faster and easier by reducing the number of revolution...

Real-Time Controllers Offer Smaller Form Factor and Target High-Volume Deployments

May 9, 2011 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announced the release of its NI cRIO-9075 and cRIO-9076 integrated chassis and controllers, which lower the cost of the NI CompactRIO platform for embedded control and monitoring applications. The platform is powered by


Tool Suite Provides Requirements to Object-Code Traceability

May 9, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has developed requirements-to-object–code traceability for its tool suite. In the safety-critical domain, devices required to meet the most critical levels of certification must verify software traceability from requirements through

Embedded GPU Offers Support for OpenCL and Six Independent Displays

May 9, 2011 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMD introduced the Radeon E6760 embedded discrete graphics processor. The GPU offers embedded system designers the combination of OpenCL support along with support for six independent displays to enable

New Biometric Latching Systems Offer New Level of Physical Security

May 9, 2011 6:04 am | by Steve Spatig, Southco Inc. | Articles | Comments

As electronic recordkeeping becomes accepted as common practice so does the risk of data being hacked, stolen or corrupted. Data centers must be on the cutting edge of access control to secure valuable business assets.

Trusting the Battery in Critical Situations

May 9, 2011 5:51 am | by Isidor Buchmann, Founder and CEO, Cadex Electronics | Articles | Comments

A battery is a corrosive device that begins to fade the moment it comes off the assembly line. The stubborn and unpredictable behavior of a battery has left many users in awkward situations. Battery failure is common; some are simply a nuisance but others can have serious consequences.

Application Portfolio Management: New Path to Strength and Innovation

May 9, 2011 4:34 am | by Hayden Lindsey, IBM Rational | Blogs | Comments

If you’re part of a medium to large IT organization, it’s likely that you’re spending an increasing percentage of your application budget just to keep the lights on.


MEMS technology highlighted at sensors expo & conference

May 9, 2011 12:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

MEMS will be a key technology featured in the educational sessions and throughout the Expo Hall during the 2011 Sensors Expo & Conference taking place June 6-8 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

SiBDI to commercialize Silicon interposer HB-LED submount

May 9, 2011 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Silicon Base Development Inc. (Taiwan), a subsidiary of SemiLEDs Corporation, is again expanding its high power LED portfolio by adding two multiple-chip packages with silicon interposer substrate?S63 and S79. SiBDI?s highly efficient S63/S79 series offers light output options from 400 to...

Columbia engineers patch a heart

May 6, 2011 2:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Columbia University) Researchers at Columbia Engineering have established a new method to patch a damaged heart using a tissue-engineering platform that enables heart tissue to repair itself. This breakthrough, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is...

Altair Nanotechnologies Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

May 6, 2011 12:22 pm | by | News | Comments

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. For the first quarter of 2011, Altairnano reported a 114 percent increase in revenues to $2.6 million, up $1.4 million...

SynQor Reaches Agreement with Fujitsu in Bus Converter Litigation

May 6, 2011 12:22 pm | by | News | Comments

SynQor, Inc. announced that it has reached a partial settlement and license agreement with Fujitsu Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.. In December, 2010, SynQor prevailed before a jury in the Eastern...

STMicroelectronics offers the world?s smallest and most accurate location-placing solution

May 6, 2011 9:35 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Ten-Degrees-of-Freedom sensor set gives precise directions from any place on Earth.

Echo Therapeutics moves to Philadelphia

May 6, 2011 7:29 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Echo Therapeutics Inc. is no longer a Massachusetts-based company, officials announced in a release Thursday. The medical technology company has relocated from Franklin to Philadelphia just a few months after Echo landed its most recent funding of $5.5 million.

Webcam tech offers sneakpeek into the heart

May 6, 2011 7:29 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that a basic technology found in webcams may have the potential to help out on the medical front, allowing drug makers and physicians to take a closer look at the development of the common drug side effect cardiotoxicity.

Texas A & M Engineering honors faculty for excellence in teaching, research and service

May 6, 2011 7:26 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Texas A&M Engineering recognized more than 40 faculty members with awards for teaching, research and service at an awards banquet May 4. Before the awards were announced, four administrators in the Dwight Look College of Engineering who are stepping down were honored for...

Security and the embedded system

May 6, 2011 6:43 am | Articles | Comments

In February, when Kevin Butler, the marketing facade of Sony, retweeted, “@TheKevinButler Lemme guess... you sank my Battleship? RT @exiva: 46 DC … C2 Come at me, @TheKevinButler,” Sony unwittingly published its PlayStation 3 master signing key for the world to see and use.

CDL MiniSense2 sales following Ocean Business

May 6, 2011 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

CDL sees an interest generated in the MiniSense2 system launched at this year?s Ocean Business conference in Southampton, UK, which has already translated into system sales.

Advanced Battery Begins Construction of Third Battery Production Facility

May 5, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (ABAT) announced that it has completed the transfer of assets relating to the purchased land and plant in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province and has now entered a phase of construction...

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