Every tradeshow has these: the strange products, human snafus, and general quirkiness that characterizes a large organized event. CES 2011 was no exception. From the "Kegputer" to "eyes-only" video gaming, there was plenty of uniqueness on display. Enjoy!
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. a manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, high purity polysilicon and PV products, and Solar Power, Inc. (SPI) announced that LDK Solar agreed to acquire a 70% interest in SPI for...
GE unveiled its smart home technologies. These ecomagination(SM)and healthymagination technologies – including Nucleus™ energy manager with Brillion™ technology, the GE WattStation™ electric vehicle charging station, an advanced small wind turbine, and more –...
This is the final installment of a listing (with links for the full story) of the most read stories on PowerPulse.Net for 2010, thus providing a window into the "pulse" of the trends and...
Texas Instruments announced its TMS320F2806 Piccolo floating-point MCUs. These MCUs offer an enhanced math engine designed to simplify programming in real-time control applications that may require integrated communications. Developers of energy-efficient motor-control and renewable energy applications can
Video Display Corp., which makes computer monitors for military, medical and industrial use, said Monday that it will sell its Fox International Ltd. subsidiary in a sealed auction.It says the subsidiary, which operates a customer service center for consumer products, is worth $10 million to...
While CES 2011 saw no big product launches (sorry, no Verizon iPhone), there was still plenty to see. Here's a short sampling of the highlights.
An entirely new type of nanomaterial developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could enable the next generation of high-power rechargeable lithium (Li)-ion batteries for electric automobiles, as well as batteries for laptop computers, mobile phones, and other portable devices.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox, we talk with David Borison of Ralink about their mobile Wi-Fi product line for cell phones and portable consumer Electronics
Leader Tech’s Slot-Lok circuit board shields offer the perfect solution for manufacturers that need a flexible, low-cost shielding option that can fit seamlessly within an established footprint.
LCDs with ABN technology provide higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles than conventional passive matrix displays, with true black levels, no performance shift over wide temperature ranges, and virtually no color shift.
Rated 15 Amps, this compact, low profile design facilitates a broad range of capabilities for a number of applications with space-saving, cost-effective versatility.
(Virginia Tech) Research by engineers and cancer biologists at Virginia Tech indicate that using specific silicon microdevices might provide a new way to screen breast cancer cells' ability to metastasize.
In December 2010 Ziptronix filed a complaint against TSMC and Omnivision in US District Court alleging ?willful and deliberate? infringement of several Ziptronix patents pertaining to low temperature oxide bonding.
Provided in plastic SMT packages, the HMC674LP3E, HMC675LP3E and the HMC676LP3E provide lower power consumption compared with traditional comparator solution and are optimized for high performance, high volume applications.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed innovative software that makes it easy for people, regardless if they are experts or not, to access the entire library of images from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) with a click of a mouse. The 'JHelioviewer' is ESA's...
Findings from the Semicast report "Automotive Market for Semiconductors - 2011 Edition" show sales of OE automotive semiconductors grew by almost twenty per cent in 2010, to USD20 billion.
Jenni Balthrop with 3M Touch Systems demos a 23" Multi-Touch Display incorporating 3M's Projected Capacitive Technology.
Newport Corporation introduced the newest member of the CONEX integrated stage and controller product series. The CONEX-AGP controller is preconfigured with an Agilis AG-LS25-27P linear stage that includes a miniature, built-in, direct-read linear encoder. The CONEX-AG-LS25-27P, which integrates both products, offers
Chad Lucien with Hillcrest Labs demos the Loop Pointer coupled with the Kylo TV internet browser. Download Kylo for free at http://kylo.tv/.
Sensortechnics offers complex custom sensing and fluidic control systems for assembly into medical devices, instrumentation equipment and demanding industrial machines. These modules can
Anritsu Company introduced the MW8219A PIM Master, a field test solution that can locate the source of passive intermodulation (PIM), whether it is at the base station or in the surrounding environment. Covering the PCS and AWS cellular frequency ranges, the analyzer provides
Keystone Electronics’ new, miniature, screw terminal type binding post is suited for 22-15 AWG wire and used in high density PCB packaging. Rated 15 A, this compact, low profile design facilitates a broad range of capabilities for
Nuvation Engineering has developed a custom battery management system, fuel gauge and driver interface for electric vehicles. The innovative system is currently featured on the OptaMotive 'E. Rex'. The OptaMotive 'E. Rex' is on display at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week at Maxim's booth 30869. Through a close partnership with Maxim, Nuvation engineers designed the
Silicon Hive Introduces Next Generation Scalable Solution for High-Performance Multi-Format Video DecodingJanuary 8, 2011 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments
Silicon Hive B.V. announced the availability of HiveGo VSS3240, a complete video system solution IP product enabling Full HD 1080p multi-format video decoding for various standard and proprietary video coding formats up to 60fps and 62.5Mbps as used in connected HDTV, optical disks and Digital Media Adapters. The VSS3240 advanced multi-core architecture offers