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Micralyne CEO Nancy Fares addresses MEMS fabrication in a fabless and fablite world at Sensors Expo & Conference 2011

June 7, 2011 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Micralyne, Inc., a leading pure-play micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) foundry serving high-performance biomedical, telecommunications and industrial markets, will be well represented at this week?s Sensors Expo & Conference.

Engineering Excitable Cells for Studies of Bioelectricity and Cell Therapy

June 7, 2011 10:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

By altering the genetic makeup of normally “unexcitable” cells, Duke University bioengineers have turned them into cells capable of generating and passing electrical current.

Rothman at Oval Office gathering

June 7, 2011 9:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale's James Rothman, fourth from right, and six other recipients of 2010 Kavli Prizes met President Barack...


Once Blamed for Aging, ROS Molecules May Actually Extend Life

June 7, 2011 8:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

In a new study, Yale University researchers have identified a pathway by which reactive oxygen species (ROS)...

Student lands three grants to study nerve disorders

June 7, 2011 8:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Ph.D. candidate Christopher Blackwood has garnered three fellowships in three months to support his research in neurodegenerative disorders, which disproportionately affect minority communities.

Global SpeedWay Design Workshops to Focus on the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA LX9 MicroBoard

June 7, 2011 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet announced the launch of a global series of SpeedWay Design Workshops featuring the recently released, low-cost Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA LX9 MicroBoard.

Libelium Enables Over-the-Air Programming with ZigBee

June 7, 2011 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Libelium, a technology leader in wireless sensor networks, announces the launch of Libelium OTA, a solution that lays the foundation for over the air programming (OTAP) for wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things.

Online Interactive Design Automation Hub Launched

June 7, 2011 6:42 am | News | Comments

With a focus on providing engineering design solutions, driving business to the web and growth in emerging markets, Premier Farnell plc announced the launch of the element14 knode , an online design platform that is exclusively focused on the needs of electronic design engineers.


Classic Computer Reference Tome Updated with an Emphasis on Mobility and the Cloud

June 7, 2011 6:25 am | News | Comments

John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson today launch a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of their “bible” of computer architecture,  Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach  first published by Morgan Kaufmann in 1990.

IT Currency Management Platform to Provide Application Compatibility in the Cloud

June 7, 2011 5:15 am | News | Comments

Futurestate IT announced the general availability of its AppRx Application Currency Management (ACM) platform to assess, plan and execute migration of applications for Windows 7 or Server 2008 as well as determine if/how applications can be virtualized.

MEMS Motion-Sensing Module Packs Five Degrees of Freedom

June 7, 2011 5:03 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics, a leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications, announced a multi-sensor module with five degrees of freedom.

Double or Nothing in This High-Stakes Industry

June 7, 2011 4:50 am | by Scott Fillebrown, Automated Circuit Design ( | Blogs | Comments

As the president and CEO of Automated Circuit Design, I’m always looking for ways to keep the company one step ahead of competition, building on 27 years in business.

OSRAM initiates patent infringement litigation against Samsung and LG(2)

June 6, 2011 5:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

OSRAM has filed legal actions against Samsung group companies and LG group companies in the US and Germany as well as against an LG group company in Japan.


CMSF Corporation merges with Plures Technologies, Inc., a specialized semiconductor company

June 6, 2011 3:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

CMSF Corporation (OTCBB:CMSF) has no significant operations.

Suntech Introduces New 250W BlackPearl Solar Module

June 6, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that it will introduce the STP250S-20/Wd+ BlackPearl™, a new generation high-efficiency module. Powered by a new generation of crystalline silicon cells, the BlackPearl modules achieve up to 15.2%...

Wartsila and Versa Power To Jointly Develop Fuel Cell Technology for Commercial Energy-Producing Applications

June 6, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Wärtsilä, a provider of power solutions to both the marine and energy markets, and Versa Power Systems (VPS), a developer of environmentally friendly, high-power solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), announced a co-operative agreement to...

Principal Solar, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Capstone Solar

June 6, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Principal Solar, Inc., a publicly traded renewable energy holding company rapidly advancing the worldwide utilization of solar power through a roll-up strategy, announced on the acquisition of Capstone Solar, a news and networking community...

Molecular Imaging Finds Link Between Obesity and Low Estrogen Levels

June 6, 2011 10:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Brain chemistry may be linked to less control over appetite and food intake.

SiTime ships 50 Million units of its MEMS-based oscillators, clock generators and resonators

June 6, 2011 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Electronics industry is rapidly adopting silicon MEMS timing solutions at the expense of legacy quartz products.

Elma Solves Amp Manufacturer’s Need for Custom Audio Switch

June 6, 2011 9:13 am | by Justin Moll, Elma ( | Blogs | Comments

A well-known and highly respected manufacturer of audio and video products came to Elma with a requirement for a customized switch for a high-end tube amp. 

Customized Power Supplies Shown at MD & M East 2011

June 6, 2011 8:14 am | News | Comments

Medical equipment design engineers and manufacturers will have new power supply choices this year with a collaboration between ROAL Electronics SpA and TRC Electronics. Several families of customizable power supplies are being shown this week at the 2011 Medical Design and Manufacturing conference in NYC.

Customized Power Supplies Delivered from Stock

June 6, 2011 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Castelfidardo, Italy & Lodi, NJ – June 3rd, 2011 – Medical equipment design engineers and manufacturers will have new power supply choices this year thanks to valuable collaboration between ROAL Electronics SpA and TRC Electronics.

Test System Enables Faster and More Robust M-PHY Design and Validation

June 6, 2011 6:02 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The Agilent MIPI M-PHY test suite helps design engineers turn on, debug and validate all layers of their M-PHY devices, including physical and protocol layers, at speeds up to 5.8 Gb/sec.

Battery Charging IC Improves Device Efficiency

June 6, 2011 4:40 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

The small strips of solar cells seen in the front panels of today’s small portable consumer, healthcare and security devices are set to become a more valuable source of free energy with help from a new battery charging IC from STMicroelectronics.

Wall Mount Power Adapters Are Available with a USB Charger

June 4, 2011 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower’s TVW7 Series AC/DC wall mount power adapters are equipped with a USB jack on the case or an output cable with a DC plug. The adapters operate at

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