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Vector Fabrics opens US office

April 11, 2012 6:13 am | by ECN Europe | News | Comments

Vector Fabrics has opened a US office in San Jose, California, their first regional office to be opened outside the Eindhoven, the Netherlands corporate headquarters. The new facility will provide local field application support for Vector Fabrics’ family of multicore … Continue reading →

Rugged, 2-wire Hall effect sensors meet automotive demands

April 11, 2012 6:11 am | by ECN Europe | News | Comments

Melexis has announced two automotive Hall effect sensors, the MLX92221 and MLX92241, which are designed to deliver the high levels of performance and robustness needed for the stringent requirements of seat positioning systems, seat adjusters, seatbelt buckle switches, wipers and … Continue reading →

Earth, this is Space Station, do you hear me?

April 10, 2012 10:48 am | News | Comments

Are you following Andre Kuipers' mission through his blog, Twitter or Flickr? Astronauts are sharing the privilege of being in space with the people back at home via social media. Communication with space stations has not always been so easy.


Energy Micro EFM32 Gecko MCU minimizes power consumption

April 9, 2012 3:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro announces an agreement with Pervasive Displays Inc. (PDI) for using the EFM32 Gecko MCU to control low power e-paper (EPD) displays. The collaboration between the two companies will enable developers to reduce development time...

UK probes Apple iPad marketing over 4G access

April 9, 2012 2:50 pm | News | Comments

Britain's advertising regulator is deciding whether to launch an inquiry into Apple Inc's marketing of its latest iPad following what some customers said were misleading claims about access to 4G, which is not available in the country.

UK government website disrupted by hacker attack

April 9, 2012 12:46 pm | News | Comments

A British government website was disrupted on Sunday by an attack thought to be by activist hacker group Anonymous, whose previous high-profile targets have included the Vatican.

Google defends privacy policy to European watchdog

April 6, 2012 11:57 am | News | Comments

Web search giant Google Inc defended its new privacy policy as lawful and cited measures to educate users about it, in a letter sent on Thursday to French data protection regulators investigating its approach.

MAZeT presents new JENCOLOR ICs for photometry

April 5, 2012 9:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

At this year's Light & Building 2012 trade show in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (hall 4.0, stand F17), MAZeT GmbH - development and production service provider for embedded computing solutions and optoelectronics located in the city of Jena - will unveil two new ICs...


''Speed of light'' experiment professor resigns

April 3, 2012 8:58 am | News | Comments

The Italian professor who led an experiment which initially appeared to challenge one of the fundaments of modern physics by showing particles moving faster than the speed of light, has resigned after the finding was overturned earlier this month.

Web privacy rules turn poachers into gamekeepers

April 3, 2012 8:56 am | by Claire Davenport, Reuters | News | Comments

When you 'like' something on Facebook or read an online newspaper, perhaps a dozen or more companies are squirreling away data on your tastes, your habits, whether you're male or female, old or young, gay or straight.

TripAdvisor complains about Google to EU regulators

April 3, 2012 8:49 am | by Foo Yun Chee, Reuters | News | Comments

Online travel agency TripAdvisor has asked EU antitrust regulators to halt what it calls anti-competitive practices by Google, adding to more than a dozen complaints being investigated by the European Commission.

Module Supports GLONASS and GPS Positioning Required by M2M Apps in Russia

April 3, 2012 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox announced an all-in-one satellite positioning receiver module, the LEA-6N. The low-power module touts fast, high-accuracy positioning, and it is targeted at industrial telematics applications

RFID reader ICs fit power, size and cost constraints of embedded and consumer applications

April 3, 2012 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Two new RFID reader chips from austriamicrosystems combine low-power operation, small size and low cost to offer an attractive route to RFID implementation in embedded, portable and consumer devices.


Expedia files Google complaint to EU regulators

April 2, 2012 9:31 am | by Foo Yun Chee, Reuters | News | Comments

Online travel agency Expedia on Friday accused Google of breaching EU rules with a formal complaint to EU antitrust regulators as it joined a dozen other firms that have taken their case to the European Commission in the last two years.

Microsoft shuts German distribution centre in patent dispute

April 2, 2012 9:15 am | News | Comments

Microsoft is moving its European software distribution to the Netherlands from Germany after being caught up in patent disputes with mobile phone and tablet maker Motorola Mobility.

Energy Micro adds new ultra-compact BGA48 package to Gecko range for space-constrained applications

March 30, 2012 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro today announced that it has extended its EFM32 Gecko range of microcontrollers with the addition of products supplied in a very thin, fine-pitch BGA48 packaging.

Aegis Software wins 12th consecutive Service Excellence Award

March 30, 2012 5:08 am | News | Comments

Aegis Software is honored to announce their twelfth consecutive win of Circuit Assembly Magazine’s Service Excellence award, confirming their position as the industry leader in Manufacturing Operations Software.

Novaled AG appoints new Chairman of its Supervisory Board

March 29, 2012 8:49 am | News | Comments

At their March 28, 2012 annual meeting, the shareholders of Novaled AG elected Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart as Chairman of Novaled’s Supervisory Board. Ziebart succeeds Thilo von Selchow, who had completed his term as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Printechnologics to Demo Touchcode Technology at Printed Electronics Europe

March 28, 2012 7:25 am | News | Comments

Printechnologics will demonstrate its unique Touchcode data tag at Printed Electronics Europe 2012 on April 3 - 4 in Berlin, Germany. Now in its eighth year, Printed Electronics is Europe's leading event on printed, organic and flexible electronics.

AVnu Alliance Adds AudioScience, beyerdynamic, and OnTime Networks

March 27, 2012 7:58 am | News | Comments

AVnu Alliance, an industry forum dedicated to bringing AVnu-certified interoperable AVB products to the market, has expanded with three new members. AudioScience, US-based manufacturer specializing in digital audio peripherals; beyerdynamic, German developer of conferencing systems, headphones, and microphones; and OnTime Networks AS, Scandinavian supplier of industrial data communication products, have

6WIND introduces software solution for high-performance cloud network appliances

March 26, 2012 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

PARIS, March 26, 2012 — 6WIND today announced the availability of 6WINDGate Cloud Edition, an extension to its software product line thatprovides industry leading cost performance for data center network appliances. Building on the success of its Mobile Edition software,

Nokia Siemens, German unions agree on 1,600 job cuts

March 26, 2012 9:46 am | by Tarmo Virki and Marilyn Gerlach, Reuters | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens on Friday reached a deal with German unions to cut 1,600 jobs in Munich, part of the telecom equipment maker's ongoing restructuring program, which includes 17,000 job losses globally.

EU push for ocean energy set to fall short

March 26, 2012 9:30 am | by Nina Chestney and Martin Roberts, Reuters | News | Comments

Europe's wave and tidal power technology is likely to disappoint EU expectations for 2020 and take over a decade to contribute to energy supply in a significant way, even though it is chalking up rapid growth and drawing in big industrial investors.

eBay blocks sale of sorbitol after death in Italy

March 26, 2012 9:24 am | News | Comments

Online auction company EBay Inc said on Monday it had blocked global sales of sorbitol following the death of a medical patient in Italy who consumed a sample of the sugar substitute which had been bought on the Internet.

GOEPEL electronic accelerates Boundary Scan project development for multi-board applications

March 26, 2012 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

GOEPEL electronic announces the availability of a new Board Merger within the frame of the Boundary Scan software platform SYSTEM CASCON. The newly developed tool generation for the first time supports a completely project oriented definition of the multi board target architecture...

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