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IO-Link sensors

April 21, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

With the HRTR 46B TEACH, Leuze Electronic has developed a new sensor which enables electronic adjustment via teach in and IO-Link and thus configuration and diagnostics in the process. Scanning ranges and corresponding parameters can now be adjusted in millimeters …

Infineon: “80 PLUS Platinum” Compliant Computing Silver Box Reference Design

April 21, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Infineon Technologies has developed the first marketable silver box reference design that enables PC and server power supply units to achieve up to 92.35 % efficiency, while significantly reducing the material costs. Infineon’s solution IFX90ATX300W is based on the latest …

LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 will present new environmentally-friendly efficient lighting technologies

April 21, 2011 9:38 am | News | Comments

With the increasing scarcity of natural resources, demand for sustainable technologies and efficient use of existing energy reserves is escalating. In response, LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 will present highly promising, energy efficient solutions...


Cambridge Consultants awarded second Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 21, 2011 9:35 am | News | Comments

Cambridge Consultants has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time in the Innovation category, for its ground breaking through-wall radar, Prism 200. The award follows on from the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2009.

Senior Engineer racing through India to raise money for charity on a glorified lawnmower

April 21, 2011 9:03 am | News | Comments

Wayne Cranwell, a senior engineer from RF Engines Limited (RFEL), is currently racing through India with a colleague, Stuart Jackson, to raise money for charity in a 150cc 3 wheeler rickshaw.

Scientists manipulate mosquitoes in malaria fight

April 21, 2011 6:22 am | News | Comments

Scientists working on malaria have found a way of genetically manipulating large populations of mosquitoes that could eventually dramatically reduce the spread of the deadly disease.

Amazon launches German e-book store

April 21, 2011 6:19 am | News | Comments Inc launched its digital bookstore in Germany on Thursday, 12 years after it began selling print books there.

Dassault Systèmes Announces Isight 5.5 for Simulation Automation and Design Optimization

April 21, 2011 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dassault Systèmes today announced the latest enhancements for modeling and simulation of integrated systems within Isight 5.5, the market-leading open desktop solution for simulation process automation and design optimization from SIMULIA...


Altatech Semiconductor Extends Global Network by Signing Singapore Distributor

April 20, 2011 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extending its reach into Asia’s growing semiconductor markets, capital equipment supplier Altatech Semiconductor S.A. has signed QES Singapore Pte. Ltd. as its sales, installation and field service partner in Singapore.

Enea Upgrades Linux Configuration and Build Environment for NetLogic Microsystems’ Multi-Core Processors

April 20, 2011 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enea today announced that it has released a major upgrade to the Linux development environment that it offers for NetLogic Microsystems’ (NASDAQ: NETL) industry-leading multi-core, multi-threaded processors.

Zytronic demonstrates its portfolio of projected capacitive touch sensing solutions

April 20, 2011 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zytronic will use the upcoming Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week exhibition, held in Los Angeles from 15th to 20th May, to showcase its latest product developments.

Intense Interest in Energy Harvesting for Electric Vehicles

April 20, 2011 8:51 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | News | Comments

Two forthcoming events in Germany reflect the intense interest in energy harvesting for electric vehicles. Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2011, 21-22 June covers many forms of harvesting for other applications as well and drills into the technology...

IQRF Wireless Network Systems Now Available from LPRS

April 20, 2011 8:46 am | News | Comments

LPRS has been appointed as the UK technical distributor for the IQRF complete IQMesh wireless network platform, components and systems manufactured by Microrisc.


2nd EU-Russia Innovation Forum

April 20, 2011 5:39 am | News | Comments

The second high level innovation forum between the EU and Russia will be held on 25 and 26 May 2011 in Lappeenranta, Finland. The EU-Russia Innovation Forum is organised by the City of Lappeenranta in cooperation with the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).

EU to probe Internet providers' traffic management

April 20, 2011 5:37 am | News | Comments

The European Union said Tuesday it has asked the bloc's 27 member countries to probe whether Internet providers block or slow down services in a way that harms consumers.

China's electric car tactics rattle automakers

April 20, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

The toylike electric cars at the Shanghai Auto Show are a glimpse of the high-tech automotive future China's leaders are pursuing - and a harbinger of possible disputes with its trading partners.

ERNI Electronics files suit against Harting

April 20, 2011 4:51 am | News | Comments

ERNI Electronics GmbH has filed a suit at the District Court of Cologne against Harting KGaA. The subject of this suit is the marketing of the “har-flex” products by Harting, which ERNI considers as an illegal imitation of its long-established, highly successful and cutting-edge SMC connector line...

Last Shuttle ride to ISS for ESA astronaut with ‘dark matter’ hunter

April 19, 2011 9:31 am | News | Comments

ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori and the five other astronauts of the STS-134 mission will be launched to the International Space Station on Space Shuttle Endeavour on 29 April to deliver a pioneering scientific experiment.

ESA–NASA collaboration furthers sea-ice research

April 19, 2011 9:20 am | News | Comments

A carefully executed operation to validate data from CryoSat has shown what can be accomplished when ESA, NASA and others join forces to further our understanding of how the fragile polar environment is responding to climate change.

3D Systems Expands Technical Partnership With Lotus Renault GP Formula One Team

April 19, 2011 6:21 am | News | Comments

3D Systems Corporation announced the expansion of its technical partnership with Lotus Renault GP Formula 1 team following last year's refresh of its SLA(R) production printer fleet at the Advanced Digital Manufacturing (ADM) Centre in Enstone, England.

Palladium Energy Announces New Chief Executive Officer

April 19, 2011 6:15 am | News | Comments

Palladium Energy announced today that Arthur W. Salyer will serve as the company’s chief executive officer and president. Salyer started to work with Palladium as a consultant back in 2009 after the divestiture from Tyco was complete.

Cees Links named as Marketing Chair of ZigBee RF4CE

April 19, 2011 6:08 am | News | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, a leading fabless semiconductor company, today announced that their CEO and Founder, Cees Links, has been named as the Marketing Chair of ZigBee RF4CE.

Royal Wedding to be streamed live on internet

April 19, 2011 6:05 am | News | Comments

The wedding of Britain's Prince William to university sweetheart Kate Middleton will be streamed live on the internet via an official royal channel -- the first time a British royal wedding will be covered in this way.

China court hears more intellectual property cases

April 19, 2011 5:24 am | by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | News | Comments

China says its campaign to tackle fakes and copyright theft is gaining ground, with courts accepting 40 percent more intellectual property cases last year.

Memory module optimized for use in military vehicle applications

April 19, 2011 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Apacer Technology Inc. recently announced the strategic collaboration with Diamond Systems Corporation (DSC) based in the U.S. The move is to develop SODIMM — a specification for rugged SODIMM memory dedicated to DSC’s single-board computers (SBCs).

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