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Talk of treaty ban on mercury concerns scientists

October 21, 2011 12:46 pm | by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Scientists are warning officials negotiating a global treaty on mercury that banning the deadly chemical completely would be dangerous for public health because of the chemical's use in vaccines.

ZMDI raises 2011 revenue growth projection

October 21, 2011 12:26 pm | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) has slightly raised its revenue projection for the current fiscal year. Based on its nine-month figures from today’s vantage point, ZMDI expects 2011 revenues to total about EUR 62 million, equivalent to a gain of about 12 percent over 2010.

Mobile phones don't hike cancer risk: Danish study

October 21, 2011 10:47 am | News | Comments

Mobile phones do not increase the risk of cancer, according to a large study involving more than 350,000 people by Danish researchers published Friday.

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2.5kW Mercury Rectifiers with up to 400V DC Output

October 21, 2011 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDI Power has recently introduced its 2.5kW Mercury Rectifier solution with up to 400V DC output.

Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says(4)

October 20, 2011 4:11 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a skeptic all his life — giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer surgery in favor of cleansings and herbal medicine."Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson, to be...

Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says(3)

October 20, 2011 4:10 pm | News | Comments

A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a skeptic all his life - giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer surgery in favor of cleansings and herbal medicine."Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson, to be...

Touch Technology in Medical Applications

October 20, 2011 9:14 am | Videos | Comments

Jamie Sewell interviews Touch International Director of Sales, Michelle Jones.

Compact Cooling Solutions - Mini Fans

October 20, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

California-based Cooltron Industrial Supply, a leading supplier of standard and custom AC and DC fans, trays, and accessories, has a new line of mini compact fans and blowers released.

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Apple loses round in Wall St.'s expectations game

October 19, 2011 10:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Call it the curse of great expectations.Apple did just about everything right in its latest quarter. The company increased its profit by more than 50 percent and boosted revenue by nearly 40 percent over the same quarter last year.It was the second best three-month period ever posted by the...

LVDT position sensors provide feedback in robotic applications

October 19, 2011 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The compact size and highly accurate output of Macro Sensors' CD 375 Series of miniature LVDTs make the linear position sensors ideal for providing displacement feedback in different robotic applications.

In rare miss, Apple 4Q earnings disappoint

October 18, 2011 1:05 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. failed to set a new sales record in the last three months of founder and CEO Steve Jobs' life. Its financial results came in below expectations on Tuesday — a rare miss for the company.After several record quarters, the July-to-September period saw Apple biding its time, with no new...

1.27mm pin headers from Harwin stocked in depth for rapid delivery

October 18, 2011 11:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Hi-rel connector manufacturer Harwin says its M52 2.54 x 1.27mm  pin header range – part of its Archer board to board connector system – is now available ex-stock, rather than being produced to order based on pin height.. Available in …

Audio SoC Features 32-bit ARM Cortex Controller

October 18, 2011 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nuvoton Technology Corp., introduced the ChipCorder ISD9160 system-on-a-chip (SoC) device featuring a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller core. The ISD9160 is designed to optimize low-power audio recording and playback in a range of demanding

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UK-U.S. extradition review deals blow to hacker

October 18, 2011 8:38 am | by Tim Castle, Reuters | News | Comments

An extradition treaty with the United States is not biased against British criminal suspects, a judge-led review said on Tuesday, dealing a blow to campaigners fighting to stop a computer hacker being sent to stand trial in America.

Innovolt Announces Jeff Spence as President and Chief Operating Officer

October 17, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Innovolt announces Jeff Spence as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Spence is charged with extending the company’s reach, both geographically and via increased market penetration. Since joining Innovolt in January 2011, the...

Micro-machining technology: a primer

October 17, 2011 1:17 pm | by John Beigel | Articles | Comments

Micro-machining technology, simply stated, is the utilization of semiconductor manufacturing equipment in such a way that it creates micro-mechanical systems that serve a specific purpose. MEDER’s objective was to develop a micro-miniature hermetically sealed reed switch...

Atmel Launches Low-power RF Transceiver for Consumer Applications

October 17, 2011 12:46 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation today announced a new RF transceiver to support the high-volume consumer markets in the 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band. The Atmel AT86RF232 transceiver includes all the necessary features to support the latest wireless applications...

Corelis Announces JTAG Embedded Testing Solution for AMD Processors

October 17, 2011 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Corelis announced today ScanExpress JET support for AMD embedded processors. Supported AMD processor families include Turion II Neo, Athlon II Neo, Opteron 4100, and Opteron Quad-Core (socket Fr5). These processors represent high-performance, low power processing...

I Always Wanted to be Some Sort of Scientist

October 17, 2011 2:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

A nice simple post by a soon to be Dr. of Genetics and Molecular Biology on what being a scientist is like for her. I like her take, which I think is much more accurate than some of the generalities … Continue reading →

200W Desktop Power Supply Features Medical Safety Approvals and Level V Efficiency

October 14, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to cost effectively power today’s medical devices, the PPWAMD200 Series of medical desktop power supplies from Power Partners provides an industry leading 200 Watts of power in a compact 7.42” x 4.1” x 2.36” package.

Compact Fuel-Gauge Increases Li+ Battery Runtime

October 14, 2011 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX17047 fuel gauge for single-cell Li+ battery packs. Featuring the company's new ModelGauge m3 algorithm, the MAX17047 is the industry's only coulomb-counting fuel gauge that does not suffer from the abrupt corrections...

Texas A&M Engineering honors outstanding seniors

October 14, 2011 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored eight students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award during a banquet at Miramont...

Olympus fires British CEO, a self-confessed loud-mouth

October 14, 2011 7:09 am | by Tim Kelly and Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Japan's Olympus Corp fired its CEO and president over the Briton's management of the camera and endoscope maker, sparking a 17 percent plunge in the firm's share price on Friday.

After Smart Meters: What's Next? You Will Find Out at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum

October 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Smart Meters are currently being installed by the millions around the world: what’s the next step in the development of the Smart Grid? As a delegate at the second-annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF...

A proactive approach to healthcare

October 13, 2011 10:42 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

We’ve cured cancer. Well...not quite, but according to some, early detection will eradicate deadly diseases. This was one of many fascinating topics covered at the 2011 Imec Tech Forum. Imec (Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre) is a Belgium-based R&D center that focuses on nano-electronics.

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