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STMicroelectronics and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Establish a Joint Lab

July 28, 2011 8:06 am | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa have announced the creation of a joint laboratory for research and innovation in bio-robotics, smart systems and microelectronics.

FUJIFILM Dimatix exceeds expectations at 2011 Shanghai Ad, print and sign expo

July 28, 2011 6:34 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

FUJIFILM Dimatix strengthened its standing as the world?s leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications with an impressive showing to attendees of the 19th annual Shanghai International Ad, Print, Pack & Paper Expo.

PositiveID Corporation Enters Into Strategic Financings for Up to $13.8 Million at a Premium to Current Share Price

July 28, 2011 6:34 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Enters Into Strategic Financings for Up to $13.8 Million at a Premium to Current Share Price

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STMicroelectronics and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Establish a Joint Lab to Develop Advanced Robots

July 28, 2011 5:53 am | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa have today announced the creation of a joint laboratory for research and innovation in bio-robotics, smart systems and microelectronics.

Georgia Tech strain-gated nanowires clear hurdle to NEMS development

July 27, 2011 9:31 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) researchers have used zinc oxide nanowires to create a new type of piezoelectric resistive switching device, wherein the write-read access of memory cells is controlled by electromechanical ...

Sensirion moves into a new production building in Switzerland

July 27, 2011 9:31 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Sensirion inaugurated its new production building in mid-July 2011. After eight months of construction, the newly purchased production plant in Stäfa, Switzerland, situated just a few hundred meters from the main building, was ready for ...

Dunkin' gets warm response from new investors

July 27, 2011 3:06 pm | by CHRISTINA REXRODE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. soared nearly 47 percent on Wednesday, their first day of trading, feeding the demand of investors looking to trade in coffee and doughnuts.Dunkin' Brands shares began trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol DNKN, opening Wednesday morning at almost $25....

Yale Researchers Show How Memory Is Lost — and Found

July 27, 2011 9:24 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale University researchers can't tell you where you left your car keys - but they can tell you why you can't find them.

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MCU Family Enhances Connectivity and LCD Control

July 27, 2011 9:06 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The  SAM9 ARM926-based family of microcontrollers (MCUs) from Atmel target applications in smart device, human machine interface, and machine-to-machine market segments.

Powerful Drive Elements from Piezoelectric Materials: Future Technology in Medical Engineering

July 27, 2011 7:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Demands on components increase with the advancing miniaturization in medical engineering. However, an important prerequisite for such advancement...

MEMS in China

July 27, 2011 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

With the rapid growth of MEMS industry, more and more new companies are entering the MEMS? world to seize the market opportunities, including companies from China. In 2011, Yole Développement started to visit China to evaluate its local and obscure market and bring fresh and valuable...

‘Robots for Humanity’ Helps Quadriplegic Perform Daily Tasks

July 27, 2011 6:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Since his stroke 10 years ago, Henry Evans has been unable to scratch an itch or shave his own face. But now, even though he is mute and quadriplegic, he can scratch himself and shave his cheek with the aid of a Personal Robot 2 (PR2) in a laboratory setting.

World's Smallest Real-Time Clock with Embedded Crystal Saves Space and Optimizes Battery Life

July 27, 2011 6:18 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

As miniaturization continues to be a key goal for designers of high-tech gadgets, STMicroelectronics has announced the world’s smallest combined crystal and real-time clock (RTC) IC for time, calendar and alarm functions.

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MEMS suppliers and OEM end-users to explore ?MEMS in the mainstream? at MEMS executive congress 2011

July 27, 2011 2:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Business execs to discuss future capabilities, investment opportunities, foundry models; analysts to share market research.

GlacialLight?s LED panel lights have lowered customer?s lighting bill by sixty-one percent

July 26, 2011 5:31 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

GlacialLight, a sub-division of the experienced technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc., is pleased to announce that their well-designed, environmentally-friendly lines of LED lighting products are being used in numerous applications around the world and providing users with...

3-D Holographic Technology Provides Detailed Human Intelligence

July 26, 2011 9:56 am | by By T'Jae Gibson, US Army (www.army.mil) | News | Comments

Imagine going from looking at the outside of a building, to seeing the internal workings of its electrical system simply by walking around a display case. The sophistication of 3-D holographic technology allows just that.

DEKA's Dean Kamen to Address ECIA Executive Conference

July 26, 2011 8:48 am | News | Comments

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce that Dean Kamen, founder and president of DEKA Research & Development Corporation will speak at the 2011 Executive Conference, “Partnering for Profitable Growth”. Kamen’s presentation “The Future Belongs to the Innovators” will explore 

With BlackBerry in Decline, RIM Will Shed 2,000 Jobs

July 25, 2011 5:31 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Struggling with declining popularity of its smartphones, the company will lay off 2,000 employees, 10.5 percent of its work force.

New Bosch competence center for photovoltaics opens in Arnstadt

July 25, 2011 10:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

At a ceremony in Arnstadt, Germany, the Bosch Group has inaugurated its new photovoltaics center.

3-MHz, 100-mA Step-down DC-DC Converter Adds Run-time to Ultra-low Power Wireless and MCU Applications

July 25, 2011 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated introduced a 3-MHz, 100-mA synchronous step-down DC/DC converter, which integrates a bypass switch and a unique DCS-Control technology and extends battery run-time by 20 percent in low-power wireless and MSP430 MCU-based applications.

Space hall of fame: nominate your technology for 2012

July 25, 2011 9:36 am | News | Comments

Numerous life-changing technologies have emerged from space. Now it’s time to promote European spinoffs to enter the 'Space Technology Hall of Fame' honouring the scientists, engineers, innovators and businesses behind these advances for our society.

New Surface-Mount 2410 Fuses Provide High I<sup>2</sup>t Characteristics

July 25, 2011 9:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- July 14, 2011 -- TE Circuit Protection announces the 2410SFV family of 20 new AC/DC fuses featuring current ratings from 0.5A to 20.0A. The 2410 fuses help provide secondary-side circuit protection, conserve board space and reduce design costs in a broad array of...

PositiveID Corporation Completes Exit From Non-Core Business

July 25, 2011 6:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Completes Exit From Non-Core Business

Rare Coupling of Magnetic and Electric Properties in a Single Material

July 25, 2011 5:26 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists have observed a new way that magnetic and electric properties can coexist in a special class of materials.

Blackberry maker to cut 2,000 jobs, splits COO job

July 25, 2011 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. is cutting 2,000 jobs as part of a cost savings plan announced last month and is shuffling some senior executives.The job cuts amount to about 10 percent of the company's work force. The company said Monday it will notify affected employees this week. It...

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