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Plexus 1Q profit slides 29 percent as sales fall

January 18, 2012 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic manufacturing services company Plexus Corp. said Wednesday its profit fell 29 percent in its fiscal first quarter as sales at its networking and communications business dropped.The company said its income declined to $17.9 million, or 51 cents per share, in the three months ended...

Key Technology Innovation Makes New Safety Systems Affordable in Automobiles

January 18, 2012 9:30 am | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) and edacentrum today announced the results of the SyEnA (synthesis-supported design of analog circuits) research project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Charging without Wires

January 18, 2012 6:31 am | by Isidor Buchmann, CEO & founder of Cadex Electronics Inc., www.BatteryUniversity.com; answers@cadex.com | Articles | Comments

Wireless charging may one day replace plugs and wires similar to how Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have modernized personal communication. Wireless charging with inductive coupling uses an electromagnetic field that transfers energy from the transmitter to the receiver.

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Versatile KM6 card cage family for all applications

January 18, 2012 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Verotec offers four different variants of KM6 subracks, each optimised for specific applications. All meet IEC60297-3, are the most versatile and configurable systems on the market and are available ex-stock with no minimum order value.

Wi-Fi Home Video Devices to Approach 600 Million Units Shipped in 2015

January 18, 2012 5:22 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The popularity of over-the-top video has created a demand for Wi-Fi in the entertainment cluster of home living rooms.

Non-Invasive Measurements of Tricuspid Valve Anatomy Can Predict Severity of Valve Leakage

January 18, 2012 5:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new study finds that the anatomy of the heart's tricuspid valve can be used to predict the severity of leakage in the valve, which is a condition called tricuspid regurgitation.

Intelliconnect ''Pisces'' Waterproof Connectors Intended for Marine and Harsh Environments

January 18, 2012 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intelliconnect USA has released the Pisces IP67 and IP68 waterproof connectors for harsh environments. These connectors are qualified to withstand immersion at 60 feet for four hours in their mated or unmated condition without any moisture or dust ingress.

Portable Power at the Heart of Defibrillators

January 16, 2012 9:15 am | by Joe Carcone, VP Sales & Marketing, Contour Energy Systems | Articles | Comments

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) save thousands of lives annually for patients with weak or damaged hearts who are at heightened risk of sudden cardiac arrest. The ICD is battery-powered, and when the battery’s charge depletes, it must be replaced.

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Powercast Exceeds 25-Year Battery Life in Wireless Sensors for Building Monitoring and Control

January 12, 2012 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Powercast Corporation, a provider of low-power wireless technologies and systems, has expanded the capabilities of its Lifetime Power® Wireless Sensor System with two ultra-long-life, battery-powered sensors. The system provides remote sensing for building automation,...

Respironics, Inc. Trilogy 100 Ventilators: Class I Recall - Device May Stop Delivering Therapy to Patient

January 12, 2012 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Failure of therapy could result in the potential for harm or death of a ventilator-dependent patient.

Endo Pharmaceuticals Opiate Products by Novartis Consumer Health: Public Health Advisory - Potential Safety Risk

January 12, 2012 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

A packaging problem may result in a pill, tablet or caplet getting mixed in with a different prescription.

Smart Sensor Technology for Precise, Real-Time Body-Motion Reconstruction

January 12, 2012 6:01 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics today unveiled a smart suit prototype with sewn-in new multi-sensor ST iNEMO® motion co-processor that recognize complex movements of the wearer’s body and translate them to a digital model with outstanding precision and speed.

Ford Collaborates with Microsoft, Healthrageous and BlueMetal Architects for In-Car Health and Wellness Research

January 12, 2012 4:58 am | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS – Ford, Microsoft, Healthrageous and BlueMetal Architects announced an alliance today to research technology to help people monitor and maintain health and wellness while on the move. The alliance was unveiled during the “Doctor in Your Car” keynote address...

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Continua Health Alliance Releases Free Design Guidelines; Gains Android Support

January 12, 2012 4:43 am | News | Comments

Beaverton, Ore. – Continua Health Alliance, an international not-for-profit organization of healthcare and technology companies dedicated to creating an eco-system of interoperable personal connected health products and services, today announced it will make its Design Guidelines...

Smart Sensor Technology Enables Real-time Body-Motion Reconstruction

January 11, 2012 9:47 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics unveiled a smart suit prototype with sewn-in new multi-sensor ST iNEMO motion co-processor that recognize complex movements of the wearer’s body and translate them to a digital model with outstanding precision and speed. The iBMR, iNEMO Body Motion Reconstruction technology could improve outcomes in clinical and sports medicine applications, as well as enhancing augmented reality where users could, for example, jog side by side with the world champion on their local running track. 

Limited Angle Torque Motor Features Zero Cogging for Smooth Operation

January 11, 2012 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies, has introduced the new BLDC Limited Angle Torque Motor Model LAT40-48. The LAT40-48 Motor meets market demand for a zero cogging motor with high peak force in a small form factor package.

650-W Medical Power Supplies Approved to UL60601-1 3rd Edition

January 11, 2012 6:30 am | Protek Power North America | Product Releases | Comments

The PM650 Series’ of AC/DC power supplies from Protek Power offers up to 700 W and is approved to the 3rd Edition of UL60601-1 and EN60601-1 medical safety standards. The units are also RoHS compliant. The series is appropriate for a variety of medical and

BLE SoC Promises Increased Battery Life, Consumes 33 Percent Less Power

January 10, 2012 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated announced its new CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC), aimed at Bluetooth Smart sensor applications for consumer medical, sports and fitness, security, entertainment and home automation. The SoC offers

Intel and Plessey Sign Licensing and Warrant Agreements

January 10, 2012 10:58 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors announced that it has agreed to a product licensing agreement with Intel Corporation and a share warrant agreement with Intel Capital. Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Plessey will be licensed to manufacture, sell and support a select number of products in Intel's digital tuner portfolio. The warrant agreement is for

New Ohmite Chip Resistor Can Handle 3000V

January 10, 2012 10:23 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Available with voltage ratings up to 3Kv and resistance values from 100k up to 100Gohms, the new Ohmite HVC Series of wrap around terminal chip resistors have a standard TCR of 100ppm and standard...

2-Mb Serial Nonvolatile F-RAM Features Fast Access, No-Delay Writes

January 10, 2012 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International Corporation added the FM25V20, a 2-megabit (Mb) high performance serial F-RAM device to its V-Family of F-RAM products. The FM25V20 features fast access, NoDelay writes, virtually unlimited read/write cycles (1e14), and

Microchip Signs Demmel AG as a mTouch Sensing Design Partner Specialist

January 10, 2012 7:03 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced it has signed Demmel AG as a mTouch Sensing Design Partner Specialist. Demmel's expertise in human-interface products is an ideal match for Microchip's metal over capacitive touch-sensing technology, which enables

High-performance computing tackles hepatitis

January 9, 2012 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing has received a High-Performance Computing Innovation Excellence Award for crunching hepatitis C virus data on its experimental MATLAB computing resource.

Electrochem Announces Completion of Micro Power Electronics Acquisition

January 9, 2012 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Electrochem Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc. announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Micro Power Electronics. In connection with this transaction, Electrochem paid $60 million in cash and...

Five Questions with Don Schneider of Microchip Technology

January 9, 2012 7:06 am | Podcasts | Comments

Don Schneider of Microchip’s Advanced Microcontroller Architecture Division joins me for this edition of 5 Questions. We’ll discuss Microchip Technology’s low-power PIC24F “GA3” family microcontroller (MCU) family which features

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