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New British technology will cut the cost of LED lighting

February 7, 2012 4:51 am | News | Comments

Plessey has acquired CamGaN Limited, a University of Cambridge spin-out formed to commercialisenovel technologies for the growth of gallium nitride (GaN) high-brightness LEDs on large-area silicon substrates.

Humana's 4th-qtr profit rises, lifts forecast

February 6, 2012 5:05 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Humana Inc. said Monday its fourth-quarter profit surged 86 percent on the strength of higher-than-expected Medicare Advantage enrollment and continued low use of its health care services.The health insurer also raised its earnings expectations for 2012 to a range of $7.50 to $7.70 per share,...

Configurable power supply series extended up to 2500 Watts

February 3, 2012 5:23 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

XP Power has announced the fleXPower X15 and XM15 series of multiple output configurable AC-DC power supplies that suit high power medical and IT/industrial applications. The X15 series complies with the internationally recognized EN/UL 60950 safety specification for IT and …


VARTA Microbattery Wins “Top Innovator 2011" in Prestigious, German Competition

February 2, 2012 11:30 am | News | Comments

As a result of intense research efforts, VARTA Microbattery succeeded in developing new Lithium-Ion cells that were both small in size and 30% higher in energy density than comparable products. “The Li-Ion cells in this format offer a reliable and robust energy source and are superior to conventional Li-Ion cells”, Herbert Schein CEO VARTA Microbattery states.

Rechargeable Li-Ion cells feature high energy density and extended battery life

February 2, 2012 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery GmbH has announced a new line of rechargeable Lithium ion batteries. The new CoinPower family of cells deliver 3.7V with available capacities ranging from 40mAh to 80mAh at 1C rate. The smallest cell measures only 12mm in diameter, 5mm in height and weighs in at a mere 1.4 grams.

February 2012: Medical Electronics Resource Guide

February 2, 2012 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out the February 2012 Medical Electronics Resource Guide.

Yakovlev joins biomedical engineering department, named Fellow of the Optical Society

February 1, 2012 11:23 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Vladislav V. Yakovlev, who joined the faculty as professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in January, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). He is...

ThreadX RTOS and NetX Duo TCP-IP Stack Enhance Cortex-M4 Performance

February 1, 2012 4:35 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic announced that it has ported its popular ThreadX RTOS and NetX TCP/IP stack to support a wide range of processors based on ARM’s Cortex-M4.


COM Express Type 6 Module Features Low-Power Intel Processors

January 31, 2012 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

congatec AG, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, announces the conga-TS67, a new low-power module for advanced designs.

Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces the Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit with High-Speed Analog

January 31, 2012 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics announced the Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit with High-Speed Analog, supporting Xilinx’s 7 series Targeted Design Platforms. As the demand for faster processing of wideband analog signals continues to rise...

14-Bit ADCs with JESD204B Serial Outputs Sample Up to 500 Ms-S

January 30, 2012 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation introduced what it asserts are the industry’s fastest, lowest power single and dual channel 14-bit analog-to-digital converters with JESD204B serial outputs. These serial output ADCs provide

Atom-Based COM Express Module Speeds Time-to-Market

January 30, 2012 4:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Portwell Technology announces the 95mm x 95mm (3.74? x 3.74?) compact PCOM-B218VG, including the Intel Atom processor N2000 and D2000 series and the Intel NM10 Express chipset.

Electronics giant Philips posts Q4 loss of $211M

January 30, 2012 4:05 am | by TOBY STERLING - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips Electronics NV, the Dutch electronics manufacturer, posted a fourth-quarter loss on Monday as it wrote down overpriced inventory at its lighting arm, customers postponed purchases of its medical imaging machines, and it suffered new losses at its television business.Chief...


CandM Corporation Bolsters Sales and Marketing and Engineering Departments

January 30, 2012 3:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

CandM Corporation, a vertically integrated manufacturer of bulk cable, coil cords, and cable assemblies, has announced the appointment of two industry veterans to their sales and marketing and engineering departments.

Hidalgo launches mobile health monitor

January 30, 2012 12:25 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Hidalgo has launched its next generation range of mobile products that monitor human health. The new Equivital EQ02 LifeMonitor incorporates a miniaturised body-worn sensor designed on a ‘wear and forget’ principle that senses, records, processes and transmits data from the …

Linear Actuator Replaces Existing Size 17 Units

January 27, 2012 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has released a new version of the 36-mm G4 linear actuator. This configuration includes a special adapter plate that allows the smaller 36-mm OD unit to replace existing size 17 hybrid stepper motor linear actuators. The

MicroOLED introduces highest pixel density OLED microdisplay

January 27, 2012 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroOLED introduced a new 5.4 million pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal, low power consumption OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Display) microdisplay on silicon for applications demanding high picture quality, such as professional camera and camcorder equipment...

SynCardia Selected as a Finalist for the 2012 MEDTEC Europe Innovation Awards

January 27, 2012 4:05 am | News | Comments

SynCardia Systems ( announced that it has been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in the European medical device industry.

Digi-Key Corporation Signs Global Distribution Agreement with LEMO

January 26, 2012 8:13 am | News | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and LEMO announced the companies have signed an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute LEMO’s product worldwide.

Renco Electronics Releases New Surface Mount Inductor

January 26, 2012 8:06 am | Renco Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

As more details of our lives are converted into digital formats, demand for computing devices and network systems will continue to rise. With critical information (i.e. medical health records) now available in electronic form, professionals and individuals require their devices and networks to be secure and reliable.

Online Voting Begins for "America's Next Top Energy Innovator"

January 26, 2012 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Americans will pick the most innovative start-up companies using laboratory inventions to create new businesses, products

Battery Fuel Gauge: Factual or Fallacy?

January 25, 2012 12:12 pm | by Isidor Buchmann, CEO & founder of Cadex Electronics Inc.,; | Articles | Comments

People may imagine the battery as being an energy storage device that is similar to a fuel tank dispensing liquid fuel. For simplicity reasons, a battery can be seen as such; however, measuring stored energy from an electrochemical device is far more complex. The battery fuel gauge is generally poorly understood in the medical field, and this article describes the challenges of measuring energy in a battery.

'Worm speak' uses chemicals to communicate

January 25, 2012 11:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A study reports that a species of roundworms combine chemical fragments to create precise molecular messages that control social behavior. Study unravels 'worm speak' that uses chemicals to communicate.

MEMS Industry Group Launches MEMS Executive Congress Europe

January 25, 2012 11:13 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will host its first MEMS Executive Congress® Europe, March 20, 2012 in Zurich. This European edition of MIG’s highly successful executive event features an opening presentation by MIG Managing Director Karen Lightman, keynotes by Audi AG and STMicroelectronics, and panels on innovative uses of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) in both established and emerging markets

Visure Solutions’ IRQA Offers Requirements Engineering Solution for Embedded Systems

January 25, 2012 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Visure Solutions today announced the release of IRQA Systems Engineering Template, an IRQA extension designed to address the challenges of increasingly complex embedded software systems.

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