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Zinc Oxide Microwires Improve Performance of Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Through the Piezo-phototronic Effect

October 31, 2011 6:02 am | News | Comments

Researchers have used zinc oxide microwires to significantly improve the efficiency at which gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (LED) convert electricity to ultraviolet light. The devices are believed to be the first LEDs whose performance has been enhanced...

Movea Executive Vice President to Moderate the MEMS Technology Showcase at the MEMS Executive Congress 2011

October 31, 2011 5:25 am | News | Comments

Bryan Hoadley, Executive Vice President of Movea will be moderating the first “MEMS Technology Showcase,” a panel discussion where companies present a variety of the most unique and compelling MEMS-enabled applications in the marketplace.

Zinc Oxide Microwires Improve Performance of Light-Emitting Diodes

October 31, 2011 4:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have used zinc oxide microwires to significantly improve the efficiency at which gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (LED) convert electricity to ultraviolet light.

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Olympus risks lawsuits unless probe truly independent: TSE

October 28, 2011 10:37 am | by Nathan Layne and Tim Kelly, Reuters | News | Comments

Olympus Corp risks possible lawsuits unless a planned probe of acquisitions at the heart of a scandal engulfing the endoscope maker is truly independent, the head of the Tokyo Stock Exchange warned Friday.

Physician Prescriptions for ZOLL LifeVest Top 50,000

October 28, 2011 10:32 am | News | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZOLL Medical Corporation (NasdaqGS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that more than 50,000 patients at high risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) have been prescribed the LifeVest® Wearable Defibrillator.

Toroidal Power Transformers Target Demanding Medical Applications

October 28, 2011 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Standex Electronics toroidal power transformers are designed for the demanding needs of medical applications, including protecting sensitive medical devices in patient care environments. They are available as bare toroids which can be integrated into the devices themselves, or installed in enclosures with options to

OEM Electronics Design Development and Manufacturing for Medical Applications

October 28, 2011 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Medical Applications Business Unit of the Berliner Glas Group now offers custom OEM development of electronics. This broadens its expertise as a supplier of optical components, opto-mechanics...

Digi-Key Announces Stock of Emerson Network Power Configurable Power Supplies

October 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. announced the global addition of Emerson Network Power configurable power supplies to an already impressive listing of quality Emerson products. Emerson Network Power offers a broad range of standard and configurable power supply...

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European Medical Providers Continue to Adopt GE Healthcare’s Vscan in Effort to Transform Their Traditional Healthcare Systems

October 27, 2011 11:49 am | News | Comments

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare’s latest commitment to improving patient care and the global healthcare delivery system was announced today in Milan, Italy as the Lombardia Ministry of Health (MoH) purchased 135 units of GE Healthcare’s pocket-sized, ultrasound medical imaging device Vscan...

CooperVision Avaira Toric Soft Contact Lenses: Class 1 Recall- Unintended Residue on Lenses

October 27, 2011 7:35 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Presence of a silicone oil residue on lenses from certain lots of may cause range of symptoms such as hazy, blurry vision, discomfort to eye injuries requiring medical treatment.

Two-Piece Battery Connector Features Two-Way Insertion Capability

October 27, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokowo’s new two piece battery connector allows both horizontal and vertical blade insertion, as well as increased flexibility in designs. For reliability, the receptacle side features dual beam contact...

Molex Unveils its High-Performance, Cost-Effective MediSpec™ Medical Plastic Circular (MPC) System at MD & M Minneapolis

October 27, 2011 6:24 am | News | Comments

LISLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Molex Incorporated introduced today the MediSpec™ Medical Plastic Circular (MPC) Connector and Cable System featuring the world-class LFH™ (low force helix) contact design for a high-performance and affordable alternative to typical medical circular connectors. The MediSpec MPC system, which will be showcased at MD&M Minneapolis, MN, November 2 – 3, booth 445,

Medtronic probes insulin pump risks

October 27, 2011 6:15 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Medtronic Inc has asked software security experts to investigate the safety of its insulin pumps, as a new claim surfaced that at least one of its devices could be hacked to dose diabetes patients with potentially lethal amounts of insulin. While there are no known examples of such a cyber attack on a medical device, Medtronic told Reuters that it was doing "everything it can" to address the security flaws.

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Reused pacemakers safe option in poor countries

October 27, 2011 6:09 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Recycled pacemakers donated from U.S. funeral homes could offer a safe way to get the heart devices to people in the developing world who otherwise might not be able to afford them, a U.S. study said. An estimated 1 million to 2 million people around the world die...

Mouser Unveils Newest Medical Applications Product Knowledge Site

October 26, 2011 12:11 pm | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics today announces the launch of its second Medical Applications Product Knowledge Center (PKC) training site devoted to medical therapies. In keeping with Mouser’s objective to keep design engineers informed about the latest products and new design possibilities in the increasingly complex and demanding medical arena...

Atmel Unveils Fifth-Generation ARM Cortex-M4 based Flash Microcontroller Family

October 26, 2011 7:45 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, is sampling the Atmel SAM4S16, the first device in the Cortex-M4 processor-based family, to lead customers. With a continued commitment to its ARM-processor-based MCU offerings, Atmel is also unveiling its fifth generation Cortex-M4 based Flash MCUs.

Compact 10 W DC-DC Converter Meets 3rd Edition IEC60601 Medical Specification for Patient Connected Equipment

October 26, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today announced the JHM10 series of board mounted compact isolated 10 W DC-DC converters. Meeting the ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005 / IEC60601-1 3rd edition medical safety standard...

Inclinometer Line Features Rugged and Super-rugged Versions

October 25, 2011 2:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL’s ACCELENS (ACS) inclinometers are now available in two major product lines. The first of these is designed primarily for industrial environments and features a tough fiber-reinforced PBT plastic housings and fully-encapsulated electronic components. These devices can

Non-Contacting Rotary Position Sensor Performs in Harsh Environments

October 25, 2011 1:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced the availability of a new non-contacting magnetic rotary position sensor which is asserted to help increase product lifespan and reliability of applications that operate in harsh and high vibration environments.

Medtronic heart device has safety issues: FDA staff

October 25, 2011 11:28 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - U.S. reviewers said a Medtronic Inc device was effective for treating a common heart rhythm disorder, but they raised concerns about its safety. Medtronic's Cardiac Ablation System is designed to treat persistent atrial fibrillation...

Companies & Markets: Global Home Healthcare Equipment Market Forecast to Increase at a CAGR of 6 per cent During the Period 2010-2017

October 25, 2011 11:06 am | News | Comments

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Home Healthcare Equipment Market to 2017 - Increased Prevalence of Chronic Diseases in the Elderly Population to Stimulate Growth. The global home healthcare equipment market was valued at $32.6 billion in 2010...

US Women’s Health Imaging System Market to Grow to Nearly $1.2 Billion by 2016

October 25, 2011 10:51 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) ultrasound system segment of the overall women’s health imaging system market in the United States

Healthcare Interconnect Solutions

October 25, 2011 10:27 am | by Steve Sheehan, Director of Medical Business Development, Hypertronics | Articles | Comments

As the exorbitant cost of healthcare in United States continues to cartwheel out of control, the medical community is today demanding a much healthier ROI across the boards from the technology solutions that it deploys across multiple disciplines.

Boost Charger IC Empowers Nanoenergy Harvesting

October 25, 2011 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TI boost charger for nano (ultra low) power energy harvesting manages the microwatts to milliwatts of power generated from a number of sources and stores the extracted energy in various storage elements, including Li-ion batteries and super capacitors.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Richard Macary of SelectConnect on Laser Direct Structuring

October 25, 2011 6:00 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Richard Macary, President of SelectConnect Technologies, about Laser Direct Structuring and three-dimensional molded interconnect devices.

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