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New method defibrillates heart with much less pain

July 13, 2011 10:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell scientists have helped develop a new method to end life-threatening heart fibrillations with much less pain and potential damage. Their study is published in Nature.

Manufacturing Successes and Changing Role of Design are Highlights of 2011 DFMA Forum

July 13, 2011 9:57 am | News | Comments

With U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse providing a video address on manufacturing’s key role in boosting the American economy, the 2011 International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) in Warwick, R.I., quickly established that early product design strategies are the new business model for competitive companies.

Mobile Display Operates on Single USB Cable

July 13, 2011 9:43 am | News | Comments

iKey announced the release of the FP10-USB flat-panel display powered by a single USB cable. The 10.4-inch display has a slim polycarbonate case and an operating temperature of 0C to +40C.


MCUs Integrate USB and High-Precision Analog

July 13, 2011 9:14 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel announced additional features to the already-successful 8/16-bit AVR XMEGA microcontroller (MCU) family with the industry’s lowest power consumption of 100nA with 5µS wake-up time.

Green 250 W Power Supplies

July 13, 2011 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas, a group company of the TDK Corporation, has introduced a new line of “green” 250-watt power supplies that comply with the European energy saving requirements...

SiTime introduces industry?s first MEMS VCTCXO with ±0.5 PPM stability

July 12, 2011 12:25 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

VCTCXO products with 1 to 220 MHz frequencies, industrial temperature and 500 fs jitter are optimized for telecom, networking, and wireless applications.

Medicare's Straube joins NxStage board

July 12, 2011 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Former Medicare official Barry M. Straube has been named to the board of directors at Lawrence medical device company NxStage Medical Inc.

Cerulean launches Phase 2 study on lung cancer treatment

July 12, 2011 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Cerulean Pharma Inc., a Cambridge company developing tumor-targeted nanopharmaceuticals, today said it has dosed the first patients in a Phase 2 clinical trial of its main drug candidate CRLX101, a potential therapy for non-small cell lung cancer.


McBurney to lead Accelerated Cure Project for MS

July 12, 2011 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit organization in Waltham focused on supporting development of treatments and a cure for multiple sclerosis, has appointed Robert McBurney as CEO of the national nonprofit organization.

Advanced Roller Pinion Technology Provides Increased Accuracy for Motion Control Applications

July 12, 2011 11:05 am | by Dave Hein, Nexen Group, Inc., | Articles | Comments

Rack and pinion technology is commonly used in linear motion systems to convert rotary motion into linear motion. Providing versatile operation, rack and pinion systems can be employed in a variety of motion control applications, ranging from cutting systems to medical and robotics applications. A traditional rack and pinion system is

Surface-Mount Fuses Provide High I2t Characteristics

July 12, 2011 10:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

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 high-voltage, high-current designs....

Atmel Samples ARM-based Microcontroller With 1MB Embedded Flash

July 12, 2011 8:36 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation today announced early sampling of its 32-bit ARM Cortex -M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs) with 1MB embedded Flash and 128KB SRAM. The new Atmel SAM3S16 Cortex-M3 MCU offers high performance, low power and large memory density...

Air Power: New Device Captures Ambient Electromagnetic Energy to Drive Small Electronic Devices

July 12, 2011 5:29 am | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a way to capture and harness energy transmitted by such sources as radio and television transmitters, cell phone networks and satellite communications systems.


Sapphire Substrates for LED: The big move toward 6" has already started

July 12, 2011 1:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Live Webcast on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM PDT

Newport to acquire Ophir Optronics

July 11, 2011 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Another consolidatory step in the photonics industry, as Newport agrees a $230M cash purchase of the Israeli metrology and instrumentation firm.

ORBexpress Extends Support to QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.5

July 11, 2011 11:15 am | News | Comments

Objective Interface Systems announced that its ORBexpress product supports the QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS) 6.5.

Joint Venture For Newly Approved Sensium 'Digital Plaster'

July 11, 2011 10:51 am | News | Comments

Toumaz Limited has established a new joint venture with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong’s company California Capital Equity, to expand the commercialisation and distribution of the Sensium Digital Plaster.

Adhesion Promotion Technology Solves Many Polymeric Material Challenges

July 11, 2011 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Specialty Coating Systems introduced a new adhesion promotion technology – SCS AdPro Poly. The technology was specially engineered to solve the adhesion challenges of many polymeric materials, including

Consumer electronics focused motion sensor supplier, Qualtré Inc., announced that with their successful demonstration of the world?s first tri-axial solid-state silicon BAW (b...

July 11, 2011 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Achieving better CoO by further enhancing productivity and yield for high-volume manufacturing of HB LED chips.

Tony Ieraci Joins DYMAX as Marketing Communications Manager

July 11, 2011 5:53 am | News | Comments

DYMAX Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Ieraci as Marketing Communications Manager. Tony will report to Stephen LaCroce, Director of Strategic Marketing, and will be responsible for creation and implementation of the global communications programs that most effectively describe and promote DYMAX’s brand, products, and services. 

Digital SD Card Features both SLC and MLC Flash Architectures

July 11, 2011 4:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Apacer is launching a new industrial SD card designed for embedded systems in harsh storage environments. The new industrial SD card features high reliability, high storage and resistance to extended temperatures.

Next generation battery-less wireless tracking approved for US

July 8, 2011 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

VICTORIA-based bluechiip says the US Federal Communications Commission has granted it a waiver, allowing its wireless technology to operate in specified restricted frequency bands.

SpringLeaf jumps on $4M more for Series B round

July 8, 2011 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Just a few months after coming out of stealth, SpringLeaf Therapeutics Inc. of Boston, a maker of combination drug delivery devices and therapeutic products, has bumped up its initial $15 million Series B fundraise to $19 million, the company reported.

Flywheel Systems Offer a Green Alternative to Power Protection

July 8, 2011 9:33 am | by by Dann McKeraghan, VYCON ( | Blogs | Comments

When disaster strikes from harsh weather environments, power surges, or rolling blackouts, mission critical computing systems and manufacturing processes are at the highest risk of going down.

Waterproof RF Connectors for Medical Applications

July 8, 2011 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF connectors manufactures a wide range of standard RF connectors suitable for medical applications.

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