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Direct-Drive Rotary Stages Ideal for Rotary Testing

August 1, 2011 7:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Aerotech’s APR series rotary stages employ precision-machined and ground stage parts coupled with high-precision angular contact bearings and an Aerotech direct-drive motor to produce exceptionally low error motions...

Voltage Rating of Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Doubled

August 1, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed the technology needed to manufacture a tantalum polymer capacitor with a voltage rating of 125V...

128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit Low Power Asynchronous SRAMs Have 32-bit Bus Widths

August 1, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced 128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit MoBL (More Battery Life) Asynchronous SRAMs with 32-bit bus widths. The SRAMs cater to applications in telecommunications, computers, peripherals, and consumer, medical and military domains to

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GEM Premier 4000 PAK Cartridges for Use on the GEM Premier 4000 System: Class I Recall - Innaccurate Results

August 1, 2011 6:22 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Potassium test results too low when compared to a reference analyzer, which may lead to inappropriate patient treatment and may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.

Yale Students’ Trip to Rainforest Yields New Way to Degrade Plastic

August 1, 2011 2:23 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Organisms discovered by Yale undergraduates growing within fungi in the Amazon Rainforest can degrade polyurethane, a findings that may lead to innovative ways to reduce waste in the world's landfills.

Cooper Industries Announces Acquisition of Martek Power

July 29, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Cooper Industries plc announced the acquisition of Martek Power, a manufacturer of power electronic components for approximately €130 million (inclusive of assumed debt). Martek specializes in the manufacture of highly specialized power management devices...

Compression loadcell provides force sensing for 'smart' consumer appliances

July 29, 2011 11:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Variohm Eurosensor has released a packaged compression loadcell from Measurement Specialities (MEAS) that combines MEMs strain-gauge sensor technology with high-volume manufacturing techniques to provide force sensing for a new class of ?smart? consumer-appliance, business-equipment and...

AC-DC Switching Power Supplies Are Presented as Cost Effective

July 29, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cosel announced its new PLA Series of 300-W and 600-W AC/DC switching power supplies. These power supplies offer the same reliability as the company’s PBA Sereis but at a lower cost profile. The units are suited for

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International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) program finalized and registration now open

July 29, 2011 4:33 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The SMTA and Chip Scale Review magazine are pleased to announce the presentation line-up for the 8th Annual International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference. The IWLPC will be held October 3-6, 2011 at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, California. Registration is now available...

TI?s NexFET power packaging: a closer look

July 29, 2011 2:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

TI?s recent announcement about volume production of their PowerStackTM packaging technology, gives iMicronews the opportunity to discuss this packaging, as well as the NexFET power MOSFET technology behind it, with Matt Romig TI?s Analog Packaging Productization Manager.

Headgear Turns Thought into Motion

July 28, 2011 10:32 pm | by LabEquipment | Videos | Comments

Mind-machine interface could lead to new life-changing technologies for millions of people. "Brain cap" technology allows users to turn their thoughts into motion. Source: Univ. of Maryland read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news-Headgear-Turns-Thought-into-Motion-072811.aspx

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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