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International Micro Assembly Meeting Comes to Berlin

May 19, 2011 8:56 am | Comments

On September 29, 2011, Finetech will hold the 8th International User Meeting “micro assembly” in Berlin. This series of events aims at prospects, users and experts alike and has become a fixed point of the annual industry calendar, attracting a steadily growing number of visitors. Like last year, the focus will be on trends and challenges in the micro assembly sector.

Collaborative Innovation Drives Economic Growth

May 19, 2011 7:57 am | Comments

In my role as the CEO of a global technology company, I’m often asked to reveal the secret to market growth. When I think of what drives our brand and our interaction with customers two words come to mind: collaborative innovation. I define this as “innovation with a purpose” aiming to fully capitalize on technology’s promise to create new markets and enhance lives.

Multi-Touch Technology Supports Android OS

May 19, 2011 4:33 am | Comments

Stantum, a leading developer of multi-touch technology, announced today that its patented Interpolated Voltage Sensing Matrix (IVSM) technology now supports Google's Android operating system. IVSM technology's native compatibility with Android's multi-touch framework is being showcased on a demonstration kit in Stantum's booth (#1354) at the SID Display Week exhibition in Los Angeles.

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TriQuint Semiconductor, Agilent Technologies Collaborate on Next-Generation Wireless Design Flow

May 19, 2011 4:29 am | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor and Agilent Technologies announced results on their collaboration for building next-generation RF solutions. This includes enhanced TriQuint process design kits with support for Agilent’s Advanced Design System 2011 EDA software and the development of an ADS RF Module PDK for TriQuint’s RFIC/MMIC and RF Module integrated design flow.

Partnership to Deliver Breakthrough Connected Lighting Solution

May 18, 2011 7:28 am | Comments

GreenWave Reality, an innovator in home energy management and automation systems, today announced that it has partnered with NXP Semiconductors ( NASDAQ: NXPI ) to provide a breakthrough, intelligent lighting control and management solution that can be utilized by manufacturers of energy-efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) and solid state (SSL) lighting.

Open-Source Integrated Development Environment Delivers Cross-Platform Support for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows

May 18, 2011 7:17 am | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced its next-generation, open-source integrated development environment — the MPLAB X IDE — with cross-platform support for Linux, Mac OS and Windows operating systems. New features include the ability to manage multiple projects and tools with simultaneous debugging, an advanced editor, visual call graphs and code completion.

Researchers Discover the Physical and Chemical Properties of Memristors

May 18, 2011 5:32 am | Comments

( ZDNet ) - Scientists at HP and the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered the physical and chemical properties of the memristor, a likely component of future memory and computational circuitry. Using highly-focused X-rays, the researchers gained unprecedented understanding of a device they already knew how to make and use , but without a clear idea of the underlying mechanism.

3D Systems Brings BlablabLAB to Maker Faire

May 18, 2011 5:23 am | Comments

3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC) announced today that it plans to host the new sensation in 3D performance art, blablabLAB, at the Bay Area Maker Faire on May 21st-22nd, 2011, in the Show Barn at the San Mateo County Fair Grounds. blablabLAB became an instant youtube and engadget hit after posting their "be your own souvenir" video.

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Premier Farnell, Johanson Group Sign Global Franchise Distribution Agreement

May 18, 2011 4:33 am | Comments

Premier Farnell announced a global franchise distribution agreement with Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics, a leading specialist in the design and supply of ceramic solutions and a comprehensive range of RF specific applications. Premier Farnell customers will now have global access to Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics’ expansive portfolio of high frequency ceramic solutions for cellular, WLAN, Bluetooth, RF/microwave, millimetre wave, and fibre optic applications, as well as custom high frequency ceramic solutions.

WEBINAR: LTE Raises the Bar: Is the Telecom Industry Rising to the Challenge?

May 17, 2011 8:57 am | Comments

Recent research performed on the wireless test equipment market has shown that LTE technology and backhaul that is being developed for 3G and 4G networks are among the most significant trends in this arena. These networks are known to be very centralized in their management. Networks are expected to become more dispersed as the industry moves to LTE, creating a number of quality related issues.

Energy Harvesting for Automotive Applications

May 17, 2011 8:34 am | Comments

Energy harvesters do not necessarily make sense in all potential applications where a battery is replaced. Battery technology is continuously advancing and due to volumes achieved, the price points reached are at levels where harvesters cannot compete. That is not always the case though as, energy harvesting is well fitted to niche markets where battery replacement is not an option.

Energy Savings in Intelligent Management Systems for Solar farms

May 17, 2011 8:31 am | Comments

Small, low consumption power supplies are critical for alternative energies The formerly “green” energy efficiency topics are now a main stream issue – and not just post Fukushima. Solar and wind power continue to gain ground as alternatives to fossil fuel energy. New technologies in both control systems and power modules allow these new methods of energy harvesting to be more efficient, to generate cleaner power and at the same time reduce the costs of implementation and maintenance by using low energy / low consumption management devices.

Smart Meters and a Smarter Grid

May 17, 2011 8:21 am | Comments

Have you heard of smart meters? Do you understand them? If so, you've had a leg up on me until now. I've heard of smart meters here and there from the odd news article or website, but to me the grapevine has been more like an invisible beehive: all buzz and no honey. Where are they? Why don't I have one yet, and will I have to buy it to be part of the system? Do they really save energy? Is Big Brother counting my kilowatts for me now, or what? These are the questions that don't keep me up at night, but I suspect more and more people are asking.

Single Board Computers and LCDs Paired to Create Performance-Matched Kits

May 17, 2011 7:40 am | Comments

Avnet Embedded Americas, part of Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), introduces Performance Matched Kits , a complete portfolio of motherboard, display, peripheral and support products from world-class manufacturers that eliminates the need to source individual components, develop cables and spend precious time and resources validating hardware.

3M Demonstrates Innovative Display Film Solutions During SID Display Week 2011

May 17, 2011 6:22 am | Comments

Taking energy efficiency in electronic devices a step further, the 3M Optical Systems Division today provided a sneak preview of its energy efficiency exhibit highlights that will be featured during SID Display Week 2011, to be held May 16-20 in Los Angeles, Calif. Demonstrating how the company's films make today’s electronic devices more efficient, without sacrificing display performance, 3M will showcase its latest energy efficiency films for tablets, handheld devices, notebooks, monitors and LCD TVs.

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