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Eurocopter Selects Cobham Digital Audio for EC175

March 15, 2012 7:26 am | by Posted by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Comments

Cobham’s Digital Audio Control System (DACS) has been selected as forward-fit for the new Eurocopter EC175. Since 2008, DACS has been forward-fit on more medium and heavy helicopters than any other digital audio system in the world, including the EC135, 635, 225, 725, and 155. The EC175, a seven metric ton-category helicopter, will feature enhanced range and payload capabilities for 12-, 16-, and 18-passenger configurations when it enters service in late 2012.

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Electro Rent Named a 2012 Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan

March 15, 2012 4:54 am | Comments

Electro Rent Corporation announced that it was honored as a Frost & Sullivan 2012 Company of the Year in recognition of the company’s achievements in the North American rental, used and new test equipment market. The award was presented at the Frost & Sullivan North American Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet yesterday evening at the Loews Coronado Bay hotel in San Diego.

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ARM Wants to Put the Internet in Your Umbrella

March 14, 2012 8:15 am | Comments

Chip designer ARM wants to put the internet in your fridge. And it insists this cliche of tech prognostication is no longer just talk. Really.  Yes, ARM sees these as internet devices. Photo: Rev Dan Catt /Flickr On Tuesday, the company unveiled its new ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, a low-power chip designed to connect non-PC electronics and smart sensors across the home and office.

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Smallest 3D Replicas Print Out in Four Minutes

March 14, 2012 7:53 am | by Smaller than a grain of salt, 3D replicas of cathedrals, national landmarks and race cars were printed out layer by layer in about four minutes. It's hard to imagine these intricate details are on a nano-scale and not full-sized. | Comments

Austrian researchers broke the world record for quickest printout of a three-dimensional object in the fast-evolving field of 3D printing. “Until now, this technique used to be quite slow,” said Professor Jürgen Stampfl from the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna).

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Twin Creeks Unwraps New Tool, Process to Slash Silicon Solar PV Costs

March 14, 2012 7:43 am | Comments

A startup company has emerged from stealth mode with a new technology that promises to radically change the game for silicon solar photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing, by taking out almost all the starting material and up-front process costs. Progressing further toward the goal of "grid parity" means continually refining all steps along the solar supply chain, from manufacturing to balance-of-systems.

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Canadian Renewable Energy Makes Big Splash in U.S.

March 14, 2012 7:38 am | Comments

With more hydropower than it can use, Canada sells cheap, clean power to U.S. utilities and has been doing so for years. Now, large transmission projects across the Northeast and Midwest will mean more hydro will be used to meet utilities needs. The debate over the Keystone XL Pipeline has overshadowed news that a different sort of Canadian energy, hydropower, is poised has to take a much bigger role in the East Coast and Midwest markets.

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New Energy Efficient Processor Could Expand the Internet of Things

March 14, 2012 7:32 am | Comments

Likely in the not-too-distant future, many of our appliances, lights, medical equipment and much more will all be connected to the Internet, making up an “Internet of things.” Arm Holdings has unveiled its latest processor that it says is the “world’s most energy-efficient microprocessor” design and will help expand this Internet of things.

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Thinfilm Completes Private Placement; Raises $7.9M

March 13, 2012 11:48 am | Comments

The board of directors of Thin Film Electronics has after close of trading on 12 March 2012 resolved and accomplished a private placement of 25,000,000 new shares in the Company at a price of NOK 1.80 per share, thereby raising NOK 45 million (approximately $7.9M in US Dollars) in new capital. The placement was made pursuant to the existing board authorization to issue shares, as resolved at Thinfilm's annual general meeting on 10 May 2011.

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What Can Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensors Do For You?

March 13, 2012 11:45 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor March 13,2012 | Comments

Join us for a Webinar on March 20 You are cordially invited to join Dr Harry Zervos from IDTechEx for a free webinar on Tuesday 20th March, when he will ask: What Can Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensors Do For You? Dr Zervos will be tackling some of the following topics during this 30 minute presentation: » What is energy harvesting: Basic definition of the technologies encompassed by the term Energy harvesting » Main technologies: A brief overview of some of the main characteristics of multi-modal, piezoelectric, thermoelectric, vibration, solar energy harvesting and wireless sensor networks (WSN) technologies.

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Heat Recovery and Energy Efficiency Good for Pocket and Environment

March 12, 2012 12:02 pm | Comments

Oilon, a privately owned Finnish company, is highlighting how using the most advanced technology in combustion of oil and gas can provide significant savings in overall energy consumption.  Modern oxygen control that compensates changes in ambient temperature and fuel qualities can increase energy efficiency up to 3%.

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Napatech Confirms Frost & Sullivan's Predictions on Strong Gigabit Ethernet Network Growth

March 12, 2012 10:48 am | Comments

Commenting on Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis on the Global Gigabit Ethernet Test Equipment Market that predicts significant growth in mobile backhaul will drive demand for Gigabit Ethernet testing systems, Napatech says that, with 4G services now launching across the globe, demand for high-speed mobile communications and test systems can only get stronger.

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Iridium NEXT Constellation Passes Critical Milestones

March 12, 2012 10:09 am | Comments

With the planned commencement of the launch of its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT, less than 36 months away, Iridium announces the completion of the satellite preliminary design review phase of the program. This phase concludes the preliminary design and specifications for all elements of the satellite system, including payload, main mission antenna, feeder links and cross links.

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Siano Expands Operations with Opening of Japan Office and Launch of New Products for Japanese Mobile DTV Market

March 12, 2012 10:02 am | Comments

Siano announced the establishment of its new office in Japan. Located in the heart of Tokyo, the new Siano office will provide marketing, sales and technical support to the growing number of customers and partners in the region. Siano is also rolling out a family of new receiver chips designed to serve Japan’s mobile and portable DTV markets, as well as the ISDB-Tmm market, Japan's new mobile Pay-TV initiative.

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TIA 2012: Inside the Network - Addressing the Future of Broadband Networks

March 12, 2012 6:51 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) invited media to attend TIA 2012: Inside the Network—the international event exploring critical aspects of the global communications network. Taking place June 5-7 in Dallas, Texas, the TIA Conference and Exhibition will address the future of The Network by uniting the people, products and companies that propel and enable the global communications experience.

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Azimuth Systems Enhances Field-to-Lab Real World Wireless Test Solution

March 12, 2012 5:51 am | Comments

Azimuth Systems announced robust enhancements to its popular Azimuth Field-to-Lab (FTL) solution. This latest release of FTL offers new features that allow customers to better visualize the radio environment, profile channel conditions, and more accurately recreate “real world” conditions in the lab using Azimuth’s integrated (open) automation platform, Testbuilder.

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