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Collaborative 'Metasurfaces' Grant to Merge Classical and Quantum Physics

May 2, 2014 8:51 am | by Caroline Perry, Harvard University | News | Comments

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to lead a multidisciplinary effort that will merge research in classical and quantum physics and accelerate the development of advanced optical technologies...                           

New Guidance System Could Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Catherine Kolf & Vanessa McMains, Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a computerized process that could make minimally invasive surgery more accurate and streamlined using equipment already common in the operating room.In a report published recently in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology...

NeoScale High-Speed Mezzanine System from Molex

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Molex Incorporated | News | Comments

Molex has announced its NeoScale High-Speed Mezzanine System. Delivering remarkably clean signal integrity at data rates of 28+ Gbps, the modular mezzanine interconnect is designed for high-density printed circuit board (PCB) mezzanine applications with limited PCB real estate...

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Nordson ASYMTEK Wins Awards for Its Spectrum II Dispensing System

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Nordson ASYMTEK | News | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has announced that it received both the Service Excellence Award (SEA) and the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award at IPC APEX 2014. This is the 10th time in the 11-year history of the Service Excellence Awards that Nordson ASYMTEK has won. The NPI Award was presented to Nordson ASYMTEK for its new Spectrum II dispensing system...

Macro Sensors Considers Temperature When Specifying LVDT Linear Position Sensors

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Macro Sensors | News | Comments

Macrosensors has announced that the LVDT linear position sensor remains a reliable tool for linear position feedback for various laboratory, industrial, military, and aerospace applications. LVDT position sensors are capable of providing linear displacement measurements from micro inches to 2 feet with high accuracy while operating over a wide range of temperatures...

Thermoelectric Generator on Glass Fabric for Wearable Electronic Devices

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Byung Jin Cho, Professor of Electrical Engineering, KAIST | News | Comments

Wearable computers or devices have been hailed as the next generation of mobile electronic gadgets, from smart watches to smart glasses to smart pacemakers. For electronics to be worn by a user, they must be light, flexible, and equipped with a power source, which could be a portable, long-lasting battery or no battery at all but a generator...

Unavoidable Disorder Used to Build Nanolaser

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Gertie Skaarup, University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | News | Comments

Researchers the world round are working to develop optical chips, where light can be controlled with nanostructures. These could be used for future circuits based on light (photons) instead of electron - that is photonics instead of electronics. But it has proved to be impossible to achieve perfect photonic nanostructures: they are inevitably a little bit imperfect...

Jet Search Cut Short; New Satellite Spots Objects

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Rob Griffith & Scott McDonald, Associated Press | News | Comments

Planes and ships searching for debris suspected of being from the missing Malaysian jetliner failed to find any Thursday before bad weather cut their hunt short, as Thailand said one of its satellites had spotted hundreds of objects in the area...

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New member added to the Balluff Group

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Balluff Group | News | Comments

Sensor Technologie München GmbH (STM) recently joined the Balluff Group. As development and technology partners in the area of specialty photoelectric sensors, the companies are connected by a long-standing cooperation venture. With the integration of Balluff STM, the area of sensor miniaturization for industrial automation will be further expanded...

Agilent Technologies to Feature Wireless Communication Design and Test Solutions

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced it will show its newest wireless design and test solutions that address present and future test technology challenges in  LTE, LTE-A, and 3GPP, Releases 11 and 12, at Mobile World Congress, February 24-27, Barcelona, Spain. The design and test solutions focus on the higher-capacity capabilities...

Sequans Wins Two Designs for LTE Devices in the Bid for China Telecom’s Commercial Launch

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sequans Communications & Datang Mobile | News | Comments

4G chipmaker Sequans Communications has announced that two of its device manufacturing partners in China, Datang Mobile and DareGlobal, have been awarded contracts to provide Sequans-powered TD-LTE end user devices to China Telecom for the operator’s commercial launch of TD-LTE service beginning in Q2...

Groundbreaking Optical Device Could Enhance Optical Information Processing, Computers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Joe Seltzer, Washington University | News | Comments

At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a result of the way sound waves travel around the curved surface. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have used the same phenomenon to build an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler...

Take Big Ideas to the Cloud with TI’s Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the latest addition to its popular microcontroller LaunchPad ecosystem – the Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad. This Internet of Things (IoT), innovative platform...

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Sunrise Micro Devices Partners with Wicentric

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sunrise Micro Devices | News | Comments

Sunrise Micro Devices (SMD) has partnered with Wicentric to develop powerful and efficient protocol stack software optimized for CORDIO BT4 radio core, SMD’s first radio core offering from the CORDIO family of sub-volt wireless products. This solution provides...

GaN Systems Appoints Jim Witham as CEO

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by GaN Systems | News | Comments

GaN Systems has announced the appointment of Jim Witham as CEO of the corporation. GaN Systems’ power conversion devices, based on its proprietary Island Technology, are being commercialized in 2014 and the company is expanding globally. Co-founders Girvan Patterson and John Roberts will continue in their current roles as President and Chief Technical Officer, respectively...

Incognito Software Appoints Pete Koat as Chief Technology Officer

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Incognito Software | News | Comments

Incognito Software has announced that Pete Koat has been appointed to the position of chief technology officer. In this role, Koat will be responsible for defining the strategic agenda for the company’s product line, including developing product roadmaps based on market trends, identifying functional requirements with customers, and contributing to relevant industry standards...

Feds Reach Out to Kids Over Online Predators

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Amy Taxin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases.Immigration and Customs Enforcement will send agents to school auditoriums and community centers across the country to teach teens and tweens — and their parents — how to be safer online and steer clear of Internet predators...

PSA Peugeot Citroën and IBM to Launch “Connected Services” for the Car of the Future

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by PSA Peugeot Citroën & IBM | News | Comments

PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced plans to use IBM Big Data and Analytics and IBM MobileFirst solutions to launch a new era of connected vehicles that deliver customized services. The rapid adoption of mobile devices is redefining customer expectations in all areas of life, including transportation. The need to be constantly connected is transforming...

Atmel Launching New Embedded Processing, Connectivity, & Software & Tools Solutions

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Agnes Toan, Atmel | News | Comments

Atmel Corporation has announced that the company is unveiling a number of new products that will drive smart, connected devices in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) at Embedded World held in Nuremberg, Germany, February 25-27. Atmel's new products and demonstrations...

Tiny Power Generator Runs on Spit

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Justine E. Mink, Penn State | News | Comments

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers. Bruce E. Logan, Evan Pugh Professor and Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering, Penn State, credited the idea to fellow researcher Justine E. Mink...

IBM Named a Worldwide Leader in IDC MarketScape for Mobile Consulting and Technology Services

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Fabienne Dawson & Doug Fraim, IBM | News | Comments

IBM has announced that IDC has named IBM a leader in the new MarketScape Worldwide Mobile Application Development, Testing, Management, and Infrastructure (mADTMI) Services 2014 Vendor Assessment. Following an evaluation of 14 companies against 117 criteria, IBM was recognized in the “leaders” category in part for its “training and knowledge sharing, range of service capabilities, innovation/research and development pace...

Sondrel to Share Expertise at Mentor Graphics Events

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sondrel | News | Comments

Sondrel has announced that it is participating in two Mentor Graphics events in the USA and Israel. Sondrel’s IC design engineers have completed over 200 complex designs in advanced process geometries down to 14nm. The Mentor Graphics User2User Conference...

Micron Technology Licenses Avago Technologies' 30G SerDes for Hybrid Memory Cube Devices

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Avago Technologies & Micron Technology | News | Comments

Avago Technologies has announced that Micron Technology has licensed Avago's 28nm Low Power 30Gbps Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) IP for use in Micron's next generation Hybrid Memory Cube(HMC) devices. "Avago is an established leader in the development and delivery of high-speed SerDes cores...

SOLiD Chooses Graybar to Open New Distribution Channel for In-Building Wireless Solutions

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Mike Collado, SOLiD & Wendie Larkin, Calysto Communications | News | Comments

SOLiD has announced a new relationship with Graybar. SOLiD’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS) products will now be available to Graybar resellers that deploy in-building wireless solutions to enable cellular and public-safety communications...

Emerson Network Power’s SE600 Series Expanded Beam Connector

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Emerson Network Power | News | Comments

Emerson Network Power has announced the launch of the SE600 Series Expanded Beam (EB) connector for systems in oil and gas exploration and production environments, both offshore and onshore. The Nickel Aluminum Bronze (NAB) or stainless steel construction provides the durability required in environments where exposure to salt water, oil, natural gas, and a variety of harsh chemicals...

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