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Scientists Achieve First Direct Observations of Excitons in Motion

April 16, 2014 10:14 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A quasiparticle called an exciton — responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits — has been understood theoretically for decades. But exciton movement within materials has never been directly observed...

Agilent Technologies Announces Fourth NanoMeasure Scientific Symposium

April 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced that NanoMeasure 2014, a scientific symposium, will take...

RF Micro Devices to Webcast Quarterly Earnings Conference Call

April 15, 2014 1:14 pm | by RFMD | News | Comments

North Carolina – RFMD will host a conference call to review fiscal 2014 fourth quarter financial...

Beam on Target!

April 15, 2014 11:00 am | by Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab Public Affairs | News | Comments

The crown jewel of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (“...

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Energy Harvesting – Powerful Options for Remote Wireless Devices

April 14, 2014 4:20 pm | by Sol Jacobs, VP and General Manager, Tadiran Batteries | Articles | Comments

Wireless sensors are becoming increasingly essential to everyday life, with new applications emerging that offer enhanced system functionality, such as periodic two-way communications and remote shut-off capabilities. Satisfying the power-hungry demands of these devices requires the careful choice of a power management system... 

Rogers Celebrates Innovation Center Grand Opening

April 14, 2014 1:24 pm | by Rogers Corporation | News | Comments

Rogers Corporation has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the company’s new Innovation Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. More than 125 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives, and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the Center located in Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security...

Rotork Increases its Valve Instrumentation Product Range

April 14, 2014 10:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rotork has expanded its range of instrumentation products with the acquisition of Young Tech (YTC). YTC is a Korean-based, ISO9001 certified manufacturer of positioners and accessories mainly associated with pneumatic...

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Amphenol’s Circular Thermoplastic Connectors

April 10, 2014 2:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations has enhanced its AT Circular (ATC) thermoplastic connectors by incorporating Amphenol’s AT contact technology.  These upgraded connectors mate with a positive reverse bayonet...

Spirax Sarco has Joined ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

April 10, 2014 10:13 am | by Tracy Britt, Spirax Sarco | News | Comments

Spirax Sarco has announced that they have joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI).  Customers can be confident that Spirax Sarco’s new products will continue to set the benchmark for steam-using organizations nationwide, working alongside them to provide productivity...

Trees Go High-tech: Process Turns Cellulose into Energy Storage Devices

April 8, 2014 11:36 am | by David Stauth, Oregon State University | News | Comments

Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices. OSU chemists have found that cellulose – the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and a key component of trees – can be heated in a furnace in the presence of ammonia, and turned into the building blocks for supercapacitors...

IEEE Photonics Society & National Photonics Initiative Volunteers Urge Congressional Support for Photonics

April 7, 2014 1:29 pm | News | Comments

Volunteers from industry and research labs across the USA visited Congressional offices on March 26, 2014 to urge support for key issues related to photonics technologies and R&D, on behalf of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI). Supported by NPI founders and sponsors, the 36 volunteers from photonics were among a total of nearly 200 volunteers participating in this year's Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group...

Farsens Unveils the Pyros, A Battery-Free RFID Temperature Sensor Tag

April 7, 2014 12:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Farsens has introduced the Pyros-TGT2-DWB, a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated temperature measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery...

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HotSpot 57: Standardizing The Internet of Things

April 7, 2014 12:06 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an enhanced baseball experience with iBeacon technology; driving the adoption of an Internet of Things; LTE Innovation Summit; and who has the better Smart Home: Samsung or Honda?                      

EnOcean Self-Powers 2.4 GHz Radio with Kinetic Energy

April 3, 2014 4:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Enocean has presented the world’s first energy harvesting wireless switch module communicating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. The new module is suited for consumer applications such as the control of LED lighting systems...

Cornell Dubilier Announces Purchase of Axial Film Capacitor Lines from SB Electronics

April 3, 2014 12:34 pm | by Cornell Dubilier | News | Comments

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced that it has acquired the axial film capacitor product lines from capacitor maker, SB Electronics. The acquisition will expand the company’s film capabilities by adding a 125 °C rated series and higher voltage ratings up to 5000 volts DC...

New Rigol M300 Data Acquisition & Datalogging System

April 3, 2014 11:21 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rigol Technologies USA has announced their newest product category with the M300 Data Acquisition System, which integrates Rigol’s 6.5 digit DMM technology into a robust and versatile system mainframe with...

Murata Launches New Visual Identity

April 1, 2014 1:06 pm | by Murata | News | Comments

Murata has launched a new visual identity that includes changes to the corporate logo and other key visual identity elements. The objective of this initiative is to better express Murata's philosophy and brand promise.The world of electronics keeps changing, and Murata is expanding to new applications..

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Nordson ASYMTEK’S Quantum System

April 1, 2014 12:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has introduced the Quantum Q-6800 high-performance, large-format dispensing system for SMT, PCB packaging, and microelectronics assembly applications...

Nanosheets and Nanowires

April 1, 2014 10:22 am | by International Union of Crystallography | News | Comments

The International Union of Crystallography has announced that researchers  in China have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and could open the way to lower cost and safer optoelectronics, solar energy conversion, and faster computer circuitry...

Teseq’s100 A, 3-Phase Burst Pulse CDN for EFT Testing

March 31, 2014 1:38 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced a 100 A, 3-Phase burst pulse coupling/decoupling network designed for electrical fast transient or burst testing. The new manual CDN 3083-B100...

LECTOR650 High-speed Image-based Code Reader

March 31, 2014 1:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK has announced the launch of the high-resolution LECTOR 650 image-based code reader for high performance 1D and 2D code reading. A large field of view...

The EnOcean Alliance Welcomes Contemporary Controls as a New Member

March 31, 2014 11:43 am | by Contemporary Controls & EnOcean Alliance | News | Comments

Contemporary Controls and the EnOcean Alliance have announced they have joined at Light+Building show in Frankfurt/Main, the world's biggest trade fair for lighting and building. Becoming a member of the EnOcean ecosystem for sustainable buildings...

Fabricating Nanostructures with Silk Could Make Clean Rooms Green Rooms

March 31, 2014 10:54 am | by Kim Thurler, Tufts University | News | Comments

Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabrication techniques. This approach provides a green alternative to the toxic materials commonly used in nanofabrication...

Photo of the Day: Perovskite Solar Cells

March 31, 2014 9:54 am | by Nalin Patel, University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A relatively new type of solar cell based on a perovskite material - named for scientist Lev Perovski, who first discovered materials with this structure in the Ural Mountains in the 19th century - was recently pioneered by an Oxford research team led by Professor Henry Snaith...                          

Rainbow-Catching Waveguide could Revolutionize Energy Technologies

March 31, 2014 9:47 am | by Cory Nealon, University of Buffalo | News | Comments

More efficient photovoltaic cells. Improved radar and stealth technology. A new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy...                       

CMicrotek Announces Line of Ultra-Low Current Probes

March 27, 2014 4:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CMicrotek has announced the µCurrent Probe line of ultra-low current probes, optimized for the wide dynamic current ranges of today's battery powered products. The first product in the...

AVX to Deliver a Session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference

March 27, 2014 3:30 pm | by Callie Baldwin, AVX | News | Comments

AVX has announced that it will deliver eight technical presentations and chair a technical session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference, which will take place March 31–April 3, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. and will focus on the use of electronic components in embedded systems with an emphasis on automotive, aerospace, and energy exploration...

Macro Sensors LVDT Linear Position Transmitters Serve as Level Sensors

March 27, 2014 1:43 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors has announced that the HSIR Series LVDT Linear Position Transmitters are serving as level sensors to measure liquid level changes from a few inches to several feet...

Power-One's New 3,000 W Platinum Front End Power Supply

March 27, 2014 1:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One has introduced the PFE3000, a 3000W front-end AC-DC power supply. This product provides a 12 VDC output with a stand-by output of 12 V. With the lowest direct and indirect...

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