Recent Articles

January 28, 2015 5:08 pm
David Posey, HSI Sensing
Recently the release of our HSR-376R - the world’s first true Form B reed switch - has been getting a lot of attention. And a lot of people have been asking how exactly it works and how it was developed. I’ll attempt to answer ...   
January 28, 2015 1:48 pm
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
Each year, microcontroller (MCU) companies announce upgrades or additions to new and improved MCU families. However, one company’s recent announcement is producing more excitement and discussion than normal. The company claims that wearable ...
January 28, 2015 10:15 am
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group
Manufacturing in many fields requires prototyping hardware to be efficient, quick, and cost-effective. Phidgets, based in Canada, outlined three different brand options in a whitepaper from which manufacturers can choose to help create usable ...
January 27, 2015 12:10 pm
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group
In 2013, Thunderbike presented its “Unbreakable” custom project for the first time at the European BikeWeek at Lake Faaker in Austria, the largest Harley get-together in Europe. The cruiser, made from turned and milled components ...  
January 27, 2015 11:56 am
The self-proclaimed “Nespresso for cocktails,” the Somabar makes your favorite drinks in the comfort of your own home. The team spent three years prototyping and have successfully created a fully-functional, patent-pending ...   
January 27, 2015 9:38 am
Dave Franchino, President, Design Concepts
We’re on the verge of a fascinating intersection — perhaps collision — as the world of Internet of Things (IoT) technology begins to deeply encroach into the world of medical device development. We’ve all experienced the remarkable impact of ...
January 26, 2015 12:59 pm
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group
A Stanford University fellow developed implantable neurostimulators to create tears for people who suffer from dry eye. The devices, a little larger than a fingernail, work in pairs. One is inserted into the mucous membrane in the ...  
January 26, 2015 9:59 am
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
According to one innovator, smart fabric is posed to become the future of clothing everywhere. Keith McMillen has been a leader in the music technology industry for almost 30 years; however, his new goal is to integrate smart technology into ...
January 23, 2015 9:25 am
Airbus Defence and Space
The original meaning of the word satellite (“attendant” or “companion”) does little to convey how complex these technical devices are and what they do for our daily lives. Their tasks range from weather forecasting to message transport and ...
January 22, 2015 10:46 am
Jennifer Collins, Morningstar Law Group
Because each product development deal is different, there is not a way to template a strategic alliance agreement. However, there are five topics that should be covered in any agreement where intellectual property is involved ...   
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