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July 31, 2015 3:44 pm
Sri Peruvemba, Vice President, Cambrios Technologies Corp.
Flat and breakable are out. Flexible and durable are in. Every industry experiences it and its endemic in the tech sector. Dot matrix to laser printers, desktops to laptops and tablets in computers, discrete ICs to systems-on-a-chip.....
July 17, 2015 2:07 pm
Paul Kingsepp, Product Manager, SL Power Electronics Corp.
The challenges in choosing the right power supply to use for new test equipment designs can be overcome by carefully choosing the right product for the application. When choosing a power supply, the basic starting point involves volts and amps, cooling requirements, size, and regulatory certifications, to name a few...
July 15, 2015 8:57 am
For months, protesters have held up construction of a $1.4 billion telescope atop a mountain on the Big Island of Hawaii. The state imposed emergency rules making it challenging for opponents to continue their actions, which they say are meant to prevent the desecration of land held sacred by many Native Hawaiians...
July 14, 2015 4:32 pm
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
Energy harvesters have only enjoyed mainstream support from commercial power-management IC manufacturers for less than a decade. Yet this broad class of transducer, known for nearly two centuries, takes advantage of a wide variety of technologies and has been welcomed in a surprisingly broad range of applications.
July 14, 2015 4:16 pm
Bruce Bolliger, Head of Sales and Marketing, Element Six Technologies
As semiconductor devices continue to shrink and increase in power density, there is less area for heat to dissipate. As a result, heat fluxes are dramatically increasing, reaching temperatures as hot as five times that of the sun’s  surface, and more than half of ...
July 14, 2015 4:00 pm
Carol Pickford, ICCNexergy Technical Marketing Manager
In 2004, when California announced the first energy efficiencies mandates, other government entities were considering similar actions, but everyone seemed reluctant to take the first step. In the late 1990’s...
July 1, 2015 3:30 pm
Justin Moll, Director of Marketing, VadaTech
In high-performance embedded computing systems, maximizing performance in less space is the name of the game. In applications from Telecom to Industrial to Defense...
July 1, 2015 3:47 pm
Mark Lewis is Vice President – Marketing and Sales for Dart Controls, Inc.
Variable speed motor controls (‘drives’) have been around for many decades.  In the early years, application and budget were the primary decision criteria for choosing between a DC motor/drive package and AC equivalent. 
July 1, 2015 4:04 pm
Varun Merchant, Mainstream Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix
While embedded technology has been around for several decades, with microcontrollers lodged in everything from traffic lights to prosthetic limbs, these days the embedded technology is itself becoming embedded with wireless radios....
July 1, 2015 4:18 pm
Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs
Despite the fact that patient privacy and data security has been a top priority for the medical industry since the passage of the HIPPA data privacy act in 1996, hackers continue to find ways to infiltrate hospital networks and steal patient data...
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