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posted in October 2006
Adhesive delivers high temp resistance up to 205 degrees C
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
Master Bond offers a high-temperature thermally conductive epoxy adhesive, sealant, and coating for a variety of metal, glass, ceramic and plastic substrates.
MEMS resonator touts small size, high Q
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Startup company SiTime claims to introduce the industry's smallest and thinnest megahertz MEMS resonator aimed at automotive, consumer and industrial frequency control applications.
Ultra-thin power inductors target mobile devices
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Total Frequency Control's BRI series of power inductors features a magnetically shielded construction with an overall height of 1 mm, making them suitable for a new generation of mobile phones and other miniature electronic devices.
Audio alerts produce higher sound output
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
The TRPB series of piezo audio transducers from Transducers USA offers a higher sound output thanks to a unique ceramic process.
Chip resistor operates reliably in high-sulfur environments
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Stackpole said it has introduced a chip resistor series that is more reliable in high-sulfur environments including automotive and industrial applications than traditional resistors.
Researchers find magnetic polymer
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
; Researchers from Forschungszentrum Rossendorf discovered a polymer with the ability to show magnetic properties. While the effect is restricted to very low temperatures for the time being, it could be the basis for future magnetic polymers.
LED stack lights may replace incandescent bulbs in industrial apps
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10/19/2006   Post a comment
DDP has designed a LED-based stack light lamp to provide a distinct visual indication of machine status from anywhere on a factory or office floor.
EMC filters operate up to 100 degrees C
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10/18/2006   Post a comment
EPCOS has expanded its SIFI series of EMC filters with the SIFI-G and SIFI-H two-line filters that meet UL, cUL and ENEC certifications.
Dual-axis accelerometers deliver selectable sensitivity
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
Expanding its low g inertial sensor consumer product portfolio, Freescale Semiconductor introduces the MMA6271QT and the MMA6281QT highly sensitive dual-axis accelerometers for applications ranging from appliances to cell phones.
High-power LED touts high brightness
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has expanded its DRAGON series line of high-power LEDs with the Platinum DRAGON for applications that call for high brightness in a small space.
Inductor packs high performance in small package
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10/10/2006   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden said its new 8-mm square NR8040T series of wirewound inductors offers 10 x 10-mm performance with a 36 percent smaller footprint. Achieving 3.4 amps at 10 microhenries, the power inductor series is said to offer the industry's highest rated current for its size.
Power semis market set for rebound
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10/9/2006   Post a comment
The power semiconductor market remained flat in 2005 at $11.3 billion following 2004's massive 25 percent expansion, but the mid- to long-term prospects for the sector are promising , driven by a myriad of consumer applications, according to market research group IMS.
Camera chip sensor enables thinner camera phones
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10/5/2006   Post a comment
OmniVision Technologies has launched its sixth generation 1.3 megapixel CameraChip sensor that features a 2-micron pixel and 1/5-inch optical format. The OV9660 enables a 25 percent thinner camera module, making it a good fit for ultra-slim handset designs.
Camera chip sensor delivers high quality imaging to 3G video phones
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10/5/2006   Post a comment
OmniVision Technologies has unveiled a high-performance SGA 400 x 400 resolution camera chip sensor, targeting secondary cameras in the 3G video phone market.
MMIC VCOs cover 8.45 to 13.9-GHz frequency range
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10/3/2006   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corp. has released a family of GaAs InGaP HBT MMIC VCOs with half frequency and divide-by-4 outputs that provide continuous frequency coverage from 8.45 to 13.9 GHz.
Chip resistor handles 2 watts in 2512 case size
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10/3/2006   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has introduced a high-power, thickfilm chip resistor in a 2512 case size that is capable of handling 2 watts of power. The RHC series incorporate a unique design with specialized materials and processes that enables the resistors to run typically 30 degrees C cooler than standard 2512 chips.
EMI filters deliver ultra-thin packages for wireless handsets
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10/3/2006   Post a comment
California Micro Devices has extended its family of ASIP EMI filters that feature both EMI filtering and ESD protection with the launch of its CM16XX series in what it calls the thinnest and most compact package available for use in mobile handsets.
Cylindrical resistors target surge/pulse, extreme thermal apps
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10/2/2006   Post a comment
TT electronics IRC Wire and Film Technologies Division offers two versions of its cylindrical surface-mount resistors aimed at surge/pulse applications and circuits subject to extreme thermal cycling.


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