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Slideshow: Plenty of energy at Solar Decathlon
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10/28/2009   1 comment
If the energy of the engineering students at this year's Solar Decathlon is any indication, the alternative energy field is poised to take off.
U.S. awards $3.4 billion in smart grid grants
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
Eighteen million homes—13 percent of all U.S. households--will get smart electric meters within three years as part of $3.4 billion in U.S. government grants to upgrade the country's aging electric grid announced by President Barack Obama in remarks at one of the country's largest solar farms in Arcadia, Florida.
Applied Materials to restructure in Switzerland
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
Chip and solar manufacturing equipment vendor Applied Materials Inc. announced it plans to cut 130 jobs, on a total of 280, at its Applied Materials Switzerland SA Precision Wafering Systems Division in Cheseaux, Switzerland.
French researchers revive interest in resistive sensors for low-cost apps
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at the Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics (LIRMM), in France, claimed they have developed a low power interface circuit for resistive sensors.
Wearable vital-signs monitor now CE marked for European sale
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10/22/2009   Post a comment
Toumaz Technology Ltd. (Abingdon, England), a developer of low-power wireless body monitors, has announced that its Sensium Life Pebble, a body-worn vital-signs monitor, has been awarded a CE mark.
Groups aims to create a Woodstock of engineering
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10/19/2009   Post a comment
An ad hoc alliance that promoted discussion of science issues in the U.S. presidential election has announced plans for a national science fair it hopes could become "a Woodstock of science and engineering."
Microsoft's SenseCam technology targets Alzheimer's sufferers
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10/16/2009   Post a comment
A subsidiary of Oxford, England based Oxford Metrics Group (OMG) is set to introduce a device designed to help Alzheimer's disease sufferers cope with memory loss that has been in development at Microsoft's Cambridge, England-based research laboratories.
Alfred University latest to turn to LED lighting
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10/16/2009   1 comment
Alfred University has joined the Cree LED University program, an international community of universities working to accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient LED lighting across their campuses.
Freescale sees growth in smart metering, mobile medical
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10/14/2009   Post a comment
Ecology and health concerns are transforming the economic and technological landscape, bringing some significant revenue-producing opportunities to all links to the chain. Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has decided to catch the ball on the bounce.
IBM claiming ultra-fast optical comms with carbon chips
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10/12/2009   Post a comment
IBM Corp. researchers have demonstrated that graphene, an atoms-thin layer of crystalline carbon, acts as a receiver of optical signals.
G24 ships solar cells for 'electronic bags'
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10/12/2009   Post a comment
G24 Innovations Ltd. (Cardiff, Wales), a pioneer of dye-sensitized thin-film solar cells, has made its first commercial shipment of photovoltaic modules. They have been sent to consumer bag manufacturer, Mascotte Industrial Associates Ltd. (Hong Kong). Mascotte will include the photovoltaic panel in a range of bags and backpacks.
Photon detector could power high-end imaging systems
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10/7/2009   Post a comment
A research group in Philips has created a prototype of an integrated CMOS photon detector that holds promise for a wide range of uses in high resolution imaging.
Watertight, low-power micro-actuator probes brain, in-vivo
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10/6/2009   Post a comment
Using the principal of hydrophobia, scientists at IMEC have overcome the problem of making their ultra-low-power 'inch-worm' micro-actuator watertight, thereby opening up a wide range of in-vivo biomedical applications, including recording the activity of individual neurons in the brain.
IMEC chief: Innovation only way out of recession
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10/5/2009   Post a comment
Spared the worst of the recession, IMEC researchers talked about advances in wireless, medical, solar and MEMS devices as well as their work in CMOS scaling at an annual press gathering.
IEF: Pistorio's six tips for today's semi CEO's
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10/5/2009   Post a comment
Pasquale Pistorio, the driving force behind ST Microelectronics for many years and now honorary chairman of the chip group, gave a bravado and uplifting talk to delegates of the International Electronics Forum in Geneva.
Companies in trouble, companies with cash lead weekly story ranking
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10/2/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Oct. 2. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
IPtronics, Avago chip in to Intel's optical interconnect
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10/1/2009   Post a comment
Through a collaborative effort with Intel and other industry partners, IPtronics A/S (Roskilde, Denmark) has developed silicon for Light Peak, a 10-Gbit/s optical interconnect system. Avago Technologies Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has also developed an embedded "optical engine" for Light Peak.

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