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Sharp to Develop Next-gen Display

December 4, 2012 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sharp Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed with Qualcomm Inc. to jointly develop next-generation display panels, with the U.S. telecommunication product maker investing up to 9.9 billion yen in Sharp through third-party allotments of new shares.


In-House Label Production Speeds Time-to-Market

December 4, 2012 11:44 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

Primera’s new line of specialty printers for label printing allows manufacturers of various sizes to bring products to market more quickly and produce top-quality labels at an affordable price. The new line of printers includes: the entry-level LX Series Color Label Printers, the fully digital CX1000 Color Label Printer, the CX1200 Digital Color Label Press, and the FX1200 Digital Finishing System.


Idemitsu to Make OLED Materials in S. Korea

December 4, 2012 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Idemitsu Kosan Co. said Tuesday its South Korean subsidiary will soon begin manufacturing organic light-emitting diode materials for use in displays and lighting at a newly built plant near Seoul. Full-fledged shipments of the products to be made at the plant in Paju run by the Japanese firm's wholly owned unit...


Couple Convicted of Stealing GM Trade Secrets

December 4, 2012 11:01 am | by Ed White, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former General Motors engineer with access to the automaker's hybrid technology was convicted Friday along with her husband of stealing trade secrets for possible use in China. Shanshan Du won a transfer within GM in 2003 to be closer to the technology and then copied documents until she accepted a severance offer and left the company in 2005, prosecutors said.


Iran Claims Capture of U.S. Drone, Navy Says Not So

December 4, 2012 10:58 am | by ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran claimed Tuesday it had captured a U.S. drone after it entered Iranian airspace over the Persian Gulf— even showing an image of a purportedly downed craft on state TV — but the U.S. Navy said all its unmanned aircraft in the region were "fully accounted for."


Designing from Scan Data

December 4, 2012 10:41 am | by PD&D Staff | Geomagic | Product Releases | Comments

Geomagic (Germany) has announced Geomagic Spark, the newest addition to the company’s line of powerful 3D scan, design, and inspection applications. Geomagic Spark is ideal for engineers and manufacturers that design in 3D from existing objects or those that need to finish or modify scanned parts.

3.5-A SWIFT Buck Regulators

December 4, 2012 10:38 am | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) has introduced two 3.5-A step-down DC/DC converters with an integrated MOSFET and industry-leading reference accuracy of one percent. The TPS54360 and TPS54340 join TI’s family of Eco-Mode SWIFT DC/DC converters that operate over a wide input range with low operating and shutdown quiescent current.

NASA: Voyager 1 Enters New Region of Solar System

December 4, 2012 9:12 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The unstoppable Voyager 1 spacecraft has sailed into a new realm of the solar system that scientists did not know existed.


Mars Rover Curiosity: No Surprise in 1st Soil Test

December 4, 2012 9:09 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

NASA's Curiosity rover has indeed found something in the Martian dirt. But so far, there's no definitive sign of the chemical ingredients necessary to support life.


Qualcomm to Invest $120M in Japan's Sharp

December 4, 2012 9:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sharp Corp. says Qualcomm Inc. will become a shareholder with an investment of up to 9.9 billion yen ($120 million) that will fund joint development of new LCD screens for mobile devices.


Lincoln Brand Changes Name as New MKZ Goes on Sale

December 4, 2012 9:03 am | by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Lincoln is getting a new car and a new name designed to reverse 20 years of falling sales.


'The Daily' Doomed By Dull Content and Isolation

December 4, 2012 9:02 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It was too expensive. It lacked editorial focus. And for a digital publication, it was strangely cut off from the Internet. That's the obituary being written in real time through posts, tweets and online chats about The Daily, the first-of-its-kind iPad newspaper that is being shut down this month.


Bishop-Wisecarver Introduces QuickTrack Linear Guides

December 4, 2012 8:41 am | by PD&D Staff | Bishop-Wisecarver Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Bishop-Wisecarver has announced the launch of its QuickTrak line, a family of modular linear guide components and sub-assemblies that help manufacturers and automation solution providers assemble machines with motion guidance systems faster and easie.

DC Current Data Logger

December 4, 2012 8:29 am | by PD&D Staff | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The OM-CP-PROCESS101A is one of Omega’s newest data loggers.

WinSystems’ PoE-PD Power Supply Module

December 4, 2012 8:26 am | by PD&D Staff | Winsystems Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems has introduced the PPM-PS397-POE-1, a Power over Ethernet Powered Device (PoE-PD) DC-DC supply for a PC/104-Plus compatible computer board stack.


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