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Ford Recalling More Than 160K Vehicles

August 22, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because ...


NKorea Launch Pad Expansion 'Nearing Completion'

August 22, 2014 10:05 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea has worked rapidly to expand the launch tower, and has progressed on a railway to access it. It also has completed external work on two prominent, domed buildings at the site whose function is uncertain ...     


Europe Launches 2 Navigation Satellites

August 22, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says two satellites for its new global navigation system have been lifted into orbit aboard a modified Soyuz rocket. Friday's launch from Kourou, French Guiana, had been delayed by a day due to bad weather ...  


Sakti3 Delivers Double the Energy Density of Current Lithium Ion Battery Technology

August 22, 2014 9:58 am | by Satki3 | News | Comments

Sakti3 has announced that it produced a battery cell on fully scalable equipment with over 1100 Watt hours per liter (Wh/l) in volumetric energy density.  This translates to more than double the usage time in a wearable device like a smartwatch, from ...


Draconian Responses to Gremlin Problems

August 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Gremlins are wicked little mythological creatures that delight in causing mischief. Some of the problems we try to solve at work seem like gremlins. Just when we think we have one caged and harmless, two more appear and things are worse ...


What Happens When Baby Boomers Retire?

August 22, 2014 9:46 am | by Adecco | News | Comments

What happens when boomers retire? Baby boomers occupy the majority of skilled trade positions, while younger workers are mostly employed in other professions. So while baby boomers are aging out of skilled trade professions, the majority of younger ...


Silicon Designs Introduces Digital Pulse Density Output MEMS Variable Capacitance Accelerometers

August 22, 2014 9:44 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs has announced the global market introduction of the Model 1410. Model 1410 is a family of digital pulse density output MEMS variable capacitive accelerometers, designed to measure ...

RFMW Announces Support for Delta 40 GHz Cable Connectors

August 22, 2014 9:37 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for Delta Electronics 2.92 mm SMK Coaxial Cable Connectors rated to 40 GHz for use in commercial, industrial, and military applications. Three cable ends are ...


Multiwave Hybrid Technology for Advanced Laser Material Processing

August 22, 2014 9:35 am | by PD&D Staff | Universal Laser Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Universal Laser Systems has announced the release of the XLS10MWH Multiwave Hybrid laser material processing platform as the newest member of the XLS product family. The XLS10MWH platform combines the laser energy from CO2 lasers of ...


Apple’s HealthKit to Revolutionize Mobile Health Market, Say Analysts

August 21, 2014 5:28 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Linda Tian, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Medical Devices, says:  “GlobalData believes that Apple’s strategy to unite medical applications, electronic health records and peripheral devices through a platform, reported to be the HealthKit, will be a ...


Pre-Driver Targets Automotive High Current DC Motor Applications

August 21, 2014 4:48 pm | by PD&D Staff | Melexis Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis has announced the MLX83100 N-FET pre-driver IC. Offered in a compact 28-pin package, with four digital inputs, this pre-driver IC provides a space-saving solution for high current N-FET DC motors. The MLX83100 has the capability to ...


GP:50 Introduces WECO 'Hammer' Union Pressure Transmitters

August 21, 2014 4:25 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GP:50 has announced its Model 170/270/370/570 WECO “Hammer” Union Series. This family of pressure transmitters is designed and engineered to address the shock and vibration and installation challenges of the oilfield, as ...


100 V Synchronous Forward Controller

August 21, 2014 4:03 pm | by PD&D Staff | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology has announced the LT8310, a primary-side synchronous forward controller. The LT8310 operates over an input voltage range of 6 V to 100 V, is targeted for power levels up to 200 W, and provides a drive signal for secondary-side ...


ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of Aptina Imaging

August 21, 2014 2:26 pm | by ON Semiconductor | On Semiconductor | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor announced the completion of its acquisition of Aptina Imaging. The total consideration of approximately $400 million in cash for the acquisition of Aptina Imaging was funded by cash on the balance sheet and ON Semiconductor’s ... 


Mouser Now Stocking the Analog Devices ADE7913 Isolated, Sigma Delta ADC

August 21, 2014 2:09 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the ADE7913 Isolated, Sigma Delta ADC with SPI from Analog Devices. The ADE7913 features three 24-bit high speed Analog‑to‑Digital Converters. The ADE7913 is designed as an isolated, 3‑channel Sigma-Delta ...



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