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Inside Tesla’s $5 Billion Gigafactory

September 15, 2014 9:22 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors worth up to $1.3 billion, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a $5 billion lithium battery factory expected to open in 2017 and ...

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Samsung Accuses LG Execs of Damaging Its Products

September 14, 2014 7:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives of domestic rival LG Electronics Inc. of intentionally vandalizing its washing machines at retail stores in Germany and has asked for an official investigation. In a statement Sunday, Samsung ...

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Companies Tied to Spaceport Up for Space Contract

September 13, 2014 6:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two of the three companies competing for more than $3 billion to launch "space-taxi" flights have ties to southern New Mexico's Spaceport America, the Albuquerque Journal reported Saturday. SpaceX, Boeing and a rocket-system supplier for ...

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Will Apple's Digital Wallet Kill the Card Swipe?

September 13, 2014 10:37 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards ...

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Magnetic Position Sensor Offers Contactless Replacement for Potentiometers

September 12, 2014 4:26 pm | by ams | Product Releases | Comments

ams has announced the AS5600, a magnetic rotary position sensor which replaces a traditional potentiometer with a contactless alternative. The AS5600 features a ratiometric output, mirroring the output of a potentiometer ...   

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Increase Machine Control with Kollmorgen Automation Suite

September 12, 2014 3:21 pm | by Kollmorgen | Product Releases | Comments

Kollmorgen has announced the Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12. The additions include a higher performance version of the AKD PDMM, enhancements to the ...

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New Aitech Rugged 6U VME SBC

September 12, 2014 2:45 pm | by Aitech Defense Systems | Aitech Defense Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems has announced the C163, a rugged 6U VME SBC based on the 4th generation Intel Core i7 (Haswell) processor family. With up to 16 GB of DDR3L SDRAM and 128 GB of SATA II Flash disk, the C163 is suitable for ...

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MEMS Executive Congress

September 12, 2014 2:06 pm | by MEMS Industry Group | Events

Spanning environmental sensors for safe drinking water to personalized healthcare, cybersecurity for connected systems, and spectral imaging in wearable devices, micro-electromechanical systems and sensors enable ...

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Reduce Costs, Improve Quality of RoHS, REACH Compliance Declarations

September 12, 2014 1:59 pm | by RoHS Ready LLC | Events

Jim Kandler, Managing Director of RoHS Ready LLC, and Dr Aidan Turnbull, Director of BOMcheck.net, will highlight how companies can reduce costs and improve quality of RoHS and REACH compliance declarations at a complimentary seminar at ...

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Stratasys Announces New UV-Resistant Thermoplastics

September 12, 2014 1:55 pm | by Stratasys | Stratasys, Inc. | News | Comments

Stratasys has announced the availability of a new thermoplastic material option for its FDM-based production 3D printers: ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate). ASA is an all-purpose material used for the production of prototype, manufacturing ...

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Additive Manufacturing Expert EOS Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

September 12, 2014 1:53 pm | by EOS | Eos Systems | News | Comments

The first additive manufacturing OEM invited to join the Virginia-based Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing is EOS, the technology and market leader for design-driven, integrated e-Manufacturing solutions in ...    

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IEEE Specifies Sensor Performance in Consumer Electronics Tech to Stimulate Innovation for Enabling the Connected Person

September 12, 2014 1:48 pm | by IEEE | News | Comments

Newly approved IEEE 2700 Standard for Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions provides common methodology for specifying sensor technologies for use in future Internet of Things, e-health, connected-vehicle and augmented reality ...  

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Murata Launches Easier to Navigate Global Website

September 12, 2014 1:41 pm | by Murata | Murata Electronics North America | News | Comments

Murata today announced the launch of their new global website at murata.com. Using the recently released new corporate visual identity, the site has a fresh modern and tablet-friendly design. Aimed to increase customer satisfaction and ...

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SOR Acquires SETEX Products

September 12, 2014 1:26 pm | by SOR | News | Comments

SOR announced it has acquired SETEX Products, headquartered in Beaumont, TX, enabling SOR to strengthen its portfolio of temperature measurement solutions for the oil & gas, refining, chemical and power generation markets ...   

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Engineering Update: 'Robocouch' Powered By Electric Motors

September 12, 2014 1:06 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this special 75th episode of the Engineering Update:  New tests done at Eglin Air Force Base by Boeing and the Army revealed that the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator is still usable in conditions that would normally render lasers ...

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