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Memsic Introduces Monolithic 3D Accelerometer
August 20, 2014
Memsic has reported the availability of its MXC400xXC, calling it the world's first monolithic 3D accelerometer, and also the first 3D accelerometer to utilize WLP technology.

Smartphone gyroscopes may allow phone snooping
August 20, 2014
Your smartphone can be used to eavesdrop on private conversations using the device's internal gyroscopes, scientists warn. Hackers may not need access to phone microphones and cameras, they could use a smartphone's internal gyroscopes to decipher audio waves that hit the device, according to a study by Stanford University and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, an Israeli defence technology company.

Memsic Introduces Monolithic 3D Accelerometer
August 20, 2014
Memsic has reported the availability of its MXC400xXC, calling it the world's first monolithic 3D accelerometer, and also the first 3D accelerometer to utilize WLP technology.

Harkin Announces $712,000 for Rural Development in Fremont County; Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) News Release
August 19, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the city of Thurman will receive a grant of $407,000 and a loan of $305,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program for improvements to their waste water and disposal treatment center. Harkin is a senior member and former chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and a senior member of the Appropriations panel that funds rural development projects.

App turns smartphone into spy gadget
August 18, 2014
New York, Aug. 18 -- How about turning your smartphone into a spy gadget? It's possible with a new app.

Kinetic Systems, Inc. Ships Advanced Plating Tool; Company overview
August 18, 2014
  Fremont, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014         Kinetics, a global full service process and mechanical contractor specializing in the design and installation of process piping, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC systems, and process equipment, announces the shipment of a 200mm plating tool.     The Celera ECD plating tool will be used in production for an advanced copper deposition process.     Kinetics Equipment Solutions Group is a leading supplier of innovative and flexible electrochemical deposition (ECD) process solutions. We specialize in pattern plating applications for Advanced Packaging, MEMS and the Storage markets. Metallization solutions include Cu, Au, Ni, Pt, NiFe and SnAg. Kinetics offers both automated and manual platforms.     "Kinetics has been supplying technology solutions to our clients for over 42 years," said Peter Maris, President and CEO at Kinetics. "Celera is another example of Kinetics providing solutions to a market that is being underserved by larger equipment suppliers."           Kinetics equipment portfolio which consists of process media distribution and chemical process systems supports the following markets: Semiconductor, Advanced Packaging, MEMS, Storage, Compound Semiconductor, PV, Medical Device and Biopharmaceutical.             About Kinetic Systems Inc. (http://www.kinetics.net)

NEC Display Solutions NP-M332XS
August 15, 2014
The NEC Display Solutions NP-M332XS projector ($959) is appropriately bright for a small to midsize room, and it offers a short-throw lens to let you throw a big image from close to the screen. Its image quality is good, but not great, butif you need a short-throw projector with XGA (1,024-by-768) resolution, it's worth considering. The TheM332XSis essentially an XGA (1,024-by-768) variation on the Editors' Choice NP-M352WS. It offers most of the same capabilities as its WXGA (1,280-by-800) cousin.It's built around a single DLP chip. As with most DLP projectors, it offers 3D support, which you won't find in most LCD-based data models, including the Epson PowerLite 965 XGA 3LCD Projector, our Editors' Choice for XGA models for a small to midsize room. And unlike some DLP projectors it even supports HDMI 1.4a, which lets it accept 3D signals over an HDMI connection from video devices like Blu-ray players.

Sequential Tilt-Motion Lock
August 01, 2014
Here is a project for locking and unlocking with a tilt sensor by tilting it in a defined sequence. It uses an accelerometer module to detect the tilt motion. If the sequence matches with the predefined motion sequence, the lock opens. You can build this lock for a briefcase, ballot box, portable cashbox or even as a door-lock using suitable mechanical arrangement. Circuit and working Fig. 1 shows circuit diagram of the sequential tilt-motion lock. The circuit is built around Arduino Uno board (Board1), accelerometer module (ACC.1), solenoid lock/electric strike and a few other components.

Inspection system
August 01, 2014
Omron launched a new inspection system using 3D measurement, called VT-S500, which is Omron's solution to providing next-generation, 3D inspection capability at minimal cost. With good 3D image processing, the VT-S500 accurately analyses the topographical features of solder fillets to ensure PCB quality and reliability. Advanced software, capable of absorbing production inconsistencies and noise, creates adaptable and stable inspection programs. By minimising program teaching and tuning times, the VT-S500 greatly reduces the inspection costs traditionally associated with automated optical inspection (AOI). With ultra high-speed inspections and dual-lane availability, cycle times have reduced and productivity has increased. The VT-S500 is available with camera magnifications of 10 or 15 microns, and is capable of processing PCBs up to 510 mm610 mm (in singlelane applications) or 510 mm300 mm (in dual-lane applications).

Grand Haven borrows $5M for public improvement
June 30, 2014
The City Council of Grand Haven has approved pursuing the issuance of $5.19 million in bonds to fund three public improvement projects. The three proposed capital projects include: replacing the current water meter system and converting to a monthly billing cycle; renovations on the Washington Avenue campus, which includes city hall, the public safety and annex building; and replacing old water mains on Water Tank Hill.


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