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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to Award Analog Devices' Bob Adams
August 01, 2014
Analog Devices Technology Fellow Bob Adams has been selected to receive the 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Donald Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits by the IEEE Board of Directors.

Tapped, to the max
July 31, 2014
After being out of the country for two weeks on a mission trip to Romania, a Wichita Falls homeowner said she expected smaller water bills when she came home, not larger. But when she and her husband returned, she was shocked to see the next water bill was more than $500. The couple’s normal water bill runs about $50 to $60 each month, and the wife said they’ve been model citizens for the water conversation effort.

City responds to concern about wireless water meters | Some residents fear radio-frequency waves could be harmful
July 31, 2014
After receiving two complaints in the past couple months from residents who did not want Wauwatosa to install new smart water meters on their properties, city officials are considering an opt-out option for residents with health concerns about radiation.

Condo complex, school evacuated after car crashes into gas meters
July 31, 2014
More than 200 students stayed inside classrooms while crews repaired gas meters damaged Wednesday morning by a car that crashed into a condominium complex nearby.

TechSci Research Adds Report on Global Pico Projector Market
July 31, 2014
Increasing demand from Americas and Asia-Pacific coupled with growing adoption by SMEs to augment global pico projector market through 2019 Ever since their introduction in the global market in 2009, pico projectors have revolutionized the global projector market. Although the market is still in nascent stage, the demand for pico projectors has been registering significant growth over the last few years. Key factors driving the global pico projector market include rising demand from emerging markets, expanding SMB segment, increasing IT spending and rising mobile workforce across the globe. In 2013, global pico projector sales registered a two-fold increase compared to 2012. During its initial years, the market for stand-alone pico projectors witnessed lower adoption due to high pricing and low confidence of customers towards small sized projectors. However, the scenario has changed over the last two years with the emergence of high-end and comparatively low-cost stand-alone pico projectors offered by companies such as AAXA Technologies, Philips, 3M, Optoma Technology, etc.

U.S. Image Sensors Market Forecasted to Reach USD 3.7 Billion in 2017.ID Marketing research
July 30, 2014
  Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 30, 2014       According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research – "Image Sensors Market- The U.S. Industry Analysis Market Share, Trends and Forecast, 2011 - 2017" – the U.S. image sensors market was worth USD 2.0 billion in 2011 and is forecasted to reach USD 3.7 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 11.1% from 2011 to 2017. The linear image sensors segment accounted for the largest share ( i.e., 84.2% )  of the U.S. image sensors market at USD 1.7 billion in 2011. The X-ray image sensors market segment will have the fastest revenue growth at a CAGR of 18.8% during 2011 - 2017. The U.S. CMOS image sensor shipment reached 464.0 million units in 2011, registering a growth of 27.6% over 2010.         Image sensors are used in the production fields for improving quality control and product yield of the different products. Image sensors can be one of two types of devices.

Flowserve Sets New Standards for Electric Actuator Control and Choke Valve Performance Applications.
July 29, 2014
  Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 29, 2014         Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced it has developed a linear base that can easily attach to a Limitorque MX or QXM actuator for use in the electrical actuator control and choke valve markets. The Linear Base (LB) products are available in two sizes and can sustain valve thrusts up to 109 kN (25 000 lbs).         The Limitorque LB has been designed for the growing electrically actuated control valve market and offers the unique combination of a separate thrust base and linear base. This permits the user to remove the actuator separately, leaving the linear base and control valve in place, for easy servicing or modification.     For users requiring compliance with EN15714, Electric Actuators for Industrial Valves Requirements, the LB is designed to comply and can be fitted with an optional EN base in either ISO or MSS flanges. Standard stainless steel stems are available to meet customer load and speed requirements and customer specific stems can be manufactured to specification.           "The MX and QXM actuators are the work horse for the industry.

Sprint LivePro
July 24, 2014
Part mobile hotspot, part projector, and part Android tablet, the ZTE-made Sprint LivePro ($449.99 or $299.99 with a two-year contract) is an audacious digital multi-tool. This Franken-device made its debut at CES, where it simultaneously left us in awe and scratching our heads. It's a self-contained, portable presentation room or home theater, depending on your needs. But is it an unholy matrimony of mobile tech, or are ZTE and Sprint onto something? For the vast majority of people, the LivePro will simply be too expensive and not useful enough to justify the cost. If you need a hotspot, grab the Netgear Zing Mobile Hotspot, our reigning Editors' Choice on Sprint. If you need a portable projector, check out the AAXA P4-X Pico Projector, another Editors' Choice. But if you do find yourself constantly on the road, giving impromptu presentations or entertaining unruly kids, the LivePro could be a godsend, thanks to its no-hassle, all-in-one design.

Panasonic Toughpad 4K Performance (UT-MA6)
July 21, 2014
When Panasonic first showed off the Toughpad 4K at CES, we were gobsmacked. Incredible 4K resolution on a huge screen! A portable tablet design! It was exciting because the Panasonic Toughpad 4K was unlike anything else we had seen: a large-screen tablet, with rugged business utility built in. Fast forward to today, and we find ourselves a bit stymied for many of the same reasons. The Panasonic Toughpad 4K Performance (UT-MA6) ($6,999 as tested) is ostensibly made for professionals, but it's anodd product that doesn't fit neatly into any oneproduct category.

Acer C205
July 18, 2014
The Acer C205 ($349) is designed for businesspeople who need to give presentations in small rooms. This modestly priced, palmtop-size projector is highly portable, but its connection choices are limited to HDMI and MHL. Although it's brighter than the Editors' Choice AAXA P4-X Pico Projector, the AAXA has better image quality for both data and video, and more connection choices including the ability to project from microSD cards and USB thumb drives. The C205 is an LED-based DLP projector with a rated brightness of 200 lumens and native WVGA (854-by-480) resolution. Acer claims a lamp life of up to 20,000 hours in Standard mode and 30,000 hours in Eco mode, so the light source should last the lifetime of the projector.


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