MiraMEMS Unveils eCompass
October 25, 2014
MiraMEMS unveiled an eCompass combining a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer, which is pin to pin compatible with the g-sensor family and can provide a gyroscope feature with software supported.

Express Logic Says ThreadX RTOS Supports Analog Devices Blackfin ADSP-BF70x Signal Processor
October 25, 2014
Express Logic reported that its ThreadX RTOS now supports Analog Devices' ADSP-BF70x Blackfin Digital Signal Processor product family.

CO2Meter Secures Contract from United States Navy
October 23, 2014
The United States Navy recently contracted with CO2Meter, Inc. to provide carbon dioxide monitoring devices to measure ambient CO2 levels in expeditionary shelters. According to a release from the company, the CO2 monitors were designed under the direction of the U.S. Navy for meeting their required data logging and battery life criteria. The monitor will measure air quality over several weeks inside the portable shelters to give the Navy accurate data on CO2 exposure of military personnel.

David Pattison Joins Relative Insight as an Advisor.
October 23, 2014
  (PRWEB UK) 23 October 2014       Relative Insight, the language analysis service that turns language into data, announces today the appointment of David Pattison as an advisor. Pattison has worked in the advertising and marketing services industry for more than 35 years and during that time founded PHD, a worldwide media agency network now owned by Omnicom. Pattison also joined digital business iLG which was sold to a private equity investor in 2008.     Pattison brings to Relative Insight expertise on building businesses from scratch, particularly within the marketing and digital industries. As an advisor to Relative Insight, Pattison will be responsible for helping the company grow its international network and develop its overall growth strategy while continuing to strengthen relationships in the United Kingdom.           "We're pleased to welcome David as an advisor as we become even more entrenched in the marketing and advertising industries," said Ben Hookway, CEO of Relative Insight. "His experience working with both internal and external marketing and creative teams is well-known and respected, and his guidance will be critical to increasing the value we provide to our clients."           Relative Insight's technology is based on 10 years of research at Lancaster University.

Mid-South Memories / Favorite Waitress
October 22, 2014
Oct. 22 25 years ago: 1989 Sidney Shlenker sold the Denver Nuggets basketball team to two Chicago businessmen for $65 million Saturday, making them the first minority owners of a major league sports franchise. Shlenker is manager of The Great American Pyramid and Mud Island. The extent to which completion of the sale may free up Shlenker's personal funds for investment in the pyramid is unclear. With the purchase of the Nuggets, Bertram Lee and Peter Bynoe received financial backing from media executive Robert Wussler.

Wearable Sensor Market Set to Explode
October 21, 2014
The market for sensors used in wearable technology is set to grow sevenfold over the next five years, according to a new report from IHS Technology. The research firm said the "worldwide market for sensors in wearables will expand to 466 million units in 2019, up from 67 million in 2013." That's great news for makers of motion sensors like gyroscopes and accelerometers, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), sensors driving user interfaces, and health and environmental sensors, IHS said. But shipments of those parts could "climb much more quickly" than sales of the devices, like smartwatches, which use them, according to the research firm.

Iron Man-Inspired Prosthetic Hand Now Available
October 19, 2014
Prosthetic hands inspired by the armored gauntlet of Marvel's Iron Man and designed to be fashioned by 3D printers are now available to children, in lieu of more expensive alternatives which can cost tens of thousands of dollars-and don't look nearly as cool.

AAXA P3X Pico Projector
October 17, 2014
The small, lightweight AAXA P3X Pico Projector ($249) can project media files from a memory card or USB thumb drive, or mirror what's showing on your computer's display. It's a good choice if you need to show content when you're out of reach of a wall socket, but overall image quality is merely adequate. This DLP-based projector has an LED light source, rated at 70 lumens of brightness, and a native wide 480p, aka WVGA (854-by-480) resolution. It can be powered either from the included AC adapter or its built-in lithium ion battery, which according to AAXA should last at least 2 hours on a single charge.

October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Ethertronics Inc. announced the appointment of Vahid Man?an as chief operating officer. In his new role with the company, Man?an will be responsible for Ethertronics' Chip and Systems Divisions, and will lead all global manufacturing, supply chain, quality, sales, technology design, marketing and business development efforts. Man?an joins Ethertronics from Entropie, where he served as senior vice president of global engineering and operations. A seasoned semiconductor executive with more than 30 years of proven business, technology and operations experience, Man?an was responsible for Entropies global engineering and operations organizations, including hardware and software product development, technical operations, quality and supply management. M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. announced that Thomas Hwang has agreed to join the company as senior vice president of global sales. Hwang spent the last 10-plus years at Hittite Microwave Corp. in a variety of positions including VP of sales, and helped grow that company's annual revenues from $30 to $274 million prior to its acquisition by Analog Devices Inc., earlier this year.

October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Murata Electronics North America Inc. and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Murata will acquire all outstanding shares of Peregrine not owned by Murata, for $12.50 per share in cash, or a total transaction value of $471 million ($465 million excluding Murata's existing holding). Upon closing of the transaction, Peregrine will become part of Murata s strategy to expand its core business. Peregrine will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata and continue with its current business model of solving the world's toughest RF challenges.


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