HGST and NEC Partner
August 19, 2014
HGST and NEC Corp. reported a PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft SQL Server - built on NEC Express 5800 scalable enterprise server series and HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage.

Omron Ranks as a Best and Brightest Elite Winner by NABR
August 19, 2014
The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) noted Omron Automation and Safety as an Elite Winner for Strategic Company Performance during the Association's annual Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For luncheon in Chicago, Illinois.

Smartcool Releases Update on Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector
August 19, 2014
Smartcool Systems has provided an update on the beta testing initiative announced on July 8, with a Florida-based food distribution firm. According to a release, the goal of this phase is to determine the impact of the Smartcool technology on compressor optimization.

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)

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.

Restaurant Inspections
August 17, 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, 866-366-3723, uses a "risk-based" inspection reporting process for restaurants and other food handlers. Aldi No. 92, 1302 Lititz Pike, July 30. No violations. Dollar Tree No. 1660, 1280 Lititz Pike, July 30. No violations. Turkey Hill No. 029, 2673 Lititz Pike, July 29. Grill cleaner was stored with single-service straws. Hot dogs were held at 112 degrees on the roller grill, rather than at 135 degrees or above as required. Black electrical tape observed hanging from iced coffee machine, making surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Fourth roller on grill does not turn.

Scramble for Water Threatens Burka Coffee Estates
August 16, 2014
The government has stepped into the ongoing scramble for water sources within the Burka Coffee estate area by ordering the Pangani River Basin management to join hands with the Arusha City Council as well as the Regional Lands Department to re-survey the controversial area.

Toshiba unveils image sensor
August 01, 2014
Toshiba America Electronic Components has debuted an addition to a 1.12-micro back-side illuminated CMOS image sensor, which allows for video recording for mobile devices. The T4KA3 8-megapixel sensor targets midrange smartphones, tablets and action cameras with 720p resolution, enabling HD video capture at a rate of 240 equivalent frames per second (fps). It operates at 15% lower power and is much smaller in area than Toshiba's prior 8MP sensor, the company said. Sample shipments are underway, with mass production scheduled for April 2015.

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.

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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