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Toshiba Unveils Megapixel Sensor
August 18, 2014
Toshiba America Electronic Components released the T4KA3 8-megapixel sensor. "In emerging markets, the camera is the most prioritized feature for smartphone owners. The T4KA3 was created to meet this demand, while aiding designers in continuing to develop slimmer products that consume less power," said Andrew Burt, vice president of the Image Sensor Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC, in a release. "Customers in every global region continue to demand high-quality image and video capture and playback, and Toshiba's 1.12-micron CIS lineup is designed to hit the sweet spot for a full range of high-volume handheld mobile products."

Transparency Market Research Updates on Near Field Communication (NFC) Market04006003
August 17, 2014
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Near Field Communication (NFC) Market (By Products - NFC Controller ICs (chips), NFC Tags, NFC Readers and NFC Secure Elements; By Applications - Payments, Ticketing, Booking, Data Sharing, Services, Authentication and Access Control, Healthcare, Games and Toys, and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global market for NFC, in terms of revenue, was valued at USD 1.07 billion in 2012 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 43.7 percent during the forecast period from 2013 to 2019.

ABI Research: Sensors, Semiconductors, Autonomous Driving, and Regulation to Drive ADAS Revolution
August 17, 2014
ABI Research said that Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are essentially driven by a sensor fusion revolution combining radar (forward looking obstacle detection), camera (pedestrian detection, lane keeping, driver monitoring), infra-red (night vision), ultrasonic (automated parking), and LiDAR sensors.

Ricoh Introduces the Pentax Q-S1 Digital Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
August 17, 2014
Ricoh has introduced the Pentax Q-S1, a digital camera with interchangeable lenses. According to a release, the Pentax Q-S1 is the latest addition to the Pentax Q series of compact-sized, interchangeable-lens digital cameras, which are fashionable and user-friendly.

Emergency responders contain Dubuque gas leak
August 17, 2014
Members of the Dubuque Police and Fire departments responded to a gas leak at about 10 a.m. Saturday at 586 W. Seventh St.

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.

Foam looks best for enhanced oil recovery
August 15, 2014
Rice University researchers now have proof that foam could maximize enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Tests where foam pumped into an experimental rig, reflecting the flow paths deep underground, produced better results removing oil from formations with low permeability than common techniques involving water, gas, surfactants or combinations of the three.

Cameron Organizes Inventory to Keep Product Flowing.
August 14, 2014
  Westbrook, ME (PRWEB) August 14, 2014       Cameron operates three business segments, Drilling & Production Systems, Valves & Measurement and Process & Compression Systems. These three segments together make Cameron the leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to oil, gas and process industries.           One of the Cameron facilities in Oklahoma City, OK represents the Valves & Measurement group. Serving companies worldwide, Cameron - OKC manufactures approximately 800,000 valves per year. These valves are designed to control, and direct the flow of oil and gas through many different channels. Cameron has high standards for its manufactured products; therefore, the equipment used in these industry environments has demanding standards as well.             Due to the large volume of valves being manufactured on the production floor, the amount of tools gauges and components used in the process can be overwhelming. "Tools were being stored in cabinets and drawers, but it wasn't very organized. It slows production down when you can't find the right tool," says Bobby Maxwell, Sr. Tool & Die Maker. With demand always on the rise, improving inventory control would result in increased productivity; therefore this was a top priority for Cameron.

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.


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