Stagnation-point flow of Jeffrey fluid with melting heat transfer and Soret and Dufour effects
March 01, 2015
FULL TEXT Nomemclature Uw =stretching velocity U e =free stream velocity k. , c p =thermal conductivity of fluid, specific heat k. * =Rosseland mean absorption coefficient j. w , q w , q r =mass flux, heat flux, radiative heat flux [varepsilon], R d =stretching ratio parameter, radiation parameter M eff , Preff =effective melting parameter, effective Prandtl number C f , Nu x , Sh =skin friction coefficient, local Nusselt number, local Sherwood number

Air Monitor Joins Harbour Group Family of Companies
February 24, 2015
Air Monitor Corp. has joined the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group's chairman and chief executive officer, reported. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

INVENSENSE INC: Sued in Cal. Over Misleading Financial Reports
February 24, 2015
William Lendales, individually and on behalf of all otherssimilarly situated v. Invensense, Inc., Behrooz Abdi and AlanKrock, Case No. 3:15-cv-00142 (N.D. Cal., January 12, 2015),alleges that the Defendants made false and  misleading statements,as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about theCompany's business, operations, and prospects.

Cohu Posts 4Q 2014 Operating Results
February 24, 2015
Cohu reported fiscal 2014 fourth quarter net sales of $96.2 million and GAAP income of $1.3 million or $0.05 per share. In a release on February 19, the Company reported that net sales for the 12 months ended 2014 were $333.3 million and GAAP income was $5.8 million or $0.22 per share. Income for the fourth quarter and year ended December 27, 2014 included a $5.0 million non-cash, pretax charge for the impairment of goodwill and other assets due to a reduction in the estimated market value of our microwave communications equipment reporting unit.

Cohu Names Karl Funke to Board
February 22, 2015
Cohu reported that Karl H. Funke has been elected to the Cohu Board of Directors, effective March 9. In a release, the Company noted that Funke was a senior executive of global IC test handler company, Multitest GmbH, since 1994 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 until his retirement in 2009. Previously he held positions in private equity and venture capital. Funke is currently a private investor and serves on the boards of two privately held companies.

Analog Devices Recaps 1Q Fiscal Year 2015 Results
February 22, 2015
Analog Devices reported financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended January 31. "We executed well in the first quarter, with results that were near the high end of our guidance range and year-over-year revenue growth of 23 percent," said Vincent Roche, President and CEO. "As typically happens, order rates improved in January, particularly in the industrial and automotive end markets, and have remained strong thus far. Accordingly, we are planning for strong growth in our second quarter, with significant operating leverage. We are also increasing our quarterly cash dividend, reflecting our long term confidence in our business."

Aqua Pennsylvania Provides Pointers on Keeping Pipes from Freezing
February 22, 2015
Severely cold weather, which has included single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills, has caused Aqua Pennsylvania (Aqua) to remind its customers how to avoid frozen and broken water pipes in their homes.

Picosun Oy Reports on Production Capacity
February 22, 2015
Picosun Oy doubles its production capacity to enable faster delivery of cluster systems and automated batch ALD tools to its customers.

Research on dynamic real-time error correction method using Wiener-based neural network
January 01, 2015
1Introduction In many engineering applications, like combustion engines [1], motor rotor and so on, dynamic temperature measurements are an important input signal for advanced control and diagnosis concepts [2]. Infrared temperature sensor is a new type of testing component, with low induction, high insulation, non-contact and other advantages, and can work in the condition of strong electromagnetic fields [3]. However, infrared temperature sensor has a hysteretic output, which needs time to settle down [4]. It is therefore necessary to determine the value of the measurand while the output is still in instability [5]. There are two ways to improve the dynamic performance of a sensor: one is to modify the structure, parameters and design of it; the other is to operate on its output by using dynamic compensation filter. With the development of sensors to the ‘smart’ and ‘intelligent’ ones [6], to improve sensors’ dynamic characteristics with compensation filters is becoming a research focus at present.

Automation by the Numbers
January 01, 1970
FULL TEXT $1.65 billion Total sales of machine vision components and systems increased 12 percent to $1.65 billion in the first nine months of 2014, according to new statistics issued by AIA, the industry's trade group. This is the best nine month start by the North American machine vision market since AIA began tracking quarterly statistics in 2009. Total machine vision sales include sales of machine vision components and systems. Total machine vision components are up 18 percent to $230 million through October, while total machine vision systems are up 12 percent to $1.42 billion. The third quarter of 2014 was especially strong for machine vision systems, which posted growth of 19 percent. Machine vision components also increased in the third quarter by 2 percent over 2013. Every component and system category increased in the third quarter of 2014 except for lighting and imaging boards. Smart cameras (44 percent), optics (16 percent), software (14 percent), and application-specific machine vision systems (14 percent) were the standout individual categories in terms of year-over-year growth for the third quarter of 2014.


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