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Content posted in June 2013
Atmel Introduces 32-Bit, All-Purpose Microcontroller Family
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6/26/2013  10 comments
Atmel has released its first family of embedded Flash microcontrollers for the ARM Cortex-MO+ Core processor, enhancing its eight-bit portfolio with a line of 32-bit performance products.
Market Forces to Give More Pop to Natural Gas Vehicles
6/25/2013  26 comments
Market forces will cause sales of natural gas vehicles to spike over the next seven years, but the overall number of those vehicles will still be small, according to a new report.
TI Targets Internet-of-Things Set-Up
6/24/2013  15 comments
Texas Instruments rolled out new hardware and software to help simplify the process of connecting thousands of different types of devices to the Internet of Things.
Video: Composite-Rich Airbus 350 Makes First Flight
6/21/2013  23 comments
The Airbus A350 XWB, composed of more than 50 percent carbon composites, took off on its successful maiden flight on June 14 at the Paris Air Show.
TI's Latest Chipsets Leverage Company's MaxLife Technology
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6/21/2013  12 comments
Texas Instruments introduced two power management chipsets that use its new MaxLife fast-charge technology, which stretches the life of single-cell lithium-ion batteries and lets consumers charge them faster.
CAD Maker Works to Smooth 3D Printing Process
6/19/2013  21 comments
For 3D printing to make the jump from rapid prototyping to manufacturing, engineers will need to find easier ways to move products from their CAD screens to their printers.
Porous Metal for Medical Applications
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6/19/2013  8 comments
Joining porous metal to mating components for medical and life sciences applications can be accomplished in a variety of ways.
Virtual Desktop Environments Coming to Creo Design Apps
6/17/2013  3 comments
PTC will offer a virtual desktop environment for its Creo product design applications, potentially freeing engineers to run them from remote desktops on a variety of operating systems and mobile devices.
Engineers Cheer 'Multi-CAD' Strategy
6/14/2013  11 comments
Software maker PTC drew applause and cheers at PTC Live Global 2013 when it announced it will offer a "multi-CAD" strategy early next year.
Experts Say Manufacturing's Software Revolution Has Already Begun
6/12/2013  9 comments
A host of macroeconomic forces are changing the future of manufacturing, and software may be the key to success for companies willing to make the necessary transformations, experts said this week.
Custom Chemistry Could Bode Well for Start-Stop Batteries
6/5/2013  14 comments
Start-stop vehicles may soon get a big boost from a new battery chemistry that offers longer cycle life and higher power than today's best lithium-ion units.
Roboteq Introduces Intelligent Robot Motion Controller
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6/5/2013  2 comments
Roboteq has released a wireless-enabled motion controller that can be used to design both full- and semi-autonomous robots with a highly accurate control capability and custom functionality.

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