Hamamatsu introduced its L2859 and L5662 UV sources for curing, sealing, drying, and light-source activation. The electrode in the quiet mercury xenon lamp is designed for very little fatigue. No optical alignment is needed due to minimal lamp arc movement, and replacement is facilitated by a cassette design having a prealigned optical axis, obviating alignment ...SmartGuard(TM), a hydraulic/magnetic circuit breaker from Carlingswitch, protects equipment from ground faults (indicated by an LED) as well as overloads and short circuits ...Motorola was touting its recently announced Mc CORE(TM) 32-bit microRISC core for low-cost, long-battery-life applications, initially at 1.8V. Maximized code density allows use of less memory while boosting throughput ...Multi-Axis Force Sensors were introduced by Bourns. Designed for keyboard mouse and stand-alone cursor controls, these thick-film, ceramic sensors provide a distinct linear strain output in X, Y, and Z axes for smooth motion control ...Lumitex was on hand with uniform-brightness, no EMI or heat producing, woven fiber-optic panels and LED-based SolidState(TM) backlighting ...Finally, Endicott Research Group showed its S Series of miniature inverters for mounting near single-tube backlit LCDs, such as in hand-held instruments to gas-station pumps ...Wescon '98, scheduled for September 15-17, will be held at California's Anaheim Convention Center. Featured will be a "Systems-on-Silicon" exhibit and conference.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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