News Clips – 2006.08.09

  • RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
    The RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition, an international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry, will be held December 13-14, 2006 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara California.
  • Art Pigment Key to Spintronics
    Researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated a material — a mixture of zinc oxide and cobalt first formulated in 1780 as a pigment called cobalt green — that appears capable of operating in more suitable environments and would allow electrons to be manipulated both electrically and magnetically.
  • Silicon Wafer Shipments Increase by 4%
    Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 4% during the second quarter 2006 when compared to the first quarter 2006 areas shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG).
  • Home Automation with Voice Recognition
    Embedded Automation and One Voice Technologies will add voice recognition capabilities to Embedded Automation’s industry leading mControl home automation software using One Voice’s mceSpeechTools(TM) for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005.
  • NEC Expands 8-Bit 78K0S/Kx1+ All Flash Microcontrollers Portfolio
    NEC expanded its 8-bit 78K0S/Kx1+ microcontroller (MCU) series to include 10 new devices that complement the company’s all flash portfolio and provide seamless coverage of system requirements for multiple MCU applications.