Sandisk and Toshiba have announced the creation of a mobile commerce (MC) extension standard for flash memory cards. The standard will enable the implementation of security functions in addition to the standard memory features that are already supported by such cards.
The Oliver Control 1000 series switch joysticks comes with options such as screw or bush mounting, single or double pole configuration and a choice of operation mode, which is determined by limiter plates featuring, single axis, double axis, cross, diagonal and eight point star.
Physicists at the Institute for Microstructural Sciences (Ottawa) have created a prototype of a single-spin transistor, that consists of a quantum dot connected to spin-polarised leads.
Advance Power Technology RF (APT-RF) is a newly formed organisation and brand. It is the result of the integration of the RF businesses of APT and of two RF acquisitions, GHz Technology (January 2002) and Microsemi RF (May 2002).
Researchers from the University of Bath in England have propelled polystyrene beads through a hollow fibre with a laser beam.
Richardson Electronics has announced the formation of a Fibre Optic Communications business unit.
Universal Display Corporation, Princeton University and the University of Southern California have announced the expansion and extension of their collaborative research agreement on advanced organic thin film devices, including organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) for flat panel displays, organic lasers, organic lighting and other areas of organic electronics through 2007.
Engineers and scientists from three United Kingdom universities are combining to produce, what they claim to be, the world's smallest electronic nose, an industrial device that is able to replicate the odour sensor capability of the human nose.
AMD has announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to incorporate 64-bit support for the future 8th-generation AMD Athlon and Opteron processors into the Windows operating system.
Rob Westerhof, Chief Executive of Philips Electronics China Group, says Hong Kong is going to benefit as China becomes the world's semiconductor centre.