Noritake has introduced the 7000 series, the low cost feature rich graphic capable character range of VDF modules. This range of VFDs is both character and graphic capable and features the new user definable windowing function that provides the user with independently controlled windows that is capable of displaying text and graphics simultaneously.
It has been reported that DuPont, Sarnoff and Lucent technologies will work together to develop a display technology that could lead to thin, flexible monitors that can be wrapped around curved surfaces or rolled up and put away or carried. The project is to be sponsored by the Advanced Technology Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The MTS range of displacement sensors provides a method of position feedback. The magnetostrictive technology allows these sensors to be used in a wide range of applications including those where there may be high shock and vibration such as moulding machines, saw milling and hydraulic cylinders.
Scientists at University of Ulster have developed sensors that are inserted in transplant organs to monitor if there has been any deterioration in the organs condition since being removed from the donor.
Using the two company's joint venture, Philips Electronics and LG Electronics plan to expand capacity of LCD panels and large-screen desktop monitors. Production will begin in the first half of 2003.
Scientists from Philips have fabricated flat panel displays through simple coating techniques similar to painting. Philips claims that this makes displays cheaper, thinner and provides great design freedom.
Maple Systems has released its latest generation of graphic touchscreen operator interfaces. The HMI900 series is available in 22.5 cm black/amber EL together with 25 and 30 cm 256-colour TFT touchscreens. All feature the latest in Microcell technology for exceptional graphics clarity and touch accuracy.
Looking to cut biodetector size and cost, Washington State University researchers have applied microprinting to the design of lab-on-a-chip systems.
Worldwide workstation shipments totalled 1.4 million in 2001, an 11% decline from 2000, according to preliminary results from Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner.
Scientists have found evidence of the long-suspected phenomenon that tiny electrical currents are produced when molecules interact with metal surfaces.