Renesas Electronics Announces Low-loss Silicon Carbide (sic) Power Devices Integrating Power Conversion Circuit In Single Chip

Renesas Electronics Announces Low-Loss Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Devices Integrating Power Conversion Circuit in Single ChipRenesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the development of a Schottky barrier diode (SBD), the RJS6005TDPP, employing silicon carbide (SiC, Note 1), a material considered to have great potential for use in power semiconductor devices.

Asterisk - Omni-directional Insect Robot Picks Up Prey

Omni-directional Insect Robot Picks Up PreyA research group at Osaka University, led by Professor Arai, is developing a six-legged robot, with features of the design borrowed from insects. This robot walks on six legs, and it can use two legs as arms when needed, so it can pick things up and carry them.

Tweeting Sensor, Enabling Temperature And Humidity Information To Be Checked On Twitter

Tweeting Sensor, enabling temperature and humidity information to be checked on TwitterUC Technology has released a Tweeting Sensor, which regularly posts temperature and humidity data to Twitter. The Tweeting Sensor can be checked remotely on Twitter via a smartphone, cellphone, or PC.

"You connect this device to the Internet and plug in the AC adapter. You can also connect a slave unit, so you have a wireless sensor that measures temperature, humidity, and sunshine.

Casio Enhances Celviano Digital Piano Line With New Black Models

Casio Enhances Celviano Digital Piano Line With New Black ModelsCasio continues to provide its customers with enhancements to its products by offering the AP-420 and AP-220 models in matte black. The new offerings to the Celviano line of digital pianos provides piano enthusiasts with advanced features, enhanced keyboard touch, authentic tone and traditional upright cabinet styling and are now available in a very popular color choice.

Tazmo Develops 30lm/w Inorganic Light-emitting Diode Panel

Tazmo Develops 30lm/W Inorganic Light-emitting Diode PanelTazmo Co Ltd, a major LCD panel equipment manufacturer in Japan, developed an inorganic light-emitting diode panel with a luminous efficiency of 30lm/W by using coating process.

Because of its high luminous efficiency, the panel might become a dark horse in the market for flexible surface-emitting lighting devices. Tazmo developed the panel in late 2011 and exhibited it at an exhibition in Tokyo.

Sony 5 Quick Tips To Record Awesome Live Concert Footage

Sony 5 Quick Tips to Record Awesome Live Concert FootageWhether you're at a concert every other weekend or only fork over money for tickets when U2 comes to town, you probably know how difficult it can be to record live music. Lucky for you, we recently partnered with the super-popular indie music blog (and live music recording experts), BrooklynVegan, to get exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and private concerts of some of the best indie bands around.

Canon Expands Calculator Range With The Launch Of Euro 2012 Line-up

Canon expands calculator range with the launch of Euro 2012 line-upCanon unveils its Euro 2012 range of slim-line calculators, offering sports fans across Europe a variety of reliable and highly portable solutions that are perfect for people on the move. The new KC-30 Euro 2012 eight digit calculator features a durable metal key-chain and slim and lightweight body, allowing it to easily fit into, or be attached to, the smallest of bags or folders.

Silver Ink Enables To Form Circuits Without Heat

Silver Ink Enables to Form Circuits Without HeatTanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. developed a conductive silver (Ag) ink that can be hardened only by applying ultraviolet light to it.

It enables to form electronic circuits at room temperature without heating process. As a result, heat-labile flexible materials can be used as substrates.

Renesas Electronics Introduces New V850e2p Microcontroller Series With Built-in Resolver Sensor Interface

Renesas Electronics Introduces New V850E2P Microcontroller Series with Built-In Resolver Sensor InterfaceRenesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has developed a new 32-bit microcontroller (MCU), the V850E2/PJ4-E, which incorporates an on-chip resolver sensor interface. The new MCU realizes both higher performance and lower system cost for automotive control systems including motor control for HEV/EV and other automotive applications.

Hideo Kojima Confirms Metal Gear Rising Is Playable At E3 2012

Hideo Kojima confirms Metal Gear Rising is playable at E3 2012Japanese legendary developer Hideo Kojima has told Famitsu magazine that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will show up in playable form at E3 2012.

The fans of the franchise will most probably have to wait until the second half of 2012 at the very earliest before they will be able to get their hands on the game.

Toyota Tes-era Sports Ev Update

Toyota TES-ERA Sports EV UpdateThe TES-ERA EV, developed by the Toyota Engineering Society, is an EV sports car based on the Toyota Sera, a two-door coupe produced for the Japanese domestic market in the 1990's. It features gullwing doors, and the color scheme, with it's Milky Way theme, was designed by elementary school students in Toyota City.

Low-cadmium Rice Through Genetic Modification

Low-Cadmium Rice Through Genetic ModificationCadmium is a metal which can accumulate in rice, especially rice grown in irrigation water contaminated by mining or other industrial operations, and chronic exposure can lead to cadmium poisoning causing softening of the bones and kidney failure. Shimpei Uraguchi, in the Fujiwara Group at the University of Tokyo, has discovered a gene which transports cadmium, and by controlling the expression of this gene, the cadmium concentration levels in rice can be reduced by about 50%.