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Micro-Metric installs measurement system at Samsung facility

January 10, 2005 JANUARY 10--Micro-Metric Inc. (San Jose, CA; has completed the installation of an INNOVA-D critical dimension measurement system at Samsung SAIT Micro Engineering Center in Suwon, Korea.

Nallatech addresses growing opportunities in FPGA market

January 5, 2005 JANUARY 5--Nallatech Inc. (Baltimore, MD;, a supplier of high-performance field-programmable-gate-array (FPGA) systems, has announced a series of moves aimed at addressing growing opportunities in the FPGA arena.

StockerYale discontinues efforts to acquire Navitar

January 3, 2005 JANUARY 3--StockerYale Inc. (Salem, NH; is discontinuing efforts toward a definitive agreement to acquire Navitar Inc.

Profile in Vision Solutions: Data-acquisition system controls packaging machine

January 1, 2005 Automated industrial controls and data acquisition converge in a programmable automation controller for packing beverage mixes.

Security and Defense: UAVs integrate vision and global positioning

January 1, 2005 Following a contract awarded by the Office of Naval Research (Arlington, VA, USA; and the NAVSEA Advanced Visualization Office (Washington Navy Yard, DC, USA;, Imperx (Boca Raton, FL, USA; has developed a prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that integrates vision, global positioning, and infrared (IR) technology.

Variety is the spice of life

January 1, 2005 As a systems-integration magazine, Vision Systems Design has always set its sights on showing how components and subsystems are integrated to create vision-based solutions, whether in the electronics, automotive, food, pharmaceutical, or other industries.

Reliability and ease of implementation are critical for manufacturing

January 1, 2005 A discussion with Kevin Hardingof the GE Global Research Center

Snapshots: Short takes on the leading edge

January 1, 2005 Flexibility, quality, and reaction time define success in the production of electronics boards on an automated production line.

Camera offers point-and-shoot

January 1, 2005 TroubleShooter HR is a portable, high-speed digital camera offering 1280 × 1024 pixel resolution at up to 500 full frames/s; it can record up to 16,000 reduced-resolution frames/s.

Embedded-motherboard market shifting toward smaller form factors

December 22, 2004 DECEMBER 22--In a recent study of the global market for active backplane motherboards in embedded and real-time applications, Venture Development Corporation (Natick, MA; has confirmed that this market is shifting rapidly toward the use of smaller form factors.

L-3 Communications completes acquisition of Cincinnati Electronics

December 22, 2004 DECEMBER 22--L-3 Communications (New York, NY; completed the acquisition of Cincinnati Electronics from CMC Electronics Inc. on December 9, 2004, further to having received all the required US regulatory approvals.

Radiation-tolerant APS camera survives battering by high-energy particles

December 20, 2004 DECEMBER 20--Tests by independent organizations have recently confirmed the extremely high-radiation tolerance of Sira (Chislehurst, Kent, UK; APS250 video camera.

Cognex selected by Chinese steel manufacturer

December 20, 2004 DECEMBER 20--Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA; announced that Wuhan Iron and Steel Group will integrate Cognex SmartView surface-inspection system at its manufacturing plant in Wuhan, China.

Celoxica introduces PixelStreams Platform for streaming video processing

December 14, 2004 DECEMBER 14--Celoxica (Abingdon, England; has announced the addition of algorithm IP and a block-based graphical design entry platform to its expanding portfolio of electronic system level design tools.

TI unveils integrated Power-over-Ethernet solution

December 7, 2004 DECEMBER 7--Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI; Dallas, TX; has announced a next-generation power-management integrated circuit that simplifies design of IEEE 802.3af-compliant power source equipment.

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