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Genesis Microchip wins patent-infringement case

May 25, 2004 MAY 25--Genesis Microchip Inc. (Alviso, CA; has announced that the US International Trade Commission has determined that Media Reality Technologies Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan, China.; and Trumpion Microelectronics (Taiwan, ROC; both infringe its US Pat. #5,739,867.

Researchers to develop intelligent wheelchair

May 24, 2004 MAY 24--Computer scientists at the University of Essex (Colchester England; have been awarded a grant to develop an intelligent robotic wheelchair.

IKONOS Satellite tasked to support new military transformation strategy

May 20, 2004 MAY 20--Space Imaging (Denver, CO; is nearing completion of a contract to provide imagery to the US Department of Defense for improved situational awareness of major defense installations.

Symagery software aids OEMs in auto ID and data capture

May 20, 2004 MAY 21--Symagery ( has announced Version 8.0 of its software-development suite for use in conjunction with its image-reading systems by original equipment manufacturers in the automatic ID and data-capture industry.

Scripps-PARC Institute unveils early cancer-detection system

May 20, 2004 MAY 21--The Palo Alto Research Center (, a subsidiary of Xerox Corporation, and The Scripps Research Institute have formed the Scripps-PARC Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies with the intent to accelerate discovery processes in the life sciences.

Curtiss-Wright signs agreement to acquire Primagraphics

May 20, 2004 MAY 20--Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. ( has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Primagraphics Limited (, the command & control, video, and graphics specialist, for approximately US$21 million.

NEPCON East/Electro and Assembly East 2004 signal a pick-up in Northeast manufacturing

May 19, 2004 MAY 19--NEPCON East/Electro and Assembly East 2004 (Norwalk, CT) attracted 4013 manufacturing-industry professionals in what many considered to be the best manufacturing trade show in the Northeast in years.

AccuSoft Corporation acquires KhorosPro computing software product

May 17, 2004 MAY 17--AccuSoft Corporation (Northborough, MA;, a provider of imaging technology, has acquired the KhorosPro product line from Khoral Inc.

Soft Imaging System acquires software IP assets from aquinto AG

May 14, 2004 MAY 14--Soft Imaging System (, a 100% subsidiary of Olympus Europa GmbH, has acquired all software IP (intellectual property) assets of aquinto AG.

Chad Industries returns to automation market as independent supplier

May 12, 2004 MAY 12--Chad Industries Inc. (Orange, CA;, a supplier of factory-automation solutions for the semiconductor, electronics, and life-sciences industries, has returned to the market as an independent solutions supplier.

Robotic Vision Systems gets $300,000 machine-vision order

May 11, 2004 MAY 11--Robotic Vision Systems Inc. (RVSI; Nashua, NH; has received a follow-on order for approximately $300,000 for machine-vision products from an internationally recognized consumer-products company.

DSP module targets video surveillance

May 10, 2004 MAY 10--The IPM-1000 from Enpiction (North Kingstown, RI; performs adaptive contrast enhancement to improve performance of video cameras under difficult lighting conditions.

ABB markets TrueView vision-guided robotics systems

May 10, 2004 MAY 10--Braintech ( has launched a North American marketing campaign for ABB TrueView vision-guided robotic systems that integrates Braintech's SC3D single-camera 3-D vision guidance technology and Braintech's eVisionFactory software platform.

Berkeley Lab physicists develop way to digitally restore and preserve audio recordings

May 10, 2004 MAY 10--US Library of Congress-sponsored research will help Berkeley Lab (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California; physicists digitize audio data encoded in the hill-and-valley surface of Edison wax cylinders.

Ultrasound/vision help handicapped

May 1, 2004 People with severe or crippling disabilities often find it difficult to steer motorized wheelchairs in confined environments.

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