Category: Technology News and Updates

Easy Ways to Streamline & Increase Production Before Winter

As the cooler months approach, orders begin to come in and business starts booming again. Make sure your company is ready by streamlining your production process to increase your output and profit this winter. Don’t worry, we won’t suggest rebranding or making TV commercials, we know you don’t have time for that. Instead, make these… Read more »

A New Segmentation for Electric Vehicles

NOVEMBER 2009 • Nick Hodson and John Newman : Automotive & Assembly Practice Global carmakers are trying to define a future market for electric vehicles. To reach beyond affluent, environmentally conscious, or technically enamored buyers, these companies will need to develop products that satisfy the consumers’ main concern—good value for money. Given the current cost… Read more »

AS&E to service Z Backscatter Vans

BILLERICA, Mass., March 30 (UPI) — The U.S. government selected American Science and Engineering Inc. to provide maintenance support for the company’s deployed X-ray scanning units. U.S. company AS&E, a developer of X-ray security systems designed to counter terrorism and other threats, received a contract to provide the U.S. government with service and maintenance on… Read more »

Energy Star program comes under attack

The article posted in governmentexecutive.com caught my attention. I’m not sure what to believe anymore but I do believe we need to continue to march forward with our efforts to minimize energy consumption while creating new generation technology. Does a gas-powered alarm clock the size of a small generator sound energy efficient to you? Or… Read more »

Electric Cars and Hybrids Buzzing at NY Auto Show

Electric cars were front and center as the New York International Auto Show press preview began this week. Nissan revealed the $32,780 price for its plug-in Leaf and said it would start taking orders in April. Chevrolet proudly displayed its plug-in Volt on sale in November. And Ford CEO Alan Mulally said Microsoft technology will… Read more »

SIA: January Sales Rise

“If the current trends continue, there is upside potential for 2010 growth above our November forecast of $242.1 billion, but a growing global economy driven by consumer purchasing will be key to sustaining these trends,” says SIA President George Scalise. By Ann Steffora Mutschler, Contributing Editor– Electronic News 3/1/2010 Reflecting the improving business environment for… Read more »

Technology Continues to Offer Us Data That Can Save Lives

As we all watch carefully the turn of events it reminds us how important technology is and the impact data can have on human life. Friends we at Solid State Inc have at our fingertips the science and are committed to assist future green engineers by providing a broadline of manufacturers which can push the limits of technology in the… Read more »

The Path to Successful New Products

Is your company finding it hard to develop new products? If so, you might try learning from the masters. We found after surveying more than 300 employees at 28 companies across North America and Europe, that the businesses with the best product-development track records do three things better than their less-successful peers: They create a… Read more »

Pushing the Limits: Creating Green Jobs

We are all hearing the buzz words regarding the next green technology. With our countries advanced resources we challenge young engineers and our established known design houses to push the limits. The oil and natural gas industry needs no stimulus; we need no earmarks. We are not asking anything from the government, but one simple… Read more »

Saving Energy to Save Money

Energy costs may soon eat up as much as 50% of your tech budget. Here’s how to conserve some of that juice By Rachael King- Business Week When it comes to energy conservation, many chief information officers have simply buried their heads in the sand. But they may not be able to afford to do… Read more »

Excerpt: Vishay: US Equity Movers

Feb 9,2010 – Nikolah Gammeltoft posted an article on Business Week regarding Top News ( Bloomberg ) He states that the shares of several US companies are having unusual moves in the US trading. Highlighted in the list is our franchise Vishay. Vishay Intertechnology Inc.  (VSH US ) rallied 11 percent to $8.95, after climbing… Read more »

Could the Global Network Be a Thousand Times More Efficient?

By Ron Wilson, Executive editor — EDN, 1/12/2010 A research project that apparently began as a speculation among Bell Labs engineers in Ireland and the UK has grown into a global consortium determined to reduce energy consumption in the global information network. The Green Touch initiative, announced Monday, includes service providers AT&T, China Mobile, Portugal… Read more »

Bye, Bye Bad 2009, Welcome to a Sunnier 2010

By Rob Spiegel, Contributing editor — Electronic Business, 1/5/2010 It goes without saying that 2009 was a tough year for the electronics industry. With the notable exception of laptops “ which grew in unit shipments throughout the year“ and LCD-TVs, most product segments suffered significant declines. That started to change in the third quarter as… Read more »

Clean Energy Debate

Below you will find an interesting article written back in Oct 2009 by Brian Coppa from the Green Business Examiner As the health care debate winds down, the next major national debate will focus on energy reform. The investor coalition Ceres and the Clean Economy Network organized a clean energy debate forum this week at the… Read more »

Revolution in Clean Energy Technologies

WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2009 (ENS) – Liquid metal grid-scale battery technology that could enable constant energy supply from intermittent renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power…  A bioreactor that has the potential to produce a flow of gasoline directly from sunlight and carbon dioxide using two microscopic organisms and ending U.S. reliance… Read more »

Keeping an Eye on the LED Market : Kingbright Releases Helio Line

Solid State is pleased to feature Kingbright as one of the hot up and coming franchises in 2010. We are seeing a peeking interest on an global level on the LED Technology and we want to feature a product that was announced in Nov. 2009.  Kingbright unveils Industry First 0603 Dome Lens Package- Helios SMD LEDs… Read more »