Applied Physics

FREMONT, California, May 20 /PRNewswire/ --

Corsair(R), a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that Corsair Labs has set the world record for the highest achieved DDR3 frequency.

SAN MATEO, California, LONDON and MALMÖ, Sweden, May 20 /PRNewswire/ --

BEIJING, May 20 /PRNewswire/ --

- The Italian Based Software Company, With Operations in Europe, USA, India and Japan and the Chinese Company Have Sealed a Strategic Deal to Become the Leading Supplier of Software Solutions for Manufacturers in China

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, May 19 /PRNewswire/ --

- Founder and CEO Jeffrey Herzog to Serve as Vice Chairman

iCrossing, a global digital marketing company, announced today that Don Scales, president, has taken on the additional role of CEO and will be responsible for worldwide operations for the company. Previously, Scales served as president and COO of iCrossing.

iCrossing founder and CEO Jeffrey Herzog will continue to guide the strategic direction of the company as vice chairman of iCrossing's board of directors.

TROY, Michigan, May 19 /PRNewswire/ --

- Newest version of Altair's simulation platform delivers on-demand access to ISV applications and offers multi-core licensing business model

Altair Engineering, a global provider of technology and services empowering client innovation and decision making, today announced the release of Altair HyperWorks 9.0, the next generation of its popular integrated suite of computer-aided engineering (CAE) software applications.

HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation platform to support product lifecycle management (PLM) processes. It is the leading simulation-driven design solution for product development across the world's top corporations.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 19 /PRNewswire/ --

Tonium, the Swedish tech company behind Pacemaker, the pocket-sized DJ system, has announced the launch of the Pacemaker music community. Hosted on , the Pacemaker music community allows members to upload and legally share the mixes of their music, created by them using a Pacemaker or the free Pacemaker Editor software. The Pacemaker music community is the next step in the evolution in social networking.

Engineers and applied physicists from Harvard University have demonstrated the first room-temperature electrically-pumped semiconductor source of coherent Terahertz (THz) radiation, also known as T-rays. The breakthrough in laser technology, based upon commercially available nanotechnology, has the potential to become a standard Terahertz source to support applications ranging from security screening to chemical sensing.

Spearheaded by research associate Mikhail Belkin and Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering, both of Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the findings will be published in the May 19 issue of Applied Physics Letters. The researchers have also filed for U.S. patents covering the novel device.

Using lasers in the Terahertz spectral range, which covers wavelengths from 30 to 300å, has long presented a major hurdle to engineers. In particular, making electrically pumped room-temperature and thermoelectrically-cooled Terahertz semiconductor lasers has been a major challenge. These devices require cryogenic cooling, greatly limiting their use in everyday applications.

CRANBURY, New Jersey, May 16 /PRNewswire/ --

- Belgium office further enhances support and deployment of customers' packaging operations

Systech International, the innovator of packaging execution systems (PES) for the pharmaceutical industry, today announced the opening of its international headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The new office compliments its U.K.-based operations and will further enable its sales and professional services teams to readily oversee in-region deployments.

On May 21st and 22nd, Systech will host an open house for all of its customers to tour the state-of-the-art facility.

LONDON, May 16 /PRNewswire/ --

- E3 Academy Enterprise Welcomed by CBI Director-General as Engineering Graduate Numbers hit Crisis Point

The E3 Academy, an engineering industry initiative to encourage more students to choose engineering related degree courses, has been launched today - Friday May 16th at the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) in London. The launch was attended by Richard Lambert, Director-General, CBI, who gave a keynote speech supportive of the work and objectives of the E3 Academy.

MIT engineers have created ultrathin films made of polymers that could be applied to medical devices and other surfaces to control microbe accumulation. The inexpensive, easy-to-produce films could provide a valuable layer of protection for the health care industry by helping to reduce the spread of hospital-acquired infections, which take the lives of 100,000 people and cost the United States an estimated $4.5 billion annually.

The researchers found they could control the extent of bacterial adhesion to surfaces by manipulating the mechanical stiffness of polymer films called polyelectrolyte multilayers. Thus, the films could be designed to prevent accumulation of hazardous bacteria or promote growth of desirable bacteria.

“All other factors being equal, mechanical stiffness of material surfaces increases bacterial adhesion,” said Krystyn Van Vliet, the Thomas Lord Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.