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original Verigene® System, allowing for sample-to-

result capabilities.

http://www.nanosphere.com

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ational Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) reported sales of $362 million and net income

of $53.2 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2010, which ended Feb. 28, 2010. National‘s third quarter sales were 5% higher than the second quarter of fiscal 2010, when the company reported $345 million in sales, and 24% higher than the $292 million reported in last year’s third fiscal quarter. Third quarter net income of $53.2 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, was an increase from the $47.0 million, or 20 cents per share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2010.

National’s total company bookings increased 5% sequentially, as order rates increased from direct OEM customers as well as from distributors. Bookings exceeded billings in the quarter.

http://www.national.com

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eoPhotonics announced the initial availability of

its Integrated Coherent Receiver (ICR) for

100 Gbps and 40 Gbps transmission systems.

The ICR is an integrated intradyne receiver based on NeoPhotonics’ Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) technology. This device provides advanced demo- dulation to analyze the state-of-polarization and optical phase of a phase-modulated signal relative to an externally supplied optical reference, enabling recovery of the phase-polarization constellation of 100 Gbps Dual Polarization Quadrature Phase Shift Keyed (DP-DQPSK) format signals. In addition, the ICR incorporates four sets of high sensitivity balanced photodiodes with four differential linear amplifiers to

provide four output channels at 32 Gbaud data rates. A second version performs the same function for 40 Gbps applications.

http://www.neophotonics.com

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ew Scale Technologies, Inc. announced its M3 (Micro-Mechatronic Module) Design Platform

for rapid development of custom closed-loop micro actuator modules. Building on the Company’s minia- ture SQUIGGLE®

motor and TRACKER position sen-

sor technology, this design platform yields a comple- te closed-loop actuator on a printed circuit board of 12 x 30mm or less. Modules have low power con- sumption and 3.3V input voltage for battery-powered operation. No external control board is necessary; simple serial commands drive an on-board PID con- troller using a standard I2C, SPI or USART interface.

The basic M3 Design Platform consists of: • An SQL-RV-1.8 reduced voltage SQUIGGLE® micro motor;

RV

• An NSD-2101 motor driver; • A TRACKER NSE-5310 position sensor (encoder); • An on-board microprocessor for PID control.

In January, New Scale Technologies presented a

breakthrough in piezo motion control system

design. The SQUIGGLE RV reduced voltage linear drive system consists of a SQL-RV-1.8-6-12 SQU- IGGLE®

motor and NSD-2101 drive ASIC. It is the

industry‘s first miniature piezo motor drive solution with a driver chip that is smaller than the motor and driven directly from battery power as low as 2.3 VDC without the need for a voltage boost.

The SQUIGGLE RV motor is New Scale‘s next- generation piezo micro motor, using state-of-the-art,

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