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target molecules in biological samples, has received ISO 13485:2003 certification, an internationally recognized quality standard for medical devices. This certification covers the design, development, pro- duction, sales and service of the nCounter®
System, NanoString’s multiplexed molecular detec- tion instrument and reagents.
ational Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) and
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB)
announced a new quarter-brick isolated DC-DC con- verter evaluation board and reference design to help power supply designers get higher power density in networking, communications and high-end server applications.
Featuring National Semiconductor’s LM5035C pulse- width modulation (PWM) controller and Silicon Labs’ Si8420 ISOpro™ digital isolator, the isolated DC-DC converter evaluation board provides power supply designers with a highly efficient 100W reference design in a quarter-brick form factor. The LM5035C PWM controller includes integrated 2A half-bridge gate drivers and SyncFET outputs that control the se- condary-side synchronous rectifier MOSFETs through the Si8420 digital isolator. Dead time between the main and synchronous rectifier on/off transitions is adjustable with a single external resistor.
Furthermore, National Semiconductor introduced the industry’s first zero-drift, programmable instru- mentation amplifier with on-chip diagnostics. The LMP8358 simplifies pressure and thermocouple bridge measurements by allowing users to detect shorts, open circuits and degraded source con- nections in remote industrial applications. This
diagnostic capability prevents circuit shutdowns in medical instruments, precision weigh scales, pressure sensors and motor control systems.
ETZSCH Fine Particle Technology LLC and SPX Corporation signed a definitive agreement on
April 30, 2010 under which NETZSCH acquired the Premier Mill business of SPX Corporation. Premier Mill is a well-known brand of grinding and disper- sing equipment. As of May 3, 2010 the combined products and services of NETZSCH and Premier Mill became available under the new company name.
NCrystal US Corporation will be unveiling new lighting technology at the LIGHTFAIR Interna-
tional tradeshow in Las Vegas, May 2010. This will be the first time that NNCrystal introduces products based on two new technologies, Qshift Coral™ and Qshift Lucid™ to the commercial lighting industry. NNCrystal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hangz- hou Najing Technology company, and an exclusive licensee of a decade of advanced materials synthesis