All posts by Sam Murden

CSIRO launches new hybrid energy R&D hub

Hot on the heels of the launch of the new grid-scale energy storage research facility, CSIRO has announced the launch of its Centre for Hybrid Energy Systems. The centre, launched on Thursday, will be a national hub for collaborative research into cutting edge renewable and hybrid energy technologies, in particular to identify, improve and tailor … Continue reading CSIRO launches new hybrid energy R&D hub

New US sanctions target Russian electronics sector

The US government has expanded its sanctions against Russia over Moscow’s actions in Crimea and Ukraine, according to an announcement made by the Bureau of Industry and Security. The sanctions list now contains 81 companies under 86 names. Seven of them are located in Crimea – which Washington refers to as “Ukraine’s Crimean region,” 75 … Continue reading New US sanctions target Russian electronics sector

India to use fish scales to harvest energy for electronics

Large quantities of fish are consumed in India on a daily basis, which generates a huge amount of fish “biowaste” materials. In an attempt to do something positive with this biowaste, a team of researchers at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India explored recyling the fish byproducts into an energy harvester for self-powered electronics. The basic … Continue reading India to use fish scales to harvest energy for electronics

Reinventing the spring-loaded probe pin

By reinventing and fully automating the manufacturing process, spring probe pins can now deliver high performance at price of a stamped contact for high density, fine pitch applications. For decades the spring-loaded probe aka pogo-style pin has delivered excellent mechanical and electrical performance in a highly compliant contact. However, this often came at a high … Continue reading Reinventing the spring-loaded probe pin

Device Security for the IIOT

Icon Labs has released a new whitepaper focusing on device security for networked and web-connected equipment. The whitepaper outlines security requirements for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and software solutions that are available today for securing these devices. The IIoT is driving investment in new technology and manufacturing methodologies as companies rush to capitalize … Continue reading Device Security for the IIOT