China Suspends Cyanide-Gold Plating Ban

On September 23, 2013, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China issued a circular postponing the implementation of the regulation that would have eliminated cyanide-gold plating at the end of 2014. The proposed requirement for the elimination of auric potassium cyanide gold electroplating and potassium aurocyanide gold plating processes was originally issued in…

Wearable Wireless Devices: Healthy Opportunities

Suffocating employee healthcare costs and a growing push to extend healthcare services into proactive health management are driving wearable wireless devices into corporate wellness programs.  A new study by ABI Research finds, over the next five years, more than 13 million wearable devices with embedded wireless connectivity will be integrated into wellness plans offered by…

Avnet Holds Embedded Vision Workshops

If you are designing a machine that “sees,” then look for Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) at the Embedded Vision Summit on October 2-3, 2013. Avnet will host two hands-on workshops, deliver the featured “Targeting Computer Vision Algorithms to Microprocessors,” and offer three product demonstrations at the show. The Embedded…