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Oxley Group Ltd
Oxley specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced electronic and electro-optic components and systems for air, land and sea applications within the military sector. Established in 1942, Oxley has manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA and enjoys representation worldwide. The company’s products include night vision and LED lighting, data capture systems and electronic components. Oxley has pioneered the development of night vision compatible lighting. It offers a total package incorporating optical filters, equipment modification, cockpit and external lighting along with fleet wide upgrade services including engineering, installation, support, maintenance and training. The company’s long experience of manufacturing night vision lighting and LED indicators, coupled with advances in LED technology, has enabled it to develop LED solutions to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting in existing applications as well as becoming the lighting option of choice in new applications such as portable military hospitals, UAV control stations and communication shelters.
04 May 11. Smiths Detection today launched a new, more accurate and capable handheld radiation detector – the “RadSeeker” – to identify radiological and nuclear threats. The device, with superior performance capabilities, small size, and durability, has a wide array of applications from enabling civil defense and first responder rad-nuc search operations to helping port and border personnel with cargo, container and vehicle screening. Designed to meet the requirements of both the industry’s ANSI N42.34-2006 performance standard and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), RadSeeker offers greater speed and accuracy in detecting and identifying rad-nuc threat materials, including masked and shielded Special Nuclear Materials (SNMs). It maintains accuracy in all
operating conditions through a patent-pending automatic stabilization process that eliminates the need for field or periodic recalibration.
RadSeeker is a lightweight instrument for use in all field operating conditions, since it is ruggedized against the effects of impact as well as extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Manufactured in Smiths Detection’s facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the RadSeeker has passed extensive testing by government and test laboratories. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)
04 May 11. The world’s biggest chipmaker and chip-equipment maker, have signalled major changes in the global semiconductor industry, announcing separately a breakthrough in miniaturisation and a near-$5bn manufacturing deal. Intel said it had revolutionised the transistor with a new three-dimensional design that would begin powering computers and other devices next year. Applied Materials announced it would acquire Varian Semiconductor Equipment for $4.9bn in order to meet the challenges of chips being scaled down to circuit widths of 22 billionths of a metre and below. Intel’s innovation is set to extend its lead in the industry’s pursuit of Moore’s Law – the accurate 1965 prediction by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore that the number of transistors on a chip could be doubled roughly every two years. Intel is set to begin production on chips with circuit widths of 22 nanometres – down from 32nm – later this year and it revealed on Wednesday it would introduce 3D transistors to achieve this “shrink”. Scientists have been working in Intel’s labs since 2002 on 3D three-sided gates for transistors. To date, consumer electronics and computers have been powered only by two-dimensional planar transistor structures. “Amazing, world-shaping devices will be created from this capability as we advance Moore’s Law into new realms,” said Paul Otellini, Intel chief executive, in a statement. The company will begi