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March 2011
Alstom Announces Commercial Operation of First North America Wind Farms
Alstom, a global leader in the supply of equipment and services for power generation, today announced the start of commercial operation of the Adams and Danielson wind farms in Meeker County, Minnesota
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03/31/2011
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Inks Distribution Agreement with Future Designs, Inc.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced it has inked a distribution agreement with Future Designs, Inc. (FDI). The agreement between Avnet
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03/31/2011
Mouser & Bias Power Unite to Deliver Powerful Design Solutions
Mouser Electronics, Inc., known throughout the industry as a top global design engineering resource for semiconductors and electronic components, today upped the power of its expansive linecard in
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03/30/2011

Mouser Electronics Joins Ioxus Distributor Network to Bring Ultracapacitors to Global Engineering Community
Ioxus, Inc., a manufacturer of premium performance ultracapacitor technology for transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial and consumer product markets, today announced that Mouser Electronics,
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03/30/2011
EBV Elektronik Signs Agreement to Distribute Micron's Complete Memory Portfolio for European Countries
EBV Elektronik, an Avnet (NYSE:AVT) company and the leading specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution, today announced a distribution agreement to promote and deliver Micron Technology, Inc.'s
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03/29/2011
Solyndra Expands European Capabilities to Serve Growing Rooftop Solar Demand

Clemens G. Jargon, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Solyndra International AG.

Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for large commercial rooftops today announced several elements of the company's strategy to meet growing demand for Solyndra
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03/29/2011
Farnell launches new LED lighting microsite for design engineers
Farnell, the leading multichannel distributor has launched an innovative microsite dedicated to LED lighting technology. The new Farnell site provides engineers with a comprehensive LED lighting destination,
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03/29/2011
UPS Revenues top $7 billion again.
The global market for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) continues to recover swiftly from the economic downturn, as revenues in Q4 2010 were 10.8% higher than the same period in 2009. Data from
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03/28/2011
Fab Owners Association Totals 74 With New Members
The Fab Owners Association (FOA), the association of semiconductor device manufacturers and suppliers, has announced that its membership grew by 14% since the beginning of 2011 and now totals 74 members.
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03/28/2011
Indium Corporation Hires Market Development Manager
Indium Corporation announces that Ron Hunadi, Ph.D., has been hired as the Market Development Manager for Semiconductor and Advanced Materials. He is based at his home offices in Mesquite, NV and
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03/28/2011
EvoLucia's Aimed LED Lighting Honored with Next Generation Luminaires Lighting Design Award for Street/Area Lighting
The U.S. Department of Energy, along with its partners the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society(IES), has announced the winners of the 2010
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03/28/2011
Digi-Key Drops Printed Catalog and Redefines itself as The Leading Totally Integrated Internet-Based Global Distributor
In an unprecedented industry move, Digi-Key Corporation, a global electronics component distributor, recently announced that it will immediately cease all print versions of its product catalog and
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03/27/2011
SemiSouth Announces Key Senior Appointments
SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., the leading manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) technology for high-power, high-efficiency, harsh-environment power management and conversion applications, has announced
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03/26/2011
ABB Selected To Provide Link Worth $900 Million For Power Superhighway In India
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been selected by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) to deliver an ultrahigh-voltage transmission system, worth about $900 million.
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03/26/2011
Indium Corporation Named Engineering Company of the Year
Indium Corporation was recently named 2010 Engineering Company of the Year by the Mohawk Valley Engineers' Executive Council (MVEEC). This award was designed to honor companies for "significant
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03/23/2011
Mouser Extends TT Electronics' Resistor Portfolio To Include Welwyn
Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading global engineering design resource for semiconductors and electronic components, announces the expansion of its distribution agreement with TT electronics by including
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03/18/2011
Maxwell Technologies' Heavy Transportation Ultracapacitor Module Receives Approvals From UK Vehicle Certification Agency
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. announced that the North American office of United Kingdom's Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) has granted European Economic Community (EEC)-Type Approval and Conformity
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03/17/2011
Rogers Corporation Shows Material Solutions Spanning RF to Digital PCBs at IPC APEX EXPO 2011
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) will display a sampling of its wide array of electronic printed-circuit-board (PCB) material solutions at the IPC APEX EXPO™ (www.ipcapexexpo.org)
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03/17/2011
Toshiba LED Lighting Unveils Next-Generation LED Lamps
Toshiba International Corporation (TIC), a leader in solid-state lighting, announces the release of its newest long-lasting, high quality, energy-efficient lamps primarily for commercial use. These
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03/17/2011
Avnet Express' Online Electronic Component Catalog Tops Five Million Parts
Avnet Express, part of the Avnet Electronics Marketing operating group of Avnet, Inc., marks another milestone today as it announces that its online catalog offering now exceeds five million parts.
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03/17/2011
Rutronik and Intersil Build Their Partnership
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH and Intersil Corporation, one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance analogue products, are intensifying their cooperation in Europe. In the course
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03/17/2011
ITRI Adopts Synopsys' TCAD Sentaurus for Silicon Carbide Technology Development
Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) has adopted
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03/16/2011
Digi-Key Corporation Achieves $1.5 Billion Sales Milestone
Digi-Key Corporation surpassed $1.5 billion in global sales for the first time in 2010, generating a half-billion dollars in the fourth quarter alone. The record-setting total represents a 64 percent
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03/16/2011
Global leader in power generation equipment and services, Alstom, and power conversion specialist, Converteam, are collaborating on the world's largest direct drive permanent magnet generator (PMG)
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03/16/2011
Customer Survey Proves Digi-Key is #1 in Multiple Categories
Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, recently achieved #1 ranking in eight categories
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03/15/2011
AMSC Significantly Expands Wind Business Through Proposed Acquisition of Power Technologies Company
American Superconductor Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Switch Engineering Oy, a power technologies company headquartered in Finland. The 190-million-Euro
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03/14/2011
Microsemi Announces Comprehensive Solar Technology Portfolio
Microsemi Corporation announced the immediate availability of its solar technology portfolio. Microsemi's products for renewable energy applications include SmartFusionTM and IGLOO® FPGAs; analog,
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03/14/2011
Avnet Electronics Marketing Adds Custom Power Supply Manufacturer Aras Power Technologies to Americas Offering
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. announced that it now carries the complete line of off-the-shelf AC/DC and DC/DC power solutions, as well as custom power supply
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03/13/2011
Enecsys Solar PV Micro-Inverter Scoops Technology Award from Expert Cleantech Forum
: Enecsys Limited, the leader in reliable solar micro-inverter systems, has won the award for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology at the CleanEquity Awards Ceremony. The invitation-only
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03/10/2011
TYCO Electronics is now TE Connectivity Ltd
Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) received shareholder approval at yesterday's Annual General Meeting to change the company name to TE Connectivity Ltd. The name change is subject to Swiss regulatory
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03/10/2011
Digi-Key Corporation Welcomes New Series from CONEC®
Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has stock of CONEC's
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03/10/2011
ABB Support Creates $1.2 million Power Engineering Initiative at NC State University
ABB's North American headquarters has made a gift to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to support power engineering research and education at North Carolina State University. The
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03/07/2011
Avnet Memec, the highly specialised semiconductor distributor of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, announced the extension of its distribution agreement with HALO Electronics, Inc. Previously serving
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03/06/2011
Microsemi and ESCRYPT Partner to Deliver Cryptographic FPGA Solutions with Enhanced Security
Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at building a smart, secure, connected world, and ESCRYPT GmbH announced the immediate availability of several new cryptographic
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03/04/2011
Solyndra Cylindrical Modules Offer a Unique Greenhouse Energy Generation Solution
Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of cylindrical shaped photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced a new solar application for agricultural greenhouse and shade structures that takes advantage of the
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03/04/2011
Maxim Enters Digital Power Market with Patented InTune™ DC-DC Control Technology
Maxim Integrated Products has announced its entry into the fast-growing digital power market with its patented InTune™ brand digital power technology. It is based on "state-space" or "model-predictive"
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03/03/2011
PSMA Announces Availability of its 2011 Power Technology Roadmap
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announces today that the 2011 PSMA Power Technology Roadmap report is available for PSMA members and the industry. It is the seventh roadmap in a
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03/03/2011
Maxwell Technologies Awarded $7.01 Million Contract From U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium for Hybrid Auto Energy Storage System
Maxwell Technologies, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a $7.01 million cost-shared technology development contract by the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) to develop
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03/03/2011
ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit from Cypress
ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, has completed its acquisition of the CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit (ISBU) from Cypress
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03/03/2011
Freescale Introduces Single-Phase Electricity Meter Reference Design Based on Kinetis Microcontroller
Freescale Semiconductor announced a smart meter reference design, demonstrated during Embedded World, March 1-3, 2011 in Nuremberg, Germany. The reference design, featured as part of Freescale's
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03/02/2011
Avnet Electronics Marketing Adds Power Management Manufacturer, Aimtec, to Americas Offering
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Aimtec, a leading global designer and manufacturer of modular AC/DC and DC/DC switching
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Date:
03/01/2011
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