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December 2011
Lenovo Honors RF Micro Devices With 2011 Best Supplier Award
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced that
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12/28/2011
DNV has acquired 74.3% of KEMA's shares, creating a world-leading consulting and certification company within the cleaner energy, sustainability, power generation, transmission and distribution sectors.
DNV has acquired 74.3% of KEMA's shares, creating a world-leading consulting and certification company within the cleaner energy, sustainability, power generation, transmission and distribution sectors. DNV
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12/25/2011
PSMA Announces Industry Session on Trends for AC Power Loss of High Frequency Power Magnetics at APEC 2012
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Magnetics Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2012 titled "Trends for AC Power Loss of High Frequency Power Magnetics." The session
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12/24/2011

Mouser to Distribute Micrium's Embedded Products Worldwide
Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement
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12/19/2011
Mitsubishi Electric adds new Sales Channel structure for industrial-TFT System Solutions

Masaki Kakizaki, Manager TFT Marketing at Mitsubishi Electric Europe (right side) together with Erwin Hölzl, Sales und Marketing Manager Displays at Ultratronik

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has complemented its sales channel with the introduction of the innovative Premium Distributors Scheme in order to expand the market for high-end industrial TFTs. The new
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12/18/2011
RS Components named double award-winner at Elektra 2011

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Glenn Jarrett, Head of Electronics Marketing, RS Components

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has triumphed in two categories at the
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12/17/2011
STMicroelectronics Launches Corporate Venture Capital Fund
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today the launch of "ST New Ventures", its corporate venture
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12/17/2011
AVX at forefront of industry efforts: current and future tantalum suppliers to be in compliance with EICC-GeSI Conflict-Free Smelter Program
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, is proud to announce that as of December 1st, 2011, all its current tantalum powder and wire suppliers
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12/17/2011
RFMD® Powers New Smartphones with Industry-Leading 3G/4G Products
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced it has
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12/17/2011
Synopsys enables silicon success for GLOBALFOUNDRIES' first complex 20nm design
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, today announced that IC Compiler-Advanced Geometry
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12/16/2011
Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces the Spartan®-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit
Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today the launch of their latest development platform for designers implementing motor control systems, the Spartan®-6
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12/16/2011
Microsemi Announces Libero SoC v10.0 Integrated Design Environment
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the release of Libero® SoC v10.0.
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12/16/2011
Eltek Restructures Under Single Brand Name To Demonstrate Renewed Focus on High-Efficiency Power Conversion Products
Eltek, the world leader in high efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications, electric vehicles and solar energy projects, announced today it has finalized the merger of
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12/16/2011
The U.S. Embassy in the Greek capital of Athens is placing the emphasis on solar power. In October, a photovoltaic array with a nominal power of 96,6kWp delivered by IBC SOLAR was put into operation
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12/16/2011
ZMDI Appoints Frantz Saintellemy as executive VP, Worldwide Sales and Marketing

Frantz Saintellemy will assume responsibility for Worldwide Sales & Marketing as of 01 January

ZMD AG (ZMDI), a global supplier of energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal solutions for information technology applications, has announced that Frantz Saintellemy will assume responsibility for
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12/16/2011
Give Teens on Your Holiday Shopping List the Latest in Learning Technology
As this year's holiday wish lists fill with the latest tech gadgets, parents should consider investing in a gift that will last their kids from middle school through high school and college - a new
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12/13/2011
GridSense Develops Battery-free Monitoring for Underground Infrastructure and Transformer Applications
GridSense, a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, which develops and markets advanced monitoring solutions for the electric power industry, has developed a maintenance-free and battery-less monitoring system
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12/13/2011
Cree Licenses Key Doherty Amplifier Patents to RFHIC
Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) today announced a nonexclusive worldwide license agreement with RFHIC Corporation, a global leader in cutting-edge RF power amplifiers, that provides access to Cree's pioneering
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12/13/2011
FRAMOS Announces USB3.0 Super-Speed Interface for Visiosens VFU Camera Platform

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Image processing specialist FRAMOS, announces the new USB3.0 Super-Speed Interface for the Visiosens VFU Camera Platform enabling data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps. The Visiosens platform
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12/13/2011
Brice Koch appointed head of ABB's Power Systems; Greg Scheu to join the EC as head of Marketing and Customer Solutions
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has made new appointments in the Executive Committee (EC) following the decision of Peter Leupp, head of the Power Systems division, to retire
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12/13/2011
Motion 29's new launch signals tower of strength for harsh work environments
Designed to operate in harsh in or outdoor environments such as those where damp, dust and gas are present (zones 2 and 22), the new signal towers are CE compliant in accordance with ATEX and have
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12/13/2011
Daily Telegraph Lists Powerstax as one of Britain's Brightest Businesses
Powerstax, one of Europe's leading value-added power solutions manufacturers, features in the Daily Telegraph's just published list of 1000 of Britain's Brightest Businesses. According to the newspaper
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12/13/2011
Siemens West Chicago Plant Earns Brilliance In Business Green Initiatives' Award From City
The City of West Chicago, Ill recently recognized Siemens Industry's local manufacturing operations with its Brilliance in Business "Green Initiatives" award during a ceremony at City Hall. The
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12/13/2011
MEMC Announces Global Restructuring
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. has announced a series of actions to be taken during the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 that will reduce the company's global workforce, right
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12/12/2011
IEEE elects three Texas Instruments' engineers to Fellow
Texas Instruments Incorporated announced the election of three of its engineers to IEEE Fellow, a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments are deemed fitting
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12/12/2011
BMW Group to Supply 1.6L and 2.0L Fuel Efficient Diesel Engines to Toyota Motor Europe BMW Group (BMW) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announce that they today signed a memorandum of understanding
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12/12/2011
EnerSys Announces Grand Opening of New Production Facility in China
EnerSys, the world's largest manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries, announced today the grand opening of its new battery manufacturing facility in Shuangqiao District, Chongqing,
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12/12/2011
China PV Installations Forecast to Surpass Both the US and Japanese Markets in 2011
Caught between strong utility-scale project demand, declining solar incentives in distributed generation applications, module over-supply, and significant policy uncertainty, the North American photovoltaic
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12/12/2011
Imec Presents MEMS Energy Harvester Suitable for Shock-Induced Energy Harvesting in Car Tires

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Harvesters with various dimensions. The shiny capacitor stack on top of the beam is visible through the glass package.

Imec and Holst Centre announced that they have made a micromachined harvester for vibration energy with a record output power of 489μW. Measurements and simulation show that the harvester is also
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12/12/2011
Exar Corporation Announces Appointment of Louis DiNardo as President and Chief Executive Officer

Lou DiNardo - President & CEO Exar

Exar Corporation has announced that Louis DiNardo will join the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on January 3, 2012. He will replace interim President and Chief Executive
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12/12/2011
Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced the release of 13 new devices in 3 different product series in its 32-bit AVR® UC3 product portfolio.
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12/11/2011
STMicroelectronics to Showcase its Advanced Solutions at PV Japan 2011
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and a leading provider of solutions for photovoltaic systems, will
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12/06/2011
Distributed-Power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) Defines Thirty-Second Brick Isolated Converter
The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA), a global association dedicated to furthering compatibility and standardization in the DC-DC board mounted power conversion market, recently approved
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12/05/2011
Ventyx Launches Network Manager™ DMS v5.3 with Model-Based Volt/VAR Optimization
Ventyx®, an ABB company, today announced the availability of model-based volt/VAR optimization (VVO) as a commercially available application in the newest release of Ventyx Network Manager™ DMS (distribution
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12/05/2011
The latest DoorGuard from Marmitek offers freedom, security and comfort
Mobile telephones and mobile internet enable us to be available 24 hours a day and this means that being left alone at home has become a luxury. Seeing who is at the door gives us the option of opening
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12/05/2011
ABB Smart Grid Center of Excellence is now open for business
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that its Raleigh-based Smart Grid Center of Excellence facility, first announced last year and backed by a $10 million investment
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12/05/2011
Atmel® Corporation, a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, the City of San Jose, and Team San Jose, the manager of the convention center and convention and visitors bureau, today
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12/05/2011
Just two weeks after its introduction, Amazon's Kindle Fire already is shaking up the market, with the device expected to surpass all other iPad rivals to take second place in the global media tablet
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12/05/2011
Aptera Motors is closing its doors
After years of focused effort to bring our products to the market, Aptera Motors is closing its doors, effective today. This is a difficult time for everyone connected with our company because we
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12/03/2011
Avago Technologies Delivers 28G VSR-Compliant ASIC SerDes Geared forFaster, Lower-Power Networking Equipment
Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced that its 28-Gbps Serializer/Deserializer
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12/03/2011
Staco Energy Products Welcomes Jim Beiersdorff as New Regional Sales Manager
Staco Energy Products Company announces the addition of UPS industry veteran Jim Beiersdorff to the position of Eastern Regional Manager. Beiersdorff, who is based in the Burlington, WI area, brings
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12/03/2011
Denis Fouquet named Country Manager France at specialist distributor Avnet Embedded
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that Denis Fouquet, founder and president of newly acquired French embedded specialist distributor DE2, was named as
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12/02/2011
Lighting Science Group's New 60-Watt Equivalent LED World Bulb Receives Consumer Electronics Show Best of Innovations Award

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Lighting Science Group (OTCBB: LSCG), one of the world's leading LED lighting manufacturers, announced today that its new low cost World Bulb™ - an omnidirectional 60-watt equivalent A19 LED bulb
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12/02/2011
Analog Devices and Richardson RFPD Sign Worldwide Distributor Agreement to Expand Support for High-Performance RF Systems Designers

Alex Glass, ADI vice president, worldwide channel sales

Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications, announced today that it has entered into a worldwide sales distribution agreement
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12/02/2011
Oerlikon Solar further reduces production costs for thin film silicon PV panels - significant decrease in cost of process gases per panel
Oerlikon Solar announced today another milestone to further reduce the cost of production for its Micromorph® thin film silicon PV panels. Based on individual agreements between Oerlikon Solar and
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12/01/2011
Association for DR & Smart Grid Announces New Board Members
The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) announced today that several new individuals had been elected to the organization's Board of Directors. ADS is a non-profit organization based
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12/01/2011
Indium Corporation's Chris Nash Named Technical Support Engineer for Global Accounts Group
Indium Corporation announces the promotion of Chris Nash to Technical Support Engineer for the Global Accounts Group. In this new position, Chris's technical responsibilities have been expanded to
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12/01/2011
DuPont Awarded for Supply Excellence by Suntech

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Walt Cheng, global business director, DuPont Microcircuit Materials, accepted the Suntech Supplier Award at its recent Supplier Conference.

DuPont was recently recognized with a Supplier Excellence Award from Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., a global leader in solar energy and the world's leading solar company, for providing superior
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12/01/2011
Kistler Introduces Next-Generation Melt Pressure Measurement Chain

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Kistler, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, has introduced the Type 4021B industrial melt
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12/01/2011
Maxwell Technologies to Participate in European Research Program to Investigate Use of Graphene in Energy Storage Products
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) today reported that its Swiss subsidiary will integrate and evaluate graphene-based electrode material produced through a European Union (EU)-funded technology
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12/01/2011

 



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