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February 2012
The Bergquist Company Increases Capacity at Prescott Facility by Adding Advanced New Production Line

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The Bergquist Company has expanded its Thermal Substrates facilities in Prescott, Wisconsin (USA), adding extra capacity using state-of-the-art automation that minimises waste thereby enhancing environmental
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02/29/2012
STMicroelectronics Leverages STM32

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STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a world leader in microcontrollers, has expanded its most successful
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02/29/2012
Rogers to Show & Present Power Electronics Solutions at the Motor, Drive & Automation Systems Conference In Orlando, Florida
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG), represented by its Power Distribution System (PDS) Division, will showcase some of its more popular products for power electronics applications at the upcoming Motor,
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02/29/2012

ABB wins $90 million power order to improve grid stability in Michigan
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $90 million from American Transmission Co. (ATC) to supply a power solution that will help control the flow of
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02/29/2012
Maxwell Technologies' Swiss Subsidiary Receives Government Funding to Develop Improved Dielectric Material for High Voltage Capacitors
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL), a leading producer of energy storage and power delivery products, announced today that its Swiss subsidiary will receive approximately $600,000 from the
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02/29/2012
Award-winning DesignSpark PCB design software headlines at RS Stand 156, Hall 1, 28 February - 1 March, Messezentrum Nuremberg, Germany
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is using this year's Embedded World
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02/27/2012
VACUUMSCHMELZE presents its materials expertise in Cores and Components at Tube & Wire 2012
VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG (Hanau) will again attend the 2012 Tube & Wire (26 to 30 March) in Düsseldorf. At booth A49 in Hall 16, the Hanau-based company will once again live up to its credo "Advanced
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02/27/2012
TTI, Inc. Announces 2011 Winners of the Supplier Excellence Awards
TTI, Inc. a global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the winners of its prestigious 2011 North America Supplier Excellence Awards. Melanie
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02/26/2012
Wind River to Introduce Safe and Secure Partitioning for Industrial and Automotive Applications
Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, today announced enhancements to its VxWorks safety solutions, including safe and secure partitioning via the upcoming version of Wind River
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02/25/2012
Tablets Will be First Mobile Devices to Feature MIPS(R) Architecture for Both Applications and Baseband Processing
Altair Semiconductor, MIPS Technologies, Inc.(Nasdaq:MIPS), and Ingenic Semiconductor today announced that they are bringing Altair's MIPS-Based(TM) FourGee(TM) LTE chipset to MIPS-Based Android(TM)
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02/25/2012
Powerstax Appoint Wavelength Electronics as UK Manufacturers Representative for MIL Power Solutions

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Powerstax, one of Europe's leading value-added power solutions manufacturers, has added Kent based Wavelength Electronics Limited to its global network of sales representatives to ensure its UK customers
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02/23/2012
Cree Joins Forces with League of Green Embassies to Drive Energy Savings and Showcase Sustainable U.S. Building Products
Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), announces participation in a series of energy efficiency renovations across U.S. Embassies in Vienna, Rome, Berlin, Madrid and Lisbon. The installation of energy-efficient
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02/22/2012
DELTA Launches ASIComplete Partner Program
DELTA, the European leader in ASIC supply chain services, announced today the immediate availability of its new ASIComplete program - an innovative European partnership program for ASIC design houses
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02/22/2012
Breakthrough order for DC technology

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from ship owner Myklebusthaug Management to supply the first ever direct current (DC) power grid on board a ship. The equipment
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02/22/2012
Frequency Electronics Closes on Acquisition of Elcom
Frequency Electronics Inc. (Nasdaq:FEIM) today announced the completion of the purchase of all the capital stock of Elcom Technologies, Inc. it did not own, resulting in 100% ownership. Frequency
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02/22/2012
NXP's Complete Product Catalog Now Available in Windows Phone App
NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) has introduced the NXP mobile app for Windows® Phone, enabling faster and easier access to all NXP products and support. NXP is the first semiconductor company to
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02/22/2012
Power Integrations Launches Convenient Online Selection Tool for LED Driver Reference Designs

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Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), maker of the world's most efficient, longest-lasting off-line LED driver ICs, today launched an online selection tool that enables users to rapidly identify the
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02/22/2012
STMicroelectronics announces changes in executive management
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that Carlo Ferro has accepted to focus on the turnaround
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02/22/2012
Wind River Showcases DPI for Network Security at Mobile World Congress
Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, is working with Sensory Networks, a leading provider of pattern matching and deep packet inspection (DPI) software acceleration technology,
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02/21/2012
Analog Devices Delivers Innovative Patient Monitoring Solutions at DESIGNMED 2012
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a world leader in high-performance analog, mixed signal and embedded signal processing solutions, will showcase innovative patient monitoring solutions and vital sign monitoring
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02/21/2012
Toshiba Develops the Circuit Technique for Power Efficiency Improvement in CMOS Power Amplifier for Mobile Phones
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed the world's first circuit technology to remove distortion in wireless transmissions that can be directly integrated into a CMOS radio frequency
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02/21/2012
VACUUMSCHMELZE demonstrates expertise and technology leadership at elektro:mobilia in Cologne
The automotive industry is constantly searching for innovations and production-ready ideas for eco-friendly and future-proof drive systems. In 2012, ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers'
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02/21/2012
Philips Joins EMerge Alliance Board
The EMerge Alliance - an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe, direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings - today announced Philips is upgrading
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02/21/2012
Arrow Electronics and Micropelt sign pan-European distribution deal

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TE-CORE, Micropelts new configurable energy harvesting DC source, offers battery alternative.
The thermoharvesting power module is built around the new SMD thermogenerator in package (TGP).

Arrow Electronics and Micropelt have signed an agreement that will enable Arrow to offer Micropelt's full range of thermoelectric energy-harvesting semiconductor devices and systems to its customer
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02/20/2012
Maxim to Demonstrate Highly Integrated Solutions for Embedded Designs at Embedded World Exhibition & Conference 2012

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Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) will offer a rich choice of design ideas for embedded applications at the upcoming Embedded World Exhibition & Conference 2012 in Nuremberg/Germany (February
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02/20/2012
Power is PCIM 8-10 May, Nuremberg
I participated at the PCIM press conference in Munich, Germany to find out what was in store for the next PCIM. In my opinion it will be full of the most interesting products and conferences that
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02/18/2012
Synopsys and Arteris Enable Earlier Multicore SoC Architecture Optimization with Faster Turnaround Times
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, and Arteris Inc., the inventor and leading supplier
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02/18/2012
Wind River and Digia Collaborate to Extend Qt Commercial Support for VxWorks
Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, and Digia, Qt Commercial, a pioneer in the commercial development, licensing, support and services of Qt for desktop and embedded development,
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02/18/2012
New Analog Devices Design Tool Simplifies RF Design & Speeds Time To Market
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced the release of a new version of its popular ADIsimRF™ design tool. ADI's ADIsimRF design tool is the software accompaniment to Analog Devices' complete portfolio
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02/18/2012
Farnell receives European Distributor of the Year award from VARTA Microbattery GmbH

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Farnell's Robert Rospedzihowski and Jo Brook receive the VARTA Distributor of the Year Award from Andrew Cranke.

Farnell has been presented with the European Distributor of the Year Award for 2011 by VARTA Microbattery GmbH, the global manufacturers and designers of rechargeable and primary battery systems.
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02/18/2012
Digi-Key Corporation and F-RAM-Pioneer Ramtron International Corporation Sign Global Distribution Agreement
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced
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02/18/2012
Energy Micro's Tiny Gecko energy-friendly microcontroller shortlisted in 2012 ACE Asia Awards
Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, today announced that its EFM32 Tiny Gecko low-energy microcontroller has been named as a finalist in the China Annual Creativity
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02/17/2012
VACUUMSCHMELZE presents its expertise in advanced materials at the Photovoltaic Solar Energy Symposium in Bad Staffelstein
The 27th Photovoltaic Solar Energy Symposium will be held at Banz Monastery, Bad Staffelstein, from 29 February to 2 March 2012. VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG (Hanau) will again take part, this year
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02/17/2012
TDK-Lambda's NV700 modular power supplies meet latest medical approvals

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TDK-Lambda UK, a group company of the TDK Corporation, has attained 3rd Edition IEC/EN 60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 and CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 60601-1-08 medical safety approvals for its NV700 modular AC-DC
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02/17/2012
Microsemi Participates in European Funded Program to Further Electrify Next-generation Aircraft
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its participation in a multi-disciplinary
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02/17/2012
New Videos Introduce Free Power Electronics Publication

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Available in seven languages, these new videos provide a one-minute introduction to How2Power Today, a free and unique power electronics newsletter. If you're not already receiving How2Power Today,
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02/17/2012
Acal BFi receives 2011 Distributor Gold Performance Award for EMEA from Honeywell Sensing and Control
Acal BFi - a division of Acal plc (FTSE: ACL) - announces that it has received the 2011 Distributor Gold Performance Award for EMEA from Honeywell Sensing and Control (S&C). "Acal BFi developed
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02/17/2012
Synopsys and Arteris enable earlier multicore SoC architecture optimisation with faster turnaround times
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, and Arteris Inc., the inventor and leading supplier
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02/17/2012
RS Components launches a new UK digital catalogue
RS Components (RS), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products and the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), has launched a new digital catalogue
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02/17/2012
Mouser Stocking NXP Semiconductor's LPC4300 Cortex™-M4 / M0 MCUs
Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the availability of NXP Semiconductor's
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02/17/2012
IDT To Present and Showcase Industry-leading Products at Embedded World 2012
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®; NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that it will be presenting and exhibiting
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02/16/2012
STMicroelectronics Named Among Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced that for the third year in succession it has been ranked
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02/16/2012
BlueGiga development kit from Avnet Embedded speeds next generation Bluetooth SMART design
Avnet Embedded in EMEA, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) company, today announced a special offer on Bluegiga's Bluetooth SMART (also known as Bluetooth 4.0) BLE 112 development kit. Costing just $300, the
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02/16/2012
First IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference To Showcase Emerging Trends In EV Technology

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Providing a unique interdisciplinary forum for engineers, researchers and government professionals in the emerging field of electrified transportation, the first IEEE International Electric Vehicle
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02/14/2012
Sofradir earns top spot as supplier of a key class of advanced infrared products to military and space

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Sofradir, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors for military, space and industrial applications, announced today that it has secured the world market leadership with
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02/14/2012
Power Integrations Announces LED Driver Reference Design for High-Efficiency Universal-Voltage Fluorescent Tube Replacement

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Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), maker of the world's most efficient, longest-lasting off-line LED driver ICs, today announced a new reference design (DER-286) describing a 30 W LED tube replacement
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02/14/2012
DSP Group Partners With Jungo to Develop DECT ULE-Based Home Automation & Security Solution
DSP Group(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, and Jungo Ltd., an NDS Group company and a leading provider of unified
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02/13/2012
Dialog's ongoing partnership agreement spans multiple phone designs
Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated innovative power management, audio and short range wireless technologies, has announced that its ultra low power Green VoIP chip
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02/13/2012
PV Inverter Market Achieves Record Shipments in 2011
The PV inverter market achieved a new record in 2011 with shipments exceeding 26 GW for the first time according to preliminary results from IMS Research. The research firm found that inverter shipments
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02/13/2012
Mouser and Amphenol TCS Initiate Worldwide Distribution Agreement
Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced a new partnership with Amphenol TCS, a
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02/13/2012
Molex announces distribution agreement with Routeco in UK

Pictured from left to right: Dave Amps UK Sales Manager - Routeco, Markus Lorenz - Molex, John Harrison - Molex, Tony Usher Operations Director - Routeco, Gordon Graham - Molex

Molex Interconnect GmbH announced the new distribution agreement with Routeco Limited located in Milton Keynes. Routeco will promote and sell the Brad® industrial product range from Molex particularly
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02/13/2012
CSR selects Synopsys for advanced-node SoC design
Synopsys, Inc. a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, today announced that CSR plc, a leader in wireless, location
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02/13/2012
Digi-Key Corporation Announces Global Distribution Agreement with Marktech Optoelectronics
Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Marktech Optoelectronics today announced
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02/13/2012
Power supply app and web interactive product selector launched
XP Power today announced two new online product selection tools for engineers that ease the process of choosing a power supply. Available from the XP Power web site, http://www.xppower.com, the product
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02/13/2012
Fairchild Semiconductor and Infineon Technologies Expand Compatibility Partnership for Power MOSFETs, Providing Customers Supply Chain Security
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, and Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced the extension of their
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02/12/2012
ABB wins substations order with Hydro One in Canada
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a major order from Hydro One Networks Inc., the power transmission and distribution utility of the Canadian province of Ontario, to
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02/12/2012
RS Components adds Freescale Kinetis microcontrollers to its offer
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced that it is now stocking
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02/12/2012
CISSOID in a New Research Project to Reduce CO2 Emissions
CISSOID, the leader in high temperature semiconductor solutions, announced today its participation in a multi-disciplinary consortium tasked with developing innovative CMOS-compatible, high temperature
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02/12/2012
Energy Micro and Pengutronix demonstrate the world's most energy friendly Linux for ARM Cortex-M3

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Energy Micro and Pengutronix today announced that they will be demonstrating μClinux for Cortex-M3, embedded Linux running on the energy friendly EFM32 Gecko range of microcontrollers. This new
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02/12/2012
Nextreme Achieves New Milestone in Cooling Performance for Thin-film Thermoelectrics
Nextreme Thermal Solutions, the leader in micro-scale thermal management and power generation solutions, today announced that its thin-film thermoelectric technology has achieved a 60.1°C temperature
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02/07/2012
Texas Instruments names Chris Allexandre Vice President of Europe Regional Sales and Applications
Texas Instruments today announced that Chris Allexandre has been elected a vice president of the company. In his new role, Allexandre will implement the TI sales strategy in Europe and drive revenue
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02/07/2012
Obama Administration Fight FOIA Request to Figure Out Danger to Taxpayers in the Event of Default in Deal More Than 12 Times the Size of Solyndra
With the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) believed to be within days of announcing the final federal approval of the controversial Vogtle nuclear project, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
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02/07/2012
AMSC Provides Litigation Update
AMSC, a global solutions provider serving wind and grid leaders, today provided an update regarding its legal actions in China. As previously reported, AMSC has filed for arbitration and has filed
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02/07/2012
Fairchild Semiconductor's LED Driver Compatible with Traditional TRIAC Dimming, Analog Dimming and Non-Dimming Lamp Designs
LED lighting has evolved into a promising solution for replacing conventional lighting sources, such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. However, designers face several obstacles in residential
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02/07/2012
Entropic Communications, P&F USA Simplify the Hospitality Television Experience
Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment and P&F USA, the exclusive licensee for Philips Hospitality
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02/07/2012
INSIDE Secure chosen by leading smartphone manufacturer
INSIDE Secure, a leader in semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity, today revealed that it is integrating its near field communication (NFC) solutions into a next-generation
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02/06/2012
Tektronix Wins Two Best in Test Awards From Test & Measurement World
Tektronix, the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that Test & Measurement World has honoured the MDO4000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope Series with a 2012 Best in Test award
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02/06/2012
Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces the Xilinx Kintex™-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit with High-Speed Analog
Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today the Xilinx Kintex™-7 FPGA DSP Development Kit with High-Speed Analog, supporting Xilinx's 7 series Targeted
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02/06/2012
Electricity Access Still Insufficient in Developing Countries
Despite massive gains in global access to electricity over the last two decades, governments and development organizations must continue to invest in electrification to achieve critical health, environmental,
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02/06/2012
Ericsson Power Modules Takes Significant Step Forward with New Digital-Power Technology to Reduce Power Consumption

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Ericsson has unveiled its second digital-power Advanced Bus Converter platform for use with board-mounted DC/DC power modules in telecom and datacom applications. The company's new FRIDA II platform
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02/06/2012
Key Corporation Agrees to Global Distribution Agreement with LeCroy
Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the signing of a global distribution
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02/05/2012
Semiconductor Industry Association Offers Its Deepest Sympathies at the Passing of Steve Appleton, SIA Board Member and Micron CEO

Steve Appleton, CEO of Micron Technologies and a longstanding member of the Board of SIA

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is saddened by the tragic news of the death of Steve Appleton, CEO of Micron Technologies and a longstanding member of the Board of SIA. Steve was recognized
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02/05/2012
Micron Technology, Inc.announced earlier today (Feb 3) that the company is deeply saddened by the death of Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton in a small plane accident in Boise. Mr. Appleton was 51.
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02/05/2012
Fast Tracking Commercial Offshore Wind Power in the US

David J Hayes, Deputy Secretary, US Department of Interior

Echoing President Obama's State of the Union call for additional clean energy development, the US DOI and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has taken a major step towards commercial-scale offshore
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02/05/2012
Mouser Electronics and Monolithic Power Systems Sign Worldwide Distribution Agreement
Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced its global distribution agreement with
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02/03/2012
Ridley Engineering Design Center Update

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NEW! 135 Articles Added to the Design Center Library Visit our new Design Center page and enter the Design Center Library. We have added 53 new design tip articles to our existing library.
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02/03/2012
ALPS Develops and Commences Mass Production of

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ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has developed the HGPRDT Series high-precision latch 2-phase output* type magnetic sensor for use in automotive equipment, supporting a wide operating temperature range between
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02/02/2012
DuPont and Suntech Sign Strategic Agreement
DuPont and Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., the world's largest producer of solar panels, have signed a strategic agreement to help increase the supply of photovoltaic materials and technologies
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Date:
02/02/2012
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