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April 2012
Technical Research Institute of Sweden offers high-voltage impulse testing using Yokogawa DL850 ScopeCorder

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The Yokogawa DL850 ScopeCorder is at the heart of a test set-up created by SP -Technical Research Institute of Sweden - to offer an impulse-voltage calibration and testing service based on the international
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04/30/2012
Ericsson Extends 3E Gold Design Kit with New Development Boards

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Ericsson has announced an extension to its 3E Gold Design Kit with the launch of two new development board kits. Launched in June 2011, the 3E Gold Edition Design Kit has been widely used by board
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04/30/2012
SiTime Ships 100 Million Units of its MEMS Timing Solutions
SiTime Corporation, an analog semiconductor company that is revolutionizing the $6 billion timing market with silicon MEMS solutions, today announced that cumulative shipments of its MEMS oscillators,
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04/30/2012

Registration Opens for Annual Atmel Technology Live Developer Conference
Atmel Corporation,a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced it is accepting registrations for Atmel Technology Live (ATL), the company's first developers' conference that will
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04/30/2012
DNV KEMA establishes Asia HQ for transmission and cleaner energy sectors in Beijing
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is setting up its Asia Pacific Headquarters for services towards the transmission and cleaner energy sectors in Beijing. "DNV is committed to help China develop a
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04/30/2012
Principal Solar, a publicly traded renewable energy holding company rapidly advancing the inevitable, worldwide utilization of solar energy through a unique roll-up strategy, today announced the release
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04/24/2012
EFM32 Giant Gecko and Leopard Gecko starter kits for memory-hungry and energy efficient applications

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Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, introduces two feature rich starter kits (STK) for designers building more complex battery-powered products such as portable health
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04/24/2012
TTI named Distributor of the Year' by leading connector company, Molex
TI, Inc., the global distributor of Passive, "Interconnect, Relay & Switch and Discrete components, has been named Distributor of the Year 2011 by connector giant, Molex. At the ceremony to present
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04/24/2012
Mouser Brings the Future In Touch with Launch of New Touch Technology PKC Training Site
Mouser Electronics, regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has unveiled its new Touch Technology Product Knowledge Center
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04/24/2012
RF Micro Devices Achieves ISO/TS 16949 Certification for?Automotive Quality Management Systems
RF Micro Devices, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced it has been granted ISO/TS 16949
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04/24/2012
Emerson Network Power Wins Danaher Test and Measurement Outstanding Supplier Partnership Award for the Third Year
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today announced that it has been recognized by Danaher's Test and Measurement Platform
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04/24/2012
Silicon Labs Online Power Consumption Calculator Simplifies Isolation Product Selection and System Design

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Silicon Laboratories, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today introduced a web-based Isolator Power Consumption Calculator that streamlines the process of assessing
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04/24/2012
ABB wins $20 million Swiss order to boost efficiency of hydroelectric power plants
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has received orders worth around $20 million from two power utilities managed by Axpo, a leading Swiss power utility, to refurbish the generators
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04/24/2012
New Hirose VIP Partnership Makes DF36 Series Easier to Design In

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Hirose, a leader in the development of connector solutions, has announced a new partnership with Micro Interconnects that will help design engineers specify and design in the DF36 board-to-fine coaxial
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04/24/2012
Silicon Designs Announces New Global Corporate Headquarters

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Silicon Designs, a global industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of industrial-grade MEMS capacitive accelerometer chips and modules, has announced the successful relocation of
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04/23/2012
GE's Energy Storage Business and Arista Power Sign Business Cooperation Agreement
Arista Power, a manufacturer, designer and integrator of renewable energy generation, management and distribution systems, has selected GE's new Durathon Battery system for use in its new Power on
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04/23/2012
Freescale Semiconductor Launches CEO Succession Process
Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd has announced that its Board of Directors has launched a formal process to identify a successor to Chairman and CEO Rich Beyer, who has informed the Board of
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04/23/2012
Latest Technologies and Trends presented at INTERSOLAR EUROPE 2012
Intersolar Europe - the world's largest exhibition for the solar industry - is kicking off on June 13, 2012. Under the slogan Connecting Solar Business, Intersolar Europe visitors can find out about
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04/23/2012
VACUUMSCHMELZE presents cores and chokes at PCIM Europe

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VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG will again attend this year's PCIM, the leading international trade show for power electronics, intelligent motion and power quality. The company can be found at Stand
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04/23/2012
ST-Ericsson announces new strategic direction and partnership
ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, announced today the guidelines of its new strategic direction, the signature of an agreement to transfer to STMicroelectronics
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04/23/2012
IBM, Honda, and PG&E Enable Smarter Charging for Electric Vehicles
IBM has announced that it has teamed with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on a new pilot project that will allow communication between electric vehicles
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04/17/2012
GE Energy Licenses DLynx™ Point of Load Portfolio to FDK Corp

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GE Energy has agreed to license the DLynx™ Digital Point-of-Load (POL) DC power converter product portfolio to FDK Corporation (FDK). The technology licensing agreement is designed to help original
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04/17/2012
Power and Efficiency with PMStudio

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Voltech release completely new software to greatly simplify the design and test of inverters, especially those used for LED lighting. PMStudio seamlessly integrates multiple power analysers into one,
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04/17/2012
Tensilica's ConnX BBE16 DSP IP Core for Digital Baseband Signal Processing Licensed to Renesas Electronics
Tensilica®, Inc. today announced that the ConnX BBE16 DSP (digital signal processing) IP (intellectual property) core has been licensed to Renesas Electronics Corporation for upcoming products for
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04/17/2012
Würth Elektronik opens local design center in Munich, Germany

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An office for innovation and cooperation: Würth Elektronik eiSos officially opened its local design center on March 16, 2012 in Munich-Aschheim. The electronics engineers that are employed at the
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04/17/2012
Raspberry Pi deliveries start from RS Components and Allied Electronics

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RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, are commencing shipments of Raspberry Pi, the credit-card
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04/16/2012
Acal BFi extends franchise agreement with laser manufacturer, KLASTECH
Acal BFi - a division of Acal plc has extended its franchise agreement with German laser manufacturer, KLASTECH, allowing Acal BFi to support customers in Italy, in addition to Austria, Belgium,
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04/16/2012
Fujitsu Announces Web-Based
Fujitsu Semiconductor America (FSA) today launched "Easy DesignSim™," a web-based design simulator for power management ICs (PMIC). "Easy DesignSim" offers comprehensive online design simulation and
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04/16/2012
Alliance Memory Appoints Jan Ornjager as Regional Manager, Nordic
In a move to strengthen its sales support for the European market, Alliance Memory today announced that the company has named Jan Ornjager as regional manager, Nordic. In his new role, Ornjager will
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04/16/2012
Gateway and TDK forge a new partnership in passive components

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Following its successful seven year relationship with EPCOS, Gateway Electronic Components Ltd - a leading independent franchised distributor - has secured a strategic agreement with TDK to distribute
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04/16/2012
ITT Interconnect Solutions invests in new European 38999 connector assembly facility

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ITT Interconnect Solutions has announced a major investment at its Basingstoke, UK facility which will enable the leading global connector manufacturer and supplier to deliver assembled MIL-DTL-38999
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04/16/2012
Mouser Now Stocking Embedded Artists Android Development Kit
Mouser Electronics, regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it is stocking the Embedded Artists Android
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04/16/2012
Light+Building 2012: Home control manufacturing consortium presents possibilities for the integrated home

Marc Walters, Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance

"Green" energy production and energy efficient homes are among the issues highlighted at Light+Building from 15th - 20th April in Frankfurt. How energy saving features can be combined with those that
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04/16/2012
ARM Expands Processor Optimization Pack Solutions for TSMC 40nm and 28nm Process Variants
ARM announced the availability of a significantly expanded lineup of ARM® Processor Optimization Pack™ (POP) solutions for TSMC 40nm and 28nm process technologies targeting a range of ARM Cortex™
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04/16/2012
Analog ASIC Saves Crew of Federation Starship USS Enterprise
A New Tongue-in-Cheek Video Reveals the Impact of ASICs in Future Space Flight. USS Enterprise Crew Member Travels 300 Years Back to the Year 2012 to Secure an Analog ASIC That Saves Mankind
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04/12/2012
Baird impressed with early commercial traction of new power electronics company, Amantys
Amantys Ltd, the intelligent power switch company, announces the appointment of power industry business development expert Alan Baird to the Management Team as Vice President of Sales and Business
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04/12/2012
St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals are Among a Handful of Teams Using Solar Energy to Power Stadiums
Missouri's two Major League Baseball (MLB) teams have recently scored renewable energy projects. Both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals have installed solar panels that were up and
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04/12/2012
SEMIKRON Innovation Award and SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award
In co-operation with the European Center for Power Electronics (ECPE e.V.), the SEMIKRON Foundation will be presenting the SEMIKRON Innovation Award and SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award for the first
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04/11/2012
Vicor to showcase high performance power components at PCIM Europe 2012
Vicor announced its participation in the Power Conversion Intelligent Motion (PCIM) 2012 conference, the international conference on power electronics and its applications, hosted in Nuremberg, Germany,
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04/11/2012
Fairchild Semiconductor to Showcase Industrial Power, Automotive, LED Lighting and DC-DC Conversion Solutions at PCIM Europe 2012
Fairchild Semiconductor, (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, will demonstrate innovative power solutions for real success at PCIM Europe 2012, 08-10
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04/11/2012
Design App from STMicroelectronics Guides Customers to Faster Project Completion on Android Devices

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A new Android app from STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, provides a modern, fast and spontaneous way for customers
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04/10/2012
Global Semiconductor Sales Post $22.9 Billion in February
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide semiconductor sales were $22.9 billion in February
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04/10/2012
UL to Acquire Wind Energy Measurement Leader DEWI GmbH
UL, a world leader in advancing safety, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DEWI GmbH, a world leader in wind energy measurement and testing services, from the German state of Lower
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04/10/2012
Silica named as Distributor of the Year by Analog Devices
Silica has been named as Distributor of the Year 2011 by Analog Devices. The team was presented with the award in recognition of their exceptional performance and growth rates in 2011. The award
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04/10/2012
Tektronix Expands Gold Care Service Plans
Tektronix, the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, has announced the expansion of their popular Gold Care Service Plans. A key piece of the newly expanded Gold Care Service Plan is providing
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04/10/2012
TTI, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Sager Electronics
TTI, Inc. an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sager Electronics, a privately held electronic component distributor
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04/10/2012
ABB appoints Prith Banerjee to Executive Committee as Chief Technology Officer
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has appointed Prith Banerjee to its Executive Committee in the role of Chief Technology Officer. Banerjee, 51, will start midyear 2012 and will
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04/10/2012
DSP Group, Inc. Announces Agreement With Starboard
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home and office, announced
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04/10/2012
TTI, Inc. Announces the Debut of New ezReel Buying Option
TTI Inc., announced the debut of a new buying option on www.ttiinc.com called ezReel. This new option offers TTI customers an online interface
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04/10/2012
IT Rack and Enclosure Market to Grow to $2.6 billion in 2016
Revenues of IT racks and enclosures are forecast to grow by nearly a billion dollars over the next five years; from an estimated $1.7 billion in 2011 to $2.6 billion at the end of 2016. Most of the
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04/10/2012
Now at Rutronik: Temperature stable Oslon SSL LED from OSRAM Opto  Semicunductors

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With the new generation of Oslon SSL LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Rutronik presents a particularly temperature stable light source. The LED provides a luminous flux of typically 98lm in warm
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04/10/2012
NXP Enables Mobile Ticketing for Smart Mobile Devices
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced availability of MIFARE4Mobile as an embedded applet on the latest and upcoming NXP embedded secure elements to support mobile ticketing for the sizeable MIFARE
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04/10/2012
Nexans wins over 50 million Euro contract to supply high-voltage power cable for Northwind offshore wind farm
Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, has won a contract worth more than 50 million Euro to supply a total of 57 km of high-voltage subsea power export cables to Northwind NV in the North
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04/10/2012
ABB wins $45 million power orders to boost clean power integration in Texas
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $45 million from leading US utility Oncor, to provide electrical solutions that will increase transmission capacity,
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04/10/2012
Atmel Signs Full-Line Distribution Agreement with Farnell element14

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Neil Harrison, President Europe, Farnell Element14 (on right) and Peter Jeutter, Senior Director Distribution Sales, EMEA Atmel (on left) conclude the signing of a full-line distribution agreement.
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04/10/2012
'Lord of loud' Jim Marshall dies

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Jim Marshall received an OBE for service to the music industry and to charity. He's donated millions of pounds to worthy causes.

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Jim Marshall, dubbed "the lord of loud" for his pioneering work on guitar amplifiers used by some of the greatest names in rock music, has died. He was 88. A spokesperson for the company he founded
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04/09/2012
Exar Corporation Announces Continuation of Aggressive Restructuring Program
Exar Corporation announced that it has taken additional substantive steps to reduce overall operating expenses and cost of goods sold. The Company also confirmed revenue guidance provided in the Company's
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04/03/2012
ZMDI announces the Hiring of Ed Lam as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Based in the United States
ZMD AG, a Dresden-based semiconductor company that specializes in enabling energy-efficient solutions, today announces the hiring of Edward Lam as the new Vice President of Marketing and Business
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04/03/2012
Hard electronics: Hall effect magnetic field sensors for use at high temperatures and in harmful radiation
Toyohashi Tech researchers are searching for industrial partners to commercialize their invention of Hall effect magnetic field sensors operable at high temperatures and harmful radiation conditions.
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04/03/2012
Mouser Electronics Connects with Engineers Through High Technology IndyCar Platform
Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today unveiled the No. 11 MOUSER ELECTRONICS/GEICO/KV Racing
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04/03/2012
ROHM Semiconductor To Present A Range of Novelties at PCIM 2012
ROHM Semiconductor will present its latest products and technologies at PCIM, the leading trade fair for power electronics in Nuremberg, from May 8 to 10 (Hall 12, Booth 601). Based on the most recent
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04/03/2012
Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that Renesas Electronics, Renesas Northern Japan Semiconductor, Inc. (Renesas Northern Japan
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04/03/2012
Intersil Teams with Sony and Altronix to Accelerate  Hybrid Video Technology
Intersil Corporation has announced it has joined forces with Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) and Altronix, Inc. to accelerate adoption of hybrid IP-based security systems for the video surveillance market. Video
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04/03/2012
Molex Receives Third Party Environmental Claim Validation for Industry's First Bioplastic Resin-Based Connector

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Molex Incorporated announces the Stac64™-e connector for automotive applications has received third party Environmental Claims Validation (ECV). The UL Environment ECV certification confirms that
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04/03/2012
PowerOne Contracts Chroma to Build Multiple Solar Inverter Test Systems
Chroma System Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce its recent contract to provide PowerOne, the second largest provider of solar inverters, twenty-six C8000 test systems, PowerPro test software
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04/03/2012
Dialog Semiconductor and TSMC Create a Process Platform to Advance BCD Power Management Leadership
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated innovative power management, audio and short range wireless technologies, today announced it is working closely with TSMC to develop its next
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04/03/2012
NXP and HID Global Enable Mobile Access for NFC Phones
NXP Semiconductors N.V. and HID Global, both trusted leaders in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced their collaboration to introduce a global, generic Mobile Access solution
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04/03/2012
TDI Power Receives Air Agency Certificate from the FAA
TDI Power recently received an Air Agency Certificate from the FAA. As part of TDI's ongoing initiatives in the in-flight entertainment market, we were required to apply for certification in order
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04/03/2012
Digi-Key Corporation Named PUI Audio, Inc.'s Distributor of the Year for 2011
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment,
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04/03/2012
Murata Power Solutions expands design capabilities in China

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Left to right.
1. Engineering Director of Murata Power Solutions (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, PhD. Jack Deng
2. President of Murata China Investment Co.Ltd, Yoshito Takemura San
3. CEO and president of Murata Power Solutions Inc., Yoshitaka Kotera San
4. Director of Power Module Products Division of Murata Manufacturing Company. Yasuyuki Morishima San
5. Executive Vice President of Murata Manufacturing Company. Hideo Sakamoto San
6. Chief engineer of Administrative Committee of Wuhan Economic & Technology Development Zone, Mr. Lin Li.
7. Global Sourcing Manager of Nokia Siemens Networks Mr. Eric Lin
8. Director, Networking Technology, of FiberHome Technologies Group, Mr. Qiufu Chen
9. Deputy General Manager of Murata Power Solutions (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, Mr. Steven Wang

Murata Power Solutions today announced the opening of Murata Power Solutions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Wuhan Branch Company as an advanced design center in Wuhan, China. The new 1000 square meter site
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04/03/2012
Strenghening the Power Systems Business Structure in Canada
Hitachi, Ltd. announced its decision to integrate Hitachi Canada Ltd. (President & CEO: Howard Shearer, HCL) and Hitachi Canadian Industries Ltd. (President & CEO: Tom Kishchuk, HCI) to establish
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04/03/2012
Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held CT-Concept Technologie
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04/02/2012

 



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