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July 2012
Casimir-force research holds promise for reducing stiction in MEMS devices
Engineers are hoping to exploit the Casimir force, which, theory holds, should be repulsive between objects of certain shapes, a phenomenon that could prevent stiction in moveable microstructures
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07/31/2012
Plessey fabricates GaN on Si LEDs

Plessey MAGIC HB LED

Plessey Semiconductors, one of the first companies to make working GaN on Si LEDs, where first samples produced the correct wavelength output from its 6-inch IC production line, has taken delivery
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07/31/2012
Strategic investment In-Q-Tel partners with Lime Microsystems
UK Lime Microsystems, the multi-band, multi-standard transceiver chip company has announced a partnership agreement with In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology
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07/31/2012

Tektronix introduces Silver Care service packages
Tektronix has announced the introduction of new Silver Care Packages to the popular line of service plans offered by the company. Silver Care Packages extend the standard warranty to five years on
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07/31/2012
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07/31/2012
Ametek Ships 1 MVA AC+DC Grid  Simulation System to NREL

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Figure 1: Four control chassis allow ESIF engineers to remotely configure the entire installation as a single 1 MVA, two 540 kVA, four separate 270 kVA, or one 810 kVA and one 270 kVA system. The RS Series uses a DSP-based arbitrary-waveform generator and power analyzer for generating, measuring, and documenting anomalous grid conditions.

Ametek Programmable Power recently shipped a regenerative 1 MVA AC + DC source system to the ESIF (Energy Systems Integration Facility) at the U.S. Department of Energy's NREL (National Renewable
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07/31/2012
Plessey takes delivery of new AIXTRON reactor as part of multi-million pound investment in high brightness LED production line

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Plessey Semiconductor has taken delivery of a CRIUS® II-XL reactor in a 7x6-inch wafer configuration from AIXTRON, as the first part of a multi-million pound investment to create a production line
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07/31/2012
Cirrus Logic announces sale of Apex Precision Power business
In its quarterly earnings announcement, Austin, TX-based Cirrus Logic announced that it is selling its Apex Precision Power business, based in Tucson, AZ. Cirrus acquired the Apex Precision Power
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07/31/2012
Global Data report: global transmission network expansion drives high voltage switchgear
In new report by Global Data, High Voltage Switchgear for AC Transmission Systems: Global Market Size, Segmentation, and Average Pricing Analysis to 2020, the expansion and upgrades within
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07/30/2012
GaN Systems and Converter Technology reach strategic agreement
Ottawa-based GaN Systems, developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has reached a joint strategic agreement with UK- based Converter Technology to advance adoption of new GaN applications.
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07/30/2012
Brent Delta electrical system in 800 kW load run

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Brent Delta platform

In a text-book exercise in June, R&B Switchgear supplied the switchgear systems required to recommission Shell's oil platform Brent Delta. Shell are to shut down and dismantle the platform, under
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07/30/2012
Arguing the FinFET ideal shape for performance

Left to Right: Bulk Finfet and SOI Finfet

The triangular shape of the Intel bulk FinFETs and its implications for the transistor performance, compared to ideal' rectangular-shaped transistors has as its main observations noted a worsening
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07/29/2012
Honeywell HumidIcon digital humidity/temperature sensors now available from TTI
TTI now stocks HumidIcon digital humidity/temperature sensors from Honeywell. A digital output RH (relative humidity) and temperature sensor combined in the same package, HIH-6130/6131 series devices
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07/26/2012
Chomerics appoints new sales manager for France

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Nicolas Poggi, Territory Sales Manager, France for Chomerics Europe.

Chomerics Europe, the EMI shielding and thermal management division of Parker Hannifin, has appointed Nicolas Poggi as Territory Sales Manager, France. Based in Cannes and with a primary focus on
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07/25/2012
Ulrich
Ulrich "Uli" Altvater has more than 30 years of technology business experience in IT and wireless technologies, with a focus on developing new technologies from concept to product. He joined Voltree
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07/24/2012
Bourns surface mount TVS diodes now available through TTI, Inc.
New CDSOT23-SM712 surface mount TVS diodes from Bourns can now be ordered through TTI, Inc., the global distributor of Passive, Interconnect, Relay & Switch and Discrete components. The components
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07/24/2012
PEI-Genesis Now Assembling Deutsch/TE Engine Connectors
PEI-Genesis, Inc., one of the world's fastest assemblers of precision connectors and power supplies, is now assembling EN2997/983 series engine connectors from Deutsch/TE Aerospace, a leading manufacturer
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07/24/2012
REpower hits 1 GW in the UK with latest supply contracts
REpower Systems SE has signed projects with an overall capacity of more than 1 GW in the UK following today's announcement of a further five onshore contracts. In 2012 alone, the company has signed
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07/24/2012
Silicon Designs Announces 25% Price Reduction on all 5 g MEMS Capacitive LCC/JLCC Chips
Silicon Designs has announced a special price reduction on all 5 g range versions of its Model 1010, 1210 and 1221 low-cost LCC and JLCC industrial-grade MEMS capacitive accelerometer chips, with
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07/24/2012
Nina Skorupska appointed member of Supervisory Board DNV KEMA
Nina Skorupska has been appointed member of the Supervisory Board of DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability. Skorupska holds the position of Chief Technology Officer, and member of the Executive Board,
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07/24/2012
TE Connectivity Nector S Line UL Lighting Connectors Now at Mouser
Mouser Electronics has announced it is stocking Nector S Line UL style lighting connectors from TE Connectivity (TE). TE introduces the Nector S Line UL style lighting connectors to provide
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07/24/2012
Power electronics $20 billion devices market

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In 2012, the market for all semiconductor devices (discretes, modules, and ICs) dedicated to the power-electronics industry will reach $20 billion according to a new report, Status of the Power Electronics
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07/19/2012
Mouser signs distribution deal with Intersil

Mike Scott, Mouser's VP of active products.

Texas-based Mouser Electronics has signed a new distribution agreement with Intersil, designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog, mixed signal, and power management semiconductors.Mouser,
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07/18/2012
USON presents video demos of Optima vT Leak and Flow Tester

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Uson TCU2 Leak and Flow Tester

Manufacturers of components that must pass leak tests seeking faster leak-test cycle times can now schedule customized video-conference demonstrations of the mathematical functions built into USON's
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07/17/2012
IBC SOLAR AG surpasses the 2 gigawatt mark
IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic systems, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has as of the end of June, 2012, implemented solar modules group-wide with a rated output of more
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07/13/2012
The Indian solar market - a new solar champion is growing up
India is one of the fastest growing solar markets worldwide. This development is driven by policies introduced by the Indian government which over the coming years wants to turn India into one of
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07/13/2012
Avnet Express Gives Americas Customers Faster Access to Authorized Factory Stock
Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet, Inc., has announced that customers visiting www.AvnetExpress.com now have enhanced visibility
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07/13/2012
Vizio Retakes Lead in U.S. LCD TV Market; Samsung Maintains Overall TV Dominance
One year after falling to second place, Vizio Inc., in the first quarter reclaimed leadership in the U.S. liquid crystal display television (LCD TV) market as consumers flocked to buy its affordable
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07/13/2012
TTI, Inc. Releases Android App for Mobile Devices
TTI, Inc. has today the new TTI Android App is now available for free download on Google Play and the Amazon App Store. This new app is designed to meet the needs of the growing base of Android device
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07/13/2012
Energy Micro opens design center in Kraków, Poland
Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, today officially opened its new design center in Kraków, Poland. The company's first engineering site outside Norway, the new facility
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07/13/2012
ABB announces CPV Solar Power Generation System
ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, will introduce its concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system to the North American market. With its full line of electric power and control
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07/13/2012
Silicon Labs Completes Acquition of Ember
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Ember Corporation. This strategic acquisition
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07/13/2012
Intel Corporation has entered into a series of agreements with ASML Holding N.V. intended to accelerate the development of 450 mm wafer technology and (extreme ultra-violet) EUV lithography totaling
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07/10/2012
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has entered a long term technology partnership with the semiconductor foundry (UMC) United Microelectronics Corporation, and both will continue work, already underway,
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07/10/2012
Avnet Abacus named Distributor of the Year 2011' by C&K Components

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Left to Right: Serge Veld, C&K Components; David Richardson, Avnet Abacus; Giovanna Monari, Avnet Abacus; Manfred Kunze, Avnet Abacus; Christoph Paliot, C&K Components.

Avnet Abacus, one of Europe's leading interconnect, passive, electromechanical and power distributors, has been named Distributor of the Year 2011' by C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer
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07/09/2012
Power Quality Investment Leads Growing North American Distribution Automation Market

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Note: IMS Research includes all switching, monitoring and control, and power quality as investment in the "Distribution Automation Market". Power quality devices include: capacitor banks, capacitor switches, capacitor controls, voltage regulators, voltage regulator controls, tap changers, energy storage, and static compensators.

IMS Research estimates the global market for distribution automation equipment generated more than $11 billion in revenue during 2011, with forecast growth to more than $18 billion annually by 2017.
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07/08/2012
Avnet Memec Appointed as Infinite Power Solutions Pan-European Distributor
Avnet Memec, an Avnet Company, a leading global technology distributor, today announced it has been appointed as the pan-European distributor for Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS), a US-based manufacturer
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07/08/2012
Mouser Raises Overall IQ on Smart Grid Technology  with Launch of New Technology Site
Mouser Electronics, regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, launched a new technology site on Mouser.com covering Smart Grid
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07/08/2012
Cinch Division of Bel Opens Technical Office in Toulouse, France to Support the European Aerospace Industry
The Cinch Connectors division of Bel Fuse has announced the opening of its technical office in Toulouse, France to support the European aerospace industry. "Together with the recent acquisition
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07/08/2012
Assisting Rio towards a low carbon future

Certificate hand-over at the launch. L-R, José Paulo Pontes, Senior Vice President, Director of Business Development for Division Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa, Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de
Janeiro City and Hasan A. Tuluy, Vice President Latin America and the Caribbean Region/The World Bank. Sitting is Carlos Alberto Muniz, Vice Mayor of Rio de Janeiro City.

The City of Rio de Janeiro and the World Bank are pioneering an innovative, city-level program for climate change mitigation. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability has confirmed the program's compliance
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07/08/2012
Wolfson technology selected by Sharp for latest smartphone
Wolfson Microelectronics has announced that its high performance stereo digital-to-analogue converter (DAC), the WM8918, has been selected by Sharp to provide outstanding audio for its latest docomo
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07/08/2012
STMicroelectronics Reports Further Advances in Sustainability during 2011
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced the publication of the Company's 2011 Sustainability Report. ST's
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07/07/2012
Renesas Electronics Announces the Direction of Various Measures to Establish Robust and Profitable Structure
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced "Direction of various measures to establish robust and profitable structure". The outline of the direction
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07/07/2012
Master Distributors Offers Marathon Special Products Solar Power Integration Components
Master Distributors, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, announces that it carries a complete line of PV integration components manufactured by Marathon
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07/07/2012
ABB develops world's most powerful high-voltage direct current converter transformer
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has successfully developed and tested an 1,100 kilovolt (kV) ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) converter transformer breaking the record
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07/07/2012
Cadence Design Systems has acquired Sigrity, a signal- and power-integrity technology vendor that provides a rich set of gigabit signal and power network-analysis technologies, including a unique
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07/05/2012

 



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