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February 2013
RGS Energy, the commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar, a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers, has been engaged
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02/28/2013
Silicon Labs unveils low-power software and hardware development tools at Embedded World 2013
Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, unveiled Precision32â„¢ software and hardware development tools that enable engineers to maximize the power efficiency
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02/27/2013
Expanding its effort to bring wireless power capabilities to the market, Texas Instruments announced plans to develop multi-mode wireless power integrated circuits (ICs) for smartphones and other
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02/27/2013

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, will display their latest products and technologies augmenting the mobile experience for consumers at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on
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02/27/2013
JA Solar Holdings, one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced that all of its PV module series have successfully passed salt mist corrosion and
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02/26/2013
Among their announcements at the Mobile World Congress, imec and Target Compiler Technologies presented a new multi-standard LDPC (low-density parity check) FEC (forward error correction) ASIP architecture
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02/26/2013
Efficient Power Conversion, a world leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN®) power FETs will be presenting an educational seminar and several application-focused technical
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02/26/2013
Bringing intelligence to IGBT modules
At every stage of the power industry from generation, through transmission and distribution to consumption, there is intense pressure to reduce carbon emissions, increase output and cut costs. Central
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02/25/2013
With an investment mechanism that brings private and public investors together, the proposed BRICS Bank and China's funding relationship with Africa are some of the updates featured during the Investment
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02/25/2013
Superconductor Technologies, a world leader in the development and production of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated technologies, has successfully completed the installation
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02/25/2013
Solid state lighting
In this PSDcast, Alix Paultre talks to Paul Scheidt of Cree on the state of solid-state lighting development and what that means to the engineering community and the lighting systems and luminaire
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02/22/2013
INSIDE Secure, a leader in semiconductor and software solutions for securing transactions, content and digital identity, has developed a demonstration design of a next-generation home energy gateway
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02/22/2013
Ultra-low power processor operates at near-threshold voltage
At this week's International Solid State Circuits Conference, imec and the Holst Centre unveiled an ultra-low power processor that operates reliably at near-threshold voltages. The processor delivers
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02/22/2013
ProEdgeWire, providing investor intelligence for the resource sector, recently announced the 2nd Annual Technology Metals Summit -- Renewable Energy: the next industrial revolution, on April 21-22,
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02/22/2013
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, announced the achievement of another major milestone in its testing of its 28nm FD-SOI Technology Platform. Following the Company's December announcement
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02/22/2013
Ohio Semitronics, a leader in power measurement for more than 45 years, relaunched its website with a new look designed to be easy to navigate. The site incorporates a number of features to accommodate
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02/22/2013
Though the situation in the German component distribution market stabilized in the fourth quarter of 2012, as evidenced by a 10 percent increase in orders, the weak beginning to the year had a negative
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02/21/2013
Israel's former Minister of Energy and Infrastructures joins DayStar Technologies board of directors
DayStar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSTI) announces Mr. Eliezer (Moodi) Sandberg, who served as the Minister of Energy and Infrastructures for Israel, has now become the newest member of its Board
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02/21/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced that John Hohener, its executive vice president and chief financial
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02/21/2013
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Packaging Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2013, titled "Power Management," which will take place Wednesday, March
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02/20/2013
Cree and Eta Devices will demonstrate what is presented as the world's most efficient power amplifier for mobile base stations at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, February 24-28 in Barcelona, Spain.
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02/20/2013
RS Components and SCHURTER extend cooperation with global distribution agreement

Left to right: Chris Page, Global Offer Director, RS Components & Hans-Rudolf Schurter, Chairman and CEO, SCHURTER Group

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has signed a global distribution agreement with SCHURTER, a specialist in
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02/20/2013
Infineon Technologies has announced a major breakthrough in the manufacturing of power semiconductors on 300-millimeter thin wafers. Recently, the company received the first customer go-aheads
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02/20/2013
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, announced today that it had reached agreement with Hyundai Autron, the electronics subsidiary of Hyundai Motors Group of Korea, to collaborate together
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02/19/2013
Biennially, the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) recognizes Texas Energy Independence Week to focus attention on the role of renewable energy in helping Texas become more energy
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02/19/2013
International Rectifier, a world leader in power management technology, announced it will showcase the company's latest power management solutions at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and
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02/19/2013
Winning commercial LED outdoor lighting products announced at Strategies in Light event
Thirty-seven commercial LED outdoor lighting products were recognized for excellence by the fifth annual Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition, it was announced
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02/19/2013
The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies has released what it calls the "10 most promising technology trends that can help deliver sustainable growth in future
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02/18/2013
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a world-leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has received the European Distribution Excellence Award
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02/18/2013
CH2M HILL employees earn Black Engineer of the Year awards
CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm, is pleased to announce that CH2M HILL Vice President Phil Benson and Structural Design Engineer Keith Coleman
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02/18/2013
The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) and NextEnergy will co-sponsor the Advanced Battery Opportunities for Chemical Manufacturers and Suppliers conference on March 21, 2013 in the Mackinac Room at
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02/15/2013
Laird Technologies, a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, announced the acquisition of
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02/15/2013
FCI Electronics appoints Alessandro Perrotta as CEO
FCI Electronics, a leading provider of high-speed and power connectors and interconnect solutions for the datacom, consumer and industrial applications today announced the appointment of Alessandro
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02/15/2013
Talking about distributed energy storage with John Jung of Greensmith Energy Management Systems

John Jung

In this PSDcast, Alix interviews John Jung, the CEO of Greensmith Energy Management Systems, about distributed energy storage, the smart grid, and how that impacts power design from consumer devices
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02/14/2013
Construction has begun at Oregon State University on a $4.8 million facility to test a new nuclear energy technology that could be safer, more efficient and produce less waste than existing approaches.
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02/14/2013
Photovoltaic demand in the Asia Pacific region to reach 13.5 GW in 2013
Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region is forecast to grow to 13.5 GW in 2013, growing 50% Y/Y, according to the NPD Solarbuzz Q1'13 Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarterly
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02/14/2013
Preliminary industry data from the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) annual development report reveals that year-end geothermal growth in 2012 was up 5% from the previous year. This uptick in development,
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02/14/2013
Hesse Mechatronics to demonstrate fully-automatic heavy wire bonder at APEC 2013
Hesse Mechatronics (formerly Hesse & Knipps), a leading manufacturer of high speed fine-pitch wedge bonders and fully automatic heavy wire bonders for the backend semiconductor industry, will
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02/14/2013
Thin-film silicon solar cells achieve record efficiency
The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Institute of Microengineering has reached a remarkable 10.7% efficiency single-junction microcrystalline silicon solar cell, surpassing the previous
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02/13/2013
At the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Feb. 25-28, Maxim Integrated will be showcasing its highly differentiated, highly integrated mobile and communications solutions. As an integral
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02/13/2013
German student creates electromagnetic harvester for power from ambient RF
A German student has built an electromagnetic harvester that recharges an AA battery by soaking up ambient, environmental radiation. These harvesters can gather free electricity from just about anything,
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02/13/2013
Transphorm announces that it will use its presence at the upcoming APEC 2013 conference and exhibition in Long Beach, Calif. (March 17-21) to dispel the pervasive myths in the electronics community
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02/13/2013
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Packaging Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2013 titled "Key Component Technologies for Power Electronics in Electric Drive Vehicles."
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02/12/2013
The Ocean Exchange proudly announces the launch of its third annual global competition for the 2013 Gulfstream Navigator Award of $100,000 and the 2013 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award
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02/12/2013
Genscape, a leader in the research, development, and deployment of patented in-the-field energy infrastructure monitoring systems, reports that January 2013 coal-fired power generation surged 8.9%
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02/12/2013
O2Micro International announced that it was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 8,294,421 for its Cell Balancing system. This system balances battery cells in a battery pack to keep
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02/12/2013
Agilent's complimentary A+ Seminar Series, given by its technical expert distributors, is designed to provide hands-on labs, working sessions, tips, techniques, best practices and skills development. Included
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02/11/2013
Continued uncertainty in the future direction of climate frameworks, political instability of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, energy price volatility, and the global economic recession
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02/11/2013
Further building the educational pipeline in accordance with Governor Andrew Cuomo's innovation-driven model for economic growth, the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and the
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02/11/2013
Ensuring safety and grid compatibility for distributed generation technology that supplies power to the electric grid in North America, Ideal Power Converters, a developer of disruptive electronic
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02/11/2013
Richardson RFPD announced it has completed an agreement to distribute Silicon Carbide power products from Cree, a U.S.-based manufacturer that specializes in semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency
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02/11/2013
Mouser Electronics has released a newly enhanced version of its Harsh Environment Technology site, with the addition of a special section devoted to Vibration Isolation Technology. The site includes
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02/08/2013
Distributors as development partners
In past decades when people spoke of the demand for electronic components most attention was directed at the applications where the use of electronic circuitry is obvious: computing, networking,
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02/08/2013
Cree and Acal BFi sign GaN RF franchise agreement
Cree, a market leader in GaN RF technology, and Acal BFI, a leading technology solutions provider in Europe, have signed a franchise agreement to increase the sale of Cree RF components in Italy,
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02/08/2013
Researchers create imprintable, bendable and shape-conformable polymer electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries
 Korean Researchers have developed what appears to be the world's first printable and bendable lithium-ion battery. This could help speed up the production of smartphones with flexible displays,
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02/08/2013
ABB to upgrade major HVDC link in the US
ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has won an order worth around $260 million from the U.S. utility Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a power marketing agency within
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02/07/2013
A new framework document for wind energy assessments, developed over two years in collaboration with leading consultants and developers, will lead to more transparency and advancements in the quantification
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02/07/2013
Ensuring safety and grid compatibility for distributed generation technology in North America, Ideal Power Converters, a developer of disruptive electronic power converter solutions, announced that
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02/07/2013
Tech and media A-listers flocked to Los Angeles this week as part of a transatlantic innovation summit to promote Anglo-American entreprenuers. Musicmetric, the London and LA-based music analytics
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02/07/2013
Fifty international publications, including Power Systems Design, covering electronics business, technologies, and products, will converge in April for the 11th annual Globalpress Electronics Summit.
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02/07/2013
Roger Hedding to Chair IEEE's Power Systems Relay Committee
At their January 2013 meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, the Power Systems Relay Committee (PSRC) put Roger Hedding of ABB at the helm. Roger is an IEEE senior member, having joined IEEE's Power Engineering
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02/06/2013
Honoring aspiring and professional engineers of all ages and experience levels, electronics distributor Newark element14 takes National Engineers Week to new lengths with a month-long celebration
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02/06/2013
In an announcement at DistribuTECH, EnerNOC presented the latest release of its energy management application platform. The latest release provides utilities and energy retailers around the world
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02/06/2013
Stadium lamp  characteristic contributed to the length of the delay in Super Bowl XLVIII
Most sports stadiums and indoor arenas use high intensity discharge (HID) lamps for almost all of their overhead lighting needs. On average, stadium lights have much higher wattage than other outdoor
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02/06/2013
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) announced that Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, has joined the consortium's working group
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02/06/2013
Working with World Energy Solutions, a leading energy management services firm, the Taft School, an independent boarding and day school, successfully procured more than 13 million kWh of electricity
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02/05/2013
Winning submissions from BeagleBone Cape Plug-in Board Design Contest
Held specifically for the BeagleBone, a credit-card-sized Linux computer that connects with the Internet and runs software such as Android 4.1.2 and Ubuntu, BeagleBoard.org announced the winners
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02/05/2013
The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced that Just Energy's new renewable energy certificate (REC) product, "JustGreen RECs," is now certified by Green-e® Energy. Just Energy, one of North
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02/05/2013
OFDM-based powerline solution wins Smart Metering Technology of the Year Award
Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, is delighted to announce that its market-leading, software configurable orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
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02/05/2013
Energy consulting and testing & certification company DNV KEMA's prototype 320kV/1000MW, 1563A IGBT valves passed DNV KEMA's witness type test according to the IEC 62501 standard. It marks a great
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02/05/2013
PCIM 2013 conference program published
The PCIM Europe 2013 conference program is more comprehensive than ever before. From a record 276 abstracts in total the conference directors have put together a comprehensive program on the latest
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02/04/2013
For the second time, the SEMIKRON foundation and the ECPE European Center for Power Electronics e.V. will issue the "SEMIKRON Innovation Award" and the "SEMIKRON Young Professional Award" at this
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02/04/2013
Energy Secretary Steven Chu's Workplace Charging Challenge is intended to help expand access to workplace charging stations for American workers across the country. In a speech at the Washington Auto
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02/04/2013
JA Solar Holdings, one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced the completion of the delivery of 9.5 MW of PV modules to the Volkswagen Solar Park,
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02/04/2013
Arrow Electronics launches EMEA connector assembly facility
Arrow Electronics has opened a new connector assembly facility for its component customers in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Situated in Venlo, Netherlands, the operation will support companies
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02/04/2013
ABB, a leading power and automation technology company, and Ambient Corporation, provider of a secure, flexible and scalable smart grid communications and applications platform, announced the integration
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02/01/2013
Recognized at an awards ceremony at DesignCon 2013 in Santa Clara, the 2013 DesignVision Award winners include industry firms Mentor Graphics, TE Connectivity, ANSYS Inc., Upverter, MicroSemi,
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02/01/2013
Mouser Electronics, Inc. has announced the winners of the competitions it organized at Electronica 2012, several in conjunction with its suppliers. Conducted with Texas Instruments, visitors had the
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02/01/2013
AMSC, a global solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, announced at DistribuTECH an order from Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, for high temperature superconductor
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02/01/2013
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