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March 2013
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish an international partnership between New York State and the State of Israel, through a collaboration
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03/29/2013
Solid-state lighting development
In this PSDcast Alix talks to Conor McAuliffe, Founder and CEO of Ikon Semiconductor, about solid-state lighting and its development in the marketplace. Conor has been involved in the semiconductor
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03/28/2013
Chance Dunlap, Senior Marketing Manager at Intersil's Zilker Labs, explains
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03/28/2013

Energate, a leading provider of consumer demand-response and home energy management solutions, announced it is working with GE to supply its Consumer Connected Demand Response(TM) (CCDR) platform
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03/27/2013
Sensor-driven systems
In this PSDcast we talk to Sajol Ghoshal, the director of sensor-driven lighting for ams, a developer and manufacturer of high-performance analog semiconductors such as sensors, sensor interfaces,
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03/27/2013
Avnet Abacus, one of Europe's leading interconnect, passive, electro-mechanical and power distributors and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, has entered
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03/27/2013
TE Circuit Protection receives China ACE Award for innovative 2Pro AC device
TE Connectivity's Circuit Protection business unit has been named a winner of an ACE Award China in the High Performance Component of the Year award category. TECP received the award for its 2Pro
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03/27/2013
STMicroelectronics and CMP (Circuits Multi Projects) announced that ST's THELMA MEMS manufacturing process, the process ST uses for its industry-leading accelerometers and gyroscopes, is now available
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03/27/2013
  Miguel Mendoza of Micrel explains a motor
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03/26/2013
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a new report today highlighting 16 policies that remove market barriers across the economy to investments in energy efficiency.
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03/26/2013
The U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), an industry-led collaboration headquartered in New York at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), has partnered with the
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03/26/2013
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, announced it has been named by Greentech Media as one of "The Networked Grid Top 10 Smart Grid Vendors for 2013." This recognition is based on
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03/25/2013
Seven European partners with complementary expertise have started the development of a disruptive solar cell concept that relies on integrating advanced light-trapping schemes into thin crystalline-Si
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03/25/2013
Power Electronics and the fabless business model will be explored at Successful Semiconductor Fabless 2013, in Paris
For the second straight year, Yole De?veloppement and Serma have joined forces to organize the Successful Semiconductor Fabless conference, a unique European event dedicated to the fabless business
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03/25/2013
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, announced today the opening of a new office facility located in Reading, England. This expansion of the company's
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03/25/2013
Herman van den Berg appointed President of Yokogawa Europe
The Board of Directors of Yokogawa Electric Corporation resolved in a meeting on the 19th February to appoint Herman van den Berg to the position of President of Yokogawa Europe B.V. Mr van den Berg
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03/25/2013
The Geothermal Energy Association announced the keynote speaker for next month's International Geothermal Energy Finance Forum. Rohit Khanna, program manager of the World Bank's Energy Sector Management
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03/22/2013
Toshiba announces availability of structured ASICs for European customers
Toshiba Electronics Europe announced the European availability of a Structured Array technology that provides an ASIC alternative to FPGA with lower cost and power consumption - but still at significantly
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03/22/2013
Two years since the Fukushima nuclear accident, the future of nuclear energy continues to dominate the global agenda. Uncertainties around its future and the challenging policy choices will be debated
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03/21/2013
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has announced special pricing for its gallium nitride evaluation kits for customers who pre-order at the APEC
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03/20/2013
ON Semiconductor, driving innovation in energy efficiency, is showcasing its latest power efficient product advances at APEC 2013, March 17 - 21, 2013, in Long Beach, California. The new devices
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03/20/2013
Mouser Electronics, today announced it is partnering with Micrel, a leading manufacturer of IC solutions, to offer Micrel's broad range of high-performance semiconductors and solutions. Micrel's
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03/19/2013
Power Integrations debuts  power supply design software that supports LED lighting at APEC 2013
Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced that the latest version of its popular power supply design software, PI Expert
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03/19/2013
Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced that it will enter the power analyzer instrument market and introduce a full new product
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03/18/2013
Innovative chip-embedded packaging technology introduced at APEC 2013
At the Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC) 2013, Infineon Technologies introduced DrBlade - presented as the first integrated DC/DC driver and MOSFET VR power stage implemented
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03/18/2013
CUI announced that as part of its presence at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), the company will demonstrate a new graphical user interface for its digital power modules named Novum
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03/18/2013
Versarien executive to speak at Innovate UK
Versarien has confirmed that it will take part in an upcoming seminar hosted by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), in association with UK Trade & Industry. The Innovate UK event will showcase some
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03/15/2013
Redefining hardware and software companies
The lines that distinguish a software company from a hardware company are becoming blurred. Whether it is on the assembly floor of an automotive plant or in a data center that powers Facebook,
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03/15/2013
International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced the enhancement of its Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) selection tool that enables design optimization in a
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03/15/2013
LED Drivers
In this PSDcast Alix talks to Scott Brown, SVP of marketing for iWatt, manufacturer of innovative Power Management ICs, about solid-state lighting, lighting drivers, and the quest for an inexpensive
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03/14/2013
PREMO DC-Rated EMC filters, series FEDC-600P, FEDCS-1500P-LL & FEDC-1500P-LL, and AC Rated EMC filters, series HCWMGF-1000HV-LL, HCWMGF-1300HV-LL & HCWMGF-1600HV-LL have been approved by TÜV SÜD as
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03/14/2013
TDK announced that the company's EPCOS CeraLink™ capacitor was selected this year's "High-Performance Component of the Year" in China's prestigious Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards. The
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03/14/2013
Infineon Technologies has been honored with the 2013 National Innovation Prize in Austria for the 300-millimeter thin wafer technology it developed at its site in Villach, Austria. On March 13, 2013,
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03/14/2013
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, as well as a premier supplier of tantalum capacitors for critical applications, recently received
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03/14/2013
New technology to make ZnO-based n-channel TFTs key for driving future AMOLED displays

3cm by 3cm PEN foil after processing and after being delaminated from the rigid carrier

Holst Center and imec have demonstrated a new technology for fabricating state-of-the-art ZnO-based n-channel thin-film transistors (n-TFTs). The n-TFTs have been processed directly on top of flexible
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03/14/2013
Richardson RFPD announced they will feature a selection of Silicon Carbide (SiC) discrete devices and modules, including Schottky diodes and MOSFETS, as well as SiC and hybrid modules from industry-leading
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03/13/2013
Boeing Co got approval from U.S. transport regulators on Tuesday to start testing a redesigned battery for the 787 Dreamliner, putting it one step closer to getting the troubled airplane back into
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03/13/2013
Rogers Corporation, represented by its Power Electronics Solutions (PES) Division, will showcase some of its most advanced products for power electronic applications at the upcoming APEC 2013 conference
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03/13/2013
API Technologies, a leading provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced it will showcase its diverse range of products
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03/13/2013
Digi-Key Corporation, a leader in component selection, availability, and delivery, is expanding its global footprint with new sales and customer support resources covering the EMEA region. The company
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03/13/2013
IR enhances online IGBT product selector and performance evaluator tool
International Rectifier, a world leader in power management technology, announced the enhancement of its Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) selection tool that enables design optimization
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03/12/2013
World Energy Solutions, a leading energy management services firm, announced it has teamed with GNYHA Services to help Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, a 350-bed teaching hospital in Brooklyn, successfully
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03/12/2013
Newark element14, a leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions in the Americas, and Panasonic, an industry-leading manufacturer of high quality electronic components, have
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03/12/2013
From 14 - 16 May 2013 all the major companies in the field of power electronics will be presenting their latest innovations in Nuremberg. The future markets renewable energy, smart grid, energy
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03/12/2013
Richardson RFPD announced the launch of a new website resource focused exclusively on Silicon carbide technology for energy and power applications. Silicon carbide (SiC) offers significant advantages
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03/11/2013
Rutronik becomes European distribution partner of DFI

From left to right: Mario Klug, Product Sales Manager Storage, Displays & Boards at Rutronik
and Charlie Yang, Business Development Manager at DFI

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH has now become the European distributor for DFI, the Taiwanese manufacturer of high-quality industrial main boards, embedded boards and embedded systems. The
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03/11/2013
Mouser names Jeff Newell as Senior VP of Products
Mouser Electronics, a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, announced the hiring of Jeff Newell as Mouser Senior Vice President of Products,
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03/11/2013
Enpirion receives top honor at embedded world 2013
Enpirion, a leader of integrated power IC solutions, was awarded the embedded award 2013 for outstanding technical innovations in embedded technologies. The company developed a new magnetic alloy,
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03/08/2013
A new technique developed by Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Professor Ted Sargent, Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology, and his research group could lead to significantly more efficient
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03/08/2013
JA Solar Holdings one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced that the Company's entire range of modules has received UL 1703 certification for
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03/08/2013
LEM, a leader in providing innovative and high quality solutions for measurement of electrical parameters, has announced its intention to open a new cost-effective production plant in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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03/08/2013
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has launched a new website for its power quality business in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. The site provides IT managers, system integrators,
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03/08/2013
First Distribution, a provider of enterprise-ready solutions for the South African IT market, announced an agreement with Innovolt®, a leading provider of intelligent electronics management technology,
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03/08/2013
The VBM-360 family of baseplate-cooled compact ac-dc power supplies from CUI offers a high power density of 14.8 W/in3, providing 355 W in an industry standard footprint. The space-saving power
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03/08/2013
Digital Power Migration
In this PSDcast, Alix talks to Steve Stella, an experienced power electronics, digital power, and alternative energy professional with Microchip, a leading developer of embedded solutions. Many
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03/07/2013
Vishay Intertechnology announced its technology lineup for the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) 2013, taking place March 17-21 in Long Beach, Calif. In booth 113, Hall
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03/07/2013
A University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering professor and a team of researchers published a paper showing how they solved an almost century-old problem that could further
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03/07/2013
Showcasing cutting-edge cloud application engineering solutions for analog and digital power management applications, Transim will have an exhibit at the 2013 Applied Power Electronics Conference
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03/07/2013
Companies in the energy storage sector are set to get their own specialist marketplace at PCIM Europe 2013. Manufacturers will have the opportunity to present their products and solutions as well
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03/07/2013
STMicroelectronics and CMP (Circuits Multi Projets®) announced that ST's H9A CMOS process (at 130nm lithography node), which offers a large panel of analog and digital devices, is now available
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03/07/2013
On the last day of January this year, two trains collided outside of Pretoria, the administrative heart of South Africa. Two people were fatally injured, 19 critically and about 300 - many of whom
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03/06/2013
Intelligent Systems Source (ISS) will be hosting three conference tracks and a pavilion within the 2013 Sensors Expo in Chicago, Illinois during the two day conference from June 5-6. With over
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03/06/2013
SEMI, a global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains, announced the release of "Global Trade War and Peace: Unified Approaches to a Global Solar Energy
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03/06/2013
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data Analytics for the electricity and energy industry, in collaboration with Austin Energy, one of the nation's leading community owned utilities, will deploy and
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03/06/2013
KEMET announced that it has received Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Certification from the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Conflict-Free
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03/05/2013
Driven by increasing shares of renewable energy in the electricity generation mix and by the need to update aging grid infrastructure, global investment in "smart grid" technologies rose 7 percent
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03/05/2013
Michigan utility turns to novel ceramic coating to block corrosion
Left unprotected from water, steam, salt, oxygen, and other corrosive elements, structural metals such as steel and aluminum can become rusted, pitted, and unusable in critical equipment, buildings,
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03/05/2013
Supporting Governor Andrew Cuomo's leadership in expanding educational opportunities that enhance New York's innovation-enabled economy, the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE),
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03/05/2013
Process to extract & reuse rare-earth metals from Nickel-metal Hydride batteries from hybrid vehicles established
Honda has established what is claimed to be the world's first process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from nickel-metal hydride batteries for new nickel-metal hydride batteries to recycle precious
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03/05/2013
Power Measurement
In this PSDcast we talk to Hafeez Najumudeen, Yokogawa's Product Marketing Manager for Power Meters and Analyzers about power measurement and its importance to the design engineer. We discuss issues
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03/04/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced that it has been elected to lead the Electronic Component Sintered
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03/04/2013
Mouser Electronics announced the signing of a new international distribution agreement with Coilcraft, a leading magnetic component manufacturer, across the regions of Europe, Asia, Mexico and South
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03/04/2013
RS Components releases free limited edition Raspberry Pi credit-card-sized computer to celebrate anniversary
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of Raspberry Pi with the
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03/04/2013
Eaton addresses converged power infrastructure issues at DCW 2013
At this year's Data Centre World event in London, Tatu Valjakka, Software & Connectivity Product Manager for Eaton in EMEA, presented the latest thinking on powering converged infrastructures and
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03/04/2013
Transphorm announced that its CEO, Umesh Mishra, will present as an Energy Innovation Pioneer at IHS CERAWeek 2013. Being held March 4-8 in Houston, CERAWeek is a global conference drawing senior
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03/04/2013
Should we regulate progress?
One of the biggest issues a design engineer must face not involved with the application itself is the regulatory environment of the market involved. In the case of most immature technology spaces,
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03/02/2013
Film Capacitors
In this PSDcast we talk to Mike Brubaker, the CTO of SBE, a leading developer and manufacturer of film capacitors and their related systems. We talk about current industry challenges, and how capacitor
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03/01/2013
Richardson RFPD announced the launch of a new website resource focused exclusively on Gallium Nitride (GaN). GaN technology is suited to meet today's size, weight and power ("SWaP") demands
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03/01/2013
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) released its 2013 Annual GEA Industry Update, which found that installed geothermal capacity in the United States grew by 5%, or 147.05 MW, since the last annual
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03/01/2013
Company Profile: Vincotech
Global energy use has risen nearly 70 percent since 1971 and is poised to continue its steady increase over the next several decades, fueled by economic expansion and development, according to the
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03/01/2013
Pulse Electronics - specialists in the design, development and manufacture of high-reliability power supplies and systems for aerospace, defence and other demanding industries - has changed its name
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03/01/2013

 



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