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May 2013
Sondrel, one of the world's leading system-to-silicon IC design consultancies, will take part in three technical conferences organized by leading independent semiconductor pure play foundry, TSMC,
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05/31/2013
The Organizing Committee of the 22nd World Energy Congress welcomed the endorsement of the world's premier energy event by Asian government ministers at a United Nations-sponsored energy conference.
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05/31/2013
Harris Utilities is sponsoring at the 2013 Municipal Smart Grid Summit, taking place at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach, Florida from June 2-4. Visit the Harris Utilities booth during the
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05/31/2013

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) will showcase a broad portfolio of products for aerospace and defense, wireless backhaul, CATV, and optical communications applications in booth #930 at the IEEE
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05/30/2013
Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, announced it has implemented significant changes to its manufacturing strategy resulting in a reduction in product lead-time to 4-5
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05/30/2013
Acopian receives Raytheon's Three Star Supplier Excellence Award
Acopian, a leader in the design and manufacturing of AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies, announced that it has been honored by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) as a recipient of their prestigious
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05/30/2013
German component distribution market remains optimistic
The situation in the German component distribution market continued to stabilize during the first quarter of 2013. There was a double-digit growth of orders and revenues compared to the fourth quarter
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05/30/2013
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05/29/2013
Mouser awarded e-commerce distributor of the year by Souriau
Mouser Electronics, a top design engineering resource and distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, announced it was named Souriau's Industrial E-Commerce Distributor of the Year North
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05/29/2013
Atmel microcontrollers power Secret Labs' ultra-low-power Smart Watch
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, announced that Secret Labs' recently launched AGENT' smart watch is powered by Atmel's SAM4S and tinyAVR® microcontrollers.
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05/29/2013
With installed geothermal capacity on track to surpass 12,000 MW globally by the end of the year in 25 countries, and over 60 countries reported to have projects in development, the GRC Annual Meeting
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05/29/2013
Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that Shanghai ISSON Power Quality installed 126 of Maxwell's 125V Heavy Transportation
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05/29/2013
Medical power systems
In this PSDcast on medical systems present important considerations to the power designer, not only because of the regulatory issues tied up into the application, but also because of the sophistication
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05/28/2013
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, discrete, connector and electromechanical components, has been named as Honeywell's 2012 Distributor of the Year Award for the EMEA region. According
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05/28/2013
Real Goods Solar, a leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers, has been selected as a 2013 Solarize Mass Installer by the Massachusetts Clean Energy
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05/28/2013
About 1.2 billion people - almost the population of India - don't have access to electricity, 2.8 billion have to rely on wood or other biomass to cook and heat their homes, renewable energy accounts
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05/28/2013
IGBT application growth to lead market $6B+ by 2018, per Yole Développement
After a few hiccups in 2011 and 2012, Yole De?veloppement expects a return to steady growth for the IGBT market; specifically, from $3.6B today to $6B by 2018. Six key applications, which are extensively
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05/28/2013
Mouser Electronics, a top design engineering resource and distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, has received the Murata Americas' President's Award for Outstanding Contributions
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05/28/2013
"Virtually every corner of Africa will be represented in Barcelona at the Africa Energy Forum", says Bruno Cockburn, program director of the 15th edition of the event that is taking place from 18-20
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05/27/2013
Project Longhaul - an elegant expression of love and energy harvesting
Editor's note: This is one of the most elegant, expressive, and technically advanced projects I have ever seen. It not only harnesses (pun intended) next-generation power-management technologies,
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05/27/2013
Harsh-environment UPS considerations
Many power applications have to perform in environments not well suited for the proper operation of electronic systems. This is even more important to consider when deploying uninterruptable power
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05/24/2013
Navitas Systems, a leading provider of energy-enabled system solutions and energy storage products for commercial, industrial and government agency customers, announced that it has signed a contract
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05/24/2013
Eltek, a leader in high-efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy, today announced that it has signed a non-exclusive reseller's agreement with
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05/24/2013
Efficient Power Conversion opens GaN power library
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the redesign of the EPC website to include a gallium nitride transistor library. The redesign provides search and access to a trove of GaN transistor
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05/24/2013
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announced that The Power Technology Roadmap 2013 is now available for purchase by both PSMA members and non-members. This is the eighth edition in
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05/24/2013
American Vanadium and Gildemeister sign agreement for Cellcube grid-scale energy-storage systems
American Vanadium announced it has entered into a master sales agreement with GILDEMEISTER energy solutions of Germany, whereby American Vanadium will market and sell GILDEMEISTER's CellCube vanadium
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05/23/2013
Toshiba International has announced that a binding agreement is in place to acquire all assets and intellectual property from Elettra Technology, a manufacturer of custom electrical industrial motors
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05/23/2013
As Ambassadors to the Department of Energy's Workplace Charging Challenge, the national initiative aimed to expand workplace charging, NextEnergy and CALSTART are pleased to announce the Midwest's
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05/23/2013
ON Semiconductor, driving innovation in energy efficiency, will present its latest automotive semiconductor solutions at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2013, from May 22-24 at the Pacifico
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05/23/2013
Fraunhofer, Europe's largest application-oriented research organization,
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05/23/2013
Trinamic shows their latest stepper-motor technology, "CoolStep", at the
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05/23/2013
EMCORE, a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets, announced that it has been awarded a contract by ATK to design and
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05/22/2013
Bigger is better in the wind generator market
For the foreseeable future, wind turbines, and consequently wind generators, will continue to get bigger and bigger—both in terms of average physical size and in the average output power rating of
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05/22/2013
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has been awarded a "2012 Best Partner award" from ASUSTeK Computer (ASUS), a top manufacturer of notebook computers, tablets and motherboards.
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05/22/2013
Master Electronics receives TE Connectivity Distributor of the Year award
Master Electronics, a leading franchised distributor of electromechanical, interconnect, passive, and power conversion components, has been named TE Connectivity's 2012 Distributor of the Year for
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05/22/2013
In this third part of a series of videos on frequency response analysis,
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05/21/2013
Places2Be, a 3-year, €360M advanced-technology pilot-line project to support the industrialization of Fully-Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator (FD-SOI) microelectronics technology was announced today by
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05/21/2013
A company planning what is thought to be the first small-scale commercial electricity pumped-storage scheme to be built in the UK has been awarded a grant by the Department of Energy & Climate Change
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05/21/2013
Beginning in 2010 the PSMA Packaging Committee shifted its focus from the small end of the packaging spectrum; following completion of PSMA sponsored reports on Power Supply in Package (PSiP) / power
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05/21/2013
Research from business-to-business energy supplier, Opus Energy, suggests that UK business owners are not making the most of energy meter technology, despite the government's directive that businesses
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05/21/2013
Littelfuse, a the global leader in circuit protection, has created a NASA Exploration & Discovery Experience for the engineering community as part of its 2013 Speed2Design™ promotion. Winning design
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05/21/2013
Ultracapacitors and energy management
In this PSDcast we talk to Chad Hall of Ioxus about ultracapacitors and their role in power design. More than just a capacitor replacement, ultracapacitors provide engineers with new capabilities
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05/20/2013
Harwin and Mouser co-sponsor IndyCar racer and offer prize draw for race tickets
Harwin, manufacturer of hi-rel interconnect solutions and cost-saving PCB hardware products, has announced that is proud to co-sponsor leading IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan in the 2013 Izod IndyCar
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05/20/2013
Making the move to clean and renewable energy at the right time
When Verizon announced its $100 million dollar investment in natural gas fuel cell and solar energy technologies last week - the company's latest initiative toward fulfilling its carbon intensity
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05/20/2013
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente officially joins the China Electronics Distributor Alliance (CEDA) after approval by the CEDA executive board members. CEDA is a non-profit organization that delivers
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05/20/2013
Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, launched the latest version of the PI Databook as a mobile app at PCIM 2013. The PI Databook
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05/18/2013
The Best Paper and three Young Engineer Awards were presented at PCIM Europe Conference 2013. Four outstanding conference papers were selected from more than 280 high quality papers by the Conference
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05/17/2013
LAST POWER, the European Union-sponsored program aimed at developing a cost-effective and reliable technology for power electronics, announced its three-year program achievements that place Europe
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05/17/2013
Altera announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Enpirion, an industry-leading provider of high-efficiency, integrated power conversion products known as PowerSoCs (power system-on-chip).
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05/17/2013
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05/16/2013
Navitas Systems, a leading provider of energy-enabled system solutions and energy storage products for commercial, industrial and government agency customers, announced today that it has received
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05/16/2013
Eltek, a leader in high-efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects today announced it has been selected by Alstom Grid, a global supplier
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05/16/2013
The Scientific Instruments business unit of AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology has entered into an exclusive agreement with Maccor, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automated test equipment used
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05/16/2013
Imec and Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that they have entered into a new strategic research collaboration at Holst Centre. Together,
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05/16/2013
Amantys and Fuji Electric announced at PCIM 2013 the launch of two Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) Gate Drivers for High Power 2-pack modules. The AP12BA2A and AP17BA2A gate drives operate
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05/16/2013
Tollgrade Communications, a leader in providing service assurance solutions to the world's largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, announced the appointment of James F. Andrus
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05/15/2013
Wind River®, a leader in embedded and mobile software, is a winner of the Most Valuable Contributor (MVC) award in the Company category from the GENIVI® Alliance. The GENIVI award recognizes companies
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05/15/2013
Nuclear energy industry confident in economy rebound
Expressing confidence that the U.S. nuclear energy industry is well-poised to help meet America's future electricity needs, the Nuclear Energy Institute's chief executive told industry leaders today
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05/15/2013
Technological advances in picosecond and sub-picosecond lasers are opening the possibility of machining materials previously thought to be too hard or too brittle for processing by the current generation
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05/15/2013
Offshore wind in Scotland powered by new investment
Scottish Enterprise has awarded Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) £6.04million POWERS funding to support the development of its latest 7MW Offshore Wind Turbine prototype at the Energy Park in Fife. This
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05/14/2013
Mouser Electronics announced a technology site on Mouser.com covering Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Technology. The new site is designed to help design engineers find the latest in MEMS products
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05/14/2013
Transphorm demonstrates 97.5% efficient PFC power supply

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Transphorm announced at PCIM 2013 the implementation of a high efficiency off-line 1kW 48Vdc power supply that has demonstrated peak efficiency of 97.5 percent. The power supply design utilizes Transphorm's
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05/14/2013
Power supply efficiency issues
When it comes to power, everyone wants more "green" supply, but what does that exactly mean? Efficiency is obviously desirable, but what does that meant to the designer? How about the
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05/13/2013
SEMI formally announced the conference program for the fourth annual SEMI North American PV Fab Managers Forum to be held at Intersolar North America 2013 in San Francisco, California on July 8, 2013.
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05/13/2013
Whether smartphones, electric cars or a household photovoltaic system, the latest technologies now cannot manage without modern batteries. It is hard to imagine that the first battery was invented
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05/13/2013
Following months of anticipation, the first-of-its-kind autoXLR8R will begin next week under the leadership of Program Director, Mike Nichols. Ten companies were invited to begin this 13-week journey,
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05/13/2013

Yole De?veloppement announces its SiC Market 2013: Technology and Market for SiC Wafers, Devices and Power Modules report. Yole De?veloppement's report focused on the entire value-chain, covers all
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05/10/2013
The Wind Energy Institute of Canada (Institute) announced they have entered into a supply agreement with S&C Electric Canada Ltd. (S&C) for the supply of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), for
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05/10/2013
Efficiency in server farms
Server farms are among the greatest energy consumers in our society, to the point they are being treated like other power-heavy industries like aluminum smelting in their siting and infrastructure
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05/10/2013
Solid-state lighting and energy savings
Solid-state lighting, especially LED-driven luminaires, are in the process of changing how we deliver and manage light.
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05/09/2013
Chomerics Europe - a division of Parker Hannifin, has achieved ISO 14001: 2004 certification for its facility in Saint Ouen l'Aumone, France. The company's locations in High Wycombe, UK and Sadska,
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05/09/2013
Cambrios taps Sriram Peruvemba to oversee worldwide marketing
Cambrios Technologies, a leader in silver nanowire-based solutions for the transparent and flexible conductor markets, announced today the appointment of Sriram Peruvemba as chief marketing officer
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05/09/2013
JA Solar Holdings, one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced that it will donate solar modules to Peking University, Tsinghua University and Beijing
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05/09/2013
Mark Foster of Sealevel Systems talks about their latest COM Express industrial
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05/08/2013
The fluorescent future of solar cells

Scientists at Yale have improved the ability of a promising type of solar cell to absorb light and convert it into electrical power by adding a fluorescent organic dye to the cell layer.

For some solar cells, the future may be fluorescent. Scientists at Yale have improved the ability of a promising type of solar cell to absorb light and convert it into electrical power by adding
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05/08/2013
The Chinese and Russian governments have committed to sending high-level delegations to the World Energy Congress in South Korea in October. The Organizing Committee for the 2013 World Energy Congress
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05/08/2013
Admirals Bank, innovator of Solar Step Down financing and pioneer in the Renewable Energy Lending industry, recently participated in an initiative, called the Solarize Connecticut - Durham Project.
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05/08/2013
Vicor will be exhibiting at PCIM 2013 in Nuremberg, the international conference and exhibition for power electronics and intelligent motion. Vicor will showcase its latest ChiP technology "Converter
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05/08/2013
Vishay Intertechnology announced its technology line-up for PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) Europe 2013, taking place May 14-16 in Nuremberg, Germany. In Hall 9, Booth 9-212 at the Exhibition
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05/08/2013
Trees used to create recyclable, efficient solar cell
Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees. Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University
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05/07/2013
Novel rechargeable battery can stretch, twist and bend
Northwestern University's Yonggang Huang and the University of Illinois' John A. Rogers are the first to demonstrate a stretchable lithium-ion battery -- a flexible device capable of powering their
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05/07/2013
While the Niagara Region of Canada is known worldwide for its magnificent waterfalls and associated hydro power, the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is attending WINDPOWER 2013 in Chicago to announce
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05/07/2013
Eltek announced that Network Rail (High Speed) Ltd., the UK's only high-speed railway operator, has selected the company's Eltek UK division to provide AC and DC uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
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05/07/2013
Paralan now offers LAM Technologies product lines to US
Paralan is now the official USA distributor for LAM Technologies, the well-known Italian manufacturer of components for industrial automation and motion control systems including stepper motors, stepper
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05/07/2013
S&C Electric Company, a leader in renewable energy integration, announced it was awarded a $2.6MM contract by Sweetwater Wind to upgrade a portion of their 585 MW wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas. This
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05/06/2013
PREMO will be exhibiting with its Korean sales representative, Core Electric, at PCIM Europe 2013, Europe's leading meeting-point for specialists in Power Electronics and its applications in Intelligent
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05/06/2013
Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material
University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors. They hope it will
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05/06/2013
The Geothermal Energy Association and Gold Level Sponsor, Ormat, will host the third annual National Geothermal Summit (#GEASummit2013), in alliance with the Geothermal Resources Council, UC Davis'
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05/06/2013
ABB, a leading power technology and grid interconnection solutions provider for the wind industry, announced developments from the floor at the annual AWEA WINDPOWER 2013 conference and exhibition. Technologies
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05/06/2013
Mouser Electronics announced it has entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications. The agreement
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05/06/2013
In this second part of a series of videos on frequency response analysis,
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05/03/2013
Micrel, an industry leader in high-performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced that they have signed Phoenics Electronics, a fully franchised, technically
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05/03/2013
World Energy Solutions names Martha Danly COO
World Energy Solutions, a leading energy management services firm, announced it has named Martha Danly as its Chief Operating Officer, promoting her from Chief Product Officer, a position she had
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05/03/2013
In each market where wind energy is being developed, the state is a big player in the initial stages of industry development; and is often the sponsor of pilot projects according to Dr Emelly Mutambatsere,
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05/03/2013
Load-balancing battery systems
In this PSDcast we talk to Linear Technology's Sam Nork, Director of Linear's Boston Design Center, about battery systems, lifetime and performance considerations, and load balancing as a tool
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05/03/2013
One of the interesting things about working in the developing technology space is being constantly barraged by buzzwords and labels attempting to describe the myriad breakthroughs, developments,
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05/03/2013
A long term strategic plan by the European Commission (EC) to rebuild the European economy by investing in the development of new technologies is now reached the stage where it will start to have
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05/03/2013
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key, a leader in electronic component selection, availability, and delivery, announced the signing of an exclusive global product distribution agreement
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05/03/2013
RGS Energy and Smart Energy Capital (SEC), are helping Church Farm School in Exton, Pennsylvania save hundreds of thousands of dollars in utility costs, while significantly reducing their greenhouse
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05/02/2013
The 2013 World Energy Congress Organizing Committee announced today some of the significant program topics that will be discussed by leading figures in the energy sector at the world's premier energy
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05/02/2013
JA Solar Holdings, one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, announced it has commenced mass production of metal wrap-through ("MWT") solar cells. The Company's
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05/02/2013
EnerNOC, a leading provider of energy intelligence software, announced it has hired Fielder Hiss as Vice President of Product Management, effective immediately, reporting to EnerNOC Vice President
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05/02/2013
Yole Developpement is organizing a Market Briefing at PCIM Europe 2013. This event will take place on May 15, 2013, Hall 9 - Forum Area #461 - FREE REGISTRATION. Wideband gap semiconductor is a
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05/02/2013
In this video, the first part of a series of videos on frequency response
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05/01/2013
Greater scalability, quicker data processing and robust analytics tools are just a few of the features built into the new MeterSense, the latest version of Harris Utilities' meter data management
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05/01/2013
Exchange testing program strengthens cooperation between Power-One and Phono Solar
Power-One, a leading global manufacturer of renewable energy, energy-efficient power conversion and management solutions and Phono Solar, a global renewable energy solutions manufacturer, today
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05/01/2013
Eaton today announced it is collaborating with Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) to promote electrical safety and raise awareness of the dangers of counterfeit electrical products. The effort
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05/01/2013

 



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