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June 2013
Ultracaps in vehicle apps
In this PSDcast Alix talks to Chad Hall of Ioxus about ultracaps in municipal vehicles like hybrid buses at the Advanced Energy Conference in New York. Ultracaps can provide advantages in energy
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06/29/2013
Industry experts will convene to discuss how energy storage solutions are transforming the electric power system. This international energy storage event will unite technology providers, integrators,
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06/28/2013
Highly-sensitive long-range RF energy harvester can power small sensor systems

RF energy harvester chip microphotograph

Imec and Holst Centre, in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology and the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, have designed and fabricated a self-calibrating RF energy
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06/28/2013

Power generation from hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources worldwide will exceed that from gas and be twice that from nuclear by 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in
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06/28/2013
A vote concerning updates to the IEC 62321 standards was concluded on May 3, 2013. The 2013 edition of IEC 62321-1 to -5 unanimously passed the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) stage and
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06/28/2013
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06/27/2013
Most efforts at improving solar cells have focused on increasing the efficiency of their energy conversion, or on lowering the cost of manufacturing. MIT researchers are opening another avenue for
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06/27/2013
DNV KEMA releases floating offshore wind turbine structures standard
In response to the fast-expanding offshore wind market, DNV KEMA, the energy arm of DNV, has developed a new standard that will help accelerate the development of a new generation of floating offshore
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06/27/2013
A strategy was announced by leading members of the UK's electronic systems industry outlining aims to significantly grow the UK's electronic systems industry to £120 billion (up 55%) by 2020 and create
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06/27/2013
Battery life-expectancy issues
In this PSDcast we talk to Curt McNamara of Logic PD about batteries, battery lifetimes, and the issues that impact that lifetime. Battery-oriented systems and the need for low-power design drive
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06/26/2013
Tollgrade Communications, a leading provider of predictive fault analytics for electric utilities and broadband providers, announced the availability of the latest version of their LightHouse Sensor
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06/26/2013
EMCORE, a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets, announced today that it has entered into a supply contract with
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06/26/2013
Hydrogenics, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, today announced that the Company has received the "Innovator of the Year" award from the
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06/26/2013
CPUC Commissioner Carla Peterman to deliver keynote on California's storage economy at ESNA 201
California Public Utilities Commissioner Carla Peterman, who earlier issued a ruling proposing that the state's investor-owned utilities procure 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2020, will deliver
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06/26/2013
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data analytics for the electricity and energy industry, has been awarded the TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Award for Smart Grid and Smart Instruments
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06/25/2013
World Energy Solutions, a leading energy management services firm, announced it has helped Colby-Sawyer College successfully procure more than 10 million kWh of electricity at a savings over its
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06/25/2013
Active?Semi, a leader in flexible, highly integrated semiconductor power management solutions, announced that LG Electronics is a major new investor in a round of strategic funding that will accelerate
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06/25/2013
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 gained
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06/25/2013
Honeywell announced that a newly formed business - LED Lighting Solutions - will offer a new line of high-efficiency industrial LED lighting fixtures in North America, expanding Honeywell's portfolio
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06/25/2013
Continuing the tradition of focusing on the practical aspects of the power electronics profession, the Professional Education Seminars at APEC 2014 address the need for in-depth discussion of important
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06/24/2013
IP protection part two
In this podcast, Alix continues his talk with Arnold Alderman, a power industry analyst with Anagenesis, on the issues of IP protection today and how they impact the designer. Among the important
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06/24/2013
Agricultural and industrial robotics to lead China's machinery market
Production of agricultural machinery and industrial robotics in China is projected to expand at a strong rate in the coming years with average yearly growth of 18.1 percent and 18.8 percent, respectively—making
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06/24/2013
Dutch pilot program to test innovative smart energy services related to sustainable energy
Six Dutch companies, three knowledge institutes and 40 households are participating in a pilot project in Groningen and Hoogkerk in which consumers will be testing innovative, smart energy services
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06/24/2013
Littelfuse, a global leader in circuit protection, has named Future Electronics its Volume Distributor of the Year for 2012. Littelfuse presented the award to Future Electronics, a global leader in
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06/24/2013
Power electronics specialist Amantys has made a statement of its global business intent with the opening of its first international sales office in Shanghai, China. The company will be promoting the
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06/24/2013
The Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) announced today that Puget Sound Energy and Seattle City Light will serve as utility co-hosts for AESP's fall conference in Seattle, Sept.
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06/21/2013
Genscape works with Open Data Initiative & DOE at upcoming New York Energy Week Symposium
New York Energy Week (NYEW) is the first collaborative, cross-sector energy event series, launched to stimulate industry investment and innovative energy solutions. Genscape, the company that pioneered
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06/21/2013
TDK announced that its subsidiary, EPCOS Limited in China, has received the Excellent Service Award 2012 from Huawei Device, a leading Chinese manufacturer of mobile handsets and network terminals.
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06/21/2013
Driving advanced microprocessors
In this PSDcast we talk to Don Travers of ams about the issues and opportunities involved in driving the latest processors to address the latest applications most efficiently. The issue of power
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06/21/2013
Excelsys signs distribution agreement with IMCA Electronics in Turkey
Excelsys Technologies, leaders in high efficiency power supply design, announced the addition of IMCA Electronics to its global distributor network. IMCA will distribute solutions from Excelsys Technologies
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06/21/2013
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has revealed a major extension to its online DesignSpark platform for engineers
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06/21/2013
Siliken Renewable Energy optimizes solar panel production with NI hardware and software
Sunlight is the most plentiful natural resource. Because the sun is not subject to the same supply limitations as fossil fuels and it is available nearly everywhere, it is increasingly being used
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06/20/2013
A sliver of wood coated with tin could make a tiny, long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly battery. But don't try it at home yet - the components in the battery tested by scientists
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06/20/2013
Novel application of 3D printing creates tiny batteries
3D printing can now be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The printed microbatteries could supply electricity to tiny devices in fields from medicine to communications,
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06/20/2013
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06/20/2013
Wireless charging gaining traction in the marketplace
Wireless charging has been on the market for a while, but only now is its impact going to be reverberated globally. Why has this new technology, set to transform our mobile devices, been hidden in
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06/20/2013
American Vanadium and the energy storage marketplace
In this PSDcast we talk to Ron MacDonald, the Executive Chairman & Director of American Vanadium, developers of the only vanadium mine in the United States. Their Gibellini Project, located
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06/19/2013
Saxony-Anhalt's SOLAR VALLEY to showcase at Intersolar Europe 2013
Twelve exhibitors from Saxony-Anhalt's SOLAR VALLEY will be showcased at this year's edition of Intersolar, the world's largest solar industry trade fair to be held in Munich on 19 - 21 June. This
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06/19/2013
Genscape, a provider of real-time generation and transmission visibility to market participants, recently announced expansion of its generation coverage to include Slovakia. By the end of 2013, Genscape
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06/19/2013
Low-power Energy Micro MCU serves in diabetes management solution
Energy Micro, the energy-friendly microcontroller and radio company, announces its role in enabling an all-in-one solution for the management of diabetes. Brighter One™ is the world's first pocket-sized
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06/19/2013
Plug Power, a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, announced that President and CEO, Andy Marsh, will be presenting at the Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2013 (HFC2013) conference at the
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06/19/2013
A chat with Ben Heck
In this PSDcast Alix chats with Ben Heckendorn, star of element14's weekly Ben Heck Show. Ben talks about a variety of topics, from his background as a hacker, to tips for the designer, to his
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06/18/2013
Amsterdam will once again welcome some 8000 utility experts for the annual European Utility Week from 15-17 October at the RAI at what is the largest industry conference and exhibition on the continent.
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06/18/2013
For eco-conscious drivers who also want the freedom of the open road, the July/August issue of Sierra, the official magazine of the Sierra Club, reveals which plug-in hybrids go the extra mile. The
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06/18/2013
Mesago PCIM GmbH announced their partnership with Messe Frankfurt China to jointly address the growing market of Power Electronics in China. With this new partnership PCIM Asia becomes fully integrated
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06/18/2013
The presentations from the 2013 Power Technology Roadmap are available to PSMA members, both as a PDF of the PowerPoint charts and a movie with the charts and audio including the Q/A discussions.
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06/18/2013
ABB names Ulrich Spiesshofer as CEO
The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Ulrich Spiesshofer, the head of its Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division, as Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed Joe Hogan in this role in an
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06/17/2013
Specialist PCB equipment manufacturer Rainbow Technology Systems (RTS) has announced a number of developments to strengthen its presence in the Asian electronics sector. RTS is the company behind
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06/17/2013
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects, announced it will showcase its new THEIA™ HE-es system and updated THEIA™
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06/17/2013
EnerNOC, a leading provider of energy intelligence software, announced that it is accepting proposals from energy and technology industry experts, veteran energy managers, and related influencers
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06/17/2013
Ventyx, an ABB company, announced at Ventyx World 2013 an innovative solution to help utilities to effectively integrate the fast-growing number of renewable and distributed energy resources around
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06/14/2013
In this introductory video on switching power supply design, Dr. Ridley
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06/14/2013
Master Electronics, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, was honored with the Silver Distributor-of-the-Year Award for the Americas Region from Honeywell
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06/14/2013
At the VLSI 2013 Symposium in Kyoto, Japan, imec highlighted new insights into 3D fin shaped field effect transistors (FinFETs) and high mobility channels scaling for the 7nm and 5nm technology node. At
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06/14/2013
KOA Speer receives top supplier TTI awards for 2012
KOA Speer Electronics, a leading supplier of passive electronic components, announces that they have once again received the Platinum Level, Diamond, and Best Quality Awards from TTI. The TTI Supplier
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06/14/2013
Mouser congratulates Kanaan on podium finish at Texas Motor Speedway
Mouser Electronics, a top design engineering resource and distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, celebrates with Tony Kanaan his outstanding third place finish in Saturday's Firestone
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06/13/2013
World relays market fell in 2012 but recovery expected this year
After two years of double-digit growth, the world market for electro-mechanical and solid-state relays contracted by $125 million, or 3.6 percent, to approximately $3.35 billion in 2012, according
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06/13/2013
TDK-Lambda backs winning team in UK student engineering competition
TDK Corporation is pleased to announce a team of AS-Level pupils at Blundell's School working with TDK-Lambda UK has won this year's South West Engineering Education Scheme (EES) competition. EES
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06/13/2013
Freescale talks about the internet of things
In this PSDcast, John Dixon of Freescale talks with us about the internet of things and the challenges and opportunities it presents to the designer. From convenience to system efficiency, intelligent
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06/13/2013
In this video, Ben Jackson, the Senior Manager, Automotive Power Switch and
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06/13/2013
Ultracaps & high-power apps
In this PSDcast we talk to Brian Eichler, director of sales and marketing, Asia at Maxwell Technologies about ultracapacitors in very high-power applications. Maxwell recently completed a venture
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06/12/2013
Murata Power Solutions announced it has been accepted as a member of the EMerge Alliance. The EMerge Alliance is a global open industry association with the aim of developing standards for the rapid
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06/12/2013
Genscape, the company that deployed its first patented electricity monitor in France on November 20, 2004, now tracks 74% of the entire electric power market in France. For the first time, Genscape
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06/12/2013
Imec and Holst Centre unveil fully-organic imager
At this week's International Image Sensor Workshop (IISW 2013, Snowbird, US, June 12-16 2013), imec and Holst Centre present a large-area fully-organic photodetector array fabricated on a flexible
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06/12/2013
ABB, a leading power and automation technology provider, has released the schedule for its 2013 Protective Relay School webinar series. Now in its third season, this webinar series has become a
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06/12/2013
World Energy Council grows its Latin America and Caribbean network
The World Energy Council (WEC) has appointed Dr Nicolás M. Depetris Chauvin as its new Regional Manager for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. Dr Chauvin will be supporting the WEC in strengthening
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06/11/2013
Middle East energy sector vulnerable to cyber-attacks
More than elsewhere, the energy sector in the Middle East is vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Although governments and companies have raised concern, the awareness in the region for cyber threats is insufficient
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06/11/2013
The City of Reno joins the Geothermal Energy Association in bringing the third annual National Geothermal Summit (#GEASummit2013), to the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino June 26-27. The event will
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06/11/2013
Prize-winning underwater robot uses hi-rel Datamate connectors for reliable power and signal
Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has announced that a prize-winning underwater robot project, designed and built for the international SAUC-E (Student Autonomous
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06/11/2013
Powerex has announced that its PowerSim app is now available for iPhone users. PowerSim can be used to calculate power loss and thermal conditions, both average and peak, of Powerex power semiconductors
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06/11/2013
Interviewing Altera & Enpirion on merging technologies post-acquisition
In this PSDcast, Alix interviews Jeff Waters, SVP and GM, Military, Industrial, and Computing at Altera along with Dr. Ashraf Lotfi, President, CTO, and Founder of Enpirion on Altera's recent acquisition.
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06/10/2013
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will showcase geothermal energy to members of the U.S. Congress and the public on June 12, 9:30am to 4:30pm, at the Sustainable Energy Coalition's (SEC) 16th
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06/10/2013
LOPE-C, the leading international event for printed electronics, reflects the increasing attractiveness of organic electronics. Due to the continuous improvement in printing and production processes
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06/10/2013
Cohda Wireless, Cisco, and NXP advance connected vehicle technology
As part of the US Safety Pilot Model Deployment, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) will launch a motorcycle study to determine how cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles
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06/10/2013
SGS Germany will be hosting the "SGS Medical Technology Symposium" event at its Munich branch on June 20, 2013. Registration is required. The proposed symposium agenda includes presentations by several
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06/10/2013
In support of Governor Andrew Cuomo's strategic vision to enable innovation-driven educational opportunities and further develop New York's high-tech workforce, SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science
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06/07/2013
For commercialization of products in the Brazilian market, the national health surveillance agency ANVISA requires certification as part of the requirements prior to granting registration. The marking
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06/07/2013
Power Electronic Measurements has launched its new-look website, simplifying access to products and support for accurate current measurement in applications such as prototype testing, industrial equipment
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06/07/2013
Silicon Labs to acquire Energy Micro

Torleif Ahlsand, Chairman of Energy Micro, Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs, Geir Førre, CEO of Energy Micro, and Steinar Fossen, Board of Directors, Investinor

Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Energy Micro. Based in Oslo, Norway, the late-stage
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06/07/2013
All-solid sulfur-based battery tech outperforms lithium-ion
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with approximately four times the energy density of conventional
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06/07/2013
Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance signal processing technology, has been selected by Audi to collaborate strategically within its Progressive Semiconductor Program (PSCP). PSCP increases
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06/06/2013
Mouser Electronics is shifting into high gear to sponsor the 2013 Rebellion Racing Team, led by German race car driver Nick Heidfeld. The Le Mans racing team is preparing for a strong showing at this
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06/06/2013
Plug Power, a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, announced that BMW Manufacturing Co. recently expanded the use of Plug Power hydrogen fuel cells at its Spartanburg, South Carolina facility
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06/06/2013
In this fourth part of a series of videos on frequency response analysis,
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06/06/2013
Vicor announced the strategic expansion of its sales and support network in India via a partnership with leading sales representative CoreEL Technologies and the opening of a Vicor Technical Support
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06/06/2013
Paultre on Power - the digital energy megatrend (Podcast)
In this podcast Alix talks to Brian MacCleery, Principal Product Manager for Clean Energy Technology at National Instruments, about the digital energy megatrend, the migration of power electronics
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06/05/2013
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06/05/2013
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, announced the company has signed an agreement with Sensinode, a pioneer and world leader in technology and software solutions,
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06/05/2013
Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, announced that the company's GL865-DUAL, smallest GSM/GPRS dual-band 900/1800 wireless
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06/05/2013
Harris Utilities formally released inCharge, a prepaid smart-metering solution that gives consumers absolute control over their utility services by allowing them to purchase these services on-demand.
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06/05/2013
Mouser launches programmable logic technology site
Mouser Electronics announced its newest technology site, focusing on programmable logic technology. This new site helps design engineers learn more about the different types of programmable logic
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06/05/2013
For the first time, the entire production process for printed electronics will be demonstrated live at a trade fair. The OE-A Working Group 'Upscaling Production' has set up a production line at LOPE-C
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06/05/2013
ESCATEC helps Azuri bring light and power to Africa
ESCATEC, a leading EMS innovator, has helped commercialize a novel design of solar power charging station for its client Azuri Technologies. The Indigo™ unit has a solar panel, two LED lamps and control
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06/04/2013
The Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched H2USA, a public-private partnership to advance hydrogen infrastructure, increase affordability of fuel cell electric vehicles, and provide more energy
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06/04/2013
Minnesota's 1.5% solar energy mandate takes effect
Minnesota legislature approved a 1.5% solar energy mandate that will potentially raise the state's solar output from 13 MW to 450 MW by 2020. On May 23, 2013, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed
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06/04/2013
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06/04/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, recently hosted its 2013 Innovation Night, showcasing the successful outcome of collaboration
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06/04/2013
Cree reports it has surpassed a significant milestone in shipping over two million GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMT) for cellular telecommunications and is providing game-changing benefits
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06/03/2013
Renewvia Energy, a leader in project-finance commercial solar power development, received five additional power purchase agreements from the Tennessee Valley Authority, which will allow installation
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06/03/2013
Capstone Turbine, a leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced it received an order from CleanWorld Partners, an internationally recognized technology innovator
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06/03/2013
Greg Proehl from STMicroelectronics shows their dual-interface IC technology
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06/03/2013

 



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