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July 2013
Lawrence Livermore engineering team makes breakthrough in solar energy research
The use of plasmonic black metals could someday provide a pathway to more efficient photovoltaics (PV) -- the use of solar panels containing photovoltaic solar cells -- to improve solar energy harvesting,
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07/31/2013
China, EU reach settlement on solar panels
(AP) The Europe Union and Chinese solar panel exporters said Saturday that they had reached a settlement in their long trade dispute, with the exporters agreeing to sell their products at a minimum
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07/31/2013
PRQA | Programming Research, a leader in static analysis, announced that its Quality Management System has been approved by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance and has achieved certifications in ISO
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07/31/2013

DesignCon 2014, a premier educational conference and technology exhibition for semiconductor and electronic design engineers, announced a Call for Technical Papers and Tutorials with a deadline of
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07/31/2013
TMD Technologies to exhibit ultra high power amplifiers for HIRF testing at IEEE EMC Symposium
TMD has announced it will be exhibiting for the first time at the IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, which will take place in August in Denver, Colorado. The company
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07/31/2013
What is smart energy, anyway?
In this PSDcast Larry Blackledge, Active-Semi's CEO, talks with Alix about the issues in and around the concept and application of "smart power" in today's networked systems and devices.
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07/30/2013
Researchers at the University of Alicante has developed a cementitious material incorporating carbon nanofibers in composition, turning cement into an excellent conductor of electricity capable of
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07/30/2013
Master Electronics, a leading franchised distributor of electromechanical, interconnect, passive, and power conversion components, is pleased to announce that Pat Wastal has joined their team as Vice
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07/30/2013
ADI a sponsor of this year's Arrow Vision Series of power design events
ADI announced it will be a sponsor of this year's Arrow Vision Series Power Management 2013 North American tour. This exciting roadshow will wind its way to key cities across North America including
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07/30/2013
UCLA researchers double efficiency of novel solar cell
Nearly doubling the efficiency of a breakthrough photovoltaic cell they created last year, UCLA researchers have developed a two-layer, see-through solar film that could be placed on windows, sunroofs,
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07/30/2013
Power issues in networked systems
In this PSDcast, we talk to ASOCS' Gilad Garon about power issues and considerations in networked systems. ASOCS develops and markets multi-core embedded processors that enable full software programmability
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07/29/2013
China's intense focus on national smart grid development will drive massive revenue growth in the power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
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07/29/2013
autoXLR8R, an automotive technology focused accelerator, will hold a Demo Day in Spring Hill, August 7 from 10 - 12 pm at the Northfield Workforce Development and Conference Center (former GM-Saturn
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07/29/2013
IECQ CAP wages war against counterfeit components
Counterfeiting has proven to be a viable and lucrative industry in many areas of the world, specifically the counterfeiting of microcircuits used in electronic devices. These counterfeit components
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07/29/2013
TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has signed a Pan-European franchise deal covering the DC/DC power module products available
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07/29/2013
GaN Systems appoints Larry Spaziani as VP of product management
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has appointed Larry Spaziani as Vice President, Product Management. GaN Systems develops and manufactures gallium
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07/26/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced the publication of the Company's 2012 Sustainability Report. ST's sixteenth
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07/26/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has been awarded a development contract from the U.S. government
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07/26/2013
Geothermal energy and the smart grid
In this PSDcast Karl Gawell of the Geothermal Energy Association talks to Alix about geothermal energy and its role in a future smart grid. Beyond the obvious role of baseload power provision and
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07/25/2013
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Eastman Business Park in Rochester will host a new $23 million Battery and Energy Storage Technology Testing and Commercialization Center. DNV KEMA Energy
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07/25/2013
Stadium Power launches online ecommerce service
Stadium Power, a leading UK-based provider of power supply solutions, now offers its customers the opportunity to buy a wide range of standard products direct from the new ecommerce section of its
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07/25/2013
AVX introduces reliability assessment & testing process for tantalum capacitors
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed an innovative and extremely effective new process for the manufacture and test of high-reliability
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07/25/2013
Smart sensors deliver energy savings
At an estimated cost of $38 billion a year, lighting represents the largest source of electricity consumption in U.S. commercial buildings. For nearly 30 years, commercial buildings have relied on
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07/25/2013
United Microelectronics and SuVolta announced joint technology development of a 28nm process that integrates SuVolta's Deeply Depleted Channel™ (DDC) transistor technology into UMC's 28nm High-K Metal
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07/25/2013
Addressing embedded device issues
In this PSDcast Cliff Lloyd of NXP talks about power issues in portable and embedded devices, and how NXP's latest technology helps address them for the design engineer. He discusses the issues
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07/24/2013
SuVolta transistor technology validated in an ARM processor
SuVolta, a developer of scalable semiconductor technologies for low-power, high-performance IC chips, announced that it has realized significant processor speed gains with associated power reduction
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07/24/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced that French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, along with Minister for Industry
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07/24/2013
Magnetics 2014 is looking for energetic and knowledgeable speakers to address its audience of OEM developers of products that utilize magnets and magnet systems, OEM developers involved in EMC technology,
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07/24/2013
A study commissioned by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) on the impact of Enlighted's advanced lighting controls on workplace energy consumption finds that organizations can substantially
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07/24/2013
AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, recently received a Preferred Supplier award from Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management,
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07/23/2013
Lenze Americas taps Garry O'Neill as National Distribution Manager
Lenze Americas, a leading manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, announced the appointment of Garry O'Neill as national distribution manager for
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07/23/2013
SuVolta appoints Dr. Louis Parrillo as COO
SuVolta, a developer of scalable semiconductor technologies for low-power, high-performance ICs, announced the appointment of Dr. Louis Parrillo as the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO). As
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07/23/2013
Mouser Electronics has signed a global agreement with Intel®, creator of the microprocessor and owner of the most advanced process technologies in the industry. Mouser's comprehensive offerings and
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07/23/2013
Intelligent data management in the smart grid
In this PSDcast, Alix talks to Amit Narayan, the CEO of AutoGrid on his work with other business and government leaders in the Residential Energy Efficiency Working Group. Their goal is to explore
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07/23/2013
The GridWise® Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center announced the release of the first Grid Modernization Index (GMI). The GMI evaluates and ranks states based on their progress in modernizing
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07/22/2013
American Vanadium announced it has engaged Hon. Robert Nault to develop energy storage and renewable microgrids for remote communities and First Nations in Canada and the United States. This is a
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07/22/2013
Factory testing of a pioneering superconducting generator for hydroelectric applications from GE Power Conversion business has demonstrated a high correlation between the accuracy of the Opera electromagnetic
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07/22/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its new PD-9002GHO/AC Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) dual-port passive
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07/22/2013
ROHM Semiconductor has been honored with the Bosch Global Supplier Award by Robert Bosch GmbH. ROHM received the prize in the "Electronics" category. In total, Bosch awarded 38 suppliers out of nine
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07/22/2013
Talking solar power with Arnold Alderman
In htis PSDcasat many have attributed delayed growth on the cost of solar. On closer examination there are many more barriers that are holding back the growth. Some barriers are small ones like
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07/19/2013
The OpenADR Alliance announced the release of the OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification, a full-feature specification for complex energy management solutions supporting demand response (DR) and distributed
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07/19/2013
Mouser Electronics is now globally distributing Plessey Semiconductors' complete range of innovative products, including Plessey's multi award-winning EPIC™ sensor and MAGIC GaN LEDs. Mouser's
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07/19/2013
One of the world's leading suppliers of test facilities for the manufacturers of power turbines and transformers is using digital power analysers from Yokogawa because their accuracy offers major
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07/19/2013
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low-power RF-semiconductor company, announced today announced that it has expanded its international operations with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong. GreenPeak's
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07/18/2013
PRQA | Programming Research, a leader in static analysis, announced that QA?C 8.0 and QA?C++ 3.0, with MISRA Compliance Modules have been certified by SGS-TÜV SAAR as "usable in the development of
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07/18/2013
AVX receives 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon
AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, was recently honored with the 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS)
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07/18/2013
Mean Well at MD&M 2013
In this PSDcast Leo Cheong, a Field Applicaiton Engineer at Mean Well USA, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about their product line and his views on the medical power market at the
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07/18/2013
Toshiba International recently completed an expansion of its control plant located in Houston, Texas. The expansion provides an additional 107,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space and
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07/18/2013
The infrastructure behind the Internet of Things
In this PSDcast, Alessandro Bassi of the European Lighthouse Integrated Project talks to us at NY's CE Week about addressing the Internet-of-Things Architecture, proposing the creation of an architectural
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07/17/2013
Tollgrade appoints Kimberly M. Getgen VP of corporate marketing
Tollgrade Communications, a market-leading provider of predictive fault analytics, announced the appointment of Kimberly M. Getgen as Vice President of Corporate Marketing. In this role, Kim will
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07/17/2013
As the FPGA devices get larger and more complex, the need for advanced and easily accessible debug tools becomes paramount. The Microsemi IGLOO®2 and SmartFusion®2 implement advanced architectural
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07/17/2013
PRQA | Programming Research, a leader in static analysis, announced that KPIT Cummins, a leading product engineering and IT consulting partner to manufacturing corporations, has achieved a 50% reduction
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07/17/2013
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) recently published a new draft of the standard for EMC in common mobile phone chargers (EN 301 489-34), outlining changes to the radio frequency
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07/17/2013
World auto production set yet another record in 2012 and may rise even higher during 2013. According to London-based IHS Automotive, passenger-car production rose from 62.6 million in 2011 to 66.7
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07/16/2013
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente is now distributing Samwha's entire product range in Greater China. Previously, its distribution agreement covered all of Europe. Samwha is one of the leading
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07/16/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, will be exhibiting at TECHNO-FRONTIER 2013. At the ST Booth 1D-201, you can witness various
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07/16/2013
Altium Limited, a leader in smart-system design automation and provider of solutions for 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), has released a range of component
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07/16/2013
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07/16/2013
Wireless speaker and audio power issues
In this PSDcast we talk to Alan Ruberg, Chief Technologist at Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) at theri booth during New York's CE Week about wireless devices and WISA's actions in the industry
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07/15/2013
Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, is offering a free, web-based on-demand seminar titled "Testing Modern Power Semiconductor Devices Requires a Modern
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07/15/2013
Oregon State solar car wins closest finish in Formula Sun Grand Prix history
The Oregon State University Solar Vehicle Team placed 1st in the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix last week. OSU took the race by driving 193 laps (661 miles) around the Circuit of the Americas in Austin,
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07/15/2013
COWIN, a coordination and support action of the European Commission, announced its Marketplace will take place on September 24- 26, 2013, in Cork, Ireland. It will be held in parallel to the MNBS
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07/15/2013
Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) has announced that it has become an IDC Preferred Supplier for the Independent Distributors Cooperative-USA (IDC-USA), a distributor-owned purchasing and national
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07/15/2013
EFB Power at Atlantic Design & Manufacturing 2013
In this PSDcast Alix talks to Jim Baumann of EFB Power, a manufacturer of battery systems, at the 2013 Atlantic Design & Manufacturing exhibition. Electric Fuel Battery is a leader in the development
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07/13/2013
Honeywell's Dave Cote selected
Honeywell announced that Chief Executive Magazine named Chairman and CEO Dave Cote "2013 CEO of the Year," an honor that recognizes an outstanding corporate leader nominated and selected by peers.
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07/13/2013
Positronic announces new e-commerce portal, PosiShop
Positronic, a manufacturer of D-subminiature, power, rectangular and circular electrical connectors, is pleased to introduce its new E-commerce partner, PosiShop. The purpose of PosiShop is to stock
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07/13/2013
Demonstrating the impact of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's innovation-driven strategy that is positioning New York as a global leader in two critical 21st century industries, SUNY's College of Nanoscale
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07/12/2013
Cornerstone Sustainable has entered into an agreement with Warner Mountain Energy Corporation to begin the first phase of development of a geothermal energy plant to be located at the Surprise Valley
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07/12/2013
Arrow Electronics and the Basel Action Network (BAN) have announced a three-year agreement to certify all of Arrow's electronics recycling and IT asset recovery operations worldwide to the e-Stewards®
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07/12/2013
Situational intelligence in power distribution
In this PSDcast, Steve Ehrlich of Space-Time Insight talks about applying next-generation situational intelligence technologies and techniques to the grid to improve the reliability of the massive
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07/11/2013
Amantys' influence in international markets has grown further with the announcement of a significant partnership with Mannheim-based GvA Leistungselektronik GmbH. The distributor, developer and manufacturer
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07/11/2013
Space-Time Insight, a leading provider of next generation situational intelligence solutions is now working with Hydro One Networks to improve the health and reliability of their massive transmission
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07/11/2013
Keithley Instruments, a leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, is offering a free, web-based seminar titled "What is a Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instrument and Which One is Right
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07/11/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has presented the ST75MM as the first smart-meter IC to have built-in support for the
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07/11/2013
With a focus on hybrid components made from a combination of materials and their role in the marketplace, hybridica was first held at the Messe Mu?nchen trade-fair center in 2008. Starting in 2014,
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07/11/2013
Conrad Electronic has announced the acquisition of the European component distributor SOS Electronic. The acquisition is a substantial and integral part of Conrad's business supplies strategy, part
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07/10/2013
The IEEE Applied Power Electronics and Exposition Conference (APEC), a leading worldwide conference and exhibit for practicing power electronics professionals, announced a call for Professional Education
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07/10/2013
Swiss investor to acquire Nanosolar
Nanosolar announced that a Swiss Investor has signed an agreement to acquire Nanosolar's highly automated ISO certified module factory of Nanosolar situated in Luckenwalde in Germany. Under the
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07/10/2013
In this video, Ray Ridley of Ridley Engineering describes his company's services
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07/10/2013
Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules, services and solutions, today announced call for sponsors for its popular developer's conference,
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07/10/2013
SiC and GaN packaging issues
In this PSDcast Alix and Arnold Alderman of Anagenesis talk about the present state of packaging of compound semiconductors such as SiC and GaN devices, what is wrong with present packaging, and
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07/09/2013
RGS Energy, the commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar, has been selected by St. Albans Solar Partners to deploy a new 2.2 megawatt solar farm in Saint Albans, intended to be the largest
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07/09/2013
Orion Fans, a leading manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC fans, fan trays and accessories, has re-designed its website to enable quicker evaluation of its AC and DC fans, fan trays, and
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07/09/2013
The IEEE Applied Power Electronics and Exposition Conference (APEC), the leading worldwide conference and exhibit for practicing power electronics professionals, announces an extension to the call
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07/09/2013
Smart-grid organization and oversight issues
In this PSDcast we talk to Edward H. Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer and President of Tollgrade Communications, a leader in sensor-supported software-based network assurance solutions. The discussion
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07/09/2013
With its new sales organisation "Rutronik24", Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente is addressing customers with regular component requirements. Rutronik24 is an e-commerce-platform to aid small and
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07/09/2013
The U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), an industry-led collaboration headquartered at SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in New York that is designed to accelerate
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07/08/2013
Infineon receives sustainability award from Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a leader in advanced rail transportation technologies, presented Infineon Technologies AG with its 2013 Supplier Sustainability Award. Bombardier introduced this award in
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07/08/2013
With support from various electronic associations like Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), Consortium of Electronic Industries of Karnataka (CLIK), LED products Manufacturers' Association,
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07/08/2013
ROHM receives quality supplier award from Continental
ROHM Semiconductor has been honored with a Quality Award by the Continental Automotive Group at the occasion of the Group's annual International Purchasing Manager Meeting in Frankfurt. This special
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07/08/2013
European regulation impacts ecodesign requirements for lamps
The new requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1194/2012 apply to directional lamps (80% of light is within a solid angle of 120 degrees), LED lamps and lamp control gear, and also pertain
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07/08/2013
Ocean Power, a leading wave energy technology company, announced that Victorian Wave Partners (VWP) has engaged Victorian company Professional Diving Services ("PDS") to conduct a detailed seabed
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07/07/2013
Texas Instruments introduced a precision analog design library that provides comprehensive board-level precision designs to help engineers quickly evaluate and customize their systems while expanding
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07/07/2013
Managing the internet of things
In this PSDcast we talk to Adrian Caceres, VP of Engineering at Ayla Networks, about the internet of things and the challenges and opportunities it presents to the industry. Ayla Networks is currently
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07/06/2013
Mobile broadband smart-traffic considerations
In this PSDcast, Cohda Wireless CEO Paul Gray talks about the infrastructure required for a smart-traffic system, and the advantages and impacts of the core technology development required. Smart
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07/04/2013
ESCATEC, an electronics manufacturing services innovator, has announced its membership in the United Nations Global Compact, the ten principles of which cover human rights, labour standards, the environment
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07/03/2013
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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07/03/2013
Industrial automation equipment poised to grow stronger in second half
The market for industrial automation equipment (IAE) is set to grow 6.2 percent this year to approximately $170 billion, helped in part by the recovery of global manufacturing in the first quarter,
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07/03/2013
Yazaki North America names Osram Opto Semiconductors green supplier of the year
Leading automotive supplier Yazaki North America named Osram Opto Semiconductors as a Green Supplier of the Year at its annual awards ceremony. Yazaki also recognized Osram Opto Semiconductors as
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07/03/2013
Governor Pat Quinn has launched the Illinois Corporate/Start-Up Challenge, a program designed to connect the state's emerging, innovative start-up businesses and major corporations, strengthening
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07/03/2013
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Future Electronics, a leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing
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07/02/2013
Molex proudly celebrates its 75th year in business serving customers in the global electronics industry. Providing innovative interconnect solutions to the world's leading manufacturers, the company's
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07/02/2013
STMicro and Great Wall Motor partnership to drive next-generation automotive development
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader across a spectrum of applications including automotive electronics, and Great Wall Motor Company Limited (GWM), China's leading SUV and pickup manufacturer
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07/02/2013
Imec solves metallization issues in advanced interconnects for the sub-1X technology node
Imec has developed a Manganese (Mn)-based self-formed barrier (SFB) process that significantly improves Resistance Capacitance (RC) performance, via resistance and reliability in advanced interconnects.
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07/02/2013
Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced it has completed the acquisition of Energy Micro AS. This strategic acquisition accelerates Silicon Labs'
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07/02/2013
To better serve the changing needs of energy industry professionals, the Association of Energy Services Professionals is launching its first online conference Aug. 20, 2013 titled "CSI ONLINE:
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07/01/2013
EnerNOC, a leading provider of energy intelligence software, announced that California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), which has been an EnerNOC energy efficiency customer since 2008, has expanded
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07/01/2013
In 2004 APEC introduced the Special Presentation Sessions, now the Industry Sessions. Speakers were invited to make a presentation only without submitting a formal manuscript for the APEC Proceedings.
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07/01/2013
Gaia Converter to exhibit advanced power conversion products at DSEI 2013
Gaia Converter, a leading manufacturer of modular power components, will be exhibiting at this year's DSEI - the world's leading defence and security exhibition. Gaia will be displaying its extensive
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07/01/2013
Mike Speed of Fairchild explains their latest GreenBridge high-efficiency replacement
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07/01/2013

 



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