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September 2013
Efficient fossil fuel technologies will drive the ongoing growth of the global thermal power market, with generation expected to hit 19,869.1 TWh by 2020, as countries across the world work towards
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09/30/2013
Utilities jump into the weather business
How can you accurately control, if you don't have precise input? In the face of increasing cost penalties for the inaccurate predicting of power and gas requirements, many local utilities are asking
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09/30/2013
John Stevenson takes over at Excelsys USA
Excelsys Technologies, a leader in high efficiency ac/dc power supplies for mission critical Medical, Industrial, Communication, Mil-COTS and LED lighting applications, announces the appointment of
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09/30/2013

Messe Düsseldorf recently added another energy storage conference and exposition to its product family: the first staging of Energy Storage India (ESI) will take place from December 4 - 6, 2013 in
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09/28/2013
The Design2Part show brings solutions to engineers
In this PSDcast Peter DiLeo of the Job Shop talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's Design2Part series of design and contract manufacturing engineering exhibitions held
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09/28/2013
Electric car sales surge, 90+ cities celebrate National Plug In Day
The 3rd annual National Plug In Day on September 28-29 will highlight accelerated growth in the electric vehicle market. From Amsterdam to Hawaii, prospective buyers will learn about electric vehicles
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09/28/2013
Kerite, a leading manufacturer of high quality insulated utility and industrial power cable, will highlight their full line of high voltage (HV) power cable and Underwater Specialty Cable at the 2013
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09/28/2013
Global revenue in the power semiconductor business dropped by nearly 16 percent in 2012 as sluggish consumer demand, falling pricing and other factors conspired to undercut the market, according to
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09/27/2013
PCB design libraries for Linear Technology carry Altium 3D CAD data, provide supplier connection
Altium, 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 new range of component
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09/26/2013
AMETEK ships power grid simulation system to Chinese government's solar cell test center
AMETEK Programmable Power, a leader in programmable AC and DC power test solutions, is shipping regenerative 810kVA AC + DC source systems. AMETEK most recently shipped a system to the Chinese National
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09/26/2013
The cost-effectiveness of digital power
In this PSDcast Mark Adams of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the efficiency and cost saving inherent when migrating to a digitally-controlled power methodology. Digital power
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09/26/2013
America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, and America II Electronics, one of the largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic
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09/26/2013
Freescale Semiconductor and ROHM have agreed to collaborate on select, automotive-related activities designed to provide comprehensive solutions for the Japanese and worldwide automotive markets.
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09/26/2013
Solid-state battery developed at CU-Boulder could double the range of electric cars
A cutting-edge battery technology developed at the University of Colorado Boulder that could allow tomorrow's electric vehicles to travel twice as far on a charge is now closer to becoming a commercial
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09/25/2013
SustainX begins startup of world's first grid-scale isothermal compressed air energy storage system
SustainX, a leader in utility-grade bulk energy storage technology, has completed construction and begun startup of the world's first megawatt-scale isothermal compressed air energy storage (ICAES™)
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09/25/2013
The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) and SmartPower released a report that reveals a proven model for dramatically reducing the cost barrier that has stood in the way of wide-scale
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09/25/2013
VARTA Microbattery to participate in INTERBIKE 2013 in Las Vegas
VARTA Microbattery will be in Las Vegas for INTERBIKE from September 18th to the 20th 2013 to promote its CellPac BIKE battery service including a brand new off-the-shelf solution. Successfully
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09/25/2013
Energy efficiency in next-generation systems
In this PSDcast, Tim Resker of Analog Devices talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on integrating functionality in advanced industrial systems. Analog Devices recently launched a mixed-signal
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09/25/2013
To help US manufacturers navigate the regulatory requirements, SGS, the global leader in chemical testing and certification services, and ENVIRON, manager of the BOMcheck.net industry-led materials
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09/24/2013
Integrating power management functionality
In this PSDcast Frederik Dostal, an Analog Devices European Regional Power Specialist, talks with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about consolidating functionality in industrial systems to
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09/24/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that Hathway, a leading cable Multi-System Operator (MSO) in India with more
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09/24/2013
Maxwell ultracapacitors support Caterpillar's hydra-electric technology in the industry's largest-ever hydraulic mining shovel
Maxwell Technologies, announced that it is supplying ultracapacitors to Caterpillar for a high-efficiency energy management system that supports Caterpillar's fuel-saving hydra-electric technology
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09/24/2013
ARCOL resistors provide heat in space probe
ARCOL Resistors, long-established specialists in resistor technology, has a great deal of experience of providing products for custom requirements but faced a unique challenge when asked to provide
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09/24/2013
Registration is now open for the inaugural NIDays 2013 in North America. NIDays is a free, full-featured technical conference hosted by National Instruments and more than 20 technology and integration
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09/24/2013
How bad were conditions in the notebook PC market during the second quarter? So bad that that even the red-hot segment of display panels for touch-screen mobile PCs suffered a sequential decline during
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09/23/2013
Whenever a new wind turbine project is announced, it's common for critics to pipe up and complain about the risk of bird kills. That strategy may fall a little flat with a planning application being
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09/23/2013
O2Micro, a leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, announced a patent grant from the Japanese Patent Office for its Multi-cell Battery
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09/23/2013
Putting intelligence into intelligent systems
In this PSDcast, Ray Lundy, COO & GM of Bellatrix Systems talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on intelligent systems in the home and other residential environments. Everyone is looking
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09/23/2013
In cars, conventional halogen headlamps are increasingly being phased out in favor of more modern technology. While standard halogen lamps are still used in the subcompact class, xenon headlamps are
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09/23/2013
The Internet of Things (IoT) - which many experts in the fields of IT and engineering believe is the fourth industrial revolution - holds the promise of delivering dramatic innovations for existing
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09/23/2013
High School students convert classic combustible convertible to an e-charged centerpiece
A group of Santa Monica High School students of the environmental science and advocacy group, Team Marine, finished their gas-to-electric car conversion project. Working for four years on a 1971
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09/21/2013
Talking about the Internet of Things and the Smart Grid
In this PSDcast Kris Ardis, Executive Director at Maxim Integrated, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Internet of Things and how it meshes with the Smart Grid. There are many
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09/20/2013
As part of Google's quest to power their operations with 100% renewable energy, They've agreed to purchase the entire output of the 240 MW Happy Hereford wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas. This
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09/20/2013
The challenges inherent to integrating renewable energy into utility power grids will be in focus at the Renewable Energy Integration & Energy Storage Conference from 15-17 October in Amsterdam.
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09/20/2013
Solar & wind power now cheaper than coal power in US
It's less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study published
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09/20/2013
Adding intelligence to front-end AC/DC systems
In this PSDcast, Richard Caubang, Technical Product Manager at Emerson Network Power, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about adding intelligence to AC/DC front-end systems to improve
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09/19/2013
The program for TSensors (Trillion) Sensor Summit has been announced by conference chairman Dr. Janusz Bryzek. The technical program will feature forty-seven of the world's leading sensor visionaries
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09/19/2013
Industry leaders from the plug-in electric vehicle and advanced battery sectors gathered yesterday in Novi for the opening of North America's largest international exhibition and conference dedicated
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09/19/2013
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 signed
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09/19/2013
Verismic launched Verismic Power Manager 4.0, an advanced PC power management software suite which uses DynamicWakeUp functionality to intelligently learn individuals' working behaviour and personalize
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09/19/2013
Powering the future with poop
Experts have been explaining how they have harnessed the energy locked up in sewage to power our waste water treatment at the British Science Festival. Sewage plants have the ability to produce the
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09/18/2013
Solar Power International 2013 (SPI 13), North America's premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy, brings new formats and focused sessions to educational programming during
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09/18/2013
IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (OnlineGreenComm 2013), the virtual forum dedicated to the advancement of energy-efficient communications, will hold its third annual event from October
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09/18/2013
Nanowire-enabled touchscreens save power at both ends
In this PSDcast John LeMoncheck, President and CEO of Cambrios, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the company's nanowire-based touchscreen technology. In addition to being more
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09/18/2013
M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) will showcase a broad portfolio of new products for aerospace, defense and network applications, and present a technical paper during European Microwave Week in
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09/18/2013
IBC SOLAR commissions megawatt-scale PV power plant for commercial self-consumption
IBC SOLAR, a leader in photovoltaic systems, has finalized three ground-mounted PV power plants for WVE Kaiserslautern, Germany, as general contractor (EPC). As the owner of the plant, WVE, a subsidiary
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09/17/2013
Cees Links of GreenPeak on the connected home
In this PSDcast Cees Links, CEO and founder of GreenPeak, talks about the infrastructures needed to enable the smart home with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design. GreenPeak recently added to
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09/17/2013
Hirose Electric, a leader in the development of connector solutions, has signed a North American distribution agreement with Sager Electronics to expand its product availability and customer support.
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09/17/2013
NRL achieves highest open-circuit voltage for quantum dot solar cells
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) research scientists and engineers in the Electronics Science and Technology Division have demonstrated the highest recorded open-circuit voltages for quantum dot
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09/17/2013
Genscape's newly released 2013 NYISO Fall Outlook reports long term transmission outages will compound recent coal-fired generation retirements to drive bullish price anomalies this fall. The retirement
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09/16/2013
The IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), the leading international forum dedicated to communications technology for the advance of the world's power delivery
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09/16/2013
Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, announced that it acquired ILS Technology LLC ("ILST"). Boca-Raton, FL-based
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09/16/2013
Mouser Electronics, a leading design engineering resource and distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, announced its sponsorship and participation in a major symposium dealing with
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09/16/2013
Production scale, not lower labor costs, drives China's current advantage in manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems, according to a new report released by the Energy Department's National
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09/13/2013
Talking about LED lighting drivers
In this PSDcast Maggie Nadjmi of SL Power talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on solid-state lighting and LED drivers. Solid-state lighting is in the process of changing the world, and
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09/13/2013
Mouser Electronics, announced the launch of its new Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) Design Center which shows the wide range of products for consumer SMPS available from Infineon Technologies.
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09/13/2013
SLAC scientists make detailed map of current between insulators
When scientists found electrical current flowing where it shouldn't be - at the place where two insulating materials meet- it set off a frenzy of research that turned up more weird properties and
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09/13/2013
During a visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz dedicated the nation's first major research facility focused on clean energy grid
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09/13/2013
Talking to Signal Transformer about passives
In this PSDcast, Mitchell Rhine of Signal Transformer talks with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the role of passives in modern electronic design. With all the advanced microcontrollers,
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09/12/2013
The Call for Papers PCIM Asia 2014 is now open. The deadline for submissions for Chinas leading power electronics conference is 15 November 2013. The PCIM Asia 2014 international exhibition and conference
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09/12/2013
Penn scientists demonstrate novel method for harvesting energy from light
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a novel mechanism for extracting energy from light, a finding that could improve technologies for generating electricity from solar
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09/12/2013
Molex announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Koch Industries. Under the terms of the agreement, Koch Industries will acquire all of Molex's outstanding shares,
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09/11/2013
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) invite everyone interested to a free briefing highlighting the challenges facing electric
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09/11/2013
Admirals Bank, a leading national provider of residential renewable energy financing, recently agreed to participate in the Solarize Asheville initiative to offer interested homeowners innovative
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09/11/2013
International, innovative, and without competition: productronica is presented as the only trade fair of its kind that depicts the entire value chain in electronics production - from technologies
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09/11/2013
Leading embedded development tools provider IAR Systems announced the official opening of an office in Dallas, Texas. The Texas office will function as the company's home base in the central United
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09/10/2013
The global High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter stations market will expand significantly in the next few years, driven by the rising demand for electricity in the Asia-Pacific region and
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09/10/2013
Wind River, a leader in embedded and mobile software, has released Wind River Open Network Software for the development of next-generation data center switches. Open Network Software is a complete,
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09/10/2013
Entropic appoints Matthew Rhodes as SVP Global Marketing
Entropic, a leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced the immediate appointment of Matthew Rhodes as senior vice president of Global Marketing. Rhodes is responsible for
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09/10/2013
The joint sponsors of the Applied Power Electronics Conference have announced the expansion of the popular $1,000 Student Attendance Travel Support Awards to cover part of the travel and conference
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09/10/2013
The growing importance amongst the various stakeholders in the utility industry of collaboration, interoperability, shared targets and joint ambitions will be in focus at the upcoming, annual European
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09/09/2013
UK Electronics Design Show to host cutting-edge vehicles
Visitors to the inaugural Electronics Design Show will get the chance to see two revolutionary vehicles designed and built in the UK. The first is Endeavour - an innovative solar powered electric
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09/09/2013
Worldwide, research and innovation programs focus on turning scientific breakthroughs into innovative products and services that provide business opportunities and improve people's lives. Horizon
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09/09/2013
The growth of Green Power in Industrial Applications

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In this PSDcast, Duane Darrow of XP Power talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the growth of energy-efficient systems in heavy-use applications such as industrial, commercial, and
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09/07/2013
Last month brought a wide range of activity, from the third LNG export terminal approval, to finalized Renewable Fuels Standards (and industry opposition), and California's fourth GHG allowance auction.
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09/06/2013
Mouser-sponsored team wins awards in Solar Car Challenge
Mouser Electronics, a top distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, congratulates the Ben Barber solar racing team of Mansfield, Texas, as winners of the State Energy Conservation Award
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09/06/2013
The California Public Utilities Commission has issued a proposed decision for energy storage targets and policies to bring about rapid deployment of grid-scale energy storage in the state, a watershed
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09/06/2013
Micrel, an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Discera,
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09/06/2013
Solar module installations enjoyed a significant increase from approximately 1.4 GW in 2006 to 29 GW in 2011, but the industry has started to move away from the initial spur, according to research
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09/05/2013
Renewable energy accounted for nearly 50% of added capacity in US in 2012
Renewable energy projects in the United States experienced a banner year in 2012, with wind deployment adding a record 13,124 MW of capacity and solar adding 3,313 MW of solar photovoltaic capacity.
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09/05/2013
Recognized throughout the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities as a premier educational conference and technology exhibition for electronic design engineers working on the cutting
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09/05/2013
DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts continues to meet wire and cable (W&C) industry demands for innovative solutions with advanced new materials based on DuPont™ ECCtreme® ECA 3000 perfluoroplastic
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09/05/2013
Paultre on Power -electric vehicle infrastructures (Podcast)
In this podcast, Aditya Sharma and Greg Stahl of HEVO talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about the issues of managing fleets of electric vehicles using wireless charging systems in an
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09/04/2013
Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University have made a significant advance in the function of metal-insulator-metal, or MIM diodes, a technology premised on the assumption
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09/04/2013
Analog Devices, Xilinx, MathWorks, and Avnet team up for an online virtual design conference
Analog Devices has teamed with Xilinx, MathWorks, and Avnet Electronics Marketing to bring together leading industry experts for this one-day virtual event to share signal chain and system level know-how
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09/04/2013
A look at fiber-to-antenna power systems
In this PSDcast, Brian DiMarco of Talley, one of the largest distributors of wireless infrastructure, communications and mobile products, talks to Alix Paultre about their fiber-plus-power system
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09/04/2013
In a move that will, among other things, improve next-generation vehicle energy efficiencies, a collaborative agreement between Momentive Specialty Chemicals and the Fraunhofer Project Center for
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09/03/2013
Modular battery concept for short-distance traffic presented at the IAA International Motor Show
Electric mobility may be economically efficient, with battery-based electric drives applied efficiently in urban buses, for instance. Frequent acceleration and slow-down processes as well as a high
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09/03/2013
Nesta is announcing the expert panel of judges that will assess the best innovations for intelligently managing in home and small business electricity use in the UK, and the process applicants will
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09/03/2013
ams, a leading provider of high-performance analog ICs and sensor solutions, announced that it has invested over €25m to create dedicated 3D IC production capacity at its wafer fabrication plant near
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09/03/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is joining with sponsors Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center, EEWeb, Electronic Engineering
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09/03/2013
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is exhibiting at the 15th ECCE European Conference and Exhibition taking place in the historic city of Lille, France
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Date:
09/02/2013
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