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October 2013
AVX receives Pinnacle Award from Delphi

Picture from left to right: Kerem Erman, Vice President Strategic Sourcing, Delphi Global Supply Management; Birgit Neufurth-Krah, AVX; Sidney Johnson, Senior Vice President, Delphi Global Supply Management

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received Delphi
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10/31/2013
Key world energy ministers are expected to meet at the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum’s (CSLF) Fifth
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10/31/2013
When the 20th productronica opens its gates in Munich, it will feature a multifaceted supporting program. The
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10/31/2013

Molex Incorporated will showcase solutions for applications in implantable, diagnostic imaging, therapeutic, surgical and patient monitoring at this year’s
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10/31/2013
Enlighted has taken an investment from Electranova Capital to expand in Europe. Enlighted has already been successful
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10/30/2013
Tollgrade Communications, an industry leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications
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10/30/2013
During its recent Strategic Steering Committee meeting, the G3-PLC Alliance elected a new Chairman, General Secretary and Treasurer for the next two years. The new officers have been members of the
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10/28/2013
Black & Veatch and Brightergy have formed a strategic alliance to develop $100 million in solar energy projects over the next three years. Part of the alliance includes Black & Veatch installing
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10/28/2013
Take the opportunity to present your latest developments at the user oriented PCIM South America Conference. Author advantages: Well-known platform to present your know-how to a professional
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10/28/2013
Security is relative
Security in the 21st century must migrate, as all other disciplines must, to the new reality of the necessity of increased levels of granularity in data. We can no longer use the antiquated software
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10/26/2013
CadSoft Computer and Epec Engineered Technologies recently finalized a North American distribution agreement. Epec now supports CadSoft's strategy of expanding its presence in this key market, by
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10/25/2013
Wind River, a leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems, introduced the latest version of Wind River Intelligent Device Platform, a complete software development environment used
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10/25/2013
Power management company Eaton has helped advance the reliability and energy efficiency of radio and television broadcast stations throughout Bulgaria. Leading broadcasting service, NURTS Bulgaria
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10/25/2013
GAM creates a complete gearbox and coupling assembly for customer's actuator system
A customer was looking to drive two ball screws in unison using a single motor and also needed gear reducers to meet the application requirements. The ball screws were in parallel and positioned
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10/25/2013
IBC SOLAR delivers first megawatt-class photovoltaic diesel hybrid project in Malaysia
IBC SOLAR, a leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems, has implemented its largest photovoltaic diesel hybrid project to date in Malaysia. The system is the third project carried out by IBC SOLAR AG and
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10/24/2013
Power management in industrial inkjet printing
In this PSDcast Eric Boere, a Field Application Engineer for Apex Microtechnology, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the power-management challenges behind industrial inkjet printing.
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10/24/2013
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Power-One Aurora MICRO-0.25-I PV Micro-Inverter Reverse Costing Analysis" report to their offering. The first micro-inverter released
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10/24/2013
Tollgrade Communications, an industry leader in redefining the standard for reliability at the world's largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, has been named a finalist in the
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10/23/2013
Wind sector VC funding comes in at $135 million in Q3 2013, project funding totals $3.7 billion
Mercom Capital, a clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the wind sector during the third quarter of 2013. Wind
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10/23/2013
The smart home and the internet of things
In this PSDcast John Benz, Director of Power & Accessories Business Segment at Core Brands, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the the growing role of the Smart Home in the deployment
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10/23/2013
VC funding in smart grid comes in at $65 Million in Q3 2013
Mercom Capital, a clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the smart grid sector for the third quarter of 2013. Smart
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10/22/2013
ABB, one of the solar industry's leading power technology and grid interconnection solutions provider, and Power-One Inc., a leading provider of solar and energy-efficient power conversion and power
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10/22/2013
Astronics announced that Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES), a wholly-owned subsidiary, has been selected to supply its COREPOWER(R) Electrical Power Distribution System (next-gen EPDS)
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10/22/2013
Russia's economic and political influence in Europe is in decline as its grip on Europe 's energy markets diminishes. While the country will remain a major supplier of European energy for the foreseeable
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10/21/2013
Citec India hosts Energy Ambassador 'Pentti Itkonen' to promote green technologies in India
EnergyVaasa, the largest energy cluster in the Nordic countries, chose 25 year old, engineering student Pentti Itkonen as the Energy Ambassador. In a press conference held on 18th October at Citec's
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10/21/2013
Analog semiconductors in the automotive space
In this PSDcast Bernd Gessner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Business at ams talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the role of analog semiconductors in general,
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10/21/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced it has won a prestigious BearingPoint Innovation Management Award for its FD-SOI
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10/21/2013
Managing PC power through the cloud
In this PSDcast Ashley Leonard of Verismic talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about managing PCs through the cloud for better system efficiency. Verismic recently launched their Power
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10/19/2013
Scientists develop heat-resistant materials that could vastly improve solar-cell efficiency
Stanford University scientists have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter, an element used in specialized solar cells, that could significantly improve the efficiency of the cells. The novel component
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10/19/2013
NASA SpaceCube 2.0 sports Peregrine UltraCMOS power management solution
Peregrine Semiconductor, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), is receiving early reports from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center that its UltraCMOS®-based
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10/18/2013
Research and Markets has released the "Circuit Breaker Market & Fuse Market by Type, Application Non-Residential/Residential Construction, Electronic/Electrical Equipment, Transportation Equipment
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10/18/2013
America Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Singapore-based AddCom Solution. The agreement
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10/18/2013
A leader in load testing solutions, Crestchic is attending the Power-Gen International conference, in Orlando, Florida from 12th - 14th November 2013.The largest Power-GEN conference in the world,
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10/17/2013
Jade Sky Technologies (JST), a clean-tech start-up manufacturer of driver ICs for LED lighting applications, announced its affiliate partnership with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC).
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10/17/2013
CLIFF Electronics manufactures a wide and versatile range of AC and DC power connectors for OEM, production-line testing, product burn-in and service applications, and will be exhibiting them and
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10/17/2013
Without wires and cables, there would be no electromobility, no high-speed Internet, and no contact-free measuring technology. At this year's productronica, Messe Mu?nchen is making an outstanding
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10/17/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a core member of the GENIVI® Alliance supporting the GENIVI open-source platform for
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10/16/2013
The European Commission published Communication 2013/C 169/01 (1) in the Official Journal of the European Union. The document references the standard EN 50242:2008 - "Electric dishwashers for household
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10/16/2013
In the third annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2012 - 2017), Cisco forecasts that global cloud traffic, the fastest growing component of data center traffic, is expected to grow 4.5-fold - a 35 percent
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10/16/2013
UPS considerations in data centers
In this PSDcast Jason Anderson, a Product Line Manager at Eaton, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about UPS systems in data centers and the issues of efficiency and thermal management.
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10/16/2013
Major leap made towards using graphene for solar cells
Graphene has extreme conductivity and is completely transparent while being inexpensive and nontoxic. This makes it a perfect candidate material for transparent contact layers for use in solar cells
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10/15/2013
The skills preservation challenge in engineering
In this PSDcast David Zabetakis, President of Doble Engineering, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the dangers the industry faces as more and more engineering skills risk being
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10/15/2013
IAR Systems announced that its technical education program IAR Academy™, previously launched in Germany and Sweden, is now extended to the UK, France, United States, Brazil, and Japan.
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10/15/2013
Improved steering tech for heavy equipment saves fuel, ups efficiency
Researchers at Purdue University have shown how to reduce fuel consumption while improving the efficiency of hydraulic steering systems in heavy construction equipment. The new approach incorporates
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10/15/2013
George Washington University completes first walkable solar-paneled pathway in the world
The George Washington University completed the first walkable solar-paneled pathway in the world this month on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus as a part of the sustainable Solar Walk project. The
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10/15/2013
Two years after formation, G3-PLC Alliance is excited to present the key results of the year. The number of G3-PLC Alliance's members increased strongly, with new representatives from Asia. Fourty-four
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10/14/2013
A Swiss-Cameroon lab tackles electric blackouts
Switzerland and Cameroon are establishing a joint laboratory in Yaoundé. EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) and ENSPY (Ecole nationale supérieure polytechnique de Yaoundé) will work together
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10/14/2013
America's largest electromagnetic event concludes in Chicago
The coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing exhibition (CWIEME), held in Chicago from 8 to 10 October, attracted a large and enthusiastic visitor base from a broad range of well- known
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10/14/2013
Talking to Panasonic about GaN semiconductors
In this PSDcast Howard Sin, Principal Engineer, and Tom Higuchi, Development Manager in Panasonic's semiconductor division on their take about GaN semiconductors to Alix Paultre of Power Systems
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10/14/2013
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has partnered with Arkansas Power Electronics International (APEI) in a successful bid for funding from the $45M
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10/11/2013
Maxim Integrated is bringing the latest technologies and ideas to European Utility Week. In addition to our presence on the show floor (Hall 1, Stand B34) where they will showcase their latest smart
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10/11/2013
With the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Energy Information Association (EIA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) all reporting potential inabilities to issue reports
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10/11/2013
Plastic's role in power at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Allen Klenotiz of Spec Industries talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on plastic coatings and their role as insulators and protectors in power systems. He also talks about
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10/11/2013
New analog IC selection web tool delivers immediate results
Imagine an engineer who develops a new application and needs a variety of Power Management, Data Converter and other ICs. The typical way to find specifications matching products is either the re-use
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10/11/2013
Microgrid Market Trends and Outlook

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In the wake of increasing blackouts and brownouts, and particularly after the recent power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy, the need for a more reliant grid is undeniable. One solution is to consider
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10/10/2013
Real-time, fundamental power flow data can inform hedging and trading strategies by providing a new level of transparency to the power market. Genscape's Transmission RT service uses thousands of
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10/10/2013
The New England - Canada Business Council (NECBC) will convene its 21st Annual Energy Trade & Technology Conference hosting some of thenation's leading policy leaders, public utility executives and
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10/10/2013
Deutsche Telekom, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, and DSP Group(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged
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10/10/2013
Altium, a leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer), and embedded software development (TASKING) announced a strategic partnership with Brazil-based reseller SKA Group.
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10/10/2013
Contract manufacturing trends at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Scot Story of AMI, an employee-owned contract manufacturer in Maine, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems design about current pressures and trends in the contract manufacturing
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10/10/2013
Tollgrade Communications, an industry leader in redefining the standard for reliability at the world's largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, and ELO Sistemas Eletrônicos (ELO),
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10/09/2013
Eltek announced a major contract for data centers in the Pacific region. The contract will generate revenues of NOK 16 million (appox. $2.75 million) for the first of three phases. "The contract
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10/09/2013
ROHM receives Delphi Automotive's 2012 Pinnacle Award
ROHM Semiconductor received Delphi Automotive's 2012 Pinnacle Award for Supplier Excellence at the Delphi Global Supplier Conference & Pinnacle Awards Ceremony in Frankfurt last week. "We are very
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10/09/2013
Greentech Media launches group to address the future of the electrical system called Grid Edge
The propagation of distributed energy resources and customer energy management solutions requires dramatic changes to power infrastructure, market design, and utility business models. Greentech Media
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10/08/2013
Tooling Dynamics at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Joel Trimmer of Tooling Dynamics talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about precision metalwork and its role in electronics. Tooling Dynamics specializes in high volume,
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10/08/2013
Experts from industry and academia are kindly invited to present their latest developments and expectations for future trends at the PCIM 2014 conference (previously unpublished submissions only).
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10/08/2013
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Movea, a leading provider of data-fusion and motion-processing technologies for consumer
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10/08/2013
Yokogawa upgrades its state-of-the-art calibration laboratory
Yokogawa has recently upgraded its state-of-the-art calibration laboratory which includes wideband and high accurate power-meter calibration systems as well as systems for calibrating oscilloscopes,
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10/08/2013
Technological, economic and business forces are steering Europe's electricity system toward major transformations, including the decentralization of its power systems, says research and consulting
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10/07/2013
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Advanced Metering Infrastructure Market: Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 - 2018)" report to their offering. Advanced Metering
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10/07/2013
Intelligent lighting and smart buildings
In this PSDcast Tushar Dave, CEO of Enlighted, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about intelligent lighting systems and smart facility management. Energy savings are critical for a
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10/07/2013
AVX receives Above & Beyond Award from Delphi
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received Delphi Automotive's 2012 Above & Beyond Award. One of Delphi's Pinnacle for Supplier Excellence Family of
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10/07/2013
MIT researchers have found a new family of materials that provides the best-ever performance in a reaction called oxygen evolution, a key requirement for energy storage and delivery systems such as
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10/07/2013
Syscom Tech at the Design2Part show
In this PSDcast Steve Mcintyre of Syscom Tech talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of electronic assembly and PC board manufacturing. Syscom is a leading contract manufacturer
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10/04/2013
Morgan Advanced Materials is pleased to announce that it now offers ceramic pins for sensors, circuit breakers and electronic passive components in a variety of custom material formulations and blends,including
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10/04/2013
Cambrios Technologies, a leader in silver nanowire-based solutions for the transparent and flexible conductor markets, announced the expansion of its existing joint venture with TPK, the world's largest
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10/04/2013
The Asia-Pacific region is scheduled to install around 103 nuclear reactors by 2025, in order to both meet rising power demands and lower carbon emissions, according to the latest forecast from research
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10/03/2013
Westport Precision's enclosure tech at the Design2Part show
In this PSDcast Jed Perkins of Westport Precision talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the company's capabilities in sheet metal fabrication and enclosure technology at the Design2Part
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10/03/2013
Mouser Electronics announced a new global distribution agreement with Swissbit to distribute their DRAM and Flash memory solutions. With over 20 years of experience in the memory industry,
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10/03/2013
The Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system
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10/03/2013
Motor & Drive Systems 2014, January 29-30 in Orlando, Fla. has just released the full program and schedule for its 11th annual event. The conference is focused on the latest technical advancements
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10/02/2013
Freescale will attend European Utility Week in the RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, taking place 15-17 October 2013. Their smart energy technical experts and management team will be available to
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10/02/2013
Two cars carrying STMicro's tech set to race in World Solar Challenge in Australia
In this year's World Solar Challenge, two cars are being powered by technology from STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications.
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10/02/2013
Coilcraft will participate in the 16th European Microwave Week, held October 6-11 at the Nürnberg Convention Center, Nuremberg, Germany. The Coilcraft exhibit will include its broad range of wirewound
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10/02/2013
TMD to highlight latest high power travelling wave tube amplifiers at EMCUK 2013
A wide range of travelling wave tube (TWT) amplifiers from TMD Technologies will be highlighted at the EMCUK 2013 exhibition and conference in Newbury this October. On show will be a new range of
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10/02/2013
Momentive Performance Materials, through its subsidiaries Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) and Momentive Performance Materials (MPM), will be showcasing a number of products for the automotive
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10/01/2013
Sondrel, a leading system-to-silicon IC design consultancies, is presenting two papers at Mentor Graphics' User2User (U2U) Conference on October 17 in Munich. Sondrel's close partnerships with customers,
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10/01/2013
At a time of increasing global demand for electricity and an ongoing need for safe, reliable and economical sources of energy, the US has proven itself the most attractive country for the construction
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10/01/2013
Tech-Etch at the Design2Part exhibition
In this PSDcast Peter Stavrous of Tech-Etch talks to Alix Paultre of Power Sytems Design about the market for flexible printed circuits and EMI and RF shielding, as well as the recent upward trend
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10/01/2013
As the primary line of defense for our electric power grid, it's essential to understand and regularly assess the health of circuit breakers in order to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of power.
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10/01/2013

 



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