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March 2014
Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, announced Strategic Solutions Architect John Weber and Global Technical Marketing Engineer Peter Fenn will be featured presenters at the April 8-11 Freescale® Technology Forum. Weber will show design options engineers can use in board-level products
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03/31/2014
The PSMA has recently released their 3D Power Packaging Report: A Special Project of the PSMA Packaging Committee. This report documents the first phase of an intended two phase special project whose objective is to provide insight to both PSMA members and the broader electronics industry as to the potential
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03/31/2014
EU to strengthen safety requirements for consumer lasers

A large number of laser products are now broadly available to consumers worldwide

On 5 February 2014, the European Commission published a Decision (1) on the safety requirements for consumer laser products, pursuant to Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on general product safety. Safety of Laser Products A large number of
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03/31/2014

AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, is exhibiting at Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe in Berlin, Germany on April 1 - 2. This annual conference and tradeshow event focuses on the latest developments in energy harvesting technologies for applications in
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03/28/2014
New York State’s Advanced Energy Conference, Advanced Energy 2014, will hold its 8th annual conference in the Capital District this year. Based on past success, this will be a not-to-be-missed event. Advanced Energy 2014 is the ideal venue for your company to meet and interact with the researchers, technology
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03/28/2014
IDTechEx's Supercapacitors Europe 2014 conference is bringing the best of supercapacitor developments in the region and internationally - 1-2 April, Berlin. Just recently, the Peugeot 308 was awarded Car of the year 2014. This prize is awarded by a consortium of specialized automotive European magazines and
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03/28/2014
Omron goes mobile with new European website

components.omron.eu

Omron Electronic Components Europe is serving today’s mobile workforce with the launch of a new market-driven website that is as easy to use from a smartphone and tablet as from a traditional PC. The new website combines specific content for key vertical markets and a greatly streamlined product tree taking
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03/27/2014
Nujira, a leader in Envelope Tracking (ET) technology, has announced its sponsorship of a student through the UK Electronics Skill Foundation (UKESF) program, demonstrating the company’s commitment to nurturing talent to support the future of the industry. UKESF is aiming to increase the number
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03/27/2014
The lithium-ion battery business is growing rapidly to many tens of billions of dollars yearly, thanks to billions of dollars continuing to be invested in the industry. Their use is widening well beyond e-readers, tablets, laptops and mobile phones with vehicles being particularly important for the future; mainly
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03/27/2014
Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop
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03/26/2014
Roger Neumair of EEMBC on energy benchmarking

Roger Neumair of EEMBC

In this PSDcast Roger Neumair of EEMBC talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about device benchmarking and the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC), who recently announced the availability of the first version of EEMBC ULPBench™. Phase 1 of ULPBench, called the Core Profile, is primarily
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03/26/2014
AVX to deliver eight technical presentations at CARTS 2014

AVX technical session

AVX, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, will deliver eight technical presentations and chair a technical session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference, which will take place March 31–April 3, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. and will focus
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03/26/2014
This year’s Summit will feature a variety of exhibits and sessions providing opportunities for learning and networking with over 800 thought leaders and members of the U.S. solar community. Registration includes: Full access to a four-day agenda (May 19-22) packed with opportunities
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03/25/2014
A consortium of partners will launch the world's first flexible timer based on printed electronics at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin, April 1-2. The device consists of an electronic logic circuit implemented with thin film metal oxide transistors, powered by a printed battery, and integrated
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03/24/2014
Laird, a global technology company, announced that two of the company’s antenna experts will speak on Multiband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) antennas at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The discussion will be tailored to the public safety market and focus on Multiband LMR antennas for Portable
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03/24/2014
Vicor  announced the strategic expansion of its sales and support network in Northern Europe via a partnership with leading manufacturers’ representative Firefly Technology. With this initiative Vicor is strengthening its investment and market reach in this high-value region, establishing and cultivating
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03/21/2014
Delegates from 23 countries will converge in Berlin on 1-2 April at Energy Harvesting & Storage - Europe's leading event on the topic. The event features end users across multiple verticals presenting and attending to discuss their key energy harvesting needs. The conference and tradeshow looks
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03/21/2014
SiTime, an analog semiconductor company that is challenging the timing market, announced that all of SiTime’s MEMS oscillators and clock generators will be covered by a lifetime warranty. SiTime’s unique warranty offers customers greater assurance by guaranteeing that all timing components from SiTime will
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03/21/2014
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, announced the appointment of Jim Witham as CEO of the corporation. GaN Systems’ power conversion devices, based on its proprietary Island Technology®, are being commercialized in 2014 and the company is expanding globally.
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03/21/2014
Hannover Messe: POWERLINK paving the way for Industry 4.0

Visit Hannover Messe Hall 9 / Booth F25

The key to Industry 4.0 is the merging of the IT world with the production landscape. With its uniform horizontal and vertical communication capabilities, the real-time POWERLINK network is the perfect tool for making this happen. The Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG) will be taking advantage of
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03/21/2014
In order to further spur innovation in solar energy, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is now accepting applications for postdoctoral researchers in solar energy to participate in the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards. The EERE Postdoctoral Research Award Program
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03/20/2014
Industrial Energy Efficiency: Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial SectorPDF provides state regulators, utilities, and other program administrators with an overview of U.S. industrial energy efficiency programs delivered by a variety of entities. The report assesses some of the key features
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03/20/2014
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, will unveil smarter, more efficient building and lighting connectivity solutions at the light+building show, Hall 4.0, B26. TE is featuring state-of-the-art LED holders, advanced lighting connector systems, multi-channel dimming receptacles, as well as other
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03/20/2014
Sidewinder-based products achieve at least 99.7% reliability after 20 years of 24/7 service

Pulse's Sidewinder AC current sensors

Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, announces the publication of a test report demonstrating the reliability and longevity of its Sidewinder® AC current sensing technology. The report demonstrates that Sidewinder-based products achieve at least 99.7% reliability after 20 years of
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03/20/2014
Travis Summerlin of PMBus.org on the upgraded specification V1.3

Travis Summerlin of PMBus.org

In this PSDcast Travis Summerlin of PMBus.org talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Deisgn at the 2014 APEC conference about the updated PMBus specification V1.3. The PMBus Power System Management Protocol Specification provides a standardized method of communication to power conversion and power management
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03/19/2014
The PMBus group has formally launched its redesigned website pmbus.org. The launch coincides with the introduction of Power System Management Protocol Specification V1.3 with Adaptive Voltage Scaling (AVS). Since the revised specification now applies to a broader, multi-market base, the updated website serves
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03/18/2014
Process safety management (PSM) is vital in ensuring the safe and efficient running of operations in major accident hazard organisations. There is a need for further understanding of each of the elements of PSM to help ensure and measure performance – an area the Energy Institute (EI) is addressing through
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03/17/2014
Raytheon announced that under the DARPA MTO Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Program, the company has systematically matured Gallium Nitride (GaN) from basic material to transistors, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs), Transmit/Receive (T/R) Modules and finally Transmit/Receive Integrated Multichannel
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03/17/2014
Supercapacitors are getting traction in the consumer electronics industry, and specifically smart phones. Leading companies and organisations gaining traction in this field will be present at Supercapacitor Europe 2014. Following the trend of increasingly thinner mobile phones and tablets, we will have Cap-XX,
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03/14/2014
Altera, a leading provider of programmable logic devices, has joined the System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) and has become a PMBus adopter to support the company’s Enpirion® power management solutions and products. By adopting the PMBus power-compliant industry standards, Altera joins other member companies
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03/14/2014
Timothy F. Croal appointed as President of SL Power Electronics

Timothy F. Croal of SL Power

SL Power Electronics, a division of SL Industries and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of rugged, highly reliable power supplies for OEM applications, announces the appointment of Timothy F. Croal as President. Prior to joining SL Power Electronics, Croal was the Vice President/General
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03/14/2014
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, announced that it has raised $12.75 million in a Series C financing led by a consortium of strategic investors to expand its operations and bring its breakthrough Big Data analytics and predictive control
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03/14/2014
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and WTI Frankfurt have recently announced a new agreement to include 500,000 IET Inspec records on electric vehicles and mobility in the WTI Wissensplattform Elektromobilität (WTI Electric Mobility Knowledge Platform) and TecScan Journals. The initiative is
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03/14/2014
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announces TS18UHV – the first 700V 8” 0.18um Power platform which allows customers to design in a smaller node, very high voltage ICs with an ability for highly functional integration. This also allows integration of an external power device and is suitable
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03/13/2014
Tollgrade’s LightHouse grid-reliabilty sensors receive homologation certification in Brazil

LightHouse inductively-powered Smart Grid sensors

Tollgrade Communications, a leader in redefining the standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, announced that their LightHouse® inductively-powered Smart Grid sensors have received Homologation Certification in Brazil from the National Telecommunication
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03/13/2014
ECOBAT Technologies, a European market leader in lead-based battery collection and component recycling, has bought the battery collection division from the Lower Saxon company Must. Through this acquisition, ECOBAT Technologies will increase its presence in Northern, Eastern and Central Germany. Must, located
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03/13/2014
About 400 companies are expected to exhibit at this year’s PCIM Europe in Nuremberg (20 – 22 May), reflecting the growing importance of the world’s leading meeting point for the power electronics sector. In three halls and over an area of approximately 20,000 square meters, the key companies in the sector
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03/13/2014
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced that it will be showcasing its newest line-up of both Power Discrete and Power IC devices at the Electronica China tradeshow in Shanghai
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03/12/2014
Jason Dick, senior applications engineer for MTU Onsite Energy, presented “Generator Set Ratings: How they apply to Datacenter Applications” at the Datacenter Dynamics Converged New York conference. With more than 1,000 attendees, Datacenter Dynamics is the world’s largest peer-led data center conference
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03/12/2014
Astronics, a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and liabilities of EADS North America's Test and Services division (EADS
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03/12/2014
Registration is now open for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review. This year’s Summit will feature a variety of exhibits and sessions providing opportunities for learning and networking with more than 800 thought leaders and members of the U.S. solar community. Registration
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03/11/2014
The President announced steps with the private sector to strengthen the manufacturing sector, boost advanced manufacturing, and attract the good paying jobs that a growing middle class requires. The President will announce the selection of a North Carolina headquartered consortium of businesses and universities,
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03/10/2014
AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has become a member of the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF I/UCRC) for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research
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03/10/2014
Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents, announced that the company will sponsor EE Times Gadget Smackdown at this year's EE Live! 2014 conference to be held March 31 to April 3 in San Jose, California. "The concept behind Gadget Freak Smackdown
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03/10/2014
At the request of this year's speakers, the deadline of the Call for Papers for the embedded platforms conference has been extended. Topics may now be submitted until March 28, 2014. The conference is being held in conjunction with electronica in Munich on November 11 and 12. Participants of the embedded
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03/10/2014
Robert Gradischnig, manager of electro-mechanical business development for Lenze, a leading manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, will present a seminar entitled Rightsizing Geared Motors and Drives for Material Handling Solutions at 10:30 am, Monday, March
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03/07/2014
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Packaging Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2014. The session, “3D Packaging for Power Electronics,” will present proven and available techniques to implement 3D packaging in power supplies today. In addition speakers from leading research
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03/07/2014
Toradex announces inaugural winners of Embedded Design Challenge

Seastick, an Underwater Autonomous Vehicle submitted by Flavio Ansoni and Roberto Linfante

Toradex, announced the inaugural winners of the Embedded Design Challenge, a global competition for students, developers and technology enthusiasts to create innovative projects and ultimately bring those ideas to market. The Winners were announced at the Toradex Challenge Awards ceremony at Embedded World,
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03/07/2014
Kerite to show at 2014 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition

high voltage cable

The Kerite Company and Hendrix Wire and Cable, Marmon Group companies providing high quality cable and power distribution products, will be joining forces to showcase a range of products and services at the 2014 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition, to be held April 14-17, 2014,
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03/07/2014
Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI) today announced a verdict in one of its ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Fairchild Semiconductor. After a month-long trial in federal district court in San Francisco, a jury found yesterday that Fairchild willfully infringed two of Power Integrations’ patents,
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03/06/2014
Wind River, a leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, announced that it has reinvented the real-time operating system (RTOS) to address the market opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT). The latest release of VxWorks® will further reinforce the company’s leadership
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03/06/2014
Power management company Eaton will be showcasing its new generation line-interactive UPSs, along with its latest high-efficiency double-conversion models at this year’s CeBIT exhibition. The company will also be highlighting how its Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) software, supplied with all Eaton UPSs designed
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03/06/2014
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Alternative Energy Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2014. The session, “Solar, Today and Tomorrow,” will explore various aspects of the strong growth in solar adoption including micro-grids, new business models, and solar system optimization.
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03/06/2014
The SunSpec Alliance, a global trade association of solar PV industry participants pursuing information standards for the distributed energy industry, in collaboration with Moxa Americas. Over 60 organizations are members of the SunSpec Alliance, including global leaders from Asia, Europe, and North America.
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03/06/2014
The PCIM Asia 2014 international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management will take place from 17 – 19 June in Shanghai. The focus is on power electronic components and systems and the special requirements for applications in China and Asia. Highlights
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03/06/2014
If the phrase ‘M5BAT’ sounds a little bit like a cross between a high-performance car engine and a nocturnal flying mammal, the truth is a little more grounded, although no less innovative. A joint project between energy provider E.On’s Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University, battery produces
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03/05/2014
Patti Engineering, a leader in control systems integration, announced that it will be exhibiting at the Manufacturing in American Symposium, featuring the Technology Tip Off, set to take place March 19-20 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. Each year, the event, hosted by Electro-Matic and Siemens, includes dozens
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03/05/2014
A joint collaboration between the University of Toronto and Sendyne Corp. has yielded a new circuit that enables a smaller, lighter battery and power subsystem for tablet PCs and other portable devices. The volume occupied by the power supply circuit has been a limiting factor for miniaturization
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03/04/2014
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) announced the availability of the first version of EEMBC ULPBench™, a standardized, industry-developed and endorsed method to encourage microcontroller vendors to provide application developers with accurate, reliable information that allows them to
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03/04/2014
Transphorm announced that it will present two Industry Sessions at APEC 2014. Firmly establishing itself at the forefront of GaN (Gallium Nitride) technology, Transphorm introduced the first 600V JEDEC-qualified GaN-on-Silicon HEMTs (high electron mobility transistors) at last year’s APEC show. At the upcoming
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03/03/2014
From the 20th to the 22nd of May in Nuremberg, PCIM Europe 2014 will also focus on the latest trends in power electronics components and systems for use in the wind and solar energy sector. Together the exhibition and conference have a role to play in the ambitious project to significantly increase the proportion
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03/03/2014

 



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