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July 2014
Logic PD, a product innovation and realization company for connected devices, has introduced a Wearable Device Blueprint™, a step-by-step application guide for the development of products in the $70 billion wearable device market. A development-ready foundation, Logic PD’s Blueprint framework provides companies
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07/31/2014
element14, along with partners EnOcean, Tektronix, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, has selected 15 finalists in the “Forget Me Not” design challenge, a global design competition which will encourage participating engineers to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring
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07/31/2014
Inovateus Solar, a developer and installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, has participated in the development of a ground-based solar array project installed on the newly-operational Maywood Solar farm located on 43 acres near the Vertellus Specialties, Inc. headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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07/31/2014

FISHER/UNITECH, a top reseller of SolidWorks 3D design software and Stratasys 3D Printers, will host a technical counsel on the advancement of 3D printing on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Automation Alley, located at 2675 Bellingham Dr. in Troy, MI. FISHER/UNITECH has partnered with Stratasys Corp
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07/31/2014
Fujitsu Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor announced that they have entered into a foundry services agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, Fujitsu will manufacture wafers for ON Semiconductor at its 8-inch front-end semiconductor wafer fabrication facility located in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. Initial production
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07/31/2014
Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan, the White House and the Department of Energy hosted the fifth in a series of meetings on reducing methane emissions from natural gas systems. Following the meeting, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced several new initiatives as DOE’s part of the larger
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07/31/2014
GRID2020, a leading distribution transformer monitoring provider, and Dominion Voltage, a grid optimization solutions provider, have teamed up to bring grid optimization into additional markets. "By taking advantage of the GRID2020 technology and integrating it into our platform,
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07/31/2014
Joe Beck of Central Semi on energy efficiency

Joe Beck of Central Semiconductor

In this PSDcast Joe Beck, director of engineering technology at Central Semiconductor, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on energy efficiency and some of the ways to acheive it. In a world full of advanced technologies it is very important to remember good basic circuit design can a very long way
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07/30/2014
Ohio State’s Aaron Bonnell-Kangas wins TI's Innovation Challenge 2014

Bonnell-Kangas’ winning project was an improved battery interface module for an electric racing motorcycle

Texas Instruments named Aaron Bonnell-Kangas from Ohio State University the overall winner of the seventh annual TI Innovation Challenge, a contest that showcases the inventive projects of today’s aspiring engineers. Bonnell-Kangas’ winning project was an improved battery interface module for an electric
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07/30/2014
Papers on power electronics and their applications are welcomed at the Call for Papers for the PCIM Europe 2015 Conference, which is now open. The submission deadline is 15 October 2014. PCIM Europe is one of the most leading events combining a user-oriented international conference and exhibition
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07/30/2014
On-street EV charging-parking stations added to Hangzhou car-share program network

On-street EV charging/parking stations have been added to the Hangzhou Car-Share Program network

Kandi Technologies announced that, due to the high demand for EV charging and parking facilities in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province in China, on-street EV charging/parking stations have been added to the Hangzhou Car-Share Program network to meet the needs of the Car-Share Program
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07/30/2014
Three IEEE societies and the Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) will co-sponsor the IEEE-IEEMA INTELECT Conference & Exposition from 22-24 January 2015 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India. The conference theme is Smart Electricity for Emerging Markets, and
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07/29/2014
SCIenergy, a pioneer in optimizing buildings for energy performance and value, is finalizing a project for Time Equities, a full service real estate firm actively involved in the acquisition and management of commercial and residential properties, that will cut energy consumption at 125 Maiden Lane in New York
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07/29/2014
In the future, mobility will to a large extent be influenced by developments in automotive electronics. The latest buzzwords include energy efficiency, electromobility, connected car and autonomous driving. This year, some 1,500 exhibitors will demonstrate these and other topics at electronica 2014 from November
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07/29/2014
Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) Technology Fellow Bob Adams, a leader in the development of groundbreaking multi-bit sigma-delta data converters, has been selected to receive the 2015 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits by the IEEE Board
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07/29/2014
As the United Nations prepares to celebrate the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies in 2015, the photonics industry is buoyant about the many material-based science innovations poised on the tipping point of mainstream commercial adoption, announce the organizers of Invest in Photonics today. Invest
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07/29/2014
Rigid-flex printed circuit board proves its reliably in every curve

Motorcycle sport is notorious for complex technology and the highest material requirements

Motorcycle sport is notorious for complex technology and the highest material requirements: rapid pace, extreme load changes in corners, high summer heat, mud, dust, dirt - all this has a significant influence on the machine and especially on its highly sensitive electronics. Together with GCD-PCB-Design in
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07/28/2014
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned an HVDC link for American Electric Power (AEP) to replace the 30- year-old Oklaunion HVDC back-to-back converter station in Texas, USA. The converter station is an integral part of the Oklaunion HVDC transmission link - an asynchronous
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07/28/2014
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced the winners of their 2014 GEA Honors, which recognizes companies, projects, and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry. The winners were selected in categories including Technological Advancement, Economic Development
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07/28/2014
Hypocrites in high places

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

It is saddening to see a discussion that should be based on logic and intelligence is driven by ideology and vested interests. The case in point is America’s fledgling electric-vehicle (EV) industry and those that are fighting to kill it before it even gets started. That this self-destructive internal argument
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07/26/2014
Energy Department launches distributed wind competitiveness improvement project awards

This turbine was constructed at the McGlynn school complex in Medford, Massachusetts

The Energy Department and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and medium-sized wind energy systems. Through the second round
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07/25/2014
The Energy Department announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country. These projects will help businesses cut energy costs through improved efficiency, while also reducing carbon pollution. Last year, commercial
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07/25/2014
IDTechEx's report "Functional Materials for Supercapacitors / Ultracapacitors / EDLC 2015-2025" explains the materials and performance, achievements and objectives of the 80 manufacturers of supercapacitors and supercabatteries and researchers. It reveals the performance, formulation and
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07/25/2014
autoXLR8R, a mentor-driven accelerator program focused on bringing new automotive technologies to market, will host its first-ever Road Show later this summer with stops planned for Kingsport (July 31), Spring Hill (Aug. 12) and Oak Ridge (Aug. 13). The success of last year’s Demo Day, coupled with
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07/24/2014
The element14 engineering community has announced two winners in its “Beyond the Phone” Wireless Power Challenge. They were chosen out of 12 finalists from around the world who built wireless power solutions for everyday purposes using technology from Wuerth Elektronik and Texas Instruments. Eduardo
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07/24/2014
AMSC, an energy solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, announced that ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon and one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, has agreed to develop a deployment plan for AMSC’s high temperature superconductor technology to build a superconducting
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07/23/2014
element14 and their partner Adafruit announced the launch of their “Hats Off” international design challenge. Participants will re-imagine the hat into new wearable technology solutions that provide real-world functionality using the Adafruit GEMMA and an accompanying accessory pack. The Adafruit
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07/23/2014
The PCIM South America 2014 international conference and exhibition for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management will take place on the 14th and 15th of October in Sao Paulo. The focus is on technology trends for power electronic components and systems and the special requirements
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07/23/2014
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced it will produce the 2015 International CES Asia scheduled to run May 25-27 in Shanghai, China. This inaugural event will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) and will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies
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07/23/2014
The analysis of the PCIM Europe 2014 has confirmed the high quality of the event with satisfied exhibitors and trade visitors. On the three days of the exhibition, a total of 8,006 trade visitors (40% international) took the opportunity to inform themselves about power electronics. Thanks to the exhibitor variety
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07/22/2014
After a successful 2013 edition that witnessed 11,589 trade visitors, the 15th edition of India’s leading trade fairs on electronics components and production technology this year, electronica India and productronica India, will be hosted at BIEC, Bengaluru from 23-25 September, 2014. Electronics
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07/22/2014
Salt water-powered Quant e-Sportlimousine gets European approval

Quant e-Sportlimousine

After making a debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Quant e-Sportlimousine has received approval from Germany's TÜV Süd. The car, which uses an electrolyte flow cell power system, is now certified for use on German and European roads. Everything about the scene suggested that it might very well
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07/21/2014
ABB, a leading power and automation solutions provider, announced a partnership with Volvo Buses, one of the world’s leading bus manufacturers, to co-develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based direct current (DC) fast-charging systems. The cooperation creates a
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07/21/2014
Dongbu HiTek announced the immediate availability of a low-voltage BCDMOS process (BD130LV) at the 0.13-micron node that is ideally suited for implementing the main Power Management IC (PMIC) for smart phones and tablet computers. “By moving from 0.18-micron to 0.13-micron BCDMOS processing,
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07/21/2014
Electrical industry embraces one network for all devices

Ninad Deshpande explains the advantages of the open, bus- independent safety solution, openSAFETY

The EPSG stood out at this year’s ELECRAMA exhibition for the electrical equipment industry for its dedication to the topic of communication networks. POWERLINK and open- SAFETY have been extremely well received in India, and the five-day event in Banga- lore with over 100,000 visitors was no exception. One
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07/18/2014
Low-noise range extender dispels EV battery runtime angst

KSPG is testing a range extender for electric vehicles using a test vehicle based on the FIAT 500

Together with FEV, KSPG is currently successfully testing a range extender developed for electric vehicles. The test vehicle, based on the FIAT 500, has already undergone comprehensive tests at KSPG. Customer response to tests conducted at various OEMs underscore the targets achieved in the development of this
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07/18/2014
Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (EBK) will sell a 20 percent stake in its German onshore wind farms to a group of regional energy companies. EnBW, Germany’s third-largest electricity supplier, agreed today to sell the stake in its facilities with a combined capacity of 156 megawatts to 12 companies,
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07/18/2014
As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department announced up to $31 million to establish the initial phases of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS).
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07/17/2014
IDTechEx's Wearable Technology LIVE! international tradeshow and conference is focused on wearable technologies with a particular emphasis on the critical enabling technologies that will shape the future of wearable devices. IDTechEx forecasts that the wearable technologies market, as defined by its analysts,
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07/17/2014
Summer is here, which means it’s time for grilling, pool parties and other outdoor fun with friends and family. element14, Plotly and Texas Instruments are proud to announce a new competition designed to take summer activities to the next level: the Internet of the Backyard. During this unique design competition,
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07/16/2014
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will hold its fourth annual National Geothermal Summit Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6 in Reno, Nevada. Renewable energy development in California is expected to be at the center of many conversations. The leading forum for western state policy discussions, the
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07/16/2014
AMETEK Programmable Power, a leader in programmable AC and DC power test solutions, has released a free online Product Selector Guide designed to help engineers locate the optimal AC source or DC power supply quickly and efficiently. By inputting a few simple parameters, engineers can find the power supply that
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07/16/2014
The DesignCon 2015 Call for Technical Papers, Panels and Tutorials is closing soon - submit your proposal to speak now! DesignCon gives the chip, board & systems design engineering community the unique opportunity to gather for four days and learn the latest design techniques, methodologies and tools around
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07/15/2014
APEC 2015 continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronic engineer. For more information visit our website or view the full Call for Papers. Upload your submission
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07/15/2014
Hill International, a leader inmanaging construction risk, announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary Engineering S.A. has received a contract from Contour Global to provide project management services during construction of seven wind farms located in Chapada do Araripe, Piaui,
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07/15/2014
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) announced that it is launching a part-time Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering available through online course offerings, making the university one of the first in the country to offer such a program. The curriculum will be focused primarily toward professionals
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07/15/2014
The 4th International Workshop on Power Supply on Chip (PowerSoC2014) will be held at Northeastern University Boston MA on October 6-8, 2014. The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring, and the College of Engineering (COE) of Northeastern
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07/14/2014
The third LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA is coming to the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC) in Bengaluru from the 23th to the 25th of September 2014. It is an important gateway for the growth and use of lasers and photonics across different application industries in India. Laser and photonics
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07/14/2014
SCIGRIP team wins solar-powered boat championship

SCIGRIP announced the victory of the SCIGRIP Solar Boat Team in Class A of the DONG Energy Solar Challenge

SCIGRIP, a global supplier of smart adhesive solutions, announced the victory of the SCIGRIP Solar Boat Team in Class A of the DONG Energy Solar Challenge, which concluded this past weekend. The Polish crew completed the five-stage, weeklong event four minutes and 18 seconds ahead of their closest rivals when
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07/11/2014
BrÃckner Maschinenbau shows off its cost-efficient production of battery separator film

Brückner Maschinenbau's film stretching lines

Brückner Maschinenbau's film stretching lines and the patented Evapore process for the manufacture of high-quality battery separator films have met with a positive reception on the market. Production line orders for separator films used in Li-Ion-batteries for portable electronic devices like notebook computers
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07/10/2014
Mentor Graphics announced the acquisition of XS Embedded (XSe), a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. XSe has over ten years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across twenty automotive programs that combine hardware
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07/09/2014
Valley Electric Association, a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, announced it recently hired five new staff members, with many of them filling high-ranking positions. VEA has hired a total of seven new employees since January, the latest additions in the cooperative’s ongoing
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07/09/2014
Renesas Electronics to reorganize

Renesas Electronics has shifted its business domains from a product orientation to an application orientation to better address customer demand

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, “Renesas Electronics”), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its plan to reorganize the design and development functions (the “reorganization”) of Renesas Electronics Corporation and of its wholly-owned subsidiaries; Renesas
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07/09/2014
Nina Przbylska, Development Engineer, and Mark Taylor, Product Manager, both of TE Connectivity's (TE) Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine business unit, will present at International Conference Aircraft Cabling in Hamburg, Germany, July 8-10, 2014. The International Conference Aircraft Cabling,
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07/08/2014
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is pleased to be holding its fourth annual National Geothermal Summit Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6 in Reno, Nevada. The leading forum for western state policy discussions, the National Geothermal Summit will bring together policy leaders, utilities and industry
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07/08/2014
Richard Ord and Steve Evans of Amantys on intelligent power

Richard Ord and Steve Evans of Amantys

In this PSDcast Richard Ord and Steve Evans of Amantys talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues surrounding power today and the explosion in intelligent or "smart" power solutions. Amantys recently launched a family of high-isolation voltage IGBT Drivers with gate drives able to
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07/07/2014
Advanced semiconductor materials could mean up to 50% less energy loss in switched-mode power supplies for PCs, flat-screen televisions, servers and telecommunications systems and could make solar inverters even more compact and cost-efficient. The partner companies of the research project “NeuLand” have
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07/07/2014
APEC 2015 continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronic engineer. For more information visit our website or view the full Call for Papers. Don’t forget to sign-up to be a paper reviewer by July 11th as well! Important
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07/07/2014
Energy Department awards $2.2Million to drive innovation and lower costs of solar

The Energy Department announced $2.2 million for three California projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide.

The Energy Department announced $2.2 million for three California projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide. This funding will help startup businesses and entrepreneurs develop technologies, innovative programs, and streamlined processes that will make solar more
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07/04/2014
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has joined Qualcomm Inc and other technology companies in a bid to establish standard ways for household devices like light bulbs and thermostats to talk to each other. The Qualcomm-backed AllSeen Alliance is among a growing number of efforts for companies working alone or in groups
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07/02/2014
Ridley Engineering, a leading power systems design and consulting company dedicated to providing state-of-the-art products, services and publications for the power supply industry, has moved its EU headquarters from France to England. There have been no employee changes at Ridley, just a new location. All pricing
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07/02/2014
In the July EnerKnol Roundup, the monthly communication of select EnerKnol Research, the EnerKnol Calendar of upcoming industry events, and featured event of the month. This month we are proud to feature a recap of EnerKnol's own New York Energy Week, which happened June 16 to 20. New York
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07/02/2014
Pentair Technical Solutions announced the launch of PentairProtect.com. THe site is intended to provide a superior user experience through intuitive navigation, easy search features of their extensive product lineup and a “Request for Quote” (RFQ) tool that allows users to create project lists quickly and
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07/01/2014
In this episode of PSDtv recorded to celebrate the Energy Institute (EI)'s centenary, HRH The Prince of Wales HonFEI, contributes to the energy debate and speaks of the role of energy in the circular economy.
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07/01/2014
American Electric Technologies, a leading supplier of power delivery solutions for the global energy industry, announced the launch of a new company subsidiary, M&I Electric Brazil. M&I Electric provides a full range of turnkey power delivery solutions including power
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07/01/2014

 



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