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September 2014
In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create
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09/30/2014
Shmuel De-Leon Energy will hold a seminar program focused on the present and future needs for portable energy, and highlighting the latest technological developments. The seminars offer a novel opportunity where battery and fuel cell developers/ engineers/ Users/ Pack assemblers/ manufacturers/ raw & battery
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09/30/2014
NREL software tool a boon for wind industry

In the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) Insight Center, NREL Senior Engineer Pat Moriarty, left, and NREL Senior Engineer Paul Fleming review velocity (blue) and turbulence (yellow) in a simulation of the Lillgrund Wind Farm in Denmark.

Wind energy is blowing away skeptics—it's so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department's goal of 20% wind energy by 2030. That extra efficiency may be realized with
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09/29/2014

The Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap for Emerging Water Heating Technologies provides recommendations to the Building Technologies Office (BTO) on R&D activities to pursue that will aid in achieving BTO’s energy savings goals. For water heating, BTO targets 19% and 37% primary energy savings
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09/26/2014
CBS ArcSafe's RSA-161A and RSA-174F remote-switch actuators win dual 2014 OH&S safety awards

CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A actuators

The CBS ArcSafe RSA-161A and RSA-174F, remote switch actuators designed to safely and remotely operate circuit breakers outside the arc-flash zone, have each won Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine’s 2014 New Product of the Year Award in the Electrical Safety category. "These
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09/26/2014
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, and power conversion specialist Transphorm have announced a newly formed partnership to co-develop and co-market gallium nitride (GaN) based products and power system solutions for a variety of high voltage applications in the industrial, computing, telecom
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09/26/2014
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has announced it will hold its popular annual Capacitor Application Seminar in Las Vegas on November 11-13 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas. This will be the 14th consecutive year for this Capacitor Application event. The
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09/26/2014
A $300m market for thin and flexible batteries by 2024

Changing composition of the thin and flexible batteries market

Form factor is becoming a major driver shaping innovation and transforming the energy storage industry globally. This is fuelled by the emergence of new market categorises such as wearable electronic devices and Internet of Things (IoT), which demand thinness and flexibility. These needs add a new force to current
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09/26/2014
The World Energy Forum 2014 will take place October 20 - 23, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. When much of the world’s attention is focused on economic and social development and the pursuit of human well being, the world’s leaders will join together in Spain to meet the challenges of the 21st century, epitomized
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09/26/2014
Digital out-of-home media comes to Atlantic City Boardwalk

Impactivate Networks, along the Atlantic City Boardwalk

NeXovation announced the launch of its first broadcast out-of-home network, Impactivate Networks, along the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The network, a subsidiary of NeXovation’s NeXomedia division, comprises ten locations, starting at Boardwalk Hall, and is expected to expand over the coming months to include
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09/26/2014
The premier gathering to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy, the 2014 GEA Geothermal Energy Expo will run Sunday, Sept. 28, to Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Portland, Oregon. Each year, the Expo serves as a world-class gathering of geothermal companies to learn about the latest developments in
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09/25/2014
ViZn Energy Systems, a pioneer in large-scale energy storage technology, has announced the appointments of David Mintzer and Del Allison to the roles of Vice President, Business Development and Vice President, Sales respectively. With over 50 years in combined business development and sales leadership experience
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09/25/2014
In response to the increasing interest in 400V within their industries, data center and telecom leaders Anderson Power Products (APP), Emerson Network Power, IBM, Universal Electric Corporation and Vicor Corporation will demonstrate a 400V DC ecosystem during INTELEC, Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in Vancouver. The
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09/25/2014
The Energy Department presented Housing Innovation Awards to 28 industry leaders during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The industry leaders are commercializing and deploying cutting-edge technologies and helping to significantly reduce
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09/24/2014
IAR Systems launched version 7.30 of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM® with full support for the new ARM Cortex®-M7 processor core. The processor brings high performance and efficient processing to support devices featuring embedded intelligence across the industrial, infrastructure and domestic sectors. Using
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09/24/2014
SEGGER is one of the first tool vendors to announce their support for the latest ARM® Cortex®-M7 architecture. SEGGER’s industry standard J-Link debug probes and middleware products, including embOS and the new emSecure Digital Signature Library are Cortex-M7 ready, ensuring innovators and early adopters
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09/24/2014
Freescale Semiconductor announced its support for the recently unveiled ARM Cortex-M7 core, which Freescale plans to leverage for new levels of performance and power efficiency in forthcoming embedded SoCs. A leading ARM partner and an early adopter of multiple ARM products, Freescale was the first to market
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09/24/2014
They come from diverse backgrounds and have varied plans for the future, but all have unique interests in renewable energy and energy efficiency—and a drive to leave the planet better than they found it. These common traits bring students from across the country to Colorado and the Energy Department's National
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09/23/2014
Democratizing the design process

Martin Keenan of RS Components

Engineers want to innovate and develop new ways of doing things, but more often than not they will come up against some formidable barriers. There are multiple and ever-increasing challenges for engineers in today’s product development environment. One major issue is keeping skills up to date and keeping up
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09/23/2014
RS Components launches IoT-themed site via DesignSpark

IoT Design Centre

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a leading distributor for engineers, has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) themed area via its online DesignSpark community, providing software design tools and resources ideal for rapid prototyping and product development. Hosted under Design Centres,
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09/22/2014
Nujira, a global Envelope Tracking (ET) chip company, and Rohde & Schwarz, leaders in test and measurement, will be hosting a series of joint seminars in China on how ET improves LTE battery life. The two companies will demonstrate test solutions available for evaluating the PA performance with ET technology
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09/18/2014
Keysight Technologies announced it will demonstrate an innovative and diverse range of electronic test solutions at electronica 2014, Nov. 11 – 14, Munich, Hall A1, Booth 506. These solutions, which help engineers bring their product to market faster, include a broad range of the most recent basic and general
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09/18/2014
Europe's “EMC²” initiative is intended to increase the performance and efficiency of embedded systems for the automotive and manufacturing industries, the Internet of Things, healthcare and aerospace. With a budget of around 90 million Euros, EMC² is one of the most important subsidized European projects
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09/18/2014
Valeo announced the seven teams selected by its experts to present their projects to a jury in Paris on Thursday, October 16, 2014, with the chance of winning the €100,000 first prize. The shortlisted teams represent six countries from four continents: Australia, Germany, the United States, Brazil, Canada
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09/18/2014
Dresser-Rand, a leader in environmentally-friendly technology platforms in distributed power generation for the oil and gas, industrial, institutional, and commercial industries, welcomed more than 50 clients, industry experts and other guests to Olean, N.Y. for “Echogen Technology Day” to introduce its
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09/16/2014
Vicor announced its participation at Electronica 2014, the international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications hosted in Munich, Germany, November 11 – 14. At the event, Vicor will announce and exhibit the newest additions to its portfolio of power component products, spanning the
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09/16/2014
Ascatron, experts in silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxy and Norstel, a pioneer in SiC substrates and epitaxy wafers, have entered into a cooperation agreement to jointly address the market for SiC epitaxy. Both Norstel and Ascatron are already providing SiC epitaxy to the power electronic industry, but by utilizing
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09/16/2014
The global market for embedded systems is growing at a rate of up to eight percent. Market volume in Germany alone is currently more than EUR 20 billion. Application-oriented solutions and products for this market of the future will be on display at electronica 2014 from November 11–14. The embedded platforms
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09/15/2014
From Oregon to Rwanda, the 2014 GEA Geothermal Energy Expo will take geothermal leaders around the world in geothermal development. The Expo, co-held with the GRC Annual Meeting, is the premier gathering to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy. In 2013, the GEA Expo and GRC Annual Meeting
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09/12/2014
Out of the energy harvesting technologies being commercialized, thermoelectric generators have received significant attention with several new products having been launched in the past few years. Most significant market segments have been building and industrial automation so far, with the interest in waste
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09/12/2014
With extensive and frequent use of contractors and sub-contractors in power generation, it is clear that effective leadership and communications can play a key role in improving safety. The Energy Institute (EI)’s Power Utilities Technical Committee (PUTC) has released its latest guidance, entitled Engaging
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09/12/2014
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is exhibiting its latest products at ECCE, the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo being held in Pittsburgh, USA from September 14 – 18. The event is the world’s leading technical conference and exhibition focussing
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09/12/2014
Morgan Advanced Materials announced advances in their range of materials grown using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes. Morgan’s CVD Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Pyrolytic Boron Nitride (PBN) materials are ideal for use in semiconductor applications, including rapid thermal processing and plasma etch
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09/11/2014
The Energy Department announced $7.25 million for six organizations to advance water power as a viable resource for America’s clean energy portfolio. Marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies convert the energy of waves, tides, rivers, and ocean currents into electricity that can be used by homes and businesses,
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09/11/2014
ABB, a leading power and automation technology company, announced details for an upcoming “PowerED” power education webinar series this fall. This free series takes an in-depth look at the major challenges facing the power industry today, along with groundbreaking solutions to overcome them.  
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09/11/2014
PCIM Asia is an independent, clearly defined event with full integration and a constant exchange between its conference and exhibition. Conference delegates, exhibitors and visitors meet under one roof at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition And Convention Center (Pudong). Experts from industry and
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09/10/2014
Toshiba announced that it has been selected as the battery supplier for the next generation, all-electric, zero-emission bus from Proterra, a leading electric vehicle (EV) transit bus manufacturer. The fleet will use Toshiba’s Rechargeable Batteries (SCiB™), a safe rechargeable battery solution with high-rate
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09/10/2014
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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09/10/2014
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09/10/2014
As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency
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09/09/2014
To help with the growing use of LTE services throughout enterprises and public spaces, Airvana, a leading provider of small cell solutions, has selected the combination of Freescale’s QorIQ QonvergeB4860 and BSC9131baseband SoCs to power its OneCellTM system. OneCell is the world’s first multi-operator small
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09/09/2014
Registration is now open for Ridley Engineering's four-day comprehensive Power Supply Design Workshops. Mornings are steeped in theory, design ideas, control schemes and magnetics applications. Afternoons are spent in the lab exploring and applying concepts, winding custom magnetics, building and testing circuits,
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09/08/2014
Space-Time Insight, a leading provider of next-generation situational intelligence solutions, and NEC  have announced the formation of a partnership for the smart energy market. Under this partnership, NEC has concluded a preferred sales contract covering Japan and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with Space-Time
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09/08/2014
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced its plan to establish the R-IN Consortium, aimed at providing global support for the development of industrial equipment incorporating industrial Internet communication functionality, including manufacturing equipment, security
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09/08/2014
Cree SiC MOSFETs help drive Japan's solar infrastructure

Cree C2M 1200V 80mOhm SiC MOSFET

Cree has announced that its C2M, 1200V, 80mOhm SiC MOSFETs have been selected by Sanix Corporation, Japan, to be designed into their 9.9kW three-phase solar inverters for use in the construction of commercial photovoltaic systems in the fast-growing Japanese solar energy market. "Through this
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09/08/2014
This webcast will show how to test modulation formats, pulse shaping and distortions for complex modulated signals or multi-level digital interfaces. Explore the possibilities with Keysight's new arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) that enables leading edge signal generation for 100G, 400G and 1 Terabit
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09/05/2014
ABB, a leading power and automation technology company, iannounced details for an upcoming “grid modernization” webinar series this fall. This free series, sponsored by the ABB Smart Grid Center of Excellence, will examine the major challenges and groundbreaking solutions facing the power industry today.
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09/05/2014
electronica India 2014 and productronica India 2014 will highlight technology innovations and recent developments in the electronics manufacturing sector. With participation from leading companies from the electronics hardware industry, the opportunity to witness the changing landscape of the sector is one that
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09/05/2014
VARTA Microbattery and HÃganÃs collaborate on novel electric bike drive system

Eclino drive systems are engineered to optimize the performance of electric bikes

VARTA-Microbattery, a leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, and Höganäs, a world-reknown producer of metal powders for the automotive components industry, today announced the Eclino™ series of drive systems engineered
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09/04/2014
PCIM Europe is one of the most leading events combining a user-oriented international conference and exhibition in the field of power electronics.You have until 15 October 2014 to submit your abstract. Become a speaker and participate with an oral paper or a poster and benefit from the PCIM Europe
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09/04/2014
It has become apparent that the investment returns from semiconductor companies have underperformed the S&P 500 since the turn of the century. One of the key reasons for this underperformance is the increased investment required for each new generation of silicon-based product. This is a reversal of Moore’s
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09/04/2014
AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy will participate as an exhibitor at CeBIT Bilişim Eurasia &CeBIT Global Conference, which will take place from September 11th to September 14th in Istanbul. For
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09/03/2014
In a stunning decision, the German court system banned Uber, the global carsharing service, from operating in the country, citing safety risks and lack of regulatory oversight. The court decision is part of a much larger story unfolding around the world. A new economic system -- the Collaborative Commons --
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09/03/2014
The Professional Education Seminars at APEC 2015 address the need for in-depth discussion of important and complex power electronics topics. They are three-and-one-half hours (including breaks) in length, can range from broad to narrow in scope, and can vary from introductory to advanced in technical level and
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09/02/2014
Machines account for two-thirds of all electricity consumed by the industrial sector. According to the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association, 10–15 percent of all energy used in Germany's industrial sector could be saved through the use of intelligent automation systems alone. That corresponds
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09/02/2014
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