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January 2015
The PCIM Europe 2015 conference program is more comprehensive than ever before. From more than 300 abstracts the conference directors have put together a diversified program on the latest technological trends in power electronics components and systems. The highlights include, amongst others, three
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01/29/2015
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Transportation Power Electronics Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2015 titled, “Transportation Power Electronics: Vehicles, Chargers, Components and Markets.” The session will take place on Tuesday morning, March 17, 2015, at the Charlotte
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01/28/2015
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Ecomal Europe to promote and distribute its gallium nitride (GaN) high power switching transistors. GaN Systems’ gallium nitride power transistors are based on its proprietary
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01/28/2015

Smart Wire Grid, a leader in distributed power flow control for the electric grid is dropping the word “Grid” from its name to better align the brand with its mission. As Smart Wires, the company looks forward to pursuing a host of opportunities worldwide to address the challenges of the modern electric
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01/26/2015
The recent debates over the Keystone XL pipeline – and its amendments – have foreshadowed both the Republican legislative agenda and the Democratic strategies to stop it, as well as possible bipartisan compromise that could lead to a comprehensive energy efficiency bill. Republicans will focus on securing
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01/26/2015
The oil price may stay low for many years due to oversupply. This will not affect the sales of electric road vehicles because their sales numbers decoupled from the oil price many years ago thanks to superior performance, subsidies and privileges such as no congestion charge. China must reduce local
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01/26/2015
ScottMadden, a leading energy consulting firm, is proud to join leading industry players as a sponsor and panel moderator at the 2nd annual NC Clean Tech Summit being held February 19–20, 2015, at the UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. This event, co-sponsored by the University
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01/26/2015
The automotive semiconductor market did exceptionally well in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS. Robust vehicle production growth, together with increased semiconductor content in cars charted a path of 10 percent growth year over year to reach $29B in 2014. IHS reports the fastest growing segments for
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01/26/2015
Keysight launches seminar series to help engineers master measurement techniques

Keysight Technologies announced an all-new Insight Seminar Series to help engineers hone their test and measurement skills

Keysight Technologies announced an all-new Insight Seminar Series to help engineers hone their test and measurement skills. The series includes two free seminars, one focused on advanced measurement theory and techniques, the other on core benchtop-instrument measurements. Both seminars will help engineers overcome
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01/26/2015
UQM Technologies patents innovative permanent-magnet electric motor design that allows the use of non rare-earth magnets

UQM's technology provides a viable option to existing rare-earth motor technology

UQM Technologies announced that it was granted a U.S. patent for its electric and hybrid electric vehicle motor design using non-rare earth magnets. The majority of electric and hybrid electric vehicles produced today use permanent magnet motors with rare-earth magnet materials. This new design provides a similar
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01/23/2015
Power Magnetics' eBook offers In-depth understanding of medium-voltage harmonic filter reactors

Harmonics are becoming more of an issue in almost every industry

Power Magnetics announced the availability of a new eBook, called "Understanding the Advantages of Medium Voltage Harmonic Filter Reactors," which provides critical insight to the value, understanding and efficient use of these specialized devices in systems for reducing the destructive effects of
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01/23/2015
Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, will showcase high performance, embedded solutions at the Embedded World 2015 show taking place from 24-26 February in Nuremberg, Germany - Hall 5, Stand 328. Highlights at the show include: Analog
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01/22/2015
Patti Engineering, a leader in control systems integration, announced its participation for the ESD Michigan Regional Future City Competition for the fifth consecutive year. Organized by the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), the Michigan Regional Future City Competition is a program where sixth, seventh
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01/22/2015
Metal oxide display backplanes have already gone commercial. Sharp has invested in establishing a Gen8 IGZO plant at its Kameyama plant in Japan while LG has also selected IGZO backplanes for its large-sized white OLED technology. At the same time, Chinese companies such as BOE are fast playing catch
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01/22/2015
First Wind, a renewable energy company focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale power projects in the United States, has contracted with Winergy Drive Systems Corporation (WDSC) to rebuild gearboxes for some of its Clipper wind turbines at wind farms across
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01/21/2015
productronica China 2015, a leading event for electronic production in Asia, will open again at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from March 17 - 19, 2015, along with electronica China 2015. Both trade shows together will cover a total area of 57,500 square meters and over 900 exhibitors from all over
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01/21/2015
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and CMP (Circuits Multi Projets) have made ST’s BCD8sP technology platform for smart-power ICs available for prototyping to universities, research labs, and design companies through the silicon brokerage
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01/21/2015
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Alternative Energy Committee is sponsoring a Special Industry Presentation session at APEC 2015 entitled "Constructing a Solar Powered World through Technology.” The session will take place on Wednesday morning, March 18, 2015 at the Charlotte Convention
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01/21/2015
Micromem Technologies, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies (MAST), announced that MAST and Northeast Utilities (NU) have executed a supplemental agreement that furthers the transformer sensor project described in an agreement announced December
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01/20/2015
AEG Power Solutions, a leading provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, announced that it has been chosen by Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, to supply on-board battery chargers, inverters and DC/DC converters
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01/20/2015
With over 540 papers selected for this year’s Technical Sessions and an expanded Industry Sessions track, the APEC 2015 program will give you new ideas to apply to your work immediately. Plenary Session Professional Education Seminars Technical Sessions Dialogue Sessions
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01/20/2015
Eric Davis of EnerKnol on the developing Smart Grid

Eric Davis of EnerKnol

In this PSDcast Eric Davis of EnerKnol talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the various forces involved in the development of the Smart Grid. EnerKnol provides U.S. energy policy research and data services to support investment decisions across all sectors of the energy industry. EnerKnol publishes
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01/20/2015
Infineon Technologies has been included in the Sustainability Yearbook by the Swiss investment company RobecoSAM for the fifth consecutive time. Hence the German semiconductor manufacturer again ranks among the world’s 15 percent most sustainable companies. Dominik Asam, Chief Financial Officer
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01/19/2015
Shmuel De Leon is pleased invites all to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor in the 5th Israeli Power Sources Conference & Exhibition (Batteries, Fuel cells, Smart-Grid & EV), which will take place in the Daniel Hotel, Herzelia, Israel on May 21, 2015. The conference is held once a year and
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01/19/2015
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars that the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is issuing its third open funding opportunity announcement, OPEN 2015, for up to $125 million. OPEN 2015 will support energy
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01/15/2015
Faster charging technique boosts battery's capacity

A novel rapid charging technique leads to enhanced conductivity and capacity

In the quest to develop higher-capacity, longer-lasting batteries, the focus is typically on materials or fabrication techniques. While developing a new way to study and observe battery performance in realtime, a team of researchers from the University of Maryland also discovered that by altering how their battery
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01/15/2015
Astronics, a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced today that it completed the acquisition of Armstrong Aerospace ("Armstrong") for approximately $52 million in cash on January 14, 2015. Astronics previously
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01/15/2015
Propelled by the arrival of the Apple Watch, the global market for wireless power and charging in wearable applications is set to attain a gargantuan 3,000 percent expansion this year compared to 2014, according to IHS Technology. Global revenue this year from shipments of wireless power receivers
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01/15/2015
Keysight Technologies announced it will exhibit its high-speed digital solutions at DesignCon 2015, Booth 725, Santa Clara Convention Center, Jan. 28-29. Keysight is proud to be the event originator and on-going host sponsor of DesignCon, with a history going back to the company’s HP and Agilent days. DesignCon
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01/14/2015
Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), announced that its subsidiary, Isola Asia Pacific (Taiwan) has received ISO 50001:2011 certification by SGS, the world's
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01/14/2015
Coilcraft to co-sponsor sixth annual pre-APEC golf tournament on March 15th

Last year's winners with Paul Liebman, VP of Marketing at Coilcraft (first on left) and Julia Stocks, PSD Publishing Director

Coilcraft has announced it will continue to sponsor the pre-APEC (Applied Power Electronics Conference) Golf Tournament to be held Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the Rocky River Golf Club in Concord, North Carolina. Coilcraft’s sponsorship partners are PowerSystemsDesign.com and Mouser. According to
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01/13/2015
Machine-to-machine methods, (or M2M), intelligent embedded and/or smart fusion have been around in some form for many years. The Internet of Things (IoT) goes way beyond this capability and interconnects virtually unlimited numbers of smart objects and changes the way we interact with our environment. To help
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01/13/2015
Engineers, scientists, and technicians involved with electronic test and measurement are invited to take three minutes and enter into a drawing with a chance to win one of 11 prizes. The Keysight Dream Bench grand prize includes some of the latest innovative Keysight general-purpose test instruments and BenchVue
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01/13/2015
Infineon Technologies successfully acquires International Rectifier

left to right: Infineon Executive Board - A. Mittal, R. Ploss and D. Asam

Infineon Technologies announced the closing of the acquisition of International Rectifier. With effect from today, the El Segundo based company has become part of Infineon following the approval of all necessary regulatory authorities and International Rectifier’s shareholders. “The acquisition
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01/13/2015
IBC SOLAR provides training for PV installers in Morocco

IBC SOLAR has held its first training course for Moroccan solar installers

IBC SOLAR, one of the world's leading photovoltaic system houses, has held its first training course for 30 Moroccan solar installers together with its exclusive partner SEWT sarl (Sun Energy and Water Technologies). The aim of this educational program is to establish a network of trained specialists who will
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01/12/2015
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation is a public-private consortium of 122 leading U.S. manufacturers, universities, and non-profits that will focus on advanced composites—materials that are three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest metals. These advanced materials
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01/12/2015
DOE is releasing two updates to the 8.2.0 version of its open-source whole-building energy modeling software EnergyPlus. Both updates are available for download from Github. This update includes a critical bug fix related to SQLite tabular output, and smaller fixes related to the definition of exterior equipment,
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01/08/2015
TDK-Lambda website re-design simplifies finding power supplies

TDK-Lambda EMEA has unveiled its significantly revamped company website

TDK announced that TDK-Lambda EMEA has unveiled its significantly revamped company website, which provides a more user-friendly experience. With a novel, uncluttered look, the TDK-Lambda website features easy to navigate icons, providing quick access to the product finder, FAQs, technical support, social media
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01/08/2015
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its collaboration with STMicroelectronics on a novel electric vehicle car charger solution using Microsemi’s innovative PLC line driver. This is the first of several solutions
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01/08/2015
Molex, a leading interconnect and cable assembly provider, announced that it and certain of its affiliates have acquired SDP Telecom. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, SDP designs and manufactures RF/microwave solutions for the wireless communications industry.   “Together, Molex
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01/07/2015
Intel accelerates wearable tech

The Intel Curie module

Intel Corporation announced a number of technology advancements and initiatives aimed at accelerating computing into the next dimension. The announcements include the Intel Curie module, a button-sized hardware product for wearable solutions; applications for Intel RealSense cameras spanning robots, flying multi-copter
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01/07/2015
One year following Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) announced it has doubled its membership and expanded the applicability of the Rezence technical specification to include wireless charging of cell phones and smartphones, tablets, notebooks, laptops and desktop PC
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01/07/2015
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is making available $14.5 million for replicable projects that demonstrate reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at power plants through the use of market-ready technologies. Examples of eligible technologies include advanced controls
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01/07/2015
Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, and CoolChip Technologies, a leading fabless technology house of thermal management solutions, announced a partnership to bring kinetic cooling technology to the multi-billion dollar
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01/06/2015
Revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow three percent in 2015 and to reach an all-time high of $223.2 billion, according to The U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts, the semi-annual industry report released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The total
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01/06/2015
Wearable technology: a materials goldmine

Percentage of cost of wearable technology attributable to electronically and electrically functional materials 2015-2025

In 2025 over $25 billion will be spent on formulations and intermediate materials for wearable technology, as forecast by analysts IDTechEx in the brand new report "Wearable Technology Materials 2015-2025". Companies at this early part of the value chain will enjoy a multiplier over the coming decade.
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01/06/2015
Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society, joined BK Yoon, President of Samsung Electronics, on stage during Mr. Yoon’s opening keynote address on the future of the Internet of Things at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Mr. Rifkin described how the Internet
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01/06/2015
Application developers registered with the Smart TV Alliance develop applications for 58 million smart TVs in a single, integrated process within the Smart TV Alliance Common Developer Portal. One-third of the world’s smart TVs are now compatible with the Smart TV Alliance development toolkit. The Common Developer
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01/05/2015

 



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