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May 2015
Avago Technologies and Broadcom announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire Broadcom in a cash and stock transaction that values the combined company at $77 billion in enterprise value. Upon completion of the acquisition, the combined
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05/28/2015
A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the North American market for light duty plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including detailed geographic forecasts of PEV sales by U.S. state, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), Canadian province, Canadian city, and selected U.S. utility service area. With
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05/27/2015
Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) acquired all industrial property rights, including patents and brands, of Amantys, along with the bulk of the company's technical facilities and equipment. MR, a traditional family-run company headquartered in Regensburg, Germany, is a leader in the regulation of power transformers
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05/26/2015

Qualcomm Technologies and Daimler announced a strategic collaboration focused on pioneering innovation in the connected car. In the first phase of the collaboration, the companies will focus on transforming future vehicles with mobile technologies that enhance in-car experiences and vehicle performance such
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05/26/2015
ALU and Freescale on their IoT development partnership

Wim Rouwet of Freescale (L) and Dragan Samardzija of ALU (R)

In this PSDcast Dragan Samardzija of Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) and Wim Rouwet of Freescale talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the IoT and their joint development effort to address it. The companies are collaborating to drive further innovation for the world’s increasingly virtualised networks. Among
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05/20/2015
SEIA supports legislation to increase government use of renewables

Today, the U.S. solar industry employs 174,000 Americans nationwide

Saying it will “benefit both the economy and environment,” the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced its strong support for legislation introduced by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), allowing the General Services Administration (GSA) to enter into 30-year renewable energy power purchase agreements
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05/15/2015
Samsung SDI, a leader in energy solutions and electronic materials, has agreed to acquire the battery pack business of Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier. 'The acquisition is a key strategic step for Samsung SDI to strengthen the competitiveness of our automotive battery business” The
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05/15/2015
The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released its assessment of leading utility green power programs. Using information provided by utilities, NREL has developed "Top 10" rankings of utility green power programs for 2014 in the following categories: total sales
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05/14/2015
Imahara and Mouser start interview series on space exploration with Astrobotic

Empowering Innovation Together

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, is partnering with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and Astrobotic, the solar system’s first lunar logistics company and Google Lunar XPRIZE Milestone winner, to reveal the first of several Innovation Spotlight
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05/12/2015
ISA Analysis Division taps AMETEK Model 888 SRU analyzer for Product of the Year Award

Model 888 sulfur recovery unit

The Analysis Division of the International Society of Automation (ISA) selected AMETEK Process Instruments to receive the prestigious Innovative Product of the Year award at the Division Symposium, held April 26 to 29, in Galveston, Texas. The three-day symposium, now in its 60th year, was attended
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05/12/2015
Molex, a manufacturer of complete interconnect solutions, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Soligie, a specialist in printed and flexible electronic solutions for applications in medical, military, industrial, lighting and consumer goods. Products range from sensor systems, medical wearables, LED
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05/12/2015
Signed Energy Act sets tone for upcoming energy legislation debates

Energy consumption per capita in the United States

The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which President Obama signed into law on April 30, will add momentum to falling energy consumption per capita in the United States by reducing energy demand from commercial buildings, manufacturing plants, and homes. The relatively uncontroversial bill garnered
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05/11/2015
The Energy Institute (EI)'s annual awards competition is now open and the EI is calling for entries from all sectors of the global energy industry. These awards, run by the EI for over 15 years, celebrate the best of the energy sector, highlighting the invaluable contribution that the industry makes to society. Ian
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05/11/2015
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Micrel, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCRL) today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micrel for $14.00 per share. Micrel shareholders may elect to receive the purchase price
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05/08/2015
Power management company Eaton joined with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to encourage workplaces in the electrical industry to join the dialogue about counterfeit electrical products during National Electrical Safety Month this May. The educational collaboration is part of an ongoing
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05/08/2015
IHS Engineering360 Media Solutions, a leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering and technical professionals, announced that it has partnered with the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) to help authorized distributors
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05/07/2015
Grant Imahara to give keynote address at EDS

Grant Imahara will be a keynote speaker at the Electronic Distribution Show

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest in semiconductors and electronic components, is pleased to announce that its Empowering Innovation Together partner Grant Imahara will be a keynote speaker at the Electronic Distribution Show, occurring May 12-15 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The
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05/07/2015
A collaboration agreement between MIRA - a leader in advanced vehicle engineering, research and product testing - and Samsung Techwin - a leader in supply of security and energy solutions - is set to bring forward the development of custom battery and powertrain systems for automotive and off-highway hybrid
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05/04/2015
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