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June 2015
The Call for Papers of Smart Systems Integration 2016 is now open. The event, which will take place in Munich, Germany from 9 – 10 March 2016, will be once again the key platform for the Smart Systems Integration industry to meet and discuss current issues. Deadline to submit abstracts is 5 October 2015. The
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06/29/2015
PCIM Asia and SPS Automation Shanghai came together under one roof this year

PCIM Asia 2015

PCIM Asia 2015 ended with a positive result after three exhibition days, full with the latest trends of power electronics. Together with the in parallel running SPS Automation Shanghai, 101 exhibitors presented their latest products and services of power electronics in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center.
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06/29/2015
Advanced design strategies make batteries flexible and wearable

Application roadmap of thin and flexible batteries

A novel design strategy has emerged for making batteries flexible. Companies no longer purely focus on changing the chemistry or thinning the device. Instead, the special arrangement of cells make the existing batteries flexible or even foldable. This will be a quick win for wearable devices in the short-term
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06/25/2015

Graphene market on the cusp of growth

Market snapshot in 2014 and 2026. Last year the market was dominated by research sales. This will however change as real applications sales grow. Source: IDTechEx Research report www.IDTechEx.com/graphene

IDTechEx Research released its up-to-date market report on graphene and related materials: Graphene and 2D Materials: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2015-2025. The latest analysis shows that the graphene market will reach nearly $200m at the material year. This year our forecasts are more granular than
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06/24/2015
Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Norvell Electronics, a North American distributor with extensive design and manufacturing capabilities, headquartered in Carrollton,
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06/22/2015
Rutronik tapped as worldwide distributor for Melexis

Gianluigi Morello of Melexis & Rutronik’s Martin Grimmer confirm distribution deal

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente and Melexis have signed a global distribution agreement covering Melexis’ entire product portfolio of sensors, sensor interface ICs, driver ICs and communication ICs. Melexis offers an extensive array of highly integrated semiconductors that help the automotive industry to
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06/19/2015
From connectivity to globalization and sustainability, Gordon Moore’s prediction for the pace of semiconductor technology advances has set the stage for global technology innovation and contribution for 50 years. The exponential advances predicted by Moore’s Law have transformed the world we live in. The
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06/19/2015
New York’s aggressive efforts to expand its clean energy economy are continuing to produce impressive results, with the state ranking third in the nation in new solar capacity during the first quarter of 2015. New York trailed only California and Nevada in Q1, according to the recently released U.S. Solar
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06/19/2015
Intel buys Recon Instruments to expand its wearable IoT capability

Recon smart eyewear leads the wearables segment

Intel recently completed its acquisition of Recon Instruments. Not only is this a huge milestone for Recon and a pivotal event in the consumer electronics industry; we at Recon believe this is also a tremendous opportunity that will lead to amazing things, just as much for us as for our customers. Let
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06/19/2015
element14, a leading online community of engineers and technology enthusiasts, is proud to launch its Engineering a Connected World geocaching campaign. The first 1,500 people who apply will receive a keychain-sized circuit board Trackable to place in geocaches around the world. Participants are encouraged to
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06/17/2015
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country. The cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other
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06/16/2015
Intersolar award 2015 winners announced

The Intersolar Award was presented during an official ceremony at the Innovation Exchange at Intersolar Europe

Intersolar Europe, a leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, presented the Intersolar Award, for groundbreaking solutions in the categories of Photovoltaics (PV) and Solar Projects in Europe. This year for the eighth time, the award was presented during an official ceremony at the Innovation
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06/16/2015
The Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the approval of the first three solar energy projects on federal lands in Nevada under the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Western Solar Plan. The three Nevada projects – Invenergy’s Harry Allen Solar Energy Center, First Solar’s Playa Solar Project, and
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06/15/2015
Rising demand for electricity has spurred considerable growth in the Chinese power generation, transmission and distribution industries in recent years. Yet as the amount of power generated and distributed has increased, so too have the losses. According to CWIEME Shanghai sponsor CEEIA (China Electrical Equipment
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06/15/2015
GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, is exhibiting at PCIM Asia, Shanghai from June 24 – 26 and is showcasing a new addition to its market-leading range of GaN high power transistors for the first time in China on Booth 4D18. The company is also demonstrating
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06/12/2015
Ericsson releases Internet of Things comic book

Internet of Things Comic Book

The Internet of Things will have a profound impact in the future. Enabling anything to be connected and providing ’smartness’ to these connected things will bring value across a number of sectors in the Networked Society. But the Internet of Things, or IoT for short, is not always that easily explained. Ericsson
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06/10/2015
Growing Chinese automotive sector offers huge opportunities

Between 2005 and 2013 the global automotive industry grew by near 30%

Between 2005 and 2013 the global automotive industry grew by near 30%. During this same period, the Chinese automotive industry grew by 282%. These impressive figures form the backbone of a seminar on opportunities for the global electronics and electrical manufacturing communities by Dr. William Cai at the
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06/10/2015
UniEnergy taps AEG Power Solutions for battery energy storage systems

AEG Power Solutions storage converters

AEG Power Solutions, a provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, announced it has been chosen by UniEnergy Technologies (UET) to supply Protect SC.600 storage converters for their Uni.System. UET produces innovative large-scale battery
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06/09/2015
CEA-Leti announced that seven partners have joined its fully-depleted silicon on insulator (FD-SOI) transistor architecture IC development program, Silicon Impulse, launched to provide a comprehensive IC technology platform that offers IC design, advanced intellectual property, emulator and test services along
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06/09/2015
The International Conference on Electric Fuses and their Applications to be held in Dresden in September 2015, is the 10th in a series of conferences which began in 1976. Electric fuses play a vital role in the protection of low, medium, and high-voltage power systems, power electronic systems, electric vehicles,
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06/09/2015
Tollgrade Communications shared its latest findings on its grid modernisation project with DTE Energy to predict power outages before they occur, in a second Predictive Grid Quarterly Report now available for download. It is estimated that U.S businesses lose on average $15,709 every 30 minutes during a power
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06/09/2015
A new report from Navigant Research examines the market opportunity for energy service companies (ESCOs) and energy performance contracting (EPC), including market forecasts for the United States and Europe, segmented by customer type and technology, through 2024. As potential ESCO customers continue
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06/08/2015
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announces that the 2015 edition of its The Power Technology Roadmap is now available. The report, which forecasts the power technology and power delivery trends through 2019, includes a printed report along with a feature-rich USB memory drive containing recorded
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06/08/2015
Mouser Electronics expands in Japan

Mouser Electronics celebrates opening a Japan Customer Service Center

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announced the opening of a Japan Customer Service Center, located in Tokyo. Mouser will provide customer service and local technical support as it establishes a deeper collaboration with its
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06/08/2015
ams sensors serve NASA’s “Magnetospheric Multiscale†mission

Advanced electronics developed for ultra-precise measurements of the Earth’s magnetosphere capture stunning early results

The Full Service Foundry division of ams AG, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and the Space Research Institute (Institut für Weltraumforschung, IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenshaften,
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06/05/2015
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today that its Cardiff Satellite SoC (STiH237) is powering the new Skyworth Digital HD set-top box. Cardiff is ST’s entry-level satellite set-top-box (STB) platform that delivers superior
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06/05/2015
Senior U.S. and Pakistani officials, along with representatives from Arizona State University and other U.S. and Pakistani universities, officially launched the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies (USPCAS), a $127 million investment from the United States building partnerships in higher education and
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06/05/2015
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Florida International University (FIU) announced a new partnership to build a commercial-scale distributed solar power facility that will both generate electricity for FPL’s 4.8 million customers and serve as an innovative research operation. The project involves
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06/05/2015
ViZn Energy Systems (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Jabil Circuit, a design, manufacturing and supply chain management service provider, to manufacture ViZn’s redox flow batteries in
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06/03/2015
Molex, a manufacturer of interconnect solutions, announced the acquisition of ProTek Medical by Molex Ireland Holdings. Headquartered in Sligo, Ireland, ProTek Medical specialises in supplying custom solutions for medical device manufacturers in the global medical industry.   “This
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06/03/2015
Acal BFi, a leader in advanced technology solutions, has signed a channel partner agreement in Europe with SynQor to include UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg and Italy. SynQor is a world-leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability power conversion solutions, designing,
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06/03/2015
Power management company Eaton announced its integrated power management solutions are validated to operate with SimpliVity’s leading hyperconverged infrastructure solution that combines all the data center services and functions below the hypervisor onto commodity x86 systems. The industry’s first power
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06/03/2015
Leading hi-tech analysts at Juniper Research are forecasting that the telematics sector will continue to outperform all other M2M markets over the next five years, in revenue terms, with one in five passenger vehicles connected globally by 2019. Smartphone-based models have become the key disruptor
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06/02/2015
MIRA, a leading engineering, research and test consultancy with capabilities in electrical and hybrid systems, has announced a collaborative agreement with Fundação Parque
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06/01/2015
Docea Power, a provider of virtual prototyping solutions for power and thermal, will reveal at the 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC) the latest releases of its Aceplorer and Thermal Profiler software tools. Docea Power will demonstrate new advances in power and thermal management modeling and simulation
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06/01/2015
CWIEME Shanghai doubles in size

CWIEME Shanghai

CWIEME Shanghai, Asia’s first dedicated exhibition for the transformer and electric motor manufacturing industries, has increased the number, quality, and variety of its exhibitors, and is anticipating almost twice the number of visitors for its 2015 edition this June. Taking place across 11,000m2 at the newly
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06/01/2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Notice of Determination for the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), affirming that the updated code will result in energy savings in residential buildings. DOE analysis indicates that buildings meeting the 2015 IECC (as compared with buildings
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06/01/2015
Qualcomm Technologies announced at Google I/O that its premium-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor will power Google's next generation Project Tango smartphone development platform. Project Tango devices combine the camera, gyroscope, and accelerometer to estimate six degrees of freedom motion tracking, providing
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06/01/2015
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