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August 2015
CWIEME Chicago 2015 returns with more exhibitors

CWIEME Chicago

On October 6 and 7, CWIEME Chicago’s largest gathering of exhibitors from across the international coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing industries will meet at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. near O’Hare International Airport. Among the exhibitors, 57% will be
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08/31/2015
Keysight Technologies announced it has purchased Electroservices Enterprises, a U.K. company specializing in test equipment service and solutions. Based in Telford, Electroservices provides a broad range of electrical, mechanical and physical calibration, repair and asset management services to a large number
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08/31/2015
Solar industry leaders commended today's decision by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to leave the state's net metering policy unchanged, calling it a "fair outcome" for the state's consumers, utilities and solar industry. In oral deliberations, PUC Chairman Joshua Epel and
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08/27/2015

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, a top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and a leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile applications, and a top supplier of automotive ICs, announced that two of its executives
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08/27/2015
Yokogawa’s Precision Power Scope helps KUKA Systems optimize industrial robot performance

The Yokogawa PX8000 Precision Power Scope is being used in tests by KUKA Systems on the latest generation of industrial robots

The Yokogawa PX8000 Precision Power Scope is playing a key part in tests being carried out by KUKA Systems as part of a programme designed to minimise the energy consumption of the latest generation of industrial robots. KUKA Systems plans and implements automated production and assembly lines. A key focus of
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08/27/2015
Advancing flexible encapsulation tech empowers flexible electronics

ALD and flexible glass metrics and commercialization status for Beneq, Lotus and Corning

In 2020 flexible barrier manufacturing for flexible electronic devices such as displays will be a market worth more than US$184 million, according to IDTechEx Research. That equates to 3.8 million square meters of flexible barrier films for electronics. Although multilayer approaches – usually organic
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08/24/2015
German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel visits Infineon's state-of-the-art chip plant in Dresden

Sigmar Gabriel talks with apprentices at Infineon Dresden

The German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel visited Infineon Technologies Dresden. He was accompanied by Martin Dulig, the Saxon State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport, and Iris Gleicke, Parliamentary State Secretary and German Federal Government Commissioner
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08/24/2015
Novel GaN nanoelectronics-transistor has a blocking voltage exceeding 1kV

(a) Schematic cross section and (b) micrograph of the fabricated vertically oriented trench MOSFET

Research reported in Applied Physics Express (APEX) by Tohru Oka and colleagues at the Research and Development Headquarters for TOYODA GOSEI in Japan describe the development of ‘vertically orientated’ GaN-based transistors with blocking voltages exceeding 1kV. These findings are important for the application
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08/24/2015
Stadium Group acquires Stontronics

Stontronics will join Stadium’s Technology Products division and work closely alongside their existing Power Products business, Stadium Power

Stadium Group acquired Stontronics, a leading provider of power supplies, AC-DC adapters, LED drivers, DC-DC convertors, transformers and other specialist power products, based in Reading, UK. The deal follows a sequence of technology acquisitions by the company as it pursues a growth strategy in the electronics
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08/19/2015
Sherman Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) announced a planned 450 megawatt expansion of Panda Power Funds’ existing 758 megawatt combined cycle natural gas power facility in Sherman’s Progress Park. The project is expected to cost $200-$300 million and would create up to 500 jobs during construction.
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08/19/2015
Solar3D, a provider of solar power solutions and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Elite Solar, a Durham, California-based solar systems provider. The purchase is a continuation of Solar3D's aggressive growth-by-acquisition
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08/17/2015
NY REV utility models center on customer empowerment

Energy market activity

On July 28, 2015, the New York Department of Public Service (DPS) issued a whitepaper on ratemaking and utility business models under the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Track Two proceeding, providing guidance and recommendations on ratemaking and utility model reforms. REV seeks to transform the utility
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08/17/2015
Battlegrounds emerge for conductive inks and pastes

Market for conductive inks and pastes between 2014 and 2025. The data is from the IDTechEx Research report on Conductive Ink Markets 2015-2025: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

Core applications of PV and touch panels continue to grow demand, but new opportunities emerge in the form of wearable technology, circuit boards and structural electronics. The new IDTechEx Research report Conductive Ink Markets 2015-2025: Forecasts, Technologies, Players finds that the market for
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08/12/2015
The 15th annual coolingZONE Thermal Management Summit for electronics thermal engineers take place October 20-22, 2015 in a globally-accessible, online summit covering thermal management, heat transfer and energy transport at all hardware levels from individual components to the Internet of Things.   The
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08/12/2015
autoXLR8R, a mentor-driven accelerator program focused on bringing new automotive technologies to market, will host its second Road Show later this month with a series of three stops planned for Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 26), Greenville, S.C. (Aug. 27) and Oak Ridge (Aug. 28).   The Road
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08/12/2015
The Energy Department announced four entities selected to receive $7.4 million to spur innovation of next-generation water power component technologies, designed for manufacturability and built specifically for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. The projects will address technical challenges in three areas:
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08/06/2015
Maxim Integrated announced that it has joined the “R-Car Consortium,” a partner program advocated by Renesas Electronics. By participating in R-Car Consortium, Maxim further establishes its commitment to the automotive market. The automotive industry is evolving fast. In order to implement state-of-the-art
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08/06/2015
Integral Technologies, an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast, will be exhibiting at Booth #1856 at The Battery Show 2015, and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Conference and Expo from September 15-17th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. The Battery
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08/06/2015
A wearable impact and health monitor was named the winner in the “Sudden Impact” design competition, organized by the element14 Community. As part of the challenge, 12 individuals from around the world competed to develop wearable health solutions that can detect and even prevent sports-related injuries. The
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08/06/2015
NI announced the Wireless Test System (WTS), a solution that dramatically lowers the cost of high-volume wireless manufacturing test for devices such as mobile phones, tablets, data cards and modules. As wireless test becomes increasingly complex due to megatrends, such as the loT, companies can confidently
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08/04/2015
Mouser launches home automation challenge

The challenge asks engineers and inventors of all levels “What makes the perfect smart home?”

Mouser Electronics and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara launched an Empowering Innovation Home Automation Challenge as part of the Empowering Innovation Together program. The challenge asks engineers and inventors of all levels “What makes the perfect smart home?” Entrants submit a photo of their personal
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08/03/2015

 



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