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January 2016
Wuerth Elektronik ICS awards licence for SKEDD-technology to Diehl Metal Applications

Wuerth Elektronik ICS awards license to Diehl Metal Applications

The Diehl Metal Applications (DMA) company is expanding its product portfolio to include SKEDD, the new innovative direct-connect technology from Wuerth Elektronik ICS. With SKEDD-technology, Wuerth Elektronik ICS has developed a simple and dependable alternative to solder and press-fit technology.
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01/29/2016
Securing consumer electronics

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

It seems that consolidation is the operative word for the technology industry.  The semiconductor industry has achieved 112 Billion+ Dollars in M&A activity in 2015 as of this writing and the year is not over yet.  This appears that the frenzy will continue in 2016 as the industry matures and becomes
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01/29/2016
Astute Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components and value added services, has added switches to its ever-growing franchised distribution product portfolio with the signing of a deal with C&K Components covering the UK and Eire. C&K is a leader in interface and switch technology
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01/28/2016

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Packaging Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2016 titled, “3D Power Packaging: Emerging Technologies in Embedded Components and Cooling Techniques.” Featuring speakers from leading industry and research organizations, the session will present
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01/28/2016
Visit Rigol at Embedded World 2016

Visit Rigol at Embedded World at Hall 4, Stand 4-528

Rigol Technologies will present their complete product portfolio at the Embedded World exhibition in Nuremberg. Besides their well-known Oscilloscope series MSO/DS2000A and MSO/DS4000 with 50 MHz up to 1 GHz bandwidth, Rigol will show the new MSO-Ready Mixed Signal Oscilloscope series DS1000Z Plus with
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01/26/2016
Johnson Controls, a U.S. maker of car batteries and heating and ventilation equipment, agreed to acquire Ireland-based peer Tyco International in a $16.5 billion deal that will lower its tax bill, the companies said on Monday. By moving its headquarters to Cork, Ireland, Johnson Controls would become the latest
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01/26/2016
Altera, now a part of Intel Corporation, announced the results of the 5G Algorithm Innovation Competition, the industry's first awards competition to focus on aligning silicon and systems companies with the research community to create a pool of new and innovative ideas to help accelerate 5G, the fifth generation
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01/26/2016
element14, a leading electronic design community, launched its first Grand Design Challenge of 2016 – the Make Life Accessible Design Challenge. Sponsored by NXP, element14 will challenge 15 community members to use motor-control technology to create innovative mobility solutions that will improve the lives
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01/25/2016
Molex debuts high-speed solutions, processes, and partnership at DesignCon 2016

Molex exhibited their solutions at DesignCon 2016

Molex showcased its extensive technical expertise and broad product portfolio at DesignCon 2016 Expo and Conference, held January 20-21 at the Santa Clara Conference Center in Santa Clara, CA. Demonstrations at Molex booth 817 highlighted products that
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01/21/2016
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring an all-day workshop titled “Power Magnetics at High Frequency – Solving the Black Magic.” The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, prior to the start of APEC 2016 at
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01/21/2016
Ford selects ADI’s Automotive Audio Bus

Ford Motor Company has selected the Automotive Audio Bus

Analog Devices announced today that the Ford Motor Company has selected the Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) as its primary infotainment network technology with in-vehicle deployments starting in 2016. ADI’s A2B technology is capable of distributing audio and control data together with clock and power over a single,
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01/20/2016
IBC taps retired U.S. Marine Corps. Major General David Heinz as COO

Major General David Heinz

IBC Advanced Alloys, a leading advanced alloys and precision castings company, has appointed Major General David Heinz as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. General Heinz has been a director of IBC since May 2011 and will remain on the board. As Chief Operating Officer, General Heinz is responsible
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01/20/2016
In a ceremony at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, Qualcomm and officials from the People's Government of Guizhou Province signed a strategic cooperation agreement and unveiled a joint venture – Guizhou Huaxintong Semi-Conductor Technology. The joint venture, with initial registered capital
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01/18/2016
Plessey, Anvil Semiconductors and the University of Cambridge announced that they are working together to fabricate high efficiency LEDs in cubic GaN grown on Anvil's 3C-SiC / Si substrates. Cubic GaN has the potential to overcome the problems caused in conventional LEDs by the strong internal electric fields
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01/18/2016
In his last State of the Union (SOTU) on January 12, 2016, President Barack Obama focused on progress made during his seven years in office, including reinventing the energy sector. The speech highlighted the Administration’s accomplishments through clean energy initiatives and emissions reduction policies.
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01/18/2016
The German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt acknowledges the importance of microelectronics as a key technology for the mobility of the future. Visiting the headquarters of Infineon Technologies, he learned about how the company is supporting policy goals to develop
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01/18/2016
Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced that Microsemi’s wholly-owned subsidiary Lois Acquisition successfully merged with and into PMC-Sierra, completing Microsemi’s acquisition of PMC. Under Section 251(h) of the
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01/18/2016
element14 will add thousands of devcies from Silicon Valley-based Maxim Integrated Products to its franchise. With this new stock from Maxim, element14 will have a variety of ICs for research and design applications. With expertise in power management ICs, Maxim offers high-performance analog and mixed-signal
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01/18/2016
Parker Chomerics, a world leader in EMI shielding and thermal management, is excited to announce that its Compounds Business Unit has changed its name to Specialty Materials Business Unit effective immediately. This name change is to reflect the tremendous growth in a broader array of conductive materials in
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01/13/2016
Revisions to MISO capacity market rules could lower Illinois electricity prices

Auction clearing price overview

On December 31, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order directing the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) to make changes to the capacity auction rules, including requirements to stop relying on PJM Interconnection prices to set maximum bids and increase the amount of
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01/12/2016
element14 announced three senior level appointments to strengthen its management team, following a global reorganization and strategic operational review. Dan Hill and Peter Birks have been appointed Business Presidents of Sales and Marketing and will be responsible for element14’s sales and marketing businesses
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01/12/2016
American Vanadium to acquire CellCube Energy Storage

Flow batteries provide a cost-effective, reliable, and safe energy storage solution

American Vanadium announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with DMG MORI to acquire DMG MORI's wholly owned subsidiary, GILDEMEISTER energy storage manufacturer of the CellCube vanadium flow energy storage system. The LOI provides American Vanadium with the exclusive right to enter into a
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01/11/2016
The Technical Program Committee is excited to announce that the 8th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expositions (ECCE’2016) submission window is NOW OPEN. Jan 15, 2016 – paper digests Feb 01, 2016 – tutorial proposal Mar 31, 2016 – special session proposal Whether
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01/11/2016
New Solar Ready Vets location announced

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Deputy Secretary of Energy

In 2015, the Energy Department’s Solar Ready Vets program trained more than 150 American armed forces veterans to enter the solar workforce. I’m pleased to report that every single one received a job offer upon graduating. THIS IS JUST THE START. President Obama formally
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01/11/2016
Pacific Crest Transformers announces that it has added to its factory capacity here in Medford, doubling the size of its largest transformer. PCT will now be able manufacture transformers up to 30 MVA. “This represents another very significant step in growth of Pacific Crest Transformers,” said
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01/11/2016
Rutronik becomes worldwide distributor for Sensirion

From right to left:
Solience Ngansso, Product Sales Manager Analog & Sensors at Rutronik
Martin Grimmer, Senior Marketing Manager Analog & Sensors at Rutronik
Christian Constantin, Distribution Channel Manager at Sensirion
Hartmut Welte, Area Sales Manager DACH / International Sales at Sensirion

With effect from 1st of November 2015, Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente will be serving as a global distributor for Sensirion. In doing so, Rutronik is further developing its extensive sensor portfolio and supporting Sensirion in its global sales and support operations for high-quality sensors and sensor solutions.
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01/11/2016
Dynamic keynotes from the top executives at FitBit, NBCUniversal, Samsung and YouTube, along with tech policy sessions and top product awards rounded out Day Two and Three of CES 2016. The future of technology innovation stood center stage this week, with more than 3,600 companies launching products across more
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01/11/2016
EPC taps Yuanzhe Zhang as director of applications engineering

Dr. Yuanzhe Zhang

EPC is proud to announce that Dr. Yuanzhe Zhang has joined the EPC engineering team as Director, Applications Engineering. As a member of the EPC applications team, Dr. Zhang's focus will be designing state-of-the-art envelope tracking systems for 4G, LTE and 5G wireless infrastructure that demonstrate
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01/11/2016
Ridley Engineering, a power systems design and consulting company dedicated to providing state-of-the-art products, services and training for the power supply industry, will open a training center at its new headquarters in Camarillo, California. Located 53 miles north of Los Angeles, this facility will house
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01/11/2016
Group CBS, with interests in electrical supply, field service, and engineering companies across North America, is pleased to introduce a new company, Advanced Electrical & Motor Controls. The company will combine the strengths of two previously existing Group CBS companies, Astro Controls and Advanced Motor
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01/05/2016
Loiste Group first with Utilytics energy platform

Utilytics beta program is just the beginning of making big energy data available to customers in real time

The Finnish energy provider Loiste Group is the first customer to sign up Utilytics, a new analytics service for the energy market delivered by Enoro. This first contract shows that real time big energy data is now a reality. Loiste has tested Utilytics and signed up very quickly following the launch in November
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01/05/2016
Torex Semiconductor will open an R&D Center in April 2016 at TOREX USA in Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A. for the purpose of strengthening research and development of high value-added analog power ICs that will be the mainstay of the next generation. Sunnyvale, California, where the new R&D
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01/05/2016
The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, announced it is working with the Thread Group on an end-to-end solution for IP-based IoT networks. The solution will
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01/05/2016
A new report from Navigant Research details the global market for light duty vehicles, including light duty hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicles (HEVs, PHEVs, and BEVs), or plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), segmented by scenario, region, country, drivetrain, and automaker, through 2024. The
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01/04/2016
AT&T next week will reveal how it will work with cities to turn everyday objects like traffic lights and parking spots into tools to manage congestion and conserve energy. The presentation is part of the telecommunications giant’s broader plan to diversify its business portfolio, a strategy
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01/04/2016
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