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April 2016
C&K Components names John Boucher CEO

John J. Boucher

C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card readers, and high-reliability connectors, has announced the appointment of John J. Boucher as chief executive officer. John Boucher brings more than 30 years of diversified experience with leading global companies
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04/28/2016
AWS Electronics Group, a leading specialist electronics manufacturing services provider, has added a new high-voltage production capability to its plant in Newcastle Under Lyme. The company has dedicated 1000 ft² of manufacturing space purely for work that requires up to 50kV; high currents of up to 180A can
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04/28/2016
The 23rd World Energy Congress, which is taking place in Istanbul, between 9 and 13 October 2016 has announced the first key highlights of its official event programme. Headline sessions will include weathering the commodity price storm and the impact of the COP21 agreement on the energy industry. Prominent
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04/28/2016

element14, the world’s largest electronic design community, launches today its 2016 Pi IoT Smarter Spaces Design Challenge featuring the new Bluetooth and wireless enabled Raspberry Pi 3 microcomputer. The Pi IoT Smarter Spaces competition is challenging members to invent IoT-powered solutions that allow users
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04/28/2016
GaN Systems to show the latest in tiny Inverters, motors, energy storage, and power modules at PCIM Europe 2016

GaN Systems’ transistors reduce the size of EGTRONICS’ 48V, 12 kW inverter 5X versus silicon

The stream of smaller, lighter, lower cost, and highly efficient commercial power systems entering the market continues. Computer travel adaptors, AC/DC power supplies for datacenters, battery chargers for solar, DC/DC converters, energy storage systems, and traction inverters for automobiles are among the dozens
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04/28/2016
NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems

Single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy. The research builds
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04/26/2016
ADI and LifeQ collaborate to improve body monitoring in health management

The two companies plan to design low-power sensors that enable personalized, continuous and accurate tracking

Analog Devices announced a collaboration with LifeQ to develop technology that will make it possible for non-invasive body monitoring devices to provide highly accurate physiological data that currently is only available through the use of expensive, invasive and hard-to-access equipment. By combining the market-leading
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04/26/2016
US President Obama and Chancellor Merkel visit HARTING at Hannover Fair

Dietmar Harting, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Philip Harting (from left to right)

The opening of the world's largest industrial trade show today saw US President Barack Obama visit the company’s stand together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with the Harting family greeting the two heads of state. The United States is this year's partner country of the Hannover Messe. President
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04/26/2016
Sales of hybrid cars in the USA collapsed from 3.2% of car sales in 2013 to under 2% in 2015 as Americans responded to the sharply reduced oil price. However the oil price will recover eventually so commentary that it heralds the death of hybrid vehicles is wide of the mark. Indeed hybrid car sales outside the
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04/26/2016
Many interests have been raised within the battery business in 2015 through a number of activities: the launch of Tesla's Powerwall with low prices supported by the capability of Gigafactory, Apple's patent relating to charging and managing power in a device with solid-state batteries, LG Chem's opening of a
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04/25/2016
Germany readies itself for a new era

87% of German companies currently feel that a change to digitalisation over the next five years is a priority

In multiple presentations at the Year Of The Monkey digital festival in Munich on Thursday, the figure "87%" was prominent. This is - according to a number of research papers - the number of German companies currently feeling that a change to digitalisation over the next five years is a priority. At
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04/22/2016
UL to launch accelerated thermal evaluation service at CWIEME Berlin

It is safety-critical to understand how thermal ageing takes place, as a failure in the insulation may lead to fire, injury, or electric shock.

Safety test provider Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is launching a shorter 50-day electrical insulation system test program for electric motors at the forthcoming CWIEME Berlin exhibition. This service responds to global demand from manufacturers for help getting products to market quicker without compromising
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04/22/2016
Panasonic to showcase a wide range of leading technologies at PCIM Europe 2016

Pyrolytic Highly Oriented Graphite Sheet

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe announced its technology lineup for PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) 2016, taking place May 10th -12th in Nuremberg, Germany. At Stand 429 in Hall 6 the company will be highlighting industry-leading innovations — including passive components, semiconductors
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04/20/2016
Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) announced the implementation of a user-controlled GaN product selector search tool on the EPC website, epc-co.com. Based upon years of EPC customer interactions, this web-based product selector guide provides power system design engineers the following: -An ability
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04/20/2016
KEMET, a leading supplier of electronic components and Novasentis, a leading developer of haptic and sensory feedback technology for wearable devices, announced a collaboration to develop next generation Electro-Mechanical Polymer (EMP) film-based haptic actuators for wearable devices. Novasentis will provide
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04/19/2016
CISSOID delivers first SiC IPM prototypes to Thales

SiC MOSFET Intelligent Power Module

CISSOID, a leader in high-temperature and extended lifetime semiconductor solutions, announced the delivery of the first prototypes of a 3-phase 1200V/100A SiC MOSFET Intelligent Power Modules (IPM) to Thales Avionics Electrical Systems. This module, developed with the support of Clean Sky Joint Undertaking,
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04/18/2016
Freebird Semiconductor announced the signing of an agreement with Efficient Power Conversion (EPC), a leading provider of enhancement-mode gallium nitride power transistors to develop products for use in high reliability, space, and harsh environment applications based upon EPC’s eGaN technology. Dr.
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04/18/2016
IBC SOLAR AG, a leading system service-provider for photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage systems, will once again be showcasing its products at this year's Intersolar Europe, Europe's most important trade fair for solar technology. The company from Bad Staffelstein will be presenting its entire product range
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04/18/2016
TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity and sensors, plans to feature the latest in high-performance solutions that enable an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to connected lighting and building automation in booth #1457 at LIGHTFAIR International, April 26-28, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center
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04/18/2016
The first International Symposium on 3D Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing, to be held June 13-15, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina, is now open for registration. The event is bringing together designers and manufacturers to address the future of integrated power electronics design and advance the
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04/18/2016
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) is pleased to announce the first International Symposium on 3D Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing to be held June 13-15, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Professionals from the world’s leading power electronics, packaging and manufacturing societies
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04/16/2016
It is no longer contentious to say that the future of land, water and air vehicles is to be more and more electric. The detail of how this is being achieved is rich and varied and it revolves around the electric motor and its variants far more than the more-discussed battery. By definition, an electric vehicle
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04/15/2016
Brose wins key automotive supplier award

left to right: Marko Krause, Head of Project Purchasing Electronics Brose Group; Peter Bien, Member of the Management Lumberg Connect GmbH; Attila Dalkılıç, Vice President Purchasing Electronics/Drives Brose Group; Ulrich Schmidt, Managing Director Lumberg Group; Christian Forner, Head of Global Sales Lumberg; Bernd Reiff, Plant Manager Cloppenburg Lumberg Connect

What had been announced as a regular meeting turned into a genuine surprise at Factory 2 of the Lumberg Group in Cloppenburg: Attila Dalkılıç, Vice President Purchasing Electronics/Drives and Marko Krause, Head of Project Purchasing Electronics of the Brose Group in Coburg handed the Key Supplier Award 2016
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04/14/2016
ROHM Semi to show their latest solutions at Hannover Messe

The Venturi VM200-FE-01 will be fitted with ROHM-manufactured SiC technology

ROHM Semiconductor will be exhibiting at Hannover Messe 2016, which will be held in Hannover, Germany, from 25 April (Mon.) to 29 April (Fri.). For its first exhibit at the trade fair, ROHM will go in with a theme of ‘Endless Possibilities’ – through which the company plans to introduce key devices to
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04/12/2016
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente has launched a new range of selected products and solutions under Rutronik POWER. It comprises a broad portfolio of power semiconductors, passive components and electromechanical components for industrial, household appliance and automotive applications. A preferred
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04/12/2016
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) announced it is part of the largest-ever U.S. delegation to Hannover Messe, the world's foremost trade fair for industrial technology, taking place April 25-29, in Hannover, Germany. TMEIC will exhibit in the USA Pavilion in Hall 13.
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04/12/2016
IHS says high-growth wireless charging market matures in 2016

The wireless charging receiver market grew more than 160 percent in 2015

The wireless charging receiver market grew more than 160 percent in 2015 over the previous year, as annual global shipments reached 144 million units. Integrated receivers hit mainstream devices, and refinements to system design and diversification for various applications and power ratings is now driving the
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04/12/2016
The large “IDTechEx Show!” in Berlin April 27-28 with over 2500 paying delegates once again invests in startups. Chief Executive Raghu Das says, “It is one way we are different from other events because they are run for cash. We believe in this industry and we invest in it, not directly in the company
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04/12/2016
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leader in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced they acquired the assets of former Power Technics in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands. The assets includes products IPs, laboratory equipment, warehouse etc. This acquisition
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04/12/2016
Power electronics in data center hardware can make or break the ability to enable an implementation for success or not. A common industry practice is to use simplified assumptions for loading and power conversion efficiency to provide approximate calculations of power utilization. Unfortunately, implementers
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04/11/2016
On March 29, 2016, Utah signed into law the Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan Act (SB 115), which establishes utility investments in battery storage, electric vehicle infrastructure, and several clean energy programs. The new law seeks to boost energy storage solutions to improve the reliability and
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04/11/2016
Transformer energy performance standards being introduced all around the world are spurring transformer manufacturers, as well as their electrical steel, cable and coil winding equipment suppliers, to rethink materials, designs and manufacturing methods in a bid to balance performance with cost. In
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04/08/2016
 Paper Battery Company, developer of an award-winning energy storage and enhancement technology for battery-powered applications will present its high-energy, hybrid supercapacitor PowerResponder® product line at the Open Server Summit in Santa Clara, California from April 11 - 14, 2016. Open Server Summit
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04/08/2016
Molex, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, announced today the acquisition of Interconnect Systems (ISI), which specializes in the design and manufacture of high density silicon packaging with advanced interconnect technologies. According to Tim Ruff, senior vice president, Molex,
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04/08/2016
Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, announced that Gruppo PBM, a leader in industrial battery chargers, is using Wolfspeed SiC MOSFETs in its new HF9 battery charger family to enable higher efficiency and power density at a lower overall system cost. Demand for safe, efficient, and fast-charging industrial batteries
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04/07/2016
Mouser Electronics announced that it has entered into a global distribution agreement with RFaxis, home to the world's first RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC). Mouser will carry several of RFaxis’ CMOS-based radio frequency (RF) solutions. The global agreement extends the reach of RFaxis’ worldwide
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04/07/2016
Ampleon announced its participation at the forthcoming Electronic Design Innovation Conference - EDI CON – held in Beijing, China between April 19 – 21, 2016. At their booth, number 607, Ampleon will showcase demonstrations of a plasma light module developed by Luma in collaboration with Ampleon and, a new
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04/07/2016
Telink Semiconductor, developer of highly integrated low power radio-frequency and mixed signal system chips for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, has announced that its Bluetooth mesh technology is being used in connected LED light bulbs from GE Lighting, in its C by GE product family. “For many, lighting
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04/07/2016
Ambitious start-up uses microbots to build SMT circuits on surfaces

Ambitious Concepts is using microbots to lay circuits directly onto any surface

Silicon Alley startup Ambitious Concepts is attempting to bypass traditional PCB manufacturing processes and the related infrastructure by using microbots to lay circuits directly onto any surface. Called "TraceBots",
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04/01/2016
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