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June 2016
Rogers' Power Electronics Solutions adds data matrix code capabilities to its products

In addition to bare copper surfaces, data matrix codes can be written on nickel (Ni), nickel/gold (Ni/Au), and silver (Ag) plated surfaces

Rogers' Power Electronics Solutions (PES) group is introducing data matrix products codes on many of its metalized substrate materials, including curamik ceramic substrates along with power modules, housings and baseplates. Data matrix codes are essentially two-dimensional matrix codes consisting of black and
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06/30/2016
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has selected three projects to receive a total of $3.7 million to study the effects of improving the implementation of commercial building energy codes. The Institute for Market Transformation (Washington, DC) will help develop and test a methodology
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06/29/2016
Electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World Energy Council. While EVs currently represent less than 1% combined market share across the world’s largest markets
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06/29/2016

Mouser Electronics announced an international distribution agreement with Particle, a prototype-to-production platform for Internet of Things (IoT) products. With Particle’s hardware development kits and connectivity modules, people from all skill levels — from new makers to engineering experts — can build
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06/29/2016
IBC SOLAR, a leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, has signed a cooperation agreement with DHYBRID Power Systems, an developer of hybrid applications. Through this cooperation, both partners want to make use of their respective competencies in order to become one of the market-leading providers
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06/28/2016
The case of Switzerland hints at the shoals that post-Brexit Britain must now navigate, including trade in electricity, where countries clearly benefit from the very cross-border ties U.K. voters have rejected. Brexit, to put it bluntly, will leave the U.K. at an electricity market disadvantage. The
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06/28/2016
Juniper Research has found that smart traffic management and smart parking initiatives, will save some 4.2 billion man-hours annually by 2021 - equivalent to each city driver saving nearly an entire working day per year. Juniper found that while the ‘smart city’ remains a relatively young concept,
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06/27/2016
EnerKnol Research releases primers on the State of Solar: 2016

The U.S. is expected to add two times more solar in 2016 compared to 2015 thanks to declining PV technology costs, state programs, and federal incentives

The U.S. is expected to add two times more solar in 2016 compared to 2015 thanks to declining PV technology costs, state programs, and federal incentives. Two state programs have primarily accelerated the adoption of distributed solar: renewable portfolio standards – regulatory mandate to increase renewable
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06/27/2016
The EU member states are required to implement EU occupational health & safety directive 2013/35/EU on electromagnetic fields in national law no later than 1 July 2016. Directive 2013/35/EU defines minimum regulations for the protection of the health & safety of employees from hazards presented by electromagnetic
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06/24/2016
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the adoption of the company’s ISL91110 switching regulators in Huawei’s new P9 smartphone. Intersil's ISL91110 buck-boost switching regulator supplies power to key system peripherals in the P9 dual-camera
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06/24/2016
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the first step to support wind energy development in federal waters offshore Hawaii, by issuing a call for information and nominations
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06/24/2016
Brite Semi and Semitech to collaborate on industrial M2M SoC

Narrowband PLC and low-power wireless technologies are the keys to the heterogeneous smart grid networks of the future

Brite Semiconductor, a leading ASIC/SoC design and turnkey solution provider, announced the collaborative development of an industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) system on chip (SoC) with Semitech Semiconductor, a leading provider of power line communications (PLC) solutions that enable the transformation of the
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06/24/2016
HITEC Power Protection taps Garrett Forde as new CEO

Garrett Forde

HITEC Power Protection (HITEC), the inventor of diesel rotary UPS, announced the appointment of Garrett Forde as the company’s new CEO. Forde is a well-respected leader with in-depth commercial and business development experience working with international technology companies in the Americas, Asia and EMEA.
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06/23/2016
AEG Power's hybrid energy solution cuts costs of energy storage

Hybrid Energy Storage System

AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, today announced it has developed a unique Hybrid Energy Storage System which combines standard battery storage with power-to-heat technology to reduce the total cost
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06/22/2016
China joins global drive for transformer efficiency

Chinese transformer manufacturing supply chain is still grappling with the same challenge of balancing performance with cost

China may not have legislated on transformer efficiency in the way that the United States and the European Union have done but the Chinese transformer manufacturing supply chain is still grappling with the same challenge of balancing performance with cost. “In China many transformers are still using
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06/22/2016
The fundamental Predictive Energy Balancing Patent has been allowed, and is in the process of issuing in the EU. That will bring the total number of world- wide issued patents for CogniPower's core control technology to seven. A US Patent covering enhancements of the Compound Converter
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06/21/2016
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that Qualcomm Technologies intends to add software support for ST’s inertial sensor solutions including its award-winning iNEMO inertial module. The Companies expect that the support will
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06/20/2016
Utilities can supercharge the EV market

Roland Hwang, NRDC

America’s utilities are uniquely positioned to supercharge the national electric vehicles market by spurring a rapid deployment of charging stations, increasing public awareness of EVs’ economic and environmental benefits, and incentivizing drivers to charge cars at times that will help bring more solar
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06/17/2016
CEVA, a leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, congratulates the Bluetooth SIG on its announcement of Bluetooth 5, the latest evolution of its highly successfully low power wireless IoT standard. This eagerly awaited standard incorporates a number of advanced features that will
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06/17/2016
Mouser Electronics, the distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, will showcase some of the newest sensor technologies from its manufacturer partners at the Sensors Expo and Conference 2016, June 22–23 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The Sensors
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06/17/2016
Magnetizable concrete tech promises to challenge current power inductors

Technical data for MAGMENT MC40 material

The increasing demand for more and clean energy has led to a rising need for large inductive components. This poses a challenge to providing magnetics optimized for cost, size and performance. The high demand has sparked the development of both improved magnetic materials (e.g., powder cores, amorphous), winding
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06/17/2016
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos to show power modules, advanced inductors, and EMC solutions at PCIM Asia 2016

At the PCIM Asia exhibition, Wuerth Elektronik eiSos will be offering an EMC seminar of the topic of EMC Solutions Analysis and Theory Introduction

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos is exhibiting at the PCIM Asia 2016, taking place from 28 thru 30 June 2016. In its presentation in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, the manufacturer will be focusing on power modules, for instance the step-down converters of the Magl³C product series, and
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06/16/2016
A German folk festival provides a field test for low-voltage power distribution

The transformer stations are integrated in the folk festival backdrop

Stuttgart's folk festival on the "Wasen" is one of the largest folk festivals in Europe, and proves a challenge for the grid operator in Stuttgart every year. In 2015, it also served as a field test. Mobile measuring boxes captured all load flows in the ten local secondary substations on the festival
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06/16/2016
Quantum Material appoints Sri Peruvemba CEO

Sri Peruvemba

Leading quantum dot manufacturer Quantum Materials announced that company board member Sri Peruvemba will be expanding his leadership role with the company to take the helm as Chief Executive Officer effective June 30, 2016. While founder and current CEO Stephen Squires will continue to have a strategic role,
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06/14/2016
Mouser launches timing technology site

Timing Technology site

Mouser Electronics launched its new Timing Technology site, designed to give engineers easy-to-access information on the latest technical advances in timers, counters, and clocks. As part of Mouser's growing selection of Applications & Technologies sites, the Timing Technology site provides a wealth of resource
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06/13/2016
Building on the new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge announced last week during the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Energy Department is announcing funding for nine research and development projects that will support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development, and manufacturing
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06/13/2016
Stadium Group appoints new Managing Director to head up its global power business

Martin Brabham

Stadium Group, a leading supplier of wireless solutions, power supplies and electronics assemblies, has announced the appointment of Martin Brabham as Managing Director for its global power business, comprising the Stadium Power and Stontronics brands. Brabham joins Stadium from XP Power and has over
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06/08/2016
Imdc, Holst Centre, and Methods2Business develop low-power Wi-Fi HaLow radio solution for IoT

The new low-power, long-range radio solution uses 10 times less power than state-of-the-art orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) radio solutions on the market

At this week’s Design Automation Conference (DAC 2016), nanoelectronics research center imec, Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO), and Wi-Fi IP provider Methods2Bussiness presented a complete Wi-Fi  HaLow radio solution. The new low-power, long-range radio solution uses 10 times less power than state-of-the-art
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06/08/2016
Solar glut in California highlights demand for a more integrated regional grid

Regional grids like the one proposed to share all kinds of power already thrive in the Midwest, New England and in the mid-Atlantic

In California, there is so much solar energy that grid operators have to switch off solar farms. One solution of dealing with the additional power generated is to share the renewable wealth across state borders. Right now, California’s grid runs mostly on its own, like an island. But if there was one big Western
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06/08/2016
AVX releases new medical selector guide

AVX Medical Selector Guide

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new, interactive Medical Selector Guide that features industry-specific summary information about its portfolio of electronic components for Class I, II, and III medical devices, including: tantalum and ceramic capacitors,
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06/06/2016
Will conductive inks help wearables go truly wearable?

E-textiles are on the cusp of rapid growth

The first generation of wearable devices are constructed using mature, rigid technologies put inside a new box that can be worn. These are often bulky devices that are not truly wearable in the sense that our clothes are. This is, however, beginning to change, albeit slowly. New conformal, clothing-based components
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06/06/2016
Fluidic Energy has appointed Jim Enzor to the role of Chief Financial Officer as the company continues global expansion of its game-changing long duration zinc air energy storage technology. As CFO, Jim will lead global finance and play an instrumental role in driving top-line growth and margin expansion, and
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06/03/2016
Global infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming and Laramore Douglass and Popham (LDP), an electrical engineering design consulting firm, have created a joint venture partnership. The agreement enables the firms to offer a stronger complement of services and bring the most appropriate expertise to design and construction
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06/03/2016
Eric Persson elected Chairman of PSMA board for 2016-2018 term

Eric Persson

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) is pleased to announce that a new slate of officers has been elected to lead its board of directors for the 2016-2018 term. The new officers are Chairman Eric Persson (Infineon), President Stephen Oliver (Navitas Semiconductor), Vice President Michael Hayes
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06/02/2016
Exar taps Ryan A. Benton as New CEO, Keith Tansy as CFO

Ryan A. Benton

Exar, a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal semiconductor components and system solutions serving the industrial, high-end consumer and infrastructure markets, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ryan A. Benton as Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, effective
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06/01/2016
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