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July 2016
UK’s struggling machinery equipment market must now face Brexit straight-on

Machinery export scenarios

IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk predicts that Brexit will reduce global GDP growth in 2017, but the hardest hit will be the United Kingdom, then Europe (including Spain, Germany, France and Poland) – and as far-away as Singapore and Brazil. Even before Brexit, IHS Markit predicted that U.K. machinery
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07/29/2016
Mouser Electronics is pleased to congratulate the winners of the Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge North America Design Contest, including the team from Texas A&M University that took top honors. Mouser is the exclusive sponsor of the contest, which encourages engineering students to invent real-world
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07/29/2016
The The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of eight new research and development projects to receive a total of $11.5 million in federal funding under DOE’s Subsurface Technology and Engineering Research, Development, and Demonstration Crosscut initiative. The projects are focused
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07/28/2016

Infinite RF Holdings, an urgent-needs supplier of engineering-grade radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components and cable assemblies through their Pasternack and Fairview Microwave branded lines, announced the acquisition of L-com, a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity solutions
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07/28/2016
Molex has announced that six partners have joined the new Transcend Alliance, a consortium of companies working together to expand and promote the use of network connected lighting in commercial buildings by developing and implementing new systems and protocols. New integrated lighting network solutions,
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07/27/2016
myDevices, creators of Cayenne, the drag-and-drop IoT project builder, and Senet, a North American provider of public, low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) for long range-based (LoRa-based) Internet of Things (IoT) applications, announced their IoT technology partnership. The collaboration between the two
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07/27/2016
Takaki Murata Named VP and GM at Peregrine Semiconductor

Takaki Murata

Peregrine Semiconductor, founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announced the promotion of Takaki Murata to vice president and general manager of the high performance analog (HPA) business unit. “Peregrine Semiconductor was acquired by Murata in December of
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07/27/2016
Analog Devices said it would buy fellow chipmaker Linear Technology for about $14.8 billion, the latest deal in a wave of consolidation that has swept the semiconductor industry in the past two years. The deal comes on the heels of SoftBank Group Corp's (9984.T) $32 billion acquisition of British chip designer
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07/26/2016
Power Integrations, a leader in driver technology for high-voltage IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs, announced the appointment of Thomas Simonis as VP of high-power products with responsibility for product management, R&D and marketing. With over 25 years of service in the high-voltage motor-driver and semiconductor
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07/26/2016
Stadium Group integrates power business

(Left to right):
Martin Dodd, Operations Director; Martin Brabham, Managing Director; Steven Applegate, Sales Director

Stadium Group, a leading supplier of wireless solutions, power supplies and electronics assemblies, has integrated its global power business, comprising the Stadium Power and Stontronics brands. The single trading entity Stadium Stontronics will give customers access to a wider product range in standard,
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07/26/2016
Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) announced the appointment of Ismosys as its sales, marketing, and technical support representative for Europe. Ismosys, founded in 1994, provides support to design houses, designers and engineers across Europe. This is achieved through 10 regional offices covering the entire
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07/26/2016
Mouser and Grant Imahara launch groundbreaking contest to 3D-print design on ISS

Mouser Electronics and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara launch the International Space Station Design Challenge

Mouser Electronics is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara for the International Space Station (I.S.S.) Design Challenge, the newest series in the exciting Empowering Innovation Together program. Mouser is accepting entries for this incredible competition now through Oct. 7, 2016. The
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07/26/2016
ams, a leading provider of high-performance sensors and analog ICs, has closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in the color and spectral sensing systems specialist MAZeT for an undisclosed amount in cash. The strategic acquisition extends ams’ market leadership in advanced optical sensors and
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07/26/2016
Verizon Communications and Yahoo! announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more
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07/25/2016
PCIM Europe is a leading event for the entire power electronics industry and its fields of application, which is characterised by the unique combination of a practice-oriented conference and exhibition. Become a speaker and participate with an oral paper or a poster and benefit from the PCIM Europe
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07/21/2016
A mid-year checkup on 2016 GaN tech predictions

Xray-in-a-pill colonoscopies will gain European approval in 2016 and will eliminate the key barriers to early detection of Colon Cancer

Prognosticators do not often risk their reputations by giving their predictions a “checkup” midway through the period of their predictions. But, I am going to give it a shot and here we go… Wireless Power Will Become Mainstream Wireless power will continue to gain traction
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07/21/2016
The Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) published today the results of the public tender offer initiated by Total on Saft Groupe. Following the settlement-delivery of the offer which is expected to occur on July 21, 2016, Total will hold 23,456,093 Saft Groupe shares representing 90.14 percent
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07/19/2016
Cree's SmartCast PoE chosen by Quest for business center

The Digital Ceiling deployment at the Quest HABC

Quest, a leader in technology management offering professional, cloud, and managed service, selected SmartCast Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting by Cree, integrated with a Cisco network for its new High Availability Business Center (HABC) in Roseville, California. SmartCast PoE is an intuitively simple,
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07/19/2016
Renesas Electronics Europe and SEGGER announced their collaboration to facilitate expansion of the ecosystem of Renesas’ RX Family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) through adoption of SEGGER’s newly-released SystemView software. Forthwith SystemView will support streaming over J-Link, as well as real-time
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07/19/2016
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, and Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analogue solutions, have announced a distribution agreement that allows RS to offer the complete Intersil product range to its customers in all territories worldwide. The Intersil
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07/15/2016
Mouser-sponsored Formula E Team finishes season on podium

Dragon Racing Formula E Team

Mouser Electronics congratulates the Dragon Racing Formula E Team on their strong finish to the exciting all-electric car Formula E racing season at the London ePrix. At the final race of the 2015–2016 season, Dragon’s Jerome D’Ambrosio was promoted to third place and his teammate Loic Duval into fourth,
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07/15/2016
Arrow signs agreement for Cypress Semi's IoT portfolio

WICED Cypress' IoT platform

Arrow Electronics will distribute Cypress Semiconductor’s newly acquired Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio, comprising state-of-the-art Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee RF technologies capable of connecting nearly every emerging product category in the IoT ecosystem – including home appliances, health and fitness
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07/15/2016
Microsemi’s Ted Speers joins inaugural RISC-V Foundation Board of Directors

Microsemi’s Ted Speers

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced Ted Speers, head of product architecture and planning for its system-on-chip (SoC) business unit, has been appointed to the inaugural board of directors of the RISC-V Foundation.
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07/14/2016
Mouser Electronics celebrated the fifth anniversary of operating in the Czech Republic with the opening of bigger premises, required to support huge growth in the region. Mouser moved into its first office in Brno on March 1st 2011, and the current team based there is responsible for customers from 12 countries:
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07/14/2016
Avnet Silica, an Avnet company, offers the full range of products available from Microchip, including the additional solutions for: Automotive, Touch, Memory and Security solutions added to the Microchip portfolio after its acquisition of Atmel. Atmel products now included within the Microchip collection
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07/14/2016
Indium’s ITO and IGZO Reclaim and Recycle Program helps increase ROI

Indium's indium tin oxide (ITO) and indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) reclaim and recycle program enables customers to earn a greater return on production materials

Indium's indium tin oxide (ITO) and indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) reclaim and recycle program enables customers to earn a greater return on production materials. ITO and IGZO targets are widely used for coating glass and display surfaces. Since not all the material is consumed in the deposition process, Indium
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07/14/2016
Infineon Technologies and Cree announced that Infineon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”) of Cree. The deal also includes the related SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power. The purchase price for this planned all-cash transaction
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07/14/2016
An £830K research project to speed up the shift from fossil-fuel reliant to greener, quieter and cheaper electric vehicles, using low carbon propulsion technologies, is being run at The University of Nottingham. The research, led by an EPSRC Challenge Network in Automotive Power Electronics, aims
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07/13/2016
Following more than two years of cooperation, Lloyd’s Register has awarded its first Technology Qualification certificate to a developer of ocean energy technology, AW-Energy in Finland – a leader in near shore wave energy. The Technology Qualification certificate was presented in person by the Chairman
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07/12/2016
Nanya Technology and Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente have concluded a Europe-wide franchise contract, that covers the entire Nanya product portfolio of SDRAM memory. Nanya develops, produces and distributes standard and mobile SDRAM memory. The Taiwanese manufacturer is specifically targeting the automotive
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07/12/2016
Ideal Power, a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, is pleased to support the recent decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to modify the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) to allocate 75% of new funding to energy storage and modify the program rules to bolster
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07/07/2016
AR Systems appoints new Japan Country Manager

Hiroshi Ishikawa

IAR Systems announces that the company has appointed Hiroshi Ishikawa as Country Manager for Japan. Kiyofumi Uemura, who has been acting as both APAC Director and Japan Country Manager, will focus on his role as APAC Director as well as a new role as globally responsible for IAR Systems automotive business. “Our
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07/06/2016
Infineon Technologies is taking an active role in the development of European-level cybersecurity guidelines, now that the European Commission signed the contract for a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL. Representing the private sector, ECSO will work
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07/06/2016
Electronics distributor Newark element14 has added the NECTOR M power connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors, to its product portfolio. The NECTOR M power system’s “plug and play” design provides the construction industry with a flexible and efficient alternative
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07/06/2016
HRH Prince Michael of Kent helps Harwin open new manufacturing facility in UK

Damon de Laszlo, Chairman, Harwin Plc and HRH Prince Michael of Kent

Harwin, a leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has officially opened its new manufacturing centre in Portsmouth, increase floor space by 33%, which is dedicated to increased automation and R&D facilities. The new £3M, 3000m² building was opened by HRH Prince Michael of Kent; also
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07/06/2016
Inside the first municipal solar-plus-storage project in the US

Solar and storage are an obvious pairing

There are some things that just seem to go together. Like Superman and Lex Luthor, Kim and Kanye, and love and marriage, solar and storage are an obvious pairing, right? So obvious, in fact, that one utility executive said she felt surprisingly unsurprised by the proposed Tesla takeover of SolarCity. “Solar
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07/06/2016
Solar aircraft completes Atlantic crossing, empowered by VACUUMSCHMELZE

The electric motors of Solar Impulse 2 use the soft magnetic alloy ULTRAVAC 44 V6 and permanent magnets made of VACODYM 655 HR

Bertrand Piccard has successfully completed a non-stop flight across the Atlantic in his aircraft Solar Impulse 2, powered entirely by solar energy. The pilot landed Solar Impulse 2 safely in Seville, Spain, on 23rd June at 7:28 a.m. local time. The achievement places Piccard as a worthy successor to Charles
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07/06/2016
APEC 2017 continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronic engineer. Outstanding technical content is provided at one of the lowest registration costs of any IEEE conference. Submissions of technical papers for consideration are
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07/06/2016
Avnet Memec - Silica, an Avnet company, today announced that it has officially changed its name to Avnet Silica. Avnet Silica will continue to act as the European semiconductor specialist of global technology distributor Avnet Inc. It serves fifteen thousand customers throughout Europe, who can expect to continue
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07/05/2016
EpiGaN, a leading European supplier of commercial-grade 150mm- and 200mm- GaN-on-Silicon epiwafers, announced that the production facility at its headquarters in Hasselt, Belgium, is now fully certified to the quality management system ISO9001:2015. The official notification from the International Organization
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07/05/2016

 



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