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August 2016
Qualcomm announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, has collaborated with NETGEAR to develop the new Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi System by NETGEAR. Designed to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi in every corner of the home, the Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi System is the first commercially announced mesh Wi-Fi system to utilize
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08/31/2016
Avnet Silica announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy technology. The agreement is effective immediately covering all of EMEA. Avnet
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08/31/2016
NREL Research puts the wind in development sails

NREL Engineer Scott Lambert, left and Project Manager Mark McDade discuss calibrations being done on the dynamometer at the Dynamometer Test Facility at the NWTC

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), located at the base of the foothills just south of Boulder, Colorado, is the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility. Since the earliest days of wind energy, the center has provided an ideal environment for the research and development of advanced
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08/30/2016

Visitors to The Battery Show North America, a leading conference and exhibition for commercial and military battery technologies, will have a chance to learn how Rogers PES ROLINX CapEasy and ROLINX CapPerformance capacitor-busbar assemblies can save size, weight, and energy while efficiently distributing energy
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08/30/2016
The Energy Institute (EI) has received over 140 entries from across 23 countries to its 2016 energy industry EI Awards competition. This year's submissions once again capture the diversity of outstanding achievements across the global energy sector. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 10
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08/30/2016
For each month this year, renewable energy production in the U.S. has exceeded the same months in all previous years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That achievement is particularly notable because it happened in spite of below-average hydroelectric output caused by drought along the
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08/29/2016
Littelfuse announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the product portfolio of transient voltage suppression ("TVS") diodes, switching thyristors and insulated gate bipolar transistors ("IGBT") for automotive ignition applications from ON Semiconductor for a combined purchase
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08/29/2016
Japan's Renesas Electronics is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire U.S. chipmaker Intersil for as much as 300 billion yen, an industry source familiar with the deal said on Monday. An agreement on the deal, which would be the latest in a trend of consolidation among global chipmakers, was likely to
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08/28/2016
Arrow Electronics, a technology provider of products and solutions that guide innovation forward, and Indiegogo, a leading platform for entrepreneurs to bring their ideas from concept to market, launched their groundbreaking crowdfund-to-production service, which is aimed at accelerating the pace of innovation
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08/26/2016
thyssenkrupp and partners launch collaborative project EffiForm to lower Li-ion battery cost

The aim of Effiform is to optimize the material, process and systems technologies used in the initial charging (formation) of lithium-ion cells for industrial applications

Electric cars are still a rarity on our roads. The high cost of battery cells continues to be a major stumbling block to improving the cost-efficiency and popularity of e-mobility. Roughly a third of battery production costs are currently accounted for by the final step in the manufacturing process – the application
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08/26/2016
Convergence Promotions has entered into a partnership with California PATH (Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology) at the University of California, Berkeley, to advance the technologies that connect vehicles to the surrounding infrastructure and other vehicles. The goal of the partnership will be to
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08/25/2016
Mouser Electronics,an authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has announced a global distribution agreement with Amphenol LTW, a division of Amphenol and a leader in rugged and harsh environment interconnects. Amphenol LTW manufactures a broad variety of advanced,
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08/25/2016
The joint sponsors of the Applied Power Electronics Conference have announced the continuation of the popular Student Attendance Travel Support Program of up to $1,000 to cover part of the travel and conference expenses for as many as 40 students to attend APEC 2017 in Tampa, FL, March 26-30, 2017. Up to $40,000
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08/23/2016
Global battery energy storage system (BESS) installed capacity is set to grow from 1.5 Gigawatts (GW) in 2015 to over 14 GW by 2020, as large numbers of projects are planned to be commissioned over the forecast period due to increasing renewable installations and focus on grid stability, according to research
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08/23/2016
Energy Department reports show strong growth of U.S. wind power

American wind energy more than doubled from about 95 million megawatt hours generated in 2010 to more than 190 million megawatt hours in 2015

Annual reports analyzing the wind energy industry released today by the Energy Department show continued rapid growth in wind power installations in 2015, demonstrating market resilience and underscoring the vitality of the U.S. wind energy market on a global scale. Wind power provides clean energy to homes
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08/22/2016
Gain insight on power system design at Maxim’s European engineer seminar

DC Power System Design workshop

System architects and designers of power subsystems can learn about important considerations for efficiency, heat dissipation, size, protection, and isolation in a new full-day seminar hosted by Maxim Integrated Products and co-sponsored by Maxim’s distribution partner Avnet Silica. With wide input
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08/22/2016
AMBER wireless, manufacturer of wireless connectivity solutions, is now part of Wuerth Elektronik eiSos. With the merger, the owner-run wireless specialist founded in 1998 lays the foundation for its further growth and the globalization of its activities. Through the acquisition, Wuerth Elektronik eiSos considerably
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08/18/2016
Analog Devices announced the acquisition of the Cyber Security Solutions (CSS) business of Sypris Electronics LLC. This acquisition represents a significant leap forward in ADI’s ability to deliver secure high-performance analog solutions demanded by current and future market needs. The CSS business
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08/18/2016
Interior announces milestone for wind energy development offshore North Carolina

The Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced a proposed lease sale for 122,405 acres offshore
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08/17/2016
Isola, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), announced that it has appointed Ken Rizvi as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Rizvi succeeds Interim CFO Donald Colvin, who will continue to serve
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08/17/2016
The Energy Department announced up to $40 million in available funding, subject to congressional appropriations, to support the site selection, design, permitting, and construction of a national open-water, wave energy testing facility within U.S. federal or state waters. The Department anticipates the facility
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08/17/2016
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announced the availability of a new on-line Safety & Compliance Database. The continually updated resource lists the many state, national and worldwide organizations currently active in establishing and maintaining safety, electromagnetic compatibility,
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08/16/2016
TRACO Power North America opened its Silicon Valley office on August 1, 2016 to provide increased service levels to a growing customer base throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. TRACO Power, established more than 35 years ago, is a recognized leading designer & manufacturer of high quality
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08/15/2016
Aclara Technologies, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure technologies to water, gas and electric utilities globally, has acquired the Smart Grid business of Tollgrade Communications, Inc., a global market share leader in the smart grid sensor market. The transaction includes the award-winning LightHouse
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08/12/2016
Geoffrey Brown named Powin Energy’s President

Geoffrey Brown

Powin Energy, a leading designer and developer of safe and scalable energy storage solutions for utilities, C&I, and EV fast-charging stations, announced that energy industry leader Geoffrey Brown has been named the company’s new president. Brown brings over a decade of international project financing,
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08/12/2016
If you are a PSMA Member, consider coaching or judging at the International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) 2017 on high efficiency, high density isolated DC-DC converters. IFEC is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college
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08/12/2016
Dr. Johney Green to lead NREL Mechanical and Thermal Systems Engineering Research

Dr. Johney Green Jr.

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has named Dr. Johney Green Jr. as Associate Laboratory Director for Mechanical and Thermal Systems Engineering. He will oversee the laboratory's transportation, buildings, wind, water and geothermal research programs. Green comes
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08/11/2016
APEC 2017, to be held in Tampa, FL, from March 26-30, 2017, offers attendees a wide range of educational opportunities. In addition to peer-reviewed technical paper sessions, the well-respected IEEE conference also features Professional Education Seminars (PES) and Industry Sessions. Interested speakers are
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08/10/2016
The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking 81FR52196 proposing new energy conservation standards for uninterruptible power supplies, a class of battery chargers and is holding a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses
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08/08/2016
Mouser honors its 2016 Best-in-Class Award winners

Mouser Electronics congratulates the recipients of its annual Mouser Best-in-Class Award

Mouser Electronics congratulates the recipients of its annual Mouser Best-in-Class Award. Mouser honored the winners at an August 1st awards ceremony, recognizing the exceptional individuals from Mouser’s manufacturer partners who best supported the global distributor’s marketing programs and new product
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08/08/2016
Madrid to host PwrSoC 2016

PwrSoC 2016 will be held at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

The 5th International power supply on chip workshop, PwrSoC 2016, will be held at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, from October 3rd to 5th in Madrid, Spain. The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring the workshop and the Centro
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08/05/2016
Emerson announced an agreement to sell Network Power to Platinum Equity and a group of co-investors. The transaction is valued at $4 billion and Emerson will retain a subordinated interest in Network Power. The sale of Network Power is expected to close by December 31, 2016, subject to customary regulatory approvals. “This
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08/03/2016
Solid State Supplies & KEMET sign UK/Ireland supply chain agreement

Solid State Supplies & KEMET

Solid State Supplies has announced the forging of a non-exclusive distribution agreement with KEMET Electronics. The agreement, which will encompass both the UK and Ireland, means that Solid State Supplies will be able to provide KEMET products to its customer base, along with the high level of design and engineering
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08/02/2016
The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $7 million in project funding to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines as part of the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. This first-of-its-kind
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08/02/2016
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos, a leading European manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, is a sponsor of the Electromagnetic Field community festival in Guildford, south-west of London. A broad spectrum of attendees including technophile hackers, electronic crafters and hobby inventors will gather
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08/02/2016
Yokogawa Electric announces that it has invested in FogHorn Systems, Silicon Valley startup that is a leading developer of fog computing technology. Yokogawa aims to foster development of fog computing technology through its investment in this company. In so doing, Yokogawa hopes to expand the range of solutions
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08/01/2016
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, announced that it has acquired ams’ assets related to NFC and RFID reader business. ST has acquired intellectual property, technologies, products and business highly complementary to its secure microcontroller
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08/01/2016
The SunShot Initiative announced changes and a new face, while saying goodbye to leadership team members who have shaped their office’s work since the beginning. Here is an overview of the changes to the leadership team: Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus has transitioned
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08/01/2016
EPC publishes GaN tech reliability report

EPC Phase Eight Reliability Report

EPC announced its Phase Eight Reliability Report, showing the results of the rigorous set of JEDEC-based qualification stress tests eGaN FETS and integrated circuits undertake prior to being considered qualified products. In this report, product-specific detailed stress test results for over millions of
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08/01/2016
TDKand Tronics Microsystems jointly announced that TDK’s wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS, a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and systems based in Munich, Germany, and Tronics have signed a tender offer agreement pursuant to which EPCOS will launch a public tender offer for all publicly-held
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08/01/2016

 



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