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November 2016
Microchip infotainment tech implemented in new Aston Martin DB11

MOST150 technology has been implemented in the new Aston Martin DB11

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced that MOST150 technology has been implemented in the new Aston Martin DB11. Aston Martin Lagonda has been utilizing MOST technology for many years and has smoothly migrated from MOST25 to MOST150
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11/30/2016
NREL opens solar array field to inform public

NREL engineers Bill Sekulic (left) and Chris Deline look at the new PV array just north of the NREL parking garage. The new array extends the testing capacity for solar modules at NREL

Solar panels at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are ubiquitous to the point of practically being invisible, but new rows of photovoltaic (PV) modules installed on the southern edge of campus are intended to attract attention. The newest modules are being installed
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11/30/2016
New York tackles energy storage safety

Battery fires are rare, but when they happen you have to be prepared

When smart phone batteries catch fire or laptop batteries explode on airplanes, it makes the news. So far batteries used to store energy at the residential and commercial level have avoided those headlines. But eventually there will be a problem. “Battery fires are rare, but when they happen you
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11/30/2016

Innovation is the driver of progress in industrial automation. From the conception of the programmable logic controller (PLC) in 1968 to the introduction of the collaborative robots we see in industry today, technological developments continuously shape the industrial automation landscape. Internet
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11/28/2016
Electrocomponents appoints new President of RS Components

Marianne Culver

Electrocomponents, a leading distributor for engineers, has announced the appointment of Marianne Culver as President RS Components. She will join the business immediately as a member of the Executive Management Team, reporting directly to CEO Lindsley Ruth. As President, Marianne will be responsible
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11/28/2016
Lab4MEMS Project earns European Innovation Award

Lab4MEMS project team wins the 2016 Innovation Award during the European Nanoelectronics Forum

The Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL) Joint Undertaking announced the Lab4MEMS project as the winner of its 2016 Innovation Award during the European Nanoelectronics Forum, in Rome, Italy. At its launch in January 2014, Lab4MEMS was identified as a Key Enabling Technology
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11/26/2016
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Applied Micro Circuits, a leader in Connectivity and Computing solutions for next-generation
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11/25/2016
The 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 16.7 percent of total installed capacity and 13.8 percent of total electricity generation during the past year. Published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of
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11/24/2016
Eaton puts energy storage at heart of portfolio

Distributed generation, storage and control holds great potential

Power management company Eaton has developed a portfolio of energy storage solutions across a full spectrum of sectors, from residential and commercial markets, through to large industrial and grid-scale applications. The positioning of a suite of technologies comes in anticipation of strong demand for
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11/24/2016
The New York State Photonics Board of Officers today announced that Samtec, a global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, has become the latest member of AIM Photonics. Samtec will play a key role within the institute, providing expertise and leadership in prototyping and evaluating
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11/23/2016
Vehicle-to-everything market worth $2,815.5M USD by 2022

vehicle-to-infrastructure is expected to reach USD 2,815.5 Million by 2022

According to the new market research the report "Automotive Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Market by Offering (Hardware, Software), Type (V2V, V2I, V2P, V2G, V2H, and V2N), Connectivity Type (DSRC and Cellular), Vehicle Type (Passenger and Commercial), Application - Global Forecast to 2022", is expected
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11/22/2016
Molex, a leading manufacturer of interconnect solutions, has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Phillips-Medisize, a portfolio company of the San Francisco, CA -based private equity investment firm, Golden Gate Capital. Phillips-Medisize will operate as an indirect subsidiary of Molex. Financial
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11/21/2016
Leclanché, a leading vertically-integrated energy storage solution company, and Zhejiang Narada Power, a leading global battery manufacturer, announced a strategic partnership for the manufacturing and development of lithium-ion battery technology for the Chinese and global markets. Leclanché
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11/21/2016
The nation’s energy infrastructure will undergo a significant transformation over the next 10 years due in large measure to the emergence of cost-effective energy storage, according to a new study by Mortenson, a recognized North American leader in energy and transmission infrastructure. While it will require
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11/21/2016
Qualcomm announced that Qualcomm River Holdings, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, has commenced the previously announced tender offer for all of the outstanding common shares of NXP Semiconductors at a price of $110.00 per share, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, to
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11/18/2016
The submission deadline for the PCIM Asia Conference 2017 has been extended until 02 December 2016. You did not submit an abstract until now? Then you may benefit from the remaining time and hand in your abstract. Advantages Your paper will be published with the PCIM Asia
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11/17/2016
Qualcomm announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, introduced the latest generation of its fast-charging technology with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. Quick Charge 4 will be available with the next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Snapdragon 835 is expected to ship in commercial devices in
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11/17/2016
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has announced the expansion of the certification of its Sigfox wireless connectivity based solutions to the North American market at this year’s European Utility Week. This complements the existing certification of the robust, easy-to-use Sigfox products
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11/17/2016
Energy Department announced 2020 SunShot hit over 90% of target

SunShot Initiative goals

The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy today announced a commitment for its SunShot Initiative to cut the cost of solar-generated electricity by 50% between 2020 and 2030. This new target is a reflection of the SunShot Initiative's leadership in helping the industry reach
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11/17/2016
DELTA Microelectronics, a European leader in ASIC supply chain services, announced that it has partnered with Solution in Silicon to augment UK sales and customer support. Solution in Silicon has a rich experience offering ASIC sales and support services to companies in a wide range of industries including consumer
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11/16/2016
Since the mobile era, touch screens have been at the core of our user interface with electronic devices. However, as the technology behind touch interfaces begins to saturate, many players now look beyond touch to the future of user interfaces. Whilst advanced solutions including voice and gesture detection,
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11/16/2016
Alex Lidow's predictions for 2017

Alex Lidow

In January of 2016 I made several predictions for the then-nascent year. Predictions were made for new markets such as wireless charging, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, and advances in medical diagnostics and internet access. Progress in these markets was made on all fronts, sometimes faster and sometimes
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11/15/2016
EPSG to present solutions for IIoT at SPS IPC Drives

EPSG at SPS IPC Drives

At the SPS IPC Drives trade fair, the EPSG will be demonstrating how POWERLINK can be used to create interface-free networks for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart factories of the future. Other high- lights to be found at Booth 410 in Hall 2 include brand new POWER- LINK products from Weidmüller
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11/14/2016
Too many electronics design engineers don’t think thermal is a priority

Thermal runaway is no laughing matter

New research from the 6SigmaET team at Future Facilities, the leading thermal simulation tool provider, has found that 1 in 5 engineers confirm thermal issues are a common cause of expensive and time-consuming late stage design complications. Despite this, the survey of over 350 professional electronics engineers
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11/14/2016
Lattice Semi and NDS Surgical Imaging to partner on tech for wireless HD vdeo for medical apps

ZeroWire ecosystem

Lattice Semiconductor, a leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, and NDS Surgical Imaging, a leader in designing and manufacturing medical visualization, imaging and video processing systems, today announced a strategic partnership leveraging Lattice’s WirelessHD solution specifically
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11/14/2016
Siemens is further building its Vision 2020 to shape Digital Industrial Enterprise by expanding its unique portfolio for industrial software. Siemens and Mentor Graphics announced that they have entered into a merger agreement under which Siemens will acquire Mentor for $37.25 per share in cash, which represents
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11/14/2016
Samsung Electronics announced an $8 billion deal to buy Harman International Industries, marking a major push into the auto electronics market and the biggest overseas acquisition ever by a South Korean firm. The electronics giant previously shunned big acquisitions, and the latest deal underscores a strategic
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11/14/2016
Linear demos first wireless battery management in BMW i3 at electronica

Wireless BMS concept car at electronica

Linear Technology, the leading provider of battery stack monitoring ICs for electric and hybrid/electric vehicles, is demonstrating the industry’s first wireless automotive battery management system (BMS) concept car at the Electronica Show in Munich, Germany. This wireless BMS concept car, developed by Linear’s
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11/11/2016
The bus that powers itself and has no battery? You can buy that on Alibaba. It is made by Nanowinn Technologies of China and it only works in daylight using its state-of-the-art copper indium gallium diselenide solar panels and super-efficient traction motor. Call it a lizard electric vehicle, waking with the
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11/10/2016
Infineon makes fastest machine to complete Rubik's Cube

The Rubik’s Cube was solved in just 637 thousandths of a second

The Rubik’s Cube was solved in just 637 thousandths of a second: At the electronica trade fair, the machine “Sub1 Reloaded” pulled off the feat with the help of microchips from Infineon. The microcontroller AURIX™, one of the world’s most powerful minicomputers, also contributed to the record-breaking
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11/10/2016
NTPC awards contract for Asia’s first integrated solar thermal power plant

NTPC awards contract for Asia’s first integrated solar thermal power plant

Thermax, an Indian energy and environment company and FRENELL, a German concentrated solar power company, (through its wholly owned subsidiary Novatec Solar Espana, S.L) have been awarded by India’s state owned utility NTPC, to execute Asia’s first integrated solar thermal power plant at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh,
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11/09/2016
AgileSwitch to get patent for SiC module switching Tech

ATOFF (Augmented Turn-Off)) switching

AgileSwitch, innovator of intelligent IGBT and SiC MOSFET gate drivers, announced that it has “allowed patent claims” related to its proprietary ATOFF (Augmented Turn-Off)) switching technique. The firm expects the formal patent to be awarded within the next 60 to 90 days. AgileSwitch’s Augmented
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11/08/2016
Laird to showcase embedded wireless systems at electronica

Laird embedded wireless systems

Come learn about Laird's latest products and engage in hands-on demonstrations! BL652 - contains the latest generation silicon with Bluetooth Smart v4.2 capabilities & groundbreaking ultra-low power performance. Sterling-LWB - 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and
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11/07/2016
KEMET, a leading global supplier of electronic components, has revealed its most ambitious plans yet for Electronica next week, previewing several new polymer capacitor families while showcasing a variety of technology for automotive, industrial high reliability and space grade applications. These new products
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11/07/2016
DuPont to launch portfolio of thermal management products at electronica

DuPont Temprion non-silicone thermal grease

DuPont Electronic Materials today announced the launch of a new portfolio of thermal solutions under the brand name DuPont™ Temprion™ thermal management materials. The Temprion™ portfolio is completely non-silicone and currently includes thermal greases, thermal gap fillers, electrically insulating films
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11/07/2016
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11/03/2016
GaN Systems to show latest developments at electronica 2016

GaN transistors can reduce the size of a 48 V, 12 kW motor drive by 5X and the weight by 3X

Power system companies continue adopting gallium nitride (GaN) transistors in place of silicon IGBTs and MOSFETs. By designing GaN into power systems and modules, customers have launched a stream of smaller, lighter and less costly electronic systems into the market. These products exhibit dramatic performance
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11/03/2016
Navitas Semiconductor announced CEO, Gene Sheridan, will present the advantages of industry-leading Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power ICs, using its proprietary AllGaN technology, at the upcoming IEEE Power Electronics Society 4th IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA). The
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11/03/2016
FTDI Chip spins off Bridgetek to address MCU, display spaces

FTDI Chip has established a new company called Bridgetek

In order to better serve the broadening range of markets it has developed products for, FTDI Chip has established a new distinct company - called Bridgetek. Presenting the embedded engineering sector with a well-defined and targeted operation, Bridgetek will drive the further commercialisation of some of
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11/02/2016
Heilind, a leading distributor of electronic components, announced it has rebranded its German operation and the MPS Group,acquired in April 2015, is now going to market under the Heilind banner as Heilind Electronics, with two divisions, Heilind Electronics and Heilind Electronics Mil/Aero. In the last 18 months
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11/02/2016
Join Fuji Electric's webinar on advanced IGBT modules today!

Understand and apply the latest IGBT technologies

Saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions reductions are among the trends expanding the demand for rapid improvements in IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) technology, among others. IGBT modules must have increased power densities as well as better temperature management and reliability, realized by applying
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11/01/2016

 



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