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January 2017
Ideal Power collaborates with global innovator of power conversion products

Ideal Power announced their most recent partnership with leading manufacturer of AC-DC and DC-DC power conversion, P-Duke Power

Ideal Power announced their most recent partnership with leading manufacturer of AC-DC and DC-DC power conversion, P-Duke Power. The company is renowned for providing highly certified power products, services and solutions to such markets as Medical, Rail, Industrial, Communications and Semi-Conductor equipment
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01/31/2017
Two leaders in the design and manufacturing of connectors for electronic products announced a Dual Source Alliance (DSA) agreement to each produce a new generation of high-speed input/output (I/O) and backplane connectors, and cable assemblies for data communications applications. Molex and
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01/31/2017
Robert Bosch and, correspondingly, Bosch Sensortec as a wholly owned subsidiary, has joined the MIPI Alliance as a Contributor Member. The MIPI Alliance is a non-profit organization with more than 275 active member companies, developing interface specifications which drive consistency in processor and peripheral
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01/30/2017

U.S. auto-safety regulators have mandated that new vehicles must communicate with each other through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology beginning in 2020, with the goal of increasing safety. Vehicles are expected to use the 5.9GHz safety spectrum, which was allocated by the Federal Government to
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01/30/2017
Electrocomponents taps Steve Newland as President of Allied

Steve Newland

Electrocomponents, a distributor for engineers, has announced the appointment of Steve Newland as President, Allied Electronics. He will join Electrocomponents on 7 February as a member of the Executive Management Team, reporting directly to CEO Lindsley Ruth. As President, Steve will be responsible
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01/27/2017
Mouser Electronics, a leader empowering innovation, announced a global distribution agreement with SparkFun Electronics, a leader in DIY electronics and open-source technology, as part of both companies’ commitment to support the growth of the maker movement around the world. The agreement provides increased
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01/26/2017
EPC opens Blacksburg Applications Center

Suvankar Biswas, Ph.D.

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) announced the opening of an Applications Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. This center will increase the reach of EPC to support research and development for the applications of enhancement-mode gallium nitride transistors and ICs. In addition to traditional FET and IC power conversion
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01/26/2017
ENGIE Benelux, ENGIE Labs network, and the research partners of EnergyVille, KU Leuven, VITO and imec, have signed a collaboration agreement at the premises of EnergyVille in Genk, Belgium. The agreement covers a range of collaborative tasks in the field of smart energy systems of the future. With the complementary
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01/25/2017
The PCIM Europe Conference 2017 takes place from 16 – 18 May 2017, and covers with its conference program a wide range of topics including recent developments in power semiconductors, passive components, thermal management products, energy storage, sensors and new materials. The comprehensive offer ranges
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01/25/2017
An appropriate charging infrastructure is critical to support the rapidly growing electric vehicles market worldwide. As a leading semiconductor supplier for driver assistance systems and electric mobility Infineon supports the global standardization of charging infrastructure for hybrid and electric vehicles.
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01/24/2017
Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe

Solar for Health program

Eltek announced a contract with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide complete photo voltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe. Eltek will provide full delivery, installation, service and monitoring of the solar systems which use Eltek’s breakthrough Rectiverter
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01/24/2017
EpiGaN n.v., a leading provider of III-nitride semiconductor material solutions for efficient power systems, is listed again among the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by the Cleantech Group. CTG keeps its audiences and clients in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and the
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01/24/2017
IBC SOLAR, a leading system house for photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage systems, is now active in the growth market of South Africa with its own regional company. IBC SOLAR has been working together exclusively with its partner maxx | solar energy in the South African market since 2014. The new company,
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01/23/2017
Wuerth Electronics Midcom announced the “Off The Clock Design Challenge”, a premiere design challenge built for those who like to tinker. Participants will be designing a wireless charging end product using the new 15W wireless charging kit developed with ROHM Semiconductor. Contenders chosen
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01/20/2017
IAR Systems appoints director of corporate development

Anders Holmberg

IAR Systems, a leading provider of software tools and services for embedded development, announces that the company has appointed Anders Holmberg as Director of Corporate Development. This new role at IAR Systems will focus on the planning and execution of strategies to meet the company’s increased ambitions
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01/20/2017
Lenze, a leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drive, motion control and automation technologies, recently announced the appointment of Ralph Rosa as president of Lenze Americas. “More than ever, Lenze’s motion centric applications and solutions expertise can make a real difference
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01/19/2017
SE Energy, a specialty electrical construction, engineering and consulting firm, announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity and sensors, to provide a cutting-edge non-segregated bus preventative maintenance service. SE Energy will use their new state-of-the-art
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01/19/2017
Wuerth Elektronik eiSos presents 2017 Product Catalog

Passive Components 2017

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos, a leading European manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, has published its “Passive Components 2017” product catalog. Numerous products are presented on 776 pages in the categories EMC Components, Power Magnetics, Signal & Communications, and AEC-Q qualified
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01/18/2017
Qualcomm announced the top three winners of its first edition of the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge (QDIC), which was launched in December 2015, in association with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). Over the last 12 months, ten shortlisted companies were incubated with
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01/17/2017
Rogers Corporation’s Power Electronics Solutions (PES) group will once again contribute to one of the world’s largest events for photonic products and technologies: the upcoming SPIE Photonics West Conference and Exhibition. The conference and exhibition is scheduled for January 28 through February 2, 2017
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01/17/2017
The Franklin-Thomas Company (FTC) and Carino Energy Renewables Limited (Carino) announced today that they would provide unique StarPower fast charging stations for electric vehicles. FTC's CEO Joe Shepard's recently patented split rotor generator powers the new CHAdeMO/Level 3 charging stations. The new charging
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01/17/2017
RS Components appoints Cameron Ward as Senior Vice President of Innovation

Cameron Ward

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a distributor for engineers, has appointed Cameron Ward as Senior Vice President of Innovation. He joins the company immediately and will be responsible for extending the application of innovation and technology across the business to improve the customer
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01/12/2017
AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee announced that they have formed the SDVoE Alliance to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology that allows software to define AV applications.
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01/12/2017
Analysts at IDTechEx have issued a new report, Electric Boats and Ships 2017-2027, looking at this fragmented but often highly profitable and growing sector. There are already over 100 manufacturers of electric boats and ships. The report finds that the market for hybrid and pure electric boats and ships will
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01/11/2017
Aon has launched Brexit Navigator, a bespoke and proprietary three step solution designed to help organisations quantify the impact of Brexit risk exposures, and redesign risk management and risk financing structures. Brexit Navigator is supported by an interactive tool that presents scenario-based insights
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01/10/2017
TestEquity, a one stop, value-added provider of premium electronic test & measurement equipment and MRO tools and supplies for 46 years, announced that it has acquired Massachusetts-based JENSEN Tools + Supply, a subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker. TestEquity is now one of North America’s
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01/10/2017
TRC, a leader in engineering, environmental consulting, and construction-management services, released its top 12 predictions for the energy, utility, and oil and gas sectors for 2017, including robust funding for utility mergers and acquisitions and infrastructure upgrades as well as big shifts in power plant
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01/10/2017
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has announced a collaboration with Hexius Semiconductor to qualify several of their analogue intellectual property (IP) blocks in its popular ONC18 0.18 µm CMOS process. This enables ON Semiconductor to better serve its customers with proven analogue IP
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01/09/2017
The Energy Department (DOE) and the Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) jointly announced $22.7 million today to support the optimization of integrated biorefineries (IBR). DOE is providing majority funding with up to $19.8 million and USDA-NIFA is providing up
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01/06/2017
As clean energy grows, markets must evolve

Map of organized wholesale market regions

As 2016 fades away in the rear-view mirror, we reflect on a year of increasing tensions between the wholesale electricity markets—where utilities and other power suppliers purchase, sell, and trade energy to meet our energy needs—and our ever-growing appetite for cleaner, carbon-free power. The need to optimize
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01/05/2017
LoRa Alliance members myDevices, an Internet of Things solutions company; Senet, the first and fastest growing North American provider of public, low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) for long-range Internet of Things (IoT) applications built on the LoRaWAN protocol; and STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor
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01/05/2017
The same researchers who pioneered the use of a quantum mechanical effect to convert heat into electricity have figured out how to make their technique work in a form more suitable to industry. In Nature Communications, engineers from The Ohio State University describe how they used magnetism on a
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01/04/2017
Leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics, energy and digital technology imec (partner in EnergyVille) and BE Semiconductor Industries (Besi), a leading manufacturer of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry, announced that they have demonstrated long-term reliability in five full size
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01/04/2017
Volta Power Systems has secured a new facility to meet growing demand for their lithium ion power systems. The new 7,800-square-foot manufacturing space is located at 11253 James Street in Holland. Volta Power Systems manufactures turn-key lithium ion energy storage systems for recreational vehicles,
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01/04/2017
WiTricity working with GM on wireless EV charging

Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity

WiTricity, an industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, announced it is working with General Motors (GM) to test an advanced wireless charging system prototype for electric vehicles. The companies are working together to test WiTricity’s Drive 11 park-and-charge system, designed for maximum
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01/03/2017

 



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