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January 2014
IDTechEx research shows rapid growth in the electric aircraft industry

Electric aircraft serve the need for reduced noise, air and ground pollution

IDTechEx research shows the electric aircraft industry is now growing rapidly with the military and industrial/commercial sectors increasing share to 67% and 27% of the 2024 value market. Product and component launches mostly involve pure electric manned aircraft but also an increasing number of hybrid aircraft
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01/27/2014
Qualcomm and HP today announced that Qualcomm has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Development, and Palm. The portfolio, comprising approximately 1,400 granted patents and pending patent applications from the US and approximately 1,000 granted patents and pending patent
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01/24/2014
The stationary fuel cell market is forecast to show massive growth, climbing from $390m in 2012 to $7.52 billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 44.7%, thanks to increasing interest in this technology and the help of government subsidy programs, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.
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01/23/2014

Transparent conductive sheets (on glass or other substrates) are used in a variety of applications including touch screens, displays, lighting, photovoltaics, etc. This is already a large and well-established business. Indeed, the non-display sector alone (includes touch) is set to generate $1.4 billion in 2014
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01/23/2014
Severe weather – you can find it every day on the Weather channel, moving across America as large storms (often with tornadoes) that pose a direct threat to the lives and power supply for thousands of utility customers. The $138 million bottom line A serious storm with major
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01/23/2014
Due to expected infrastructure development prior to the FIFA World Cup, Brazil’s smart meter market revenue will increase more than tenfold, from $36m in 2013 to $432m by 2020, at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 43%, forecasts research and consulting firm GlobalData. According
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01/21/2014
President Obama launches public-private manufacturing innovation institute

President Obama

The President announced new steps with the private sector to strengthen the manufacturing sector, boost advanced manufacturing, and attract the good paying jobs that a growing middle class requires. The President also announced the selection of a North Carolina headquartered consortium of businesses and universities,
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01/17/2014
One way that supercapacitors are developing faster than batteries is in the choice of format, from transfer printable ones for mobile phones to load-bearing structural components and smart skin for vehicles. In the European Union Powerweave project, supercapacitors not batteries have been chosen as the energy
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01/17/2014
For the next three years, 26 partners from five European countries will conduct research on environmental sensors and sensor networks for energy efficient solutions. Under leadership of Infineon Technologies the research project “Environmental Sensors for Energy Efficiency” (ESEE) will help to further reduce
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01/16/2014
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $4.8 million in awards for projects that explore new technologies to make buildings in New York State more energy efficient while helping to expand the building sector economy. “New York is continuing to invest in new technologies and systems that improve energy
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01/16/2014
MIT Professional Education will offer “Tackling the Challenges of Big Data” over four weeks beginning March 4, 2014. This course is the first of its kind: cutting edge content delivered by world-renowned CSAIL researchers, in a flexible format for working professionals, on an open source educational platform
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01/14/2014
The former Emerson Embedded Computing & Power business of Emerson Network Power announced a new name and corporate identity, Artesyn Embedded Technologies. The new brand comes following a transition to new ownership during the fourth quarter of 2013. Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm,
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01/14/2014
Seventy percent of global energy production is consumed in commercial and residential buildings. Power electronics applications can reduce this substantially. The IEEE PELS Emerging Technologies Technical Committee and PSMA, with leadership from the PSMA Alternative Energy Committee, will sponsor this special
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01/13/2014
Growing Opportunity for Manufacturers of Digital Power

Jonathon Eykyn, IHS

The digital power market is forecast to grow substantially in the next five years with unit shipments of digital power supplies and digital power ICs projected to grow by factors of three and five respectively by 2018 according to IHS. The early adoption of digital power has been dominated by telecommunications,
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01/10/2014
China is predicted to remain the leading global consumer of wind turbine rotor blades over the coming years, with its market value expected to increase from almost $2 billion in 2012 to $3.7 billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.2%, according to a new report from research and consulting
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01/09/2014
As you fly across Europe you may notice something if it is a clear day. It begins as you leave the UK and observe the tens of hundreds of windmills lined up in giant farms on both sides of the North Sea. It continues as you cross the Netherlands into Germany: see on almost every piece of raised landmass more
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01/08/2014
Building on its years of innovation-driven research and development, at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, AMZER unveiled its line up of connected and wearable devices. AMZERcontrol™ is a family of wireless automated control solutions which enhance as well as ease the consumer's daily experiences and tasks.
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01/08/2014
Euromonitor, a UK-based research firm, has recently recognizes Haier as a leading global major appliances brand in the world, positioning itself as a complete lifestyle manufacturer for consumers. Haier couples cloud-control technology and customization to give consumers the
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01/08/2014
The cold weather sweeping across the U.S. has caused unprecedented price spikes, with congestions prices fluctuating by $800 on January 6 in the MISO region. Genscape’s Transmission RT service, which monitors outages, reversals, and return-to-service on transmission lines across the U.S. in real-time, gave
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01/08/2014
Taiwan’s Institute for Information Industry (III) has joined the HomeGrid Forum Board. III adds an Asian voice and point of view to the Board, better enabling HomeGrid Forum to understand and react to the needs of Asian Operators, vendors and consumers.   Founded in 1979 as a Non-Governmental
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01/07/2014
2013 ended with a wide range of regulatory activity, from proposed 2014 energy-related tax incentives and finalized state GHG emission regulations (RGGI), to record residential solar installations and natural gas production.  ESF Research examined the details and implications of the recent developments.
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01/07/2014
The lighting control systems marketplace has been in a state of transition in recent years. Changing energy efficiency codes, new construction project increases, wireless technology benefits, increases in LED lighting adoption and conservation initiatives have been the key factors driving
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01/06/2014
At the 2014 International CES, Ericsson will demonstrate the experience of "Living Life in the Networked Society." Visitors to the Ericsson booth will see how different aspects of an everyday connected life are seamlessly stitched together, allowing each of us to share experiences with family, friends
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01/03/2014
Eltek, a leader in high efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects, announced that ZTE Norway AS, a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, has stated it will halt all sales and marketing of disputed products in Norway. This follows a legal dispute in which
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01/02/2014
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