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Market Watch

August 2014
Cirrus Logic announced that it has completed its acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics. Cirrus Logic believes that the acquisition will strengthen its position as a market leader with a highly differentiated global customer base and end-to-end signal processing solutions, including integrated circuits and
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08/21/2014
Editor's note: We were unable to obtain direct information from either party in this, but here is a comment from the previous CEO of International Rectifier on this action: "We are gratified to see that Infineon recognizes the excellent technology developed by International
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08/20/2014
In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study by the Technische Universität München (TUM), the largest volume of applications by far is submitted by developers of lithium batteries. The study offers a first differentiated
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08/20/2014

American Electric Technologies, a leading supplier of power delivery solutions for the global energy industry, announced it completed the sale of its American Access Technologies (AAT) business to Fabricating Technologies, LLC on August 15, 2014 for $2.3 million in cash. The sale
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08/20/2014
Quantum Materials announced the purchase of five diverse sets of patent families from Bayer Technology Services GmbH, the global technological backbone and major innovation driver for Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany. The patents acquired provide broad intellectual property protection for advances Quantum Materials
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08/20/2014
Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) across industries are adopting PCI extensions for instrumentation (PXI)-based instrumentation as its measurement speed, small footprint, low power consumption, and flexibility reduce the time to market and overall cost of tests. In particular, companies in the wireless
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08/19/2014
Among the more than a dozen bills North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law last week, one takes aim at so-called “patent trolls.” The “Abusive Patent Assertions Act,” an article within Senate Bill 648, attempts to “strike a balance” between the interests of the state’s businesses
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08/18/2014
Smart electronic passports (ePassports) can fight terrorism and international crime by making it harder to forge travel documents—but can they overcome their most powerful enemies: political opposition and government red tape? IHS Technology research indicates that ePassports are set to experience relatively
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08/14/2014
3D Systems announced that it has acquired American Precision Prototyping (APP) and sister company American Precision Machining (APM), both expert providers of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing, product development and engineering services, further extending its service
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08/13/2014
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has awarded $6 million to fund projects that will: Measure current residential energy code compliance rate using a methodology that provides statewide results with 90% reliability. Implement an education, training, and outreach program designed
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08/06/2014
Panasonic and Tesla Motors have signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States, known as the Gigafactory. According to the agreement, Tesla will prepare, provide and manage the land, buildings and utilities.
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08/06/2014
Geothermal energy is an affordable power source, according to an analysis of several government and private sector reports published in 2014. The Geothermal Energy Association released a paper titled “The Economic Costs and Benefits of Geothermal Power” that examines the public economic costs and benefits
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08/05/2014
Analog Devices announced it has completed its acquisition of Hittite Microwave Corporation in an all-cash transaction at a purchase price of $78 per share, reflecting a total enterprise value of approximately $2 billion. “ADI’s portfolio now spans the entire frequency spectrum of RF, microwave,
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08/04/2014
Fire Phone hits sweet spot for hardware costs, but will Amazon's R&D investment pay off?

The preliminary BOM and manufacturing cost estimate of the Amazon Fire Phone

From a hardware perspective, the Fire Phone carries a bill of materials (BOM) low enough to allow Amazon to cut a profit for each smartphone sold. But with Amazon likely having sunk large amounts of money into developing the Fire Phone’s unique features, the company must sell large volumes to recoup its investment. The
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08/04/2014
Bel Fuse announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of the Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions (CS) business from Emerson (NYSE:EMR). Bel acquired the Connectivity Solutions business for approximately $98 million on a cash and debt‑free basis. The business had 2013 revenue of
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08/04/2014
Paniolo Power Company, a subsidiary of Parker Ranch, has announced plans for a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) providers for a pumped-storage hydroelectric (PSH) system on Parker Ranch lands. The RFQ process will open in September. This Request
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08/04/2014
Officials from the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) joined Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and other key leaders today to formally unveil plans for the Energy Innovation Center (EIC), a facility that will accelerate the development of innovative technology in the energy,
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Date:
08/01/2014

 



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