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Market Watch

April 2015
On motors and motion control

Kevin Parmenter, Contributing Editor

It is estimated that approximately half the electrical energy generated is consumed globally in driving motor loads in some fashion. Motors and motion control has also been around a while, and now the application of electronics has made the power conversion process from electrical energy to mechanical energy
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04/29/2015
Semitrex, a fabless semiconductor company addressing the issue of energy consumption, announced that the company's core technology has been deemed patentable on a global scale by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Acting as the International Searching Authority for the Patent Cooperation
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04/29/2015
In April 2012, EVERLIGHT filed for declaratory judgment of invalidity and non-infringement of Nichia’s U.S. patents related to white LEDs, including U.S. Patent Nos. 5998925 and 7531960. These two patents are directed to YAG phosphor being used with blue LED chip to emit white
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04/28/2015

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department announced five projects selected for a total of $2 million for the first part of the multiphase Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) effort. This field laboratory, dedicated to cutting-edge
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04/28/2015
Yole predicts the power industry will go “inverter-centricâ€

Inverters remain a key R&D focus for power electronics

Inverters will remain a key R&D focus for power electronics for the next 5 to 10 years! The power electronics industry becomes “inverter-centric” because of: • The adoption of electrification in the transportation (from car to busses to trains and planes) • The need for power conversion
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04/28/2015
Mergermarket has released its Global Industrials M&A Trend report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2015.   · Following a spike in Industrial M&A in 2014 (US$ 157bn, 1896 deals), which saw the highest deal count for the sector since the 1,905 deals in 2007, it was predicted that
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04/24/2015
As part of Joining Forces, an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to rally support for U.S. service members, veterans and their families, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) committed to having 50,000 veterans working in solar by 2020. The First Lady shared the news
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04/24/2015
Silicon Motion Technology, a global leader in NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shannon Systems1 ("Shannon"), a leading supplier of enterprise-class PCIe SSD and storage array
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04/24/2015
Leading smart factory expert professor Detlef Zühlke will use his seminar at CWIEME Berlin 2015 to explain the ‘Industry 4.0’ concept – with reference to his ground-breaking demo platform at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Kaiserslautern – and its opportunities for manufacturers
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04/21/2015
 Audi taps Microchip’s MOST150 Tech for Audi TT virtual cockpit

AUDI AG is networking the Audi virtual cockpit system in its new TT Models using MOST technology

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced that AUDI AG is networking the Audi virtual cockpit system in its new TT Models using MOST technology. Specifically, it is deploying Microchip’s OS81118 MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface
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04/20/2015
Thermal interface materials market set to grow to $3.7bn by 2025

Market forecasts for thermal interface materials 2015-2025 - see the report for a full breakdown by applications and type

Recent research conducted by analysts IDTechEx finds that the thermal interface materials (TIM) market - including tapes, adhesives, greases, gels, pastes, elastomeric pads, phase change materials, graphite, solders, compressible materials and liquid metals - will grow from $1.7 billion in 2015 to $3.7 billion
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04/15/2015
Popular state incentive helps drive Louisiana solar growth

Louisiana became a Top 20 solar state for the first time last year

Powered by a rapidly-growing residential market, Louisiana became a Top 20 solar state for the first time last year, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. It was the fifth straight year that Louisiana showed strong growth in solar installations. In 2014,
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04/14/2015
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, announced the company is the first to receive the PRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution) v1.4 Profile 2 certification for the Atmel | SMART SAM4CP16B and ATPL230A smart metering solutions. The certification extends Atmel’s leadership
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04/14/2015
The Port of Hamburg is currently undergoing a metamorphosis: it is becoming a ‘smart port’. Some 40,000 lorries pass through the port every day, and thanks to the ‘Internet of Things’, a new road management system, consisting of sensors on roads and in parking spaces connected via the internet, is now
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04/10/2015
Maryland shows strong residential solar growth in 2014

Today, the U.S. solar industry employs 174,000 Americans nationwide

Led by a booming residential market, Maryland more than doubled its amount of installed solar capacity in 2014, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. In addition, Maryland also had nearly half, 48 percent, of its new electrical capacity last year come from solar energy. In
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04/08/2015

 



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