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September 2015
Over the past year, global real estate firms have reduced energy consumption in buildings by the equivalent of almost 280,000 barrels of oil and cut carbon emissions by the equivalent of removing 25,000 cars from the road, according to the Greenprint Performance Report: Volume 6, released by the ULI Greenprint
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09/30/2015
Powering industrial electronics

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

Several years ago it was my privilege to be selected to write the introductory section on Industrial power for the PSMA PTR –Power Technology Roadmap.   Part of what I said about the characteristics of the industrial market was that it was as close as you can get to automotive electronics without
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09/26/2015
Molex expanded its printed electronics portfolio with the recent acquisition of Minnesota-based Soligie. Custom Soligie solutions provide a robust and economical alternative to a rigid printed circuit board (PCB) or copper flex circuits in sensor applications for medical, industrial, consumer, defense, and other
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09/24/2015

Dialog Semiconductor and Atmel Corporation announced that Dialog has agreed to acquire Atmel in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of approximately $4.6 billion. The acquisition creates a leader in both Power Management and Embedded Processing solutions. The transaction results in a fast growing
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09/21/2015
Printed electronics equipment looks to Asia

Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx

The printed electronics equipment and consumables supplier base consists of over 100 global organizations, according to IDTechex Research in their report "Printing Equipment for Printed Electronics 2015-2025". The majority of these are based in Europe, followed by a roughly even share of US and Asian
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09/17/2015
NREL works with trucking industry to prioritize R&D opportunities

National Renewable Energy Laboratory partners with the medium- and heavy-duty truck market

Six to seven seconds—that's the typical time between a pair of tractor-trailers traveling together at 65 mph. But, through the work of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and its partners in the medium- and heavy-duty truck market, that gap may be shrinking. By narrowing
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09/16/2015
Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the acquisition of Great Wall Semiconductor (GWS), a private technology company developing state-of-the-art power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) technology for cloud computing, space
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09/10/2015
Cree,a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power products and gallium nitride (GaN) radio frequency (RF) devices, today announced that Wolfspeed is the new name for the Power and RF division of Cree. The company announced in May that it would separate the business into a standalone company. Wolfspeed enters the
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09/03/2015
Qnovo, a leading innovator of software to enhance battery performance, announced the closing of $8.6M in Series B funding. Intel Capital joins existing investors RockPort Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, and Blue Run Ventures in the new round. The funds are intended to support the 2016 commercial launch of smartphones
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09/03/2015
Dr. Alex Lostetter and John Palmour on the APEI buy and the power semi industry

Dr. Alex Lostetter (left) and John Palmour (right) of Cree

In this PSDcast Dr. Alex Lostetter, Vice President, Cree Fayetteville, and John Palmour, CTO and a co-founder of Cree talk to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the recent APEI acquisition and the
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Date:
09/03/2015
Test and Measurement in flux

Kevin Parmenter, Power Systems Design Contributor

The test and measurement industry is undergoing much of that we have seen lately in the rest of the electronics marketplace, such as consolidation and fervent M&A activity.  Old-line names such as Keithley, Fluke and Tektronix and even tiny Voltech are now under the Danaher umbrella. The big daddy of
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Date:
09/01/2015
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