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May 2016
IRENA Report shows renewable energy employs 8.1 million worldwide

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at its 11th Council meeting. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review
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05/25/2016
Richardson RFPD announced an agreement with GaN Systems, where Richardson RFPD will sell GaN Systems’ GaN on Si power devices on a global basis, excluding Israel. GaN Systems manufactures a range of gallium nitride high-power transistors for consumer, enterprise, industrial, solar/wind/smartgrid, and transportation
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05/25/2016
Nevada rooftop solar marketplace analysis published

Solar goes up on a rooftop in Nevada

NRDC and SolarCity have published a new analysis on costs and benefits of rooftop solar energy in Nevada that shows it’s benefitting all utility customers in the state and benefits could significantly increase under good solar policies. The results of the paper, coauthored by Dylan Sullivan, show
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05/24/2016

Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, announced an expanded, exclusive distribution agreement with Broadcom. Under the new agreement, Avnet will serve as the exclusive broadline distributor for Broadcom in the Americas and EMEA regions. Avnet will also continue its franchise in Asia. As
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05/23/2016
Electronics distributor Newark element14, together with components manufacturer Eaton, is launching a custom design service for electrical rocker switches. The new Custom Switches program offers the ability to create tailor-made Eaton NGR and SVR Rocker Switches in a variety of colors with custom logos and imaging.
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05/06/2016
Robotics growth impacts drives and controls

Kevin Parmenter, PSD Contributor

Robotics has seemed to reach a tipping, or inflection, point.  Traditionally we think of robotics as being used in the automotive industry. But we’re about to see big changes as embedded applications rapidly expand. A March 2016 report, “The Reign of Robotics Is Here: How Robotics Is Shaping
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05/04/2016
Powerbox acquires Eplax, strengthening custom power offerings

From left to right:
Andreas Mielke – Eplax – Co-Managing Director
Martin Sjöstrand – Powerbox C.E.O.
Wolfgang Pape – Eplax – Co-Managing Director
Henrik Flygar – Alder / Powerbox – Board Member

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced that it has acquired the privately-held German power supply manufacturer Eplax. The acquisition strengthens Powerbox custom-power capabilities, addressing its four
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05/03/2016
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