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August 2016
DoE to spend over $20M for wave and tidal energy projects

Marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy systems generate electricity from ocean waves and tidal currents

The Energy Department announced 10 organizations selected to receive more than $20 million in funding for new research, development, and demonstration projects that advance and monitor marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy systems, which generate electricity from ocean waves and tidal currents. These projects
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08/31/2016
The Energy Institute (EI) has received over 140 entries from across 23 countries to its 2016 energy industry EI Awards competition. This year's submissions once again capture the diversity of outstanding achievements across the global energy sector. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 10
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08/30/2016
For each month this year, renewable energy production in the U.S. has exceeded the same months in all previous years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That achievement is particularly notable because it happened in spite of below-average hydroelectric output caused by drought along the
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08/29/2016

Littelfuse announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the product portfolio of transient voltage suppression ("TVS") diodes, switching thyristors and insulated gate bipolar transistors ("IGBT") for automotive ignition applications from ON Semiconductor for a combined purchase
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08/29/2016
Japan's Renesas Electronics is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire U.S. chipmaker Intersil for as much as 300 billion yen, an industry source familiar with the deal said on Monday. An agreement on the deal, which would be the latest in a trend of consolidation among global chipmakers, was likely to
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08/28/2016
thyssenkrupp and partners launch collaborative project EffiForm to lower Li-ion battery cost

The aim of Effiform is to optimize the material, process and systems technologies used in the initial charging (formation) of lithium-ion cells for industrial applications

Electric cars are still a rarity on our roads. The high cost of battery cells continues to be a major stumbling block to improving the cost-efficiency and popularity of e-mobility. Roughly a third of battery production costs are currently accounted for by the final step in the manufacturing process – the application
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08/26/2016
Convergence Promotions has entered into a partnership with California PATH (Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology) at the University of California, Berkeley, to advance the technologies that connect vehicles to the surrounding infrastructure and other vehicles. The goal of the partnership will be to
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08/25/2016
Mouser Electronics,an authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has announced a global distribution agreement with Amphenol LTW, a division of Amphenol and a leader in rugged and harsh environment interconnects. Amphenol LTW manufactures a broad variety of advanced,
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08/25/2016
Global battery energy storage system (BESS) installed capacity is set to grow from 1.5 Gigawatts (GW) in 2015 to over 14 GW by 2020, as large numbers of projects are planned to be commissioned over the forecast period due to increasing renewable installations and focus on grid stability, according to research
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08/23/2016
Energy Department reports show strong growth of U.S. wind power

American wind energy more than doubled from about 95 million megawatt hours generated in 2010 to more than 190 million megawatt hours in 2015

Annual reports analyzing the wind energy industry released today by the Energy Department show continued rapid growth in wind power installations in 2015, demonstrating market resilience and underscoring the vitality of the U.S. wind energy market on a global scale. Wind power provides clean energy to homes
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08/22/2016
AMBER wireless, manufacturer of wireless connectivity solutions, is now part of Wuerth Elektronik eiSos. With the merger, the owner-run wireless specialist founded in 1998 lays the foundation for its further growth and the globalization of its activities. Through the acquisition, Wuerth Elektronik eiSos considerably
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08/18/2016
The Energy Department announced up to $40 million in available funding, subject to congressional appropriations, to support the site selection, design, permitting, and construction of a national open-water, wave energy testing facility within U.S. federal or state waters. The Department anticipates the facility
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08/17/2016
Aclara Technologies, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure technologies to water, gas and electric utilities globally, has acquired the Smart Grid business of Tollgrade Communications, Inc., a global market share leader in the smart grid sensor market. The transaction includes the award-winning LightHouse
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08/12/2016
The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking 81FR52196 proposing new energy conservation standards for uninterruptible power supplies, a class of battery chargers and is holding a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses
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08/08/2016
Emerson announced an agreement to sell Network Power to Platinum Equity and a group of co-investors. The transaction is valued at $4 billion and Emerson will retain a subordinated interest in Network Power. The sale of Network Power is expected to close by December 31, 2016, subject to customary regulatory approvals. “This
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08/03/2016
â€Disruptive Innovation’ seen driving electricity costs to zero

Near zero-variable cost energy sources such as solar will continue to drive down energy costs

Global investment bank Citi is predicting that the combination of near zero-variable cost energy sources such as solar and wind, along with smart analytics and “big data”, may deliver what the nuclear industry promised nearly half a century ago – free energy. “The notion of free energy came
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08/02/2016
The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $7 million in project funding to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines as part of the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. This first-of-its-kind
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08/02/2016
Yokogawa Electric announces that it has invested in FogHorn Systems, Silicon Valley startup that is a leading developer of fog computing technology. Yokogawa aims to foster development of fog computing technology through its investment in this company. In so doing, Yokogawa hopes to expand the range of solutions
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08/01/2016
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, announced that it has acquired ams’ assets related to NFC and RFID reader business. ST has acquired intellectual property, technologies, products and business highly complementary to its secure microcontroller
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08/01/2016
TDKand Tronics Microsystems jointly announced that TDK’s wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS, a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and systems based in Munich, Germany, and Tronics have signed a tender offer agreement pursuant to which EPCOS will launch a public tender offer for all publicly-held
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Date:
08/01/2016
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