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Market Watch

February 2017
Brisk renewable growth across Europe

The demand for renewable electricity in Europe has grown briskly

“The demand for renewable electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantees of Origin (GOs), has grown briskly in 2016 – up 5% from 2015 and reaching nearly 370 TWh,” says Tom Lindberg, Managing Director in ECOHZ, based on statistics from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB). “Behind this growth are
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02/28/2017
Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the completion of Renesas’ acquisition of Intersil Corporation. The transaction brings together the advanced technology and
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02/27/2017
Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies are working with Vodafone to test 5G interoperability and conduct an over-the-air field trial based on 5G New Radio (NR) specifications being developed in 3GPP. The trial intends to drive the mobile ecosystem towards validation of 5G NR technologies, which will enable operators
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02/27/2017

DoE to spend up to $30M to speed solar integration into the grid

Through SunShot's systems integration efforts, DOE is funding a range of research and development projects to advance technology in four broad, inter-related areas: grid performance and reliability, dispatchability, power electronics and communications.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) SunShot Initiative announced up to $30 million in new projects to support the integration of solar energy into the nation’s electric grid, while diversifying the nation’s electricity sources and improving the reliability and security of the electric
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02/22/2017
German chipmaker Infineon Technologies and U.S. LED lighting maker Cree warned on Wednesday that Cree's agreed $850 million sale of its Wolfspeed Power unit to Infineon might not go ahead, citing U.S. government security concerns. The deal's woes underscore a drive by the United States to prevent the transfer
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02/17/2017
Analog Devices announced that it has selected Arrow Electronics as its strategic distribution channel partner operating globally. ADI will retain its current regional distributor network but will employ Arrow as its sole global distribution channel partner. The move is aimed at enabling a deeper level of support
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02/15/2017
Gowanda Components Group announced that its capabilities for the design and manufacture of RF and microwave filters are expanding in connection with the acquisition of Microwave Circuits from AMTI in Lynchburg, VA. “Microwave Circuits’ designs and technologies complement those of our TTE Filters
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02/13/2017
PSDcast - Frans Scheper of Nexperia talks discretes, logic, and MOSFETs

Frans Scheper of Nexperia

In this PSDcast, Nexperia CEO Frans Scheper, formerly EVP and GM of NXP’s Standard Products Business Unit, talks to Alix Paultre from Power Systems Design about the spinoff of Nexperia from NXP. Nexperia, which will produce around 85 billion devices a year and in 2016 had revenues exceeding US$1.1B,
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02/10/2017
Given the growing demands placed on the electrical, optical and thermal functionality of LEDs, engineers are paying more and more attention to the advancement of new material properties. To this end, the FLINGO project (Functional Inorganic Layers for Next Generation Optical Devices) was established to develop
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02/09/2017
Nexperia, the former Standard Products division of NXP, announced the formal completion of its launch as a separate entity. Headquartered in Nijmegen, Netherlands and backed by a consortium of financial investors consisting of Beijing Jianguang Asset Management and Wise Road Capital, Nexperia is a stand-alone,
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02/08/2017
U.S. states often tussle over who can attract the most innovative, high-growth businesses. Increasingly, governors can point to a new factor that makes their state competitive: affordable renewable energy. Advanced Energy Economy cites that nearly half of Fortune 500 companies have a sustainability
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02/07/2017
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) today announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. (RF360 Holdings). The joint venture will enable Qualcomm’s RFFE Business Unit to deliver RF front-end (RFFE) modules
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02/06/2017
Qualcomm announced that Qualcomm River Holdings, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, has extended the offering period of its previously announced cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding common shares of NXP Semiconductors. The tender offer is being made pursuant to the Purchase Agreement,
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02/03/2017
Let’s continue the thought we began with at the front of the issue, as simply saying that it’s good to have a lot of product development, even if some of it is on stuff that is a little crazy, leaves a lot to be said. How does a laundry-folding robot help humanity? Will having a toothbrush that sends me
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02/01/2017
Analog Devices announces changes to Board of Directors

Mark M. Little

Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, announced that Mark M. Little, former Senior Vice President, GE Global Research and Chief Technology Officer of General Electric Company, has been elected as a Director of the Company, and that the Board of Directors
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02/01/2017

 



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