Market Watch

March 2021
Mild HEV Transition Offers a Door into the Automotive Market
More and more governments are trying to fight global warming by signing up to restrict CO2 emissions, often with strict targets that they have committed to implement by the end of this decade. One of the areas they see as offering a quick win is the reduction of emissions from the automotive sector by encouragin
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Date:
03/25/2021

ScopeCorder Gets Turbocharged with New Hardware and Software
As electrical electromechanical systems grow in complexity, the requirement for more specialised test equipment increases. Engineers performing tests on these systems need to see more detail than ever before from many different sources. Yokogawa has catered to this market since 1997 with its ScopeCorder test equi
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Date:
03/25/2021
Infineon Expands  Supply Base  for Silicon Carbide
The contract has an initial term of five years. With this supply contract, the German semiconductor manufacturer adds a further element to secure its growing base material demand in this area. SiC is the basis for power semiconductors that are particularly efficient, robust, and cost-effective at the system le
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Date:
03/14/2021
Harwin opens £3.8m smart manufacturing facility
Providing an additional 1,200m² of factory floor, the new facility is enabling the company to quickly and significantly scale up production of its award-winning high reliability (Hi-Rel) connectors to meet market requirements. The total investment into the new facility is £3.8m; £1m of this brings in st
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Date:
03/03/2021
XP Power signs distribution agreement with TRC Electronics
The new partnership will allow the specialist stocking distributor to sell XP Power’s entire product portfolio across North America to the industrial electronics, healthcare, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and technology sectors. XP Power’s AC-DC power supply range of ITE and medical safety-certified
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Date:
03/03/2021
How Wide-Bandgap Technology Became Real
We are now moving up the slope of enlightenment onto the plateau of productivity with wide bandgap semiconductor devices, namely silicon carbide and gallium nitride. WBG devices that complement silicon devices are now readily available in products, especially at higher voltages, and designers are pleased to us
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Date:
03/01/2021