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Notable & Newsworthy

July 2016
UK’s struggling machinery equipment market must now face Brexit straight-on

Machinery export scenarios

IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk predicts that Brexit will reduce global GDP growth in 2017, but the hardest hit will be the United Kingdom, then Europe (including Spain, Germany, France and Poland) – and as far-away as Singapore and Brazil. Even before Brexit, IHS Markit predicted that U.K. machinery
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07/29/2016
Analog Devices said it would buy fellow chipmaker Linear Technology for about $14.8 billion, the latest deal in a wave of consolidation that has swept the semiconductor industry in the past two years. The deal comes on the heels of SoftBank Group Corp's (9984.T) $32 billion acquisition of British chip designer
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07/26/2016
Panasonic launches industry-thinnest aerogel thermal insulation solution

NASBIS is made of a material called aerogel

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe has recently unveiled a thermal insulation sheet which is the thinnest insulation solution currently available on the market. The NASBIS (Nano Silica Balloon Insulation Sheet) high-performance thermal insulation sheet comes with a thickness of 50μm, 100 μm,
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Date:
07/26/2016

Verizon Communications and Yahoo! announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more
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07/25/2016
Infineon Technologies and Cree announced that Infineon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”) of Cree. The deal also includes the related SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power. The purchase price for this planned all-cash transaction
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07/14/2016
Honda codevelops first hybrid car motor free of heavy rare earth metals

Daido Steel and Honda Motor became the world’s first companies to achieve practical application of a hot deformed neodymium magnet containing no heavy rare earth

Daido Steel and Honda Motor became the world’s first companies to achieve practical application of a hot deformed neodymium magnet containing no heavy rare earth and yet with high heat resistance properties and high magnetic performance required for the use in the driving motor of a hybrid vehicle. This heavy
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07/13/2016
Imperial College London wins GaN Systems Geoff Haynes Future Power Challenge

GaN Systems Geoff Haynes Future Power Challenge Award Ceremony

Left to right: Mark Johnson, Paul Mitcheson, Sam Aldhaher, Dave Yates, Juan Manuel Arteaga Saenz, George Khelis, Geoff Haynes, Girvan Patterson.

At a ceremony held at the EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference 2016 in Nottingham, England, a post-graduate team from Imperial College London received the £2,000 prize for winning the first, annual GaN Systems Geoff Haynes Future Power Challenge. Sponsored by GaN Systems, the competition was
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Date:
07/07/2016
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