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Power Passives and Discretes

December 2012
CTS Corporation acquires D&R Technology
CTS Corp has acquired D&R Technology (D&R), a privately-held company with annual sales of approximately $50 million. D&R is a leading manufacturer of custom designed sensors, switches and electromechanical
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12/27/2012
Aisin demonstrates Human Error Monitoring System

Demonstration car equipped with Aisin's futuristic Intelligent Transport System technology.

Aisin Seiki Co, Ltd will exhibit its latest ITS (intelligent transport system) technology at the mid January 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Among the highlights of the
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12/22/2012
Visteon shows off e-Bee concept at CES

Driver controls designed for quick, non-distracting information access.

Visteon's e-Bee concept car, dubbed 'flexible, frugal and simple' features custom-built cabin showcasing Visteon's broad array of electronics and materials technologies. The electric e-Bee does not
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12/21/2012

TDK subsidiary EPCOS wins Siemens Diamond prize

EPCOS screw terminal aluminum electrolytic capacitor

TDK Corporation announces that its subsidiary, EPCOS Brazil, was presented with Siemens' Diamond Prize in the category "Industry Sector," the company's highest supplier award. The prize honors EPCOS'
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12/21/2012
Thermal design considerations for thin power MOSFETs

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Figure 1: SOA (a) and ZthJC (b) charts for the BSC014N04LS

Thermal challenges accompany almost all advances in power-electronic designs. Load cases not covered under a datasheet's parameters are often particularly problematic. Each new MOSFET generation
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12/19/2012
TDK brochure features EPCOS components for mobile applications and DSL appliances

Click image to enlarge: Electronic Components for Mobile Applications and DSL Appliances

TDK has published a new application guide spanning the EPCOS product range for mobile communications equipment and infrastructure components such as DSL equipment and base stations. Customers can
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12/19/2012
Efficient electronic insect trap and monitor

Tom Puterbaugh, Spensa Technologies VP of products, and Spensa CEO Johnny Park about to install Z-Traps in an apple orchard.

The Z-Trap is an electronic agricultural insect trapping device that automatically detects the number of target insects captured by the trap and sends the data wirelessly to the grower's mobile phone
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12/17/2012
Designers of solar power—photo-voltaic or PV—generating systems face some of the same problems as their counterparts in any other power-related technology: the need to constantly improve performance, reliability, longevity, and—above all—efficiency. As with any engineering endeavour, improved performance
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12/12/2012
Maxwell Technologies ultracapacitors power London cable car systems

Gondola's and transport powered by capacitors

Maxwell Technologies is supplying ultracapacitors for a high-efficiency energy management system that powers multimedia entertainment, lighting and air ventilation systems in the Emirates Air Line,
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12/12/2012
Atmel achieves UL certification for QTouch capacitive-touch controllers for household appliances
Atmel Corporation and UL (Underwriters Laboratories) have announced that Atmel has achieved certification for the UL 60730-1, a standard for automatic electrical controls for household and similar
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12/11/2012
ARPA-E provides $130 million for 66 potentially transformational grants
The Department of Energy's ARPA-E agency has announced $130 million for 66 grants that have the potential for "transformational" change in energy. The list starts with $4.49 million for Energy-Dense
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12/09/2012
IR Introduces StrongIRFET™ Power MOSFET Family for Industrial Applications Requiring Ultra-Low On-State Resistance

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International Rectifier has announced the introduction of a family of StrongIRFET™ power MOSFETs featuring ultra-low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) for a wide variety of industrial applications including
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12/06/2012
IHS downgrades semiconductor-industry market forecast to 2.3% decline
Amid increasingly weak economic conditions that are depressing consumer and business spending on electronics, IHS is downgrading its forecast for the global semiconductor market in 2012, with revenue
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12/04/2012
Maxwell Technologies supplies ultracapacitors to power multimedia and passenger comfort systems in London cable cars

Click image to enlarge: Maxwell Technologies' ultracapacitors power multimedia entertainment, lighting, and air ventilation systems in CWA-Constructions-built Emirates Air Line urban cable cars carrying passengers across London's River Thames.

Maxwell Technologies has announced that it is supplying ultracapacitors for a high-efficiency energy-management system that powers multimedia entertainment, lighting, and air ventilation systems in
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12/04/2012
The enormity of overviewing Electronica and its companion SPS IPC Drives exhibitions is probably best illustrated by the fact that there exists a pre-Electronica press meeting, held by a handful of
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12/03/2012
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