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RFMW and MAJR Products Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

March 16, 2012 10:06 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

RFMW and MAJR Products announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective November 1, 2011. MAJR Products is a leading supplier of high performance EMI/RFI shielding products. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support.

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Micrel Expands Clock and Timing Solutions with Acquisition of PhaseLink

March 16, 2012 10:04 am | Comments

Micrel announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling interest in PhaseLink Company Limited, a private company based in Taiwan and Silicon Valley. The acquisition is intended to complement Micrel’s high performance clock generation and distribution products for the communication market, as well as expand its offerings into the consumer and industrial markets.

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New Consulting Services to Support RF Design and Test Engineers

March 16, 2012 10:02 am | Comments

Constant Wave announced it has launched a suite of consulting services to support the needs of RF design and test engineers. Consulting services include: Design or test process development and optimization; measurement, analysis and application assistance; and live product training. Services are customized to specific customer needs – whether engineers need help developing or improving a test process, or solving a measurement challenge.

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TIA ICT Market Review & Forecast Says U.S. Network Infrastructure Spending to Reach $300 Billion by 2015

March 15, 2012 12:35 pm | Comments

Industry’s Most Comprehensive Data Report Also Predicts Wireless Data Spending will Top Voice Spending for the First Time in 2013; Anticipated to Reach $108 Billion The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech global communications networks, has announced the release of its 2012 ICT Market Review & Forecast (MR&F).

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Mouser Advances Product Knowledge with New Medical Applications Site

March 15, 2012 12:24 pm | Comments

 Mouser Electronics has announced the launch of its new Medical Applications Product Knowledge Center (PKC) training site, focused on providing the most current insight into personal fitness, wellness and medical applications available. As one of the fastest growing industries, medical electronics represents an increasingly demanding market for design engineers.

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Maxim to Present Technical Training Seminars and Demos at X-Fest 2012

March 15, 2012 11:19 am | by Posted by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products collaborates with Xilinx and Avnet to demo its highly integrated technology for FPGAs. Maxim Integrated Products has announced that the company is collaborating with Xilinx and Avnet during the 2012 season of X-Fest. Maxim will provide content for several technical seminars and present demos on the company’s highly integrated analog and mixed-signal solutions for the Xilinx® 7 series and Kintex™-7 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and the Zynq™-7000 Extended Processing Platform.

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Spacer Cable is a Compact Alternative for Tennessee Electric Coop's Substation Exits

March 15, 2012 11:16 am | Comments

Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative (FLEC) faced serious challenges keeping up with the area’s growth. While the recent economic downturn has slowed development somewhat, the area grew at a record pace for the past 20 years, primarily due to the explosive expansion of residential, commercial, and educational facilities in Blount County, the second fastest growing in Tennessee.

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Fabricating Solar Cells Onto Everyday Surfaces

March 15, 2012 7:54 am | Comments

The prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize has been awarded to Miles C. Barr for his innovative solar technologies and creativity. Barr received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012 and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice in 2008.

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Turkey's First M2M Platform from Turkcell Saves Turkish Economy TRY318 Million

March 15, 2012 7:33 am | Comments

 Turkcell has formed Turkey’s first machine to machine (“M2M”) platform, uniting all machine to machine solutions provided to its corporate customers under the “M2M Umbrella”. Having contributed TRY318 million to the Turkish economy through savings by M2M solutions for public and private sector companies in 2011, Turkcell plans to double this amount in 2012 through Turkey’s first and only M2M platform; it also ranks among the leaders globally.

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Eurocopter Selects Cobham Digital Audio for EC175

March 15, 2012 7:26 am | by Posted by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Comments

Cobham’s Digital Audio Control System (DACS) has been selected as forward-fit for the new Eurocopter EC175. Since 2008, DACS has been forward-fit on more medium and heavy helicopters than any other digital audio system in the world, including the EC135, 635, 225, 725, and 155. The EC175, a seven metric ton-category helicopter, will feature enhanced range and payload capabilities for 12-, 16-, and 18-passenger configurations when it enters service in late 2012.

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Electro Rent Named a 2012 Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan

March 15, 2012 4:54 am | Comments

Electro Rent Corporation announced that it was honored as a Frost & Sullivan 2012 Company of the Year in recognition of the company’s achievements in the North American rental, used and new test equipment market. The award was presented at the Frost & Sullivan North American Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet yesterday evening at the Loews Coronado Bay hotel in San Diego.

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ARM Wants to Put the Internet in Your Umbrella

March 14, 2012 8:15 am | Comments

Chip designer ARM wants to put the internet in your fridge. And it insists this cliche of tech prognostication is no longer just talk. Really.  Yes, ARM sees these as internet devices. Photo: Rev Dan Catt /Flickr On Tuesday, the company unveiled its new ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, a low-power chip designed to connect non-PC electronics and smart sensors across the home and office.

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Smallest 3D Replicas Print Out in Four Minutes

March 14, 2012 7:53 am | by Smaller than a grain of salt, 3D replicas of cathedrals, national landmarks and race cars were printed out layer by layer in about four minutes. It's hard to imagine these intricate details are on a nano-scale and not full-sized. | Comments

Austrian researchers broke the world record for quickest printout of a three-dimensional object in the fast-evolving field of 3D printing. “Until now, this technique used to be quite slow,” said Professor Jürgen Stampfl from the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna).

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Twin Creeks Unwraps New Tool, Process to Slash Silicon Solar PV Costs

March 14, 2012 7:43 am | Comments

A startup company has emerged from stealth mode with a new technology that promises to radically change the game for silicon solar photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing, by taking out almost all the starting material and up-front process costs. Progressing further toward the goal of "grid parity" means continually refining all steps along the solar supply chain, from manufacturing to balance-of-systems.

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Canadian Renewable Energy Makes Big Splash in U.S.

March 14, 2012 7:38 am | Comments

With more hydropower than it can use, Canada sells cheap, clean power to U.S. utilities and has been doing so for years. Now, large transmission projects across the Northeast and Midwest will mean more hydro will be used to meet utilities needs. The debate over the Keystone XL Pipeline has overshadowed news that a different sort of Canadian energy, hydropower, is poised has to take a much bigger role in the East Coast and Midwest markets.

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