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Rogers to Show a Wide Range of Solutions for Power Conversion and Distribution at APEC 2012

February 8, 2012 5:09 am | Comments

Rogers Corporation will showcase some of its more popular products for power electronics applications at the upcoming APEC 2012 conference and exhibition. APEC 2012, the Applied Power Electronics Conference (, is the leading event for practical and applied power electronics engineering.


Energy harvesting for wireless sensors: 1.6 Million units in 2011. Where next?

February 7, 2012 9:41 am | Comments

In 2011 the market for energy harvesters reached US$700 million, with the majority of the value going into consumer electronic applications, where energy harvesters have been used for some time. Approximately 1.6 million energy harvesters were used in wireless sensors, resulting in $13.75 million being spent on this market segment.


RACO Wireless Named M2M Entrepreneurial Company of the Year

February 7, 2012 7:26 am | Comments

RACO Wireless revealed that it has been awarded Frost & Sullivan’s “2012 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award” in the North American M2M communications market. Frost & Sullivan recognized RACO Wireless as a visionary company that has made it much easier for solution providers to deploy M2M applications.


Rogers to Discuss Key MAterial Solutions & Exhibit at APEX IPC 2012

February 7, 2012 7:12 am | Comments

Rogers Corporation will be attending the IPC APEX EXPO Conference & Exhibition scheduled for February 28 through March 1, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. The IPC APEX EXPO is a leading industry event for electronics manufacturing and assembly, with a full technical conference and almost 400 exhibition booths expected.


Suite of Solutions for Base Station Testing at NATE 2012

February 7, 2012 6:51 am | Comments

Anritsu Company is showcasing its portfolio of instruments used by engineers and technicians responsible for the deployment, installation, and maintenance of wireless networks at NATE 2012. Among the test solutions on display will be the PIM Master family, which features Anritsu’s patented Distance-to-PIM technology, Site Master™ cable and antenna analyzers, Cell Master™ and BTS Master™ handheld analyzers, and MT9090 Network Master for backhaul testing.


Digi-Key Corporation Announces Global Distribution Agreement with Marktech Optoelectronics

February 7, 2012 6:47 am | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation nd Marktech Optoelectronics announced the two companies have signed a global distribution agreement. Marktech Optoelectronics is an industry leader in LED technology, products and solutions. Marktech has been involved in many high-end, high-profile projects and serves several markets including Aerospace and Defense, Medical Technology, Industrial Manufacturing and Robotics, and Sign and Signal.


Woman Gets Jawbone Made by 3D Printer

February 6, 2012 11:59 am | Comments

Need a new jawbone? Now you can print one. An 83-year-old British woman recently underwent the first-ever custom transplant of a lower jaw made by a 3D printer. According to, the Biomedical Research Institute at Hasselt University in Belgium announced last week that it implanted a printed jawbone in June, which was created by metal part maker LayerWise.


New Milestone in Cooling Performance for Thin-film Thermoelectrics

February 6, 2012 11:51 am | Comments

Nextreme Thermal Solutions announced that its thin-film thermoelectric technology has achieved a 60.1°C temperature difference between its cold and hot sides at an ambient temperature of 24.7°C, bringing it on par with the performance of bulk thermoelectric technology. The 60°C temperature milestone, known as the ?Tmax, reflects the ability of the thermoelectric device to pump heat efficiently.


Cree Releases SPICE Model for Silicon Carbide Power MOSFET

February 6, 2012 10:01 am | Comments

Cree has expanded its design-in support for the industry’s first commercially-available SiC MOSFET power devices with a fully-qualified SPICE model. Using the new SPICE model, circuit designers can easily evaluate the benefits Cree’s SiC Z-FET MOSFETs provide for achieving a higher level of efficiency than is possible with conventional silicon power switching devices for comparably-rated devices.


X-FAB Uses Silicon Frontline's Post-Layout Extraction Software

February 6, 2012 8:52 am | Comments

Silicon Frontline Technology announced that X-FAB Silicon Foundries has used SFT’s R3D (Resistive 3D) software for X-FAB’s 0.18 micrometer high-voltage process (XH018), providing improvements in reliability and efficiency. X-FAB is the world's leading foundry group for More-than-Moore semiconductor applications.


Electro Rent Renews Authorized Technology Partner Agreement With Agilent

February 6, 2012 6:08 am | Comments

Electro Rent Corporation announced that it has entered into a two-year renewal agreement with Agilent Technologies to remain Agilent’s sole Authorized Technology Partner (ATP) for the United States and Canada. The original agreement commenced December 1, 2009 to provide small and medium size customers with financial alternatives for acquiring Agilent’s electronic test and measurement products.


Smart City Networks to maintain upgraded Wi-Fi network at Lucas Oil Stadium and Indianapolis Convention Center

February 3, 2012 9:00 am | Comments

After coordinating the installation and integration of upgrades to the Wi-Fi network at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind., Smart City Networks will manage the day-to-day operations of the upgraded Wi-Fi network that can keep tens of thousands of people online wirelessly.


Tablet History: 14 Devices That Laid the Groundwork for the iPad

February 3, 2012 5:42 am | by Rob Lammle | Comments

Telautograph (1888) Using a special pen connected to wires that tracked the pen's position on paper, the telautograph sent handwritten messages via telegraph.             RAND Tablet (1964)   The 10 by 10-inch RAND Tablet let computer users choose menu options, draw diagrams and even write software using only a digital stylus.


FCI To Feature Power Solutions At APEC 2012 Exhibition

February 3, 2012 5:30 am | Comments

FCI will showcase its Power Solutions products at booth 1136 during the IEEE-Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition 2012 (APEC 2012). The conference is being held from February 5-9, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. APEC 2012 is a premier global event dedicated to applied power electronics. It provides an ideal environment for equipment OEMs, power supply designers and component manufacturers to discuss the latest achievements and breakthroughs.


Skyworks Ramps GPS/GNSS Solutions for Samsung

February 3, 2012 5:24 am | Comments

Skyworks Solutions announced that it is ramping global positioning system (GPS) and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) solutions for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., one of the world’s leading smart phone providers. The Company’s newest devices, which integrate a low-noise amplifier with filtering specifically designed for GPS/GNSS receiver applications, deliver industry-leading performance and are the smallest solutions in the market requiring no external components, allowing manufacturers an easy “plug and play” option.



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