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HEICO Completes Switchcraft Acquisition

November 23, 2011 7:51 am | Comments

HEICO Corporation announced that its Electronic Technologies Group has completed the acquisition of Switchcraft, Inc.("Switchcraft") through the purchase of all of the stock of Switchcraft's parent company, Switchcraft Holdco. On October 20,201 1, HEICO announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Switchcraft.

WIN Semiconductors Corp. "Foundry Supplier of the Year"

November 23, 2011 7:47 am | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions announced that it has honored WIN Semiconductors Corporation with its Foundry Supplier of the Year Award for 2011. WIN Semiconductors provides M/A-COM Tech with market leading GaAs MMIC foundry services across a broad range of HBT and pHEMT technologies. The superior level of support and comprehensive technology portfolio provided by WIN Semiconductors’ advanced foundry services has facilitated M/A-COM Tech’s development and introduction of new products in many of its markets.

Kardex Remstar To Display Intralogistics Solutions at Modex 2012

November 23, 2011 7:45 am | Comments

Kardex Remstar dynamic storage solutions will be on display at Modex 2012 in Atlanta, GA February 6 – 9 in booth #2914. Kardex Remstar boasts a wide product offering including vertical lift modules, horizontal carousels, vertical carousels, mobile shelving and integrated software. From receiving to order processing and pick accuracy to replenishment and cycle counting Kardex Remstar provides complete solutions that improve productivity, save floor space and increase accuracy.

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Printed CMOS Memory Unveiled

November 23, 2011 5:52 am | Comments

Thin Film Electronics (“Thinfilm”) together with PARC, a Xerox company, announced they have produced a working prototype of the world’s first printed non-volatile memory device addressed with complementary organic circuits, the organic equivalent of CMOS circuitry. Thinfilm Addressable Memory™ consists of Thinfilm’s printed memory and PARC’s transistors.

Frost & Sullivan Presents Anritsu with Global Customer Enhancement Award

November 22, 2011 9:58 am | Comments

Anritsu Company announces that Frost & Sullivan has presented Anritsu with a 2011 Global Customer Enhancement Award in Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Testing. The award was presented to Anritsu for its introduction of the innovative MW8219A PIM Master, and how the test solution addresses the growing need to locate and correct PIM in wireless networks.

Synchronized Wireless Sensor Network Technology

November 22, 2011 9:42 am | Comments

We had a chance to speak with  Chris Townsend from MicroStrain at the IDTechEX Energy Harvesting show, on wireless sensors and there synchronized wireless sensor network technology. Check out the video to hear what he had to say!  www.microstrain.com   Posted by Janine E.

ECIA Reports Association Website Has Been Maliciously Cloned

November 22, 2011 9:32 am | Comments

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA ) warns that an imposter has cloned the National Electronic Distributors Association website (NEDA) to falsely offer employment to unsuspecting job seekers. ECIA, formerly NEDA, has been contacted by numerous individuals asking if the employment offer was legitimate.

Energy Harvesting Nodes - 2.4 GHz Sensor Network

November 22, 2011 9:02 am | Comments

We had a chance to speak with Joe Tillison from Avnet at the IDTechEX Energy Harvesting show. Avnet was demonstrating its activities in the energy harvesting and wireless sensor network space by having two separate demos that include energy harvesting nodes, one of which is a 2.4 GHz sensor network with nodes powered solely by thermal, vibration, light and RF induction.

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IDTechEX Energy Harvesting - THINERGY MEC200 Series Micro-energy Cells

November 22, 2011 8:51 am | Comments

We had a chance to speak with Joe Keating, Director at Infinite Power Solutions at the IDTechEX Energy Harvesting show, on the THINERGY MEC200 series micro-energy cells (MECs). The MEC200 family features a new encapsulation and terminal design which makes the batteries easier to handle and to integrate within applications.

Datalogic Doubles Presence in Industrial Automation Industry

November 22, 2011 6:32 am | Comments

Datalogic S.p.A. announced that yesterday it has entered into an agreement with certain subsidiaries of Danaher Corporation to acquire Accu-Sort Systems, a leading supplier of Automatic Identification products in the United States. Mauro Sacchetto, CEO of Datalogic, stated: "This transaction doubles Datalogic Group's presence in the Industrial Automation industry by positioning it in the high-end segment and by broadening the company’s competitive position in a highly fragmented market with great growth potential.

MoCA Certification for Set-Top Box IC Enables Content Sharing

November 22, 2011 6:14 am | Comments

STMicroelectronics has obtained MoCA 1.1 certification for its highly featured STi7108M video decoder, enabling High-Definition (HD) set-top boxes or digital video recorders (DVRs) to share content and services easily throughout the home. The MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) standard for home-entertainment networking uses existing coaxial cables to distribute high-bandwidth content such as streamed HD-video, gaming, broadband Internet access and Over The Top (OTT) services to every room in the house.

GeoPro LBS Selected as Development Partner for DeLorme inReach

November 22, 2011 5:55 am | Comments

GeoPro LBS  announced that it was selected to develop the satellite messaging gateway and consumer web application for inReach, DeLorme’s groundbreaking new two-way satellite communicator with GPS. DeLorme, the innovation leader in navigation technology, selected GeoPro for its best-in-class personnel tracking application and Iridium short burst data (SBD) network expertise.

UK Wireless Module Manufacturer LPRS appoints new Distributor for ASPAC

November 21, 2011 5:29 am | Comments

LPRS, a leading European supplier of short-range radio devices, announced the appointment of Veloxity Components Pte. Ltd. as their distributor for the Asia/Pacific region. Veloxity will principally sell the LPRS market leading easyRadio Advanced (eRA) industrial wireless communications modules as well as development kits and accessories.

Ultra Low Power Boost Converter Charger Energy Harvester

November 18, 2011 12:03 pm | Comments

Earlier this week at the IDTechEX Energy Harvesting show, we had a chance to speak with John Carpenter, System Engineer at Texas Instruments, on the ultra low power boost converter charger energy harvester. Check out the video to hear what he had to say! Evaluation Module for BQ25504 Ultra Low Power Boost Converter with Battery Management bq25504EVM-674 – Ultra Low Power Boost Converter with Battery Management for Energy Harvester Applications.

Energy Harvesting - SmartMesh IP 6LoWPAN Wireless Network

November 18, 2011 11:52 am | Comments

Earlier this week at the IDTechEX Energy Harvesting show, we had a chance to speak with Steve Grady, Vice President   of Marketing at Cymbet, on the SmartMesh IP 6LoWPAN wireless network running on harvested energy. Check out the video below to hear what he had to say! Dust Networks announced that they will demonstrate a SmartMesh IP 6LoWPAN wireless network running on harvested energy at the IDTechEx Wireless Sensor Network & RTLS Summit in Munich, Germany, June 21 - 22.

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