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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.


CEA-Leti Launches Open 3D Initiative

February 2, 2012 6:08 am | Comments

CEA-Leti announced the launch of a major new platform that provides industrial and academic partners with a global offer of mature 3D innovative technologies for their advanced products and research projects. To help its partners solve key technology challenges, Leti’s Open 3D™ global offer includes 3D design, layout, technologies including interconnections, TSV and components assembly, reliability tests and final packaging for components or systems achievement.


Satellite Professionals Primarily Prefer Used Equipment

February 2, 2012 5:59 am | Comments

Global research among 927 satellite professionals by Skybrokers International shows that only 7% prefer 'only new' and 32% primarily new equipment. The majority prefers 'only used' 18% and primarily used (43%) equipment. According to Walter van der Plas, CEO of Skybrokers, the research shows that satellite professionals cut cost on their purchasing budgets to survive a declining market.


New Product Suites to meet the Complex Challenges of Multi-Network Mobility

February 2, 2012 3:46 am | Comments

Starhome unveils a new strategy designed to dynamically adapt and react to the complex multi-network environment. The increased use of smart phones, mobile applications and M2M, along with growing demands for extra bandwidth, is fueling the development of LTE networks and creating new challenges and opportunities.


Rogers Shows Wide Range of Solutions for Power Conversion and Distribution at APEC 2012

February 1, 2012 11:48 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Rogers Corporation, represented by its Power Electronics Solutions (PES) Business Group, 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.


Launches Chinese Website to Support this Strategic Market

February 1, 2012 11:26 am | Comments

Aegis has launched a new Chinese-language website as the latest move in its strategic commitment to the region and to meeting its increasing demand for Aegis Manufacturing Operations Software (MOS) products. The strategy also includes Aegis’ expansion of its local staffing levels in both its sales and engineering departments.



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