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Wearables boost sensor demand
17.10.2014 - 19:43

Shipments of sensors used in wearable devices llike the Apple Watch will rise by a factor of seven over the coming years, IHS predicts. In fact, the market research firm says shipments of sensors will climb much more quickly than those for wearable devices themselves.  This is largely because of increased consumer demand for fitness a...



Review of export controls for the UK’s electronics sector
17.10.2014 - 19:39

High tech trade association techUK has begun a review of the enforcement of the regulations regarding export licences, and export controls in particular. The review will look at whether these regulations have a negative impact to the UK electronics, systems, assemblies or components supply chains – either as an unnecessary cost to business...



Power SoCs qualified to AEC-Q100 standard
17.10.2014 - 19:36

Nine of Altera's Enpirion power SoCs have been qualified as compliant with the automotive AEC-Q100 temperature qualification standard. The devices include step-down PowerSoCs from the EP53xx and EN63xx families, which are optimised for energy efficiency and support load currents up to 12A.  Unlike discrete power products, the turn...



New Vishay Intertechnology Screw-Terminal Power Aluminum Capacitors Feature Long Life of 10,000 Hours at +85 °C
17.10.2014 - 15:11

For Traction and Heavy-Duty Applications, Devices Offer High Ripple Current to 19.76 A in Two Large Case Sizes MALVERN, Pa. - Oct. 16, 2014 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of screw-terminal power aluminum capacitors designed for traction and heavy-duty applications. Devices in the Vishay BCcomponents 1...



Livingston Enables Drive Testing via Smartphone
17.10.2014 - 14:59

17th October 2014 – In order to maximise the optimization and troubleshooting possibilities when deploying next generation wireless networks, test sourcing specialist Livingston now offers JDSU’s RANAdvisor Handheld multi-technology radio access network (RAN) analysis solution. Complementing the backpack and vehicle based RANAdvisor ...



Students frustrated by lack of tech in the classroom
16.10.2014 - 21:29

More than half (52%) of UK school children want to pursue a career in STEM, but feel they are being held back from doing so by a lack of access to technology in the classroom. That's according to a new survey released today by software giant Autodesk.  The company spoke to 1000 pupils aged between 11 and 18. The majority (78%) sai...



Samsung unveils 60GHz WiFi technology
16.10.2014 - 21:24

A new Wi-Fi technology has been developed by Samsung that enables data transmission speeds of up to 4.6Gb/s – five times faster than the 866Mb/s currently achievable. The company claims the 802.11ad standard, 60GHz Wi-Fi technology will soon allow users to download a 1GB movie in less than three seconds.  It will also enable max...



Join us at the engineering event of the year
16.10.2014 - 21:17

In less than a week's time, the Electronics Design Show will open its doors to some 4,000 design engineers and over 200 exhibitors. The Show will give engineering professionals working in the electronics sector the chance to meet, learn and solve their design challenges.  They'll also be able to talk with industry leading supp...



Sensor tech could make car accidents obsolete
16.10.2014 - 21:00

Volvo has developed a new safety feature that it believes has the potential to eliminate deaths and injuries by its cars and trucks by 2020. Created as part of the Non-Hit Car and Truck project, the 360° system acts as a virtual co-driver by using a suite of discrete sensors to provide comprehensive 360° coverage of the immediate area...



New Vishay Intertechnology IGBT Power Modules Offer Complete Integrated Solutions for Solar Inverters and UPS
16.10.2014 - 15:19

Scalable Devices Offered in EMIPAK Packages for NPC Topologies, 3-Level Inverters, and Multi-Boost Converters MALVERN, Pa. - Oct. 15, 2014 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced four new IGBT power modules designed specifically for string solar inverters and medium-power-range uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). Combini...



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