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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...



VPG and AVE Introduce Precision Foil Current Sense Resistors and Next-Generation Z1-Foil Technology to Dutch Market
16.10.2014 - 15:02

MALVERN, Pa. - Oct. 15, 2014 - Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that Netherlands-based electronic components distributor Added Value Electronics (AVE) has bolstered its portfolio of VPG components with the addition of Powertron and Vishay Foil Resistor brand (VFR) resistors. Joining AVE's existing offering of Alpha El...



RF switch is 'game changer' for cable industry
16.10.2014 - 00:35

Described as a "game changer for the cable industry", the UltraCMOS PE42722 from Peregrine Semiconductor is a high linearity RF switch that enables a dual upstream/downstream band architecture in cable customer premises equipment (CPE) devices. According to Peregrine, the DOCSIS 3.1 compliant switch marks the first time that dual up...



AESIN looks to develop the ‘connected corridor’ for mobile automotive networks
15.10.2014 - 21:22

AESIN, the UK's Automotive Electronics Innovation Network, is to lead a collaborative research project that will demonstrate the potential services and business models when a car is connected reliably to a mobile network.  According to the Network, various electronic systems and devices are in existence which are at a point where a c...



Qualcomm buys CSR for £1.6bn
15.10.2014 - 21:15

Qualcomm has agreed to buy Cambridge-based wireless technology pioneer CSR for £1.6billion. The cash deal is expected to close by the end of next summer. It comes just weeks after Microchip Technology's bid for the company was rejected.  Commenting on the acquistion, Qualcomm's CEO Steve Mollenkopf, pictured, said the mo...



Consortium to address ‘intelligent digital power’
14.10.2014 - 23:15

Three leading digital power supply companies have formed the AMP Consortium – Architects of Modern Power. CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata Power Solutions say the move has been made for a number of reasons, including supply chain security, customer choice and to accelerate innovation. The consortium's ambition is 'to defin...



Faster charging batteries on the way?
14.10.2014 - 23:10

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore say they have developed a battery that can be recharged to 70% of its capacity in two minutes. The team – led by associate professor Chen Xiaodong, pictured – also believes such a battery will have a lifespan of more than 20 years and be capable of more than 10,000 recharg...



Nanomagnetic chips to replace Si?
14.10.2014 - 23:06

Engineers at the Technische Universität München believe that future computer chips could be based on 3D arrangements of nanometre scale magnets, instead of transistors. Using a 3D stack of nanomagnets, the researchers have implemented a majority logic gate, which could serve as a programmable switch in a digital circuit.  In...



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