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ROHM Semiconductor and Premier Farnell move from European franchise to Global

March 23, 2012 5:48 am | News | Comments

Premier Farnell plc today announced that it has extended its franchise with ROHM Semiconductor to cover Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. ROHM Semiconductor offers Integrated Circuits for video, audio, industrial, lighting, consumer, and meeting applications.

600W DC Input Front-End Power Module Touts Wide Input Range

March 22, 2012 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powerstax introduced the D0601 DC input 1U rack mounted front-end power module to complement its existing popular range of AC input models. It is designed to operate as part of a DC-UPS or distributed DC power system, with or without battery backup and

Digital skills shortage leaves EU youth a step behind

March 21, 2012 5:56 am | News | Comments

European policy makers have identified a large shortfall in computing and IT skills among young people that threatens to dent Europe's ability to compete and could exacerbate youth unemployment in the coming decade.


Energy Micro announces immediate availability of EFM32 Gecko development kit

March 21, 2012 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro today announced the availability of a new development kit for its EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family. Priced at $309, the kit includes full SEGGER J-Trace and J-Link support, reducing the need for additional debugging tools.

NXP Semiconductors says CFO to resign, names successor

March 19, 2012 7:55 am | News | Comments

Chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV said its chief financial officer Karl-Henrik Sundstroem will step down by the end of July for personal reasons.

Switching regulator includes minimum quiescent current of 6mA

March 19, 2012 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

GAPTEC Electronic presents the most inexpensive, non-isolated and surface mount produced SIP3 switching regulator with a minimum quiescent current of only 6mA. The LC78 is a so-called "drop-in" switching regulator which is pin-compatible with the classical LM78 linear regulator...

EADS' Astrium interested in U.S. digital imagery firms

March 16, 2012 9:08 am | by Andrea Shalal-Esa, Reuters | News | Comments

Europe's leading space company, Astrium, is "generally interested" in acquiring one of two U.S. digital imagery providers, GeoEye Inc (GEOY.O) or DigitalGlobe Inc (DGI.N), and would look carefully at a deal if the price was affordable, a top Astrium executive told Reuters on Tuesday.

BBC suffers cyber-attack following Iran campaign

March 16, 2012 8:39 am | News | Comments

The BBC has suffered a sophisticated cyber-attack following a campaign by Iranian authorities against its Persian service, director-general Mark Thompson said on Wednesday.


AdoptSMT Group distributes Nozzles from Count On Tools throughout Europe

March 15, 2012 7:01 am | News | Comments

Count On Tools has appointed AdoptSMT Europe GmbH as their distributor for all of Europe. AdoptSMT will be responsible for COT's complete range of replacement parts for the SMT industry including vacuum nozzles for pick and place machines.

Wireless Communications Toolkit Enables Wireless Protocol Creation for Almost Every App

March 14, 2012 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lime Microsystems has announced a Universal Wireless Communications Toolkit that allows developers to create wireless protocols of almost any complexity with ease. The Toolkit comprises

EC Working on Regulations for Commercial UAV Use

March 14, 2012 6:09 am | Blogs | Comments

Working hard to catch up to the rest of the world, the European Commission's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Panel began meetings February 9 in Brussels, Belgium, to agree on the key flight rules and technologies for commercial UAVs

Thinfilm completes private placement, raises $7.9M

March 13, 2012 11:34 am | News | Comments

The board of directors of Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm" or "the Company") has after close of trading on 12 March 2012 resolved and accomplished a private placement of 25,000,000 new shares in the Company at a price of NOK 1.80 per share...

Riber and imec extend successful collaboration on next-generation III-V logic CMOS

March 13, 2012 6:23 am | News | Comments

Riber signed an agreement with imec to further collaborate on epitaxy process technologies for next-generation III-V CMOS devices. The agreement follows a successful collaboration in the field of advanced channel materials for high-performance CMOS scaling...


Open-source driver software serves touch sensors and encourages design creativity

March 13, 2012 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

In order to increase the depth of support it can deliver to the market, Zytronic has introduced the first in a series of new software drivers for use with its range of Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT) touch sensors and touch controller products.

Heliatek Opens Production Facility for the Manufacture of Organic Solar Films

March 12, 2012 2:19 pm | News | Comments

Heliatek GmbH inaugurated its first production facility for the manufacture of flexible organic solar panels in Dresden during a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich. Based on organic semiconductor materials, these flexible solar panels offer

Game warns it could be game over

March 12, 2012 7:34 am | by James Davey, Reuters | News | Comments

Struggling British video games retailer Game, denied new titles by suppliers, has put itself up for sale and warned shareholders their equity in the firm could be worthless.

Yupiteru Selects u-blox QZSS Technology for Enhanced Radar Detector in Japan

March 12, 2012 7:10 am | News | Comments

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, scored an industry first by providing advanced QZSS satellite positioning technology to Yupiteru, a Japanese manufacturer of telecommunications and car electronics for the Japanese market. Based on u-blox' QZSS-enabled LEA-6H satellite receiver module, the GWR73SD radar detector with

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Come in a Variety of Configurations

March 12, 2012 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET has introduced its new line of surface mount and miniature radial aluminium electrolytic capacitors. These capacitors are available in a variety of configurations, and are well-suited for common applications in the

Cortus announces bridges for AHB-Lite and APB to enable migration to the APS and FPS processor product range

March 12, 2012 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cortus announces the release of two bridges for their processor product range. The first bridge is between the Cortus APS bus and AHB-Lite while the second bridge is between the APS bus and APB.

GOEPEL electronic focuses boundary scan platform toward embedded system access technologies

March 12, 2012 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

GOEPEL electronic recently demonstrated the series version 4.6 of its Boundary Scan software platform SYSTEM CASCON holistically supporting all Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies.

Connectors Tout Desirable Contact and Cleaning

March 8, 2012 1:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced SlimStack B8 connectors, featuring a robust housing and unique CleanPoint contact for removing flux and other contaminants to provide desirable electrical reliability. These 0.40-mm pitch SMT board-to-board connectors, with a 0.80-mm height and

Roku seeks funding for international expansion

March 8, 2012 7:35 am | by Georgina Prodhan, Reuters | News | Comments

U.S. start-up Roku is gearing up for a major funding round as it seeks to export to other countries the success of its mini-set-top boxes that stream Internet video to televisions, founder and Chief Executive Anthony Wood told Reuters on Wednesday.

OSCE urges Tajiks to end shutdown of Facebook, sites

March 8, 2012 7:32 am | by Roman Kozhevnikov, Reuters | News | Comments

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has urged Tajikistan to end a local shutdown of Facebook and several Russian-language sites that had published material critical of the nation's veteran leader.

Nokia maps fightback against cheap Android phones

March 8, 2012 7:24 am | News | Comments

Finnish group Nokia aims to revamp its feature phone offering this year and add more and cheaper Windows smartphones to fight back against the fast-rising popularity of Google's massmarket Android phones.

RF Micro Devices expands PowerSmart product family

March 7, 2012 4:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced the expansion of the Company’s family of PowerSmart power platforms to include multiple new 3G and 4G LTE PowerSmart product variants. RFMD’s PowerSmart power platforms are at the forefront of the technology shift...

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