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Solar Inverter Market Falls in Q4 but Makes a Record Year in 2010

April 5, 2011 5:14 am | News | Comments

Global PV inverter revenues reached $1.6 billion in Q4’10, 24% lower than the previous quarter, but 30% higher than in Q4’09, according to IMS Research’s latest quarterly report on the market. Factory-gate prices also fell in the quarter by 4%...

Module Family Designed ETSI-Compliant For European Applications

April 4, 2011 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anaren, Inc. announced today that it has added two new members to its fast-growing line of Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) modules. In order to meet operating demands and compliance requirements specific to the European market...

ECIA Statement Regarding Radiation from the Recent Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

April 4, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) extends our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the disaster in Japan. In an effort to update the industry on disruptions in the supply chain due to materials and production availability as well as infrastructure conditions...


NXP Launches its First Data Sharing App for Android

March 31, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

NXP Semiconductors launched a new application which allows Android smartphone users to use their NFC-enabled handset to create their own NFC tags. These tags can then be used in multiple environments to share details and launch applications with other NFC …

ESA uses Yokogawa’s oscilloscopes and ScopeCorder to test high-power laser diodes

March 31, 2011 3:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The European Space Agency (ESA) is using Yokogawa digital oscilloscopes, including the recently launched DL850 ScopeCorder, at its European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to carry out key evaluation tests on different high-power laser systems...

Touch sensors chosen for BSH flagship induction cooktop

March 31, 2011 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touch sensor specialist Zytronic has been working closely with domestic appliance leader Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH) in the development of its latest full surface induction cooktop (the recently launched CX 480) for its premium Gaggenau brand product portfolio.

EnOcean alliance keeps growing

March 30, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of companies working to standardize and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology for green intelligent buildings is one of the fastest growing member organizations of its kind. EnOcean Alliance is proud to be adding such market …

New management for Osram’s IPO

March 30, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Leading up to the company’s planned Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the Fall of 2011, the Supervisory Board of OSRAM GmbH has nominated Wolfgang Dehen (57) as new Chief Executive Officer and Martin Goetzeler (48) to assume the position of …


Lauterbach supports Sysgo

March 30, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

SYSGO, a supplier of embedded software solutions for the world’s most demanding safety and security applications, is announcing the integration of the new version of its certified real-time operating system PikeOS with Lauterbach’s TRACE32 Debugger tools. PikeOS is based on...

Engineered Conductive Materials to Exhibit DB-1541-X Series Adhesives at Intersolar Europe 2011

March 30, 2011 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Engineered Conductive Materials will showcase its DB-1541-X Series Conductive Stringer Attach Adhesives in Hall A5, Stand 653 at the upcoming Intersolar Europe, scheduled to take place June 8-10, 2011 at the New Munich Trade Faire Centre in Munich, Germany.

Assembly and rework at IPC/ APEX EXPO 2011

March 28, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The OK International team will display and demonstrate its full range of soldering and production assembly technologies at this year’s IPC/APEX Expo in Las Vegas, April 12-14. These industry-leading solutions will be fully operational at booth # 1634, including advanced …

Rohde Schwarz at NAB 2011

March 28, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

At this year’s NAB trade fair in Las Vegas, Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its product portfolio for the ATSC Mobile DTV, ISDB-TB and DVB-T2 digital standards. The company offers broadcasting and T&M solutions for the world’s most common digital …

Slimline public displays with LED backlight

March 28, 2011 3:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

DSM Computer’s professional 140 cm (55 inch) ABLE Public Display 96T5522 has a maximum depth of 46 mm and weighs only approx. 29 kg. This makes the slimline display system ideally suited for digital signage applications for which an attractive …


10th Anniversary of electronica & Productronica China Sets a New Milestone

March 28, 2011 12:41 pm | News | Comments

electronica & Productronica China 2011 closed this year’s show successfully with the best figures in its 10-year history. A total of 480 Chinese and international exhibitors presented their products on 23,000sqm exhibition space.

Cutbacks in European Photovoltaic Incentives Set Stage for Reductions in Module Shipments in 2H’11

March 28, 2011 6:23 am | News | Comments

Following very strong growth of 139% in 2010, global solar photovoltaic (PV) demand is off to a weak start in 2011. Preliminary estimates of Q1’11 end-market demand in Germany show it running at less than 50% of its Q1’10 level. The gradual price reductions seen so far this year have been insufficient in energizing the market.

Ipetronik presents push button with CANbus output

March 25, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

With IPEbutton, Ipetronik offers a compact, smart accessory for its measurement systems. IPEbutton outputs a predefined message to the CANbus once the illuminated push button is pressed. Depending on the type of the device, it is used to initiate an …

2-phase Incremental Encoder with Hollow Shaft

March 25, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Alps Electric Europe offers with its EC35A a low-profile 2-phase incremental-type encoder with 23.6mm hollow shaft for easy setting of signal conditions. The vertically mountable SMT device has dimensions of 35mm x 4.5mm (diameter x body height) and features a …

CRISP consortium: Self-repairing chips

March 25, 2011 4:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Researchers of the CRISP consortium, a team of four companies and two universities in The Netherlands, Germany, and Finland, demonstrate a self-testing and self-repairing chip at the DATE2011 conference in Grenoble. The self-repairing chip anticipates on the future, when further …...

Robust and fanless multi-purpose Box PCs CB 511 and CB 753

March 24, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Kontron has announced two new robust and fanless Embedded Box PCs which feature a range of industrial interfaces, the ultra-compact Embedded Box PC CB 511 and the Embedded Box PC CB 753. The Kontron Embedded Box PC CB511, which has …

Efficient DC converter covers an input range from 200 to 900 V

March 24, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Siemens Industry Automation Division is launching a rugged power supply unit onto the market with a high degree of efficiency of 96 %. The model Sitop PSU400M in the Sitop modular product range transforms high DC voltages in the especially …

STMicro improves MEMS with iNemo

March 24, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

STMicroelectronics unveils its next-generation iNEMO engine which enables a new level of motion-sensing applications on smart consumer devices. The fusion of motion-sensor data gives smartphone handsets, tablets and gaming devices new utility and features. The iNEMO’s advanced filtering...

BSC Computer becomes a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance

March 23, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

BSC Computer GmbH has been announced as a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance, lending its weight to the application of batteryless EnOcean technology in TCP/IP communication systems. A member of the EnOcean Alliance since its formation, BSC Computer integrates the …

Kvaser enters into co-operative agreement with Softing Automotive Electronics

March 23, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Kvaser, a leading provider of controller area network (CAN) interfaces and software, has entered into a co-operative agreement with Softing Automotive Electronics, a highly respected supplier of products and services for designing, testing, manufacturing and servicing automotive ECUs....

MSC/Lesswire: Pan-European distribution agreement for WLAN and Bluetooth modules

March 23, 2011 3:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Lesswire and MSC Vertrieb signed a Pan-European distribution agreement: With immediate effect, MSC is Pan-European Sales Partner for lesswire’s WLAN and Bluetooth modules. Dr. Ralph Meyfarth, CEO of lesswire, sees in the cooperation with MSC an ideal basis to even …

LED in the limelight

March 23, 2011 7:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Osram expands its product portfolio with LED solutions for the entertainment, architainment and special effects lighting market. With Kreios R, the company presents a robust LED module for variable use in a number of different applications. Until recently, professionals tended …

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