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Tough miniature trigger switch launched by Omron

A new miniature trigger switch for heavy duty control applications including industrial and domestic power tools has been introduced by Omron Electronic Components Europe. Its’ innovative design delivers exceptional dust, shock and vibration resistance within a very small overall size. Ideal for all types of brushless DC applications including industrial …

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X-FAB Brings 180nm automotive-qualified semiconductor process to its French manufacturing site

X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the leading analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, has announced that its popular high-voltage 180nm CMOS semiconductor process (XH018) is now available for automotive applications via the company’s production facility in France. This is a major step in X-FAB’s plan to offer dual sourcing for all its 180nm processes (in …

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Iconsys launches mobile robot for industry

Iconsys, one of the UK’s leading automation system integrators, has branched out into autonomous mobile solutions with the launch of its iAM-R (iconsys Autonomous Mobile Robot). The iAM-R is an autonomous mobile robot (AMR), representing the first step for Telford-based iconsys in their journey towards providing autonomous robotic solutions to …

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Analog Devices honours top suppliers at inaugural supplier day 2019

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) recently hosted its inaugural Supplier Day event to honour and recognise its suppliers. Held at the Hyatt Regency Boston, the event brought together 100 of the semiconductor company’s top suppliers for a day of recognition, celebration and relationship building.  A total of 18 awards were presented …

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Chemigraphic introduces new programme manager function to optimise forecasting

Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider Chemigraphic has established a brand new ‘programme manager’ function within its sales and planning team. The new position is a direct result of Chemigraphic’s newly implemented ERP system, IFS and will enable the sales and planning team to work more effectively with each of its …

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IoT application development SensiBLE 2.0 by SensiEDGE simplifies cloud connectivity

Introducing SensiBLE 2.0, a new portable IoT module in a small form factor (17 x 40mm) powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Packed with a variety of sensors such as ambient light sensor, UV sensor, pressure sensor, relative humidity sensor, as well as a microphone, SensiBLE 2.0 is a true …

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Rambus to acquire Northwest Logic

Rambus Inc., a premier silicon IP and chip provider making data faster and safer, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Northwest Logic, a market leader in memory, PCIe and MIPI digital controllers. Northwest Logic’s high-performance, high-quality and silicon-proven digital IP controller cores are optimized for use …

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Microlease eases access to 5G test

Microlease, now part of Electro Rent Corporation, continues to make significant investments in test equipment for the emerging 5G mobile communications standard. The company has increased its entire 5G testing inventory by investing $30 million ($10 million in the past 12 months), to serve growing demand from equipment manufacturers and …

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New smart thermostat added to ESP’s Sangamo range

ESP has added a new Wi-Fi thermostat to its Sangamo range of heating controls and time switches, providing installers with the opportunity to easily add a smart control function to their customers’ home heating. Coming under Sangamo’s Choice range of heating controls, the Choice Wi-Fi Thermostat allows you to control …

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Microchip Enters Memory infrastructure market with serial memory controller for high-performance data center computing

As the computational demands of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning workloads accelerate, traditional parallel attached DRAM memory has presented a major roadblock for next-generation CPUs, which require an increased number of memory channels to deliver more memory bandwidth. Microchip Technology Inc today announced an expanded data center portfolio and …

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