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New CONCEPT Design Centre deliver high performance custom IGBT driver solutions

IGBT driver manufacturer CT-Concept Technologie AG, a Power Integrations company, has opened a new design centre in Ense, Germany. The facility will develop semi-custom gate-drive designs based on its driver cores and produce full-custom drivers using CONCEPT"s SCALE-2 platform for large projects.

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UK Device Developers’ Conference set for May 2013

The Device Developers" Conference, a new annual event for engineers and designers involved in the development of intelligent systems and devices, will take place at Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester on the 14th, 16th and 22nd May respectively. This year"s event will feature half-day workshops, presentations introducing leading edge concepts and technologies and a vendor exhibition where engineers can get up to date with the latest tools and technologies available for future development.

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NanoKTN announces first Nanotechnology in Medical Devices event

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network, one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has announced details of its first event focused on the impact that Nanotechnology is delivering in the manufacture of Medical Devices.

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Dialog Semiconductor makes strategic investment in MIT spin-off Arctic Sand

Dialog Semiconductor, a developer of highly integrated power management, audio and short range wireless technologies, has announced a strategic equity investment into Arctic Sand Technologies, an MIT spin-off commercialising an innovative new approach to power conversion for multiple markets, including smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks and data centres. The investment was part of a Series A funding round, with Dialog participating alongside other venture capital and strategic investors. The terms of Dialog’s investment are not disclosed.

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Keighley announces work has begun on new heat treatment facility

Construction work is now underway on Keighley Laboratories’ new heat treatment processes building, at its West Yorkshire headquarters. The building is due for completion in February, with the mechanical and electrical (M&E) services scheduled for completion by next summer. The site architects are 2H Architecture of Leeds, the main contractor is Triton Construction of Liversedge and the M&E services are being provided by Dualtec of Keighley.

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Companies working in the Solar Supply Chain set to fall by 70% in 2013

Amid rapidly falling prices, mounting losses and massive operational costs, the upstream solar photovoltaic (PV) supply chain is undergoing major consolidation, with the number of companies participating in the market expected to plunge by 70 percent this year. Research from analysts IHS suggests that worldwide, the total number of companies participating directly in the manufacturing of PV solar panels, from polysilicon manufacturing through module assembly, is set to fall to approximately 150 in 2013, down from about 500 in 2012, This compares to about 650 in 2011 and 750 in 2010.

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Mouser Electronics co-sponsoring Texas Instruments’ European Analog Design Contest 2013

Mouser Electronics has announced that it will co-sponsor the Texas Instruments European Analog Design Contest for 2013. A strong supporter of education and innovation within the electronic engineering community Mouser has joined with Texas Instruments" Analog Design Contest, an initiative to encourage system-level design at the higher education level.

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HUBER+SUHNER strengthens its position in radio frequency high tech with Astrolab acquisition

HUBER+SUHNER has acquired the assets of Astrolab Inc. based in Warren, New Jersey at a non-disclosed price. With its patented minibend and microbend cable assemblies Astrolab is mainly active in high tech niche markets like space & defence and offers high end radio frequency solutions for industrial markets.

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Marl speeds delivery with call-off production service

Marl Manufacturing has introduced a ‘call-off’ service, allowing customers to get delivery of production batches of completed electronics products on turn-around times as short as 2-5 working days. Marl offers a ‘concept to manufacturing’ technical product realisation service for businesses who need to introduce a technology based product but have no technical skills or resources in-house.

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Wireless infrastructure trends for 2013

Morgan Kurk, CommScope’s Senior Vice President - Wireless, gives CIE an insight into the technologies and strategies that will be used to survive and thrive during the mobile data boom that is set to continue into 2013 and beyond.

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