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Charcroft acquires Tab Components

Charcroft Electronics Ltd, a specialist distributor of passive, power supplies, emech and interconnect products and a manufacturer of precision, legacy and custom passives, has completed the acquisition of Tab Components Ltd. The acquisition ensures the continuity of supply for Tab silver mica capacitors by relocating the manufacturing facility to Charcroft’s manufacturing division in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales.

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Blighter Sea Clutter Filter enhances E-scan radar’s effectiveness

Blighter Surveillance Systems, a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, has enhanced its Blighter e-scan radar’s effectiveness for coastal and harbour security with a raft of new features including a sea wave clutter filter.

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Gimme Five – Patrick Jean-François Le Fèvre

Patrick Jean-François Le Fèvre, head of Ericsson Power Modules’ marketing and communications division, talks with Steve Rogerson in our series of interviews for CIEonline. Moving from France to Sweden, he started his career at Ericsson Power Modules as strategic product manager for partnership products, developing relationships with external partners and laboratories to extend the company’s portfolio and expertise in new areas.

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electronica 2014 to present innovative solutions for the medical sector

Electronics technologies have become indispensable in medicine and the healthcare sector. From diagnostics to treatment and prevention, medical-electronics solutions are used everywhere. At electronica 2014, which takes place at the Messe München trade-fair center from November 11–14, several exhibitors will present new technologies and products in the medical-electronics sector. Their exhibits will focus on the on-going miniaturization, increased efficiency and increased networking of components that make it easier to recognize diseases early and cure them.

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The latest lighting technologies at electronica 2014

According to a study by the German Energy Agency, the share of LED products in lighting technology is expected to continue growing. The successor to the traditional light bulb is taking over challenging tasks in the automobile industry, in smartphones and in highly complex robots and ensuring optimum efficiency at the same time.

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Blu Wireless Technology confirms new $3.7m investment

The 60GHz wireless specialist, Blu Wireless has closed a $3.7m (£2.3m) funding round lead by a major international customer intending to exploit the company’s HYDRA baseband System IP for new 60GHz applications in 2016. The investment included $0.7m (£0.4m) follow-on funding from existing investors.

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MIDEST puts focus on value of subcontract sector

According to new research, the subcontract manufacturing sector in the European Union has an annual turnover of nearly half a trillion Euros. The research was carried out by MIDEST, the industrial subcontracting show, which takes place this year from 4 to 7 November at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

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Motiv8 unveils line-up for Power Management & Sensor Technologies Forum

Following on from its successful forum on RF & Wireless/LED Lighting Design held in Manchester last month registration is now open for Motiv8’s next forum which will be held later this month on the 28th October. In what will be its 16th technical Forum, it will be dedicated to Power Management & Sensor Technologies and will include a keynote speech from Williams F1 Engineering Team Leader, Jim Barker.

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Gimme Five – Paul Deehan

Paul Deehann, CEO and owner of AWS Electronics Group, talks with Steve Rogerson in our series of interviews for CIEonline. The AWS Electronics Group is a specialist electronics manufacturing provider offering services for the whole electronic product life cycle from design through manufacture, to whole life service and repair. It has facilities in the UK and Slovakia offering full product assembly, PCBs, cable and harnesses.

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Digital power consortium formed by CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata

Three leading power supply manufacturers are forming a new power industry consortium, the Architects of Modern Power (AMP). The founding members are CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata – all global players developing advanced power conversion technology for distributed power architectures. The aim of the alliance is to create technically advanced, end-to-end distributed power solutions – a complete ecosystem of hardware, software and support.

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