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ARM invests in Cambridge-based printed chip firm

ARM invests in Cambridge-based printed chip firm

ARM has invested in printed electronics start-up PragmatIC Printing.

Cambridge-based PragmatIC has completed a £5.4m funding round led by Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) with support from ARM Holdings and existing shareholders to scale-up its operations.

PragmatIC has a production facility based at the National Centre for…

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Cherry boosts UK presence with Rapid

Cherry boosts UK presence with Rapid

Cherry has benefited from the acquisition of the UK-based distributor Rapid Electronics by German-owned Conrad Electronic in 2013.

Cherry have been on the European linecard of Conrad Electronic since 2011 and Rapid will now increase its presence in the UK market for its ranges switch and sensor products…

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You can now buy Sensirion sensors from Mouser

Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Sensirion, the Swiss manufacturer of sensors.

Sensirion’s product line includes MEMS-based humidity and temperature sensors, pressure sensors and mass flow sensors.

Sensirion uses a patented CMOSens technology which combines the environmental sensor and processing electronics on a single chip…

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Acal buys Norwegian optical fibre manufacturer

Acal has bought the Norway-based fibre optic cabling manufacturer Foss AS Fiberoptisk Systemsalg.

Th initial cost of the deal is £10.1m and is being funded from Acal’s existing debt facilities.

Additional cash consideration of up to £1.9m will be payable over the next 3 years, subject…

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You can now buy Positronic’s Scorpion connector from Astute

Astute Electronics is stocking Positronic’s Scorpion modular signal power connector family including the low profile version.

Positronic uses modular tooling that enables the quick turnaround of a very large number of customer-specified contact variants up to 100mm long, yet the moulding process yields a one-piece insulator.

Power…

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Rutronik sets up automotive business unit

Rutronik sets up automotive business unit

Rutronik is offering automotive customers selected components from specific manufacturers through a new business unit.

Application areas it will focus on include car-to-car communications, infotainment, advanced driver assistance systems and LED lighting.

It will also address the safety requirements as per ISO 26262, which cover on-board electrical…

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element14 awards community winners

The element14 Community has announced the winners of its annual Community Awards, identifying the most inspiring projects completed in 2014.

The winners are as follows:

Product of the Year: Raspberry Pi B+
Technology of the Year: The Internet of Things (IoT)
Design Challenge of the Year: ‘Forget Me Not’ Challenge…

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You can find Varta Microbattery at Arrow

You can find Varta Microbattery at Arrow

You can now buy Varta Microbattery products from Arrow.

The distributor says it will stock in Europe Varta products including battery packs in chemistries including li-ion, li-polymer, Ni-MH and alkaline.

Likely applications include automotive and medical equipment, measuring and security systems.

According to Philipp Miehlich, general manager…

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