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Crystek's 3500MHz VCO

Crystek's 3500MHz VCO

Crystek has a VCO which operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V~4.9 V.

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Freescale trims debt

Freescale trims debt

Freescale had Q1 sales of $1.17 billion, compared to $1.10 billion in Q4 2014 and $1.13 billion in the first quarter of 2014…

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Empire v Federation: the inspiration

Empire v Federation: the inspiration

Mouser has partnered with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to kick off their new Space Exploration Series and Space Challenge. This series includes a debate on the age-old question that has been waged for decades: “Which reigns supreme: Star Wars or Star Trek…

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Comment: Don't ignore manufacturing, it matters

Comment: Don't ignore manufacturing, it matters

An open letter to the next Prime Minister from Adam Fletcher, chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN)

Dear next P.M.

As part of an organisation that supports and relies on successful technology companies in the UK, I hope that you will make reviving manufacturing, addressing skills shortages…

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Ohmite buys 60 year old UK resistor manufacturer Arcol

Ohmite buys 60 year old UK resistor manufacturer Arcol

Arcol the Truro-based power resistor supplier has been acquired by Ohmite Manufacturing. It is the US-based firm’s first manufacturing presence in Europe.

Ohmite’s president Greg Pace said:
“Arcol is particularly strong in aluminium housed wirewound resistors which is consistent with our customer base and our selling…

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EBG expands resistor production in Austria

EBG expands resistor production in Austria

Resistor manufacturer EBG is expanding its production facility in Austria.

The 1200m sq. manufacturing facility should be completed towards the end of 2015.

EBG said it will move its screen-printing production process to the new facility, which will free up space for new production equipment and for quality control…

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Powered wheel is packaging triumph

Powered wheel is packaging triumph

French firm Ez-Wheel has managed to pack an entire electric vehicle system into a wheel – battery, charger, converter and motor included. Nothing electrical need be fitted to the vehicle chassis.

Intended to add powered traction to industrial trolleys, application are also proposed moving patients in hospitals and shifting food…

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Ikea wireless charging design-in for IDT

Ikea wireless charging design-in for IDT

IDT has been allowed to reveal it is providing silicon for Ikea’s forthcoming range of wireless charging furniture.

The firm’s P9030 magnetic induction transmitters are embedded in products including side tables and lamps.

The transmitter complies with the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi standard, delivering 5W. IDT also…

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Polysilicon-on-paper for printing low-cost circuits

Polysilicon-on-paper for printing low-cost circuits

Polysilicon can be made on paper and other low-temperature substrates by a process developer by researchers in The Netherlands and Japan. The same process has yielded CMOS transistors on a wafer.

Silicon has already been used as an alternative to organic and oxide semiconductor materials in inks for printing…

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IoT board looks like Arduino, feels like Raspberry Pi

IoT board looks like Arduino, feels like Raspberry Pi

An Arduino-based wireless module which runs Android and Linux is the latest IoT embedded development product to get backing on the Kickstarter crowd-funding website.

According to Boston-based developer UDOO, the Neo board combines the features of Arduino and Raspberry Pi and so can be programmed in any…

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Socionext builds a fabless ecosystem based on Big Data

Socionext builds a fabless ecosystem based on Big Data

Socionext is repositioning its semiconductor business as a fabless chip company and using a semiconductor foundry yield management tool from Israel-based Optimal Plus.

Socionext was formed last month with the merger of the system on chip (SoC) businesses of  Fujitsu and Panasonic.

Both parents had a tradition in operating…

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Vital-Radio samples wireless health monitoring

Vital-Radio samples wireless health monitoring

It happens the moment you walk in: without you being aware of it, an undercover system discreetly records your breathing and heartbeat. Welcome to the Katabi Lab, part of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Called Vital-Radio, the system needs no sensors…

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