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Solder-free pick-and-place package for LED lighting

Solder-free pick-and-place package for LED lighting

 Aiming at lighting manufacturers that don’t want to buy a soldering line, Sheffield-based Litecool has developed a self-adhesive self-connecting LED package that can be pick-and-placed direct onto heatsinks – and it accepts standard lenses from Carclo.

No PCB, metal-cored or otherwise, is required.

The…

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Tablet shipments tumble

Tablet shipments tumble

Q2 tablet shipments st 49.3 million units will be 10% down on Q2 2014, says DigiTimes Research.

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Tesla Motors puts batteries in the home for solar

Tesla Motors puts batteries in the home for solar

Tesla Motors, famed for its electric sportscars, has announced load-levelling battery for solar homes.

Called Powerwall and based around its Li-ion battery technology, there are two versions: 7kWh ‘daily cycle’ to match daytime solar input to evening electricity use, and 10kWh ‘weekly cycle’ for power back-up.

“Current…

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Imec flourishes

Imec flourishes

Imec grew revenues 9% last year to €363 million which includes a €48.8 million grant from the Flemish government and a €4.1 million grant from the Dutch government to support the Holst Centre, a research center setup by Imec and TNO…

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Amazon founder launches a secret rocket to space

Amazon founder launches a secret rocket to space

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos secretly launched an uncrewed rocket to space on Wednesday from his private launch facility in the Texas desert.

Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, has been working on sub-orbital space flight since 2000, with an eye on the space tourism market. Its New Shepard capsule and…

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Maker system has OLED display and runs with Raspberry Pi

Maker system has OLED display and runs with Raspberry Pi

A small modular development system aimed at the maker community has built-in software compatibility with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi designs.

Called Modulo is a set of interchangeable processor-based modules for designing electronic systems with the need for breadboards, wires, and capacitors.

Each Modulo has its own microcontroller…

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Raspberry Pi runs Windows virtual apps and remote desktops

Raspberry Pi runs Windows virtual apps and remote desktops

For the first time since the launch of Raspberry Pi in 2012, designers can have access to a Windows application or desktop remotely by using its RDP client that runs on Raspberry Pi’s native Linux OS.

US-based firm Parallels is offering client software that allows users to access…

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NI sees sales growth despite weak dollar

NI sees sales growth despite weak dollar

NI has reported first quarter sales revenues of $289m, which is a 2% increase on this time last year.

However, weak US dollar exchange rates impacted reported dollar sales figures in Europe  which were down 4% in Q1.

NI expects to see improved US dollar revenue growth for the rest…

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Microsoft goes big on Arduino boards

Microsoft goes big on Arduino boards

Microsoft has strengthened its ties with the maker community.

The Arduino organisation has certified the Windows 10 operating system for running on its development platform.

There are also Windows Virtual Shields for Arduino technologies and a wireless access application called Windows Remote Arduino and both are released as open source…

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Loss for ST

Loss for ST

STMicroelectronics had Q1 revenue of $1.7 billion down 6.6% on Q1 2014 for a loss of $22 million about the same as the $24 million loss of Q1 2014. Gross margin was 33.2…

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Ku-Band MMIC from Cree

Ku-Band MMIC from Cree

Cree has launched a Ku-Band MMIC covering the 13.5 – 14.75GHz commercial satcom band. The 30W GaN MMIC two-stage high power amplifier (HPA) will allow the satcom industry to achieve higher power, more efficient Ku-Band solutions than the TWT or GaAs solutions used today, the company…

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