Leave the Driving… to Your Car

Have an important package for a customer but don’t have the time to drive it over yourself? No worries, send the autonomous car. Need to pick up the kids from school but you’re in the middle of making a soufflé? No worries, send the autonomous car. Sounds like the Jetsons, but it’s really not that…

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Newark element14 Stocks New Schneider Series

CHICAGO — Newark element14, the leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions in the Americas and a business of Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl), announced today it is stocking the new Schneider Electric Harmony™ XB5R wireless push button series, which offers maximum freedom and mobility for plant personnel by employing wireless technology and eliminating the need…

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iNEMI Organizing Two MEMS Initiatives

HERNDON, Va. — The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) has begun driving two collaborative efforts related to MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) technology, and has scheduled a workshop in Pittsburgh on May 10 (immediately following, and in the same location as, the MEMS Industry Group's M2M Forum 2012). “These first two R&D initiatives will focus on issues…

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TI Unveils Research Center

DALLAS and SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced TI Silicon Valley Labs, its research center for innovation in analog and mixed signal electronics. The labs’ charter is to conduct advanced research and development in analog and mixed signal circuits and technologies through recruitment of top talent and close collaboration…

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SMIC, Brite, Zhejiang Form Research Program

SHANGHAI, China — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, Brite Semiconductor (Shanghai) Corporation (“Brite”), a leading IC design and turnkey service provider, and Zhejiang University IC and Basic Software Research Institute (“Zhejiang University”) today announced the founding of a joint IC research program. The IC…

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TTI, Radiant Sign India Supply Deal

FORT WORTH, Texas — TTI, Inc. a global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced entering into an agreement with Radiant Corporation to supply interconnects, electromechanical, and passive (IP&E) components for Radiant’s cable assembly operations in India. Radiant Corporation, located in Hyderabad, India, is a company with experience of more than two…

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Don’t Blame China for Rare Earth Crisis

The dust-up over China's restrictions on the export of rare earth minerals masks an unpleasant truth: The West and Western manufacturers are paying a hefty price for their greed and stupidity. Western mines were once the main manufacturers of these minerals, and known deposits in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Russia account for a…

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Green Data Exchange Reaches Milestone

LOS ALTOS, Calif. — Q Point Technology, a leading provider of environmental compliance solutions, today announced that content in Green Data Exchange (GDX) now exceeds 1 million items. GDX users have access to the entire repository of shared parts and assemblies. Data includes RoHS, REACH, full substance disclosure, and supporting documentation, such as test reports…

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I Want My IntelTV?

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.} reportedly has joined the list of high-tech companies planning to throw a hat into the TV ring. Several news outlets are reporting today that it is floating the idea of an Internet TV service powered by Intel equipment. {complink 2294|Google} and {complink 379|Apple Inc.} are among the tech companies experimenting in the…

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