An Electronicstalk guide
Start with the news release Dates announced for National Electronics Week from National Electronics Week, which we summarised at the time by saying "NEW Events has announced that National Electronics Week 2011 is taking place from 12-13 April at the NEC Pavilion in Birmingham. ". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Gain blocks for cellular bands GSM, CDMA and UMTS from Avago Technologies: "Avago Technologies has expanded its high-performance power amplifier range with the MGA-31589 and MGA-31689 0.5-watt gain blocks, suitable for cellular infrastructure applications.".
In December 2010, we covered the news from Molex - take a look at Valve connector simplifies manufacturing process which says: "Molex has expanded its range of externally threaded Brad mPm DIN valve connectors with the addition of Form C and Form Micro housings for hydraulics and pneumatics systems.".
Take a look also at the news release from Allegro Microsystems, Sensor IC withstands harsh automotive environments, as well as PC socket contact with stamped and rolled clip from Radiall, and Offline switcher IC eliminates no-load waste from Power Integrations.
CMOS logic devices suited for mobile phones (December 2010)
Diodes Incorporated has released new versions of its 74LVC1GXX and 74LVCE1GXX CMOS logic ranges in DFN1410 packages for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers.
SOS substrate enables IC semiconductor manufacture (December 2010)
A bonded silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) substrate developed by Peregrine and Soitec has been qualified for use in manufacturing Peregrine's next-generation STeP5 UltraCMOS RF IC semiconductors.
Stylebox includes recessed EMC mounting versions (December 2010)
Elma Electronic, a manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has expanded its offering for its Type 15 Stylebox to include versions for recessed EMC mounting.
FDS Software used in Fujitsu ASIC Reference Flow (December 2010)
Cynthesizer synthesis software has been selected for use in Fujitsu's application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) Reference Flow for the 40nm process technologies, along with 90 and 65nm.
Touch-screen technology for screens up to 5in (December 2010)
IDT has announced what is said to be the world's first true single-layer multi-touch projected capacitive touch-screen technology for screen sizes up to 5in.
LEDs for fault indication in harsh environments (December 2010)
Aerco has announced the availability in the UK of ruggedised, full colour spectrum LEDs from L3 Electrodynamics for use in the defence, aerospace, industrial and avionics industries.
IC meets needs of sensors in factory automation (November 2010)
ZMD has launched a line driver and level shifter IC with a high-voltage I/O channel that meets the physical layer requirements of sensor and actuator systems used in factory automation applications.
Multiple-colour sensor to replace spectrometers (November 2010)
Mazet has announced the MMCS6 range of ratio-optimised semiconductor sensors with integrated interference filters, for applications with non-standard light sources or requiring high colour accuracy.
PM finds facts on semiconductor manufacturing
Prime Minister Tony Blair visited Zetex Semiconductor's Oldham Headquarters during a recent fact-finding trip to the North West of England.
Study to aid UK semiconductor manufacturing
The NMI has begun a benchmarking study for its semiconductor manufacturing members in the specialist areas of production equipment engineering, purchasing, human resources, training and development.
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