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German trailer maker opened a modern facility in Turkey
The German trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull officially commissioned a modern manufacturing facility for reefer semi-trailers and curtainsider semi-trailers in Turkey. The factory is located in the northwestern province of Adapazari and has a planned production capacity of over 3000 trailers per year. ... more
Over 60 papers were presented at the Balkan Light conference
The 7th Balkan Conference on Lighting – Balkan Light 2018 took place on June 4-6 in the Interpred building in Sofia, Bulgaria. Over 60 papers were presented at the forum, was attended by specialists from Turkey, Greece, Italy, Romania, Finland, Japan, and Slovenia. ... more
International Corrosion Prevention conference in Bulgaria
Corrosion and its huge economic and environmental impact on all facets of the world’s infrastructure topic will be in the focus of the “Corrosion Prevention Balkans” international conference with parallel exhibition area on 28-29 June in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Leading experts from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic and the UK will share their experience and knowledge. ... more
LEM completed its range of transducers dedicated to leakage current measurement
LEM introduces the DVC 1000-P model for insulated nominal voltage measurements in traction and industrial applications. This device measures a nominal voltage of 1000 VRMS and incorporates isolating amplifier technology. Despite achieving very high levels of isolation with a safety insulation voltage of 4,2 kV, the DVC 1000-P transducer is really compact, measuring only 37 x 43 x 23,5 mm and can be mounted on printed board for a total volume of only 37,4 cm3. ... more
Rutronik holds its first Automotive Congress
The first Rutronik Automotive Congress was held in Pforzheim on June 5 and 6. It opened with a guide tour of the Rutronik Logistics Center, which included a presentation of innovative logistics concepts. The event addressed the numerous strategic challenges faced by the automotive segment. Speakers at the event included representatives from Hella, Infineon, Rohm, and ST. ... more
LEM makes voltage measurement more compact
LEM announced its range of low cost and lightweight transducers dedicated to the measurement of leakage current in PV inverters. The new LDSR model is dedicated to measuring the leakage current of 300 mA nominal up to 900 mA peak at 2 KHz frequency. The sensor is mounted onto a PCB for primary and secondary connections & provides an analogue voltage output. ... more
Microchip introduced new 8-bit microcontroller families
Advancements in the architecture of PIC and AVR 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) have optimized the devices for implementing closed-loop control, enabling systems to offload the Central Processing Unit to manage more tasks and save power. To help designers maximize performance and efficiency in these systems, Microchip Technology Inc. has introduced the new PIC18 Q10 and ATtiny1607 families, featuring multiple intelligent Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that simplify development and enable quick response time to system events. ... more
Coca-Cola expands its Bulgarian operations
The Bulgarian unit of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling (HBC) is investing 20 million euro by the end of 2018 in the expansion of its factory in Kostinbrod, near the capital Sofia, the company announced. It plans to construct a water main to the town in order to improve the facility’s operations and its production capacity. The project is expected to improve the working capacity of the factory with 30%, Svetoslav Atanasov, CEO of Coca-Cola HBC Bulgaria, said in an official statement. ... more
Yaskawa is building a robot factory in Slovenia
Yaskawa has launched the construction of a new robot manufacturing facility in Slovenia, the Japanese automation company announced. It plans to produce 80% of its European robot demand in the facility. In addition, the factory will manufacture the first Motoman robots that are purely European production, the company added. ... more
Himoinsa and All Generating open a new logistics warehouse in Bucharest
Power generators and lighting towers manufacturer Himoinsa together with its distributor in Romania, All Generating, has officially opened a new logistics warehouse in Ilfov, Bucharest. ... more
A deep conversion complex to be made at Gazprom’s Pancvo Refinery in Serbia
Gazprom Neft has started the construction of a new deep conversion complex (DCC) with delayed coking technology through Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS), who is 56-percent owned by the company. ... more
Litens sets up its second European plant in Romania
The Canadian Automotive group Litens has opened its second European manufacturing plant in Romania. ... more
Osram opened its first factory in Bulgaria
German lightning devices manufacturer Osram officially opened its first factory in Bulgaria. ... more
Hidria awarded as best supplier of PSA Peugeot Citroen
The Slovenian company Hidria and its subsidiary Hidria AET were awarded the prize for best supplier, PSA Best Plant 2017 by PSA Peugeot Citroen. The Idrija-based company is a manufacturer of key parts for steering wheel systems and high-performance electro motors for hybrid and electric vehicles. The French multinational group is planning to continue working with Hidria on engine development after 2022, the Slovenian firm stated on its website. Besides the PSA group, Hidria also provides solutions for Opel ... more
Austrian company constructs a modern plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Austrian manufacturer of measurement and laboratory instruments Anton Paar is planning to build a new business and manufacturing facility in the Municipality of Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Mayor of the Municipality of Brod, Ilija Jovicic, already handed over the building permit for the construction to the representatives of the company at the location Mocila and after that the foundation stone was laid, the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina reported. ... more

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Zero-Drift Amplifiers Offer Superior Precision at the Cost of Time Domain Performance

Zero-Drift Amplifiers Offer Superior Precision at the Cost of Time Domain Performance

Zero-drift amplifiers, meaning amplifiers that implement a continuously self-correcting architecture, have received a lot of fanfare due to the high level of DC precision that they enable ... more
Passive Matrix OLEDs

Passive Matrix OLEDs

For some time now, passive matrix OLED (PMOLED) displays have also been hugely popular, for example in the industrial sector. Vibrant colors, unique contrasts, and high resolutions as well as ... more
Security is changing in the IoT era

Security is changing in the IoT era

With the rapidly accelerating growth of IoT endpoints and increased concerns around security breaches, design engineers are looking for solutions that help reduce power consumption while adding robust security. Enter Microchip, manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and semiconductor devices, ... more

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