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Universal Instruments appointed new director for Europe
Universal Instruments Corporation has announced the appointment of Peter Bollinger as Director of European Operations, effective from January 2006. Operating from Universal’s in Bad Vilbel near Frankfurt, Bollinger took over the role from Brad Benett, who has relocated back to Universal Instruments’ Binghamton facility. In his new position, Bollinger assumes direct responsibility for all sales and service in Europe, continuing the progressive approach of this predecessor.Among the initial tasks facing the new Director for Europe is the championing of Universal’s ... more
Zetex Regulator Manages Supply Voltage Swings
Meeting the needs of circuits subject to a wide variation in supply voltage, the ZMR330 voltage regulator from Zetex Semiconductors supports an input voltage range from 5V to 24V, to produce a high stability 3.3V output voltage and an output current up to 50mA. Provided in the SOT23 package, this miniature 3-pinned regulator can offer local regulation where board space is at a real premium, and with a typical quiescent current rating of just 120µA, the part provides useful power ... more
Fischer Elektronik has Exdended Eurotainer Design Case Range
Fischer Elektronik, manufacturer of heatsinks, connectors and 19" extension systems, have extended their large range of cases by a multi-purpose aluminium case with guide slots spaced at 5.08 mm for 100 mm Eurocards. The tough plastic frame allows firm and easy connection of Eurotainer design cases in both the horizontal and vertical directions. Feet of various sizes are available which allow the case to be applied either as a table or a desk console. An EMC-shielded design, achieved by the ... more
The World’s Smallest Microcontrollers Rack Up Big Industry Awards for Microchip
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced that its PIC10F 6-pin Flash microcontrollers - the world’s smallest microcontrollers - won prestigious awards from two design - engineering trade publications, Electronic Products magazine and ECN magazine. The editors of Electronic Products selected the PIC10F as a winner in its "29th Annual Product of the Year Awards." From the thousands of products introduced in 2004, the editors chose what they felt were the most outstanding devices, based on significant advances in technology or its ... more
Assembleon has Received the Frost & Sullivan 2005 SMT Product of the Year Award
Frost & Sullivan researched new product launches and products in development in the category and rated their significance on a number of criteria, including their competitive advantage in their industry, innovation in terms of unique or revolutionary technology, value-added services to users, customer satisfaction, and the potential of their technology to become an industry standard.Assembleon received the 2005 Award for its truly flexible production line offering, particularly in high-mix, frequent-changeover environments. The Award recognizes that Assembleon is among the first ... more
Phoenix Contact Modular PSIMOS Fiber Optic Transmission System Is a Winner in the World of Automation
The new modular PSI-MOS fiber optic transmission system has won the Leonard trophy in the control, communication, and automation components category. This prize is awarded annually by the organizers of the "Automation Optimation" trade fair in France for industrial innovations in four categories. The new fiber optic transmission system beat off stiff competition from 25 other nominations.The jury based its decision on the impressive system openness, the solutions for point-to-point connections using the legendary V.24 (RS-232) interface, and the solutions ... more
Samsung Secures the First Strategic Research Partnership with IMEC on Future Mobile Terminals
IMEC, Europe’s leading independent nanoelectronics and nanotechnology research institute, has announced that Samsung Electronics Co. LTD. has become the first long-term strategic partner within IMEC’s M4 (Multi-Mode Multi-Media) research program, which focuses on the mobile terminal for the future ubiquitous network era.Under this agreement, Samsung and IMEC intend to develop key technologies for its future portable communication products. Future generation mobile terminals will start to incorporate ubiquitous network functionality, by efficiently dealing with a multitude of communication modes and various ... more
Schneider Electric Completes the Acquisition of Andover Controls
Schneider Electric announces that it has completed the acquisition of Andover Controls, a Bafour Beatty company. Andover Controls is a highly successful player in Building Automation and Security, with sales of $169 million in 2003. Building Automation is one of the new growth platforms identified by Schneider Electric as part of its strategy to develop in strategically related activities with high growth potential.Andover Controls enables Schneider Electric to considerably strengthen its positions on this market, where it became a major ... more
An agreement was reached between Bulgargas and the Russian company Gasexport about the use of the transit gas line to Greece for natural gas supply to the industrial consumers and the population from South-West Bulgaria, according to information provided by the Bulgargas press-center. The agreement term is by December 31, 2010 and was enforced upon its signing on December 20, 2004. In accordance with the contract’s clauses, gas measuring stations will be built between the two trading companies near the ... more
Saturn Engineering, investor in the Sofia Techno Park
On December 1 last year, the turn of the first sod was officially celebrated for a new building intended for office and production facilities of the Saturn engineering company, specialized in the development of applied production automation and control systems. The building will be part of the Sofia Techno Park complex, comprising the four massive buildings that shall be developed on the area of 6 decares in the Drujba II residential district in Sofia, Bulgaria. Representatives from the Iskar Municipality, ... more
KLINGER celebrated its 111th anniversary
On November 11, KLINGER, the leading Austrian producer of level gauges and valves, officially celebrated the 111th anniversary since the company foundation in its newly opened production and administrative center. The event took place in the town of Gumpoldskirchen where the KLINGER head office is located. KLINGER Company is worldknown for the Klingerite sealing material, developed in the beginning of the XX century. It still continues its development as a family company. The main KLINGER’s customers today are the heating ... more
Siplace X-series wins "iF product design award" and "reddot design award"
The new Siplace X-platform - co-designed by the Siemens subsidiary designafairs, Munich, Germany - convinced the juries of the international IF product design and reddot design competitions in every respect. This is proven by the recent successes in the international iF product design and reddot design competitions.For 2005, the "iF product design award" received more than 2,300 submissions from 31 countries. There are 12 categories, with the Siplace X-series winning one of the coveted awards in the Industrial Design category. ... more
Universal Instruments’ Exemplary Customer Service Receives a Frost & Sullivan Award
Frost & Sullivan.s recent analysis program, “Growth Opportunities in the SMT Placement Equipment Markets”, selected Universal Instruments Corporation as the recipient of the 2004 Award for Customer Service Leadership. Universal receives this Award for its proactive service partnership approach that meets both the stated and unstated requirements of its customers globally.“In the evolving world of electronic assembly, Universal has a refreshingly proactive and predictive approach to customer service in the surface mount technology (SMT) placement equipment market,” says Frost & ... more
Ultra-Small, Low-Power Temperature Sensors from Microchip
Microchip introduced two temperature sensors that offer low cost, a small SC-70 package and low current consumption of 6 microamps (typical), making them an attractive alternative to thermistors. The MCP9700 and MCP9701 temperature sensors provide a complete solution for thermal protection, temperature measurement or thermal calibration. The low power consumption is less than most of the thermal sensor ICs on the market, enabling longer battery life and reducing selfheating for better accuracy. The low output impedance allows direct connection to ... more
High temperature versions of Omron’s D3V
Omron has introduced new high temperature versions of its D3V miniature unsealed switch designed to withstand temperatures of up to 200oC in domestic ovens and similar applications. Rated at 11, 6 and 0.1A the new Omron D3V switches use Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) plastic molding material because of its excellent high-temperature performance, inherent flame retardance and chemical resistance. The 6 and 0.1A versions are VDE and UL approved for an operating temperature of 200oC whilst the 11A has been submitted to ... more

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productronica 2019 focuses smart factories and smart maintenance

productronica 2019 focuses smart factories and smart maintenance

The world’s leading trade fair for electronics development and production productronica 2019 will be held from November 12 to 15, 2019 in Messe Munchen. The main topics of this year’s ... more
SEMICON Europa highlights challenges and opportunities in smart segments

SEMICON Europa highlights challenges and opportunities in smart segments

SEMICON Europa will spotify challenges and opportunities in smart segments such as automotive, medtech, manufacturing and fab management including MEMS and sensors ... more
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Next generation of machine technologies at Bumatech Bursa

The event will present the latest novelties in the following product groups: machine tools for metal, sheet metal technologies; tools and turning lathes; drills, holders, cutting tools; press brakes, saws, profile bending machinery; laser cutting, plasma cutting ... more

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