Pricing pressures is one of the main concerns for EU companies!
In today's global economy, organisations are facing unprecedented pricing pressures as they deal with volatility in the commodities markets, currency fluctuations and unyielding international competition. To help mitigate the challenges, a number of world-class companies are turning to pricing software recommended by organisations from McKinsey, to Gartner and KPMG. In fact, both McKinsey and Gartner indicate that raising prices by 1-2% reaps margin increases up to nine percent.
South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust immediately saves 22.7 percent power savings with Verdiem IT energy management software
Verdiem has successfully deployed its Surveyor IT energy management software at South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust - one of the UK's largest and highest performing NHS Foundation Trusts. Using Surveyor, SEPT has already secured immediate power savings of over 20 percent per PC since deployment - equivalent to an annual unit energy saving of 55.5 kWh.
Onlinecomponents.com Adds Features To Newly Enhance Website
Onlinecomponents.com announces the launch of its redesigned website, which now includes parametric search capabilities, enabling users to search a number of criteria simultaneously. The new website is now available in Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, and Russian versions to better serve the company's international customer base.
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for August 2011
IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries announced the August findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board Statistical Program. PCB Industry Growth Rates and Book-to-Bill Ratios Announced. Rigid PCB shipments were down 4.2 percent and bookings were down 6.5 percent in August 2011 from August 2010. Year to date, rigid PCB shipments increased 1.5 percent and bookings declined 9.6 percent. Compared to the previous month, rigid PCB shipments increased 13.7 percent and rigid bookings increased 15.4 percent. The book-to-bill ratio for the North American rigid PCB industry in August 2011 was at parity at 1.00.
Synopsys' DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP Achieves More Than 40 Design Wins
Synopsys announced that its DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP has surpassed 40 SoC design wins and more than 30 customer licensees worldwide. Because Synopsys' DesignWare USB 3.0 Digital Core and PHY IP has been broadly adopted by leading semiconductor companies targeting a variety of applications and process technologies, designers can be confident the IP is silicon-proven and can lower their SoC integration risk.
Cypress Reports Break Down of Talks Regarding Alleged GSI Patent Infringements
Cypress Semiconductor said that negotiations with GSI Technology, Inc. regarding the alleged infringement of Cypress's SRAM patents by GSI have ended without a resolution. In June, Cypress filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission alleging infringement by GSI of four of its SRAM patents. The complaint seeks an exclusion order from the ITC that would prevent the importation of all infringing GSI SRAMs. The ITC requires disputing companies to meet three times before the trial. Cypress's comments came in the wake of the first of these meetings.
Cogiscan Receives Major Order from ACD for Material Track, Trace and Control Solution
Cogiscan has received a major order from ACD. ACD invested in a factory-wide Track, Trace and Control Solution for all material, including printed circuit boards, electronic components, tooling (feeders, stencils) and consumables (solder paste, etc.) from receiving to shipping.The Cogiscan TTC Solution will replace ACD's incumbent MES software. Cogiscan was selected to replace the legacy system due to its proven track record to deliver on its commitments. The Cogiscan software architecture is very open for seamless integration with existing systems. This enables ACD to handle simple integration projects with internal development resources.
Kontron PCIe/104 SBC MICROSPACE MSMST receives 2010/2011 Trend100 Product of the Year Award
The editors from SPS Magazin, have chosen the PCIe/104 Embedded Single Board Computer Kontron MICROSPACE MSMST as a Trend100 product of the year 2010/2011. The Kontron MICROSPACE MSMST becomes one of the 100 most important new products in 2011 and will be recognized in the SPS Magazin's automation atlas. Products for the award were selected based on being innovative, user-friendly and equating to a current trend in the market. The Kontron MICROSPACE MSMST is the world's first Embedded Single Board Computer based on the Intel Atom E600C processor series with integrated Altera Field Programmable Gate Array.
ViTrox Named One of Forbes Asia’s 200 Best Companies Under a Billion
ViTrox Corporation, has been selected as one of the best companies in Asia on the 2011 Forbes Asia's 200 Best Under a Billion List. This year, 14 Malaysian companies made it on Forbes Asia's Best Under a Billion List, topping other Southeast Asian countries with the largest number of companies on the list. Among the 14 companies, ViTrox is the only main board listed company under the technology sector.
Industry increases UKESF scholarship support by 70 per cent Strategic Advisory Board calls for more engagement from the electronics systems community
The UK Electronic Skills Foundation (UKESF) has reported a 70 per cent increase in industrial support for the second year of its university scholarship programme. It now receives funding from 12 firms to award 51 UKESF Scholarships to elite electronics engineering undergraduate students - up from 30 in 2010. The comprehensive scheme includes bursaries, paid work experience, industrial mentoring and professional development workshops designed to help students make the transition from university to the workplace more smoothly.
Premier Farnell commitment to the environment recognised as company achieves membership of European Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Premier Farnell plc announced that it has been accepted as a member of the European Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The accolade provides recognition of the success of the company's comprehensive sustainability strategy, its enhanced Trust Agenda, and the importance it places on environmental performance across its global operations.
E-Mon Celebrates 30 Years as Submetering Market Leader
E-Mon, celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. Established in 1981, E-Mon enters its fourth decade. As the key enabler of energy-efficiency initiatives across the facility landscape, typical submetering applications include tenant billing, cost allocation, green building programs, load profiling and more—in skyscrapers, shopping centers, airports, factories, office buildings, apartment complexes, industrial, governmental and educational facilities.
Aeroflex becomes one of the first global test vendors granted TD Industry Alliance membership status
The TD Industry Alliance and Aeroflex Limited, announced that Aeroflex has been granted non-council membership status to TDIA. TDIA is a trade group promoting mobile communications enterprises based on TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE, international telecommunications standards proposed by China. Aeroflex is one of the first global test and measurement instrument vendors to become a member of TDIA. Aeroflex's TD test solutions have been widely adopted by Chinese manufacturers.
NanoKTN’s Support Facilitates Research Collaboration between the University of Southampton and Oxford Instruments
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network is pleased to announce the ongoing success of a collaboration between one its members Oxford Instruments and the University of Southampton. The partnership, which is creating the cutting-edge nanotechnology needed for smaller, low power devices, has enabled the UK-based company to develop its processes and improve capabilities, providing a vehicle to drive forward further commercialisation of the business.
Marl named Business of the Year
Marl International was named Business of the Year at the Westmorland Gazette Business and Tourism Awards, fighting off competition from companies across South Cumbria, North Lancashire and the Dales. Marl was also presented with The Westmorland Gazette's Innovation and Technology Award.
ON Semiconductor Wins Medical Advances Award
ON Semiconductor , has been named a winner of Electronic Product Design's 2011 e-Legacy Awards. The company's Q32M210 precision mixed-signal microcontroller for precision measurement and monitoring was selected as the winner in the Medical Advances category.
Charlie Barnhart & Associates to Release Results of Mid-Market OEM Study Comparing Mexico and China
Charlie Barnhart & Associates LLC, has completed its study titled "Mexico vs. China: An Objective Comparison of Electronics Manufacturing Capabilities for Mid-Market OEMs." The study, conducted by Eric Miscoll, Principal, examines the capabilities of the EMS industries in China and Mexico for their fit with the needs of mid-market OEMs.
Linear Technology Commemorates 30 Years of Analog Innovation
Founded 30 years ago, Linear Technology Corporation commemorated three decades of innovation in analog integrated circuits. Founded in September 1981, at the dawn of the digital revolution, some questioned the wisdom of founding a company focused purely on analog technology. Over these 30 years, the worldwide analog market has grown from $2 billion to over $40 billion today, and Linear has prospered with that growth.
Sono-Tek Corporation Celebrates Major Milestone
Sono-Tek Corporation announces the company's 35-year anniversary. The company was started in 1975 by Dr. Harvey Berger, inventor of the ultrasonic nozzle. From modest beginnings during the oil crisis of the 1970s, Sono-Tek has continually developed its unique technologies and grown from being a company that only provided ultrasonic nozzles to a full coating solutions company.
MSC Embedded Computer Technology opens Sales Office in the USA
MSC Vertriebs GmbH has opened a sales office in San Francisco, USA to expand its market presence. The main focus is on embedded computer technologies with emphasis on innovative COM Express and Qseven modules. MSC undertook this step to open an office in the USA in order to be closer to the customers and offer them the best possible support because in the past, a great deal of interest from the USA was seen through the web presence of MSC products alone.
Data I/O Corporation Celebrates 40 Years of Providing World-Class Programmable Devices
Data I/O Corporation, announces the company's 40-year anniversary. For 40 years, Data I/O Corporation has been the world leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of innovative solutions for programmable devices. Since 1972, the company has championed the use and growth of programmable devices in a wide variety of industries and products.
Z-Wave Alliance switches the energy consumption traffic light to “green”
Due to persistently high energy prices, many homeowners and tenants view the upcoming colder season with concern. But the Z-Wave Alliance will be demonstrating, at the Metering & Billing/CRM Europe trade fair to be held from 4th to 6th October in the Rai Convention Center in Amsterdam, how homes can be made energy efficient. Together with some of its members, Fakro, Aeon Labs, Z-Wave.Me, Mi Casa Verde, NorthQ and Danfoss, the Alliance will be presenting, at stand H33 in the Smart Homes area, its latest Z-Wave based wireless products as well as the latest trends in the energy saving sector.
Rigel donates safety testers to support Uganda charity initiative
Rigel Medical has donated five of its 266 Plus electrical safety testers to a UK-based charity which supplies and maintains medical equipment to developing countries in Africa. The lightweight and compact instruments have been provided to the Amalthea Trust, which will be giving them to a medical engineering workshop currently being brought up to standard at the Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.
Tektronix Communications Selected by Avea for Real-Time Mobile Broadband Network & Service Assurance
Tektronix Communications announced the selection of its Iris suite of products by Avea, Turkey's fastest growing 1800 GSM provider with nearly 12 million subscribers as of the first quarter of 2011. The Iris suite of products will provide Avea with greater insight and visibility into how their network and services are performing, ultimately enabling Avea to provide a better end user experience for their customers.
BMZ establishes additional production plant in North America
In parallel to the ongoing expansion of its own production facilities in Germany, Poland and China, BMZ Batterien-Montage-Zentrum, a specialist designer and manufacturer of intelligent battery solutions, with BMZ USA Inc. has now opened its first own production plant in Virginia Beach in the US state of Virginia specifically for the North American market.
xDSL Test Equipment: The Strong Presence of Service Providers in Europe Will Sustain Demand, Says Frost & Sullivan
The European market is expected to reach €92.3 million in 2016 – Technological innovations will stave off investment pressures created by the economic slowdown. The service provider segment is the mainstay of the European x digital subscriber line (xDSL) test equipment market, as service providers are frantically trying to move broadband services to a digital plane.
Connecticut Spring & Stamping Announces Electronics Capabilities
Connecticut Spring & Stamping announces its wide range of springs and stampings for the electronics industry. CSS has a 40-year history of working as a trusted partner with major electronics manufacturers, from collaborating in product development and prototyping through high- and low-volume manufacturing. Parts consignment at customer warehouses is offered to decrease the costs of carrying parts inventory.
RS Components shortlisted for three eCommerce Awards for Excellence
RS Components has been named as a finalist in three categories of the eCommerce Awards for Excellence 2011. The company has been shortlisted for the 'International e-Retail Award', 'Best Customer Service Award', and 'Best eCommerce Marketing Initiative' as a result of its customer-focused eCommerce strategy. This has driven significant business growth and put eCommerce firmly at the heart of RS.
CoolLED is moving to larger premises
After a number of years sharing premises with Custom Interconnect Ltd. (CIL) both CoolLED and CIL have grown and now need more space. CoolLED is moving to its own buildings in Andover, UK where we will have larger manufacturing and office facilities.
Texas Instruments & Digi-Key announce Building The Future of Technology webinar series
Targeting electronic engineers, Texas Instruments and Digi-Key have announced their joint presentation of a series of webinars entitled 'Building the Future of Technology', hosted by Electronic Specifier.
Mouser Builds on European Growth with Opening of Two New Customer Service Centers
Mouser Electronics, Inc., announced its continued expansion into Europe with the addition of new Customer Service Centers in Stockholm, Sweden, and Eindhoven, Netherlands. The expansion underscores Mouser's commitment to serving design engineers and buyers with the highest level of personalized technical support and service – in local languages, currencies and time zones, regardless of the size of the order.
Cambridge Consultants passes proof of concept stage using holographic radar missile scoring for US Defense program
Cambridge Consultants has successfully carried out proof of concept trials of its groundbreaking radar, pinpointing the impact of rapid shell fire for the US Department of Defense (US DoD). During trials the radar was able to measure the trajectory and burst points of shells fired from a naval gun at a rate of one every three seconds - the first time radar has been used this way.
UKESF wins Investment in Education and Training Award
The UK Electronic Skills Foundation has won the Education and Training Award at the annual e-Legacy Awards. The award recognised UKESF's initiatives to combat the threat of diminishing skills in the UK electronics sector, and was presented at an awards luncheon held at the prestigious Kensington Roof Gardens, London.
MDSL, has been listed among the Top-100 fastest growing UK private technology companies included in the prestigious Sunday Times Tech Track 100 league table.
MDSL was ranked at No. 65, with growth of over 49% in sales on the previous financial year. The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, published on 18 September 2011, said: "Pressure on clients to cut costs during the recession gave a boost to MDSL, which helps firms to spend more wisely on telecoms services and financial data. It continued: "Sales have grown 49% a year, from £2.7m in 2007 to £9m in 2010, and the Tunbridge Wells company now has operations in Paris, New York, Macau and Tokyo, generating four-fifths of its turnover overseas".
Fairchild Semiconductor Wins Electronic Product Design’s 2011 e-Legacy Award
Fairchild Semiconductor, has been named a winner in Electronic Product Design's 2011 e-Legacy Awards. Fairchild's FAN302HL PWM controller for low standby power charger applications was selected as a winner in the Green Product of the Year Category for Exceeding Energy Star Requirements.
Farnell and Linear Technology Present Webcast on “developments in High Reliability System-in-a-Package Power Management Solutions”
Farnell, and Linear Tehnology, will co-host a free webcast entitled 'developments in High Reliability System-in-a-Package Power Management Solutions' on Sep 22, 2011, from 16:00 CET.
Magma Congratulates Winners of the MUSIC India 2011 “Best Paper” Awards
Magma® Design Automation Inc.announced the "Best Paper" winners for MUSIC – Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits held here on September 7. Over 200 Magma users attended the annual event that featured 11 papers, a keynote by Balajee Sowrirajan, director of IC Engineering in the OMAP Business Unit at Texas Instruments, and a presentation given by Magma CEO Rajeev Madhavan.
Battery Switching Charger from Fairchild Semiconductor an EPC Top-10 DC-DC Power Products Award Winner
Fairchild Semiconductor has been named a winner in the annual Top-10 DC-DC Power Product Awards, hosted by Electronic Products China. This is the seventh time Fairchild has received this prestigious award, after submitting its FAN5400 USB-Compliant Li-Ion Battery Switching Charger for consideration by the panel of judges.
NanoKTN Launches its 2011 UK Nanotechnology Directory
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network is pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of its UK Nanotechnology Directory, a guidebook to the UK's world-class micro and nanotechnology sector, featuring over 450 organisations active in nanotechnology in the UK.
CSEM opens a polytronics development center in Muttenz
With the aim of continuing to promote industrial innovation based on state-of-the-art technologies, CSEM has opened a new innovation center in Muttenz, with the support of the Canton of Basel-Landschaft. The polytronics development center is involved in the mass production of organic electronics.
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