Quarter 2 record revenues Kontron AG raises revenue forecast to more than EUR 570 million
Kontron AG continued the past months' dynamic business trend in the second quarter, achieving revenue of EUR 145.2 million. This represents about 25 percent growth compared with the prior-year period (EUR 116.1 million). Total revenue is EUR 275.3 million in the first half of 2011 compared with EUR 213.8 million in the first half of 2010. This represents an increase of about 29 percent. The strongest growth rates were achieved in North America (44 percent), but also in the Emerging Markets (23 percent) and Europe (20 percent). In terms of vertical markets, the application areas of industrial automations, energy, medical technology but as well infotainment developed well. At EUR 424 million, the order book position remained at a very high level (previous year: EUR 398 million). Design wins add up to EUR 149 million in the first half-year, compared with EUR 141 million in the prior-year period. In terms of units, the number of design wins increased slightly from 218 to 234.
Nujira opens IC Design Centre in Edinburgh with Support of Scottish Development International
Nujira, the world's leading provider of Envelope Tracking technology, today announced that it has opened an IC Design Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, and it has been awarded £175,000 funding from Scottish Development International to support the initiative. The new design centre opened today with a small team of engineers but has plans to draw on the pool of IC design expertise based in the region to triple the design centre's headcount by the end of 2012.
MDSL Sponsors Gartner Outsourcing & IT Services Summit – London, 27 Sept 2011
MDSL, the leading provider of international Telecoms Expense Management (TEM) and Market Data Management (MDM) solutions, has confirmed it will be sponsoring the Gartner Outsourcing & IT Services Summit 26-27 September 2011 in London.
CTIA Over-the-Air (OTA) Audit successfully passed
CETECOM has demonstrated as one of the first laboratories worldwide a high-class expertise and state-of-the-art equipment in the field of newest OTA requirements like artificial hands, A-GPS and notebooks.
Dedicated photovoltaic research system ordered in United States
RIBER, the global leader for molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), is announcing the sale of a Compact 21 MBE system to a US based major actor in the field of photovoltaic solar modules.
TDK-Lambda acquires plot of land adjacent to its European HQ - Ideal for TDK-Lambda’s future expansion plans
TDK-Lambda Managing Director Adam Rawicz said: "We have seen substantial growth over the last 2 years and the redevelopment of the site next door makes perfect sense, and will be an important part of our future expansion plans in Ilfracombe. We are achieving great success with our strategy of providing high reliability, class leading power supplies to manufacturers of professional electronic equipment. In particular, European customers are continuing to grow and our market share with them is increasing rapidly.
FCI honours TTI, Inc. with Best European Growth Award
TTI, Inc., the global distributor of Passive, Interconnect, Relay & Switch and Discrete components, has been honoured with FCI's award for 'Best Growth' in Europe in 2010. The world-leading connector manufacturer presented TTI, Inc. with the trophy at a ceremony held at the distributor's European headquarters in Maisach-Gernlinden near Munich last month.
NXP Consolidates No. 1 Position in Worldwide ID Market
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced that it has extended its lead in the global Identification market, after eight quarters of consecutive growth in total sales across all market segments using Identification technologies. With its focus on developing end-to-end solutions for security, convenience and connectivity, as well as its strategy of building entire ecosystems for ID applications, NXP is a clear leader in key segments including eGovernment, transportation and access, RFID tags and labels, infrastructure, NFC and payments. In 2010, NXP's Identification business unit posted global revenues of $589 million across its three product lines Secure Transactions, Secure Identity, and Tagging & Authentication, attaining the No.1 position in the worldwide ID market. In H1 2011, NXP reported revenues of $383 million in Identification, firmly establishing its No. 1 position with recently announced Q2 revenues of $194 million.
Laird Technologies to Attend APCO International 77th Annual Conference & Expo Company to Exhibit Public Safety Antenna Solutions
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced it will be attending the APCO International 77th Annual Conference & Expo. The event will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 7-10, 2011. Laird Technologies will exhibit at booth #1052.
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for June 2011
Association Connecting Electronics Industries has announced the June findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. PCB Industry Growth Rates and Book-to-Bill Ratios Announced. Rigid PCB shipments were up 5.4 percent and bookings down 7.3 percent in June 2011 from June 2010. Year to date, rigid PCB shipments increased 4.4 percent and bookings declined 8.9 percent. Compared to the previous month, rigid PCB shipments increased 15.3 percent and rigid bookings increased 10.4 percent. The book-to-bill ratio for the North American rigid PCB industry in June 2011 was slightly below parity at 0.98.
G4S Technology selected as an integration partner by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to design and construct MassBroadband 123, a fiber-optic network that will bridge the technology gap in rural Massachusetts
G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta), a systems integrator and project management company for communication networks and electronic security systems, has been awarded a $47.2M contract from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) to design and construct an aerial and underground fiber optic network that will connect over 120 communities in western and north central Massachusetts. The project, entitled MassBroadband 123, is led by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI), a division of MTC, and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2013. MassBroadband 123 is the culmination of over a decade of engagement on broadband in the region
Dialight Achieves General Services Administration (GSA) Certification
Dialight Achieves General Services Administration (GSA) Certification
Sensirion moves into a new production building in Switzerland
Sensirion inaugurated its new production building in mid-July 2011. After eight months of construction, the newly purchased production plant in Stäfa, Switzerland, situated just a few hundred meters from the main building, was ready for occupancy. With the purchase and renovation of the building, the sensor manufacturer has developed additional space, which has be-come necessary as a result of the growth in recent years.
Kyzen to Debut New Advanced Packaging Cleaning Chemistry at NEPCON South China 2011
Kyzen, a world leading provider of environmentally responsible precision cleaning products for electronics and high-technology manufacturing operations, announces that it will introduce AQUANOX A4638 ― its newest advanced packaging cleaning chemistry ― in booth 1J50 at the upcoming NEPCON South China 2011 exhibition and conference. The event is scheduled to take place August 30-September 1, 2011 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Samsung Selects Cypress OvationONS II Optical Navigation System For Samsung Intercept QWERTY Cell Phone
Cypress Semiconductor has announced that Samsung Electronics Company Ltd. has selected the OvationONS II optical navigation system for its Android-based Intercept phones. The OvationONS II sensor will be used in the optical track pad modules inside the Intercept for easy and intuitive single-handed screen and menu navigation.
National Instruments Technology Helps Virginia Tech Win EcoCAR Competition
Virginia Tech was recently named the overall winner of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, a three-year collegiate vehicle engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors (GM). The Virginia Tech Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) designed and built an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) that uses E85 (ethanol) and achieves fuel efficiency of 81.9 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent. With National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) reconfigurable software and hardware, the team used a graphical system design approach to design, prototype, validate and deploy a control strategy for the vehicle's hybrid components.
Practical Components’ Free Dummy Component Catalog Helps Save Money and Improve Production
Practical Components announced that the illustrated 2011-2012 Dummy Component Catalog is complete, free of charge and now available. The updated version is the most comprehensive to date. Since the first catalog in 1997, the resource has grown to be the most indispensable tool in electronics design and production. Practical Components features technology that cannot be found elsewhere: dummy components that not only have the same exact materials but also are made on the same production lines as the live components, as well as all the "standards" and the future technology that is needed for companies to advance their presence. Practical Components supplies only first quality components ― no knock-offs will be found in the company's product lineup.
BPM Microsystems to Display 2800 Universal Device Programmer at NEPCON South China 2011
BPM Microsystems announces that it will highlight the 2800 universal device programmer in its distributor Kasion Automation Limited's booth #1H43, at the upcoming NEPCON South China 2011, scheduled to take place August 30-September1, 2011 in Shenzhen, China. The 2800 is the newest addition to its manual universal device programmer family. It combines the unrivaled speed of Vector Engine Co-Processor technology plus true universal device support, resulting in the fastest universal programmer in the industry.
NanoKTN Awards Additional EPSRC Studentships for Innovative Research Projects
Students at Universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Sheffield to work on Nanotechnology projects with Oxford Photovoltaics, Domino UK and Stryker Corporation. The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK's primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to announce that after initially awarding three EPSRC studentships in May 2011, it has allocated an additional three Awards to exceptional projects at the Universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Sheffield. The research projects will focus on polymer based dye-sensitized solar cells, additives to improve the adhesion and performance of inks, and anti-microbial agents in nano-hydroxyapatite coatings for titanium implants.
The Centre for Sustainable Design - CfSD - announces training for the new ISO 14006 eco design standard
The Centre for Sustainable Design [CfSD] in Farnham, Surrey, has announced it is to provide training on ISO 14006, a new guidance standard designed to facilitate eco design. ISO 14006 was published on July 8th 2011, some two months ahead of schedule, and is expected by CfSD to be used by corporates and SMEs alike.
Haivision Acquires KulaByte and MontiVision; Forms Internet Media Division
Haivision Network Video, a leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced that it has acquired both KulaByte Corporation of San Marcos, Texas, and MontiVision Imaging Technologies based in Germany. The technologies of both companies, including advanced encoding, transcoding, cloud computing, and workflow solutions, will be combined to form Haivision's new Internet Media Division.
Celab Celebrates 40 Years of Innovative Power
Celab, the high reliability power solution design company, celebrated this month their 40th anniversary by visiting the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust.
Marvell Drives New Rollout of TD-SCDMA Smartphones from China Mobile, the World's Largest Mobile Operator
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced that four of the six smartphones selected by China Mobile in its first round of smartphone purchasing are powered by the Marvell® PXA920 single-chip solution. China Mobile is the world's largest mobile operator with more than 500 million subscribers. The wide adoption of Marvell's single chip solution by leading mobile OEMs rewards Marvell's continuous R&D investment around TD during the past three years.
Marvell Leads TD-SCDMA Market with Industry's First Commercially Available Single-Chip Solution Shipping in China
Marvell demonstrated its leadership in China's fast-growing TD-SCDMA market by showcasing at Computex 2011 a full complement of smartphones, tablets and MiFi mobile hotspot devices incorporating Marvell products now shipping in China.
Micron Selected to Help Alcatel-Lucent Accelerate Information Sharing Across Global Broadband Networks
To meet the rising global demand for information from across the Internet, Micron Technology announced that Alcatel-Lucent has chosen Micron's third-generation reduced latency DRAM (RLDRAM 3 memory) to drive Alcatel-Lucent's next generation of network offerings. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking solutions, Alcatel-Lucent plans to rely on Micron's RLDRAM 3 memory to support the industry's first 400-gigabit (Gb) capable chipset.
Littelfuse Honored With Supplier Excellence Award From TTI, Inc.
Littelfuse announced today that it has won a Supplier Excellence Award from TTI, Inc., a leading electronics distributor. This marks the second consecutive year that Littelfuse has won this award, achieving the bronze level for 2010 performance.
Calypto Joins ARM Connected Community
Calypto Design Systems, Inc., the leader in Sequential Analysis Technology, today announced it is a new member in the ARM Connected Community, the industry's largest ecosystem of ARM technology-based products and services. As part of the ARM Connected Community, Calypto gains access to a full range of resources to help it market and deploy innovative design platforms that enable developers to get ARM Powered® products to market faster.
Kingston Digital Announces Collaboration with Symantec, EA, PopCap and Maxthon for Future Versions of urDrive
Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced relationships with Symantec™, Electronic Arts, Inc., PopCap Games and Maxthon. Software and games from these four companies will be a part of urDrive, a free pre-loaded application on various Kingston® USB DataTraveler® Flash drives that allow users to explore, organise and acquire content through a growing catalogue of offerings including games, entertainment and productivity. urDrive transforms the USB from a passive storage device into an active storage experience.
Mercury Computer Systems Wins Contract to Supply Signal and Image Processing Capabilities for Multi-mode Radar Program
Mercury Computer Systems confirmed that it has been awarded a contract from a global supplier of advanced communication and navigation solutions for an advanced signal and image processing engine. Mercury's technology will perform critical computationally-intensive functions in the customer's sophisticated land-based and shipborne active phased array radar system.
Mercury Computer Systems Wins Contract to Deliver Embedded Products and Integration Services for Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems
Mercury Computer Systems Inc., (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mc.com), a trusted provider of commercially developed ISR subsystems, announced a multi-year contract award from a global provider of products, services and solutions for military defense. Mercury will provide embedded computing products and integration services that will enable radar and signal processing for high altitude aircraft detection systems used on commercial aircraft. These systems, with ranges spanning hundreds of miles, will provide intelligence for a variety of applications including homeland security and border patrol.
Mercury Computer Systems Provides Application Ready Subsystems to BAE Systems for ARTISAN 3D Naval Radar Program
Mercury Computer Systems announced that it is delivering integrated Application Ready Subsystems(ARS) and system integration services to BAE Systems Mission Systems for its Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation (ARTISAN) 3D Naval Radar Program. Mercury's solutions will maximize interoperability and preserve BAE Systems software investment, while meeting their rapid time-to-deployment requirements for critical radar programs.
EU’s INTERESTED project involving SYSGO concludes with goals achieved
The European Union's three-year INTERESTED (INTERoperable Embedded Systems Tool chain for Enhanced rapid Design, prototyping and code generation) project, funded under the 7th Framework Programme, has come to a successful conclusion with its goals achieved in terms of significantly reducing the cost and improving the quality and time-to-market of safety-critical embedded systems.
Students Race To Win Ferrari’s World Design Contest with Autodesk Software
Autodesk today announced that students from leading design institutions around the world are using Autodesk technology while competing in the Ferrari World Design Contest, expressing their creativity and innovative spirit through designs for the next Ferrari hypercar. Autodesk is Ferrari's design technology partner, and proud supporter of the prestigious competition.
Autodesk supports worldwide CAD licensing agreement at major international consulting firm
Autodesk, a recognised industry leader in design and engineering software, is pleased to announce that it is supporting COWI with a new global multi-flex licensing agreement that will give the organisation's worldwide CAD users access to a greater choice of CAD applications.
Suita City Industrial Commendation Award for Nihon Superior
Nihon Superior has been honoured with a 2010 Industrial Commendation Award from the local government in the area in which its headquarters is located, Suita City in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
6WIND Announces Accelerated Protocol Termination Solutions for Cloud Computing Equipment
6WIND, the industry standard for commercial multicore packet processing software, today announced an extension to its 6WINDGate product portfolio that addresses the increasing challenge of performance stress on the application infrastructure for cloud computing.
6WIND Announces Tilera Architecture Support, Extending Multicore Software to “Manycore”
6WIND, the industry standard for commercial multicore packet processing software, today announced a new version of its 6WINDGate software with optimized support for the "manycore" TILEPro64 processor family from Tilera Corporation.
Freescale Semiconductor and Wind River formalize longstanding collaboration
Freescale Semiconductor and Wind River have signed an agreement that reinforces the companies' longstanding collaboration and provides advanced software solutions for QorIQ and PowerQUICC customers across Wind River's industry-leading embedded operating systems. The agreement broadens availability and improves time-to-market for developer solutions engineered to optimize the performance, ease-of-use and energy efficiency of Freescale's product families targeting networking, aerospace/defense, and other key markets.
Digi-Key Corporation Offers Totally Integrated Online Experience
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, offers electronic engineers and procurement professionals the most comprehensive user experience on the World Wide Web.
New website delivers critical element of RS Components
RS Components has unveiled a transformation of its website going live this month in the UK and Ireland that significantly enhances the online experience for its customers. A new intelligent product search feature and superior browsing capability give customers faster and easier access to over 550,000 products.
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