News & Analysis
The future development of the hydrogen industry
Hydrogen production is getting a considerable amount of interest, particularly in the last year. Because of the large interest, boost by the EU green deal which promotes the adoption of hydrogen technologies to reduce CO2 emissions, IDTechEx has recently investigated the electrolyser market, investigating the technical and market aspects of the different electrolysers systems.
IAR Systems appoints Country Manager for Japan
IAR Systems has announced that Kazuhisa Harabe has been appointed to Country Manager for IAR Systems Japan. Kiyofumi Uemura, who has served as Director for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and Country Manager for Japan since 2016, will continue to devote his efforts to business expansion as Director for the APAC region, which in addition to Japan also includes supporting the growing IAR Systems’ offices in Taiwan, China and Korea.
HBK announces the acquisition of Concurrent Real-Time
Hottinger Brüel & Kjær (HBK), a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris, has announced the acquisition of Concurrent Real-Time, from Battery Ventures, a Boston-based PE firm, for a purchase consideration of $166.7m (£121.2m) in cash, subject to customary closing conditions.
Wind River partners with Intel Select Solution program
Wind River has announced that Wind River Studio is now included as part of the Intel Select Solutions for Virtual Radio Access Network (vRAN). Studio is a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of intelligent systems where security, safety, and reliability are required. This solution was leveraged by Verizon to accomplish the a fully virtualised 5G data session.
Lanner joins NVIDIA GTC 21 to showcase AI platforms
At GTC, April 12th to 16th, Lanner will discuss how AI can be structured in a networked approach where AI workloads can be distributed within the edge networks. We will start from the NVIDIA AI-accelerated customer premise equipment over the aggregated network edge, to the hyper-converged platform deployed at the centralised datacenter.
Vicor hires Chief Financial Officer
Vicor Corporation announced the appointment of James F. Schmidt as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1st, 2021. Schmidt will join the Vicor Board of Directors and serve as the company treasurer and secretary.
Completion of Chubu Electric Power Grid Hida converter station
Hitachi has announced that the operations of the Hida-Shinano frequency conversion facility have commenced, enabling the Shin-Shinano Substation of TEPCO Power Grid to be connected to the Hida Converter Station of Chubu Electric Power Grid, to which Hitachi delivered a line commutate converter high-voltage direct current (HVDC) system.
Optoelectronics, sensors, and discretes gain momentum
A broad-based economic rebound in 2021, fuelled by pent-up demand and a steady recovery in global commerce after the 2020 outbreak of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, is forecast to lift total sales in optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) by 13% to $99.4bn this year, according to IC Insights’ new 2021 O-S-D Report - A Market Analysis and Forecast for Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, and Discretes.
Maximize HEV/EV driving range and safety
BQ79612-Q1, BQ79614-Q1 and BQ79616-Q1 provide high-accuracy cell voltage measurements in less than 200 µs for 12S, 14S and 16S battery modules in high-voltage battery management systems in HEV/EV. The family of monitors offers different channel options in the same package type, providing pin-to-pin compatibility and supporting high reuse of the established software and hardware across any platform. The integrated front-end filters enable th...
Panasonic opens Customer Experience Center in Munich
Panasonic is consistently expanding its activities in Europe and at its Munich Ottobrunn site. Within the Panasonic Campus in Munich the new Customer Experience Center (CXC) has announced that it is about to open the doors. The building complex consists of over 6,000 square meters and invites B2B customers, trade partners, developers, start-ups, and universities to get valuable insights.