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Making the new silicon: Gallium nitride electronics could drastically cut energy usage

An exotic material called gallium nitride (GaN) is poised to become the next semiconductor for power electronics, enabling much higher efficiency than silicon. In 2013, the Department of Energy (DOE) dedicated approximately half of a $140 million research institute for power electronics to GaN research, citing its potential to reduce worldwide energy consumption. Now MIT spinout Cambridge Electronics Inc. ( ...

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Concept to Finished Piece – Generations of an Electronics Project

I bought an antique telegraph sounder a while back, and I’ve been working on a project that will click out emails from my Etsy store when I get an order. I’ve gone through several generations, and come up with something I really like. What follows is a description of my process for going from concept to finished piece. The code & PCB are open-source, and can be found on my github. Generation 1 – Paper T ...

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Top 25 global electronics component distributors

Hello, and welcome back to another installment in the long-running Top 25 Distributors list, brought to you by EBN and hosted this year by our colleagues at EDN. As you’ll see from the annual list, not too much changed amid the electronic components distribution landscape in 2012. Some companies lost revenue ground, and some gained—some significantly—but overall it was a flat year. But the business itself—i ...

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Parvus Awarded ISO 9001:2000 Certification, Extending Heritage of Quality-Certified Electronics Manufacturing and Design

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (PRWEB) July 10, 2004 Parvus® Corporation today announced it has been successfully certified to the new ISO 9001:2000 standard. This achievement further demonstrates Parvus’ commitment to quality management and continous improvement, as it marks 11 consecutive years that Parvus has adhered to the globally recognized quality standards of the International Organization for Standardization ( ...

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Gold without Gold Mining? Electronics Recycling Breaks New Ground

Middlebury, VT (PRWEB) July 20, 2004 Today, Good Point Recycling made public its new provisional patent for "recycled-content" gold wedding bands. The novel process will allow environmentalists to by-pass the single most polluting activity on the planet – gold mining – while economically undermining unsafe export practices. According to the U.S EPA, gold mining in the USA produces more mercury pollutio ...

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SchmartBOARD Signs Ocean State Electronics

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) August 7, 2004 SchmartBOARD, a company that manufacturers an innovative new tool to help engineers, students, and hobbyists create electronic circuit boards, has signed Westerly, RI based Ocean State Electronics as an authorized distributor. Schmartboard is not looking for the typical distribution partner. According to Neal Greenberg, SchmartBOARD’s VP Sales and Marketing, “Schmartb ...

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Samsung produces new high-performance enterprise SSDs for data centers

Samsung Electronics today announced that it is producing advanced solid state drives (SSDs) that are designed specifically for use in servers and enterprise storage systems. These drives - the SM843 and the SM1625 - will be particularly useful as high-speed storage for a wide range of server and storage applications that depend on extremely fast data writing including social media in the cloud, SQL database ...

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