Vishay Intertechnology VY1 and VY2 Series Ceramic Disc Capacitors Now Extended by a Mini Size Series to Save Board Space and to Lower Costs

MALVERN, Pa., April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today announced that its popular VY1 and VY2 series of AC line rated ceramic disc safety capacitors are now extended by a Mini Size Series with Y5V ceramic dielectrics. Featuring body diameters down to 7.5 mm, the Vishay BCcomponents VY1…Y5V and VY2…Y5V are designed to save space, lower costs, and increase reliability for Class X1 (760 VAC) / Y1 (500 VAC) and Class X1 (440 VAC) / Y2 (300 VAC) applications, respectively, in accordance with IEC 60384-14.4.
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Fulham Acquires Control Network Solutions to Bring DALI(R) Control to Customers for Emerging Smart Lighting Products

HAWTHORNE, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 19, 2017) – Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced the acquisition of the assets of partner company Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system. This transaction continues Fulham's strategic European expansion. Continue reading Fulham Acquires Control Network Solutions to Bring DALI(R) Control to Customers for Emerging Smart Lighting Products

Global Wireless Charging Market Report 2016-2026: Focus on Phones & Small Electronics, Electric Cars & Other Vehicle Applications

Dublin, April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Wireless Charging 2016-2026: Phones & Small Electronics, Electric Cars & Other Vehicles" report to their offering.
This unique report reflects the new reality that wireless charging is now one subject from phones and medical devices to vehicles. This is because it increasingly involves the same technologies, locations and companies. Why are people so enthusiastic when they experience ubiquitous phone charging? How will the standards battles be resolved? Why will the planned move to hired vehicles and autonomous vehicles drive more demand for wireless charging? Is a compatible set of standards emerging for vehicles? What will sales be from 2016-2026 for mobile device and for vehicle wireless charging? It is all here.
Only a global up-to-date view makes sense in this fast-moving subject. Therefore the multilingual PhD level analysts have travelled intensively in 2015 to report the latest research and expert opinions and to analyse how the markets and technologies will move over the coming decade. Original tables and infographics pull together the analysis.
Users of mobile phones and the new connected wearables loathe the fact that they need recharging before a recharging point can be found. They urgently seek ubiquitous wireless charging from the car dashboard to the table in the coffee shop: no hassle top up. Progress is now rapid due to easy retrofit and huge numbers of phones fitting it as original equipment. Standards battles are being resolved by market adoption and merger.
Electric vehicles, whether plug-in hybrid or pure electric are selling well now. That covers land, water and air, off-road and on-road, on water and underwater. That brings to the fore the problems of dirt, weight, vandalism and safety with plugging in so auto makers, for example, plan wireless charging in many cars and buses from 2017 underwritten by one single set of standards being achieved soon.
Key Topics Covered:
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1.1. Definition and overview
1.2. Wireless charging for portable electronics
1.3. Wireless charging for electric vehicles
1.4. Technology
1.5. Technical options for static WC
1.6. Dynamic charging
1.6.1. Off road trials for electric highways technology
1.7. Forecasts
1.8. NFC model
1.9. Market sweet spot
1.10. Threats
1.11. Market forecasts
1.12. Forecast for high power: electric vehicles
1.13. Market by territory
1.14. Market dynamics
1.15. Other comparisons
1.16. News in 2016
2. WIRELESS CHARGING OF PORTABLE DEVICES: LATEST SITUATION
2.1. Main trends
2.2. Misleading terminology
2.3. Challenges
2.4. Real problems
3. INTRODUCTION
3.1. History
3.2. Wireless power transfer
3.2.1. Adoption – who wins
3.3. Qi the winning specification for personal electronics – so far
3.3.1. Competitor
3.4. Comparisons of Qi with the leading competitor
3.5. Apple and Qi
3.6. Wireless vehicle charging
4. WIRELESS CHARGING FOR VEHICLES WHEN STATIONARY
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Standards for vehicle WC
4.3. Recent activity
4.3.1. BMW, Germany Nanyang Singapore
4.3.2. Fraunhofer wireless discharging, lightweighting, dynamic
4.3.3. Hyundai-Kia Korea: Mojo USA
4.3.4. Oak Ridge National Laboratory's 20-kilowatt wireless charging for electric vehicles
4.3.5. PRIMOVE Belgium
4.3.6. Yutong and ZTE China
5. DYNAMIC CHARGING OF VEHICLES
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Road maintenance concerns
5.3. Semi dynamic charging
5.4. Fully dynamic charging
5.4.1. Drayson Racing UK
5.4.2. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
5.4.3. University of Tokyo Japan
5.4.4. Utah State University USA
5.5. Timeline
5.5.1. Volvo Sweden
5.6. Renewable electricity generation on motorways
6. ALTERNATIVES TO WIRELESS CHARGING FOR VEHICLES
6.1. Electric vehicles that are never charged externally
6.1.1. Introduction
6.1.2. Options for energy autonomous vehicles
6.2. Robotic charging
6.3. Gantries and catenaries
6.4. Robot arms
6.4.1. DBT-CEV France
6.4.2. PowerHydrant USA
6.4.3. Tesla solid metal snake USA
6.4.4. Volkswagen Germany
7. EXAMPLES OF INTERVIEWS 2015
7.1. BYD China
7.2. Hevo Power USA, WAVE USA, WiTricity USA
7.3. Idaho State Laboratory USA
7.4. Infineon USA/Germany
7.5. PowerHydrant USA
7.6. Qualcomm USA
7.6.1. Wireless Charging: Invitation Only Meeting 26 June 2015
7.7. University of Tokyo, Japan
7.8. WiTricity USA
7.9. XALT Energy USA
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NXP Multi-Purpose Solution in Philippines Enables Consumers to Tap Popular beep™ Card for Payment at FamilyMart Stores and Transit Ticketing

METRO MANILA, Philippines, April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), today announced it will further its collaboration with AF Payments Inc., the company behind the contactless payment cards, beep™ cards in the Philippines, to add micropayment capabilities. The popular cards commonly used for transport ticketing in the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 and 2, Manila Metro Train Transit System Line 3 and popular city bus routes, can now be used to pay at the FamilyMart convenience store chain, which is the second largest chain of 24-hour convenience stores in the world.
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Mercury Systems Receives $9.3M Order for High Performance OpenVPX Digital Signal Processing Modules

ANDOVER, Mass., April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) (www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $9.3 million order from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance, OpenVPX™ digital signal processing modules and supporting professional services for a manned airborne radar application. The order was received in the Company's fiscal 2017 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.
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Park Electrochemical Corp. Announces Consolidation of Its U.S. Electronic Materials Business Units

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE:PKE) announced the consolidation of its Nelco Products, Inc. electronics Business Unit located in Fullerton, California (“NPI”) and its Neltec, Inc. electronics Business Unit located in Tempe, Arizona (“Neltec”). The consolidation is expected to take approximately four to six months to complete. When completed, all manufacturing operations at NPI will cease, except for the NPI treating operation, which will continue as part and under the supervision of the Neltec Business Unit. All manufacturing functions, including treating, lamination, prepreg paneling, finishing, inspection, quality lab and shipping and receiving, will continue at the Neltec Business Unit location in Tempe, Arizona. After the consolidation is complete, all business functions, including customer service, accounting, payables, receivables, production control and planning, engineering, quality, procurement, facilities management, HR and EHS, will be performed at Neltec in Tempe, Arizona. The Neltec Business Unit will continue to manufacture Park’s entire electronic materials product line, including Meteorwave® 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000, N4800-20, N4800-20SI, N4000-13, N4000-13SI, N4000-13EP, N4000-13EPSI, N4000-6, N4000-6FC, N4000-7, N4000-7SI, N4000-11, N4000-29, N4000-12, N4000-12SI, N5000, N5000-30/32, the N7000 family of Polyimide materials, N8000, N8000Q, Mercurywave® 9350, the full line of N9000 PTFE materials and PTFE/thermoset materials hybrids. After the consolidation is complete, the Neltec Business Unit (including the continuing treating operation in California) is expected to have ongoing manufacturing capacity equal to approximately three times the current production levels of NPI and Neltec combined. All NPI employees are invited and encouraged to apply for relocation to Arizona to become part of the Neltec workforce for the future.
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ESI To Release Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter Results On May 9

PORTLAND, Ore., April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESIO), an innovator in laser-based manufacturing solutions for the micro-machining industry, will announce fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2017 results after the market closes on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Following the release the company will hold a conference call, hosted by CEO Michael Burger, at 2:00 p.m. PT. A webcast of the conference call will air simultaneously, with access available at investors.esi.com. Continue reading ESI To Release Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter Results On May 9

$100+ Billion Smart Textiles in Apparel Markets: Applications and Technologies Report – Projections to 2025

Dublin, April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Smart Textiles in Apparel: Markets, Applications and Technologies" report to their offering.
This new report 'Smart Textiles in Apparel: Markets, Applications and Technologies' examines the markets for textile based wearable technologies, the companies producing them and the enabling technologies. This is creating a 4th industrial revolution for the textiles and fashion industry worth over $100 billion by 2025.
Advances in fields such as nanotechnology, organic electronics (also known as plastic electronics) and conducting polymers are creating a range of textile-based technologies with the ability to sense and react to the world around them. This includes monitoring biometric data such as heart rate, the environmental factors such as temperature and The presence of toxic gases producing real time feedback in the form of electrical stimuli, haptic feedback or changes in color.
The report identifies three distinct generations of textile wearable technologies:
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Alpha and Omega Semiconductor to Announce Fiscal Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited ("AOS") (Nasdaq:AOSL) today announces that the company will release its financial results for the fiscal 2017 third quarter ended March 31, 2017 on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, after the market closes. The press release will be followed by a conference call and live webcast at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET, which will be open to the public. During the conference call, the company will review the financial results and discuss other business matters.
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