Business

New EICTA president

22 December, 2008

Peter Charlesworth, General Manager of Minelab Electronics, has become president of the Electronics and ICT Association.


Schaffner EMC and Digi-Key distribution deal

22 December, 2008

Schaffner EMC and Digi-Key have signed a global agreement to distribute Schaffner's full range of EMC and power quality products, such as chokes, filters, pulse transformers and feedthrough components.


Distributor bought

19 December, 2008

One of Polycom's major Asia–Pacific distributors, Transition Systems, is extending its Asia–Pacific reach by acquiring Unitel Distribution Pty Ltd, a Polycom-exclusive distributor in Australia.


Hong Kong signing

14 November, 2008

The Electronics and ICT Association (EICTA) has signed an agreement with the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Association.


Biggest Taitronics draws the crowd

05 November, 2008

As one of the biggest electronics shows in Asia, attendees were able to see the latest developments and equipment on broadband, RFID, componentry and photovoltaic devices at more than 1260 stands at two locations within the capital city.


Circuit board maker wins award

04 November, 2008

Lonsdale-based electronics company Redarc Electronics has won the Environmental Sustainability Award for minimising its environmental footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future.


Sponsors support design competition

31 October, 2008

National Semiconductor, Ohmrite Manufacturing and Vishay have become global sponsors for the Farnell 2008 Live EDGE Electronic Design Competition for the global environment.


Printable dielectrics set to boom

30 October, 2008

A NanoMarkets report predicts that the boom in TOP electronics will drive a similar boom in printable dielectrics.


European franchise

29 October, 2008

Farnell has signed a European franchise agreement with electronics component manufacturer TDK.


Blade spec may become standard

22 October, 2008

SiliconSystems has contributed its SiliconDrive II Blade specification to the Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG) to create an official governing standard.


Gore joins alliance

14 October, 2008

WL Gore has joined the Ethernet Alliance, an industry group dedicated to the promotion of ethernet technologies.


Optical packaging firm expands

09 October, 2008

Avo Photonics moved part of its Canadian facility to allow enhanced optoelectronic characterisation and a prototyping capability.


Electronics and ICT industry associations merge

17 September, 2008

The ICT Council and Electronic Industry Association have merged into one organisation called the Electronics and ICT Association.


Crunch time for convention refocuses design tools

16 September, 2008 by Rob Evans*

The electronics design industry, while always in a state of evolution, is currently undergoing a fundamental change that's profoundly affecting what products we can create and how they are created.


Microspectrometer sensing technology research receives Eureka award

10 September, 2008

A team of UWA scientists developing colour vision for enhanced infrared sensing for soldiers have won one of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security.


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