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Start with the news release Dates announced for National Electronics Week from National Electronics Week, which we summarised at the time by saying "NEW Events has announced that National Electronics Week 2011 is taking place from 12-13 April at the NEC Pavilion in Birmingham. ". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Linear introduces H-grade switching regulator from Linear Technology: "Linear Technology has announced a H-grade step-down switching regulator for load dump and cold-crank conditions commonly found in automotive applications as well as 24V industrial supplies.".

In December 2010, we covered the news from International Rectifier - take a look at International Rectifier offers automotive MOSFETs which says: "International Rectifier has expanded its offering of 40 to 100V automotive-qualified MOSFETs, including a range of logic level devices. ".

Take a look also at the news release from Diodes Incorporated, Self-protected MOSFETs for automotive applications, as well as Gain blocks for cellular bands GSM, CDMA and UMTS from Avago Technologies, and Valve connector simplifies manufacturing process from Molex.

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Sensor IC withstands harsh automotive environments (December 2010)

Allegro Microsystems has launched the A1356, a user-programmable linear Hall-effect sensor IC with a pulse width modulated (PWM) output for automotive gear and clutch detection and position sensing.

Tyco announces JEDEC-based memory module (December 2010)

Tyco Electronics has introduced a very low-profile (VLP) double-data-rate 3 (DDR3) dual in-line memory module (DIMM) socket designed around JEDEC industry standards.

SPEC Pak enables environmental connections (December 2010)

APP has released the SPEC Pak (Sealed Power For Environmental Connections) connector series for use wherever a rugged or waterproof high-power signal and ground interconnect solution is required.

Development board for HMI/automotive applications (December 2010)

Mistral Solutions has announced Craneboard, a low-cost ARM-based development board that offers designers a fully open-source printed circuit board (PCB) and design to reduce development costs.

EEPROM blocks for program and firmware storage (December 2010)

Austriamicrosystems' Full Service Foundry business unit has announced a further expansion of its non-volatile memory portfolio for its 0.35um process range.

YDS jacks target Gigabit Ethernet applications (December 2010)

MSC Vertriebs has announced the availability of the 10/100/1000 Base-T jacks of the 56F series from YDS for applications in industrial computers, network equipment and industrial controls.

Carling switches target transportation industry (December 2010)

Master Distributors has announced that it now carries a range of switches, including rocker, toggle, pushbutton and rotary styles, manufactured by Carling Technologies.

Foremost offers Emobility charging connectors (December 2010)

Foremost Electronics has announced the UK introduction of the Emobility range of electric-vehicle charging connectors manufactured by FCT Electronic.

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Further reading
  • Flexible inverter system for automotive industry
    SKAI 2 IGBT flexible inverter system
    Semikron and Hofer Powertrain are developing a flexible inverter system - the SKAI 2 IGBT system - for use in the mass production of hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • Switching regulator targets automotive industry
    LT3689 switching regulator
    Linear's LT3689 switching regulator is suitable for load-dump and cold-crank conditions commonly found in automotive applications.
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