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Wireless charging SDK supports Rezence standard February 05, 2014 Wireless charging SDK supports Rezence standard At the upcoming Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, European distributor Rutronik plans to spotlight Nordic Semiconductor's S120 8-link central protocol stack and the nRF51 Wireless Charging SDK for wireless charging applications based on the Rezence standard. Read more Can gum reduce lithium ion battery fire hazard? February 05, 2014  Can gum reduce lithium ion battery fire hazard? Researchers at Washington State University have developed a chewing gum-like battery material that is claimed could reduce the fire hazard potential of lithium ion batteries. Read more Smart-Light control system cuts lighting energy usage by 80 percent February 05, 2014 Smart-Light control system cuts lighting energy usage by 80 percent A cost-effective, easy-to-install lighting control system has been unveiled by Xeleum Lighting which claims to reduce lighting energy usage by 80% or more compared with conventional lighting systems that do not utilize LEDs, daylight harvesting and occupancy sensing. Read more Self-programming wireless lighting controls offer major power savings February 05, 2014 Self-programming wireless lighting controls offer major power savings Cree, Inc. is claiming the first self-programming wireless lighting-control system that reduces energy consumption by more than 70 percent for half the cost of traditional lighting controls. Read more Ten predictions for the EV market from the perspective of IHS February 04, 2014 Ten predictions for the EV market from the perspective of IHS The global market for hybrid and battery electric cars gets moving. Driven by tighter emission standards in Europe and pushed by greater choice, production of such vehicles will steeply rise and the price will fall. Market research company IHS has identified ten market trends for (H)EVs in 2014. Read more Copycat batteries threaten 'increased fire risk' on planes February 04, 2014 Copycat batteries threaten 'increased fire risk' on planes The BBC reported today that the UK's specialist aviation safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has told the BBC "that the huge growth in people carrying lithium batteries on aircraft poses a growing fire risk". Read more Saft supports French army with multi-million euro battery deal February 04, 2014  Saft supports French army with multi-million euro battery deal Saft has signed a multi-million Euro contract with Ineo Support Global (a subsidiary of GDF Suez) to supply lithium cells and batteries for France’s land army forces which is aiming to outsource logistics support. Read more Expert group connects electromobility to automated driving February 03, 2014 Expert group connects electromobility to automated driving Adaptive power management, more powerful ECUs and sophisticated prediction algorithms are just three of more than a dozen technology fields which are crucial to raise the acceptance of electromobility in Europe, says industry association eNOVA, an alliance of mainly German OEMs, tier ones and technology ... Read more SiC-on-silicon technology targets disruptive breakthrough February 03, 2014 SiC-on-silicon technology targets disruptive breakthrough Martin Lamb has been appointed as the Chairman of Coventry-based Anvil Semiconductors Ltd, to lead the company's commercialization program of new technology that promises to open up high volume power device markets for silicon carbide (SiC).  Read more What technologies to watch for in 2014? Part 1 February 03, 2014 What technologies to watch for in 2014?  Part 1 What are the key trends in power management that will drive the market forward in 2014?  First up is wireless charging - Will inductive technology or resonance technology win over the market or will an alternative solution gain the plaudits of the consumer? Read more
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