Design > Componentry

Global competition to find environmental electronics

05 June, 2007

Premier Farnell has launched a major international design competition called ‘Live Edge’ – Electronic Design for the Global Environment. Farnell, a Premier Farnell business, will support the competition throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Lead-free electronics

21 May, 2007

Endress+Hauser has removed lead from all electronic components in its ongoing products portfolio, complying with a recent European directive aimed at protecting human health from the effects of this extremely harmful heavy metal.

Technology to functionalise nanoparticles for biomedical applications

18 May, 2007

IMEC has developed a generic and versatile method to synthesise stable, biocompatible magnetic nanoparticles.

Competition for environmental electronic design

18 May, 2007

A major international design competition called Live Edge — Electronic Design for the Global Environment has been launched by Premier Farnell, global distributor of electronic components.

Plastic: the way of the electronic future

14 May, 2007 by Elizabeth Latham, Journalist

Plastic electronics have been in the public eye since three scientists won the 2000 Nobel Prize for their contribution to the discovery and development of conductive polymer plastics

Green car one step closer

14 May, 2007 by Elizabeth Latham, Journalist

A new variation of a familiar platinum-nickel alloy has been identified and claimed to be the most active oxygen-reducing catalyst ever reported

Call for global collaboration on nanotechnology

09 May, 2007

About 250 technologists and policy makers from around the globe met in Brussels, Belgium, at INC3, the third international nanotechnology conference on communication and cooperation, to discuss the latest developments in nanotechnology, the challenges and bottlenecks, and the economic and societal implications.

High-power PoE accepted by IEEE committee

12 April, 2007

Phihong USA has proposed allowing midspans used in power-over-ethernet applications to put the power onto the data pair as required for Gigabit systems.

Soanar to distribute ZMD AG in ANZ

13 March, 2007

Soanar announced last week that it has been appointed distributor and technical representative for German-based ZMD AG in Australia and New Zealand.

Harting names 'Global catalogue distributor of the year'

02 March, 2007

RS Components has been awarded the ‘Global catalogue distributor of the year’ award by Harting Technology Group for the third consecutive year.

Group formed to address strong demand for electronics

16 January, 2007

Microchip Technology has announced the formation of the Medical Products Group (MPG) to address the emerging challenges of the medical electronics market through close partnerships with medical device makers.

Build your own PC board: a designer's dream

06 September, 2006

LPKF's ProtoMat S62 desktop milling machine exceeds designer expectations with its mini learning curve coupled with low cost and fast turnaround

Xantrex distributor appointed

02 October, 2005

NewTek Instruments has been appointed distributors for Xantrex Technology, a power electronics company.

Components firms merge

29 September, 2005

Arrow Asia Pacific has acquired the component distribution business of Connektron.

Fans keep their cool with ceramics

05 August, 2005

DC type cooling fans are essential for many different types of cooling applications, but they do have a relatively short life expectancy when used on products that are designed to operate continuously in hot or hostile environments

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