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StratEdge Molded Ceramic Packages Meet GaN Mil-Std Packaging Requirements: Accommodate frequencies up to 18 GHz

SAN DIEGO, CA - StratEdge Corporation, leader in the design and production of high performance semiconductor packages for microwave, millimeter-wave, and high speed digital devices, announces that its off-the-shelf line of molded ceramic packages can be configured to meet the requirements for chips with frequencies up to 18 GHz, including gallium nitride (GaN) devices.
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Harwin: Metal Backshells with Built-In Shielding Ensure Ongoing Electrical & Mechanical Integrity

PORTSMOUTH, UK - To complement its widely-used Datamate wire-to-board connector offering, hi-rel connector manufacturer Harwin now supplies a comprehensive range of backshells with a rugged aluminium alloy construction and electroless nickel plating.
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Digi-Key: PUI Audio Exciter - Another Geek Moment

Comet Opens Lab One Facility in Silicon Valley

By Michael Skinner, Associate Editor

 From left: René Lenggenhager, Sam Liccardo, Ajit Manocha, and Paul Smith inaugurate Lab One.
Last week, October 4th, U.S. Tech publisher Jacob Fattal and I attended the grand opening of Comet Group’s brand-new Lab One facility in San Jose, California. We’d like to thank Comet Lab One for their incredible hospitality and for the pleasure of attending the successful event. The ceremony was attended by customers and colleagues, members of the press, Comet Group executives, and the mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo.
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Metcal Introduces Digital Hot Air Pencil for Light Rework Applications

CYPRESS, CA ― October 13, 2017 ― Metcal today announced the introduction of its new HCT2-200 Digital Hot Air Pencil. The HCT2-200 is the latest addition to Metcal’s line of convection rework tools. This digital handheld convection tool is designed for use in light rework applications that use smaller components and integrated circuits.

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Fujipoly: Reinforced Thermal Interface Thin Film

Carteret, NJ — Sarcon® 20GAR from Fujipoly® is a high-performance, glass fabric reinforced thermal interface material that is perfect for complex die-cut shapes. It delivers a thermal conductivity of 3.0 W/mK while exhibiting a thermal resistance of only .17°Cin2/W.

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WAGO Names New General Manager for Mexico
GERMANTOWN, WI - WAGO North America has named Daniel Hernandez as the new general manager for Mexico. Hernandez holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as, a Masters of Business Administration. He worked in varying management roles for IMI Norgren, an automation company, before becoming General Manager for CKD, a Japanese automation company, in which he was responsible for starting the company in Mexico.
Avnet Opens Registration for Global MiniZed SpeedWay Design Workshop Series: Training gives engineers head start in mastering design flows using Xilinx’s Vivado Design Suite
PHOENIX, AZ - Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, today announced that registration is now open for a series of interactive SpeedWay Design Workshops™ to help engineers jump start the development of single-core Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC devices using the Avnet MiniZed™ Zynq SoC development kit, a cost-optimized prototyping platform for embedded vision and Industrial IoT systems.
Coto Technology Awarded "Best of Show" (Silver) at Sensors Midwest 2017
ROSEMONT, IL - Coto Technology has been awarded Sensors Midwest's Best of Show "Silver" award for its newly-released RedRock TMR RR121 Magnetic Sensor. Seeking to replace aging magnetic sensor technology, the RR121 represents a huge breakthrough for design engineers seeking the lowest possible power consumption and highest sensitivity in an ultra-miniature package.
SkyWater Technology Foundry Appoints Thomas Sonderman as President
BLOOMINGTON, MI - SkyWater Technology Foundry has named Thomas Sonderman as the company President. Effective immediately, Sonderman will be responsible for leading the operations of the semiconductor wafer manufacturing company. Interim-CEO Gary Obermiller, will continue to serve the organization as Chairman of the Board of Directors and provide guidance on strategic planning.

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