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21 November 2001: Feature Articles

  • Is the lowest forward voltage drop of real Schottky diodes always the best choice?
  • National Instruments - total solutions for measurement and automation
  • Telkom deploys RPS solution from Spescom
  • FPGA vendors go for the hard cell
  • Phoenix Contact demonstrates continued confidence in SA
  • Siemens Components and Electrocomp - a partnership that really is working well for the local electronics industry

7 November 2001: Feature Articles

  • A useful role for the ADX1202 dual-axis accelerometer in speedometer-independent car navigation systems
  • Gallium arsenide meets silicon at last - 'technology breakthrough'
  • AAD signs sub-distribution agreement with Components & System Design
  • All-Italian PCB machines manufacturing company formed
  • Creating a serial peripheral interface for communications between microprocessors and peripherals
  • New power storage technology
  • Radio amateurs seek industry support to take their activity into schools
  • Why are more people not online?

24 October 2001: Feature Articles

  • Technews' founder dies - Obituary: Ray Beaumont 22/09/27-28/09/01
  • IC Insights remains optimistic about the future of the electronics and IC industries
  • Prototypes of paper-like flexible displays expected next year
  • Grintek Telecom now sole Acterna distributor
  • Memory card market set to grow with introduction of new formats
  • MEMS gaining momentum in optical networking
  • Research report on youth and wireless technologies
  • Space-robot design competition powered by Hitachi's H8 micro
  • Study of remarkable optics in marine creatures may help development of microlenses for optical networks

10 October 2001: Feature Articles

  • New SA company formed to provide focus on semiconductor products from Analog Devices
  • Ampro extends EnCore line with MIP32, 486 and Pentium III modules
  • SA Govt invests R298m in people, skills and technology for industry
  • Technical publisher leads the way in on-line technology
  • Digi's new acquisition opens thin client servers to midmarket
  • Healthy growth ahead for worldwide WLAN semi market
  • Internationally recognised LabVIEW training courses
  • Locally designed stiffy-drive-sized PC
  • Thumbs up for new keyboard
  • Waveguide switching system for high-capacity short-haul ratios (SDH 155 Mbps)
  • Wireless networking: the challenge of the standards

26 September 2001: Feature Articles

  • Digital chicken or cyber egg - which should come first?
  • Local ISPs should copy the business strategies of CLECs in the USA
  • Speeding up the last mile
  • Current telecom downturn will slow but not stall VoIP efforts
  • Electronic all-rounders
  • Introduction to industrial networking
  • Open solutions delivery without breaking the bank
  • Pinetown-based company designs and manufactures SA's first Linux Thin Client
  • Tooling turned into automatic reality

12 September 2001: Feature Articles

  • Maxim announces changes in European distribution
  • Parsec Manufacturing - where the customer really is King
  • Regulations shut SA out of $225 bn worldwide network boom
  • Now it is wind-up batteries
  • PTC thermistors replace heat coils to protect sensitive telecom equipment

29 August 2001: Feature Articles

  • 'Virtual' chipmaker puts pressure on establishment
  • Free embedded tools for the Motorola Coldfire
  • Major Tech launches new 'cable care systems' subsidiary

15 August 2001: Feature Articles

  • ADEC 2001 Exhibition - Chairman's comment
  • Intersil forges stronger partnership with EBV-Electrolink in South Africa
  • Magnetic field shocklessly shoots pellets 20 times faster than rifle bullet
  • ADEC feedback
  • Definitive DSP solutions from Kreon Technology
  • Despite slow start, satellite digital radio industry will flourish
  • Location-based services may defray hefty infrastructure costs
  • Magical Mystery Tour - EBV Banquet 2001
  • Network processor adoption continues, says IDC
  • Reducing skew in high data rate cables

1 August 2001: Feature Articles

  • Gartner presents African telecommunications findings
  • $231 bn in worldwide contract manufacturing forecast for 2005
  • Opinion - SA wireless Internet market will follow Asian model

18 July 2001: Feature Articles

  • 'Patent to product' initiative
  • Scientists calculate the theoretical limits of fibre-optic communications
  • Adding security to mobile communications
  • Device invented to help prevent travel blood-clot death
  • Semiconductor markings - real or not?
  • Why wireless developers need Java technology
  • Wireless systems still to grow in both narrowband and broadband

4 July 2001: Feature Articles

  • Marconi wins two-year telecoms supply contract from Transtel
  • Heat transfer in forced convection reflow soldering systems: lead-free solder paste, a new challenge
  • Transition Networks appoints ATC as distribution and logistic centre for Africa
  • Electrocomp appointed as Truly agent
  • Fast optical recognition system devised for heavy traffic
  • New electronics design house launched in KZN
  • UEC introduces new digital cable STB for the US market

20 June 2001: Feature Articles

  • Second-half 2001 rebound will drive chip sales up 20,5% in 2002, says SIA

6 June 2001: Feature Articles

  • A taxonomy of resources for embedded Linus developers - Part III

23 May 2001: Feature Articles

  • Avnet Kopp and Mantech sign distribution agreement
  • Grintek's new defence technology company opens office
  • New software company targets high-volume electronics market
  • DEK becomes sole licensee of adhesive screen printing technology

9 May 2001: Feature Articles

  • Researchers develop the first plastic superconductor
  • A taxonomy of resources for embedded Linux developers - Part II
  • ATC's optical fibre production to be trebled by early-2002
  • Companies ink multiyear, multimillion dollar OEM agreement
  • Shake, rattle and roll - tougher electrolytics master vibrations in automative applications
  • SMT experience could open new plasma display markets
  • Voice-over-IP increasingly viewed as circuit switch alternative, says report
  • SuperH formed by Hitachi and STMicroelectronics to boost µP core proliferation
  • Wireless LAN markets comes of age in 2000

25 April 2001: Feature Articles

  • New management for Siemens Components
  • Company secures major international defence equipment orders
  • Inventors competition aims to boost SA entrepreneurship
  • Location-based services to show tremendous growth
  • Smallest autonomous mini-robot
  • Thailand's electronics industry offers much to South Africa

11 April 2001: Feature Articles

  • SA gets turbo charge for Internet mobility
  • Technology that sees underground
  • A taxonomy of resources for embedded Linux developers - Part 1
  • Atmel launches 'Logic doubling' initiative
  • The PW104CPU - a South African embedded PC

28 March 2001: Feature Articles

  • Arrow Altech Distribution - a profile
  • DEK MD appointed as new IPC SMEMA Council Chair
  • Relay manufacturer offers optimal switching solutions
  • Secure shopping revealed

14 March 2001: Feature Articles

  • Distributor of choice - the reliable supplier of professional electronic components
  • Electrocomp - 'Back to the Future'
  • Local PCB manufacture is a booming business for Bosco
  • ASIC Design Services - leveraging technical expertise to ensure customer success
  • Distributorship agreement - iS Electronics/Ziehl-ebm SA
  • Local company offers complete solution
  • Mismatch in forecasting indicates volatility within the semiconductor industry
  • SA products to fly on German aircraft
  • Unique Insight as Memec Impacts South Africa
  • Your embedded solution provider - Centurion Micro Electronics
  • Spescom MeasureGraph grows business for GN Nettest in southern Africa

28 February 2001: Feature Articles

  • Company speeds move to 42 V automotive power systems
  • High efficiency power supply for portable electronics application
  • Memec set to shake up component distribution market in SA
  • Selecting electrolytic capacitors for power supplies
  • Speed time to market with new concept embedded modules

14 February 2001: Feature Articles

  • Computer laboratory donated to University
  • Despite turbulence, chip sales will grow in 2001
  • electronica 2000: world podium for a booming market
  • Esselenpark introduces 'Best' programme for students
  • Free Internet access promised for South African schools
  • HP co-founder Bill Hewlett dies at 87
  • Impact means business in South Africa
  • Internet hosts reach 100 million worldwide
  • Moving closer to robot evolution
  • Prospects for the SA electronics industry - 2001
  • SA manufacturing supported by national CAD/CAM/CAE skills development drive
  • Shurlok lands contract to supply Proton Malaysia
  • Siemens announces black economic empowerment deal
  • Siemens geared up for demand in short-range connectivity
  • Trends in soldering technology - ready for the future
  • Unique teamwork provides the key Microchip success
  • University of Natal in drive to attract engineering students
  • Apologies to Christopher Columbus
  • Platform FPGA - the future of logic design
  • Protecting modems against lightning discharges

24 January 2001: Feature Articles

  • Analog Devices and Intel introduce jointly developed DSP architecture
  • Emulation support for embedded PowerPC
  • Flash memories - an exceptional evolution
  • Intelligent direction for HDD evolution