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From the editor's desk: Digital migration is finally happening – does anyone care?
31 March 2021, Technews Publishing
For those who have followed the saga of South Africa’s (non) migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT), many phrases might come to mind. Shambles. Disaster. Corruption. Government ineptitude. ...

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Electronics news digest
31 March 2021
South Africa South Africa’s photonics industry is set to benefit from the state-of-the-art Photonics Prototyping Facility (PPF) that was unveiled at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research ...

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Component shortages and how to mitigate them
31 March 2021, RS Components (SA), Projects Concern Manufacturing, Production Logix, Altron Arrow
To find out just how severe the problem is right now, and the impact it is having, we consulted two South African CEMs and two component distributors for their insights and advice.

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RAD gateways deployed in local security solution
31 March 2021, Otto Wireless
RAD, an industry pioneer in Industrial IoT (IIoT) and edge computing solutions which appointed Otto Wireless Solutions as its South African distributor last year, has announced that an unnamed South African ...

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Intelsat, XinaBox partner up for STEM advancement
31 March 2021
Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, is partnering with XinaBox (pronounced ‘X in a Box’) to deliver space-focused STEM (science, technology, engineering ...

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Electrocomponents plc joins the ECIA
31 March 2021, RS Components (SA)
The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) has welcomed Electrocomponents plc, a global omni-channel solutions partner for electronics, industrial and automation customers and suppliers, which ...

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Court rules against Telkom in latest dispute with ICASA
26 February 2021
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has issued a statement welcoming the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) against Telkom on a matter relating to the leasing of ...

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Comtest to represent Netscout
26 February 2021, Comtest
Comtest is pleased to announce that it now represents Netscout Systems, protecting digital business services against disruptions in availability, performance and security. Netscout’s market and technology ...

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Synaptics signs distribution deal with EBV
26 February 2021, EBV Electrolink
EBV Elektronik has secured a supply chain agreement with Synaptics. Synaptics was founded with the primary objective of enhancing the way in which technology and the real world interrelate, to enable ...

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CSIR unveils world-class photonics prototyping facility
26 February 2021
South Africa’s photonics industry is set to benefit from the state-of-the-art Photonics Prototyping Facility (PPF) that was unveiled at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Friday, ...

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Intel ordered to cough up $2 billion in patent lawsuit
26 February 2021
A federal jury in Texas has ruled against Intel in a trial over patent infringements related to chip-making, brought against Intel by VLSI Technology. While Intel’s lawyer argued that VLSI was entitled ...

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Qorvo tech enables Perseverance rover’s safe descent to Mars
26 February 2021, RF Design
Qorvo is proud to have been an integral part of the Mars Perseverance 2020 mission that successfully landed an unmanned rover on Mars on 18 February 2021. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) officials ...

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Electrocomponents backs Engineering for People Design Challenge
26 February 2021, RS Components (SA)
Electrocomponents, of which RS Components is a trading brand, has signed a one-year partnership agreement with Engineers Without Borders International, the leading movement that puts global responsibility ...

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CSIR recognised as top employer in South Africa
25 November 2020
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been crowned as South Africa’s top employer in the global Top Employers Institute’s 2021 Top Employers awards. Being certified as a top employer ...

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Top ten IC growth categories target emerging applications
25 November 2020
IC Insights recently released its 2021 edition of The McClean Report. The new analysis and forecast of the IC industry includes its ranking of IC product categories based on sales growth rate. The listing ...

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Musk’s monkeys play mind games for real
25 November 2020
As reported by Bloomberg and various other news outlets, Elon Musk stated during a speech on Clubhouse (a private social app where users host off-the-cuff, informal conversations) that one of his startup ...

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Dire warning on component lead times
25 November 2020
According to the supply chain, Microchip recently issued a notice to its customers, warning that the lead time of some of its devices will be extended from the previous 18 weeks to 54 weeks. As reported ...

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From the editor's desk: Should I stay or should I go?
26 February 2021, Technews Publishing
Observant readers will have noted that, for most of the latter half of last year, we stopped publishing our regular events column. There just didn’t seem much point when industry events were being cancelled ...

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CSIR recognised as top employer in South Africa
26 February 2021
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been crowned as South Africa’s top employer in the global Top Employers Institute’s 2021 Top Employers awards. Being certified as a top employer ...

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On-the-ground sales support for South African Farnell customers
26 February 2021, EBV Electrolink
Farnell, an Avnet company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has enhanced its service to customers in South Africa through a new partnership with sister company EBV, ...

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