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A journey into the automation unknown
23 September 2020
From small-town specialised machine builder to global technology company, Jendamark Automation’s business journey has been characterised by calculated leaps into the unknown. And, as South African manufacturers ...

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Resources for home and building automation
31 August 2020, TRX Electronics
Mouser Electronics is expanding its comprehensive range of building automation solutions from Silicon Labs, TE Connectivity (TE), and Littelfuse for the rapidly growing smart home and building automation ...

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From the editor's desk: Enough of 2020 already
31 August 2020, Technews Publishing
Forgive me, but I don’t think I’m alone in being a bit all over the place mentally at the moment. So far, two of my colleagues have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 and have fortunately recovered. ...

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Tribute to Paul Soteriou
31 August 2020
Paul Soteriou, a man always willing to share what he had with a smile and with a deep-found love for South Africa, passed away earlier this year.

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Personality profile: Brian Andrew
31 August 2020, RS Components (SA)
With a father who is a civil engineer and an older brother who is a chemical engineer, you could say engineering was in the DNA of Brian Andrew.

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SA company scores in major international renewable energy project
31 August 2020, ETION Create
South African-based Etion Create has been selected as one of the preferred suppliers in the Sofia offshore wind farm project in the United Kingdom, one of the largest in the world. Etion Create, an original ...

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Company profile: Vepac Electronics
31 August 2020, Vepac Electronics
Vepac Electronics was formed in 1987 and has been operating in South Africa since 1976 as Vero UK. Vepac Electronics was formed as a management buyout of Vero UK by the management at the time led by ...

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South African stakeholders commit to responsible AI
31 August 2020
Much like a microcosm of our socio-economic context, the artificial intelligence (AI) landscape in South Africa is uneven and burdened with regulatory challenges. If not addressed, these challenges could ...

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Clearing the Static
31 August 2020, Actum Electronics
Ionisation and static control Electronic products normally consist of conductors and insulators. Within the ESD-protected workstation, insulators can be found on products such as PCBs, onthe tools being ...

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Women taking the lead in engineering
31 August 2020, Editor's Choice
Alaris Antennas is an engineering company specialising in the design and production of (often) customised antennas for electronic warfare. This is not an industry that typically attracts women to steer ...

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Promoting women in the smart meter sector
31 August 2020
Trade careers have traditionally been more male dominated, but they are also a fantastic opportunity for women and this should be a focus of the smart meter market.

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Expect a V-shaped recovery for passive components
29 July 2020, TRX Electronics
This MarketEYE analysis presents Paumanok’s quarterly market forecast and outlook for passive components, updated to include recent financial reporting and forecasts by major vendors of passive components ...

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Personality profile: Jean Mearns
29 July 2020, WH Circuit
“No one works for me, they only work with me, for without each other our team will fail to exceed the expectations of our customers.”

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Letter to the editor
29 July 2020
I take exception to the article ‘To fake or not to fake’ published in the June edition of Dataweek that is clearly based on the principle ‘guilty until proven innocent’. I am by no means an expert ...

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Q&A with Brandon Kuhn and Steve Stafford
29 July 2020
Q: What is the rationale behind the reorganisation? What impact will it have on Avnet’s customers in South Africa?    A (Kuhn): Since 2009, our shared front-end model in South Africa has differed from the ...

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Avnet EMEA names two new leaders to SA operation
29 July 2020
Avnet has named Steve Stafford and Brandon Kuhn as new leaders in South Africa following the completion of a reorganisation in the region.

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UCT chooses Tektronix instruments for training lab
29 July 2020, Comtest
Comtest, local partner to Tektronix, recently assisted the University of Cape Town (UCT) physics department in refurbishing its electrical training laboratory. All of the existing analog oscilloscopes ...

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New electromagnetic solutions range from Accutronics
29 July 2020, Accutronics
Accutronics has been appointed as the reseller for the Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) range of products from API Technologies. APITech offers a complete line of coaxial EMI solutions, ...

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Fighting COVID-19 using TV white space spectrum
29 July 2020
The CSIR has partnered with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) to enable local Internet service providers to deploy Television White Space (TVWS) networks, using the CSIR-developed Secondary Geo-Location ...

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Clearing the Static: ESD wrist straps
29 July 2020, Actum Electronics
The human body is the primary source of electrostatic charge generation. In order to control and reduce static charge build-up and prevent electrostatic discharges (ESD), we use grounding systems to ensure ...

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