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RFiber adds high-reliability supplier to its stable
25 August 2021, RFiber Solutions
RFiber Solutions has expanded its portfolio by establishing a distribution channel for X-REL Semiconductor’s offering into the South African market. RFiber says it is optimistic about the solutions ...

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New GlobalFoundries fab to be built in Singapore
28 July 2021
GlobalFoundries (GF) is expanding its global manufacturing footprint with the construction of a new semiconductor fabrication plant (fab) on its Singapore campus.  The global demand for semiconductor ...

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Avnet celebrates 20 years of ‘speedboat’ business model
28 July 2021, Avnet Abacus, Avnet Silica
Avnet EMEA, the regional business organisation of Avnet Inc., is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its ‘speedboat’ model, which is the term used by Avnet to describe how its individual distribution ...

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Electronics News Digest
25 August 2021
South Africa Defence technology company, Denel, has outlined an extensive restructuring plan to become a sustainable and profitable business within the next five years. Part of this plan includes reducing ...

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Events
25 August 2021
Nepcon Vietnam 15-17 September 2021 Hanoi, Vietnam Covers SMT, testing technologies, equipment and supporting industries for electronics manufacturing. The event will bring together technologies and ...

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iCorp Technologies – ‘We don’t sell components, we provide solutions’
25 August 2021, iCorp Technologies
“In a year, around 1 trillion electronic chips are made and for every person on the planet, there are 128 chips produced. An ever-increasing demand for a connected world has led to an increase in demand, ...

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Task group set up to advance TSN interoperability
25 August 2021, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Avnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking, announced a new initiative to drive alignment on TSN (time sensitive networking) interoperability in the ...

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From the Editor's desk: Turning off the 2G taps
25 August 2021, Technews Publishing
Update: Following the publication of this article, specifically the part about Cell C, the company reached out to set the record straight on its strategy around the decommissioning of its RAN (radio area ...

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Company profile: Membrane Switch Technologies
25 August 2021, Membrane Switch Technologies
Membrane Switch Technologies’ (MST) origins date back to 1983 when Technor/Molex started manufacturing membrane switches in South Africa. Molex was the second largest connector manufacturer in the world ...

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Research collaboration strengthened between CSIR and UNDP
25 August 2021
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have committed to strengthening research, development and innovation (RDI) into the fourth ...

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Women launch market-ready innovations with help of TIA
25 August 2021
The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), has launched five market-ready innovations developed by women innovators in South Africa. The five ...

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Wits PhD student cracks high-dimensional quantum code
25 August 2021
The emerging South African talent in the study of quantum optics was part of an international study that revealed the hidden structures of quantum entangled states.

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Farnell launches ‘The Innovation Experts’ podcast series
25 August 2021
The podcast series features interviews with experts from the world’s leading test and measurement equipment suppliers including Tektronix, Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz, Pico Technology, Hioki ...

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TI to acquire Micron’s 300 mm semiconductor factory
28 July 2021
Texas Instruments (TI) has signed an agreement to acquire Micron Technology’s 300 mm semiconductor factory (or ‘fab’) in Lehi, Utah, USA for $900 million. "This investment continues to strengthen our ...

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Mouser adds record 62 new manufacturers in first half of 2021
25 August 2021, TRX Electronics
Mouser Electronics has continued to expand its line card by adding 62 new manufacturers to date in 2021. With more than 1100 manufacturer brands, Mouser now offers an even wider range of product options ...

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Women’s Month search for solar energy’s hidden gems
28 July 2021
Green Solar Academy – a provider of professional solar training in Africa – is running a Women’s Month campaign that aims to position women as the ideal candidates to fill certain roles in the solar industry ...

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From the Editor's desk: Sustainability in an unsustainable world
28 July 2021, Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice
It is probably the case that almost every generation of humans has believed it faces ‘unprecedented’ challenges of one kind or another. Partly this can be put down to us having relatively short ‘cultural’ ...

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Electronics News Digest
28 July 2021, Technews Publishing
South Africa A multi-million rand programme to fund research and innovation initiatives in Africa was launched under the Horizon Europe programme during a virtual event held be the Department of Science ...

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Events
28 July 2021
Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials 3-5 August 2021 Virtual This symposium will provide a forum to cover all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain and how an organisation ...

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CSIR drives agenda to extract IP value for industrial development
28 July 2021
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) urged innovators and industry to maximise and explore the value of intellectual property (IP) to fast-track ideas to the market for the benefit ...

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