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Locked down but not knocked out
25 March 2020, ExecuKit
As a business, we are facing extremely hard times with the current worldwide pandemic and isolation. We are all maintaining social distancing and must learn how to do business with an enforced lockdown ...

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From the editor’s desk: A new era – after mourning comes rebuilding
29 April 2020, Technews Publishing
When I sit down to write these columns once a month, even if the topic I decide to write about is not all sunshine and roses, I always try and look for a silver lining. I’m simply not able to do that ...

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Personality profile: Chris Viveiros
29 April 2020, Otto Wireless
The operations director of Otto Wireless Solutions shares his background, experience, advice and thoughts on the future.

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Locked down but not knocked out
29 April 2020, ExecuKit
We as a company salute the component suppliers who have supported us and are there to assist during this time even if the requests we pose are not always realistic.

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Electronics industry tackling the coronavirus
29 April 2020
2020 has been a crazy year already. From Australian bushfires to climate emergencies to US trade tariffs, the start of the decade hasn’t been very positive. Not only this, within the last few months there ...

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SqwidNet becomes first Sigfox-accredited lab in southern hemisphere
29 April 2020, iSERT
iSERT (Safety, EMC, RF, Testing), a leader in the provision of turnkey testing solutions for EMC, RF and safety testing, has collaborated with SqwidNet, the only licenced Sigfox operator in South Africa, ...

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Clearing the Static: ESD cleaning and hygiene products
29 April 2020, Altico Static Control Solutions
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Actum Group would like to remind electronics manufacturers of our range of antistatic cleaning agents, cleanroom materials and PPE.       Cleanroom garments and ...

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Jemstech continuing its growth path
29 April 2020, Jemstech
Since its inception in 2005 and especially during the past five years, Jemstech has grown from a medium-sized electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider into one of the major players for electronics ...

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Company profile: Phoenix Contact
29 April 2020, Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact was founded in 1923 in Essen, Germany, by Hugo Knümann. It entered the South African market in 1969 through a local distributor, and was later established as a wholly owned subsidiary ...

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In memoriam: Vivienne Caroline Dorrington - 19 June 1958 – 21 April 2020
29 April 2020, Technews Publishing
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our CEO, Vivienne Dorrington, after a long and brave battle with cancer. Like her father, Ray Beaumont, who founded Technews Publishing in 1985, ...

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Communications and Digital Technologies Minister in hot water
25 March 2020
The following was published as a media statement to all media/news editors, on 8 April 2020, by the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Minister of Communications ...

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From the editor's desk: Yes, it’s that thing everyone’s talking about
25 March 2020, Technews Publishing
Call me a pessimist, but I’m absolutely, 100% certain that I’m going to catch COVID-19 (or the ‘novel coronavirus’ if you prefer to call it that) – if I haven’t done so already. At least the mortality ...

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Electronics news digest
25 March 2020
Overseas    Business • ams reported record revenues and results for full year 2019, with revenues up 32% year-on-year, and fourth quarter revenues exceeding expectations with strong adjusted operating ...

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XinaBox – Reaching for the stars
25 March 2020, RS Components (SA)
From collecting data in sub-zero Antarctica to rapid circuit prototyping on the International Space Station this South African company is reinventing the way we approach IoT while inspiring students to follow STEM careers.

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Electrocomp launches new website
25 March 2020, Electrocomp
Electrocomp is inviting visitors to explore its new website, which has been designed to offer a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers to see their ...

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Looking beyond radar, the car’s virtual eye
25 March 2020, Altron Arrow
Faster, higher-resolution radar sensors have enabled the next generation of driver assistance technologies through improvements in vehicle safety and comfort in view.

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Disposing of e-waste in space
25 March 2020
According to BBC, there are over half a million pieces of debris floating around the Earth’s orbit. Most debris within the atmosphere are lost parts from space crafts, disused rocket stages or waste from ...

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IPC revises five standards
25 March 2020
IPC announced the release of five newly revised standards covering several areas of the supply chain:       · IPC/WHMA-A-620D, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. · IPC-2223E, ...

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Testerion to represent ITW EAE in SA
25 March 2020, Testerion
ITW EAE announced a new extended partnership agreement with Testerion South Africa to represent and distribute all ITW EAE equipment including MPM printers, Camalot dispensers, Electrovert soldering systems, ...

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Würth helps produce PCBs for ventilators
25 March 2020, Würth Elektronik eiSos
The worldwide spread of the coronavirus is not only increasing the demand for personal protective equipment, but also for medical ventilators. In order to ensure the supply in Germany, the German government ...

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