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Digi-Key opens a second North American distribution centre

A labour shortage and a lack of warehousing space has convinced Digi-Key to expand its distribution operations to include a second site. That site is in Fargo, North Dakota, not quite a stone’s throw from the company’s Thief River Falls headquarters in Minnesota (pictured).
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Awards recognise UK’s top female engineers

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is calling on the country’s brightest young female engineers to enter this year’s Young Women Engineer of the Year Awards.
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Embedded news: Week of July 21 – 25, 2014

Embedded industry product and technology news stories for this week from Arm, Artesyn, B&B Electronics, Black Hat USA, Google, IDT, Imagination, LG Innotek, Lauterbach , Laird, Mentor Graphics, Microchip, Micrium, and MIT.
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Energy harvester offers record efficiency

A partnership between OMRON and imec has resulted in a vibrational energy harvesting DC power supply with the world’s highest efficiency.
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Google launches $1m power inverter challenge

Calling all power electronics engineers and inventors! If you think you can figure out how to shrink a power inverter down to the size of a small laptop (roughly 1/10th its current size), Google wants to hear from you.
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InAs crystal embedded into silicon nanowire

Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Vienna University of Technology and the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Lublin have embedded nearly perfect indium arsenide crystals into a silicon nanowire.
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B&B Electronics rolls out the Wzzard Intelligent Sensing Platform

New platform targets traditional SCADA industrial applications with new architecture for smart, power-efficient Internet of Things applications.
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Are you ready to give up driving yet?

Google’s made impressive gains with the self-driving car and auto firms are predicting their availabilty as soon as 2020. But technical virtuosity aside, actually agreeing to surrender your steering wheel is quite different.
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AT&T Hackathon

The focus for this hackathon is on connected car and home with numerous prizes for subcategories as well.
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Mike North of "Prototype This!" goes interactive at Designers of Things 2014

The host of Discovery Channel’s “Prototype This!” will present an interactive closing
keynote at the Designers of Things 2014 in September.
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