MinDCet, FTEX announce the development of the first gallium nitride-driven Dynamic Drive

LEUVEN, Belgium, 16-Nov-2021 — /EPR ELECTRONIC NEWS/ — MinDCet, a leading semiconductor house specializing in power and high-voltage IC design, announced the development of the first GaN-driven Dynamic Drive along with FTEX, the renowned specialist in precision motor control systems using gallium nitride (GaN) transistors.

FTEX develops variable DC bus motor drives for EVs which have been shown to play a significant role in increasing range and power of EV powertrains. However, legacy silicon DC-DC converters are too large to be integrated in an EV powertrain, taking up space otherwise used for batteries. Having the possibility to drastically increase the power density of a DC-DC power converter enables multiple architectures not previously commercially viable.

FTEX finds solutions to these problems by implementing novel topologies and gallium nitride transistors to overcome the size and efficiency issues of variable DC bus powertrains. GaN power transistors have multiple key advantages, such as lower On resistance compared to state-of-the-art silicon equivalents and very sharp commutations that enable high-frequency power conversion and ideal waveform generation. Provided they are designed and driven effectively, this technology can drastically reduce the size of DC-DC converters while maintaining ultra-high-efficiency operation.

FTEX is leaning on the high-performance gallium nitride transistors offered by EPC driven to their full potential thanks to the high-performance MinDCet MDC901 drivers. “With its advanced capabilities and flexibility by design, this single driver can achieve high-performance in various applications, either for power conversion or motor control,” said Alexandre Cosneau, CTO of FTEX. “Exclusive features such as charge pumps, 5V to 6V gate drive voltages, and advanced thermal dissipation allow this driver to get the best out of the EPC GaN transistors, for example. Considering the safety of the power conversion system, a shoot-through event, one of the worst failure scenarios that can occur in a half-bridge, can be greatly prevented by MinDCet’s driver, thanks to its numerous fail-safes.”

The gate driver precision and control directly influence the reliability and efficiency of the system. The gate driver controls the behavior of the half-bridge output, known as the switching node. By generating a near perfect waveform at the switching node, harmonics within the magnetic elements are minimized, resulting in very low losses. These harmonics arise from the over-/under-shoots and their subsequent ringing during commutation transitions, where harmonics are simply wasted energy and damage the circuitry over time. “Driving GaN transistors in a robust and reliable way requires a specifically developed gate driver,” explained Jef Thoné, CTO at MinDCet. “You want to maintain a perfect gate voltage control under high slew-rate conditions to ensure a long lifetime for your GaN power stage.”

The combination of EPC GaNs and the MinDCet driver allows FTEX to effectively use its expertise to design and implement high-performance algorithms and control methods to deliver a DC-DC converter with up to three times the power density compared to the existing state-of-the-art. The result is the FTEX Dynamic Drive, a high-performance, ultra-compact, variable DC bus motor drive that has been shown to provide up to 30% more range and power in a commercially viable, cost effective solution.

SOURCE:  EuropaWire

Long-range wireless power leader Wi-Charge financially backed by the European Innovation Council Fund

TEL AVIV, 18-Oct-2021 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Wi-Charge, the leader in long-range wireless power, today announced that it has been awarded €13.4 M EUROS by the European Commission’s European Innovation Council (EIC), an arm of the world’s largest multinational innovation programme. The funding is being provided to help Wi-Charge more rapidly develop and commercialize its disruptive “over-the-air” wireless power technology offerings.

According to Wi-Charge’s CEO, Victor Vaisleib, “By financing Wi-Charge, the EIC is fueling Europe’s global competitiveness and helping to make our breakthrough wireless power solutions accessible to as many businesses and homes around the world as possible in the shortest amount of time.”

For generations dating back to Nikola Tesla, technologists have dreamed of making wireless power available through the air, with no need for plugs or charging pads. In recent years, Wi-Charge began making this dream a reality through the development of an infrared technology that beams electricity “over-the-air” to devices over 30 feet away. The company then productised its wireless power offerings and began selling them to businesses around the world. It also quickly established 82 patents in support of its breakthrough.

The EIC fund was created to identify, develop and scale breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations. The programme’s first ever investments were highly anticipated and competitive. This year, of the thousands of companies that competed for the first EIC awards, Wi-Charge was one of the select few to receive financing and the only recipient in the wireless power provider category.

“This investment in Wi-Charge is a wonderful testament to Europe’s innovation-edge and a welcome validation of our business vision and technology,” said Wi-Charge founder and Chief Business Officer Ori Mor. “As the Fourth Industrial Revolution matures, wireless power will dominate —  untethering the world from wires and toxic batteries. Its benefits will also go much further, allowing fundamental transformations in how people live and work, similar to the advent of wi-fi and mobile technologies.”

On average, Wi-Charge delivers 30 times the power of other solution providers, at ten times the range and with much less waste — making it the most efficient, greenest solution available today. Year after year, the company has received honors and awards from global organizations like the Consumer Electronics Show and the Edison Awards.

“As governments and businesses around the world continue to lean into wireless power,” said Vaisleib “the EIC’s investment in Wi-Charge is helping make the dream of a better, wireless world a reality.”

There are currently many wireless power business use cases across the key market sectors Wi-Charge serves, including advanced deployments in large sectors like retail and CPG. These real-world scenarios are fueling a wireless power market that Allied Market Research estimates will reach €34.46 billion EUROS by 2027.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

PrintekMobile Launches Its Next 8” Mobile Thermal Printer

St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, 2021-Jun-30 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — PrintekMobile, a long-time industry leader for reliable, innovative, on-the-go rugged mobile printers, has announced the launch of its NEW Interceptor 80 mobile thermal printer series. The I80is the newest addition to the Interceptor series, and it provides users the ability to print full-page receipts, work orders, invoices, tickets or other printing needs for vehicle applications. This printer is packed with the latest in advanced features to help your mobile workforce increase productivity right out of the box.

The Interceptor 80 is the fastest 8” mobile printer on the market. It brings with it, user friendly features like dual serrated tear bars, large function buttons, an easy to open paper door, and a web-based configuration page for easy printer set up. With a ruggedized casing, the I80 Mobile Printer will withstand environments where most other printers won’t last. The I80 was designed with ease-of-use, functionality, and the ability to drop-in and easily replace existing competitor printers. Mounting systems that are currently offered by all the major mounting companies will work with the I80 with no modifications needed.

The I80 Mobile Printer design makes for a low profile, small foot print, and highly reliable full-page mobile printer that is perfect for a wide variety of applications. The I80 Mobile Thermal printers is an ideal printing solution for EMS, police, fire, insurance agencies, fork lifts, public utilities, trucking companies and more. Like other PrintekMobile printers, the I80 Mobile Thermal Printer is available in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB versions. A wide variety of mobile printer mounting options are also available to help with ease of installation. Continuous roll paper, single sheet feed, or fanfold media allow for a variety of printing options. The I80 Mobile Printer is compatible with Windows, Android, and iOS Bluetooth operating systems.

“Early users of the I80 Mobile Printers have reported improved paper loading, paper tearing and faster printing then the competition. Our customers are happy with the ability to use current mounts and cables when installing the I80.” states Chris Yeager, Director of Marketing and Mobile Sales at Printek, LLC. “The Interceptor 80 is an example of Printek’s commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in the mobile printer world.”

As PrintekMobile continues to penetrate the 8” full-page mobile thermal printer market, the I80 is sure to be a standout. To download a brochure on the NEW Interceptor 80 Mobile Thermal Printer, please visit:

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers.html

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers/portable-mobile-printers-products.html

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers/portable-mobile-printers-products/interceptor-series-portable-printers.html

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers/portable-mobile-printer-accessories.html

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers/portable-mobile-printers-service.html

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers/custom-portable-printers.html

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers/portable-printers-mobile-promotions.html

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Sintecs to support Mentor’s HyperLynx high-speed printed circuit board design and verification software in Europe

HENGELO, The Netherlands, 2-Sep-2020 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Sintecs, a leading high-speed electronics development company, is proud to announce it has entered into a value-added reseller agreement with Mentor. Under the agreement, Sintecs will sell and provide technical design services and support for Mentor’s HyperLynx high-speed printed circuit board design and verification software in Europe. Sintecs leverages extensive high-speed PCB design experience to focus on a growing number of Altium Designer users adopting PCB simulation to improve on-time project deliveries while offsetting physical design prototyping iterations and outsourcing costs.

For Altium users, Sintecs developed the HyperLynx Connector to tightly integrate Altium Designer for PCB layout and HyperLynx for signal integrity. The HyperLynx Connector is delivered as an Altium Designer menu item add-in providing support to set up HyperLynx simulation databases, models, stack-ups and natively launch HyperLynx simulations. The HyperLynx Connector is free and can be downloaded by visiting https://sintecs.nl/en/hyperlynx-connector/.

“We are excited to partner with Sintecs to provide such a unique solution for the Altium Designer community,” said Elmar Dukek, Director Distribution EMEA and India, Mentor. “Sintecs is a well-respected European electronics development company, uniquely positioned to serve the rapidly growing number of companies bringing simulation tools in-house for the first time.”

HyperLynx offers the broadest and easiest-to-use analysis tools for high-speed electronic design, including electrical design rule checking (DRC/ERC), signal and power integrity (SI/PI), high-speed DDR3/4 and SerDes interface design and compliance. Sintecs specializes in automating HyperLynx workflows making sophisticated analysis accessible to designers new to high-speed design and verification. HyperLynx supports most popular layout design flows.

Sintecs can now offer interested customers a special HyperLynx bundle https://sintecs.nl/en/eda/

SOURCE: EuropaWire

USBLockit.com releases Free App to “Password Protect the USB Flash Drive” for Android

USBLockit.com has released the World’s First App to Password Protect the USB Flash Drive for Android users on Google Play Store.

PADOVA, Italy, 2020-Jun-03 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — USBLockit.com has released a powerful security app for Android users on Google Play Store called ‘USB Lockit’. The app allows you to password protect the USB flash drive keeping it safe from unauthorized access.

This application enables you to set a pin-code protection to your USB flash drive. Once this has been done, the drive is effectively locked until the correct pin is entered. Once the drive is locked, one cannot read no write to it without the correct pin.

With this software, all your photos, audio, videos and other files stored on a FAT32/exFAT formatted USB flash drive can be easily protected from prying eyes. When you lock the drive, unauthorized access is prevented in all Operating Systems.

“We are happy to announce the new app release which is user-friendly and protects the USB flash drive with the private files effectively. The fact that the software is available for Windows and Android means that it is ideal for anyone who works with PC or Smartphone”, says Nicola Bezze, CEO of USBLockit.com

Compatible with your Android phones, Install USB Lockit from Google Play Store and password protect your USB flash drive:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usblockit.app

 

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ByteSnap launches electronics and software design troubleshooting and rescue service

BIRMINGHAM, UK, 2019-Oct-22 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ —Award-winning embedded systems consultancy ByteSnap Design will launch a new service to put struggling electronics projects back on track, at this year’s Electronics Design Show on stand L22.

Called the ByteSnap Design Rescue Service, it includes a thorough analysis of a project to identify reasons for failure, advice on the best approach for rescue and provides realistic timelines for delivery. Whether a rescue means replacing some components or starting from scratch to deliver a working product, the ByteSnap team has the experience, integrity and honesty to recommend the optimum solution.

Even with the best requirements and specifications, electronics design projects can drift. Missed deadlines lead to slower time to market, frustration in both technical and management teams and potential financial and reputational damage if a product isn’t delivered on time.

The service was developed for the increasing number of clients approaching ByteSnap to troubleshoot electronics and software design projects. Whether a project is drifting because of staff churn and issues with replacements, internal politics, incorrect component selection caused by lack of specific knowledge within a technical team, or developing a product that is simply too difficult to manufacture, getting a project back on track should be a
priority, especially if costs are skyrocketing.

Example projects include:

  • Completing a specialist mobile phone design that was six months behind schedule
  • Fixing EMC issues with an industrial motor controller
  • Redesigning a security camera system that had been architected in such a way as to be incapable of meeting the original requirements
  • Moving a GUI from a poor performing QT implementation to a 15x faster solution based on SnapUI (ByteSnap’s User Interface Development Framework)

The design rescue process includes:

  • Open communication with the current team, both technical and management
  • Analysis of existing design
  • Identification of usable elements of design
  • Estimation of work effort to put the project back on track
  • Design rescue with detailed design review
  • Results verification and planning
  • Planning for the project’s next steps
  • Design changes pushed into production for implementation.

ByteSnap supports clients throughout the entire Design Rescue process and for more information, please visit:
https://www.bytesnap.com/about-us/design-rescue-service-fixing-electronics-software-product-designs/?ref=endsp1010

About ByteSnap Design

ByteSnap Design is a specialist in innovative embedded systems development, encompassing hardware and software design, with an international client list.

ISO 9001:2008 certified, ByteSnap Design is an NXP Gold Partner and an ARM Connected Community Partner. The team’s experience ranges from electronic design through to BSP porting and mobile app development.

ByteSnap Design won 2016 Design Team of the Year and Consultancy of the Year in 2013 at the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEA), and was Highly Commended as Consultancy of the Year in 2019. The team was ‘Highly Commended’ for design work on electric vehicle charging posts for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BEEA 2012. ByteSnap Design also won ‘European Design Team of the Year’ 2011 in the Elektra awards.

The consultancy also has experience of electronic circuit design, microcontroller design, Linux and embedded software development, designing hardware products from wireless sensors to ruggedized tablets with multiple software projects such as developing Android BSPs through to video processing applications.

There’s more to discover about ByteSnap Design at www.bytesnap.com.

World’s Tiniest Flashlight Multi-Tool Launches Kickstarter Campaign

LONDON, UK, 2019-Sep-24 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — In early 2019, the Kickstarter campaign for UK-based design company SEPTEM Studio hit an incredible 32x beyond its goal in support of their ingenious HUNT22 titanium micro UV-flashlight (£2,000 goal / £65,520 pledged). Waterproof, fireproof, crushproof and smaller than a house key, the tiny everyday carry (EDC) gadget was backed by more than 1,600 people. As they manufactured and shipped the HUNT22, getting feedback and suggestions from users, the people at SEPTEM Studio came to recognize they could make it even better… Now, they’re launching a new Kickstarter for the HUNT23 – a similarly small flashlight, but this time the design includes a tiny pry bar on the end, which lends itself to dozens of daily multi-tool applications such as a screwdriver, a bottle opener, a box cutter, a scraper, a paint can opener… Oh, and this time, the HUNT23 is available either as a UV or a super-bright white light.

SEPTEM Studio has a solid track record of bringing product to market. Its first project was a pair of collapsible titanium chopsticks. The HUNT23 is their third Kickstarter of 2019, with units planned to ship in November (they make great holiday gifts!)

“After using our flashlights for a while, the single function – while useful – seemed like a wasted opportunity for truly upgrading our everyday carry,” said team leader of SEPTEM Studio. “We’ve always loved the idea of having a screwdriver or bottle opener with us, but the thought of attaching yet another item to our keyring was just too much. We landed on the more universal idea of a tiny pry bar, a multi-use addition on the back end of the flashlight that could drive screws, open bottles, open lids, cut boxes – basically, could open anything we needed in our daily lives.”

HUNT23 provides a beautiful balance between minimalist style and maximum usability, in one tiny package. Just add it to a keychain, and it’s always accessible, yet also so tiny that it’s not taking up space. It’s also a TSA-friendly alternative to pocketknives. The HUNT23 comes with a three-year warranty.

Pledges begin at £28 for one HUNT23, either UV or white light (Save £17 Off Retail Price of £45 [38% OFF]). For pledging £63, backers will receive three HUNT23 units, in their mix & match option of UV or white light. There are a number of different pledge packages available, backers are encouraged to visit: http://kck.st/2AbNTZo

HUNT23 Technical Details

  • 100% Grade 5 Titanium Alloy
  • High Quality Extremely Bright SMD LED/100 Lumens
  • Built-in Resistor To Prevent Overheating
  • Bulb Lifespan Expectancy 50,000 hours
  • Uses 3 Common AG1/1.5V Button Cell Batteries
  • Long Alkaline Battery Life – 40 Hours (Constant Use)

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Printek Launches VP420 Mobile Printer Series

St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, 2019-Jun-14 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — PrintekMobile, an industry leader for reliable, innovative, on-the-go rugged mobile printers, has announced the launch of its NEW and updated VehiclePro 420 Mobile Thermal Printer Series. The VehiclePro VP420 Mobile Printer is a newly designed and updated in-dash or center console mobile printer built off the success of the prior VP400 Mobile Printer Series. It is the only mobile printer designed specifically for police, and fire department applications for ticket printing, rip and runs, driver information exchange, and more. The VP420 Mobile Printer is designed to install quickly and easily, directly into a vehicle’s dash or center console to significantly save space in your department’s vehicles. There is no need to buy extra mounting equipment or compromise your vehicle interior by using up additional cabin volume with a general purpose mobile printer.

With public safety vehicles in mind, PrintekMobile’s VehiclePro 420 boasts many benefits specific to mission-critical demand and use. The “easy-to-read” control face and simple drop-in paper loading makes operation and maintenance very simple – even while in emergency situations. The VP420 is a portable printer that is tough, rugged and IP54 rated for water and dust resistance, complete with durable metal case consistent with heavy duty Police/ Fire/Rescue equipment.

The VP420 Mobile Printer install is quick and easy, as mounting faceplates are available for most popular console brands. One cable supplies both power and data, and optional Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity is available. The VP420 is easy-to-integrate, with simple web-based setup tools and Windows drivers. It is compatible with iOS, and Android SDKs are available. Conveniently operate the door latch, drop-in paper bay, paper advance, and check status indicator – all on the front face! The VP420 runs from vehicle power with auto ON performance.

“The new VP420 Mobile Printer Series brings convenience, easy paper loading, simple installation, and blazing print speeds (up to 5 ips) to users looking to have a 4” printer easily mounted in their vehicles. We are excited to release the next generation of VehiclePro Mobile Printers that were built off the highly successful VP400 series.” states Chris Yeager, Director of Marketing at Printek, LLC. “The VP420 is just one of many new mobile thermal printers Printek plans to launch over the next year.”

As Printek continues to provide innovative mobile printing solutions for public safety applications, the VP420 Mobile Printer is sure to be the industry standout. To download a brochure on the NEW VP420 Mobile Printer, please visit: printek.com. To view the complete line up of Printek portable printer solutions see:

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers.html

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers/portable-mobile-printers-products.html

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers/portable-mobile-printer-accessories.html

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers/custom-portable-printers.html

https://www.printek.com/portable-mobile-printers/portable-mobile-printers-service.html

https://www.printek.com/printek-printing-technologies.html

https://www.printek.com/printek-printing-technologies/portable-printers-newsroom-events.html

https://www.printek.com/printek-printing-technologies/corporate-library-archive.html

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BIBI LED Releases Their Latest Indoor Fixed LED Display Screen

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 2019-Mar-02 — /EPR Network/ — BIBI LED has released their latest indoor fixed LED display screen and it is certainly better than its previous versions. It boasts of a weight of only 14kg for each 640x640mm die-casting aluminum cabinet. Its standard module size of 320x160mm and standard cabinet size 640x640mm, have both front and back access. This makes it one of the easier LED screens to install. In fact, you can install a whole cabinet with just two people doing all the necessary work.

Its die-casting aluminum cabinet is made by a CNC machine. This ensures that the gap and flatness are better than normal steel cabinets. It is also a very efficient indoor LED display screen. It has a maximum power consumption of 800 W/m2 and an average of 250 W/m2. That’s how energy efficient it is.

Why Use Indoor Fixed LED Display Screens?
There’s a reason why indoor fixed LED display screens are the more preferred medium for videos and images. Here are some of the reasons.

Brightness – In terms of brightness, the LED screen has enough brightness that you don’t have to worry about ambient light. You will always see clear pictures even if the lights are on.

Size – Size will never be an issue for an LED screen/wall. The size of the display for an LED screen/wall virtually has no limit. You can just combine panels or cabinets to achieve the size that you want.

Cost – Generally, LED screens are more expensive upfront. But over time, you will be able to save more mainly because they consume less electricity than other mediums. Plus, maintenance costs are next to zero when you use LED screens. So, using indoor fixed LED screens are the better long term investment.

Performance – When we’re talking about performance, an indoor LED screen will definitely outperform any display device. In terms of clarity and sharpness of images and videos, LED screens are on the top of the hill. Plus, they are always bright enough that you don’t need to dim the lights in order to see better what is being played.

Know more about what indoor fixed LED screens in this guide: The Ultimate Guide About Indoor LED screen.

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Koincable HDMI Cables Now Used for Various Electronics

Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China, 2019-Jan-27 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Koincable has been a manufacturer of high-quality custom HDMI cables for more than thirteen years. Today, their products can now be seen in electronics for different purposes.

They have four types of HDMI cables that can be modified to fit the preferences of their clients. These are the HD-CA 01 (HDMI 2.0 A to A cables) that supports 18Gb/s transfer speed and 4K resolution making the 3D viewing experience better, HD-CA 02 (HDMI 2.0 A to C cables) that supports 1080p resolution, also ideal for 3D viewing and is compatible with mobile devices, like cell phones, pads, tablets, notebooks, cameras, and more, HD-CA 03 (HDMI 1.4 A to A cables) that supports a 3840×2160 resolution and can be used in gaming devices, such as the PSP and Xbox, and the HD-CA 04 (HDMI 1.4 A to D cables) that also supports 1080p resolutions, 4K source movies, and can be used in cell phones, cameras, pads, tablets, and notebooks among others.

Their cables are also made from premium materials to ensure smooth transmission of data and for the cables to last long. The PVC jacket makes the cables flexible and durable, so they can be bent and folded easily when the devices are set up. They also come with a plastic housing to promote easy grip. However, if clients prefer certain materials, the cables’ materials can be customized as well. Among the materials that clients can choose from are aluminum, silver, copper, tin, and gold.

According to Koincable personnel, “Since HDMI cables are so versatile, our customers have different features they want in their products. We always aim to provide excellent service, which is why we need to keep up with the fast evolving of these cables. We will meet their requirements, but at the same time, give them recommendations to make their cables more effective.”

The Koincable HDMI cables can now be used in the following electronics:

  • HD sources, such as AV monitors (digital televisions) and AV receivers, such as DVD players and Blu-ray Discs
    Set-top boxes that can provide better images when transmitting the source signal into content and view on TV screens.
  • Video games, such as the PSP and Xbox, which creates more-detailed images that promote a better viewing experience.
  • Display devices, like monitors, computers, LCD TVs, and others

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Automotive Switch Market: Interior control switches is the top-selling category, with sales estimated at over 110 million units in 2018

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 01-Nov-2018 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ – Fact.MR, a leading research firm that tracks niche markets across 150 countries globally, has launched a new research report that delivers in-depth analysis on the global trends influencing the automotive switches market. The 170+ page research report on automotive switches offers valuable insights on demand and sales projections across key markets around the globe.

The automotive switches market report is available for direct purchase; a free sample is available for download:

https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=S&rep_id=1911

Key Insights from the Report:

  • Interior control switches is the top-selling category, with sales estimated at over 110 million units in 2018
  • Europe is the largest market for automotive switches globally, with Germany at the forefront of sales.
  • China is the second largest market for automotive switches; the country accounts for nearly 23% sales of automotive switches in 2018
  • Mid-size cars are the most attractive category; sales of automotive switches in mid-size cars expected to be 1.1x of those in compact cars in 2018
  • OEM channel to remain the most lucrative for sales of automotive switches in 2017

2018 to Reflect Strong Automotive Switches Sales in Germany; China to Showcase High Growth Potential

Automotive switch sales have remained concentrated in Germany in 2018, owing to the preeminence of the country in the growing automotive landscape. Demand for automotive switches in Europe, especially in Germany is largely influenced with their use in luxury and compact passenger cars. Sales are also complemented by growing sales of luxury cars since the past years, coupled with growing scope for the automotive aftermarket.

China continues to reflect increasing adoption of automotive switches on the back of increasing automotive vehicle production that is largely supplemented by growing sales of passenger cars and other commercial vehicles in the country. According to OICA, around 24 million passenger cars were manufactured in the country in 2016. 2017 witnessed a spike in vehicle production by over 3% and is increasing at a steady pace. Growing vehicle production coupled with vehicle parc continues to remain instrumental in driving sales of automotive switches in China.

Sales of Automotive Switches Across Key Countries
Country 2017 2018 2022 2025 2028
Germany 1482.2 XX XX XX XX
China 4781.2 XX XX XX XX
US 2749.9 XX XX XX XX
India 809.6 XX XX XX XX

(Note: All values are in US$ Mn)

Speak to the authors for more information on redacted figures

OEM Hold 12x Lead in sales of Automotive Switches over Aftermarket

Sales of automotive switches through OEM channel are estimated to account for a significant share of the overall automotive switches market. Fact.MR foresees that sales of automotive switches though OEMs are likely to account for over 90 percent share of the global sales in 2018, maintaining a significant 12x lead over aftermarket sales of automotive switches.

The report is available for purchase at https://www.factmr.com/checkout/1911/S

SOURCE: EuropaWire

RF Power Amplifiers Market: RF power amplifiers with 15.1v-40v supply voltage witnessed heavy sales in 2017

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Fact.MR has announced the launch of a new research report offering in-depth assessment on global trends and developments influencing sales of RF power amplifiers. The comprehensive report on RF power amplifiers market includes an extensive compilation of acumen covering demand and sales projections in key markets. The report is available for direct purchase, however, readers can also avail a free sample of the report at,

https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=S&rep_id=1609

Key Takeaways from the Report:

  • RF power amplifiers with 15.1v-40v supply voltage witnessed heavy sales in 2017. In terms of market value, this segment held over 35 percent revenue share
  • Greater China held 3x lead over India apropos to sales of RF power amplifiers in 2017. It is likely to maintain its status quo as a leading RF power amplifier market in the following years
  • United States and India account for one-fourth of the RF power amplifier market in 2018 in terms of revenue share, with a larger contribution from the former
  • Cellular applications of RF power amplifier to be on an upswing, reflecting a 37 percent share of the market in 2017
  • Telecommunication industry accounted for the highest sales of RF power amplifiers; consumer electronics gaining significant traction

Preeminence of RF Power Amplifiers in Cellular Applications

Demand for RF power amplifiers in cellular application continues to be on an upswing with sales likely to grow at a rate of 10% in 2018 over 2017. Growing cellular infrastructure worldwide remains instrumental in driving sales of RF power amplifiers. This aspect is complemented by increasing mobile internet subscriptions on the global front demanding higher speed output. According to ITU (International Telecommunication Union), in 2017, mobile broadband subscriptions touched a whopping 4.3 billion milestone with around 48 percent of the world’s population relying on mobile internet on a daily basis. In 2018, this number is likely to cross 4 billion, paving potential avenues for use of RF power amplifiers.

As telecom providers are migrating toward high speed networks, such as 5G, the use of 5g compatible RF power amplifiers is likely to witness a boost in the coming years. This aspect continues to influence the use of RF power amplifiers in wireless connectivity applications. Use of RF power amplifiers in Wi-Fi connectivity and smart energy are upcoming application areas collectively accounting for over 30 percent revenue share in 2017 on the global front.

Cellular application remains the most attractive area for stakeholders in the RF power amplifiers market, with a 1.6x lead in sales over wireless infrastructure and over 2x over smart energy applications in 2017.

Sales of RF power Amplifiers Across Key Application Areas
Application 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Cellular XX XX XX XX 1073.2 XX
Wireless Infrastructure XX XX XX XX XX XX
Smart Energy XX XX XX XX XX XX

(Note: All values in the table are in US$ Mn)

To get more information about redacted figures, speak to our analysts

Greater China Leads, India Follows Suit

Sales of RF power amplifiers in Greater China are estimated to surpass US$ 600 Mn in 2018 – this being three times greater than those witnessed in India, the second lucrative market. Greater China’s position as one of the biggest technological hub continues on an upward path complemented by soaring demand for cellular IoT (Internet of Things).

Lucrativeness of India as the second largest mobile phone producer continues to influence the use of RF power amplifiers in the country. According to ICA, mobile phone production in India went up to 11 million units in 2017 from 3 million in 2014. This count is expected to further increase in the forthcoming years. FTTF (Fast Track Task Force) – a body operating under the Ministry of Electronics – has set a target of touching 500 million mobile phone production by 2019. Leveraging this aspect, stakeholders in the RF power amplifiers market are focusing on grabbing the untouched potential in the country.

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SOURCE: EuropaWire

Crescendo Home Theater Opens Location in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills California area

Beverly Hills, California, 2018-Oct-11 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Crescendo Home Theater is proud to announce the opening of their Home Theater Installation Company in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles California area. Crescendo Home Theater has been building home theaters and installing home automation and home security systems for the last 20 years and has developed some great relationships with high-end audio and video companies allowing them to pass more savings on to the customer.

Crescendo Home Theater is known for their keen sense of design and detail when putting together the best home theaters that can be found in any area.

Contact-Details: Crescendo Home Theater
Daniel Karen
9706 Lockford St.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(530) 400-8869
https://www.crescendohometheater.com/losangeles

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Smart Scale Co. Unveils World’s First IoT Smart Scale Container, “Stashaweigh™”, at New West Summit

Oakland, California, USA, 2018-Oct-10 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Smart Scale Co. announced today its October 11th launch at New West Summit of the world’s first IoT smart scale container for the cannabis industry. The patent pending “Stashaweigh™” is an industry-forward weighing device that utilizes the ease of Bluetooth connectivity via a smartphone app to make tracking and saving your cannabis history seamless.

Stashaweigh™ is the brainchild of inventor and entrepreneur Josh Lee, Founder and CEO of Smart Scale Co., which he created in 2017. Lee, in conjunction with a team of technology engineers, has a vision for smart data-sharing, powered by machine learning and advanced AI, that he hopes will shake up the cannabis market.

Lee recalls, “As a technology inventor I saw a lack of technology being built for the cannabis market that matched what was out in the mainstream marketplace. I chose to build the most technologically advanced stash container, the Stashaweigh™, a patent-pending IoT device that integrates a smart scale, connected smartphone app, and water and smell-proof container to manage your usage history by weight, day, time and strain.”

Stashaweigh™ allows its users to track and manage usage history through their smartphones, and gives accurate weight, date, and time feedback while storing precise dosage history during each session. The company will use machine learning and AI to track and predict user habits from around the country that give dispensaries, growers, scientists, and medical professionals tools to more accurately respond to consumer needs and trends.

“Our goal is not only to give consumers a secure device to store their cannabis, but to help them learn more about their usage habits, while giving them tools to manage their cannabis like never before. We are thrilled to launch our product at New West Summit, the industry-leading cannabis technology conference.”

Stashaweigh™ is the first container in a line of expected smart scale devices that make using, selling, prescribing, and growing cannabis smarter and more effective.

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Move over HQ Trivia, Fantasy Trivia Live is coming and the world hasn’t seen anything like it yet!!!

Charlton, MA, 2018-Jul-12 — /EPR ELECTRONIC NEWS/ —  Mr. Michael Pelletz, Founder and CEO of Fantasy Live Trivia, Inc.

At a glance:

Startup: Yes
Sector: Smartphones, APPs, Technology
Launch Date: October 15th, 2018
Location: Across The Globe
Funding: Yes!!
Problem it solves: Lack of engagement from users of other live trivia apps as well as poor streaming technology that leaves the users frustrated
Website: www.fantasy-trivia.com

1) Could you briefly tell us about the Founders?

Michael Pelletz is a very successful entrepreneur. Michael started a global rideshare company geared towards women safety and empowerment 2 years ago called Chariot For Women, which is now called SAFR that has become the safest rideshare company in the industry. Michael is an expert in turning ideas into reality as well as raising millions of dollars in funds and has some of the best media connections in the US. These skills and connections will ensure the success of Fantasy Trivia Live. Fantasy Trivia Live is his brainchild, and like his rideshare company, he will stop at nothing to make Fantasy Trivia Live the most engaging and profitable App in the industry.

2) How did you come up with the idea? You can share your inspirations

Here is my first inspiration: In February of 2016 I founded a company that is based on women’s empowerment. I have been blessed with a very empathetic heart and soul that allows me to truly resonate with men and women across the globe. Although Fantasy Trivia Live is just a gaming App, I knew once again that I wanted our APP to empower women, and boy will it ever. Our hosts are major celebrities. We are providing a platform for these actors/actresses to flaunt their entrepreneurial spirit in a completely new and safe industry.

Here is my second inspiration:

 

I was a huge fan of one of our competitors and I was sitting down at my couch watching TV at 8:59 pm, ready to start playing at 9. Then, that 9pm supposed start turned into 9:03 and then 9:04 and then 9:05. I started to get bored. I then glance back at my phone and I notice that the game is finally about to begin. Well….not for me!! It immediately buffered and kept buffering until it kicked me out. I was done with that APP. Within 1 minute of this happening I knew I had to do something better. Fantasy Trivia Live was born. My number 1 priority was to have an app that would stream flawlessly.

3) Brief about your startup

Fantasy Trivia Live is the most engaging adults only Live Trivia App in the world. Our features, which I am not allowed to discuss will truly blow your mind. We are utilizing the most engaging aspects of the most popular Apps currently available. Unlike other Trivia Apps, you don’t have to be good at Trivia to have an opportunity to win lots of cash and prizes. The world is your oyster and you never know what treasures await!!! The user will have opportunities to stay on the Fantasy Trivia Live app day and night, and we have taken every step to make it as visually stimulating as possible.

4) Who are your Targeted audience?

Anyone over the age of 18 who owns a phone. Period!!

5) What type of strategies do you think is valuable to take company to the next level?

I have spent the last 2 years learning what not do when it comes to designing and building a successful and engaging app. Market research is key. Fortunately for Fantasy Trivia Live our competitors have not adjusted to their flaws, which has opened up such a tremendous opportunity to gain control of the Live Trivia market very quickly.

6) Tell us about your amazing team members?

I can’t. LOL!!! Our lawyers will not allow me to say who they are until we are ready. All I can say is, we have the most beautiful, talented and male and female hosts that have tens of millions of followers on social media. It’s unfortunate, but The fans rarely have an opportunity to interact with celebrities live. With Fantasy Trivia Live that will happen almost on a daily basis.

What is the big picture of your company? 

Here is our mission statement. This is what Fantasy Trivia Live is all about.

Our mission is to bring together the trivia gaming community and the primary gaming community into a single platform allowing a highly profitable environment to evolve, grow, and develop, leading to multiple and ever expanding profit centers and revenue streams.

What are your future plans?

Make BOAT LOADS of cash, I mean an obscene amount, by and island and retire. Just kidding. I want to live a wonderful life with my beautiful family.

7) What is your best motivation line that inspires you?

GO FORTH AND SET THE WORLD ON FIRE

8) What were the key Learning’s from your journey that you would like to share with our audience?

I could write a book about starting a potential billion dollar company and how lonely that can be. Unfortunately, Greed and Power can get to people’s ego and the people who you thought were your friends are not your friends anymore. Then people enter your life and pretend to be a friend, when all they really want is the power or money. That is probably the hardest lesson I learned from trying to do something very special. Every day I walk around with a smile on my face and hold my head up high and I sleep very soundly at night knowing I would never treat people that way. Life will always throw you lemons and you have to be able to make lemonade, which I am lucky enough to have done throughout my life.

Could you share details about source of funding, revenue, client acquisition model and statistics so far?

That is all internal conversations, but what I can tell you is that raising money is my favourite part of the startup process. If you have a great idea, the money will follow.

9) Your website/app/contact details

Please visit our website at www.fantasy-trivia.com and you will have an opportunity to see our brand ambassador/host. She is truly the biggest gaming nerd I have ever met. That is a huge compliment to her. She is truly brilliant and beautiful on the inside and out!!!

After you answer our Trivia question you will immediately have an opportunity to sign up for our newsletter. We will begin updating this news letter in the coming weeks. Please sign up and get ready for most engaging 18+ Live Trivia App in the industry coming on October 15th, 2018!!

10) Any other information about your startup that you’d like to share with our readers?

Please Tell everyone about us. The more players we have from day one, the more fun it will be and the more money we can give away. A percentage of every purchase from our optional In APP purchases go directly to making the cash prize larger. Get ready for Fantasy Trivia Live!!!

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Tokyo robotics startup Yukai Engineering to showcase robotic pillow and family messenger robot at CEBIT in Hannover, Germany

Yukai Engineering, a Tokyo robotics startup, to showcase its latest technology

TOKYO, Japan, 11-Jun-2018 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Yukai Engineering Inc., a Tokyo-based startup known for creating robots that bring joy to life, will demonstrate Qoobo, a robotic pillow with a cat-like tail that makes realistic moves in response to the user’s stroking and rubbing, from June 12 to 15 at CEBIT in Hannover, Germany. Yukai will also showcase the latest version of BOCCO, an award-winning family messenger robot that has enjoyed commercial success in Japan.

Designed to provide comfort the way animals do, Qoobo became one of the most talked-about gadgets on the internet following its Oct. 3, 2017 unveiling at CEATEC Japan, netting more than 15 million online video views. The Kickstarter fundraising for Qoobo raised 247 percent of the goal amount (¥12,360,156 Japanese yen, or approximately $112K) before the Dec. 3 deadline.

BOCCO allows users to turn their homes into smart ones by simply placing the device in their houses.  Via BOCCO and its app, users can exchange voice and text messages among family members and friends and access multiple sensors around their homes and appliances as well as web-based IoT services. BOCCO serves as an IoT platform for Yahoo! Japan’s myThings, as well as for smart homes developed by Japan’s major builders.

WHAT: Yukai Engineering exhibit of Qoobo and BOCCO robots at CEBIT 2018

WHEN: June 12-15

WHERE: Hannover Fairgrounds, Hall 12, Stand D123, (20)

 

Qoobo
  • The flexible tail gently waives when caressed and swings playfully when rubbed.
  • It also sometimes wags spontaneously to call the user’s attention.
  • The simple communication that only uses tail movements without relying on sounds or facial expressions is intended to provide a sense of comfort to people the ways animals do.
  • Kickstarter page:  http://kck.st/2l0b2ZR
  • Qoobo Website: http://qoobo.info/

 

Bocco

BOCCO allows users to remotely take care of their loved ones, including seniors.

  • Voice/text message exchange between the app and BOCCO
  • Connects to Room Sensor, Lock Sensor and Door Sensor to send out notifications on room temperatures, humidity and luminance levels, traffic inside the home
  • An array of IoT services via Yahoo! myThings
  • BOCCO Channels allows direct programming on the app to receive task reminders, emergency notifications, weather information, etc. http://bocco.me

 

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Omnio Lamp is an entire lighting studio in your hands

Versatile yet portable, packed with features and made of quality materials, Omnio Lamp is a lamp you will use daily to bring studio level lighting to all levels of photography. Via crowdfunding, the company, Difference Design, is raising funds to finish production and open a new horizon in traditional professional lighting by creating highly effective, yet affordable professional lamps.

Tallinn, Estonia, 2018-Jun-13 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Omnio Lamp (www.omniolamp.com) is a professional lighting studio on the go. The lamp is portable, adaptable, light weight and packed with features, making it an entire studio-on-the-go. Omnio Lamp was unveiled today on Indiegogo and is raising funds for mass production with a goal of delivering highly-effective, yet affordable tool for professional lighting.

Designed with every professional’s needs in mind, the lamp unifies multiple lighting instruments into a single, high quality unit. Like no other lamp, Omnio Lamp has 4 pivoting arms, built-in barn doors, 264 high quality LEDs providing a staggering 4200 Lumens of professional, flicker-free light, and a CRI of 98.9 for skin tones.

Four rotating arms give soft light from four different sides simultaneously. When its barn doors are inverted, each arm gives 2 rays of light in opposite directions: one direct and sharp, and the other reflected and highly diffused, enabling ‘painting’ with light and shadows. Equipped with a standard mounting socket for tripods, holders and hooks, the lamp is designed to be on-the go, adaptable, maneuverable and practical.

“Whether you are a professional or otherwise just a passionate photographer, videographer, blogger, journalist, designer, seller, or an admirer of great design – Omnio Lamp fulfills all of your lighting needs and demands. We created a solution for the common problem of achieving versatility without sacrificing quality,” said Omnio Lamp’s inventor, Branimir Souc. “Omnio Lamp liberates you from multiple light sources and helps you get better results from a single source of light.”

A programmable and intuitive 12-button display enables accurate control of brightness and color temperature with the push of a button. Made of rigid industrial materials and custom electronics, the lamp is light weight, foldable, and easily charged.

The company has tapped into the science of light as a catalyst for innovating an effective and affordable solution for professional lighting. Omnio Lamp cuts the need for multiple lighting sources and covers a range of tasks with one product.

For anything requiring light, Omnio Lamp provides a specific (and perfect) setting: Interview, photo or video shoot, advanced portrait photography, object shoot, reading or working, outdoor filming or beautiful decor.

Professional, multifunctional yet practical and affordable, Omnio Lamp brings a new perspective on how to perceive and use light in photography.

ABOUT Branimir Souc:
Branimir is the founder of Difference Design and inventor of Omnio Lamp, a company focusing on developing smart objects and image based technologies. Branimir is a filmmaker by training, and artist and inventor by occupation. Originally conceived as a compact portrait and item photography lamp, Omnio Lamp has grown to become the most versatile lighting instrument today.

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FINALLY, A REAL INNOVATION IN DENTAL CARE – THE ONLY DUAL MODE LIGHT THERAPY ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH LAUNCHES ON KICKSTARTER

Los Angeles, California, 2018-Mar-26 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Bristl combines proven science of light therapy with sonic vibration to improve oral care. The company also offers a subscription service to replace brush heads, so having the best oral health is also convenient.

Available on Kickstarter on Monday, March 26th at 9am (PST)

The combination of Bristl’s features, convenience, and style make for true market disruption:

Gum Health
Visible Red light (620–750 nm in wavelength) has been clinically proven to heal gum tissue and prevent inflammation. The same technology is often used in skincare; Bristl is bringing it to the everyday tooth brushing routine.

Kill Bacteria
Visible blue light (450–495 nm in wavelength) has been clinically proven to kill and prevent oral bacteria that causes gingivitis and other gum disease. This safe and natural blue light is proven to be effective, and Bristl is proud to bring it to market.

Get Rid of Plaque
Bristl has three sonic vibration modes: regular, gentle, and off. Sonic vibration is recommended by dentists as it has the highest cleaning ability without damaging gums. The brush head is also particularly designed to reach in crack and crevices while letting light pass through the bristles.

A Few Stats
According to a study published in the Journal of Periodontology and Implant Science (Vol. 44: pp. 280-287), Bristl’s technology (even with only red light) was effective in achieving the following:

  • 86% reduction in bacteria that causes destruction of tooth supporting tissue
  • 117% improvement in PPD (Periodontal Pocket Depth) which indicates gum health
  • 80% improvement in CAL (Clinical Attachment Level) which is another metric for gum health

Why Us?
The Bristl Science team consists of a group of innovators and scientists looking to use advanced technology to improve everyday lives. While we of course wish to build a successful business, we are doing so responsibly; Bristl has committed to donating a percentage of every sale to America’s Toothfairy to provide underserved children with dental care. Whether a customer or an underserved child, we’re on a mission to maximize oral health everywhere.

This is just the beginning. The Bristl Science team will work tirelessly to innovate and build products that improve lives, maximize health, and promote good. The Bristl light therapy toothbrush is just the first step toward a healthier future.

Clinical backing, photos, founders quotes, and more information can be found in our Media Kit:
http://bit.ly/2HtKTJ8

Campaign Preview: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/574806194/565862801?ref=450743&token=dbd4feaa

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The world’s smallest cross flow fan more powerful than ever now

PLEASANTON, Calif., 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Electronics News/ — OLC Inc. a manufacturer of the world’s smallest miniature cross flow fan announced a new X series of the product and is in immediate availability. X series boost the speed up to 11500RPM, increase static pressure by 30%, and doubles airflow.

OLC’s products offer a unique, small sized cross flow fan, i.e. tangential fans, for customers to design a variety of compact products and turn-key modules. They are mainly used in mission critical and high reliable electronics cooling, thermoelectric cooling/heating, micro air curtain, generating airflow pattern and where space is limited.

The new X series’ increasing airflow and pressure, further expands its applications into higher power of heat or cold dissipation. Because of its compact style, it is very beneficial for aerospace and scientific instruments as well as portable electronics. The X series offers four models measured in length of its air outlet from 1”(25.4mm) to 4”(101.6mm) with unique height of 23mm. With the built-in tachometer sensor, the speed of the X series can be controlled by regulating 5VDC or 12VDC. It also can be controlled by PWM. The full ball bearing system supports motor continuously running life expectancy greater than 65K hours with RoHs compliance.

About OLC Inc:

OLC Inc. is a company dedicated in development and manufacturing of the world’s smallest cross flow fans for decades. Products have been used worldwide in communication, medical, aerospace, electronics and transportation industries, from startups to Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit: www.olc-inc.com or,

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Will Cannon
(408) 921-9688
willc@olc-inc.com

M. Davis & Sons Acquires Val-Tech Inc.

Wilmington, DE, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Electronics News/ — M. Davis & Sons, Inc. announces the recent acquisition of Valtech, Inc., a manufacturer of VTi Power Distribution Equipment. M. Davis will continue the manufacturing and sale of this equipment under the new brand name “VTi by M. Davis”.

The types of power distribution equipment that will be manufactured at the Newark, Delaware facility located at 24 McMillan Way are Portable Power Distribution Equipment (PPDC), Fused Distribution Panel (FDP) and Unitized Distribution Substation (UDS). The UDS equipment is the main product that is currently produced.

The UDS equipment is utilized by engineering firms, plants and facilities due to their smaller footprint. “Facilities that have space constraints are looking for the UDS because of the compact footprint and the ability to distribute local, clean power” stated Edward J. Harrison, Project Manager for the VTi by M. Davis production facility. Additionally, the UDS equipment is customizable for color and accessories such as lighting contactors and heat trace EPD breakers.

M. Davis & Sons, Inc. has fabricated custom process control panels for years at the 200 Hadco Road, Wilmington, DE location. The addition of the VTi by M. Davis product line is an introduction into the power distribution market. “The VTi by M. Davis production business compliments the existing custom process controls panel shop,” says CEO Peggy Del Fabbro.

About M. Davis & Sons, Inc.
M. Davis & Sons, Inc. is a fifth generation woman-owned mechanical/electrical contractor and fabricator based in Delaware. M. Davis & Sons has all of the in-house service capabilities to handle the entire scope for the customer to expedite a quality project. For more information, visit www.mdavisinc.com. For more information about VTI by M. Davis, visit www.vt-inc.com.

 

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Contact-Details: M. Davis and Sons, Inc.
Contact: Elaine Buonopane
Email: elaine.buonopane@mdavisinc.com
Phone: 302-993-3365
Website: www.mdavisinc.com
VTI by MDavis website: www.vt-inc.com
Address: 19 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804

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