Semiconductor distributor of the year award

EBV Elektronik has received the Distributor of the Year award from NXP Semiconductors. The ceremony took place during EBV’s yearly European FAE training event in Grassau, Germany. The award was presented to the entire EBV mnagement team. According to NXP, its portfolio, combined with the technical, commercial and logistics services of the EBV sales force […]

SAIMC Durban branch news

  Carl Reinecke (left) with chairman Howard Lister. The last meeting of 2013 for the Durban branch took place as usual at the Durban Country Club early in December. Changing the focus slightly, there was no technology presentation for that evening but all corporate sponsors of the Durban branch were invited to show their wares […]

Africa Radio Comms 2013

  Speakers at the conference: Dr. Pierre Cilliers ( South AfricanNational Space Agency), Hans van de Groenendaal (EE Publishers), Paul Fourie (for Bob Petrie, Throughput Technologies, Dietrich Muller (Omega Communications), Mark de Goede (Altech Fleetcall); Andrew Moyo (Digel Trading), Derrick Mogale (Jasco ICT), Johan Hoolsema (Expert System Solutions), Front row: Frikkie Marx (Inopsis), Terry Reuss […]

Optimisation for engineering applications – a hands-on introduction for beginners

SACAC (South Africa Council for Automation and Control) will be holding a workshop on “Optimisation for engineering applications – a hands-on introduction for beginners” on 3 April 2014 at at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Chamber of Mines building, from 08.30 to 16h00.   The scope of the the mathematical […]

Best technical paper in EngineerIT in 2013

  Dr. Paul van der Merwe, Dr. Braam Otto and Prof. Howard Reader. The best paper in EngineerIT for 2013 was judged to be “Electromagnetic compatibility and the Square Kilometre Array” by Dr. Braam Otto, Paul van der Merwe and Prof. Howard Reader, MESA Solutions, in EngineerIT May 2013, pp 63 – 66. The prize […]

NEW/ADEC Expo 2014

  The National Electronics Week ADEC Expo 2014 will be held from 11 – 12 March 2014 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg. This is the only event in SA dedicated to the electronics production, components, systems and applications sector, and covers the entire electronics value chain from technologies and components, to electronic PCB manufacture, […]

University and stakeholders aim for better maths and science in schools

  The acute shortage of medical doctors, engineers, accountants, and maths and science teachers is hampering economic growth, job creation and the prosperity of every South African. Underlying the shortage of students who want to study scarce skills areas, is the shortage of matriculants who major in maths and science. Another problem is that candidates […]

WAPA and WBA in partnership

  The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) has announced a partnership with Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience. WAPA and WBA have established a cross-industry working group to facilitate communication and collaboration around open access carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks. Recent predictions from industry analysts point towards 2014 […]

Schneider Electric acquires Invensys

  Schneider Electric has completed its acquisition of Invensys plc, a global automation player with a large installed base and a strong software presence. With this acquisition, Schneider Electric is significantly enhancing its position as a provider of efficiency solutions integrating power and automation. The transaction will allow the combined entity to have a unique […]

New EE Publishers website goes live today

New websites for EE Publishes and its four publications, EngineerIT, Energize, Vector and PositionIT go live today. The websites provide a single, searchable, open-access database of over 25 000 technical and news articles published by EE Publishers over the last ten years, covering the energy, power, electronics, ICT and geomatics sectors of Southern Africa. This […]