Macworld | iWorld Asia 2014 opens

Bringing together cutting-edge technologies and innovations to promote the convergence of the mobile ecosystem

BEIJING, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Macworld | iWorld Asia 2014, co-organized by the Beijing Investment Promotion Bureau and International Data Group (IDG), opened at the China National Convention Center on August 21. As a new economic engine, the event focused on the latest technologies, cutting-edge products, partnership opportunities and thought leadership from industry insiders, driving the convergence of the Apple ecosystem and the mobile internet sector through exhibitions, forums and experiences and highlighting new development trends in the mobile internet sector. Beijing Investment Promotion Bureau deputy director Zhang Hua and IDG Communications Worldwide CEO Michael Friedenberg spoke at the opening ceremony. More than 500 companies from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and North America as well as more than 600 media organizations, 1,600 developers and 20,000 professionals from all points of the globe attended the event. According to the organizers’ latest statistics, the event was an instant success with more than 50,000 visitors in attendance on the first day. A number of exhibition areas provided an unforgettable interactive experience for visitors. Business leaders, technology pioneers and entrepreneurs from Asia, Europe and the US gathered at the event to share their insights as part of a high-end “wisdom” festival. Each of the topical forums, the Product Development Forum, the Mobile Gaming Forum, the Mobile Marketing Forum, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum and the Mobile Health and Digital Healthcare Forum, successfully targeted audiences with a special interest or specialization in the respective topic. Macworld’s The Best Awards honored outstanding Apple peripheral suppliers and products.

ProTek Devices’ Newest TVS Array Provides Overvoltage Protection in High Speed Applications

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ProTek Devices has introduced a new transient voltage suppressor array (TVS array) for overvoltage circuit protection in a variety of high speed applications such as Gigabit Ethernet, LAN / WAN equipment, notebooks and desktop computers, and more. The new PLR2512 is an ultra-low capacitance (3pF typical) TVS array with 100 watts peak pulse power per line (typical = 8/20 micro seconds).

The PLR2512 is also ideal for integrated magnetics / RJ-45 connectors, security cameras, and industrial controls applications. The device meets IEC standards requirements for 61000-4-2 covering electrostatic discharge (ESD) and 61000-4-4 covering electrical fast transients (EFT). ESD protection is > 25 kilovolts. The PLR2512 protects two line pairs and delivers low leakage current (10nA) and a low stand-off voltage of 2.5 volts. The minimum and maximum breakdown voltages are 2.7 and 3.6 volts, respectively. The maximum snapback voltage is 2.8 volts. The component is RoHS and REACH compliant. Operating and storage temperatures are -55 to 150 degrees Celsius.

This device is available in the space-saving molded DFN-8 package configuration. The package minimizes lead inductance to prevent overshoot voltages during high ESD current events. It has an approximate weight of just seven milligrams. It features lead-free nickel palladium gold plating and a solder reflow temperature of 260 – 270 degrees Celsius. The PLR2512 has a flammability rating of UL 94V-0.

Pricing and Availability
ProTek Devices’ PLR2512 TVS array series is now available in mass quantities. Pricing varies by the number of units per order. The TVS array is available in eight millimeter tape and reel, per EIA standard 481. A data sheet for the PLR2512 can be download from the ProTek Devices website.

About ProTek Devices
In business more than 20 years, ProTek Devices™ is a privately held semiconductor company. The company offers a product line of overvoltage and overcurrent circuit protection components. ProTek Devices maintains its headquarters in Tempe, Ariz. More information is available at http://www.protekdevices.com.

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SunWize Installs Independent Samoa’s Largest Solar System

— Project Designed to Mesh with Existing Electric Grid While Withstanding Extreme Weather Conditions and Providing a Clean, Reliable and Affordable Electricity Source

APIA, Independent Samoa, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SunWize Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, today announced that it completed the installation of a 546 kW solar electric system for the Independent State of Samoa. The project with Samoa’s power utility, Electric Power Corporation (EPC), is the country’s largest, reducing Samoa’s reliance on imported fossil fuels.

“For too long we have had to rely on expensive diesel from other countries for our electricity needs,” said Rapa J. Young, EPC’s solar project team leader. “This system is moving us closer to independence using clean, reliable solar energy.”

The complete solar electric system, financed by the Government of Japan through the Pacific Environment Community Fund, spans three separate sites on the two Independent Samoan islands of Savai’I and Upolu. The Salelologa community of Savai’I and the Tanugamanono community of Upolu house the ground-mount installations. A third site, Vaitele, Upolu, is home to an additional ground-mount installation and a solar canopy for equipment storage.

The project is SunWize’s third system in the region, having successfully installed 1.8 MW at the airport in nearby American Samoa in 2012 and a smaller system at the VA Hospital in Pago Pago. Leveraging industry experience from these projects, SunWize deployed best practices for overcoming the logistical and construction challenges involved in installing solar on the South Pacific islands.

“Our previous projects in American Samoa and Pago Pago required a solar electric system that could withstand 124-mile per hour typhoon force winds and corrosive ocean air. We applied similar design and engineering principals to the ground mount systems and the solar canopy while also ensuring seamless alignment with the existing electric grid. We’re thrilled to be providing Independent Samoa with a robust source of clean energy,” said David Kaltsas, SunWize’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

Using the American Samoa and Pago Pago projects as models, SunWize also implemented a control plan that will limit corrosion and extend the life of the system for 25 years.

The solar electric project created 10 jobs between August 2013 and February of this year and will create additional jobs for the ongoing operation of the system.

ABOUT SUNWIZE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

SunWize sells, finances and builds sustainable energy systems for the public, private and residential sectors. For over twenty years, customers have selected SunWize to deliver sustainable energy solutions on time and within budget. Based in San Jose with offices in CA, NY, OR, HI and AZ, SunWize has deployed 100s of MWs of solar throughout the Americas.

For more information, visit www.sunwize.com.