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Fortive to Acquire EA Elektro-Automatik, an Industry-leading Provider of Electronic Test & Measurement Solutions

EVERETT, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fortive Corporation (“Fortive”) (NYSE: FTV) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EA Elektro-Automatik Holding GmbH (EA), a leading supplier of high-power electronic test solutions for energy storage, mobility, hydrogen, and renewable energy applications, for $1.45 billion in cash, net of $215 million of tax benefits from Bregal Unternehmerkapital. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in early first quarter of 2024. James A. Lico, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortive, said, “We are pleased to announce our agreement

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Littelfuse First to Release AEC-Q200 Rev E Qualified Fuses Developed for Demanding Automotive Grade Applications

A full complement of thin film surface mountable, cartridge, and ceramic axial-leaded fuses available for automotive and EV applications CHICAGO, July 05, 2023 — Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS), an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world, announced the release of its AEC-Q200 Rev E Qualified Fuses, specifically designed for the demanding circuit protection needs of compact automotive electronics and electric vehicle (EV) applications. The new product portfolio includes a range of thin film fuses, Nano2® fuses, PICO® fuses, and cartridge fuses, all certified to meet the AEC-Q200 Rev E qualifications for fuses

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New Vitrek Website Presents Comprehensive Details of Company’s Test & Measurement Product Portfolio

Interactive menus provide easy access to products by type and application: test & measurement instruments, high-speed data acquisition & signal recording, metrology, signal simulation, and jet engine vibration testing systems. Poway, CA—August 10, 2023—Vitrek, a major manufacturer of precision electrical safety testing equipment, high-speed data acquisition and signal recording, and advanced metrology and simulation instruments and systems, announces the launch of its fully redesigned and expanded website. The new website at vitrek.com provides easy navigation of the company’s extensive product portfolio. Its intuitive menu selection presents solutions by type, specific application and by signature brand (Vitrek, MTI Instruments

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Menlo Microsystems Announces Deal to Manufacture the Ideal Switch® in Upstate New York, Commits to Multi-Year Investment of $150 Million to Fully Onshore Production

With the support of Sen. Chuck Schumer, Gov. Kathy Hochul, and the Empire State Development Corp., Menlo Micro will begin producing key components in Tompkins Co., NY, creating high-paying American jobs Menlo Micro’s multi-year investment plan will help secure its IP, re-shore critical operations away from Chinese-owned manufacturing, and consolidate the supply chain of its Ideal Switch® — IRVINE, Calif., July 11, 2023 Menlo Microsystems, Inc. (Menlo Micro), the company responsible for reinventing the electronic switch with its Ideal Switch® technology, today announced that it has finalized an asset purchase in Tompkins County, N.Y., which will

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Menlo Micro Releases to Production the 64 Gbps Fully Integrated Loopback Solution for High-Speed Data Connectivity

  Today, Menlo Micro, the inventors of the Ideal Switch®, released to production a new dual double-pole/triple-throw (2x DP3T) switch. The MM5620 switch provides the highest performance and data rates for high-speed differential data applications. It offers unprecedented levels of parallel testing on space-constrained final and probe tests for mobile phones, graphics, network processors, as well as microprocessors and high-speed memory products.  Based on Menlo Micro’s industry-leading 32 Gbps MM5600 double-pole/double-throw (DPDT) switch currently in production, the MM5620 2x DP3T switch offers next-generation, high-speed operation from DC to 20 GHz with unprecedented data rates and RF

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EA Elektro-Automatik announces a power density breakthrough with its new Industrial Series 60 kW DC Power Supplies and Loads

San Diego, November 15, 2022 – EA Elektro-Automatik GmbH & Co.KG, a worldwide manufacturer of DC power supplies for R&D and manufacturing, introduces its 60 kW and 30 kW, EA-PU 10000 Programmable DC Power Supplies, EA-PUB 10000 Programmable Bidirectional DC Power Supplies and EA-PUL DC Programmable Regenerative Electronic Loads. Typical applications include electric vehicle battery pack testing, powering furnaces in semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities, electrochemical electrolysis processing, and solar inverter testing. The new products, without manual front panel displays, are intended for use in production ATE systems and automated process control systems requiring high power. The

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PR2021-3 Element Materials Technology has been recognized with a new Nadcap accreditation for fastener testing

Element Materials Technology (Element) has been recognized with a new Nadcap accreditation for fastener testing at its Huntington Beach, California laboratory. LONDON, UK – February 25, 2021 – Element Materials Technology (Element) has been recognized with a new Nadcap accreditation for fastener testing at its Huntington Beach, California laboratory. Element’s Huntington Beach laboratory offers the largest Nadcap-accredited scope of capabilities for fasteners. This includes testing for commercial aerospace fasteners, such as rivets on the exterior of planes; military and defense fasteners; and space applications such as nut fastenings that hold satellites to rockets for launch. The

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PR2021-2 Yokogawa Launches New Advanced Tool for Testing Electric Vehicles

Yokogawa Launches New Advanced Tool for Testing Electric Cars As companies develop more energy efficient technologies for electric vehicles it requires a highly detailed view of an application’s electrical and mechanical behavior. Yokogawa has announced the release of a new measurement product that will offer new levels of insight into complex electrical and mechanical systems. The DL950 is the latest in the Yokogawa ScopeCorder family and offers high-speed data acquisition facilities, extending and improving their speed, channel count and data acquisition features. The DL950 is suited for applications such as testing electric vehicles and SiC/GaN inverters,

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PR2021-2 New Exoskeleton Standard Establishes Ergonomic Parameters

New Exoskeleton Standard Establishes Ergonomic Parameters​ W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 16, 2021 – ASTM International’s committee on exoskeletons and exosuits (F48) has approved a new standard that will help establish ergonomic parameters and test metrics.  “This new practice provides functional ergonomic criteria to consider for the design, production, and evaluation of exoskeletons within the domains of industry, military, medical, first responders, and recreational,” says ASTM International board member Christopher Reid. “When designing, natural unassisted human postures and movements, as well as the resulting strain and fatigue experienced by people, should be considered for the end-users inside of exoskeletons.”  The new standard

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PR2021-2 Mahr Introduces New MarForm MMQ 500 Form Tester

Mahr Introduces New MarForm MMQ 500 Form Tester Designed for Precise Measurement of Form—Featuring New Levels of Flexibility PROVIDENCE, RI – February 10, 2021 – Mahr Inc., a global manufacturer of precision measurement equipment used for dimensional metrology, today introduced its new MarForm MMQ 500, which extends Mahr’s benchtop form tester portfolio with new levels of speed and flexibility. The MMQ 500 features optimized machine design and construction for the highest stability, precision, and speed. Powerful software enables both setup and measurement to be automated and extremely fast. The MarForm MMQ 500 is designed for speed.

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PR2021-2 Portable Generator Manufacturers Set New Standard for Safe Generator Use

Portable Generator Manufacturers Set New Standard for Safe Generator Use ANSI/PGMA G300 is the only comprehensive standard for safe, rigorously tested, high-performance portable generators.​ February 2, 2021—Portable generators are vital to the building trades, acting as a convenient, easy-to-move source of spot power on job sites. But, like any tool, safe and proper use is critical to a safe outcome. With portable generators, that means never operating a generator indoors or in any enclosed spaces, thereby limiting exposure to carbon monoxide (CO). Some crews might be tempted to bring generators inside, believing an unfinished structure provides

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Press Release: TM2 Announces New Publication

TM2 Publishing Announces New Publication “Test & Measurement 2.0” to Support the Test & Measurement Industry. February 1, 2021 – TM2 Publishing LLC announced today that the premier issue of Test & Measurement 2.0 magazine will be launched March, 2021. Circulation will be 25,000 subscribers worldwide to support manufacturers, testing facilities, R & D departments, calibration & testing labs and others who utilize test, calibration and measurement products. The brand will be a print/digital publication that includes a variety of whitepapers, product news and releases, case studies and other educational features. It will be published quarterly.

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