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Reshoring deal sees turnover soar for One-LUX; One-LUX, which designs, assembles and supplies LED lighting control solutions, is set to break the £5 million turnover barrier for the first time this year
March 26, 2015
The increasing trend for reshoring in the manufacturing sector has reaped dividends for an Aldridge electronic components specialist. One-LUX, which designs, assembles and supplies LED lighting control solutions, is set to break the £5 million turnover barrier for the first time this year. The firm says it is currently flying high thanks to a deal to reshore the manufacture of two new products - its OMNI-LED and UNITY-LED ranges.

Infineon introduces OptiMOS 5 25V and 30V product family
March 26, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Infineon Technologies AG, a semiconductor manufacturing company, has introduced the OptiMOS 5 25V and 30V product family.

New lights in New Union Street car park to cut costs and energy consumption by 80%
March 26, 2015
Coventry City Council, UK Government has issued the following news release: State of the art lighting technology has been installed in the city’s New Union Street multi-storey car park to cut energy consumption, save money and reduce carbon emissions.

MACOM and Kaiam Corp. Demo 400G Capability at OFC 2015
March 26, 2015
M/A-COM Technology Solutions is collaborating with Kaiam Corp. (Kaiam) to showcase a 400G demonstration at OFC, which runs through March 26 in Los Angeles.

N.M. Delegation Encourages Department of Defense to Support UNM’s Proposal to Create National Institute of Photonics
March 26, 2015
Office of the Senator Martin Heinrich, U.S Government has issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that they are urging the Department of Defense to select a proposal led by a team that includes the University of New Mexico in a competition to create a national photonics hub. The team, a collaboration of academic institutions from New Mexico and three other states, was named a finalist earlier this year. If selected, it will receive federal funding and support and become part of a network of regional manufacturing institutes or "hubs" across the country that help bridge the gap between applied research and product development. The hub would spur the development of cutting-edge technology and create high-tech jobs in the Albuquerque area.

COMBAT AVIATION FISCAL 2016 BUDGET; COMMITTEE: HOUSE ARMED SERVICES; SUBCOMMITTEE: TACTICAL AIR AND LAND FORCES
March 26, 2015
TESTIMONY-BY: JAMES M. "MIKE" HOLMES, USAF, DEPUTY CHIEF AFFILIATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE Statement of James M. "Mike" Holmes, USAF Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Requirements Department of the Air Force Accompanied By: Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary Air Force (Acquisition) Department of the Air Force Committee on House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces March 26, 2015

More roads to have LED lights
March 26, 2015
Liverpool City Council, UK Government has issued the following news release: Thousands of Liverpool’s street lights are being replaced in a programme which will produce millions of pounds of savings to the city.

Govt plans $10 billion investment in two semiconductor plants
March 26, 2015
New Delhi, March 26 -- In line with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's flagship 'Make in India' programme, the centre plans to spend billions of dollars to put in place an ecosystem for electronics manufacturing in the country.

Shopwatch: Brown Thomas, Dublin
March 26, 2015
Quality materials are used with little fuss at Brown Thomas's Dublin flagship With the Irish economy showing signs of recovery, now is the time for retailers to capitalise by investing in their stores. Luxury department store Brown Thomas is one step ahead, enjoying the benefits of early investment in its 110,000 sq ft Dublin flagship, which it has occupied on Grafton Street since 1848.The (EURO)9m (£6.6m) revamp of the 24,000 sq ft ground floor has increased the space devoted to accessories by 50% to 15,500 sq ft, showcasing brands such as Givenchy, Tom Ford, Céline and Prada. Its beauty collection was expanded into the remaining 8,500 sq ft. The extra space was achieved by moving items including a Ladurée macaroon stand and work was completed in November 2014. "It's been very successful. I'm delighted with the results and customer feedback," says managing director Stephen Sealy. "But at the end of the day it is the sales that pay the bills and justify the investment." And they are doing just that, driving beauty into double-digit growth and "very strong growth" in accessories.

Evolution of an already good car
March 26, 2015
REVOLUTION and evolution. Two words you'll hear often in the motoring game to emphasise whether a new model's a complete knock-your-socks-off display of progression, or just a mild transfiguration of something we already know. Hyundai's second-generation i20 hatch, if we're talking about style, is a revolution. Park this car next to the previous version and it's clear designers have gone all out to ditch the now six-year-old jelly-mould look. Instead, the new i20 adopts a more European flavour with sharp German creases, sculpted Italian lights, and a floating roof reminiscent of many French cars. It's still not exactly stand out in a crowd stuff, but this new "Fluidic Sculpture 2.0" design language is a signal that Hyundai's moving upmarket... in appearance terms anyway.


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