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Peer into the Future of Magnetics for Energy at ARPA-E Summit 

Magnetics technology plays a key role in much of today’s energy research – looking for breakthroughs in electric propulsion for aviation, high-temperature superconductors, fusion energy, machine modeling for power magnetics, new embedded cooling and winding topologies for improving permanent-magnet motors, even magnetic resonance imaging of crop roots. Visitors to the U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit & Technology Showcase can explore a fascinating array of these and meet the scientists behind them, as well as many other aspects of energy R&D. It will be held in Denver in May. This article highlights some of the magnetic-related projects. […]

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Mercedes-Benz Powertrain Plants: Production Launch for Key Components of the Series-Produced Battery-Powered eActros

The Mercedes-Benz powertrain plants in Germany have started production of key components for the battery-powered eActros. They include the electric axle and the battery packs, which are produced and assembled at the plants in Gaggenau, […]

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Spintronics & Magnetoresistive Memory Developers Report Business Growth

Business growth in the spintronics and non-volatile magnetic memory market is turning the corner from Covid-19 while advancing into more applications, at least according to the fortunes of two key players, NVE Corporation and Everspin Technologies. Both companies develop non-volatile memory products, which do not have the traditional wear-out problems associated with some alternative memory technologies. […]

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Diesel Icon Volvo Penta Moves Aggressively into E-Propulsion

From powering firetrucks to ferryboats, Volvo Penta is aggressively building its prowess in the design and production of electric drivelines and e-propulsion systems. Long known as a supplier of diesel power systems for industrial and marine markets, the Swedish sibling of Volvo automobile and truck brands is making bold steps toward electrification as the markets that it serves increasingly electrify their transportation platforms. […]