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Industry News Calendar of Events DesignCon 2016 January 19-21, 2016, Santa Clara, Calif. www.designcon.com Data Center World March 14 - 18, 2016, Las Vegas, NV. www.datacenterworld.com Advanced Manufacturing Expo and Conference February 9-11, 2016, Anaheim, CA http://anaheim.ubmcanon.com/electronics International Conference on Device Packaging March 15-17, 2016, Fountain Hills, AZ. www.imaps.org Technology Convergence Conference February 26, 2016, San Jose, Calif. www.teladatatcc.com IoT North America April 13-14, 2016, Chicago, Ill. www.iotna.com Semi-Therm March 14-17, 2016, San Jose, Calif. www.semi-therm.org Advancements in Thermal Management 2016 August 3-4, 2016, Denver, CO www.thermalnews.com FLIR Systems Acquires DVTEL, Inc. for $92 Million FLIR Systems, Inc. it has acquired DVTEL, Inc. a provider of software and hardware technologies for advanced video surveillance, for approximately $92 million in cash. DVTEL works is enterprise-class security and surveillance solutions. The company develops and distributes integrated video management system (VMS) software, advanced video analytics software, visible and thermal security cameras, and related servers and encoders. The combination enables FLIR, with its existing FLIRbranded thermal and visible cameras as well as its Lorex-branded security systems, to be a full-spectrum end-to-end security system provider, serving the consumer, small and medium business, enterprise, and infrastructure-level markets. "FLIR's strong position in thermal imaging together with DVTEL's extensive video analytics and VMS capability will position us well to offer differentiated and highly accurate perimeter security solutions for the upper corner of our Security segment's product value ladder," said Andy Teich, president and CEO, FLIR. "DVTELadds a suite of professional-grade security software and hardware that is very complementary to our current solutions and fits very well with our strategy to offer end-to-end solutions in the enterprise and infrastructure segments of the security market." The Market for Advanced and Post Lithium-ion Batteries will Reach $14 Billion in 2026 Whilst existing battery technologies such as lead acid and lithium-ion batteries will dominate the battery market in the following 10 years, advanced and post lithium-ion batteries given the right conditions can potentially take a considerable dent of about 10 percent of whole battery market by 2026. This is mostly because some of them are already in use in niche segments that will present high growth in the following 10 years. Indeed advanced and post lithium-ion battery technologies can reach a market value of $14 billion in 2026. These forecasts and detailed analysis is found in the brand new IDTechEx Research report "Advanced and Post Lithium-ion Batteries 2016-2026: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts". One interesting point in the development of these technologies is that they are not targeting the established end-use markets as entry point, such as automotive, but emerging niche markets. Indeed whilst automotive remains one of the main markets for battery technologies, 2015 is seeing the emergence and consolidation of alternative niche markets in which new battery technologies can find spaces for development without being exposed to fierce competition from incumbent companies and their technologies. These niche segments are allowing these emerging technologies to mature and the incumbent companies to reach the scale and the security of supply that the automotive industry and consumer electronics require. This new generation of technologies has been referred to as "advanced and post lithium-ion batteries". These technologies include silicon anode batteries, lithium sulphur batteries, sodium ion batteries, magnesium batteries, lithium air batteries, solid state batteries and lithium capacitors. Some of these technologies are not really new, however there are reasons why they have received more attention recently. This is reflected in the increased number of related publications in the last 10 years. Lithium-ion is the best battery technology we have ever seen. It has increased energy density by 5 percent per year and decreased its cost at 8 percent per year. However it will not achieve transformative factors of five in cost and performance and this is just because of the inherent material limitations. From an industry perspective the lithium-ion manufacturing industry is already highly concentrated among five Asian producers, and further consolidation will increase margin pressures on component suppliers. www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com * Winter 2016 29 http://www.datacenterworld.com http://www.designcon.com http://www.imaps.org http://anaheim.ubmcanon.com/electronics http://www.iotna.com http://www.teladatatcc.com http://www.thermalnews.com http://www.semi-therm.org http://www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com

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