Electronic Products & Technology


December 17, 2015 by Stephen Law

Smart SoCs link wearables to apps for WeChat users

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR WeChat SDK kit enables developers to quickly add energy-efficient Bluetooth connectivity between WeChat apps and wearables or other IoT devices. Development kit includes a protocol stack for the WeChat communication layer. The SDK is based on the DA1458x…
November 25, 2015 by Stephen Law

Microsemi to acquire PMC-Sierra

Microsemi Corp., a leading provider of semiconductor solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PMC-Sierra Inc., a semiconductor and software solutions leader in storage, optical and mobile networks. The transaction is valued at approximately USD$2.5-billion. “We are pleased PMC has accepted…
November 19, 2015 by Stephen Law

ON Semi to acquire Fairchild Semi

Deal creates global leader in the power semiconductor market
November 14, 2015 by Stephen Law

Mouser adds three new product lines

Now stocking Seeed Studio, Melexis and Dialog Semiconductor
October 28, 2015 by Stephen Law

Energy efficient 600V MOSFETs exceed expectations

CENTRAL SEMICONDUCTOR UltraMOS energy efficient, high voltage MOSFETs minimize total conduction losses while maximizing power density. Product family consists of the CDM4-600LR (4A in a DPAK), CDM7-600LR (7A in a DPAK) and CDM22011-600LRFP (11A in a TO-220FP). The key energy…
October 23, 2015 by Stephen Law

High rez displays drive revenues for chip vendors

Smartphones, 4K TV and other applications with high-resolution displays are a growing trend for driver IC revenue stream
October 20, 2015 by Stephen Law

MOSFETs reduce the effects of gate loop inductance

VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY Siliconix SiHH26N60E, SiHH21N60E, SiHH14N60E, and SiHH11N60E 600 VE Series power MOSFETs in compact PowerPAK 8×8 package provide a large drain terminal for low thermal resistance and a Kelvin source connection that can increase efficiency by improving the gate…
October 15, 2015 by Stephen Law

Skyworks to acquire PMC-Sierra

$2B cash deal creates end-to-end connectivity, Internet infrastructure and Hyperscale data center market leader
October 7, 2015 by Stephen Law

Altera stockholders approve merger with Intel

Altera Corp. announced that its stockholders have overwhelmingly approved its pending merger with Intel Corp., with more than 97 percent of votes cast in favor of the merger. Altera and Intel entered into an agreement on May 31, 2015, providing for…
October 6, 2015 by Stephen Law

Multi-channel RF transceiver is programmable

MELEXIS MLX73290-M multi-channel RF transceiver IC addresses the sub-GHz ISM bands from 300MHz through to 960MHz. Product delivers two RF channels, each with a programmable RF power transmitter and a highly sensitive RF receiver. It is fully programmable via its…
October 4, 2015 by Stephen Law

Samsung opens semi ops HQ in Silicon Valley

New landmark will be key to the firm’s aggressive growth plans
October 1, 2015 by Stephen Law

Pyrogenesis files provisional patent for high purity silicon production

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. , a Montreal-based clean-tech company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, has filed a provisional patent for a one step process using plasma for producing high purity silicon from silica. The…