Electronic Products & Technology


September 28, 2015 by Stephen Law

Low power PIC microcontrollers double flash memory

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY PIC24F ‘GB4’ eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC microcontroller (MCU) includes an integrated hardware crypto engine with both OTP and Key RAM options for secure key storage, up to 256 KB of Flash memory and a direct drive for…
September 26, 2015 by Stephen Law

Dialog Semiconductor to acquire Atmel

Combines leadership positions in power management, MCUs, connectivity & security
September 3, 2015 by Stephen Law

Auto industry now 3rd largest end market for power semis

In 2014, the automotive sector significantly outperformed the overall market average for semiconductors. In fact, the automotive market overtook data processing to become the third largest end market for power semiconductor applications, according to IHS Inc. Based on information from…
August 27, 2015 by Stephen Law

Universal temperature sensor IC integrates components

LINEAR TECHNOLOGY LTC2983 high performance digital temperature measurement integrates all necessary components to excite, calibrate, measure and digitize diodes, thermistors, thermocouples and RTDs with 0.1°C conformity. Device provides multiplexed high precision interface to virtually any sensor. An SPI interface provides…
August 15, 2015 by Stephen Law

FPGA accelerator disrupts the datacenter

NALLATECH 510T FPGA co-processor delivers improved performance per watt for compute-intensive datacenter applications. Device is a GPU-sized 16-lane PCIe 3.0 card featuring two of Altera’s new floating-point enabled Arria 10 FPGAs delivering up to 16 times the performance of the…
May 18, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Digi-Key delivering bare die products from Central Semi

Global electronic component distributor Digi-Key Electronics Corp. will carry select devices from discrete semiconductor maker Central Semiconductor Corp., Hauppauge NY, in bare die form for space-restricted prototypes in the wearables, handheld devices and gaming markets, as well as other package-free…
May 11, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Electrification spurs automotive powertrain semi market growth

The automotive powertrain semiconductor market grew 8.3 percent in 2014, according to recent analysis from IHS. Increasing volumes of new vehicles and the need for fuel efficient vehicle technologies were the main drivers contributing to this growth. IHS Technology forecasts…
May 9, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Ambiq Micro signs global disty deal with Future

Ambiq Micro, Austin TX, provider of ultra-low power integrated circuits for power-sensitive applications, has signed a global distribution agreement with Montreal-based electronics distributor, Future Electronics. Future will market Ambiq’s real-time clocks (RTCs) and the Apollo family of ARM Cortex microcontrollers…
April 23, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Global semiconductor market grows

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grew by 9.2 percent in 2014 coming in just slightly below the growth projection of 9.4 percent based on preliminary market share data, according to information provided by IHS Technology. The year ended on a strong note…
April 7, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Simple analog ASIC solves difficult thermal analysis problems

In a world where Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs) are dominating every conceivable application, greater attention is being applied to their long term reliability. These chips are being built on smaller lithographies, running at…
March 19, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

AKM Semiconductor signs global disty deal with Digi-Key

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp., Thief River Falls MN, has formed a global distribution partnership with AKM Semiconductor Inc., San Jose CA. “Digi-Key is a global leading company with the broadest selection of electronic components that are available for…
March 5, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

NXP to buy Freescale Semiconductor

Chip maker NXP Semiconductors NV has agreed to buy smaller peer Freescale Semiconductor Ltd and merge operations in a deal valuing the combined company at over $40 billion. The deal, announced by the pair late on Sunday and first reported by…