Electronic Products & Technology


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…
February 24, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Understanding critical bus voltages for RS-485 transceivers

Due to its robustness and high reliability, RS-485 has become the most commonly applied interface technology in noisy industrial environments worldwide. The trend towards wider operating ranges combined with higher stand-off capabilities has produced modern transceiver designs whose performance exceeds…
February 14, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

POET Technologies achieves ‘3rd Party Foundry’ milestone

Toronto-based POET Technologies Inc., developer of the planar opto-electronic technology platform for monolithic fabrication of integrated circuit devices containing both electronic and optical elements on a single semiconductor wafer, has completed its ‘3rd party foundry’ 40/100-nm transfer milestone. The firm…
February 3, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Automotive semis come off bumper year

The automotive semiconductor market did exceptionally well in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS. Robust vehicle production growth, together with increased semiconductor content in cars charted a path of 10% growth year over year to reach $29B in 2014.…
January 21, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Worldwide semi sales expected to reach $358-billion

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to reach $358 billion in 2015, a 5.4 percent increase from 2014, but down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 5.8 percent growth, according to Gartner Inc. The market is being driven by strong growth…
December 26, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Global semi market set for strong growth

Worldwide semiconductor market revenue is on track to achieve a 9.4 percent expansion this year, with broad-based growth across multiple chip segments driving the best industry performance since 2010. Global revenue in 2014 is expected to total $353.2 billion, up…
December 18, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Incubator for semiconductor solution start-ups launched

Calling itself the industry’s first incubator for semiconductor solution start-ups – Silicon Catalyst was officially launched this week. Focused exclusively on semiconductor solutions, the group joins an existing array of incubators and accelerators for software and even some for hardware.…
December 12, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Murata completes acquisition of Peregrine Semi

Murata Electronics North America Inc. has acquired all outstanding shares of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions. Peregrine will continue to market its high-performance, integrated RF solutions under the Peregrine…