Electronic Products & Technology


November 9, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Future Electronics adds two new vendors

Montreal-based and distributor of electronic components Future Electronics, has signed a global distribution partnership with Adesto Technologies, providers of industry leading DataFlash and Serial Flash, in addition to next generation ultra low power CBRAM non-volatile memory solutions. “We are delighted…
November 7, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Global semi industry posts highest-ever quarterly sales

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $87-billion during the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 5.7% over the previous quarter and a jump of 8%…
November 6, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

SiTime to be acquired by MegaChips for $200M

SiTime Corp., a MEMS and analog semiconductor company, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by MegaChips Corp., a top 25 fabless semiconductor company based in Japan, The deal, worth $200-million in cash, combines two complementary fabless semiconductor leaders…
September 19, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Using synthetic diamond for power management

Introduction Semiconductor devices are being used today more and more often to either provide power, such as in RF power amplifiers, or control power, such as in power inverters, in electronic systems. These electronic systems range from smart phones to…
September 5, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

AMD shatters previous CPU frequency record

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Sunnyvale CA is claiming another record-setting performance of its FX series processors, setting a new world record for silicon processor speed according to the HWBOT.org ranking. The new FX-8370 processor provides a silicon processor speed clocking…
August 29, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Dongbu HiTek streamlines touch control for smart phones

Dongbu HiTek of Seoul Korea has completed the development of a Capacitive Touch Controller IC for smart phones. The proprietary chip design enables apps to be accessed and controlled via simple touch gestures while the smart phone is in the…
August 27, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Infineon Technologies to acquire International Rectifier

German-based Infineon Technologies AG is poised to acquire International Rectifier Corp., El Segundo CA, recently signing a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for US-Dollar 40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately USD$3-billion. The…
August 24, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Murata to acquire Peregrine Semi

Murata Electronics North America Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., the founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced Radio Frequency (RF) solutions and is a leading provider of RF front-end…
August 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

IBM unveils first neurosynaptic computer chip

Scientists from IBM have unveiled the first neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an unprecedented scale of one-million programmable neurons, 256-million programmable synapses and 46-billion synaptic operations per second per watt. At 5.4-billion transistors, this fully functional and production-scale chip is…
August 9, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Fujitsu and ON Semi reach strategic partnership

Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd. and ON Semiconductor have entered into a foundry services agreement whereby Fujitsu will manufacture wafers for ON Sem at its 8-inch front-end semiconductor wafer fabrication facility located in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. Initial production of wafers is expected to…
August 1, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Capacitive touch controller IC market to grow

The capacitive touch controller IC market is predicted to reach about $2.8 billion in 2017, an increase of nearly 50 percent from $1.9 billion in 2013, according to a new report from IHS Technology. The controller IC market used in…
July 28, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Sony invests in image sensor production

Sony Corp said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, as the company courts handset makers to get more orders for front-facing camera sensors, used to take…