Electronic Products & Technology


April 4, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

MEMS microphones broadcast strong growth

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones, used in best-selling devices like Apple’s iPhone, face a resonant future as the market keeps climbing in the coming years, according to a new report from IHS Technology, El Segundo CA. Global revenue for MEMS microphones…
March 31, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Digi-Key signs global disty agreement with Active-Semi

Digi-Key Corp., Thief River Falls MN, has signed a global distribution agreement with Active-Semi International Inc., Dallas TX, maker of a breadth of purpose-built analog and mixed signal power ICs that enable a variety of broad and emerging applications, such…
March 27, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Intel acquires wearable device tech firm

Intel Corp., Santa Clara CA, has completed the acquisition of BASIS Science Inc., a privately held company and a leader specializing in wearable device technologies for health and wellness applications. BASIS Science is also the creator of the Basis band,…
March 23, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

MEMS combo sensors showed potent growth

Combo sensors are headed for another major growth spurt this year in the global microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor market as revenue climbs an expansive 37 percent after two years of already phenomenal increases, according to new analysis from IHS Technology,…
March 12, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Loss of employees on Malaysia flight a blow, Freescale Semi says

Employees of Freescale Semiconductor who were on a Malaysia Airlines flight presumed to have crashed were doing sophisticated work at the U.S. chipmaker, a company spokesman said this week. The 20 Freescale employees, among 239 people on flight MH370, were…
March 6, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Nordic Semi and Digi-Key ink global agreement

Digi-Key Corp. has signed a global distribution agreement with Norway-based low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA, covering its entire range of ULP products. Nordic’s Bluetooth low energy solutions include the multi-award winning Nordic nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC) with built-in…
February 28, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Teledyne DALSA to expand MEMS, infrared imaging capabilities

Bromont QC-based Teledyne DALSA, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc., has received a financial commitment totaling $13-million from Investissement Québec to expand the its MEMS and infrared imaging capabilities in Québec. The funding consists of a $3-million grant to Teledyne…
February 24, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

NAND eMMC hits a record year

The global memory market presented a vivid picture of contrast last year given the wildly divergent fortunes of its two main segments, with spritely NAND offset by the sobering continued downturn of beleaguered NOR flash, according to a new report…
February 16, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Microchip acquires supertex

Microchip Technology Inc., Chandler AZ, provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Supertex Inc., Sunnyvale CA, representing a total equity value of about $394-million. The acquisition has been unanimously approved by the…
January 29, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Tablet processor chip market to surge by 23%

Strong growth in the processor market for tablet devices this year and beyond will draw increasing competition from suppliers eager to throw their hat into the ring, including the likes of giant chipmaker Intel, according to a report from IHS…
January 24, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Apple, Samsung lord over OEM field once again

Apple and Samsung remained the world’s largest buyers of semiconductor chips in 2013, but the intensifying battle between the two for the hearts and minds of consumers in their product offerings could presage another mighty showdown this year for the…
January 1, 2014 by Stephen Law, Editor, EP

Central Semiconductor touts customization, specialization of discretes

From its early days of being recognized as a fabless manufacturer of germanium ICs, Central Semiconductor has set its sights today on becoming the preferred manufacturer of the most innovative discrete semiconductors in the industry. Already established as a world-class…