Electronic Products & Technology


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…
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…