Electronic Products & Technology


May 2, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

ADAS chip market drives to growth

Powered by increasing demand for car- and driver-augmented safety features, the global semiconductor market for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will quadruple over a one-decade period, according to a new report from IHS Technology, El Segundo CA. Worldwide revenue for…
April 27, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Global chip revenue rises in 2013

Worldwide semiconductor revenue rose a solid 5.0 percent last year, with memory chips the star performers, according to the latest research from IHS Technology, El Segundo CA. Total semiconductor revenue in 2013 reached $318.1 billion, up from $303.1 billion in…
April 24, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Fujitsu, Panasonic & DBJ to establish new semi firm

Fujitsu Ltd., Panasonic Corp., and Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) have signed a memorandum of understanding in which DBJ will make an investment and provide a line of credit for a new fabless semiconductor company specializing in system LSI…
April 16, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Flower Technology partners with EnSilica for the development of ASIC mining solutions

Flower Technology Inc., London ON-based start-up focused on the supply of ASIC mining solutions for scrypt-based cryptocurrencies, has partnered with EnSilica, a leading UK design house and provider of the eSi-RISC family of soft processor cores and associated encryption, communications…
April 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Industrial electronics chip market rebounds

Powered by the freshly fueled gears of reviving economies, the global market for semiconductors used in industrial electronics applications overcame a serious fall in 2012 and roared back to life last year, boding well for an even more energetic 2014,…
April 9, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Digi-Key signs disty deal on SiTime’s MEMS-based timing solutions

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp., Thief River Falls MN, has reached a global distribution agreement with analog semiconductor market leader SiTime. The company’s silicon MEMS-based oscillators and clock generators provide drop-in replacements for legacy quartz crystal oscillator products and…
April 7, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

ON Semiconductor to acquire Truesense Imaging

Boosting its presence in the high-margin industrial end-market, ON Semiconductor, Phoenix AZ, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truesense Imaging Inc., Rochester NY, provider of high-performance image sensor devices. Truesense’s products address a wide range of industrial end-markets including…
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…