Motion tracking modules for volume apps
10.07.2015 - 12:25
Motion tracking technology specialist Xsens has released a series of self-contained 3D motion tracking modules for high volume industrial and 'prosumer' applications. The parts are said to be suitable for use in attitude and heading reference systems, vertical reference units and inertial measurement unitsThe MTi 1-series is said to fea...
Nordic products now distributed by Silica
10.07.2015 - 12:22
Silica has signed a distribution agreement with Nordic Semiconductor. The agreement authorises Silica to sell and support the full range of ultra low power wireless solutions available from Nordic across Europe."We are excited to be partnering with Silica for our distribution across Europe. The technical and sales support they will offer o...
Gartner cuts market growth forecast as demand for semiconductors slows
10.07.2015 - 11:59
Sales of semiconductors will reach $348billion in 2015, according to Gartner. While this represents a 2.2% increase over 2014, the market researcher has cut its previous forecast of 4% growth due to what it calls 'softness in key electronic segments'."The outlook for the major applications that drive the semiconductor market, inclu...
Semiconductor IP revenues drive EDA sector forward
09.07.2015 - 22:31
Revenues for EDA products and services grew by 7.5% in Q1 2015 to $1.877billion, compared to $1.746bn in Q1 2014. And, according to the EDA Consortium, the moving average – which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters – increased by 8%."The EDA Industry continues to show solid revenue growth in the fi...
Omnidirectional wireless charging system works over 50cm
09.07.2015 - 22:26
Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) claim to have developed a wireless-power transfer (WPT) system that allows mobile devices to be charged at any location and in any direction, even if the devices are away from the power source, just as Wi-Fi works for Internet connections.Team leader, Professor Chun Rim o...
Exchange rate issues clouding European semi sales
09.07.2015 - 22:15
European semiconductor sales reached $2.873billion in May 2015, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).The figures are said to show that, while the European semiconductor market remained essentially at the same level as the previous month, there was increased demand in key application sectors. In particular, sales o...
Black phosphorus transistors 'one step closer' say Canadian researchers
07.07.2015 - 23:37
Research conducted by McGill University and Université de Montréal is said to provide further evidence that black phosphorus could be a strong candidate for use in chips of the future.The researchers have found that when electrons move in a phosphorus transistor, they do so only in two dimensions. "Transistors work more effic...
New standard in EMC testing
07.07.2015 - 23:34
RN Electronics has become one of the first Test Houses in the UK to be UKAS accredited to EN55032 (CISPR32), the new standard for electronics described as Multimedia Equipment (MME). EMC (electromagnetic) testing is already taking place on a range of professional audio equipments to the new standard."We have a number of clients in the Prof...
Terahertz sensor enables detection of hidden objects
07.07.2015 - 23:26
Scientists at the University of Warwick have developed the 'Q-Eye', a sensor that is said to be much faster than competing technologies used to detect and identify hidden objects. The invention senses radiation across the terahertz band of the electromagnetic spectrum, just between the infrared and microwave bands.Professors in Warwick&...
Toshiba develops process technologies
07.07.2015 - 23:23
Toshiba has announced a method of embedding flash memory based on 65nm logic process that uses less power than current mainstream technology, and a single-poly non-volatile memory (NVM) process based on 130nm logic and analogue power. Applying the optimal process to various applications will allow Toshiba to expand its product line-up in such areas...
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