Electronics News and Product Design Updates
02.06.2015 - 22:29
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have begun a competition to develop a £10million research hub, combining a small number of leading universities, to explore the challenges around security, privacy and trust in the IoT. Professor Philip Nelson, EPSRC's chief executive said: "Our lives are becoming e...
Steady growth forecast in semiconductor market
02.06.2015 - 22:27
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics has released its semiconductor market forecast. It anticipates the world semiconductor market to show a moderate growth of 3.4% to US$347billion in 2015, largely driven by smartphones and automotive. All major product categories are forecasted to have positive growth rates. The highest are expected for...
Partnership signals industrialisation of AMOLED displays
02.06.2015 - 22:24
FlexEnable has partnered with Chunghwa Picture Tube (CPT) to develop and mass-produce AMOLED displays, a market forecast to rise to $16billion by 2020. Market research company IDTechEx has predicted that this rapid growth will be spearheaded by the release of the first phone with a flexible display in 2017. Building on a series of flexible AM...
Memory developer gets funding boost
02.06.2015 - 22:22
Carbon nanotube electronics pioneer Nantero has closed a $31.5million financing round, taking its total funding to date to $78m. The company says the successful funding round reflects the prospects for its NRAM – non volatile RAM – technology. "With Nantero's NRAM, the wait for a new generation of super fast, high density...
Intel to acquire Altera
01.06.2015 - 21:22
Intel has announced that it is to acquire Altera in a deal that values the company at US$16.7billion. The acquisition will see Intel bundle its processing chips with Altera's programmable FPGA devices in a move that will enable the chip maker to deliver a host of new products targeting the growing IoT and data centre markets. The deal is ...
European semiconductor sales dip in April
01.06.2015 - 21:20
The European Semiconductor Industry Association has reported that according to the latest World Semiconductor Trade Statistics data European semiconductor sales amounted to US$2.889billion in April 2015. That represents a fall of 2.3% on the figure for March and is down 5.6% on this time last year. The results are in line with sales developme...
'Designer carbon' set to boost battery performance
01.06.2015 - 21:17
A new carbon material developed at Stanford University is said to boost the performance of energy storage technologies. "We have developed a 'designer carbon' that is both versatile and controllable," said Zhenan Bao, professor of chemical engineering at Stanford. "Our study shows this material has exceptional energy-stora...
MEMS microphone sets new performance level, says developer
01.06.2015 - 21:12
A MEMS microphone from Vesper is said to have the highest acoustic performance of any commercially available MEMS microphone. The company says the VM101 solves some of the performance issues facing those manufacturing consumer products by enhancing the quality and clarity of audio in a range of devices. "Voice is expected to supplant tou...
MIPS P-class CPU features in Baikal-T1
01.06.2015 - 21:10
According to Imagination Technology, Baikal Electronics has integrated Imagination's latest MIPS Warrior P-class P5600 CPU into its multi-core processor the Baikal-T1. The Baikal-T1 is suited for use in a number of networking-related applications such as wireless routers, home gateways and other connected devices for applications such as ind...
Mark Larson to step down as Digi-Key announces leadership transition
01.06.2015 - 21:07
Digi-Key's president and chief operating officer Mark Larson will step down at the end of June 2015 after 39 years at the head of the company. Taking over will be Dave Doherty, currently executive vice president of operations. Larson will take up the role of vice chairman and company advisor. Since joining Digi-Key in 1976, Larson has gro...
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