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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...



Infineon works with Google on 60GHz sensing solution
01.06.2015 - 21:04

Infineon says that it is working with Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) to develop a sensing solution based on its 60GHz transceiver technology. Potential applications for the solutions are said to include wearables, Internet of Things and automotive. Google ATAP demonstrated some of the first potential applications f...



Altium releases roadmaps for entire product portfolio
01.06.2015 - 21:01

Altium has announced the release of never-before-seen roadmaps for its entire product lineup. These roadmaps provide a glimpse into the goals and development plans for the company's PCB focused design and management tools, including Altium Designer, Altium Vault, PCBWorks, CircuitStudio, and CircuitMaker. "Transparency is a top prior...



Technology breakthrough claimed by flexible electronics specialist
29.05.2015 - 23:50

Flexible electronics specialist FlexEnable says it has made a technology breakthrough which makes the manufacture of glass free LCDs practical and cost effective. Supporting the development, the company will demonstrate a full colour conformal in plane switching organic LCD at the forthcoming SID event in San Jose. It adds the display is light, ...



Freescale expands apps processor portfolio
29.05.2015 - 23:47

Freescale has unveiled three additions to its i.MX 6 application processor portfolio, claiming the new parts offer higher levels of security, performance and power management, while optimising the system bill of materials. The i.MX 6DualPlus and i.MX 6QuadPlus devices are said by the company to deliver 'dramatic' graphics and memory p...



NXP sells RF power business to fund Freescale acquisition
29.05.2015 - 23:43

NXP is selling its RF power business to Chinese company Jianguang Asset Management for $1.8bn in a move which will help to fund NXP's acquisition of Freescale. Under the agreement, Jianguang – also known as JAC Capital – will not only acquire NXP's RF power business, but also some 2000 NXP employees, including the complete...



Avago buys Broadcom for $37billion
28.05.2015 - 23:19

Avago is buying Broadcom for $37billion in a cash and stock deal. According to Avago, the combined company will have the most diversified communications offering available and, with annual revenues of approximately $15bn, will be the top 10 semiconductor companies. "Today's announcement marks the combination of the unparalleled engin...



Xilinx, TSMC expect to launch 7nm devices in 2017
28.05.2015 - 23:15

Xilinx is working with TSMC on the development of products based on the latter's 7nm process technology. It says it expects these devices to be introduced some time in 2017. "TSMC has been the foundation of our success at 28nm, 20nm and 16nm – what we call our 3Peat," said Moshe Gavrielov, Xilinx' president and CEO. &q...



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