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Qualcomm claims its on-device voice recognition is 95% accurate

VentureBeat - dev - Engineers at Qualcomm are developing an on-device voice assistant that can recognize words and phrases with 95 percent accuracy.
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:17:32 - #qualcomm #semiconductor

High capacitance MLCCs for high-rel medical and military applications from Novacap

Components in Electronics - Medical and military applications where a high capacitance value is required should consider the Novacap branded MLCCs from Knowles Precision...
Fri, 25 May 2018 21:39:13 - #ipe

Analog Devices' 12-bit 10.25-GSPS Radio Frequency ADC Sets New Performance Benchmarks for Instrumentation and Defense

Electronics Maker - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced a radio frequency (RF) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that delivers...
Fri, 25 May 2018 21:39:09 - #adi #semiconductor

Semiconductor Capex Could Hit Record $100 Billion in 2018

Global Purchasing - Chipmakers are aggressively boosting capital expenditures, boosting capacity and supply.
Fri, 25 May 2018 21:39:06 - #semiconductor #outlook

ST's New CEO Not Ruling Out Acquisitions in Quest for Growth

EETimes - Incoming CEO Jean-Marc Chery says that ST will not change application focus from automotive and IoT.
Fri, 25 May 2018 21:39:04 - #iot #semiconductor

Organic light-emitting diodes become brighter and more durable: layers made as ultrastable glasses improve device performance

Life - EurekAlert - Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and Technische Universitat Dresden have demonstrated the possibility of using...
Fri, 25 May 2018 20:39:13 - #semiconductor

Qualcomm expected to reveal Snapdragon chip dedicated to VR, AR next month

Tech - Digital Trends - Qualcomm is expected to reveal a Snapdragon XR1 chip next week during the Augmented World Expo. It will be optimized for "extended...
Fri, 25 May 2018 19:40:28 - #qualcomm #semiconductor

Semiconductor Leaders Agree on Global Policy Agenda

Electronics - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today welcomed...
Fri, 25 May 2018 19:13:11 - #sia #semiconductor #outlook

Samtec and IEEE-P370 Partners Win A DesignCon Best Paper Award

Electronics - Samtec Blog - A key component of any high-speed signal path is the interconnect. Design engineers must identify the right connector (or connectors)...
Fri, 25 May 2018 19:13:10 - #pcb #amphenol #cisco #samtec #ipe

Globalfoundries denies rumors of China plant ownership transfer

DigiTimes - Globalfoundries has denied recent rumors indicating the company is looking for a strategic partner or buyer to transfer the ownership of its...
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:35 - #globalfoundries #semiconductor

China IC design industry output value to exceed US$35 billion in 2018, says Digitimes Research

DigiTimes - The output value of China's IC design industry sector is expected to exceed US$35 billion in 2018, driven by a combination of positive factors...
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:34 - #iot #semiconductor #outlook

Global DRAM bit demand to increase 22% in 2018, says Nanya chairman

DigiTimes - Growth in DRAM bit demand will outpace bit supply growth in 2018, according to Wu Chia-chau, chairman for chipmaker Nanya Technology.
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:33 - #semiconductor

China IC industry output value increases 21% in 1Q18

DigiTimes - China's IC industry output value grew 20.8% from a year earlier to CNY115.29 billion (US$18.1 billion) in the first quarter of 2018, according...
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:31 - #sia #semiconductor #outlook

North American semi equipment industry posts record April billings

DigiTimes - North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$2.69 billion in billings worldwide in April 2018 (three-month average...
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:29 - #semiconductor #outlook

Global mobile DRAM revenues hit record in 1Q18, says DRAMeXchange

DigiTimes - Global sales of mobile DRAM memory increased 5.3% sequentially to a record high of US$8.435 billion in the first quarter of 2018, according to...
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:28 - #semiconductor #outlook

Foundries encouraging fabless chipmakers to switch to 12-inch wafers

DigiTimes - Pure-play foundries in China and Taiwan intend to encourage their fabless firms to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing as their 8-inch...
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:27 - #semiconductor

IC Insights raises semiconductor capex growth forecast for 2018

DigiTimes - IC Insights has revised upward its semiconductor industry capex growth forecast for 2018 to 14% from 8%. The industry capital spending is also...
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:26 - #semiconductor #outlook

Yageo to buy Pulse Electronics for US$740 million

DigiTimes - Taiwan-based Yageo has reached a deal to buy US-based Pulse Electronics, a supplier of electronic components, for US$740 million in cash.
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:24 - #yageo #ipe

FATC, Walton enjoy stable orders for DRAM memory

DigiTimes - Backend houses Formosa Advanced Technologies (FATC) and Walton Advanced Engineering have seen stable orders for DRAM memory, according to industry...
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:23 - #semiconductor #outlook

Micron and Intel intro QLC NAND flash

DigiTimes - Micron Technology and Intel have announced joint production and shipments of what they claim to be the industry's first 4bits/cell 3D NAND technology....
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:22 - #semiconductor

Newark element14 Presents the New 6Ā½ Digit Keithley DMM6500

EE Catalog - Digital Multimeter offers 5 inch touchscreen display, 1Msample/s digitizing as standard, 7M reading internal memory and increased sensitively

Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:19 - #avnet #eewire


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Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:18 - #littelfuse #tti #ipe

Microchip Technology Incorporated PricesĀ $2.0 Billion Note Offering

GlobeNewsWire: Manufacturing -
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:39:07 - #semiconductor

Microchip Technology Announces Intention to Offer Senior Secured Notes of Multiple Tranches

GlobeNewsWire: Manufacturing -
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:39:04 - #semiconductor

Vishay Intertechnology High Speed PIN Photodiode Offers Enhanced Sensitivity for Visible Light, Enables Slim Sensor Designs for Wearables

GlobeNewsWire: Manufacturing -
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:39:03 - #vishay #semiconductor

Microchip Technology Announces Receipt of Antitrust Clearance in Taiwan, Approval of Microsemi Shareholders, and Expected Closing Date of Its Acquisition of Microsemi

GlobeNewsWire: Semi and Semi Equip -
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:39:00 - #microsemi #acquisition #semiconductor

Hitachi Named a Visionary in Inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms

GlobeNewsWire: Semi and Semi Equip -
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:38:58 - #iot #eewire

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Announces Completion of CFIUS Review

PR Newswire: Internet Technology - Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in storage, networking, and connectivity semiconductor solutions, today announced that the Committee on Foreign...
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:39:44 - #marvell #semiconductor

Pasternack Signs RF Design as Official Distributor for South Africa & Namibia

PR Newswire: High Tech Security - Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has signed RF Design of Cape Town as an authorized distributor...
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:13:40 - #eewire

ChipMOS to Present at Citi Regional Tech Investor Conference 2018

PR Newswire: High Tech Security - ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 8150 and...
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:13:38 - #semiconductor

Arduino Introduces New Boards Featuring u-blox Wireless Technology

PR Newswire: High Tech Security - u-blox (SIX: UBXN), a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies, and Arduino, providers of the world's leading...
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:13:37 - #arduino #eewire

Microsemi Wins "Outstanding Components Vendor" Award from Light Reading

PR Newswire: High Tech Security - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance,...
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:13:34 - #microsemi #semiconductor

Cactus Semiconductor to Present at Sensors Expo & Conference

PR Newswire: High Tech Security - Andrew Kelly of Cactus Semiconductor will present at the Sensors Expo & Conference which will take place June 26 - 28, 2018 at the McEnery Convention...
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:13:29 - #semiconductor

Microsemi Continues to Expand Silicon Carbide Product Portfolios with Sampling of its Next-Generation 1200 V SiC MOSFET and 700 V Schottky Barrier Diode Devices

PR Newswire: RFID - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance,...
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:13:28 - #microsemi #mosfet #power #sic #siliconcarbide #semiconductor

PTC Named a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms

Business Wire - PTC was positioned in the Visionaries quadrant by industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. in its first Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms.
Fri, 25 May 2018 14:41:15 - #iot #eewire

Agilent and University of Duisburg-Essen Announce Collaboration Agreement

Business Wire - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and the University of Duisburg-Essen have formed a collaboration agreement that brings together Agilent's...
Fri, 25 May 2018 14:41:13 - #semiconductor

Qualcomm's new processor means next year's cheap Android phones will suck a little less

BGR - Not every smartphone buyer out there goes for the most expensive smartphone in town, as the price is still a significant factor when buying a...
Fri, 25 May 2018 14:41:00 - #qualcomm #android #ai #semiconductor

Intel AI Lab open-sources library for deep learning-driven NLP

VentureBeat - dev - The Intel AI Lab has open-sourced a library for natural language processing to help researchers and developers give conversational agents like...
Fri, 25 May 2018 14:13:41 - #chatbot #ai #eewire

Powerful IT security for the car of the future - research alliance develops new approaches

Electronics - Infineon - The more electronics steer, accelerate and brake cars, the more important it is to protect them against...
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:39:05 - #cybersecurity #semiconductor

How is Artificial Intelligence Changing Science?

Electronics - Intel - Gadi Singer, vice president and architecture general manager for the Artificial Intelligence Products Group at Intel, uses artificial...
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:39:04 - #ai #machinelearning #semiconductor

Prices for DRAMs Continue to Climb while NAND Flash ASPs Drop

Electronics Purchasing Strategies - Prices for DRAMs, with the exception of graphics applications, has increased by 3 percent to 6 percent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, according...
Fri, 25 May 2018 00:41:22 - #drams #semiconductor #outlook

A History of PC Innovation (Infographic)

Electronics - Intel - Ever since Morris Tanenbaum launched the Silicon Age with the fabrication of the first silicon transistor at Bell Labs in 1954, the personal...
Fri, 25 May 2018 00:13:26 - #semiconductor #outlook

Server Offloads Improve Data Center Economics

Electronics - NXP Blog - Arthur C. Clarke famously wrote that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. End users feel that magic...
Fri, 25 May 2018 00:13:25 - #microsoft #nxp #flash #datacenter #cloud #azure #semiconductor

Rare element to provide better material for high-speed electronics

Life - EurekAlert - Purdue researchers have discovered a new two-dimensional material, derived from the rare element tellurium, to make transistors...
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:40:57 - #semiconductor

Wood to supercapacitors

Life - EurekAlert - Carbon aerogels are ultralight, conductive materials, which are extensively investigated for applications in supercapacitor electrodes...
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:40:52 - #ipe

Making massive leaps in electronics at nano-scale

Life - EurekAlert - By chemically attaching nano-particles of the rare earth element, gadolinium, to carbon nanotubes, the researchers have found that...
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:13:46 - #semiconductor

Next-Generation 7nm Chips Headed for Fall iPhones: Report

Enterprise - TechNewsWorld - Apple has ramped up production of its new 7-nanometer processor for its upcoming crop of iPhones. The new processor will...
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:13:30 - #tsmc #semiconductor

Intel's first AI ASIC chips will arrive in 2019

Enterprise - The Register - For now you'll just have to make do with its Xeons
AI Dev Con Intel announced a range of machine learning software tools and hinted...
Thu, 24 May 2018 22:39:25 - #ai #machinelearning #semiconductor

Another "missing" component could revolutionize electronics

Think - MIT Technology Review - A new theory predicts the existence of an electronic device that works like an inverse transistor. It could make circuits,...
Thu, 24 May 2018 21:27:06 - #semiconductor

Intel at 50: The 8080 Microprocessor

Electronics - Intel - Work on the 8080, the first single-chip microprocessor, began in 1972 largely because of the perseverance...
Thu, 24 May 2018 20:13:52 - #semiconductor