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Small Jet Engine Model From Students Who Think Big

Hack a Day - We love to highlight great engineering student projects at Hackaday. We also love environment-sensing microcontrollers, 3D printing, and jet...
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:13:42 - #microcontroller #eewire

Tessera Reaches Global Settlement with Broadcom

Business Wire: Semiconductor - Tessera reaches global settlement with Broadcom.
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:13:40 - #semiconductor

Full bridge packs MOSFETs and gate drivers

Supply Chain Reaction - STMicroelectronics' PWD13F60 SiP contains a complete 600 V, 8 A single-phase MOSFET full bridge in a 13x11-mm VFQFPN package.
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:13:32 - #mosfet #power #eewire

Altium Releases Most Powerful Upgrade Yet to Leading PCB Design...

PR Web: Electronics - Altium LLC, the Global Provider of Innovative Electronic Design Solutions, Announces the Next Installment of Their Flagship PCB Design Software,...
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:13:30 - #pcb #eewire

Chipmakers Look To New Materials

Semiconductor Engineering - Silicon will be supplemented by 2D materials to extend Moore's Law.
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:13:28 - #semiconductor

The Next 5 Years Of Chip Technology

Semiconductor Engineering - Experts At The Table, part 1: Scaling logic beyond 5nm; the future of DRAM, 3D NAND and new types of memory; the high cost of too many possible...
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:13:27 - #semiconductor

Qualcomm could lose 30% of workforce

ElectronicsWeekly - Bad news for Qualcomm is that, if Broadcom succeeds in buying it, 30% of its employees may lose their jobs. Apparently, over the last four years...
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:13:25 - #qualcomm #semiconductor

North American semiconductor equipment industry billings up in November, says SEMI

DigiTimes - North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$2.05 billion in billings worldwide in November 2017 (three-month average...
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:40:23 - #semiconductor

Chipbond seeking to cement China market share, says chairman

DigiTimes - Taiwan-based LCD driver IC packaging and testing service provider Chipbond Technology's latest strategic investment deployments in China are...
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:40:22 - #semiconductor

Globalfoundries charts 2-pronged approach for FD-SOI process

DigiTimes - Globalfoundries (GF) will have its 12-inch wafer fabs in Dresden, Germany focus on using FD-SOI (fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator) process...
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:40:20 - #globalfoundries #iot #semiconductor

AI Chip Maker ThinkForce Raises RMB 450 Million from YITU Tech, Yunfeng Fund, Sequoia Capital and Hillhouse Capital

PR Newswire: Electronic Components - ThinkForce, a Shanghai-headquartered startup company specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI) semiconductor chips, announced the raise of...
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:40:14 - #maker #ai #semiconductor

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Releases 100V N-Channel Power MOSFETs for Industrial Applications with the Industry's Lowest-in-Class On-Resistance

Business Wire: Semiconductor - Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp. releases 100V N-channel power MOSFETs with industry's lowest-in-class On-resistance.
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:40:12 - #semiconductor

ams launches AS39513 NFC smart sensor tag

Electronics - ams - AS39513 acquires and stores time-stamped temperature measurements while ope-rating from a thin printed battery, making it ideal for smart...
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:13:27 - #acquisition #semiconductor

STMicroelectronics' Advanced Image-Stabilizing Gyroscope Enables Shake-Free Photography with Next-Generation Smartphones

WebWire - Semiconductors - Smaller, thinner smartphone camera modules can provide pin-sharp image stabilization and make extra space for new...
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:13:16 - #eewire

The Snapdragon 845 is ready to power AR and AI on your 2018 smartphone

gizmag - The Snapdragon 835 dominated flagship Android phones in 2017, appearing in the likes of the Google Pixel 2, the Samsung Galaxy S8+, the HTC U11,...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 23:13:17 - #samsung #qualcomm #android #drones #pixel2 #ai #semiconductor

Global semiconductor forecast revised upward

Dataweek - The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation's latest global semiconductor sales forecast projects the industry's worldwide sales...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 22:39:35 - #wsts #semiconductor

IoT in 2018: Time for Business

Cisco - Until now, the Internet-of-Things revolution has been, with notable outlier examples, largely theoretical and experimental. In 2018, we expect...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 22:13:20 - #iot #eewire

The Top IoT Technologies That Will Disrupt Your Enterprise

Gartner - Upcoming webinars - EST: 11:00 a.m. | PST: 8:00 a.m. | GMT: 16:00 The Internet of Things (IoT) is generating the most rapid technology evolution and disruption the...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:55:54 - #iot #ai #eewire

Deliver Better IoT Solutions with an IoT Center of Excellence

Gartner - Upcoming webinars - EST: 10:00 a.m. | PST: 7:00 a.m. | GMT: 15:00 A center of excellence (CoE) is an effective tool to grow an organization's Internet of Things...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:55:52 - #iot #eewire

An Mbed In Your Browser

Hack a Day - If you have dabbled in the world of ARM microcontrollers, you might be familiar with the Mbed platform, a software abstraction layer for a range...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:55:48 - #microcontroller #eewire

Allegro MicroSystems Europe introduces new 0˚ to 360˚ angle sensor ICs

Electronics Sourcing - Allegro MicroSystems Europe has introduced new 0 to 360 angle sensor ICs that provide contactless high-resolution angular position information...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:55:45 - #semiconductor

An Irish IoT chip start-up has just won a major global award

Silicon Republic - Irish IoT chip manufacturer DecaWave has been named Start-Up to Watch at this year's Global Semiconductor Alliance awards.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:41:03 - #iot #semiconductor

NAND Flash Memory Market to Take a Turn Fourth Quarter

Global Purchasing - With flash memory prices reaching record highs in 2017, forecasters predict prices will drop in the first quarter of 2018, especially as the...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:41:01 - #flash #eewire #outlook

Knowles Dumps Oscillator Business for $130 Million

Global Purchasing - Knowles, the world's largest maker of embedded microphones, said that it had divested its oscillator business to Microsemi for $130 million....
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:41:00 - #microsemi #maker #semiconductor

Microsemi announces Libero SoC PolarFire v2.0 for designing with its lowest power, cost-optimised mid-range FPGAs

Components in Electronics - Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, has announced...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:50 - #microsemi #semiconductor

Rule-Based PCB Layout By Duane Benson

Electronics Maker - Design rules are rules (imagine that) set in your PCB CAD software that will do one or more of two things. They set the limits of the capabilities...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:44 - #pcb

EDA Challenges Machine Learning

Semiconductor Engineering - Many tasks in EDA could be perfect targets for machine learning, except for the lack of training data. What might change to fix that?
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:43 - #machinelearning #eewire

Pushing DRAM's Limits

Semiconductor Engineering - Plumbing problems of the past continue to haunt chipmakers as gap grows between processor and memory speed.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:42 - #semiconductor

Semiconductor Sales to Top $400 Billion

EETimes - The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization has once again revised its 2017 chip sales forecast upward after the industry posted another...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:39 - #wsts #semiconductor

Walmart Calls for Sub-$1 IoT Sensor

EETimes - A Walmart executive shared his thoughts on the Internet of Things, machine learning (aka AI), robotics, and more in a wide-ranging interview.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:38 - #iot #robotics #eewire

NAND ASPs to ease in Q1

ElectronicsWeekly - NAND ASPs will ease in Q1 says DRAMeXchange citing better yields leading to more output and the seasonal dip in demand. Demand from notebooks,...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:30 - #semiconductor #outlook

China IC design industry tops $30bn

ElectronicsWeekly - China's IC design industry revenue will reach $30 billion in 2017, says Trendforce, and a growth rate of 20% is expected to deliver $36 billion...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:29 - #robotics #spreadtrum #ai #semiconductor #outlook

October semi sales up 21.9%, says SIA

ElectronicsWeekly - October semiconductor sales of $37.1 billion were up 3.2% on September's $36 billion and up 21.9% on the $30.4 billion of October 2016, reports...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:27 - #semiconductor #outlook

ST's MOSFET full bridge in a 13mmx11mm SiP

ElectronicsWeekly - ST has put a 600V/8A single-phase MOSFET full bridge in a 13mm x 11mm SiP for use in industrial motor drives, lamp ballasts, power supplies,...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:25 - #mosfet #power #eewire

A Firsthand Look at XMOS's Alexa AVS Dev Kit

Electronic Design - Senior Technology Editor Bill Wong did a test run with the XMOS Amazon Alexa AVS development kit, and here's what he found out.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:24 - #devkit #eewire

11 Myths About IoT Messaging

Electronic Design - Many application-development myths emerge in the corporate IoT market due to issues of real-time data handling and delivery. This article looks...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:23 - #iot #eewire

Rethinking Transistors for the Internet of Things

Electronic Design - Minima Processor is based in Oulu, a small city located in central Finland, thousands of miles from the birthplace of the transistor, the fundamental...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:22 - #semiconductor

Apple grants $390 million to Finisar to boost laser chip production

Reuters: Technology News - Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had awarded $390 million to optical components maker Finisar Corp to boost production of laser chips...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:40:17 - #maker #iphonex #semiconductor

9 reasons why 2018's smartphones are going to kick major ass

Mashable! - Get ready: Faster, smarter, and more secure smartphones are coming in 2018.
Like clockwork, Qualcomm, the world's largest mobile chipmaker,...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:38:50 - #qualcomm #samsung #android #semiconductor

Nvidia just released the most insanely powerful graphics processor ever made

Mashable! - Nvidia just announced the Titan V, the most powerful graphics processing unit (GPU) of all time.
This isn't the type of graphics card your gamer...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:38:47 - #nvidia #ai #semiconductor

5 things to know about the Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 845

The Next Web - Qualcomm may have announced its Snapdragon 845 platform at its Hawaii Tech Summit yesterday, but it didn't really reveal any new details until...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:13:52 - #qualcomm #semiconductor

MediaTek unveils new biosensor solutions for smartphones

DigiTimes - MediaTek has unveiled its first 6-in-1 smartphone biosensor module, MediaTek Sensio MT6381, a powerful advanced health monitoring solution which...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:13:48 - #mediatek #semiconductor

STMicroelectronics acquires Atollic

DigiTimes - STMicroelectronics has announced its acquisition of software-development tools specialist Atollic. Atollic is the supplier of TrueStudio, an...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:13:47 - #st #microcontroller #acquisition #semiconductor

NXP pushing partnerships with China developers

DigiTimes - NXP Semiconductors has announced a strategic partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing and business unit of Alibaba Group. The two...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:13:46 - #nxp #iot #semiconductor

Qualcomm, MediaTek yet to advance to 7nm node

DigiTimes - Qualcomm has decided to continue adopting Samsung's 10nm process for fabricating its newly released Snapdragon 845 chipset for smartphones, instead...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:13:45 - #samsung #qualcomm #mediatek #eewire

Leading China LED chip makers lower prices

DigiTimes - The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics has lowered quotes for LED chips, especially by 20% for 2835...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:13:44 - #maker #semiconductor #outlook

TSMC still upbeat about HPC chips, says chairman

DigiTimes - Clients' demand for HPC (high-speed computing) chips at TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) has remained strong without signs of...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:13:43 - #semiconductor

UMC sees November revenues decrease

DigiTimes - United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.155 billion (US$405.13 million) for November 2017, representing...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:13:41 - #semiconductor

TSMC November revenues flat

DigiTimes - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Compay (TSMC) has announced its consolidated revenues for November 2017 reached NT$93.15 billion (US$3.1 billion),...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:13:40 - #semiconductor #outlook

MediaTek reports decreased revenues for November

DigiTimes - MediaTek has announced revenues of NT$20.739 billion (US$691.23 million) for November, down 1.3% on month and 11.8% on year. For the first 11...
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:13:37 - #mediatek #semiconductor