Solar power specialist, Fronius Solar Engery, has installed a photovoltaic system on the site of a former nuclear power plant in Zwentendorf an der Donau, Austria. Where once nuclear energy was to be produced, today clean, safe energy is generated from natural resources over an area of 3,700 square metres. The project reflects the Fronius … Continue reading Former nuclear power plant converted to solar producer
Power management company Eaton has launched an Australian developed wall mount power system for oil and gas, mining, and transportation industries that require battery backed DC power. The system is also suitable for industrial control, electrical switching and telecommunications industries as well any business that designs and manufactures large turnkey process control systems. Traditionally, DC … Continue reading Aussie developed mount power system
Audio Precision has announced the introduction of the APx1701 Transducer Test Interface. The system integrates instrument-grade amplifiers and microphone power supplies for designers and production test engineers seeking clear insight into the behavior of their electro-acoustic devices. With an industry-leading signal-to-noise ratio of 134 dB, the APx1701 provides 20dB of fixed-gain amplification from DC to … Continue reading Audio Precision raises the bar for electro-acoustic test
Silicon Labs has introduced a comprehensive reference design that reduces the cost and complexity of developing cables and cable adapters based on the USB Type-C specification. Silicon Labs’ new USB Type-C reference design features cost-effective, ultra-low-power EFM8 microcontrollers (MCUs), USB Power Delivery (PD) protocol stacks certified by the USB Implementation Forum (USB-IF), and USB Billboard … Continue reading New reference cable design gives developers a running start
The µsprint hp-opc 3000 is specially designed for the requirements of wafer test locations with a variety of different probe cards as well as large-volume throughput. Probe cards are special test devices that are used for standard function tests of wafers at the end of the so-called front-end process. This means, they are used after … Continue reading New inspection system for semiconductors industry
SAMSUNG will become the sole manufacturer of Qualcomm’s new flagship mobile chip, the Snapdragon 820, in a deal worth over US$1 billion.
RADAR Iron says its owned business, Israel-based Weebit-Nano, has achieve a significant breakthrough in its nano-porous Si ReRAM memory devices development.
TAIWAN Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) will build a US$3 billion advanced chip plant in Nanjing, China.
WITH increasing numbers of smartphone vendors pursuing in-house processor development, leading mobile chip makers find themselves under pressure, says TrendForce.
A NEW class of nanoporous thin films could yield improved batteries, gas sensors and more powerful electronics.
ON SEMICONDUCTOR will buy Fairchild Semiconductor for US$2.4 billion, the latest move in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.
BLOOMBERG says STMicroelectronics may bid to acquire Fairfield Semiconductor International, in order to boost growth and shore up its digital products business.
SCIENTISTS at Pennsylvania State University have found a way to incorporate vanadium dioxide into existing semiconductor devices, providing a performance boost.
TOSHIBA president Hisao Tanaka may resign in the face of a major accounting scandal at the Japanese conglomerate and semiconductor firm.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES has completed the acquisition of IBM’s global commercial semiconductor technology business.
BIG names in the semiconductor industry will be partnering up with Chinese chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC).
BluGlass says it has received its first order for its RPCVD process, to be used to trial the manufacturing of green LEDs.
BLUGLASS says its low temperature process can produce green LEDs of greater efficiency.
SAMSUNG is investing US$14.26 billion into what it calls the “Samsung Semiconductor Valley”, a massive semiconductor production facility in South Korea.
ADVANCED Semiconductor Engineering and TDK have agreed to establish a joint venture company to manufacture IC embedded substrates using TDK’s technology.