Toshiba has launched the TCB502HQ – a 4-channel power amplifier IC that detects output offset voltage, a factor in speaker burnout. The new IC integrates a newly developed, full-time offset detection circuit that detects output offset voltage even during sound reproduction, preventing speaker burnout. Manufacturers constantly seek to respond to consumer demand by refining the … Continue reading Power amplifier IC gives car speaker consistent sound quality
To unlock the full potential of the connected home, Earth Networks has announced the world’s first do-it-yourself (DIY) home energy monitoring sensor and the establishment of a new division that will bring next generation energy intelligence technologies to market. Earth Networks also announced the acquisition of Whisker Labs, an Oakland CA based startup developing breakthrough … Continue reading Sensor measures energy use in smart home
“Operators are faced with a huge challenge to protect energy generation supply and demand in extreme weather conditions,” says Jeremy Moon, Head of Technical at RES in Australia. “We understand this requires long-term investment and the adoption of new technology and solutions that enable sustainable energy provision now and in the future.” Demand for energy … Continue reading Battery storage could be solution to electricity blackouts
Schneider Electric has announced the Push GEN IV update in its biggest release to date. The new graphic interface has been designed for maximum impact across a variety of backgrounds and devices, whilst also linking in with the sleek Schneider Electric icon designs. “Push Gen IV represents the most intuitive, affordable and scalable smart home … Continue reading Schneider Electric releases Gen IV update
Testing of the 5G standard by US telcos Verizon and AT&T has already begun, with the roll-out of the latest iteration of wireless signal likely to be a commercial reality by 2020. As the name suggests, it will be the 5th generation of wireless signal, and along with it will come many features, the best … Continue reading What 5G means for electronics
Motorola has released the thinnest smartphone on the market – the Moto Z, which has a depth of just 5.2mm. The company also released its baby brother, the Moto Z Play, plus a range of accessories – the Moto Mods – at its launch today in Sydney. Made from military aircraft-grade aluminium and stainless steel, … Continue reading Moto Z – thinnest smartphone ever
e2v, a leader in the high-reliability semiconductor market, and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, have introduced the PE97640, an ultra-low phase noise FRAC-N phase-locked loop (PLL) for commercial space applications. Available exclusively through e2v, the PE97640 is the first new space product since e2v … Continue reading Ultra-low phase noise phase-locked loop for commercial applications
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
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
ENGINEERS at the University of Utah have discovered a new kind of 2D semiconducting material, opening the door for faster computing devices that also consume less power.
THE global semiconductor photolithography equipment market is set to grow at a CAGR of 8.97 percent between 2016 and 2020, according to the latest report from Research and Markets.
RESEARCHERS at HRL Laboratories have achieved the first demonstration of gallium nitride (GaN) complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) field-effect-transistor (FET) technology.
THE FABLESS IC industry will continue to struggle in 2016, as TrendForce projects revenues dropping 4.1 percent year on year.
RESEARCHERS at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linkoping University, have transformed roses into living electronic circuits.
SCIENTISTS at Pennsylvania State University have found a way to incorporate vanadium dioxide into existing semiconductor devices, providing a performance boost.
SILEX Systems subsidiary Translucent has signed an agreement with UK-based IQE, which will see Translucent’s cREO Rare Earth Oxide semiconductor technology commercialised.
RESEARCHERS from Michigan Technological University hope to combine graphene and boron nitride nanotube insulators to create heterojunctions for transistors, without using any semiconductor.
AUSTRALIAN scientists say phosphorene could open the door to ultrathin and ultralight solar cells and LEDs.
STMicroelectronics announces that Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President Analog, MEMS, and Sensors Group, has been awarded the Frederik Philips Award.
IC Insights reports that semiconductor unit shipments will exceed one trillion devices in 2017.