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IoT competition targets Cambridge and London

IoT competition targets Cambridge and London

Government-backed Technology Strategy Board is working with Tech City UK and Cambridge Wireless  on a competitive funding initiative which will see up to £1m invested in R&D projects for the internet of things (IoT). Called Launchpad 2, the competition will support research projects centred on both Cambridge…

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ST opens audio MEMS lab in Taiwan

ST opens audio MEMS lab in Taiwan

ST has opened a MEMS Microphone Lab (Anechoic Chamber) in Taiwan to test and analyse high-performance audio applications built with ST’s MEMS microphones…

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Rohm aims 'smallest diode' at wearables

Rohm aims 'smallest diode' at wearables

Rohm has taken discrete semiconductor and passive component miniaturisation to a new level. The company has produced chip resistors in 03015 (0.3 × 0.15mm) size as well as Schottky barrier diodes in 0402 (0.4 × 0.2mm) size. The devices make use of a proprietary process called Rohm advanced…

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Electronics firms are recruiting, graduates in demand

Electronics firms are recruiting, graduates in demand

Over half of the companies in the UK’s microelectronics and semiconductor IP sectors are currently looking for engineers, according to an employment survey published by the NMI. Recruiters are looking for engineering roles from graduates to senior management. The survey found that 57% of companies asked were recruiting in…

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Supercapacitors create big materials market

Supercapacitors create big materials market

The functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5bn before 2025, so predicts IDTechEx Research’s report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors / Ultracapacitors / EDLC 2015-2025. The most critical and costly components of a supercapacitor are the active electrodes, electrolyte and then separator. As solid state supercapacitors in the laboratory have…

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Avago optocoupler has flyback controller to drive IGBTs

Avago optocoupler has flyback controller to drive IGBTs

Avago Technologies has introduced a gate drive optocoupler device that integrates a flyback controller for DC-DC converters and fail-safe IGBT diagnostics. The device’s 2.5A rail-to-rail output makes it suitable for driving IGBTs and power MOSFETs in industrial power inverters and motor drives. “By integrating…

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Spansion DC-to-DC power management IC supplies three power channels Read More
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Analogue ICs growing faster than the industry

Analogue ICs growing faster than the industry

Analogue is outpacing the industry. Average annual analogue IC unit growth rate is forecast by IC Insights to be 8.9% between 2013 and 2018 compared to 7.2% growth forecast for the industry as a whole…

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Imagination aims radio IP at IoT

Imagination aims radio IP at IoT

Imagination Technologies has introduced wireless intellectual property for internet-of-things devices. Branded ‘Whisper’, it is part of Imagination’s Ensigma Series4 low-power radio processing unit (RPU) family. “With our existing Ensigma RPUs, customers are already building a range of life-style devices,” said Imagination marketing v-p Tony…

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More on: Infineon's over-current blocking FET

More on: Infineon's over-current blocking FET

Infineon Technologies is to develop a two-terminal semiconductor device that acts as a circuit breaker for hundreds of volts and amps: doubling the performance of its mains-voltage super-junction mosfets along the way. The aim is to replace electromechanical circuit breakers with something faster. “A circuit breaker can…

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Making music with Arduino and the Raspberry Pis

Making music with Arduino and the Raspberry Pis

RS Components is organising a design competition which gives Arduino or Raspberry Pi computer modules a musical flavour. This is part of the distributor’s sponsorship of the Music Tech Fest London, taking place from 5-7 September at the London Symphony Orchestra’s own venue, the LSO St Lukes…

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