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Omron COO: Low power revolution in sensor design

  Energy efficiency in ubiquitous components will be a major differentiator for manufacturers of electromechanical switches and sensors, writes Leon Mordang Delivering more for less energy is very much the name of the game in our industry as Electronica 2014 rolls around. Emech and sensors are proving to be two…

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Intersil director: Car technology can make pedestrians safer

Safety has always been a critical focus area for automakers, and technology advances have dramatically improved vehicle safety statistics, with fatalities decreasing by more than 50% over the last three decades alone. Safety concerns have now shifted from automobile accidents involving another vehicle to reducing the number of accidents involving…

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O-S-D to grow 9% after two bad years

The O-S-D (opto, sensors, discretes) sector will grow 9% this year after 1% growth in 2012 and 2013, reports IC Insights. This year sales should reach a record $68.9 billion…

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Comment: Security is next killer app for ARM

ARM does not want to be seen as just a mobile processor. After years of searching for as design feature which will open up non-mobile applications, maybe the answer has been there all along. It is secure systems. The ARM processor architecture has been progressively adapted to make it…

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Edinburgh threatened as ST takes the axe to digital

STMicroelectronics is cutting back its digital business in an attempt to reduce is annual costs by $100 million. 450 jobs are likely to be cut in the EPS (embedded processing solutions) group in the digital operation…

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Interview: Be in right markets at right time, says Linear CEO

Innovation is the cornerstone of every company’s success, but this innovation may be squandered if not applied to the right markets at the right time. Linear Technology, for over 30 years, has focused its innovation exclusively on the analogue segment of the semiconductor market. Over these 30 years, markets…

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