Electronics Industry Viewpoints & Comments

Are you using the right semiconductor process?

When we consider the many intelligent systems and gadgets present in our lives on a daily basis – from e-book readers to medical devices to electric and hybrid vehicles – it is natural to assume that they are made possible by the evolution of silicon semiconductor technology and the associated size…

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Design motor control out of the box, says Renesas

At next week’s Electronica exhibition in Munich, Renesas Electronics Europe will be launching a line up of next-generation solutions kits, which will enable accelerated customer design success through rich software functionality and added-value services on Renesas hardware platforms, right out of the box. The range of solutions…

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CUI v-p: New power design needed for high current processors

The skyrocketing demand for video streaming, the number of mobile devices now connected to the Internet, and the ever-wider adoption of cloud computing is creating the need for new equipment to provide greater speed and capacity in the network infrastructure. This, in turn, is driving IC companies to push…

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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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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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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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Vicor unravels the complexity of power design

The requirements for power system performance have never been so great: efficiency, density and thermal design must all be optimised to allow engineers to deliver systems that can supply complex, modern, power-hungry devices while optimising space and minimising lost energy. The European market is particularly challenging: companies and engineers…

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