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TI adds three-phase power capability to Piccolo DSP

Texas instrument’s is aiming at solar inverters, motor controls, and digital power supplies with an upgrade to its Piccolo family of DSP/CPUs. Called F2807x, it adds three phase capability with: three 12bit 3.1Msample/s ADCs instead of one, and three 12bit DACs, where there were none. Also…

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IBM exits IC making, to step up chip research

IBM’s decision to exit the semiconductor making business may prove to be expensive for the US giant. IBM has sold its semiconductor manufacturing business to Globalfoundries, but will continue to invest in the business as part of a previously announced $3bn five-year investment committment. The deal includes chip…

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Elektra Awards: 2014 finalists named

The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2014 has published the shortlisted finalists in each of its 16 award categories. An outstanding number of companies entered the awards this year, presenting their product launches, business initiatives and commercial achievements. Those entries which most impressed a panel of independent judges are listed…

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