Farnell stocks pro-grade 3D printers from BCN3D

Farnell has added professional-grade 3D printers from Barcelona-based BCN3D Technologies to its portfolio. “3D printing is becoming extremely important in the research and development and industry, and BCN3D are right at the forefront of developing olutions to overcome challenges associated with 3D printing,” said Farnell head of tool and productions supplies James McGregor. Included are the ...

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MikroE Dev board covers all Microchip PICs

MikroElektronika has redesigned its development board for all Microchip PIC, dsPIC, PIC24, PIC32 microcontrollers around its own interchangeable add-on board formats, including ‘SiBrain’ MCU boards. Called ‘Fusion for PIC v8’, it has five mikroBus ‘Click’ peripheral  expansion sockets (photo right) – Click is another MikroE format, there are over 1,000 to choose from. Display board sockets allow ...

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Weebit Nano tapes out test chip

Weebit Nano has completed the design and verification stages of its embedded ReRAM module, and taped-out a test-chip that integrates this module. This test-chip will be used as the final platform for testing and qualification, ahead of customer production.   “The test chip containing this module will allow Weebit to demonstrate to customers a fully ...

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Taiwan and Korea host 40% of worldwide wafer capacity

Taiwan and Korea have over 40% of the total world wafer capacity, according to IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity report. The report looks at the total installed monthly capacity of fabs located in a region regardless of the headquarters location of the companies that own the fabs. For example, the wafer capacity that Samsung has ...

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£700k for Cyber Cluster Collaboration

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has awarded £700,000 to UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3), a network of 20 regional clusters of cyber businesses, employers and local organisations which work together to boost the UK’s cyber security sector. The organisation was established to help cyber security businesses build partnerships and programmes which ...

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Upward trend for DRAM ASP continuing but slowing

The QoQ increase in DRAM contract prices is expected to narrow from 18-23% in 2Q21 to 3-8% in 3Q21, says TrendForce, with a further rise in Q4. Looking ahead to 4Q21, TrendForce believes that DRAM supply will continue to rise, thereby leading to either a further narrowing of price hikes or pressure constraining the potential ...

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Renesas delivers HD for auto over standard cables and connectors

Renesas has introduced its Automotive HD Link (AHL) technology that enables automotive manufacturers to deliver high-definition video over low-cost cables and connectors that currently support standard-definition video. HD video is increasingly important in car safety systems for object recognition functionality. AHL can be paired with other Renesas products, such as the R-Car Automotive SoCs, RH850 ...

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Google works out ML inference stack for Android

Aimed at mobile-based machine learning, Google has announced what it calls the Android ML Platform. The company describes it as an updateable, fully integrated ML inference stack and its first partner working in this area will be Qualcomm. Developers will get a “consistent API that spans Android versions”, promises the search giant, with regular updates ...

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