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Renesas launches online marketplace

Today, Renesas launches its online Market Place, which offers a one-stop source of solutions that help accelerate technical innovation for the future mobility market. Developers can download various solutions designed for Renesas’ R-Car automotive system-on-chips (SoCs) directly from the Market Place. Developers can also use the Market Place as a portal to obtain reference evaluation ...

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Farnell signs MegiQ

Farnell has added RF and microwave development tools from MegiQ to its test and measurement portfolio. Farnell offers the full MegiQ range of Vector Network Analysers and Antenna Measurement Systems used by designers to develop, test and verify wireless communication equipment and IoT devices. MegiQ products are affordable to to IoT start-ups and universities looking ...

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China phone production down but computers up

Chinese production of mobile phones from will suffer a double-digit decline this year, says the National Bureau of Statistics of China. In 1Q 2020, China mobile phone production declined 50% from 4Q 2019 and dropped 33% from a year earlier. Many factories were temporarily closed. Production has since recovered with 2Q 2020 units up 36% ...

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RISC-V Conference Programme

The RISC-V International Association has announced the online program for the RISC-V Summit 2020 from Tuesday Dec. 8 to Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Register online here. The RISC-V Summit brings together innovators, academics and business leaders to discuss the latest developments in the RISC-V ecosystem and dive deeper into collaboration and commercialization opportunities. The virtual ...

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September SEMI billings up 40% y-o-y

SEMI billings of $2.75 billion in September 2020 were 3.6% up on August’s $2.65 billion, and up 40.3% on the September 2019 billings figure of $1.96 billion. “September billings of North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers mark another month of growth,” says SEMI CEO Ajit Manocha, “the semiconductor industry remains resilient despite challenges posed by the pandemic ...

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ST and Sanken collaborate on IPMs

ST and Sanken Electric are collaborating on intelligent power modules (IPM) in high-voltage, high-power equipment designs. The two companies are developing and will jointly market 650V/50A and 1200V/10A industrial modules, which simplify design challenges and shrink the bill of materials for HVAC systems, industrial servo drives, industrial washing machines, and general-purpose inverters over 3 kW. ...

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Evonexus and GloFo to promote connectivity startups

EvoNexus, a non-profit technology incubator, has engaged with Globalfoundries to accelerate the growth of semiconductor startups developing products in wireless and the IoT. As an innovator in SOI-based technology, GLoFo delivers ICs suitable for  IoT and wireless connectivity. This will help EvoNexus’ partners  to develop products and will cut their time to market. “5G, IoT, ...

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Imec developing 15 minute Covid test

Imec has started developing a SARS-CoV-2 test. Unlike current approaches (using blood, saliva, or a nasopharyngeal swab), the new test will identify SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in a person’s exhaled breath. The solution promises the accurate identification of a contagious case in less than five minutes. This will make for faster, easier, more comfortable, and larger- ...

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6.5V bare die SiC MOSFETs available

GeneSiC Semiconductor of Dulles Virginia, has announced  6.5kV SiC MOSFETs for medium-voltage power conversion applications such as traction, pulsed power and smart grid infrastructure. 6.5kV SiC MOSFET bare chips available now are designated  G2R300MT65-CAL and G2R325MS65-CAL. Full SiC modules using the technology are soon to be released. Applications are expected to include traction, pulsed power, ...

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‘Create your own EMC trouble-shooting kit’

Saelig has introduced a  180-page book “Create Your Own EMC Troubleshooting Kit: Essential Tools for EMC Troubleshooting” by Ken Wyatt. This first volume in his EMC Troubleshooting Series covers the benefits of creating a personal EMC troubleshooting kit and also defines which products to include. Individual chapters name suitable Spectrum Analyzers, Near Field Probes, Current Probes, ...

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