Denso and Toyota found seniconductor company

DENSO Toyota have founded a jv semiconductor company to pursue automotive ICs. The company is to start operations in April and will be called MIRISE. Toyota will have 49% of the jv and DENSO will have 51%. MIRISE will conduct research and advanced development of next-generation in-vehicle semiconductors. MIRISE is an acronym for Mobility Innovative ...

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TSMC November revenues up 9.7% y-o-y

TSMC’s November revenues rose 1.7% sequentially to $3.54 billion up 9.7% year-on-year. Revenues totaled  $31.7 billion for the first 11 months of this year, rising 2.7% from the same period in 2018. TSMC has estimated Q4 revenues at between $10.2 billion and $10.3 billion, up about 9% from the record high set in Q3. “We expect ...

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Graphene Flagship announces 11 Spearhead Projects

At a press conference in Brussels, the Graphene Flagship announced projects in partnership with industry and a funding of €92m for the commercialisation of graphene-enabled products. Following the success of the first graphene-enabled solar farm last year, the research project will invest €45 million in projects with industry partners, such as Airbus, Lufthansa Technik, Siemens ...

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5G-based system for autonomous ships

SK Telecom and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have developed a 5G-based autonomous and remote control navigation test platform and verified the platform using a test ship.   The 3.3-meter-long test ship, independently developed by SHI, has been applied with 5G-based LiDAR, cloud-based IoT platform and T Live Caster, SK Telecom’s real-time video monitoring solution.    The test ...

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GeSi 3D ToF sensor works with optical wavelengths up to 1.55μm

Artilux of Taiwan claims to have developed the world’s first wide spectrum 3D ToF sensor based on  GeSi (germanium-on-silicon). The sensor handles optical wavelengths up to 1.55μm.  The sensor is scheduled to enter mass production in Q1 2020 and targets applications that will benefit from the improved 3D sensing performance such as mobile devices, automotive LiDAR, ...

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Microphones have 6.6% CAGR 2018-24

The market for microphones, audio IC , and microspeakers is expected to increase from $14.1 billion in 2018 to $20.8 billion in 2024 with a 6.6% CAGR, says Yole Developpement. MEMS microphones in smart speakers will experience a 13% CAGR with volumes reaching 1.2 billion units in 2024, announces the market research & strategy consulting ...

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Image sensors for auto

OmniVision is announcing two image sensors for automotive application – the 8MP, front-view OX08A and OX08B. The  OX08A features the automotive industry’s best HDR, while the pinout-compatible OX08B adds a new benchmark in LED flicker mitigation (LFM) performance, enabled by the sensor’s on-chip HALE (HDR and LFM engine) combination algorithm. The optimal clarity and range offered ...

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Mouser, NXP publish AI eBook

Mouser and NXP have published an eBook  examining the potential applications of AI and identifying specific products for AI and machine learning. In Imagine the Possibilities, experts from Mouser and NXP  analyse AI applications, including voice control, facial recognition, autonomous driving, and object recognition. Imagine the Possibilities also features detailed explorations of products such as NXP’s S32V2 ...

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Picture Gallery: Elektra Awards 2019 Attendees – The after-party (III)

Even though the night has ended, the party’s not over! Check out our shots of the 2019 Elektra Awards after-party below, and see if you can spot yourself or a colleague.   Thanks once again to all our attendees and our wonderful sponsors who made the Elektra Awards possible this year. Congratulations to all the ...

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Picture Gallery: Elektra Awards 2019 Attendees – The awards dinner (II)

Guests at this year’s Elektra Awards enjoyed a delicious three-course meal and a hilarious magic performance by Ben Hanlin. Check out our gallery of the dinner below to see if you can spot yourself or a colleague! Thanks again to all attendees and our fantastic sponsors for making the event possible! Photo credit: Paul Burroughs

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