Auto chip shortage has bottomed out, says Hyundai exec

Hyundai says the chip supply shortage has bottomed out and will improve from now on, reports the Nikkei. “We expect it will get better gradually from the third quarter, although some chips will do so from the fourth quarter,” says a Hyundai exec, “we already ordered chips for 2021 and 2022.” Hyundai says it will ...

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8in TFT display module for industrial and medical

Review Display Systems (RDS) of Kent has introduced an 8in TFT display module from industrial display manufacturer Tianma. Part of Tianma’s professional (‘P’) series, P0800WVF1MA00 features WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution, 15:9 aspect ratio and -30°C to +80°C operating range. “The Tianma P-series display line-up is designed for use in a wide range of human-machine interface ...

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Osram turns to quantum dots for 90CRI lighting LEDs

Osram has developed its own emissive quantum dot technology, and is using it in a range of 90CRI lighting LEDs. “‘Osconiq E 2835 CRI90 (QD)’ pushes efficiency values to new heights, even at high colour rendering indices and warm light colours,” according to the company. “The LED meets the requirements of the Single Lighting Regulation ...

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Graphcore IPU integrated into Atos’ ThinkAI offering

Atos and Graphcore have signed a partnership to accelerate performance and innovation in AI by integrating Graphcore’s IPU compute systems into Atos’ recently launched ThinkAI offering. This partnership will mutually benefit both parties. Atos’ long-standing position as a European leader in HPC and trusted advisor, provider and integrator of HPC solutions at scale will give ...

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Cortex-M33 MCUs focussed on comms and security

Renesas is focussing on comms with the RA6M5 group of microcontrollers. “RA6M5 Group MCUs offer numerous communication interface options, including CAN FD, Ethernet MAC with DMA, USB Full Speed and High Speed, and multiple serial interfaces. This gives designers of IoT systems unmatched flexibility in sharing critical data,” according to distributor Anglia, which is stocking ...

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Government announces Innovation Strategy

Today, the government is to announce its Innovation Strategy. The main points are: . increase annual public investment on RD to a record £22 billion; . ensure government procurement is proactive and supportive, providing a route to market for innovative new products and services. . consult on how regulation can ensure that the UK is ...

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Worldwide recovery kicks in

The recovery in electronics production varies from country to country and the chart below shows the change versus a year ago in electronics production in key Asian countries, reports Semiconductor Intelligence. China was averaging about 10% growth prior to the pandemic. After a sharp drop in early 2020, China recovered to about 10% growth. June ...

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US FTC agrees to pursue right to repair

The US FTC has issued a statement saying it is taking steps towards implementing a right to repair policy. ‘First, the Commission urges the public to submit complaints and provide other information to aid in greater enforcement of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and its implementing regulations. While current law does not provide for civil penalties ...

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Tracker Capital gives boost to Accion spacecraft propulsion

Accion Systems, the spacecraft propulsion specialists spun out of MIT, has announced $42 million in Series C funding led by an affiliate of Tracker Capital Management. The investment both brings Accion Systems’ valuation to $83.5 million and means that the New York-based investor has acquired a majority stake in the company. The investment will support ...

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Display Technology meets SWaP with Litemax night vision system displays

Displays used in defence and avionic installations have their own set of challenging electrical and environmental demands because they are expected to have quiet switching signatures while also conforming to size, weight and power (SWaP) criteria and the ability to operate reliably in harsh environments. Distributor Display Technology has a military portfolio which offers a ...

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