• Silicon Labs Sends Its Isolated Gate Drivers to Space

    Silicon Labs has announced a "high-reliability partnership" with Teledyne e2v HiRel, a provider of high-performance semiconductors to the aerospace and defense markets. Silicon Labs recently announced that it intends to enter into a high-reliability (HiRel) isolation partnership with Tel......view more

  • SMART Global Holdings to acquire Cree’s LED business

    SMART Global Holdings has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cree to purchase the Cree LED Products business unit for up to $300 million, including fixed upfront and deferred payments and contingent consideration.SMART is a global leader in specialty solutions serving ......view more

  • Leti and Intel to combine on chiplet packaging

    Leti today announced a new collaboration with Intel on advanced 3D and packaging technologies for processors to advance chip design. The research will focus on assembly of smaller chiplets, optimizing interconnection technologies between the different elements of microprocessors, and on ......view more

  • China: Over 130,000 Plug-In Electric Car Sales In September 2020

    China is back in the game and accelerating. For plug-ins, last month was the best September ever.The automotive market in China is returning to growth. In September, overall car sales increased by 8% year-over-year, while the plug-in segment went up by 66% year-over-year to 131,022. It was t......view more

  • Automotive-compliant 40V dual MOSFET in 3.3mm x 3.3mm package

    Diodes Incorporated has announced the industry’s first automotive-compliant 40V dual MOSFET in a 3.3mm x 3.3mm package. The DMT47M2LDVQ can replace two discrete MOSFETs to reduce the board space footprint in many automotive applications, from electric seat control to advanced driver-assistance sy......view more

  • eGaN FETs enable DC/DC solutions for ultra-thin, high-density computing

    EPC has announced the availability of the eGaN FETs EPC9148 and EPC9153 demonstration boards for 48V DC/DC conversion. The EPC9153 is a 250W, extremely thin, power module using a simple, low-cost synchronous buck configuration delivering a 98.2% peak efficiency with a maximum component height of ......view more

  • Army Funds Research for Sensor with “100,000 Times Higher Sensitivity”

    Army researchers have developed a new microwave radiation sensor that’s said to have 100,000 times higher sensitivity than currently-available commercial sensors. The new microwave radiation sensor, which is a microwave bolometer, is claimed to lead to “significant improvements” in therm......view more

  • Wisebatt joins STMicroelectronics Partner Program

    Wisebatt has announced that it has joined the STMicroelectronics Partner Program. The Wisebatt modeling and simulation tool dedicated to the development of connected devices allows electronic engineers to build a digital twin of their device. They can then test and optimize their design before la......view more