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IDT, Orange Silicon Valley, NVIDIA develop compute architecture to handle growing data demands

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced the development of a compute architecture that is intended to handle the immense data demands of online gaming, high-performance computing and analytics through high-density, low-latency clusters of connected mobile processors. In conjunction with Orange Silicon Valley, IDT has co-developed a massive highly scalable, low-latency cluster of low-power NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processors, using the company’s RapidIO interconnect technology to connect multiple nodes at up to 16 Gbps.

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New chipset to help drive innovation for tablets, phablets and handheld gaming devices
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched the industry's first VESA’s embedded Display Port (eDPTM)-to-MIPI dual-DSI converter chipset. The new TC358860XBG chipset enables 4K2K ultra high definition (UHD) experiences on handheld electronic devices such as tablets, phablets and portable gaming systems.

Cypress radiation-hardened QDR-II+ SRAMs achieve QML Class V certification
Cypress Semiconductor has announced its radiation-hardened (RadHard) 72-Mbit Quad Data Rate II+ (QDR-II+) SRAMs and 4-Mbit fast asynchronous SRAMs have achieved Qualified Manufacturers List Class V and Class Q requirements - the highest standards of quality and reliability for aerospace-grade ICs.

News

China and strengthening US economy boost industrial semiconductor market in 2014
Continuing strength in China and a resurgent U.S. economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications this year, according to new research from IHS Technology. Global market revenue for industrial semiconductors is expected to rise by 12.9 percent in 2014, reaching $38.5 billion, up from $34.0 billion in 2013. This represents an even larger increase in market growth compared to an 11.4 percent expansion in 2013.

Distribution

Conrad Electronic invests 56 million Euros in logistics expansion
Conrad Electronics has invested over 56 million euros in expanding its logistics centre located at the company’s headquarters in Wernberg-Köblitz. Currently one of the most modern distribution facilities in Europe the new investment is intended to prepare the company for further expansion and expands the logistics centre with further storage and shipping capacity.

Xilinx unveils SDAccel development environment for OpenCL, C and C++
Xilinx has launched the SDAccel development environment for OpenCL, C, and C++, enabling up to 25X better performance/watt for data centre application acceleration leveraging FPGAs. SDAccel, the newest member of the SDx family, combines the industry’s first architecturally optimising compiler supporting any combination of OpenCL, C, and C++ kernels, along with libraries, development boards, and the first complete CPU/GPU-like development and run-time experience for FPGAs.

Power

New MCU family provides closed-loop digital control and safety monitoring with core independent peripherals
Microchip has announced an expansion of its 8-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio, with the launch of the peripheral-rich, low-pin count PIC16(L)F161X family.  These new MCUs introduce and expand the offering of Microchip’s Core Independent Peripherals (CIP), which were designed to reduce interrupt latency, lower power consumption and increase system efficiency and safety, while minimising design time and effort. 

Interconnection

HUBER+SUHNER expands ISO 6722 shielded cable family to meet automotive market requirements
To be better placed to meet the requirements of the automotive market, HUBER+SUHNER has expanded its RADOX family of shielded power and battery cables. Fully compliant with ISO 6722, the company now offers the intermediate cross-sections 8, 12, 20, 30, 40 and 60 mm2 which, in addition to the standard sizes, makes HUBER+SUHNER one of the first manufacturers to offer the entire cross-section set from 1.5 mm2 up to 150mm2.

Circuit Components

KEMET introduces automotive polymer capacitors
KEMET has introduced its first automotive grade polymer capacitors. The T591 High Performance Automotive Grade Polymer Tantalum Series delivers stability and endurance under harsh humidity and temperature conditions.

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