ICs & Semiconductors

Semtech and WITRAC Provide Cold Chain Control for Maritime Corridor With LoRaWAN

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that WITRAC, a company developing solutions with real-time location and telemetry capabilities, has integrated the LoRaWAN protocol and LoRa 2.4GHz into its global track and trace platform to provide customers with full control and traceability of assets …

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Keeping Your Business Moving During Component Shortages

Microprocessors, Microcontroller and Digital Signal Processors The current state of the semiconductor industry has presented some challenges to the supply chain and to manufacturing, resulting in lead-time extension for many key products. Microprocessors, Microcontroller, and Digital Signal Processors are predominantly affected. These products typically offer a unique mix of core …

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Nexperia announces plans to grow global production and increase R&D spend

Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, has confirmed that it will be making significant additional global investments in manufacturing capacity and research and development during 2021. The new investments are in line with a growth strategy that last year saw Wingtech Technology, Nexperia’s parent company, commit RMB12 billion ($1.85 billion) to …

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Castle Microwave and Cadence

With long experience of providing simulation tool solutions to our customer base, Castle Microwave is now pleased to represent Cadence in the UK. With the capability of the AWR Design Environment, we can assist with the simulation of hardware and system design for a wide range of applications across various …

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GD Rectifiers acquires Harmsworth Townley & Co

GD Rectifiers Ltd has announced the completion of its acquisition of Harmsworth Townley & Co Ltd (Power Semiconductors/Electronics Division), a UK distributor of high power semiconductors across the industrial, communications, consumer and medical device markets. As part of the acquisition, GD Rectifiers has acquired the Harmsworth Townley business, product portfolio …

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Providing a Continuous Source for NXP Support

NXP 80C51-based 8/16-bit MCU Family The ‘8051’ has been one of the most prolific microcontroller CPUs for over 3 decades. NXP Semiconductors through its heritage with Philips Semiconductors was a primary source for these products. To provide continued customer support, NXP transferred their 80C51-based 8/16-bit MCU product line to Rochester …

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Lattice launches 2nd generation security solution with Mach-NX FPGA

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, the low power programmable leader, has announced the Lattice Mach™-NX FPGA family, the second generation in its successful line of secure control FPGAs. Building on the capabilities of the Lattice MachXO3D™ family announced in 2019, Mach-NX FPGAs deliver heightened security features and the fast, power-efficient processing needed …

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Power Integrations Releases Highly Integrated InnoSwitch3 Flyback Switcher IC for Automotive BEV and PHEV Applications

Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced the production release of the InnoSwitch™3-AQ, an AEC-Q100-qualified flyback switcher with integrated 750 V MOSFET and secondary-side sensing. The newly qualified device family targets automotive EV applications, such as traction inverter, OBC (on-board charger), EMS (energy …

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Analog Devices Announces Combination with Maxim Integrated

Analog Devices, Inc. and Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. has announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which ADI will acquire Maxim in an all stock transaction that values the combined enterprise at over $68 billion. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, …

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NXP Selects TSMC 5nm Process for Next Generation High Performance Automotive Platform

NXP Semiconductors and TSMC today announced a collaboration agreement to adopt TSMC’s 5-nanometer (5nm) technology for NXP’s next generation, high-performance automotive platform. This collaboration combines NXP’s automotive design expertise with TSMC’s industry-leading 5nm technology to further drive the transformation of automobiles into powerful computing systems for the road. Building upon …

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