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Production Process for High-Volume GaN-on-Silicon Devices on 200mm Wafers

Manufacturing

Production Process for High-Volume GaN-on-Silicon Devices on 200mm Wafers

X-FAB Silicon Foundries and Exagan have entered into a joint development agreement to industrialize Exagan’s GaN-on-silicon technology and begin producing high-speed power switching devices on 200mm wafers. lesen

Smart Grid and International Art

Expo 2015

Smart Grid and International Art

Enel is responsible for distributing electricity at the Expo Milano 2015. The company decided together with its strategic partner Siemens to present the most advanced technology for supplying cities with electricity: a smart grid. lesen

Innovation Award is shared among two projects

SEMIKRON Innovation Award & SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award

Innovation Award is shared among two projects

SEMIKRON Foundation and ECPE honour Mr. Otto Kreutzer and Mr. Alexander Wirth just as Mr. Mickey Madsen with the Innovation Award 2015 and Mr. Marco Denk for his work with the Young Engineer Award. lesen

Industry's First 80-V Half-Bridge GaN FET Module

Power Electronics

Industry's First 80-V Half-Bridge GaN FET Module

Texas Instruments introduced the industry's first 80-V, 10-A integrated gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistor (FET) power-stage prototype, which consists of a high-frequency driver and two GaN FETs in a half-bridge configuration. lesen

Digital Signal Controllers Feature Higher Performance

Digital Power Applications

Digital Signal Controllers Feature Higher Performance

Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) delivers the performance needed to implement more sophisticated non-linear, predictive and adaptive control algorithms at higher switching frequencies. lesen

Festo Demonstrates BionicOpter Dragonfly Robot

Bionic Learning Network

Festo Demonstrates BionicOpter Dragonfly Robot

BionicOpter flies at the Press Preview of ACHEMA, world forum and 31. leading show for the process industries in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). With the ultralight flying object, Festo shows how principles from nature can be applied in automation technology. lesen

A Method to Clean the Ocean from Plastic

Ocean Cleanup

A Method to Clean the Ocean from Plastic

The Ocean Cleanup, founded by Boyan Slat who invented a method aimed at cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, announced its next major project: the Mega Expedition, in which up to 50 vessels will collect plastic measurements in three weeks. lesen

Semtech Adds Smart Metering Protocol

Internet of Things

Semtech Adds Smart Metering Protocol

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced the release of a complete Wireless M-Bus (WMBus) and WMBus over its LoRa™ RF software stack. lesen

A New Breed of Intelligent Switching

Network Switch for SDN

A New Breed of Intelligent Switching

To help enterprises, network operators and their OEM suppliers fully leverage the advantages of the increasingly virtualized networks, Freescale Semiconductor introduced an innovative network services switching platform for the software-defined networking (SDN) era. lesen

Propelled into a New Performance Universe with Galaxie

HERMES Award 2015

Propelled into a New Performance Universe with Galaxie

This year's HERMES AWARD goes to Wittenstein AG. One of the most prestigious innovation prizes, the award was presented to the company at the HANNOVER MESSE Opening Ceremony. lesen

Operating the Smart Home from the Top of Mount Everest

Smart Home

Operating the Smart Home from the Top of Mount Everest

"Home is wherever you are" – the home control specialist Fibaro is planning a real spectacle based on this motto: mountaineer Mariusz Małkowski will climb Mount Everest and control a smart home system in New Jersey (USA) from the highest mountain in the world. lesen

Liquid Metal Allows Flexible Electronics

Materials Research

Liquid Metal Allows Flexible Electronics

New research at the Purdue University shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics. lesen

Innovative Production Concepts for High-Efficiency LEDs

LED Production

Innovative Production Concepts for High-Efficiency LEDs

A fully optimized production concept for LED components and light modules in which all the process steps are coordinated with one another could give rise to completely new types of LED and also reduce their manufacturing costs. lesen

Siemens develops world-record electric motor for aircraft

Drive System

Siemens develops world-record electric motor for aircraft

Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with aweight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts –five times more than comparable drive systems. lesen

The taming of magnetic vortices

Nanotechnology

The taming of magnetic vortices

Magnetic vortex structures, so-called skyrmions, could in future store and process information very efficiently. They could also be the basis for high-frequency components. lesen

Connectivity makes cars more efficient

17th Technical Congress of the VDA

Connectivity makes cars more efficient

Cars still have their best days ahead of them. “Connectivity makes cars more efficient,” said Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Bosch board of management, at the 17th Technical Congress of the VDA in Filderstadt, Germany. lesen

Cypress and Spansion complete $5 Billion Merger

Embedded Systems

Cypress and Spansion complete $5 Billion Merger

Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion have closed the merger of the two companies in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $5 billion. lesen

Around the World in a Solar Airplane

Solar Impuls 2

Around the World in a Solar Airplane

Solar Impulse landed in Ahmedabad (India) after crossing the Arabian Sea, completing the longest distance ever flown by a solar airplane in aviation history. lesen

SenseMe Software Library for Smartphone and Wearable Applications

Wearable Applications

SenseMe Software Library for Smartphone and Wearable Applications

QuickLogic’s SenseMe algorithm library now includes several new algorithms. When coupled with QuickLogic’s sensor hub silicon platforms and reference designs, the SenseMe algorithms enable designers of smartphone and wearable devices to expand the capabilities and features of their devices. lesen

Efficiency of blue LED chips increases significantly

Forward Voltage

Efficiency of blue LED chips increases significantly

Osram Opto Semiconductors has achieved one of the best values in terms of forward voltage for blue high-current chips. lesen

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Determining what will be needed in five years’ time

Flexible electronics

Determining what will be needed in five years’ time

14.04.16 - Our task as a research center is to offer our partners technical solutions for their future applications, two to three product generations ahead in time. But when it comes to flexible electronics, the industry does not follow predetermined roadmaps that we can use to base our research on. Therefore, the big challenge that faces us every year is to accurately assess what our partners will need in five years’ time. lesen

Single Chip Solution for LED Lighting

Automotive

Single Chip Solution for LED Lighting

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Component Distribution

European Semiconductor Distribution Market Closes 2015 with double-digit Growth

19.02.16 - Healthy market conditions for semiconductor mass market despite economic uncertainties in Europe. Exchange effects dominate growth pattern. Eastern Europe remains growth motor. lesen

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