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  • Haptic touch display activated by LEDs (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>LEDs could be used to deform and vibrate a haptic touch display, according to researchers at Korea&#8217;s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI). Proving the concept, the team made a 3 x 3 matrix with nine 10 x 10mm vibrating units (touchels perhaps?). Its mechanism involves a plastic bi-morph layer &#8211; the two-dimensional polymer equivalent of a ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • PCB Button Plating – what is it, when and why is it needed? (Evertiq)
    Recently I’ve been getting a lot of questions when we’re producing flex PCBs for customers. The questions revolve around materials and more specifically, when we have a plated through hole (PTH), why we need to implement PCB button plating on these designs. So, what is it and why is it needed?
  • Arianespace opens contest for cubesat launch (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>Arianespace, is organising a contest where first prize will be a spot on a rideshare mission for a cubesat-sized satellite. The Paris-based launch services company is the running competition in conjunction with the VivaTech international innovation show. It writes: Participating teams will try to convince the members of the Arianespace jury by presenting the potential ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • Major design considerations for determining PCB trace temperature (EDN News)
    <div class="pf-content"><p>If people are asked what determines PCB trace temperature, the most common response would probably be current, or I<sup>2</sup>R power dissipation. While these answers are not necessarily wrong, they are woefully incomplete.</p> <p>The units of I<sup>2</sup>R are joules/sec; it is the rate at which energy is supplied to the trace. If we keep applying this energy to a trace indefinitely, the temperature of the trace would continue to increase indefinitely. It doesn’t ha...
  • Arbitrary waveform transceivers simplify satellite payload testing (EDN News)
    <div class="pf-content"><p>To deliver the next generation of satellite services, spacecraft operators are increasingly using high-throughput payloads with larger bandwidths at higher frequencies. Characterising transponder performance such as signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), spurious free dynamic range (SFDR), and flatness over hundreds of MHz or several GHz can be very difficult for OEMs and equally challenging for suppliers of test and measurement equipment. Arbitrary waveform transceivers could o...
  • Arizona will get a new lithium-ion battery recycling plant (Evertiq)
    Li-Cycle Corp., a North American company focused on lithium-ion battery resource recovery and recycling, will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility to be located in Gilbert, Arizona, within the Phoenix metropolitan area.
  • Price and lead time trends for 2Q 2021 (Evertiq)
    Since the turn of the year 2021, the market has changed dramatically and ongoing strong demand continues to outstrip supply, perpetuating very long lead times and continual review of pricing by manufacturers.
  • Foundry revenue projected to reach historical high in 2021 (Evertiq)
    As the global economy enters the post-pandemic era, technologies including 5G, WiFi6/6E, and HPC (high-performance computing) have been advancing rapidly, in turn bringing about a fundamental, structural change in the semiconductor industry as well, says TrendForce.
  • Wireless-to-DALI Gateway specification from DALI Alliance (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>The DALI Alliance has specified wireless-to-DALI gateways to link existing DALI wired products with Bluetooth mesh or Zigbee wireless ecosystems. &#8220;Wireless to DALI gateways provide the flexibility to incorporate DALI luminaires and other DALI devices into the control network, so it becomes straightforward to add lighting capabilities alongside the other features of the wireless ecosystem,&#8221; ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • Polestar raises $550 million from new investors (Evertiq)
    Swedish electric car company Polestar, controlled by Volvo and its parent company Geely, has recently has raised USD 550 million from a group of long-term financial investors. And, the company is considering further fund raising.
  • Compact air quality particulate sensor detects PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>Panasonic is aiming at indoor air quality monitoring with a particulate matter sensor based on laser scattering. &#8220;SN-GCJA5 features an innovative optical sensor assembly to provide reliable operation over a long lifetime while accurately detecting particles as small as 0.3µm,&#8221; according to Farnell, which is stocking the sensor. It has an &#8220;optimised air pathway structure ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • TSMC on a roll (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>TSMC’s Q1 profit was up 19.4% at $4.93 billion with revenues up 25.4% at $13.92 billion. TSMC expects 2021 capex of  $30 billion after spending $8.8 billion in Q1. Q2  sales may reach $13.2 billion, while full-year revenue may be up  20%. “We see the demand continue to be high and the shortage will continue throughout this ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="">TSMC on a roll</a></p> <p>Or just read m...
  • AQ Group acquires Schaffner’s Power Magnetic Division (Evertiq)
    Swedish AQ Group AB has signed an agreement with the Swiss company Schaffner Group to acquire its Power Magnetics Division.
  • Groq raises $300m (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>Groq, which designs accelerators for AI, ML and HPC, has closed its Series C fundraising. Groq raised $300 million in new funding, co-led by Tiger Global Management and D1 Capital, with participation from The Spruce House Partnership, Addition, GCM Grosvenor, Xⁿ, Firebolt Ventures, General Global Capital, and Tru Arrow Partners, as well as follow-on investments from ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • Q2 server shipments to grow 20% q-o-q (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>Global server shipment for 2Q21 is expected to increase by 20% QoQ and remain unaffected by material shortage, says TrendForce. The hyperscalers were responsible for more than 40% of total demand for servers in 4Q20, says TrendForce, and this may rise to  45% this year. For 2021, TrendForce expects global server shipment to increase by ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="">Q2 server shipments to grow 20% q-o...
  • Lensless imaging enables cost-effective phage-therapy diagnosis (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>Leti scientists have demonstrated a lensless imaging  technique that could be implemented in cost-effective and compact devices in phage laboratories to accelerate phage-therapy diagnosis. The growing number of drug-resistant bacterial infections worldwide is driving renewed interest in phage therapy. The WHO has warned of &#8220;a slow tsunami&#8221; of antibiotic resistance that by 2050 could result ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • Cottoning On (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>It’s a trifle odd when a country with a world market share of 55% gets into a tizzy about the threat posed by a country with 5% market share. According to IC Insights,  the USA has 55% market share in ICs and China has 5%. Yet the USA is proposing a raft of multi-tens of ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="">Cottoning On</a></p> <p>Or just read more coverage at <a rel="nofollow" href="http...
  • Manufacturers find ways to become more financially efficient (emsnow)
    <img width="300" height="197" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="money" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset=" 300w, 768w, 1024w, https://emsnow...
  • Fifth of IT and Comms Workers Struggling to Adjust to New Ways of Working and in Need of Support (emsnow)
    20% IT workers are finding it difficult to get to grips with the new ways of working and 34% are getting anxious about work Nearly half (44%) of IT workers have seen a decline in their mental health since the beginning of the pandemic IT workers want extra wellbeing support (33%), mental health support (30%) [&#8230;]
  • Global Server Shipment for 2021 Projected to Grow by More than 5% YoY, with Successive QoQ Increases in Demand for ODM Direct Servers, Says TrendForce (emsnow)
    Enterprise demand for cloud services has been rising steady in the past two years owing to the rapidly changing global markets and uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. TrendForce’s investigations find that most enterprises have been prioritizing cloud service adoption across applications ranging from AI to other emerging technologies as cloud services have relatively [&#8230;]
  • German electronics specialist Katek goes public (emsnow)
    Frankfurt. Electronics specialist Katek SE is aiming for the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The jump on the parquet is expected to take place in the second quarter of this year. The company announced this on Wednesday morning. The Katek Group claims to be one of the fastest growing electronics companies in Europe. It offers software and hardware, [&#8230;]
  • More Aardware weather station (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>So, does the ancient Aardware weather station work? Well, yes, after a fashion. The wind vane, it transpires, operates with three reflective optocouplers (97-002 types) staring up at white lines on a black surface giving a Gray-coded three bit output to divide wind direction into eight. There is provision for a fourth (see the link ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="">More A...
  • EV designs employ electrolytic capacitors to leverage ripple current (EDN News)
    <div class="pf-content"><p>The electrification trend in the automotive sector shows no signs of abating, and electrolytic capacitors have proved to be a reliable source of high-density power delivery in electric vehicles (EVs). The use of hybrid aluminum polymer capacitors, in particular, results in a more efficient automotive design.</p> <p>With every passing month, at least one carmaker announces a major development—be that an entirely new electric vehicle (EV) or an upgrade to an existing mod...
  • Chinese companies hold only 5% of global IC market (Evertiq)
    Propelled by 50% share of IDM sales and 64% share of fabless sales, U.S. companies captured 55% of the total worldwide IC market in 2020.
  • Eltek to build second facility in Israel (Evertiq)
    Eltek intends to apply to the Israel Land Authority ("ILA") for an allocation of land in the north of Israel where Eltek intends to build a second production facility.
  • Farnell adds 20'000 new products - targets the home office (Evertiq)
    Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has added 20'000 new electronic and electrical products to its portfolio.
  • 2020 global semiconductor equipment sales surge 19% (Evertiq)
    Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 19% from USD 59.8 billion in 2019 to a new all-time high of USD 71.2 billion in 2020, says SEMI.
  • Indium Corporation Announces Thermal Management Webinar (emsnow)
    Indium Corporation’s Andy Mackie, PhD, MSc, Principal Engineer and Manager, Thermal Interface Materials Applications, will host a Webex webinar focused on the thermal management market in high-performance applications as part of Indium Corporation’s InSIDER Series on April 28 at 9 a.m. Eastern/2 p.m. British. Thermal interface materials (TIMs) are typically thin films of material that transfer heat [&#8230;]
  • Lessons from the Front Lines of Manufacturing: Ford, Honeywell, and My Journey to Bright Machines (emsnow)
    <img width="300" height="200" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="industry" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset=" 300w, 768w,
  • Koh Young America Service Deemed the Best in its Segment (emsnow)
    Atlanta, Georgia – Koh Young, an industry leader in True3D™ measurement-based inspection solutions, humbly accepted its first 2021 Service Excellence Award on 06 April 2021 during a virtual awards ceremony. The program, now in its 29th year, is still an industry bellwether. It recognizes those companies dedicated to excelling in the crucial area of customer [&#8230;]
  • IPC-CFX-2591 Qualified Product Listing Achieves Major Milestone (emsnow)
    IPC announces a major milestone for the IPC-CFX-2591 Qualified Product Listing (QPL), with 10 pieces of equipment from five different companies now on the QPL. Models listed on the IPC-CFX-2591 QPL have all passed third-party virtual audit to verify the equipment is broadcasting and receiving mandatory IPC-CFX message sets outlined in IPC-2591, Version 1.3, as [&#8230;]
  • IPC Issues Call for Participation for IPC APEX EXPO 2022 (emsnow)
    IPC invites engineers, researchers, academics, technical experts and industry leaders to submit abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2022 to be held at the San Diego Convention Center. Professional development courses will take place January 23, 24 and 27, 2022 and the technical conference will take place January 25–27, 2022. The industry’s premier conference and exhibition for [&#8230;]
  • Chinese Companies Hold Only 5% of Global IC Marketshare, Reports IC Insights (emsnow)
    Propelled by 50% share of IDM sales and 64% share of fabless sales, U.S. companies captured 55% of the total worldwide IC market in 2020. Regional marketshares of IDMs (companies operating wafer fabs), fabless companies, and total IC sales were led by U.S. headquartered companies in 2020, according to the March Update to The McClean Report 2021. Figure [&#8230;]
  • A short primer on instruction set architecture (EDN News)
    <div class="pf-content"><p>In computer science, an instruction set architecture (ISA) is an abstract model of a computer. It’s also referred to as architecture or computer architecture. Moreover, a central processing unit (CPU), a venue of realization of an ISA, is called an implementation. An ISA specifies the behavior of machine code running on implementations of that ISA in a fashion that does not depend on the microarchitecture providing binary compatibility between implementations.</p> <p>A...
  • Field coil speakers: obsolete or the future? (EDN News)
    <div class="pf-content"><p>As a youngster, I saw some really old radios; the kind that occupied highly-polished wooden cabinets the size of a refrigerator. When those old radios were made, permanent magnets were not all that powerful, at least by today&#8217;s standards, and they were quite costly. Ergo, the loudspeakers in those radios derived their magnetic fields for their voice coils from electromagnets, which were called &#8220;field coils.&#8221;</p> <p>The DC excitation of a field coil wo...
  • Accurate op amp has high gain bandwidth (EDN News)
    <div class="pf-content"><p>The TSV7722 dual op amp from STMicroelectronics provides a gain bandwidth of 22 MHz and is unity-gain stable. With a maximum input-offset voltage of 200 μV (50 μV typical) and low input-voltage noise density of 7 nV/√Hz, the TSV7722 permits accurate low-side current measurements. In addition, the op amp’s typical input bias current of 2 pA enables accurate photodiode-current measurement in optical-sensing applications, such as smoke detectors.</p> <p><img loading="lazy...
  • Functional safety vs. Agile: Calling a truce (EDN News)
    <div class="pf-content"><p><img loading="lazy" class="alignleft wp-image-4476401 size-full" src="" alt="chalk drawing of two hands shaking on a chalk board to symbolize cooperation between functional safety and Agile" width="300" height="264" data-recalc-dims="1" />Has the time come to call a truce between functional safety and Agile software development?</p> <p>In my first real software job in the early 1980s, ...
  • New Arm architecture brings enhanced security and AI to IoT (EDN News)
    <div class="pf-content"><p>It has been nearly a decade since Arm introduced a new architecture, but growth of the IoT and the movement of artificial intelligence (AI) to these edge devices are trends the company has clearly been tracking. Arm has just introduced a processor architecture that aims to meet the growing need for both enhanced security and AI functionality at the edge.</p> <p>The <a href="" tar...
  • AC/DC converter IC boosts current by 60% (EDN News)
    <div class="pf-content"><p>The LNK3207 AC/DC converter IC from Power Integrations increases available output current from 360 to 575 mA. Part of the company’s LinkSwitch-TN2 AC/DC converter portfolio, the LNK3207 enables higher-power offline buck converter designs for appliances, metering, and IoT applications. Pin-compatibility with previous generations makes it easy for engineers to upgrade their power designs using the LNK3207.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-4476132" ...
  • Embedded motor controllers take the heat (EDN News)
    <div class="pf-content"><p>TDK has expanded its Micronas motor controller portfolio to address high-temperature applications, such as combustion vehicle drivetrains. The HVC 4222F and HVC 4422F motor controllers are intended to operate smart LIN-bus-connected actuators in ambient temperatures up to 150°C. Each device is powered by a built-in 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 CPU core. The HVC 4222F provides 32 kbytes of flash memory and 2 kbytes of SRAM. The HVC4422F packs 64 kbytes of flash memory and 4 kby...