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USB-C gains mainstream status in China's USB interconnects

USB-C gains mainstream status in China's USB interconnects

March 23, 2017

USB connectors and cable assembly manufacturers update to the latest Type-C configuration as more devices integrate compliant ports.

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Gallery View: SMD, DIP EMI filters from China

Gallery View: SMD, DIP EMI filters from China

March 21, 2017

Companies in China are emphasizing compact EMI filters with higher insertion loss and frequency for greater-density circuits.

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ARM servers 'compelling' for Microsoft

ARM servers 'compelling' for Microsoft

March 17, 2017

Cloud giant tests Q'comm and Cavium SoCs.

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Gallery View: SMD types drive buzzer production

Gallery View: SMD types drive buzzer production

March 16, 2017

Compact buzzers are rising in supply as the miniaturization trend continues to sweep across applications. Makers sustain development of better-performance units.

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Low-end oscilloscope market gets more crowded

Low-end oscilloscope market gets more crowded

March 15, 2017

Keysight Technologies is competing on features at the market's entry level.

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Gallery View: Up to 200Ah sealed lead-acid batteries from China

Gallery View: Up to 200Ah sealed lead-acid batteries from China

March 13, 2017

China suppliers of sealed lead-acid batteries are working to release types with higher specific energy and longer life span.

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EUV progress, hurdles cited

EUV progress, hurdles cited

March 10, 2017

Intel and Samsung are positive about EUV lithography, one of the main technologies for a 5nm process.

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AMD fires volley in x86 war

AMD fires volley in x86 war

March 08, 2017

The Ryzen line of x86 processors rivals Intel's Core processors and at half the cost.

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Startup 'eyes' healthier displays

Startup 'eyes' healthier displays

March 01, 2017

IRYStec Software's Perceptual Display Platform mimics how human eyes see and helps reduce eye strain.

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Ex-Leadcore team crafts SoC for Xiaomi

Ex-Leadcore team crafts SoC for Xiaomi

February 28, 2017

Xiaomi is developing an SoC for its upcoming Mi5C smartphone.

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A roadmap to emulation of 15 billion-gate ICs

A roadmap to emulation of 15 billion-gate ICs

February 27, 2017

Mentor Graphics is introducing an emulation platform in its roadmap for the next five years.

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Miniaturization drives steady ascent of SMD coils

Miniaturization drives steady ascent of SMD coils

February 24, 2017

DIP types still dominate coil production but makers press on with the release of more SMDs to widen reach in this core passive component market.

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Gallery View: SMD, DIP coils from mainland China suppliers

Gallery View: SMD, DIP coils from mainland China suppliers

February 23, 2017

Coils with air, iron and ferrite cores, and choke, antenna and deflection types lead mainland China's supply.

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China's stamped metal parts industry stays buoyant

China's stamped metal parts industry stays buoyant

February 22, 2017

Companies highlight capability to provide one-stop services for this customization-driven industry. Some have acquired more machines.

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Gallery View: Custom stamped metal parts from China

Gallery View: Custom stamped metal parts from China

February 22, 2017

Suppliers of stamped metal parts in China offer options for materials, finishes, tolerance and sizes.

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Samsung, TSMC diverge at 7nm

Samsung, TSMC diverge at 7nm

February 20, 2017

TSMC says its process has resulted in healthy yields.

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PV connectors production stays in an upturn

PV connectors production stays in an upturn

February 17, 2017

Sustained rise in PV installed capacity ensures a healthy market for the supply chain, spurring connectors makers to stick by expansion plans.

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Intel to spend $7 billion on Arizona fab

Intel to spend $7 billion on Arizona fab

February 16, 2017

Intel had been mulling the facility but decided to pull the trigger given current political winds in the US favoring local manufacturing.

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Gallery View: China's MC3, MC4 PV connectors

Gallery View: China's MC3, MC4 PV connectors

February 15, 2017

PV connectors with 600 or 1,000VDC rated voltage and more than IP65 rating continue to lead supply.

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Flexible displays next target in China AMOLED venture

Flexible displays next target in China AMOLED venture

February 08, 2017

Large China display companies prepare for mass manufacture of flexible AMOLED panels for mobile and wearable electronics applications.

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China remains keen on TFT-LCD modules

China remains keen on TFT-LCD modules

February 06, 2017

Makers of TFT-LCD modules keep momentum as demand stays high despite OLED rival’s spreading adoption.

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Gallery View: 3 to 6in TFT-LCD modules

Gallery View: 3 to 6in TFT-LCD modules

February 03, 2017

TFT-LCD modules in 4 to 5.5in now lead shipments as smartphones migrate to larger displays.

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Chip sales grew 1.5% in 2016, Gartner says

Chip sales grew 1.5% in 2016, Gartner says

February 01, 2017

The chip industry beat expectations with growth expected to continue in 2017.

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5G calls for silicon in 2017

5G calls for silicon in 2017

January 27, 2017

Physical and MAC layer standards for 5G should be complete by December.

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2G sunset a slow burn

2G sunset a slow burn

January 26, 2017

In much of the world, 2G remains an important technology that is not easy to get rid of.

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Google searches for better silicon

Google searches for better silicon

January 25, 2017

As Moore's law reaches its limitations, Google is thinking about what comes next.

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China defends big chip bet

China defends big chip bet

January 25, 2017

China executives defend government investment in the industry.

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Solar fuse manufacturers raise output, product performance

Solar fuse manufacturers raise output, product performance

January 24, 2017

Suppliers of solar fuses in China build up the line to benefit from the growing global and local PV industries and keep pace with competition.

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Gallery View: China's solar fuses in 10x38mm packages

Gallery View: China's solar fuses in 10x38mm packages

January 23, 2017

Solar fuses with interrupting capacity ranging from 10 to 30kA dominate the selection in China. These are IP67 or IP68-rated.

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IR LED suppliers look to bolster release of ceramic-based high-power types

IR LED suppliers look to bolster release of ceramic-based high-power types

January 20, 2017

Greater efficiency and longer life span drive product initiatives amid climbing requirement in mobile electronics and security products.

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Process makes smaller, cheaper chips

Process makes smaller, cheaper chips

January 19, 2017

Berkeley shows implant replacing SADP to produce chips as small as 9nm.

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Gallery View: SMD, DIP IR LEDs from China

Gallery View: SMD, DIP IR LEDs from China

January 18, 2017

Units with 700 to 1,200nm wavelength form the mainstream supply of IR LEDs in China.

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Intel tips plans for 5G modem

Intel tips plans for 5G modem

January 17, 2017

Intel wants to make 5G modems for smartphones in its 14nm process by 2018.

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Application Watch: RF cable assemblies for smart homes

Application Watch: RF cable assemblies for smart homes

January 16, 2017

China suppliers of RF cable assemblies bank on the wired technology's advantage of enabling faster, and more reliable and secure connections in connected homes.

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Micron's successful quarter reflects 3D NAND progress

Micron's successful quarter reflects 3D NAND progress

January 13, 2017

Bullish assessments of Micron could be thanks to 3D NAND progress as competitors such as Samsung struggle.

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TSMC says 10nm on track, countering reports

TSMC says 10nm on track, countering reports

January 12, 2017

Reports of low yields suggested Apple could face iPad delays, but TSMC says those reports are false.

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Memory drives chip growth

Memory drives chip growth

January 11, 2017

IC Insights projects the industry will reach $110 billion by 2021.

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LG Display working on foldable OLED

LG Display working on foldable OLED

January 11, 2017

The display will initially be supplied to Apple, Google and Microsoft.

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One Glass Solution drives capacitive touch panel production

One Glass Solution drives capacitive touch panel production

January 10, 2017

On-cell and in-cell technologies remain on the agenda of China's display industry. LCD makers continue to lead the initiative, joined by some touch panel suppliers.

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Gallery View: Capacitive touch panels from mainland China

Gallery View: Capacitive touch panels from mainland China

January 06, 2017

Mainland China's mainstream lineup consists of 1.5 to 42in multitouch units with more than 85 percent transmittance.

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Global chip sales could be flat

Global chip sales could be flat

January 05, 2017

New figures suggest 2016 sales would be better than expected and growth is expected to return in 2017.

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Chip market brightens in 2017

Chip market brightens in 2017

January 04, 2017

Wall Streeter predicts return to 5 percent growth. Most will happen in 1H17.

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Mainland China enters top chip equipment spenders

Mainland China enters top chip equipment spenders

January 04, 2017

Mainland China is expected to come in behind Taiwan and South Korea in 2016.

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New Wi-Fi requires 10,000 times less power

New Wi-Fi requires 10,000 times less power

December 29, 2016

The technological concept uses a plug-in device that handles the power-hungry analog reception and transmission.

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Li-ion battery & packs makers enhance lineups for popular electronics, EVs

Li-ion battery & packs makers enhance lineups for popular electronics, EVs

December 28, 2016

Suppliers are strengthening the LiCoO₂ and LiFePO₄ categories, while increasing the use of NMC and NCA cathodes for higher energy density.

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Gallery View: Li-ion batteries & packs from China

Gallery View: Li-ion batteries & packs from China

December 27, 2016

China's typical cylindrical and prismatic Li-ion batteries come in 60 to 12,000mAh units. Packs are based on custom capacity.

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Fiber-optic patch cords with glass optical fibers, ceramic ferrules still lead supply

Fiber-optic patch cords with glass optical fibers, ceramic ferrules still lead supply

December 23, 2016

Some midsize and large companies offer plastic types. The majority is watching for developments in polymer-ferrule or MPO connectors.

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Gallery View: Fiber-optic patch cords

Gallery View: Fiber-optic patch cords

December 22, 2016

Fiber-optic patch cords from China are based on one, two, four, six, eight or 12 cores. Lengths start at 0.5m.

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China chip resistor upgrades push 0201 units into mainstream supply

China chip resistor upgrades push 0201 units into mainstream supply

December 20, 2016

Besides miniaturization, makers emphasize enhanced chip resistor performance for established and emerging application markets.

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Gallery View: Thick-film resistors lead supply

Gallery View: Thick-film resistors lead supply

December 19, 2016

Chip resistors from China makers come in 01005, 0201, 0402, 0603, 0805, 1206, 1210, 2010 and 2512.

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ARM offers support for TSMC 7nm manufacturing

ARM offers support for TSMC 7nm manufacturing

December 16, 2016

The Artisan physical IP platform will be ready for tape-outs in 1H17.

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Micron's 3D NAND hits enterprise SSDs

Micron's 3D NAND hits enterprise SSDs

December 15, 2016

The new line comes on the heels of Micron's successful bid in the client segment.

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Application Watch: FR-4 PCBs for security products

Application Watch: FR-4 PCBs for security products

December 09, 2016

Single-, double-sided, multilayer and HDI boards for video surveillance, access control and intruder alarms make up the range in China's FR-4 PCB line.

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OLEDs on planarized fabric substrate

OLEDs on planarized fabric substrate

December 08, 2016

South Korea researchers have developed textile OLEDs that could benefit clothing makers in the future.

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Samsung makes 10nm Qualcomm SoC

Samsung makes 10nm Qualcomm SoC

December 07, 2016

Snapdragon 835 will use Samsung's 10nm process as Qualcomm joins the race to get 10nm chips on the market.

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Macom buys Applied for comms

Macom buys Applied for comms

December 06, 2016

Macom bid $770 million for Applied's X-Gene ARM server SoC unit, showing ARM chips are not yet ready to power servers.

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New flexible supercapacitor can be recharged in seconds

New flexible supercapacitor can be recharged in seconds

December 05, 2016

These supercapacitors will be able to withstand more than 30,000 cycles.

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Wirewound types still dominate power transformers production

Wirewound types still dominate power transformers production

December 02, 2016

Traditional and emerging applications keep the mature category strong. Some companies sustain initiatives for planar and other advanced variants.

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Gallery View: China's power transformers

Gallery View: China's power transformers

December 01, 2016

Low-power and high-frequency units make up the mainstream selection in China.

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Transparent plastic parts companies stress highly equipped facilities

Transparent plastic parts companies stress highly equipped facilities

November 29, 2016

Suppliers ensure processes from mold design and making to finished parts inspection are handled in-house.

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AT&T: SIMs are key to IoT future

AT&T: SIMs are key to IoT future

November 25, 2016

The US telecom giant envisions a world of devices with embedded SIM cards.

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Gallery View: Transparent plastic parts from China

Gallery View: Transparent plastic parts from China

November 24, 2016

China manufacturers have facilities for injection molding, extrusion, calendering, blow molding and thermoforming.

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Wireless charging coil makers aim for higher transfer efficiency

Wireless charging coil makers aim for higher transfer efficiency

November 23, 2016

Companies look to introduce more multicoil inductive types, while a few start offering wireless charging coils based on magnetic resonance.

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Gallery View: Wireless induction charging coils

Gallery View: Wireless induction charging coils

November 22, 2016

Mainstream wireless charging coils from China suppliers are based on magnetic induction standards Qi and PMA.

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SMD LED module manufacturers boost shipments

SMD LED module manufacturers boost shipments

November 21, 2016

Complementary initiatives for SMD LED modules focus on improving luminous efficacy and developing more advanced types.

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Gallery View: LED modules for indoor, outdoor lighting

Gallery View: LED modules for indoor, outdoor lighting

November 18, 2016

China LED module makers turn out non-, water-resistant, monochromatic, RGB and full-color variants for indoor and outdoor lights.

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Suppliers of MPO connectors, adapters increase production

Suppliers of MPO connectors, adapters increase production

November 17, 2016

Companies prop up the MPO connectors and adapters categories, aiming for a minimum 10 percent boost in volume and higher export shipments.

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Gallery View: MPO connectors & adapters from China

Gallery View: MPO connectors & adapters from China

November 15, 2016

Common MPO connectors and adapters from China suppliers accept 12 or 24 cores.

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Expect more IR image sensors in smartphones

Expect more IR image sensors in smartphones

November 14, 2016

ABI Research says recent smartphones signal an increase in future use of IR cameras.

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MediaTek may be among first with 10nm SoCs

MediaTek may be among first with 10nm SoCs

November 11, 2016

The company says it plans to ship the Helio X30 by 2Q17.

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Application Watch: Lead aluminum electrolytic capacitors for automotive electronics

Application Watch: Lead aluminum electrolytic capacitors for automotive electronics

November 10, 2016

Chip, solid and snap-in types are also part of China's aluminum electrolytic capacitor selection. More companies will release solid units.

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Is Xiaomi working on flexible displays?

Is Xiaomi working on flexible displays?

November 09, 2016

The China company could join Samsung and Lenovo in the race for bendable smartphones.

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New power bank controller adapts voltage to devices

New power bank controller  adapts voltage to devices

November 09, 2016

Power accessories are getting smarter, thanks to USB Type-C.

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Qualcomm-NXP deal targets connected world

Qualcomm-NXP deal targets connected world

November 08, 2016

The largest merger in the industry, valued at $39 billion, is about automotive and IoT.

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Suppliers expand production of Cat 6 cable assemblies

Suppliers expand production of Cat 6 cable assemblies

November 04, 2016

Higher performance, lowering price and climbing requirement drive steady shift from Cat 5 cable assemblies. Some companies add Cat 7 variants to lineups.

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Gallery View: Cat 6 cable assemblies from China

Gallery View: Cat 6 cable assemblies from China

November 03, 2016

Typical Cat 6 cable assemblies have pure copper, aluminum or copper-clad aluminum conductors.

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SPS makers highlight Level VI, CoC Version 5 Tier 2 compliance

SPS makers highlight Level VI, CoC Version 5 Tier 2 compliance

November 02, 2016

Customization extends to capability to develop switching power supplies that meet stricter efficiency and performance standards.

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Gallery View: Switching power supplies in 1W to 3kW

Gallery View: Switching power supplies in 1W to 3kW

October 28, 2016

AC-DC types continue to be widely produced, representing more than 80 percent of output.

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Samsung to ship 10nm SoCs in 2016

Samsung to ship 10nm SoCs in 2016

October 27, 2016

Samsung plans to make 7nm chips using EUV in late 2018.

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Qualcomm tips 28GHz 5G chip

Qualcomm tips 28GHz 5G chip

October 26, 2016

The Snapdragon X50 will be used in 5G cellular trials by Verizon and Korea Telecom.

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280+ next-gen components in 5 Buyer's Guide eBooks

280+ next-gen components in 5 Buyer's Guide eBooks

October 21, 2016

Find electronic components for automotive, drones, robotics, smart home security and wearables applications from hundreds of Greater China suppliers.

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0201, 01005 MLCCs advance to mainstream supply

0201, 01005 MLCCs advance to mainstream supply

October 21, 2016

Some China MLCC manufacturers are planning the development of 008004 units as the trend for miniaturization continues in consumer electronics applications.

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Gallery View: Chip, leaded MLCCs from China

Gallery View: Chip, leaded MLCCs from China

October 20, 2016

Suppliers emphasize multilayer ceramic capacitors in chip variants, which are mainly in 1210, 1206, 0805, 0603, 0402, 0201 and 01005.

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Electric vehicles drive LiFePO₄ battery production

Electric vehicles drive LiFePO₄ battery production

October 19, 2016

Makers target electric buses, cars and special-purpose vehicles. The first two applications account for the bulk of output for EVs.

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Gallery View: LiFePO₄ batteries from China

Gallery View: LiFePO₄ batteries from China

October 18, 2016

China suppliers offer LiFePO₄ 300mAh to 10Ah cylindrical and prismatic single cells, and 10 to 500Ah EV battery packs.

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Aluminum PCB makers stay focused on LED market, bolster R&D

Aluminum PCB makers stay focused on LED market, bolster R&D

October 17, 2016

Overall thrust is still on raising output share for general and automotive lighting, and backlighting. Rising demand will drive release of 3D types.

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Gallery View: Aluminum PCBs for LED lighting

Gallery View: Aluminum PCBs for LED lighting

October 14, 2016

Single-sided types lead the supply of aluminum PCBs in mainland China.

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Automotive wire harness makers eye CAN bus, MOST applications

Automotive wire harness makers eye CAN bus, MOST applications

October 14, 2016

Advanced cabling technologies are on the R&D agenda, while production still focuses on dedicated wiring for vehicle signal and power distribution systems.

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Gallery View: Automotive wire harnesses

Gallery View: Automotive wire harnesses

October 13, 2016

The line in China consists mainly of dedicated copper-based products for engines, lights, dashboards, body wiring, doors and hoods.

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Qualcomm, NXP discuss merger

Qualcomm, NXP discuss merger

October 11, 2016

The deal could be the largest historic M&A push and make Qualcomm vie with TSMC as the third largest semiconductor company.

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Samsung calls for new CPU design

Samsung calls for new CPU design

October 11, 2016

The NAND giant believes massively parallel networks could lead to more advanced but cheaper, less power-hungry devices.

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Expanding 3D printer market boosts DC motor production

Expanding 3D printer market boosts DC motor production

October 07, 2016

China DC motor suppliers highlight stepper types used in desktop 3D printers.

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Microsoft advances reprogrammable processors

Microsoft advances reprogrammable processors

October 06, 2016

What started as a project under Bing is expanding to all of Microsoft's cloud services and is having a big impact on FPGAs.

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Samsung turns to China after battery stumble

Samsung turns to China after battery stumble

October 04, 2016

Samsung Electronics switched exclusively to China's ATL after Samsung SDI batteries started exploding in the Galaxy Note 7.

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Emerging memories: Ship first, perfect later

Emerging memories: Ship first, perfect later

September 30, 2016

Everspin needs GlobalFoundries' 300mm wafer capability to help bring its STT-MRAM embedded memory to market.

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ARM raises bar for safety, determinism

ARM raises bar for safety, determinism

September 28, 2016

The Cortex-R52 is designed for automotive, industrial and healthcare uses, and runs real-time embedded applications.

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Chip process war heats up

Chip process war heats up

September 27, 2016

FD-SOI could have the potential to reach 40 to 50 percent of the chip market if Samsung joins Globalfoundries in adopting it.

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Startup tips machine learning chip

Startup tips machine learning chip

September 27, 2016

Wave Computing aims to leapfrog Nvidia in artificial intelligence.

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Production of brushless motors still on the rise

Production of brushless motors still on the rise

September 23, 2016

China's DC motor sector is steadily tipping away from traditional brushed units. In 2017, brushless types will dominate output.

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Gallery View: Brushless motors from China

Gallery View: Brushless motors from China

September 22, 2016

Brushless motors for computers, home appliances, vehicles, robotics, and industrial and medical equipment make up the mainstream selection in China.

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Nonconsumer electronics still key market for China EMS

Nonconsumer electronics still key market for China EMS

September 21, 2016

China EMS providers pursue opportunities in the automotive, medical, telecom, instrumentation, defense and aerospace sectors.

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Li-polymer battery makers emphasize higher energy density, thinner forms

Li-polymer battery makers emphasize higher energy density, thinner forms

September 16, 2016

Companies are boosting battery capacity and turning out slimmer units to take greater advantage of demand in the mobile and wearable electronics markets.

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Gallery View: Li-polymer batteries from 15mAh

Gallery View: Li-polymer batteries from 15mAh

September 14, 2016

China suppliers of Li-polymer batteries offer cells and packs with rated capacity of 15mAh to more than 6,000mAh.

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New lithium metal battery doubles Li-ion capacity

New lithium metal battery doubles Li-ion capacity

September 13, 2016

A student and a professor from MIT developed the technology and started SolidEnergy Systems to bring it to market.

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Laser slicing to slash SiC wafer costs, boost yield

Laser slicing to slash SiC wafer costs, boost yield

September 13, 2016

The new technique will reduce production times by a factor of six.

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End-to-end IoT security simplified

End-to-end IoT security simplified

September 13, 2016

Atmel's new microchip connects to a host processor and uses elliptic curve cryptography to handle encryption.

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Supply of SMD fuses still climbing

Supply of SMD fuses still climbing

September 12, 2016

Fuses in surface-mount packages now represent half of China makers' output. Variants as small as 0402 have been added to the mainstream selection.

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Intel grabs ARM for 10nm foundry

Intel grabs ARM for 10nm foundry

September 09, 2016

The new deal allows Intel to use its excess manufacturing capacity to make ARM-based chips for companies such as LG Electronics.

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Gallery View: Fuses from China

Gallery View: Fuses from China

September 09, 2016

China suppliers offer a range of fuses in one-time and resettable types, and DIP and SMD forms.

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Interscatter' tech lets implants talk Wi-Fi

Interscatter' tech lets implants talk Wi-Fi

September 09, 2016

The technology backscatters Bluetooth signals, enabling them to communicate through Wi-Fi or Zigbee devices.

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Micron moves 3D NAND into mobile

Micron moves 3D NAND into mobile

September 08, 2016

Micron has unveiled the first 3D NAND memory for mobile devices using UFS 2.1 with a 32GB capacity.

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SMIC raises target for 2016 sales

SMIC raises target for 2016 sales

September 07, 2016

After acquiring an Italian foundry this year, SMIC said its revenue growth could be closer to 30 percent than the 20 percent previously estimated.

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USB 3.1 interconnects production in an upturn

USB 3.1 interconnects production in an upturn

September 06, 2016

USB connectors and cable assemblies in the latest specification steadily erode USB 3.0's dominant share in China's USB interconnects output.

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Gallery View: China's USB 3.1 interconnects

Gallery View: China's USB 3.1 interconnects

September 05, 2016

USB 3.1 connectors and cable assemblies from China companies include Type-C models.

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Manufacturers of film capacitors keep line buoyant

Manufacturers of film capacitors keep line buoyant

September 02, 2016

Production focuses on metallized units in traditional forms, which still have a broad application base in the lighting, home appliances, communications, power and industrial sectors.

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Gallery View: Film capacitors from China

Gallery View: Film capacitors from China

September 01, 2016

Typical film capacitors from China suppliers come in polypropylene, polyester, polystyrene and polycarbonate variants.

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Application Watch: MEMS sensors for mobile electronics on R&D agenda

Application Watch: MEMS sensors for mobile electronics on R&D agenda

August 31, 2016

China companies plan to upgrade facilities and install more MEMS sensors production lines in the next few years.

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Micron demos 3D XPoint in drives

Micron demos 3D XPoint in drives

August 30, 2016

The prototype SSD with XPoint memory chips could be 10 times faster than NAND SSDs.

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2D PV to rival graphene

2D PV to rival graphene

August 30, 2016

This new form of perovskite could have implications for future semiconductors.

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MediaTek faces chip supply constraints

MediaTek faces chip supply constraints

August 24, 2016

MediaTek sees increased demand as it focuses on higher-end products, but initially underestimated the supply it needs.

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China's IC Industry: 'Don't let world bully us'

China's IC Industry: 'Don't let world bully us'

August 23, 2016

The chairman of the China Semiconductor Industry Association says China's IC industry will continue to grow but won't engulf the market.

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Tsinghua takes control of XMC

Tsinghua takes control of XMC

August 22, 2016

The acquisition will provide manufacturing capacity to the state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup.

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OLED to outstrip LCD in smartphones by 2020

OLED to outstrip LCD in smartphones by 2020

August 18, 2016

Price decreases are helping push adoption of OLED, which is expected to reach parity with LCD screens in smartphones by 2019.

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Memory prices drop by nearly half from 2015

Memory prices drop by nearly half from 2015

August 17, 2016

The decline in quotes comes from decreased demand, but it should help buyers looking to reduce costs in the near future.

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Suppliers of solar panel modules sustain output, capacity expansion

Suppliers of solar panel modules sustain output, capacity expansion

August 16, 2016

Rapid growth in PV installations worldwide spurs confidence upstream, fueling initiatives to reach a wider market that includes developing economies.

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Gallery View: Solar panel modules

Gallery View: Solar panel modules

August 15, 2016

Units in 1 to 350W dominate solar panel module production in China. Poly- and monocrystalline variants make up the selection.

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Flexible PCB makers increase production of multilayer types

Flexible PCB makers increase production of multilayer types

August 12, 2016

China flexible PCB companies broaden their predominantly single- and double-sided selections in anticipation of higher requirement in hot electronics applications.

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Gallery View: Multilayer flexible PCBs

Gallery View: Multilayer flexible PCBs

August 11, 2016

China's mainstream multilayer flexible PCBs have three to six layers, and 2, 3 and 4mil minimum line width and spacing.

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Electromechanical power relays stay on top of production agenda

Electromechanical power relays stay on top of production agenda

August 08, 2016

China power relays manufacturers use the traditional electromechanical category's mature technology, low price and wide application base to maximum advantage.

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SoftBank is buying ARM Holdings for $32 billion

SoftBank is buying ARM Holdings for $32 billion

August 05, 2016

One of the largest technology acquisitions of all time puts the most ubiquitous mobile processor tech under a Japan telecom company.

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Gallery View: Electromechanical power relays from China

Gallery View: Electromechanical power relays from China

August 05, 2016

Common electromechanical power relays from China suppliers have a mechanical life span of 10 million cycles.

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Researchers use atoms to store data

Researchers use atoms to store data

August 03, 2016

The breakthrough in atomic-scale memory allows for the storage of hundreds of times more data per square inch.

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Release of DisplayPort 1.4 cable assemblies on agenda

Release of DisplayPort 1.4 cable assemblies on agenda

August 01, 2016

China companies prepare to meet orders based on the latest DisplayPort standard as they also undertake output expansion for DisplayPort 1.3 units.

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Gallery View: DisplayPort 1.2 cable assemblies

Gallery View: DisplayPort 1.2 cable assemblies

July 29, 2016

DisplayPort cable assembly suppliers in China increase production of DP 1.3 units to broaden range dominated by releases in the earlier standard.

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Sensors, peripherals to outnumber smartphones, PCs

Sensors, peripherals to outnumber smartphones, PCs

July 28, 2016

Sensors and connected peripherals will double to 47 billion units by 2021.

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China firm gets ARM license to attack server market

China firm gets ARM license to attack server market

July 27, 2016

Guizhou Huaxintong Semiconductor Technology's licensing of ARMv8-A architecture is the latest move to try to bolster China's server semiconductor industry.

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IMEC, ARM collaborate on 7nm design

IMEC, ARM collaborate on 7nm design

July 26, 2016

The partnership is part of the INSITE research program started in 2009.

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Graphene battery recharges in 15 minutes

Graphene battery recharges in 15 minutes

July 22, 2016

Dongxu Optoelectronics showed off a prototype with a capacity of 4,800mAh.

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IoT impacts sensors market

IoT impacts sensors market

July 20, 2016

The Internet of Things will spur wider adoption of sensors and actuators.

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Startup aims to simplify networks

Startup aims to simplify networks

July 19, 2016

Barefoot has attracted $130 million in funding and won praise from China companies Huawei and Tencent.

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Application Watch: PCB assemblies for hospital, home-use medical devices

Application Watch: PCB assemblies for hospital, home-use medical devices

July 15, 2016

Makers of PCB assemblies in China keep sight of niche but growing medical products market.

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Nvidia builds connections to AI researchers

Nvidia builds connections to AI researchers

July 15, 2016

High-performance graphics processors are improving AI, especially in automotive applications.

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CMOS image sensors market strengthens on added functions

CMOS image sensors market strengthens on added functions

July 13, 2016

New features will push image sensors market past $18.8 billion in 2021.

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Better-grade units high on NdFeB magnets agenda

Better-grade units high on NdFeB magnets agenda

July 12, 2016

Companies adopt advanced manufacturing techniques to boost magnetic performance. Sintered and bonded types make up the line, with the former still leading output.

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Gallery View: NdFeB magnets

Gallery View: NdFeB magnets

July 11, 2016

China companies offer sintered and bonded NdFeB magnets in various configurations.

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First mainstream hearing aid with built-in Li-ion battery

First mainstream hearing aid with built-in Li-ion battery

July 08, 2016

Phonak's hearing aid will last 24 hours on a single charge and can provide six hours of use after 30 minutes of charging.

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Researchers develop reliable rechargeable zinc battery

Researchers develop reliable rechargeable zinc battery

July 07, 2016

Redesigned zinc battery that does not short targets grid.

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Aluminum electrolytic capacitor makers continue to diversify range

Aluminum electrolytic capacitor makers continue to diversify range

July 06, 2016

Suppliers sustain efforts for chip and solid aluminum electrolytic capacitors and some try new materials to develop more advanced kinds. Widely adopted lead-based units still top output.

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Gallery View: Aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Gallery View: Aluminum electrolytic capacitors

July 05, 2016

Chip, lead, screw-terminal and snap-in units make up the typical selection of aluminum electrolytic capacitors in China.

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Intel's Xeon Phi solos

Intel's Xeon Phi solos

July 04, 2016

The 72-processor core Xeon Phi may beat GPUs at deep learning.

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Suppliers of machined parts underscore high accuracy, precision

Suppliers of machined parts underscore high accuracy, precision

July 04, 2016

Companies use conventional and CNC equipment to meet diverse dimensions and tolerances for standard and custom machined parts for electronics products.

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World's first 1,000-processor chip

World's first 1,000-processor chip

July 01, 2016

Produced by university researchers, the KiloCore chip splits small programs among dedicated processors and can handle up to 1.78 trillion instructions per second, making it highly energy efficient.

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Gallery View: Metal, plastic machined parts

Gallery View: Metal, plastic machined parts

July 01, 2016

China makers use carbon and stainless steel, copper, aluminum and their alloys, POM, PTFE, nylon and PEEK.

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China to dominate fab building

China to dominate fab building

June 30, 2016

New wafer fabs are breaking ground in 2016 and 2017.

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Intel eyes IoT for its server business

Intel eyes IoT for its server business

June 29, 2016

Declining PC sales might not hurt Intel much if it maintains monopoly power in the data center market.

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Suppliers of white high-power LEDs strengthen R&D, production

Suppliers of white high-power LEDs strengthen R&D, production

June 28, 2016

Rising requirement for 3 to 10W single-chip units and the rising popularity of COB types above 150W spur initiatives for the white high-power LED line.

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Gallery View: White high-power LEDs from China makers

Gallery View: White high-power LEDs from China makers

June 27, 2016

Single-chip, COB and EMC types from 1W constitute China's range of white high-power LEDs.

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China ramps up AMOLED display production capacity

China ramps up AMOLED display production capacity

June 24, 2016

China will account for 37 percent of the global capacity for AMOLED panels by 2018.

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Light waves, the key to faster transistors?

Light waves, the key to faster transistors?

June 23, 2016

A new method of moving electrons could lead to electronics with 100,000 times more speed than current capability.

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Application Watch: Wirewound, planar transformers for off-grid power generation

Application Watch: Wirewound, planar transformers for off-grid power generation

June 22, 2016

Suppliers plan to release more compact transformers for solar and wind turbines.

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Intel announces the world's most powerful desktop processor

Intel announces the world's most powerful desktop processor

June 21, 2016

Intel's most high-end processor has 10 cores and costs more than $1,700.

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Qualcomm expects chip family to enable wireless virtual reality

Qualcomm expects chip family to enable wireless virtual reality

June 20, 2016

The new chips will support high-throughput wireless connections using 5GHz Wi-Fi and can be used to stream 4K video.

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Microspeaker R&D shifts focus to piezoelectric ceramic types

Microspeaker R&D shifts focus to piezoelectric ceramic types

June 17, 2016

Production of traditional but slimmer configurations and SMD variants continues while makers prepare for the expected boom in wearables applications.

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Gallery View: Microspeakers from mainland China

Gallery View: Microspeakers from mainland China

June 16, 2016

Typical microspeakers from mainland China suppliers have 0.1 to 5W rated power, 70 to 105dB SPL.

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LED driver suppliers plan upgrades for traditional, intelligent units

LED driver suppliers plan upgrades for traditional, intelligent units

June 15, 2016

Increased use of conductive polymer aluminum solid electrolytic capacitors and introduction of highly connected configurations are on the pipeline.

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Gallery View: LED drivers for indoor, outdoor lighting

Gallery View: LED drivers for indoor, outdoor lighting

June 14, 2016

Typical LED drivers from mainland China makers have up to 90 percent efficiency and ≥50,000-hour life span.

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Supply of semigel VRLA batteries still on the rise

Supply of semigel VRLA batteries still on the rise

June 13, 2016

China makers continue to leverage semigel batteries' advantages in terms of performance and price over traditional AGM and high-end gel variants.

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Plastic & flexible OLED market to reach $18 billion in 2020

Plastic & flexible OLED market to reach $18 billion in 2020

June 13, 2016

Samsung Display and LG Display are fighting for dominance in the OLED market.

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E Ink finally cracks full-color electrophoretic fluid displays

E Ink finally cracks full-color electrophoretic fluid displays

June 10, 2016

E Ink's new technology uses colored pigments only.

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Gallery View: China's AGM, gel VRLA batteries

Gallery View: China's AGM, gel VRLA batteries

June 10, 2016

Suppliers of VRLA batteries in China offer mainly semigel and AGM types. Pure-gel units make up less than 10 percent of production.

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Globalfoundries working on next-gen FDSOI process

Globalfoundries working on next-gen FDSOI process

June 09, 2016

FinFET production remains dominant, but the new FDSOI process could lead to more power efficiency.

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Miniaturization still key R&D driver in RF connectors line

Miniaturization still key R&D driver in RF connectors line

June 08, 2016

More China makers hope to hurdle the high technology threshold for manufacturing board-to-board RF connectors in coming years.

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Google designing AI processors

Google designing AI processors

June 07, 2016

TensorFlow accelerators are used in AlphaGo.

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Gallery View: RF connectors from China manufacturers

Gallery View: RF connectors from China manufacturers

June 06, 2016

Mainstream RF connectors in China include basic and their scaled-down versions, mostly for communications and medical equipment, instruments and military applications.

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Graphics rivals in epic battle

Graphics rivals in epic battle

June 03, 2016

Nvidia's Pascal and AMD's Polaris figure in a rare clash of titans.

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PCB makers sustain efforts for complex HDI units

PCB makers sustain efforts for complex HDI units

June 02, 2016

China companies keep the HDI PCB segment buoyant despite technological and market challenges. Some pursue further advancement in any-layer types.

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LEDs spur growth in power ICs

LEDs spur growth in power ICs

June 01, 2016

The semiconductor market for LED lighting is expected to hit 24.3 million units by 2020.

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Gallery View: HDI PCBs with up to five microvia layers

Gallery View: HDI PCBs with up to five microvia layers

May 31, 2016

The HDI PCB line in China also includes any-layer units, but variants with up to three microvia layers form the bulk of supply.

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Latest Buyer's Guide to next-gen components

Latest Buyer's Guide to next-gen components

May 27, 2016

Check out what Greater China and South Korea suppliers of electronic components offer for smart home securities, and their updated selections for automotive, drones, robotics and wearables.

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IC capital spending forecast improves slightly

IC capital spending forecast improves slightly

May 27, 2016

Semiconductor spending is still expected to fall in 2016, but revised projections from Gartner show it falling less than previously anticipated.

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China smartphone panel capacity increasing in 2016

China smartphone panel capacity increasing in 2016

May 27, 2016

Two major suppliers are boosting capacity, while other LCD panel manufacturers are refocusing on smartphones.

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Gallery View: Flexible LED strips for indoor, outdoor lighting

Gallery View: Flexible LED strips for indoor, outdoor lighting

May 19, 2016

Flexible LED strips feature 30, 40 or 60 SMD diodes per meter. These come in IP55 to IP68-rated variants.

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Greater brightness, life span on flexible LED strips R&D agenda

Greater brightness, life span on flexible LED strips R&D agenda

May 19, 2016

Suppliers are looking to use higher-lumen diodes and alternative thermal management methods to improve product performance further.

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Chip sales edge up slightly

Chip sales edge up slightly

May 19, 2016

Semiconductor revenue for the first quarter is down 5.5 percent, but the sequential growth in March is the first in five months.

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AMOLED growth leads the display industry

AMOLED growth leads the display industry

May 17, 2016

LCD shipments are still higher, but shipments and revenue from AMOLED displays are soaring.

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Application Watch: Suppliers of EV charging plugs, cables boost production

Application Watch: Suppliers of EV charging plugs, cables boost production

May 17, 2016

China makers are also updating their interconnects lineups to meet the latest industry standards for the electric vehicle application.

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TSMC expects second-half surge

TSMC expects second-half surge

May 16, 2016

TSMC forecasts 1 percent growth for the semicon market and 5 percent for foundries this year.

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FD-SOI expands, but is it disruptive?

FD-SOI expands, but is it disruptive?

May 13, 2016

FD-SOI has less power consumption than FinFETs and suits RF, winning over some in the IoT market.

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Intel eyes servers, IoT for future growth

Intel eyes servers, IoT for future growth

May 12, 2016

After struggling in a declining PC market, Intel is refocusing on the next areas of computing.

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Gel-coated nanowires yield batteries with indefinite cycle life

Gel-coated nanowires yield batteries with indefinite cycle life

May 04, 2016

The material could create batteries that can be recharged more than 200,000 times without any loss of capacity.

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More rugged tactile switches on the drawing board

More rugged tactile switches on the drawing board

May 03, 2016

Companies offer tactile switches with up to IP68 rating, and are developing models with a life span of more than 1 million cycles.

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Gallery View: DIP, SMD tactile switches

Gallery View: DIP, SMD tactile switches

May 02, 2016

Illuminated, nonilluminated, water-resistant and nonresistant units in various sizes make up China's tactile switches range.

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Tier 1 inductor makers propel 01005 types to mainstream supply

Tier 1 inductor makers propel 01005 types to mainstream supply

April 29, 2016

Production of 0201 variants is also on the rise as the trend for miniaturization in popular consumer electronics applications persists.

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Gallery view: Chip, leaded inductors

Gallery view: Chip, leaded inductors

April 28, 2016

China makers offer air, ferrite, laminated, ceramic and toroidal types.

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USB-C on steady advance in USB connectors line

USB-C on steady advance in USB connectors line

April 27, 2016

Shipments of USB Type-C connectors are climbing. More interconnects makers venture into production as adoption in mobile electronics widens.

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Intel moves away from PCs, looks to IoT

Intel moves away from PCs, looks to IoT

April 27, 2016

A slowing PC market and missed opportunities in mobile electronics have hurt Intel, but it's making new investment in the Internet of Things.

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Gallery View: USB-C connectors in 3.0, 3.1

Gallery View: USB-C connectors in 3.0, 3.1

April 26, 2016

Male, female, DIP and SMD units form the USB-C connectors range in mainland China.

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AMOLED units overrun OLED display line

AMOLED units overrun OLED display line

April 25, 2016

Output based on the active-matrix technology has surged and will be on steady rise as China makers match the trend in terminal products.

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Stronger SMT capability stays a priority in China's PCB assembly industry

Stronger SMT capability stays a priority in China's PCB assembly industry

April 25, 2016

PCB assembly manufacturers acquire more surface-mount machines and highlight competence for ultrasmall component placement.

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Gallery View: OLED displays for mobile, test devices

Gallery View: OLED displays for mobile, test devices

April 21, 2016

AMOLED and PMOLED variants in 0.5 to 5in form the bulk of OLED display supply in mainland China.

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Gallery View: PCB assemblies from China suppliers

Gallery View: PCB assemblies from China suppliers

April 21, 2016

China's PCB assemblies are based on single-, double-sided, multilayer, HDI, flexible, rigid-flex boards, and IC substrates.

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Foundry sales growth slows

Foundry sales growth slows

April 20, 2016

Price competition among foundries in 28, 40 and 65nm nodes remains strong.

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Demand for LCDs by area rises 13 percent annually

Demand for LCDs by area rises 13 percent annually

April 18, 2016

LCD unit shipments are declining, but there's greater demand for larger screens.

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Semicon industry to bounce back in 2017

Semicon industry to bounce back in 2017

April 15, 2016

Revenue slipped by 2 percent in 2015, but IHS projects the sector will get back on track in 2017.

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Application Watch: Makers of power supplies keep up with robust outdoor LED display market

Application Watch: Makers of power supplies keep up with robust outdoor LED display market

April 14, 2016

Constant-current power supplies with enhanced efficiency constitute China makers' bid for the strong outdoor LED display sector.

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Wireless charging receiver shipments to double in 2016

Wireless charging receiver shipments to double in 2016

April 13, 2016

An IHS report projects 259 million wireless charging receivers will ship this year.

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TSMC signs agreement for its first 300mm fab in China

TSMC signs agreement for its first 300mm fab in China

April 08, 2016

The plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu will have a capacity of 20,000 12in wafers per month.

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Supercapacitor makers accelerate R&D, production

Supercapacitor makers accelerate R&D, production

April 07, 2016

The trend for greater and greener storage systems fuels broader adoption of supercapacitors in various electronics applications.

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Chip market may contract again

Chip market may contract again

April 07, 2016

The low prices are hurting the bottom line, with one analyst predicting another year of decline for the industry.

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Gallery View: 0.1 to 10,000F supercapacitors from China

Gallery View:  0.1 to 10,000F supercapacitors from China

April 05, 2016

Supercapacitors come in coin, winding and modular types. EDLCs dominate the line.

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3D NAND fab seen as milestone for China

3D NAND fab seen as milestone for China

April 05, 2016

XMC is the only China foundry producing memory. It will eventually churn out 200,000 wafers per month.

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KOE introduces rugged TFT-LCD modules

KOE introduces rugged TFT-LCD modules

April 01, 2016

The display modules from the JDI subsidiary are designed for EV charging stations, ticketing systems and vending machines.

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Application Watch: Certified product performance underscored in industrial fuses

Application Watch: Certified product performance underscored in industrial fuses

March 31, 2016

China suppliers of fuses for industrial control products back up competitive pricing with multiple certification.

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4K rides USB-C for handsets

4K rides USB-C for handsets

March 29, 2016

USB Type-C connector will allow devices to output video at 4K resolution.

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TSMC, ARM aim 7nm at data centers

TSMC, ARM aim 7nm at data centers

March 29, 2016

Cloud computing the next process driver?

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Semiconductor shipments to top 1 trillion units in 2018

Semiconductor shipments to top 1 trillion units in 2018

March 23, 2016

IC Insights projects shipments will increase from 887 million units this year and will represent 9 percent CAGR over 40 years.

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Flexible batteries, electronics expand

Flexible batteries, electronics expand

March 22, 2016

Flexible batteries are proving to be very important, thanks to the many different forms connected devices take today.

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Embedded touch adoption accelerates

Embedded touch adoption accelerates

March 21, 2016

The technology will account for half of mobile phone displays soon and will find greater adoption in the PC market.

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LED Video is growing

LED Video is growing

March 17, 2016

The LED Video market expanded by 279 percent in 2015, but high prices continue to hinder wider adoption.

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x86 SoC series spans wide application range

x86 SoC series spans wide application range

March 16, 2016

The new Embedded G-Series SoC seeks to offer better performance and price for AMD's x86 chips.

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Upbeat automotive market spurs rotary potentiometer line

Upbeat automotive market spurs rotary potentiometer line

March 15, 2016

China makers of rotary potentiometers highlight product performance and look to benefit from stable growth in requirement in the vehicle industry.

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Gallery View: Rotary potentiometers from mainland China

Gallery View: Rotary potentiometers from mainland China

March 14, 2016

Units for household appliances, industrial equipment and automotive use constitute mainland China's range of rotary potentiometers.

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High-frequency PCB suppliers use top-of-the-line laminates

High-frequency PCB suppliers use top-of-the-line laminates

March 11, 2016

Typical releases from China makers adopt PTFE materials from Rogers, Isola, Arlon and Taconic. Units with PPO and high-Tg FR-4 bases make up the rest of the selection.

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Gallery View: High-frequency PCBs

Gallery View: High-frequency PCBs

March 10, 2016

High-frequency PCBs from mainland China suppliers come in PTFE, PPO and high-Tg FR-4 variants.

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AC/DC adapter makers target wider DOE Level VI compliance

AC/DC adapter makers target wider DOE Level VI compliance

March 09, 2016

China companies brace for a series of tougher regulations covering external power supplies in key markets as the latest standard takes effect in the US.

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Qualcomm comes back via Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm comes back via Snapdragon 820

March 08, 2016

Qualcomm's latest high-end SoC is featured in a slate of new flagship smartphones.

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Gallery View: AC/DC adapters in 3 to 300W

Gallery View: AC/DC adapters in 3 to 300W

March 07, 2016

AC/DC adapters in 3 to 120W dominate supply in China. All products have built-in safety features.

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LCD panel prices continue to fall amid China oversupply

LCD panel prices continue to fall amid China oversupply

March 04, 2016

The LCD panel market is not likely to rebound in 2016, but if fab utilization falls later this year, quotes could climb in 2H17.

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MediaTek launches its first 16nm SoC

MediaTek launches its first 16nm SoC

March 03, 2016

The new SoC will bring better battery life and device performance.

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Flexible displays get more useful

Flexible displays get more useful

March 02, 2016

Queen's University researchers made an Android-based prototype to show the capability of their bendable FOLED screen.

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HDMI 1.4 type D cable assemblies on spotlight

HDMI 1.4 type D cable assemblies on spotlight

March 01, 2016

HDMI 1.4 type E variants remain on the product agenda. Only a few China companies offer them at present.

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Gallery View: HDMI 1.4 cable assemblies from China manufacturers

Gallery View: HDMI 1.4 cable assemblies from China manufacturers

February 29, 2016

Mainstream HDMI 1.4 cable assemblies in China come with types D-to-A, D-to-D and E-to-A male connectors.

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EMS companies stress high mix, low volume for CE market

EMS companies stress high mix, low volume for CE market

February 26, 2016

China contract manufacturers concentrate on small and midsize local, Europe and North America consumer electronics suppliers.

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Cars drive SoC design at ISSCC

Cars drive SoC design at ISSCC

February 19, 2016

MediaTek and AMD are racing to improve SoCs used in vehicles as smartphone growth declines.

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Semiconductor R&D spending slows

Semiconductor R&D spending slows

February 10, 2016

The rate of increase decelerated to 0.5 percent.

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Qualcomm, China team up to develop server chipset

Qualcomm, China team up to develop server chipset

February 10, 2016

This is the latest sign that China is trying to grow a globally competitive semiconductor industry.

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Apple, Lenovo among top 10 spenders on semiconductors

Apple, Lenovo among top 10 spenders on semiconductors

February 05, 2016

An IHS report shows China OEMs and Apple are rapidly increasing outlay for semiconductors.

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Sony to use FD-SOI in stacked image sensors

Sony to use FD-SOI in stacked image sensors

February 03, 2016

The technology could have big implications for IoT, giving developers a low-powered SoC with multiple capabilities.

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Gallery View: Thermal protectors from South Korea makers

Gallery View: Thermal protectors from South Korea makers

February 03, 2016

Manufacturers of thermal protectors in South Korea compete on quality and price.

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Gallery View: 3D printers from South Korea

Gallery View: 3D printers from South Korea

February 01, 2016

Most 3D printer makers in South Korea use FDM technology. Some have DLP types.

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IGZO-based types boost 3 to 6in TFT-LCD module selection

IGZO-based types boost 3 to 6in TFT-LCD module selection

February 01, 2016

Greater resolution and reduced power consumption will drive the trend from traditional a-Si units. Lead China companies offer LTPS variants as well.

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Gallery View: 3 to 6in TFT-LCD modules

Gallery View: 3 to 6in TFT-LCD modules

February 01, 2016

The mainstream selection of small TFT-LCD modules from mainland China makers have 480x854, 720x1280 and 1080x1920 pixels.

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South Korea's thermal protector line remains buoyant

South Korea's thermal protector line remains buoyant

January 29, 2016

Makers in South Korea contend for the market through product performance enhancements and competitive pricing.

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Makers of PV connectors, cable couplers increase production

Makers of PV connectors, cable couplers increase production

January 29, 2016

China companies anticipate higher requirement as the trend for renewable energy bolsters the solar power system application market.

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Stanford develops 'safe' battery

Stanford develops 'safe' battery

January 28, 2016

This Li-ion battery shuts down when it overheats, preventing fires and explosions.

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China's chip jackpot teases

China's chip jackpot teases

January 28, 2016

What does China's Big Fund to grow a national semiconductor industry and Powerball have in common?

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Gallery View: PV connectors & cable couplers

Gallery View: PV connectors & cable couplers

January 28, 2016

MC3 and MC4 types constitute the typical range of PV connectors and cable couplers in China.

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Taiwan touch panel shipments jump in 4Q15

Taiwan touch panel shipments jump in 4Q15

January 27, 2016

Touchscreen deliveries for handsets and laptops increased 21 percent and 34 percent, while growth was much slower in the tablet PC segment.

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Brushless types on micromotor R&D agenda

Brushless types on micromotor R&D agenda

January 26, 2016

Emerging applications, including drones, spur line diversification, while overall robust demand fuels output expansion.

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Gallery View: Micromotors from China manufacturers

Gallery View: Micromotors from China manufacturers

January 25, 2016

DC units constitute China's mainstream micromotor lineup, and most are brushed models.

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Samsung to produce Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chips

Samsung to produce Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chips

January 22, 2016

Samsung will be using its second-generation 14nm chip production process for Qualcomm and own Exynos 8 Octa.

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Chip forecasts, drivers diverge

Chip forecasts, drivers diverge

January 22, 2016

2016 predictions span -3 to 4 percent. Long-term growth can be as high as 7 percent from new markets such as IoT and VR.

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Suppliers of RF modules emphasize customization capability

Suppliers of RF modules emphasize customization capability

January 22, 2016

Companies capitalize on mature subassembly services and dependability of foreign-made semiconductor devices.

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Gallery View: RF modules from 10MHz

Gallery View: RF modules from 10MHz

January 21, 2016

Typical RF modules from China manufacturers have an operating frequency of up to 10GHz. These include transmitter, receiver and transceiver types.

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Application Watch: Rigid-flex PCB makers prepare for wearables market boom

Application Watch: Rigid-flex PCB makers prepare for wearables market boom

January 21, 2016

Shipments of wearable devices worldwide will surge by 43 percent between 2014 and 2019. This translates to a broader application base for rigid-flex boards.

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New Wi-Fi module designed to be put in anything

New Wi-Fi module designed to be put in anything

January 20, 2016

ASIX is looking to the future with its new AXM23001 module developed to get everyday products online.

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Power source tailored for wearable electronics

Power source tailored for wearable electronics

January 18, 2016

Case Western Reserve University has come up with small supercapacitors to power wearables.

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Samsung makes SoC for health-tracking wearables

Samsung makes SoC for health-tracking wearables

January 15, 2016

Samsung's new Bio-Processor has built-in sensors that collect biometric data.

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Lithium is the 'new gasoline'

Lithium is the 'new gasoline'

January 11, 2016

The rising demand for lithium is increasing its cost, but developments in the field are keeping battery prices low.

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Qualcomm adds smartphone power to auto

Qualcomm adds smartphone power to auto

January 11, 2016

Qualcomm rolls out chips for the automotive market based on the Snapdragon 820.

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Zepp sensors embed in sports equipment

Zepp sensors embed in sports equipment

January 08, 2016

Zepp Labs is now partnering with manufacturers for its integrated sensing solutions.

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InvenSense licenses positioning technology to Huawei

InvenSense licenses positioning technology to Huawei

January 06, 2016

Huawei will use InvenSense's positioning technology in its Kirin 950 processor.

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Semiconductor industry faces more M&As

Semiconductor industry faces more M&As

January 05, 2016

Mergers and acquisitions are increasing, thanks to pricing pressures from new mainland China and Taiwan entrants.

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Apple fab buy: Biometrics, RF MEMS in play?

Apple fab buy: Biometrics, RF MEMS in play?

January 05, 2016

Apple's purchase of Maxim fab has made the industry curious, but the small size could mean it is meant for in-house prototyping technology.

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Manufacturers of FR-4 PCBs strengthen line

Manufacturers of FR-4 PCBs strengthen line

December 29, 2015

Companies look to release more advanced high-density interconnect types and enhance the dominant multilayer segment.

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Gallery View: Multilayer FR-4 PCBs

Gallery View: Multilayer FR-4 PCBs

December 28, 2015

Units with four to 10 layers represent for more than 50 percent of China's output value for the line.

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Gallery View: Encapsulated transformers in 0.25 to 60VA

Gallery View: Encapsulated transformers in 0.25 to 60VA

December 28, 2015

EE, EI and UI types continue to dominate output of China suppliers.

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Stable growth for mature encapsulated transformers line

Stable growth for mature encapsulated transformers line

December 23, 2015

Makers leverage adoption in power supplies in industrial and medical equipment, instruments, home appliances, smart meters, avionics and telecom products.

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Roadmap to trillion sensors forks

Roadmap to trillion sensors forks

December 22, 2015

The MEMS & Sensor Industry Group has outlined a new two-pronged approach to achieving a world with one trillion sensors.

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FPC connectors suppliers target finer-pitch units

FPC connectors suppliers target finer-pitch units

December 22, 2015

Makers look to add 0.2 and 0.25mm-pitch models to their regular selections to keep up with miniaturization in terminal applications.

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Gallery View: 4 to 60-pin FPC connectors

Gallery View: 4 to 60-pin FPC connectors

December 21, 2015

China companies offer units in SMD and DIP configurations with minimum pitch of 0.3mm.

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COB LED makers emphasize units with 130 lm/W

COB LED makers emphasize units with 130 lm/W

December 18, 2015

High luminous efficacy remains a key objective. Some companies pursue miniaturization further by adopting flip-chip technology.

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Gallery View: 3 to 100W COB LEDs

Gallery View: 3 to 100W COB LEDs

December 17, 2015

China suppliers offer versions for indoor and outdoor, automotive and industrial lighting. Models come in white, and warm and cool white.

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Smart home enlivens motion sensor module line

Smart home enlivens motion sensor module line

December 16, 2015

China suppliers are boosting production in anticipation of greater demand.

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ARM sizes up Moore's law

ARM sizes up Moore's law

December 15, 2015

Memory wall and cost per transistor are tackled.

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China semiconductor growth putting the squeeze on MediaTek

China semiconductor growth putting the squeeze on MediaTek

December 14, 2015

Analysts see trouble for MediaTek due to price competition from growing China chipmakers and already-dominant US companies.

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RF charger taps tiny antenna

RF charger taps tiny antenna

December 11, 2015

Cairo-based Si-Ware is developing a system to charge devices wirelessly using thousands of tiny antennas.

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Gallery View: Poly-, monocrystalline solar cells

Gallery View: Poly-, monocrystalline solar cells

December 09, 2015

The selection in China also includes thin-film variants.

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Output of monocrystalline solar cells rises steadily

Output of monocrystalline solar cells rises steadily

December 09, 2015

Declining prices of the higher-efficiency type widen adoption. Polycrystalline kinds continue to lead supply.

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Gallery View: Single-, multimode fiber-optic patch cords

Gallery View: Single-, multimode fiber-optic patch cords

December 08, 2015

China suppliers offer mainly units with FC, ST, SC and LC connectors.

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Fiber-optic patch cord manufacturers upgrade line

Fiber-optic patch cord manufacturers upgrade line

December 08, 2015

A number of companies add armored units to enhance selections of conventional and plastic variants.

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Gallery View: Flexible LED strips for outdoor use

Gallery View: Flexible LED strips for outdoor use

December 04, 2015

Units feature 5050, 3528 or 2835 SMD diodes, and come in IP65 to IP68-rated versions.

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Outdoor applications drive flexible LED strip line

Outdoor applications drive flexible LED strip line

December 04, 2015

Makers emphasize use of high-grade materials and components for improved product performance. The range includes IP65 to IP68-rated units.

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Gallery View: Stamped metal parts for 3C products

Gallery View: Stamped metal parts for 3C products

November 23, 2015

Companies in China's metal stamping industry use mainly aluminum, copper and their alloys, and steel.

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Metal stamping sector bolsters customization

Metal stamping sector bolsters customization

November 23, 2015

Meeting typical to high-precision requirements for various electronics applications stays a key objective in this service industry.

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Gallery View: Capacitive touch panels for CE, in-car electronics

Gallery View: Capacitive touch panels for CE, in-car electronics

November 23, 2015

Units in 1.5 to 32in form the mainstream selection in China. Those below 10in dominate shipments.

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Touch panel makers expand capacitive segment

Touch panel makers expand capacitive segment

November 23, 2015

Companies take advantage of the steady rise in requirement in mobile, automotive and home electronics applications.

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Gallery View: Synchronous AC motors

Gallery View: Synchronous AC motors

November 17, 2015

Units for home appliances, instruments and medical equipment form the mainstream selection in China.

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Synchronous AC motor makers highlight <1,000W types

Synchronous AC motor makers highlight <1,000W types

November 17, 2015

Companies boost competitiveness in traditional home appliances market while eyeing prospects in emerging applications such as electric vehicles and robotics.

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Application Watch: DC-DC converter makers target car infotainment, safety systems

Application Watch: DC-DC converter makers target car infotainment, safety systems

November 16, 2015

Companies highlight enhanced efficiency and reliability, and smaller configurations in releases for automotive electronics.

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Lithium-oxygen batteries give more power at smaller cost

Lithium-oxygen batteries give more power at smaller cost

November 09, 2015

Lithium-oxygen battery holds more energy per unit of weight and costs less to produce than Li-ion.

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Buyer's Guide to next-gen components

Buyer's Guide to next-gen components

November 05, 2015

Browse the latest electronic components for automotive, drones, robotics and wearables applications from Greater China suppliers.

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Gallery View: USB 3.1 connectors from China suppliers

Gallery View: USB 3.1 connectors from China suppliers

November 05, 2015

SMD units lead production. Releases come in types A, B and C.

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USB connectors suppliers prepare for version 3.1 uptake

USB connectors suppliers prepare for version 3.1 uptake

November 05, 2015

Units in the latest specification still have less than 10 percent share of local output. This will climb as makers boost production in coming months.

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Gallery View: Plastic parts for various products

Gallery View: Plastic parts for various products

November 03, 2015

Products are made of commodity and engineering plastic, and plastic alloy, which are processed using mainly injection molding.

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Plastic parts makers emphasize injection molding for CE products

Plastic parts makers emphasize injection molding for CE products

November 03, 2015

Customization remains the key production driver, with services covering mold design and making to final inspection.

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IBM nanotubes may redefine future of Moore's law

IBM nanotubes may redefine future of Moore's law

November 02, 2015

Switch to carbon at 3 to 5nm.

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Put FPGAs in your SoCs

Put FPGAs in your SoCs

November 02, 2015

Flex Logix has created a product, which almost doubles the space for gates on a chip.

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3D memory chips may beat 3D hybrid memory cube

3D memory chips may beat 3D hybrid memory cube

November 02, 2015

8-layer memory going to 18 + sensors.

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Gallery View: Chip, leaded ceramic capacitors

Gallery View: Chip, leaded ceramic capacitors

October 30, 2015

The mainstream selection in China consists of single- and multilayer units. The latter comes mostly in chip types.

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Key capacitor manufacturers advance ceramic category

Key capacitor manufacturers advance ceramic category

October 30, 2015

Multilayer types are on the agenda of the few China companies that ventured into the line dominated by foreign players.

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Gallery View: 1 to 100W high-power LEDs in COB package

Gallery View: 1 to 100W high-power LEDs in COB package

October 28, 2015

Single-chip types account for more than 80 percent of China maker's output for the line.

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High-power LEDs based on PSS, ceramic on agenda

High-power LEDs based on PSS, ceramic on agenda

October 28, 2015

Rising requirement spurs R&D on latest types. The mainstream selection remains dominated by units with dissimilar and aluminum substrates.

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Gallery View: 5 to >1,000Ah semigel, AGM VRLA batteries for EVs

Gallery View: 5 to >1,000Ah semigel, AGM VRLA batteries for EVs

October 26, 2015

Units target low-speed electric vehicles and come 2, 6, 8, 12, 16 and 18V.

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VRLA battery makers sustain production for low-speed EVs

VRLA battery makers sustain production for low-speed EVs

October 26, 2015

Companies leverage broad adoption in electric bikes, motorcycles, scooters, wheelchairs, forklifts and special-purpose vehicles such as golf carts.

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Startup goes multi-die to customize MCUs

Startup goes multi-die to customize MCUs

October 26, 2015

Indie Semiconductor expects to ship more than 10 million units this year.

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TSMC's 2015 forecast may be warning for supply chain

TSMC's 2015 forecast may be warning for supply chain

October 23, 2015

The dimmed forecast may indicate difficulty for other companies in the supply chain.

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Application Watch: China makers offer MEMS sensors, brushless DC motors, lithium batteries for drones

Application Watch: China makers offer MEMS sensors, brushless DC motors, lithium batteries for drones

October 23, 2015

China components suppliers eye prospects in the emerging application market, directing product development toward matching its requirements.

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India could tap Tesla for solar battery solution

India could tap Tesla for solar battery solution

October 22, 2015

India PM Narendra Modi hopes to achieve his government's plan of adding 100,000MW of solar power by 2022, with 40,000MW each from rooftop and distributed generation projects.

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Intersil acquires GWS, boosts power MOSFET expertise

Intersil acquires GWS, boosts power MOSFET expertise

October 15, 2015

Intersil spent an initial cash consideration of $19 million, with an additional $4 million based on the achievement of post-closing business metrics through 2016.

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Intel-led group touts OIC 1.0 over rival IoT specs

Intel-led group touts OIC 1.0 over rival IoT specs

October 15, 2015

Cloud-native architecture and IPR policy.

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Freescale buys CogniVue

Freescale buys CogniVue

October 15, 2015

The acquisition will boost Freescale's capability in autonomous car technology.

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Cypress solar PMICs charge indoors

Cypress solar PMICs charge indoors

October 12, 2015

Energy harvesters work down to 200 lux.

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ARM, Thundersoft plan IoT accelerators in China

ARM, Thundersoft plan IoT accelerators in China

October 09, 2015

The initiative is among the recent spate of major investment in the Internet of Things by vendors worldwide.

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Global chip sales dip on soft demand

Global chip sales dip on soft demand

October 09, 2015

2015 could turn into a no-growth year for chip markets.

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Chip firms target smaller customers

Chip firms target smaller customers

October 08, 2015

Small companies and startups spent $78.3 billion in chips in 2014, according to Gartner.

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SiC/GaN poised for power

SiC/GaN poised for power

October 08, 2015

Yole Developpement predicts new substrates to dominate.

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3D NAND debuts in storage arrays

3D NAND debuts in storage arrays

October 07, 2015

Kaminario aims to bring all-flash storage prices to less than $1/GB.

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Wire harnesses makers boost R&D, output for automotive industry

Wire harnesses makers boost R&D, output for automotive industry

October 07, 2015

The higher number and complexity of onboard electronics spurs the release of smaller and lightweight interconnects.

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MRAM hits flash arrays in M.2 module

MRAM hits flash arrays in M.2 module

October 06, 2015

MRAM is poised for a 50 percent CAGR, according to a report released by research firm Coughlin Associates in 2014.

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Gallery View: 0.5 to 4sqmm automotive wire harnesses

Gallery View: 0.5 to 4sqmm automotive wire harnesses

October 05, 2015

Typical products have gold- or nickel-plated copper terminals and thermoplastic housings.

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Smart-meter ICs on the rise

Smart-meter ICs on the rise

September 23, 2015

This growth, which is a return to historical levels for smart metering, shifted global market shares away from dominant Western suppliers and toward Asia suppliers.

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Cable runs affect MEMS microphone tests

Cable runs affect MEMS microphone tests

September 23, 2015

The explosion of smart devices has meant an upsurge of small, low-powered audio components, which bring their own special measurement and connectivity challenges.

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EMS companies signify readiness for new-tech projects

EMS companies signify readiness for new-tech projects

September 22, 2015

Makers leverage competence in various electronics to position for prospective market in industrial robots.

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Thermal interface materials market heating up

Thermal interface materials market heating up

September 09, 2015

TIMs will grow to $3 billion in 2025, according to IDTechEx Research.

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Design rule checking for SerDes PCB layouts

Design rule checking for SerDes PCB layouts

September 09, 2015

In addition to manual inspection to be sure the SerDes bus traces on a routed board are error-free, use of an automated design rule checker makes such tasks easier.

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Micron upbeat about turbulent 3D NAND market

Micron upbeat about turbulent 3D NAND market

September 09, 2015

Diversification of end markets cited as reason for optimism.

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RRAM breaks records with graphene

RRAM breaks records with graphene

September 08, 2015

Low-temperature process yields 20GB arrays.

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Makers of power transformers focus R&D on planar types

Makers of power transformers focus R&D on planar types

September 07, 2015

Conventional wirewound units, however, still form the bulk of production.

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Manufacturers restart R&D on SMD microspeakers

Manufacturers restart R&D on SMD microspeakers

September 04, 2015

Mobile electronics spur companies to take miniaturization a step further and capitalize on the robust smartphone and tablet PC markets.

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Gallery View: 0.1 to 5W microspeakers with 70 to 105dB SPL

Gallery View: 0.1 to 5W microspeakers with 70 to 105dB SPL

September 03, 2015

Typical microspeakers from China suppliers have 0 to 20kHz frequency response, 4 to 64ohm impedance.

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LED lighting application sustains aluminum PCB line's steady growth

LED lighting application sustains aluminum PCB line's steady growth

September 02, 2015

Single-sided units are still the staple category for the green illumination market. Companies stress high thermal conductivity.

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Getting back to basic with Bluetooth

Getting back to basic with Bluetooth

September 01, 2015

Silicon Labs thinks something more is needed in the highly competitive Bluetooth segment of the market.

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Gallery View: 12 low- to high-power transformers from China

Gallery View: 12 low- to high-power transformers from China

August 28, 2015

Units below 100W and above 20kHz lead output of China makers.

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New CISC architecture takes on RISC

New CISC architecture takes on RISC

August 27, 2015

The real power of the CISC approach will be most apparent in small-footprint IoT designs.

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Gallery View: Single-sided to multilayer aluminum PCBs

Gallery View: Single-sided to multilayer aluminum PCBs

August 26, 2015

Typical aluminum PCBs from mainland China have 0.2, 0.3, 0.6, 0.8, 1, 1.2, 1.5, 2 or 3mm-thick substrates and 0.5 to 5oz copper.

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AMD slips from ranking of top 20 chip vendors

AMD slips from ranking of top 20 chip vendors

August 25, 2015

Lagging PC sales and slow uptake in non-PC markets contribute to the loss.

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Application Watch: Thinner, curved, flexible batteries for wearable electronics on development agenda

Application Watch: Thinner, curved, flexible batteries for wearable electronics on development agenda

August 24, 2015

China suppliers keep up with the design trends in wearable devices to corner a share of the rapidly expanding sector.

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Gallery View: TFT-LCD modules adopt anti-glare coating

Gallery View: TFT-LCD modules adopt anti-glare coating

August 18, 2015

7in and above LED-backlit units deliver 800x480 to 1920x440-pixel resolution. These come with or without touch panels.

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7in & above IPS TFT-LCD modules on drawing board

7in & above IPS TFT-LCD modules on drawing board

August 18, 2015

More makers are expected to release models with greater viewing angle and color quality for tablet PCs and automotive displays.

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Companies stress enhanced frequency, reliability in switching power supplies

Companies stress enhanced frequency, reliability in switching power supplies

August 07, 2015

Units come in 30kHz to 1GHz and integrate safety features. Some are IP65 to IP67-rated for outdoor applications.

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Brushless motor suppliers sustain production expansion

Brushless motor suppliers sustain production expansion

August 06, 2015

Makers continue to highlight the development of integrated and sensorless configurations.

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Gallery View: Switching power supplies adopt AC-to-DC, DC-to-AC conversion

Gallery View: Switching power supplies adopt AC-to-DC, DC-to-AC conversion

August 05, 2015

Releases come in 30kHz to 1GHz and 12W to 1kW models.

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TSMC trims 2015 outlook

TSMC trims 2015 outlook

August 03, 2015

The foundry has excess inventory but will maintain its capex target.

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Gallery View: 1 to 7,500W brushless motors

Gallery View: 1 to 7,500W brushless motors

August 03, 2015

The mainstream range comes in 100 to 40,000rpm and 60 and 120-degree units.

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3D-printed electronics are here

3D-printed electronics are here

July 31, 2015

Researchers insert metal into component shapes.

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Boosting production of SMD types still key objective in choke coils

Boosting production of SMD types still key objective in choke coils

July 31, 2015

The miniaturization trend in major applications computer, communication and consumer electronics products continues to drive line.

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Gallery View: DIP, SMD choke coils

Gallery View: DIP, SMD choke coils

July 30, 2015

High-frequency models dominate output in China.

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Cat 6 cable assemblies move steadily into the mainstream

Cat 6 cable assemblies move steadily into the mainstream

July 29, 2015

Suppliers are updating their selections to match the trend for faster transmission in various networking applications.

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Gallery View: Cat 6 and 7 cable assemblies in STP, UTP types

Gallery View: Cat 6 and 7 cable assemblies in STP, UTP types

July 28, 2015

Units have pure copper, aluminum or copper-clad aluminum conductors.

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Application Watch: Interconnects makers target portable medical devices

Application Watch: Interconnects makers target portable medical devices

July 24, 2015

The expanding production of portable medical equipment spurs a similar trend in connectors and cable assemblies.

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IBM-GlobalFoundries deal finalized

IBM-GlobalFoundries deal finalized

July 24, 2015

The $1.5 billion acquisition completes.

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Secure IoT MCUs drive Freescale-NXP

Secure IoT MCUs drive Freescale-NXP

July 16, 2015

The merger's new CEO outlines vision for a smarter world.

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Fresh breed of wireless sensor developers inspires new tools

Fresh breed of wireless sensor developers inspires new tools

July 15, 2015

Veterans in the semiconductor industry address the requirements of developers with no MCU background.

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'Sensorization' of modern life

'Sensorization' of modern life

July 09, 2015

Wearables, IoT and medical electronics will be the key growth drivers.

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TI offers wearables evaluation kit

TI offers wearables evaluation kit

July 08, 2015

1080p DLP fits head-mount displays.

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High-voltage LED production under way

High-voltage LED production under way

July 07, 2015

More manufacturers are expected to venture into the line, spurred by the strong indoor lighting application market.

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Gallery View: High-voltage LEDs in 3,000 to 6,000K CCT

Gallery View: High-voltage LEDs in 3,000 to 6,000K CCT

July 03, 2015

The typical range consists of AC and DC-driven units with luminous efficacy exceeding 100 lm/W.

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Higher layer count still a key objective in flexible PCBs

Higher layer count still a key objective in flexible PCBs

July 03, 2015

The mobile electronics market continues to drive initiatives for multilayer buildups. Double-sided units stay in mainstream supply.

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IBM renting out EDA tools

IBM renting out EDA tools

July 02, 2015

Online access is half the price of licensing.

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Gallery View: Single-sided to multilayer flexible PCBs

Gallery View: Single-sided to multilayer flexible PCBs

July 02, 2015

Options extend to surface finish, line width and spacing, and hole size.

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PCBs: 10 circuit design simulation apps for pros, DIYers

PCBs: 10 circuit design simulation apps for pros, DIYers

July 02, 2015

A review of different and novel PCB testing software suites.

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Open-air units dominate mainstream current-sensing resistor selection

Open-air units dominate mainstream current-sensing resistor selection

July 01, 2015

DIP variants form the bulk of supply. The current-sensing category represents a small portion of aggregate resistor output.

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Intel, Altera: Math in question

Intel, Altera: Math in question

June 30, 2015

Co-packaged x86 and FPGAs ship in late 2016.

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Gallery View: DIP-based selection of current-sensing resistors

Gallery View: DIP-based selection of current-sensing resistors

June 30, 2015

Resistance ranges from 0.5mohm to 1ohm, while tolerance is ±1, ±2 or ±5 percent.

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MediaTek rolls out IoT products

MediaTek rolls out IoT products

June 29, 2015

Company sees growth in IoT devices.

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Rubber keypad suppliers advance high-end laser-etched category

Rubber keypad suppliers advance high-end laser-etched category

June 29, 2015

Companies gradually increase production of units with better chemical and wear resistance.

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Gallery View: Laser-etched rubber keypads in various materials

Gallery View: Laser-etched rubber keypads in various materials

June 26, 2015

Silicone rubber, nitrile butadiene or EPDM, which are combined with plastic, are the typical options.

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Avago, Broadcom combo praised

Avago, Broadcom combo praised

June 26, 2015

The deal would create a $13 billion mobile/cloud giant.

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Inside Apple's iPhone 6 Plus battery

Inside Apple's iPhone 6 Plus battery

June 25, 2015

A tour of Apple's iPhone 6 battery helps nail down the one variable that determines manufacturing cost.

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Application Watch: Solar & wind turbines: Gel, LiFePO₄ batteries drive power storage R&D

Application Watch: Solar & wind turbines: Gel, LiFePO₄ batteries drive power storage R&D

June 25, 2015

China battery suppliers are working to expand their range of solutions to keep up with solar and wind power requirements.

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IoT drives chip packaging innovation

IoT drives chip packaging innovation

June 10, 2015

The trend requires an advanced level of integration of low-power radio devices and sensors.

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Knowles buys Audience for $85 million

Knowles buys Audience for $85 million

June 09, 2015

The deal is expected to close in 3Q15.

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MediaTek rolls out 10-core monster

MediaTek rolls out 10-core monster

June 08, 2015

MediaTek essentially created an extension of Arm's big.LITTLE technology with its latest mobile SoC, showing differentiation is still possible in this space.

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Chip market growth strong in Q1 in US, China

Chip market growth strong in Q1 in US, China

June 04, 2015

Sales in Europe and Japan head in the opposite direction.

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Power electronics market surges

Power electronics market surges

June 03, 2015

Electric vehicles help drive growth.

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Compression-bonded, injection-molded NdFeB magnets

Compression-bonded, injection-molded NdFeB magnets

June 02, 2015

Mainstream releases from China makers have zinc, nickel, epoxy resin, nickel-copper-nickel or gold coating.

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LED driver suppliers underscore units with IP67, IP68 ratings

LED driver suppliers underscore units with IP67, IP68 ratings

June 01, 2015

Makers remain focused on improved product performance to take advantage of growing requirement in outdoor lighting.

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Output of anisotropic bonded NdFeB magnets on steady rise

Output of anisotropic bonded NdFeB magnets on steady rise

May 29, 2015

Key players lead initiatives to grow the high-end category and complement the mainstream selection of isotropic units.

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LED drivers for outdoor applications have 30 to 300W power

LED drivers for outdoor applications have 30 to 300W power

May 29, 2015

Constant-current types form the bulk of supply in China.

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SMD LED companies emphasize units for outdoor lights, displays

SMD LED companies emphasize units for outdoor lights, displays

May 28, 2015

More manufacturers will turn out models for open-air installations to widen the range of IP65-rated models. They continue to raise output of 0402 types for popular electronics devices.

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Top-, sideview LEDs in SMD configuration

Top-, sideview LEDs in SMD configuration

May 27, 2015

Typical units from mainland China makers come in white, warm and pure white, and RGB.

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Application Watch: Electric vehicles: Lithium, lead-acid batteries for hybrid, pure EVs

Application Watch: Electric vehicles: Lithium, lead-acid batteries for hybrid, pure EVs

May 26, 2015

The range in China has LiFePO₄, ternary, and AGM, gel and semigel lead-acid types.

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SMD variants ascend to mainstream crystal oscillator supply

SMD variants ascend to mainstream crystal oscillator supply

May 22, 2015

Companies will continue to step up production, relegating conventional DIP kinds to the minority category.

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High-end PCB design made affordable

High-end PCB design made affordable

May 21, 2015

PADS dollar entry point is half the industry average.

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SPXO units dominate crystal oscillator output

SPXO units dominate crystal oscillator output

May 20, 2015

China makers offer SMD and DIP units in 0.5 to 800MHz.

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PCB-friendly motion module targets sensor hubs

PCB-friendly motion module targets sensor hubs

May 11, 2015

Coin-cell sized module fits on space-constrained PCBs.

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EUV deal raises questions

EUV deal raises questions

May 11, 2015

Is EUV lithography ready for making semiconductors?

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WSTS marks America up for 2015 boom

WSTS marks America up for 2015 boom

May 05, 2015

The market for semiconductors in the Americas will grow by 15 percent in 2015, according to a revised estimate from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics.

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Tried-and-true old PCB design software still going strong

Tried-and-true old PCB design software still going strong

May 04, 2015

EETimes looks at a number of PCB design tools.

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Aluminum battery recharges in 1 second

Aluminum battery recharges in 1 second

April 29, 2015

Flexibility enables wrap-around smartphones.

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Chip, solid types enhance lead-based aluminum electrolytic capacitor selection

Chip, solid types enhance lead-based aluminum electrolytic capacitor selection

April 29, 2015

A number of suppliers are updating their lineups to prepare for the projected rise in requirement for more advanced kinds.

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LCD panel makers emphasize over-40in, UHD units for TVs

LCD panel makers emphasize over-40in, UHD units for TVs

April 29, 2015

Major China companies invest in higher-generation plants, some of which will begin mass production this year.

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Makers of power relays maintain traditional electromechanical category

Makers of power relays maintain traditional electromechanical category

April 27, 2015

Companies bank on product maturity to take advantage of further opportunities in the automotive market.

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Sensor hub lowers the power

Sensor hub lowers the power

April 27, 2015

FPGA on-chip for hardware reconfigurability

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Terminal blocks manufacturers pursue advanced SMD type

Terminal blocks manufacturers pursue advanced SMD type

April 27, 2015

The miniaturization trend in application products and the wide adoption in LED lighting attract a greater number of suppliers to the minority segment.

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SMD terminal blocks in 2 to 12-pole types

SMD terminal blocks in 2 to 12-pole types

April 23, 2015

Typical SMD terminal blocks in China have 3.5, 4 or 5mm pitch and support 12 to 24AWG wires.

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0.1µF to 820F aluminum electrolytic capacitors

0.1µF to 820F aluminum electrolytic capacitors

April 23, 2015

Aluminum electrolytic capacitors from China suppliers come in 5 to 600V.

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A PCB design tool that mechanical engineers will love

A PCB design tool that mechanical engineers will love

April 22, 2015

Altium takes the next step in PCB design: MCAD

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TFT-LCD modules for small-screen applications

TFT-LCD modules for small-screen applications

April 20, 2015

Portable electronics and industrial machines are among the target product uses.

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6 to 42VDC power relays

6 to 42VDC power relays

April 20, 2015

Electromechanical units continue to lead China's power relay category.

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Application Watch: Outdoor LED displays: Display module suppliers stress made-to-order flexibility

Application Watch: Outdoor LED displays: Display module suppliers stress made-to-order flexibility

April 20, 2015

Companies take advantage of spreading adoption in advertising, signage and public events.

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300mAh to 200Ah LiFePO₄ batteries, packs

300mAh to 200Ah LiFePO₄ batteries, packs

April 17, 2015

China companies offer LiFePO₄ batteries in various shapes, sizes and capacity.

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LiFePO₄ battery manufacturers target EVs, new energy storage

LiFePO₄ battery manufacturers target EVs, new energy storage

April 16, 2015

Broadening adoption spurs companies to add capacity while benefiting from the growing supply of key materials on the local market.

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SMD phone jacks advance to mainstream supply

SMD phone jacks advance to mainstream supply

April 15, 2015

Manufacturers continue to take advantage of wide adoption in portable electronics, especially smartphones and tablet PCs.

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Diode companies maintain through-hole segment but at steadily falling output

Diode companies maintain through-hole segment but at steadily falling output

April 13, 2015

Suppliers focus on applications with no space requirements. They highlight mature technology and price advantage.

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Philips offloads LED lighting components unit for $2.8 billion

Philips offloads LED lighting components unit for $2.8 billion

April 08, 2015

The strategic sale will allow Philips to focus on other verticals.

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Graphene's first commercial success: Energy-saving light bulbs?

Graphene's first commercial success: Energy-saving light bulbs?

April 08, 2015

The luminaires use less energy and can be priced lower than existing LED types.

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2.5, 3.5, 6.35mm SMD phone jacks

2.5, 3.5, 6.35mm SMD phone jacks

April 08, 2015

Stereo units dominate the SMD phone jack category in China.

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Through-hole diodes adopt silicon substrate

Through-hole diodes adopt silicon substrate

April 08, 2015

China's typical selection of through-hole diodes come in glass- or plastic-covered units.

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Low-power MCUs for Internet of Things

Low-power MCUs for Internet of Things

April 07, 2015

Semiconductor companies step up development to ride trend for connected devices.

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Fuse manufacturers shift focus to SMD, resettable types

Fuse manufacturers shift focus to SMD, resettable types

April 06, 2015

Strong demand in portable electronics deemphasizes traditional DIP and one-time variants.

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Power trends will pay off soon

Power trends will pay off soon

April 01, 2015

The macro developments that will help drive the battery and LED markets are under way.

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Application Watch: Industrial control products: Switch makers stress better reliability, safety features

Application Watch: Industrial control products: Switch makers stress better reliability, safety features

March 30, 2015

Initiatives stay centered on boosting switch performance to meet the higher requirements in this industrial segment.

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Can 'baking powder' effect boost solar cell efficiency?

Can 'baking powder' effect boost solar cell efficiency?

March 27, 2015

University of Eindhoven researchers solve long-term solar cell mystery, point to more efficient process.

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2D material beats graphene

2D material beats graphene

March 23, 2015

Black phosphorus boosts silicon photonics.

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Memory underdogs rise by 2020

Memory underdogs rise by 2020

March 20, 2015

Emerging kinds of non-volatile memory chips will get traction in mainstream applications by 2020, but DRAM and NAND will continue to dominate for years.

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Printed circuit boards right out of the printer

Printed circuit boards right out of the printer

March 19, 2015

See a PCB printer that can print conductive circuit tracks and also perform solder reflow.

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Latest chips tackle expanding car infotainment features

Latest chips tackle expanding car infotainment features

March 18, 2015

Semiconductor makers pursue further integration of onboard electronics.

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Better SoCs for connected cars on the drawing board

Better SoCs for connected cars on the drawing board

March 17, 2015

Enhanced functional safety, processing power and physical interface drive R&D.

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Dialog's AC/DC adapter ICs for MediaTek Pump Express

Dialog's AC/DC adapter ICs for MediaTek Pump Express

March 10, 2015

The chip supplier follows through with rapid-charging solutions for mobile electronics.

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3D e-beam enables 3D NAND flash

3D e-beam enables 3D NAND flash

March 06, 2015

Applied Materials' new VeritySEM 5i allows semiconductor makers to speed development of 3D FinFETs, and enable 3D flash memory cubes to be brought to the mass market.

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Marvell shakes up SoCs, DRAMs

Marvell shakes up SoCs, DRAMs

March 06, 2015

"The steep rise in mask costs is finally taking its toll on the bottom line for companies including Marvell," said chief executive Sehat Sutardja.

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Startup casts a better IoT network

Startup casts a better IoT network

March 04, 2015

IoT Freeway claims leaps in distance and power.

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Silicon wafer prices predicted to increase through 2016

Silicon wafer prices predicted to increase through 2016

March 03, 2015

Supply will become constrained as 2015 continues, and prices will rise by the end of the year as a result.

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DRAM industry to swing back into the black

DRAM industry to swing back into the black

February 24, 2015

The growth is expected to be driven by new capacity installs in 2015.

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Sony designs low-power SoC for wearables

Sony designs low-power SoC for wearables

February 13, 2015

The company uses STMicroelectronics technology to make power-sipping GNSS chip for wearables.

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Rambus ReRAM attracts first commercial customer

Rambus ReRAM attracts first commercial customer

February 13, 2015

ReRAM bridges the gap between DRAM and flash memory - at a price.

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CMOS image sensor market on 10.6 percent CAGR

CMOS image sensor market on 10.6 percent CAGR

February 13, 2015

Mobile and automotive applications drive growth as car manufacturers begin deploying camera-enabled features.

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Wireless charging advances toward mobile electronics

Wireless charging advances  toward mobile electronics

February 12, 2015

Adoption will extend from smartphones to tablet and notebook PCs, and wearable devices.

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