Tablets, Smartphones Drive Demand for Image Sensors

London — Consumer demand for high-quality imaging capabilities, enhanced viewing experience, and power saving capabilities in cell phones, tablets, and industrial machine vision will lend momentum to the global optical and image sensors market. Evolving opportunities in the automotive, security and medical sectors will further drive the development of high-performance, high-priced sensors with features such…

Global Tablet Growth to Slow in 2014

San Mateo, Calif. – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, the total tablet market, inclusive of both tablets and 2-in-1 devices, is forecast to grow 19.4% in 2014, down from a growth rate of 51.6% in 2013. IDC reduced the 2014 forecast by -3.6% from its previous projection to 260.9…

Semtech Records Q4 Net Loss

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today reported unaudited financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014, ended January 26, 2014. Net revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 was $126.5 million, down 16 percent from the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 and down…

Hillcrest, Bosch Sensortec Collaborate on Sensor Hub Solution

San Francisco, Calif. — Hillcrest Labs (“Hillcrest”) and Bosch Sensortec today announced a partnership to launch a new sensor solution for head-mounted displays (HMDs). The BNO070 solution includes Hillcrest’s SH-1 sensor hub software running on Bosch Sensortec’s 9-axis system in package (SiP), which features an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a 32-bit microcontroller in a single…

Power Integrations Wins Patent Decision

 Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI) today announced a verdict in one of its ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Fairchild Semiconductor. After a month-long trial in federal district court in San Francisco, a jury found yesterday that Fairchild willfully infringed two of Power Integrations’ patents, and awarded Power Integrations damages of $105 million. Based on the finding…