Semiconductor Makers Bet on Sensors in 2015

One of the key findings from KPMG’s annual Global Semiconductor Industry Survey is that semiconductor executives are predicting strong growth in the sensor sector. Sixty-one percent of survey respondents predict sensors will provide the biggest opportunity for growth next year. Sensors are key to automotive technology applications, touch screens, wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT),…

ZMDI Optimizes Digital Power Solution for Würth Inductor

Dresden, Germany – ZMD AG (ZMDI), a Dresden-based semiconductor company that specializes in enabling energy-efficient solutions, and Würth Elektronik, eiSos division, a Waldenburg-based manufacturer specializing in a full range of electronic and electromechanical components, today announce the release of the first six products of the ZSPM15xx family of single-phase true-digital power solutions for non-isolated, high-current point-of-load…

QuickLogic, Nordic Partner on Wearable Sensor Hub Eval Kit

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Supports always-on sensor capability with built-in pedometer, gesture and context algorithms Delivers complete, small form factor solution suitable for development and testing of wearable devices Enables Bluetooth Smart wireless connectivity QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the innovator of ultra-low power programmable Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced the availability of the TAG®-N Wearable…

Murata Completes Acquisition of Peregrine

Kyoto, Japan — Murata Electronics North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., (TSE 6981) and Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, today announce that Murata has acquired all outstanding shares of Peregrine. The cash transaction paid the holders of Peregrine common shares $12.50 per…