MegaChips, Bosch SensorTec Partner on Fitness Tracking

CES, Las Vegas – MegaChips Corporation today announced a partnership with Bosch Sensortec to provide a complete reference design for use in smartphones, wearables and other personal devices allowing consumers to monitor their activities in real time. Available today, the reference design provides both context and location awareness for health, fitness and indoor navigation monitoring…

GreenPeak Launches ZigBee Chip/Modules for IoT

CES, Las Vegas – GreenPeak Technologies has launched its new GP691 ZigBee communication controller chip and GPM6000 integrated ZigBee modules for smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) networks and devices. The GP691 ZigBee communications controller provides IEEE Standard 802.15.4-compliant spread spectrum data communication in the worldwide 2.4-GHz band and is capable of running the full…

Actions Debuts its First 64-Bit Chipset

Zhuhai, China,  — Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. will debut the inaugural chipset of its new Falcon Series product family, the ATM9009, a 64-bit quad-core solution for high-end Android tablets and OTT set-top boxes at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. The ATM9009 SoC processor is a new generation, ultra-high performance solution featuring a quad-core ARM Cortex A53…

Atmel Unveils Low-Power Bluetooth Smart Platform

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation has launched an ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart solution achieving sub-1µA in standby mode, which is said to deliver the industry’s best dynamic power consumption, increasing battery life by as much as one year for certain applications. The BTLC1000 is housed in a 2.1- X 2.1-mm wafer level chipscale package (WLCSP) making…

Greenvity, Mitsumi Deliver Smart Outdoor Lights

Milpitas, Calif. – Greenvity Communications and Mitsumi Electric have expanded their collaborative relationship to include development and manufacturing of a complete Internet of Things (IoT) turnkey solution with cloud and mobile apps for low voltage LED lights in outdoor applications. LED lighting OEMs and ODMs can transform conventional low-voltage outdoor lights into energy-efficient smart lights with controllability for turning on/off,…

MEMSensing Touts Smallest 3-Axis Accelerometer

Shanghai — MEMSensing Microsystems Co., Ltd. (“MEMSensing”), a pioneer in MEMS sensor design and products development in China, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) jointly announced the launch of the world’s smallest 3-axis accelerometer MSA330, which utilizes SMIC’s CMOS integrated MEMS device fabrication and TSV-based wafer level packaging technologies. By vertically integrating…

O2Micro Cuts Workforce

George Town, Grand Cayman– O2Micro(R) International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, today announced that it is refocusing the Company’s Intelligent Power Management Business Unit to better align its resources to focus on its new tablet and smartphone Power Management products. The strategy is…

Element14 Expands High-Temp Passives Lineup

element14 has expanded its portfolio of high-temperature passives from leading global suppliers Vishay, Kemet, Panasonic, AVX and TT Electronics. These high-performance passives have been added to its range of over 160,000 products; including capacitors, resistors and inductors, for use in extreme temperature applications such as oil and gas, industrial automation, automotive, medical instrumentation, and test…