Samsung Opens New HQ for U.S. Semiconductor Operations

San Jose, Calif. –Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s leading producer of semiconductor and display solutions, formally opened the doors to its new Device Solutions America headquarters here today, setting the stage for a new wave of innovation across the digital landscape. Located on the same corner in San Jose’s tech corridor where Samsung’s original…

Molex Expands Printed Electronics Portfolio

Lisle, Ill. –  Molex, LLC expanded its printed electronics portfolio with the addition of custom flexible printed sensor solutions gained through its recent acquisition of Soligie, Inc. Custom Soligie solutions provide an alternative to a rigid printed circuit board (PCB) or copper flex circuits in sensor applications for medical, industrial, consumer, defense, and other industries, Molex said. The acquisition of Soligie’s…

Toshiba Adds Application Processor for Wearables

Tokyo, Japan – Toshiba Corporation launched a new application processor for wearable devices. The TZ1041MBG is the latest addition to its ApP Lite family TZ1000 series for the Internet of Things (IoT). The new processor incorporates a Bluetooth v4.1 controller and processor, which is capable of capturing data from external sensors connected via various I/Os, such…

ADI Delivers Ultra-Low-Power Buck Regulator

Norwood, Mass. – Analog Devices, Inc. introduced an ultra-low-power buck regulator that extends battery life in portable devices by offering ultra-light-load power conversion efficiency. Claiming the industry’s highest power efficiency, the ADP5301 buck regulator – with a 90 percent efficiency rating and consuming only 180-nA quiescent current – is designed to deliver maximum power for a…

Microchip Doubles Flash Memory on Low-Power MCUs

Chandler, Ariz. – Microchip Technology Inc. announced the expansion of its eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio. The latest family of eXtreme Low Power PIC MCUs offers double the flash memory and adds new security options. Key features of the new PIC24F  “GB4” family include an integrated hardware crypto engine with both one-time-programmable (OTP) and Key…

TI LaunchPad Dev Kit Addresses Security for IoT Designs

Dallas, Tex. – Addressing the need for security in the Internet of Things (IoT), Texas Instruments (TI) launched the TM4C Crypto Connected LaunchPad development kit to speed design of IoT gateways and nodes, factory control and automation systems, grid infrastructure, alternative energy and industrial applications. Based on TI’s TM4C129ENCPDT microcontrollers (MCUs), the TM4C Crypto Connected LaunchPad development kit…