Bourns Expands AC Surge Protector Portfolio

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc. expanded its AC surge protective device (SPD) line with two new heavy duty models that meet the latest Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) 1449 safety and performance standard.  Model 1251 and Model 1252 high-performance hybrid SPDs offer reliable transient protection for power distribution systems. Model 1251 is a Type 1 SPD designed to be…

High Resolution Displays Boost Driver IC Revenue

Santa Clara, Calif. – The driver IC market is forecast to reach $6.8 billion in 2017, primarily driven by demand for higher resolution displays in smartphones and other applications, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). These include smartphones with full high-definition (FHD) and 4K-resolution displays. There are a couple of market dynamics occurring in the driver…

Macronix Touts Fastest SPI NOR Flash

Hsinchu — Macronix claimed the industry’s fastest SPI NOR flash memory with the introduction of the OctaFlash MX25UM product family. Key features include next generation performance level of x8 I/O serial interface products with an operating frequency of up to 200 MHz and transmission speeds of up to 400 MB/s. Target applications include in-vehicle entertainment, ADAS…

Toshiba Automotive Sensor Offers LED Flicker Mitigation

San Jose, Calif. – Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) unveils the CSA02M00PB CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras. Toshiba claims the 2-megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor as the industry’s first to be equipped with a LED flicker (pulsed LED) mitigation circuit to minimize image flicker caused by LED light sources. “When recording LED traffic lights and signs with…

TI Delivers High Performance Processors

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the Sitara AM57x processor family, the highest performance devices in this processor platform. The processors, through their unique heterogeneous architecture including ARM Cortex-A15 cores for high-performance processing and running a high-level operating system (HLOS), target a broad range of embedded and industrial applications, TI said. The AM57x processors integrate TI’s C66x digital…

Renesas Fosters Partnerships for IoT

Renesas Electronics Corp. announced several key partnerships at this week’s developers conference, Renesas DevCon 2015, all designed to drive collaboration and development in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. The semiconductor manufacturer recently launched its IoT platform – Renesas Synergy Platform – that combines microcontrollers (MCUs), software and development/starter kits, addressing the key pain points…