TI Simplifies Sensor Data Integration in the Cloud

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) introduced its next-generation SimpleLink SensorTag, a new development kit that enables quick integration of sensor data with wireless cloud connectivity. Sensors can be connected to the cloud in less than three minutes through TI’s IoT cloud ecosystem including IBM’s Bluemix IoT Foundation, according to the company. In addition, several key features of the…

Strong Growth Forecast for Semiconductor Industry

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.6 billion in April 2015, 4.8 percent higher than the same time period in 2014, but 0.4 percent lower than last month’s total of $27.7 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The new World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) research also finds the Americas market recorded double-digit growth compared to last year, leading…

Dialog Semiconductors Enters White Goods Market

London, UK – Dialog Semiconductor plc has entered the white goods sector with the launch of two power control integrated circuits that address reliability while reducing bill-of-materials (BOM) costs without compromising power supply performance. The expanded power conversion portfolio now includes AC/DC AccuSwitch PWM controllers that use primary-side regulation to eliminate the need for optocouplers,…

Semiconductor Industry Bolsters Global Collaboration

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reached an international collaboration agreement among global semiconductor industry leaders at the 19th annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) in Hangzhou, China last week. The leaders signed off on a series of proposals designed to strengthen the industry through greater cooperation. The WSC is comprised of industry executives…

Emerging Markets Drive Smartphone Sales

Emerging markets increased smartphone sales by 40 percent during the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, according to a new report from Gartner Inc. Global sales to end users increased 19.3 percent in Q1, reaching 336 million units, led by strong growth in emerging markets (excluding China), said Gartner. The fastest growing regions were emerging Asia/Pacific,…

Connected Automotive System Market Set to Surge

The connected automotive infotainment systems market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33.8 percent over the next five years, driven by connected navigation and in-car Wi-Fi, according to ABI Research. The report, Automotive Infotainment Market Research, finds that “developed regions, which accounted for more than 60 percent of shipments in 2014,…