Gina Roos is executive editor of EPS News. She can be reached at gina.roos@epsnewsonline.com.

Conexant Launches HD Audio CODEC

Conexant Systems, Inc. introduced an ultra-low power, high-performance HD Audio CODEC targeted at mobile PC applications including notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets. The new CX8200 “intelligently drives speakers to optimize sound pressure level (SPL) while providing best-in-class speaker protection and eliminating background noise,” said the company. A single-chip solution optimized for use on any platform with an…

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,…