Pasternack Debuts Wide Dynamic Range Limiting Amplifiers

Irvine, CA – Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. has introduced a line of wide dynamic range broadband limiting amplifiers commonly used in electronic warfare, microwave receivers and broadband communications systems. The coaxial limiting amplifiers cover a wide frequency range between 1 to 18 GHz. These broadband limiting amplifiers are used to protect sensitive microwave receivers by “limiting”…

IBM Launches First Servers with POWER8 Processor

Armonk, N.Y. – IBM (IBM: NYSE) has unveiled its Power Systems servers, built on an open server platform and POWER8 microprocessor, that allow data centers to manage extremely high data requirements, analyzing data 50 times faster than the latest x86-based systems. Described as a move that contrasts other chip and server manufacturers’ proprietary business models,…

Global Semiconductor Sales Grow 5% in 2013

El Segundo, Calif. —Led by memory chip sales, global semiconductor revenue increased 5.0 percent in 2013, according to the latest research from IHS Technology. Total semiconductor revenue reached $318.1 billion in 2013, up from $303.1 billion in 2012. Last year’s growth “reversed the disappointing 2.4 percent loss of 2012, when revenue contracted from $310.6 billion in 2011,”…

Renesas Tops Automotive IC Supplier Ranking

El Segundo, Calif. —Renesas maintained its number one ranking in the automotive semiconductor market in 2013, with a half-billion-dollar gap over the second-place competitor, Infineon, according to IHS Technology. Rounding out the top five are STMicroelecronics, Freescale and NXP. The overall automotive semiconductor market expanded five percent in 2013, reaching $26.7 billion in 2013, up from $25.4…

Fox Upgrades XpressO-ULTRA Oscillators

Fort Myers, Fla. – Fox Electronics now offers an LVDS version, in addition to the recently released LVPECL version of its next generation ultra-precision-oscillator technology, XpressO-ULTRA.  Designed to meet today’s bandwidth requirements, the XpressO-ULTRA is said to provide exceptionally clean and stable clocking to ensure better performance and lower bit rate errors. The ultra-precision oscillators, which…

Vishay Precision Resistors Meet Military Qualification

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) offers a series of military-qualified, ultra-high-precision Z1-Foil wrap-around chip resistors. Tested per EEE-INST-002 (Tables 2A and 3A, Film/Foil, Level 1) and MIL-PRF-55342, devices in the 303261 – 303266 series provide load-life stability of ±0.0025% typical after rated power at 70°C for 2,000 hours,…

Big Growth Ahead for Sensor Hubs

El Segundo, Calif. — Huge growth is predicted for sensor hubs that offload tasks from application processors and let mobile devices run longer on a single battery charge thanks to the global microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) market, according to IHS Technology. Shipment growth in 2014 alone will be in the triple digits. Worldwide shipments of sensor hubs in…

Microchip Offers AEC-Q100 Integrated Motor Driver

Bangkok — Microchip Technology Inc. has launched a highly integrated and compact motor driver in an 8-pin, 4×4-mm DFN package. The MCP8063 is touted as the industry’s first 1.5-A, three-phase brushless DC, sinusoidal motor driver that is automotive AEC-Q100 qualified. Targeting a variety of three-phase brushless DC motor and fan applications, the integration of the…

Industrial Electronics Chip Market Set to Grow 11%

El Segundo, Calif. — The industrial electronics chip market rebounded in 2013 with revenue growth of nine percent, reaching $32.8 billion, after falling five percent in 2012, according to a report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). These chips are used in a variety of applications, including medical electronics, factory automation, energy distribution and generation, building and home control,…