IBM Deepens Partnership With Chip Designers

IBM Corp. has announced that it will offer a new cloud service for companies looking to design chips for electronic products such as mobile phones, wearable devices and Internet of Things (IoT) systems. Dubbed the IBM High Performance Services for Electronic Design Automation, IBM executives said the company has partnered with SiCAD, Inc., a silicon…

NAND Flash Market Expands; Prices Decline

The global NAND flash market is growing at a CAGR of 10.1 percent to 2019, with market revenue expected to top $49 billion by 2019, according to the research report Global NAND Flash Market 2015-2019. At the same time, lower materials and manufacturing costs are helping manufacturers decrease NAND-flash ASPs. NAND flash-based storage devices are now considered…

Vishay Chipscale MOSFET Saves Space, Power

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced a new TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET in the chipscale MICRO FOOT 0.8-mm x 0.8-mm package with an ultra-thin 0.357-mm profile. The Vishay Siliconix Si8824EDB is designed to save space, decrease power consumption, and extend battery usage in smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, solid-state drives, and portable medical devices such as hearing…

Samsung Expands CoB LED Packages

Seoul, Korea – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. introduced new chip-on-board (COB) LED packages, including small light emitting surface (LES) COB packages, high color rendering index (CRI) COBs, and vivid COBs. Samsung said the “COB packages offer outstanding color quality and scaled-down light emitting space, will provide a major design alternative for LED lighting makers.” The new…

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…

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,…