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ARM, Cadence Expand IoT Collaboration

Cambridge, England — ARM® and Cadence today announced an expanded collaboration for IoT and wearable devices targeting TSMC’s ultra-low power technology platform. The collaboration enables the rapid development of IoT and wearable devices by optimizing the system integration of ARM IP and Cadence’s integrated flow for mixed-signal design and verification, and their leading low-power design and verification…

TSMC Launches Ultra-Low-Power Platform for IoT

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. — TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced the foundry segment’s first and most comprehensive ultra-low power technology platform aimed at a wide range of applications for the rapidly evolving Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable device markets that require a wide spectrum of technologies to best serve these diverse applications. In this platform,…

Microsemi Unveils Advanced SmartFusion2 Dev Kit

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of the company’s new largest density, lowest power SmartFusion®2 150K LE System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGA Advanced Development Kit. Board-level designers and system architects can quickly develop system-level designs by using the two…

Hunter Tech Receives IPC QML

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Hunter Technology Corp., an electronics design and manufacturing services firm based in Milpitas, Calif. The facility successfully completed an intensive audit based on two of IPC’s foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610,…

RS Inks Deal with Adapteva

Wellington, New Zealand — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has signed a significant distribution agreement with Adapteva, producer of the innovative Epiphany multicore coprocessor and developer of the popular Parallella-16 board. The partnership will bring the Parallella board directly to customers in Europe and Asia, which comprise…

Lithium Battery Transport Rules Govern Drone Tech

Washington — As Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  – or drones – become more commercially available and the list of industries utilizing the technology expands, companies should be aware of the stringent transportation regulations applicable to the lithium ion batteries that power virtually every UAV. These transportation regulations address the packaging, testing and size limitations (in Watt-hours and…

ON & Transphorm Partner on GaN

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, and power conversion specialist Transphorm have announced a newly formed partnership to co-develop and co-market gallium nitride (GaN) based products and power system solutions for a variety of high voltage applications in the industrial, computing, telecom and networking sectors. This strategic partnership leverages strengths inherent in both…

Toshiba Launches Online Design Tool

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced an online design tool that helps engineers to analyse the performance of components for the power stages of embedded designs and improve overall system effectiveness and efficiency. The Toshiba Semiconductor Web Simulator enables users to simulate MOSFET performance under various voltage and temperature conditions, and to analyse their switching…