Moore’s Law Hits Middle Age

SAN JOSE, Calif. — On April 19, 1965, Electronics magazine published a paper in which Gordon Moore made a stunning observation: About every two years, engineers should be able to cram twice as many transistors into the same area of a silicon chip. Over the next 50 years, engineers more or less managed to maintain…

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NA Torque Sensor Market to Reach $452M by 2019

Fort Worth, Tex. — The North America torque sensor market report defines and segments the concerned market with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued at $318.4 million in 2014, and is expected to reach  $452.0 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 7.3% from 2014 to 2019. Browse through the TOC of  North America torque sensor market for an in-depth…

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Distributors Recover in 2014

Electronic component distributors face the same challenges year after year – rising costs, eroding margins, currency fluctuations, and an uncertain economy, which resulted in two consecutive years of flat growth in 2012 and 2013. However, in 2014 market conditions slowly started to recover. There was a gradual improvement in the global economy and some increased…

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Moore’s Law: Dead or Alive

PORTLAND, Ore. — Few people know that McGraw-Hill invented the moniker “Electronics” in 1930 for its magazine on that subject. I joined Electronics on its 50th birthday, for which we did a special bound-book history of electronics including Gordon Moore's amazing accomplishments founding Fairchild Semiconductor and later co-founding Intel (with Andy Grove and Robert Noyce,…

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Laird Makes Controlling Thermoelectric Assemblies Easier and More Reliable

April 7, 2015 – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) today announces the new SR-54 Series Bi-Directional Programmable Controller for Thermoelectric Assemblies (TEAs) with built-in monitoring and control intelligence. Standard off-the-shelf controllers are too complex or do not have basic alarm and control features required to run a TEA effectively. With the new SR-54, Laird…

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Semiconductor CEOs Urge Congress to Enact Trade Promotion Authority to Spur Growth, Innovation

Washington—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today applauded the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), legislation introduced today by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The SIA board…

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Moore from the Archives

As the 50th anniversary of Moore’s law approaches this week, we look back some of our past reporting on Gordon Moore and his historic observation. Here are articles from EE Times' archive: Q&A with Moore after he is named the first ACE lifetime achievement winner: Next 50 years ‘won’t be easy’ Mark Lapedus interviewed Moore…

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