ON & Transphorm Begin GaN Production

-Transphorm Inc. today announced at APEC 2015, in partnership  with ON Semiconductor, the introduction of two co-branded 600V gallium nitride (GaN) cascode transistors and a 240W reference design that utilizes them. This introduction builds on the previously announced partnership between Transphorm Inc., Transphorm Japan Inc., and ON Semiconductor to bring GaN-based power solutions to market.…

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TTI Stocks Vishay’s New vPolyTan Series

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks Vishay’s new vPolyTan series of surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors in five compact case sizes in Europe. Optimized for computer, telecom, and industrial applications, the Polytech T55 series devices feature ultra-low ESR down to 30mΩ at +25°C and…

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Marvell CEO: The Tinkerer at The Top

MADISON, Wisc. — How many CEOs in the semiconductor industry today are so possessed with their inner technology questions that they actually spend weekends looking for answers? Given their engineering backgrounds, many CEOs at chip companies can probably be found in the basement tinkering on weekends. Rarely, however, do we encounter an executive who not…

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Purchasing: Do you Really Understand Pricing?

Since my company, Lytica Inc., introduced analytics based price prediction for electronic components, many major EMS and OEM companies have saved millions of dollars by applying this technology to their materials spending. As with the disruptive technologies described by Clayton Christenson in The Innovator’s Dilemma, those stuck like deer in the headlights clinging to a…

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IDC Lowers PC Forecast

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of -3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Fourth quarter 2014 (4Q14) results were 1.7% ahead of forecast, but economic and product changes…

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Future Has NCL3008x Family

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced the NCL3008x power factor corrected primary side control LED drivers from ON Semiconductor. The new NCL3008x family of PWM controllers combines precise primary side quasi-resonant current control with active power factor correction targeting isolated flyback and non-isolated buck-boost/SEPIC constant current LED drivers. The devices…

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RFMW Carries TGA3504-SM

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA3504-SM, 2 to 30GHz Gain Block from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA3504-SM offers 8dBm of output P1dB with a corresponding small signal gain of up to 11.5dB. Output third order intercept is >17dBm. Wideband performance of the TGA3504-SM supports multiple applications such as Electronic Warfare (EW), military…

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