Microcontroller Market Rebounds in 2014

Microcontroller (MCU) sales are forecast to increase six percent in 2014, reaching a new record high of $16.1 billion after flat growth in 2013 and dropping three percent in 2012, according to IC Insights’ new Mid-Year Update to the 2014 McClean Report. IC Insights raised its growth forecast for MCU sales in 2014 from three percent due to…

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Kemet Releases iPad App

KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced its electronic components app for iPad®. The KEMET Catalog App provides convenient access to more than 350 capacitor and electronic component product datasheets. App users can easily navigate by product type or search by keyword. The publications are stored locally providing fast…

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What Consumer Electronics Companies Need to Know About YouTube

YouTube is a Google-owned video sharing website.  Trending YouTube videos include Farmer Derek Klingenberg’s “Serenading the cattle with my trombone” (more than 5.3 million views) and PSY’s “Gangnam Style” (more than 2 billion views). YouTube is, however, more than music videos and farmers with trombones.  YouTube is an essential business tool for the consumer electronics…

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Microsemi Products Get NSA IAD Docs

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the company’s SmartFusion®2 SoC FPGA and IGLOO®2 FPGA product families are the first and only FPGAs to successfully complete the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) Secure Implementation Guideline(SIG) document. The NSA IAD…

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Intel Outlines 14nm, Broadwell

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel provided the first details of its 14nm process technology, now qualified for volume production in an Oregon fab, and gave a sneak peak at Broadwell, its first CPU to use it. Intel claims its 14nm process delivers a lower cost per transistor than its 22nm node thanks to aggressive area…

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