Macronix Touts Fastest SPI NOR Flash

Hsinchu — Macronix claimed the industry’s fastest SPI NOR flash memory with the introduction of the OctaFlash MX25UM product family. Key features include next generation performance level of x8 I/O serial interface products with an operating frequency of up to 200 MHz and transmission speeds of up to 400 MB/s. Target applications include in-vehicle entertainment, ADAS…

Toshiba Automotive Sensor Offers LED Flicker Mitigation

San Jose, Calif. – Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) unveils the CSA02M00PB CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras. Toshiba claims the 2-megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor as the industry’s first to be equipped with a LED flicker (pulsed LED) mitigation circuit to minimize image flicker caused by LED light sources. “When recording LED traffic lights and signs with…

Melexis Inks Deal with Sony

Melexis announces it has signed an agreement with Sony to further expand the Time-of-Flight offering for automobile safety and infotainment markets. Sony stated earlier today it has acquired SoftKinetic, a Belgian based developer of sensor-to-software 3D gesture solutions including the patented DepthSenseRM Time-of-Flight sensor technology. Melexis has been licensed under this technology for a number…

Mouser Signs Distribution Deal with Micronas

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with Micronas, a supplier of intelligent, sensor-based system solutions for automotive and industrial applications. The Micronas product line, now available from Mouser Electronics, includes a broad range of Hall-effect sensors based on Micronas’ CMOS technology. The HAL 37xy family of programmable Hall-effect sensors, based on Micronas’ advanced 3D HAL® topology, provides system solutions…

Solid Growth Ahead for Automotive MEMS Sensor Market

New York, N.Y. – The global automotive MEMS sensor market was valued at $2,600.5 million in 2014, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0%, during the period 2015 – 2020. The government regulation towards passenger safety and environment has become more stringent in recent years, and therefore automotive manufacturers are forced to implement latest and…

CMOS Image Sensors Deliver High Growth

The CMOS image sensor market is on track to grow 15 percent in 2015, reaching $10.1 billion, after a strong increase of 19 percent in 2014, according to IC Insights. This is after only four percent growth in 2013 due to price erosion and inventory corrections in the camera phone market, said the market researcher.…

eInfochips, Arrow Partner on Eragon600

Sunnyvale, Calif. — eInfochips® has announced that  Arrow Electronics, Inc. will offer the  Eragon600 Development Kit,  System-on-Module, and Design Services for companies to design products and systems based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor. The Snapdragon 600 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Engineers can shorten development time, reduce design risk…