O2Micro Cuts Workforce

George Town, Grand Cayman– O2Micro(R) International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, today announced that it is refocusing the Company’s Intelligent Power Management Business Unit to better align its resources to focus on its new tablet and smartphone Power Management products. The strategy is…

Vicor Opens Tech Center in Taiwan

Andover, Mass. – Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today announced the strategic expansion of its power system design and customer support capabilities in Taiwan with the opening of a new Vicor Technical Support Center. Staffed with Vicor power experts and equipped to facilitate advanced design services at every stage of the power system development process, the new Technical Support…

Micrium, Embedded Office Partner on Safety-Critical Apps

Weston, Fla. –Micrium, Inc. and Embedded Office GmbH & Co. KG today announced the availability of prepackaged RTOS certification kits (“Cert-Kit”) to reduce cost and accelerate development of safety-critical applications. Complete Cert-Kits are now available for industrial controls, medical applications, and transportation based on Micrium’s industry-leading µC/OS-II® kernel. “µC/OS-II brings tremendous competitive advantages to designers in the avionics,…

Industrial Sector Helps Drive Component Demand

The electronic components industry, particularly semiconductors, is getting a big boost from industrial applications. The global market for industrial semiconductors is forecast to increase by 12.9 percent in 2014, reaching $38.5 billion, according to new research from IHS Technology. The growth is attributed to “continuing strength in China and a resurgent U.S. economy,” the two largest…

Atmel Temp Sensor Reduces System Cost

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation has claimed the industry’s first family of high-precision digital temperature sensors with the widest Vcc range from 1.7 V to 5.5 V. Delivering higher temperature accuracy and faster I2C bus communication speeds, the new devices are available with integrated nonvolatile registers and serial EEPROM memory making them suitable for consumer, industrial, computer, and medical…

ST RF Transistors Deliver High-Power Density

Geneva – STMicroelectronics’ STAC250V2-500E 13.6-MHz RF power transistor delivers high-power density in a miniaturized and thermally efficient package for high-output class-E industrial power supplies. The STAC250V2-500E offers load-mismatch capability of 20:1, the highest in the industry, for enhanced safety up to the maximum power of 600 W, said ST. The STAC250V2-500E device’s 0.55 x 1.35-inch STAC air-cavity package is…

America Semiconductor Rectifiers Optimized for Industrial

Linden, N.J. – America Semiconductor, LLC has developed a series of high-power standard recovery rectifiers in a DO4 package.  Offered in stud cathode and stud anode versions, the parts are available with current ratings ranging from 6 A to 25 A. The high-reliability components are hermetically sealed to ensure robust and dependable performance in harsh and…

Altera Dev Board Reduces Costs for Industrial Designs

San Jose, Calif. — SPS IPC Drives — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the availability of a functional safety  development board and FPGA reference designs through NewTec, a leading European provider of safety-related electronic systems. The new board and reference designs coupled with Altera’s TUV Rheinland-qualified FPGAs, tools, and IP, enable customers to accelerate development…

Micrel to Exhibit Automotive, Industrial Solutions for EU Markets

Micrel, Inc. (Nasdaq:MCRL), an industry leader in high performance analog and high-speed mixed signal, LAN, and timing and communications solutions, today announced that it will be previewing a comprehensive line of IC solutions aimed at the growing industrial and automotive markets in Europe at Electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany. The trade show will be held Nov. 11 -14th, at…