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Outlook Remains Bright for Automotive Electronics

Despite some high-profile setbacks with autonomous vehicles, IC Insights projects that automotive electronics systems growth will remain robust and automotive remains a hotbed for semiconductor growth. Sales of automotive electronics systems are forecast to increase 7.0 percent in 2018 and 6.3 percent in 2019, the highest growth rate in both years among the six major end-use applications…

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NXP Tops Microcontroller Supplier Ranking

Acquisitions by NXP, Microchip and Cypress had a big impact on the ranking of microcontroller suppliers in 2016. One of the biggest shifts was NXP overtaking Renesas to become the top microcontroller (MCU) supplier thanks to its acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, according to IC Insights’ April Update to The McClean Report. Several major acquisitions – attributed to strong…

Mouser Supplies TI MSP432 MCUs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is stocking the MSP432 mixed-signal microcontrollers from Texas Instruments (TI). Recently released into production, the TI MSP432 microcontroller family delivers a best-in-class ULPBench™ score of 167.4 and draws as little as 850nA in standby mode…

element14 Launches NXP Freedom Development Platform K66F

Chicago, Ill. – element14 and NXP today announced the launch of NXP’s new Freedom Development Platform K66F for Kinetis K66, K65 and K26 MCUs, which offers optimized performance, scalable integration and low power capabilities. The NXP Freedom Development Platform K66F is ideal for developing low cost, low power applications to replace 8- and 16-bit devices with 32-bit performance particularly…

Mouser Offers Atmel SMART E70 MCUs

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the new SMART SAM E70 flash-based microcontroller from Atmel Corporation. This new high-performance Atmel microcontroller is based on a 32-bit ARM® Cortex®‑M7 core running at up to 300MHz with an integrated Floating Point Unit (FPU). The device allows designers to increase performance and deliver SRAM and system functionality, while…

Renesas Fosters Partnerships for IoT

Renesas Electronics Corp. announced several key partnerships at this week’s developers conference, Renesas DevCon 2015, all designed to drive collaboration and development in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. The semiconductor manufacturer recently launched its IoT platform – Renesas Synergy Platform – that combines microcontrollers (MCUs), software and development/starter kits, addressing the key pain points…

TI LaunchPad Dev Kit Addresses Security for IoT Designs

Dallas, Tex. – Addressing the need for security in the Internet of Things (IoT), Texas Instruments (TI) launched the TM4C Crypto Connected LaunchPad development kit to speed design of IoT gateways and nodes, factory control and automation systems, grid infrastructure, alternative energy and industrial applications. Based on TI’s TM4C129ENCPDT microcontrollers (MCUs), the TM4C Crypto Connected LaunchPad development kit…

Broadcom Unveils First Secure MCUs with NFC

Irvine, Calif. – Broadcom Corp. has extended its StrataGX portfolio with a new family of secure microcontrollers (MCUs) that delivers advanced security and integrated NFC for a variety of low-power connected devices. The BCM58100 family is designed for a variety of embedded applications including mPOS terminals, personal computers, security systems, and home automation, including Internet…