Waymo Driver Outlines Component-Rich Robocar

Waymo recently released via Youtube a lecture on “Waymo Driver,” the company’s fifth-generation robocar platform. Presented by YooJung Ahn, head of design at Waymo, the video clip shares the new platform’s basic design ideas. Ultimately, the trick that caught many industry observers’ eyes about the latest robocar was Waymo’s liberal use of various sensors, including…

semiconductor unit shipments

Semiconductor Units To Exceed 1 Trillion Devices in 2020

Annual semiconductor unit shipments, including integrated circuits and optoelectronics, sensors, and discrete (O-S-D) devices are forecast to rise 7 percent in 2020 and surpass one trillion units for the second time in history, according to IC Insights’ McClean Report. The 7 percent increase to 1,036.3 billion total semiconductor shipments expected in 2020 follows an 8…

visibility, supply chain

Supply Chain Visibility Solution Launched by Start-Up

End-to-end visibility remains elusive across the electronics supply chain as few solutions tick all the boxes for any complex organization. However, AI, IoT, the cloud and other technologies continue to drive advancement toward this goal. Intel Capital and WRVI Capital are among investors in CloudLeaf Inc., which recently launched its Digital Visibility Platform. The solution…

Mouser to Carry Pyreos Sensors Globally

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has signed a global distribution agreement with Pyreos, a U.K.-based passive infrared sensor developer and manufacturer. Through the agreement, Mouser is now stocking a variety of Pyreos’ mid-infrared detectors for applications in air quality, breath measurement for medical applications, gas and…

Avnet, IoT, product developers

Survey of Product Developers Reveals Increasing Importance of IoT

Electronics distributors have carved out a niche for themselves in the explosive Internet of Things (IoT) market. Most IoT products use technologies familiar to designers — wireless components, sensors and interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) devices. Distributors are increasingly offering soup-to-nuts IoT solutions for customers, including security technologies and services. IoT and sensor technology experienced…

Bourns Opens New Office in Hungary

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has opened a new office in Veszprém, Hungary in response to burgeoning demand within the European market for its industry-leading electronic component solutions. The new office employs close to 90 employees with plans to add additional headcount to support current and future customer…