5G, electronics, infrastructure

The 5G Revolution: It’s all About the Infrastructure

The biggest 5G opportunity for the electronics supply chain  — infrastructure — is also its biggest inhibitor, according to one industry expert. Base stations, towers and data processing centers require a lot of industrial electronics, but nobody — literally — wants them in their backyard. “2020 will be the year that 5G scales,” Qualcomm Inc. President…

Enovix Starts Pilot Production of 3D Silicon Li-Ion Battery

Fremont, Calif. — Addressing the need for battery innovation to keep pace with the demands of modern mobile devices, Enovix is in the pilot-production phase of a new 3D Silicon™ Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery. The modern Enovix platform frees lithium-ion battery design, materials, production, and performance from the constraints of outdated, conventional battery construction. Patented 3D cell…

TI Tech Cuts Battery-Charge Time by 60%

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first fully integrated 5-A single-cell lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-charger circuit with proprietary MaxCharge technology that reduces charge time up to 60 percent compared to existing battery chargers, according to the company. The bq25892 switch-mode charger is said to provide a safer charging experience while still maximizing the benefits…