ST Debuts Wireless Battery Charger Controller

Geneva – Touted as the industry’s first customizable wireless battery charger (WBC) controller, STMicroelectronics has introduced the STWBC digital controller for WBC transmitters, which controls power transfer from a WBC transmitter (TX) to a receiver (RX) in WBC-enabled phones, wearables, and other battery-powered devices that use electromagnetic induction for re-charge. The devices offer full compatibility…

STMicro, iPanel Target Chinese Market

Geneva –STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top supplier of System-on-Chip (SoC) ICs for set-top boxes and home gateways, today announced that its Palma (STiH273) HD cable chipsets and its Cannes/Monaco family of UltraHD Devices (STiH314/318 and STiH414/418) have been integrated and optimized with iPanel’s complete set…

ST Offers Three Free Dev Tools for STM32 MCUs

Geneva – Choosing an STM32 microcontroller (MCU) by STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is the easiest way for innovators to bring new products to life now that designers can choose from the industry’s widest selection of free-of-charge Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) for STM32 MCUs. STM32…

ST Leads Optical MEMS Research Project

Geneva — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed its leadership of Lab4MEMS II, an extension that builds on the continuing success of the existing Lab4MEMS project, announced in April 2013. Lab4MEMS II focuses on Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) that merge MEMS[1] with Micro-optics to sense or manipulate optical signals…

Microsemi, ST Collaborate on IoT

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its collaboration with STMicroelectronics on a new electric vehicle car charger solution using Microsemi’s innovative PLC line driver. This is the first of several solutions targeting systems architects and designers who develop solutions for…

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…

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…

ST IGBTs Increase Energy Efficiency

Geneva – STMicroelectronics has introduced its new M-Series of 1200-V IGBTs that feature advanced trench-gate field-stop technology. The new design is said to save more energy and increase reliability in applications such as solar inverters, welding equipment, uninterruptible power supplies, and industrial motor drives. With highly optimized conduction and turn-off characteristics, as well as low…

Combo Sensors Set For Surge

Sensors are a key component in driving the Internet of Things (IoT), which in turn will drive phenomenal growth in the electronics components market for the foreseeable future. Sensor technology continues to evolve, and sensors that measure more than one input—heat, light, liquid, motion etc.– on a single device are poised to soon overtake discrete…

M&As Drive Major Shifts in Automotive IC Market

El Segundo, Calif. – The recent merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the automotive semiconductor market is reshaping the competitive landscape, according to a new report from IHS Technology. These include acquisitions by Qualcomm, Infineon Technologies, and On Semiconductor The latest deal is Qualcomm Inc.’s announcement that it would acquire U.K.’s CSR PLC. This purchase is…