Atmel Unveils Low-Power Bluetooth Smart Platform

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation has launched an ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart solution achieving sub-1µA in standby mode, which is said to deliver the industry’s best dynamic power consumption, increasing battery life by as much as one year for certain applications. The BTLC1000 is housed in a 2.1- X 2.1-mm wafer level chipscale package (WLCSP) making…

Sensors: Biggest Growth Opportunity for Semiconductor Industry

Santa Clara, Calif. – Sensors are expected to provide the strongest sector growth opportunity for the semiconductor industry in 2015, according to the annual Global Semiconductor Industry Survey from KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. Sixty-one percent of survey respondents predict sensors will provide the biggest opportunity for growth next year. Other…

TE Connectivity Opens Wearables Lab

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, today announced the official opening of its TE Wearables Lab in Menlo Park, California. Exclusively focused on wearable technologies across consumer, medical, industrial and defense businesses, the lab serves as a collaboration center for TE’s team of engineers, scientists and its customers throughout the design process. “TE designs and…

Wearables Market to Reach $25.2B by 2020

Portland, Ore. — According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Markets for Wearable Electronics (Products, Components, Applications and Geography) – Strategic Analysis and Forecast, 2013 – 2020”, global wearable electronics market is forecast to reach $25.19 billion with a corresponding volume of 142.6 million units by 2020. The market revenue is expected to…

Toshiba Launches App Processor for Wearables

San Jose, Calif., — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, has expanded its TZ1000 family of ApP Lite application processors for wearable devices. The TZ1021MBG processor is housed in a smaller, thinner package than the first product in the series, the TZ1001MBG, launched earlier this year, said Toshiba. Toshiba is showcasing the new ApP Lite processor at Electronica…