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Notable & Newsworthy

October 2016
ROHM brings SiC to Formula E

ROHM brings SiC to Formula E

ROHM Semiconductor presented its cutting-edge silicon carbide (SiC) technology at the first race of the new 2016/2017 Formula E season in Hong Kong. At the start of season three, the leading Japanese semiconductor manufacturer started sponsoring and officially partnering with the Venturi Formula E team. The
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10/28/2016
Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors announced a definitive agreement, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, under which Qualcomm will acquire NXP. Pursuant to the agreement, a subsidiary of Qualcomm will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares
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10/27/2016
The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet

Associate Professor Xudong Wang holds a prototype of the researchers’ energy harvesting technology, which uses wood pulp and harnesses nanofibers. The technology could be incorporated into flooring and convert footsteps on the flooring into usable electricity

Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike. Now, however, flooring could be even more “green,” thanks to an inexpensive, simple method developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison materials engineers
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10/27/2016

Analog Devices announced the acquisition of Innovasic, a leading provider of Deterministic Ethernet semiconductor and software solutions. The acquisition adds a suite of multiprotocol Industrial Ethernet solutions and key enabling technologies to ADI’s Smart Automation Solutions portfolio for industrial automation
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10/27/2016
ADI and Dell EMC make IoT solution for real-time first-responder body monitoring

Analog Devices and Dell EMC unveiled a proof of concept (POC) for an Internet of Things (IoT) solution that tracks the health and location of first responders.

Analog Devices and Dell EMC unveiled a proof of concept (POC) for an Internet of Things (IoT) solution that tracks the health and location of first responders. The POC IoT solution is designed to improve the safety and effectiveness of first responders when involved in an emergency situation, especially those
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10/26/2016
ON Semi's low-power imaging tech in first multi-aperture camera

L16 camera

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, has drawn on its extensive expertise in image sensor technology to help support Silicon Valley start-up Light. The company has provided Light with key imaging hardware for its game-changing L16 camera solution, which utilizes advanced computational processing
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10/21/2016
Infineon helps Schiaparelli reach Mars

The 600kg flight model of the ExoMars Schiaparelli demonstrator module pictured prior to the start of thermal tests in the ESP70 Thermal Vacuum Chamber at the Thales Alenia Space premises in Cannes, France.

Cheers were heard at Infineon’s headquarters when the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli module touched down on the Red Planet. For the first time in history, a European “ambassador” landed on Mars. And for the second time already, semiconductors from Infineon Technologies are helping in the search
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10/19/2016
Energy storage on track to best 2015's record-setting growth

Navigant Research's third quarter report sees a growing role for residential installations

Critics called 2015 a "banner year" for energy storage. Now after a year of unprecedented growth, energy storage could be poised to best that performance, according to Navigant Research’s third quarter energy storage tracker. “The North American market this year definitely
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10/17/2016
Infineon to buy MEMS developer Innoluce

An Innoluce laser scanning module

As leading chip provider for driver assistance systems, Infineon continues its innovation path and has acquired 100 percent of Innoluce, a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Nijmegen. Based on the know-how of Innoluce, Infineon will develop chip components for high-performance lidar systems. Both
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10/12/2016
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10/11/2016
ROHM Semiconductor brings SiC tech into Formula E

Inverter for season three in Formula E car

ROHM Semiconductor presented its cutting-edge silicon carbide (SiC) technology at the first race of the new 2016/2017 Formula E season in Hong Kong. At the start of season three, the leading Japanese semiconductor manufacturer started sponsoring and officially partnering with the Venturi Formula E team. The
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10/11/2016
Imec scientist to develop advanced flexible electronics

Kris Myny - imec - Imec scientist to develop advanced flexible electronics

Leading nanoelectronics research center imec announces that Kris Myny, one of its young scientists, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. The grant of 1.5 million euros is earmarked to open up new research horizons in the field of thin-film transistor technology. This will allow a leap forward compared to
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10/10/2016
To read the October issue of PSDNA, simply   click
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10/08/2016
To read the October issue of PSDE, simply click here
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10/08/2016
TULIPP project to target next-gen energy-efficient embedded image processing

The Tulipp (Towards Ubiquitous Low-power Image Processing Platforms) project

The Tulipp (Towards Ubiquitous Low-power Image Processing Platforms) project, a new initiative targeting the development of high performance, energy-efficient embedded systems for the growing range of increasingly complex image processing applications, has been announced. The Tulipp project is being funded with
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10/04/2016
Silicon Labs announced the acquisition of Micrium, a leading supplier of real-time operating system (RTOS) software for the Internet of Things (IoT). This strategic acquisition helps simplify IoT design for all developers by combining a leading, commercial-grade embedded RTOS with Silicon Labs’ IoT expertise
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10/03/2016
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