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Power Passives and Discretes

July 2016
PSDcast - Mauricio Esguerra of MAGMENT on their magnetizable concrete tech

Mauricio Esguerra of MAGMENT

In this PSDcast Mauricio Esguerra of MAGMENT talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on their magnetizable concrete technology. MAGMENT power inductors and transformers are based on a disruptive technology for both a novel material and an innovative magnetic design. The material is a patented
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07/29/2016
Stackpole expands thick film chip resistor design kit

Thick film chip resistor design kits

Stackpole Electronics has recently expanded its thick film chip resistor design kit offering to include the 0201 case size. There are 5 different kits offered corresponding to the following value ranges: * 10 ohm – 97.6 ohm (SEI Part KIT-RMCF0201FT-02) * 100 ohm – 976 ohm (SEI Part KIT-RMCF0201FT-03)
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07/27/2016
Takaki Murata Named VP and GM at Peregrine Semiconductor

Takaki Murata

Peregrine Semiconductor, founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announced the promotion of Takaki Murata to vice president and general manager of the high performance analog (HPA) business unit. “Peregrine Semiconductor was acquired by Murata in December of
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07/27/2016

PSDcast - Keith Evans of the PEIC on the state of the US power industry

Keith Evans of USPEIC

In this PSDcast Keith Evans, CEO of Kyma Technologies and member of the US Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC), talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems DEsign about the state of the electronics industry and how it is dealing with disruptive technologies like wide-bandgap semiconductors. The PEIC
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07/26/2016
Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) announced the appointment of Ismosys as its sales, marketing, and technical support representative for Europe. Ismosys, founded in 1994, provides support to design houses, designers and engineers across Europe. This is achieved through 10 regional offices covering the entire
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07/26/2016
Wuerth unveils mix-and-match power coil selection tool

Mix and Match precise AC loss calculator for power inductors

Wuerth Elektronik eiSos makes a broad product spectrum of wireless power charging coils. Now the company provides developers with a tool to simplify selection of the right transmitter and receiver coils. Mix and Match, like the world's most precise AC loss calculator for power inductors, is another offering
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07/25/2016
KEMET unveils advanced high-stability ceramic dielectric capacitor tech

Advanced U2J Class-I ceramic dielectric capacitor

KEMET, a leading supplier of electronic components, introduced its advanced U2J Class-I ceramic dielectric capacitors. This U2J surface mount platform offers more than twice the capacitance available in C0G/NP0. It also provides superior temperature performance over X7R, X8R and X5R, rendering it an ideal capacitor
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07/22/2016
A mid-year checkup on 2016 GaN tech predictions

Xray-in-a-pill colonoscopies will gain European approval in 2016 and will eliminate the key barriers to early detection of Colon Cancer

Prognosticators do not often risk their reputations by giving their predictions a “checkup” midway through the period of their predictions. But, I am going to give it a shot and here we go… Wireless Power Will Become Mainstream Wireless power will continue to gain traction
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07/21/2016
PSDcast - Alex Lidow of EPC on the state of GaN development

Alex Lidow of EPC

In this PSDcast Alex Lidow, CEO and Co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of GaN development. Now that the industry has finally embraced what GaN can do with multiple vendors and solutions, we are now seeing real design-ins and products based
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07/19/2016
Infineon Technologies and Cree announced that Infineon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”) of Cree. The deal also includes the related SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power. The purchase price for this planned all-cash transaction
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07/14/2016
PSDcast - Mark Moffat of Peregrine on their advanced GaN FET driver

Mark Moffat of Peregrine Semiconductor

In this PSDcast Mark Moffat, Peregrine Semiconductor's director of power management, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about wide-bandgap semiconductors and Peregrine's new GaN FET driver, the PE29100. Built on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology, this new GaN driver empowers design engineers
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07/14/2016
Peregrine Semiconductor, founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, introduces the word’s fastest gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistor (FET) driver, the UltraCMOS PE29100. Built on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology, this new GaN driver empowers design engineers
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07/13/2016
PSDcast - Francois Perraud of Panasonic on their wide-bandgap semiconductors

Francois Perraud of Panasonic

In this PSDcast, Francois Perraud of Panasonic's wide-bandgap semiconductor group talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems on their latest developments in the space. Now that Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride semiconductors are being developed for more and more application spaces, it is important to understand
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07/08/2016
Imperial College London wins GaN Systems Geoff Haynes Future Power Challenge

GaN Systems Geoff Haynes Future Power Challenge Award Ceremony

Left to right: Mark Johnson, Paul Mitcheson, Sam Aldhaher, Dave Yates, Juan Manuel Arteaga Saenz, George Khelis, Geoff Haynes, Girvan Patterson.

At a ceremony held at the EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference 2016 in Nottingham, England, a post-graduate team from Imperial College London received the £2,000 prize for winning the first, annual GaN Systems Geoff Haynes Future Power Challenge. Sponsored by GaN Systems, the competition was
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07/07/2016
EpiGaN, a leading European supplier of commercial-grade 150mm- and 200mm- GaN-on-Silicon epiwafers, announced that the production facility at its headquarters in Hasselt, Belgium, is now fully certified to the quality management system ISO9001:2015. The official notification from the International Organization
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07/05/2016

 



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