TDK recently announced the so-called "lowest power waterproof MEMS barometric pressure sensor." Why did TDK choose capacitive MEMS as the go-to architecture for low power?
5 days ago by Jake Hertz
In the nanometer era, IC complexity grows faster than die areas. EDA companies are stepping up with tools to streamline physical verification.
April 14, 2021 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
With air quality becoming a larger concern, could personalized air quality sensors become the next way to measure local pollution?
April 14, 2021 by Luke James
The safety of semiconductor manufacturing employees is a top priority. Still, these facilities handle toxic materials that can pose a hazard to human health.
April 13, 2021 by Tyler Charboneau
New research proposes a smart glass technology that could save energy in buildings by up to 35%.
April 09, 2021 by Jake Hertz
ADAS innovation happens at the chip level. Here are the big-name players honing in on autonomous SoCs to advance the possibility of self-driving cars.
April 08, 2021 by Luke James
Consumer sleep technology is becoming a staple in biometric reading. Now, Google has released a radar chip that more easily tracks and analyzes sleep quality.
April 06, 2021 by Rushi Patel
Amidst a burgeoning medical device market, choosing the correct IoT antenna means balancing competing requirements, including frequency of operation, PCB space, and cost.
April 05, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
GlobalFoundries, SK Hynix, and Intel have all announced plans to either break ground on new manufacturing plants or expand existing operations.
April 04, 2021 by Luke James
"Edge intelligence" is becoming more accessible—even to those designers without formal data science training—as new hardware becomes available.
April 01, 2021 by Ali Osman Ors
The outages last month marked yet another setback to an industry that was already having serious trouble with meeting demand from automakers.
March 28, 2021 by Luke James
A new component selection tool from UnitedSiC aims to make the design of SiC-based applications more straightforward and economical.
March 27, 2021 by Jake Hertz
When designing a circuit, especially in high voltage applications, safety is a major concern. A new isolated gate driver is bringing under-voltage safety features to SiC FETs.
March 26, 2021 by Jake Hertz
Micron has announced the sale of its Utah chip factory as it ceases production of a once "revolutionary" memory chip developed in partnership with Intel.
March 23, 2021 by Luke James
Why do cryptocurrency mines burn so much power? And how might mining power supply units (PSUs) be different from general-purpose PSUs?
March 22, 2021 by Steve Arar
E-textile research is common, but efforts to commercialize this technology are not. With setbacks like a reliable power supply and safety, will e-textiles ever make a significant market debut?
March 19, 2021 by Rushi Patel
This episode of Tech Specs is part of a video series highlighting the features, applications, and technical specs of newly-released products.
March 18, 2021 by TTI, Inc
Keeping up with Moore's law at semiconductor fabs is not only an economic struggle. It's an issue of process control technology, too.
March 17, 2021 by Jake Hertz
This article discusses the use of an encoder to ensure accurate ongoing tracking of a motor's rotor shaft and the key factors that will help in the selection of the encoder based on different parameters.
March 16, 2021 by Jason Kelly, CUI Devices
Scientists at the Terasaki Institute have put their own spin on organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) to improve the performance in wearable health devices.
March 12, 2021 by Jake Hertz
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