Murata announce what is believed to be the largest inductor value available within a standard ultra-miniature 01005 (EIA) package size measuring 0.4 x 0.2 x 0.2 mm. With an inductance value of 39 nH, the LQP02TN39 comprises the highest value in a series of 59 items with 0.2 nH being the lowest value available. Tolerance from the nominal inductance value is within +/- 0.1 nH for inductors up to 4.2 nH and within +/- 3% for all values above.
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Microchip Technology today announced the expansion of its Embedded Code Source application store and embedded user community for PIC MCU software/firmware code examples, tools and utilities, which often include the source code.
MCUs are being designed into an ever-expanding range of end-use applications in automotive, consumer, computer, communication, industrial, and medical systems. Consequently, market growth in microcontrollers has been relatively stable since the 1980s when compared to many other IC product categories. It typically takes a global economic recession to upset the diverse MCU marketplace, and that's exactly what occurred in 2009, when the microcontroller business suffered its worst-ever annual sales decline of 22% to $11.1 billion.
The growing popularity and availability of Open Source Hardware is changing the way the embedded electronics industry works, develops and distributes. In this article from ES Design magazine, Lynnette Reese of Mouser explores these new trends and how they are affecting the embedded electronics industry.
International Rectifier have today announced that it has qualified and shipped products built on its revolutionary Gallium Nitride-based power device technology platform for a home theatre system manufactured by a leading consumer electronics company. The pioneering GaN-based power device technology platform is the result of ten years of research and development by IR based on the company's proprietary GaN-on-silicon epitaxial technology.
LogMeIn announced today its collaboration with ARM to simplify and accelerate commercial development on the Internet of Things. As part of the agreement, the companies are cooperating on LogMeIn's Xively Jumpstart Kit, a rapid prototyping-to-production bundle that significantly reduces the cost, complexity and learning curve required to bring IoT-based connected products and solutions to market.
Microchip Technology today announced the shipment of its 12 billionth PIC microcontroller to the Nidec Corporation—a preeminent global supplier of precision motors, based in Japan. Microchip delivered this 12 billionth MCU approximately 10 months after delivering its 11 billionth.
Freescale Semiconductor announced today that Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. priced the previously announced offering of its senior secured notes. The offering consists of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2021 (the Notes). The Notes will bear interest at 5.0% and will mature on May 15, 2021.
Sonics today announced that ARM has licensed Sonics patent portfolio currently consisting of 138 properties for use in ARM products and specifications. Sonics patent portfolio, several of which are fundamental to the development and implementation of on-chip interconnect products used in SoCs, is powering many of today's cutting edge connected devices.
Rogers announced today that it is implementing further actions as part of its cost improvement initiatives. These actions are expected to provide substantial cost savings starting in the third quarter of 2013, building to a total annualized net cost savings of approximately $12 million by the first quarter of 2014. These actions include the following:
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