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ROHM Semiconductor GmbH Articles
New ROHM building in Chikugo expands production capacity
ROHM has recently held an opening ceremony announcing the completion of a new building at ROHM Apollo's Chikugo plant to enhance the production capacity of SiC power devices. The new building is an environmentally friendly factory that introduces a number of energy-saving technologies to its production facilities, with 100% of its electricity coming from renewable energy sources.
Faster 125°C operation compatible I²C bus EEPROMs
ROHM’s newly introduced 125°C operation compatible I²C bus EEPROMs, BR24H-5AC series targets applications that require data storage under harsh environments, such as factory settings for onboard cameras and sensors, airbag operating history, and data logging for always-on operating industrial automation systems and servers.
Increasing the output of spatial recognition systems
ROHM’s newly developed VCSEL technology achieves greater accuracy in spatial recognition and distance measuring systems by using Time Of Flight (TOF) systems. The VCSEL (short for vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) module technology has become popular in recent years with the adoption of laser light sources for spatial recognition in tablets and facial recognition in smartphones.
Automotive primary DC/DC converters for stable operation
ROHM has developed a new lineup of twelve automotive primary DC/DC converters. The BD9P series is optimised for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) sensors, cameras, and radars, along with car infotainment and instrument clusters.
ROHM Semiconductor at electronica virtual
ROHM Semiconductor has announced its participation in electronica virtual, the digital trade fair and conference for the electronics industry. At the event, ROHM will showcase the latest semiconductor technologies and solutions for automotive, industrial, consumer, and other sectors in various digital formats, including online seminars, podcasts, white papers, and presentation files.
ROHM appoints Wolfram Harnack as Managing Director
As of October 1st 2020, Wolfram Harnack is the new Managing Director of ROHM Semiconductor Europe. He reports directly to the President of the company Toshimitsu Suzuki. The position has been newly created and is of strategic importance for ROHM's growth within Europe.
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Isao Matsumoto appointed as new President and CEO at ROHM
The Board of Directors of ROHM has appointed Isao Matsumoto as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of ROHM. Matsumoto has worked for ROHM since 1985. Most recently he was responsible for quality, safety and production as Director, Member of the Board and Managing Executive Officer.
ROHM presents speech synthesis IC for ADAS and AVAS
ROHM Group company, LAPIS Semiconductor, has announced the automotive speech synthesis ICs, ML2253x series, optimised for audible notifications and sound effects in ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) and AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System).
ROHM and Leadrive develop SiC-based automotive inverters
ROHM and Leadrive Technology (LEADRIVE), the Chinese leading manufacturer of automotive powertrain for new energy vehicles with headquarters in Shanghai, held an opening ceremony of their joint laboratory on SiC technology in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Lingang New Area), after agreeing to partner to develop SiC-based automotive inverters.
High-speed CMOS op amp eliminates oscillation
ROHM recently announced a high-speed ground sense CMOS op amp, BD77501G, optimised for industrial and consumer equipment requiring high-speed sensing, such as anomaly detection systems used in measurement and control equipment along with sensors that work with very small signals
Rohm introduces Nano Cap technology for stable circuit control
Rohm Semiconductor has developed Nano Cap power supply technology to address control of linear regulator output, minimise circuit design load and reduce the number of external capacitors needed by linear regulators
Ultra-compact LED driver for automotive lamps from ROHM
ROHM has announced the development of its ultra-compact linear LED Driver suitable for automotive socket type LED lamp applications such as rear lamps, turn, fog and position lamps or DRLs (Daylight Running Lamps).
High power speaker amp ICs for instrument clusters
ROHM has announced the AEC-Q100 qualified 2.8W output Class AB monaural speaker amp iCs, the BD783xxEFJ-M series (BD78306EFJ-M, BD78310EFJ-M and BD78326EFJ-M), well suited for instrument clusters - used in vehicles equipped with autonomous driving and ADAS.
Rear lamp linear LED drivers designed for motorcycles
ROHM has announced the availability of a 4ch linear LED driver IC with built-in MOSFET, well suited for LED rear lamps (turn/stop), fog lamps and turn signals for automotive use.
Web simulation tool verifies power devices
ROHM has announced to start to provide with a web simulation tool, ‘ROHM Solution Simulator’, which allows designers of electronic circuits and systems in the automotive and industrial markets to simultaneously verify power devices and ICs on 44 different solution circuits.
Shunt resistors feature high rated power
ROHM has announced the availability of shunt resistors, GMR50 series, delivering four watt rated power (at electrode temperature TK=90°C) in the compact 5.0x2.5mm (2010 type package) size. It is well suited for current detection in motors and power supply circuits used in automotive systems and industrial equipment.
ROHM Semiconductor pulls out of embedded world
ROHM Semiconductor has been closely observing the situation following the spread of the novel coronavirus, with the goal of making a fact-based decision related to its attendance at embedded world 2020, and due to this, the company has decided to pull out of the show.
Intelligent power devices for standalone protection
ROHM has announced the availability of the BV2Hx045EFU-C, a family of high voltage (41V) dual channel output high side switch (Intelligent Power Devices, IPD) optimised for automotive ECUs in transmission control, engine control, and other vehicle systems. IPDs are semiconductor devices that protect electronic circuits from breakdown (i.e. due to overcurrent during abnormalities).
Efficient power management IC for nano applications
ROHM has announced the availability of a highly integrated and efficient power management IC (PMIC), BD71850MWV, optimised for NXP Semiconductors’ i.MX 8M Nano family of application processors, which features exceptional computing, and audio performance. It is the latest addition to ROHM’s growing portfolio of PMICs designed for NXP’s i.MX application processors.