News en Infineon's Deal for Wolfspeed Falls Apart <div class="node-body article-body">The saga of Infineon's $850 million deal for Wolfspeed has ended. Cree terminated the deal a little over a week after a security panel rejected it. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mixed-signal semiconductors Semiconductors News Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:30:00 +0000 51061 at Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (2/12-2/18) <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for power dividers or MOSFETs, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest components to optimize your product. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Active components Automotive Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Components Products Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Medical Passive components Mobile Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:50:00 +0000 51041 at Qualcomm, Using its Cellular Experience, Prepares for a New Wi-Fi <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm's new chips join a short list of technologies to support the nascent 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Mixed-signal semiconductors Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:55:00 +0000 51031 at <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="59" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="" title="Go to AB / CC's photostream">AB / CC</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Using Carbon Nanotubes, Silicon Chips Leap to High Frequencies <div class="field-deck"> “What we are looking at is something like gallium arsenide on silicon technology,” said the chief executive of Carbonics, a Los Angeles startup that has made chips based on carbon nanotubes for radio applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Carbonics is among the first to release carbon nanotube chips, which are said to have better power efficiency than GaAs and reach higher frequencies than CMOS circuits.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Analog semiconductors Products IoT Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Semiconductors Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:50:00 +0000 50541 at <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Mattxb</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Qualcomm Launches New Filter Company with TDK <div class="field-deck"> The joint venture comes as competitors beef up their filter manufacturing capabilities. The appeal of filters is in blocking out interference from the growing number of frequency bands used in wireless communications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm launched a new company called RF360 Holdings that it agreed to form with Japan's TDK last year. Filters are responsible for blocking interference out of front ends.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Industrial IoT Passive components Mobile News Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:30:00 +0000 50871 at <p>(Image courtesy of <a href="" target="_blank">Super Awesome</a>, Creative Commons).</p> For Tuning Antennas and Switching Signals, RF MEMS Make Their Mark <div class="node-body article-body">“We’ve engaged with virtually everybody in the smartphone market," said an executive at Cavendish Kinetics, a maker of RF MEMS antenna tuners and switches.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Analog semiconductors Components Products Mobile Semiconductors Test & Measurement Thu, 02 Feb 2017 21:50:00 +0000 50721 at Radio Transmitter Chip Beams Power to Smartphones and Hearing Aids <div class="node-body article-body">The chip comes from Energous, a San Jose-based company that wants wireless charging to be more like using Wi-Fi.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Components Products IoT Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Systems Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:45:00 +0000 50691 at As Wireless Complexity Looms, Keysight Spends $1.6 Billion on Test Software Maker <div class="node-body article-body">With Ixia's test software, Keysight has positioned itself to sell products for evaluating everything from the physical to the application layer. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IoT Mobile Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators News Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:10:00 +0000 50661 at <p>With Ixia&#39;s software, Keysight has positioned itself to sell products for testing everything from the physical to the application layer of a communications system.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="29" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="" title="Go to Esther Simpson's photostream">Esther Simpson</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Wireless Sensor Networks Will Spread to Factories and Farms, Report Says <div class="field-deck"> The report, from technology research firm OnWorld, says that a majority of industrial automation engineers are using some form of mesh networking sensors, while interest in low-power wide area networks is also growing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The report, from an Internet of Things research firm OnWorld, says a majority of industrial automation engineers are using some form of mesh networking sensors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Industrial IoT Mixed-signal semiconductors Semiconductors Systems Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:15:00 +0000 50591 at Gallium Nitride to Gradually Move Off the Sidelines <div class="node-body article-body">If the mark of critical technology is that companies are willing to sue to protect it, and governments are blocking other countries from buying it, then gallium nitride will only grow more widespread.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Components Products Mixed-signal semiconductors Semiconductors Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:15:00 +0000 50351 at