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The Need for Power Control

The development and innovation of new power systems in the industrial sector, electric motors, and relative control require discrete high-performance components. In recent years, the power electronics semiconductor market has seen a rapid growth, mainly due to increased sales of IGBT devices for electric/hybrid vehicles (EV / HEV) and motor drives. MOSFET demand is driven…

AnotherBrain Raises €19m To Speed Up Organic AI Chip

Paris based artificial intelligence startup AnotherBrain has raised another €19 million in funding to accelerate development of its current software-based ‘organic AI’ solution into a frugal and efficient ASIC. The company claims its organic AI is a fundamentally different way of doing AI, close to how the human brain works, and goes beyond current mainstream…

The Battle for AI at the Edge Is Just Beginning

In the past two years, artificial intelligence has morphed from academic marvel to global megatrend. Machine learning in some form is set to revolutionize almost everything — consumer, automotive, industrial, every area of electronics — and, beyond that, to affect society and our lives in ways we don’t yet know about. What this means for…

Huawei, Qualcomm, Samsung Reveal Integrated 5G Chips

BERLIN — Mobile processors with integrated 5G modems were the flavor of the month in September as IFA, Europe’s equivalent of CES, kicked off here with launches from Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm. With great fanfare, Huawei launched what it claims is the market’s first flagship 5G system-on-chip (SoC). The Kirin 990 5G is a 10.3…

Next Generation of MEMS Microphones: Sealing Improves Sound Quality

MEMS microphones are compact and robust devices. Infineon premium MEMS microphones operate virtually noise-free with minimal distortion of the audio signal. Thus, they are well-suited for speech-control applications that must operate reliably in everyday situations. The popularity of voice user interfaces and the usage of audio recording to share information and experiences are dramatically increasing.…

Taiwan’s Tech Startups Find New Strengths

TAIPEI — eMemory Technology, the world’s seventh-largest vendor of chip intellectual property, is planning a spinoff in the next few months that is indicative of the island’s continued push to diversify its tech industry beyond its hardware manufacturing roots. The 250-person company, headquartered on the periphery of Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science Park, has established its technology…

Modular Building Blocks for AI on the Edge

Launched in February 2018 at embedded world in Germany, myOPALE building blocks provide truly disruptive technology to realize your design goals for industrial computers that target size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP)-constrained operating environments. The myOPALE modular concept is based on four key points, all inspired by open or de facto standards used in the…