Industry 4.0

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…

Achieving Energy Efficiency on the Factory Floor

For the past several years, the focus of the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 has rested squarely on subsystems, components such as sensors and switches, big data, and interconnectivity. As Industry 4.0 development continues, however, energy efficiency becomes imperative for real Industry 4.0 advances to take hold. Industrial facilities are major energy…