Industry en Torex Semiconductor Expands its Silicon Valley R&D <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Silicon Valley is maintaining its image as the center of the semiconductor universe.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry PMICs Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:25:00 +0000 61391 at <p>Torex Semiconductor R&amp;D Center in San Jose, Calif. (Image courtesy of Torex).</p> Report: Renewable Power Generation Technologies Are Now Cost Competitive with Fossil Fuels <div class="field-byline"> Lloyd’s Register </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Renewable power generation technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector, finds a new report by Lloyd’s Register. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alternative Energy Industry Energy Trends & Analysis Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 61331 at <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Study: Technological Progress Alone Won’t Stem Resource Use <div class="field-byline"> Massachusetts Institute of Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology find no evidence of an overall reduction in the world’s consumption of materials. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Power Management Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:05:00 +0000 61321 at <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Leadless MOSFET Power Package Achieves Near-GaN Switching Losses <div class="field-byline"> Franz Stueckler, Senior Concept and Application Engineer, Infineon Technologies AG </div> <div class="field-deck"> Modern semiconductors facilitate faster switching speeds and lower losses to support designers. A new leadless power package drives down on-state resistance and provides close to “GaN-like” switching losses, making a significant step forward in hard switching applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New SMD power semiconductors support fast switching and reduce the parasitic inductance, but the thermal management is historically difficult using SMDs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Discrete Power Semis Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:55:00 +0000 61301 at General Motors Partners with Honda on Fuel Cell Manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> General Motors </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Mich., south of Detroit. Mass production of fuel cell systems is expected to begin around 2020. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fuel Cell System Manufacturing will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alternative Energy Industry Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:55:00 +0000 61311 at <p>GM Executive Vice President Global Product Development Mark Reuss (left) and President Honda North America Toshiaki Mikoshiba announce a manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of GM).</p> Market for Power Semiconductors in Automotive to Rev Up by $3 Billion by 2022 <div class="field-byline"> IHS Markit </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The global market for power semiconductors used in cars and light passenger vehicles is expected to grow by more than $3 billion in the next six years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Charger ICs Discrete Power Semis Passive Components PMICs Regulators Wed, 08 Feb 2017 04:25:00 +0000 61291 at <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="28" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="" target="_blank" title="Go to Nicola Sznajder's photostream">Nicola Sznajder</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Electricity Flows Through This Metal, But Not the Heat <div class="field-byline"> University of California, Berkeley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>According to a new study led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, electrons in vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Thermal Management Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:55:00 +0000 61281 at EV Battery Sensing Module Yields Critical Measurement Data <div class="field-deck"> Automotive-grade, precision current, and high-voltage measurement module senses EV battery condition and reports digital output data. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Automotive-grade, precision current, and high-voltage measurement module senses EV battery condition and reports digital output data. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Batteries Power Management Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:55:00 +0000 61271 at Subcutaneous Solar Cells Could Power Pacemakers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study provides real-life data on the potential of powering medical implants with solar cells.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alternative Energy Industry Trends & Analysis Solar Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000 61261 at How Does a Prototyping-Only Approach Impact Product Design? <div class="field-deck"> One in 10 design engineers still rely on purely physical prototypes, potentially adding significant, unnecessary costs to their designs, according to engineering surveys. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many engineers rely solely on prototyping their designs to create products, but some form of simulation along with prototyping can actually improve product designs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Industry Energy Robotics Power Electronics Systems Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:15:00 +0000 61221 at <p>(Image courtesy of Tony Vitolo, Power Electronics).</p>