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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

All the news from Nvidia GTC 2024, a third battery gigafactory for the UK and the start of the self-diving VW ID.Buzz

By Nick Flaherty at eeNews Europe

Selling shovels in the AI gold rush

Feature articles | March 22, 2024

Jensen Huang received a rockstar welcome in front of 11,000 people in a stadium in San Jose this week. As…



Volkswagen moves to production of self-driving ID.Buzz

Business news | March 23, 2024

Volkswagen is the first vehicle manufacturer to develop an autonomous Level 4 service vehicle for large-scale production, initially using technology…

IAR looks for new CEO

Business news | March 22, 2024

Richard Lind is to step down as CEO of development tool vendor IAR in Sweden. He has informed the board…

Siemens to buy ebm-papst industrial drive business

Business news | March 22, 2024

Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire the industrial drive technology (IDT) business of ebm-papst for an undisclosed sum. The…

Keysight teams for first full line rate 1.6 T Ethernet test

Technology News | March 22, 2024

Keysight Technologies and Credo Semiconductor have demonstrated the industry’s first full line speed testing of 1.6Tbit/s Ethernet over active copper…



UK to see third battery gigafactory

Business news | March 24, 2024

A third UK battery gigafactory is set to be announced according to reports over…

Delta looks to 48V to 0.7V direct conversion for GPUs

Technology News | March 21, 2024

Delta is developing direct conversion of 48V data centre power bus to 0.7V to…

NGK looks to Europe as it doubles power substrate production

Business news | March 22, 2024

NGK Insulators is planning a European plant for its silicon nitride ceramic substrate technology…

Wright sets up off grid power lab

Business news | March 18, 2024

US electric engine developer Wright is setting up an off-grid power lab using its…

e-peas raises €17.5m for energy harvesting PMIC

Business news | March 21, 2024

Belgian chip designer e-peas has raised €17.5m for its energy harvesting power management IC…

Norway signs EU battery materials deal

Business news | March 22, 2024

The EU has signed a deal with Norway to to develop sustainable land-based raw…

Eggtronic sidesteps Power factor Correction requirements at 70W

Technology News | March 21, 2024

Eggtronic in Italy has developed a high efficiency flyback architecture for 70W AC-DC converters…

First wide input hot swap controller for telecoms

News | March 22, 2024

Infineon Technologies has developed the industry’s first -48 V wide input voltage digital hot…

ABB buys SEAM Group for power predictive maintenance

Business news | March 21, 2024

ABB is to acquire the SEAM Group in Ohio for its predictive maintenance technologies…

 TT Electronics wins aerospace power project

Business news | March 20, 2024

TT Electronics in the UK has won a ‘substantial’ funding award for aerospace power…

Vertical GaN startup Odyssey closing with asset sale

Business news | March 20, 2024

Vertical GaN pioneer Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies has agreed to sell its assets for US$9.52…

Floating connector for high-speed automated manufacturing

New Products | March 19, 2024

Harwin in the UK has launched a fine pitch board-to-board power and data floating…

Friday, March 01, 2024

Hallucinating radar and 5G on a Raspberry Pi 5 in top February stories

By Nick Flaherty

Hallucinating radar, a possible processor ban in Europe and 5G on a Raspberry Pi were all among the most read article on eeNews Europe in February.

The latest results from Renesas Electronics highlight the challenge so the industrial market for chip makers, while the results from Wolfspeed gave more insight into the challenges of ramping up its silicon carbide fab in the US. CHIPS Act funding in the US was also key to the GlobalFoundries expansion and new fab, which will include gallium nitride production.

At the same time there was significant interest in how to chose a charger for lithium batteries, which includes the developing use of GaN  transistors.

STMicroelectronics  is continuing to drive integration in its STM32 microcontrollers, adding graphics controllers, while researchers in the US found a way to make car radar systems see things that are not there. The results of the research are a key message for the developers of radar sensors and processing algorithms.

February also saw the risk of some older Intel processors being banned in Europe. The patent case being brought by R2 Semiconductor has implications for the region.

The top stories in February covered emerging technologies. ARM launched its chiplet IP support for future devices, while Belgian research lab imec is aiming to set up a lab in Spain. This would be near to the Vodafone lab that has been working with ARM on the latest wireless chips, and also developed a second generation of its ‘basestation in a box’. Developed with Lime Microsystems in the UK, this provides 5G coverage and will support the use of the latest Raspberry Pi 5 boards.

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Thursday, February 01, 2024

Top articles in January: CES 2024, Onio and Innatera's neuromorphic RISC-V AI chip

By Nick Flaherty

With the industry returning after the holiday break, the CES 2024 show in Las Vegas quickly kicked off with substantial automotive and battery news.

Among the top ten articles in January were the latest radar system from Provizio and a low cost radar chip from TI, NXP launched single chip 28nm RFCMOS radar and ST moved its graphics accelerator into microcontrollers.

While AMD issues a notice that it is to discontinue its CPLDs and low end FPGAs, researchers have identified room temperature superconductivity shown in graphite. A variety of battery technologies were popular articles in January.

Schaeffler is set to show silicon solid state battery while a scalable nuclear battery developed in China uses diamond for 50 year life. Alongside these articles, Acculon in the US has started production of sodium ion battery cells and packs. This marks a key step in development of sodium battery technology where Europe is a major player.

Technology around the RISC-V open instruction set architecture was also among the top ten articles. ONiO in Norway talked to Nick Flaherty about its ultra low power RISC-V microcontroller that aims to eliminate the battery in designs for the Internet of Things, while Sameer Wasson, the CEO at MIPS. Talked to Peter Clarke about the company’s continuing RISC-V reboot. Alongside, tool developer Segger combined ARM and RISC-V support in a single integrated development environment (IDE), while the most popular articles are Innatera’s launch of its RISC-V neuromorphic edge AI microcontroller at CES 2024.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Top articles on eeNews Europe in 2023

By Nick Flaherty

The data from 2023 has highlighted key shifts in the electronics market through the pages of eeNews Europe.  

There was significant interest in the top 25 global and Chinese chip companies, and the Chinese ownership of Nexperia in the Netherlands leading to the sale of the Newport fab in the UK to Vishay has been a major theme throughout the year. The supply chain issues have died down a little, with new plants in India of particular interest.

Of the advances in quantum technology throughout the year, the Rigetti 84 qubit quantum processor was the most read article in the year, while the early use of ChatGPT showed that design IP was leaking out at Samsung and other chip makers.

Raspberry Pi is of regular interest to the readers of eeNews Europe, and the coming together with Arduino was a key article in the year.

RISC-V was a key trend through 2022, but surprisingly hasn’t made it into the top ten for 2023, perhaps indicating its move into the mainstream, with the first general purpose microcontrollers from Renesas emerging in December.

The sanctions against China drove much of the interest in articles through the year, with the theft of data from equipment maker ASML and the development of a source of extreme UV light for leading edge chip manufacturing.

It was the race for room temperature superconductors that captured the imagination, from a new material called Reddmatter though a failed demonstration and a new patent for a material that is in development.

 But it was the prospect of a ceramic solid state battery shipping to car makers that captured the imagination of readers through the year as the most read article. The rise of safer solid state batteries with longer range is a continuing area of interest, with several firms shipping samples through 2024.

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Monday, November 06, 2023

EV batteries dip below $99/KWh, the first commercial 1200V GaN chip and generative AI for power integrity analysis

By Nick Flaherty

EV battery prices set to fall below $99/kWh

Market news | November 3, 2023

The price of batteries for electric vehicles is set to fall below the strategically important point of $99/kWh by 2025…

Custom AI chip for in-ear brain sensing

Business news | November 3, 2023

Presto Engineering is working with T&W Engineering to develop an AI-based custom chip for in-ear electroencephalogram (EEG) wearable devices. The…

ARM takes stake in Raspberry Pi

Business news | November 3, 2023

ARM Holdings has acquired a stake in UK board maker Raspberry Pi. The minority stake extends a long-term partnership between…

Schaeffler to pilot Siemens AI copilot for automotive

Business news | November 3, 2023

Siemens has teamed with Microsoft in an industrial copilot using generative AI to be piloted by Schaeffler for automotive manufacturing.

Kuva Space raises €16.6m for AI hyperspectral microsatellite constellation

Business news | November 4, 2023

Kuva Space in Finland has raised €16.6m for the development and launch of a constellation of hyperspectral AI microsatellites. The funding will…



First Generative AI tool for power integrity sign off

Technology News | November 3, 2023

Cadence Design Systems has developed the industry’s first generative AI-driven technology to predict, root…

Cosel takes industrial power supply range to 800kHz with GaN

Technology News | November 2, 2023

Cosel is adopting GaN transistors and high frequency planar magnetics for a new generation…

Taking GaN over 1200V

Interviews | November 3, 2023

Power Integrations has developed a cascode gallium nitride device that operates up to 1250V.

Nomogram simplifies DCM flyback power supply designs

Technology News | November 1, 2023

UK power startup Pulsiv has developed a tool to help design engineers to rapidly…

Rohm develops its first silicon capacitor

Technology News | November 2, 2023

Rohm has developed its first silicon capacitor range in the smallest 01005 surface mount…

3D printed self-powered MFC microbial fuel cell biosensor

News | November 3, 2023

Researchers in Japan have used 3D printing to produce a low cost, self power…

Hitachi Energy buys Spanish energy integrator in strategic deal

Business news | November 3, 2023

Hitachi Energy, formerly Hitachi ABB Power Grids, as acquired a controlling stake of eks…

Schneider Electric buys AI sustainability tool developer EcoAct 

Business news | November 2, 2023

Schneider Electric has bought sustainability AI tool developer EcoAct SAS from its parent Atos.

New managing director for TDK UK

Business news | November 2, 2023

Chris Pritchard is taking over as managing director of TDK in the UK to…

$4.8bn to harden the US electricity grid

Business news | November 1, 2023

The US Department of Energy has announced $1.3 billion for three transmission lines crossing six…

World’s first battery-operated portable wideband laser

Technology News | November 1, 2023

SuperLight Photonics has developed a battery operated portable wideband laser that it says is…



i.MX95 System on Module for AI edge platforms

New Products | November 3, 2023

Board maker Variscite in Israel has developed a System on Module (SoM) using the…

Vsora raises €13m for AI chiplet accelerator

Business news | November 3, 2023

Vsora in Paris has raised €13m for the development and deployment of its hardware…

Intel sells silicon photonics line to Jabil

Business news | November 3, 2023

Contract manufacturer Jabil is to take over the manufacturing and sale of Intel’s silicon photonics pluggable optical…