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Japan to Form Power Device Initiative
News & Analysis  
7/31/2013   11 comments
Unlike the CE market, there are no established testing procedures for power devices used in vehicles or other high-voltage, high-current infrastructure equipment. It could result in life and death issues, warned an Advantest executive.
TI Gives Tour of Analog Fab Terrain
News & Analysis  
7/31/2013   16 comments
The process technology behind analog components is highly diverse, say executives at Texas Instruments, which supports 78 different process flows.
LED Drivers: Big Market With a Twist
Blog  
7/25/2013   7 comments
Growth in LED use for illumination and area lighting brings opportunity for IC vendors of LED drivers, but these power-supply ICs have unique technical requirements.
Slideshow: Lexus's $10K Bike Hits Japan
Blog  
7/22/2013   18 comments
Luxury automaker Lexus has shifted gears, temporarily applying its technical expertise to the creation of a $10,000 bicycle.
Toyota Power-Chip Standards Plan Shrouded in Mystery
Blog  
7/17/2013   28 comments
I recently came across a report about Toyota collaborating with Advantest and Dai Nippon Printing and possibly others to "standardize power semiconductor technology." What’s that about?
Car Hacking: NXP Pushes Flexible Security
News & Analysis  
7/11/2013   25 comments
NXP early on realized that automotive security could benefit from the company’s experience in developing a "secure element" – successfully deployed in millions of smartcards.
Ham Operators' Paradise at Friedrichshafen's Flea Market
Blog  
7/10/2013   2 comments
Ham Radio show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is a must see for any ham enthusiast. Here's why.
Did Sharp Just Sell Out to China?
Blog  
7/8/2013   5 comments
The recent news about Sharp Corp.’s plan for a $2.9 billion joint venture with China’s state-owned electric equipment vendor CEC raised a few eyebrows in Japan.
Tesla Aims to Win Over Skeptics With Battery Swap Stations
Blog  
7/3/2013   6 comments
Tesla Motors has added battery swap to its arsenal of technologies aimed at displacing gasoline-burning vehicles. Its chairman and CEO Elon Musk offered the demo.
London Calling: Google Doesn't Take Electricity for Granted
Blog  
7/3/2013   2 comments
Change is never essay, but the need to rework electrical distribution infrastructure to make it ready for smart grid operations presents a compelling reason we should.
Power Tip 61: Watch the Conversion Ratio on Boost Converters
Power Tips  
7/2/2013   Post a comment
Violating limited conversion ratio of boost controllers causes all sorts of proplems. Consider interleaving boost power stages instead to increase effective switching frequency.
Why Hydrogen Cars Are Suddenly Back in Vogue
News & Analysis  
7/2/2013   42 comments
GM and Honda announced that they will join forces to develop a common hydrogen powertrain – fuel cells and hydrogen tanks – for fuel cell vehicles.
Dialog to Pay $310 Million for PMIC Pioneer
News & Analysis  
7/2/2013   1 comment
Germany-based Dialog Semiconductor has agreed to buy power management IC pioneer iWatt for $310 million in cash plus up to an additional $35 million based on subsequent business performance.


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