IPC reactivates lead-free solder issue
Product News 9/18/2003 Post a comment
In the belief that a proactive approach is the best way to take the lead out, the Solder Products Value Council of IPC (previously the Institute of Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits) has just released the first of two white papers on lead-free alloys.
Operating System Wars: Coming to a Power IC Near You
News & Analysis 9/16/2003 Post a comment
The advent of Digitally-Controlled Power (DCP) in electronic equipment promises to bring the flexibility of software programmability to the traditionally hard-wired world of analog power control ICs and subsystems. However, the ascendance of DCP also could spur a battle over power Operating Systems reminiscent of the market fight between Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS. iSuppli analyst Gary Vick has these insights.
Power, thermal management unite
Product News 9/11/2003 Post a comment
In yet another variation of the one-stop shop, power supply vendors are increasingly taking the first steps toward developing their own brand of standalone cooling products at the systems level.