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Over the past three decades, the semiconductor industry has been able to double the functionality of silicon devices every 18 months, as predicted by Moore’s Law. However, economical and technical issues are already causing diminishing returns for dimensional scaling. To…
Plug-and-play: New low-cost MSP430™ USB LaunchPad and NFC BoosterPack

Texas Instruments’  New low-cost MSP430™ USB LaunchPad and NFC BoosterPack let developers tap into the Internet of Things (IoT) Next-generation MSP430 LaunchPad provides more speed, memory and peripherals for low-power consumer, industrial, medical and wireless connectivity applications Designed with input…
Supercapacitors Gain Ascendancy

Life is good for supercapacitors manufacturers and developers. That includes those involved in the intermediate product, the supercabattery or Asynchronous Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitor AEDLC with its higher energy density achieved in a compromise of other operational parameters intermediate between…
ROHM Innovations for Better Tomorrow

  Innovations for Better Tomorrow ROHM Semiconductor Initiatives for the Automotive-electronics Sector   Initially developing a large number of ICs for car audio, ROHM Semiconductor has been expanding its product range as car-navigation/infotainment spread over the market. Further to it, seeing…