Consumer Electronics

Panasonic to release rice cooker with pressurized reheat feature

Panasonic will release steam and variable pressure IH rice cooker “SR-SPX7 series” on 1 June, with new pressurized reheat feature added along with existing steam and pressure in older “Double Dance Cooking” (W Odoritaki) models. The original “Double Dance Cooking” series rice cooker, released in 2013, was the first rice cooker to combine steam and […]

Consumer Electronics

Toshiba Develops Natural LED Spotlight for Museums

Toshiba Lighting and Technology (TLT) has developed a small LED spotlight with built-in power supply for museum use. Traditionally museums are using halogen lamp and high-CRI fluorescent lamp for their high color reproduction, but their positions needed to be adjusted for each exhibition to adjust brightness. The new LED spotlight features Bluetooth for remote brightness control […]

Components

Torex Launches Hi-SAT COT DC/DC Regulators for FPGA/ASIC POL

Torex Semicondutor has launched the XC9273 series of DC/DC converter featuring its unique Hi-SAT COT (Constant On-Time) fast transient response control. The XC9273 series is designed as point-of-load (POL) regulator for high load fluctuation FPGA and ASIC devices, providing fast transient response, low ripple and high efficiency. It supports input voltage from 2.7V to 5.5V […]

Components

ROHM releases Hi-Res audio SoC and industry-first reference platform

ROHM Semiconductor has announced the development of Hi-Res compatible audio SoC “BM94803AEKU”, which integrates microcontroller, memory, decoder for various audio format with interfaces to CD, USB, SD, Bluetooth and PC (as an USB DAC). Existing solutions usually require external CD-DSP (for decoding CD) and SDRAM, this new audio SoC combines everything from I/O interface, audio […]

Industry

DISCO Corporation announces laser slicing technology for high-speed SiC wafer production

DISCO Corporation has announced it has developed an ingot laser slicing method called “KABRA” (Key Amorphous-Black Repetitive Absorption) for SiC wafer which enables high-speed wafer production with reduced material loss. Compared with existing diamond wire saw process, the total processing time per ingot reduces from 2.5-3.5 days to 18 hours. Also, the number of wafers […]

Components

SII Semiconductor releases serial EEPROM with top of class writing speed at 1.6V operation

SII Semiconductor, an associated company of Seiko Instruments, has released automotive serial EEPROM “S-93CxxCD0H series(105℃)” and “S-93AxxBD0A series (125℃)」”. Both series feature top-of-class writing speed at 4ms while “S-93CxxCD0H series” also supports minimum opeating voltage at 1.6V. The IC is available in HSNT-8(2030)(2.0×3.0×t0.5 mm) package, which is ultra small in size while easy to mount. […]

Consumer Electronics

Panasonic to release air purifiers with newly developed ion device “Nanoe X”

Panasonic has announced two new humidifying air purifier models “F-VXM90” and “F-VXM70”, utilising its new charged water particle device “Nanoe X” co-developed with Prof. Yoshio Higashiyama from Yamagata University. The original ion particle generator “Nanoe” was released on 2003 and largely utilised in public area and home appliance such as air conditioner and air purifier. […]

Industry

Renesas to exit microwave device business

Renesas Electronics has announced that it will withdraw from the microwave semiconductor device business and focus its compound device business on optoelectronics devices. Development of new microwave device has already been stopped, while production and supply are expected to be ended in 2018. According to Renesas, reasons of the withdrawal include peripheral components being incorporated […]

Industry

Sony to sell its battery business to Murata Manufacturing

Sony has announced the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) to transfer Sony Group’s battery business to Murata Group, a leading ceramic-based passive electronic components manufacturer in Japan. The transaction is expected to include the battery business conducted by Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Sony’s wholly-owned subsidiary in Japan; Sony’s battery-related manufacturing operations located in China […]