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 […]

Consumer Electronics

High-end rice cooker with charcoal pot, Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric announces a new high-end rice cooker “Honsumigama KAMADO” NJ-AW107. The series “Honsumigama” with its distinctive charcoal pot, first released 10 years ago in 2006, marks the era of high-end rice cooker in Japanese market. Since then almost every Japanese home appliance maker competes in the high-end rice cooker market. Their successful even led […]


3.4MHz at 170μA, 64Kbit low-power FRAM by Fujitsu Semiconductor

Fujitsu Semiconductor has announced a miniature and low-power 64Kbit FRAM (Ferroelectric random-access memory) “MB85RC64T”, with average operating current 170μA at maximum operating frequency 3.4MHz, aiming at battery-powered wearable devices, smart meter and other IoT devices. (Source: Fujitsu Semiconductor) It runs on wide-range voltage supply from 1.8V to 3.6V. With average operating current 80μA at 1MHz, […]