Sengled Element LED Bulbs Connect to the IoT with Silicon Labs Zigbee Technology

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is providing best-in-class zigbee® technology for the award-winning Element connected light bulb from Sengled. Silicon Labs’ wireless SoCs and zigbee stack enable Element bulbs to connect easily to multi-node mesh networks deployed in smart homes. Sengled creates intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics with energy-saving LED bulbs. Using iOS and Android apps or popular smart home ecosystems, consumers can control Element bulbs individually or as groups, customize an array of smart lighting features, and schedule lights to turn on automatically in the evening or off during daylight hours to conserve energy.

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23 teams from 17 schools compete at Western Idaho Science Bowl

Western Idaho students, representing 17 schools, will be sharing their knowledge of science subjects and concepts during the Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl for 9-12 grade students. The event also includes educators/team coaches, members of the Micron Foundation, guest speakers from Boise State University, and about 75 volunteers from Micron and other local organizations.

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Analog Devices Extends Autonomous Driving Leadership with Drive360TM 28nm CMOS RADAR Technology Platform

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced the Drive360TM 28nm CMOS RADAR technology platform that builds on its established ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), MEMS, and RADAR technology portfolio widely used throughout the automotive industry for the past 20 years. Analog Devices is the first to offer automotive RADAR technology based on an advanced 28nm CMOS process and the new Drive360 RADAR platform brings unparalleled RF performance to advanced safety and autonomous driving applications. This performance, which exceeds current best-in-class SiGe implementations, is required to see smaller objects further away, thereby giving additional time for the vehicle to take evasive actions. The 28nm technology platform is the foundation upon which multiple products will be developed, an approach that will directly reduce Tier 1 and OEM time to market, design risk and development costs.

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Latest PIC® MCU Family Brings Ease of Design with More Core Independent Peripherals

The PIC16F15386 family, the most powerful launching point into the 8-bit PIC® microcontroller (MCU) portfolio, is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. In addition to our current Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs), this family includes a high-accuracy 32 MHz internal oscillator and memory features like Memory Access Partition (MAP) with bootloader-friendly write-protection to prevent accidental over-write.

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STMicroelectronics and USound Agree to Make World’s First Spectacular-Sounding MEMS Speakers

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and USound GmbH, an innovative and fast-growing audio company, today announced their collaboration on the industrialization and production of the world’s first miniature piezoelectric MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) actuators for smart audio systems in portable devices.

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STMicroelectronics Delivers Superior-Performing NFC Technology for Secure Contactless Payments and IoT Applications

STMicroelectronics has announced availability of its latest-generation NFC devices for contactless payments and data exchange. The new devices include the ST21NFCD NFC controller featuring the market-proven booster technology ST has recently acquired, and two new members in the ST54 System-in-Package (SiP) family that integrate the Company’s latest Secure Element technology.

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TE Connectivity announces 3-in-2 memory card connectors

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today announced its 3-in-2 card connector, an ideal solution for enabling SIM and micro SD card connectivity in mobile phones, tablets, ultraportable devices and personal computers. This card connector’s space-efficient design features two cavities with the flexibility to accept either two SIM cards or one SIM card and one micro SD card. It saves about 20 percent PCB space over other combination-type card connectors.

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TE Connectivity Announces Arrow Electronics as a Value-Add Partner for its MICRODOT Connector Product Line

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, recently announced an expanded distributor partnership with Arrow Electronics as a value-add partner for TE’s MICRODOT product line. The relationship allows Arrow to produce MICRODOT connector products per MIL-DTL-83513, and stock all components required to assemble various Micro D connector sizes, to offer customers a quick-turn solution.

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Analog Devices Offers Industry’s First Intrinsically Safe Digital Isolation Certification to Enable Design in Hazardous Areas

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced the availability of the industry’s only certified intrinsically safe (IS) digital isolators based on IEC 60079-11:2011 standards. The 4-channel ADuM144x series digital isolators with iCoupler® technology are ideal for designing electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas. When compared to traditional optocouplers, ADI’s IS-IS certified digital isolators simplify circuits by reducing required PCB board space along with component cost and design complexity as multiple diodes and resistors are no longer needed.

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