STMicroelectronics and USound Deliver First Advanced MEMS Silicon Micro-Speakers

Geneva, Switzerland, and Graz, Austria, January 3, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and USound, an innovative and fast-growing audio company, have delivered the first silicon micro-speakers resulting from their technology collaboration announced last year. Engineering samples are now with lead customers, and trade demonstrations will take place during CES® 2018, in Las Vegas.

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ST PR: Advanced Wireless-Charging Chip Enables Faster Charging of Smartphones and Tablets

Geneva, November 9, 2017 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is powering up wireless charging for mobile devices by introducing one of the world’s first chips to support the latest industry standard for faster charging. Nowadays, people are using their smartphones and tablets so intensively that many need to top up battery power several times a day. With wireless charging, users don’t need to carry the charger or a bulky power bank, and can charge their electronic devices as fast as with a cable. Major mobile manufacturers are committing to wireless charging by joining the industry alliances and launching compatible products.

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USB Smart Hub ICs Enable Smartphone-Connected Automotive Infotainment

CHANDLER, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2017 — With the rise in in-vehicle infotainment systems, car manufacturers need to provide a reliable, intelligent connection between the car’s display and one or more smartphones or tablets. Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), the industry leader in supplying the integrated circuits (ICs) that enable these connections, provides unrivaled options with its five new USB 2.0 smart hub ICs. These devices, available in a variety of architectures, offer greatly increased flexibility to fit car manufacturers’ design needs and meet consumer demand for easy-to-use, intuitive systems.

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STMicroelectronics’ ESD-Clamping Diodes in 0201 Package Bring Industry-Best Performance Protection to Tiny Smart Objects

New miniature (0201-size) single-line ESD-protection diodes from STMicroelectronics quickly clamp transients to a voltage as low as 7V, and handle 7A peak pulse current, to provide superior protection and design flexibility for space-constrained smart objects. This diode drops the bar with the lowest clamping voltage available at this level of capacitance and stand-off voltage.

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Bourns Expands Successful Line of Multifuse® Ultra-Low Resistance Surface Mount PPTC Resettable Fuses

RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 18, 2017 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has expanded its successful line of ultra-low resistance Multifuse® Polymer Positive Temperature Coefficient (PPTC) resettable fuses. Bourns is introducing the new model series MF-PSML (0805 size) while adding new low-profile devices to the company's existing MF-NSML (1206 size) and MF-USML (1210 size) series products. Bourns is extensively increasing its Multifuse® product line to provide design engineers with a breadth of low-resistance overcurrent and thermal circuit protection solutions that meet their space-constrained application requirements.

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Vishay Intertechnology Dual DPDT / Quad SPDT Analog Switch Saves Space and Improves Signal Integrity

MALVERN, Pa. — May 17, 2017 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new dual DPDT / quad SPDT analog switch featuring low resistance of 0.37 Ω at 2.7 V in the compact 2.6 mm by 1.8 mm by 0.55 mm miniQFN16 package. Ideal for both analog and digital signal switching in space-constrained consumer, medical, and industrial applications, the Vishay Siliconix DG2788A delivers improved resistance flatness, signal integrity, parasitic capacitance, and bandwidth.

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Lexar Announces 256GB Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II (U3) Card

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the new 256GB capacity Lexar® Professional 1000x microSDXC™ UHS-II (U3) memory card. Designed for sports camcorders, tablets, and smartphones, the Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II card has read transfer speeds up to 150MB per second and write speeds up to 90MB/s. The 256GB capacity card is also verified to be compatible with GoPro® cameras.

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STMicroelectronics Peps Up Booming Social-Fitness Scene with Smart Motion Sensors for Better Accuracy, Longer Battery Life, and Faster Time to Market

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier[1] of MEMS[2] sensors for consumer products, is helping social-fitness fans stay motivated with innovative, smart motion sensors that enable always-on tracking applications to run for longer and record progress more accurately.

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New Vishay Intertechnology App Note Highlights Advantages of WSL Power Metal Strip® Resistors for Li-Ion Rechargeable Batteries

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new application note — "Intelligent Li-ion Rechargeable Batteries and Power Metal Strip® Resistors" — that explores the challenges in assuring high performance from intelligent Li-ion rechargeable batteries, and how those challenges can be addressed with the company's WSL Power Metal Strip current sense resistors.

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