• The new GreenChip SR (Synchronous Rectifier) from Philips Semiconductors is built on SOI. A secondary control IC for notebook adapters, Philips says it simplifies design and improves laptop efficiency.
Replacing epitaxy with bonding could pave the way for 4” substrates.
Gallium nitride (GaN) based blue-white HB-LEDs (High-Brightness LEDs) are now at full production level, posting a CAGR of over 51% and targeting markets in automotives, IT, and general lighting. Read More
To make cars more comfortable, convenient, safe and secure, leading car makers such as DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Ford, GM and VW are using In-Vehicle Networking (IVN) systems that can consist of anywhere from 10 to 100 chips.
The primary IVN networking protocol, Controller Area Network or CAN, is used throughout the car in body, chassis and powertrain electronics. However, CAN, which is also used in a wide array of other industrial applications, assumes good connections and interference-free signals across the network. That’s a real challenge in the hot and electrically noisy world under the hood. You have the risk of physical damage to chips and wires, electromagnetic interference and emissions, high temperatures, plus a limited power supply. Read More