Advancements in GaN Solutions for a Better Future

Wide-bandgap, high-performance semiconductor known as gallium nitride (GaN) is thought to be the most promising and cutting-edge power technology. In terms of switching speed, thermal conductivity, and reduced drain to source resistance, GaN-based power devices have surpassed conventional silicon devices (Rds). Increasingly, high-power motor drives, quick charging adapters, telecom, high-performance computer, and space applications are … Read more

Advancements in GaN Solutions for a Better Future

Wide-bandgap, high-performance semiconductor known as gallium nitride (GaN) is thought to be the most promising and cutting-edge power technology. In terms of switching speed, thermal conductivity, and reduced drain to source resistance, GaN-based power devices have surpassed conventional silicon devices (Rds). Increasingly, high-power motor drives, quick charging adapters, telecom, high-performance computer, and space applications are … Read more

AR-Enabled Metaverse Leverages Age-Old Technology

The concept of the metaverse is often thought of as a virtual reality that immerses headset wearers in fantastic, fabricated worlds. But the definition is evolving. Separate from virtual reality, technological advancements in the field of augmented reality are offering a new vision of the metaverse — one that’s more aligned with our physical world. … Read more

AR-Enabled Metaverse Leverages Age-Old Technology

The concept of the metaverse is often thought of as a virtual reality that immerses headset wearers in fantastic, fabricated worlds. But the definition is evolving. Separate from virtual reality, technological advancements in the field of augmented reality are offering a new vision of the metaverse — one that’s more aligned with our physical world. … Read more

Why current sensing is a must in collaborative, mobile robots

Advertisement Robots are increasingly common in manufacturing and warehousing facilities. Factories are expanding their use of mobile robots to help autonomously move items from point A to point B without human interaction, while also expanding their use of collaborative robots to enable more efficient work and reduce worker fatigue. Current sensing plays a critical role … Read more

Change of guards at Intel Foundry Services (IFS)

Advertisement Randhir Thakur, senior VP and president of Intel Foundry Services (IFS), is leaving after a rollercoaster ride to turn Intel into a world-class systems foundry. While at the helm of Intel’s IDM 2.0 drive, he recently expressed hope that IFS will eclipse Samsung’s foundry business by 2030. Thakur, a semiconductor industry veteran with stints … Read more

All you need to know about GAA chip manufacturing process

Advertisement The gate-all-around (GAA) semiconductor manufacturing process, also known as gate-all-around field-effect transistor (GAA-FET) technology, defies the performance limitations of FinFET by reducing the supply voltage level and enhancing performance with a boost in drive current capability. In short, the GAA technology allows transistors to carry more current while staying relatively small. The semiconductor industry … Read more

Innovative guides and grips enhance card-cage/chassis cooling capabilities

Advertisement Transferring component and circuit heat from its various sources to that mystical, magical, cooler place called “away” in order to keep a board or assembly cool is an ongoing battle. Just when you think there’s no more thermal headroom, demands increase and somehow new cooling needs must be met with innovative approaches. How much … Read more

Earbud implementation options: Taking a test drive(r)

Advertisement As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a fan of acquiring gear via Amazon’s Warehouse section (both pre-planned and, admittedly, spontaneous) whenever possible, from both cost-savings and keep-out-of-landfill re-use standpoints…although the latter sometimes leads to not-as-advertised downsides. Back in late August, Amazon was offering an additional 20% off a notable subset of its Warehouse inventory, so … Read more