The chip shortage continues in 2022. While some experts believe that the situation will improve this year, others are convinced that the crisis will persist into 2023. This article summarizes the most important chip shortage news in January 2022.
In a new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities.
Vitesco Technologies has won an order worth more than 1 billion euros from a major North American car manufacturer. The company will supply millions of 800-volt inverters with silicon carbide technology – a key enabler for fast charging and improving EV efficiency and range.
2021 was a tough year for us all, but a number of industries faced extra challenges in the face of a global shortage of microchips. This led to turmoil in the consumer electronics and automotive industries as manufacturers struggled to meet customer demand for everything from mobile phones to automobiles.
Electrically-powered UAVs are increasingly popular for many applications – but how can they best be kept aloft and functional? This article reviews the electric power sourcing options available to UAV designers, and underlines the importance of effective power systems design.
Realtek has adopted an electromagnetic (EM) simulation workflow developed by Ansys to accelerate complex RFIC design and improve efficiency by shrinking silicon area. Realtek uses RaptorH’s silicon-optimized modeling flow to substantially decrease simulation time and reduce wasteful overdesign by accurately predicting EM coupling in various applications.
ROHM CO., LTD. and ROHM Wako CO., LTD. have announced to build a new production facility at its manufacturing subsidiary in Malaysia to increase production capacity of analog LSIs and transistors due to growing demands.
In new research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have found interesting chemical behavior of one of the battery’s two terminals as the battery is charged and discharged.
They are small, powerful, and extremely efficient: semiconductors made of silicon carbide (SiC). After several years of development, Bosch is now starting volume production of power semiconductors made of this innovative material, supplying automotive manufacturers worldwide. In the future, more and more production vehicles will feature these chips.
Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the backbone of modern electronics. Everything from smartphones to cars wouldn’t work without a functioning PCB, so designing one is sensitive work. Here’s a closer look at what’s involved.