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REYAX Launches UART Interface Ultra-wideband Transceiver Module for Precise Distance Measurement and 3D Positioning

ELE Times - Sat, 07/22/2023 - 12:20

REYAX Technology, a global IoT total solution provider, is pleased to announce the launch of their RYUW122, a UART Interface Ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna transceiver module.

The RYUW122 supports IEEE802.15.4-2015 UWB and IEEE802.15.4z (BPRF mode). The module support UWB Channels 5 (6489.6 MHz) and 9 (7987.2 MHz) that meet worldwide UWB radio regulatory compliance. With the only 16.7 x 13.0 x 2.2 mm small form factor and integrated antenna design, it is suitable for size sensitive applications and can help reduce the manufacturer’s development cost.

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Having a complete firmware integration, the RYUW122 can be controlled easily through the AT command and has a well performance in data encryption or data transmission stability. Enables location of objects to a precision of 10cm, the RYUW122 can quickly be used to implement Real-Time Localization Systems (RTLS). The module is widely used in precise indoor positioning applications, 3D positioning measurement and precise distance measurement.

In addition, for rapid evaluation, REYAX also provides the testing kit “RYUW122_Lite”, which enables designers can easily evaluate the module’s performance.  Its dip pin design can help improve design flexibility and reduces time and effort.

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Ruggedization of Telematics Devices

ELE Times - Sat, 07/22/2023 - 12:04

Over the past decade, telematics as a technology has evolved, bringing about more data collection and predictive maintenance capabilities for OEMs and end users. It has transformed to encompass insights that impact a fleet’s operation on productivity, safety, cost efficiency, compliance, etc.

Alike on-road vehicles, telematics devices play a pivotal role in off-highway, construction, and heavy-duty trucks, helping fleet managers to monitor their equipment even in remote areas. With advanced telematics systems, fleet owners can determine whether the equipment is working optimally and provides information about wear & tear on specific components, allowing for scheduled maintenance and unforeseen breakdowns.

Telematics has also been shown to be beneficial in geofencing due to its real-time location-tracking functionality. Using geofencing, fleet managers can define a virtual stake preventing equipment from leaving or entering a defined area, improving safety and efficiency. The growing demand for telematics devices in off-highway vehicles has significantly impacted the telematics market, which is expected to reach 1,166.96 million by 2028.

Requirements of the heavy equipment industry

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Heavy-duty trucks & off-highway vehicles have unique challenges due to their exposure to outdoor environments. A telematics device may be installed in a driver compartment or other protected location in these vehicles, or it may reside under the hood, where it is subjected to harsh environmental conditions such as extreme temperature, vibrations, shock, high humidity, and so on.

In light of such harsh weather conditions, rugged telematics devices are designed with special considerations. The IP (Ingress Protection) rating of the enclosure and connector is crucial to the performance of these devices. Ingress Protection ratings are industry-standard classifications that show the level of resistance to solids and liquids.

A telematics device for harsh environment applications must have the appropriate IP rating defined by IEC standards such as IEC 60529, IEC 60068-2, etc. An IP rating has two digits after the IP, with the first digit indicating device protection against intrusion from solids and the second digit indicating protection against intrusion from liquids. Each solid and liquid level has a different level of protection; an IP67/IP68 rating is required for most telematics applications.

The ISO standard specifies a range of IP codes that indicate how well an enclosure protects against water, dust, and other foreign objects. The IP code is a two-digit number followed by two optional letters, much like an IEC standard. The first digit of the IP code indicates the degree of protection against solid objects, while the second digit indicates the degree of protection against water.

Rugged Telematics Device with IP67 Protection Class

iWave Systems leads the embedded computing industry offering an extensive portfolio of Telematics Solutions, System on Modules, and embedded computing solutions, that meet or exceed the most stringent quality standards while providing the best turnaround time.

iWave introduced iW-RainboW-G26I: a Rugged Telematics Device designed for fleets that are exposed to dirt, debris, and harsh weather conditions and operate in industries such as construction, agriculture, oil & gas, and mining. The rugged telematics device is IP67 rated for protection against solids, dust, and water content. Furthermore, the rugged telematics device integrates multiple communication channels and data security features and can operate in extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to +70°C.

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  • Powered by NXP i.MX 6ULL Processor
  • Compliant with IP67 Standard
  • Multiple communication channels – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE Cat 4 / Cat M1, GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo
  • Multiple Inputs/Outputs – 3 x CAN, 10/100 Ethernet, RS232/RS485/K-Line, USB OTG, Analog Input, Digital Input, Digital Output
  • Antenna Support – External Antenna
  • Compliance to protocols – FMS / J1939 / ISO 15765-4 / UDS / CANopen
  • Integrated Hardware Secure Element
  • Add-On Security features

The Rugged Telematics Device has undergone IEC 60068-2, IEC 61000-4, ISO 16750, ISO 10605, and various other standard tests to make it suitable for operation in outdoor environments, ensuring high levels of ruggedness. Some of these tests are listed below,

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Test Standard Description
ISO 20653 Water Jet Test (IPX6K)
ISO 20653 Dust Test (IP6KX)
ISO 20653 Immersion Test (IPX7)
ISO 13766-1 Radiated Emission Test
ISO 7637-2 Transient Immunity
ISO 11452-4 Radiated Immunity
IEC 60068-2-6 Sinusoidal Vibration Test
IEC 60068-2-64 Random Vibration Test
IEC 60068-2-27 Shock Test
IEC 61000-4-2

ISO 10605

Electrostatic discharge
IEC 60068-2-1

IEC 60068-2-2

IEC 60068-2-30

IEC 60068-2-38

Combined Environmental Test
IEC 60068-2-1

IEC 60068-2-2

IEC 60068-2-30

IEC 60068-2-38

Low and High Temp Storage Test

 

In conclusion, the rugged telematics device has emerged as a game-changer in the field of off-road fleets and asset tracking. With its ability to withstand extreme temperatures, moisture, vibration, and impact, this device ensures uninterrupted data transmission and real-time monitoring of critical assets. Powered by an Arm Cortex-A7 MPU and integrated with Linux OS, the solutions allow the customer to easily integrate their custom application and edge analytics firmware.

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Posifa Technologies Introduces New Hydrogen Sensors for BMS Thermal Runaway Detection

ELE Times - Sat, 07/22/2023 - 11:52

Posifa Technologies released a new sensor solution for detecting thermal runaway in battery management systems (BMS). Built on the company’s MEMS hydrogen sensor technology, the new PGS4100 hydrogen sensors accurately detect hydrogen concentration in the air by measuring the change in thermal conductivity of the gas mixture within BMS compartments. This technology enables faster reaction times for triggering battery failure alarms in electric vehicles (EVs), ensuring compliance with safety standards.

The PGS4100 series is designed with a relative humidity sensor and a barometric pressure sensor. This strategic incorporation enables the sensor to counterbalance thermal conductivity changes influenced by humidity in air and elevation changes, enhancing the accuracy of hydrogen concentration measurement. This level of precision enables the PGS4100 to meet industry standards for flammable gas detection.

Built around Posifa’s second-generation thermal conductivity die and packaged in an SMD form factor, the PGS4100 operates using a pulsed waveform. This design approach ensures the sensor’s heater temperature aligns closely with the ambient temperature, thereby ensuring intrinsic safety.

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The PGS4100 series supports analog voltage and I2C digital outputs, with future models slated to support MODBUS/UART and CAN bus. Encased in an IP6K9 compliant enclosure and equipped with a wire harness terminated with an automotive-grade connector, the PGS4100 series exemplifies durability.

Key features of the PGS4100 series include compensation for humidity and pressure, ensuring accurate functioning in harsh environments. Notably, the sensor remains non-reactive to “poisons” or contaminants, guaranteeing long-term stability and reliable performance.

“Because of the extremely small size of the sensor element and its straightforward principle of operation, Posifa’s hydrogen sensing technology can be offered in many different form factors and adapted to a very wide range of OEM requirements,” said Peng Tu, president and CEO of Posifa Technologies. “We have the manufacturing expertise and resources to deliver hydrogen sensing solutions at various levels of modular integration. Our technology can thus, for example, be integrated into any type of battery pack irrespective of ventilation technology, communication protocol, and so forth.”

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Owl Autonomous Imaging Releases “Requirements for Effective Pedestrian Imaging” Whitepaper

ELE Times - Sat, 07/22/2023 - 10:59
  • What Do Automotive Safety Engineers Need to Know to Enable Cars and ADAS Systems to See Humans in Absolute Darkness and Reduce Pedestrian Accidents?
  • How to Meet the New Government & Industry Regulations for Improved Pedestrian Safety

Owl Autonomous Imaging announced the availability of a short whitepaper that explains the new technologies that will enable next generation cars to successfully see in pitch darkness and crowded, chaotic urban landscapes – to reduce collisions with pedestrians and other warm objects on the road – such as large animals, bicyclists, motorcyclists, etc.

This new whitepaper describes how Owl AI combines thermal cameras and artificial intelligence to perform all of the steps needed to protect pedestrians. First, Detect – find warm objects on the road ahead. Second, Classify – determine that it’s a person or an animal that the car should avoid.  And then, finally, Initiate Action – send a message to the driver to stop or avoid the person, and, if the danger is imminent, alert the car’s automatic braking system to stop the car and avoid a collision.

This whitepaper walks engineers and developers through many of the steps needed to develop, build and implement a successful Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (PAEB) system.

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“When imaging pedestrians from a vehicle, two requirements contribute significantly to the likelihood of successful detection—sufficient detail to separate pedestrians from the background and a broad enough field of view to assure that all vulnerable pedestrians are seen”, says Chuck Gershman, CEO & Co-founder of Owl Autonomous Imaging. “Combining these requirements defines the resolution required in the camera viewing the scene. This calculation is worth reviewing to facilitate the selection of suitable cameras and lenses appropriate to pedestrian detection.”

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Because of detailed imaging requirements for PAEB applications, Owl Autonomous Imaging developed an entirely new sensor specifically for this purpose. In addition to providing tailored coverage and resolution, this sensor, now nearing release, uses leading-edge technologies to deliver small image size to minimize optics bulk, proprietary on-chip pixel processing to eliminate the need for calibration shuttering, and wafer-scale packaging to bring thermal imaging into a cost range that permits use in every vehicle.

Combining the new Sensor, Thermal Camera module, and AI software, the new Owl Thermal Ranger provides:

1 – 24/7 effectiveness

2 – curb-to-curb coverage

3 – enough range to support the NHTSA 62 mph (100 km/h) proposed rule (180 m performance vs. 125 m requirement)

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New Matrix-Type (8-line×24-channel) LED Drivers for Automotive LCD Backlights Enable Independent Control of up to 192 Zones

ELE Times - Sat, 07/22/2023 - 10:37

Local dimming function contributes to higher resolution and lower power consumption displays

ROHM has developed LED driver ICs – the BD94130xxx-M series (BD94130MUF-ME2, BD94130EFV-ME2) – for automotive LCD backlights. The devices support large displays increasingly being used in next-generation car infotainment and instrument clusters.

In recent years, the advancement of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) together with expanding car infotainment functionality have prompted a shift towards higher resolution vehicle displays to improve visibility. As such, LED drivers with a local dimming function capable of turning off only the backlight in dark areas of the LCD improve display screen performance and reduce power consumption. They are now being considered by automotive manufacturers developing next-generation cockpits. But as the number of zones controlled with conventional direct-type LED drivers by a single IC is less than 100, the number of LED drivers and peripheral components will also increase as automotive displays become larger with more zones. This represents a significant design challenge.

To meet this need, ROHM developed products capable of controlling more zones than conventional ICs -making it possible to reduce the mounting area by reducing the number of LED drivers required. The BD94130xxx-M series of matrix LED drivers combines an 8-line switch controller with 24-channel current driver – allowing control (dimming) of up to 192 zones mini-LED for backlighting with a single IC. On top of that, the mini-LEDs in each zone can be independently adjusted by using a local dimming function – contributing to larger contrast ratio, lower power consumption displays.

For example, with current mainstream 10-inch class infotainment displays that consist of approx. 600 zones, ROHM’s new products enable operation with just one-fourth of the number of LED drivers compared to existing (48-zone) products – decreasing LED driver mounting area by approx. 84%. And this advantage will only increase as screens become larger and the number of zones rises inside next-generation cockpits.

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New Products: BD94130xxx-M

ROHM’s BD94130xxx-M series of matrix LED drivers combines a 24-channel current driver with a switch controller that can be divided into 8 lines (Max.). The number of switch controller lines can be selected from among 3 patterns (4, 6, or 8) – via register settings, supporting a variety of specifications based on the number of zones and LED current consumption. In addition, a built-in feedback control function maintains a constant feedback voltage independent of LED temperature characteristics – reducing thermal design man-hours along with loss ratio.

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Applications

ROHM’s new products are equipped with local dimming functionality to support a variety of high-contrast automotive displays.

  • Electronic mirrors (side/rear view) • Car infotainment
  • Instrument clusters • Head-up displays (HUDs)

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Heraeus Introduces a Disruptive New Product: PTC4900 Series Self-Regulating Heater Inks – the Ultimate Customizable Solution for PTC Heater Needs

ELE Times - Sat, 07/22/2023 - 10:28

Heraeus Electronics introduces the PTC4900 Series Self-Regulating Heater Inks, a breakthrough in heater technology. These customizable PTC (Positive Thermal Coefficient) inks offer enhanced performance, expanded operating temperatures, and unparalleled customization options. Designed for precise temperature control, they are suitable for various applications, including EV battery heaters, ADAS heaters, flooring heaters and cabin comfort heaters.

Traditionally, PTC inks have been limited in their scope, temperature offerings and customization capabilities. Heraeus Electronics has changed the game with the PTC4900 Series, a range of customizable pastes targeting heater operating temperatures between 50°-90°C, with products targeting temperatures above 100°C currently in development. This breakthrough technology provides tailored resistances to meet precise temperature control requirements without the need to change heater designs.

“PTC4900 Series Self-Regulating Heater Inks are a disruptive new solution that expands the range and applications of the flexible and rigid PTC heater market,” said Mark Challingsworth, Head of Business Line – Thick Film at Heraeus Electronics. “We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best materials for their heater designs, and this new series exemplifies our commitment to innovation and customer-centric solutions.”

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One of the key advantages of the PTC4900 Series is its improved PTC performance and expanded operating temperatures compared to competitors’ offerings. While others provide a single material with a small temperature range, Heraeus Electronics’ solution allows for precise heating with self-regulating properties, enhancing product safety.

The launch of Heraeus Electronics’ drop-in solution expands the range of applications for the flexible and rigid PTC heater market. By eliminating the need for time-consuming adjustments and allowing for wider process windows, Heraeus Electronics empowers its customers to accelerate development timelines, reduce time to market, and achieve improved yield in production.

Customers also will benefit from the blendable system of resistors, simplifying circuit design and streamlining the production process. “Our customizable resistances allow for easier heater production and repeatability, avoiding lot-to-lot variations,” said Dean Buzby, Global Product Manager – Thick Film at Heraeus Electronics. “This saves our customers development time, improves yield in production and shortens time to market.”

Heraeus Electronics has a long-standing reputation for dependable product quality, technical service, and hands-on support. The company’s experts work directly with customers to find the best solution for their specific needs, ensuring maximum performance and customer satisfaction.

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Alliance Memory 2Gb, 4Gb, 8Gb, and 16Gb LPDDR4X SDRAMs Combine Low-Voltage Operation of 0.6V With Fast Clock Speeds to 1.86GHz

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 15:27

Solutions Offer ~50% Reduction in Power Consumption Compared to LPDDR4 Devices, Increasing Power Efficiency and Performance

Alliance Memory announced that it has expanded its offering of high-speed CMOS mobile low-power SDRAMs with four new LPDDR4X devices in a variety of densities. Offering an extension to the company’s fourth-generation LPDDR4 SDRAMs, the 2Gb AS4C128M16MD4V-062BAN, 4Gb AS4C256M16MD4V-062BAN, 8Gb AS4C512M16MD4V-053BIN, and 16Gb AS4C512M32MD4V-053BIN deliver ~50% lower power ratings in the 200-ball FBGA package for higher power efficiency.

With low-voltage operation of 0.6V — compared to 1.1V for LPDDR4 SDRAMs — the devices released today increase battery life in portable electronics for the consumer, commercial, and industrial markets, including smartphones, smart speakers, security surveillance systems, and other IoT devices utilizing AI and 5G technologies. Providing increased efficiency for advanced audio and ultra-high-resolution video in embedded applications, the LPDDR4X SDRAMs deliver fast clock speeds up to 1.86GHz for extremely high transfer rates of 3.7Gbps.

For automotive applications — including ADAS systems — the AEC-Q100-qualified AS4C128M16MD4V-062BAN and AS4C256M16MD4V-062BAN offer a temperature range of -40°C to +105°C and on-chip ECC for increased reliability. The AS4C512M16MD4V-053BIN and AS4C512M32MD4V-053BIN operate over an industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.

The AS4C512M16MD4V-053BIN, AS4C128M16MD4V-062BAN, and AS4C256M16MD4V-062BAN are organized as single-channel devices — each consisting of eight banks of 16 bits —while the AS4C512M32MD4V-053BIN offers two channels. All four components provide fully synchronous operation; programmable read and write burst lengths of 16, 32, and on the fly; and selectable output drive strength. An on-chip temperature sensor controls the self-refresh rate.

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Alliance Memory’s LPDDR4X SDRAMs provide reliable drop-in, pin-for-pin-compatible replacements for numerous similar solutions in high-bandwidth, high-performance memory system applications, eliminating the need for costly redesigns and part requalification.

Device Specification Table:
Part # AS4C128M16MD4V-062BAN AS4C256M16MD4V-062BAN AS4C512M16MD4V-053BIN AS4C512M32MD4V-053BIN
Density 2Gb 4Gb 8Gb 16Gb
Organization 128M x 16 256M x 16 512M x 16 512M x 32
VDD1 / VDD2 / VDDQ 1.8V / 1.1V / 0.6V 1.8V / 1.1V / 0.6V 1.8V / 1.1V / 0.6V 1.8V / 1.1V / 0.6V
Package 200-ball TFBGA 200-ball TFBGA 200-ball TFBGA 200-ball TFBGA
Clock frequency 1600MHz 1600MHz 1866MHz 1866MHz
Data rate 3200Mbs 3200Mbs 3733Mbs 3733Mbs
Temp. range -40°C to +105°C -40°C to +105°C -40°C to +85°C -40°C to +85°C

 

Samples and production quantities of the new LPDDR4X SDRAMs are available now, with lead times of 12 weeks. Pricing for U.S. delivery ranges from $7.45 to $17.75 in small quantities.

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Flexibility meets increased power density and performance: Infineon extends 1200 V 62 mm IGBT7 portfolio with new maximum current rating

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 15:17

Infineon Technologies AG introduces a 62mm half-bridge and common emitter module portfolio with 1200 V TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 chips. The wide range of offerings in the proven 62mm housing is extended with the new 800 A maximum current class for the package family. The addition to the portfolio’s current classes provides system designers with a high degree of flexibility in designing higher current power solutions while offering higher power density and electrical performance. It is tailored to meet the needs of solar central inverters as well as industrial drive applications and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). Additionally, EV charging, energy storage systems (ESS) and other new industrial applications can be covered.

Based on the new micro-pattern trench technology, the 62mm module family with the 1200 V TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 chip has significantly lower static losses compared to the modules with the IGBT4 chipset. This results in significant loss reduction in applications, especially in industrial drives that typically operate at moderate switching frequencies. The IGBT’s oscillation behavior and controllability have been improved. In addition, the new power modules feature a maximum overload junction temperature of 175°C.

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A solid, nickel-coated copper baseplate and screw main terminals ensure the high mechanical robustness of the 62mm module housing. The main terminals are located in the center of the housing, making them well suited for parallel circuits and 3-level configurations due to the low inductive DC link connection. Unchanged standard package design and dimensions within the module family support mechanical compatibility with the previous module version. In addition, all modules are available with Infineon’s proven pre-applied thermal interface material (TIM).

Availability

The 1200 V TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 62mm portfolio can be ordered now. Variants with pre-applied TIM will also be available shortly.

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The Global APAC Automotive Telematics Market is anticipated to expand notably and exceed US$ 414 billion in 2033 – Future Market Insights Projection

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 15:09

The APAC automotive telematics market is expected to be worth US$ 93.9 billion in 2023, rising to US$ 414.5 billion by 2033. From 2023 to 2033, APAC automotive telematics sales are predicted to expand at a 16% CAGR.

The APAC automotive telematics market increased significantly between 2018 and 2022, owing to increasing technical breakthroughs and increased production of both passenger and commercial cars.

With the automotive sector planning to use next-generation automotive communication techniques such as automotive telematics, the industry has seen widespread adoption in a variety of applications such as safety and security, navigation, and infotainment, among others.

The growing need for satellite navigation services, and the growing popularity of in-car mobile communications among drivers, are opening up new potential for automotive telematics companies. Additionally, contributions from OEMs in the APAC automotive telematics market, as well as increasing demand for embedded systems or technology-based solutions in terms of low cost and ease of management, might drive market expansion.

Increasing regulatory efforts and severe legislation governing the implementation of telematics systems for passenger safety and security in nations such as India, China, Japan, and Australia are expanding the usage of automotive telematics.

Telecom infrastructure has grown significantly in countries such as Australia, Japan, India, China, and other countries in South Asia as a result of favorable government efforts.

Key Takeaways:

  • In the last five years, the market has expanded at a CAGR of 9%.
  • FMI forecasts significant growth for APAC vehicle telematics in China, with the market rising at a 15% CAGR through 2033.
  • According to FMI’s analysis, the United Kingdom is expected to lead Europe’s AGV market, increasing at a healthy 14.5% CAGR during the projection period.
  • The market’s main players control roughly 60% of the market.
  • China accounts for more than half of both revenue and market share in the APAC automotive telematics industry.

Competitive Landscape

Leading players are concentrating their efforts on increasing their present wide product offers. Moreover, increasing research spending to develop superior products is another important technique for market companies to maintain their market position.

  • On July 21, 2022,Guidepoint Systems, a leading global provider of automotive telematics and SaaS for OEMs announced an agreement with Stellantis’ global fleet, accessibility, and linked data brand, Free2move, to utilize vehicle-embedded telematics data.

In June 2023, Directed Technologies officially established a linked Mobility Innovation Centre, allowing it to meet increasing global demand for its linked car technology and IoT solutions that save lives, reduce pollution, and increase efficiency. Over 2,500 vehicle fleets now use the organization’s telematics devices globally, including significant truck companies such as PACCAR (Kenworth and DAF), HINO, and Mercedes-Benz.

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Top 10 Electric Bike Companies in the USA

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 15:00

In the United States, the e-bike market offers an overwhelming array of choices, making it essential to focus on the most distinctive electric bikes and the finest domestic brands. Despite the prevalence of well-known American brands, the selection of e-bikes that are genuinely designed and manufactured in the USA remains limited. Fortunately, the blog highlights all the exceptional and premium brands, presenting a curated list of unique and high-quality options for discerning consumers. For those seeking an unparalleled e-bike experience and supporting local craftsmanship, this carefully curated collection serves as a valuable resource to find their perfect ride. 

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1. Rambo Bikes

At Rambobikes.com, our mission is to make safe and efficient transportation accessible to every American, catering to a wide range of budgets. We proudly offer an extensive selection of electric bikes, starting from the most basic models and extending to specialized eMTBs designed for hunting or sports enthusiasts. Our product line boasts various features, including front suspension forks for a smooth riding experience, a rear hand brake with a safety wire cable lock to deter theft, and enhanced stability during rides. Additionally, our bikes are equipped with a user-friendly Shimano derailleur system and twist shifter for seamless gear shifting. Prices for our exceptional range start at $1399 for The Cruiser and extend up to nearly $8000.

2. Ride1Up 

Ride1Up, an American-based electric bike company situated in San Diego, California, enjoys the ideal setting for e-bike enthusiasts. Their noteworthy emphasis on promoting e-bike commuting over driving sets them apart as an eco-conscious and premier e-bike manufacturer in the United States. Ride1Up boasts an impressive array of high-value e-bike models, thoughtfully priced and offering options with step-through or step-over frames. Commuter e-bikes, folding bikes, and cargo cruisers are among the diverse choices available. While the colour options may be somewhat more limited compared to other companies, most models still offer at least two attractive choices. Moreover, the real attraction lies in affordability, with prices ranging from $1000 to $2200, making these e-bikes a compelling choice for budget-conscious riders.

3. Rad Power Bikes

Rad Power Bikes, a prominent electric bike company, follows a process where their bikes are designed in California and subsequently assembled at their warehouse located in Eugene, Oregon. Although officially established in 2015, the company has rapidly gained popularity and is currently among the top e-bike brands in the United States. Their diverse model lineup encompasses a wide range of power options, catering to various preferences – from nimble city commuters to robust mountain bikes. For those seeking budget-friendly choices, Rad’s offerings start at $1099 for their Metro e-bike and go up to approximately $2000 for their Rad Wagon Cargo bike.

4. e-JOE Bikes

e-JOE Bike stands out as an intriguing American brand, proudly hailing from San Diego, California, and boasting a decade-long presence in the industry. With a strong commitment to crafting top-notch yet affordable e-bikes, they offer a diverse range of models tailored to various functionalities. The e-JOE lineup showcases a starting price range of $1200 to $1800, making their e-bikes accessible to a wide range of riders seeking quality and value.

5. Aventon

Aventon has established itself as a leading electric bike brand, renowned for its extensive range of e-bike models, remarkable value, and competitive prices. The brand’s core mission appears to revolve around ensuring e-biking accessibility for all. Aventon’s impressive lineup encompasses various types of electric bikes, including folding e-bikes, commuter bikes, road e-bikes, family bikes, and off-road models. With an average cost of approximately $1600 per e-bike, they strike a perfect balance between affordability and quality, appealing to a wide audience of riders.

6. Vintage Electric Bikes

Crafted in California, Vintage Electric Bikes proudly claims to offer the fastest e-bikes available in the US, and their visually striking designs unquestionably reflect that promise. Vintage Electric Bikes presents a diverse array of vintage-inspired electric bicycles, catering to various preferences and needs. The collection includes throttle-powered and pedal-assist cruisers, hybrid commuter bikes, and cargo cruisers ideally suited for carrying groceries or transporting kids. With a price range spanning from just under $4000 to over $7000, these models exemplify a fusion of timeless aesthetics and cutting-edge technology, making them a desirable choice for e-bike enthusiasts seeking both style and performance.

7. Charge Bikes

Founded in 2004 to create affordable yet robust and enjoyable e-bikes, Charge Bikes has experienced periods of absence from the American market. However, in 2020, the brand made a triumphant return to the US under the ownership of Dorel Sports, a Connecticut-based company. Charge Electric Bikes offer a range of options, with prices starting at $1699 and reaching up to $2499 for the electric mountain bike. These prices encompass their standard features, which are available across all models, ensuring that riders can experience the thrill of their e-bikes without compromising on quality and performance.

8. Lectric Bike  

Lectric eBikes, a recent entrant in the e-bike industry, originated in Arizona and commenced its operations in the USA in 2018. The Lectric XP e-bike, coupled with the company’s unwavering commitment to meeting customer preferences, has resulted in rapid growth and popularity throughout the United States. Remarkably, these bikes, priced at just $899 to $1999, boast a comprehensive range of top-notch features, making them not only feature-rich but also highly affordable compared to many competitors. Hence, for those seeking the best electric bike in terms of affordability without compromising on quality, Lectric eBikes emerges as an excellent choice.

9. Trek Bicycles

Situated in Waterloo, WI, Trek Bicycles stands as one of the most prominent and expansive bike companies in the United States. With a rich history of manufacturing a wide range of bicycles, the company has now delved into the realm of electric bikes, offering approximately a dozen models of super high-end and top-quality e-bikes. The prices of Trek Bicycles’ electric offerings range from $4600 to $12000, reflecting their commitment to delivering premium products to discerning riders who seek the pinnacle of performance and craftsmanship.

10. Electric Bike Company 

The Electric Bike company stands out as a genuine American e-bike brand with a clear mission: to provide the finest USA-built electric cruisers. By collaborating with local bike builders and using top-notch materials, they craft custom cruisers of exceptional quality. What sets them apart is their commitment to thorough testing in their own US factory and the convenience of delivering fully assembled bikes directly to your doorstep. With prices starting at $1699, Electric Bike company offers premium e-bikes accessible to a wide range of riders.

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Semiconductor Lasers Market Size is set to Reach US$ 15.7 Billion by Rising at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2033 | Future Market Insights, Inc.

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 14:56

The global semiconductor lasers market size is predicted to exceed a valuation of US$ 8.8 billion in 2023. It is anticipated to attain a valuation of US$ 15.7 billion by 2033. The market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2023 to 2033.

The demand for semiconductor lasers has increased as a result of the widespread use of consumer electronics, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and gaming systems. These lasers are employed in a variety of technologies, including optical data storage, gesture recognition, 3D sensing, and displays. Semiconductor laser technologies are predicted to be essential in facilitating new features and capabilities as consumer devices continue to improve.

In terms of energy efficiency, semiconductor lasers are more effective than conventional light sources. In addition to lasting longer and producing less heat, they use less power. Semiconductor lasers are increasingly valued over conventional light sources as energy efficiency and environmental concerns increase in magnitude, driving market growth.

Smaller, more compact, and more effective semiconductor lasers are in high demand as due to the growing trend of miniaturization and integration across a variety of sectors. These lasers are viable for applications with limited spaces because they may be incorporated into small systems and devices, such as wearable electronics, mobile phones, and portable electronics. In essence, the growing demand for consumer electronics is likely to foster growth in the market.

New kinds of lasers with enhanced performance characteristics have been developed as a result of ongoing developments in material science, notably in semiconductor materials and epitaxial growth methods. For instance, the development of high-performance semiconductor lasers that operate at many wavelengths has been made possible by the use of compound semiconductor materials like Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) and Indium Phosphide (InP). Such material science advancements are predicted to bolster market growth during the forecast period.

Key Takeaways from this Market:
  • The global semiconductor lasers industry size developed at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2018 to 2022.
  • In 2018, the global market size stood at US$ 6.3 billion.
  • The global market size stood at US$ 8.2 billion in 2022.
  • The fiber optic lasers segment is predicted to expand at 5.8% CAGR during the forecast period.
  • The communications segment is predicted to expand at 5.7% CAGR from 2023 to 2033.
  • The semiconductor lasers industry in China is predicted to expand at 7.4% CAGR from 2023 to 2033.
  • The market for semiconductor lasers in Japan is predicted to expand at a 6.1% CAGR during the forecast period.
Recent Developments Observed by FMI:
  • UC Berkeley researchers created a brand-new class of semiconductor lasers in June 2022 that meets a difficult optical requirement: the capacity to emit a single mode of light while maintaining the potential to increase in size and power. Consequently, without compromising coherence due to size, lasers may now be more powerful and increase their range for a number of applications.

In April 2022, Panasonic presented the first high-brightness blue direct laser ever made. Using Panasonic’s Wavelength Beam Combining (WBC) technology, strong blue direct diode lasers are produced.

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Semiconductor IP Unleashes Tech’s Next-gen Potential! FMI Estimates a Valuation of US$ 13.10 billion for the Market by 2033 | Future Market Insights

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 14:37

Future Market Insight forecasts that the global semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market is poised to achieve a noteworthy milestone by 2033, surpassing a substantial valuation of US$ 13.10 billion. With a projected CAGR of 6.7%, this growth trajectory indicates a significant rise from its estimated worth of US$ 6.83 billion in 2023.

The semiconductor IP market is experiencing growth due to the escalating demand for automation and the rapid adoption of IP Core products in the consumer electronics industry. There is an ever-growing demand for cutting-edge electronic devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and wearable gadgets. The utilization of semiconductor IPs is enhancing the capabilities of IoT products.

The industry is also expanding rapidly because of the increasing prevalence of internet access and the growing utilization of smart connected devices, which further contribute to market growth. Semiconductor IP provides pre-designed and verified components that help these companies accelerate their product development cycles. Semiconductor IP enables companies to cater to market demands swiftly by leveraging ready-made components.

Developing semiconductor chips from scratch is a challenging process that requires significant time, effort, and investment. Companies strive to shorten their time-to-market and minimize development costs in today’s fast-paced industry. Semiconductor IP addresses these challenges by offering pre-designed IP blocks and subsystems.

The semiconductor industry experiences constant advancements in manufacturing technologies, including smaller process nodes and enhanced integration capabilities. These technological breakthroughs present new design challenges that require specialized semiconductor IP solutions. To meet these demands, semiconductor IP providers develop and offer IP solutions optimized for the latest technological advancements.

The semiconductor intellectual property market thrives due to the growth of emerging markets like automotive electronics, industrial automation, robotics, and smart infrastructure. These emerging markets have unique requirements, such as functional safety, reliability, and power efficiency. Semiconductor IP providers meet these demands by offering application-specific IP solutions.

The market growth is also supported by the increasing acceptance of wireless technology-driven devices and the substantial investments made by key players in the development of advanced wireless products. Furthermore, prominent market players are actively investing in the global expansion of wireless technology devices to meet consumer demands. This surge in wireless technology development and investment creates a heightened demand for IP solutions, including silicon-based design IP, interface IP, and processor IP.

The electronics industry is characterized by ever-evolving technology. The semiconductor sector is facing physical limitations in manufacturing existing materials. The detection of patented technology is increasingly challenging due to the integration of patented components within devices. Disentangling these components and determining the ownership of each patent has become difficult. The shrinking feature sizes in current semiconductor fabrication processes require more advanced analysis tools for circuit detection and extraction. This directly influences licensing activities and the value of companies’ patent portfolios.

With the proliferation of connected devices and the ever-looming cyber threats, security has become a paramount concern in semiconductor design. Security IP, including encryption/decryption and hardware authentication, is witnessing a substantial surge in demand. IP vendors that prioritize and excel in security-related solutions can capitalize on the pressing need to safeguard data and protect systems.

Consolidation has become a prevailing trend in the semiconductor IP market, with larger companies acquiring smaller IP vendors to strengthen their portfolios and expand their market reach. This trend is expected to continue as companies strive to offer comprehensive solutions to their customers. Smaller IP vendors with unique and differentiated offerings present attractive acquisition targets, opening up lucrative opportunities.

Key Takeaways
  • The semiconductor intellectual property industry in the United Kingdom is anticipated to rise, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.4% through 2033.
  • The United States held a 15.4% share of the global semiconductor intellectual property industry in 2022.
  • With a CAGR of 8.2% over the forecast period, India is predicted to develop rapidly in the semiconductor intellectual property industry.
  • In 2022, Japan had a 3.3% share of the semiconductor intellectual property industry globally.
  • The semiconductor intellectual property industry in China is expected to flourish, registering a CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period.
  • Germany accounted for 8.1% of the global semiconductor intellectual property industry in 2022.
Competitive Landscape in the Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market

Key players are engaged in various activities to maintain their competitiveness and drive innovation. They invest significantly in research and development to create advanced and cutting-edge semiconductor IP solutions. They also focus on strategic partnerships and collaborations with semiconductor manufacturers to integrate their IP into their products. Furthermore, key players continuously enhance their IP portfolios through acquisitions and licensing agreements, ensuring a comprehensive offering of semiconductor IP solutions to meet the diverse needs of the market.

Recent Developments by Key Players
  • In June 2022, Vissonic Electronics Ltd. enhanced its teleconferencing system with the release of the Vissonic 5G Wi-Fi Wireless conference system for meeting rooms. This upgraded system includes a wireless microphone, conference system, and presentation system that seamlessly integrates with a 5G Wi-Fi wireless access point, offering convenient local video and audio access solutions.

In the Asia Pacific region, Samsung Group unveiled plans in May 2022 to allocate a substantial investment of around US$ 489 billion over the next five years toward the development of semiconductors and biologics.

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Semiconductor device industry: Embarking on a new growth cycle?

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 14:26

The trillion-dollar semiconductor industry is on the brink of a fresh phase of expansion, driven by advancements in AI, quantum computing, 5G, and specialized applications.

According to Yole Intelligence, semiconductor device revenue peaked in 2022 at US$573 billion and is expected to retreat 7% to US$534 billion in 2023. This industry plays a critical role in enabling technological advancements across various sectors, including mobile & consumer, infrastructure, automotive, industrial, and more.

In its new Overview of the Semiconductor Devices Industry 2023 report, the company, part of Yole Group, asserts that the industry has experienced a sustained 6.4% CAGR growth over the past few decades. This industry is driven hard by increasing demand for mobile & consumer electronics, the rise of internet usage such as social media, and the rapid digital transformation of all industries. Integrated circuits are becoming smaller, more powerful, and capable of handling complex tasks, paving the way for new technology advancements such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and edge computing.

This evolution presents numerous opportunities and challenges for leading companies, requiring them to invest massively in R&D and capital expenditure for new foundries to maintain significance in this fast-paced landscape.

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Pierre Cambou, MSc, MBA, Principal Analyst, Yole Intelligence, asserts: “The semiconductor device industry relies heavily on global ecosystems, making supply chain resilience and risk mitigation crucial for sustained success. Recent disruptions and geopolitical tensions have highlighted the vulnerabilities of the semiconductor supply chain.”…

The semiconductor industry is geographically concentrated in a few places, primarily the US, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Europe, and mainland China.

The dominance of US-based semiconductor device companies is historical; in the last five years, they have maintained a 53% market share. “If we combine all types of semiconductor company business models, i.e., adding the open foundries, OSAT, equipment, and material companies, the market share of US companies drops to 41%”, explains Pierre Cambou. “Then, if only the added value is considered, the US share becomes 32%, and this number has been diminishing at a rate of 1 percentage point per year in the last five years.”

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To go further, Yole Group shared its vision of the industry with ATREG, a company specialized in the disposition of infrastructure-rich advanced technology manufacturing assets, including semiconductor fabs and cleanrooms. Both companies reflect today on the fortunes of the global semiconductor industry to date and discuss how the major players need to invest to secure their supply chain and chip capacity.

Indeed, over the last five years, there have been significant changes in the chip-making industry, such as Intel losing its crown to two relatively new contenders, Samsung and TSMC. Stephen Rothrock, ATREG’s CEO & Founder, and Pierre Cambou had the opportunity to debate the state of the global semiconductor industry landscape and its evolution.

In a wide-ranging discussion, they covered the market and its growth prospects, as well as the global ecosystem and how companies can optimize supply. Discover the first part of the discussion here, and the second part, centered around how to ensure chip supply amid growing geo-political tensions and economic realities affecting semiconductor production, here.

Semiconductor technology trends are no longer single-threaded. At the center of competition is the More Moore node race in the manufacturing process, currently 7nm, 5nm, and 3nm, as well as upcoming smaller nodes. These cutting-edge processes allow for higher transistor density, improved performance, and energy efficiency, though they pose significant challenges regarding development costs, yield rates, and manufacturing complexity.

The semiconductor industry is, therefore, actively exploring innovative solutions through More-than-Moore approaches. And radical innovations are there. Therefore, advanced packaging, photonics integration, quantum computing, and neuromorphic computing will play their role in the expansion of the industry serving a growing diversity of semiconductor device types.

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Perle Systems Launches Native OCI Container Support in IRG Cellular Routers

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 14:06

Perle Systems, a global manufacturer of secure device networking hardware, is excited to announce the launch of Native OCI Container Support, based on the popular Docker platform, in Perle IRG Routers. Introducing this new feature in Firmware version 7.2.G1 will empower customers to optimize edge computing processing capabilities by deploying lightweight applications tailored to suit unique or evolving use cases with low latency and real-time responsiveness.

“Perle has always been committed to providing our customers with the most advanced tools to enhance their network and IoT infrastructure,” said John Feeney, COO of Perle Systems. “Our native support for OCI Containers enhances edge computing capabilities, enabling users to run applications closer to the source, resulting in improved performance, scalability, and security.”

Perle’s OCI Container support is included with the purchase of an IRG Router. Users can fully access the feature without purchasing a license or subscribing to an annual cloud-based service plan. Users will achieve a more reliable network connection by processing data locally to ensure low-latency communication between IoT devices. The decreased WAN traffic will also relieve the burden on other computing resources while adhering to corporate security guidelines and lowering the overall cost of ownership.

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By following the standard set by Docker, Perle’s OCI Containers enable developers to package and distribute applications more efficiently. These containers are lightweight and require minimal resources, making them ideal for embedded software products like IRG Routers. And the deployed custom applications can run tasks and perform intelligent actions without obstructing the core functionality of the router. This allows for complete integration between the IRG Router and the overall solution.

Perle’s open standard approach enables users to leverage cellular networking and edge computing to create complete solutions that improve application performance, scalability, security, and resilience while simplifying network management and reducing operational complexity. Perle IRG Routers can run multiple OCI containers concurrently and supports public and private container registries such as Docker Hub, Amazon ECR, Opencontainers, GitHub, BuildKit, Podman, and Buildah.

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Altus Partners with SKALARKI electronics Ltd to Revolutionise Production Capabilities with Essemtec Equipment

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 13:52

Altus Group, the leading distributor of capital equipment for electronics assembly in the UK and Ireland, recently partnered with SKALARKI electronics Ltd, specialists in flight simulator design and manufacturing, to further enhance its production capabilities. The collaboration aims to elevate SKALARKI’ S manufacturing capabilities by providing state-of-the-art equipment from Essemtec.

Recognising the market need for   flight simulators, Skalarki’s operations expanded over the years, and last year the company moved to its own state-of-the-art 900m² facility, providing a solid foundation for its ongoing growth.

In order to develop their production processes and meet the advanced requirements SKALARKI consulted with Altus Group to add to their assembly technology. The company invested in equipment from Essemtec, an industry leader in SMT pick-and-place equipment and intelligent production storage and logistic systems.

Joe Booth, CEO of Altus Group, said: “SKALARKI’ S commitment to delivering top-quality flight simulators and their drive to continuously improve production aligns perfectly with our mission to provide cutting-edge solutions to our customers.

“When we assessed SKALARKI’ S requirements, it became evident that Essemtec’s innovative equipment was the obvious choice. The Essemtec Fox SMT Pick and Place unit, with its remarkable versatility and compact size, along with The Lizard Convection Reflow Oven, offer SKALARKI the perfect combination of flexibility, efficiency, and precision.

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“We are confident that these state-of-the-art machines will enhance SKALARKI’ S manufacturing capabilities, enabling them to deliver quality products quickly and efficiently.”

Marcin Kapera, SKALARKI Company Director, added: “Manual assembly has its limitations. As we expand to a commercial market, our products face advanced requirements and must meet higher expectations. Implementing automated assembly processes will allow us to meet quality standards quickly and efficiently.”

The acquisition of Essemtec equipment, including the Fox SMT Pick and Place unit and The Lizard Convection Reflow Oven, was driven by their commitment to delivering exceptional products and increasing production efficiency of more complex microcontroller-based designs which include BGA chips and SOM modules.

The Essemtec Fox stands out for its remarkable versatility and compact size. Occupying only 1m² of floor space, the system offers SKALARKI the flexibility to adapt and grow its manufacturing capabilities as required. With up to 200 lanes on a single standalone system, the Fox meets high-mix production requirements. The machine’s multi-flexible feeder and multi-lane cassette options further enhance its adaptability, ensuring the smooth handling of various components and assemblies.

The automated assembly processes provided by the Fox system will enable SKALARKI to meet quality standards quickly and efficiently and achieve precise and accurate placement of components, resulting in high-quality products and superior results.

SKALARKI plans to maximise its investment in Essemtec equipment over the next 18 months, utilising the machines to ensure a seamless transition into full-scale production. Altus Group looks forward to seeing the impact of the Essemtec machinery on SKALARKI’ S production of PCBAs.

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Top 10 Consumer Electronics Companies in USA

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 10:27

The top 10 consumer electronics companies in the USA hold a major share of the International electronics market through their quality and reliable products. Technology constantly changes with every passing year, and so does the landscape of consumer electronics.

Advanced technologies coming up day-by-day in all sectors and others taking a back seat. In this blog, we will talk about the best consumer electronics companies in the USA. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the exciting world of innovative technology and discover the industry leaders!

Apple

Apple

The groundbreaking impact of the iPhone and iPod on the tech industry cannot be overstated, owing to their trailblazing and sleek designs. Apple adeptly caters to the varied requirements of all generations, providing premium features with each model. From the flagship iPhone to the impeccably designed MacBook lineup, Apple’s products transcend expectations and set new standards in the industry.

New Announcements by Apple:
  • M2 Pro/Max MacBook Pro of 14 and 16 inches.
  • M2 and M2 Pro Mac mini.
  • 15-inch MacBook Air.
  • Mac Studio.
Samsung

Samsung

Renowned for its consumer-centric electronics, Samsung emerges as the epitome of choice for every consumer. Boasting stellar features and budget-friendly prices, Samsung has left an indelible imprint across both rural and urban domains. Whether one seeks to delve into the immersive realm of AMOLED displays or revel in the bespoke luxury of side-by-side refrigerators, Samsung’s extensive lineup caters to a multitude of needs and discerning preferences.

Giving a new shape to the world of electronics, Samsung is coming up with:
  • Samsung Galaxy unpacked (Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra, Galaxy Book3 Pro 360, Galaxy Book3 360 and Galaxy Book3 Pro).
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 (ultra, S3+).
  • Smart Monitor M8 (32-inch and 27-inch).
Sony Corporation

Sony

Sony Corporation’s commitment to innovation has led to a diverse portfolio of consumer electronics products. From its flagship Xperia smartphones and high-performance televisions to the popular PlayStation gaming consoles, Sony consistently delivers cutting-edge devices that captivate consumers.

Coming up with innovations:
  • TVs & Home Theatre.
  • Blu-ray Disc & DVD Players.
  • Gaming Gear.
  • Interchangeable-lens Cameras.
  • Camera Remote SDK.

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 Vizio Holding Corp

Vizio

Vizio, a trailblazer in technology, kindles the flames of imagination by delivering captivating entertainment and a compelling lifestyle experience. Through its integrated platforms, Vizio drives the evolution of technology. With a diverse range of models tailored for televisions, sound bars, viewer data, and advertising, Vizio expertly attends to the desires of avid television enthusiasts, satisfying their every need.

Experience the extraordinary with the newest VIZIO Series:
  • New D Series (It has everything for everyone).
  • New V Series (Smartest and fastest 4K for all).
  • New M Series (Experience incredible technology).
  • New P Series (Powerful picture quality).
  • OLED (New artful design and masterful engineering).
IRobot Corporation

iRobot

Renowned for their expertise in designing and building customer-friendly robot vacuums and mops, IRobot gives ways to learn the rhythm of your routine. Its ROOMBA (Robot Vacuum in 2002) eases household work even in a busy schedule. With thoughtful intelligence, it is specialized in 3-stage cleaning, dual multi-surface brushes, dirt detection, a sensor and a unique sweeping brush.

Providing a powerful cleaning without lifting a finger with innovations:
  • Clean base automatic dirt disposal.
  • Dual multi-interface rubber brushes.
GoPro

GoPro

GoPro focuses on delivering high performance by sharing and reliving experiences designed to capture the world’s finest moments in an immersive and exciting way. Their models, such as Hero 11 Black, Hero 10 Black, Max, Hero 9 Black, and Hero & Black boost speed and powerful design.

New Announcements:
  • In 2023, experience the Gopro with a new wide range of improvements in new Hero cameras.
Universal Electronics

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Blending entertainment and smart home control, Universal Electronics offers wireless security and smart home technology via industry-leading quickest software. With voice-enabled smart homes hubs, smart thermostats, home sensors, white-label digital assistant platform, it offers cloud and software solutions that enable one to connect and control a wide range of devices and systems easily.

Committed innovation in sensing and control technology with new advancements:
  • Matter-Certified Quickset.
  • Nevo Butler, Matter-Certified Gateway.
  • UEITIDE Dial, UEI’s matter-ready smart thermostats.
  • Quickset widget, UEI’s matter-ready connectivity SOCS and modules.
Voxx International Corp

Voxx

From consumers seeking a high-end product that is a safe, natural and drug-free solution for everyday aches and pain, Voxx Technology triggers neuron responses which help the brain to maximize its natural pain-fighting mechanism. This technology has surpassed its predecessors with its impeccably HP+ pattern. Thanks to its latest and advanced technology that is woven and moulded into products such as hosiery, wearable patches, and knee brace.

New Advancements:
  • Pediatric Vehicles.
  • eHub Solutions.
  • STAMP Solutions.

Note: These products are used to increase and improve balance, stability and potentially decrease pain. 

Turtle Beach Corporation

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Powered the way of high-quality audio with the very first console gaming headset- X51, Turtle Beach designed headsets for all types of game lovers. The headset offers high-quality components that exemplify exceptional craftsmanship. Designed for casual players, hardcore gamers and sports pros, turtle beach focuses on four key pillars of innovation such as advanced audio, clear communication, comfort driver design, and inclusive innovation. The better you hear, the better your play!

Welcome the new headset:
  • In 2023, they are coming up with two new colourway gaming headsets, teal and pink. These are designed for Xboz stealth 600 Gen 2 Max wireless gaming headsets.
Helo Corp

Helo

Helo stands as an exceptional life-sensing technology that will help in protecting health and wellness. Step into a healthier life and be a companion to your every step, every breath and every heartbeat along the way. Whether someone skipped their everyday goal or inculcate new healthy habits, this Helo technology possessed all the desired qualities. With remarkable and high-quality features, this company focuses on providing a comfortable lifestyle even with a busy schedule.

Set-in-motion to launch:
  • Biosense Health Band at a product launch event in Okinawa, Japan. It will have features such as SpO2, body temperature, REM sleep monitoring, ECG/EKG, AI analysis of AFib, and NFC.

To Conclude, 

The consumer electronics industry in the USA is thriving, thanks to the innovation and dedication of these top 10 companies. Whether it’s Apple’s seamless integration, Samsung’s cutting-edge products, or Song’s Xperia, each company offers unique experiences for tech enthusiasts. With a wide array of options available, consumers can find the perfect electronics to suit their lifestyles and stay connected in this digital age.

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Top 10 Space Tech Companies in USA

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 10:22

By: Sanjana P. V.

Over the past few years, the space technology sector in the US has grown significantly. As of 2023, the space industry is quickly growing as new businesses enter the market and push the limits of what is possible in terms of technology and space exploration. New satellites are routinely launched by space technology businesses to offer high-speed internet, telecommunication, and navigation services. They are also creating ground- and space-based systems for environmental monitoring, remote sensing, and scientific research. In general, the top 10 space firms in the USA in 2023 will probably be those with a successful track record, cutting-edge technology, and a distinct outlook on the future of space exploration. Many people have had the desire to travel to space for many years. That ideal is becoming a reality thanks to private space firms. Today, space travel is much more affordable because to new technology, innovative applications for space, and falling costs. Currently, commercial space businesses launch satellites, feed the International Space Station, and even let individuals take private spaceflights.

SpaceX

SpaceX is a California-based aerospace manufacturing and space transportation services firm that Elon Musk launched in 2002. SpaceX creates, produces, and launches cutting-edge rockets and spacecraft to give commercial clients, governments, and academic institutions throughout the world dependable, affordable access to space. Its Dragon spacecraft has successfully brought back goods from orbit to Earth without incident, and its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch rockets have revolutionised the way payloads are carried to space. Reusable rocket technology, which SpaceX is developing at the forefront, has the potential to significantly lower launch costs and expand access to space. The long-term goal of the firm is to construct a permanent base on Mars and build a self-sufficient metropolis there.

Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, created Blue Origin in 2000 as a privately funded aerospace manufacturing and suborbital human spaceflight firm. The company’s goal is to “enable the future of life in space” by creating technologies that allow for private, more dependable, and less expensive access for people to space. Blue Origin is committed to developing innovative, reasonably priced technologies that will revolutionise access to space. Blue Origin is able to considerably lower costs when compared to conventional disposable launch systems because to its reusable vehicle designs.  Additionally, the business wants to make space travel a reality for everyone by making it dependable, inexpensive, and safe. In the end, Blue Origin wants to take the lead in commercialising space travel and exploration.

United Launch Alliance

Boeing and Lockheed Martin founded the joint venture United Launch Alliance (ULA) in 2006 to offer dependable, affordable access to space for government and commercial clients. The goal of ULA is to offer the greatest launch services in the world while giving its clients secure access to space. From satellite launches through payload delivery, ULA offers a comprehensive array of launch services. The Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles, as well as the Vulcan Centaur rocket that is presently under development, are all designed, built, and used by ULA. Additionally, ULA is in charge of running and maintaining the ground systems at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ULA is committed to continuing to deliver services of the highest calibre while upholding the greatest safety requirements.

Aerojet Rocket Dyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne is an American producer of rocket and missile propulsion systems. The Aerojet Corporation, which was established in 1915, has contributed significantly to the advancement of aerospace and defence technology for more than a century. Currently, it has offices in West Palm Beach, Florida.For satellite and space exploration purposes, the business produces both conventional chemical propulsion systems and cutting-edge electric and hybrid propulsion systems. Mission-critical programmes like the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and commercial launches like the Atlas V and Delta IV rockets have all received help from Aerojet Rocketdyne. A number of accomplishments have been made possible by Aerojet Rocketdyne’s dedication to innovation and quality, including becoming the first business to launch a hydrogen-powered spacecraft, a reusable space vehicle, and to create a propulsion system that is entirely electric.

Rocket Lab

Manufacturer of small payload reusable launch vehicles. It offers customers reusable rockets for tiny payloads including nano- and cube-sized satellites. In addition to offering satellite components and launch services for space missions, it has features including a plug-in-based carbon composite payload, 3D-printed liquid and electric propellants, cryogenic valves, helium pressurisation systems, and FPGA architecture. 96 miniature satellites have been sent into orbit by Rocket Lab’s Electron rockets since the company’s first test flight in 2017. The launch service provider began providing a full commercial service that bundles the design, construction, launch, and operation of satellites in 2020. In August, it launched the first of its own satellites. NASA’s Capstone project will launch a lunar orbiter in 2021 using Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket and its photon satellite launch platform which, for the Lunar Gateway space station, will evaluate and confirm the stability of the moon.

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Virgin Galactic

Sir Richard Branson launched the aerospace business Virgin Galactic, which is renowned for its advanced approach to space travel. Virgin Group owns the space travel business Virgin Galactic, which has its headquarters in Mojave, California. It was established in 2004 and is the first commercial space company in the world. Its objective is to offer modest satellite launches into orbit as well as suborbital spaceflights for space tourists and launches for space scientific missions. VSS Unity, a crewed suborbital spaceship, and White Knight Two, a carrier aircraft that is used to transport the spacecraft to a high altitude before they are allowed to travel into space, are the two vehicles that Virgin Galactic has planned and built. The business has successfully completed a number of test flights and is currently looking to start doing business. Virgin Galactic will be able to offer affordable, secure, and dependable space travel for individuals to take in the wonder and size of space with a successful launch and landing.

Relativity Space

Tim Ellis and Jordan Noone, engineers who had previously worked at Blue Origin and SpaceX, respectively, created Relativity Space in 2015. The business claims that it is committed to utilise 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robots to revolutionise the launch industry, resulting in quicker and more effective production processes as well as a more straightforward supply chain. The multi-planetary future of mankind is being built through relativity. Relativity Space has constructed what it calls the world’s largest metal 3D printers, called Stargate, which are intended to generate rocket structures and engines as a first step towards realising this aim and creating the rockets to achieve it. They pioneered a revolutionary technique to designing, building, and flying your own rockets, beginning with Terran 1 – the world’s first totally 3D printed rocket.

Astra

Astra is a relatively new corporation that is poised to become the country’s fastest-growing spaceflight enterprise. Former NASA scientist with big goals started it in 2016. Before anyone was even aware that rockets existed, they began to manufacture them. They went public just as a rocket was about to launch into orbit. Astra became the organisation to create a rocket capable of travelling to space the fastest in history after accomplishing orbital flight in just five years. The business is currently concentrating on its next-generation spacecraft, which can transport payloads to several locations in orbit.

Axiom Space

Axiom Space is a provider of space infrastructure. It intends to launch and run the first commercial space station devoted to human spaceflight, space tourism, in-space research, in-space manufacturing, and space exploration. It develops, manufactures, and runs commercial space station modules connected to the International Space Station. In late 2025, Axiom plans to dock its first ISS module, which will provide crew quarters and life support for four people. Four extra people can be accommodated by a second module that will be supplied later. The number of spacecraft that can dock with each module will increase the ISS’s overall docking capability.

Firefly Space

Texas-based Firefly Aerospace is a privately held business that was established in 2017. Since its establishment, the organisation has made great strides towards achieving its objectives. Its advanced technical innovations, rockets, and spacecraft are more compact, affordable, and efficient than those of its competitors. The Alpha rocket, created by Firefly Aerospace for the launch of tiny satellites, is one of the novel technologies the company has created. Up to 1,030 kg of cargo may be launched into low Earth orbit with the two-stage Alpha rocket. In order to develop adaptable, sustainable, and fiercely competitive space access options, Firefly Aerospace and Aerojet Rocketdyne established a working partnership in 2019. Aerojet Rocketdyne’s capabilities in propulsion research, additive manufacturing, and mission assurance for commercial, national security, and exploration missions were merged with Firefly’s innovative launch vehicle and in-space services.

In conclusion, space technology firms are crucial to the expansion and improvement of our society and economy. They are creating many chances for education and growth while also influencing the direction of future space exploration. More people will be able to witness the glories of space as the cost of space exploration continues to decline. Additionally, the US government has been increasing financing for technological start-ups and businesses to explore space’s furthest reaches. The future of space technology is highly promising given the recent breakthroughs!

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Top Consumer Electronics Companies in the World

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 10:07

Consuming Electronics is constantly evolving and 2023 looks to be no different. The Top Consumer Electronics companies worldwide are famous for their innovative products and cutting-edge technology. These companies offer strong global preferences for consumers.

Dominating the market with their wide range of products such as smartphones, televisions, laptops, home appliances and more, these companies heavily invest in research and development.

Let’s know more about the top consumer electronics companies in the world.  Apple

Apple

 

 

 

 

 

Famous for its sleek and high-quality products, apple consistently ranks among the top consumer electronics companies worldwide. Its wide range of products and models includes mesmerizing iPhones, the finest watches and sleek MacBooks.

Apple offers a diverse selection of electronic devices to meet the needs of consumers. Seamlessly blends digital content with the physical space, apple is coming up with Apple Vision Pro. It provides an era of spatial computing where one can navigate simply using your eyes, hands and voice.

Samsung

Samsung

 

 

 

In a market largely dominated by electronics consumers, Samsung stands apart in providing the best technology and pocket-friendly products to consumers. Their primary objective is to give cutting-edge features that not only drive the consumer to purchase but also enhance the overall new gadget experience. Moreover, their AMOLED displays establish a robust display experience to meet the increasing demand for consumer electronics in the world.

Dell

Dell

 

 

Incepted in 1984, Dell is a prominent consumer electronics company that delivers the best technology everywhere in the world. Gearing up with the world’s leading technologies that transform people’s lives with extraordinary capabilities. The Alienware X Series, giving the inspiration to experience premium on-the-go gameplay, garnered outstanding designs and engineering in consumer technology. Believing in the term “Always Innovative”, the Dell G series, collaborative accessories, and innovative designs make it a standout option for customers.

Hitachi

Hitachi

 

 

 

 

Hitachi is a renowned consumer manufacturer of heavy electrical equipment and industrial machinery. Holding a prominent position in the industry, Hitachi offers a diverse selection of products that includes Cassette AC, Refrigerators, Ductless and Ducted Air Conditioners and more. Among these options, Inverted Ac stands out as a favourable product because of its exceptional features. It provides tropical Inverter technology which has a unique variable speed tropical compressor that varies its RPM by adjusting the power supply frequency of its tropical compressor. Thus, attracting the consumer’s attention.

Sony

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Rooted its footprints in 1994, the company has established a fortress in consumer electronics. It boasts a remarkable market presence securing the second position as the most trusted brand. Sony has successfully launched multiple consumer products that include smart TVs, cameras, and headphones catering the diverse price ranges. Significantly, their exceptional camera is complimented by conventional imaging tools with innovative technology, giving an unprecedented combination of resolution and speed and an excellent customer experience.

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Panasonic

Panasonic

 

 

 

 

Panasonic holds a significant position in the world of consumer electronics, ranking among the top 10 consumer electronics companies globally. With over 260,000 employees worldwide and operating in over 500 companies, shopping has a new destination with Panasonic. The company’s future strategy entails the introduction of various products among which three new technological models and an expansion into electronics. Panasonic has successfully launched various electronics products that cater for the needs of consumers with diverse price ranges. Significantly, their modern and intelligent technology is complemented by a proprietary Air conditioner, Camera & Camcorders and more, elevating the overall custom experience.

Intel

Intel

 

 

 

 

Intel Corporation is standing firmly in the electronic consumer industry for decades. It boasts a remarkable market presence in different electronics products that include wireless equipment, network adapters, and server boards. With its technological divisor, Intel Corporation comprises of AI solutions in its processors. Thus, the company is actively spearheading the progress of consuming electronics. To further fortify its standing in the electronic industry, Intel Corporation has formed a significant position and attracted a great footfall of consumers.

LG

LG

 

 

 

 

Headquarter in South Korea, LG is a multinational electronics company that provides a varied range of electronics products such as Home appliances, television, vehicles, and air solutions. Among these offerings, television has gained popularity as a relevant option to its notable features. Standing firmly in the market with 17.2% of the global television market, LG is the number one consumer electronics maker. Surprisingly, it provides an impressive range of products that offers premium optimum solutions and new experiences through ceaseless innovation, helping customers to lead a better life.

Huawei

Huawei

 

 

 

 

With seamless design and innovative technology, this electronic company presents an exceptional range of electrics. It includes smartphones, laptops, tablets, visions, wearable’s and more. Equip with advanced features, Huawei offers precision technology and unstoppable life in their premium series of mobile phones such as the P series, Nova series, and Y series. Among these, Nova Series stands out to offer a seamless body, a sleek screen and the latest processor. These smartphones offer a truly state-of-the-art experience. Moreover, it also offers biometrics & password, remarkable accessibility features, catering to a wide range of consumer needs.

HP

HP

 

 

 

 

HP holds a strong position of being the world’s ninth-largest electronics and manufacturing company and second-largest in India with yearly revenue of 63 Billion Dollars. The company is dedicated to providing modern technologies emphasizing its focus on hardware and software devices. Going beyond with a wide range of products that includes, Printers, PCs, Monitor Accessories, and more. Envisioning the world with renovation and technology, HP designs inspirational meaningful products such as HP 3D Printing with HP Multi Jet Fusion that gives a new shape to 3D printing. With the greatest titans of technology the world has ever seen, HP is committed to innovating and reinventing your digital life.

Conclusion:

The Electronics Companies in the world are constantly evolving with a new range of consumer products that are changing the world of technology. This is fueled by the top-notch companies who actively shaping the future of the electronics industry. With the increasing number of consumer electronic products, these companies are leading the transition towards an AI and more efficient electronic industry in the world. With their persistent efforts, we can foresee exciting advancements in the consumer market to foster the needs of consumers.

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Why wafer cleaning matters in chip design and production

EDN Network - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 09:52

Semiconductors have revolutionized the electronics sector and become a vital component in modern technology. From computers and smartphones to pacemakers and military communications systems, semiconductors power a wide range of devices. As semiconductor technology continues to advance, ensuring their reliability becomes increasingly crucial.

The complexity and density of today’s electronic devices, packed with intricate circuitry, miniaturized PCBs, and delicate semiconductor wafers, require meticulous attention to detail in design and manufacturing. Among the many considerations, cleaning plays a vital role in achieving end-to-end design and manufacturing capabilities for this leading-edge technology.

Start early

Cleaning should be considered early in the semiconductor design process, as it significantly impacts the materials used, component architecture, and manufacturing processes. Unfortunately, cleaning fluids, tools, and methods are often overlooked during the early planning stage. Neglecting post-etching cleaning, for example, can result in unreliable semiconductor performance.

It’s essential to remove contaminants from the semiconductor surface without damaging or altering the wafers. Even small impurities left on the surface can lead to etching, corrosion or pitting, ultimately compromising the operability and consistency of the semiconductor.

Figure 1 Even small impurities left on the semiconductor surface can lead to etching, corrosion or pitting. Source: MicroCare

With semiconductor companies increasingly keeping all processes in-house, including cleaning, designers are recognizing the benefits of a proactive approach. By specifying cleaning choices earlier in the process, it becomes easier to identify and resolve cleaning problems before prototyping and production. This proactive approach is particularly crucial when manufacturing high-reliability semiconductors used in military or medical products, where cleanliness is critical for required validation.

Contamination risks

While semiconductor manufacturing typically takes place in cleanrooms to protect complex chips from contamination, the risk of contamination still exists. Water, oil, and fingerprints can be transferred during chip production, storage, handling, and transportation processes.

Among the most common contaminants found on semiconductors are particulates, including dust particles, skin flakes, fibers, and process debris. These particles can come from the air, abrasion of moving parts, clothing, or dirty, unfiltered etching fluids. Particulates can electrostatically bond to the substrate or become trapped in the wafer substrate geometry.

If particulate accumulates on the wafer surface, it can interfere with and subsequently degrade deposited films. Particulates can also cause shadowing during lithography, reduce contact exposure resolution, or create an uneven surface that could result in cracking during exposure.

Moreover, particulates are frequently found on front opening unified pods (FOUPs) used for wafer transferring, emphasizing the importance of cleaning to prevent FOUP-to-wafer contamination. Traditional cleaning fluids do not dissolve particulates, necessitating their removal through chemical or mechanical means.

Figure 2 Particulate contamination is frequently found on the FOUPs used for wafer transferring. Source: MicroCare

Cleaning fluids and methods

Choosing the correct cleaning fluid and method is vital as it directly contributes to the functionality and reliability of the semiconductor. With clean water becoming scarcer and energy costs continuing to rise, an alternative processing method to consider is solvent cleaning with a specialty particle displacement fluid and a vapor degreaser.

A vapor degreaser is a closed-loop system featuring two compartments: the boil sump and the rinse sump. In the boil sump, semiconductor components such as FOUP parts and MOSFETs are immersed in heated fluid for cleaning. Agitation can be incorporated to enhance the cleaning fluid’s effectiveness. Through a combination of boiling action, vibrating ultrasonic energy, or a spray wand, particles are typically lifted off the component surface.

Figure 3 Vapor degreasing is a repeatable, consistent, and energy-efficient wafer cleaning method. Source: MicroCare

Smaller particles can be particularly challenging to remove from wafers due to strong electrostatic forces. Specialized cleaning fluids reduce the thickness of the laminar boundary layer, breaking the bond and allowing particles to release from the substrate.

Once cleaned, the parts are mechanically transferred to the rinse sump, where they are rinsed in pure, uncontaminated fluid or within the fluid vapor blanket itself. The components emerge cool to the touch, spot-free and immediately ready for use in the next production step. The entire vapor degreasing operation takes anywhere from six to 20 minutes, accelerating the overall cleaning and drying process.

Vapor degreasing merits

The vapor degreasing process, once established and tested, remains constant and can be automated for more efficiency. Cleaning outcomes remain repeatable and consistent. The solvent-based cleaning fluid remains stable inside the vapor degreaser for thousands of uses and does not require daily monitoring, making cleanroom operation process controls simpler and less costly.

Additionally, modern cleaning fluids are constantly recycled through the vapor degreaser. They are purified, recycled and re-used hundreds of times without fine-tuning the formulation. This ensures consistency without any unexpected variances to manage. Plus, the vapor degreaser concentrates the soil, minimizing the amount and frequency of waste disposal.

There are significant resource and energy savings with vapor degreasing. Unlike aqueous cleaning, vapor degreasing uses no water, therefore, conserving this vital non-renewable resource. In addition, there is no ongoing stream of wastewater to filter, distil, deionize, or osmosis prep prior to disposal.

Many of the modern, sustainable cleaning fluids used within a vapor degreaser also have a low boiling point and heat of vaporization. This means that unlike aqueous cleaning systems, vapor degreasers typically require little energy to run.

Also, modern vapor degreasers do not require additional equipment like air knives or blowers to dry semiconductors, reducing the amount of energy needed to clean effectively and cutting total carbon emission and greenhouse gas output. It is important to also point out here that a reduction in energy equates to a reduction in operating costs.

Test for best results

To achieve the best cleaning results, it is advisable to test clean semiconductors in small batches before full-scale production. This allows designers to gain insight into how their choice of cleaning fluid performs and whether it effectively displaces difficult particulates and dissolves other contaminants from the wafers.

By selecting and testing a compatible cleaning fluid early in the design process, surprises and difficulties during production can be minimized. Making changes later in the production line can be disruptive and costly, emphasizing the importance of incorporating cleaning into the design plans.

In conclusion, cleanliness is a critical factor in semiconductor design, ensuring long-term functionality and reliability. Particle contamination can have detrimental effects on intricate semiconductors and silicon wafers, underscoring the importance of removing any contamination for optimal performance.

Selecting cleaning fluids and methods early in the design process allows for the resolution of cleaning issues before manufacturing begins, reducing unforeseen problems such as rework and scrapped parts.

Semiconductor companies can benefit from collaborating with expert cleaning fluid suppliers who possess knowledge of vapor degreasing and specialty cleaning fluids. On-site audits and in-lab tests with sample wafers can ensure cleaning success and contribute to the overall success of semiconductor design and manufacturing.

Elizabeth Norwood is a senior chemist at MicroCare LLC. She researches, develops, and tests precision cleaning solutions.

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Advent of India in an emerging world order

ELE Times - Fri, 07/21/2023 - 09:30

India is a centre point for the key powers in the world and it is playing an important role in building global governance and a new world order.

India is in the process of securing its strategic autonomy so that it can pursue its national interest. India’s security largely depends on external security, internal security, sustained economic growth, energy security, maritime security and access to critical technologies in the strategic areas. In its policy, India is pursuing a non-polarised and non-hegemonic world that would maximise India’s say on the global platform.

In its effort to seek its due position in a globalised world, the most dramatic transformation has been in the India-US relationship. Both countries have moved from being ‘estranged democracies to ‘engaged democracies. The US is pursuing a Strategic Partnership with India that endorses India’s potential for the world.

PM Modi’s state visit to the US aims at making India a growing force in the semiconductor ecosystem and making India a central presence in the global semiconductor value chain. The big-ticket announcements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US are a significant milestone in the growth of the semiconductor ecosystem in the country.

In the process, Micron becomes the first semiconductor company to set up a unit in India. It will set up an assembly, testing and packaging plant in Gujarat. Applied Materials is another company that plans to build a collaborative engineering centre in Bengaluru. Lam Research proposes to educate and train 60,000 engineers through its Semiverse Solution. It is a virtual fabrication platform to accelerate India’s semiconductor education.

The Indian government is negotiating another half a dozen semiconductor fabrication companies that are likely to invest in building semiconductor fabrication in the country. The investment by Macron is likely to encourage more companies to come to India.

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Building semiconductors is crucial for India to develop a domestic electronics supply chain and reduce imports. Chip manufacturing is of paramount importance for India for its big domestic market and to reduce the electronic import bill which is next to the oil bill. That is why a Rs 76,000 crore scheme is extended further to apply for Semifab so that the government can receive more proposals. The new window is applicable from June 1, 2023, until December 2024. The three proposals from Vedanta-Foxconn, ISMC which included Israel-based Tower Semiconductor, and Singapore-based IGSS Ventures are yet to take off.

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the US is marked by several deals to empower India economically and strengthen it on the defence front. The other significant deals are: GE Aerospace and Hindustan Aeronautics signed an MoU to produce fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force. India will join Artemis Accord, the United States-led international agreement on civil space exploration. NASA and ISRO have also agreed to a joint mission to the International Space Station. The purchase of General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper armed drones is another such deal to strengthen the Indian armed forces.

Indian policy seeks to enhance its power and influence by enhancing bilateral cooperation with the US, EU, the UK, China, Russia, Japan and other countries as well as by participating in regional forums and international platforms by skilfully using its soft power.

The period is conducive for India to emerge as the new flying geese and usher in a new era of strong growth for many decades to come.

By Devendra Kumar, Editor in Chief, ELE Times

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