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Omnivision Tacks on Two Global Shutter Sensors to Near-infrared Family

AAC - Thu, 06/29/2023 - 02:00
The two new global shutter image sensors from Omnivision aim to expand the availability of in-cabin monitoring solutions.

Kulicke & Soffa launches high-power-interconnect capabilities for power devices

Semiconductor today - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 20:36
Singapore-based Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc (K&S) — which designs and manufactures semiconductor, LED and electronic assembly equipment — has launched several new systems and capabilities serving high-volume semiconductor and fast-growing power-semiconductor applications...

Gain Definitions for the Y-Factor Method of NF Measurements: Available Gain or Insertion Gain?

AAC - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 20:00
The Y-factor method is a widely used technique for measuring the gain and noise figure (NF) of RF components. This article will help you understand the differences between the insertion gain and the available gain, while avoiding potentially significant errors when measuring the noise figure.

Quantum Foundry Copenhagen orders Veeco GEN20-Q MBE systems

Semiconductor today - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 18:35
Epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA has received an order from Denmark-based Quantum Foundry Copenhagen P/S for multiple GEN20 molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) systems. The multi-process module system is scheduled for delivery in 2024. The GEN20-Q MBE system, a purpose-built GEN20 MBE reactor designed for the growth of quantum technologies, was selected to enable the development of fault-tolerant quantum computing hardware to support life-science and biological applications...

Heraeus Electronics to introduce new advanced solutions to further elevate device performance at SEMICON China 2023

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 15:30

Heraeus Electronics is excited to announce its participation in SEMICON China, scheduled to take place June 29 – July 1, 2023 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). Heraeus Electronics will showcase its innovative range of semiconductor packaging materials and printed electronics in booth E7355, Hall E7.

Delivering compact yet powerful electronic devices

The semiconductor advanced packaging industry is at the forefront of meeting the growing demands for highly sophisticated and intricate electronic products utilized in a wide range of applications, including 5G communications, Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality (AR), smart wearables, electric vehicles, and various consumer and industrial sectors. With a relentless focus on achieving superior performance and compactness, the industry is continuously pushing the boundaries by increasing the component density within semiconductor packages, such as the system-in-package (SiP), while simultaneously reducing the overall package size.

Heraeus Electronics’ solution:

Welco AP520: This state-of-the-art water-soluble type 7 printing paste is designed to solve the challenges of miniaturization, as it can create tiny and reliable joints with close to zero defects. With excellent paste release down to 90 µm pitch (55 µm stencil opening and 35 µm line spacing), no splashing and best-in-class low void performance, AP520 makes an excellent choice for fine-pitch components and flip chip attach for next-generation System-in-Package applications used in 5G communications, smart-wearables, and electric vehicles.

Development of defect-free HPC systems

High-Performance Computing (HPC) has become increasingly integral to everyday life, powering a range of applications including processors for Artificial Intelligence (AI), gaming computers and consoles, 5G smartphones, autonomous driving systems, memory controllers, and more. The key enabling technology for HPC lies in high bump-count and fine bump-pitch flip chips, which require reliable soldering onto substrates. However, the semiconductor industry faces significant challenges in eliminating defects such as cold joints, solder creeping, die shifting, voiding, underfill delamination, and others.

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Heraeus Electronics’ solution:

AP500X: This water-soluble, halogen-free tacky flux is specifically engineered for ultra-fine bump-pitch flip chip attach and BGA attach applications. This new carefully designed flux plays an important part in eliminating defects such as cold joints, solder creeping, die shifting, voiding, underfill delamination, etc. in advanced semiconductor packages for high performance computing, memory, mobile and more.

Hereaus Advanced Packaging

Heraeus’ solution for EMI shielding in 5G technology

Offering accurate selective coating without any masking is the key benefit of the Prexonics® full system solution for EMI shielding on package level. This new technology is the first to enable a thickness aspect ratio of 1:1 at topside and sidewalls and thus only 1.5-2μm conductive film on topside is needed to achieve the required shielding performance. Prexonics® is a unique full system solution offered by Heraeus Printed Electronics, that consists of a special particle-free silver ink, an inkjet printer, and a manufacturing process that uses inkjet printing to apply full, partial or trench coating. This approach allows selective and precise deposition of the silver ink onto specific areas of the component, avoiding excess material and minimizing waste. By using the specialized silver ink customized thin metallization films are possible in the range of 150nm to 4µm.

Finally, Heraeus Electronics will announce its extended product portfolio towards sustainability initiatives with gold bonding wire made with 100% recycled gold and Welco solder paste series made with 100% recycled tin. By incorporating recycled tin or gold into our products, Heraeus Electronics contributes to environmental sustainability, significantly reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint. The pastes formulated with recycled tin maintain the same level of quality as those made with primary tin. Both recycled and non-recycled gold undergo the same meticulous refining process before being transformed into final products, including gold wires and gold-coated silver bonding wires. This ensures the consistent composition & properties across our offerings. Both Heraeus Electronics’ gold and tin suppliers comply with Responsible Materials Initiatives (RMI) and ISO14021:2016.

The Heraeus team also will conduct five live booth presentations that will discuss the company’s newly launched products, and show how its latest materials can further elevate your device performance.

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Off-Highway Electric Vehicle Market is Poised to Surpass US$ 8.36 Billion by 2033 as Various Governments Encourage Adoption of Green Technologies | Future Market Insights, Inc.

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 14:53

According to FMI estimations, the off-highway electric vehicle market size could be worth US$ 2.24 billion globally in 2023. Sales of off-highway electric vehicles are projected to reach a record high of US$ 8.36 billion by 2033, rising at a CAGR of 14.1% from 2023 to 2033.

Electric vehicles that are intended to be used off-road are known as off-highway electric vehicles (OHEVs). They employ one or more electric motors for propulsion. Moreover, these electric cars store energy using a range of batteries, including lead acid, nickel metal hybrid, and lithium-ion.

Electric off-road vehicles are frequently employed in the mining and construction industries where the roads are not perfectly straight and convenient to drive. These vehicles serve a variety of purposes in the mining and construction industries in addition to moving loads from one location to another.

As agricultural activities are one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions, OEMs are now concentrating on producing more environmentally friendly and productive farm vehicles that adhere to existing pollution rules and standards. Together with a rise in worldwide farm mechanization, this is a key factor in the market’s expansion.

Off-highway heavy-duty vehicle electrification is growing. As a result, OEMs are eager to learn how this new trend could support their current business models. The trend of electrifying automobiles is expected to pick up steam during the forecast period given beneficial aspects including battery technology, supply, and general economics.

Electric solutions are more widely adopted when charging infrastructure, battery technology, and overall development costs are taken into account. Off-highway vehicle electrification ensures long-term cost savings due to less frequent maintenance and fuel usage compared to traditional vehicles.

Presently, the industry is switching from outdated “electric drive” designs to fully hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Together with automation, ultra-precision farming, political conditions, and population stresses, electrification is also influencing these fields. Additionally, the off-highway electric vehicle market in developed nations is being driven by quick infrastructure development and updated government regulations related to construction operations.

Electric vehicles have become a popular technology for reducing air pollution. Governments all across the world provide tax breaks and incentives for off-road electric cars as a result. Due to their environmental and sustainable benefits, several countries favor electric car regulations. Several countries are developing regulations that are likely to bolster the electric vehicle sector.

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The off-highway electric vehicle market is dominated by North America, with the United States playing a prominent role. The government places a high focus on the nation’s infrastructure. Therefore, it is predicted that throughout the forecast period, opportunities could manifest themselves for market players in off-road electric vehicles.

Key Takeaways
  • Off-highway electric vehicle sales in North America now make up a significant portion of global sales and are expected to exhibit a CAGR of 29% throughout the forecasted period.
  • The off-highway electric vehicle market in Europe is projected to rise at a CAGR of 25% during the forecast period.
  • Between 2023 and 2033, the Asia Pacific off-highway electric vehicle market’s CAGR could reach 15%.
  • Based on Vehicle Type, the off-highway electric vehicle industry has been dominated by the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) category.
  • Based on Application, construction is the key industry that dominates the off-highway electric vehicle market.
Competitive Landscape

Electric-powered machinery, including material handling vehicles, agricultural machinery, and construction equipment, is being developed and produced by manufacturers in the off-highway electric vehicle sector. Many advantages are provided by these vehicles, such as less running costs, increased fuel economy, and decreased pollutants. In addition, many manufacturers are spending money on research & development activities to expand the technology of electric vehicles and make them more useful for heavy-duty applications.

Prominent players in the global off-highway electric vehicle market are Caterpillar, Volvo Construction Equipment AB, Komatsu Ltd., J C Bamford Excavators Ltd., CNH Industrial N.V., Deere & Company, Epiroc AB, Sandvik AB, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., Doosan Corporation, and others.

Recent Development
  • In September 2022, in its Awazu Plant, Komatsu successfully converted biomass combustion ash into fertilizer, reducing industrial waste in Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture’s Kaga area while also recycling forest resources.
  • In May 2019, to reduce CO2 emissions by 17%, Volvo launched the EC300E, a new hybrid excavator. With the help of Volvo’s ECO mode, excavators can use less gasoline without sacrificing the necessary power.

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Lightstorm Partners with ZNet Technologies to Revolutionize Cloud Network Interconnections with the Polarin NaaS Platform

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 14:29

Lightstorm & ZNet Technologies partner to provide business value to businesses looking to transform their network interconnectivity ecosystem across multi-cloud, hybrid, CDNs, Internet Exchanges and more

Lightstorm, a digital infrastructure provider, announced its partnership with ZNet Technologies Private Limited, India’s leading cloud distributor offering cloud infrastructure and managed services, for its newest offering Polarin; a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform designed to cater to cloud-native, forward-thinking businesses, offering a diverse range of connectivity solutions, granting unparalleled control and visibility over network design, deployment, and scaling.

Polarin enables businesses to transform their business capabilities by providing them with scalable and agile cloud interconnectivity across hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure, internet exchanges, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and various SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365. The solution addresses the inadequacies of traditional network solutions as it operates on a cloud model, much like our cloud partners AWS, Oracle, GCP and Azure. The challenge of lengthy network setup and multiple partner onboardings is eliminated, enabling faster execution and time-to-market for businesses, allowing automation through seamless API integrations for on-demand and real-time use, simplifying network management and driving operational efficiency.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Polarin by Lightstorm,” said Munesh Jadoun, Founder & CEO, ZNet Technologies. “This partnership unlocks incredible opportunities for startups, enterprises, and visionary organizations in search of seamless connectivity and future-focused networking solutions across India. Together, we will transform the way businesses connect and thrive in the digital landscape.”

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As a Platinum Partner of Lightstorm, ZNet Technologies is poised to leverage its extensive partner and customer base to amplify the reach of Polarin’s groundbreaking NaaS platform. This strategic partnership aims to accelerate digital transformation in the networking space for businesses, enabling them to bid farewell to complicated provisioning processes and inflexible legacy networks that hinder growth.

Commenting on the partnership, Amajit Gupta, Group CEO & MD, Lightstorm, said, “In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, businesses are increasingly turning to cloud computing to meet their infrastructure needs. We are delighted to partner with ZNet Technologies, and through this strategic partnership, we aim to leverage synergies and deliver exceptional value to businesses through enhancing their network interconnectivity by creating a wider reach for Polarin by Lightstorm to go to the market.” 

The market for Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) is experiencing rapid growth as businesses increasingly recognize the need for scalable and agile network interconnectivity. According to HTF Market Intelligence, the Global Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) market is projected to witness a remarkable CAGR of 24.6% during the forecast period of 2023-2029. The partnership between ZNet Technologies and Lightstorm is poised to address this demand, with Polarin by Lightstorm filling the gap in the market.

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FMI Decodes: How Asia Pacific is expected to be the most opportunistic rubber testing equipment market, reaching US$ 2.7 Billion in 2032

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 14:16

Sales of the rubber testing equipment market have likely documented a Y-o-Y growth rate worth 4.6% in 2022 as compared to 2021. By 2022-end, the market was poised to reach US$ 13.7 Billion. As of 2021, rubber testing equipment demand was valued at US$ 13.1 Billion. From 2022-2032, a CAGR of 3.3% has been anticipated, with an expected closing value of US$ 19 Billion.

As rubber is made up of various polymers, which allows it to be used in a variety of industries. Rubber is classified into two types: natural rubber and synthetic rubber. Natural rubbers are derived from rubber trees and are composed of isoprene, an organic compound, and polymers. The obtained rubber contains very few impurities. Natural rubber is dominated by Indonesia and Malaysia. Synthetic rubber is also known as synthetic rubber, artificial rubber, or elastomer. These rubber products are made from petroleum by-products. Annually, approximately 15 billion kg of petroleum rubber is produced, with synthetic rubber accounting for two-thirds of that total.

The vast majority of synthetic rubber produced is used in the mechanical industry to manufacture tires, matting, belts, flooring, and other machine parts. Rubber testing equipment is used to inspect the quality and functionality of these rubber materials.

Electronic testing equipment, electrical testing equipment, and mechanical testing equipment are examples of testing equipment used in various fields. Rubber testing equipment is used to ensure the viability, stability, and durability of rubber materials before they are used in any industry. Because rubber is a growing market in the automotive industry, rubber testing equipment is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.

Which are Some Prominent Drivers Spearheading Rubber Testing Equipment Market Growth?

The equipment is specifically designed for tire dynamic and static testing. It defines the effect of tire design on vehicle dynamics and identifies tire performance and attributes. Tire testing includes a thorough examination of several properties, including durability and endurance, force, moment, indoor tread wear, accelerated aging, government regulatory testing, and failure analysis.

The growing number of vehicles equipped with off-the-road tires, such as OTR, heavy truck tires, and light truck and passenger car tires, has fueled the global rubber testing equipment market. The evolution of various tire testing techniques, such as endurance testing and radical run-out testing, has boosted market growth even further.

Products such as hoses and belts are expected to see a steady increase in demand as consumer demand for long-lasting goods grows. As the construction industry continues to expand, there may be a significant demand for rubber roofing. The manufacturing industry is also expected to contribute to rising demand, as it continues to expand at a rapid pace.

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What are the Challenges Faced by the Rubber Testing Equipment Industry?

Rubber testing equipment has a high ownership cost, making it prohibitively expensive for small and medium-sized businesses. Some of the equipment is costly to purchase and install, resulting in a high deployment. Aside from being expensive, they necessitate a large amount of space to be set up. As a result, the value proposition for industries is reduced because they are expensive and require a lot of space to set up.

How is North America Contributing to the Growth of the Rubber Testing Equipment Market?

Despite a slight downturn, demand for industrial rubber products in North America is gradually recovering as a result of a significant turnaround in motor vehicle production and a recovering manufacturing sector.

The United States is one of the world’s largest automakers, producing an average of over 8.1 million passenger vehicles per year. Almost every Japanese, Korean, and European automaker have established one or more manufacturing plants in the United States since Honda opened its first plant there.

Canada’s automotive industry is globally competitive and a significant contributor to the Canadian economy. Although the country is gradually losing its manufacturing base, it still produces more than 2.2 million cars per year, fueling the market for rubber testing equipment.

Why is Asia-Pacific Emerging as an Opportunistic Rubber Testing Equipment Market?

In Asia-Pacific, more than 4Hz dominates in China market as China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of rubber testing equipment. China will remain among the fastest-growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$ 2.7 Billion by the year 2032.

Market Competition

There are a few major players in the rubber testing equipment market. In terms of market share, the market is currently dominated by a few major players. These market leaders are concentrating their efforts on expanding their customer base in foreign countries. These businesses are utilizing strategic collaborative initiatives to increase their market share and profitability.

Major players include U-Can Dynatex Inc., Alpha Technologies, TA Instruments, Ektron Tek, Presto Stantest, Gibitre Instruments Srl, Prescott Instruments, Montech Rubber Testing Instruments, Goettfert Inc., and Norka Instruments among others.

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Distributor Mouser Electronics Wins Top Revenue Award from Neutrik

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 14:01

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components™, is proud to announce that it has received the Neutrik Americas 2022 Distributor Top Revenue Award. Neutrik is a leading provider of professional audio, video and lighting (AVL) connector systems.

In presenting the award, Neutrik praised Mouser’s exemplary performance in overall sales and revenue growth, along with increasing new business and supporting customers. In addition, Neutrik presented Mouser Supplier Manager Ryan Virostek with its prestigious 2022 Supplier Manager of the Year Award for outstanding work and collaborative efforts.

“We are grateful to Neutrik for their longstanding partnership and for recognizing our efforts,” said Krystal Jackson, Mouser Vice President of Supplier Management. “My company thanks you. Ryan and our coworkers thank you, and I thank you. We value our relationship and anticipate many more years of success together.”

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“On behalf of Neutrik, I am excited to present the Mouser team with this revenue award in recognition of their exceptional efforts to grow our sales in 2022,” said Stacy Kaskon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Neutrik. “Mouser is a top-notch distributor, and we appreciate their commitment to Neutrik’s success.”

Neutrik is the recognized leader in connectivity solutions for the professional AVL and broadcast markets. In addition to its famous screwless XLR cable connectors, Neutrik is the inventor of powerCON, etherCON, speakON, opticalCON, combo 1/4-inch XLR chassis connectors, the D-size flange, rearTWIST BNC connectors, and dozens of other innovations.

Mouser has been recognized in the past decade with over a dozen distributor awards from Neutrik. Mouser previously received the Outstanding Performance Award for 2020, 2019 and 2017. The global distributor has also received the Distributor of the Year and Supplier Manager of the Year awards for 2021 and 2019.

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Top 10 Electric Vehicle Companies in USA

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 13:38

The United States hosts a wide range of electric vehicle (EV) companies, spanning from emerging startups to well-established automakers. These U.S. EV companies are at the forefront of innovation and technological advancements, dedicating their efforts to enhancing batteries, motors, and charging infrastructure. As the interest in EVs continues to surge among Americans, these companies are strategically positioned to capitalize on the expanding market. The EV industry in the USA is flourishing, witnessing the emergence of new EV companies and electric car manufacturers. Notable players such as Tesla, Rivian, and Lucid Motors have solidified their presence in the American EV industry. Presented below are the top 10 Electric Vehicle companies in USA:

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1. Tesla

Tesla dominates the list due to several compelling factors. They excel in electric vehicle manufacturing, offering a range of cars and battery energy storage systems for residential and grid-scale use. Tesla also supplies vehicle powertrain components to other automakers. Founded in 2003, they achieved remarkable revenue of USD 81.5 billion in 2022 and have a global presence with around 48,016 offices and approximately 1,27,855 employees as of December 2022. Tesla’s vision encompasses more than just automobiles as it strives to offer comprehensive solutions for sustainable energy generation and storage. Constant innovation, business expansion, and an ambitious target of producing 1.8 million cars by the end of 2023 will establish Tesla as the leading EV company in the USA. With a market capitalization of USD 790.94 billion as of June 2023 and a growth rate of 103.34%, Tesla is confidently progressing towards its goals.

2. Lucid Motors 

Founded in 2007, Lucid Motors is a prominent American electric vehicle manufacturer. Their inaugural product, the Lucid Air, an upscale electric sedan, made its debut in December 2016 and is slated for production in 2020. Lucid Motors has achieved substantial revenue, with USD 60.82 billion as of 2022, and boasts a workforce of approximately 7,200 employees as of December 2022. The company’s primary objective is to develop the most cutting-edge EVs globally and establish itself as a frontrunner in the luxury electric vehicle market.

3. Nikola 

Nikola Corporation, established in 2015 by Trevor Milton, a renowned designer of off-road vehicles, is an American electric vehicle manufacturer. With investments exceeding $1 billion from notable backers such as Bosch, General Electric, and IT execution firm Stifel Nicolaus, Nikola has positioned itself as a key player in the industry. As of 2022, Nikola has reported a current revenue of USD 11.1 million and employs approximately 1,310 individuals as of December 2022. The company strives to redefine the ownership experience and revolutionize transportation perceptions. With a market capitalization of USD 788.47 million as of June 2023, Nikola is making steady progress towards achieving its objectives.

4. Ford Motor Company 

Ford entered the realm of electric vehicles (EVs) by introducing the Ford Focus Electric, which, in later model years, offered a modest range of up to 115 miles. However, the company made a significant impact with the launch of the Mustang Mach-E for the 2021 model year. Initially, there was some resistance from traditional Mustang enthusiasts regarding the use of the Mustang name for an electric SUV. Nevertheless, once the dust settled, the Mach-E emerged as one of the most impressive EVs, earning the esteemed Edmunds Top Rated Luxury EV award for 2021. Ford’s EV segment currently generates revenue of 41.5.

5. General Motors

General Motors (GM), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA, stands as a prominent global automobile manufacturer. Renowned for its diverse range of electric models, GM notably introduced the Chevy Bolt, the first affordable electric car with a range exceeding 200 miles. With operations spanning over 100 countries, GM holds a significant presence worldwide and serves as a major employer in the US, with a workforce of over 155,000 employees. Pioneering sustainability, GM has set ambitious targets to diminish its environmental impact and actively advocates for social responsibility.

6. Canoo 

Canoo Holdings Ltd., established in 2017 by former BMW executive Ulrich Kranz, is an electric vehicle company with a visionary goal. Canoo aims to create the most efficient EVs globally and position itself as a leader in autonomous electric transportation. With a current revenue of USD 510.55 million, Canoo seeks to provide customers with a unique ownership experience and revolutionize the way people perceive transportation. As of June 2023, the company has made significant progress towards its objectives, evident by its market capitalization of 213.80 USD. 

7. Lordsstown Motors 

Lordstown Motors Corporation, established in 2019 by former General Motors executive Steve Burns, is an electric vehicle company. With investments exceeding $675 million from notable investors like General Motors and Workhorse Group, Lordstown has achieved a current revenue of USD 383.00 K as of the end of March 2023. The company currently employs approximately 296 individuals as of December 2022.

8. Hyzon Motors

Established in 2017 by former Honda executive Hisashi Tsugami, Hyzon Motors Inc. is an electric vehicle company. It has successfully secured over $200 million in investments from notable investors such as Toyota Tsusho and Sumitomo Corporation. As of 2023, Hyzon’s revenue stands at USD 3.73 million, and the company currently employs approximately 170 individuals as of June 2023. With a market capitalization of 233.07 million USD as of June 2023, Hyzon is making significant progress towards its objectives.

9. Hyliion 

Founded in 2015 by former NASA engineer Thomas Healy, Hyliion Inc. is an electric vehicle company. It has successfully secured over $200 million in investments from prominent investors like Carl Icahn and Danaher Corporation. Hyliion recorded revenue of 2.1 million USD in 2020 and currently employs approximately 250 individuals as of 2023. With a market capitalization of $303.79 million as of June 2023, Hyliion is making significant strides towards its objectives.

10. Proterra 

Established in 2004 by Dale Hill, who previously designed battery-powered golf carts, Proterra is an American electric vehicle manufacturer. The company has successfully secured over $600 million in investments from notable entities such as General Motors and Volvo. Proterra recorded revenue of USD 118.3 million in 2020 and currently employs approximately 816 individuals as of December 2021. With a market capitalization of $257.05 million as of June 2023, Proterra is making steady progress towards its objectives.



In conclusion, the electric vehicle market in the USA is experiencing rapid growth, fueled by numerous companies that are manufacturing top-notch and inventive EVs. The industry’s expansion is primarily driven by a heightened emphasis on sustainability and carbon emission reduction. As competition intensifies among these companies, it fuels greater innovation and technological advancements, leading to further progress in the electric vehicle sector. 

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5G IoT Market: Rising Valuation to Reach US$ 55.1 Billion by 2033, Fueled by Strong CAGR of 31.1% – Future Market Insights, Inc. Report

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 12:44

The 5G IoT market is estimated to capture a valuation of US$ 3.6 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach US$ 55.1 billion by 2033. The market is estimated to secure a CAGR of 31.1% from 2023 to 2033.

The popularity of 5G IoT is notably growing among consumers, driving the global market. The increasing demand for enhanced connectivity with advanced technologies is expanding the 5G IoT market revenue. A few of the factors contributing the global market growth are as follows:

Enhanced Connectivity: The demand for 5G IoT is significantly growing due to offering fast data connection, low latency, and enhanced capacity. It provides seamless connectivity, transmits real-time data, and efficiency. Consumers are widely increasing the adoption of these technologies to work effectively and do their daily tasks quickly.

Expanding Internet of Things: Consumers are increasingly adopting smart devices, connected cars, smart homes, and wearable devices integrated with the Internet of Things. These essential devices are reliable, connected to high-speed internet and work smoothly. Consumers are attracted to these devices and are expanding the Internet of Things.

Industrial Application: End-use industries such as healthcare, agriculture, automation, transportation, and manufacturing drive the global market. These industries are increasing the adoption of 5G IoT to improve automation, productivity, and efficiency to reduce costs.

Improved User Experience: The adoption of 5G IoT offers seamless connectivity and better consumer experiences. Consumers enhance their experience through online streaming, downloading, fast connectivity, and connecting devices. It results in satisfying consumers’ desires.

Growing Ecosystem and Innovation: The popularity of 5G IoT is significantly growing among device manufacturers, technology providers, and service providers. The rising innovations, launching new products, and deploying the Internet of Things continue to propel the global market.

Key Takeaways:
  • The 5G IoT market is registered to capture a valuation of US$ 55.1 billion with a CAGR of 31.1% during the forecast period.
  • Historically, the market secured a valuation of US$ 998.5 million with a CAGR of 29.2% between 2018 and 2022.
  • The United States is leading the global market by securing a maximum share of 15.4% by 2033.
  • With a share of 10.2%, Germany is significantly driving the global market during the forecast period.
  • Japan is estimated to register a share of 5.4% in the global market by 2033.
Key Players Are Adding Values through Their Marketing Tactics in the Market

The essential key players that invest their amount in research and development activities consolidate the market. These players are taking efforts to carry out better and improve products through their research activities to drive the global market.

Key players are focused on observing consumers’ requirements and offering them high-quality products as per their needs. These players are further adopting several marketing strategies to flourish in the global market, which include agreements, collaborations, mergers, partnerships, and product launches.

Recent Developments in the Global Market:

Ericsson is a telecommunication company that offers advanced 5G IoT services to various end-use companies. They offer high-speed internet, advanced technology solutions, and enhanced consumer experiences.

Nokia focuses on developing their product and services by collaborating with industry partners. They offer their services to the manufacturing, transportation, and energy sectors.

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Battery solves a literal “power rail” problem

EDN Network - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 12:44

Model railroading—a hobby enjoyed by tens of thousands—apparently has an inherently built-in solution for delivering electrical power to its locomotives. The model layout is in a confined, fixed location, and there is plenty of available AC power to provide the modest 20 V/2 A maximum needed by a typical model locomotive via a power supply unit. Even better, the tracks of the layout can function as literal power rails and deliver that power to the locomotive as load. These rails are a free and available power-transmission subsystem.

However, the reality is using the track rails is not such a good fit, despite its simplicity and availability at first glance. It turns out that the obvious method of using the tracks to deliver power actually has many issues and problems.

Power on the rails is transferred via the locomotive’s wheels and is then “picked off” by small metal fingers that rest against those wheels. It’s mechanically tricky and electrically subject to intermittent performance due to dirt or oil at both the track-wheel contact and the wheel-pickoff contact. It’s somewhat like the brushes on a brushed DC motor, but with more exposure and opportunity for reliability problems.

Further, every wheelset axle on the locomotive and on all cars needs to be insulated as a continuous metal wheel-axle-wheel combination would short out the two tracks (for this reason, the model cars largely use plastic wheels).

Whenever there is a gap in the track, such as at a rail turnout (switch), the conduction and connectivity are momentarily lost. For this reason, many locomotives get power from more than one axle, which increases reliability but adds to the complexity of the power-pickup mechanical arrangement. You can also buy and add a supercapacitor module to the locomotive, to provide carry-over power through the gaps. Of course, this adds to cost, plus it’s tough to find an on-board place for these.

There’s another unavoidable problem for which there is no good answer: the reverse loop. Unless it is a simple circular or point-to-point track topology, a track will loop back onto itself at some point in the layout configuration. Any track configuration that permits a train to change its direction without simply backing up needs an electrical switchover or, power-reversing circuit. (Figure 1).

Figure 1 The reverse loop, which allows a train to turn around on the track it was on, is an electrically challenging aspect of any track topology and is unavoidable except in the simplest layouts. Source: Umarsan

Without the switchover, the positive rail gets connected to the negative rail, yielding a short circuit across the two (thankfully, the term “ground rail” is never used here by modelers—nor should it be).

To avoid this problem, it is necessary to cut track gaps in the rails at the beginning and end of the loop to create isolatable blocks. Once the locomotive is in the gapped block, the polarity of the track leading to the block is manually reversed using a double-pole, double-throw (DPDT) switch (or via an automatic circuit which costs about $30) so when the locomotives come out of the loop, the feeding track polarities agree. It’s a real nuisance to have to deal with and manage the power switching at these reverse loops, even if done automatically.

(Historical note: the classic Lionel “O27” models used a three-rail scheme, with the two outer rails for one polarity of the power supply and the middle rail for the other, Figure 2. In this way, all the problems of reverse loop are eliminated, but the two-rail realism is lost.)

Figure 2 The Lionel O27 track system completely eliminated the reverse loop problem via the use of two outside rails providing one polarity and a center rail for the other polarity, but at a major cost in visual realism. Source: Lionel Operating Train Society

Batteries to the rescue, maybe

It turns out that the advances in battery technologies such as high-capacity yet light rechargeable lithium-based cells are not only offering new approaches for everything from portable devices and instrumentation to electric vehicles, they also are affecting the entire approach to powering the model railroad locomotives.

Instead of providing this power via the obvious and available rails, in some cases, a set of batteries can be carried by the model train and used to power the locomotive. One commercially available unit for this is the AirWire900 Battery Powered Wireless DCC Control System, (Figure 3). This scheme not only eliminates the rails as power feeds but also the need for those small brushes which pick up power from the wheels and transfer it to the motor. (Note: Digital Command Control (DCC) is a very popular standard in model railroading for providing power and controlling it via digital commands.)

Figure 3 This battery-powered system from CVP USA replaces the rails as the power source (and associated wheel pickup) with internal batteries and a wireless control link; otherwise, it is transparent to the user and uses the same components as a conventional digital DCC system. Source: CVP Products

As in so many similar situations, it’s largely about physical space and weight. Much of the development work has been driven by the large outdoor-garden models. The reason is that their weather-exposed tracks, leaves, debris on the tracks, and small shifts of the ground itself make delivering power through the rails a real challenge requiring constant maintenance and upkeep.

These larger models do have space for batteries, so it’s a good fit. Some modelers have managed to do it with smaller indoor models using the tender behind a steam locomotive model for the electronics and battery. Hobbyists who model with diesel locomotives have improvised by using the space in a special dummy unpowered unit behind the powered one, in a two-engine “consist” (a multiengine consist is used in real railroading for heavy, long trains).

In addition to the battery and its management circuitry, the arrangement uses a wireless receiver also placed in the tender or dummy diesel unit. The locomotive then gets its digital-control commands via the wireless link from the user’s controller.

Why bother with all this extra work and headache, given the inherently available physical arrangement? By going to on-board battery power instead of getting power via the convenient, already-in-place rails, all the cited track and polarity problems just go away. Reliable rail connectivity and polarity reversals are no longer items to worry about because they have been literally designed out of the situation. Battery power changes everything, including the list of rail-power issues and how they must be managed.

This is a case where the obvious, easy, low/no-cost method of delivering power to a load turns out to have many subtle and not-so-subtle implications in terms of basic reliability and operational issues. While modelers have learned to live with them successfully over the years—and it can be reliable if you do it right with regular inspection and maintenance—it is a headache. The internal-battery approach is an alternative which avoids all these problems but is more costly (e.g., batteries, radio-control system) and has a limited run-time of about an hour before you either swap or recharge the batteries.

Life imitates hobbies, maybe

Interestingly, the use of batteries for locomotive power is not limited to hobbyist models of various scales. Real railroads are testing units which are battery-only (analogous to BEVs), or battery-assisted diesels (like hybrid EVs). At present, the run time and load capacity of these units limits them to short runs and rail-yard use, situations where operating demands are more defined and constrained and a charging connection, if needed, can be set up. The references at the end give some updates on the status of this R&D effort.

Have you ever been involved on a project where there was an obvious, immediate, “no-brainer” solution, only to find out on closer examination or trial that it didn’t work as needed? As a result, were you forced to go to a more-complicated approach?

Bill Schweber is an EE who has written three textbooks, hundreds of technical articles, opinion columns, and product features.

Related content


  1. Model Railroader, “How to wire a layout for two-train operation
  2. Wikipedia, “Digital Command Control
  3. CVPUSA, “The AirWire900™ Battery Powered Wireless DCC Control System
  4. CleanTechnica, “Battery-Electric Freight Trains Could Happen Sooner Than You Think
  5. Caterpillar, “Coming Soon: The World’s Largest Battery Electric Vehicle
  6. Union Pacific, “Union Pacific Railroad to Assemble World’s Largest Carrier-Owned Battery-Electric Locomotive Fleet
  7. General Electric, “Leading The Charge: Battery-Electric Locomotives Will Be Pushing US Freight Trains Further
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Engine management and pneumatic seat systems: Infineon launches two XENSIV barometric air pressure sensors

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 10:44

Infineon Technologies AG introduces two new XENSIV barometric air pressure (BAP) sensors: the KP464 and KP466, both targeted at automotive applications. While the KP464 is primarily designed for engine control management, the KP466 BAP sensor is intended for seat comfort functions.

KP464 enables fuel efficiency and reduces power consumption

The KP464 BAP sensor measures atmospheric pressure, which depends on altitude and weather conditions. The engine management system uses the sensor’s measurement data to calculate the air density and ensures the optimum air-fuel mixture. This is the key function for improving fuel efficiency and reducing power consumption. With the reduced energy losses emissions of CO2 and other pollutants can be minimized. The KP464 BAP sensor from Infineon combines density measurement with additional diagnostics, such as manifold air pressure monitoring. Lower power consumption and additional package miniaturization increase device productivity.

KP466 allows for more comfort and technical advantages

With the next generation of the KP466 BAP sensor, Infineon enables seat manufacturers to realize innovative pneumatic seat systems with many additional functions that are particularly comfortable and offer clear technical advantages. For example, the multi-contour seat function allows vehicle occupants to adapt the contour of the seat to their individual needs. Air cells integrated into the lumbar support and seat cushion allow the seat to adapt to the body. Massage functions further enhance the passenger comfort on long journeys by alternately inflating and deflating the air cells. The driving dynamics function automatically adjusts the seat’s side bolsters to the current driving situation, ensuring optimum stability for occupants, even when cornering.

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The optimized solution consumes significantly less power and features a miniaturized five-hole housing. The system constantly monitors the pressure status and adjusts the pressure in the cushions according to the current requirements. It does this by using multiple absolute pressure sensors to monitor pressure throughout the system. The Infineon sensors are SPI enabled, allowing the system to communicate efficiently.

Technical features of the KP464 and KP466 sensors

Both the KP464 and KP466 sensors are high-performance, high-precision, miniaturized digital absolute pressure sensors based on the capacitive measurement principle. The sensors are qualified to the AEC-Q103-002 standard to meet automotive industry requirements. As a result, the devices reduce the effort and risk of errors during module and system qualification. They are micromachined on the surface and feature a monolithic integrated signal conditioning circuit. Both devices convert a physical pressure into a 10-, 12- or 14-bit digital value and transmit the information via the SPI interface.

In addition, both sensors can be integrated in a so-called daisy chain, which minimizes the number of connection pins of the communicating microcontroller with any number of pressure sensors used. This is also possible in combination with other Infineon system components.

Furthermore, a temperature sensor is integrated on the chips. Based on the received SPI command, the 10-, 12- or 14-bit temperature information is also transmitted via the SPI interface. Both devices have a special power-down mode that allows the user to further reduce the power consumption of the sensors. In addition, the sensors integrate a diagnostic function that can be used to test both the sensor cells and the signal path, increasing the reliability of the devices. This diagnosis can be done automatically at sensor start and sensor wake-up or triggered directly via a SPI command.


The XENSIV barometric air pressure sensors KP464 and KP466 can be ordered now. More information is available at www.infineon.com/bap-sensor-kp464 and www.infineon.com/bap-sensor-kp466.

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Pasternack Debuts Range of Engineering-Grade RF/Microwave Adapters

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 10:35

New Adapters Have Wide Compatibility, Long Lifespan in Harsh Conditions, Low VSWR 

Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products, announces the launch of its new line of engineering-grade RF/microwave adapters. These precision adapters offer unparalleled reliability, designed to reduce the burden of repeated replacement costs and meet radio frequency requirements with their enduring performance and consistency.

The new adapters are built for extended mating cycles, ensuring they can endure heavy usage and extending their lifespan. They are resilient to temperature fluctuations and suitable for various environments, ensuring optimal energy transmission.

At the heart of these adapters is their robust stainless-steel construction. Designed to perform under the harshest conditions, they ensure long-lasting performance at peak levels. The resilience of these adapters is matched by their wide-ranging interoperability. They are compatible with popular RF connectors, ensuring smooth integration into your existing setups.

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The outstanding features of the adapters extend to their low VSWR, facilitating efficient and accurate energy transfer while reducing signal loss, resulting in superior connection standards. Additionally, with impedance equalization features, Pasternack’s adapters minimize signal reflection while maximizing power transmission.

“Our latest line of engineering-grade RF/microwave adapters embodies our steadfast commitment to offering robust and reliable solutions to our customers. These adapters not only guarantee precise and optimal energy transmission but boast enhanced longevity and resilience to temperature variations,” said Kevin Hietpas, Product Line Manager.

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EVG earns 11th consecutive triple win in TechInsights’ 2023 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Semiconductor today - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 10:33
EV Group of St Florian, Austria – a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for semiconductor, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology applications – has again been voted by customers as one of the ‘10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment’ and one of ‘THE BEST Suppliers of Fab Equipment’ in the 2023 TechInsights Customer Satisfaction Survey, increasing its score in both award segments compared with last year’s listings as well as earning a 5 Star rating in both segments for the second time in a row. EVG also received a ‘RANKED 1st in Specialty Fab Equipment’ award again, marking the 11th consecutive year that it has received all three customer satisfaction awards...

iWave Joins the SiMa.ai Partner Program as a Select Partner

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 10:27

With this new partner program, SiMa.ai and iWave will bring computer vision to the masses and advance AI innovation at the edge

iWave, a leading provider of Embedded Systems and ODM solutions, is pleased to announce that, it has joined the newly launched Partner Program from SiMa.ai as a Select Partner, bringing machine learning innovation to the edge marketplace. The new partner program will accelerate SiMa’s mission to fast-track AI innovation at the edge and extend its reach to deliver solutions in priority verticals. iWave joins a group of elite companies joining the partner program at launch, including e-con Systems, LIPS Corporation, and Inventec.

“With the growing prominence of intelligence on the edge, iWave is excited to join the SiMa.ai partner program and enable innovation on the edge. As an ODM embedded Solutions Company, iWave is ready to help companies build innovative solutions through engagement with SiMa,” said Abdullah Khan, President, and Director-Engineering at iWave. “SiMa.ai is the clear leader in bringing computer vision intelligence to any device in the edge market through its remarkable fusion of hardware and software innovation. Supporting the industry’s widest range of ML models and ML frameworks for computer vision, SiMa.ai is the front runner in enabling AI.”

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“The Edge represents the next frontier of AI innovation and the market needs purpose-built solutions to power and deploy computer vision on a massive scale”, said Krishna Rangasayee, Founder and CEO of SiMa.ai. “We are excited to see iWave on board the partner program. As an ODM and hardware partner, iWave can enable customers to get to market faster and focus on their core competencies of software application.”

SiMa.ai’s next generation technology is inspiring the next great ML revolution, unlocking innovation not previously possible by the shortcomings of legacy chip vendors. SiMa.ai’s MLSoC hardware combined with its Palette™ software delivers a purpose-built platform with push-button ease of use, enabling effortless ML deployment and scaling at the embedded edge that offers 10x better performance with the industry’s lowest power consumption. With this methodology, SiMa.ai is able to achieve unparalleled results in minutes versus competitor technology standards which require months.

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FTP Industrial Powers Ground Support Machinery for Airports with Deliveries to Shanghai Pudong Airport

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 10:15

Recently, the Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA) vehicle equipped with a FPT Cursor 9 engine successfully passed testing and was delivered to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, in support of the airport’s safety infrastructure and ensuring efficient operations.

As one of the essential support vehicles for airports, the Pre-Conditioned Air (PCA) vehicle is mainly responsible for ventilating and cooling down the electronic equipment compartment and cockpit of the aircraft when the aircraft engines are not running. They also cool down the aircraft’s wheel hubs and brake pads for taxiing. This takes away the heat from electronic components when powered on, ensuring correct performance for the electronic equipment, and extending its service life.

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With strong support from its partners, FPT Industrial has combined development planning and realistic operations to provide technical and product advantages, which have won praise from customers of ground support machines for airports since the first successful application in this segment in October 2019. These include Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport, Nanchang Changbei International Airport, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, and Haikou Meilan International Airport.


Leveraging the brand’s technical advantages and practical experience, FPT Industrial Cursor 9 engines are used as the power source for this equipment after passing rigorous tests. They stand out for their excellent power density and strong capabilities in continuous operation. These engines maintain reliable and remarkable performance in complex working conditions, maximizing the productivity of the air conditioning units.

At the same time, the engine features low operating costs thanks to reduced fuel consumption and long oil change intervals. These also provide a solid guarantee for the long-term and stable operation of ground support machinery for airports. So far, FPT Industrial has put hundreds of similar models into operation, powering the development of ground support machines for airports.

FPT Cursor 9 engine

As a global powertrain leader, FPT Industrial offers a wide range of power generation solutions to customers worldwide with different needs and requirements, based on its technical experience in the powertrain field, and will continue to promote product iteration, improve the reliability and convenience of ground support machines for airports, and contribute to the development of the industry alongside its partners.

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ASRock Industrial’s 13th Gen Intel CPU Motherboards with DDR5 Support Bring New Possibilities in Industrial Applications

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 09:08

ASRock Industrial is introducing new choices in industrial motherboards powered by 13th Gen Intel Core Processors (Raptor Lake-S) with up to 24 cores and 32 threads that boost computer-intensive edge performance. They come equipped with Intel W680, Q670, and H610 chipsets, and offer support for up to DDR5-5600 memory modules and PCIe Gen 5, allowing expanded possibilities and seamless integration within industry-specific applications. By harnessing the power of the 13th Gen Intel Core Processors, they leap up to 1.04x/1.34x/1.25x faster in single-thread, multi-thread, and CPU image classification inference performance, respectively, compared to the preceding 12th Gen Intel Core processors. The new 13th Gen Intel CPU motherboards with DDR5 support, available in Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, and ATX form factors, have been specifically designed to cater to the unique requirements of the Edge AIoT applications in commerce, automation, robot, entertainment, and security industries.

Mini-ITX Motherboards

The Mini-ITX form factor encompasses a range of newly released motherboards, including the IMB-1237, IMB-1238, IMB-X1238 (with high-rise I/O), and the IMB-1239-WV, IMB-1240-WV, IMB-X1240-WV (with thin I/O). These 13th Gen Intel® CPU motherboards have been meticulously designed to incorporate different chipsets: H610 (for IMB-1237, IMB-1239-WV), Q670 (for IMB-1238, IMB-1240-WV), and W680 (for IMB-X1238, IMB-X1240-WV) that can support two 262-pin ECC (IMB-X1238 and IMB-X1240-WV only) or non-ECC SO-DIMM DDR5 4800MHz up to 64GB. In addition to the choices between high-rise and thin I/O, these motherboards provide comprehensive expansion slots. The IMB-1237 and IMB-1239-WV models include one PCIe x16 (Gen5), two USB 3.2 Gen2, one USB 3.2 Gen1, and five USB 2.0 while there are one PCIe x16 (Gen5), four USB 3.2 Gen2, two USB 3.2 Gen1, and four USB 2.0 provided for IMB-1238, IMB-X1238, IMB-1240-WV, and IMB-X1240-WV, offering new possibilities for applications in various fields.

Furthermore, there are several other features available, including one M.2 Key B, one M.2 Key E, one M.2 Key M, four COM (for IMB-1237, IMB-1238, IMB-X1238) or two COM (for IMB-1239-WV, IMB-1240-WV, IMB-X1240-WV). Additionally, there are two SATA3 (IMB-1237, IMB-1239-WV, IMB-1240-WV, IMB-X1240-WV) while IMB-1238 and IMB-X1238 offering up to four SATA3 ports to support larger storage capacity. As for display capabilities, the IMB-1237 and IMV-1239-WV models support triple display, while the IMB-1238, IMB-X1238, IMB-1240-WV and IMB-X1240-WV models support quad display. The IMB-1237, IMB-1238 and IMB-X1238 models are equipped with one HDMI 2.0b, one HDMI 1.4b, one DP 1.4a, one LVDS or eDP, and one 2.5G LAN and one 1G LAN (with vPro support in IMB-1238 and IMB-X1238). On the other hand, thin I/O models: IMB-1239-WV, IMB-1240-WV, and IMB-X1240-WV offer two HDMI 2.0b, one DP 1.4a, one LVDS, one eDP 1.4b, and one 2.5G LAN, and one 1G LAN (with vPro support in IMB-1240-WV and IMB-X1240-WV). For all the models, there is an onboard TPM 2.0, along with ATX-PWR (24+4-pin) and +12V DC-In co-design for high rise I/O models. The thin I/O models, however, feature 12-28V DC-In with a lockable DC jack.

Micro-ATX Motherboards  

The Micro-ATX form factor with 13th Gen Intel CPU include the IMB-1315, IMB-1316, and IMB-X1316/IMB-X1316-10G models, equipped with H610 (IMB-1315), Q670 (IMB-1316), and W680 (IMB-X1316/IMB-X1316-10G) chipsets. The IMB-1316, IMB-X1316, and IMB-X1316-10G models are designed with four 288-pin Long-DIMM DDR5 4400 MHz up to 128GB of memory with ECC support (IMB-X1316/IMB-X1316-10G). In terms of expansion slots, these models offer one PCIe x16 (Gen 5), one PCIe x8 (Gen 5), two PCIe x4 (Gen4), one M.2 Key E slot, one M.2 Key B slot, along with two USB3.2 Gen2x2 (Type C), five USB 3.2 Gen2, five USB 2.0, and six COM ports. Furthermore, they feature two M.2 Key M slots, eight SATA3 ports, and VMD RAID 0/1/5/10 for storage function. IMB-1316/IMB-X1316’s network connectivity options include one 2.5G LAN, one 1G LAN port with vPro support, while IMB-X1316-10G has one 10G LAN, one 2.5G LAN, and one 1G LAN with vPro support. These models also support quad display, offering two HDMI 2.0b, one DP 1.4a port, and one LVDS port. Lastly, there is TPM 2.0 onboard IC and the models feature ATX PWR (8+24 pin) connectors.

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On the other hand, the IMB-1315 features a simpler design and supports two 288-pin Long-DIMM slots, with a maximum memory capacity of 64GB DDR5 running at speeds up to 5600 MHz. The expansion slots for this model include one PCIe x16 (Gen5), one PCIe x4 (Gen3), and two PCIe x1 (Gen3), along with one M.2 Key E slot. There are four USB 3.2 Gen1, six USB 2.0 ports, six COM ports, and two 1G LAN for IOs connectivity. In terms of storage capacity, it offers one M.2 Key M slot and four SATA3 ports. Similarly, the IMB-1315 supports triple display, with connectivity options including one HDMI 2.0b port, one HDMI 1.4b port, one DP 1.4a port, and one LVDS or eDP port. Additionally, the model also features an onboard IC for TPM 2.0, along with ATX PWR (8+24 pin).

ATX Motherboards

With the integration of the Intel® 13th Gen CPU, the new IMB-1714, IMB-X1714, and IMB-1713 offer the ATX motherboards with DDR5 support and PCIe Gen5 compatibility. These models are equipped with Q670 (IMB-1714), W680 (IMB-X1714), and H610 (IMB-1713) chipsets. The IMB-1714 and IMB-X1714 feature four 288-pin ECC (IMB-X1714 only) or non-ECC Long-DIMM slots supporting DDR5 memory at 4400 MHz, with up to 128GB capacity. The IMB-1714 and IMB-X1714 models provide a range of expansion slots, including one PCIe x16 (Gen5), one PCIe x8 (Gen5), two PCIe x4 (Gen4), three PCIe x1 (Gen3), one M.2 Key B, one M.2 Key E, plus one USB 3.2 Gen2x2 (Type C), five USB 3.2 Gen2, two USB 3.2 Gen1, four USB 2.0, and six COM, offering new possibilities. Storage options include one M.2 Key M (two for IMB-X1714) and eight SATA3. The IMB-1714/IMB-X1714 support triple display with one HDMI 2.0b port, one DP 1.4a port, one VGA port, and three Intel 2.5G LAN ports (one with vPro support and one with PoE function).

The additional model- IMB-1713 with H610 chipset offer lighter features such as two 288-pin Long-DIMM DDR5 slots supporting memory up to 5600MHz with maximum capacity of 64GB. Expansion slots support one PCIe x16 (Gen5), one PCIe x4 (Gen3), one PCIe x1 (Gen3), and four PCI. IOs connectivity options include two USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, five USB 2.0 ports, six COM ports, along with one Intel 1G LAN port, and one Realtek 2.5G LAN port with PoE function. The IMB-1713 also supports one M.2 Key M slot, four SATA3 ports for storage, and triple display with one HDMI 2.0b, two DP 1.4a, and one VGA.

The 13th Gen Intel CPU Motherboards with DDR5 support offer enhanced capabilities for Edge AIoT applications, providing new possibilities and advancements in the field. For detailed new products information, we invite you to visit our website’s dedicated product pages.

Chipset H610 Q670 W680
Mini-ITX (High Rise I/O) IMB-1237 IMB-1238 IMB-X1238

(Thin I/O)

IMB-1239-WV IMB-1240-WV IMB-X1240-WV
Micro-ATX IMB-1315 IMB-1316 IMB-X1316


ATX IMB-1713 IMB-1714 IMB-X1714

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Unlocking the True Potential of AI with Automation: UiPath Reveals Expanded Generative AI and Specialized AI Offerings

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 08:53

New capabilities enable organizations to unleash AI-powered automation to targeted business challenges

UiPath, a leading enterprise automation software company, announced its latest AI-powered automation features that accelerate customers’ ability to discover, automate, and operate automations at scale through Generative AI and Specialized AI.

According to a recent report by McKinsey on the economic impact of Generative AI, automation potential has accelerated and Generative AI has increased the total percentage of hours that could theoretically be automated by integrating technologies that exist today from about 50 percent to 60–70 percent. The UiPath Business Automation Platform is adding more AI offerings with Generative AI, including the general availability of OpenAI and Azure OpenAI connectors with support for GPT-4. UiPath customers are already using the OpenAI connector to extend automation deeper into business operations and turn data into actionable insights.

“Using the UiPath OpenAI connector, we can leverage GPT models to prewrite responses to customer inquiries, or for summarizing and distilling longer documents into key points. This is an asset when faced with character limits or size constraints,” said Aaron Phillips, Manager of Intelligent Automation at Reveal Group.

In addition, UiPath is announcing support for the Falcon Large Language Model (LLM) via its AWS Sagemaker connector, and the preview of the Google Vertex connector with support for PaLM 2.

UiPath has been working on AI for many years. Its Specialized AI solutions include over 70 models that enable customers to understand screens, mine tasks, process documents, and utilize unique and proprietary data sets within enterprise workflows. Specialized AI can be securely trained with a customer’s data and optimized for its specific needs, resulting in fast, accurate, and tailored solutions that are cost-effective to operate and that deliver high value outcomes.

UiPath is continuing to make significant advancements in Specialized AI, refining its industry-leading solutions such as Document Understanding and Communications Mining by incorporating GPT-based technologies. Communications Mining is using GPT to generate suggestions for labels, which speeds up the model training process to allow for faster deployment and faster time-to-value. Similarly, GPT is being used in Document Understanding to improve classification and pre-labeling.

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“AI technologies are at the core of the UiPath Business Automation Platform, and we are excited to extend the capabilities of our enterprise automation with new Generative AI and Specialized AI offerings,” said Graham Sheldon, Chief Product Officer at UiPath. “UiPath is uniquely able to combine our understanding of screens, documents, tasks, and processes with the intelligence of Generalized AI to watch work happen, understand what is being done, and automate it in our platform. Only when AI is combined with enterprise automation, to provide context and take appropriate action, will companies realize the complete value.”

In addition to these new features, UiPath has also announced the preview availability of Clipboard AI for finance teams. Clipboard AI is an offering that uses UiPath AI Computer Vision and Generative AI to easily transfer data between documents, spreadsheets, and apps, understand the content, and automatically insert the data in the right places. The preview for finance teams is designed to help them effectively and efficiently manage invoicing across numerous finance platforms.

UiPath announced the features during Europe’s largest automation and AI conference, TOGETHER London. The event is taking place today at the Intercontinental O2 in London with 600 automation professionals gathering for a full day of sessions showcasing how AI-powered automation delivers cost transformation, profitable growth, and increased customer and employee engagement across the enterprise. Customers such as British Airways, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Flutter UKI, NatWest Group and IAG Tech are presenting on how AI-powered automation is helping their companies grow and create better customer and employee experiences.

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Trade Management Market Size to Surpass US$ 2 Bn by 2032

ELE Times - Wed, 06/28/2023 - 08:47

As per the report by Global Market Insights, Inc. “Worldwide Trade Management market was valued USD 900 million in 2022 and will surpass a revenue collection of USD 2 billion by 2032 with an annual growth rate of 5% over 2023 to 2032.”

Trade Management Market is expected to record high CAGR during 2023-2032 owing to the rising demand for greater visibility and transparency, driven by increasing regulatory requirements, growing consumer awareness around social and environmental issues, and the need for greater operational efficiency. Businesses are moving towards technology-based solutions that provide real-time visibility into their supply chains to fulfil this demand.

This has generated huge demand for solutions such as GPS tracking systems, RFID tags, and other sensor-based technologies that empower businesses to monitor the movement of goods and track their location at every stage of the supply chain.

The solution segment will gain momentum during 2023-2032, driven by the presence of increasing trading partners and compliance requirements and regulations. This has enabled businesses to offer trade management solutions to help manage their trade operations and mitigate the risks associated with global trade.

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The cloud-based trade management solutions segment will register sturdy growth during the forecast period. Increasing investments by major cloud providers in developing regions will assist the segmental growth in the ensuing years. Besides, cloud-based software offers easy upgrades, easy access, maintenance packages, and flexible pricing models that will likely spur its adoption.

Considering the size, the small/medium enterprises segment will depict considerable growth rate by 2032 end. Increasing economic development across the domestic sector, rising industrial development, and expanding globalization will fuel the demand for trade management solutions in small/medium companies.

The retail industry will showcase positive curve during 2023-2032. Retail trade management is used to maintain the import and export process record, including industrializing the steps required to import and export goods, supervising file exchanges with exchange partners, and delivering a significant record of essential import order information.

The Asia Pacific trade management industry is experiencing rapid growth owing to the increasing population and growing economies. Besides, the increasing logistics and e-commerce sector, especially in China, is expected to influence regional growth positively. In addition, the initiative “Made in China” has attracted a huge amount of FDI, which will also positively influence regional growth.

Some of the key players profiled in the Trade Management market report include Avecom, Calysta Inc, KnipBio, Quorn Foods, Alltech, Arbiom, Lonza Group, AG CHEMI group, IPK Gatersleben, Nutreco N.V., Biomin Holdings Gmbh, Quality Liquid feeds, and Devenish Nutrition Limited

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