2017-01-17 - None

Samsung probe concludes batteries caused Note 7 fires

Samsung has exonerated itself of design flaws and firmware bugs, unsurprisingly pointing the finger at the battery.

2017-01-05 - Cortec

ESD paper reduces static electricity build-up

The paper performs better on the static half-life test than papers with conventional anti-stat coatings, according to Cortec.

2017-01-03 - Stello Matteo Billè

Achieve accurate current sensing in 3-phase inverters

Accurate motor current measurement is essential for satisfactory drive performance in home appliances. Here tips on designing current sensing circuits using 2 or 3 shunt resistors.

2016-11-16 - Intersil

Intersil buck-boost chargers give a 5V-20V reverse-boost

Intersil's ISL9238 and ISL9238A buck-boost battery chargers add 5V-20V reverse boost and can fast-charge mobile battery packs with up to 4-cell Li-ion batteries.

2016-10-17 - Junko Yoshida

Processor tweaks possible culprit in Note 7 blowup

By process of elimination, Samsung now seems to have concluded that changing batteries doesn’t lower the heat.

2016-10-12 - Carolyn Mathas

Sizing up health risks of sleep-disturbing LEDs

The American Medical Association is cautioning cities to recommend LEDs with colour temperature no bluer than 3000K and to minimise blue outside lighting.

2016-07-21 - Microchip Technology

Dual-mode SoCs qualify for Bluetooth v4.2

The devices' 32-bit DSP core provides the framework to develop algorithms for advanced audio and voice processing.

2016-07-19 - EPC

Kit simplifies eGaN FETs, ICs use for wireless charging

The EPC9121 is compatible with both of the current industry standards for wireless power charging: the Qi standard and the AirFuel Alliance standard.

- Peter Clarke

Softbank takes over ARM in an all-cash buyout

ARM has agreed to be bought by Softbank for Rs.2.16 lakh crore ($32.25 billion) in an all-cash deal.

2016-07-18 - Carole Mars

E-waste recyling grapples to cover logistics cost

Low commodity values for materials recovered do not cover the costs of responsible treatment for used electronics.