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LG Display opens 8.5th generation OLED panel production plant (Evertiq)
LG Display continues to expand with the opening of its 8.5th generation (2,200mm x 2,500mm) OLED panel production plant in Guangzhou, China, with plans of producing 10 million large-size OLED panels a year.
PCB Piezotronics to move production from China to the US (Evertiq)
North Carolina based designer and manufacturer of high-precision sensors, PCB Piezotronics, is bringing jobs back to the USA.
Test system offers 5G NR signaling support (EDN News)
The Rohde & Schwarz CMX500 radio communication tester allows 5G New Radio (NR) signal test in sub-6 GHz (FR1) and mmWave (FR2) bands.
5G manufacturing: Overcoming gNB test challenges (EDN Test and Measurement)
Before operators start capturing the new revenue streams from 5G, the industry must tackle what is perhaps the greatest challenge of all for the technology: manufacturing test.
Will AI come to the test industry? (EDN Test and Measurement)
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making incremental inroads into semiconductor test, but not into functional system test, at least not yet.
Test power supplies for efficiency to comply with regulatory standards (EDN Test and Measurement)
As we seek to reduce power consumption, we must comply with standards. The key is to make voltage and current measurements, calculate power, and minimize harmonics.
Link-budget calculations: Needed for 5G OTA testing (EDN Test and Measurement)
Testing of 5G mmWave devices introduces a new set of challenges related to over-the-air path losses.
MAP-E testing helps IPv6 carry IPv4 traffic (EDN Test and Measurement)
In a world out of IPv4 addresses but equipment still in use, ISPs need a mechanism for supporting IPv4 traffic over IPv6 networks. Learn how MAP-E helps and how to test it.
5G test gears up (EDN Test and Measurement)
As products emerge and networks assemble, the test-equipment industry must keep up with standards, production, and deployment.
Zero offset active lowpass filter, part 3 (EDN News)
The third configuration of a zero offset active lowpass filter has near-Chebyshev roll-off properties.
Luna 2 reaches the moon, September 14, 1959 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the Soviet Union’s Luna 2 intentionally crashed into the moon, becoming the first man-made spacecraft to reach the moon.
mmWave and OFDM: Is PHY research dead? (EDN News)
Despite the endless 5G hype, we still need work on mmWave modulation.
IBM intros 1st computer disk storage unit, September 13, 1956 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, IBM announced the first supercomputer with a hard disk drive, the IBM 305 RAMAC, weighing more than a ton and storing 5MB of data.
Incap ups its estimate for 2019 - expects even better result (Evertiq)
EMS provider Incap estimates that its full-year revenue and operating profit (EBIT) in 2019 will be clearly higher than in 2018.
Tsinghua Unigroup’s DRAM fab will have some hurdles to overcome (Evertiq)
Tsinghua Unigroup’s DRAM fab is scheduled for completion in 2021 but technology remains the biggest challenge to production, says TrendForce
HEICO Corporation subsidiary acquires TTT-Cubed (Evertiq)
HEICO Corporation's dB Control subsidiary has acquired 100% of the stock of TTT-Cubed, Inc. (TTT) in an all cash transaction.
RFMW names business development manager RF Power (Evertiq)
RFMW announces that Philip Knights has joined their organization as Business Development Manager – RF Power products, reporting directly to Mike Carroll, Vice President – Global Sales.
Fabs valued at nearly $50 billion to start construction in 2020 (Evertiq)
SEMI reports that investments in new fab projects starting construction in 2020 is expected to reach nearly USD 50 billion, up about USD 12 billion from 2019.
Michael Knight of TTI and Carla Mahrt of JJM to Co-Moderate CEO Panel on Succession Planning at  2019 ECIA Executive Conference “Vision 2020:Leading with Clarity” (emsnow)
<p>Atlanta &#8211;ECIA is pleased to announce that Michael Knight, President of TTI Semiconductor Group, and Carla Mahrt, Founder and President JJM, will facilitate a panel of CEOs from the industry to discuss the question, “Where does organizational development fall on your priority list?” The electronics manufacturing industry in this country is facing a serious leadership [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Wrist-Worn Wearables Maintain a Strong Growth Trajectory in Q2 2019, According to IDC (emsnow)
<p>FRAMINGHAM, Mass., – Shipments of wrist-worn wearables, inclusive of smartwatches, basic watches, and wrist bands, reached 34.2 million units, up 28.8% year over year during the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19), according to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. The top 5 companies – Xiaomi, Apple, Huawei, Fitbit, and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
The Reading Room – What’s the SCOOP? (emsnow)
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Koh Young will be highlighting its Award-Winning True 3D Inspection Solutions in multiple locations during SMTA Guadalajara (emsnow)
<p>Duluth, GA – Koh Young Mexico will highlight its industry-leading Full 3D inspection solutions and next-generation closed-loop Koh Young Process Optimizer (KPO) at the Guadalajara Expo and Tech Forum during 23-24 October at the EXPO in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The company cordially invites show and conference attendees to visit booth 227 and learn how industry-leading [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Kilby demonstrates the 1st IC, September 12, 1958 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments demonstrated the first integrated circuit, containing a single transistor and supporting components on a slice of germanium.
AKASOL receives major manufacturing contract (Evertiq)
AKASOL says that the company has received a large follow-up order from and unnamed commercial vehicle manufacturers with a total volume in the high three-digit million-euro range.
Battery manufacturer acquired in MBO – poised for expansion (Evertiq)
UK-based battery designer and manufacturer, Alexander Technologies Europe Limited (ATEL), has been acquired in a transaction funded in part by a GBP 9.2 million unitranche facility by Shard Credit Partners.
Sanmina names Hartmut Liebel as CEO (Evertiq)
EMS provider Sanmina has appointed Hartmut Liebel as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 30, 2019. He will succeed Michael Clarke who will remain in an advisory capacity through a transition period.
Memory Forecast to Account for 43% of Total 2019 Semi Spending (emsnow)
<p>Foundry to account for most semi capex spending in 2019 as the big wave of spending for memory fab expansions and upgrades comes to a close. Capex spending for memory ICs was the driving factor behind very strong increases in industry-wide capex spending over the past two years.  Most of those upgrades and expansion plans [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Memory Forecast to Account for 43% of To ...
Rehm Thermal Systems offers trainees a great foundation for their professional future (emsnow)
<p>The new training year has begun, and it sees the dawn of a new stage of life for nine trainees and two dual study students at Rehm Thermal Systems. In total, the manufacturer of thermal system solutions is now home to more than 25 trainees in the commercial and technical fields. A good level of [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Rehm Thermal Systems offers trainees a great ...
ZESTRON’s Terry Price will be Presenting at SMTA International 2019 (emsnow)
<p>Manassas, VA –  ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services, and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, is pleased to announce that Terry Price, PhD will be presenting, “pH Neutral Cleaning Agents: Technology and Performance” with Axel Vargas of Lockheed Martin at SMTA International on September 24th. Presentation/Paper [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Demand for Thin and Light Designs Puts a Positive Outlook on IDC’s Forecast for Notebook PCs and Detachable Tablets (emsnow)
<p>FRAMINGHAM, Mass.,-  Shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs), inclusive of traditional PCs and tablets, are expected to decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -2.4% over the 2019-2023 forecast period. However, 2-in-1 devices (convertible PCs and detachable tablets) and ultraslim notebook PCs are expected to grow 5% collectively over the same period. According [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Arm vs x86 for Embedded Projects: More Choices, Tougher Decisions (emsnow)
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Increase piezoelectric transducer acoustic output with a simple circuit (EDN News)
This design shows how a piezoelectric transducer's acoustic output can be increased while minimizing the parts count and cost.
Stibitz demonstrates remote computing, September 11, 1940 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, George Stibitz of Bell Telephone Laboratories used his Complex Number Calculator to demonstrate remote computing for the first time.
MOSFET drivers for motor drives: Start with your motor's specs (EDN News)
Know the voltage, current, and thermal tradeoffs when designing in the right MOSFET and pre-drivers.
AIM to Highlight REL Alloys at SMTA International Expo (emsnow)
<p>Cranston, Rhode Island USA – AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, is pleased to announce their participation in the upcoming SMTA International Expo taking place on September 24-25, 2019 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. AIM Solder will highlight its REL electronic solders [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">AIM to ...
Boston Computer Society disbands, September 10, 1996 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, The Boston Computer Society, once an extremely influential personal computing organization, decided its mission to demystify computing was complete and disbanded.
Teardown: Router reveals ongoing networking innovation (EDN News)
Ongoing networking innovation comes in smaller sizes with cooler and much less power hungry operation, while simultaneously delivering ever more bandwidth, range, and feature capabilities.
1st actual computer bug found, September 9, 1947 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the first case of an actual bug being the cause of a computer error was recorded in the log book for the Mark II.
Star Trek makes its television debut, September 8, 1966 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the first episode of Star Trek aired on NBC, starting one of the most popular and influential sci-fi franchises of all time.
ILLIAC IV shuts down, September 7, 1981 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the ILLIAC IV, one of the first supercomputers ever built, was shut down.
Statistics reveal signals from noise (EDN News)
Statistics and histograms let you see through the random parts of the data to extract meaningful information from chaotic noise effects.
Monterrey Institute of Technology is founded, September 6, 1943 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the Monterrey Institute of Technology, the first university ever connected to the Internet in Latin America, was founded.
'Hacker' is used by mainstream media, September 5, 1983 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the term “hacker” was first used by mainstream media when 17-year-old 414s member Neal Patrick appeared on the cover of Newsweek.
Google is incorporated, September 4, 1998 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Google was incorporated as a privately held company "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."
New methods for understanding electromigration in sub-nanometer ICs (EDN News)
As submicron semiconductor process geometries continue to shrink, the devices they produce become increasingly subject to failure due to electromigration. A new non-destructive method detects the circuit-killing phenomenon faster than conventional testing techniques.
Viking 2 lands to explore Mars, September 3, 1976 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Viking 2 landed on Mars at Utopia Planitia to begin its mission and look for evidence of life.
Measure amplifier compression with Hot S-parameters (EDN Test and Measurement)
When an amplifier goes into compression, standard measurement methods produce wrong answers.
Blockchain: Uses for engineers may happen someday (EDN Test and Measurement)
The distributed digital ledger technology is making waves in business applications, but not so much for engineering use cases. The technology is still too immature.
Measure humidity with an RH bridge and digitally-programmable capacitor (EDN Test and Measurement)
An AC bridge circuit can be used to measure the unknown capacitance of a sensor, such as a relative humidity sensor.
Build an instrument-control library for Python (EDN Test and Measurement)
Downloadable code provides examples for a Keithley 2400 source-measure unit.
Eye diagrams: The tool for serial data analysis (EDN Test and Measurement)
Eye diagrams can provide insight into the performance of a serial data link. While engineers have used eye diagrams for decades, oscilloscopes continually get new features that increase its value.
Low-cost design: When best practice is too expensive (EDN Test and Measurement)
A signal integrity simulation and analysis reveals how the designers could violate common design rules to cut costs and still produce a working board.
The pitfalls of power-rail noise measurements (EDN Test and Measurement)
Noisy power-rail measurements can ruin your day and wreak havoc on system performance. Fortunately, you can mitigate noise from those measurements.
Tryout: Joulescope Precision DC Energy Analyzer (EDN Test and Measurement)
The Joulescope, now a Kickstarter project, lets you measure voltage and current consumed by many an embedded or IoT system, then calculate power and energy consumption. It's a DMM and oscillograph.
Control the sample rate of digitized signals (EDN Test and Measurement)
Use decimation and interpolation to change the sample rates of digitized waveforms. Doing so will result in cleaner waveforms or smaller file sizes that reduce processing time.
R&D initiative looks to solve energy and climate problems (EDN Test and Measurement)
A proposed R&D program to address climate change and the inevitable fossil-fuel problem uses existing technology.
Perovskite improves solar-cell efficiency (EDN Test and Measurement)
Solar cells have been increasing in efficiency since their invention. Perovskite looks to provide the next increase at a reasonable cost.
Models reveal problems in electronics enclosures (EDN Test and Measurement)
The enclosures around your electronics must survive impacts, high temperatures, and general abuse. Models can uncover hidden defects not visible inside your molded parts.
Repair: HP 34401A capacitor failure (EDN Test and Measurement)
In another case of failed capacitors, this classic meter needed some power-supply capacitors replaced, and the diodes that came with them.