Could 3D Printing Disrupt the Electronics Industry?
More companies and universities are integrating 3D printing with their electronic design. The non-traditional process was well-received as it moved from the aerospace to automotive to medical industries. Electronics could be next on the list to benefit from 3D printing, according to Ernst and Young. Today, many people say we will never 3D-print phones and other complex, multi-material products. However, with so many companies pushing to develop a magical all-encompassing printer, will we see electronics being manufactured with 3D printing?
11 Myths About XYZ Color Sensing
With the recent application of nano-photonic interference filter technology, XYZ color sensing is moving out of the realm of laboratory instrument into more mainstream applications, including in-situ spectral sensing and lighting. In this article, we tackle 11 of the most common misconceptions about XYZ and its applications.
Power & Analog 2017 Forecast: What Experts Are Saying
Representatives from major players in the semiconductor industry share their predictions for 2017 regarding power modules, wireless power, data converters, wireless sensing, and more. Pierre Laboisse, executive vice president, global sales and marketing, ams, offers his perspective on where the sensor market will focus in 2017.
Magnetic Angle Position Sensors Elicit Efficient, Energy-Saving Motor Control
In the seemingly endless quest for higher motor performance and improved system cost efficiencies, motor manufacturers are increasingly adopting a new trend: Replacing multiple magnetic Hall-effect latch sensor devices with a single Hall-effect magnetic angle sensor device for motor-commutation feedback. This trend is particularly evident in the automotive and industrial markets, where use of brushless direct-current (BLDC) motors is on the rise.
Q&A: Turning New Designs into Reality Through Innovative Manufacturing
Orbotech provides enhanced production solutions for manufacturers of printed-circuit boards, flat-panel displays, advanced packaging, microelectromechanical systems, and other electronic components. Technology Editor Bill Wong recently spoke with the company's CEO, Asher Levy, about the specific challenges faced by designers and manufacturers in the microelectronics industry.
True Big Data to Be Showcased at ITC 2015
If you’re a fabless IC company looking to optimize production, or are generally interested in the practical application of big data, then you should definitely stop by and see Marc Jacobs’ presentation at the International Test Conference next week.
The Day of the Three Glitches
On July 8, 2015, United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Wall Street Journal website all succumbed to various levels of software malfunctions.Yet again we're confronted with a day of technical "glitches," this time three in one day (July 8). Each was seemingly unrelated, but each caused significant disruptions.
APEC Opens with a Blizzard of Product Disclosures
After the past couple of months, the term “blizzard” may trigger some post-traumatic shivers. However, engineers can quickly warm to the torrent of product announcements made at this year’s IEEE Applied Power Technology Conference, which opened Monday, March 16, in Charlotte, N.C.
Q&A: MACOM’s Doug Carlson Discusses GaN’s Market Potential and Trajectory
In terms of mainstream adoption, gallium nitride (GaN) has reached a crossroads of technology innovation and supply-chain transformations. GaN offers significant advantages when it comes to semiconductors. It’s been used in RF and LED applications, and can be effective in solar applications, too.
Overcome Stray Field Interference in Magnetic Position-Sensor ICs
Magnetic position sensing has proved popular in a range of motion- and motor-control applications in the industrial and automotive markets. Various methods for measuring flux density have evolved, leading to the development of the fully integrated magnetic position sensor ICs that incorporate the magnetic sensing element, signal conditioning and signal processing on a single chip.