MEMS

Worldwide Server and Enterprise Storage Systems Markets Will Decline in 2020, Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, According to IDC

End user spending on IT infrastructure (server and enterprise storage systems) will decline in 2020 as a result of the widespread coronavirus pandemic. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker and Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, under the current probable scenario server market revenues will decline 3.4% year over year to $88.6 billion and external enterprise storage systems (ESS) revenues will decline 5.5% to $28.7 billion in 2020.

New Fabrication Approach Paves Way to Low Cost Mid-Infrared Lasers Useful for Sensing

For the first time, researchers have fabricated high-performance mid-infrared laser diodes directly on microelectronics-compatible silicon substrates. The new lasers could enable the widespread development of low-cost sensors for real-time, accurate environmental sensing for applications such as air pollution monitoring, food safety analysis, and detecting leaks in pipes.

Juniper Research: Coronavirus to Cause $42 Billion Revenue Gap in Global Consumer Device Shipments over the Next 9 Months

New analysis from Juniper Research found that Coronavirus could cause around a $42 billion revenue gap over the next 9 months for smart device vendors. The analysis examined a number of key device verticals including smartphones, tablets, consumer robotics, smart speakers and smart wearables. Three impact scenarios, low, medium and high, illustrate a range of possible outcomes.

SiTime Boosts Performance, Reliability, and Extends Battery Life for Several Garmin Devices

SiTime Corporation (NASDAQ: SITM), a market leader in MEMS timing, today announced that Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), has chosen SiTime’s MEMS timing solutions for several of Garmin’s automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, and outdoor products.

CEVA Announces DSP and Voice Neural Networks Integration with TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers

CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, today announced that its CEVA-BX DSP cores and WhisPro™ speech recognition software targeting conversational AI and contextual awareness applications now also support TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers, a production ready, cross-platform framework for deploying tiny machine learning on power-efficient processors in edge devices.

New Material Developed Could Help Clean Energy Revolution

Researchers developed a promising graphene-carbon nanotube catalyst, giving them better control over hugely important chemical reactions for producing green technology and clean energy.

Wearable Strain Sensor Using Light Transmittance Helps Measure Physical Signals Better

KAIST researchers have developed a novel wearable strain sensor based on the modulation of optical transmittance of a carbon nanotube (CNT)-embedded elastomer. The sensor is capable of sensitive, stable, and continuous measurement of physical signals. This technology, featured in the March 4th issue of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces as a front cover article, shows great potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.

WWK Offering Operational Optimization Software at Cost

Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK) (https://wwk.com), the global leader in Cloud-based cost and productivity management software and consulting services, announced today that it is offering access to its software platforms at cost to any organization shifting production to help fight the Covid-19 virus.

Power Integrations Names Anita Ganti to Its Board of Directors

Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced that Anita Ganti will join the company’s board of directors on April 1, 2020. Mrs. Ganti is a seasoned leader in the technology sector, with extensive experience in the analog semiconductor industry. From 2015 to 2019 she served as senior vice president of the product engineering services organization of Wipro Limited.

IAR Systems Extends Capabilities for Safety-Critical Applications Based on Renesas RX MCUs

IAR Systems®, the future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, launches a new version of its functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench® for Renesas’ RX Family of microcontrollers (MCUs). This new version adds extended capabilities including IDE features for improved user experience, stack protection and support for the latest C18 and C++17 language standards. In addition, the toolchain now supports the latest RX devices including the…

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