While the total number of stolen vehicle tracking solutions in use globally will increase from 35.5 million in 2013 to 143 million in 2018, the share of proprietary RF based systems will decrease from 24% in 2013 to 10% in 2018.
Cree Inc. announces that Shinry Technologies, a premier high-tech enterprise focused on energy efficient applications in transportation and lighting, employed Cree’s 1200V C2M family of SiC MOSFETs in its new, high-efficiency, hybrid electric and electric vehicle (HEV/EV) power converters to achieve industry-leading 96 percent efficiency. According to Shinry Technologies, Cree’s C2M SiC MOSFETS also enabled a 25 percent reduction in product size and reduced peak power losses by over 60 percent compared to the traditional silicon versions.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of semiconductor manufacturing technology, are sampling the first RF Switches built on Peregrine’s new UltraCMOS 10 RF SOI technologies. This partnership unites Peregrine’s 25 years of RF SOI experience with a tier-one foundry.
The Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. are teaming to compete for the United States Air Force’s Long-Range Strike Bomber program, with Boeing acting as the prime contractor and Lockheed Martin as the primary teammate.
Molex Inc. will present leading edge high-speed, high-density solutions at the 39th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2013) being held September 22-26 at the ICC London ExCEL, England. ECOC is the largest European optical communications event for the fiber optic industry.
By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78 percent. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of node shipments at 4.5 million, narrowly beating out proprietary protocol offerings.
ABI Research estimates that the installed base of Bluetooth-enabled devices alone reached 3.5 billion in 2012 and is forecast to grow to almost 10 billion by 2018—this doesn’t take into account many other technologies such as Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and cellular.
API Technologies Corp., a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced that it will showcase a wide range of RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products at Booth #744 during the 2013 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS2013). The IMS 2013 Exhibition takes place June 4-6 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
TMD Technologies Ltd., an innovative leader in microwave technology, has opened a US subsidiary and appointed Mike Farley as its CEO. Based in Baltimore, MD, TMD Technologies LLC will offer a significant benefit to U.S. customers, bringing local technical support, dealing with export compliance and handling classified interchanges.