In The News

The In The News section is your go-to source for the latest developments, trends, and updates in the electronics industry. From breaking news on technological advancements to insights into the newest component releases, this section keeps you informed and engaged.


Tesla Megapack Catches Fire: Should Lithium-ion be Avoided for Grid Energy?

After a year of being installed, a Tesla Megapack caught fire in California, which firefighters were able to contain but not put out. What challenges does lithium-ion present, what happened at the Megapack site, and does this indicate that lithium-ion is unsui...

By Robin Mitchell | 04-10-2022

Liz Truss to Push ARM for UK Listing

With the Nvidia acquisition of ARM having failed, ARM now intends to go public, but instead of listing in the UK, ARM is intending to list on the US market. What exactly does Liz Truss intend to do, why is ARM a particular cause for concern, and is it right fo...

By Robin Mitchell | 03-10-2022

EU to Introduce IoT Cybersecurity Legislation

Recognising the challenges presented by the wide-scale implementation of IoT devices, the EU is to introduce new cybersecurity legislation targeting manufacturers and developers of IoT solutions. What challenges do IoT devices present, what will the legislatio...

By Robin Mitchell | 26-09-2022

Apple Warned by the US Not to Use Chinese Memory Chips

If the CHIPS act wasn’t enough to try and encourage US manufacturers to use all-US chips, US lawmakers are now starting to suggest potential legal action and difficulties for those combining Chinese and American technology. What did US lawmakers recently repor...

By Robin Mitchell | 22-09-2022

Intel Announces 6GHz Processors: Will Processors Finally Get Faster?

Recently, Intel announced that one of its next generation processors will operate at 6GHz out-of-the-box, and therefore igniting a new arms race in CPU design. What challenges have CPUs faced over the past decade, what has Intel announced, and how could this f...

By Robin Mitchell | 22-09-2022

Qualcomm to manufacture VR chipsets for Meta

Recently, Qualcomm announced that it has signed an agreement with Meta to be the manufacturer for the next-generation of mobile chips for Meta’s upcoming VR hardware. What engineering challenges does the Metaverse face, what will the agreement do, and is the M...

By Robin Mitchell | 14-09-2022

NHS Supplier Continues to Face IT Challenges: The Problem With Government-Run IT

What was initially said to be a small problem has now clearly become a serious issue, and paperwork from healthcare professionals continues to pile up. What exactly happened to NHS services, why are they facing numerous issues, and does this raise concerns for...

By Robin Mitchell | 13-09-2022

Analog Devices Inc. has announced the ADMV1013 and ADMV1014

Analog Devices Inc. has announced the ADMV1013 and ADMV1014, a paired highly integrated microwave upconverter and downconverter, respectively. The ADMV1013 is offered in a 40-pin, six millimetre by 6mm LGA, and the ADMV1014, which is made of silicon germanium,...

By Rob Coppinger | 08-05-2019

Best of the test at Automotive Testing Expo Europe

The German city of Stuttgart played host to the Automotive Testing Expo where over 300 companies attended to show off their new technologies in the areas of car testing, evaluation and quality control. Here are some of the highlights. Keep your distance The GP...

By Paul Whytock | 15-06-2017

Embedded World Show 2nd day highlights

For those electronics engineers that didn’t make it to the Nuremberg show here’s a selection of the highlights from day two of the exhibition. Three new entry class T&M instruments T&M specialists Rohde & Schwarz introduced three entry-level test a...

By Paul Whytock | 15-03-2017

Embedded World Show first day highlights

Over 700 electronics companies gather at the Nuremberg exhibition centre this week. Loads of new technology launches. Here are a few of the highlights.  Car software design accelerates NXP Semiconductors launched the S32K1 family combining a breakthrough suite...

By Paul Whytock | 14-03-2017

Mouser-sponsored Rebellion race car wins LMP1 Class in Mexico

The Rebellion R-One AER car secured fifth place overall and a win in the LMP1 Privateer Class in the first-ever Six Hours of Mexico Race, the fifth round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship. The race was run at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez which i...

By Paul Whytock | 14-09-2016

Renesas buys Intersil in cash deal

Embedded design specialists Renesas Electronics is to buy power management and analog solutions company Intersil for US$22.50 per share in cash. This represents an aggregate equity value of approximately US$3.2 billion and the board of directors of both compan...

By Paul Whytock | 13-09-2016

Infineon buys power firm Wolfspeed for €740 million in cash

Infineon Technologies is buying the Wolfspeed Power and RF division (Wolfspeed) of Cree for approx €740 million in cash. The deal includes the SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power. Wolfspeed has been a part of Cree for three decades and is a pro...

By Paul Whytock | 14-07-2016