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Smoltek Update on Ultra-Thin Film CNF-MIM Capacitor Progress thumbnail

Smoltek Update on Ultra-Thin Film CNF-MIM Capacitor Progress

Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB (“Smoltek”) announces that the group company Smoltek Semi AB (“Smoltek Semi”) has made significant progress in the development of the technology for ultra-thin CNF-MIM capacitors during the year. The recently announced collaboration agreement with the Yageo Group, one of the world’s largest capacitor manufacturers, is expected to further accelerate the industrialization …

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Renesas aims 750V and 1.2kV IGBTs at electric vehicle inverters thumbnail

Renesas aims 750V and 1.2kV IGBTs at electric vehicle inverters

Renesas is aiming its next generation of IGBTs at electric vehicle inverters, and is making them on 300mm wafers. Behind them it its new ‘AE5’ process. “The silicon based process achieves a 10% reduction in power losses compared to the current-generation AE4 products,” said Renesas, “In addition, the new products are approximately 10% smaller while …

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EVs Herald a Shift in Powertrain Connectivity

Innovation in electric vehicle technologies — including the integration of new rugged board-to-board connectors — have expanded mileage ranges and decreased charging time. Despite the negative impacts of supply chain issues and the COVID pandemic on the automotive market, EV registrations are rapidly increasing in major global markets. Most car manufacturers have made significant investments …

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Meet the Connector: FFC/FPC Connectors

What are FFC/FPC Connectors?  FFC connectors are used to mate ribbon-type flat flexible cables (FFCs) to PCB circuitry in cable-to-board applications. They are also available in cable-to-cable configurations. These connectors have a high-density, very narrow form factor and fit in tight spaces. They are commonly used in consumer applications such as laptops, cameras, computer peripherals, …

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Connectors for High-Power, High-Voltage Connectors for Automotive Applications

This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-power, high-voltage connectors for automotive applications from leading suppliers.  Connectors for High-Power, High-Voltage Connectors for Automotive Applications  The ISH horizontal, SMT connector from I-PEX features resistance to high heat and strong vibration for high-reliability applications. The unique embedded spring terminals provide a long-term stable electrical connection. ISH connectors are designed for …

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August 2022 Connector Industry News II 

News from across the connector industry regarding upcoming industry events, recent awards, new partnerships and distribution channels, promotions, facility announcements, standards, associations, and certification.  August 2022 Connector Industry News II   August 2022 Connector Industry News II > Event News  2022 marks 40 years since Avnet began its partnership with Molex. At Molex’s Chicago headquarters, Phil …

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