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A Time of Transition: Supplyframe Commodity IQ Indicates Shortening Lead Times, Stabilizing Prices, and Lower Demand for Select Electronic Components

New Supplyframe data shows an electronics supply chain that is in transition, with uneven changes for end markets and components. But while electronic component availability is improving and prices are stabilizing across many categories, Supplyframe Commodity IQ indicates global supply chain issues, extended lead times, geopolitical uncertainty, and elevated logistics and labor costs will remain …

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What is a semiconductor? An electrical engineer explains how these critical electronic components are made

Semiconductors are a critical part of almost every modern electronic device, and the vast majority of semiconductors are made in Tawain. Increasing concerns over the reliance on Taiwain for semiconductors—especially given the tenuous relationship between Taiwan and China—led the U.S. Congress to pass the CHIPS and Science act in late July 2022. The act provides …

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Researchers use multicomponent alloys to make strong and ductile soft magnetic materials

Soft magnetic materials (SMMs) applied in electric engines transform energy from sustainable resources into electricity. Conventional SMMs, which are currently used in industry, are prone to damage under severe mechanical loads. Researchers from the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), the Technical University of Darmstadt and the Central South University, China, have developed a new design strategy …

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New Uses For AI In Chips

Artificial intelligence is being deployed across a number of new applications, from improving performance and reducing power in a wide range of end devices to spotting irregularities in data movement for security reasons. While most people are familiar with using machine learning and deep learning to distinguish between cats and dogs, emerging applications show how …

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Driving The Future Of Automotive Displays With Video Compression

Mobile devices have heavily influenced the demand for displays in all areas of our lives over the last decade, and one area where there has been a particularly rapid transformation is in cars. This article will look at some of display trends in cars and investigate how VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) video compression codecs …

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Signoff-Accurate Partial Layout Extraction And Early Simulation

It is a rewarding experience for EDA developers and users to collaborate on deploying advanced techniques to improve design productivity. This blog will describe the experience of collaborating with customers on a new technology for reducing the number of analog design iterations. Analog design requires that engineers balance the needs to 1) reach market quickly …

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A Glimpse Into Deep Space With Extreme Optical Engineering

By Daewook Kim and Erik Ferguson In the past few decades, optical science has pushed far beyond the foundations originally laid by Galileo and Newton 400 years ago. The planned deployment of new ground- and space-based telescopes dedicated to seeing farther into deep space in more detail than ever before will provide astronomers with increased …

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