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How to get 500W in an eighth-brick converter with GaN, part 1

How to get 500W in an eighth-brick converter with GaN, part 1
DC-DC “brick” converters are familiar to many engineers, and have wide usage in telecommunications, networking, data centers, and many other applications. This is due in large part to adoption of a common footprint defined by the Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) and generally accepted input/output voltage ranges. These converters provide isolation and voltage step-down, and have become increasingly sophisticated, with features that enable advanced system optimization and control. EDN Network November 23, 2015 By: John Glaser Read article Read more
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Like Drug Companies, Big Chipmakers Are Planning To Spend On M&A Instead of R&D

Like Drug Companies, Big Chipmakers Are Planning To Spend On M&A Instead of R&D
“The semiconductor industry will become one where there are a lot of large corporations and smaller companies will, in effect, be outsourced R&D, much like the pharmaceutical sector,” says Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion. He says in this scenario Qorvo Corporation and Intersil Corp. could become attractive targets. Lidow, however, believes consolidation may bring a dark ages to innovation in the semiconductor industry. Forbes November 23, 2015 By: Antoine Gara Read article Read more
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