National Semiconductor announced today that it has entered the photovoltaic market. The semiconductor giant says it has developed new technology “designed to increase the effectiveness of solar panels under variable light conditions.” Called SolarMagic, the technology is said to recoup up to 50% of lost energy under variable light conditions.
Mentor Graphics acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH last week could be meaningful for automotive electronics engineers, potentially enabling them to accelerate design and verification of products ranging from infotainment packages to autonomous safety systems.
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