A new laser diode driver from National Semiconductor is being touted as the "industry's fastest, lowest noise laser diode driver for optical disk drives." The LMH6533 features 0.5 nsec switching rates with 16x write and 8x rewrite speeds. It also reportedly achieves noise levels of 0.5 nA/(square root of Hz). To learn more, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3855-524.
In a move that strengthens its 3D design business, Stratasys continued a 15-month buying spree this week by announcing its plan to acquire GrabCAD, a provider of a cloud-based collaboration environment for engineers.
Many diverse markets take advantage of semiconductor IP; so many that no one can recite the entire list without leaving off several. So why do we track all the vertical markets? They all have a unique set of requirements and value attributes differently. One major vertical market segment is automotive.
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