IC Insights: Surges seen in sensors and discrete devices in 2021

According to the latest report from IC Insights, global sales of optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes (O-S-D) are expected to grow 18% in 2021 to $104.3 billion from $88.3 billion in 2020, when this Semiconductor market group increased by less than 3% during the Covid-19 virus outbreak year.

Mitsubishi CM50TF-12H

Fuji 6MBI15L-120

TDK launches miniaturized, high-sensitivity MEMS pressure sensor element

TDK Corporation recently introduced a new C35 type pressure sensor element, designed to measure a range of 0 to 100 mbar. It combines high sensitivity with extremely low dimensions of just 2.05 x 2.05 x 1.2 mm, enabling compact pressure sensor designs.

Planar MD512.256-39

New structural adhesive offers class-leading temperature stability

DELO has launched an adhesive with high-temperature stability. DELO MONOPOX HT2999 delivers strengths of 20MPa at 180C. This is four times greater than its predecessor. The product was produced principally for the automotive industry and mechanical engineering.


Mitsubishi PM100CSA060

NEC NL12876BC26-22F

Use Sensorless Vector Control with BLDC and PMS Motors to deliver precise Motion Control

The need for precise motion control is growing across applications such as robotics, drones, medical devices, and industrial systems. Brushless DC motors (BLDCs) and AC driven permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs) can deliver the required precision, while also meeting the need for high efficiency in a compact form factor. However, unlike brushed DC motors and AC induction motors, which are easy to connect up and run, BLDCs and PMSMs are much more complex.