Texas Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:TXN) targets Analog, Wireless, Embedded Processing segments, STMicroelectronics N.V. (ADR) (NYSE:STM)
Texas Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:TXN) is engaged in designing and developing semiconductors which are sold to electronic designers and manufactures across the world. The company has its operations divided into four segments namely Analog, Wireless, Embedded Processing and others.
The company has announced the launch of the industry’s smallest and most accurate Li-Ion battery, which is integrated with a fuel gauge circuit. The all new ‘bq27421’ battery will boost up the run time in the portable medical devices such as Wearable Health Monitors, in industrial devices like inventory scanners, portable emergency lights and many other consumer electronic items. The battery has been installed with an Impedance Track technology which helps it in providing the battery’s remaining capacity 99% accurately. As per the reports, the battery will enhance the run time of the products nearly by 50 percent.
Steve Lambouses, the Vice President of battery Management of the company has said that the consumers using portable medical and other devices need an accurate prediction of the remaining battery capacity so that they can effectively manage their devices. This helps them to decide as to when their device needs to be recharged or the battery has to be replaced. Medical devices like blood glucose meter, wearable patient monitor etc needs to have effective battery capacity and battery life to use their devices as and when required. He also personified the battery’s performance by stating that the fuel gauge gives the consumers accurate battery information which is reliable and allowing the consumers to get more run time for the devices.
STMicroelectronics N.V. (ADR) (NYSE:STM) is a global independent semiconductor company which engages in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing a diversified range of these semiconductors which are used in several applications, tools, systems and products. The company has recently launched its smart-meter Integrated Circuit with built-in support for the Meters and more open communication standards.