James Morra

Associate Content Producer,
Design, Engineering & Sourcing Group

James Morra is a graduate of Colgate University. He has been covering technology for Electronic Design since 2015. He also handles business news, including mergers, acquisitions, and the magazine's annual Engineering Salary Survey report. He is based out of Austin, Texas.

Follow him on Twitter @jamesmorra810.

With an Eye Toward Ruffling Intel, AMD Debuts Ryzen Processors
The new processors could stoke the fires of AMD's fading competition with Intel, which is facing problems in its personal computer business.
A Malware Experiment Foreshadows Factories Held for Ransom 3
A paper describes a type of ransomware that could infect devices used to control power plants, water treatment facilities, and factory assembly lines, until a ransom is paid.
A Circuit for Sensors that Never Stop Listening 8
The circuit, which consumes little more than the power of a human cell, is one of the latest efforts to extend the battery life of sensors.
Nexperia Begins Life Divorced from NXP Semiconductors
An NXP Semiconductors spinoff is taking its first steps as an independent supplier of standard products like discrete components, logic chips, and power switches.
Micron Chief Mark Durcan to Retire
Promoted after the former chief's death, Durcan led Micron through a turbulent memory market, a controversial buyout offer, and new partnerships with Intel.
Draft Executive Order Pushes for Review of H-1B Visa Program 1
The draft order could spur reforms to the H-1B visa program that technology companies cherish and that critics denounce for fueling outsourcing.
Toshiba to Spin Off Memory Chip Business
The Japanese chipmaker is also seeking to sell part of the business to raise cash. It is aiming to offset massive losses in its nuclear power unit.
Robert Swanson, Linear Technology's Co-Founder, to Join Analog Devices Board
Analog Devices said that its deal for Linear Technology is scheduled to close in its second quarter, which roughly lasts from February to May.
China's Tsinghua Unigroup Invests $30 Billion in Memory Chip Fab
After failing to buy influence and insight from foreign memory chip makers, China’s national champion said that it would build a massive plant for its own technology.
Days After Regulators, Apple Sues Qualcomm over Licensing Terms
Just three days after United States regulators filed an antitrust complaint against Qualcomm, Apple sues the chip supplier over unfair licensing terms.
Google Gives a Few Details about the Custom Security Chip it Built for Servers 1
The latest window into its semiconductor ambitions, Google said that it used custom silicon for hardware security in its data centers.
Sensors Bring Spectral Analysis to the Palm of Your Hand 1
Austria's Ams has released a pair of tiny spectral sensors for on-the-go analysis of foods or pharmaceuticals.
Qualcomm's Antitrust Battles Hit the United States
Qualcomm's business of licensing wireless patents to smartphone makers is again coming under fire. Unlike other complaints, this time Washington is speaking up.
Sensor Interface Relieves Complexity from Smartphones to Cars
The MIPI Alliance, which specializes in chip-to-chip interfaces, recently unsealed its new I3C standard, which had only been available to members.
Warning against China, White House Report Urges Faster Chip Innovation 1
If all goes according to plan, China will produce 70% of the chips that it buys by 2025. But how China is spending that money is increasingly scrutinized.
Understanding the AirPods' Rise
Q&A: What’s New in the Wireless Audio Market? Interview with Jawad Haider, Marvell Semiconductor Read Now
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Fusing Sensors
TDK Swears by Sensor Fusion in $1.3 Billion Deal for InvenSenseBy James Morra New Products Read Now
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