Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

December 10, 2018

Qualcomm secures iPhone ban in China, but Apple says all models still available for purchase

Tech -- BGR - The ongoing legal saga between Qualcomm and Apple over iPhone royalty payments took an interesting turn today. According to CNBC, a court...

December 10, 2018 09:31 PM

STMicroelectronics Now Sampling Embedded PCM for Automotive Microcontrollers

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum...

December 10, 2018 09:27 PM

TSMC and UMC revenues down in November, VIS up

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have reported sequential decreases in November...

December 10, 2018 07:50 PM

Taiwan MOSFET firms post increased November revenues

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based MOSFET chip firms Excelliance MOS and Sinopower Semiconductor have reported sequential increases in November revenues...

December 10, 2018 07:48 PM

Realtek revenues increase in November

Media -- DIGITIMES - Networking IC design specialist Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.05 billion (US$131 million) for...

December 10, 2018 07:48 PM

China leadframe supply chain not gaining ground, says Chang Wah chairman

Media -- DIGITIMES - Chances are not high for leadframe suppliers to score double-digit revenue increases in 2019, and China leadframe supply chain can...

December 10, 2018 07:48 PM

UMC Reports Sales for November 2018

Business Wire -- United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), today reported unaudited net sales for the month of November 2018. Revenues...

December 10, 2018 07:47 PM

Qualcomm Layoffs 2019: Chip Maker Confirms 269 Job Cuts

Enterprise -- ChannelE2E - Qualcomm layoffs include data center and Life division employee job cuts in North Carolina and California, mobile chip maker confirms....

December 10, 2018 07:40 PM

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 12.7 Percent Year-to-Year in October; Double-Digit Annual Growth Projected for 2018

EDACafe.com -- Industry forecast projects sales will increase 15.9 percent in 2018 and 2.6 percent in 2019

December 10, 2018 01:37 AM

Taiwan memory module firms land orders transferred from China

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based memory module makers have started landing orders transferred from their fellow China-based firms since September, according...

December 10, 2018 12:47 AM

TSMC to build new 8-inch fab capacity

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed plans to build a new 8-inch wafer fab at its manufacturing site in...

December 10, 2018 12:47 AM

MediaTek showcases Helio M70 5G baseband chipset at China event

Media -- DIGITIMES - MediaTek showcased at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou on December 6 its first 5G baseband chipset Helio M70,...

December 10, 2018 12:45 AM

Global Semiconductor Alliance Announces 2018 GSA Award Recipients

Business Wire -- The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is proud to announce the award recipients honored at the 2018 GSA Awards Dinner Celebration...

December 10, 2018 12:44 AM

RISC-V SoftCPU Contest Winners Demonstrate Cutting-Edge RISC-V Implementations for FPGAs

Business Wire -- Today at the RISC-V Summit, the RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive the adoption and implementation...

December 10, 2018 12:32 AM

December 09, 2018

Qualcomm launches business PC chips

Enterprise -- CRN - 7nm Snapdragon 8cx chips support Windows 10 Enterprise.

December 09, 2018 10:53 PM

Iron-rich lamellae in the semiconductor

Life -- EurekAlert - There is often a pronounced symmetry when you look at the lattice of crystals: the atoms are uniformly arranged. This behavior was...

December 09, 2018 04:26 AM

Qualcomm lays off 269 employees in North Carolina and California

Tech -- TechCrunch - Qualcomm's struggling data center business was hit another massive blow as the company laid off hundreds. The news, first revealed...

December 09, 2018 03:54 AM

December 07, 2018

Infineon Recognized as "Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company" by Global Semiconductor Alliance

Electronics -- Infineon - Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) was awarded "2018...

December 07, 2018 07:41 PM

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 8cx, an 'extreme' processor for Windows laptops

Tech -- The Verge - The "X" stands for "extreme." That's what Qualcomm's marketing department wants you to think about the new Snapdragon 8cx.


December 07, 2018 06:53 PM

TSMC 7nm capacity unlikely to be fully utilized in 1H19, says report

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is unlikely to see its 7nm process capacity fully utilized in the first half of...

December 07, 2018 02:21 AM

Semiconductor firms to suffer if US imposes export ban

Media -- DIGITIMES - Trade tensions between the US and China may not seem to have a direct impact on the semiconductor industry, but subsequent developments...

December 07, 2018 02:20 AM

DRAM ASPs to fall over 10% in 1Q19, says DRAMeXchange

Media -- DIGITIMES - DRAM ASPs are forecast to fall over 10% in the first quarter of 2019 after registering a 7-10% sequential decrease in the fourth...

December 07, 2018 02:19 AM

Miicrochip unveils new class of SoC FPGA

Media -- New Electronics - Microchip, via its Microsemi subsidiary, has announced an extension to its Mi-V ecosystem by unveiling the architecture for...

December 07, 2018 02:18 AM

Global semiconductor sales increase in October, says SIA

Media -- DIGITIMES - Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$41.8 billion for the month of October 2018, up 12.7% compared to year-ago levels and...

December 07, 2018 02:18 AM

Cypress Strengthens Internet of Things Leadership with Cirrent Software Offering

Business Wire -- Cypress Semiconductor announced that it has expanded its portfolio of IoT solutions with the addition of Cirrent's software and cloud services.

December 07, 2018 01:57 AM

Semtech's LoRa Technology Creates Smarter Farming Networks in Australia

Business Wire -- Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced...

December 07, 2018 01:53 AM

December 06, 2018

NAND Market Dominated by Samsung (38%), Toshiba and Western Digital (19%+14%), SK Hynix (11%), Micron (11%) and Intel (3%)

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - This interview below by two executives of Yole Developpement was published on November 28, 2018. The two people interviewed...

December 06, 2018 10:01 PM

New quantum materials could take computing devices beyond the semiconductor era

Life -- EurekAlert - Scientists in industry and academia are looking for new materials to succeed highly successful semiconductor transistors, now represented...

December 06, 2018 07:51 PM

8 ways Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chip will change smartphones for the better

Tech -- Mashable - Qualcomm's next-gen mobile chip, the Snapdragon 855, is official and will be looked back as a cornerstone to the 5G-ification of everything.


December 06, 2018 06:22 PM

Qualcomm Announces New Flagship Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform - A New Decade of 5G, AI, and XR

PR Newswire -- During the second day of the annual Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM),...

December 06, 2018 05:08 PM

December 05, 2018

ON Semiconductor Hits Major $1B Quarterly Distribution Milestone

Forbes -- If you are in high-tech, you've probably heard of the largest electronic distributors like Arrow, Avnet, and Future Electronics. To give you a sense of scale, Arrow and Avnet combined for 2017 sold $44B of electronics.

December 05, 2018 10:08 PM

Intel eggheads put bits in a spin to try to revive Moore's law

Enterprise -- The Register - MESO tech uses magnetic spin for ones and zeroes, instead of olde-worlde electrons

With silicon near its development headroom,...

December 05, 2018 08:35 PM

Connect with Confidence: GSMA membership solidifies NXP's position in the eSIM market

Electronics -- NXP Blog - In the mobile sector and the IoT, eSIMs are about to become very important items. Before any mobile device can perform its standard...

December 05, 2018 06:53 PM

SEMI Launches New Semiconductor Manufacturing Workforce Development Campaign

Electronics -- SEMI - The semiconductor manufacturing industry is fighting to attract, educate, and retain the necessary...

December 05, 2018 06:30 PM

ON Semiconductor's Battery-Free Smart Passive Sensors(tm) Win China IoT Innovation Award for Outstanding Technical Innovation

Electronics -- On Semi - ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, has been awarded an IoT Outstanding...

December 05, 2018 06:30 PM

Improving data-center efficiency with eFuses

Electronics -- TI - Power House - According to Forbes, global data centers used approximately 416TW (4.16 x 1014W) of electricity in 2017, with U.S. data centers...

December 05, 2018 06:29 PM

Ambu-Trans Ambulette Cuts Annual Collision-Related Costs by 95 Percent after Implementing Mobileye

Electronics -- Intel - The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technologies could prevent...

December 05, 2018 06:28 PM

Rugged Micropower Magnetic Sensor ICs Maximize Battery Life, Improve System Efficiency

Electronics -- Allegro MicroSystems - Manchester, NH-Allegro MicroSystems has announced the release of a family of Micropower Hall-effect switch ICs-the APS11700...

December 05, 2018 06:27 PM

Verizon launches new development toolkit for IoT

EE -- Enterprise IoT Insights - The new offering uses Verizon's ThingSpace platform and is powered by Amazon FreeRTOS

Verizon has launched a new...

December 05, 2018 06:21 PM

The IoT interview: "We have to focus on what scales and repeats," says AT&T

EE -- Enterprise IoT Insights - The greatest challenge for Chris Penrose, president of IoT solutions at AT&T, is just to order and manage the multiplying...

December 05, 2018 06:21 PM

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chip will power virtually every major 2019 Android phone

Tech -- Mashable - A new generation of smartphones is nearly upon us.

Starting in 2019, Android phone makers will start shipping new devices with Qualcomm's...

December 05, 2018 06:41 AM

The RX 590 is a solid mid-range GPU, but won't move the needle for AMD

Tech -- Digital Trends - AMD's latest entry in the RX 500-series hopes to steal the spotlight back from away from Nvidia, at least when it comes to mid-range...

December 05, 2018 06:39 AM

New Series of STM32 Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics Kick-Starts Advanced Innovations for Even Smaller, More Capable, and Power-Efficient Smart Objects

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - By adding the new STM32G0 microcontrollers (MCUs) to the STM32* family, STMicroelectronics (NYSE:...

December 05, 2018 05:42 AM

December 04, 2018

Industry's First RISC-V SoC FPGA Architecture Brings Real-Time to Linux, Giving Developers the Freedom to Innovate in Low-Power, Secure and Reliable Designs

Electronics -- Microsemi Investor - RISC-V Summit - In a new era of computing driven by the convergence of 5G, machine learning and the internet of things (IoT),...

December 04, 2018 08:15 PM

Intel Looks beyond CMOS to the Future of Logic Devices

Electronics -- Intel - Today, "Nature" published a research paper on the next generation of logic devices authored by researchers from Intel, the...

December 04, 2018 07:56 PM

Intel Doubles Commitment, Sets Goal to Spend $200 Million with Women-Owned Businesses Globally

Electronics -- Intel - Intel recently announced achieving full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in our U.S. workforce...

December 04, 2018 07:56 PM

Intel Artificial Intelligence Opens Door to Mobility for Quadriplegic Community

Electronics -- Intel - With HOOBOX Robotics' Wheelie 7* kit powered by Intel artificial intelligence (AI) technologies,...

December 04, 2018 07:54 PM