Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

October 28, 2020

STMicroelectronics acquires an RF front-end module supplier: a look at SOMOS Semiconductor's patent portfolio

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - On October 16, 2020, STMicroelectronics announced the acquisition of a French fabless company, SOMOS Semiconductor ("SOMOS"), specialized in RF power amplifiers (PA) and RF front-end modules (FEM) based on the mainstream complementary...

October 28, 2020 08:50 PM

DRAM Price Erosion Expected Through the End of 2020

Aspencore -- EPS News - A memory price jump that typically coincides with the introduction of new smartphone models in 3Q and 4Q is not expected due to disrupted buying patterns and cautious discretionary spending.

IC Insights' October Update to The McClean Report...

October 28, 2020 08:49 PM

STMicroelectronics Introduces World's First All-in-One, Multi-Zone, Direct Time-of-Flight Module

Electronics -- STMicroelectronics News - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has extended its portfolio of FlightSense(tm) Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors with the world's first...

October 28, 2020 08:28 PM

STMicroelectronics Simplifies Development of Cordless Power Tools with Plug-and-Play STSPIN32 Prototype Boards

Electronics -- STMicroelectronics News - Aiding the development of state-of-the-art cordless home and garden power tools, STMicroelectronics has introduced two new plug-and-play boards for controlling 3-phase brushless motors powered by up to 56V Li-ion batteries. Based...

October 28, 2020 08:28 PM

Microchip Releases Newest Generation of AEC-Q101 Qualified 700 and 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) Schottky Barrier Diode (SBD) for Automotive Applications

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)-Q101-qualified devices targeted at helping electric vehicles achieve the highest levels of reliability and ruggedness Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)-Q101-qualified devices targeted at helping electric...

October 28, 2020 08:27 PM

STMicroelectronics Establishes World's First "Lab-in-Fab" to Advance Adoption of Piezoelectric MEMS in Singapore in Partnership with A*STAR and ULVAC

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics Establishes World's First "Lab-in-Fab" to Advance Adoption of Piezoelectric MEMS in Singapore in Partnership with A*STAR and ULVAC

October 28, 2020 08:26 PM

Susan K. Carter Joins the ON Semiconductor Board of Directors

Business Wire -- ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy-efficient innovations, today announced that Susan K. Carter was appointed to its board of directors and as a member of the board's audit committee. "We are excited to welcome Susan to the ON Semiconductor...

October 28, 2020 08:18 PM

Kate Wilson appointed President of Edwards Semiconductor

Business Wire -- Edwards has announced the appointment of Kate Wilson as the President of the Semiconductor Division, taking on the role from 1st January next year.

October 28, 2020 08:16 PM

Lattice Semiconductor Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, announced financial results today for the fiscal third quarter ended September 26, 2020. Jim Anderson, president and CEO, said, "We expanded operating profit in Q3 driven...

October 28, 2020 08:14 PM

$221.3 Million: Silicon Labs Report Third Quarter 2020 Revenue

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Silicon Labs noted that the revenue figures exceeded the guidance range the company had shared earlier. Silicon Labs' IoT products lead the revenue contribution Silicon Labs has reported financial results for its third quarter ended...

October 28, 2020 08:12 PM

AMD set to become fourth largest IC design company After Xilinx acquisition

Media -- Evertiq - Should the USD 35 billion acquisition proceed as planned, AMD will greatly increase its influence across industries such as 5G, data center, ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems), and industrial automation, in turn overtaking MediaTek in...

October 28, 2020 08:05 PM

IC Insights expects modest DRAM price erosion through end-2020

Media -- DIGITIMES - DRAM ASPs climbed to US$3.70 in June 2020 before tapering off to US$3.51 in July and August, according to IC Insights, which expects modest price erosion through the end of this year.

October 28, 2020 07:39 PM

IC designers see swelling China demand for image processing chips

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan IC designers have seen orders swelling from China for imaging processing chips for surveillance, video conferencing and face ID applications as major Chinese chip maker HiSilicon under Huawei has stopped production of such chips in...

October 28, 2020 07:39 PM

NEC and Analog Devices Collaborate to Provide 5G O-RAN Massive MIMO Radio for Rakuten Mobile

Media -- Electronics Maker - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI) announced today that they have teamed up to design a 5G Network Massive MIMO Antenna Radio Unit for Rakuten Mobile. The radio unit...

October 28, 2020 07:37 PM

Multi-zone, direct Time-of-Flight modules speed scene comprehension efforts

Media -- EE World - STMicroelectronics has extended its portfolio of FlightSense Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors with the world's first 64-zone device that breaks a scene into separate areas to help an imaging system build the most detailed spatial understanding...

October 28, 2020 07:20 PM

Xilinx stock goes up, AMD stock goes down after $35B buyout

Media -- The Next Web - Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has officially acquired San Jose chipmaker Xilinx for a moustache-twirling $35 billion. The deal is this year's second largest tech disclosed acquisition, behind NVIDIA's $40 billion buyout of mobile phone chipmaker...

October 28, 2020 07:18 PM

STMicroelectronics Simplifies Development of Cordless Power Tools with Plug-and-Play STSPIN32 Prototype Boards -

Media -- WebWire - Aiding the development of state-of-the-art cordless home and garden power tools, STMicroelectronics has introduced two new plug-and-play boards for controlling 3-phase brushless motors powered by up to 56V Li-ion...

October 28, 2020 07:17 PM

Qualcomm uses 6GHz home mesh network backhaul

Media -- eeNews Europe - The Immersive Home Platform from Qualcomm Technologies uses the 6GHz band in WiFi 6E to provide backhaul in a mesh network to boost the usable bandwidth



Qualcomm Technologies has launched a tri-band WiFi chip that uses the new 6GHz...

October 28, 2020 05:14 PM

ON Semicoductor's Shenzhen Sales Office Holds Their First Charity Week Event

Justmeans -- onsemi's Shenzhen sales office held an inaugural Charity Week in September encouraging employees to give their time, talent and energy to help...

October 28, 2020 04:52 PM

A Self-Erasing Chip Designed to Defeat Counterfeiting

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - How the semiconductor market is combatting counterfeits with a self-erasing chip.

October 28, 2020 04:38 PM

October 27, 2020

Qualcomm Unveils Immersive Home Platform for Next-Generation Mesh Wi-Fi Networks

Electronics -- Qualcomm - New modular architecture brings high-performance, cost-effective Wi-Fi 6E mesh deployment designed to deliver wireless Gigabit speeds throughout the connected home

October 27, 2020 08:10 PM

STMicroelectronics Introduces World's First All-in-One, Multi-Zone, Direct Time-of-Flight Module

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics Introduces World's First All-in-One, Multi-Zone, Direct Time-of-Flight Module

October 27, 2020 07:50 PM

Xilinx Introduces Breakthrough Zynq RFSoC DFE for Mass 5G Radio Deployments

Business Wire -- Xilinx introduces Zynq RFSoC DFE, a class of adaptive radio platforms designed to meet the evolving standards of 5G NR wireless applications.

October 27, 2020 07:49 PM

Canon commences sales of FPA-3030i5a Semiconductor Lithography System supporting reduced cost of ownership manufacturing for small substrates

Media -- WebWire - Canon Inc. announced today the launch in Japan of the FPA-3030i5a, the newest entry in the company's lineup of i-line1 stepper semiconductor lithography systems that support the manufacture of such devices as compound semiconductors and reduce...

October 27, 2020 07:43 PM

AMD values Xilinx at $35 billion in take-over bid

Media -- eeNews Europe - As expected fabless processor company Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has made a bid to acquire FPGA vendor Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.)Rumors of the deal surfaced a couple of weeks ago (see Opinion: Data centre AI drives $30bn AMD-Xilinx...

October 27, 2020 06:06 PM

NXP AI Ethics Initiative Aims to Put Security and Privacy by Design in All Products

Aspencore -- IoT Times - "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are useful tools to protect systems and limit bias, but the same tools can be used to produce serious harm," argues NXP in The Morals of Algorithms.

According to NXP, the biggest challenge for...

October 27, 2020 06:05 PM

GigE transceiver endures harsh environments

Aspencore -- EDN - The Microchip VSC8541ET Gigabit Ethernet PHY transceiver is a COTS device that is upgraded to withstand the rigors of avionics and military applications. Housed in a 68-lead, 8x8-mm VQFN package, the 10/100/1000-Mbps VSC8541ET operates over a temperature...

October 27, 2020 06:02 PM

ADI and Microsoft Enable Time-of-Flight Technology for 3D Imaging

Aspencore -- EETimes - Analog Devices (ADI) and Microsoft have teamed up to produce time-of-flight (ToF) 3D imaging solutions with the goal of providing greater accuracy regardless of scene conditions. ADI will leverage Microsoft's Azure Kinect 3D ToF technology and...

October 27, 2020 06:02 PM

Q&A with ON Semi's Ross Jatou on ADAS, DMS, Car & Driver

Aspencore -- EETimes - From one auto maker to the next, there can be significant differences in the capabilities and quality of their various driver-assist technologies. Whether its a vision-based sensor system or a driver monitoring system (DMS), some vendors have...

October 27, 2020 06:00 PM

AMD Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - - Record revenue grew 56 percent and net income and EPS more than doubled year-over-year -

October 27, 2020 05:46 PM

AMD to Acquire Xilinx, Creating the Industry's High Performance Computing Leader

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - - Strategic transaction strengthens AMD's industry-leading technology portfolio -

October 27, 2020 05:46 PM

NXP Semiconductors Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

Globe Newswire -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today reported financial results for the third quarter 2020, ended September 27, 2020.

October 27, 2020 05:45 PM

STMicroelectronics and Sanken Announce Strategic Partnership to Develop Intelligent Power Modules for High-Voltage Industrial and Automotive Products

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics and Sanken Announce Strategic Partnership to Develop Intelligent Power Modules for High-Voltage Industrial and Automotive Products

October 27, 2020 05:44 PM

Seoul Semiconductor Reports Record Third Quarter 2020 Results and Expects Strong Fourth Quarter

Business Wire -- Seoul Semiconductor announced KRW 331 billion of consolidated revenue for the third quarter and operating profit of KRW 25 billion.

October 27, 2020 05:34 PM

AMD to acquire Xilinx in a $35 billion deal

Media -- Evertiq - AMD and Xilinx have entered into a definitive agreement for AMD to acquire Xilinx in an all-stock transaction valued at USD 35 billion.

October 27, 2020 04:51 PM

AMD to buy Xilinx for $35 billion in stock

Media -- FierceElectronics - AMD to buy Xilinx for $35 billion in stock

October 27, 2020 04:51 PM

Renesas Shifts Mobility System Development Into High Gear With Its New Online Market Place for R-Car SoC

Media -- eBOM - Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the launch of its online Market Place, which offers a one-stop source of solutions that help accelerate technical innovation for the future...

October 27, 2020 04:50 PM

F-RAM memory: Useful 7 in 1 Combo

Media -- eBOM - The FM31256 integrates F-RAM memory with the most commonly needed functions for microcontroller-based systems: real-time clock, VDD supervisor, watchdog timer, two event counters, a lockable memory area for the 64-bit serial number, and general-purpose...

October 27, 2020 04:50 PM

NOR flash likely to be in short supply in 2021, says Macronix chairman

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global supply of NOR flash memory will fall short of demand in 2021 if trade tensions between the US and China persist, according to Macronix International chairman Miin Wu.

October 27, 2020 04:47 PM

Rohde & Schwarz business performance remains positive despite difficult economic environment

Media -- ELE Times - The Rohde & Schwarz technology company ends a successful 2019/2020 fiscal year despite a difficult global economic environment and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to a consistent diversification in the business fields of communications,...

October 27, 2020 04:45 PM

Samsung reportedly to accelerate advanced foundry technology development

Media -- DIGITIMES - Samsung Electronics is reportedly looking to advance its partnership with EUV fab tool vendor ASML, aiming to accelerate the development of its advanced 5nm and 3nm foundry process technologies.

October 27, 2020 04:44 PM

STMicroelectronics acquires RF front-end module supplier SOMOS

Media -- Semiconductor Today - On 16 October, STMicroelectronics of Geneva, Switzerland announced the acquisition of fabless company SOMOS Semiconductor of Marly-le-Roi, France, which specializes in RF power amplifiers (PAs) and front-end modules (FEMs) based...

October 27, 2020 04:38 PM

EPC signs Micross as global distributor of bare die

Media -- Semiconductor Today - Efficient Power Conversion Corp (EPC) of El Segundo, CA, USA - which makes enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN) power field-effect transistors (FETs) and integrated circuits for power management applications - has signed...

October 27, 2020 04:23 PM

Allegro MicroSystems sets terms for $325 IPO

Media -- Evertiq - Allegro MicroSystems, a fabless chip company focusing on sensing and power technology, has commenced a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

October 27, 2020 04:22 PM

TSMC may move 6th-gen CoWoS to production in 2023

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC continues to advance in CoWoS-S packaging adopting silicon interposer, with the prospect of entering volume production in 2023 for the sixth-generation of the technology that can integrate HPCs and 12 cubes of HBM (high-bandwidth memory),...

October 27, 2020 04:21 PM

PTI eyes new logic IC orders from MediaTek, Novatek, Realtek

Media -- DIGITIMES - Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) is aggressively foraying into new logic IC segments such as TV SoCs and handset APs in a bid to offset loss of orders expected from Intel selling its NAND flash business to SK Hynix, according...

October 27, 2020 04:21 PM

Chipmakers may come under inventory pressure in 1H21

Media -- DIGITIMES - Fabless chipmakers, component suppliers and IC distributors have been aggressively scaling up their inventory levels, raising concerns of the semiconductor market having to undergo an inventory correction during the first half of 2021.

October 27, 2020 04:21 PM

Can The U.S. Regain Its Edge In Chip Manufacturing?

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The United States is developing new strategies to prevent it from falling further behind Korea, Taiwan, and perhaps even China in semiconductor manufacturing, as trade tensions and national security concerns continue to grow.

For...

October 27, 2020 04:19 PM