Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

February 17, 2020

How the US-China trade war is felt stateside: Xilinx trims workforce after lucrative Huawei sales pipe blocked

Enterprise -- The Register - 'A combination of losing Huawei and slower than anticipated ramp in 5G'

A small round of layoffs at Silicon Valley's Xilinx was...

February 17, 2020 06:05 PM

A more sustainable approach to semiconductor manufacturing

Media -- Evertiq - Reuse; that is the key to driving environmental sustainability in global semiconductor manufacturing, says Steven Zhou, CEO of Moov...

February 17, 2020 05:24 PM

China LED makers to see weak 1H20 due to outbreak

Media -- DIGITIMES - China-based LED makers who have resumed production in mid-February have only seen 50% of workers return amid the coronavirus outbreak,...

February 17, 2020 05:22 PM

Winbond, Macronix to enhance SLC NAND offerings for profitability

Media -- DIGITIMES - Winbond Electronics and Macronix International are both looking to further enhance their SLC NAND flash chip offerings for industrial...

February 17, 2020 05:22 PM

Reliability In Automotive Chips

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Roland Jancke, head of department for design methodology at Fraunhofer IIS' Engineering of Adaptive Systems Division,...

February 17, 2020 05:20 PM

SMIC sees 14nm process start generating revenues

Media -- DIGITIMES - Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) started generating revenues from 14nm FinFET process technology in the fourth quarter...

February 17, 2020 05:06 PM

February 16, 2020

Dartmouth and industry partners collaborate on next-generation power electronics

Media -- electronicproducts.com - Dartmouth and four technology companies - Ampt, Analog Devices, Empower Semiconductor, and GE Research - are creating...

February 16, 2020 07:05 AM

Digitimes Research examines health of four major ICT sectors in China amid outbreak

Media -- DIGITIMES - IC design houses in Taiwan and China will see the coronavirus outbreak impact their revenues for the first quarter of 2020, and foundry...

February 16, 2020 06:00 AM

TSMC fab toolmakers remain upbeat

Media -- DIGITIMES - Revenue prospects for TSMC's ecosystem partners, particularly semiconductor equipment makers, remain upbeat this year despite the...

February 16, 2020 06:00 AM

Allegro Launches Custom SOIC16W Package Ideal for Power Dense Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and Solar Applications

Media -- Electronics Maker - Brand new family of devices to offer 5kV certified isolation voltage and 80+A nominal current measurement-all in a tiny footprint.

February 16, 2020 05:51 AM

UMC to pour CNY3.5 billion into China 12-inch fab operation

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC) through subsidiary HeJian Technology (Suzhou) will invest a total of CNY3.5 billion (US$501.2...

February 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Cree Lighting Wins Two LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards for its Cadiant(tm) Dynamic Lighting Experience

Business Wire -- Cree Lighting Wins Two LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards for its Cadiant(tm) Dynamic Lighting Experience

February 16, 2020 03:25 AM

Qualcomm: Coronavirus may impact phone industry

Media -- Evertiq - Chip maker Qualcomm Inc has issued a statement that the coronavirus outbreak in China poses a potential threat to the mobile phone...

February 16, 2020 03:23 AM

No DRAM or NAND Flash Fab in China Currently Closed or Partially Suspended Operations

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - On account of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak's impact on the global memory industry, investigations from the DRAMeXchange...

February 16, 2020 02:40 AM

4 trends in space-grade power management in 2020

Electronics -- TI - Power House - Power architecture designs for space applications have historically lagged behind the commercial world due to the complexity...

February 16, 2020 12:53 AM

ON Semiconductor Ranks 32 on the Newsweek's Ranking of America's Most Responsible Companies 2020

Justmeans -- @onsemi is proud to be ranked #32 on the first-ever @Newsweek + @StatistaCharts America's Most Responsible...

February 16, 2020 12:49 AM

February 15, 2020

European Semiconductor Sales Plummet in Q4

Distribution -- Disti Blog - The lack of demand that was visible during the second half of 2019 battered European semiconductor revenues in Q4 according to DMASS.


February 15, 2020 10:47 PM

February 14, 2020

Austria's AMS aims for domination agreement with Osram

Media -- Reuters - Technology - Austrian sensor specialist AMS made clear on Monday that it aims to secure a so-called domination agreement with Osram...

February 14, 2020 07:25 PM

February 13, 2020

New STSPIN32 BLDC Drivers from STMicroelectronics Target High-Voltage Applications

Electronics -- STMicroelectronics News - STMicroelectronics has introduced four new devices in the STSPIN32F0 motor-control system-in-package family, which...

February 13, 2020 10:35 PM

Up Close with Lakefield - Intel's Chip with Award-Winning Foveros 3D Tech

Electronics -- Intel - The fingernail-size Intel chip with Foveros technology is a first-of-its kind.

With Foveros, processors are built in a totally new way:...

February 13, 2020 10:34 PM

New etching technique could advance the way semiconductor devices are made

Life -- Phys.org - Microelectronics like semiconductor devices are at the heart of the technologies we use each day. As we move into an era where we...

February 13, 2020 09:51 PM

Ultra-Low Power and Security for IoT Come First on New STM32L5 Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics

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

February 13, 2020 09:44 PM

TI's EMI-optimized integrated transformer technology miniaturizes isolated power transfer into IC-sized packaging

Media -- Electronics Maker - Engineers can shrink their power solution by as much as 80% and maximize efficiency in high-voltage industrial applications...

February 13, 2020 07:44 PM

Top-5 semiconductor firms hold 53% of global wafer capacity

Media -- DIGITIMES - The world's top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month, with their combined...

February 13, 2020 07:40 PM

Moore And More

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - For more than 50 years, the semiconductor industry has enjoyed the benefits of Moore's Law - or so it seemed. In...

February 13, 2020 07:31 PM

Memory industry faces even harsher impact in 2Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - Challenges arising from the coronavirus outbreak may become severe in the second quarter, according to sources in the memory industry,...

February 13, 2020 07:29 PM

Snapdragon 865 5G powers Galaxy S20 Series

Media -- New Electronics - Qualcomm Technologies has announced that the Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform is powering the Samsung Galaxy S20 series (S20,...

February 13, 2020 07:28 PM

Vishay FRED Pt Ultrafast Rectifiers in SlimSMAW Package Increase Reliability and Improve AOI

Media -- Electronics News Post - Vishay Intertechnology 2 A and 3 A FRED Pt Ultrafast Rectifiers in SlimSMAW Package Increase Reliability and Improve...

February 13, 2020 07:10 PM

February 12, 2020

New STSPIN32 BLDC Drivers Target High-Voltage Applications

Media -- Electronics News Post - STMicroelectronics has introduced four new devices in the STSPIN32F0 motor-control system-in-package...

February 12, 2020 09:42 PM

ON Semiconductor to Host Strategic Business Update

Business Wire -- ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ON), will host a Strategic Business Update for the investment community in New York on August 18, 2020. The event will...

February 12, 2020 08:04 PM

Semtech's BlueRiver(r) AVP Enables Advanced Graphics Card Solutions for Video Wall Applications

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

February 12, 2020 08:04 PM

UMC Reports Sales for January 2020

Business Wire -- United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), today reported unaudited net sales for the month of January 2020. Revenues...

February 12, 2020 07:53 PM

Renesas Electronics Reports Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2019

Business Wire -- Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced consolidated financial results in accordance with IFRS for the year ended December...

February 12, 2020 07:52 PM

Renesas Electronics Announces Consolidated Forecasts

Business Wire -- Renesas Electronics announced the consolidated financial forecasts for the three months ending March 31, 2020.

February 12, 2020 07:52 PM

Lattice Semiconductor Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, announced financial results today for the fiscal fourth...

February 12, 2020 07:51 PM

Diodes Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. Year...

February 12, 2020 07:51 PM

Seven major chip acquisitions valued at USD 1bn or more

Media -- Evertiq - Semiconductor merger and acquisition activity strengthened in 2019 after pulling back in the two previous years from historic high...

February 12, 2020 07:35 PM

Outbreak posing mixed impacts on different semiconductor segments in China

Media -- DIGITIMES - The coronavirus outbreak has posed mixed impacts on semiconductor firms operating in China, with backend service houses suffering...

February 12, 2020 07:34 PM

IC firms in Wuhan facing unstable equipment engineering, materials support

Media -- DIGITIMES - Semiconductor plants in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, are facing increasing variables that may seriously affect...

February 12, 2020 07:34 PM

SEMI President and CEO Ajit Manocha Set for Induction into Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame

Media -- EDACafe - Semiconductor industry veteran and SEMI president and CEO Ajit Manocha will be ...

February 12, 2020 07:30 PM

TSMC board passes US$6.7 billion budget for advanced process, capacity expansion

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC's board of directors has approved a budget of about US$6.74 billion for new fab facility constructions, and advanced-node manufacturing...

February 12, 2020 07:30 PM

TI unveils EMI-optimised integrated transformer technology

Media -- New Electronics - Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the first integrated circuit (IC) developed with a new proprietary integrated transformer...

February 12, 2020 07:29 PM

Skyworks working with Wi-Fi Alliance to develop Wi-Fi 6E products for 5.925-7.125GHz range

Media -- Semiconductor Today - Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has announced that...

February 12, 2020 07:22 PM

Smallest All-Digital Circuit Opens Doors to 5nm Next-Gen Semiconductors

Media -- PowerPulse.net - Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Socionext Inc. have designed the world's smallest all-digital phase-locked...

February 12, 2020 07:21 PM

February 11, 2020

GOWIN Semiconductor to Attend Embedded World 2020

Globe Newswire -- GOWIN Semiconductor Corporation, the world's fastest growing FPGA provider, will attend Embedded World 2020 on the 25th-27th of February in Nuremberg,...

February 11, 2020 08:23 PM

Chinese semiconductor hub restricts entry of people from seven provinces

Media -- DIGITIMES - As one of China's semiconductor hubs, Wuxi in Jiangsu province has imposed strict entry restrictions on employees from seven provinces...

February 11, 2020 07:11 PM