Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

August 23, 2019

ON Semiconductor is Empowering Design Engineers to Reduce Global Energy Use

Justmeans -- By working closely with associations, industry standards organizations, and government entities such as ENERGY STAR(r), the China National Institute of Standardization and the European Energy Using Products (EuP) Directive, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the development of innovative energy efficient solutions to support a variety of end-markets.

August 23, 2019 02:49 AM

August 22, 2019

Intel Expands 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile Processor Family, Offering Double Digit Performance Gains

Electronics -- Intel - Intel Corporation in August 2019 introduced eight 10th Gen Intel Core processors for modern laptop computing. The new mobile PC processors...

August 22, 2019 05:52 PM

Intel launches 10th-gen "Comet Lake" chips, including the first 6-core U-series processor

Tech -- Liliputing - Intel's new 10nm "Ice Lake" processors with Gen11 graphics may have kicked off the launch of the chip makers 10th-gen Core processor...

August 22, 2019 03:27 PM

Intel Set to Regain Top Spot in 2019 Chip Rankings

Distribution -- EPS News - Intel replaced Samsung as the number one quarterly semiconductor supplier in 4Q18 after losing the lead spot to Samsung in 2Q17, according...

August 22, 2019 02:25 PM

August 21, 2019

Chipmaker Cree Guides Low For Current Quarter, Knocking Stock Down

Investors Business Daily -- Chipmaker Cree late Tuesday beat Wall Street's targets for sales and earnings in its fiscal fourth quarter, but disappointed with its outlook....

August 21, 2019 09:27 PM

Qualcomm & LGE enter into a new global patent license deal

Media -- Evertiq - Qualcomm Incorporated says that LGE has entered into a new direct worldwide patent license agreement with Qualcomm.

August 21, 2019 09:02 PM

IC material distributors positive about 5G-driven demand

Media -- DIGITIMES - Semiconductor materials distributors Wahlee Industrial and Topco Scientific are both optimistic that strong demand for high-end engineering...

August 21, 2019 08:55 PM

Top-15 Semiconductor Suppliers' Sales Fall by 18% in 1H19

Media -- Design And Reuse - Top-15 Semiconductor Suppliers' Sales Fall by 18% in 1H19

August 21, 2019 08:50 PM

TSMC to see revenues surge in 2020

Media -- DIGITIMES - Growing chip demand for 5G- and AIoT-related applications will boost TSMC's revenues for 2020, which are expected to climb over 10%...

August 21, 2019 08:49 PM

ChipMOS, OSE to post sales growth in 2H19

Media -- DIGITIMES - A ramp-up in orders for NAND flash memory will boost revenues at backend houses ChipMOS Technologies and Orient Semiconductor Electronics...

August 21, 2019 08:49 PM

Kit Simplifies Secure IoT Endpoint Device Connections to Amazon Web Services

Media -- PowerPulse.net - Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the Renesas RX65N Cloud Kit featuring onboard Wi-Fi, environmental, light and...

August 21, 2019 08:47 PM

Texas Instruments unveils solderless robotics kit for university education

Media -- Electronics Maker - Reusable kit allows students to build an embedded system in 15 minutes or less

August 21, 2019 08:18 PM

Micron moves 1znm DRAM process to volume production

Media -- DIGITIMES - Micron Technology has kicked off mass production of 16Gb DDR4 products using 1z-nanometer process technology, according to the US...

August 21, 2019 08:15 PM

Goodix to acquire NXP voice and audio solutions biz

Media -- DIGITIMES - Shenzhen Goodix Technology has reached a definitive agreement with NXP Semiconductors under which it will acquire all assets of NXP's...

August 21, 2019 08:15 PM

MediaTek 5G SoC launches on track

Media -- DIGITIMES - With support from its partners including TSMC, and backend houses such as ASE Technology Holding, MediaTek's development of SoC chips...

August 21, 2019 08:15 PM

Renesas Electronics' Enhanced RX65N Wi-Fi Connectivity Cloud Kit Simplifies Secure IoT Endpoint Device Connections to Amazon Web Services

Business Wire -- Renesas Electronics simplifies secure IoT endpoint device connections to AWS with its enhanced RX65N Cloud Kit featuring support for Amazon...

August 21, 2019 05:01 PM

Lattice Semiconductor to Present at Jefferies 2019 Semiconductor, Hardware and Communications Infrastructure Summit

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, announced that it is scheduled to host investor meetings...

August 21, 2019 04:52 PM

Understanding the embedded USB2 (eUSB2) standard

Electronics -- TI - Analog Wire - What is eUSB2?

As applications like smartphones and tablets continue to pack more and more components into smaller form factors,...

August 21, 2019 03:47 PM

Cree Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019

Electronics -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) today announced revenue of $251.2 million for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, ended June 30, 2019.

August 21, 2019 03:47 PM

At Hot Chips, Intel Pushes 'AI Everywhere'

Electronics -- Intel - What's New: At Hot Chips 2019, Intel revealed new details of upcoming high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) accelerators: Intel(r)...

August 21, 2019 03:46 PM

Moore's Law isn't dead, chip boffin declares - we need it to keep chugging along for the sake of AI

Enterprise -- The Register - If you want to train neural networks quickly, keep packing in the transistors

Hot Chips The machine-learning world is obsessed...

August 21, 2019 03:44 PM

Intel unveils first artificial intelligence chip

Enterprise -- CRN - "Springhill" designed for large computing centres.

August 21, 2019 03:43 PM

August 20, 2019

ON Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors Bright Spots Amid Chip Downturn

Investors Business Daily -- After downgrading the chip sector almost a year ago, brokerage firm Raymond James now is seeing some attractive semiconductor stocks. They include...

August 20, 2019 06:11 PM

Renesas Unveils 14-Cell Li-ion BMIC for EVs/HEVs

Power Electronics -- The battery-management chip offers +/-2-mV accuracy across automotive temperature ranges, while maximizing driving time and range.

August 20, 2019 06:11 PM

August 19, 2019

Chinese Foundry SMIC Begins 14nm Production

Tech -- ExtremeTech - One of the longstanding trends in semiconductor manufacturing has been a steady decrease in major foundry players. Twenty years...

August 19, 2019 05:47 PM

NAND flash wafer prices rise above cash cost levels

Media -- DIGITIMES - NAND flash wafer prices have been rising in the third quarter of 2019, and have exceeded manufacturers' cash cost levels, according...

August 19, 2019 03:54 PM

Semiconductors are piling up to dangerous heights

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - The quantity of semiconductors sitting around in the supply chain hasn't been "normal" since 2010, and pushed into the...

August 19, 2019 03:47 PM

Meet Joe Grand aka Kingpin, the Hacker Extraordinaire, at DEF CON 27

Electronics -- NXP Blog - Joe Grand is an American computer engineer, product designer, and hardware hacker, known in the hacker community as Kingpin. He appeared...

August 19, 2019 03:32 PM

RIT to upgrade Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory through $1m New York state grant

Media -- Semiconductor Today - Rochester Institute of Technology is upgrading its Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory (SMFL) to further...

August 19, 2019 01:11 AM

Global 2Q19 DRAM market posts 9% drop, NAND flash flat

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global DRAM memory industry dropped 9% in output value sequentially in the second quarter, while the NAND flash sector stayed...

August 19, 2019 01:08 AM

MCU market to regain growth after 2019 slump, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - After reaching record-high sales in the last two years, the microcontroller (MCU) market slid lower in the first half of 2019 because...

August 19, 2019 01:06 AM

Micron opens new NAND flash fab in Singapore

Media -- DIGITIMES - Micron Technology has unveiled a new 12-inch fab at its manufacturing site for NAND flash memory in Singapore, and expects the facility...

August 19, 2019 01:06 AM

MCU market to fall 6 percent in 2019

Media -- New Electronics - The MCU market is expected to contract by 6% this year, according to semiconductor market analysts, IC Insights. The fall is...

August 19, 2019 01:04 AM

Advanced Patterning Techniques For 3D NAND Devices

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Driven by Moore's law, memory and logic semiconductor manufacturers pursue higher transistor...

August 19, 2019 01:04 AM

Power management ICs to grow 8% a year for next decade

Media -- FierceElectronics - Personal electronics and industrial applications make up more than half of power management IC market, analyst says.

August 19, 2019 01:02 AM

2Q DRAM revenue Falls by 9.1% QoQ - 3Q quotes still set to fall

Media -- Evertiq - According to investigations by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, quote trends for various products, including commodity DRAM,...

August 19, 2019 01:00 AM

TSMC board approves US$6.5 billion for advanced process, capacity expansion

Media -- DIGITIMES - The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of about US$6.5 billion for the...

August 19, 2019 12:59 AM

Cree and ON Semi sign multi-year silicon carbide wafer supply agreement

Media -- Evertiq - The companies have entered into a multi-year agreement where Cree will produce and supply its Wolfspeed silicon carbide wafers to ON...

August 19, 2019 12:44 AM

Mid-year global semi sales down 14.5% compared to 2018

Media -- Evertiq - worldwide sales of semiconductors reached USD 98.2 billion during the second quarter of 2019, a small increase of 0.3% over the previous...

August 19, 2019 12:42 AM

MediaTek July revenue slip

Media -- DIGITIMES - Mobile SoC specialist MediaTek saw its July revenues slip 0.98% sequentially to NT$20.69 billion (US$658.2 million).

August 19, 2019 12:06 AM

TSMC to see revenues rise substantially starting August

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC is expected to enjoy substantial revenue growth starting August with the momentum to continue through the last quarter of 2019,...

August 19, 2019 12:06 AM

August 18, 2019

76% of IC products expected to see flat growth in 2019

Media -- Evertiq - After flying high for two years, DRAM sales growth is forecast to rank last in 2019, worst among all IC categories; NAND flash sales...

August 18, 2019 11:27 PM

Embedded Security Semiconductor Shipments To Exceed 4 Billion By 2023

Business Wire -- Accelerating demand for embedded security in industrial and automotive segments is driving the market for technologies such as secure...

August 18, 2019 11:25 PM

Semtech Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Second Quarter Conference Call

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

August 18, 2019 11:24 PM

Lattice Semiconductor to Host Webinar: "Supporting MIPI in Embedded Vision System Design Using FPGA"

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor to Host Webinar: "Supporting MIPI in Embedded Vision System Design Using FPGA"

August 18, 2019 11:24 PM

Diodes Incorporated to Participate at Jefferies Semiconductor, Hardware and Communications Infrastructure Summit on August 27 and 28

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within...

August 18, 2019 11:23 PM

Semtech Releases Reference Kit to Simplify Development of LoRa(r)-based Smart Building Solutions

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

August 18, 2019 11:23 PM

Semiconductors, China stimulus hopes push European shares higher

Media -- Reuters - Companies - European shares churned higher on Friday, boosted by positive sentiment after China hinted on plans to spur economic growth...

August 18, 2019 10:55 PM

Metal-oxide semiconductor nanomembrane-based multifunctional electronics for wearable-human interfaces

Life -- Phys.org - Wearable electronic human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are an emerging class of devices to facilitate human and machine interactions....

August 18, 2019 01:18 AM

August 17, 2019