Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

January 24, 2022

The fastest route out of the chip shortage

Media -- eeNews Europe - Luc van den Hove, president and CEO of leading semiconductor research institute imec looks at the challenges for the chip industry in 2022

The coronavirus pandemic is leaving its mark in many ways. Bringing public health services...

January 24, 2022 03:25 AM

GlobalWafers reports record 2021 revenue

Media -- DIGITIMES - Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers saw its revenue climb by over 10% on year to a record high of NT$61.13 billion (US$2.21 billion) in 2021.

January 24, 2022 03:22 AM

TSMC to enjoy 30% revenue surge in 2022

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC is expected to see its revenue in US dollar terms grow about 30% to another record high in 2022, but may face challenges to keep profit growth going, according to sources at semiconductor equipment companies.

January 24, 2022 03:22 AM

SIA: Mainland Chinese chip companies accounted for 9% of global chip sales in 2020

Media -- SemiMedia - According to Semiconductor Industry Association's latest report, global chip sales from mainland Chinese companies are on the rise, largely due to increasing U.S.-China tensions and a whole-of-nation effort to advance mainland China's chip...

January 24, 2022 03:21 AM

Semiconductor market to rise 10.8 percent in 2022

Media -- eeNews Europe - The global semiconductor market will grow 10.8 percent to $680.6m this year says IC Insights.Market research firm IC Insights is predicting growth of 10.8 percnt for the global semiconductor market in 2022, up 10.8 percent.


January 24, 2022 03:18 AM

Happy 50th Birthday to the Signetics 555 Timer IC

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Signetics announced the NE555 timer/oscillator IC in 1972, 50 years ago. Over five decades, this simple 8-pin chip has consistently sold in the billions, each year. It's a perennial hobbyist favorite. Well-known authors...

January 24, 2022 03:17 AM

European semiconductor sales up 26.3% YoY

Media -- Evertiq - European semiconductor sales in November 2021 reached US$ 4.267 billion, an increase of 26.3% versus the same month one year ago, reports the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).

January 24, 2022 03:17 AM

Semiconductor sales to grow 11% in 2022, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - Total semiconductor sales are forecast to grow 11% and reach a record-high US$680.6 billion in 2022, after climbing 25% in 2021, according to IC Insights.

January 24, 2022 03:16 AM

TSMC posts record 4Q21 revenue

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC saw its revenue climb to a record high of NT$438.19 billion (US$15.84 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2021.

January 24, 2022 03:16 AM

Specialty DRAM prices soon to stop falling

Media -- DIGITIMES - DDR3 and other specialty DRAM prices are expected to stop falling and begin to rise as early as between the end of the first quarter and the second quarter, according to industry sources.

January 24, 2022 03:11 AM

NXP says imaging radar and LiDAR equally popular with carmakers

Media -- DIGITIMES - Imaging radars and LiDARs have been equally popular in the global automotive supply chain as carmakers are considering both for their future vehicle development, according to Ting Wei Li, chairman of NXP Greater China.

January 24, 2022 03:08 AM

Bloomberg: Chip lead time extended to 25.8 weeks

Media -- SemiMedia - According to Bloomberg quoted Susquehanna Financial Group's report, the chip lead time was further extended to 25.8 weeks in December 2021, an increase of six days from November, setting a record for the longest lead time since data tracking...

January 24, 2022 03:07 AM

TI introduces sensor to monitor blind spots and navigate turns in cars

Media -- Electronics360 - The sensor is 30% smaller than current radar sensors.

January 24, 2022 03:05 AM

Global semiconductor sales increase in November

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global semiconductor industry posted sales of US$49.7 billion in November 2021, an increase of 23.5% over the November 2020 total of US$40.2 billion and 1.5% more than the October 2021 total of US$49.0 billion, according to Semiconductor...

January 24, 2022 03:04 AM

Global semiconductor sales increase 23.5% year-to-year in November 2021

Media -- SemiMedia - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced global semiconductor industry sales were $49.7 billion in the month of November 2021, an increase of 23.5% over the November 2020 total of $40.2 billion and 1.5% more than the October...

January 24, 2022 03:03 AM

Intel's technology trends

Media -- eeNews Europe - Intel looks to the angstrom age and quantum computing in its technology trends Intel outlined its path toward more than 10x interconnect density improvement in packaging with hybrid bonding, 30 to 50 percent area improvement in...

January 24, 2022 03:02 AM

TSMC Planning to Launch its 2nm Production in 2025

Media -- ELE Times - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's largest contract manufacturer for chips, is reportedly seeking to launch its 2nm production possibly by 2025, media reports say.

According to a WccFTech report, the company is...

January 24, 2022 03:02 AM

Hyundai hikes car prices amid carflation

Media -- DIGITIMES - Carmakers are raising car prices as supply of batteries and semiconductors falls short and demand for EV causes "carflation." South Korea's battery prices are rising for the first time in more than a decade as lithium, cobalt, and nickel prices...

January 24, 2022 02:34 AM

Bullish sales not to be seen in all IC supply chains in 2022

Media -- DIGITIMES - Bullish performance seen across all semiconductor segments and players in almost the past two years will no longer remain in 2022, as chip demand will vary from segment to segment and first-tier players will retrieve orders spilled over to...

January 24, 2022 02:34 AM

Worldwide semiconductor revenue surpassed $500bn for first time in 2021 - Gartner

Enterprise -- CRN-UK - Research from Gartner shows global semiconductor revenue leaped 25.1 per cent in 2021 compared with 2020 to surpass $500bn for the first time as strong demand drove up prices.

Preliminary results from the researcher show that...

January 24, 2022 01:35 AM

January 23, 2022

Cadence Design Systems Aims to Cash in on New Custom-Chip Era

U.S. News -- Microchip design software maker Cadence Design Systems Inc is betting on growth from automakers and other chip users...

January 23, 2022 06:46 AM

Biden, Intel Unveil Ohio Fab, Tout Chip Legislation

Aspencore -- EETimes - President Joe Biden and Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger used the unveiling of a new Ohio chip manufacturing campus to press for passage of federal subsidies intended to revive U.S. semiconductor manufacturing.

"We are putting our chips on the table,"...

January 23, 2022 06:19 AM

Forecasters Foresee a $600B Chip Industry

Aspencore -- EETimes - This just in: Semiconductors have been elevated to the status of food, power and transportation, according to a growing number of chip industry forecasts that at last deem chips to be a "essential" industry.

This publication recognized that...

January 23, 2022 06:10 AM

Ray Stata to step down as chair of Analog Devices

Aspencore -- EETimes - Analog Devices announced yesterday it will appoint president and CEO Vincent Roche as the new chair of its board, replacing founder Ray Stata, who had held that position for the last 48 years. Stata plans to stand for reelection as a director.


January 23, 2022 06:09 AM

Post-Fire, ASML Expects 20 Percent Sales Growth in 2022

Aspencore -- EETimes - ASML, the lone supplier of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment used by chipmakers to extend Moore's Law, has shrugged off damage from a fire at a Berlin plant and expects sales this year to grow by about 20 percent.

"We currently...

January 23, 2022 06:05 AM

Chip Market Heading Toward Recession, Analyst Warns

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Future Horizons' Malcolm Penn - The semiconductor industry is heading for its next downturn, Malcolm Penn, CEO of Future Horizons, warned in his annual forecast for the sector, delivered online during IFS2022.

January 23, 2022 05:57 AM

Arm Predicts Stagnation if Nvidia Deal Fails

Aspencore -- EETimes - Arm faces significant hurdles to growth as a standalone company if Nvidia's proposed acquisition falls through, according to documents released as part of the U.K. regulator's ongoing merger inquiry.

The 29-page document details the joint Arm-Nvidia...

January 23, 2022 05:54 AM

Eval kit demonstrates digital AC/DC extraction chip

Aspencore -- EDN - Amber's demo kit lets engineers evaluate its chip for extracting DC directly from AC mains without transformers, rectifiers, or filtering. The AC Direct DC Enabler device eliminates many of the electromechanical components used today, resulting...

January 23, 2022 05:50 AM

Quantum tech: Semiconductor 'flipped' to insulator above room temp

Life -- Phys.org - A semiconducting material that performed a quantum "flip" from a conductor to an insulator above room temperature has been developed at the University of Michigan. It potentially brings the world closer to a new generation of quantum devices...

January 23, 2022 05:23 AM


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January 23, 2022 05:18 AM

Intel Announces Next US Site with Landmark Investment in Ohio

Business Wire -- Intel will invest more than $20 billion to build two new factories in Ohio and to establish a new epicenter for advanced chipmaking in the Midwest.

January 23, 2022 05:02 AM

Renesas Ships 1 Billionth Device From RX Family of 32-bit Microcontrollers

Business Wire -- Renesas has delivered more than one billion microcontrollers from the RX Family of 32-bit MCUs, which incorporate Renesas' proprietary RX CPU core.

January 23, 2022 04:58 AM

January 20, 2022

Vincent Roche to Succeed Ray Stata as Chair of Analog Devices in 2022

Business Wire -- Vincent Roche to Succeed Ray Stata as Chair of Analog Devices in 2022

January 20, 2022 05:41 AM

Seoul Semiconductor Proves the Effect of SunLike Lighting on Myopia Improvement

Business Wire -- Seoul Semiconductor proved the effect of SunLike lighting on myopia improvement with an experiment conducted with Singapore Eye Research Institute.

January 20, 2022 05:22 AM

January 17, 2022

Allegro MicroSystems Appoints Derek D'Antilio as Chief Financial Officer

Electronics -- Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGM) ("Allegro"), a global leader in sensing and power semiconductor technology, today announced that Paul Walsh, current Senior Vice President

January 17, 2022 11:39 PM

The Impact of GaN on Advanced Automotive Design

Electronics -- EPC - Wide-bandgap semiconductors like gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) are changing how people are thinking about power. In this video, Electronic Design talks to Alex Lidow, Founder and ...

January 17, 2022 11:39 PM

Qualcomm and Volvo Cars Enable Snapdragon-Powered Premium Infotainment Experiences for Upcoming Electric Vehicles

Electronics -- Qualcomm - - Volvo Car Group Selects Snapdragon Digital Cockpit Technologies and Google's Android Automotive Operating System(tm) to Power Next-Generation Infotainment Systems in Upcoming Fully Electric SUV and Polestar 3 SUV

January 17, 2022 11:28 PM

emotion3D and onsemi Collaborate on Innovative Driver and Occupant Monitoring System Reference Design

Electronics -- On Semi - emotion3D, a leading provider of camera-based automotive in-cabin analysis software, and onsemi (Nasdaq: ON), a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies, today announced a joint reference design for driver...

January 17, 2022 11:27 PM

TI advances driver assistance technology to more accurately monitor blind spots and efficiently navigate turns and corners to safely avoid collisions

Electronics -- Texas Instruments Newsroom - New high-resolution 77-GHz radar sensor detects objects up to 40% farther away from the vehicle

January 17, 2022 11:26 PM

Infineon announces start of production of new CO2 sensors, providing innovative solution for the growing demand for accurate indoor air quality

Electronics -- Infineon - The requirements for good air quality are on the rise especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in rising demand for sensors that measure the CO2 concentration in the air. Regulations in Asia,...

January 17, 2022 11:26 PM

Perfect combination of low power and high performance: Infineon introduces the new AIROC(tm) CYW20829 Bluetooth(r) LE system on chip

Electronics -- Infineon - Infineon Technologies AG is launching the AIROC(tm) CYW20829 Bluetooth(r) LE system on chip (SoC). The AIROC CYW20829 Bluetooth LE SoC is a Bluetooth 5.3 core spec-compliant...

January 17, 2022 11:25 PM

Silicon Labs Appoints Sherri Luther to Board of Directors

Electronics -- Silicon Labs Press - Lattice Semiconductor CFO Brings Global Financial and Operational Expertise to Board

January 17, 2022 11:22 PM

January 16, 2022

Here's what analysts expect from chip shortages in 2022

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - An analyst from GlobalData says that we can expect the chip shortage to continue in some industries this year, but it won't be as bad as previous years.

January 16, 2022 11:56 PM

Rocketing chip sales growth to ease off this year, reach $680bn, say analysts

Enterprise -- The Register - Meanwhile Deloitte says semiconductors are 'growing as fast or faster than ever before'

Semiconductor sales are expected to return to a more realistic growth trajectory this year after a record-setting 2021, analyst house IC Insights said...

January 16, 2022 11:48 PM

US Army journal's top paper from 2021 says Taiwan should destroy TSMC if China invades

Enterprise -- The Register - No more chip factories would surely change Beijing's mind about unification

A top US Army War College paper suggests Taiwan should credibly threaten to eradicate, or eradicate, its semiconductor industry if threatened by China so that Beijing...

January 16, 2022 10:18 PM

Intel claims its new Core i9 CPU outperforms Apple's M1 Max

Enterprise -- ChannelPro - The Intel Core i9-12900HK will be the most powerful mobile processor on the market, according to the chipmaker

January 16, 2022 10:11 PM

Scrambling to boost production, chipmakers struggle with a lack of skilled workers

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - A shortage of skilled labor could hamper plans by computer chipmakers to expand production and address the ongoing global semiconductor shortage. A report in the Wall Street Journal Sunday said the world's largest chipmakers are becoming...

January 16, 2022 09:26 PM

Intel Poaches Apple Engineer Who Lead the M1 Development Team

Tech -- ExtremeTech - In what can only be described as a major win...

January 16, 2022 08:05 AM

Taiwan Chipmaker TSMC Says Quarterly Profit $6 Billion

U.S. News -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips, says its quarterly profit rose 16.4% over a year earlier to $6 billion amid surging demand for chips for smartphones and other electronics.

January 16, 2022 07:45 AM