Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

September 19, 2021

'Quad' Countries to Agree on Secure Microchip Supply Chains-Media

U.S. News -- Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia will agree to take steps to build secure semiconductor supply chains...

September 19, 2021 12:01 AM

September 18, 2021

Infineon CEO: We Expect Chip Prices to Rise Significantly

U.S. News -- Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss said on Friday that he expected silicon chip prices to rise significantly, adding that...

September 18, 2021 10:19 PM

Infineon Strengthens Supply Chain for Power Electronics

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Infineon is currently focusing on global sourcing for power electronics with a new €1.6 billion plant in Villach, Austria. The opening of the new factory comes at a significant moment: when sustained strong demand for microelectronics...

September 18, 2021 10:17 PM

High stakes in the chip shortage

Media -- eeNews Europe - Infineon opened its latest 1.6bn 300mm chip fab in Austria this morning to tackle the chip shortage

The chip shortage and Covid-19 is driving up chip costs says Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Semiconductors, but analysts warn...

September 18, 2021 04:16 AM

U.S. Officials to Hold Semiconductor Supply Chain Meeting

U.S. News -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and White House economic adviser Brian Deese will host a semiconductor supply chain...

September 18, 2021 03:41 AM

September 17, 2021

Chipmakers' revenue thriving despite semiconductor shortage

Media -- Electronics360 - Many vendors see unprecedented growth during the second quarter.

September 17, 2021 07:54 PM

Global fab equipment spending projected to reach new high

Media -- Evertiq - Powered by digital transformation and other secular technology trends, global semiconductor equipment investments for front end fabs in 2022 are expected to reach nearly USD 100 billion to meet soaring demand for electronics after topping a...

September 17, 2021 07:54 PM

Infineon opens high-tech chip factory in Austria

Media -- Evertiq - Infineon Technologies AG officially opened its high-tech chip factory for power electronics on 300-millimeter thin wafers at its Villach site in Austria. At EUR 1.6 billion euros, the investment made by the semiconductor group represents one...

September 17, 2021 07:53 PM

High-speed transmission chip suppliers expect output value to boom

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan's suppliers of high-speed transmission chips, which have obtained commitments from foundries to provide sufficient capacity support next year, are gearing up for a boom in their output value, according to industry sources.

September 17, 2021 07:53 PM

China stepping up deployments in homegrown car-use SiC modules

Media -- DIGITIMES - China auto and semiconductor makers are stepping up the development and production of their homegrown SiC chips and modules for EV applications, according to industry sources.

September 17, 2021 07:53 PM

Chipmakers working with partners to step up deployments in 5G RF devices

Media -- DIGITIMES - Fabless chipmakers are looking to step up their deployments in the 5G RF front-end module (RF FEM) and other device markets by working closely with their manufacturing partners, according to industry sources.

September 17, 2021 07:26 PM

NXP certified to support supply chain standard for automotive security

Media -- FierceElectronics - NXP certified to support supply chain standard for automotive security

September 17, 2021 07:21 PM

Cree | Wolfspeed to transfer from Nasdaq to NYSE

Media -- Semiconductor Today - Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA, which provides silicon carbide (SiC) technology through its Wolfspeed business, is to transfer the listing of its common stock to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) from The Nasdaq Global Select Market....

September 17, 2021 07:20 PM

September 16, 2021

Consolidation will change the automotive chip industry says Yole

Media -- eeNews Europe - A technology analysis firm Yole Developpement sees major challenges ahead for the car industry as semiconductors become even more important.

The automotive chip industry will face some key challenges in the next ten years a semiconductor...

September 16, 2021 07:30 PM

Power outage in Dresden affects Bosch und Infineon

Media -- Evertiq - Production is running again at all three major chip manufacturers in Dresden (Germany).

September 16, 2021 07:30 PM

Silicon Labs Shoots for a Secure, Inclusive IoT

Aspencore -- EETimes - Silicon Labs is going to give its customers the capability to make changes to the parts the company is making for them in the midst of production runs. Even as Silicon Labs foundries are churning out parts for the Internet of things (IoT), customers...

September 16, 2021 06:56 PM

Analog Devices Announces Nanopower Primary Cell State-of-Health Monitor with Precision Coulomb Counter

Media -- ELE Times - Analog Devices, Inc. introduced today the LTC3337, a nanopower primary (non-rechargeable) cell State-of-Health (SoH) monitor with precision coulomb counter, designed to be placed in series with a primary battery with minimal associated series...

September 16, 2021 06:52 PM

Gearing Up For Next-Gen Power Semis

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - After years in R&D, several vendors are moving closer to shipping power semiconductors and other products based on next-generation wide-bandgap technologies.

These devices leverage the properties of new materials, such as aluminum...

September 16, 2021 06:40 PM

More Shortages Seen For Silicon Wafers

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Silicon wafer shipments have been on a torrid and record breaking pace in the first half of 2021, where demand continues to outstrip supply.

So what's in store for buyers of wafers for the remainder of 2021 and beyond? "Right...

September 16, 2021 06:40 PM

GlobalFoundries expands manufacturing features for mobile, data center, IoT, automotive

Media -- FierceElectronics - GlobalFoundries expands manufacturing features for mobile, data center, IoT, automotive

September 16, 2021 06:38 PM

European Chips Act for semiconductor sovereignty

Media -- eeNews Europe - Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, has proposed a European Chips Act to drive semiconductor infrastructure in the regionEuropean Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said there will be a European...

September 16, 2021 06:37 PM

DRAM prices start to fall

Media -- SemiMedia - According to Nikkei Asia, the price of DDR4 8Gb in August fell 2% from July to about US$3.8 each, and the price of 4Gb products fell 2% to US$3.1 each. Even the DDR3 2Gb, which is in short supply, has stopped rising, and the current price...

September 16, 2021 06:13 PM

Shortage of consumer ICs easing

Media -- DIGITIMES - Shortages of multiple ICs for handsets, notebooks and other consumer technology products have started easing, with some chipmakers already engaged in inventory correction, according to industry sources.

September 16, 2021 06:12 PM

Vanchip tapping Wi-Fi 6 RF FEM market

Media -- DIGITIMES - China-based Vanchip Technologies, a subsidiary of MediaTek, is partnering with IC distributor WPG and GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors to promote its Wi-Fi 6 RF front-end modules (RF FEM) including power amplifier (PA), according to industry...

September 16, 2021 06:12 PM

Texas Instruments introduces localized online buying experience for India

Media -- Electronics Maker - Customers can transact on TI.com in Indian Rupees and simplify delivery with customs

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced new ordering features on TI.com making it more convenient for electronics...

September 16, 2021 06:11 PM

TSMC forecast to post 24% revenue growth in 2021, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC is forecast to see its revenue in the second half of this year grow 14% from the level in the first half, with revenue for all of 2021 set to represent a 24% on-year surge, according to IC Insights.

September 16, 2021 06:10 PM

Versal Core FPGA Development Kit for space

Media -- eeNews Europe - Alpha Data with TI, Teledyne e2v and Infineon, has launched the ADK-VA600 based on the Xilinx XQR Versal AI Core VC1902 ACAP.Alpha Data in Edinburgh, Scotland, has launched its second generation development kit for FGPGAs in space...

September 16, 2021 06:09 PM

UnitedSiC announces industry-best 6mohm SiC FET

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - UnitedSiC, a leading manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, has responded to the power designer's requests for higher-performance, higher-efficient SiC FETs...

September 16, 2021 06:02 PM

STMicroelectronics Accelerates Wireless Product Development with Market-Leading STM32 Microcontrollers

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics Accelerates Wireless Product Developmentwith Market-Leading STM32 Microcontrollers

September 16, 2021 06:00 PM

AKHAN Semiconductor Appoints Tom Lacey Interim CEO

Business Wire -- AKHAN Semiconductor (AKHAN/the Company), a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of synthetic, lab-grown electronics-grade diamond materials addressing consumer industries and glass coatings, announced today that prolific...

September 16, 2021 05:47 PM

New Arm Technologies to Transform the Software-defined Future for the Automotive Industry

Business Wire -- Arm, in collaboration with leaders across the automotive supply chain, today announced it is delivering a new software architecture.

September 16, 2021 05:46 PM

September 14, 2021

Silicon Labs Unveils World's First Secure Sub-GHz SoCs With 1+ Mile Wireless Range And 10+ Year Battery Life

Electronics -- Silicon Labs Press - Series 2 Platform Expansion Enables Amazon Sidewalk, mioty, Wireless M-Bus and Z-Wave --

September 14, 2021 09:05 PM

Trends in Automotive LED Lighting and Optoelectronics

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Efficiency and durability advantages mean automakers are choosing LED technology more often for their designs. Here are some of the trends driving component selection in the automotive industry and a look at what the future might hold...

September 14, 2021 08:59 PM

STMicroelectronics and Blues Wireless Cooperate to Accelerate Adoption of Cellular Technology in Embedded Applications

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics and Blues Wireless Cooperate to AccelerateAdoption of Cellular Technology in Embedded Applications

September 14, 2021 08:33 PM

Ouster to Supply Digital Lidar Sensors to China's Juzhen

U.S. News -- (Reuters) - Ouster Inc said on Monday it signed a deal with autonomous driving company Juzhen Data Tech to supply digital lidar sensors for its...

September 14, 2021 07:27 PM

China Struggles to Crack Chip Manufacturing

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - There is little that epitomises more succinctly the problem Chinese companies face in delivering on the country's aspirations to become a major force in the supply of advanced semiconductors than SMIC's announcement last week of an $8.9...

September 14, 2021 07:26 PM

Analog Devices Appoints Janene Asgeirsson as Chief Legal Officer

Electronics -- Analog Devices , Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) has appointed Janene Asgeirsson as the company's new Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Asgeirsson is a highly accomplished legal advisor with more than 20 years of experience

September 14, 2021 06:56 PM

Highlights of the day: US chip vendors shift orders from China foundries

Media -- DIGITIMES - The US-China trade tensions are driving US chip vendors away from Chinese foundry houses, which neveretheless still see strong demand from the domestic market. China's top foundry house SMIC is gearing up expansion of its mature process manufacturing...

September 14, 2021 06:37 PM

GaN Systems and BMW sign semiconductor capacity agreement

Media -- New Electronics - GaN Systems has signed a comprehensive capacity agreement with BMW Group for the company's high-performance, automotive-grade GaN power transistors.

September 14, 2021 06:30 PM

Top15 semiconductor sales leaders 3Q21 forecast

Media -- Evertiq - The big three memory IC suppliers-Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron-are each expected to post a 10% increase and Kioxia is anticipated to show an 11% jump in 3Q21 sales.

September 14, 2021 06:30 PM

SMIC to build additional, considerable 28nm and above process capacity

Media -- DIGITIMES - China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) will be expanding production capacity for 28nm and above process technologies by 2024, which will considerably boost its overall production capacity, according to industry sources.

September 14, 2021 06:29 PM

Teledyne e2v introduces the industry's smallest 2MP & 1.5MP CMOS sensors, featuring a low-noise global shutter pixel

Globe Newswire -- Technology - New Topaz sensors are ideal for mobile applications, offering an attractive price point with no-compromise performance. New Topaz sensors are ideal for mobile applications, offering an attractive price point with no-compromise performance.

September 14, 2021 06:28 PM

Seoul Semiconductor to Launch WICOP TE for Headlamps With Thermal Management Effect for Electric Vehicles

Business Wire -- Seoul Semiconductor will launch WICOP TE products with weight reduction of headlamp for electric vehicles and outstanding heat dissipation performance

September 14, 2021 06:22 PM

Another chip shortage will halt IoT projects, analyst predicts

Media -- FierceElectronics - Another chip shortage will halt IoT projects, analyst predicts

September 14, 2021 03:24 AM

ams OSRAM showcasing sensor portfolio at Sensors Converge 2021

Media -- Semiconductor Today - ams OSRAM of Premstaetten/Graz, Austria and Munich, Germany is exhibiting its latest sensing technology at Sensors Converge in San Jose's McEnery Convention Center (21-23 September) - the first time that it is exhibiting in the USA...

September 14, 2021 03:24 AM

Bipartisan infrastructure bill and record silicon shipments

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - IPC president and CEO, John Mitchell, has issued the following statement on the expected passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the US Senate: "Electronics manufacturers welcome the prospect of historic infrastructure...

September 14, 2021 03:22 AM

Intel offering competitive prices to maintain server market leadership

Media -- DIGITIMES - Intel, facing AMD's fierce competition in the server market, is offering more competitive pricing for its server CPUs, with many cloud computing datacenter operators who have begun using AMD-based servers mulling turning back to Intel, according...

September 14, 2021 03:22 AM

GaN power devices market to growth at 78% CAGR through 2025

Media -- Evertiq - Demand for elecom base stations, converters, and charging stations has seen considerable growth this year as a result of ongoing developments in 5G telecommunication, consumer electronics, industrial energy conversion, and new energy vehicles...

September 14, 2021 03:21 AM

IC Insights: Top-15 semi suppliers are forecast to experience 7% growth in 3Q21

Media -- SemiMedia - IC Insights released the third quarter sales growth forecast of the world's top 25 semiconductor suppliers on September 10. IC Insights released the third quarter sales growth forecast of the world's top 25 semiconductor suppliers on September...

September 14, 2021 03:20 AM