Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

August 20, 2018

3D NAND Flash Wars Begin

Semiconductor Engineering -- Market overcrowding, more efficient manufacturing, and growing list of scaling issues create a challenging competitive landscape.

August 20, 2018 03:41 PM

Skyworks closes acquisition of Avnera

Media -- Evertiq - Analog semiconductors provider, Skyworks Solutions, has closed its acquisition of Avnera Corporation, a developer of Analog System...

August 20, 2018 03:41 PM

GlobalWafers, Wafer Works continue to enjoy strong silicon wafer demand

DigiTimes -- GlobalWafers has seen customers pay in advance to secure enough silicon wafers beyond 2021, while fellow company Wafer Works has landed orders...

August 20, 2018 03:35 PM

Global mobile DRAM sales hit record high in 2Q18, says DRAMeXchange

DigiTimes -- Mobile DRAM revenues amounted to about US$8.87 billion in the second quarter, up 5.1% sequentially and hitting a record high, according to DRAMeXchange.

August 20, 2018 03:35 PM

Diverse power management IC solutions to affect industries through 2020, says TI manager

DigiTimes -- Along with the development of data centers, automotive electronics and industrial automation, power consumption has become an issue as crucial...

August 20, 2018 03:35 PM

Toshiba Announces Next-Generation Superjunction Power MOSFETs

Business Wire -- Toshiba's next-generation superjunction power MOSFETs increase power supply efficiency even further for power supplies in industrial applications.

August 20, 2018 03:12 PM

Xilinx Unveils its Vision for the Future of Computing, Details New Programmable Engine Fabric and Multiple AI Technologies

PR Newswire -- HOT CHIPS 2018 - At the 2018 Hot Chips conference this week, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, will...

August 20, 2018 02:42 PM

Plug-and-Play Wireless-Charging Kit from STMicroelectronics Creates Ultra-Compact Chargers for Wearables and IoT Devices

WebWire - Semiconductors -- The STMicroelectronics plug-and-play wireless battery-charger development kit ( STEVAL-ISB045V1 ) lets users quickly...

August 20, 2018 01:47 AM

ADI breaks ground on new global headquarters

Media -- Evertiq - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), has officially broken ground on its new global headquarters in Wilmington, Massachusetts. The expanded...

August 20, 2018 01:35 AM

Allegro MicroSystems sets up R&D centre in Czech Republic

Media -- Evertiq - Supplier of high-performance power and sensor semiconductor ICs, Allegro MicroSystems, announces that the company has established a...

August 20, 2018 01:35 AM

Global DRAM sales to top US$100 billion in 2018, says IC Insights

DigiTimes -- The DRAM market is expected to be the largest of all IC product categories in 2018, repeating the ranking it held last year, according to IC...

August 20, 2018 01:15 AM

DRAM prices to weaken in 4Q18, says DRAMeXchange

DigiTimes -- DRAM suppliers have begun to negotiate with their clients contract prices for the fourth quarter since the middle of August, according to DRAMeXchange,...

August 20, 2018 01:15 AM

This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it

Think -- MIT Technology Review - Last August, 50 employees at Three Square Market got RFID chips in their hands. Now 80 have them.

August 20, 2018 01:03 AM

August 19, 2018

Smallest transistor worldwide switches current with a single atom in solid electrolyte

Life -- EurekAlert - At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), physicist Professor Thomas Schimmel and his team have developed a single-atom transistor,...

August 19, 2018 11:50 PM

Global semiconductor sales hit record in 2Q18, says SIA

DigiTimes -- Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$117.9 billion during the second quarter of 2018, up 6% sequentially and 20.5% on year, according...

August 19, 2018 11:43 PM

NAND flash market remains in oversupply

DigiTimes -- The global NAND flash market remained in oversupply in the second quarter of 2018, though the market posted a 3.5% sequential increase in revenues,...

August 19, 2018 11:42 PM

TSMC sees pickup in orders for mining ASICs

DigiTimes -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and its design services partners have recently seen orders for cryptocurrency mining chips...

August 19, 2018 11:42 PM

Wafer front-end equipment billings to drop 24% in 2H18, says Information Network

DigiTimes -- On the heels of a 37.3% growth in wafer front end (WFE) semiconductor equipment growth in 2017, the market will grow only 10% in 2018 to US$62.3...

August 19, 2018 11:42 PM

TSMC board approves US$4.5 billion for capacity expansion

DigiTimes -- The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of approximately US$4.49 billion for new fabs...

August 19, 2018 11:42 PM

Size of semiconductor acquisitions may have hit limit, says IC Insights

DigiTimes -- The demise of Qualcomm's pending US$44 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors in late July along with growing regulatory reviews of chip merger...

August 19, 2018 11:41 PM

China new fabs to join competition for foundry orders in late 2018

DigiTimes -- As most of the 12-inch wafer foundry fabs built in China in 2016-2017 will kick off commercial run in late 2018, China's combined monthly foundry...

August 19, 2018 11:41 PM

DRAM output value hits record high in 2Q18, says DRAMeXchange

DigiTimes -- The global DRAM memory industry's output value grew 11.3% sequentially to record-high US$25.69 billion in the second quarter of 2018, according...

August 19, 2018 11:41 PM

Phison net profits surge 40% in 2Q18

DigiTimes -- NAND flash device controller IC supplier Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$1.24 billion (US$40 million) for the second quarter...

August 19, 2018 11:40 PM

Qualcomm to set up engineering center in Taiwan by year-end 2019

DigiTimes -- Qualcomm is set to build an operational and manufacturing engineering center in Taiwan by the end of 2019, according to a local report, citing...

August 19, 2018 11:38 PM

TSMC posts increased July revenues

DigiTimes -- Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$74.37 billion (US$2.41 million)...

August 19, 2018 11:38 PM

MediaTek revenues slip in July

DigiTimes -- MediaTek has reported consolidated revenues slipped about 3% sequentially to NT$20.42 billion (US$662.6 million) in July.

August 19, 2018 11:38 PM

Cree: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

U.S. News -- Cree: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot.

August 19, 2018 11:29 PM

Intel Discloses Three More Chip Flaws

U.S. News -- U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp on Tuesday disclosed three more possible flaws in some of its microprocessors that can be exploited...

August 19, 2018 11:29 PM

Semtech Announces Fiscal Year 2019 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 19, 2018 11:22 PM

Diodes Incorporated to Participate at the Jefferies Semiconductor, Hardware and Communications Infrastructure Summit on August 29

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

August 19, 2018 11:21 PM

Semtech's LoRa Technology Monitors Cattle Health in Real-Time

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

August 19, 2018 11:14 PM

Intel and Philips Accelerate Deep Learning Inference on CPUs in Key Medical Imaging Uses

Business Wire -- Using Intel(r) Xeon(r) Scalable processors and the OpenVINO(tm) toolkit, Intel and Philips* tested two healthcare use cases for deep...

August 19, 2018 11:13 PM

In a first-ever public peek at its roadmap, Arm touts laptop chips that will outmatch Intel's

BGR -- Arm wants to get inside your laptop. For the first time, the company has published its product roadmap that covers the next two years and showcases...

August 19, 2018 10:58 PM

NAND Flash Revenue Rose by 3.5% Q/Q in 2Q18 - TrendForce

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce Corp., reports that the global NAND Flash market has stayed in oversupply since the...

August 19, 2018 10:29 PM

Intel Hosts NASA Frontier Development Lab Demo Day for 2018 Research Presentations

Electronics -- Intel - A NASA Frontier Development Lab photo shows a crater on the moon.

August 19, 2018 09:37 PM

Sensors - the Eyes and Ears of Autonomous Vehicles

Electronics -- Intel - One of the most basic - and challenging - building blocks of an autonomous vehicle system is the ability to detect and classify objects....

August 19, 2018 09:36 PM

Infineon enables open source software stack for TPM 2.0 - for easier integration of security into industrial and automotive applications

Electronics -- Infineon - Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has enabled a new open source software stack....

August 19, 2018 09:21 PM

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 chip appears in benchmarks with improved performance

Tech -- Digital Trends - A benchmark for Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 850 processor show a less-than-stellar increase in multi-core performance over the...

August 19, 2018 08:31 PM

Arm's CPU road map targets Intel with designs promising laptop-class performance

Tech -- Digital Trends - Arm publicly revealed its CPU road map for the first time, covering designs to be released through 2020. Typically disclosed...

August 19, 2018 05:24 AM

Intel teases new dedicated graphics card slated for 2020 release

Tech -- Digital Trends - Intel has confirmed plans to launch a dedicated graphics card in 2020. Although precious few details exist for the card at this...

August 19, 2018 03:40 AM

Keeping a Step Ahead

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - How does the world's number one country in semiconductor technology stay on top in a market where competitors are quick to imitate...

August 19, 2018 03:36 AM

August 17, 2018

Arm wants to power your next laptop

Tech -- TechCrunch - Arm, the company that designs the chips that power virtually every smartphone and IoT device, published its roadmap for the next...

August 17, 2018 07:47 PM

NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2019

Globe Newswire -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue for the second quarter ended July 29, 2018, of $3.12 billion, up 40 percent from $2.23 billion a...

August 17, 2018 07:19 PM

August 16, 2018

Intel's 9th generation chips are coming soon with blazing speed and even more cores

BGR -- Come October 1st, Intel will unveil its 9th generation of chips, a new report reveals. The new processors will feature faster speeds and even...

August 16, 2018 10:56 PM

eSilicon to exhibit at Hot Chips 2018: A Symposium on High-Performance Chips, Cupertino, California, August 19-21

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Update on neuASIC modular AI ASIC platform Update on neuASIC modular AI ASIC platform

August 16, 2018 04:39 PM

Can mmWave sensors prevent damage to your car door?

Electronics -- TI - Behind the Wheel - Have you ever opened your car door, only to hit the door of the car next to you, or a pole you didn't see? Or have you...

August 16, 2018 04:33 PM

Apple considers making its own health monitoring processors

Tech -- Digital Trends - Apple could be looking at making its own dedicated health tracking processors. These chips are dedicated to health-monitoring...

August 16, 2018 03:18 PM

August 15, 2018

Seoul Semiconductor's Innovative SunLike LEDs Earn Industry Recognition in 2018 IES Progress Report

Business Wire -- Seoul Semiconductor's SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs were recognized in the 2018 Illumination Engineering Society (IES) Progress...

August 15, 2018 07:23 PM

Microchip Chief Spells Out Microsemi Actions

Electronics Distribution News -- It's fair to say Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip Technology was not impressed once he and his colleagues got access to all the information on...

August 15, 2018 07:20 PM