Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

October 02, 2023

GlobalFoundries(r) and Microchip Announce Microchip's 28-nm SuperFlash(r)Embedded Flash Memory Solution in Production

Media -- Electronics Maker - Widely deployed Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) solution is optimized for microcontrollers (MCUs), smartcards and IoT chips

October 02, 2023 08:13 PM

Wi-Fi 7 chip competition about to heat up

Media -- DIGITIMES - Chipmakers including MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, RF IC specialist RichWave Technology, and power management IC (PMIC) supplier M3 Technology (M3Tek) are gearing up for the industry's transition to Wi-Fi 7, which is poised to enter a period...

October 02, 2023 07:23 PM

Micron expects inventory control to continue into 2024

Media -- DIGITIMES - Amid the memory downturn, Micron reported a declining revenue and an operating and net income loss for the last quarter and expects a recovery in 2024. Micron plans to keep its inventory control in place next year.

October 02, 2023 07:22 PM

Infineon announces cooperation with Infypower to expand new energy vehicle charger market

Media -- SemiMedia - Infineon Technologies AG announced its cooperation with Infypower, a Chinese market leader in new energy vehicle charging. Infineon will supply INFY with industry-leading 1200 V CoolSiC MOSFET power semiconductor...

October 02, 2023 07:22 PM

Microchip's 28nm SuperFlash memory solution in production at GF

Media -- Evertiq - Microchip's 28nm SuperFlash embedded flash memory solution has entered production at semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries.

October 02, 2023 07:18 PM

MaxLinear announces 5nm CMOS PAM4 DSP with integrated VCSEL drivers for 800G and 400G Multimode short-reach optical modules and Active Optical Cables (AOC)

Business Wire -- MaxLinear announces 5nm CMOS PAM4 DSP with integrated VCSEL drivers for 800G and 400G Multimode short-reach optical modules and Active Optical Cables

October 02, 2023 06:49 PM

Renesas' New 16-bit RL78/G24 MCU Delivers Top-Class Performance for Motor Control and Power Supply Control Systems

Business Wire -- Renesas announced a new addition to its popular RL78 MCU Family that includes 8- and 16-bit devices for power-sensitive applications.

October 02, 2023 06:46 PM

September 28, 2023

Working to Facilitate Fab-to-Fab Recirculation of Tooling

Aspencore -- EETimes - While the chip shortages of the pandemic era may be over for now, it is clear that the semiconductor industry will continue to face challenges due to rigid supply chains, the high cost of capacity and

September 28, 2023 01:05 AM

Microsoft technology chief says supply of Nvidia's AI chips is improving

Media -- CNBC - Tech - Kevin Scott, Microsoft's chief technology officer, said supply of Nvidia's graphics processing units is improving now that generative AI hype has cooled a bit.

September 28, 2023 01:04 AM

Scientists develop an electrically driven organic semiconductor laser

Life -- Phys.org - Scientists at St Andrews are leading a significant breakthrough in a decades-long challenge to develop compact laser technology.

September 28, 2023 01:02 AM

Unleashing The Power Of Generative AI In Chip, System, And Product Design

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The field of chip, system, and product design is a complex landscape, fraught with challenges that designers grapple with daily. The traditional design process, while robust, often falls short in addressing the increasing...

September 28, 2023 12:29 AM

NXP expects to launch 5nm chips for automotive use in 2025

Media -- SemiMedia - According to reports, NXP Semiconductors expects its first automotive-grade 5nm chip, made by TSMC, to be available to automakers as early as a year and a half to meet the needs of connected cars for better...

September 28, 2023 12:26 AM

Battery management system chip demand picking up

Media -- DIGITIMES - An increase in battery management system (BMS) chip demand may infuse growth momentum into the operations of Taiwanese MCU suppliers in the second half of 2023, according to industry sources.

September 28, 2023 12:25 AM

Intel CEO talks about company resilience, competitiveness

Media -- DIGITIMES - During a Q&A session with the press at Intel Innovation 2023, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger discussed the company's current focus and strategy in light of intensifying competition among major foundries and rising geopolitical tensions. Gelsinger...

September 28, 2023 12:25 AM

September 27, 2023

Intel's next-generation CPUs hide chiplets inside*

Aspencore -- EDN - Last week, Intel held its third annual two-day Innovation event, a resurrection of the previous Intel Developer Forums (a "few" of which I attended back in the old days). The day-one keynote, focusing on silicon, was delivered by CEO Pat Gelsinger:

September 27, 2023 11:45 PM

China Gears Up for Chip Dumping, Ex-DoC Official Says

Aspencore -- EETimes - -Part of an ongoing EE Times series: A Vulnerable U.S. Electronics Supply Chain. Previous parts can be found here.

China's government has used dumping to destroy overseas tech industries and take them

September 27, 2023 11:44 PM

Microchip Introduces Industry's First Low Pin Count MCU Family With I3C Support

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Leading I3C integration, Microchip has released its PIC18-Q20 family of MCUs, the industry's first low pin count MCUs with I3C peripherals and MVIO.

September 27, 2023 11:38 PM

NXP's investment plans cover four European countries

Media -- Evertiq - Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Romania are all included in NXP Semiconductors' European expansion plans.

September 27, 2023 10:52 PM

Intel updates FPGA product line

Enterprise -- Network World News - Intel refreshed its FPGA line-up with cost-optimized offerings, released its FPGA software stack as open source, and added a new processor design based on the RISC-V architecture.The first of the new products is the Agilex 3 family...

September 27, 2023 10:35 PM

GlobalFoundries announces $3.1 billion chip manufacturing contract with U.S. Department of Defense

Media -- SemiMedia - GlobalFoundries recently announced that it has been awarded a new 10-year contract by the U.S. Department of Defense to supply securely manufactured, U.S.-made semiconductors for use across a wide range of...

September 27, 2023 09:57 PM

NXP wins supplier awards from three automotive customers

Media -- SemiMedia - NXP Semiconductors N.V. recently announced that it has been honored by three automotive partners. The company has collected supplier awards from DENSO and Hyundai Motor Group for its outstanding efforts in...

September 27, 2023 09:56 PM

Addressing the semiconductor skill shortage

Media -- Evertiq - The future of the semiconductor industry depends on future engineers, thus it depends on the education of students. Now, companies are looking to address the shortage themselves.

September 27, 2023 09:54 PM

Lattice Named a 2023 Top Workplace in Oregon and Southwest Washington

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced it has been recognized as a 2023 Top Workplace in Oregon and Southwest Washington by The Oregonian/OregonLive. "We are proud to be named a Top Workplace...

September 27, 2023 06:30 PM

Intel Editorial: Intel Addresses Semiconductor Workforce Shortage

Business Wire -- The future of the semiconductor industry depends on the education of students, and Intel is working to make sure those students are ready

September 27, 2023 06:11 AM

2Q23 NAND Flash Revenue Up Q/Q 7.4% Reaching $9.338 Billion

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - This market report, published on September 12, 2023, was written by Sean Lin, analyst at TrendForce Corp. 2Q23 NAND Flash Revenue Up 7.4% Anticipated to Exceed 3% Growth in 3Q23 This latest research paints a vivid picture: 3Q23...

September 27, 2023 03:13 AM

NXP Honored with Prestigious Automotive Awards

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - Global automotive leaders recognize NXP for innovation, outstanding collaboration with Tier 1s and OEMs, helping to ensure technology differentiation, supply capacity, and continuity through superior customer service Global automotive...

September 27, 2023 02:56 AM

Infineon heads European research project for advancing the circular economy and sustainability of the electronics industry

Electronics -- Infineon - Infineon Technologies AG has taken over as head and coordinator of the broad-scope European research project EECONE (European ECOsystem for greeN Electronics), intended to make electronics in Europe more sustainable....

September 27, 2023 02:55 AM

EU Chips Act enters into force

Media -- Evertiq - Today, September 21, the European Chips Act - which aims to ensure the EU's security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technologies and applications - enters into force.

September 27, 2023 02:54 AM

Diodes Inc. launches new Hall-effect sensor, delivering accurate speed/direction data

Media -- SemiMedia - Diodes Incorporated recently introduced a new portfolio of high-sensitivity Hall-effect sensors. Devices in the robust AH39xxQ series provide accurate speed and directional data or two independent outputs....

September 27, 2023 02:51 AM

Memory chip vendors accelerate output cuts, process transitions

Media -- DIGITIMES - Major memory chipmakers have drastically reduced their production lines for mainstream processes while simultaneously accelerating their transitions to newer manufacturing processes, a two-pronged strategy to stay competitive in the still...

September 27, 2023 01:55 AM

India not on Intel's radar for chipmaking due to lack of established ecosystem

Media -- DIGITIMES - Despite India's efforts to entice global leaders in manufacturing advanced chips, Intel revealed that it has yet to make a decision to invest in chip fabrication in India as there is no established ecosystem in place.

September 27, 2023 01:55 AM

TSMC's Kumamoto fab set to run entirely on renewable energy

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC's construction of a new wafer fab in Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan, has revitalized the once-declining "Kyushu Silicon Island" concept, but water and renewable energy infrastructure required for the fab must be sufficient to support...

September 27, 2023 01:54 AM

September 21, 2023

Lattice's Sherri Luther Receives 2023 Women CFOs of the Year Award

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced Sherri Luther, Chief Financial Officer, received a Women CFOs of the Year Award from the Financial Executives International Silicon Valley (FEISV)...

September 21, 2023 01:34 AM

Advancements in LED Drivers for Next-Generation Automotive Exterior Lighting

Aspencore -- EETimes - Automotive lighting is rapidly evolving driven by the combination of electric vehicles, ADAS and desire for modern styling. The automotive industry continues its shift towards electrification resulting in

September 21, 2023 01:17 AM

Opto-emulators explained: Why you should upgrade your optocoupler technology

Electronics -- TI - Analog Wire - Optocouplers, also known as photocouplers, opto-isolators and optical isolators, have long been an option for designers seeking galvanic isolation for their system signals. Around since the 1970s,...

September 21, 2023 12:37 AM

Jean-Marc Chery To Continue Overseeing STMicroelectronics' Operations

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - The reappointment of Jean-Marc Chery will be mandated for three years The President and CEO of STMicroelectronics Jean-Marc Chery, has been asked to stay in his current role by Nicolas Dufourcq, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Maurizio...

September 21, 2023 12:31 AM

NXP to strengthen R&D in Europe

Media -- Evertiq - NXP teams across Hamburg, Munich and Dresden will focus on automated driving, communication technologies and post-quantum cryptography to accelerate and advance overall development and deployment.

September 21, 2023 12:31 AM

Why are NAND flash prices soaring?

Media -- DIGITIMES - The prices of NAND flash memory have experienced an unforeseen increase, occurring earlier than anticipated, according to industry sources.

September 21, 2023 12:31 AM

DRAM chip prices expected to rise, report says

Media -- SemiMedia - According to reports, as NAND wafer prices have increased since the third quarter due to production cuts, DRAM prices are also expected to rebound in the next quarter. However, as end market demand has not...

September 21, 2023 12:29 AM

SEMI: Global 200mm wafer capacity is expected to grow by 14% by 2026

Media -- SemiMedia - According to a report released by SEMI recently, it is expected that by 2026, the global 200mm wafer fab capacity will increase by 14%, with 12 new 200mm wafer fabs added, reaching a record high of more than...

September 21, 2023 12:29 AM

September 20, 2023

DRAM prices may rise moderately in 4Q23, with DDR5 to lead the rally

Media -- DIGITIMES - NAND wafer prices have been on the rise since the start of the third quarter, and NAND flash suppliers are expected to initiate price increases starting in the fourth quarter thanks to the clearer effects of their production cuts. DRAM prices...

September 20, 2023 11:55 PM

Gelsinger leads IDF resurrection; Intel Innovation 2023 puts focus on AI

Media -- DIGITIMES - Intel Innovation 2023 is set to be held in San Jose from September 19-21. Ever since CEO Pat Gelsinger returned to Intel in 2021, he has not only taken on the responsibility of transformation but has also worked to bring back the projects...

September 20, 2023 11:55 PM

European Semiconductor Regions Alliance launched

Media -- Semiconductor Today - On 7 September, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Brussels, Belgium - in a signing ceremony hosted by the Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen) Michael Kretschmer - launched the European...

September 20, 2023 11:54 PM

Intel Innovation 2023: Accelerating the Convergence of AI and Security

Business Wire -- During Day 2 of Intel Innovation 2023, Intel CTO Greg Lavender offers a detailed look at Intel's developer-first, open ecosystem philosophy.

September 20, 2023 10:05 PM

Intel Innovation 2023: Empowering Developers to Bring AI Everywhere

Business Wire -- At Intel Innovation, Intel unveiled technologies to bring artificial intelligence everywhere and make it more accessible across all workloads.

September 20, 2023 10:02 PM

Space-Saving, High-Voltage, Dual-Output, Automotive-Compliant Hall-Effect Sensors from Diodes Incorporated Deliver Accurate Speed/Directional Data

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Diodes) (Nasdaq: DIOD) today introduced a new portfolio of high-sensitivity Hall-effect sensors. Devices in the robust AH39xxQ series provide accurate speed and directional data or two independent outputs. These sensors are designed...

September 20, 2023 10:02 PM

Rambus Added to PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (SOX)

Business Wire -- Rambus today announced the company has been added to the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (SOX).

September 20, 2023 10:00 PM

Arm Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional American Depositary Shares

Business Wire -- Arm Holdings plc ("Arm") today announced the closing of its initial public offering (the "IPO") of 102,500,000 American depositary shares ("ADSs"), representing its ordinary shares, at a price to the public of $51.00 per ADS, including the underwriters'...

September 20, 2023 09:59 PM

indie Semiconductor Acquires EXALOS AG

Business Wire -- indie Semiconductor (Nasdaq: INDI), an Autotech solutions innovator, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement and completed the acquisition of privately held EXALOS AG, a Swiss photonics company, specializing in the design of high-performance...

September 20, 2023 09:59 PM