Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

May 27, 2020

Texas Instruments angers hobbyists with limits to calculator programming support

Tech -- The Verge - Texas Instruments has removed the ability for some of its most popular calculators to run programs written...

May 27, 2020 08:21 PM

Could this chip give the Pixel 6 a chance against the iPhone 12?

Tech -- BGR - The Pixel 5 specs will be underwhelming, according to recent leaks, especially when compared to the iPhone 12 series that will feature...

May 27, 2020 07:20 PM

Infineon raises EUR 1 billion following successful share placement

Media -- Evertiq - Infineon informs that the company placed 55 million new shares, following an accelerated bookbuilding process with institutional investors,...

May 27, 2020 05:26 PM

Microchip Technology Announces Offerings of Senior Secured Notes and Senior Notes

Globe Newswire -- Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP) ("Microchip," "we" or "our") announced today that it has commenced offerings of $1.0 billion...

May 27, 2020 03:09 PM

Raising IC self-sufficiency increasingly difficult for China

Media -- DIGITIMES - US vendors remain dominant players in the global front-end semiconductor equipment market segment, which will be a critical factor...

May 27, 2020 02:52 PM

China falls far short of its "Made-in-China 2025" goal

Media -- Evertiq - IC production in China represented 15.7% of its $125 billion IC market in 2019, up only slightly from 15.1% five years earlier in 2014....

May 27, 2020 02:49 PM

Companies build hypervisor-based Telematics Control Unit

Media -- New Electronics - OpenSynergy, NXP, ACTIA and Mobica have announced that they have completed a joint reference project to build a hypervisor-based...

May 27, 2020 02:44 PM

ON Semiconductor Pauses to Honor Those Who Have Served During Military Appreciation Month

Justmeans -- @onsemi shows their appreciation for troops past and present...

May 27, 2020 02:32 PM

May 26, 2020

Crowd Control: Use RAIN RFID Sessions to Improve the Accuracy of Inventory Counts

Electronics -- NXP Blog - Getting an accurate inventory count is one of the most important tasks in an organization because so many other business functions...

May 26, 2020 09:53 PM

3 big benefits of small cells

Electronics -- TI - Motor Drive + Control - We've all experienced the inconvenience of a dead spot. Macro remote radio units (RRUs), also known as macro cells,...

May 26, 2020 09:53 PM

GlobalFoundries Abandons Chengdu Wafer Fab

Aspencore -- EETimes - SHENZHEN, China - GlobalFoundries has finally given up on its wafer fab planned in Chengdu. The company filed official notices of closure,...

May 26, 2020 04:32 PM

GOWIN Semiconductor Integrates their latest HDMI/DVI RX and TX IP into GOWIN EDA IP Generator

Globe Newswire -- GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world's fastest-growing programmable logic company, announces the release of their HDMI/DVI RX and TX IPs in GOWIN...

May 26, 2020 04:24 PM

Board-Level hardware enables preemptive experimentation with latest Ka-Band DACs

Media -- Evertiq - Teledyne e2v is set to further expand its portfolio of digital-to-analog converter (DAC) ICs and through availability of an accompanying...

May 26, 2020 04:22 PM

STMicroelectronics' Latest Time-of-Flight Sensor Enables Multi-Object Ranging for Next-Gen Industrial and Personal Electronics Applications

Electronics -- STMicroelectronics News - STMicroelectronics, a world leader in Time-of-Flight (ToF) solutions with over one billion devices delivered for various...

May 26, 2020 03:05 PM

Kyoto Semiconductor Announces a Photodiode in the Industry's Smallest Class, with a Broad Range of Sensitivity Wavelengths, from 400 to 1,700 nm

Business Wire -- In the forty years since the company's founding, Kyoto Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Tsuneo Takahashi, President and CEO, and headquartered in Fushimi...

May 26, 2020 03:05 PM

Samsung Elevates Data Protection for Mobile Devices with New Security Chip Solution

Business Wire -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced a standalone turnkey security solution comprised...

May 26, 2020 03:05 PM

Mosel likely to return to profitability in 2Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - Pure-play foundry Mosel Vitelic is expected to return to profitability in the second quarter of 2020, thanks to robust orders for...

May 26, 2020 03:05 PM

COVID-19 highlights the gravity of the secondary market for SME

Media -- Evertiq - Cha Jin-Seok, Chief Financial Officer of SK Hynix, said it best in the company's Q1 earnings call, "Because of a never experienced...

May 26, 2020 02:52 PM

NVIDIA had an Excellent First Quarter 2021: Jensen Huang

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - In the first quarter of fiscal 2021, NVIDIA paid dividends of $98 million The company's data center business achieved...

May 26, 2020 02:50 PM

Latest IC Outlook: More Uncertainty

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - So far in 2020, it's been a difficult period in the semiconductor industry amid the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak and...

May 26, 2020 02:50 PM

Global 1Q20 NAND flash market posts 8% growth, says DRAMeXchange

Media -- DIGITIMES - Revenues of the global NAND flash industry increased 8.3% sequentially to US$13.58 billion in the first quarter of 2020, thanks mainly...

May 26, 2020 02:49 PM

MOSFET backend firms expect orders to continue pulling in

Media -- DIGITIMES - MOSFET backend specialists, such as GEM Services, have seen orders start pulling in since March and expect the momentum to persist...

May 26, 2020 02:48 PM

May 25, 2020

NAND Flash Revenue Undergoes 8.3% QoQ Growth in 1Q20

Media -- Evertiq - NAND Flash bit shipment in 1Q20 was relatively on par with 4Q19, says the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce. The overall...

May 25, 2020 08:29 PM

GlobalFoundries to implement ITAR at US manufacturing facility

Media -- Evertiq - GlobalFoundries plans to implement export control security measures at its most advanced manufacturing facility, Fab 8, in Malta, New...

May 25, 2020 08:28 PM

Globalfoundries to implement ITAR and strict security assurances at New York fab

Media -- DIGITIMES - Globalfoundries has announced plans to implement export control security measures at its most advanced manufacturing facility, Fab...

May 25, 2020 06:55 PM

China's Tech Reach Falls Short of its Ambitions

Aspencore -- EETimes - Aspirational goals for China semiconductors The ambitious technological goals of China semiconductors set for later in this decade turn...

May 25, 2020 05:21 AM

ARM's Pelion provides Azure IoT cloud connectivity, edge computing, and ML services

Aspencore -- IoT Times - As part of their IoT offering, Arm provides the building blocks for connecting IoT devices to the cloud, and basic edge computing...

May 25, 2020 05:20 AM

Analog Devices to Participate in Bernstein's Annual Strategic Decisions Conference

Electronics -- Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI ) today announced that the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Roche ,...

May 25, 2020 04:33 AM

Neural Processing Brings Real-Time Decision Making to the Edge

Electronics -- NXP Blog - Machine learning (ML) technologies bring intelligence to homes, retail, factories and cities, where it detects patterns, anomalies...

May 25, 2020 04:32 AM

GaAs wafer market to grow by 2.27 million tonnes at 14% CAGR through 2024

Media -- Semiconductor Today - The gallium arsenide (GaAs) wafer market will grow by 2.27 million tonnes, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14%,...

May 25, 2020 04:24 AM

China to fall far short of IC self-sufficiency goal

Media -- DIGITIMES - IC production in China represented 15.7% of its US$125 billion IC market in 2019, up only slightly from 15.1% five years earlier...

May 25, 2020 04:22 AM

Lattice enhances sensAI stack for AI at the edge

Media -- New Electronics - Lattice Semiconductor has launched the latest version of its complete solutions stack for on-device AI processing at the Edge,...

May 25, 2020 04:20 AM

Taiwan semiconductor output value to grow in 2020

Media -- DIGITIMES - The output value of Taiwan's semiconductor industry is forecast to increase 4-5.7% in 2020, despite headwinds from the coronavirus...

May 25, 2020 04:19 AM

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts April 2020 Billings

Media -- EDACafe - North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.26 billion ...

May 25, 2020 04:18 AM

Marvell Celebrates 25 Years of Technology Innovation

PR Newswire -- Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today unveiled its new brand, celebrating the company's 25-year anniversary and marking a milestone in its transformation...

May 25, 2020 03:28 AM

Samsung Electronics breaks ground for sixth domestic contract chip manufacturing line

Media -- Reuters - Technology - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it has broken ground for its sixth domestic contract chip production...

May 25, 2020 03:25 AM

Tremont chips will bring new features to Intel's Atom line

Tech -- Liliputing - Intel's Atom line of low-power processors are getting a major update this year with the introduction of the company's new Tremont...

May 25, 2020 03:13 AM

ON Semiconductor Appoints Bernie Colpitts, Jr. as Chief Accounting Officer

Electronics -- On Semi - ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, today announced the appointment...

May 25, 2020 02:22 AM

6 Reasons Why Automotive OEMs Are Upgrading To Wi-Fi 6

Electronics -- NXP Blog - For decades, when car enthusiasts talked about automotive performance, the conversation mostly centered on raw speed. With each car...

May 25, 2020 02:21 AM

Power Block MOSFET from Diodes Incorporated Increases Power Converter Efficiency and Saves PCB Space

Electronics -- Diodes Inc - Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today announced the availability of the first in a new generation of discrete MOSFETs. The DMN3012LEG...

May 25, 2020 02:20 AM

Samsung Electronics Expands its Foundry Capacity with A New Production Line in Pyeongtaek, Korea

Business Wire -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced plans to boost its foundry capacity at the...

May 25, 2020 01:58 AM

Samsung Electronics expands foundry capacity with 5nm EUV line

Media -- eeNews Europe - Samsung Electronics has announced plans to boost its foundry capacity at the company's new production line in Pyeongtaek,...

May 25, 2020 01:43 AM

NAND flash contract prices to stay flat in 3Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - NAND flash memory contract prices are expected to stay flat in the third quarter, as demand for notebooks remains stable, according...

May 25, 2020 12:52 AM

Taiwan IC design houses optimistic about 5G smartphone demand in 2H20

Media -- DIGITIMES - Chip demand for 5G smartphones is expected to pick up starting the third quarter of 2020, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC...

May 25, 2020 12:52 AM

PhD shortage to challenge TSMC: Q&A with company senior VP of R&D Cliff Hou

Media -- DIGITIMES - Shortages of personnel with PhDs will be a challenge facing TSMC as well as Taiwan's chipmaking industry by 2030, according to Cliff...

May 25, 2020 12:36 AM

US senators call for more transparency over $12bn TSMC fab plant investment

Enterprise -- The Register - 'Serious questions' over security and how it would help supply chain

The construction of a $12bn semiconductor factory in Arizona...

May 25, 2020 12:15 AM

May 24, 2020

GlobalFoundries Implements ITAR and EAR Measures at Fab 8

Aspencore -- EPS News - GLOBALFOUNDRIES(r) (GF), the world's leading specialty foundry and the leading U.S. pure-play manufacturer of semiconductors, today...

May 24, 2020 11:43 PM

Pandemic Delays Electronic Product Launches

Aspencore -- EETimes - This column is about numbers, real and projected. Here's a sobering number: 53 percent of electronics industry product launches have...

May 24, 2020 11:43 PM

Intel Acquires Rivet Networks, Boosting Intel's Wi-Fi Offerings for PC Platforms

Electronics -- Intel - Wi-Fi connectivity has become more essential than ever as we rely on it to work, teach, learn and stay connected to colleagues...

May 24, 2020 09:53 PM

Born to Run: New Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA optimized for networking and storage acceleration

Electronics -- Xilinx Xclusive - The exponential growth of data demands smart and adaptable network and data center solutions that deliver maximum throughput,...

May 24, 2020 09:53 PM