Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

June 19, 2018

Analog Devices Enhanced A2B Transceivers Deliver Unparalleled Flexibility for Emerging Applications

Business Wire -- Analog Devices Enhanced A2B Transceivers Deliver Unparalleled Flexibility for Emerging Applications

June 19, 2018 07:37 PM

SEMI-FlexTech Invites Proposals for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Advances

Electronics -- SEMI - FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, is now soliciting proposals for projects that advance flexible...

June 19, 2018 07:06 PM

TI's new high-voltage amplifiers enable accuracy in error-sensitive industrial applications

Electronics -- Texas Instruments - Designers can optimize system performance with industry-leading speed, precision and power consumption

June 19, 2018 07:05 PM

Of course Samsung is making its own graphics chip for Galaxy phones

BGR -- If you already know which company is developing its own graphics processing unit for mobile devices, then you also know that where Apple leads,...

June 19, 2018 06:51 PM

Flash industry weather forecast anticipates a stormy few years ahead

Enterprise -- The Register - Revenue will fall, but gigabytes shipped will rise as NAND soars

Analyst firm IDC has predicted revenue for the flash storage...

June 19, 2018 05:49 PM

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces the shipment of its Billionth Gear Tooth Sensor IC

Electronics -- Allegro MicroSystems - Allegro MicroSystems, LLC is celebrating a milestone for its popular line of Gear Tooth Sensor (GTS) ICs, which surpassed...

June 19, 2018 04:20 PM

June 18, 2018

Q&A with Mehul Udani on Murata, Altair and Cellular IoT

Electronics -- Altair Semi - In February, Murata Electronics, a global leader in enabling embedded modules, announced it was teaming with Altair to develop...

June 18, 2018 03:01 PM

NXP Processors Deliver Performance and Safety for Next-Generation Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Electronics -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), the world's largest supplier of automotive semiconductors1, has announced a new family of high-performance...

June 18, 2018 03:01 PM

Intuitive Firmware-Development Tool from STMicroelectronics Accelerates IoT Sensor Design

WebWire - Semiconductors -- STMicroelectronics' AlgoBuilder tool takes the coding out of firmware development by letting users build sensor-control...

June 18, 2018 03:47 AM

Toshiba unveils $6.3 billion share buyback after completing massive chip deal

Reuters: Technology News -- Toshiba Corp announced a planned share buyback of around 700 billion yen ($6.33 billion), following up on a pledge to share...

June 18, 2018 03:43 AM

NXP Semiconductors Swears to Supply Microcontrollers for 15 Years

Global Purchasing -- NXP Semiconductors, catering to customers building industrial and other embedded applications, said that it would guarantee the supply of its...

June 18, 2018 03:34 AM

NXP on wild ride amid conflicting reports about Chinese approval of Qualcomm bid

CNBC-Top Business -- China remains the only one of nine global regulators needed to sign off on Qualcomm's proposed $44 billion takeover of NXP Semiconductors.

June 18, 2018 03:13 AM

Six-inch foundry quotes rise, says Mosel

DigiTimes -- Rising raw materials costs have prompted Mosel Vitelic and other 6-inch foundries to raise their quotes, according to Rebecca Tang, chairperson...

June 18, 2018 03:11 AM

Government backing crucial for Taiwan IC achievements, says TSMC CEO

DigiTimes -- When Texas Instruments' new engineer Jack Kilby invented the world's first IC in 1958, no one could imagine that 60 years later, ICs have deeply...

June 18, 2018 03:11 AM

Wireless technologies to comprise 55% of connectivity IC shipments in 2018, IHS says

DigiTimes -- Driven by the colossal Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity, wireless technologies - including wireless local area network (WLAN), Bluetooth,...

June 18, 2018 03:10 AM

5G better serves non-invasive medical purposes, says Intel executive

DigiTimes -- If applied to the healthcare industry, 5G technologies should start with outside-the-body applications rather than invasive ones, as accreditations...

June 18, 2018 03:10 AM

UMC Xiamen operation to remain unprofitable in 2018

DigiTimes -- Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its fab operation in Xiamen, China to remain unprofitable in 2018 due to insufficient...

June 18, 2018 03:09 AM

Globalfoundries to cut 5% of workforce

DigiTimes -- Globalfoundries has disclosed plans to cut 5% of its global workforce, or about 900 employees, with the layoff to take place mainly in Europe...

June 18, 2018 03:09 AM

NAND flash prices to continue slide in 3Q18

DigiTimes -- NAND flash prices will continue to drop in the third quarter of 2018 as suppliers scale up their 3D NAND chip output, according to industry sources.

June 18, 2018 03:09 AM

Winbond to break ground for new fab in southern Taiwan

DigiTimes -- DRAM and flash memory maker Winbond Electronics will start constructing a new fab in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan in September followed by equipment...

June 18, 2018 03:09 AM

Everlight, Epistar May revenues down on year

DigiTimes -- LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.985...

June 18, 2018 03:08 AM

Qualcomm Extends Cash Tender Offer to Buy NXP Shares

U.S. News -- Qualcomm Inc has extended by a week its cash tender offer to buy all shares of NXP Semiconductors NV for $44 billion, the chipmaker...

June 18, 2018 02:53 AM

GlobalFoundries Says Job Cuts Coming to Vermont Plant

U.S. News -- A Vermont semiconductor company says it will cut jobs at its plant in Essex Junction as part of a 5 percent global reduction of its workforce.

June 18, 2018 02:51 AM

Qualcomm Will Not Exit Data Center Business, Chip Chief Says

U.S. News -- Qualcomm Inc has no plans to abandon its efforts to create processors for data centers, the company's president,...

June 18, 2018 02:49 AM

pSemi Introduces Family of Switch + LNA Modules for 5G Massive MIMO Base Stations

PR Newswire: Nanotechnology -- In IMS Booth #1349, pSemiTM Corporation (formerly known as Peregrine Semiconductor), a Murata company...

June 18, 2018 02:38 AM

CalAmp Announces Date For FY 2019 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call

PR Newswire: Networks -- CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a technology solutions pioneer transforming the global connected economy, announced today that it will release its fiscal...

June 18, 2018 02:32 AM

Microsemi's TimeProvider 4100 Enables Denmark's Stofa to Launch First Trial of Remote PHY in Europe Based on DOCSIS 3.1 Standard

PR Newswire: Networks -- Microsemi Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP), today announced it has enabled cable TV and internet...

June 18, 2018 02:29 AM

Intel Announces Completion of Exchange Offer

Business Wire -- Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) today announced the completion of its exchange offer to exchange up to $1,966,590,000 aggregate principal amount...

June 18, 2018 02:23 AM

Renesas Electronics Updates Model-Based Development Environment to Significantly Ease Software Development Burdens for Multicore Automotive Control Microcontrollers

Business Wire -- Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced an update to its "Embedded Target for RH850 Multicore" model-based development environment.

June 18, 2018 02:22 AM

Intel Editorial: The Dash to 5G Commercialization Begins

Business Wire -- Intel's Asha Keddy writes that the new 3GPP Release 15 Standalone 5G NR standard will speed up the arrival of 5G communications.

June 18, 2018 02:20 AM

MaxLinear and Hitron Partner On Multi-Gigabit MoCA 2.5 Broadband Access Client Devices

Business Wire -- MaxLinear announced it is collaborating with Hitron Technologies America on a range of new multi-gigabit client devices for MoCA 2.5 access networks.

June 18, 2018 02:15 AM

ams: High-Resolution, High-Speed CMOS Image Sensor for Machine Vision Systems Goes into Mass Production

Business Wire -- Award-winning CMV50000 from ams provides superior camera performance and higher throughput in Automated Optical Inspection applications

June 18, 2018 02:13 AM

June 17, 2018

Intel Discloses Yet Another Side Channel Vulnerability

Infosec -- Dark Reading - Moderate severity Lazy FP restore flaw affects Intel Core-based microprocessors.

June 17, 2018 06:39 PM

Broadcom lays off 1100 employees

Enterprise -- CRN - Following US$5.5 billion acquisition of network gear maker Brocade.

June 17, 2018 06:28 AM

China approves Qualcomm's NXP acquisition despite attempts to block ZTE deal

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Chinese regulators have approved Qualcomm Technologies Inc.'s acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V., the last hurdle of nine...

June 17, 2018 06:19 AM

Qualcomm rejects rumors of data center chip business abandonment

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Staff numbers will be cut, but the business unit will keep pushing into the US and China.

June 17, 2018 12:03 AM

Intel: Expect our first discrete GPUs by 2020

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Intel is aiming to compete with Nvidia and AMD in the AI-driven, discrete graphics card market by 2020.

June 17, 2018 12:01 AM

June 16, 2018

Price Decline Driving Adoption Rate of SSDs and PCIe SSDs to Over 50% in 2018 - DRAMeXchange

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce Corp., reports that the oversupply in the NAND flash market has resulted in price...

June 16, 2018 11:59 PM

June 15, 2018

NXP Elevates Its Leadership in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Electronics -- NXP Blog - NXP showcased cutting edge IoT, industrial and automotive solutions at NXP Connects 2018

NXP announced, at its NXP Connects event...

June 15, 2018 04:40 PM

Digital all-round: the European research project iDev40 focuses on networking - from the idea and concept to the consumer

Electronics -- Infineon - The European research project iDev40 (Integrated Development 4.0) is launched...

June 15, 2018 04:39 PM

Intel at 50: 45-Nanometer Manufacturing

Electronics -- Intel - In 2005, Moore's Law was approaching a wall. To continue doubling the transistor capacity of chips in accordance with Gordon Moore's...

June 15, 2018 04:36 PM

NXP-Qualcomm $44B deal to clear China as Trump authorizes $50B tariffs

Tech -- TechCrunch - The U.S.-China trade battle enters an important new phase. The South China Morning Post is reporting that China's Ministry of Commerce...

June 15, 2018 04:26 PM

June 14, 2018

Arm and Telco Systems Partner on Universal CPE

Electronics -- ARM IoT - Universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE) is one of the first commercial implementations of Edge Computing. Find out how Telco Systems...

June 14, 2018 05:45 PM

Analog Devices Welcomes Karen Golz to Board of Directors

Electronics -- Analog Devices - Analog Devices Welcomes Karen Golz to Board of Directors

June 14, 2018 05:41 PM

Mobile Industry Works Together to Deliver Complete 5G System Standard on Time

Electronics -- Intel - China Mobile, Anritsu Corporation, Asia Pacific Telecom, AT&T, British Telecom, CAICT , CATT, China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom,...

June 14, 2018 05:41 PM

The Dash to 5G Commercialization Begins

Electronics -- Intel - By Asha Keddy - Just six short months ago, I remarked that the finalization of the Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) represented "One...

June 14, 2018 05:33 PM

NXP Delivers Embedded AI Environment to Edge Processing

Electronics -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced a comprehensive, easy-to-use machine learning (ML) environment for building innovative...

June 14, 2018 05:18 PM

NXP Extends Investment in Industry Leading Kinetis Microcontrollers to Support its IoT and Security Customers

Electronics -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), today announced it has extended the product longevity for its popular family of Kinetis microcontrollers...

June 14, 2018 05:18 PM

Intel's powerful new 8-core processor could land in desktops this September

Tech -- Digital Trends - Intel may have some powerful processors up its sleeves to woo desktop users into upgrading come September. The company could...

June 14, 2018 04:01 PM