Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

November 24, 2017

Osram's new LED chip plant in Malaysia enters operation

Semiconductor Today -- Lighting company Osram GmbH of Munich, Germany says that its new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia has begun operation on time (within the...

November 24, 2017 07:20 AM

Intel's New Core i5-8250U is a Huge Upgrade Over Older 7th Generation CPUs

ExtremeTech -- Intel's new Core i5-8250U is a huge improvement over the dual core CPUs Intel has been selling for the past few years.

November 24, 2017 07:14 AM

Global Unichip opens new office in Nanjing

DigiTimes -- Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has announced the opening of a new branch office in Nanjing, China where its major...

November 24, 2017 07:13 AM

China firm starts equipment move-in at DRAM fab, says report

DigiTimes -- China-based Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit, which broke ground for a new DRAM fab in July 2017, has started equipment move-in for the facility,...

November 24, 2017 07:13 AM

NXP's Hope For 5G

Mannerisms - ElectronicsWeekly -- Will 5G do anything for anyone? Well it will if it's widely deployed but will it be? The hype from the technology developers is well underway....

November 24, 2017 07:11 AM

Lattice Embraces FD-SOI

Mannerisms - ElectronicsWeekly -- Lattice, freed from the attentions of its Chinese-backed predator, is charting a new course. Over the next year or two it will put all its products...

November 24, 2017 07:11 AM

Analog Devices and the 'Renaissance' of Analog Chips

BARRONS.com: Tech Trader Daily -- Analog Devices is benefitting from a "renaissance" in its market, writes Mark Lipacis of Jefferies & Co., and many of his peers on the sell side...

November 24, 2017 07:11 AM

Chengdu Emerging as Global Archetype for New Economy

PR Newswire: Electronic Components -- The joint venture established by Advanced Micro Devices, the American semiconductor company, and its Chinese partner is located in the Tianfu...

November 24, 2017 06:58 AM

The unfortunate side effect of LED lighting

The Verge -- Light pollution has increased worldwide because of the prevalence of energy saving LED lights. However, the problem isn't with the lights themselves...

November 24, 2017 01:53 AM

How to use load switches and eFuses in your set-top box design

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- TI - Power House - Sitting in front of a TV is easy. Changing the channel is easy. Recording four shows at once while watching one show on your...

November 24, 2017 01:50 AM

Voltage and current sensing in HEV/EV applications

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- TI - Behind the Wheel - This post was co-authored by Ryan Small.

The rapid increase of semiconductor content in automotive systems has prompted...

November 24, 2017 01:50 AM

CDP Recognizes STMicro for Environmental Leadership

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics, has been identified as a worldwide...

November 24, 2017 01:50 AM

November 23, 2017

Marvell extends its reach in the data center with Cavium purchase

Enterprise -- Network World News - On Monday, Marvell Technology announced it intends to acquire embedded chip maker Cavium in a deal worth $6 billion. When...

November 23, 2017 11:10 PM

Samsung acknowledges Infineon for outstanding quality

Electronics -- Infineon - Samsung Electronics honors Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY)...

November 23, 2017 10:07 PM

November 22, 2017

Analog Devices Reports 2017 Revenue of $5.1 Billion Up 49%

PowerPulse.Net -- Analog Devices, Inc. today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017, which ended October 28, 2017 including fourth-quarter...

November 22, 2017 08:07 PM

The Next 5 Years Of Semiconductor Technology

Semiconductor Engineering -- How far can existing technology be extended?

November 22, 2017 08:03 PM

Renesas Electronics and SEGGER Collaborate to Support Customers with emWin GUI for RX65N/RX651 MCUs

Electronics Maker -- Customers Can Design Human-Machine Interface with License-Free emWin GUI Software

November 22, 2017 08:03 PM

Samsung Likely to Unseat Intel as Top Chip Vendor

EETimes -- Samsung, which has nearly half of the global DRAM market, is likely to crush smaller rivals after more than doubling its plan for capital expenditures...

November 22, 2017 08:03 PM

Analyst Warns on Semiconductor Stock Valuations

EETimes -- Chip stocks have surged in value over the past three years, but it might be time to sell before a downturn hits, according to Handel Jones of...

November 22, 2017 08:02 PM

Top Ten (+10) Vendors Of Industrial ICs

ElectronicsWeekly -- Thanks to IHS for this one - the top 20 industrial semiconductor suppliers:

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November 22, 2017 08:00 PM

Groq Says It Will Release Potent Processor for Machine Learning Next Year

Electronic Design -- Groq, the secretive semiconductor start-up rooted in Google's crusade to create an artificial intelligence chip for data centers, said that it...

November 22, 2017 08:00 PM

SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 to Debut in Kuala Lumpur

ACN Newswire -- Premier Electronics Industry Conference to bolster growing semiconductor industry in the region

November 22, 2017 08:00 PM

ESD fundamentals, part 1: What is ESD protection?

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- TI - Power House - If you've seen a lightning bolt or been unpleasantly shocked by a doorknob, you've been exposed to the phenomenon known as...

November 22, 2017 07:52 PM

Global 3Q17 NAND flash market posts 14% increase, says DRAMeXchange

DigiTimes -- Revenues of the global NAND flash industry surged 14.3% sequentially to US$15.12 billion in the third quarter of 2017, according to DRAMeXchange....

November 22, 2017 07:26 PM

Moore's Law can last two more process generations, says MediaTek chair

DigiTimes -- The Moore's Law that sets the pace of the semiconductor development can last two more generations, as the process technology may hit bottlenecks...

November 22, 2017 07:25 PM

Time to Look For Low-Cost DRAM Alternatives

All Programmable Planet -- DRAM is turning into a seller's market, and it's time to look at low-cost alternatives.

November 22, 2017 07:24 PM

MCU Enables 3D Graphics in Car Displays

Circuit Cellar -- Cypress Semiconductor has announced a new series in its Traveo automotive microcontroller family with more memory to support a hybrid instrument...

November 22, 2017 07:23 PM

IC Insights' Forecast Of Top Ten Chip Companies In 2017

Mannerisms - ElectronicsWeekly -- Thanks to IC Insights for this one: a forecast of the top ten chip vendors this year:

November 22, 2017 07:22 PM

Microsemi to Present at Credit Suisse 21st Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference

PR Newswire: Electronic Components -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance,...

November 22, 2017 07:16 PM

Xilinx Single-Chip Solution with On-Chip Redundancy for Functional Safety Speeds Up IEC 61508 Certification and Reduces Systems Development Cost

PR Newswire: Electronic Components -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced a single-chip Zynq(r)-7000 All Programmable SoC functional safety solution to help customers shorten...

November 22, 2017 07:16 PM

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts October 2017 Billings

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- SEMI - North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.02 billion in billings worldwide...

November 22, 2017 07:04 PM

NAND Flash Prices Start to Stabilize

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- Contract price increases for NAND flash started to slow in the third quarter of 2017, ranging between zero to six percent after months of price...

November 22, 2017 07:03 PM

Apple, Qualcomm Split Creates Questions

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Whatever Apple is planning for next year's iPhone iteration, it is working on a design that does not depend on chips from Qualcomm.

November 22, 2017 05:16 PM

3D NAND-microSD Cards Enable a Major Breakthrough in Video Surveillance

Electronics -- Micron Blog - The video monitoring market is growing rapidly worldwide thanks to the almost insatiable demand to have visual sensing of the environments...

November 22, 2017 05:15 PM

November 21, 2017

New Quad Full-Bridge PWM Motor Driver IC

Electronics -- Allegro MicroSystems - Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new quad DMOS full-bridge driver capable of driving up to two stepper motors or...

November 21, 2017 08:41 PM

Qualcomm suspends IIoT development projects with Taiwan IT players, say sources

DigiTimes -- Qualcomm may also temporarily suspend its cooperation with Taiwan-based IT players on the development of related Industrial Internet of Things...

November 21, 2017 08:25 PM

Intel & Micron Expand Manufacturing Effort

Circuit Cellar -- Intel and Micron have announced the completion of an expansion to Building 60 (B60) at the IM Flash facilities in Lehi, Utah. The expanded fab...

November 21, 2017 08:24 PM

AT&T Approves Altair's ALT1210 LTE-M Chipset on IoT Network

PR Newswire: Aerospace and Defense -- Altair Semiconductor (altair-semi.com), a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced that the ALT1210 LTE-M chipset has successfully completed...

November 21, 2017 07:43 PM

Microsemi Announces IEEE 1588 Timing Synchronization Module Providing High Performance Network Clock Synchronization

PR Newswire: RFID -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance,...

November 21, 2017 07:37 PM

TrendForce Says the Chinese Government Continues "Big Fund" to Support Key Semiconductor Sectors in China Including Memory and IC Design

Business Wire: Semiconductor -- Chinese government continues "Big Fund" to support key semiconductor sectors including memory, SiC/GaN compound semiconductor, and IC design.

November 21, 2017 07:31 PM

Seoul Semiconductor First in the World to Receive Low Risk Eye Safety Certification for its Natural Light LED SunLike

Business Wire: Semiconductor -- The world-leading LED company Seoul Semiconductor (Head office: Ansan-si, Korea, CEO: Chung Hoon Lee, hereinafter Seoul Semiconductor)...

November 21, 2017 07:31 PM

"Trust, but verify" SPICE model accuracy, part 5: input offset voltage and open-loop gain

ElectronicsNewsWire.com -- TI - Analog Wire - Previous installments of this blog post series discussed the need to verify SPICE model accuracy and how to measure common-mode...

November 21, 2017 07:10 PM

Samsung to Overtake Intel as Top Chipmaker

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- On the heels of strong earnings in the third quarter of 2017, Samsung is forecast to overtake Intel as the top semiconductor manufacturer in...

November 21, 2017 07:10 PM

Analog Devices Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results

Electronics -- Analog Devices - Analog Devices Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results

November 21, 2017 06:50 PM

AMD EPYC(tm) Processor Powers New HPE Gen10 Server to World Records in SPEC CPU(r) Benchmarks

Electronics -- AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced that the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ProLiant DL385 Gen10 server, powered by AMD EPYC(tm) processors...

November 21, 2017 06:21 AM

November 20, 2017

Semiconductor Wafer Demand: Growing Pains

Semiconductor Engineering -- Unit growth more than 13%, but selling prices are down and wafers are in short supply.

November 20, 2017 07:25 PM

Here Comes High-Res Car Radar

Semiconductor Engineering -- A new crop of device makers are developing chips based on high-resolution radar technology for assisted and autonomous driving in cars.

November 20, 2017 07:25 PM

Worldwide electronics production is increasing strongly, except in Taiwan.

ElectronicsWeekly -- China's production of electronics equipment has grown 13.8% so far this year, says Bill Jewell's Semiconductor Intelligence, which is heading...

November 20, 2017 07:17 PM