Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

June 13, 2021

STMicroelectronics Announces Change in Leadership Team

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics Announces Change in Leadership Team

June 13, 2021 01:21 AM

Microchip Technology to Present at the Bank of America 2021 Global Technology Conference

Globe Newswire -- Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions, announced today that the Company will present at the Bank of America 2021 Global Technology Conference on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 4:45...

June 13, 2021 01:20 AM

Microchip Technology to Present at the Needham 5th Annual Virtual Automotive Tech Conference

Globe Newswire -- Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions, announced today that the Company will present at the Needham 5th Annual Virtual Automotive Tech Conference on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 2:00...

June 13, 2021 01:20 AM

NXP's Development Tools Enable New Ultra-Wideband Applications for iPhone and Apple Watch

Globe Newswire -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) has announced that it now offers beta Ultra-Wideband (UWB) development tools from its NXP Trimension(tm) portfolio that interoperate with the U1 chip in supported Apple products. The beta development tools will allow...

June 13, 2021 01:19 AM

Lattice and Infineon Technologies Collaborate to Deliver New Pictor Reference Design Kit

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced that Infineon Technologies is using a low-power Lattice FPGA as part of its Pictor USB 3-based HDMI video and audio capture card reference design. Ideal...

June 13, 2021 01:15 AM

Analog Devices to Participate in NASDAQ Investor Conference

Business Wire -- Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI) today announced that the Company's Senior Vice President, Automotive, Communications and Aerospace, Greg Henderson, will speak at the NASDAQ 44th Virtual Investor Conference to be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 10:00...

June 13, 2021 01:15 AM

Automotive-Compliant LED Driver from Diodes Incorporated Simplifies Rear Lighting Designs

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) has expanded its portfolio of devices supporting automotive exterior illumination with the introduction of the AL5873Q three-channel linear LED driver targeted at simplifying rear lamp cluster designs. Rated for 125C...

June 13, 2021 01:14 AM

Xilinx Acquires Silexica to Broaden its Developer Base

Business Wire -- Xilinx announced that it has acquired Silexica, a privately-held provider of C/C++ programming and analysis tools.

June 13, 2021 01:12 AM

Xilinx Extends Edge Compute Leadership with World's Highest AI Performance-per-Watt

Business Wire -- Xilinx introduced the Versal(tm) AI Edge series, designed to enable AI innovation from the edge to the endpoint.

June 13, 2021 01:09 AM

Cree and Gospower Deliver Silicon Carbide to Server Power Supply Market

Business Wire -- Cree, Inc. announced that Gospower will utilize Cree's Wolfspeed 650V silicon carbide MOSFETs for next generation CRPS solutions.

June 13, 2021 01:08 AM

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Announces New Director Nominees

Business Wire -- Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Announces New Director Nominees

June 13, 2021 01:00 AM

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Announces New Family of Radiation-Hardened Enhancement-Mode Gallium Nitride (eGaN(r)) Transistors and Integrated Circuits for Demanding Space Applications

Business Wire -- #GaN--EPC Announces New Family of Radiation-Hardened eGaN(r) Transistors and Integrated Circuits for Demanding Space Applications

June 13, 2021 12:57 AM

June 11, 2021

TAITRA Gathers Global CEOs and Executives for a Synergized Digital Future at COMPUTEX 2021 Virtual

Business Wire -- Executives from Intel, Arm, AMD, NVIDIA, Micron Technology, Supermicro and NXP Semiconductors shared their insights at COMPUTEX 2021 Virtual.

June 11, 2021 04:39 PM

Total Telecom: China is taking lead in 28nm and 14nm chip production to address the chip shortage

Business Wire -- Total Telecom suggests that China has reached a significant milestone by acquiring competency in 28 nanometers (nm) and 14nm chip manufacturing. Chip manufacturing is a highly complex process demanding skills and expertise developed over several years...

June 11, 2021 04:39 PM

ON Semiconductor Employees Give Back Virtually During National Volunteer Week

Justmeans -- With social distancing as the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteering in the traditional sense, such as assisting in person at soup kitchens or at retirement care homes, has become almost impossible. But people have found different ways to continue to show solidarity and care for their communities during this unique time. Meanwhile, nonprofits have been facing the challenge to meet their regular volunteering needs, and are now more than ever looking for volunteers who want to give back and help ...

June 11, 2021 04:14 PM

Together, We are ON Semiconductor and Gold Stevie Award Winners

Justmeans -- Together, we are ON Semiconductor, a hashtag and slogan our communications team launched, which has turned into a global campaign. One that continues to unify our company and push our team towards success, despite the trying circumstances that our team and industry have had to overcome this past year. Our collective efforts have awarded us in being named

June 11, 2021 04:00 PM

June 08, 2021

Strategy Analytics: Trade War and Shortages Fuel China's Semiconductor Self-Sufficiency

Business Wire -- According to Strategy Analytics, sanctions and the semiconductor shortage have accelerated investment by China's government in semiconductors, and the country has a good chance of attaining semiconductor self-sufficiency quickly, as detailed in the report...

June 08, 2021 02:21 AM

June 07, 2021

Semiconductor Market to reach USD 90.80 billion|Key Drivers and Market Forecasts|17000+ Technavio Research Reports

PR Newswire -- The semiconductor market is set to reach USD 90.80 billion, progressing at a CAGR of over 4% during 2020-2024. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market...

June 07, 2021 04:32 PM

Samsung to see non-memory chip sales boom in 2021

Media -- DIGITIMES - Samsung Electronics is expected to see sales of its non-memory business particularly the system LSI segment boom this year, buoyed by strong demand for handset application processors, CMOS image sensors, power management chips and display...

June 07, 2021 03:59 PM

Why is the chip shortage getting worse?

Media -- eeNews Europe - The chip shortage is getting worse, say manufacturers. Nick Flaherty looks at the reasons behind the worsening supply. Contract manufacturer Flex is the latest company to highlight the length of the chip shortage around the world....

June 07, 2021 03:46 PM

Making Lidar More Useful

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Lidar, one of a trio of "vision" technologies slated for cars of the future, is improving both in terms of form and function. Willard Tu, director of automotive at Xilinx, talks with Semiconductor Engineering different approaches...

June 07, 2021 03:10 PM

Allegro launches new 3DMAG magnetic position sensor for next-generation ADAS applications

Media -- SemiMedia - Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. recently announced the release of the A31315 sensor, the newest member of the 3DMAG family of rotary and linear magnetic position sensor ICs for automotive and industrial applications. 3DMAG sensors combine Allegro's...

June 07, 2021 03:09 PM

Chips Are Difficult to Make, Even Harder During a Supply Crunch

WSJ.com Video - Business -- A global chip shortage is affecting how quickly we can drive a car off the lot or buy a new laptop. WSJ visits a fabrication plant in Singapore to see the complex process of chip making and how one manufacturer is trying to overcome the shortage. Photo:...

June 07, 2021 02:54 AM

June 06, 2021

Japan to lure semiconductor makers with financial incentives

Enterprise -- TechCentral.ie - Japan is seeking to attract overseas semiconductor companies through financial incentives as it looks to secure future chip supplies amid a global shortage. "Japan will swiftly match efforts by other countries to attract cutting-edge...

June 06, 2021 11:45 PM

GM Raises Forecast, Says Chip Shortage Not as Bad as Feared

U.S. News -- General Motors says efforts to manage the global computer chip shortage have worked better than expected, so it's financial results will improve over previous forecasts.

June 06, 2021 11:22 PM

The global chip shortage doesn't mean all semiconductor prices will shoot up equally, says Natixis chief economist

Media -- CNBC - Tech - The global chip shortage is showing no signs of abating, but don't expect prices for all types of chips to shoot up, says research firm Natixis.

June 06, 2021 10:53 PM

Micron Ships First DRAM Manufactured on Its 1 Alpha Node

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Micron has announced unit shipments for its first DRAM manufactured on the 1α (1 alpha) node. This new memory, which the company is building before it has deployed EUV for manufacturing, will offer a larger...

June 06, 2021 10:19 PM

Bosch gives the official go-ahead in Dresden

Media -- Evertiq - Next week - on June 7th, 2021 - the Bosch semiconductor factory in Dresden will officially open. The Saxon high-tech industry association 'Silicon Saxony' is hoping that it will send a positive signal to other companies.

June 06, 2021 09:34 PM

Taiwan IC design houses poised to enjoy strong 2Q21

Media -- DIGITIMES - Rising foundry and backend manufacturing costs have prompted Taiwan's IC design houses to raise their chip prices, which will buoy their sales performance in the second quarter of 2021, according to industry sources.

June 06, 2021 09:34 PM

Rising memory prices buoy sales at Nanya, Adata

Media -- DIGITIMES - A rally in memory prices boosted revenue at chipmaker Nanya Technology and module company Adata Technology in May 2021.

June 06, 2021 09:33 PM

ETNews: Foundry price soared by 'up to 50%'

Media -- SemiMedia - According to a recently report by ETNews, an official from a fabless firm using an 8-inch foundry in Korea said, "Our client has requested an increase in the supply of semiconductors, so we've renewed the contract with the foundry supplier...

June 06, 2021 09:33 PM

The global chip shortage - a timeline of unfortunate events

Media -- Evertiq - COVID-19 has sent traumatic ripples through supply chains around the globe, but the semiconductor supply chain was fragile long before governments shut down and catastrophe struck. In a culmination of negative variables, the chip shortage has...

June 06, 2021 09:27 PM

IP platform speeds development of ADAS ASICs

Media -- EE World - Bringing a new chip to the automotive market can be daunting due to the high safety standards required - ISO 26262. Sondrel has made this much easier for customers with the launch of its new, quad-channel, IP reference platform that has been...

June 06, 2021 09:27 PM

2 automotive chips begin production on TSMC's 16 nm FinFET process

Media -- Electronics360 - How will this help next-generation performance in vehicles?

June 06, 2021 03:54 AM

Top ten analog chip makers in 2020

Media -- eeNews Europe - Texas Instruments remained the top vendor of analog ICs in 2020 retaining its 19 percent market share, but Skyworks jumped two places to rank third, according to IC Insights.

Skyworks Solutions posted the strongest annual sales...

June 06, 2021 03:53 AM

Micron: DRAM shortage will continue until 2022

Media -- SemiMedia - Yesterday, Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra stated at COMPUTEX 2021 Virtual that with the growth of 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, automotive electronics, Internet of Things and other markets, the demand for storage and computing...

June 06, 2021 03:53 AM

TSMC stepping up advanced process capacity expansion

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC will be stepping up its advanced process capacity expansion through 2023, according to company CEO CC Wei.

June 06, 2021 03:52 AM

Global Semiconductor equipment billings up 51% YoY in 1Q21

Media -- Evertiq - Global semiconductor equipment billings increased 51% year-over-year and 21% from the prior quarter to USD 23.6 billion, SEMI reports.

June 06, 2021 03:49 AM

The Good And Bad Of Auto IC Updates

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Keeping automobiles updated enough to avoid problems is becoming increasingly difficult as more complex electronics are added into vehicles, and as the lifetimes of those devices are extended to a decade or more.

June 06, 2021 03:48 AM

The Case For FPGAs In Cars

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) thrive in rapidly evolving new markets before being replaced by hard-wired ASICs, but in automotive that crossover is likely to happen significantly later than in the past.

Historically,...

June 06, 2021 03:47 AM

New NXP automotive processors built using TSMC 16nm FinFET process

Media -- DIGITIMES - NXP Semiconductors and TSMC have jointly announced volume production of NXP's S32G2 vehicle network processors and S32R294 radar processor built using TSMC's 16nm FinFET process technology. This marks the migration of NXP's S32 family of processors...

June 06, 2021 03:46 AM

NXP is Revving Up ADAS Technology with 16 nm FinFET Processors

Media -- All About Circuits - Recently, AAC had the chance to sit down with Matthias Feulner and Brian Carlson from NXP to hear about two new automotive processors on 16nm technology.

June 06, 2021 03:45 AM

STMicroelectronics partners for optical metalens tech

Media -- eeNews Europe - Agreement with MetaLenz for flat metalens technology covers the development of manufacturing processes, industrialization of meta-surface optics and technology licensing

June 06, 2021 03:45 AM

TSMC fights back in foundry business

Media -- eeNews Europe - TSMC has been highlighting its role as a pureplay foundry to head off competition from Intel.

Senior managers from TSMC in Taiwan and Europe have been highlighting the fact that the company does not compete with its customers.

June 06, 2021 03:43 AM

Texas Instruments Retains Lead as Top Analog IC Supplier

Aspencore -- EPS News - Analog ICs remain a critical component in nearly all of today's digital-centric systems. Consumer, computing, communications, automotive, and industrial/medical systems rely on analog devices to manage power consumption and to help extend battery...

June 06, 2021 03:26 AM

TSMC's Zhang: Automotive is Going HPC

Aspencore -- EETimes - Among the new process nodes introduced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. at its 2021 Virtual Technology Symposium was N5A, which the company said is "aimed at satisfying the growing demand for computing power in newer and more intensive...

June 06, 2021 03:22 AM

UMC Reports Sales for May 2021

Business Wire -- United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), today reported unaudited net sales for the month of May 2021. Revenues for May 2021 Period 2021 2020 Y/Y Change Y/Y (%) May 17,189,070 14,745,577 +2,443,493 +16.57% Jan.-May 80,668,140...

June 06, 2021 02:58 AM

Analog Devices to Participate in Evercore ISI Technology, Media and Telecom Conference

Business Wire -- Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI) today announced that the Company's General Manager, Instrumentation, Karim Hamed, will speak at the Evercore ISI Inaugural Technology, Media and Telecom Conference to be held on Monday, June 7, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern...

June 06, 2021 02:57 AM

Samsung's Semiconductor Sites Awarded Industry's First 'Triple Standard' by Carbon Trust

Business Wire -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it received the industry's first Triple Standard for carbon, water and waste by Carbon Trust. Samsung was awarded this certification by reducing the...

June 06, 2021 02:47 AM

Lattice CEO to Speak at 2021 Six Five Summit

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced that Jim Anderson, the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, will be a featured speaker at the 2021 Six Five Summit. In a one-on-one Q&A session,...

June 06, 2021 02:45 AM