Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

April 23, 2018

8-inch wafer capacity to remain tight by 2020 on explosive IoT demand

DigiTimes -- As IoT (Internet of Things) chips currently rely largely on 8-inch wafer fabs for fabrication, the increasing demand for such chips will keep...

April 23, 2018 06:00 PM

TSMC may post record profits for 2018 on 7nm volume production

DigiTimes -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to score record profits for 2018 as the company will be gradually ramping up volume...

April 23, 2018 05:59 PM

Texas Instruments Recognises Camtek for Its 2017 Supplier Excellence Award

PR Newswire: Semantic Web -- Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ: CAMT; TASE: CAMT), has received the Texas Instruments (TI) 2017 Supplier Excellence Award. The annual award honors companies...

April 23, 2018 05:55 PM

Cypress Empowers Developers With New Sensing Solutions for State-of-the-Art Industrial Designs Incorporating Metals

Business Wire: Semiconductor -- Cypress unveiled the PSoC 4700 series of microcontrollers that uses inductive sensing to detect touch inputs for products using metal surfaces.

April 23, 2018 05:54 PM

Semiconductor Assembly and Packaging Services - Rising Number of Fabs is Driving the Market| Technavio

Business Wire: Semiconductor -- Technavio market research analysts forecast the global semiconductor assembly and packaging services market to grow at a CAGR of nearly...

April 23, 2018 05:54 PM

NAND Flash Prices to Decline - DRAMeXchange

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - The NAND flash market has witnessed a slight oversupply in 1Q18. The growth momentum remains weak in 2Q18 although the demand...

April 23, 2018 05:44 PM

Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 21.6 Percent in 2017 as Samsung Takes Over No. 1 Position

Think -- Gartner - Driven by strong growth in the memory market, worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $420.4 billion in 2017, a 21.6 percent increase...

April 23, 2018 05:20 PM

Qualcomm Appoints Junko Sunaga as Vice President and President of Qualcomm Japan

Electronics -- Qualcomm - Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced the appointment of Junko Sunaga as vice president and president...

April 23, 2018 04:53 PM

April 22, 2018

Processing power beyond Moore's Law

PhysOrg.com -- In 1965, businessman and computer scientist Gordon Moore observed that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately...

April 22, 2018 10:05 PM

The Concentration of Semiconductor Market Share

EETimes -- The top five chipmakers accounted for 43 percent of all semiconductor sales last year, continuing a trend of market share concentration that...

April 22, 2018 08:20 PM

Toshiba Eyes Cancelling Chip Unit Sale if No China Approval by May

U.S. News -- Japan's Toshiba Corp has decided it will cancel the planned $18.6 billion sale of its memory chip unit if it does not get...

April 22, 2018 06:34 PM

Global semiconductor packaging materials market reaches US$16.7 billion in 2017

DigiTimes -- The global semiconductor packaging materials market reached US$16.7 billion in 2017, according to a report by SEMI and TechSearch International....

April 22, 2018 07:11 AM

TSMC cuts revenue outlook for 2018

DigiTimes -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has cut its revenue growth forecast for 2018 to 10% from the previously-estimated 10-15%, citing...

April 22, 2018 07:09 AM

Semiconductors used in electronics post solid growth in 1Q18, says IHS

DigiTimes -- Global semiconductor revenues derived from chip usage in electronic equipment and devices amounted to US$111.4 billion at the end of first-quarter...

April 22, 2018 07:09 AM

GlobalWafers to expand 12-inch wafer production at Korea plant, report says

DigiTimes -- Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers has struck a deal with a provincial government in South Korea for expansion of its local plant in Cheonan,...

April 22, 2018 07:09 AM

TSMC reports EPS of NT$3.46 for 1Q18

DigiTimes -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported net profits of NT$89.79 billion (US$3.06 billion) for the first quarter of 2018,...

April 22, 2018 07:09 AM

Nanya expects DRAM bit shipments to rise 48% in 2018

DigiTimes -- Nanya Technology expects its DRAM bit shipments to increase 48% in 2018, an upward revision from its previous estimate of 45% growth. The company...

April 22, 2018 07:08 AM

China DRAM startup gearing up for production in 2018

DigiTimes -- China-based Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit will complete equipment move-in as early as July, paving the way for volume production in the third...

April 22, 2018 07:08 AM

Chips Down: China Aims to Boost Semiconductors as Trade War Looms

U.S. News -- China has long pushed the development of top-end semiconductors as a key strategic objective.Now, as a trade...

April 22, 2018 06:55 AM

Alibaba Acquires Chinese Chipmaker C-SKY Microsystems

U.S. News -- Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has acquired Chinese chip maker Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems to underpin...

April 22, 2018 06:55 AM

Microsemi Collaborates with MathWorks to Deliver First Integrated FPGA-in-the-Loop Workflow for PolarFire and SmartFusion2 FPGA Development Boards

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

April 22, 2018 06:42 AM

Microsemi's Mi-V Ecosystem Continues to Expand as New Member Antmicro Joins to Develop Mi-V RISC-V Processor Subsystems for PolarFire FPGAs

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

April 22, 2018 06:40 AM

Microsemi's PolarFire FPGA Wins China Electronic Market Magazine's Editor's Choice Award for Most Competitive FPGA Product in China

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

April 22, 2018 06:38 AM

Axcelis Wins 2017 Texas Instruments Supplier Excellence Award

PR Newswire: Electronic Design Automation -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, has received...

April 22, 2018 06:37 AM

Under Construction: Intel's Largest Water Recycling Plant

Business Wire: Semiconductor -- Intel's water recycling plant, under construction in Hillsboro, Oregon, is key to meeting the company's long-term water reduction and recycling...

April 22, 2018 06:20 AM

Kulicke & Soffa Receives the 2017 Texas Instruments Supplier Excellence Award

Business Wire: Semiconductor -- K&S has received the highest level of recognition, the prestigious 2017 Supplier Excellence Award, from Texas Instruments.

April 22, 2018 06:19 AM

Renesas Electronics Delivers Blood Pressure Monitoring Evaluation Kit for Immediate Evaluation

Business Wire: Semiconductor -- Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced an expansion of its healthcare solution lineup with its new blood pressure monitoring evaluation...

April 22, 2018 06:19 AM

MACOM Comments on News of U.S. Department of Commerce Ban on Exports to ZTE

Business Wire: Semiconductor -- MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTSI) ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and...

April 22, 2018 06:18 AM

Rambus Launches CryptoManager RISC-V Root of Trust Programmable Secure Processing Core

Business Wire: Semiconductor -- Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS) today announced the availability of the CryptoManager Root of Trust, a fully programmable hardware security...

April 22, 2018 06:18 AM

How Intel's Using the Smart Factory to Improve the Supply Chain

Electronics Purchasing Strategies -- Significant change is coming to the manufacturing arena. As artificial intelligence, the industrial IoT and the smart factory begin to transform...

April 22, 2018 04:26 AM

Researchers illuminate the path to a new era of microelectronics

Life -- EurekAlert - A new microchip technology capable of optically transferring data could solve a severe bottleneck in current devices by speeding...

April 22, 2018 04:19 AM

April 20, 2018

Report: Facebook will follow Apple and Google to build its own computer chips

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Embattled social media giant Facebook Inc. is set to join the trend among larger technology firms to reduce its dependence on...

April 20, 2018 05:37 PM

Qualcomm to lay off a reported 1,500 workers in $1B cost-cutting push

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Qualcomm Inc. has launched a significant round of layoffs in a bid to fulfill a January pledge to reduce its annual expenses by...

April 20, 2018 05:11 PM

Intel at #POLITICOTech: Safety in the Driverless Age (Livestream)

Electronics -- Intel - Intel chief safety architect Jack Weast opens a conversation with policy makers and influencers in Washington, D.C., about the demands...

April 20, 2018 04:10 PM

Intel and Sustainability: Earth Day is Every Day (Infographic)

Electronics -- Intel - At Intel, we are committed to sustainability not just on Earth Day, but every day. From energy and water conservation to waste reduction...

April 20, 2018 04:09 PM

Intel Study Discovers Why So Many Factories are Still Operating in the 20th Century

Electronics -- Intel - What's New: Intel releases study, "Industry 4.0 demands the co-evolution of workers and manufacturing operations." Research finds more...

April 20, 2018 04:09 PM

April 19, 2018

Qualcomm and NXP Agree, at MOFCOM Request, to Withdraw and Refile Application for Chinese Regulatory Approval

Electronics -- Qualcomm - Extend Purchase Agreement to July 25, 2018

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) ("Qualcomm") today announced...

April 19, 2018 05:19 PM

CalAmp, LoJack And Together For Safer Roads Celebrate World Safety Day On April 28

Electronics -- CalAmp(r) (Nasdaq: CAMP), a telematics pioneer and LoJack(r), a leader in stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) and innovative automotive services, announced...

April 19, 2018 05:19 PM

Intel Open Sources nGraph, Giving AI Developers Freedom of Choice in Frameworks and Hardware

Electronics -- Intel - What's New: Intel's nGraph Compiler, a framework-neutral deep neural network (DNN) model compiler, is now open source....

April 19, 2018 05:18 PM

Silicon Labs Completes Acquisition of Sigma Designs' Z-Wave Business

Electronics -- Silicon Labs - Silicon Labs Completes Acquisition of Sigma Designs' Z-Wave Business

April 19, 2018 05:12 PM

Intel Chip Performs 10 Trillion Calculations per Second

Electronics -- Intel - Because of the Intel(r) Stratix(r) 10's unique design, it can whip through calculations at blinding speeds - often 10 to 100 times faster...

April 19, 2018 04:53 PM

April 18, 2018

DIY with TI: Electric scooter keeps engineer on a roll

Electronics -- TI - Think. Innovate - (Please visit the site to view this video)

At TI, we celebrate the makers and hobbyists who enjoy creating and innovating...

April 18, 2018 09:56 PM

New marketplace for FPGA custom apps launches

Enterprise -- Network World News - A French company called Accelize has launched AccelStore, an app store specifically around providing custom programmed applications...

April 18, 2018 06:59 PM

Connectivity Redefines the Live Game-Day Experience

Electronics -- NXP Blog - Venues for sporting events are facing some serious competition these days - from the couch. The average sports fan has lots of reasons...

April 18, 2018 04:08 PM

10 things you need to know about creating custom silicon chips for IoT products

Electronics -- ARM IoT - In an era where IoT sparks innovation in every corner of the globe and is redefining entire industries in the process, companies are...

April 18, 2018 04:07 PM