Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

August 10, 2020

UMC Reports Sales for July 2020

Business Wire -- United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), today reported unaudited net sales for the month of July 2020. Revenues for July 2020 Period 2020 2019 Y/Y Change Y/Y (%) July 15,494,823 13,728,148 +1,766,675 +12.87% Jan.-July 102,148,930...

August 10, 2020 03:18 PM

NAND Flash Market Weakens Rapidly in 3Q20

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - This market report was written on July 30, 2020 by Ben Yeh, analyst for DRAMeXchange at TrenForce Corp. After spot prices have been falling for some time, the NAND flash market is formally seeing a general decline in contract...

August 10, 2020 04:05 AM

Microsoft backs $35M round into miniature AI chip startup Syntiant

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Microsoft Corp.'s M12 arm has placed a bet on Syntiant Inc., the startup behind tiny artificial intelligence chips for connected devices that it says is 100 times more power-efficient than rivals. M12 co-led a $35 million funding round...

August 10, 2020 03:14 AM

Maxim Integrated Simplifies Security for IoT Designs

PR Newswire -- While the IoT continues to bring greater conveniences into our lives, left unprotected, smart devices could also open the door to malicious attacks that burrow into networks and attempt to access sensitive data. With its newest cryptographic...

August 10, 2020 01:07 AM

System design considerations for contact-tracing Bluetooth bracelets

Aspencore -- EDN - Governments and organizations in quest of strategies to manage the COVID-19 pandemic are deploying a wide variety of technological solutions. One technology that has been gaining a lot of traction is Bluetooth contact tracing. This wireless protocol...

August 10, 2020 01:00 AM

Industrialists collaborate to meet GaN and SiC Market demands

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - The impressive qualities of GaN and SiC have made them endearing to all in the industry. However, it has thrown up the challenge of meeting demands in production and supply as a result, professionals, investors, and industrialists...

August 10, 2020 01:00 AM

Ford commits to single supplier in driver-assist technology

Aspencore -- IoT Times - In a recent episode of EETimes On Air, EETimes editor-in-chief Brian Santo and the site's international editor Junko Yoshida spoke about Ford's decision to use Mobileye's hardware and software for its global product lines. The following is...

August 10, 2020 12:58 AM

What the AI Chip Market is All About

Aspencore -- EETimes - Right now, the AI chip market is all about deep learning. Deep learning (DL) is the most successful of machine learning paradigms at making AI applications useful in the real world.

The AI chip market today is all about accelerating deep learning...

August 10, 2020 12:57 AM

Marvell Targets Enterprise Edge with new Switch and PHY Portfolio

Aspencore -- EETimes - Growing remote workforces and future 5G and Wi-Fi 6 deployments mean that enterprises will become increasingly borderless. This entails a move from data center to the enterprise edge, and Marvell intends to capitalize on the trend with the introduction...

August 10, 2020 12:51 AM

ON Semiconductor Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

Business Wire -- ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) today announced that 2020 second quarter revenue was $1,213.5 million, down approximately 10 percent compared to 2019 second quarter revenue. 2020 second quarter revenue was down approximately 5 percent as compared...

August 10, 2020 12:39 AM

Everspin Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Business Wire -- Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM), the market leader in MRAM, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. Second Quarter and Recent Highlights Total revenue increased 37% year-over-year and 17% sequentially to...

August 10, 2020 12:38 AM

Diodes Incorporated Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. Second Quarter Highlights Revenue was $288.7 million, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to $280.7 million in the first quarter 2020;...

August 10, 2020 12:38 AM

Lattice FPGA Brings High-Performance MIPI Bridging to Ambarella's CVflow Architecture for Automotive and Machine Vision Applications

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced that Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) selected the Lattice ECP5(tm) FPGA to enable MIPI bridging capabilities in systems using Ambarella CVflow(r) SoCs....

August 10, 2020 12:29 AM

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Reports Higher Revenue and Diluted EPS Compared to Prior Year

Globe Newswire -- Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (Nasdaq: CCMP), a leading global supplier of consumable materials to semiconductor manufacturers and pipeline companies, today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended June 30, 2020.

August 10, 2020 12:16 AM

Micron Appoints Kris Baxter as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Embedded Business Unit

Globe Newswire -- Micron Technology, Inc., (NASDAQ: MU) today announced the appointment of Kris Baxter to the role of corporate vice president and general manager of Micron's Embedded Business Unit (EBU). Baxter succeeds Jeff Bader, who is departing Micron to pursue other...

August 10, 2020 12:16 AM

SiTime Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Globe Newswire -- SiTime Corporation, (Nasdaq: SITM), a market leader in MEMS timing, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

August 10, 2020 12:16 AM

ON Semiconductor to Explore Sale of Niigata Manufacturing Facility

Electronics -- On Semi - ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, today announced it is exploring a sale of its manufacturing facility in Niigata, Japan. The intended sale of Niigata facility is...

August 10, 2020 12:14 AM

DENSO honors Infineon with two awards

Electronics -- Infineon - Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has received two supplier awards from Japanese automotive supplier DENSO. Infineon is the first recipient of the "Special Contribution Award". This award was...

August 10, 2020 12:01 AM

August 09, 2020

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile Platform Powers New Lineup of Samsung Flagship Smartphones

Electronics -- Qualcomm - New Lineup of Samsung Devices Include Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Note20, Galaxy Z Fold2, and Galaxy Tab S7/S7+

Following Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that its latest premium tier Qualcomm(r)...

August 09, 2020 11:51 PM

Qualcomm Announces Private Exchange Offers for Four Series of Notes Open to Certain Investors

Electronics -- Qualcomm - Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced today the commencement of a transaction to exchange four series of its outstanding notes totaling $7.0 billion. The exchange transaction consists of four separate private...

August 09, 2020 11:50 PM

Intel and VMware Extend Virtualization to Radio Access Network for 5G

Electronics -- Intel - Intel and VMware Inc. today announced a collaboration on an integrated software platform for virtualized radio access networks (RAN) to accelerate the rollout of both existing LTE and future 5G networks.

August 09, 2020 11:50 PM

An electrical switch for magnetism

Life -- Phys.org - NUS physicists have demonstrated the control of magnetism in a magnetic semiconductor via electrical means, paving the way for novel spintronic devices.

August 09, 2020 10:38 PM

Breaking the absorption limit of silicon toward the short-wavelength infrared wavelength range via strain engineering

Life -- Phys.org - Silicon is widely used in the microelectronics industry although its photonics applications are restricted to the visible and partial near-infrared spectral range due to its fundamental optical bandgap. Researchers have therefore used recent...

August 09, 2020 09:40 PM

August 05, 2020

SMIC Founder Says 'Optimistic' China Can Catch up With U.S. in Semiconductors

U.S. News -- The founder of China's largest chipmaker SMIC said on Tuesday he was "optimistic" China could catch up with the United States...

August 05, 2020 05:22 PM

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 5.1 Percent Year-to-Year in June; Q2 Sales Down Slightly Compared to Q1

PR Newswire -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $34.5 billion in June 2020, an increase of 5.1 percent from the June 2019 total of $32.9 billion. Sales in June were 0.3 percent less than the May...

August 05, 2020 05:00 PM

CalAmp Appoints Amal Johnson to Chair CalAmp Board of Directors

PR Newswire -- CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, today announced Amal M. Johnson has been appointed to Chair of the CalAmp Board of Directors. Johnson has sat on the board for nearly seven...

August 05, 2020 04:59 PM

Startup Reinvents Neural Network Math, Launches 20-mW Edge AI Chip

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - A Silicon Valley startup claims that it has reinvented the neural network mathematics and has produced a complementary edge AI chip, already sampling, that does not use the usual large array of multiply-accumulate (MAC) units. The chip...

August 05, 2020 04:56 PM

Eta Compute's Tool Chain Grows Around AIoT Chip

Aspencore -- EETimes - Eta Compute's tool chain is growing, with the announcement of a compiler for its ECM3532 chip that streamlines embedded development.

Combined with a sensor board evaluation kit the size of a coin, and a partnership with Edge Impulse, this pushes...

August 05, 2020 04:55 PM

Syntiant Raises Another $35M, Ships 1 Million Edge AI Chips

Aspencore -- EETimes - Ultra-low-power AI accelerator startup Syntiant has raised another $35 million in a series C round of funding to bring the total raised by the company to $65 million. Syntiant, whose 66 staff work out of Irvine, Calif., also announced that it...

August 05, 2020 04:55 PM

Infineon Posts Mixed Q3 Results as Covid-19 Clobbers Automotive

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Infineon Technologies AG reported operating margins in its key top business segment tumbled into negative territory in its latest quarter as the company and other suppliers struggled with the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic...

August 05, 2020 04:55 PM

MaxLinear Completes Acquisition of and Raises Revenue Expectations from Intel's Home Gateway Platform Division

Business Wire -- MaxLinear, Inc. announces completion of its acquisition of Intel's Home Gateway Platform division.

August 05, 2020 04:03 PM

Micron Appoints Lynn Dugle to Board of Directors

Globe Newswire -- Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Lynn Dugle to its board of directors. Dugle has more than 30 years of experience in the defense, intelligence and high-tech...

August 05, 2020 03:30 PM

Microchip Technology Announces Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021

Globe Newswire -- Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions, today reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as summarized in the following table:

August 05, 2020 03:30 PM

Microchip Technology Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of 36.80 Cents Per Share

Globe Newswire -- Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 36.80 cents per...

August 05, 2020 03:30 PM

New AMD Radeon(tm) Pro 5000 Series GPUs Bring Exceptional Graphics Performance to Updated 27-inch iMac

Globe Newswire -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced availability of new AMD Radeon(tm) Pro 5000 series GPUs for the updated 27-inch iMac. The new GPUs power a wide variety of graphically intensive applications and workloads, unleashing creativity and productivity for consumer...

August 05, 2020 03:29 PM

Our New Connected-Edge Platform is Make it Easier and Faster to Deliver IoT Connectivity

Electronics -- NXP Blog - Like every semiconductor company, we spend a lot of time talking to design engineers about what they're working on and the features they're adding to their systems. These days, we're hearing a lot about wireless connectivity and with it, some...

August 05, 2020 03:25 PM

MACOM Introduces New Ku-Band 4-Watt Power Amplifier

Electronics -- MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, today announced at the virtual

August 05, 2020 03:25 PM

MACOM Expands Diode Portfolio with Three 80 GHz to 100 GHz Wideband Control Products

Electronics -- MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, today

August 05, 2020 03:24 PM

Meet our World Changers at ON Semiconductor

Justmeans -- Check out @onsemi's robust #internship program and how they celebrate their world changers and next generation leaders, demonstrating their #WeAreONSemiconductor culture!

August 05, 2020 03:07 PM

August 04, 2020

Microchip Introduces New 8-Channel Flashtec(r) PCIe(r) Gen 4 Enterprise NVMe(tm) SSD Controller

Globe Newswire -- Technology - The Flashtec NVMe 3108 controller enables power and form-factor optimized enterprise NVMe SSDs with Flashtec's trademark rich feature set and flexibility The Flashtec NVMe 3108 controller enables power and form-factor optimized enterprise...

August 04, 2020 07:13 PM

Tower Semiconductor Announces a New RF Switch Technology with Breakthrough Performance

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - Enables cutting-edge solutions for 5G and high-performance RF switch markets with record Figure of Merit performance: Ron x Coff less than 10 femtoseconds

August 04, 2020 07:10 PM

For Businesses to Succeed in 2030, Gen Z Says No One Can be Left Behind

Electronics -- Intel - What's New: With Gen Z's representation in the global workforce set to pass 1 billion by 2030, organizations need to understand the demographic group's motivations and perspectives on critical issues such as diversity and inclusion. Intel commissioned...

August 04, 2020 06:48 PM

Infineon's third-quarter figures include Cypress for first time; robust profitability, full-year outlook confirmed

Electronics -- Infineon - Neubiberg, Germany, 4 August 2020 - Infineon Technologies AG is today reporting results for the third quarter of the 2020 fiscal year (period ended 30 June 2020). ...

August 04, 2020 06:47 PM

Taller than the Statue of Liberty: 'Big Blue' Helps Intel Expand D1X

Electronics -- Intel - Imagine a herd of 650 adult Asian elephants. Now imagine lifting that entire herd off the ground with one gigantic hoist. That's the 2,600-ton capacity of one of the world's biggest construction cranes - known to all who behold it as "Big Blue."...

August 04, 2020 06:45 PM

Selecting the right processor for your data concentrator design

Electronics -- TI - Motor Drive + Control - A trend in the rapid growth of smart grids is enabling more intelligent functions in residential equipment, such as smart electricity meters and data concentrators. A smart grid requires a multi - communication approach to...

August 04, 2020 06:41 PM

Analog Devices Collaborates with Intel on Radio Platform for Addressing 5G Network Design Challenges

Electronics -- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced its collaboration with Intel Corporation to create a flexible radio platform that addresses 5G network design challenges and will enable customers to scale their 5G networks more quickly and economically.

August 04, 2020 06:41 PM

Exploring advancements in industrial and automotive markets with 60-GHz radar

Electronics -- TI - ConnecTIng Wirelessly - In just a few decades, the world has seen the replacement of human-operated machinery and vehicles with intelligent versions now operated autonomously or with less human intervention. With such rapid growth, the industrial...

August 04, 2020 06:41 PM

ST Seeks Higher Sales but Urgently Needs Better Margins

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - STMicroelectronics N.V. wants to jack up annual revenue within the next several years by more than $2 billion, or 20 percent, above its projected 2020 sales. But is ST, one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers, chasing the...

August 04, 2020 06:16 PM