Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

February 15, 2019

Osram in Takeover Talks With Bain and Carlyle

U.S. News -- BERLIN (Reuters) - German lightning company Osram on Wednesday confirmed that it was in takeover talks with Bain Capital and Carlyle Group, which...

February 15, 2019 07:25 PM

TSMC revenues fall to 6-month low

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues fell 13.1% sequentially to NT$78.09 billion...

February 15, 2019 07:24 PM

SMIC expects revenues to hit bottom in 1Q19

Media -- DIGITIMES - Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post a revenue decline of 16-18% sequentially in the first quarter of...

February 15, 2019 06:54 PM

TSMC gearing up for 7nm chip production for Qualcomm

Media -- DIGITIMES - Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon kick off commercial production for Qualcomm's Snapdragon...

February 15, 2019 06:53 PM

Lite-On Semi enhances power semiconductor line

Media -- DIGITIMES - Lite-On Semiconductor has set up a new business unit to combine its discrete component and power management IC offerings, the company...

February 15, 2019 06:47 PM

Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with 21.8% share, a slight increase from 21.3% in 2017, according to IC Insights....

February 15, 2019 06:47 PM

Taiwan silicon wafer firms post mixed January results

Media -- DIGITIMES - GlobalWafers has disclosed revenues for January 2019 hit the third highest monthly levels in the company's history, while Formosa...

February 15, 2019 06:46 PM

Seoul Semiconductor's SunLike Series natural-spectrum LEDs adopted by Rofianda for horticulture LED lighting

Media -- Semiconductor Today - South Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor Co Ltd says that its SunLike Series natural-spectrum LEDs have been adopted...

February 15, 2019 06:45 PM

CML celebrates 50 successful years as a leading fabless semiconductor manufacturer and solutions provider in analogue and digital communications

Media -- Electronics Maker - CML Microcircuits is pleased to announce that 2018 saw the completion of its 50th year...

February 15, 2019 06:42 PM

Cadence Selected as Primary EDA Tool Vendor by GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Business Wire -- Cadence announced that GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) chose Cadence...

February 15, 2019 06:40 PM

Sequans Works with STMicroelectronics to Deliver LTE-M/NB-IoT Connected MCU Solutions

Business Wire -- Sequans and STMicroelectronics have introduced an LTE for IoT development kit based on Sequans Monarch chip and ST&aposs STM32 MCU.

February 15, 2019 06:35 PM

UMC Reports Sales for January 2019

Business Wire -- United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), today reported unaudited net sales for the month of January 2019. Revenues...

February 15, 2019 06:34 PM

Diodes Incorporated Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within...

February 15, 2019 06:33 PM

ON Semiconductor Introduces the RSL10 Sensor Development Kit for Power-Optimized IoT Applications

Business Wire -- ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, is pleased to announce the introduction of the RSL10 Sensor Development...

February 15, 2019 06:32 PM

Molecular Lego blocks

Life -- EurekAlert - Organic semiconductors are lightweight, flexible and easy to manufacture. But they often fail to meet expectations regarding efficiency...

February 15, 2019 06:21 PM

GOWIN Semiconductor to Participate at Embedded World 2019

Globe Newswire -- GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world's leading innovator of programmable logic devices, will exhibit at Embedded World 2019 on February 26-28...

February 15, 2019 05:06 PM

NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2019

Globe Newswire -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 27, 2019, of $2.21 billion, down 24 percent from $2.91 billion...

February 15, 2019 05:06 PM

February 14, 2019

Grade 0 Automotive-Compliant Omnipolar Hall-Effect Switches from Diodes Incorporated are Designed for Robust Automotive Applications

Electronics -- Diodes Inc - Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products...

February 14, 2019 08:07 PM

Intel Tech to Power Rakuten's Revolutionary Fully Virtualized, End-to-End, Cloud-Native Mobile Network

Electronics -- Intel - What's New: Intel today announced it will provide technology to internet services leader Rakuten* for a new cloud-native network. It...

February 14, 2019 08:06 PM

Apple's workaround to Qualcomm patent woes in Germany is to use Qualcomm chips

Tech -- The Verge - The iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, and 8 Plus are once again available in Germany, after a patent dispute forced apple to withdraw the sale...

February 14, 2019 07:59 PM

eSilicon builds momentum as a strong tier one FinFET ASIC supplier

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Best-in-class IP and multiple FinFET/2.5D product bring-up programs set a rapid pace Best-in-class IP and multiple FinFET/2.5D product...

February 14, 2019 07:16 PM

LEDs in Action: General Motors Is Saving With Tomorrow in Mind

Justmeans -- When GM wanted to reduce energy consumption across its portfolio, it tapped into Current, powered by GE, to outfit its facilities with new LED...

February 14, 2019 01:14 AM

February 13, 2019

Nordic Semi fixes global eSIM into NB-IoT/LTE-M modules to simplify IoT roaming

EE -- Enterprise IoT Insights - Nordic Semiconductor is bundling an eSIM with 10MB of data into all its nRF9160 development kits. Network operators...

February 13, 2019 07:08 PM

Global semiconductor sales increase 13.7% in 2018, says SIA

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global semiconductor industry posted sales of US$468.8 billion in 2018, the industry's highest-ever annual total and an increase...

February 13, 2019 06:41 PM

STMicroelectronics unveils new motion sensor with integrated machine learning

Media -- Robotics and Automation News - STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor company, has integrated machine-learning technology into its advanced inertial...

February 13, 2019 06:40 PM

Lattice semiconductor appoints Mark Nnelson as corporate vice president of worldwide sales

Media -- Components in Electronics - FPGA Industry Executive to Lead Lattice's Global Sales and Accelerate Profitable Business Growth

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February 13, 2019 06:40 PM

Lattice Semiconductor to Host Analyst & Investor Day at NASDAQ MarketSite Times Square on May 20

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), a leading provider of programmable logic devices, announced that it will hold its Analyst and...

February 13, 2019 06:37 PM

Demand for memory chips in Asia might be picking up soon, analysts say

Media -- CNBC - Tech - The outlook for the semiconductor sector may be turning positive, as analysts expect chip demand to hit bottom before picking up...

February 13, 2019 06:33 PM

New IDC Forecast Expects the Internet of Things Spending in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan to Reach USD 381.8 Billion by 2022

Think -- IDC - The latest IDC Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide reveals that the Asia/Pacific...

February 13, 2019 06:24 PM

Your solution for measuring blood glucose levels just got smaller and more accurate

Electronics -- TI - Analog Wire - According to World Health Organization statistics, the global prevalence of diabetes mellitus is approximately 155 million...

February 13, 2019 05:42 PM

Lattice Semiconductor Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

Electronics -- Lattice - Fourth Quarter Net Loss Per Share Reduced by $0.01 on a Year Over Year GAAP Basis; Net Income Per Share Increased $0.07 on...

February 13, 2019 05:42 PM

3 ways 5G wireless will start unlocking a new technological era next year

Electronics -- TI - Think. Innovate - A natural disaster can strike anywhere. After it passes comes the mad scramble by authorities and volunteers to find...

February 13, 2019 05:36 PM

Software building blocks for faster functional safety certification

Electronics -- ARM Tools - Arm offers Functional Safety Run-Time System, a set of qualified components for Cortex-M microcontroller​s that lets developers...

February 13, 2019 05:35 PM

STMicroelectronics Reveals State-Of-The-Art Lighting Controller for Even Greater Energy Savings with Convenience and Simplicity

Electronics -- STMicroelectronics News - The HVLED001B controller simplifies designing LED-lighting modules, maximizes energy efficiency at all dimming levels,...

February 13, 2019 05:35 PM

February 12, 2019

The Ratings Game: A DRAM recovery looks 'highly unlikely' later this year, says Morgan Stanley

MarketWatch.com - Top Stories -- The year ahead could be a difficult one for makers of DRAM, according to Morgan Stanley.

February 12, 2019 08:35 PM

RIP Dr Pueto, Zilog and Sun's bright SPARC

Enterprise -- The Register - We bid farewell to the best kind of 16-bit hustler...

Obit Dr Bernard L Peuto, the architect of the Zilog Z-8000 chip, has died....

February 12, 2019 06:29 PM

Google is poaching Qualcomm and Intel engineers for its new chip design team

Tech -- The Verge - Google is expanding its efforts to design its own smartphone and data center chips by building a new team of engineers dedicated...

February 12, 2019 05:28 PM

Microchip Technology to Present at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference

Globe Newswire -- Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced...

February 12, 2019 05:13 PM

February 11, 2019

ON Semiconductor sees strong future in automotive sector

Optics.org -- Market for driver-assistance sensors still accelerating despite macroeconomic concerns.

February 11, 2019 08:05 PM

Chipmaker Qorvo Tops Lowered December-Quarter Estimates

Investors Business Daily -- Chipmaker Qorvo late Thursday beat Wall Street's lowered sales and earnings estimates for its fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 29. Qorvo stock...

February 11, 2019 08:04 PM

Cree's quarterly revenue grows 12% year-on-year, driven by Wolfspeed's organic growth of over 50%

Semiconductor Today -- For its fiscal second-quarter 2019 (ended 30 December 2018), Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has reported revenue of $413m, up 1% on $408.3m last...

February 11, 2019 07:53 PM

ASML Publishes 2018 Annual Reports

ASML -- ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) today publishes its 2018 Integrated Reports. ASML will file its 2018...

February 11, 2019 06:21 PM

Intel: New Oregon Factory Will Add 1,750 Jobs

U.S. News -- Permitting documents submitted to city planners show that Intel forecasts its new Hillsboro factory will grow the company's Oregon workforce...

February 11, 2019 06:11 PM

Apple supply chain: TSMC to remain sole iPhone chip supplier

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has given its cautious business and overall chip industry outlook this year, when...

February 11, 2019 06:04 PM

Leading the Way in the GaN Power Semiconductors Industry in 2019

Media -- PowerPulse.net - The power semiconductor market continues to experience steady growth due to the limitation...

February 11, 2019 06:03 PM