Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

March 23, 2023

TSMC's container maker is hidden jewel of Japan's chip industry

Media -- DIGITIMES - The world's most advanced and delicately fine-tuned semiconductors wouldn't be possible without the aid of giant steel storage tanks built by a little-known Tokyo company founded in 1927.

March 23, 2023 05:42 AM

Taiwan chip exports to China sputter on tensions, falling demand

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan's exports of integrated circuit chips to China and Hong Kong fell for a fourth month in February as Washington-Beijing tensions simmer and demand for electronics continues to drop off.

March 23, 2023 05:41 AM

Global NAND flash revenue to continue slide in 1Q23 despite price drop

Media -- DIGITIMES - NAND flash revenue will continue to decline into the first quarter of 2023 despite lower drops in memory ASPs, according to a recent TrendForce report.

March 23, 2023 04:51 AM

IC Design White Paper (3): Contributions from Taiwan's IC design sector to Taiwan

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan is an important hub of the global information and communication technology (ICT) industry. The development of the ICT supply chain is supported by Taiwan's complete semiconductor ecosystem.

March 23, 2023 04:47 AM

Qualcomm steps up procurement in Taiwan

Media -- DIGITIMES - Qualcomm has stepped up its procurement from Taiwan, where the chip company is expanding its local operations by adding a new factory building.

March 23, 2023 04:46 AM

Samsung and SK Hynix may see operating loss for memory businesses in 1Q23

Media -- DIGITIMES - As there is no end in sight for the global memory demand slump, South Korea-based suppliers may see their memory business turn into an operating loss, a rarely-seen situation for the duo.

March 23, 2023 04:46 AM

March 20, 2023

TI unlocks scalable edge AI performance in smart camera applications with new vision processor family

Electronics -- Texas Instruments Newsroom - Designers can easily and affordably add vision and AI processing for up to 12 cameras in building, industrial and retail automation applications

March 20, 2023 01:14 AM

TI makes embedded systems more affordable with new Arm(r) Cortex(r)-M0+ MCU portfolio

Electronics -- Texas Instruments Newsroom - Introducing a new 32-bit general-purpose MCU portfolio for almost any application, with parts starting at an industry-low US$0.39

March 20, 2023 01:13 AM

March 19, 2023

onsemi extends Bluetooth Low Energy MCU Family for Automotive Wireless Applications

Electronics -- On Semi - onsemi's NCV-RSL15 low power automotive-grade wireless microcontroller

onsemi (Nasdaq: ON), a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies, today announced an ultra-low power automotive-grade...

March 19, 2023 11:59 PM

onsemi Celebrates Move of its Headquarters to LEED Gold-Certified Building on the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community

Electronics -- On Semi - onsemi moves headquarters to 5701 N. Pima Rd.

Scottsdale/Salt River, Ariz. -

onsemi (Nasdaq: ON), a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies, today announced the move of its headquarters from Phoenix to Scottsdale....

March 19, 2023 11:38 PM

Lattice Semiconductor Appoints Elizabeth Schwarting to Board of Directors

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Schwarting to the Company's Board of Directors and Nominating and Governance Committee effective March 14, 2023. Ms. Schwarting brings...

March 19, 2023 11:34 PM

Lattice Advances Industrial Automation at the Edge with Latest Solution Stack Updates

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced the latest updates to the Lattice Automate(tm) and Lattice sensAI(tm) solution stacks that equip customers with new factory automation and...

March 19, 2023 11:32 PM

Study identifies a new synthesis technique to attain monolayer honeycomb SiC

Life -- Phys.org - Silicon carbide (SiC) is a hard crystalline compound of silicon and carbon that rarely occurs in nature and is generally synthetically produced. In addition to being used to create ceramic plates, bulletproof vests and other commercial products,...

March 19, 2023 11:21 PM

Revisiting semiconductor heat management through nanotechnology

Life -- Phys.org - Nanotechnology has significantly impacted the semiconductor industry, enabling the production of transistors that are just a few nanometers in size. While the miniaturization of electronic components has resulted in higher transistor densities,...

March 19, 2023 11:19 PM

Global NAND flash revenue reports 25% QoQ decline in 4Q22

Media -- Evertiq - TrendForce's latest investigations reveal that the global NAND Flash market has been facing a demand headwind since 2H22. In response, the supply chain has been scrambling to clear out inventory, driving down NAND Flash contract prices by 20-25%.

March 19, 2023 02:08 AM

Chip lead times continue to shorten

Media -- SemiMedia - According to the latest report from Susquehanna Financial, chip lead times have been shortened for nine consecutive months, which shows that about two years of chip shortages have passed.

March 19, 2023 02:06 AM

A chip war without winners

Media -- DIGITIMES - It is predicable that the ongoing US-China chip war will follow a difficult and long course, and under fierce attack and defense between the world's two largest economies, there could hardly be any winner in the long run no matter the final...

March 19, 2023 02:02 AM

TI promotes 32-bit general-purpose MCUs for edge AI

Media -- DIGITIMES - Texas Instruments (TI) is touting its new 32-bit general-purpose microcontroller unit (MCU) lineup, which can be used in edge AI designs.

March 19, 2023 02:00 AM

TSMC may plan another price hike to respond to rising costs

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC may consider another price hike in the second half of 2023 to respond to its ever-increasing manufacturing costs, according to sources at semiconductor equipment companies.

March 19, 2023 01:58 AM

GlobalWafers says new US plant on track for volume production in 1Q25

Media -- DIGITIMES - Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers is constructing a new 300mm (12-inch) silicon wafer plant in Sherman, Texas, and expects it to be ready for volume production in the first quarter of 2025.

March 19, 2023 01:13 AM

TSMC founder Morris Chang, for the first time, expressed support for Washington's China policy

Media -- DIGITIMES - Morris Chang, the founder of TSMC, and Chris Miller, the author of the book 'Chip War', today had an exchange on the topic of global chip conversation and Taiwan's role within.

March 19, 2023 01:11 AM

Microchip reaches milestone in its Oregon expansion

Media -- Evertiq - Microchip Technology says it has reached a milestone in its multi-year, USD 800 million initiative aimed at tripling the production capacity at its Gresham, Oregon manufacturing facility.

March 19, 2023 12:59 AM

China's MCU rushes to catch up as new wave of automotive war set to begin

Media -- DIGITIMES - The consumer electronics, PC communication, automotive, industrial control, and medical fields have been the pillars of the Chinese MCU application market. Recently, with the consumer electronics market entering a low period, the market has...

March 19, 2023 12:57 AM

Inventory correction at major Taiwan IC designers coming to an end

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan's major fabless chipmakers including MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics, and Realtek Semiconductor have seen their revenues show signs of recovery, indicating their inventory depletion is coming to an end, as described by supply chain...

March 19, 2023 12:56 AM

Automotive semiconductors to the rescue

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Chipmakers are counting on strong demand from automakers to help offset declines in consumer electronics and other markets.

The automotive semiconductor market is still in flux, struggling to overcome a now two years long supply...

March 19, 2023 12:49 AM

GlobalWafers sees customers' advance payments top US$1 billion

Media -- DIGITIMES - GlobalWafers received an all-time high of NT$39.73 billion (US$1.3 billion) in advance payments made by its customers as of the end of 2022, according to the silicon wafer company, which expects another year of revenue growth in 2023.

March 19, 2023 12:46 AM

TSMC fab utilization to recover starting 2Q23

Media -- DIGITIMES - Part of TSMC's fab utilization rates, including those for 7/6nm process nodes, will begin to recover in April, sooner than previously predicted by the market, according to sources at semiconductor equipment companies.

March 19, 2023 12:44 AM

March 18, 2023

IC sales account for over 70% of Taiwan science parks 2022 turnover

Media -- DIGITIMES - Sales generated by companies operating in Taiwan's three primary science industry parks reached NT$4.26 trillion (US$140.58 billion) in 2022, increasing 14.75% from a year earlier, according to data compiled by the National Science and Technology...

March 18, 2023 11:36 PM

Samsung Electronics actively bringing in high-level talent from TSMC and Intel

Media -- DIGITIMES - With Samsung Electronics executive chairman Jay Y. Lee continuing to emphasize the "importance of talent," the company has been very active in bringing in talent from the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, and Apple. Recently, it hired former TSMC...

March 18, 2023 10:55 PM

Wafer foundry capacity in China, 2023

Media -- DIGITIMES - China-based semiconductor manufacturers, in the wake of geopolitical risks, are expected to keep up with their capacity expansion strategies going into 2023 with a good number of projects already in construction.

March 18, 2023 10:55 PM

Wafer foundries in China expected to continue with capacity expansion plans despite geopolitical tensions, says DIGITIMES Research

Media -- DIGITIMES - China-based semiconductor manufacturers, in the wake of geopolitical risks, are expected to keep up with their capacity expansion strategies going into 2023 with a good number of projects already in construction, according to DIGITIMES Research's...

March 18, 2023 10:53 PM

Global semiconductor sales are expected to drop by 5% year-on-year this year

Media -- SemiMedia - According to reports, the global semiconductor market sales are expected to decline by about 5% in 2023, and the consumer electronics, computer and communication industries, which account for a large share of semiconductors,...

March 18, 2023 10:52 PM

TSMC new US fab to dent profits, hard to transfer costs to customers

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC could hardly achieve profitable mass production of 5/4/3nm chips at its new plant under construction in the US, and will find it a tough challenge to transfer part of its huge construction costs to customers, according to semiconductor...

March 18, 2023 10:25 PM

ASML suppliers reportedly eyeing investments in Southeast Asia to reduce exposure to China

Media -- DIGITIMES - Amid a chip war between the US and China, ASML's multiple suppliers reportedly will visit major semiconductor-producing countries in Southeast Asia, looking to diversify away from China.

March 18, 2023 10:18 PM

March 17, 2023

South Korea semiconductor inventory hits record high

Media -- DIGITIMES - South Korea has posted a trade deficit for the 12th consecutive month in February 2023 due mainly to poor outbound shipments of its main export products of DRAM and NAND flash chips, whose inventories have hit record-high levels, according...

March 17, 2023 04:57 AM

Broadcom Now Shipping World's First 51.2 Tbps Switch in Production Volume

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Cutting-Edge Tomahawk 5 Family of Ethernet Chips Engineered to Accelerate AI/ML Deployments Cutting-Edge Tomahawk 5 Family of Ethernet Chips Engineered to Accelerate AI/ML Deployments

March 17, 2023 04:12 AM

March 15, 2023

Toshiba announces new IGBT device based upon latest generation semiconductor process

Media -- eBOM - New device enhances efficiency in applications such as power factor correction (PFC).

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH ("Toshiba") has launched a new 650V-rated discrete IGBT intended for use within power factor correction (PFC) circuits within...

March 15, 2023 05:37 AM

Digital Twin Initiative Reaches Across The Cloud To The Edge

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Digital twins are a hot topic of conversation across industries. Everyone wants a piece of this technology, without necessarily understanding how it fits into their day-to-day workflows. Today, digital twins are generally used...

March 15, 2023 05:31 AM

Are TSMC's guidance figures up to par?

Media -- DIGITIMES - At each quarterly earnings call, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), apart from informing eager anticipants the resulting financial turnouts of the previous quarter, provides earnings guidance for the quarter under way....

March 15, 2023 05:26 AM

TSMC keeps fab utilization rate at 70% or higher

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC's fab utilization in the first quarter of 2023 is being dragged down by a rapid slowdown in 7nm and 6nm chip orders, but the foundry has managed to keep its overall fab utilization rates at 70% or higher, according to sources at fab toolmakers.

March 15, 2023 05:24 AM

STMicroelectronics provides full STM32 support for Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics provides full STM32 support for Microsoft Visual Studio Code

March 15, 2023 05:17 AM

STMicroelectronics Announces Changes to Euronext Trading Symbols

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics Announces Changes to Euronext Trading Symbols

March 15, 2023 05:02 AM

March 13, 2023

Tower Semiconductor Announces World's First Heterogeneous Integration of Quantum Dot Lasers on its Popular SiPho Foundry Platform PH18

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - Integrates a GaAs QD laser on Tower's versatile high-volume SiPho Foundry platform

March 13, 2023 12:38 AM

March 09, 2023

Global semiconductor sales drop 5% in January

Media -- DIGITIMES - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported that global semiconductor industry sales totaled US$41.3 billion in January 2023, a 5.2% decrease from the December 2022 total of US$43.6 billion and an 18.5% decline from the January 2022...

March 09, 2023 07:03 AM

March 08, 2023

Onsemi will supply SiC to BMW in long-term agreement

Media -- DIGITIMES - US-based semiconductor manufacturer Onsemi announced on March 6 a long-term supply agreement (LTSA) with BMW AG (BMW) for onsemi's EliteSiC technology in the German premium car manufacturer's electric drivetrains for 400 V DC Bus. onsemi's...

March 08, 2023 05:13 AM

March 07, 2023

STMicroelectronics' all-in-one motion and bone-conduction sensor saves space and power in hearables and headsets

Media -- WebWire - STMicroelectronics' LSM6DSV16BX is a unique highly integrated sensor that delivers tremendous space savings inside hearable devices including sports and general-purpose earbuds. It combines a 6-axis inertial measurement...

March 07, 2023 01:36 AM

SIA: Global semiconductor sales down 5.2% month-to-month in January

Media -- SemiMedia - Mar. 6, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- According to the latest report from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), global semiconductor industry sales totaled $41.3 billion in January 2023, down 5.2% from a total of $43.6 billion in December 2022...

March 07, 2023 01:33 AM

UMC sees revenue fall to 22-month low

Media -- DIGITIMES - United Microelectronics' (UMC) revenue fell to a 22-month low of NT$16.93 billion (US$553.7 million) in February 2023.

March 07, 2023 01:20 AM

Benchmark opens new US facility to support the domestic semiconductor industry

Media -- Evertiq - Benchmark says it intends to invest USD 20 million and hire up to 100 people to support the new 64,000-square-foot facility focused on semiconductor industry growth in the US.

March 07, 2023 01:18 AM