Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

April 15, 2021

Intel Names Dawn Jones CDIO and VP of Social Impact

Electronics -- Intel - Intel Corporation today announced the appointment of Dawn Jones as chief diversity and inclusion officer (CDIO) and vice president of social impact, effective immediately. Jones is a 24-year Intel veteran and will lead the company's global diversity...

April 15, 2021 08:49 PM

RA4M1 Clicker board Unboxing!

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - You are about to watch the unboxing of the RA4M1 Clicker board! This time we had a special guest - Ashish Ahuja, Principal Product Manager & Product Marketing Manager at Renesas. He [...]

April 15, 2021 08:49 PM

Infineon successfully signed $1.3 billion US private placement to repay outstanding financing related to the acquisition of Cypress

Electronics -- Infineon - Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has successfully signed a $1.3 billion US private placement of notes. The proceeds of the transaction will be used to repay existing US Dollar bank term loans related...

April 15, 2021 08:37 PM

TSMC warns of continuing chip shortages

Media -- New Electronics - The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has said that while it is doing all it can to increase productivity and alleviate a worldwide chip shortage, tight supplies are expected to continue well into 2022.

April 15, 2021 08:13 PM

TSMC expects flat 2Q21, raises capex outlook

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$12.9 billion and US$13.2 billion in the second quarter of 2021, which is a 1% sequential increase at the midpoint. Gross margin and operating margin for the second quarter are estimated at 49.5-51.5%...

April 15, 2021 08:11 PM

Latest IC Forecast: Big Demand, Shortages

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Over the last year, the semiconductor industry has seen its share of highs, lows and uncertainties.

In early 2020, the business looked bright, but the IC market dropped amid the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. Throughout 2020 different...

April 15, 2021 07:27 PM

TSMC suspends part of mature-node chip production due to power outage

Media -- DIGITIMES - A power outage experienced by TSMC's Fab-14A P7 at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) on April 14 prompted the foundry to halt part of its 40/45nm and other mature-node chip production, according to market sources.

April 15, 2021 07:27 PM

TSMC to see strong 2Q21, but challenges ahead

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC is expected to enjoy a particularly strong second quarter of 2021, but is facing challenges such as the impact of the US sanctions against Tianjin Phytium and a worsening drought in Taiwan, according to market watchers.

April 15, 2021 07:27 PM

ICs play bigger role in Taiwan exports

Media -- DIGITIMES - ICs accounted for a record-high 35.5% of Taiwan's total exports in 2020, indicating Taiwan-based chipmakers are increasingly critical to the country's economy, according to Digitimes Research.

April 15, 2021 07:26 PM

Industry's first DC/DC controllers with an integrated active EMI filter enable engineers to achieve the smallest low-EMI power designs

Electronics -- Texas Instruments Newsroom - Designers can optimize the size and EMI of the power supply in industrial and automotive electronics with new buck controllers from TI

April 15, 2021 05:55 AM

High-Speed Bi-Directional Dual Supply Autosensing Level Shifter IC from Diodes Incorporated Aimed at Automotive Applications

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) has expanded its family of voltage-level shifters, with the release of the PI4ULS3V304AQ. This advanced level shifting technology, featuring high degrees of flexibility, is proving vital to modern automobile design....

April 15, 2021 05:24 AM

Mavenir and Xilinx Collaborate to Bring to Market Open RAN Massive MIMO Portfolio

Business Wire -- Mavenir and Xilinx collaborate to bring to market a unified 4G/5G O-RAN massive MIMO (mMIMO) portfolio to enable Open RAN deployments

April 15, 2021 05:23 AM

Renesas Pledges Support for United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles

Business Wire -- Renesas announced that it has become a signatory of Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

April 15, 2021 05:20 AM

Free custom AI boards for Google Coral chip

Media -- eeNews Europe - Altium subsidiary Gumstix is offering free board development using Google's Coral AI chip and Raspberry Pi as part of the Coral Partnership ProgramPCB software vendor Altium has added its browser-based design tool Upverter to the...

April 15, 2021 05:19 AM

Europe falls behind in chip design market

Media -- eeNews Europe - Electronic System Design (ESD) industry revenue increased by over $1b in 2020, marking a new milestone for the industry but Europe falls behindThe latest data from the ESD Alliance have shown Europe is falling behind in the chip...

April 15, 2021 05:18 AM

Chinese companies hold only 5% of global IC market

Media -- Evertiq - Propelled by 50% share of IDM sales and 64% share of fabless sales, U.S. companies captured 55% of the total worldwide IC market in 2020.

April 15, 2021 05:16 AM

US companies hold 55% of worldwide IC market in 2020, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - US companies held a 50% share of total IDM sales and a 64% share of fabless sales worldwide in 2020, capturing 55% of total IC sales worldwide last year, according to IC Insights.

April 15, 2021 05:14 AM

How an old smartphone processor will power the first-ever flight on Mars

Media -- The Next Web - If you've got a new Android phone, its processor could be more advanced than the one that will control the first-ever flight on Mars. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, which is slated to make its maiden voyage on the red planet on April 14,...

April 15, 2021 05:06 AM

Congress asks Biden Administration to fund CHIPS Act

Media -- Electronics360 - The bipartisan bill would help increase domestic U.S. semiconductor manufacturing.

April 15, 2021 05:02 AM

Lawsuits around ARM China put Nvidia deal in doubt

Media -- eeNews Europe - Lawsuits are growing around ARM China, a joint venture with ARM of the UK, threatening to prevent a deal to sell ARM to Nvidia.Confusion surrounds the fate of ARM China and the wider $40bn deal for Nvidia to buy ARM as the Chinese...

April 15, 2021 05:02 AM

Intel CEO Says It May Produce Chips For Automakers With Six To Nine Months

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - CEO Gelsinger added that this move will provide a 'more immediate help with a shortage that has disrupted assembly lines at Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co.' In light of the existent chip scarcity that has crippled automotive...

April 15, 2021 04:59 AM

Top 10 semiconductor vendors by 2020 revenue

Media -- Evertiq - Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled USD 466.2 billion in 2020, an increase of 10.4% from 2019, according to final results by Gartner, Inc.

April 15, 2021 04:56 AM

Taiwan pure-play foundries to see revenue hit another record highs in 2Q21

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) are all expected to see their revenues hit another record highs in the second quarter of 2021, as tight fab capacity continues to drive wafer ASPs, according...

April 15, 2021 04:55 AM

Intel steps up as a supplier to the automotive industry

Media -- Evertiq - According to Intel's new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, the company is ready to step up and start making chips for car makers to take the edge off the current shortage that has hit the automotive industry hard.

April 15, 2021 04:55 AM

Worldwide semiconductor revenue logs 10.4% surge in 2020, says Gartner

Media -- DIGITIMES - Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled US$466.2 billion in 2020, an increase of 10.4% from 2019, according to Gartner.

April 15, 2021 04:45 AM

TSMC reiterates committment to US fab project

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC chairman Mark Liu, who participated in a virtual summit hosted by the Biden administration to discuss global chip shortages and the US plan to rebuild its semiconductor manufacturing edge, has reiterated the Taiwan-based foundry house's...

April 15, 2021 04:45 AM

ST launches new MasterGaN4 devices for high-efficiency power conversion up to 200 watts

Media -- SemiMedia - The STMicroelectronics' new MasterGaN4 power packages integrate two symmetrical 650V gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors with 225mohm RDS(on), alongside optimized gate drivers and circuit protection to simplify the design of high-efficiency...

April 15, 2021 04:40 AM

Autonews: Path out of chip shortage

Media -- SemiMedia - On April 12th, Automotive News Europe published a report titled Path Out of Chip Shortage: New Capacity, New Thinking - and Patience. The report elaborated on the recent difficulties faced by the automotive industry in chip supply, and gave...

April 15, 2021 04:39 AM

White House Chip Summit Builds Momentum for Federal Investments

Media -- eBOM - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer regarding today's meeting at the White House between Biden Administration officials and leaders from the semiconductor industry...

April 15, 2021 04:39 AM

Semiconductor revenues grew 10.4% in 2020

Media -- New Electronics - Gartner has reported that worldwide semiconductor revenue totalled $466.2bn in 2020, an increase of 10.4% from 2019.

April 15, 2021 04:38 AM

Major Taiwan IC design houses to hike prices in 2Q21

Media -- DIGITIMES - MediaTek and Elan Microelectronics both plan to raise their chip prices by 10-20% to reflect rising foundry costs starting May 1, while fellow IC design company Realtek Semiconductor will also hike its chip prices by over 20% later in the...

April 15, 2021 04:38 AM

Faster Than Moore's Law: Exponential Innovation In Electromagnetic Simulation

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Moore's Law is the most iconic statement of exponential technology advancement, doubling transistor count and hence functional performance every 24 months. Many pundits [1-3] have observed that while technology advancement...

April 15, 2021 04:31 AM

April 13, 2021

Intel Unleashes 3rd Generation Xeon CPUs Based on Ice Lake SP

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Ice Lake-SP is finally ready for prime time. Intel's latest server CPU will debut in-market to power Intel's 3rd Generation of Xeon Scalable processors, and close some performance gaps vis-a-vis AMD's Epyc family.Intel's 2nd Generation Xeon...

April 13, 2021 05:21 PM

Intel's 14nm node is finally dead, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief

Tech -- Digital Trends - The transition to 10nm has taken Intel seven years. But with 14nm behind them, the road ahead is finally clear.

April 13, 2021 04:11 PM

Chip shortage: How soon is relief possible?

Media -- FierceElectronics - Chip shortage: How soon is relief possible?

April 13, 2021 03:25 AM

STMicroelectronics Introduces New MasterGaN4 Devices

Media -- eBOM - The STMicroelectronics MasterGaN4* power packages integrate two symmetrical 650V gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors with 225mohm RDS(on), alongside optimized gate drivers and circuit protection to simplify the design of high-efficiency power-conversion...

April 13, 2021 03:17 AM

April 12, 2021

Analog Devices Announces 16-Channel, Mixed-Signal Front-End Digitizer for Reference Design Integration

Business Wire -- Analog Devices Announces 16-Channel, Mixed-Signal Front-End Digitizer for Reference Design Integration

April 12, 2021 04:45 PM

Analog Devices Advances Climate Strategy and Commits to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Business Wire -- Analog Devices Advances Climate Strategy and Commits to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

April 12, 2021 04:45 PM

Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 10.4% in 2020

Media -- Design And Reuse - Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 10.4% in 2020

April 12, 2021 04:44 PM

ST Continues to Prioritize Employee Engagement

Media -- ELE Times - A Good Leader enthrals every nook of the industry with performance and ability. From aviation to railways, engineering to medicine, civil services to politics, women leaders have contributed efficiently for good management and advocacy. Companies...

April 12, 2021 04:43 PM

The lack of semiconductor manufacturing in Europe

Media -- eeNews Europe - This white paper examines the European Union's declared goal of enabling a wafer fab to be operating in Europe with 2nm process capability by the end of the decade. The author concludes that while this may be technically...

April 12, 2021 04:42 PM

Smartphone camera module shipment to hit new highs

Media -- Evertiq - In response to consumers' growing emphasis on camera performance as a major selling point of smartphones, smartphone brands have successively released multi-camera handsets to target this rising demand and seize market shares, in turn driving...

April 12, 2021 04:41 PM

Realtek facing delivery pressure for audio+LAN chips

Media -- DIGITIMES - Network and communication IC supplier Realtek Semiconductor reportedly is currently unable to fulfill its orders for audio+LAN chips from a number of clients, affecting the production of end-market devices such as Chromebooks, according to...

April 12, 2021 04:41 PM

Backend demand stays strong for MOSFETs, niche DRAMs

Media -- DIGITIMES - Persistently strong demand for MOSFET chips and niche-type DRAM have kept backend specialists including Walton Advanced Engineering, ChipMos Technologies and GEM Services running at capacity utilization of over 90% with order visibility through...

April 12, 2021 04:40 PM

TSMC bold capex plan driving capacity expansions at ecosystem partners

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC's bold US$100 billion capex plan for the next three years has greatly boosted the confidence of its ecosystem partners about bright prospects for the semiconductor industry, inspiring them to carry out capacity expansions, according to...

April 12, 2021 04:40 PM

TSMC likely to raise 2021 capex target

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC is likely to provide a revision to its capex target for 2021 at its upcoming earnings conference call scheduled for April 15, according to market observers.

April 12, 2021 04:40 PM

Realtek Ethernet chip shortages not to have much impact on automotive supply chain

Media -- DIGITIMES - The short supply of automobile-use Ethernet chips from Taiwan-based Realtek Semiconductor is unlikely to result in significant impacts on the global automotive supply chains, according to industry observers.

April 12, 2021 04:40 PM

Dialog Shareholders Approve Resolutions related to the Acquisition by Renesas Electronics Corporation of Dialog Semiconductor Plc

Media -- Design And Reuse - Dialog Shareholders Approve Resolutions related to the Acquisition by Renesas Electronics Corporation of Dialog Semiconductor Plc

April 12, 2021 04:40 PM

ST announces cooperation with Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Renault and Thales to create a new open ecosystem for intelligent and sustainable mobility

Media -- SemiMedia - STMicroelectronics, Atos, Dassault Systemes, Renault Group and Thales recently announced a collaboration to create the Software Republique, a new ecosystem for innovation in intelligent mobility. By pooling their complementary expertise, the...

April 12, 2021 04:39 PM

Rensas resumes operations at fire damaged facility

Media -- Evertiq - Renesas say that the N3 Building (300mm line) clean room at Naka Factory resumed operations on Friday April 9.

April 12, 2021 04:37 PM