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Taiyo Yuden Issued patent for Coil Component

August 20, 2017

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at China Weekly News — According to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews journalists, a patent by the inventors Mimura, Daiki (Takasaki, JP); Yagasaki, Toshiyuki (Takasaki, JP), Read More

Nvidia overtakes MediaTek as 3rd largest IC design company

August 20, 2017

Nvidia overtook MediaTek as the world’s third-largest IC design company in terms of revenues in the second quarter of 2017, according to research firm Topology Research Institute (TRI). Source: Nvidia overtakes MediaTek as 3rd largest Read More

Würth expands selection tool for Wireless Power Coils 

August 20, 2017

Waldenburg (Germany), 17 August 2017 – Würth Elektronik eiSos is the provider with the world’s broadest product spectrum of wireless power charging coils. Source: Würth Elektronik eiSos expands Mix and Match selection tool Selecting the Read More

DMASS: Semiconductor Sales Soar in Q2

August 20, 2017

The European semiconductor industry shows no signs of slowdown in Q2/2017. According to DMASS, semiconductor sales as reported by the members ended with another record of €2.19bn Euro, an increase of 17.3% over the corresponding Read More

Flex Electronics Approach an Inflection

August 20, 2017

The next five years in flexible electronics can be the most exciting we have witnessed if we can seize a bounty of opportunities and overcome remaining challenges. Source: Flex Electronics Approach an Inflection | EE Read More

Silicon Labs unifies chips for car radios

August 16, 2017

ElectronicsWeekly – Silicon Labs has announced a family of car radio receiver chips with a common software API, claiming designers can share R&D effort across multiple… Source: Silicon Labs unifies chips for car radios

Component Sales Rise in Q2; Lead Times Stretch

August 13, 2017

Players in the electronic components industry agree that sales have increased steadily in the first half of 2017. Strong demand across all sectors, particularly industrial automation and automotive, has led to increased lead times across Read More

Toshiba will build a $1.8B memory plant in Japan

August 13, 2017

Toshiba has announced that it is moving forward with its plans to build a new memory chip plant without its partner Western Digital. The company will spend $1.8 billion on the construction of Fab 6 Read More

Top 100 Connector Manufacturers

August 13, 2017

LONDON, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In 2016, the Top 100 Connector Manufacturers accounted for more than 93% of the total electronic connector market.Purchase Bishop & Associates’ newest research report, Top 100 Connector Manufacturers for Read More

Tektronix Uses Ohmcraft Resistors in its Equipment

August 11, 2017

In testtest is test labs around the world, scientists and researchers use sensitive measurement tools every day. Ohmcraft manufactures custom, ultra-high resistance resistors that ensure this equipment meets industry standards for accuracy and reliability. Source: Read More

Powering the internet of things

August 11, 2017

In 2008, the company introduced the Perpetua Power Puck, a thermoelectric energy harvester intended to convert any source of heat into electricity wherever there is a 20 °C difference between a warm surface and ambient Read More

IoT Chips: A Look at a Valuable Trend for Semiconductors

August 9, 2017

Increased research and development (R&D) in the field of IoT in terms of new and improved technologies and the increasing need for improved lifestyle are the two crucial factors driving the IoT chip market. Source: Read More

Intel reports record 2Q17 revenues of US$14.8 billion

August 6, 2017

Intel has reported second-quarter revenues of US$14.8 billion, up 9% on year. After adjusting for the Intel Security Group (ISecG) transaction, second-quarter revenues grew 14% from a year ago. Operating income was US$3.8 billion, up Read More

Fab: Millstone Around Your Neck. Or Pearls? 

August 6, 2017

Our blind faith in fabless strategies must be challenged. Why does ST value its Rousset Fab, and why on earth is Apple sending a design team to Grenoble? Source: Fab: Millstone Around Your Neck. Or Read More

Wafer area shipments grow 4.2% in second quarter

August 6, 2017

Q2 silicon wafer area shipments were up 4.2% on Q1, says SEMI’s Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG). Total Q2 silicon wafer area shipments were 2,978 million square inches up from the 2,858 million square inches shipped Read More

TI reports 2Q17 financial results 

August 6, 2017

DALLAS, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today reported second-quarter revenue of $3.69 billion, net income of $1.06 billion and earnings per share of $1.03. Regarding the company’s performance and Read More

Aerovox Increases High Voltage Range In Film Capacitors

July 31, 2017

Aerovox Corp., a worldwide market leader in film capacitors announces the development of a high voltage capacitor capability in excess of 100,000 volts. High voltage capacitorsDefined as capacitors whose working voltage exceeds 500 volts DC. Read More

KEMET Expands its High Voltage MLCC Portfolio

July 31, 2017

KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced the expansion of its surface mount High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor portfolio with the addition of the EIA 0603 case size (1608 metric) Read More

EPCI Interview with its president Tomas Zednicek Ph.D.

July 26, 2017

This time EPCI questioned its president Tomas Zednicek about its current and future activities related to passive components. > Q1 EPCI: Hello Tom, can you please briefly introduce yourselves, your current position, scope of your Read More

Taiyo Yuden commericalizes 05025 MLCC

July 26, 2017

Taiyo Yuden commericalizes 05025 size multi-layer ceramic capacitor. Source: TAIYO YUDEN Commercializes 05025-Size Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor [PDF/399KB]

Ohmcraft Resistors Increase Effectiveness of Airport Security Screenings

July 25, 2017

ROCHESTER, NY, USA, July 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Last year, the Transportation SafetyClass X capacitors are used in “across-the-line” applications where their failure would not lead to electric shock. Class X safety caps are used Read More

NXP to Spend $22 Million to Expand U.S. Fabs

July 25, 2017

European chip maker says expansion will enable it to produce secure ID chips for the U.S. government. Source: NXP to Spend $22 Million to Expand U.S. Fabs

Europe’s Summer of Semiconductors

July 25, 2017

Now that Europe is entering the heat of summer, news is a little slow because everyone is clearing their desks so they can spend August in Italy (the Italians go somewhere else). Source: Europe’s Summer Read More

AVX adds sensor capability with TT Electronics buy

July 25, 2017

Under the deal, AVX will acquire the division for a consideration of $155.5 million in cash, subject to normal working capital adjustments at closing. The deal still needs to be approved by the TT Electronics Read More

Micross Announces New Director of Sales

July 25, 2017

Micross is the one-source, one-solution provider of Bare Die & Wafers, Advanced Interconnect Technology, Custom Packaging & Assembly, Component Modification Services, Electrical & Environmental Testing and Hi-Rel Products to manufacturers and users … Source: Micross Read More

TDK Extends range of power capacitors

July 19, 2017

TDK Corporation has significantly extended its range of EPCOS single-phase power capacitorsThis is a general term referring to capacitors that handle large currents or high voltages, can be used in charging systems, and applications in Read More

ams releases TCS3430 True Color sensor for mobile devices

July 19, 2017

Miniature TCS3430 sensor IC uses advanced optical filter technology to produce illuminance and CCT measurements that closely match the response of the human eye Source: ams releases TCS3430 True Color sensor for mobile devices

The use of COTS components in space: debunking 10 myths

July 19, 2017

Intelligent Aerospace News By Dan Friedlander, Retired following 44 years in component engineering The use of selected Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) commercial off-the-shelf (COTSCommercial Off-the-Shelf) components in space applications is slowly expanding – too Read More

Foxconn parts unit lands on Hong Kong market

July 17, 2017

HONG KONG — Electronic component maker FIT Hon Teng debuted on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Thursday, drawing keen investor interest thanks to its better-known parent: Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, or Read More

Imec Eyes New Metals for Interconnect

July 17, 2017

Dutch microelectronics research institute exploring methods for alleviating resistance-capacitanceThat property of a system of conductors and dielectrics which permits the storage of electricity when potential difference exists between the conductors. Its value is expressed as Read More

Micron resumes DRAM production at Taiwan plant

July 17, 2017

Micron has reiterated that DRAM chip production at its Taoyuan, Taiwan site, where there was a minor facility related event on July 1, has already resumed. Source: Micron resumes DRAM production at Taiwan plant

NEO Tech invests in new facility – consolidates Massachusetts operations

July 16, 2017

EMS provider NEO Tech plans to combine its two existing New England locations into a single site with the aim of creating a more efficient operation offering customers improved service from a consolidated team. Source: Read More

U.S. Paves Roads to Trusted Fabs

July 13, 2017

The U.S. Department of Defense is working on technologies to enable it to securely use any foundry to make sub-32nm ASICs by 2019. Source: U.S. Paves Roads to Trusted Fabs

Littelfuse Announces Acquisition of U.S. Sensor

July 13, 2017

ElectronicsNewsWire.com – Littelfuse – Littelfuse Announces Acquisition of U.S. Sensor, Manufacturer of Temperature Sensors Source: Littelfuse Announces Acquisition of U.S. Sensor, Manufacturer of Temperature Sensors

Bosch maneuvers for growth in the mobility era

July 13, 2017

The supply giant’s mobility technologies are already selling well. But the competition is getting stiffer as large tech companies and startups join the fray. Source: Bosch maneuvers for growth in the mobility era

The Top 10 Motion Sensors 

July 13, 2017

Whether you’re building a wearable device, or an industrial system, chances are you’ll be integrating an accelerometer. Accelerometers are electromechanical devices that measure acceleration across one, or multiple, axes. Some common uses are to detect position, velocity, vibration, and Read More

ams wins Gold Innovation Award at Sensors Expo 2017

July 13, 2017

ElectronicsNewsWire.com – ams – 2017 Sensors Expo judges honor ams for new Accessory Communications Interface, which lets sensor rich smart active noise-cancelling headsets… Source: ams wins Gold Innovation Award at Sensors Expo 2017

Yunasko Ultracaps Operating at 100C Enable new Applications

July 13, 2017

February 16, 2017 – YUNASKO recently completed independent tests at JME (Cleveland, USA) of a proprietary high-temperature ultracapacitor system with -25°C to +100°C operating temperature range. Testtest is test results confirmed the stable performance of Read More

KEMET Broadens Polymer Applications in Automotive

July 13, 2017

KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, has announced the extension of its T598 range of polymer electrolytic capacitors with new higher voltage rated … and more » Source: KEMET Broadens Automotive Read More

3D Chip Combines Computing and Data Storage

July 13, 2017

News Computers today comprise different chips cobbled together. Contributed Author: MIT Topics: Engineering Source: 3D Chip Combines Computing and Data Storage

NVIDIA will power self-driving cars in China

July 13, 2017

NVIDIA has already forged self-driving alliances with big car manufacturers like Audi , Toyota and Volvo , but its latest is a particularly big deal — at least if you live in China. The chip Read More

Knowles Acoustics Ships 1B Sisonic Mems Microphones

July 6, 2017

Knowles Acoustics has reached a major milestone in the history of MEMS technology with the shipment of its 1 Billionth SiSonic surface mount MEMS microphone. Knowles Acoustics, which shipped its first MEMS Microphone in 2003, Read More

U.S. Seeks Life After Moore’s Law

July 6, 2017

DARPA will host events this month to outline a $200+ million program to find ways of scaling electronics beyond Moore’s law. Source: U.S. Seeks Life After Moore’s Law

Samsung Semi starts production at new fab

July 5, 2017

The South Korean tech-giant new semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, has begun mass production and shipping its first product to customers. » Evertiq Source: Samsung starts mass production at new semiconductor plant

SMD solid-state fuse for harsh applications

July 5, 2017

An extremely robust SMDDiscrete miniature capacitors which are packaged without leads and fastened directly to foil patterns. fuse has been introduced by SCHURTER. The new High Current Fuse, HCF, has been designed using solid-state/thin-film technology. Read More

The Implications of Buying Toshiba’s Flash Business

July 5, 2017

Toshiba, as a leading developer of NAND technology, makes an attractive target to companies jockeying for position in the coming transition from spinning hard drives to all solid-state solutions. Source: The Implications of Buying Toshiba’s Read More

Samsung overtakes Intel to be No.1

July 5, 2017

Samsung has overtaken Intel to become the world No.1 semiconductor company. Samsung’s estimated chip revenue for Q2 is $15.1 billion and Intel’s $14.4 billion, according to Nomura. For the full year, forecasts put Samsung’s chip Read More

AMS AS5900 CT Detector Interface

July 2, 2017

AMS 26-Bit 128-Channel Low Noise Current-to-Digital Converter Source: AS5900 CT Detector Interface

Intel intros 64-layer, 3D NAND SSD

July 2, 2017

DigiTimes – Intel has announced the delivery of what the company claims is the world’s first commercially available 64-layer, TLC 3D NAND SSD. Source: Intel intros 64-layer, 3D NAND SSD

Microsemi Signs Deal For Surface Acoustic Wave Filters

July 2, 2017

Last year, Microsemi sold its custom electronics and RF businesses for $300 million to Mercury Systems, which sells parts for satellites and missile guidance systems. Now it is restocking its defense business with parts that Read More

Imec looks to China to expand customer base

July 2, 2017

Imec is looking for customers in China. The head of Imec China, Huiwen Ding, points out that Imec has almost completed development of its 7nm process technology and is engaged in developing 5nm, 3nm and Read More

NEO Tech Invests in New England Facility

July 2, 2017

NEO Tech announces plans to combine its two existing New England locations into a single site that will be more efficient and will offer customers improved service from a consolidated team. The Wilmington and Springfield, Read More

ams introduces new AS5900 current-input ADC

June 30, 2017

ElectronicsNewsWire.com – ams – AS5900, a 26-bit, 128-channel current-input ADC for photodiode arrays, offers world-class performance in noise, resolution, linearity,… Source: ams introduces new AS5900 current-input ADC

Semiconductor Market to Grow 11.5% in 2017

June 29, 2017

Robust demand and increasing prices will drive the semiconductor market to its highest growth rate since 2010. Source: Semiconductor Market to Grow 11.5% in 2017

Knowles offers Dedicated Pulse Discharge MLCCs

June 29, 2017

The insulating material between the plates of the capacitor. The material is chosen for its ability to permit electrostatic attraction and repulsion to take place across it. The material will have the property that energy Read More

A Brief Tutorial on Embedded Capacitors

June 29, 2017

Compunetics has been operating in the embedded components market for more than 20 years. Initially driven by their parent company’s need for high layer-count, high-densityA figure of merit usually expressed in Joules per cubic inch Read More

Toshiba Chooses U.S.-Japan Bidder for Memory Chip Biz Sale 

June 29, 2017

Money-losing Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that it has chosen a U.S.-Japan consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of its lucrative memory chip business, but hurdles remain as an American joint-venture partner is opposing Read More

Ericsson sells power modules business to Flex

June 26, 2017

Ericsson has signed an agreement with Flex, to divest Ericsson Power Modules (EPM). A workforce of over 300 people to move from Ericsson to Flex Power, a division within Flex. » Evertiq Source: Ericsson sells Read More

Apple cranks up its $1B lawsuit against Qualcomm 

June 26, 2017

Apple on Tuesday expanded its line of attack against its partner Qualcomm, arguing the San Diego-based chipmaker has no right to require Apple to pay to license its technology, before paying again to buy its Read More

Cellphone IC sales top total PC in 2017

June 25, 2017

Higher memory prices accelerate sales growth in both cellphones and personal computing systems but cellular handsets will become the largest application for ICs this year. » Evertiq Source: Cellphone IC sales top total PC in Read More

Toshiba willing to let WD in on memory sale

June 25, 2017

TOKYO — Toshiba seeks to ink the sale of its flash memory business to a three-country consortium next Wednesday but is open to talking out its differences with frenemy Western Digital if the American company Read More

SiLabs CEO Plots Slow, Steady IoT Strategy

June 25, 2017

“IoT is in a bit of a trough right now,” Silicon Labs’ CEO said, just as he was leaving the ballroom where he delivered a keynote entitled “Accelerating the IoT.” Is he sensing a whiff Read More

Tight MLCC supply to persist through 2018

June 24, 2017

The supply of multi-layer ceramic capacitorsThe main differences between ceramic dielectricThe insulating material between the plates of the capacitor. The material is chosen for its ability to permit electrostatic attraction and repulsion to take place Read More

Phillips changing worlds with inspection product 

June 24, 2017

Phillips Precision supplies precision machined parts and assemblies for its customers across multiple industries, including food and beverage and electronics. Source: Phillips changing worlds with inspection product | WBJournal.com

Micross Announces New Director of Quality

June 24, 2017

Micross is the one-source, one-solution provider of Bare Die & Wafers, Advanced Interconnect Technology, Custom Packaging & Assembly, Component Modification Services, Electrical & Environmental Testing and Hi-Rel Products to manufacturers and users … Source: Micross Read More

ST to raise $1.5bn

June 24, 2017

ST is to raise $1.5 billion in a convertible bond issue. The company will also redeem its 2019 convertible bonds and buy back shares. The new bonds will mature in five and seven years. The Read More

Bosch said to plan semiconductor plant in Germany

June 24, 2017

Bosch is investing $1.12 billion in a semiconductor plant in eastern Germany, a company source told Reuters, highlighting the supplier’s ambitions in self-driving cars and the industrial Internet. Source: Bosch said to plan semiconductor plant Read More

The Top 10 Bluetooth Components – SnapEDA Blog

June 17, 2017

Every wonder which Bluetooth processors and modules are most designed-in to products? We took a look at the most designed-in Bluetooth components based on our download data at SnapEDA, which provides free symbols & footprints for Read More

Bourns Marks 70 Years of Innovation

June 17, 2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, is marking 70 years of electronic components innovation. Bourns was founded on July 7, 1947 by Marlan and Read More

Murata Miniaturized Vibration Component for Wearable Devices

June 17, 2017

Product Announcement Murata Americas introduced the PJFV series. This miniaturized, low power consuming product leverages piezoelectric ceramics to provide vibration notifications and announcements to wearable devices… Contributed Author: Murata Electronics Americas Source: Miniaturized Product Delivers Read More

Qualcomm’s new chips will give rise to more smart speakers

June 17, 2017

The smart speaker trend started with Amazon’s Echo, and now includes Google Home and Apple HomePod, but it could get a lot more crowded thanks to Qualcomm. Source: Qualcomm’s new chips will give rise to Read More

Apple, Dell join Foxconn on Toshiba bid

June 13, 2017

Electronics giants Apple Dell will reportedly join a Foxconn-led consortium bidding for Toshiba chip unit. » Evertiq Source: Apple, Dell join Foxconn on Toshiba bid

Will MEMS Technology Shape The Future Of Modern Mobility?

June 12, 2017

The modern vehicle is racking up more and more features by the day as industries push towards connected and automated mobility. Along with a host of vital components, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems… Staff Author: Jennifer DeLaOsa Topics: Read More

IoT Semiconductor Forecast Lowered

June 12, 2017

The semiconductor forecast for the internet of things (IoT) has been scaled back due to lower revenue projections for connected cities, according to the latest update from IC Insights . However, the total market growth Read More

EC yellow-cards Qualcomm/ NXP deal

June 12, 2017

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the acquisition of NXP by Qualcomm. The watchdog has concerns that the transaction could lead to higher prices, less choice and r… » Evertiq Source: Read More

The Future Of Semiconductors

June 9, 2017

Roy Rubenstein (pictured left) of Gazettabyte has published an interesting interview with Tom Conte (pictured right)  about the work of the ITRS successor IRDM (International Roadmap of Devices and Systems) Source: The Future Of Semiconductors

April semi sales up 20.9%

June 9, 2017

April semiconductor sales of $31.3 billion were up 20.9% on April 2016 and up 1.3% on March sales of $30.9 billion, reports the SIA. Read full article: April semi sales up 20.9% Source: April semi Read More

Imec makes plastic 12-bit RFID tag with screen printed circuit

June 9, 2017

Imec demonstrates a plastic 12-bit RFID tag and read-out system with screen-printed circuitry. Read full article: Imec makes plastic 12-bit RFID tag with screen printed circuit Source: Imec makes plastic 12-bit RFID tag with screen Read More

SEMI sales soar

June 9, 2017

Q1 billings reached $13.1 billion with March billings reaching $5.6 billion – an all-time monthly record. Source: SEMI sales soar

Vicor adds buck regulator to automotive applications

June 8, 2017

Extending the Cool-Power ZVS buck regulator series, Vicor has added the PI3526-00-LGIZ, a 48V (30 to 60V in) input buck regulator. The regulator offers a higher current, compared with the company’s e… Source: Vicor adds Read More

CAP-XX Expects Revenue Fall Due To Delayed License Opportunities 

June 8, 2017

LONDON (Alliance News) – Supercapacitor manufacturer CAP-XX Ltd said on Monday it expects reduced revenue and an earnings loss before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for its financial year ending June 30 due to delays Read More

Cornell Dubilier Introduces Ruggedized Axial-Leaded E-Cap

June 8, 2017

Cornell Dubilier’s 175ºC HHT Capacitors Liberty, SC (PRWEB) June 07, 2017 Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) has announced a new line of axial-lead aluminum electrolyticA polarized capacitor exhibiting a very high capacitanceThat property of a Read More

Murata acquires ID-Solutions in Italy

June 6, 2017

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. acquired Parma-based ID-Solutions S.r.l., an Italian RFID system integrator providing added value traceability solutions. ID-Solutions is a spin-off company of the University of Parma, a charter technology partner of RFID … Read More

Single-fuse solution offers protection from ultra-high currents

June 6, 2017

Littelfuse has introduced a series of UL approved high current, surface mount fuses. Designed for applications that require both a compact footprint and protection from ultra-high currents, the Nano2 881 Series High Current SMDDiscrete miniature Read More

MLCC Shortages and Why They Might Last Longer than Expected

June 6, 2017

The CEO at the top vendor of nickel electrodeA solid electric conductor through which an electric current enters or leaves in a medium powder in the world noted to me once that their ability to Read More

Nvidia CEO Says Moore’s Law Is Dead

June 6, 2017

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has become the first head of a major semiconductor company to say what academics have been suggesting for some time: Moore’s Law is dead. Source: Nvidia CEO Says Moore’s Law Is Read More

Raytheon Enlists Anaren to Support Radar Production

June 5, 2017

Anaren has been contracted by Raytheon Co. for complex beamforming assemblies in support of the U.S. Navy’s new AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). The contract, from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), is worth Read More

WD may join Japanese-backed bid in Toshiba chip sale

June 5, 2017

San Jose-based chipmaker Western Digital is possibly joining up with a group of Japanese investors, led by KKR, to buy up Toshiba’s flash memory business, Reuters reports, citing unnamed sources. If true, that would be Read More

GlobalFoundries looking to double Japan revenue

June 5, 2017

Chipmaker GlobalFoundries, which has a significant presence in the Albany, New York area, is working to double its revenue in Japan, according to Reuters. The manufacturer is looking to take market share away from its Read More

Apple, Intel Attack Rivals

June 5, 2017

Apple hired a top Qualcomm engineering manager and Intel rolled out a new high-end CPU line in signs of the intense competition in processors. Source: Apple, Intel Attack Rivals

Making skin sensors stick

June 5, 2017

Research groups around the world are taking big strides towards developing ultrathin and flexible sensor devices that could be attached to the skin, or even organs, and monitor vital body functions. However, the adhesion to Read More

Micron to invest $2bn in Hiroshima fab

June 5, 2017

ElectronicsWeekly – Micron is to spend $2 billion over the next two to three years equipping its Hiroshima fab, according to the Nikkei. The upgrade is to install… Source: Micron to invest $2bn in Hiroshima Read More

UMass Lowell gets $11.3M for advanced fabrics research center

June 2, 2017

The city of Lowell, once a center of the nation’s textile industry, could reclaim that status if the city and its universities can help bring high-tech fabrics and embedded electronics to the market thanks to Read More

DRAM market to remain oligopoly over next 3 years

June 1, 2017

The global DRAM market will remain an oligopoly of three large firms over the next three years, according to Pei-Ing Lee, president for Taiwan-based Nanya Technology. Source: DRAM market to remain oligopoly over next 3 Read More

New AS7220 smart lighting manager from ams

June 1, 2017

Integrated tri-stimulus XYZ color sensor and intelligent driver management in new AS7220 enable high accuracy closed-loop maintenance of LED outputs in industrial, commercial and high-end residential lighting products Source: New AS7220 smart lighting manager from Read More

Analog Devices Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

June 1, 2017

ElectronicsNewsWire.com – Analog Devices – Analog Devices Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results Source: Analog Devices Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Nvidia upbeat on AI as tech giants pile in

June 1, 2017

TAIPEI — Nvidia does not feel threatened by a growing number of potential rivals entering the artificial intelligence field, but rather the graphics chipmaker sees the surgeA transient variation in the current and/or potential at Read More

Vishay AC Filter Film Capacitors Deliver Extremely Stable Capacitance and

June 1, 2017

Vishay Intertechnology AC Filtering Film Capacitors Deliver Extremely Stable CapacitanceThat property of a system of conductors and dielectrics which permits the storage of electricity when potential difference exists between the conductors. Its value is expressed Read More

Skeleton uses curved graphene in its energy storage system

June 1, 2017

Skeleton Technologies has unveiled SkelGrid, an energy storage system for industrial power applications, based on the company’s curved grapheneGraphene is an allotrope of carbon, whose structure is one-atom-thick planar sheets of sp2-bonded carbon atoms that Read More

China chips looking chipper

May 31, 2017

In Q1 the output value of China’s IC design industry was $5.1 billion, says the China SIA, and the output value of China’s backend industry was $4.88 billion. Source: China chips looking chipper

Imec starts pre-seed fund for entrepreneurs

May 30, 2017

Imec founds a pre-seed investment fund of €12.5 million to be spent over the five years 2017-22. Read full article: Imec starts pre-seed fund for entrepreneurs Source: Imec starts pre-seed fund for entrepreneurs

Shares of Samsung Electro-Mechanics and Samsung SDI Shoot up

May 30, 2017

Samsung Electro-Mechanics and Samsung SDI, which supply parts and components for Samsung Electronics, saw their share prices reach one-year highs on May 24. Samsung Electro-Mechanics was closed at 83,100 won, up 2.59 percent or 2,100 Read More

DRAM Price Surge Continues

May 30, 2017

Global DRAM sales reached record heights in the first quarter, thanks to a 30 percent increase in the average contract price of PC DRAM modules, according to DRAMeXchange. Source: DRAM Price SurgeA transient variation in Read More

SoftBank champions Nvidia’s growing dominance in AI-use chips

May 30, 2017

PALO ALTO, U.S. — There is a good reason that SoftBank and a Saudi Arabian investment fund are ready to pour billions of dollars into a the U.S. chipmaker Nvidia — it has the best Read More

Chilisin puts increased focus on high-end products

May 30, 2017

Power inductor and choke manufacturer Chilisin Electronics is expected to see growths in its revenues and earnings in the second quarter of 2017, as the company has increased focus on high-margin products for high-end smartphones, Read More

Imec develops pre-bond tester for 3D chips

May 26, 2017

Imec and wafer-probe specialist Cascade Microtech have developed  an automatic system for pre-bond testing of advanced 3D chips. Source: Imec develops pre-bond tester for 3D chips

Amkor completes Nanium acquisition

May 26, 2017

Amkor Technology has completed the acquisition of Nanium S.A., a Portugal-based provider of wafer-level fan-out (WLFO) semiconductor packaging solutions. » Evertiq Source: Amkor completes Nanium acquisition

Samsung Targets 4nm in 2020

May 26, 2017

Samsung’s foundry unit updates tech roadmap, including the addition of 4nm process with “post FinFET structure” to begin production in 2020. Source: Samsung Targets 4nm in 2020

UMA Team Introduces Coating that Turns Fabrics into Circuits

May 26, 2017

Trisha Andrew, Materials Scientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, proves that one day she will be able to produce a comfortable, lightweight jacket capable of generating the power to… Source: UMass Amherst Team Introduces Read More

Sony crafting chip business capable of withstanding stronger yen

May 26, 2017

TOKYO — Sony looks to inoculate its semiconductor business against any swings toward a strong yen by improving efficiency and broadening sales of image sensors to ensure more stable demand. Source: Sony crafting chip business capable of Read More

Qualcomm Fuels IoT growth by delivering a million+  parts a

May 24, 2017

ElectronicsNewsWire.com – Qualcomm – Reaches New Milestone, Over 1.5 Billion IoT Devices From Hundreds of Brands Have Shipped Using Qualcomm Technologies’… Source: Qualcomm Fuels IoT Growth by Currently Delivering More Than 1 Million Chips a Read More

ams opens Ang Mo Kio facility

May 24, 2017

Company plans to spend several 100million USD over time, resulting in a significant number of new jobs Source: ams opens Ang Mo Kio facility

Meet an NFC Innovator: MpicoSys

May 24, 2017

Paweł Musial, technology freak and CTO of MpicoSys, which he founded 10 years ago with the ambition to create embedded… Source: Meet an NFC Innovator: MpicoSys

Intel will be long-term leader for server processors

May 23, 2017

Intel continues to dominate the market for mainstream server processors during this year’s first half with its global market share currently at above 90 percent, reports market researcher DRAMeXchan… » Evertiq Source: Intel will be Read More

TDK Completes Acquisition of InvenSense

May 23, 2017

TOKYO &TDK Corporation (President and CEO Shigenao Ishiguro, ” TDK “) and InvenSense, Inc. (President and CEO Behrooz Abdi, “InvenSense”) announce that TDK has completed the all cash acquisition of InvenSense. The acquisition price was Read More

AMS Lighting Technology

May 23, 2017

Lighting technology provides an overview of the complete market for technologies, components and systems for the intelligent lighting sector. Source: Lighting Technology

Silicon wafer shipments hit record levels in 1Q17

May 21, 2017

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments were at their highest recorded quarterly level in the first quarter of 2017, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Read More

Imec chip composes music

May 21, 2017

Imec says it has made the world’s first self-learning neuromorphic chip with the ability to teach itself and compose music. Read full article: Imec chip composes music Source: Imec chip composes music

Apple instructs manufacturers to stop paying Qualcomm

May 20, 2017

Qualcomm filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Southern District of California against Apples manufacturing partners Foxconn, Pegatron Corp., Wistron Corp., and Compal Electronics, Inc. » Evertiq Source: Apple instructs manufacturers to Read More

Infineon puts SiC modules into volume production

May 19, 2017

Infineon is starting volume production for the EASY 1B full-SiC module and showing module platforms and topologies for the 1200 V CoolSiC MOSFET family. “Silicon carbide has reached a tipping point: Taking cost-benefit analysis into Read More

Imec makes haptics chip for prosthetic arms

May 17, 2017

Imec has made a prototype implantable chip that gives patients more intuitive control over their arm prosthetics. The thin-silicon chip is a world’s first for electrodeA solid electric conductor through which an electric current enters Read More

ams AS5270 Magnetic Angular Position Sensor

May 17, 2017

14-bit High-Resolution On-Axis Magnetic Angular Position Sensor Source: AS5270 Magnetic Angular Position Sensor

Imec Tips Novel AI Chips

May 17, 2017

The Imec research institute described work on two low cost self-learning chips that use MRAM and ReRAM arrays rather than neural networks. Source: Imec Tips Novel AI Chips

Sharp may buy 20% of Toshiba’s memory unit

May 16, 2017

OSAKA — Sharp is seeking a stake in Toshiba’s memory business up to roughly 20% in a joint bid with its Taiwanese parent Hon Hai Precision Industry, it was learned Monday. Source: Sharp may buy Read More

Mercury Systems Supplies Jammer DRFMs to Navy

May 16, 2017

Mercury Systems has received a follow-on, five-year sole-source basic ordering agreement (BOA) from the U.S. Navy for digital RF memory (DRFM) subsystems. The DRFM subsystems provide the means of recording and reproducing waveforms that are Read More

Toshiba reports 950B yen loss in fiscal 2016

May 15, 2017

TOKYO — Toshiba on Monday released its unaudited full-year earnings estimates for fiscal 2016, which saw it post a net loss of 950 billion yen ($8.3 billion). Source: Toshiba reports 950 billion yen loss in Read More

Consolidation Continues to Rewrite Chip Vendor Rankings

May 15, 2017

The unprecedented wave of semiconductor industry consolidation skewed comparisons and continued to redraw the rankings of vendors by sales. Source: Consolidation Continues to Rewrite Chip Vendor Rankings

Murata Launches SMT Y1 Class Safety Certified Capacitor 

May 15, 2017

KYOTO, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 6981) (ISIN: JP3914400001) has launched a surface mount type IEC 60384-14*1 Y1*2 class safetyClass X capacitors are used in “across-the-line” applications where their failure would not lead to Read More

Mercury Acquires Delta Microwave

May 15, 2017

Mercury Systems recently added to its capabilities in RF/microwave engineering with the acquisition of Delta Microwave , a stalwart designer and manufacturer of high-frequencyThe number of complete cycles or vibrations per unit of time. Rate Read More

Exploring Faster, More Flexible Electronics

May 15, 2017

Oregon State University’s College of Engineering is on a mission to help manufacturers speed up the production of advanced, flexible electronics based on its research in photonic sintering of silver nanoparticle films—the use of intense Read More

Toshiba warns Western Digital to stop interfering with chip sale

May 11, 2017

Tech giant Toshiba is threatening to kick out Western Digital employees from a plant the two companies run together in Japan, if Western Digital continues to interfere with Toshiba’s plans to sell its memory chip Read More

Microsemi adds to its clock management fanout buffer range

May 11, 2017

Microsemi has announced four miClockBuffer products and three miSmartBuffer products in its portfolio of clock management fanout buffers. The ZL40230, ZL30235 and ZL30240 miSmartBuffer and ZL40231, ZL40234, ZL40241 and ZL40260 miClockBuffer devices further expand Microsemi’s Read More

ams introduces AS7261 JENCOLOR(r) XYZ color sensor

May 11, 2017

ElectronicsNewsWire.com – ams – Calibrated XYZ color sensor provides complete, integrated platform for handheld color analyzers, color calibration and mobile analysis… Source: ams introduces AS7261 JENCOLOR(r) XYZ color sensor

Analog Devices Moves Innovation Lab to Boston

May 11, 2017

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced it is relocating and expanding its “Analog Garage” innovation center and corporate incubation laboratory… Source: Analog Devices Moves Innovation Lab to Boston

Intel could yield the #1 position it has held since

May 8, 2017

After nearly a quarter of a century, the semiconductor industry could see a new #1 supplier in 2Q17. » Evertiq Source: Intel could yield the #1 position it has held since 1993

Imec spin-out develops 360° camera

May 7, 2017

AzilPix, an Imec spin-out, has developed a camera which can cover all viewing angles. Read full article: Imec spin-out develops 360° camera Source: Imec spin-out develops 360° camera

Vishay Debuts ESTAprop/ESTAdry Capacitors 

May 7, 2017

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) announced the release of a new series of one-phase and three-phase power-factor correction capacitors in tubular aluminum casings that provide a small diameter and a low height profile. Source: Vishay Read More

China Slump, Q’comm Suit Dog Apple

May 7, 2017

Apple nudged quarterly revenues up five percent in its latest quarter despite a 14 percent slide in sales to China and concerns about its Qualcomm suit. Source: China Slump, Q’comm Suit Dog Apple

Bosch sees 2017 revenue growth after 12% jump in Q1

May 7, 2017

Bosch expects its revenues to grow by 3 percent to 5 percent this year following a 12 percent jump in the first quarter. Source: Bosch sees 2017 revenue growth after 12% jump in Q1

The Fall and Rise of Cellular IoT

May 6, 2017

ElectronicsNewsWire.com – Altair Semi – Traditionally, the greatest rises tend to precipitate the hardest falls. However, we occasionally encounter a situation where a… Source: The Fall and Rise of Cellular IoT

ams reports Q1 2017 results above previous guidance

May 2, 2017

AMS Investor Relations – Key financial data for first quarter 2017 Source: ams reports first quarter 2017 results above previous guidance

Microsemi Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

April 30, 2017

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today reported unaudited results for its second quarter of fiscal Read More

Silicon wafer suppliers seeking long-term contracts

April 29, 2017

Silicon wafer suppliers have advised their semiconductor customers to sign long-term contracts amid tight supply, according to industry sources. Source: Silicon wafer suppliers seeking long-term contracts

China’s Car Strategy Smarter Than Its Chip Strategy

April 28, 2017

China never ceases to amaze with its industrialisation plans but it’s not always China’s technological prowess that amazes but the scale of the ambition and the investment. To build a couple of 300k wpm fabs Read More

TI reports 1Q17 financial results 

April 28, 2017

DALLAS, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today reported first-quarter revenue of $3.40 billion, net income of $997 million and earnings per share of 97 cents. Earnings per share include Read More

Chipmaker Qualcomm’s Revenue Falls 9.6 Percent

April 25, 2017

U.S. News – Qualcomm Inc, the largest maker of chips used in smartphones, reported 9.6 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by an… Source: Chipmaker Qualcomm’s Revenue Falls 9.6 Percent

CDE offers axial-lead electrolytic capacitors for avionics power

April 25, 2017

LIBERTY, S.C. – Cornell Dubilier Electronics Inc. in Liberty, S.C., is introducing the rugged AXLH axial-lead aluminum electrolyticA polarized capacitor exhibiting a very high capacitanceThat property of a system of conductors and dielectrics which permits Read More

AVX Doubles Life of Hermetic SMD Tantalum Capacitors

April 25, 2017

Hermetically sealed in ceramic cases with MnO2Mangenese Dioxide cathodes, THH Series tantalum capacitorsThe tantalum capacitor distinguishes itself from other capacitors in having high capacitanceThat property of a system of conductors and dielectrics which permits the Read More

Why Parts Shortages Might Last Longer Than Expected

April 25, 2017

It can be argued that the latest catalyst for parts shortages in capacitors and resistors began when there was an unexpected increase in the markets for mission critical and commercial off- the- shelf components consumed Read More

IoT-Aimed Power Converter Reduces Resting Power by 50%

April 23, 2017

April 20, 2017 Electronics & Testtest is test MIT researchers have developed a power converter that reduces resting power consumption by 50 percent, making it well-suited for the power needs of the Internet of Things Read More

Micross AIT Deploys Column Grid Array (CGA)

April 23, 2017

Micross is pleased to announce that a new state-of-the-art fabrication line for its column grid array (CGA) technology will be installed at its Micross Advanced Interconnect Technology ( Micross AIT) ITAR-registered facility in Research Triangle Read More

Mouser Strengthens Sensor Range With MEMSIC Deal

April 21, 2017

Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with MEMSIC is a supplier to consumer electronics, communications, automotive, medical and industrial sensing sectors. Through the new agreement, Mouser will distribute MEMSIC micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors Read More

Bourns Awarded GM Supplier of the Year

April 21, 2017

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components , today announced it has been named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors. The awards were made during GM’s 25th annual Supplier Read More

Intel to build second Spreadtrum chip

April 21, 2017

Intel and Spreadtrum Communications have extended their foundry ties under which Intel will start making another 14nm chip for the China-based mobile SoC supplier, according to industry sources. Source: Intel to build second Spreadtrum chip

InvenSense Receives Regulatory Clearances

April 21, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), a leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms, today announced that all necessary regulatory clearances have been received for the acquisition by TDK Corporation of InvenSense, … Source: InvenSense Read More

Cypress resolves lawsuit brought by departed CEO 

April 20, 2017

The Delaware Court of Chancery has determined to allow Mr. Rodgers access to certain books and records of Cypress pursuant to Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, and has granted Cypress’ request to Read More

Micross Announces New Executive Appointment

April 18, 2017

Micross is the one-source, one-solution provider of Bare Die & Wafers, Advanced Interconnect Technology, Custom Packaging & Assembly, Component Modification Services, Electrical & Environmental Testing and Hi-Rel Products to manufacturers and users … Source: Micross Read More

DDR4 set to account for largest share of DRAM market 

April 18, 2017

DigiTimes – The new, higher-speed DDR4 DRAM generation gained significant market share in 2016, representing 45% of total DRAM sales, according to IC Insights. Source: DDR4 set to account for largest share of DRAM market Read More

Installation of smart home sensors to reach 4.5B by 2022

April 17, 2017

Up to 4.5 billion smart home sensors will be installed in buildings globally by 2022, according to ABI Research, a company that specialises in analysing the home automation market. The sensors, embedded in a wide Read More

FLIR Reaches Million Unit Milestone for Lepton Microcameras

April 17, 2017

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today it has produced its one millionth FLIR Lepton® microcamera core. Lepton is today the world’s smallest and most widely deployed… Source: FLIR Systems Reaches One Million Unit Milestone Read More

Miniature Filter Takes Aim at EMI

April 17, 2017

A new compact lowpass filter has been introduced to overcome interference. A new compact lowpass filter has been introduced to overcome interference. read more Source: Miniature Filter Takes Aim at EMI

AVX power film capacitors designed for EV and hybrid vehicles

April 17, 2017

Electropages (blog) AVX – New power film capacitors designed for electric and hybrid vehicle applications Electropages (blog) AVX Corporation has released the new FHC1 and FHC2 Series power film capacitors , which were especially designed Read More

Western Digital Says Toshiba Chip Unit Sale Violates JV Contract

April 16, 2017

U.S. News – Western Digital Corp has warned Toshiba Corp that splitting off its chip unit prior to a… Source: Western Digital Says Toshiba Chip Unit Sale Violates Joint Venture Contract

Vishay Extends Life of 500V Snap-in Power E-Caps

April 16, 2017

MALVERN, Pa., April 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today announced that the company has extended the useful life of 500 V devices in its 159 PUL-SI series of snap-in power aluminum Read More

3D Chip Stacks Eye Data Centers

April 16, 2017

High-end microprocessors will embrace wafer- and die-level chip stacksMultiple capacitor elements stackedMultiple capacitor elements stacked in multi-unit arrangement to provide bulk capacitance and lower ESR. in multi-unit arrangement to provide bulk capacitance and lower ESR.Multiple Read More

Apple May Ditch Dialog Chip

April 16, 2017

U.S. News – Dialog Semiconductor risks losing a crucial supply deal with Apple Inc, according to a financial analyst who cut his rating… Source: Apple May Ditch Dialog Chip, Analyst Says; Chipmaker’s Shares Plunge

AMD buys Nitero wireless VR startup

April 16, 2017

AMD has acquired Nitero, a company that builds wireless chips for streaming virtual reality content from desktop computers to headsets, Forbes reports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Source: AMD buys Nitero wireless VR Read More

Hon Hai reported to have bid $30bn for Toshiba

April 10, 2017

ElectronicsWeekly – Hon Hai has made a $30 billion bid for Toshiba’s semiconductor unit, reports the Asahi Shimbun. Before the bidding, Toshiba valued the unit at… Source: Hon Hai reported to have bid $30bn for Read More

Memory chips guide Samsung through troubled waters

April 10, 2017

TOKYO — Even as the Note 7 smartphone fiasco and the arrest of top executive Lee Jae-yong loom over Samsung Electronics, the South Korean technology group has turned in its second-highest quarterly operating profit on the back Read More

Japanese alliance for Toshiba Memory investment taking shape

April 10, 2017

TOKYO — A Japanese public-private consortium is being assembled to bid for a stake in Toshiba’s newly spun-off memory unit in hopes of heading off potential outflows of technology and talent from the country, it Read More

NVIDIA’s Titan Xp is the new king of graphics cards

April 10, 2017

Much to the consternation of last-gen Titan X owners, NVIDIA recently unveiled the GTX 1080 Ti , a GPU that offers more performance for nearly half the price. Luckily, rich gamers can regain bragging rights Read More

Murata Sells Power Supply Business to Nichicon

April 10, 2017

Designating the automotive, energy and healthcare markets as its target markets, Murata intends to create new business models and customer value to achieve market diversification and growth, while expanding its business in market domains where Read More

Imec researcher predicts how IoT changes our lives

April 9, 2017

An IoT-based system will soon be able to configure your room with your preferred lighting and temperature conditions, writes Valerio Panzica La Manna The right service for the right user in the right place’, that’s Read More

Will Apple Fab?

April 9, 2017

One wonders how far Apple’s verticalisation will go in a week when it’s kicked its GPU supplier into touch and, allegedly, made a bid for Toshiba’s semiconductor business. Adding GPUs to its in-house CPU development Read More

ADI acquires OneTree Microdevices

April 2, 2017

Analog Deviceshas acquired broadband GaAs and GaN amplifier specialist OneTree Microdevices, Inc., a privately held company based in Santa Rosa, California. Source: ADI acquires OneTree Microdevices

ams launches AS7225 tunable-white lighting smart system sensor

April 2, 2017

Sensor-driven system-on-a-chip lighting family expands to speed OEM and market adoption of variable-CCT and daylight-responsive LED lighting Source: ams launches AS7225 tunable-white lighting smart system sensor

Danfoss and GE collaborate on SiC power module production

April 2, 2017

Danfoss Silicon Power of Flensburg, Germany is establishing production in the USA and entering into a collaboration to manufacture silicon carbide (SiC) power modules using SiC chips provided by General Electric (GE). Source: Danfoss and Read More

Dyco Electronics acquired by Gowanda

March 26, 2017

Gowanda Components Group has announced that its electronic component products and technologies are expanding in connection with the acquisition of Dyco Electronics in Hornell, NY. Source: Dyco Electronics acquired by Gowanda

Finisar reports another quarterly revenue record

March 26, 2017

For its fiscal third-quarter 2017 (ended 29 January), fiber-optic communications component and subsystem maker Finisar Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA has reported record revenue of $380.6m, up 2.9% on $369.9m last quarter and 23.1% on Read More

Microsemi to Close China Manufacturing Facility

March 26, 2017

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the planned closure of its manufacturing facility in Read More

Fabless take 30% IC share

March 26, 2017

Fabless chip companies supplied  30% of the world’s IC sales in 2016 (up from 18% ten  in 2006), reports IC Insights. Source: Fabless take 30% IC share

Nvidia partners with Bosch

March 20, 2017

Bosch is working with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass market cars. Source: Nvidia partners with Bosch

Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal

March 14, 2017

First they partnered, and now comes the acquisition: The computing giant Intel has confirmed that it is acquiring Mobileye, a leader in computer vision for autonomous driving technology, for $15.3 billion — the biggest-ever acquisition of an Read More

Standard Proposed to Link Fab, EMS 

March 14, 2017

As contract manufacturers move beyond processes such as wire bonding to bumping, they are starting to buy equipment used in wafer fabs. The shift is motivating some vendors to call for the Electronics Manufacturing Service Read More

Alexander Everke Chief Executive of AMS AG 

March 14, 2017

Semiconductor giant AMS has set some aggressive growth plans for the coming years. Achieving them will rely on a workforce with a will to win and out-of-the-box thinking. Source: Alexander Everke Chief Executive of AMS Read More

ams 3.5mm jack interface lets smart ANC headsets run battery-free

March 14, 2017

Premstaetten, Austria (14 March 2017) — ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensor solutions, today announces the launch of a technology which enables noise-cancelling headsets with a four-pole 3.5mm jack to Read More

ams and New Scale Technologies expand cooperation 

March 13, 2017

austriamicrosystems and partner New Scale Technologies, Inc., a provider of innovative miniature motion systems have strengthened their sales and distribution relationship by incorporating New Scale’s proprietary ASICs into austriamicrosystems standard product portfolio. Source: austriamicrosystems and Read More

Micross Components Products & Services Overview

March 13, 2017

Micross Components Products and Services Overview

Everspin Tips First System-level MRAM Offering 

March 9, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO–MRAM chip supplier Everspin Technologies Inc. Wednesday (March 8) introduced its first system-level product line, partly as a way to seed the still-developing market for higher densityA figure of merit usually expressed in Joules Read More

AVX to Launch EV/HEV Film Capacitors at APEC 2017

March 9, 2017

FOUNTAIN INN, SC–(Marketwired – March 07, 2017) – AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX), a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, will launch two new capacitor series for EV/HEV applications during its exposition Read More

Littelfuse Increases Investment in Monolith Semiconductor

March 9, 2017

Littelfuse, Inc., (NASDAQ:LFUS) today announced it has made an incremental $15 million investment in Monolith Semiconductor Inc., a Texas-based start-up company developing silicon carbide technology. Source: EMSNow – Littelfuse Increases Investment in Monolith Semiconductor

NEC develops reliable FPGAs for space travel

March 9, 2017

NEC and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan creates an FPGA technology with higher radiation tolerance for use in space systems. Source: NEC develops reliable FPGAs for space travel

NVIDIA launches Jetson TX2 platform for drones and robots

March 9, 2017

NVIDIA has launched Jetson TX1’s successor at an event today, and it was designed to run twice as fast while drawing less than 7.5 watts of power. The product aptly called Jetson TX2 is an Read More

AVX Corp. expanding Fountain Inn facility

March 9, 2017

AVX Corp., a provider of electronic components for a variety of applications, has announced a $35 million expansion at its facility in Fountain Inn to accommodate the company’s continued growth. AVX said the expansion would Read More

Swiss chip firm claims ‘smallest’ Bluetooth chip

March 7, 2017

The EM9304 will be used alongside a MCU. It includes on-chip power management system with automatic configuration for 1.5V or 3V batteries. There are several memory configuration options and a low-power sleep oscillator (RC or Read More

Smiths Interconnect Brings Nine Brands Under Umbrella 

March 7, 2017

Nine technology brands that sell microwave connectors, components, and subsystems, will be replaced with a single brand, Smiths Interconnect. The individual brands had previously been owned by Smiths Interconnect. Source: Smiths Interconnect Brings Nine Brands Under Umbrella Read More

Micro-fluidics could open the door to graphene opto-electronics

March 5, 2017

Microfluidics is a viable route to making grapheneGraphene is an allotrope of carbon, whose structure is one-atom-thick planar sheets of sp2-bonded carbon atoms that are densely packed in a honeycomb crystal lattice.-based opto-electronics, claims the Read More

Lattice Shareholders Approve China Takeover

March 5, 2017

FPGA vendor moves one step closer to acquisition by China-backed equity firm; U.S. government approval still pending. Source: Lattice Shareholders Approve China Takeover | EE Times

Cypress Closes Sale of MN Wafer Fabrication Facility

March 4, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced it has sold the subsidiary that owns its semiconductor wafer fabrication facility in Bloomington, Minnesota to SkyWater Technology Foundry for $30 Read More

Intersil launches rad-hard SOI 32-channel driver

March 4, 2017

The ISL72813SEH driver leverages Intersil’s SOI process, which provides single-event latch-up (SEL) robustness in heavy ion environments. Source: Intersil launches rad-hard SOI 32-channel driver

Toshiba opens bidding on semiconductor unit

March 4, 2017

TOKYO — Toshiba has begun the bidding process for its memory chip business, The Nikkei learned Thursday, as the Japanese industrial giant struggles to get back on its feet following a massive loss at its Read More

Flanders ups Imec grant

February 26, 2017

Imec has had its funding from the Flanders government increased from €79 million a year to $108 million a year for the next five years. Source: Flanders ups Imec grant

Ioxus uSTART Battery Support Module Sets the Standard

February 26, 2017

ONEONTA, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IOXUS announces conclusions of one year uSTART™ battery support system road testtest is test, and the fleet managers are amazed by the module’s performance. Source: Ioxus uSTART Battery Support Module Read More

KEMET Announces Agreement To Acquire NEC TOKIN

February 23, 2017

Greenville, South Carolina (February 23, 2017) – KEMET Corporation (the “Company” or “KEMET”) (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of passive electronic components, announced today that, through its wholly owned subsidiary, KEMET Electronics Corporation (“KEC”), Read More

SEMI January billings up 52% y-o-y

February 23, 2017

SEMI reports January billings of $1.86 billion, 0.5% down on the December level of $1.87 billion, and 52.3% higher than the January 2016 billings level of $1.22 billion. Source: SEMI January billings up 52% y-o-y

Intel reveals Atom processors with up to 16 cores

February 23, 2017

Designed for network and storage products, the family provides up to 16 compute cores for a claimed increase of up to 2.3x compute performance compared with the previous-generation C2750 Atom. Source: Intel reveals Atom processors with up to Read More

Silicon Valley foundry increases capacity by 25%

February 23, 2017

Noel Technologies has expanded its wafer-fabrication facility in Silicon Valley by adding square footage and installing additional equipment that boost its production capacity by 25%. Source: Silicon Valley semi foundry increase production capacity by 25%

Intel Out-Spends Everyone On R&D

February 22, 2017

Intel continued to top all other chip companies in R&D expenditures in 2016 with spending that reached $12.7 billion and represented 22.4% of its semiconductor sales last year, says IC Insights. Source: Intel Out-Spends Everyone Read More

Vicor introduces two DCMs in a ChiP Package

February 22, 2017

The DCM in a ChiP package is an isolated, regulated DC/DC converter, operating from an unregulated, wide range input to generate an isolated DC output. With its high frequencyThe number of complete cycles or vibrations Read More

Toshiba now looking for $8.8bn+ from chip sale

February 22, 2017

Toshiba is now looking to raise $8.8 billion plus from the sale of a stake in, or all of, its chip business, reports Reuters.Although Toshiba’s preference would be to retain 30% of the business, it Read More

Infineon-Wolfspeed deal looks off

February 22, 2017

Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss says he does not expect the company’s $850 million bid for Cree’s SiC and GaN power semiconductor unit Wolfspeed to go ahead.There is “a very significant risk that we will not Read More

A New Spin On Electronics

February 16, 2017

Modern computer technology is based on the transport of electric chargeThe amount of electricity present upon the capacitor’s plates. Also, the act of forcing of electrons onto the capacitor’s plates. See CoulombA coulomb is the Read More

Gowanda acquires Microwave Circuits

February 16, 2017

Gowanda Components Group has acquired Microwave Circuits from AMTI in Lynchburg (VA), expanding capabilities for the design and manufacture of RF and microwave filters. Source: Gowanda acquires Microwave Circuits

ADI Expands With Arrow; Drops Avnet

February 16, 2017

The distribution channel is beginning to feel the fallout from rampant merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the semiconductor industry. Analog Devices Inc., which is acquiring Linear Technology, announced it is naming Arrow Electronics Inc. Read More

MIT develops a low power speech recognition chip 

February 13, 2017

MIT announced today that it’s developed a speech recognition chip capable of real world power savings of between 90 and 99 percent over existing technologies. Voice technology has, of course, become nearly ubiquitous in mobile devices, Read More

Appeals court upholds Greatbatch win over AVX

February 13, 2017

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling granting $37.5 million in damages to Greatbatch, now known as Integer Holdings (NYSE:INTGR), in a patent infringement case Read More

Toshiba and a new Fab 6

February 13, 2017

Toshiba has started construction of a new semiconductor fabrication facility, Fab 6, and a new R&D center, the Memory R&D Center, at Yokkaichi Operations in Mie prefecture, Japan, the company’s main memory production base. Source: Read More

CTS Investor Presentation 2017

February 10, 2017

CTS Corporation Investor Presentation for 2017

Maxwell Technologies Partners with CRRC-SRI on Ultracaps

February 10, 2017

Maxwell Technologies recently announced a definitive agreement with CRRC-SRI, a supplement to the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), to locally manufacture ultracapacitor technology within the China energy bus market. This collaboration will contribute energy Read More

Cree, Infineon execs look toward life after Wolfspeed deal

February 5, 2017

As Cree and Infineon prepare to close the Wolfspeed deal, execs at both companies are looking ahead to what happens next. Source: Cree (Nasdaq: CREE), Infineon execs look toward life after Wolfspeed deal – Triangle Read More

NXP resumes growth trajectory

February 3, 2017

NXP had Q4 revenue of $2.44 billion, an increase of 52% y-o-y and a decline of 1% on Q3? Full-year revenue was $9.5 billion, up 56% on 2015. Source: NXP resumes growth trajectory

Apple’s next custom Mac chip could do a lot more

February 3, 2017

Intel processors have powered Apple’s Mac computers for over a decade now, but Apple has also found success designing its own A-series ARM-based chips for the iPhone and iPad. While the company isn’t going to Read More

Microsemi Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

February 1, 2017

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today reported unaudited results for its first quarter of fiscal year Read More

ST Q4 profits up; plans to invest $1bn in manufacturing

February 1, 2017

ST saw Q4 operating profit of $112 million up from $2 million in Q4 2015 on revenues of $1.86 billion up from $1.67 billion in Q4 2025. Source: ST Q4 profits up; plans to invest Read More

Intel Cautious on PC Consumption

February 1, 2017

Intel Corp. reported fourth quarter 2016 revenue and profit that beat analysts’ expectations on sales growth in computing, data center chips and Internet of Things (IoT) chips. Source: EBN – Dylan McGrath – Intel Cautious Read More

Murata chip inductors for NFC

February 1, 2017

In recent years an increasing number of electronic devices such as smartphones have included NFC capability. NFC circuits utilize a chip inductor for impedanceThe total opposition that a circuit offers to the flow of alternating Read More

MRAM Gains More Steam

February 1, 2017

Fremont, Calif.-based Spin Transfer Technologies Inc. (STT) announced this week that it has delivered samples of its spin transfer torque MRAM to unidentified customers in North America and Asia. Source: EBN – Dylan McGrath – Read More

Toshiba mulls semiconductor spin-off

January 22, 2017

Toshiba is looking at spinning off its semiconductor division and selling a 20% stake in it, reports the Nikkei, and may make the decision this week. Source: Toshiba mulls semiconductor spin-off

Future of Chip Research Group Questioned 

January 22, 2017

Questions surround the future of SUNY Poly’s semiconductor industry research after the resignation and arrest of its CEO and the disintegration of two high-profile projects. Source: Future of Chip Research Group Questioned | EE Times

TI Reorgs Analog Group 

January 22, 2017

Texas Instruments reorganized four analog groups into three, eliminating no products but causing a small number of layoffs in support personnel. Source: TI Reorgs Analog Group | EE Times

Apple files a billion-dollar royalty suit against Qualcomm 

January 21, 2017

What started as a rough week for Qualcomm just got worse. Apple is piling onto the lawsuit train just ahead of the weekend, following in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s footsteps with a roughly billion-dollar Read More

Tsinghua plans $70bn fab spend

January 21, 2017

According to Digitimes, Tsinghua is planning to build two more fabs in addition to the one it is building at its subsidiary Yangtze River Storage. Source: Tsinghua plans $70bn fab spend

Xilinx wins space design-in

January 21, 2017

Each satellite has several space grade Virtex-5QV devices in the On Board Processor (OBP), delivered by SEAKR Engineering. Source: Xilinx wins space design-in

ams launches world’s first digital multispectral sensor-on-chip

January 21, 2017

ams launches world’s first digital multispectral sensor-on-chip leveraging breakthrough wafer-level filter technology Source: ams launches world’s first digital multispectral sensor-on-chip leveraging breakthrough wafer-level filter technology

Google Searches for Better Silicon

January 13, 2017

A Google data center executive asked semiconductor executives to speed up work on more optimized processors, memories, and interconnects. Source: Google Searches for Better Silicon | EE Times

ON Semi Adds Fairchild Line To Avnet Silica Deal 

January 13, 2017

Avnet Silica will add the Fairchild Semiconductor product line to its portfolio following the semiconductor company’s acquisition by ON Semiconductor. The acquisition positions ON Semiconductor as a leading supplier of power management and analogue semiconductor Read More

FSU lands $1.8M Army grant for capacitor development

January 13, 2017

Florida State engineering professor Jim Zheng landed a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Army to develop an internal hybrid battery/capacitor power system — a safer, easier and lighter power source for soldiers. Source: FSU Read More

Dialog sees revenue increase in Q4 2016

January 13, 2017

Dialog Semiconductor is reporting that its Q4 2016 revenues climbed 5% on Q3 2016 amounting to USD 365 million.The Q4 2016 figures are that the company has released are still unaudited preliminary figures, but the Read More

Nvidia and Mercedes-Benz to bring an AI car to market

January 10, 2017

Nvidia already announced a partnership at CES to bring a AI self-driving car to production, and now Mercedes-Benz is also teaming up with the GPU-maker on a vehicle with AI on board. Nvidia and Mercedes-Benz Read More

How good PCB design works for IoT

January 10, 2017

The latest design and manufacturing techniques mean that not only does a PCB mechanically support multiple electronic components as substrates, but it also electronically connects them through conductive paths to achieve specific functions as designed, writes C. Read More

Microchip improves in-vehicle infotainment

January 6, 2017

Microchip has announced that Audi has included MOST150 technology in their latest compact SUV model, the Q2. Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) technology is designed for in-vehicle infotainment platforms. MOST enables the deployment of a Read More

Yageo 2016 revenues rise 7.6%

January 6, 2017

Passive component maker Yageo saw its 2016 revenues increase 7.6% from a year to NT$29.62 billion (US$928.3 million). 2016 also marked the second consecutive year of record revenues.Yageo reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.28 billion for Read More

TDK to acquire chip maker InvenSense

January 4, 2017

Japanese component manufacturer, TDK Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares in US chip maker – and Apple supplier – InvenSense.TDK will acquire all of the outstanding InvenSense shares for Read More

TDK Subsidiary EPCOS to Acquire Tronics 

January 4, 2017

TDK Corporation and Tronics Microsystems SA jointly announced today that the all-cash public tender offer launched by TDK’s wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS AG (“EPCOS”) was successfully closed on December 14, 2016. EPCOS, a leading manufacturer of Read More

Global Chip Sales Could Be Flat This Year 

January 4, 2017

A new industry forecast calls for semiconductor sales to be flat in 2016, a remarkable turnaround considering the bleak forecasts issued earlier in the year. Source: Global Chip Sales Could Be Flat This Year | Read More

Solder on Polyester Substrate delivers flexible circuitry 

January 4, 2017

Molex has introduced Solder on Polyester Substrate, a flexible, economical alternative to rigid PCB and polyimide.Surface Mount (SMTDiscrete miniature capacitors which are packaged without leads and fastened directly to foil patterns.) components, including fine-pitched integrated Read More

Materion Precision Optics acquires gettering capabilities

January 4, 2017

Materion Corporation’s Precision Optics business has acquired the proprietary thin film gettering technology and related intellectual property assets from Michigan-based Integrated Sensing Systems (ISS).ISS is a designer and manufacturer of microelectromechanical (MEMs)-based products and getter Read More

TDK Presents Overview of Invensense Acquisition

January 4, 2017

TDK Corporation presents overview of Invensense acquisition and integration

Imec diabetes spin-off raises €7m

January 3, 2017

Indigo Diabetes, a spin-off from Ghent University (UGent) and Imec, has raised a €7 million series-A financing round.The funding is provided by an international investment syndicate led by Thuja Capital Healthcare Fund II (The Netherlands) Read More

Draper, Pfizer ink ‘organ-on-a-chip’ deal

January 3, 2017

Draper said today that it inked a 3-year collaboration deal with Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) to develop Draper’s microphysiological system technology. The ‘organ-on-a-chip’ system is designed to improve preclinical safetyClass X capacitors are used in “across-the-line” applications where Read More

EEStor gets price target raise at Paradigm Capital 

January 3, 2017

The latest positive data from EEStor Corp (TSX:ESU) has Paradigm Capital analyst J. Marvin Wolff raising his price target on the stock.On Monday, EEStor announced it had completed he fourth phase of testing of its Read More

Semi forecasts bullish

January 3, 2017

Forecasts for the 2017 semiconductor market are beginning to trickle in and, on the whole, they are much more positive than in the last three years. The last two years have shown no growth at Read More