Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

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

Wi-Fi 6E chips to bring business for test, certification labs in 2H21

Media -- DIGITIMES - Chipmakers are set to roll out Wi-Fi 6E chip solutions in the second half of the year, bringing new business opportunities for IC test and certification labs including Sporton International.

April 12, 2021 04:02 PM

Nanya posts profit hike in 1Q21

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based DRAM maker Nanya Technology has reported net profit hiked 192.7% sequentially to NT$2.71 billion (US$95 million) in the first quarter of 2021. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.88.

April 12, 2021 04:02 PM

VIS reports record 1Q21 revenue

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), an 8-inch foundry for specialty ICs, saw its first-quarter revenue increase 5.3% sequentially to a record high of NT$9.18 billion (US$322.4 million).

April 12, 2021 04:02 PM

Researchers report breakthrough that enables practical semiconductor spintronics

Life -- Phys.org - It may be possible in the future to use information technology where electron spin is used to store, process and transfer information in quantum computers. It has long been the goal of scientists to be able to use spin-based quantum information...

April 12, 2021 04:00 AM

April 11, 2021

AMD and Xilinx Stockholders Overwhelmingly Approve AMD's Acquisition of Xilinx

Globe Newswire -- AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) and Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) announced today that stockholders voted to approve their respective proposals relating to the pending acquisition of Xilinx by AMD. The acquisition will bring together two industry leaders with complementary...

April 11, 2021 03:53 AM

Kingston Digital Partners With NXP(r) Semiconductors on i.MX 8M Plus Processors

Business Wire -- Kingston Embedded Memory Solutions Featured on NXP Reference Boards

April 11, 2021 02:58 AM

Analog Devices and MDA Collaborate to Provide Electronic Beam Forming Technology for the Telesat Lightspeed Constellation, Enhancing Global Connectivity

Business Wire -- Analog Devices and MDA Collaborate to Provide Electronic Beam Forming Technology for the Telesat Lightspeed Constellation

April 11, 2021 02:55 AM

UMC Reports Sales for March 2021

Business Wire -- United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), today reported unaudited net sales for the month of March 2021. Revenues for March 2021 Period 2021 2020 Y/Y Change Y/Y (%) March 16,619,555 14,570,408 +2,049,147 +14.06% Jan.-Mar. 47,097,012...

April 11, 2021 02:54 AM

Seoul Semiconductor Achieves Historical High First Quarter Revenues Increased by 28.3% YoY

Business Wire -- Seoul Semiconductor recorded the highest first quarter consolidated revenue at KRW 312 billion increased by 28.3% YoY.

April 11, 2021 02:53 AM

MaxLinear G.hn Spirit Grid Software Transforms Connectivity in High-Speed Industrial IoT Applications

Business Wire -- MaxLinear's Spirit Grid Software and G.hn Solution addresses the ever-growing demand for high-speed communication in the IIoT sector.

April 11, 2021 02:50 AM

Semiconductor Industry Association to discuss global chip shortage with US government

Media -- Robotics and Automation News - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is to meet with officials in the administration of newly elected president of the United States, Joe Biden, to discuss the ongoing global shortage in chips, which is affecting...

April 11, 2021 12:30 AM

IESA appoints Rajeev Khushu of Texas Instruments India as the Chairman for 2021-22

Media -- Electronics Maker - India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier body representing the Indian Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, appointed Rajeev Khushu, Director Corporate Affairs...

April 11, 2021 12:27 AM

Microprocessor vs Microcontroller: What is the difference?

Media -- ELE Times - Microprocessor vs Microcontroller, often in schools and colleges, we find it difficult to spot the difference between microcontrollers and microprocessors.

Well, these two complicated terms are the soul and core of programmable electronics....

April 11, 2021 12:25 AM

SK Hynix is said to sign a 10-year contract with Bosch for automotive memory chips supply

Media -- SemiMedia - According to reports, SK Hynix may sign a 10-year or longer long-term agreement with auto parts supplier Robert Bosch GmbH to supply automotive-grade memory chips.

The report quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that SK Hynix...

April 11, 2021 12:24 AM

Johnson Controls and Pelion announce smart buildings partnership

Media -- New Electronics - Arm subsidiary, Pelion, the connected IoT device service provider, has announced a partnership with Johnson Controls, a leading developer of smart and sustainable buildings.

April 11, 2021 12:22 AM

April 10, 2021

Richardson Electronics highlights new UnitedSiC FET-Jet calculator

Media -- EE World - The FET-Jet calculator by UnitedSiC is a tool for finding the most optimized SiC device in the early stages of power design.

UnitedSiC recently released the FET-Jet calculator, a tool that helps engineers in the early design stage find the...

April 10, 2021 11:46 PM

Intel's new AI helps you get just the right amount of hate speech in your game chat

Media -- The Next Web - The Intel microprocessor company was founded in 1968. It's bushwhacked a trail of technology and innovation in the decades since to become one of the leading manufacturers of computer chips worldwide. But never mind all that. Because we...

April 10, 2021 11:46 PM

What's Trending in Memory Technology in 2021?

Media -- All About Circuits - While fabrication grounds to a halt and the electronics supply chain shutters, chip manufacturers and researchers are still hard at work developing better memory technology for enhanced compute potential.

April 10, 2021 11:45 PM

eSIM gives cellular IoT kit instant connection

Media -- eeNews Europe - The STMicroelectronics B-L462E-CELL1 Discovery kit brings together the critical hardware and software building blocks including an embedded SIM (eSIM) to quickly develop power-conscious cellular IoT devices. STMicroelectronics has...

April 10, 2021 11:44 PM

Development kit connects to cellular networks

Media -- EE World - The B-L462E-CELL1 Discovery kit from STMicroelectronics lets to add cellular connectivity to your IoT device before committing to designing in the meodem.

When adding cellular connectivity to an IoT device, you'd like first to demonstrate the...

April 10, 2021 11:44 PM

ON Semiconductor Foundation Donates to Save the Children Korea

Justmeans -- Donation Ceremony in Support of Child Abuse Victims in Bucheon City

April 10, 2021 11:12 PM

April 09, 2021

Cellular IoT Discovery Kit from STMicroelectronics Contains eSIM with Bootstrap Profile for Immediate Connection

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - The STMicroelectronics B-L462E-CELL1 Discovery kit brings together the critical hardware and software building blocks, including GSMA-certified embedded SIM (eSIM) to quickly develop power-conscious...

April 09, 2021 02:49 AM

Report: Bosch in talks to get automotive memory chips from SK Hynix

Media -- Electronics360 - The deal will help with the ongoing automotive semiconductor shortage.

April 09, 2021 02:48 AM

ID for the IoT? We Need the IDoT!

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - When most people hear the term "counterfeiting," their knee-jerk reaction is to think of currency, the counterfeiting of which is as old as the concept of money itself. Around 400 BC, for example, metal coins in Greece...

April 09, 2021 02:48 AM

Purchaser of MACOM notes executes option for extra $50m

Media -- Semiconductor Today - MACOM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for analog RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and photonic applications) says that the initial purchaser in its offering of $400m...

April 09, 2021 02:46 AM

Vishay introduces new automotive-80 V P-channel MOSFET to improve efficiency and power density

Media -- SemiMedia - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced the world's best AEC-Q101 qualified p-channel -80 V TrenchFET(r) MOSFET. With the lowest on-resistance of any -80 V p-channel device, the new Vishay Siliconix SQJA81EP increases power density and...

April 09, 2021 02:46 AM

ADI issued Distributor Notice for price adjustment of old vintage products

Media -- SemiMedia - According to the supply chain, Analog Devices sent a Distributor Notice to some of its distributors on April 7 stating that it will adjust the prices of some of its older vintage products.

The notice pointed out that ADI has experienced...

April 09, 2021 02:45 AM

AMD and Xilinx stockholders approve proposed acquisition

Media -- Evertiq - The stockholders of both companies voted to approve their respective proposals relating to the pending acquisition of Xilinx by AMD.

April 09, 2021 02:45 AM

Highlights of the day: Chinese phone vendors developing own 5G chips

Media -- DIGITIMES - MediaTek and Qualcomm may be the dominant players in the 5G smartphone SoC sector, but Chinese phone vendors Oppo and Xiaomi are mounting a challenge by developing their own chips. Shortages plaguing the semidoncutor industry are sending firms...

April 09, 2021 02:43 AM

Kingston Partners with NXP Semiconductors On i.MX 8M Plus Processors

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Kingston's discrete memory and storage solutions were also embedded on NXP's previous-generation i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 series processor boards Kingston started its embedded memory business in 2010 to address the then-growing trend toward...

April 09, 2021 02:43 AM

How Maxim Integrated Bought Its Way Into the NASDAQ Top 100

Media -- eBOM - Maxim Integrated describes itself as a company that makes "innovative and high-performance analog and mixed-signal products and technologies [that] make systems smaller and smarter." For those who have followed the company's history, it is also...

April 09, 2021 02:43 AM

Renesas to shift production from fire-hit Naka fab

Media -- Evertiq - The Japanese semiconductor manufacturer is reportedly set to shift some production from its fire damaged Naka fab to a facility in the southwestern prefecture of Ehime.

April 09, 2021 02:42 AM