Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

October 25, 2020

Intel sends AI to space in launch of a satellite the size of a cereal box

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The tiny satellite separates useless data from quality content before beaming information down to Earth.

October 25, 2020 02:59 AM

Is Xilinx Stronger with AMD or Without It?

Enterprise -- Data Center Knowledge - Platform building is a well-known path, but is being part of AMD's platform better for Xilinx than fleshing out its own already promising one?

October 25, 2020 02:07 AM

Power Tips #101: Use a thermal camera to assess temperatures in automotive environments

Aspencore -- EDN - Most electronics that go inside the car cabin need to be able to operate at up to 85C without forced-air cooling. Product qualification requires showing that no component or trace on the board is getting too hot, even at maximum ambient temperature....

October 25, 2020 01:15 AM

YOU DRINK WHAT?!? Water Quality Analysis for Environmental Measurement

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Analog Devices has made available an on-demand webinar that explores liquid analysis measurement and how recent developments has come to improve overall water quality.

From the course's description:

Water makes life on earth possible, so environmental...

October 25, 2020 01:14 AM

RF power semiconductors for 5G Industry

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - RF power semiconductors, using WBG materials, solve many technical challenges in 5G applications, bridging the gap with older, Si-based technologies.

Advances in 5G technologies are driving new technical challenges in the semiconductor...

October 25, 2020 01:13 AM

How analog integration simplifies automotive body motor controller designs

Electronics -- TI - Behind the Wheel - Automotive body electronics systems use electric motors to enhance comfort and convenience for vehicle occupants whether it's adjusting the perfect seat position or easily opening the trunk. Metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect...

October 25, 2020 12:08 AM

October 24, 2020

Verification review service speeds up chip designs

Media -- eeNews Europe - A Design Review service uses expertise from ARM and Mentor to speed up verification of complex system on chip (SoC) devices ARM has been working with Mentor on a functional verification review service for designers of complex chips...

October 24, 2020 10:19 PM

NEC, ADI team for 5G O-RAN

Media -- eeNews Europe - Analog Devices is working with NEC on a massive MIMO radio for an open O-RAN 5G system for Rakuten Mobile The joint design of a 5G Network Massive MIMO Antenna Radio Unit for Rakuten Mobile uses ADI's fourth-generation wideband...

October 24, 2020 10:14 PM

12.14 Billion: TSMC's Revenue in Q3 2020

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - TSMC, in May 2020, had announced that it intends to build and operate an advanced semiconductor fab in the United States TSMC today announced consolidated revenue of NT$356.43 billion during 3Q 2020. The company also announced net...

October 24, 2020 09:44 PM

II-VI's high-power laser range now available on 6" GaAs

Media -- Semiconductor Today - Engineered materials and optoelectronic component maker II-VI Inc of Saxonburg, PA, USA says that its full product line of high-power semiconductor lasers is now available on its 6-inch gallium arsenide (GaAs) platform...

October 24, 2020 09:44 PM

Cree divest its LED operations as LED supply chain continues its shift to Asia

Media -- Evertiq - After global LED giant Cree divested its lighting business in 2019, the company has announced its plan to sell its LED business to SMART Global Holdings (SGH) for USD 300 million. TrendForce indicates that Chinese manufacturers have quickly...

October 24, 2020 09:44 PM

October 23, 2020

ON Semiconductor's Lana Hall Selected for Arizona Forward's 2020-21 Emerging Sustainability Leadership Program

Justmeans -- Kudos to @onsemi's Lana Hall who was selected for @AZForward's 2020-21 Emerging Sustainability Leaders program! This talented group is ready to learn and apply new skills to advance #sustainability in their organizations...

October 23, 2020 10:25 PM

Taiwan's UMC Hopes to Settle U.S. Trade-Secret Lawsuit Soon

U.S. News -- Taiwanese contract chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) said on Thursday it hoped a business espionage lawsuit...

October 23, 2020 10:19 PM

STMicro Sees More Sales Growth in Fourth-Quarter Despite Huawei Ban

U.S. News -- Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics is expecting strong demand from the car and mobile phone industries to boost sales...

October 23, 2020 10:19 PM

Xilinx Forecasts Current-Quarter Revenue Largely Above Estimates

U.S. News -- Xilinx Inc forecast current-quarter revenue largely above Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, bolstered by rising sales of its chips to...

October 23, 2020 10:18 PM

6 Considerations for Integrating Sensors in Vehicles

Aspencore -- EETimes - There may never be one, single, most-effective way to implement sensing technology for assisted driving systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV). The magic number might instead be six - as in six fundamental considerations that every auto...

October 23, 2020 10:01 PM

Sensor Fusion Is Prerequisite for Autonomous Vehicles

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Autonomous vehicles need sensors such as camera, radar, and LiDAR units to see their surroundings. AVs also need computing power and artificial intelligence to analyze multidimensional and sometimes multisource data streams to provide...

October 23, 2020 10:01 PM

NXP introduces Trimension, expanding its UWB Portfolio to Enable Emerging IoT Use Cases

Aspencore -- IoT Times - With Trimension, NXP offers one of the broadest UWB portfolios enabling solutions for vehicles, smartphones, and IoT devices.

At NXP Connects 2020, the company's online conference, NXP is introducing Trimension, a new concept brand of Ultra-Wide...

October 23, 2020 09:59 PM

Power Electronics for Formula E

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Formula E is a new category of racing cars that highlights power electronics' innovation driving the automotive towards a fully electric future.

Formula-E cars require the latest sustainable and - most importantly - high-performance...

October 23, 2020 09:59 PM

GlobalFoundries Offers Ambitious Tech Plans, While Eying an IPO

Aspencore -- EETimes - GlobalFoundries has a unified growth vision for the whole company as well as local strategies to develop its major manufacturing clusters in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. The industry's third largest contract maker of semiconductors believes that...

October 23, 2020 09:58 PM

GaN-based LED driver enhances smart lighting

Aspencore -- EDN - Power Integrations' LYT6078C driver IC enables 90-W LED ballasts in an isolated flyback technology following a boost power factor correction (PFC) stage. Part of the LYTSwitch-6 family of safety-isolated LED drivers, the GaN-powered LTY6078C integrates...

October 23, 2020 09:58 PM

Shipments of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 chips still booming

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan's IC suppliers still see strong order pull-ins for chips supporting production of 5G phones and Wi-Fi 6 network devices in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to industry sources.

October 23, 2020 03:18 PM

IC designers have mixed feelings about good sales of iPhone 12 series

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwanese IC design houses have mixed feelings about good sales of the new iPhone series, which could limit sales for 5G Android phones in the short term, according to industry sources.

October 23, 2020 03:18 PM

$3.82 Billion: Texas Instruments' Revenue Figures During Q3 2020

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Texas Instruments' fourth quarter outlook is for revenue in the range of $3.41 billion to $3.69 billion Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has reported third quarter revenue of $3.82 billion. The company's net income in the quarter...

October 23, 2020 03:17 PM

Sahasra Group Has Formed a New Company Named Sahasra Semiconductor

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Sahasra Group will be using this new company to package NAND flash ICs at a greenfield plant in Bhiwadi Rajasthan located 70 KMs from Delhi Sahasra Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd (SSPL), a Sahasra Group Company, has become India's first...

October 23, 2020 03:16 PM

UMC hopes to settle US trade secret lawsuit soon

Media -- DIGITIMES - United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) has said that it has submitted a proposal for settling soon a business espionage lawsuit brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) against the company.

October 23, 2020 03:14 PM

Maxim Integrated's Network Accelerator Chip Enables IoT Artificial Intelligence in Battery Devices

Media -- ELE Times - The MAX78000 low-power neural network accelerated microcontroller from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) moves artificial intelligence (AI) to the edge without performance compromises in battery-powered internet of things (IoT)...

October 23, 2020 03:13 PM

Microchip acquires LegUp to simplify edge compute development

Media -- New Electronics - Microchip has acquired Toronto-based LegUp Computing, expanding its Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)-based edge compute solution stack with a high-level synthesis (HLS) tool.

October 23, 2020 03:10 PM

Intel shares tank 10% on weak data center revenues in 3Q

Media -- FierceElectronics - Intel shares tank 10% on weak data center revenues in 3Q

October 23, 2020 03:09 PM

Intel Reports Third-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Electronics -- Intel - Intel Corporation's third-quarter 2020 earnings news release and presentation are available on the company's Investor Relations website. The earnings conference call for investors begins at 2 p.m. PDT today; a public webcast will be available...

October 23, 2020 02:21 AM

Texas Instruments (TXN) Q3 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates

Yahoo Finance -- Texas Instruments' (TXN) third-quarter 2020 results reflect strong momentum across personal electronics and automotive markets.

October 23, 2020 01:39 AM

Xilinx Achieves Highest Peak Performance Efficiency based on Latest MLPerf Inference Benchmark Results for Image Classification

Electronics -- Xilinx Xclusive - Earlier today the MLPerf organization released its latest round of machine learning (ML) inference benchmark results. Launched in 2018, MLPerf is made up of an open-source community of over 23 submitting organizations with the mission...

October 23, 2020 01:39 AM

October 22, 2020

Applied Materials and BE Semiconductor Industries to Accelerate Chip Integration Technology for the Semiconductor Industry

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - Companies Form Joint Program to Develop Industry's First Complete and Proven Equipment Solution for Die-Based Hybrid Bonding Companies Form Joint Program to Develop Industry's First Complete and Proven Equipment Solution for Die-Based...

October 22, 2020 08:48 PM

STMicroelectronics Reports 2020 Third Quarter Financial Results

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - Geneva, October 22, 2020 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, reported U.S. GAAP financial results for the third quarter ended September 26,...

October 22, 2020 08:47 PM


Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - SOITEC REPORTS FY'21 SECOND QUARTER REVENUES

October 22, 2020 08:46 PM

Multi-Camera MIPI Switch from Diodes Incorporated Enables Smaller Product Profiles

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today announced the PI3WVR628 3-lane 2:1 switch measuring just 1.7mm x 2.4mm x 0.5mm. The MIPI(r)-compliant switch supports high speed (HS) and low power (LP) connections to CSI/DSI, D-PHY and C-PHY modules. With its...

October 22, 2020 08:44 PM

MaxLinear Announces Third Quarter 2020 Preliminary Financial Results Exceeding Prior Expectations

Business Wire -- MaxLinear announces Q3 2020 preliminary financial results exceeding prior expectations.

October 22, 2020 08:44 PM

Xilinx Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Results


October 22, 2020 08:41 PM

Lattice CrossLink-NX FPGA Wins 2020 EM Best of Industry Award

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, announced the Lattice CrossLink(tm)-NX FPGA for embedded vision and AI applications won the Best FPGA Award in the Technology & Product Innovation category at the 2020...

October 22, 2020 08:41 PM

Arm Awarded TSMC OIP Partner of the Year Award for Processor IP for Six Years in a Row

Business Wire -- Arm today announced that it has been recognized by TSMC as a recipient of the OIP Partner of the Year award for its best-in-class Processor IP for the sixth consecutive year. "Arm is honored to once again receive the OIP Partner of the Year award for...

October 22, 2020 08:35 PM

SK Hynix Has Invested $55 Million into AI in Manufacturing Startup

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - SK hynix is the sole investor with initial capital of $55 in million in Gauss Labs through 2022. The group has been promoting various types of AI businesses with its affiliates SK hynix Inc announced that it has invested in Gauss...

October 22, 2020 08:31 PM

3Q 2020: STMicroelectronics Posts Revenue of $2.67 Billion

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - STMicroelectronics noted that the revenue performance was due to significantly better than expected market conditions throughout the quarter STMicroelectronics (STM) has reported U.S. GAAP financial results for the third quarter...

October 22, 2020 08:29 PM

IC design house Sentelic plans Taiwan OTC listing in November

Media -- DIGITIMES - Sentelic, which specializes in fan motor controller ICs for servers, will be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market in mid- or late-November.

October 22, 2020 08:27 PM

Mentor announces partnership with Arm

Media -- New Electronics - Mentor, a Siemens business, has announced a partnership with Arm to help integrated circuit (IC) designers optimise and streamline the functional verification of their Arm-based designs.

October 22, 2020 08:27 PM

Winning The Global Race For Semiconductor Technology With Virtual Fabrication

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Semiconductor process development is no easy task, with each generation of devices more difficult and expensive to create. Traditional cycles of build-and-test development are becoming obsolete, since they are too expensive...

October 22, 2020 08:25 PM

A major IC industry cluster formed in southern Taiwan

Media -- DIGITIMES - One of the world's main IC industry clusters is being formed at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), where TSMC operates its major manufacturing site for 5nm process technology.

October 22, 2020 08:24 PM

Taiwan IC design houses see clients continue stockpiling

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based IC design houses continue to see their downstream clients including distributors stockpile aggressively, and plan to raise their quotes to constrain demand, according to industry sources.

October 22, 2020 08:24 PM

Xilinx revenues improve on auto chip sales

Media -- FierceElectronics - Xilinx revenues improve on auto chip sales

October 22, 2020 08:22 PM

Silicon Labs and Teledyne e2v HiRel Partner on High-Reliability Isolation

Media -- eBOM - Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions, today announced a new high-reliability (HiRel) isolation partnership with Teledyne e2v HiRel, a leading provider of high-performance, high-reliability semiconductors...

October 22, 2020 08:19 PM