Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

May 25, 2020

Samsung Electronics Expands its Foundry Capacity with A New Production Line in Pyeongtaek, Korea

Business Wire -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced plans to boost its foundry capacity at the...

May 25, 2020 01:58 AM

Samsung Electronics expands foundry capacity with 5nm EUV line

Media -- eeNews Europe - Samsung Electronics has announced plans to boost its foundry capacity at the company's new production line in Pyeongtaek,...

May 25, 2020 01:43 AM

NAND flash contract prices to stay flat in 3Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - NAND flash memory contract prices are expected to stay flat in the third quarter, as demand for notebooks remains stable, according...

May 25, 2020 12:52 AM

Taiwan IC design houses optimistic about 5G smartphone demand in 2H20

Media -- DIGITIMES - Chip demand for 5G smartphones is expected to pick up starting the third quarter of 2020, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC...

May 25, 2020 12:52 AM

PhD shortage to challenge TSMC: Q&A with company senior VP of R&D Cliff Hou

Media -- DIGITIMES - Shortages of personnel with PhDs will be a challenge facing TSMC as well as Taiwan's chipmaking industry by 2030, according to Cliff...

May 25, 2020 12:36 AM

US senators call for more transparency over $12bn TSMC fab plant investment

Enterprise -- The Register - 'Serious questions' over security and how it would help supply chain

The construction of a $12bn semiconductor factory in Arizona...

May 25, 2020 12:15 AM

May 24, 2020

GlobalFoundries Implements ITAR and EAR Measures at Fab 8

Aspencore -- EPS News - GLOBALFOUNDRIES(r) (GF), the world's leading specialty foundry and the leading U.S. pure-play manufacturer of semiconductors, today...

May 24, 2020 11:43 PM

Pandemic Delays Electronic Product Launches

Aspencore -- EETimes - This column is about numbers, real and projected. Here's a sobering number: 53 percent of electronics industry product launches have...

May 24, 2020 11:43 PM

Intel Acquires Rivet Networks, Boosting Intel's Wi-Fi Offerings for PC Platforms

Electronics -- Intel - Wi-Fi connectivity has become more essential than ever as we rely on it to work, teach, learn and stay connected to colleagues...

May 24, 2020 09:53 PM

Born to Run: New Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA optimized for networking and storage acceleration

Electronics -- Xilinx Xclusive - The exponential growth of data demands smart and adaptable network and data center solutions that deliver maximum throughput,...

May 24, 2020 09:53 PM

World's first fully self-contained Raspberry Pi audio HAT board with MERUS(tm) class D multilevel amplifier

Electronics -- Infineon - Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) developed the world's first fully self-contained...

May 24, 2020 09:52 PM

Analog Devices Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

Electronics -- Analog Devices - Revenue of $1.32 billion increased sequentially B2B revenue increased 3% sequentially led by the communication and industrial...

May 24, 2020 09:52 PM

Helping physicians achieve faster, more accurate patient diagnoses with molecular test technology

Electronics -- TI - Motor Drive + Control - Growth in the point-of-care molecular diagnostics (PoC)...

May 24, 2020 09:51 PM

Lattice sensAI 3.0 Solutions Stack Doubles Performance, Cuts Power Consumption in Half for Edge AI Applications

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today launched the latest version of its complete solutions...

May 24, 2020 09:44 PM

Silicon Labs appoints new CIO

Media -- Evertiq - Silicon Labs has appointed Karuna Annavajjala as chief information officer.

May 24, 2020 09:36 PM

Korea memory chip output value up slightly in 1Q20, says Digitimes Research

Media -- DIGITIMES - The output value of South Korea's memory chip industry grew about 1% sequentially in the first quarter of 2020, thanks mainly to...

May 24, 2020 09:36 PM

Remotely Performing IC Validation

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - One of the key stages in designing any chip is the testing you do when you get the first silicon back. This is where...

May 24, 2020 09:27 PM

Dialog Semi upgrades SoC to support social distancing

Media -- DIGITIMES - Dialog Semiconductor has announced a new Wireless Ranging (WiRa) software development kit (SDK) that it says adds highly accurate...

May 24, 2020 09:27 PM

May 22, 2020

Xilinx launches a new reconfigurable space-grade chip optimized for local machine learning on orbit

Tech -- TechCrunch - Space-specific silicon company Xilinx has developed a new processor for in-space and satellite applications that records a number...

May 22, 2020 05:36 PM

Samsung announces 50-megapixel camera sensor with faster autofocus

Tech -- The Verge - Samsung has announced a new 50-megapixel camera sensor called the ISOCELL GN1. It's Samsung's first sensor to include both dual-pixel...

May 22, 2020 05:20 PM

TSMC's Geopolitical Dance

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - The global semiconductor supply chain is having an interesting year. Having adjusted to the potential and realities of a U.S.-China...

May 22, 2020 05:14 PM

'Where Tomorrow Begins': Intel's Components Research Labs

Electronics -- Intel - Walk into Intel's Components Research (CR) labs in Oregon and you see an overhead sign: "This is where tomorrow begins."

CR scientists...

May 22, 2020 05:14 PM

Teledyne e2v Introduces First Radiation-Tolerant DDR4 Memory for Space Applications

Electronics -- E2V - Teledyne e2v has announced the DDR4T04G72M - the first radiation-tolerant DDR4 memory chip, featuring a total...

May 22, 2020 05:02 PM

NXP RF Front-end Solutions Used in Xiaomi's Mi 10 Smartphones

Globe Newswire -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced that its most recent radio frequency front-end (RFFE) solution, designed with Wi-Fi 6...

May 22, 2020 03:11 AM

Xilinx 'Lifts Off' with Launch of Industry's First 20nm Space-Grade FPGA for Satellite and Space Applications

Business Wire -- Xilinx announced the industry's first 20-nanometer (nm) space-grade FPGA for satellite and space applications.

May 22, 2020 03:01 AM

FPGA puts AI in space

Media -- eeNews Europe - Xilinx has launched a 20nm reconfigurable FPGA qualified for use in space and optimised for machine learning frameworksXilinx...

May 22, 2020 02:28 AM

Seoul Semi files patent suit against automotive LED light distributor

Media -- Evertiq - Seoul Semiconductor says it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey...

May 22, 2020 02:26 AM

Qualcomm, MediaTek head to head in entry-level 5G SoC market

Media -- DIGITIMES - MediaTek has announced a new Dimensity chipset for smartphones, the Dimensity 820, supporting 5G and the latest multimedia and AI...

May 22, 2020 02:25 AM

May 21, 2020

TSMC expansion plan in US to accelerate supply chain localization

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC's plan to build an advanced 5nm wafer fab in Arizona will accelerate localization of supply chain and formation of more semiconductor...

May 21, 2020 10:16 PM

TSMC braces for impact of new US restrictions on Huawei

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC already took 7nm and 5nm chip orders from Huawei in advance before stopping taking more orders from the China-based client in...

May 21, 2020 10:15 PM

Sony Semiconductor Solutions and Microsoft partner to create smart camera solutions for enterprise customers

Enterprise -- Microsoft - Companies collaborate to make video analytics solutions more accessible in order to drive better business outcomes

May 21, 2020 09:57 PM

Arm's financials and the blurring future of the semiconductor sector

Tech -- TechCrunch - Amidst the blitz of SoftBank earnings news today comes the financials for all of SoftBank's subsidiaries, which includes Arm Holdings,...

May 21, 2020 08:17 PM

Dialog Semiconductor Adds New Features to Bluetooth(r) low energy SoCs to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

Electronics -- Dialog Semiconductor - Latest software release enables point-to-point wireless distance measurements, enabling highly accurate tracing capabilities...

May 21, 2020 06:45 PM

May 18, 2020

Microchip Reveals Software Development Kit and Neural Network IP for Easily Creating Low-Power FPGA Smart Embedded Vision Solutions

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Microchip's VectorBlox SDK and IP offers an easy way for software developers to program a trained neural network without prior FPGA...

May 18, 2020 05:45 PM

phyCORE-AM57x Software Release (BSP-Yocto-TISDK-AM57xx-PD20.1.0)

Media -- eBOM - In addition to updating to TI's latest SDK release, BSP-Yocto-TISDK-AM57xx-PD20.1.0 includes support for new variants of the phyCORE-AM57x...

May 18, 2020 05:44 PM

China semiconductor fab SMIC gets $2.2 bln investment from gov't funds amid global chip spat

Media -- Reuters - Companies - Shanghai-based chip maker

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp has

secured an investment worth $2.2 billion dollars...

May 18, 2020 04:07 PM

SK Hynix shares fall 3% after U.S. tightens rule to curb Huawei's chip supply

Media -- Reuters - Technology - Shares of SK Hynix , the world's No.2 memory chip maker after Samsung Electronics , fell 3.2% on Monday after the United...

May 18, 2020 04:07 PM

Huawei hits back at US as TSMC cuts off chip orders

Tech -- The Verge - Huawei rotating chairman Guo Ping has hit back at the US government's stricter export...

May 18, 2020 04:00 PM

TSMC reportedly stops taking orders from Huawei after new U.S. export controls

Tech -- TechCrunch - Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract semiconductor maker, has stopped taking new orders from...

May 18, 2020 04:00 PM

MediaTek's New Dimensity 820 Chip Brings 5G Experiences to Smartphones

Media -- Components in Electronics - MediaTek today announced the Dimensity 820 system-on-chip (SoC) which is optimized for premium user experiences....

May 18, 2020 03:49 PM

Samsung, Globalfoundries to see growing threat from TSMC

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC has an over 50% of the global pure-play foundry market, and the establishment of its new US fab could pose a further threat...

May 18, 2020 03:47 PM

Taiwan IC design service providers upbeat about 2Q20 prospects

Media -- DIGITIMES - Most Taiwan-based fabless ASIC designers and silicon IP providers remain upbeat about their sales and profits for the second quarter...

May 18, 2020 03:47 PM

Will TSMC bring other players to the US?

Media -- Evertiq - TSMC's expansion plan in the U.S. may be accompanied by other actors in 12-inch supply chain too, says TrendForce.

May 18, 2020 03:45 PM

Dialog Semiconductor adds new features to Bluetooth low energy SoCs

Media -- New Electronics - Dialog Semiconductor has introduced a Wireless Ranging (WiRa) Software Development Kit (SDK) that adds highly accurate and...

May 18, 2020 03:44 PM

Renesas withdraw from LD/PD business and close production

Media -- Evertiq - Renesas has decided to withdraw from the laser diode (LD) and photo diode/detector (PD) businesses, and to close the production line...

May 18, 2020 03:44 PM

Global DRAM revenue drops slightly in 1Q20, says DRAMeXchange

Media -- DIGITIMES - Despite an up to 5% rally in DRAM ASPs, DRAM bit shipments were affected adversely by coronavirus lockdowns and the epidemic's impact...

May 18, 2020 03:42 PM

Everlight reports gains, Epistar losses for 1Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics saw profits for first-quarter 2020, while LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker...

May 18, 2020 03:41 PM

NXP extends KW3x family of MCUs

Media -- New Electronics - NXP Semiconductors has announced the availability of new devices within its KW3x family of microcontrollers (MCUs).

May 18, 2020 03:40 PM