Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

July 23, 2021

How these new LED drivers add smarts to connected lighting

Aspencore -- IoT Times - ON Semiconductor recently announced the launch of two new LED drivers - the NCL31000 and NCL31001 - to help OEMs with developing smart LED luminaires with VLC and indoor positioning systems.

These new drivers have been specially designed to...

July 23, 2021 05:21 PM

NAND Directs the Future of Memory Controllers

Aspencore -- EETimes - The future of the memory controller is irrevocably tied to the memories they control. Similarly, they are governed by Moore's Law. And while storage class memories (SCMs) may gain traction thanks to new architectures, the memory controller market...

July 23, 2021 05:20 PM

Using Design for Disruption (DfD) During Supply Turmoil

Aspencore -- EPS News - Right now the design chain is disrupted by a shortage of semiconductors; last year it was the pandemic; and the year before that it was trade wars and tariffs. Next year, nobody knows. What we do know is that change happens and these...

July 23, 2021 05:17 PM

Self-driving cars confront a daunting new challenge: New York City streets

Life -- Washington Post - The pursuit of self-driving cars drives Intel's Mobileye to New York City.

July 23, 2021 04:56 PM

STMicroelectronics Joins Startup Autobahn as Anchor Partner to Meet Tomorrow's Automotive Innovators

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics Joins Startup Autobahn as Anchor Partnerto Meet Tomorrow's Automotive Innovators

July 23, 2021 04:17 PM

Microchip Announces Production Shipments of Industry's First NVMe and 24G SAS Tri-mode RAID and HBA Storage Adapters

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Adaptec(r) Smart Storage Adapters Provide Increased Performance, Security and Scalability While Simplifying Storage Management Adaptec(r) Smart Storage Adapters Provide Increased Performance, Security and Scalability While Simplifying Storage...

July 23, 2021 04:16 PM

ASML reports 4.0 billion net sales and 1.0 billion net income in Q2 2021

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - ASML reports 4.0 billion net sales and 1.0 billion net income in Q2 2021 Net sales now expected to grow by around 35% in 2021

July 23, 2021 04:15 PM

WISeKey's Semiconductor Revenue in the United States Surges Despite Shortage in Semiconductor Manufacturing

Globe Newswire -- Technology - WISeKey's Semiconductor Revenue in the United States Surges Despite Shortage in Semiconductor Manufacturing

July 23, 2021 04:14 PM

New Ethernet PHYs Enable Multidrop Bus Architecture, Enhancing Industrial Networks' Scalability and Functionality

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Microchip's LAN867x family of Ethernet PHYs is the first to implement the IEEE(r) 10BASE-T1S single-pair Ethernet technology standard for connecting devices in industrial networks

July 23, 2021 04:10 PM

GOWIN Semiconductor Announces their ISP (Image Signal Processor) IP Core and Solution

Globe Newswire -- GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world's fastest-growing programmable logic company, introduces their ISP (Image Signal Processor) IP portfolio and reference design for GOWIN FPGAs. The GOWIN ISP IP core portfolio takes the pixel data from an image sensor...

July 23, 2021 04:09 PM

NXP Semiconductors and MOTER Technologies Join Forces to Extend Connected Vehicle Insurance Opportunities

Globe Newswire -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and MOTER Technologies, Inc., an insurtech company focused on bridging the gap between the automotive and insurance ecosystems, have announced a secure data exchange platform that links deep data from connected vehicles...

July 23, 2021 04:09 PM

Semtech's Successful Collaboration With the Swiss Post Results in Universal Postal Service

Business Wire -- Semtech's LoRa(r) devices and LoRaWAN(r) standard integrated into "Order Pens" enable on-demand postal services to thousands of Swiss citizens

July 23, 2021 04:00 PM

Intel and Airtel Collaborate to Accelerate 5G

Business Wire -- Intel and Bharti Airtel will collaborate on development of 4G and 5G virtualized radio access network and open radio access network technology.

July 23, 2021 03:50 PM

Lattice Semiconductor Recognized for "Leading the Next Wave of FPGA Innovation"

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced that the company was named to Semiconductor Review magazine's Top 10 Micro Electronics Solutions Companies list. Lattice was selected for having "fundamentally...

July 23, 2021 03:01 AM

July 22, 2021

Rockwell Automation and Kezzler Partner to Offer End-to-End Cloud-Based Industrial Traceability Solutions

Business Wire -- Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, today announced a partnership with Kezzler AS, a cloud-based product digitization and traceability platform, to help manufacturers...

July 22, 2021 03:19 AM

Renesas Launches R-Car Gen3e With Up to 20 Percent Higher CPU Speed for Automotive Infotainment, Cockpit, and Digital Cluster Systems

Business Wire -- Renesas added the R-Car Gen3e SoC series, delivering up to 20 percent higher speeds for automotive infotainment, cockpit and digital cluster systems

July 22, 2021 03:18 AM

July 20, 2021

Gelsinger's Intel Goes Global

Monday Note -- by Jean-Louis Gassee

The US semiconductor manufacturing industry, which once reigned supreme, has lost a step to companies in Taiwan and South Korea. Intel's new and rehired CEO might have plans to make the US a prime semiconductor manufacturing competitor...

July 20, 2021 04:10 AM

EDA, IC Manufacturing Gear Sales Hit Records

Aspencore -- EETimes - Western prowess in electronic design and advanced chip manufacturing tools continue to be key advantages in the scaling race to ever-smaller semiconductor geometries.

Evidence the fact that the EDA sector recorded record first-quarter revenues...

July 20, 2021 04:09 AM

STMicroelectronics Introduces New RF LDMOS Power Transistors

Media -- WebWire - STMicroelectronics is adding a broad range of new devices to the STPOWER family of LDMOS transistors, which comprises three different product series optimized for RF power amplifiers (PAs) in a variety of commercial...

July 20, 2021 03:19 AM

TSMC founder attacks US/China onshoring efforts

Media -- New Electronics - TSMC founder Morris Chang has criticised both the US and China over their efforts to become self-sufficient at making semiconductors, saying that they would end up driving costs higher and limiting technological advances.

July 20, 2021 03:17 AM

Memory channel sales in China sluggish

Media -- DIGITIMES - Memory module houses and channel distributors are less optimistic about the outlook for China's channel sales in the third quarter of 2021, despite an ongoing rally in contract market prices, according to industry sources.

July 20, 2021 03:17 AM

Renesas to shut down Yamaguchi factory at the end of June 2022

Media -- SemiMedia - Renesas Electronics Corporation announced that it has decided to consolidate the Yamaguchi Factory (Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture) of its wholly owned subsidiary, Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. at the end of June 2022.

July 20, 2021 03:15 AM

TSMC dossier (8): Can China establish leadership in semiconductor sector?

Media -- DIGITIMES - China imported more semiconductor chips than oil for the first time in 2013. According to BCG, China imported US$350 billion worth of semiconductor chips in 2020, which represented about 60% of the global semiconductor market. The amount was...

July 20, 2021 03:14 AM

GlobalFoundries set to announce NY fab expansion as Intel buyout reports swirl

Media -- FierceElectronics - GlobalFoundries set to announce NY fab expansion as Intel buyout reports swirl

July 20, 2021 03:14 AM

Intel Elects Andrea Goldsmith to Board of Directors

Business Wire -- Andrea Goldsmith, dean of engineering and applied science at Princeton University, was elected to Intel Corporation's board of directors.

July 20, 2021 03:13 AM

The Power of Internet Connectivity

Justmeans -- For the world's poorest youth, access to the internet and a connected device can unlock a better future.

July 20, 2021 03:01 AM

July 18, 2021

Intel exploring deal to buy US chipmaker GlobalFoundries for $30B

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Intel Corp. is said to be in talks about acquiring the chipmaker GlobalFoundries Inc. in a deal that could be worth as much as $30 billion, which would make it Intel's largest-ever acquisition. The news was first reported by the Wall Street...

July 18, 2021 07:45 PM

Taiwan Chipmaker TSMC Says Profit up 11.2% as Demand Rises

U.S. News -- TSMC, the biggest contract manufacturer of processor chips for Apple Inc. and other global brands, says its latest quarterly profit rose 11.2% over a year earlier to $4.8 billion as demand for smartphones and consumer electronics increased.

July 18, 2021 05:55 PM

TSMC Chairman Says Nobody Wants War Over Taiwan as Chip Supplies Too Valuable

U.S. News -- Nobody wants to see a war over Taiwan because nobody wants to disrupt the crucial global supply chain of semiconductors, the...

July 18, 2021 05:55 PM

The Cloud is the Key to Driving Innovation

Aspencore -- EETimes - At a time where the semiconductor industry is struggling to address rising chip demand and supply constraints, it has become an imperative for semiconductor businesses to turn to cloud to accelerate innovation, ramp up productivity and gain...

July 18, 2021 05:52 AM

TSMC in 'Due Diligence' on Possibility of Japan Fab

Aspencore -- EETimes - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is evaluating whether to build a chip facility in Japan as nations around the world are seeking the top foundry's help to create secure electronics supply chains.

The company has established a 3D...

July 18, 2021 05:51 AM

Chip Shortages May Persist Until 2023, Analysts Say

Aspencore -- EETimes - When Mark Liu, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), suggested to CBS journalist Leslie Stahl that the global semiconductor shortage may extend through 2022, Liu's comment raised questions about the current steep ramp of...

July 18, 2021 05:50 AM

NAND Flash Contract Prices to Increase by 5-10% QoQ in 3Q21

Aspencore -- EPS News - The recent wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in India has weakened sales of retail storage products such as memory cards and USB drives, according to TrendForce's latest investigations. However, demand remains fairly strong in the main application...

July 18, 2021 05:45 AM

Is Innovation of Silicon Transistors Still Possible? The Case for STMicroelectronics Superjunction MDmesh

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Since solid-state transistors replaced vacuum tubes, the semiconductor industry has undergone amazing breakthrough advances that have changed our world. Without many of these improvements, we would not be able to work remotely and...

July 18, 2021 05:45 AM

4 Integrated Circuit Security Threats and How to Protect Against Them

Infosec -- Dark Reading - Little-understood threats involving the IC supply chain are putting organizations around the world at risk.

July 18, 2021 04:52 AM

New Qi(r) 1.3 Wireless Charging Reference Design Unveiled to Accelerate Development of Automotive and Consumer Qi Transmitter

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Microchip's Qi 1.3 reference design is compliant with the recently released Qi 1.3 specification and includes everything needed to quickly develop a Qi 1.3 certified transmitter Microchip's Qi 1.3 reference design is compliant with the recently...

July 18, 2021 04:23 AM

TSMC's revenues surge as it warns chip shortage will continue into next year

Tech -- The Verge - Chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated that it expects chip shortages to continue into next year, Bloomberg reports. The warning came as the company reported its latest...

July 18, 2021 03:12 AM

Semiconductor wafer producer SK Siltron to invest $300M in US to boost EV supply chain

Tech -- TechCrunch - The United States has fallen behind China and Europe in the production and adoption of electric vehicles, especially from 2017 to 2020, according to a study by the International Council on Clean Transportation. One important piece of the...

July 18, 2021 03:03 AM

DRAM Price Increases in Q3 May Be Smaller Than Expected

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Good news for anyone anticipating buying DRAM in the next few months. While DRAM prices spiked in Q2 2021 thanks to high demand and limited supply, the bulk of the price increase is thought to be behind us. While Trendforce expects prices...

July 18, 2021 02:45 AM

Intel in talks to buy Globalfoundries

Media -- eeNews Europe - Intel's $30bn talks to buy Globalfoundries would create more upheaval for European wafer fab plans Intel's plans to buy GlobaFoundries, reported in the Wall St Journal, would to give it a boost in its move to a foundry model but...

July 18, 2021 02:32 AM

ChipMOS, Chipbond may further raise backend quotes in 2H21

Media -- DIGITIMES - Backend houses ChipMOS Technologies and Chipbond Technology are expected to raise again their backend service quotes later in the second half of 2021, as robust demand for car-use display driver ICs (DDI) and NOR flash chips continues to fill...

July 18, 2021 02:30 AM

Is GF a good buy for Intel?

Media -- DIGITIMES - Intel is reportedly eyeing Globalfoundries for acquisition valued at an estimated US$30 billion. Will the acquisition a good buy and follow Intel's IDM 2.0 strategy that was unveiled earlier this year?

July 18, 2021 02:29 AM

Samsung Considering Another Texas Location For $17 Billion Chip Factory

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Samsung Electronics has applied for tax breaks to potentially build its planned $17 billion US chip factory in a location in Texas other than Austin, where it has an existing chip plant, according to a document filed with Texas state...

July 18, 2021 02:28 AM

Rising NOR flash prices to boost Winbond 2021 profit

Media -- DIGITIMES - Winbond Electronics is expected to post handsome profits in 2021, buoyed by rising NOR flash prices, as well as growing sales generated by its logic IC subsidiary Nuvoton Technology, according to industry sources.

July 18, 2021 02:21 AM

TSMC expects 11% revenue growth in 3Q21; raises full-year outlook

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$14.6 billion and US$14.9 billion in the third quarter of 2021, which is an 11% sequential increase at the midpoint. Gross margin and operating margin for the second quarter are estimated at 49.5-51.5%...

July 18, 2021 02:20 AM

5 Trends - The growth Of Semiconductor Memory Market

Media -- eBOM - The semiconductor memory market will witness considerable expansion driven by the higher adoption of memory and storage components in moveable medical devices and healthcare equipment. These intelligent point-of-care devices include glucose, heart...

July 18, 2021 02:19 AM

Automotive Innovations In Semiconductors

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The semiconductor industry performed better than expected in 2020 despite the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and is preparing for accelerated growth in 2021 and...

July 18, 2021 02:16 AM

TSMC dossier: Possible ways to defeat the world's top foundry house

Media -- DIGITIMES - I tried to work out some scenarios where TSMC could be defeated, the first being throwing in it into a state of panic. The semiconductor fabrication industry is highly connected with the surrounding infrastructure. A foundry service provider...

July 18, 2021 02:14 AM

SK Hynix begins mass production of 10 nm DRAM

Media -- Electronics360 - The company will use EUV equipment for the first time.

July 18, 2021 02:02 AM

Report: Intel to spend $100 billion on new fabs

Media -- Electronics360 - This will include a European expansion.

July 18, 2021 02:01 AM