Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

June 19, 2022

Trendforce Ranks The Top Ten Fabless Semiconductor Companies

Tech -- ExtremeTech - It's been a good year for fabless integrated circuit (IC) design companies. Without the burden of owning and running a fab, they've been free to ship their designs to companies like TSMC to do the hard work of creating their silicon offspring....

June 19, 2022 07:08 PM

PMIC demand stable in 2H22 considering automotive demand

Media -- Evertiq - According to TrendForce, market conditions in 1H22 were chaotic and there was disparate demand for chips of varying functionality. Given the global development of electronic devices and power systems, the overall demand for power management...

June 19, 2022 05:22 AM

IC Insights: Top 5 MCU suppliers account for 82% of 2021 global sales

Media -- SemiMedia - According to the latest report from IC Insights, most of the new growth in MCUs is driven by embedded automation and the spread of sensors. The pervasiveness of MCUs was a key factor in suppliers being unable to keep up with the strong 2021...

June 19, 2022 05:22 AM

CEOs call for Congress to pass CHIPS for America Act

Media -- Electronics360 - In an SIA letter, 123 executives lobby for quick passage of the bill.

June 19, 2022 05:08 AM

NXP Advances 5G mmWave Reliability with 4-Channel Dual-Polarized Analog Beamformers

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - What's new: NXP(r) Semiconductors has announced the addition of new MMW9012K and MMW9014K 4-channel dual polarized analog beamformers to its 5G portfolio, as well as an antenna system developer kit. Developed using NXP's...

June 19, 2022 05:08 AM

Analog Devices Announces Complete Long Reach Ethernet Solution for Digitising Building Automation Networks

Media -- eBOM - Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI) has introduced a complete 10BASE-T1L Ethernet solution designed for building automation networks. Digital, connected automation equipment enables holistic building management ranging from heating ventilation and air conditioning...

June 19, 2022 05:07 AM

ROHM and Delta Electronics Form a Strategic Partnership to Develop GaN Power Devices

Media -- eBOM - Global semiconductor supplier ROHM Semiconductor and world-class power supply manufacturer Delta Electronics today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to develop and mass-produce next-generation GaN (gallium nitride) power...

June 19, 2022 05:06 AM

The Electric Vehicle Revolution

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - The future is electric. Our vehicles will soon be less reliant on fossil fuels in response to the world's need to lessen its carbon footprint. Global warming is knocking on our very doors, and this is one response to it. Many countries...

June 19, 2022 04:59 AM

Challenges for Taiwan semiconductor sector (1): Unlimited technological development?

Media -- DIGITIMES - There is no doubt that semiconductors will be everywhere in the world in the future, and semiconductors are already a very important strategic industry for industrial countries. Taiwan, a top semiconductor-producing country in the world, has...

June 19, 2022 04:50 AM

Foundries urged to give more capacity for automotive chips

Media -- DIGITIMES - As handsets and consumer devices will continue to see sluggish sales prospects, automotive chip vendors hope foundry partners can again allocate more capacity for still-scant automotive chips, according to supply chain sources.

June 19, 2022 04:48 AM

Global fab equipment spending likely plateauing in 2023

Media -- DIGITIMES - Fab equipment spending in 2023 is forecast by SEMI to remain at US$109 billion, staying flat from the predicted spending in 2022, symbolizing the plateauing of capacity investments in front-end facilities amid slowdown in aggregated demands,...

June 19, 2022 04:48 AM

Taiwan makers challenged in SiC applications for EV, industrial control

Media -- DIGITIMES - It has become an irreversible trend to incorporate third-generation semiconductor materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) into power devices and modules for electric vehicles (EV). And Taiwan III-V semiconductor suppliers can leverage the...

June 19, 2022 04:35 AM

Atomic Layer Deposition Expected To Grow To Meet Demand For More-Than-Moore Devices

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Atomic layer deposition (ALD) players are poised to seize a new growth opportunity after the chip shortage pushed manufacturers to announce fab capacity expansions worldwide. Geared toward 200mm market needs, 300mm ALD platforms...

June 19, 2022 04:34 AM

Seoul Semiconductor: The #1 in Patent Power Pre-empting the Future with 2nd Generation LED Technologies

Business Wire -- Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys are ranked first in the world in the UV LED field, developing and mass-producing LEDs.

June 19, 2022 04:02 AM

TSMC FinFlex(tm), N2 Process Innovations Debut at 2022 North America Technology Symposium

Business Wire -- TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today showcased the newest innovations in its advanced logic, specialty, and 3D IC technologies at the Company's 2022 North America Technology Symposium, with the next-generation leading-edge N2 process powered by nanosheet...

June 19, 2022 04:01 AM

June 17, 2022

Purdue University Kicks Off First Semiconductor Degrees Program

Media -- All About Circuits - With an eye on the semiconductor engineering shortage, Purdue University has launched a six-component flexible study program.

June 17, 2022 03:59 AM

Renesas invests $10 million in Arduino

Media -- Electronics360 - Arduino will be able to tap into Renesas' product portfolio for future designs.

June 17, 2022 03:54 AM

STMicroelectronics introduces 5G M2M embedded SIMs, certified to latest industry standards -

Media -- WebWire - STMicroelectronics has announced the ST4SIM-201 embedded SIM (eSIM) for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, which meets the latest standards for 5G network access, M2M security, and flexible remote provisioning...

June 17, 2022 03:54 AM

The 5 biggest MCU suppliers accounted for 82% of 2021 sales

Media -- Evertiq - New ranking from IC Insights shows some revenue gaps expanding between the largest microcontroller manufacturers.

June 17, 2022 03:38 AM

Supply chain questions claims about TI chip shortage easing

Media -- DIGITIMES - The shortage of Texas Instruments (TI) analog chips may not ease in the second half of the year as much as what previous reports had suggested, according to sources in related industry supply chains.

June 17, 2022 03:37 AM

STMicroelectronics' new inertial modules enable AI training inside the sensor

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics' new inertial modulesenable AI training inside the sensor

June 17, 2022 03:33 AM

PCIe 6.0 Controller with AXI Product Brief

Electronics -- Rambus - The Rambus PCI Express(r) (PCIe) 6.0 Controller with AXI is a configurable and scalable design for ASIC implementations. It is backward compatible to PCIe 5.0, 4.0 and 3.1/3.0, and compatible with version 6.x of PHY Interface for PCI Express...

June 17, 2022 03:25 AM

onsemi Surges Forward with Sustainability Efforts

Electronics -- On Semi - onsemi (Nasdaq: ON), a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies, today released its annual Sustainability Report, previously known as the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. In a continuous effort...

June 17, 2022 03:23 AM

STMicroelectronics introduces 5G M2M embedded SIMs, certified to latest industry standards

Electronics -- STMicroelectronics News - STMicroelectronics has announced the ST4SIM-201 embedded SIM (eSIM) for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, which meets the latest standards for 5G network access, M2M security, and flexible remote provisioning and management....

June 17, 2022 03:23 AM

Infineon XENSIV(tm) sensors drive smart solutions to make life easier, safer and greener at Sensors Converge 2022

Electronics -- Infineon - Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced it plans to showcase smart sensing applications that make life easier, safer and greener at Sensors Converge 2022....

June 17, 2022 03:23 AM

Renesas Develops Circuit Technologies for 22-nm Embedded STT-MRAM with Faster Read and Write Performance for MCUs in IoT Applications

Business Wire -- Renesas announced circuit technologies for an embedded STT-MRAM test chip that achieves 5.9-ns random read access and a write throughput of 5.8 MB/s.

June 17, 2022 03:19 AM

June 16, 2022

Cadence Design IP portfolio in TSMC's N5 Process Gains Broad Adoption Among Leading Semiconductor and System Companies

Business Wire -- Cadence announced that leading customers adopted the comprehensive line-up of Cadence(r) Design IP in TSMC's industry-leading 5nm process technology.

June 16, 2022 03:55 AM

Renesas Launches Cellular-to-Cloud IoT Development Platforms Powered by RA and RX MCU Families

Business Wire -- Renesas announced two new cloud development kits that quickly establish wireless connections between MCUs and cloud services without a gateway.

June 16, 2022 03:10 AM

June 15, 2022

Chipmakers to spend record $109b on fab machines this year

Enterprise -- The Register - Factories hope to buy their way out of shortages - with Taiwan leading the pack

If you've been ripping your hair out about the ongoing semiconductor shortage, you should know that chip manufacturers are at least trying to spend their way...

June 15, 2022 03:33 AM

How EDA workloads inside the cloud reinvigorate chip design

Aspencore -- EDN - The semiconductor industry's journey to the cloud is now reaching the next destination: IC design companies choosing to host their EDA workloads in the cloud. Cadence's announcement about the OnCloud SaaS and e-commerce platform powered by Amazon...

June 15, 2022 03:25 AM

Atomically thin semiconductors for nanophotonics

Life -- Phys.org - Atomically thin semiconductors such as molybdenum disulfide and tungsten disulfide are promising materials for nanoscale photonic devices. These approximately 2D semiconductors support so-called excitons, which are bound electron-hole pairs,...

June 15, 2022 02:05 AM

Semiconductor giants in talks to form factory venture

Media -- Evertiq - GlobalFoundries and STMicro are reportedly in talks to build a semiconductor factory in France with the help of government funds.

June 15, 2022 01:55 AM

IC analysis labs upbeat about 2H22

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan's IC analysis and inspection labs are optimistic about better performance in the second half of 2022 than the first half, bolstered by increasing wafer material analysis (MA) demand by foundry houses and reliability analysis (RA) for...

June 15, 2022 01:23 AM

MediaTek on track to meet 20% annual growth target

Media -- DIGITIMES - MediaTek may see its sales disappoint in the second half of 2022, attributed to China mobile phone brands cutting their sales goals for second-half 2022, but will still manage to meet its 20% revenue growth forecast for the year, according...

June 15, 2022 01:22 AM

June 14, 2022

TSMC tightening up payment terms

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC is tightening up its payment terms for better cash flow and greater stability, according to industry sources.

June 14, 2022 10:19 PM

Intel Rethinks a Common Substrate to Combat Chip Shortage

Media -- All About Circuits - Intel is getting creative in how it addresses manufacturing slowdowns-this time, by doubling up on capacitors for both sides of the ABF substrate.

June 14, 2022 10:06 PM

onsemi Launches Industry "First" Solutions for PoE and KNX

Media -- All About Circuits - The new building automation solutions from onsemi aim to incorporate essential components that serve the needs of a modern smart home system

June 14, 2022 10:03 PM

Power GaN device market growing at 59% CAGR to $2bn in 2027

Media -- Semiconductor Today - The power gallium nitride (GaN) device market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 59% from just $126m in 2021 to $2bn in 2027, estimates market research and strategy consulting company Yole Developpement in the...

June 14, 2022 10:01 PM

Infineon liquidating its entity in Russia

Media -- Evertiq - One hundred days after the start of the war, Infineon Technologies reaffirms its solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The company states that it made the decision to liquidate its entity in Russia in March already, which is currently being...

June 14, 2022 10:00 PM

TI reportedly expects analog chip shortage to ease in 2H22

Media -- DIGITIMES - Texas Instruments (TI) have notified its clients that the supply-demand imbalance for analog chips, particularly power management ICs (PMICs), will ease in the second half of the year, according to sources at Chinese distributors of chips...

June 14, 2022 08:55 PM

Soitec reports record revenues for 2022

Media -- Evertiq - The French designer and manufacturer of semiconductor materials report that its revenue for the full fiscal year of 2022 reached a new all-time record of EUR 863 million.

June 14, 2022 08:53 PM

Diodes Inc. release new USB Type-C PD3.0 sink controllers for streamlined and cost-effective charging solutions

Media -- SemiMedia - Diodes Corporation recently expanded its USB Power Delivery (PD) solution portfolio with two new high-performance USB PD3.0 receiver controller ICs. The DIODES AP33771 and DIODES AP33772 sink controllers are targeted at home appliances and...

June 14, 2022 08:52 PM

McKinsey offers chip sourcing service to clients

Media -- SemiMedia - According to reports, Bill Wiseman, a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, a well-known consulting firm, revealed recently that in the face of chip shortages, the company has formed a special team responsible for sourcing specific chips that...

June 14, 2022 08:52 PM

Micron plans recruitment spree in Taiwan

Media -- Evertiq - The US DRAM specialist is reportedly planning to add some 2,000 employees and set up a research and development corridor in Taiwan.

June 14, 2022 08:51 PM

NXP Debuts New MCX Portfolio of Microcontrollers for the Next Era of Advanced Industrial and IoT Edge Computing

Globe Newswire -- NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the new MCX portfolio of microcontrollers, designed to advance innovation in smart homes, smart factories, smart cities and across many emerging industrial and IoT edge applications. The portfolio includes...

June 14, 2022 08:49 PM

STMicroelectronics reveals a ready-to-use In-Vehicle system-on-chip solution for Secure Car Access CCC Release 3 compliant

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics reveals a ready-to-use In-Vehicle system-on-chip solution for Secure Car Access CCC Release 3 compliant

June 14, 2022 08:48 PM

Renesas Announces Investment in Popular Open-Source Company Arduino to Access Huge Developer Community

Business Wire -- Renesas invested in Arduino's new round of Series B funding to make its broad product offering available for Arduino's worldwide developer community.

June 14, 2022 08:41 PM

Cadence Digital and Custom/Analog Design Flows Certified by TSMC for Latest N3E and N4P Processes

Business Wire -- Cadence announced that its digital and custom/analog design flows have been certified for the TSMC N3E and N4P processes, supporting the latest DRM.

June 14, 2022 08:38 PM

indie Semiconductor Set to Join Russell 2000 Index

Business Wire -- indie Semiconductor (Nasdaq: INDI), an Autotech solutions innovator, is set to join the broad-market Russell 2000 Index at the conclusion of the 2022 Russell indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opens on June 27, according to a...

June 14, 2022 08:38 PM

June 13, 2022

Apple's newest homegrown chips present a fresh challenge to Microsoft's Windows business

Media -- CNBC - Tech - Apple could gain share from Microsoft Windows in PC shipments after announcing its new and more powerful M2 processors.

June 13, 2022 02:50 AM