Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

August 05, 2020

SMIC Founder Says 'Optimistic' China Can Catch up With U.S. in Semiconductors

U.S. News -- The founder of China's largest chipmaker SMIC said on Tuesday he was "optimistic" China could catch up with the United States...

August 05, 2020 05:22 PM

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 5.1 Percent Year-to-Year in June; Q2 Sales Down Slightly Compared to Q1

PR Newswire -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $34.5 billion in June 2020, an increase of 5.1 percent from the June 2019 total of $32.9 billion. Sales in June were 0.3 percent less than the May...

August 05, 2020 05:00 PM

CalAmp Appoints Amal Johnson to Chair CalAmp Board of Directors

PR Newswire -- CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, today announced Amal M. Johnson has been appointed to Chair of the CalAmp Board of Directors. Johnson has sat on the board for nearly seven...

August 05, 2020 04:59 PM

Startup Reinvents Neural Network Math, Launches 20-mW Edge AI Chip

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - A Silicon Valley startup claims that it has reinvented the neural network mathematics and has produced a complementary edge AI chip, already sampling, that does not use the usual large array of multiply-accumulate (MAC) units. The chip...

August 05, 2020 04:56 PM

Eta Compute's Tool Chain Grows Around AIoT Chip

Aspencore -- EETimes - Eta Compute's tool chain is growing, with the announcement of a compiler for its ECM3532 chip that streamlines embedded development.

Combined with a sensor board evaluation kit the size of a coin, and a partnership with Edge Impulse, this pushes...

August 05, 2020 04:55 PM

Syntiant Raises Another $35M, Ships 1 Million Edge AI Chips

Aspencore -- EETimes - Ultra-low-power AI accelerator startup Syntiant has raised another $35 million in a series C round of funding to bring the total raised by the company to $65 million. Syntiant, whose 66 staff work out of Irvine, Calif., also announced that it...

August 05, 2020 04:55 PM

Infineon Posts Mixed Q3 Results as Covid-19 Clobbers Automotive

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Infineon Technologies AG reported operating margins in its key top business segment tumbled into negative territory in its latest quarter as the company and other suppliers struggled with the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic...

August 05, 2020 04:55 PM

MaxLinear Completes Acquisition of and Raises Revenue Expectations from Intel's Home Gateway Platform Division

Business Wire -- MaxLinear, Inc. announces completion of its acquisition of Intel's Home Gateway Platform division.

August 05, 2020 04:03 PM

Micron Appoints Lynn Dugle to Board of Directors

Globe Newswire -- Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Lynn Dugle to its board of directors. Dugle has more than 30 years of experience in the defense, intelligence and high-tech...

August 05, 2020 03:30 PM

Microchip Technology Announces Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021

Globe Newswire -- Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions, today reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as summarized in the following table:

August 05, 2020 03:30 PM

Microchip Technology Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of 36.80 Cents Per Share

Globe Newswire -- Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 36.80 cents per...

August 05, 2020 03:30 PM

New AMD Radeon(tm) Pro 5000 Series GPUs Bring Exceptional Graphics Performance to Updated 27-inch iMac

Globe Newswire -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced availability of new AMD Radeon(tm) Pro 5000 series GPUs for the updated 27-inch iMac. The new GPUs power a wide variety of graphically intensive applications and workloads, unleashing creativity and productivity for consumer...

August 05, 2020 03:29 PM

Our New Connected-Edge Platform is Make it Easier and Faster to Deliver IoT Connectivity

Electronics -- NXP Blog - Like every semiconductor company, we spend a lot of time talking to design engineers about what they're working on and the features they're adding to their systems. These days, we're hearing a lot about wireless connectivity and with it, some...

August 05, 2020 03:25 PM

MACOM Introduces New Ku-Band 4-Watt Power Amplifier

Electronics -- MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, today announced at the virtual

August 05, 2020 03:25 PM

MACOM Expands Diode Portfolio with Three 80 GHz to 100 GHz Wideband Control Products

Electronics -- MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, today

August 05, 2020 03:24 PM

Meet our World Changers at ON Semiconductor

Justmeans -- Check out @onsemi's robust #internship program and how they celebrate their world changers and next generation leaders, demonstrating their #WeAreONSemiconductor culture!

August 05, 2020 03:07 PM

August 04, 2020

Microchip Introduces New 8-Channel Flashtec(r) PCIe(r) Gen 4 Enterprise NVMe(tm) SSD Controller

Globe Newswire -- Technology - The Flashtec NVMe 3108 controller enables power and form-factor optimized enterprise NVMe SSDs with Flashtec's trademark rich feature set and flexibility The Flashtec NVMe 3108 controller enables power and form-factor optimized enterprise...

August 04, 2020 07:13 PM

Tower Semiconductor Announces a New RF Switch Technology with Breakthrough Performance

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - Enables cutting-edge solutions for 5G and high-performance RF switch markets with record Figure of Merit performance: Ron x Coff less than 10 femtoseconds

August 04, 2020 07:10 PM

For Businesses to Succeed in 2030, Gen Z Says No One Can be Left Behind

Electronics -- Intel - What's New: With Gen Z's representation in the global workforce set to pass 1 billion by 2030, organizations need to understand the demographic group's motivations and perspectives on critical issues such as diversity and inclusion. Intel commissioned...

August 04, 2020 06:48 PM

Infineon's third-quarter figures include Cypress for first time; robust profitability, full-year outlook confirmed

Electronics -- Infineon - Neubiberg, Germany, 4 August 2020 - Infineon Technologies AG is today reporting results for the third quarter of the 2020 fiscal year (period ended 30 June 2020). ...

August 04, 2020 06:47 PM

Taller than the Statue of Liberty: 'Big Blue' Helps Intel Expand D1X

Electronics -- Intel - Imagine a herd of 650 adult Asian elephants. Now imagine lifting that entire herd off the ground with one gigantic hoist. That's the 2,600-ton capacity of one of the world's biggest construction cranes - known to all who behold it as "Big Blue."...

August 04, 2020 06:45 PM

Selecting the right processor for your data concentrator design

Electronics -- TI - Motor Drive + Control - A trend in the rapid growth of smart grids is enabling more intelligent functions in residential equipment, such as smart electricity meters and data concentrators. A smart grid requires a multi - communication approach to...

August 04, 2020 06:41 PM

Analog Devices Collaborates with Intel on Radio Platform for Addressing 5G Network Design Challenges

Electronics -- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced its collaboration with Intel Corporation to create a flexible radio platform that addresses 5G network design challenges and will enable customers to scale their 5G networks more quickly and economically.

August 04, 2020 06:41 PM

Exploring advancements in industrial and automotive markets with 60-GHz radar

Electronics -- TI - ConnecTIng Wirelessly - In just a few decades, the world has seen the replacement of human-operated machinery and vehicles with intelligent versions now operated autonomously or with less human intervention. With such rapid growth, the industrial...

August 04, 2020 06:41 PM

ST Seeks Higher Sales but Urgently Needs Better Margins

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - STMicroelectronics N.V. wants to jack up annual revenue within the next several years by more than $2 billion, or 20 percent, above its projected 2020 sales. But is ST, one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers, chasing the...

August 04, 2020 06:16 PM

Silicon Carbide for the Success of Electric Vehicles

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Silicon Carbide (SiC) is an innovative technology that will replace silicon in many applications. The idea of using SiC for electric vehicles (EVs) was born when efforts were made to increase the efficiency and range of such vehicles,...

August 04, 2020 06:09 PM

Nvidia Buying Arm Would be Reckless

Aspencore -- EETimes - Nvidia Corp. is reported to be in talks to purchase Arm Holdings Plc. If true, the move would be beyond stupid. It would be reckless and would ignite a firestorm of negative reactions from current and potential Arm licenses and be, on a long-term...

August 04, 2020 06:09 PM

August 03, 2020

Intel teases 'something big' for September 2nd, likely 11th Gen processor launch

Tech -- The Verge - Intel is promising "something big" at an event on September 2nd, where it's likely to launch its 11th Gen CPUs. Intel mailed out hold the date messages to members of the press today, teasing a virtual...

August 03, 2020 08:29 PM

DDR5 Memory Specification Finalized: Up to 6400GT/s, 2TB LRDIMMs

Tech -- ExtremeTech - JEDEC, the consortium in charge of DDR technology development and standardization, has announced that it has completed the last revision to the DDR5 standard. While time-to-market varies, historically it takes 12-18 months from specification...

August 03, 2020 08:01 PM

Spend Billions On a Semiconductor Fab, Or On 50 Fabless Design Companies: Saankhaya Labs

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Parag Naik, CEO, Saankhaya Labs is of view that setting up a semiconductor fab right now is the wrong strategy He noted that investing in fabless design companies makes more sense as more companies can be nurtured with that approach...

August 03, 2020 05:50 PM

NAND flash, DRAM to remain largest IC market segments

Media -- DIGITIMES - DRAM and NAND flash are expected to repeat as the two largest IC segments again in 2020 after holding the same positions in 2019, according to IC Insights.

August 03, 2020 05:48 PM

Comprehensive custom ASIC offering from Marvell

Media -- New Electronics - Marvell has announced a custom ASIC offering that looks to address the stringent requirements of next generation 5G carriers, cloud data centres, enterprise and automotive applications.

August 03, 2020 05:47 PM

Pivoting Toward Safety-Critical Verification In Cars

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The inclusion of AI chips in automotive and increasingly in avionics has put a spotlight on advanced-node designs that can meet all of the ASIL-D requirements for temperature and stress. How should designers approach this task,...

August 03, 2020 05:27 PM

ADI buys HDMI business from Invecas

Media -- eeNews Europe - Analog Devices has bought the HDMI business of Invecas to boost its consumer interface chip lines with HDMI2.1 technology

Analog Devices Inc (ADI) has acquired the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) business of US embedded...

August 03, 2020 03:50 PM

GaN Reliability Testing Beyond AEC Proves Robustness for Automotive Lidar Applications

Media -- eeNews Europe - Gallium nitride (GaN) power devices have been in volume production since March 2010 and have established a remarkable field-reliability record. An automotive application using GaN power devices in high volume is lidar...

August 03, 2020 03:49 PM

Display driver IC firms to see robust revenue growth in 3Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - Most Taiwan-based LCD driver IC suppliers have seen their order visibility improve as handset brands gear up for the launch of new models in the third quarter, and PC and notebook makers place more component orders to meet rising replacement...

August 03, 2020 03:48 PM

UMC upbeat about 8-inch foundry quotes

Media -- DIGITIMES - Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects 8-inch foundry quotes to be favorable to the company in 2021, judging from the already tight capacities at 8-inch foundries worldwide.

August 03, 2020 03:38 PM

Glow neural network compiler for crossover MCUs

Media -- eeNews Europe - NXP has introduced its eIQ Machine Learning (ML) software support for Facebook's Glow neural network (NN) compiler.NXP claims that this support provides the industry's first compiler implementation of the Glow neural network for...

August 03, 2020 03:37 PM

UMC expects flat 3Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the third quarter of 2020, with its capacity utilization rate remaining high at about 95%.

August 03, 2020 03:34 PM

Intel - Flourish or Flounder?

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - "If the end of Moore's Law is a wall, the first one to slam into it will be whoever was ahead." - Me, today

Days after we published our "No More Nanometers" article discussing the perils and pitfalls of our arcane node-naming...

August 03, 2020 03:32 PM

Win Semi expects 4-6% revenue growth in 3Q20

Media -- DIGITIMES - Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors expects to post a mid single-digit sequential increase in third-quarter revenues, with gross margin staying above 40%.

August 03, 2020 03:29 PM

SiC wafer spot market prices fall 20% from 2019

Media -- DIGITIMES - Spot market prices for SiC (silicon carbide) wafers have plunged 20% this year due to supply outstripping demand amid impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and worsening US-China trade tensions, according to industry sources.

August 03, 2020 03:29 PM

NXP sees automotive slump, industrial sales up

Media -- eeNews Europe - NXP saw a similar decline in automotive to other chip makers, but also sees a bounce back in the second half of the year. NXP saw a decline in automotive as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic but, like other chip makers, sees a...

August 03, 2020 03:20 PM

Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Market to Reach $20.8 Billion by 2024, SEMI and TechSearch International Report

Media -- EDACafe - The global semiconductor packaging materials market will track chip industry ...

August 03, 2020 03:19 PM

STMicroelectronics Releases STM32 Condition-Monitoring Function Pack Leveraging Tools from Cartesiam for Simplified Machine Learning

Media -- WebWire - STMicroelectronics has released a free STM32 software function pack that lets users quickly build, train, and deploy intelligent edge devices for industrial condition monitoring using a microcontroller Discovery...

August 03, 2020 03:14 PM

Marvell Unveils the Industry's Most Comprehensive Custom ASIC Offering

Media -- Design And Reuse - Marvell Unveils the Industry's Most Comprehensive Custom ASIC Offering

August 03, 2020 03:13 PM

Analog Devices acquires HDMI business from INVECAS

Media -- Evertiq - Analog Devices, Inc. has acquired the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) business of Santa Clara based INVECAS.

August 03, 2020 03:09 PM

Taiwan capable of catering advanced IC capacity to meet global demand, says MOEA head

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan's Economic Affairs Minister Mei-hua Wang, in response to the Japan and India governments' call for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to set up wafer foundries in each, indicated that Taiwan has sufficient supply of land,...

August 03, 2020 03:06 PM

Silicon wafer shipments rise in 2Q20, says SEMI

Media -- DIGITIMES - Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments rose 8% sequentially and 6% on year in the second quarter of 2020, according to SEMI.

August 03, 2020 03:06 PM