Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

August 19, 2019

RIT to upgrade Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory through $1m New York state grant

Media -- Semiconductor Today - Rochester Institute of Technology is upgrading its Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory (SMFL) to further...

August 19, 2019 01:11 AM

Global 2Q19 DRAM market posts 9% drop, NAND flash flat

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global DRAM memory industry dropped 9% in output value sequentially in the second quarter, while the NAND flash sector stayed...

August 19, 2019 01:08 AM

MCU market to regain growth after 2019 slump, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - After reaching record-high sales in the last two years, the microcontroller (MCU) market slid lower in the first half of 2019 because...

August 19, 2019 01:06 AM

Micron opens new NAND flash fab in Singapore

Media -- DIGITIMES - Micron Technology has unveiled a new 12-inch fab at its manufacturing site for NAND flash memory in Singapore, and expects the facility...

August 19, 2019 01:06 AM

MCU market to fall 6 percent in 2019

Media -- New Electronics - The MCU market is expected to contract by 6% this year, according to semiconductor market analysts, IC Insights. The fall is...

August 19, 2019 01:04 AM

Advanced Patterning Techniques For 3D NAND Devices

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Driven by Moore's law, memory and logic semiconductor manufacturers pursue higher transistor...

August 19, 2019 01:04 AM

Power management ICs to grow 8% a year for next decade

Media -- FierceElectronics - Personal electronics and industrial applications make up more than half of power management IC market, analyst says.

August 19, 2019 01:02 AM

2Q DRAM revenue Falls by 9.1% QoQ - 3Q quotes still set to fall

Media -- Evertiq - According to investigations by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, quote trends for various products, including commodity DRAM,...

August 19, 2019 01:00 AM

TSMC board approves US$6.5 billion for advanced process, capacity expansion

Media -- DIGITIMES - The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of about US$6.5 billion for the...

August 19, 2019 12:59 AM

Cree and ON Semi sign multi-year silicon carbide wafer supply agreement

Media -- Evertiq - The companies have entered into a multi-year agreement where Cree will produce and supply its Wolfspeed silicon carbide wafers to ON...

August 19, 2019 12:44 AM

Mid-year global semi sales down 14.5% compared to 2018

Media -- Evertiq - worldwide sales of semiconductors reached USD 98.2 billion during the second quarter of 2019, a small increase of 0.3% over the previous...

August 19, 2019 12:42 AM

MediaTek July revenue slip

Media -- DIGITIMES - Mobile SoC specialist MediaTek saw its July revenues slip 0.98% sequentially to NT$20.69 billion (US$658.2 million).

August 19, 2019 12:06 AM

TSMC to see revenues rise substantially starting August

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC is expected to enjoy substantial revenue growth starting August with the momentum to continue through the last quarter of 2019,...

August 19, 2019 12:06 AM

August 18, 2019

76% of IC products expected to see flat growth in 2019

Media -- Evertiq - After flying high for two years, DRAM sales growth is forecast to rank last in 2019, worst among all IC categories; NAND flash sales...

August 18, 2019 11:27 PM

Embedded Security Semiconductor Shipments To Exceed 4 Billion By 2023

Business Wire -- Accelerating demand for embedded security in industrial and automotive segments is driving the market for technologies such as secure...

August 18, 2019 11:25 PM

Semtech Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Second Quarter Conference Call

Business Wire -- Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today...

August 18, 2019 11:24 PM

Lattice Semiconductor to Host Webinar: "Supporting MIPI in Embedded Vision System Design Using FPGA"

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor to Host Webinar: "Supporting MIPI in Embedded Vision System Design Using FPGA"

August 18, 2019 11:24 PM

Diodes Incorporated to Participate at Jefferies Semiconductor, Hardware and Communications Infrastructure Summit on August 27 and 28

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within...

August 18, 2019 11:23 PM

Semtech Releases Reference Kit to Simplify Development of LoRa(r)-based Smart Building Solutions

Business Wire -- Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced...

August 18, 2019 11:23 PM

Semiconductors, China stimulus hopes push European shares higher

Media -- Reuters - Companies - European shares churned higher on Friday, boosted by positive sentiment after China hinted on plans to spur economic growth...

August 18, 2019 10:55 PM

Metal-oxide semiconductor nanomembrane-based multifunctional electronics for wearable-human interfaces

Life -- Phys.org - Wearable electronic human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are an emerging class of devices to facilitate human and machine interactions....

August 18, 2019 01:18 AM

August 17, 2019

Public Safety and Security with Machine Learning at the Edge

Electronics -- NXP Blog - There are wide and varied applications for machine learning; however, few are as compelling as those in public safety. Recently, I...

August 17, 2019 11:57 PM

Non-Isolated Buck Switchers from Diodes Incorporated Provide High-Voltage AC-DC Conversion with Low Standby Current for Always-On Appliances

Electronics -- Diodes Inc - Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today announced the AP3917 family of universal AC-DC, non-isolated buck (step-down) power switchers...

August 17, 2019 11:55 PM

How education is opening doors in Bangalore

Electronics -- TI - Think. Innovate - Kiran as grown up in a single small room that does not have running water. But he has a goal: He wants to be an engineer....

August 17, 2019 10:49 PM

Celebrating Innovation: 25 Years of MIFARE and "THE NEW NORMAL"

Electronics -- NXP Blog - At NXP, our development teams spend a lot of time thinking about what we, as human beings, do in a day - and why. We look at what...

August 17, 2019 10:49 PM

August 16, 2019

Singapore touts semiconductor growth as Micron readies 3D NAND production

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Micron Technology has opened its expanded chip plant in Singapore that now supports advanced 3D NAND technology and the Singapore...

August 16, 2019 06:30 PM

Micron Commences Volume Production of 1z Nanometer DRAM Process Node

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - Micron Leads Industry in Delivering the Benefits of 1z Nanometer Technology to Customers Micron Leads Industry in Delivering...

August 16, 2019 05:22 PM

Ideal Power Announces Reverse Stock Split to Regain NASDAQ Compliance

Globe Newswire -- Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR), a semiconductor and power conversion technology company, will effect a one-for-ten reverse stock split of its...

August 16, 2019 05:21 PM

August 15, 2019

Helix Semiconductors Appoints VP of Engineering

Globe Newswire -- Fabless power semiconductor company Helix Semiconductors has announced the hiring of Philip Crawley as vice president of engineering. With more...

August 15, 2019 06:22 PM

AMD Reports Q2 2019 Market Share as Intel Sticks to Its Guns on Pricing

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Over the past month, AMD let fly with two-thirds of its 7nm product lineup. Both the desktop and server spaces have now been refreshed...

August 15, 2019 06:22 PM

Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies

Tech -- TechCrunch - Last year Broadcom, a chipmaker, raised eyebrows when it acquired CA Technologies, an enterprise software company with a broad...

August 15, 2019 05:58 PM

MCU Sales To Dip 6% In 2019

Distribution -- Disti Blog - An initially downbeat, but longer term upbeat forecast for the global microcontroller (MCU) market has been issued by IC Insights....

August 15, 2019 04:17 PM

August 13, 2019

AMS sparks bidding war for Osram, shines spotlight on auto business

Media -- Reuters - Companies - Osram said on Monday it

would consider a takeover by Austrian sensor maker AMS that trumps a competing bid by Bain and...

August 13, 2019 08:05 PM

NAND Flash is poised to make money again, and to spend it too

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - We're just past the Flash Memory Summit, where my colleague Joe Unsworth got to quiz a load of companies about how the...

August 13, 2019 07:17 PM

Xilinx launches new FPGA cards that can match GPU performance

Enterprise -- Network World News - Xilinx has launched a new FPGA card, the Alveo U50, that it claims can match the performance of a GPU in areas of artificial...

August 13, 2019 06:33 PM

Microchip Technology to Present at the KeyBanc Capital Markets 21st Annual Technology Leadership Forum

Globe Newswire -- Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading semiconductor supplier of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions,...

August 13, 2019 04:17 PM

August 12, 2019

TSMC revenues slip in July

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported July consolidated revenues slipped 1.3% sequentially but grew 14%...

August 12, 2019 06:59 PM

TSMC gearing up for another semiconductor supercycle

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global semiconductor market is set to enter a dynamic new phase of growth, as the era of 5G network looms around the corner....

August 12, 2019 06:59 PM

Diodes looks to buy Lite-On Semi

Media -- New Electronics - Diodes Inc is set to buy Lite-On Semiconductor of Taiwan in a deal that values the company at over $420m.

August 12, 2019 06:58 PM

GlobalWafers turns conservative

Media -- DIGITIMES - Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers has turned conservative about its sales outlook this year, citing unfavorable macro factors affecting...

August 12, 2019 06:58 PM

AMS plans rival takeover bid for Germany's Osram

Media -- Reuters - Companies - Apple supplier AMS AG on

Sunday said it plans to make an all-cash takeover bid for German lighting group Osram, offering...

August 12, 2019 06:51 PM

Samsung Takes Mobile Photography to the Next Level with Industry's First 108Mp Image Sensor for Smartphones

Business Wire -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced 108 megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Bright...

August 12, 2019 03:23 PM

August 11, 2019

Intel Foundation Supports the First U.S. WiSci STEAM Camp for Middle School Girls

CSR@Intel -- By Pia Wilson-Body, President, Intel Foundation

"One Intel" is not a bumper sticker, it's not a slogan, it is action that exemplifies how we...

August 11, 2019 04:32 AM

SMIC expects up to 2% revenue growth in 3Q19

Media -- DIGITIMES - China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post an up to 2% sequential increase in...

August 11, 2019 03:56 AM

Diodes Acquires Lite-On Semiconductor In $428M Deal

Media -- TEXASTECHPULSE - Plano-based semiconductor maker Diodes Incorporate has acquired Taiwan-based Lite-On Semiconductor, in a deal worth $428M, Diodes...

August 11, 2019 03:56 AM

Microchip Reports Better-than-Expected Results for Q1 of FY2020

Media -- PowerPulse.net - Microchip Technology announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, including net sales of $1.323 billion, down 0.5%...

August 11, 2019 03:55 AM

Chip market weakness lingers in second quarter

Media -- eeNews Europe - Global sales of semiconductors in the second quarter were 16.8 percent down on the same quarter a year before, according...

August 11, 2019 03:53 AM