Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

June 21, 2018

From care assistant to lifesaver: raising a drone with added social value

Electronics -- NXP Blog - "I may be more experienced, but these young people come with fresh ideas. We learn from each other."

Take a team of smart students...

June 21, 2018 07:27 PM

Intel Advances Silicon-Based Security for AI and Blockchain Workloads

Electronics -- Intel - By Rick Echevarria - The future of a trusted and secure computing environment hinges on our collective ability to deliver solutions that...

June 21, 2018 07:22 PM

With smart devices, bigger isn't always better

Electronics -- TI - ConnecTIng Wirelessly - I'm sure you've been guilty of this at some point. You walk onto an airplane and try to jam your luggage into the...

June 21, 2018 07:16 PM

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee

Tech -- The Verge - Intel has announced that CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned from the company effective immediately. CFO Robert Swan is now Intel's interim...

June 21, 2018 07:09 PM

Intel's CEO resigns as information about a 'past consensual relationship' surfaces

Tech -- TechCrunch - In a press release touting "another record year," Intel dropped a a bombshell, announcing that CEO Brian Krzanich is resigning,...

June 21, 2018 07:09 PM

June 20, 2018

Three ways our small motor drivers help you stay ahead of trends in autonomous driving and electric vehicles

Electronics -- TI - Behind the Wheel - You order a taxi through an app on your phone, and it arrives within minutes. There's no one in the car and the doors...

June 20, 2018 05:59 PM

How eGaN FETs power LIDAR

Electronics -- EPC - LIDAR is presently a subject of great interest, primarily due to its widespread adoption in autonomous navigation systems for vehicles,...

June 20, 2018 05:55 PM

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts May 2018 Billings

Electronics -- SEMI - North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.70 billion in billings worldwide...

June 20, 2018 05:55 PM

Intel at 50: Andy Grove, Time's Man of the Year

Electronics -- Intel - Craig Barrett holds up a Time magazine Man of the Year frame in front of Andy Grove. It carries the headline, "It's Me, Andy Grove."...

June 20, 2018 05:54 PM

Safety is Why Intel Bought Mobileye

Electronics -- Intel - By Brian Krzanich - A year ago, I recognized that Intel's end-to-end platform for autonomous driving wasn't complete.

Large gaps existed....

June 20, 2018 05:53 PM

TI Foundation grant creates STEM learning opportunities for 10,000 students

Electronics -- TI - Think. Innovate - Basmah Sawalhi - a rising high-school senior, aspiring architect and self-professed math geek - says problem-solving sparks...

June 20, 2018 05:53 PM

June 19, 2018

Analog Devices Enhanced A2B Transceivers Deliver Unparalleled Flexibility for Emerging Applications

Business Wire -- Analog Devices Enhanced A2B Transceivers Deliver Unparalleled Flexibility for Emerging Applications

June 19, 2018 07:37 PM

SEMI-FlexTech Invites Proposals for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Advances

Electronics -- SEMI - FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, is now soliciting proposals for projects that advance flexible...

June 19, 2018 07:06 PM

TI's new high-voltage amplifiers enable accuracy in error-sensitive industrial applications

Electronics -- Texas Instruments - Designers can optimize system performance with industry-leading speed, precision and power consumption

June 19, 2018 07:05 PM

Of course Samsung is making its own graphics chip for Galaxy phones

BGR -- If you already know which company is developing its own graphics processing unit for mobile devices, then you also know that where Apple leads,...

June 19, 2018 06:51 PM

Flash industry weather forecast anticipates a stormy few years ahead

Enterprise -- The Register - Revenue will fall, but gigabytes shipped will rise as NAND soars

Analyst firm IDC has predicted revenue for the flash storage...

June 19, 2018 05:49 PM

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces the shipment of its Billionth Gear Tooth Sensor IC

Electronics -- Allegro MicroSystems - Allegro MicroSystems, LLC is celebrating a milestone for its popular line of Gear Tooth Sensor (GTS) ICs, which surpassed...

June 19, 2018 04:20 PM

June 18, 2018

Q&A with Mehul Udani on Murata, Altair and Cellular IoT

Electronics -- Altair Semi - In February, Murata Electronics, a global leader in enabling embedded modules, announced it was teaming with Altair to develop...

June 18, 2018 03:01 PM

NXP Processors Deliver Performance and Safety for Next-Generation Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Electronics -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), the world's largest supplier of automotive semiconductors1, has announced a new family of high-performance...

June 18, 2018 03:01 PM

Intuitive Firmware-Development Tool from STMicroelectronics Accelerates IoT Sensor Design

WebWire - Semiconductors -- STMicroelectronics' AlgoBuilder tool takes the coding out of firmware development by letting users build sensor-control...

June 18, 2018 03:47 AM

Toshiba unveils $6.3 billion share buyback after completing massive chip deal

Reuters: Technology News -- Toshiba Corp announced a planned share buyback of around 700 billion yen ($6.33 billion), following up on a pledge to share...

June 18, 2018 03:43 AM

NXP Semiconductors Swears to Supply Microcontrollers for 15 Years

Global Purchasing -- NXP Semiconductors, catering to customers building industrial and other embedded applications, said that it would guarantee the supply of its...

June 18, 2018 03:34 AM

NXP on wild ride amid conflicting reports about Chinese approval of Qualcomm bid

CNBC-Top Business -- China remains the only one of nine global regulators needed to sign off on Qualcomm's proposed $44 billion takeover of NXP Semiconductors.

June 18, 2018 03:13 AM

Six-inch foundry quotes rise, says Mosel

DigiTimes -- Rising raw materials costs have prompted Mosel Vitelic and other 6-inch foundries to raise their quotes, according to Rebecca Tang, chairperson...

June 18, 2018 03:11 AM

Government backing crucial for Taiwan IC achievements, says TSMC CEO

DigiTimes -- When Texas Instruments' new engineer Jack Kilby invented the world's first IC in 1958, no one could imagine that 60 years later, ICs have deeply...

June 18, 2018 03:11 AM

Wireless technologies to comprise 55% of connectivity IC shipments in 2018, IHS says

DigiTimes -- Driven by the colossal Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity, wireless technologies - including wireless local area network (WLAN), Bluetooth,...

June 18, 2018 03:10 AM

5G better serves non-invasive medical purposes, says Intel executive

DigiTimes -- If applied to the healthcare industry, 5G technologies should start with outside-the-body applications rather than invasive ones, as accreditations...

June 18, 2018 03:10 AM

UMC Xiamen operation to remain unprofitable in 2018

DigiTimes -- Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its fab operation in Xiamen, China to remain unprofitable in 2018 due to insufficient...

June 18, 2018 03:09 AM

Globalfoundries to cut 5% of workforce

DigiTimes -- Globalfoundries has disclosed plans to cut 5% of its global workforce, or about 900 employees, with the layoff to take place mainly in Europe...

June 18, 2018 03:09 AM

NAND flash prices to continue slide in 3Q18

DigiTimes -- NAND flash prices will continue to drop in the third quarter of 2018 as suppliers scale up their 3D NAND chip output, according to industry sources.

June 18, 2018 03:09 AM

Winbond to break ground for new fab in southern Taiwan

DigiTimes -- DRAM and flash memory maker Winbond Electronics will start constructing a new fab in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan in September followed by equipment...

June 18, 2018 03:09 AM

Everlight, Epistar May revenues down on year

DigiTimes -- LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.985...

June 18, 2018 03:08 AM

Qualcomm Extends Cash Tender Offer to Buy NXP Shares

U.S. News -- Qualcomm Inc has extended by a week its cash tender offer to buy all shares of NXP Semiconductors NV for $44 billion, the chipmaker...

June 18, 2018 02:53 AM

GlobalFoundries Says Job Cuts Coming to Vermont Plant

U.S. News -- A Vermont semiconductor company says it will cut jobs at its plant in Essex Junction as part of a 5 percent global reduction of its workforce.

June 18, 2018 02:51 AM

Qualcomm Will Not Exit Data Center Business, Chip Chief Says

U.S. News -- Qualcomm Inc has no plans to abandon its efforts to create processors for data centers, the company's president,...

June 18, 2018 02:49 AM

pSemi Introduces Family of Switch + LNA Modules for 5G Massive MIMO Base Stations

PR Newswire: Nanotechnology -- In IMS Booth #1349, pSemiTM Corporation (formerly known as Peregrine Semiconductor), a Murata company...

June 18, 2018 02:38 AM

CalAmp Announces Date For FY 2019 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call

PR Newswire: Networks -- CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a technology solutions pioneer transforming the global connected economy, announced today that it will release its fiscal...

June 18, 2018 02:32 AM

Microsemi's TimeProvider 4100 Enables Denmark's Stofa to Launch First Trial of Remote PHY in Europe Based on DOCSIS 3.1 Standard

PR Newswire: Networks -- Microsemi Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP), today announced it has enabled cable TV and internet...

June 18, 2018 02:29 AM

Intel Announces Completion of Exchange Offer

Business Wire -- Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) today announced the completion of its exchange offer to exchange up to $1,966,590,000 aggregate principal amount...

June 18, 2018 02:23 AM

Renesas Electronics Updates Model-Based Development Environment to Significantly Ease Software Development Burdens for Multicore Automotive Control Microcontrollers

Business Wire -- Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced an update to its "Embedded Target for RH850 Multicore" model-based development environment.

June 18, 2018 02:22 AM

Intel Editorial: The Dash to 5G Commercialization Begins

Business Wire -- Intel's Asha Keddy writes that the new 3GPP Release 15 Standalone 5G NR standard will speed up the arrival of 5G communications.

June 18, 2018 02:20 AM

MaxLinear and Hitron Partner On Multi-Gigabit MoCA 2.5 Broadband Access Client Devices

Business Wire -- MaxLinear announced it is collaborating with Hitron Technologies America on a range of new multi-gigabit client devices for MoCA 2.5 access networks.

June 18, 2018 02:15 AM

ams: High-Resolution, High-Speed CMOS Image Sensor for Machine Vision Systems Goes into Mass Production

Business Wire -- Award-winning CMV50000 from ams provides superior camera performance and higher throughput in Automated Optical Inspection applications

June 18, 2018 02:13 AM

June 17, 2018

Intel Discloses Yet Another Side Channel Vulnerability

Infosec -- Dark Reading - Moderate severity Lazy FP restore flaw affects Intel Core-based microprocessors.

June 17, 2018 06:39 PM

Broadcom lays off 1100 employees

Enterprise -- CRN - Following US$5.5 billion acquisition of network gear maker Brocade.

June 17, 2018 06:28 AM

China approves Qualcomm's NXP acquisition despite attempts to block ZTE deal

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Chinese regulators have approved Qualcomm Technologies Inc.'s acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V., the last hurdle of nine...

June 17, 2018 06:19 AM

Qualcomm rejects rumors of data center chip business abandonment

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Staff numbers will be cut, but the business unit will keep pushing into the US and China.

June 17, 2018 12:03 AM

Intel: Expect our first discrete GPUs by 2020

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Intel is aiming to compete with Nvidia and AMD in the AI-driven, discrete graphics card market by 2020.

June 17, 2018 12:01 AM