AXT completes ramp of Osram shipments from new China manufacturing facility
The manufacturer of compound semiconductor substrates has completed the ramp of its gallium arsenide substrate shipments for its major customer, Osram, from its new manufacturing facility in Dingxing, China.
Mycronic receives order for two SLX mask writers Swedish manufacturing equipment supplier, Mycronic, says it has received an order for SLX mask writers from an existing customer in the US.
3M announces restructuring – 2’900 positions impacted globally The company says that it aims to advance its operating model, improve its cost structure and accelerate innovation. To do this the company will initiate restructuring actions that will impact all business groups, functions and geographies.
Transphorm choses Veeco system for GaN-based power and 5G devices Veeco Instruments says that Transphorm, a supplier of gallium nitride (GaN) products for high voltage power conversion applications, has selected its Propel HVM MOCVD System for high-volume production of GaN-based RF (DoD and Commercial/5G) and power electronics Epiwafers.
Specialty DRAM prices show stability for mainstream chips in November Contract prices of mainstream products generally held steady in November following their stabilisation in the prior month, according to TrendForce.
Large 80-unit lands at MKS Instruments The company’s latest flexible PCB laser processing solution is getting quite the attention. So much so that an unnamed Chinese PCB manufacturer has purchased 80 units.
TTI denies Chinese military ties by its Hong Kong subsidiary The specialty distributor is denying that it’s Hong Kong subsidiary has any ties to Chinese military following the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) naming the Asian unit in a draft rule.
ECD Launches SelectiveRIDER™, Closes the Loop on Automated Soldering Solutions ECD announced the addition of SelectiveRIDER™ to its portfolio of soldering process measurement pallets, effectively closing the loop to deliver a complete line of automated verification technologies for every machine soldering process: wave, reflow and selective.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold! Application engineers often repeatedly answer the same questions from different customers, especially queries related to the selection of parts in their application. One mistake we see in part selection happening time and time again is that the customers become over enamored by what I like to call “the sheet” in data sheets.
Global smartphone production sets highest QoQ growth in recent years In 3Q20, the smartphone industry benefitted from the gradual easing of pandemic containment measures worldwide, the arrival of year-end holiday season, and the expanded production targets by smartphone brands looking to capture Huawei’s lost market shares, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Electric vehicle microfactory makes its Arrival to South Carolina Arrival, an electric vehicle (EV) company, plans to establish its first U.S. Microfactory in York County, South Carolina. The USD 46 million investment into the region is expected to create 240 new jobs.
Emerald EMS expands – acquires two EMS provider Emerald EMS, the combination and merger of DataED and Bestronics which saw the light of day as late July 2020, is expanding via the acquisition of two EMS providers based in Michigan and California.
The semiconductor market is expected to increase 5.1% in 2020 - and accelerate in 2021 Worldwide semiconductor market is forecasted to be USD 433 billion in 2020 – an increase of 5.1% from 2019 – reports the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) based on the latest WSTS forecast data.
Infineon extends franchise sales agreement with Future Electronics Future Electronics can now sell both the Infineon and the Cypress portfolios of products to customers across the Europe, Americas and Asia regions
Private equity firm acquires Evans Capacitor Company Arcline Investment Management has acquired the Rhode Island based manufacturer of high energy density capacitors.
Nordic Semi expands into Wi-Fi via acquisition Nordic Semiconductor is expanding its in-house wireless technology expertise into Wi-Fi after acquiring the entire Ensigma Wi-Fi development team and associated Ensigma Wi-Fi IP tech assets from world-leading graphics, vision, and AI processing company, Imagination Technologies.
Diodes completes its acquisition of Lite-On Semiconductor Diodes Incorporated has completed its close to USD 450 million acquisition of Lite-On Semiconductor (LSC).
NVIDIA acquires Swedish VCSEL startup On the heels of the GPU-giant’s massive USD 40 billion acquisition of ARM – which was just made official back in September – comes yet another acquisition; though this time at a much smaller scale.
Analog Devices ends its fiscal year 2020 on a high Fourth quarter revenue came in at USD 1.53 billion, above the high-end of the company’s outlook.
Antistat™ launch new product range of ESD Anti-fatigue matting Manufactured in the EU, Antistat’s new range of matting blends exceptional quality with durability offering a life span of up to 5 years.
Digi-Key inks new U.S. distribution partnership with MISCO Digi-Key Electronics has expanded its product portfolio to include a U.S. distribution partnership with MISCO, a resource offering complete audio solution services.
Variosystems expands with new Texas facility The Swiss EMS provider says that it is opening a system integration and over-molding plant in Fort Worth, Texas, the company’s sixth manufacturing location.
New jobs created as auto supplier opens North American HQ in Georgia Turkish developer and manufacturer of fluid systems for heating & cooling, TEKLAS, is planing to invest USD 6.5 million to open its first North American facility and headquarters in Calhoun, Georgia, delivering 120 jobs to city.
12 new 1200V Hyperfast and Ultrafast Rectifiers from Vishay New Yorker Electronics has announced the availability of 12 new FRED Pt® Gen 5 1200 V Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers from Vishay Semiconductor. The ideal choice for soft switched and resonant high frequency converters, it features a unique combination of low conduction and switching losses.
NAND Flash revenue for 3Q20 up by only 0.3% QoQ due to weak server sales Total NAND Flash revenue reached USD 14.5 billion in 3Q20, a 0.3% increase QoQ, while total NAND Flash bit shipment rose by 9% QoQ, but the ASP fell by 9% QoQ, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.Load more news