Surges seen in sensors & discrete semiconductors this year
October 27, 2021Tight supplies drive up prices and sales of many widely used parts in these market segments, but moderate growth in CMOS image sensors holds back upswing in optoelectronics, says IC Insights in an update.
Weebit and SkyWater to take ReRAM tech to volume production
September 23, 2021Weebit Nano, a developer of next-gen memory technologies for the semiconductor industry, has entered into an agreement with semiconductor foundry SkyWater Technology to take Weebit’s Resistive RAM (ReRAM) technology to volume production.
DRAM prices projected to decline by 3-8% QoQ in 4Q21
September 22, 2021Following the peak period of production in 3Q21, the supply of DRAM will likely begin to outpace demand in 4Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Current Noise in FET Input Amps
August 20, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Why is my design noisier at higher frequencies?[/i]
On building physically accurate analog switch macromodels
August 13, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Can I improve the LTspice® model of an analog switch in case my analog design contains switches and muxes?[/i]
DRAM prices for 3Q21 to undergo minor QoQ increase
July 13, 2021As third quarters have typically been peak seasons for the production of various end-products, the sufficiency ratio of DRAM is expected to undergo a further decrease in 3Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Nexperia now hold 100% ownership of Newport Wafer Fab
July 06, 2021Nexperia has completed the transaction to acquire Newport Wafer Fab (NWF), which will contribute to the company’s growth ambitions and investments to boost global production capacity. With the acquisition, Nexperia obtains 100% ownership of the Welsh semiconductor production facility.
Camtek receives order from CMOS image sensor manufacturer
July 01, 2021Camtek Ltd. says that it received a multiple systems' order from a leading CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) manufacturer totalling USD 10 million.
Excelitas Technologies to acquire PCO AG
June 29, 2021Excelitas Technologies Corp., a specialist for custom photonic solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PCO AG, based in Kelheim, Germany.
CMOS image sensors to regain strength after slowing in 2020
May 12, 2021Economic recovery from the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, new 5G smartphones, machine vision, and more embedded cameras will drive up CMOS image sensor sales to record high levels through 2025, says IC Insights in new O-S-D report.
DRAM revenue for 1Q/21 with an 8.7% increase QoQ
May 11, 2021Demand for DRAM exceeded expectations in 1Q/21 as the proliferation of WFH and distance education resulted in high demand for notebook computers against market headwinds, according to market researcher TrendForce.
Foxconn and Yageo team up to form a semiconductor JV
May 06, 2021Yageo Group and Foxconn (Hon Hai) Technology Group announces their plans to for a new semiconductor joint venture, XSemi Corporation, for the development and sale of semiconductors.
Mobix Labs and Richardson RFPD ink distribution agreement
May 03, 2021Mobix Labs Inc., a fabless RF (radio frequency) component company focused on next-generation wireless technologies, and Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, have entered into a global distribution agreement.
Sony starts operations at new fab expansion
May 03, 2021Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation has begun operations on the production lines at the new fab built on the premises of Nagasaki Technology Center in Japan, a production center owned by Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.
Home on the range: Getting multiple gain ranges with instrumentation amplifiers
April 23, 2021[ib]Question:[/ib] I have an instrumentation amplifier, but I need wider dynamic range than I can get with a single gain. Can I multiplex gain resistors to get programmable gain?
Smartphone camera module shipment to hit new highs
April 12, 2021In response to consumers’ growing emphasis on camera performance as a major selling point of smartphones, smartphone brands have successively released multi-camera handsets to target this rising demand and seize market shares, in turn driving up the annual shipment volume of smartphone camera modules, according to TrendForce.
High Speed ADC Power Supply Domains
April 09, 2021[ib]Question:[/ib] Why are there all these power domains for high speed ADCs?
Axcelis ships multiple systems to CMOS image sensor manufacturers
April 02, 2021Axcelis Technologies says that it has shipped multiple Purion VXE high energy systems to CMOS image sensor manufacturers. While the CMOS image sensor manufacturers remain unnamed, Axcelis describes them as leading.
Total O-S-D sales gain momentum
April 02, 2021Total O-S-D sales set a record high in 2020 despite the Covid-19 virus crisis wrecking the global economy. In a 2021 rebound, optoelectronics is expected to join sensors/actuators and discretes in strong growth.
Shortage drives up contract price of specialty DDR3 4Gb chipsLoad more news
March 09, 2021As the three dominant DRAM suppliers (Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron) are currently experiencing a shortage in their production capacities, the corresponding shortage situation in the DRAM market has yet to be resolved, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.