LG Chem invests in Chinese copper laminate company
May 18, 2021In a move to strengthen its position in the value chain for batteries, LG Chem is investing KRW 40 billion (EUR 29 million) in China’s Jiujiang DeFu Technology (DeFu), a manufacturer of copper laminate, a core part of secondary batteries.
2021 LED market revenue projected to reach $16.53B
May 18, 2021Owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, not only did LED revenue experience a downward trajectory, but this decline also reached a magnitude rarely seen in recent years, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
AT&S grows by double digits in the corona year 2020/21
May 18, 2021AT&S closed a challenging year – marked by the corona pandemic – with a good performance and achieved a double-digit increase in revenue and earnings.
Sanan IC expands foundry services for the optical market
May 17, 2021Wafer foundry, Sanan Integrated Circuit, says it's expanding its optical portfolio. Using advanced materials and foundry supply network, the company says it will provide the global optical market with large-scale foundry services for customised VCSEL and arrays, along with standard products for optical communication applications.
Gartner says chip shortage to persist until 2Q22
May 17, 2021By the looks of it we will have to deal with the global semiconductor shortage for the remainder of the year, and even longer. Research and advisory company Gartner says that it doesn't expect the market to recover to normal levels until the second quarter of 2022.
Siemens expands IC verification portfolio with acquisition
May 17, 2021Siemens Digital Industries Software has acquired Fractal Technologies, a provider of production signoff-quality IP validation solutions, based in the U.S. and the Netherlands.
DMASS: '2021 to bring more of what we've seen'
May 17, 2021The European semiconductor distribution market started 2021 with a “flat tyre”, despite a significant increase in bookings since last quarter. According to DMASS, sales in the European Semiconductor Distribution Market fell by 1.6% to EUR 2.17 billion. Sequential growth of 15.6% however, indicates strong turnaround.
Teledyne completes its acquisition of FLIR
May 17, 2021Teledyne Technologies have now successful completed the previously announced acquisition of FLIR Systems, Inc. FLIR will now be included in Teledyne’s Digital Imaging segment and operate under the name Teledyne FLIR.
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Driving a unipolar gate driver in a bipolar way
May 14, 2021[ib]Question:[/ib] Do you need a specialized gate driver to deliver positive and negative voltages?
Samsung boosts logic chip investments to $151 billion
May 14, 2021The South Korean electronics giant is increasing its investment in its logic business by adding another KRW 38 trillion, about USD 33.5 billion, to its previous commitment to invest KRW 133 trillion - bringing the total to KRW 171 trillion, about USD 151 billion, by 2030.
German components distribution experiences massive surge in demand
May 14, 2021German components distribution (according to FBDi e.V.) records almost 50% increase in order intake in the first quarter of 2021. Sales still slightly down at -6.1%. Components shortage prevents better result.
Escatec acquires UK & Czech-based JJS Manufacturing
May 14, 2021EMS provider Escatec is expanding with the acquisition of UK-based JJS Manufacturing. The deal adds electro-mechanical production facilities in the United Kingdom and Czech Republic to Escatec’s portfolio.
Foxconn and Fisker to produce EVs in U.S. from Q4 2023
May 14, 2021Fisker and Foxconn will jointly develop a vehicle under the Fisker brand that will be sold in the North America, Europe, China and India. Potential US manufacturing sites are currently under review under consideration by the companies.
Monitor shipment for 2021 expected to reach 150M units
May 12, 2021Owing to high demand generated by the proliferation of WFH and distance education, monitor shipment for 2020 reached 140 million units, an 8.6% growth YoY, which represents the highest growth in about 10 years, according market researcher TrendForce.
ZEISS to acquire Capture 3D
May 12, 2021Zeiss plans to expand its national coverage in the US for its Industrial Quality & Research segment by acquiring Santa Ana, California-based Capture 3D, a US partner for GOM 3D non-contact measuring solutions.
MKS Instruments to acquire optical sensor specialistLoad more news
May 12, 2021MKS Instruments has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which MKS will acquire Photon Control for CAD 3.60 per share, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately CAD 387 million (EUR 263.85 million).