Tin prices go up on low inventories
September 27, 2021Tin prices jumped to record highs after data of low inventory levels in exchange warehouses emerged.
Energy storage using supercapacitors: How big is big enough?
September 24, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Can I use a simple energy calculation when selecting a supercapacitor for a backup system?[/i]
Top10 fabless IC design companies sees new revenue highs
September 21, 2021In view of the ongoing production capacity shortage in the semiconductor industry and the resultant price hike of chips, revenue of the top 10 IC design companies for 2Q21 reached USD 29.8 billion, a 60.8% YoY increase, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.
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Dutch startup Axelera AI launches with USD 12M Seed Round
September 16, 2021AI semiconductor startup Axelera AI has successfully closed a seed investment round of USD 12 million. The round was led by emerging technologies leader Bitfury and joined by global nanoelectronics R&D center imec and deep-tech venture capital funds Innovation Industries and imec.xpand.
RMS Power vs. Average Power
September 10, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Should I use units of root mean square (rms) power to specify or describe the ac power associated with my signal, system, or device?[/i]
Revenue of Top10 OSAT companies for 2Q21 reaches USD 7.88bn
September 07, 2021Despite the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic that swept Taiwan in 2Q21, the domestic OSAT (outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) industry remained largely intact, according to TrendForce.
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SMIC adds USD 8.9 billion investment in Shanghai
September 03, 2021SMIC plans to invest USD 8.87 billion a new facility in Shanghai (China). To that end, the chip manufacturer and Lin-Gang FTZ Administration intend to establish a joint venture company based in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Lin-Gang Special Area.
Ultralow noise, 48V, phantom microphone power supply using a tiny DC-to-DC boost converter
September 03, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Can I produce a compact, ultralow noise, phantom power supply (48 V) from a 5 V, 12 V, or 24 V input?[/i]
DRAM Module revenue undergoes 5% YoY growth for 2020
September 02, 2021Annual shipment of notebook computers and desktop PCs underwent a massive increase in 2020 thanks to the proliferation of the stay-at-home economy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, according to TrendForce
BASF and Shanshan form battery materials joint venture in China
September 01, 2021Following the approval of all relevant authorities, BASF and Shanshan have formed the joint venture [i]BASF Shanshan Battery Materials Co., Ltd.[/i]. The new entity will be majority owned by BASF (BASF 51% and Shanshan 49%).
Foundry revenue with 6% QoQ growth thanks to persistent demand
August 31, 2021The panic buying of chips persisted in 2Q21 owing to factors such as post-pandemic demand, industry-wide shift to 5G telecom technology, geopolitical tensions, and chronic chip shortages, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Infestos launches all-cash offer for Neways shares
August 31, 2021Infestos is making a recommended public cash offer to all holders of Neways shares at an offer price of EUR 14.55 in cash (cum dividend) per share. The offer values Neways at approximately EUR 177.8 million.
Foxconn and Stellantis go ahead with Joint Venture
August 30, 2021Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), together with its subsidiary FIH Mobile, and Stellantis have entered into a joint venture agreement. Mobile Drive, the joint venture entity, will focus on delivering a smart cockpit solution for vehicles.
LTspice Audio WAV Files: Using Stereo and Encrypting Voice MessagesLoad more news
August 27, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Can you utilize stereo data and encrypt voice messages with LTspice audio WAV files?[/i]