SAR converter with PGA achieves dynamic range of 125 dB
June 11, 2021[ib][b]Question:[/b] Could a 16-bit SAR converter application reach a dynamic range of 125 dB at 600 kSPS?[/ib]
Keysight Technologies acquires Quantum Benchmark
June 03, 2021Keysight Technologies has acquired Quantum Benchmark, a software solution provider that enables error characterisation, error suppression, error correction, and performance validation for quantum computing hardware.
Lockdown in Malaysia to have no effect on chip companies
June 02, 2021National governments in Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia, have been instituting increasingly stringent pandemic control measures in response to the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic in these countries.
Isola’s new US manufacturing facility is up and running
June 02, 2021Isola has completed the final construction phase on the company's new 118'000 square feet facility located in Chandler Arizona. The new manufacturing facility will produce copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multi-layer PCBs.
Quarterly revenue of top 10 foundries breaks records in 1Q21
May 31, 2021Owing to soaring demands for various end devices, manufacturers have been ramping up their component procurement activities, and foundry capacities, as a result, have been in shortage since 2020, with various foundries raising their wafer prices and adjusting their product mixes to ensure profitability, according to TrendForce.
North American EMS industry up 10.5 percent in April
May 28, 2021Total North American EMS shipments in April 2021 were up 10.5 percent compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, April shipments fell 11.9 percent.
$30 billion in investments headed to the USA
May 27, 2021On May 21, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo hosted a roundtable with Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-In, Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy Sung Wook Moon and U.S. and South Korean CEOs. As a result, USD 30 billion in US investments were announced.
VIA optronics to acquire Germaneers
May 25, 2021VIA optronics AG a supplier of interactive display systems and solutions has closed a definitive agreement under which VIA will acquire Germaneers GmbH, a high-tech engineering company focusing on automotive system integration and user interfaces.
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.
Kioxia expands two new facilities in Yokohama
May 14, 2021Memory specialist Kioxia is planning to invest JPY 20 billion (EUR 151 million) to expand its Technology Development Building at its Yokohama Technology Campus and to establish its new Shin-Koyasu Advanced Research Center.
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.
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.
50 billion transistors on a fingernail-sized chip
May 12, 2021IBM has unveiled a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip announced with 2 nanometer nanosheet technology.
KORE Power is eying three potential sites for US battery plant
May 12, 2021Evertiq has previously reported that the battery cell technology company is scouting U.S. locations for a one million square foot lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant. KORE Power now announces that it has narrowed down its search to locations in either Arizona, Florida or Texas.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 10.8% in 2020 to $464B
May 07, 2021Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, the semiconductor market performed strongly in 2020. Demand by industry was uneven throughout the year due to global lockdowns, remote work and education, and shifts in consumer buying behaviour, according to the IDC who believes that growth will accelerate this year, desipte market shortages.
Samsung expected to overtake Intel once again in 2Q21
May 07, 2021Intel’s lackluster performance and surging DRAM market forecast to put Samsung in the lead among semiconductor supplier
Manz AG receives notification of funding of €70 million
May 03, 2021Manz AG has received official notification from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Ministry of Economics for funding in the amount of approximately EUR 70 million.
Hprobe receives order for wafer-level magnetic tester
May 03, 2021Hprobe, a provider of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) for magnetic devices, today announced a significant order from a tier-1 semiconductor manufacturer for a wafer-level magnetic tester.
Fabless suppliers held a record 33% of the 2020 IC marketLoad more news
April 29, 2021Fabless IC suppliers registered a strong 24% surge in sales last year as compared to only an 8% increase by the IDMs. And as IC Insight's points out in its April update to the 2021 McClean report, sales growth rates of fabless IC companies versus IDM (integrated device manufacturers) IC suppliers have historically been very different.