Showa Denko to supply SiC epitaxial wafers to Toshiba
September 29, 2021Showa Denko K.K. concluded a long-term supply contract with Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation to supply SiC epitaxial wafers for power semiconductors (SiC epi-wafers) for two and a half years with an optional extension clause.
Infineon & Blixt collaborate to accelerate growth of SSCB's
September 22, 2021Infineon Technologies and Swedish company Blixt Tech AB have entered an agreement to co-develop solid state circuit breakers (SSCB) based on Infineon's product portfolio.
Top trends for 2022 - what can we expect?
September 20, 2021Market researcher Trendforce has made prediction on what to watch out for in 2022. Here are three things the semiconductor industry might want to keep and eye on.
Wide voltage range automotive circuit protector
September 17, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Are there overvoltage and undervoltage protection devices available, especially for automotive applications?[/i]
Foxconn buys 6-inch wafer fab from Macronix
August 06, 2021Macronix, a designer and manufacturer in Non-Volatile Memory (NVM), and EMS-giant Foxconn, have signed an agreement for the sales of Macronix’s 6-inch wafer fab and equipment in Hsinchu Science Park to Foxconn for NTD 2.52 billion (USD 90.65 million).
Samsung chose Infineon for its first MOSFET-based refrigerator inverter design
May 26, 2021Infineon Technologies AG supplied Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. with power devices to couple the highest energy efficiency with lowest audible noise. They have been integrated in Samsung’s one-door fridge and FDR inverterized refrigerator.
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?
BSE receives multiple orders from automotive chip companies
March 30, 2021Semiconductor test handler company, Boston Semi Equipment (BSE), has received repeat orders from automotive customers for multiple Zeus gravity test handlers configured for MEMS pressure and high power IC testing applications.
High-side current sensing
March 26, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Is placing a 100 Ω resistor in front of a MOSFET gate required for stability?[/i]
Strong growth expected for third-gen semiconductors in 2021
March 11, 2021The third-generation semiconductor industry was impaired by the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic successively from 2018 to 2020, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. But now a rapid upturn is expected.
Synchronous Rectification on the Secondary Side
February 26, 2021[ib]Question:[/ib] How can I increase the efficiency of my isolated power supply?
Why Is my processor leaking power? That sounds like an open-ended question
February 19, 2021[i]Question: Why is my processor consuming more power than its data sheet suggests?[/i]
UK government support development of domestic 200mm GaN foundry process
February 09, 2021UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) supports the Compound Semiconductor Centre Ltd (CSC) and Newport Wafer Fab (NWF) to develop a 200mm Gallium Nitride HEMT foundry process.
Power outage at UMC Lixing causes large-scale voltage drops in vicinity
January 12, 2021An abnormality which caused a power outage in the GIS (gas insulated switchgear) equipment at UMC’s facilities on Lixing Road, Hsinchu, resulted in a voltage drop for other fabs located in the surrounding area, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
New gate driver ICs for 5G and LTE macro base stationsLoad more news
December 15, 2020Infineon Technologies AG introduces the new EiceDRIVER™ 2EDL8 gate driver IC product family to foster the growth in DC-DC telecom bricks for mobile network infrastructure.