Sponsored content by congatec AGLow-power flagship for artificial intelligence congatec is expanding its SMARC platform with a new module with an NXP i.MX 8M Plus processor especially for embedded AI applications. Thanks to the extensive ecosystem with application-ready 3.5-inch carrier board, Basler cameras, and AI software stack, fast proof of concept is possible.
The global chip shortage - a timeline of unfortunate events
June 04, 2021COVID-19 has sent traumatic ripples through supply chains around the globe, but the semiconductor supply chain was fragile long before governments shut down and catastrophe struck. In a culmination of negative variables, the chip shortage has amassed over the years from a series of unfortunate events.
TI tops Analog IC supplier list with room to spare
June 03, 2021Skyworks Solutions posts the strongest sales increase in 2020 as the top-10 suppliers collectively accounted for 62% of total analog sales, reports market researcher IC Insights.
Top-15 semi companies log YoY growth of 21% in 1Q21
May 26, 2021Excluding Intel, the group would have shown a 29% jump in 1Q21/1Q20 sales.
Chip lead times increased in April
May 21, 2021Chip lead times were up to 17 weeks in April. Data from market researcher Susquehanna show that "global chip shortage enters 'danger zone'".
Former Marvell COO named NXP’s new EVP, global operations
May 18, 2021Andy Micallef has been named NXP’s Executive Vice President, Global Operations, effective May 17. In this role, Micallef will be responsible for executing NXP’s end-to-end manufacturing, quality, and supply chain strategies.
NXP sees its 1Q revenues soar 27% YoY
April 27, 2021Semiconductor manufacturer NXP delivered first quarter revenues of USD 2.6 billion, an increase of 27% from 2,02 billion during the same period last year.
This round goes to Intel
April 22, 2021A U.S. jury has ruled in favour of Intel in a patent infringement lawsuit the chip maker filed against VLSI Technology LLC.
Impact of power outage on TSMC fab still under assessment
April 16, 2021TSMC’s Fab14 P7 in the Southern Taiwan Science Park suffered a power outage on April 14th. The cause of the power outage was an accidental severing of an underground power cable during construction work nearby.
Austria joins EU project in microelectronics
March 24, 2021With EUR 146.5 million in public support, three companies – Infineon Austria, AT&S Austria and NXP Semiconductors Austria – will carry out additional research and innovation falling within the scope of microelectronics.
Renesas fire to exacerbate tight supply of automotive MCUs
March 23, 2021While Renesas aims to get the fab back in operation within one month, TrendForce expects the immediate task of restoring the cleanroom and installing new equipment to take much longer than that.
From flourishing to floundering: automakers to face further issues
March 15, 2021In the first half of 2020, the automotive industry took a hard hit from COVID-19 with demand nosediving, production shutdowns and allocation shifts focusing on telecommunications and industrial automation. As a result, sales went down a whopping 34%.
NXP resumes operations at Austin, Texas facilities
March 12, 2021NXP Semiconductors says it has resumed initial operations at its manufacturing facilities in Austin, Texas following the severe winter storm and the widespread disruption of electricity that followed.
NXP is watching the situation in Austin carefully
February 18, 2021As previously reported, the unusually severe winter weather conditions has crippled power facilities in Texas. Which has led to several Austin semiconductor facilities standing idle without power.
Security that builds value: managed NAND as a foundation for IoT security
January 15, 2021One of the fastest growing markets in the semiconductor industry is that of non-volatile memory (NVM). Among the main drivers for this enormous growth in data generation are vast movements towards cloud storage, the Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous driving.
Automotive IC Revenue to Reach US$21 Billion in 2021
December 28, 2020As consumer market demand gradually recovers, global automobile shipment is expected to reach 83.5 million units in 2021, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Kontron Industrial AI Platform for easy integration of Artificial Intelligence
November 24, 2020The Kontron Industrial AI Platform accelerates the use of AI algorithms for inference in industrial environments, such as quality control or predictive maintenance.
Sponsored content by congatec AGSmall but impressive The 8X version of the NXP i.MX 8 processor has an extremely low power consumption, is robust and comes with many functional safety features. congatec supports it on the SMARC 2.0 and Qseven module standards. Such modules offer ARM developers greater design security and easier implementation of the processing core despite increasing complexity.