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.
USI closes its joint venture company in Brazil
October 08, 2020Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., says it is going to close its joint venture company in Brazil. The JV was formed back in 2018 between the company's subsidiary, Universal Global Electronics, and Qualcomm Technologies.
Top 10 tech industry trends for 2021
October 06, 2020As the DRAM industry officially enters the EUV era, NAND Flash stacking technology advances past 150L, says TrendForce as it provides its forecast of 10 key trends in the tech industry for 2021.
China's semiconductor industry to brace for impact as SMIC assesses export restrictions
October 05, 2020On October 4, 2020, SMIC made formal announcements assessing the Commerce Department’s notification to SMIC's suppliers that they will be restricted from shipping certain U.S.-originated equipment, components, and raw materials to the Chinese foundry, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.
Top-10 semiconductor suppliers continue to grow in Q2
September 30, 2020Building on Q1’s bullish growth in weak market conditions, the world’s top-10 semiconductor suppliers managed to continue their revenue growth at a rate of 2.4% in Q2 2020, PC and server sales continue to grow driven by COVID lockdown restrictions as working and learning from home are becoming the new norm.
Nvidia's $40 billion ARM purchase will test current M&A "ceiling"
September 21, 2020Potentially the largest acquisition in semiconductor history faces plenty of obstacles.
Nvidia / Arm deal dubbed as ‘disaster’ by Arm-cofounder
September 14, 2020The news that US-based Nvidia will acquire Arm from SoftBank Group in a USD 40 billion deal has already sparked some backlash within the industry. One of the vocal parties is Arm-cofounder, Hermann Hauser, who called the deal a disaster and said that it should be blocked.
Broadcom overtakes Qualcomm for first place among the top ten IC design companies
August 31, 2020According to the revenue ranking of top ten IC design companies for 2Q20 compiled by TrendForce, Broadcom was able to capture number one position by surpassing Qualcomm in quarterly revenue.
Smartphone production registers largest YoY drop on record
August 25, 2020Smartphone production has taken quite the hit from the changing market situation brought forth by the pandemic. According to TrendForce the production of smartphones has registered the largest YoY drop on record with a 16.7% decline in 2Q20.
Top semiconductor suppliers defy weak market conditions in Q1
June 24, 2020Defying a decline in market revenue, the world’s top-10 semiconductor suppliers managed to generate revenue growth of 2.1% in the first quarter, as the companies benefitted from a COVID-19-driven increase in PC and server sales.
Qualcomm retakes market leadership in 1Q20
June 16, 2020According to the 1Q20 revenue ranking of global top 10 IC design companies compiled from TrendForce’s latest data, Qualcomm was able to stop the trend of continuous YoY revenue declines, which lasted for the six previous consecutive quarters.
Total foundry revenue increases by 20% YoY in 2Q20
June 11, 2020According to the latest investigations by TrendForce, the combined revenues of the top 10 foundries increased by more than 20% YoY in 2Q20.
Imagination and BAIC Capital creates automotive joint venture
May 14, 2020Imagination Technologies and BAIC Group Industrial Investment (BAIC Capital), have signed a joint venture agreement to initiate the establishment of an automotive fabless semiconductor company.
China enters the top-10 among semi suppliers
May 11, 2020HiSilicon is the first China-based semiconductor supplier to be ranked in the top-10.
Macs with Apple chips on the horizon
April 24, 2020Apple Inc. is planning to start selling Mac computers equipped with its own main processors as soon as next year.
BOE and Qualcomm enters strategic collaboration
April 21, 2020BOE Technology Group and Qualcomm Technologies, plans to establish a strategic collaboration to develop display products featuring Qualcomm 3D Sonic ultrasonic fingerprint sensors.
Global top 10 IC designers’ 2019 revenues drop by 4.1% YoY
March 18, 2020Under the combined influence of the U.S. Entity List and the COVID-19 pandemic, the IC design industry is unlikely to return to growth in 2020.
Leadership shuffle at TDK’s MEMS Sensors Business Group
March 02, 2020TDK Corporation has announced that Behrooz Abdi will step down as CEO of InvenSense Inc. and general manager of TDK Corporation’s MEMS Sensors Business Group.
Qualcomm: Coronavirus may impact phone industryLoad more news
February 13, 2020Chip maker Qualcomm Inc has issued a statement that the coronavirus outbreak in China poses a potential threat to the mobile phone industry.
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