A*STAR and STMicro team up on SiC R&D for the EV market
November 26, 2021The Institute of Microelectronics (IME) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and STMicroelectronics are launching an R&D collaboration in the field of silicon carbide for power-electronics applications in the automotive and industrial markets.
IQM Quantum Computers opens new fabrication facility in Finland
November 18, 2021Finland-based IQM Quantum Computers (IQM), announces that it has opened a dedicated fabrication facility to design, research, and manufacture its quantum processors. The company says that the manufacturing facility will accelerate R&D and innovation and support the growing global demand.
Components bottleneck drives German components distribution forward
November 16, 2021The shortage of components continues to drive great numbers for the distribution industry. Although the summer quarter did not bring new sales records, it clearly ended with record orders.
SkyWater expands and establishes a presence in Indiana
November 11, 2021US pure play semiconductor foundry, SkyWater Technology, has signed a lease with Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) to accommodate an initial SkyWater team in the WestGate@Crane Technology Park in Odon, Indiana, adjacent to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane).
BASF to sell Precision Microchemicals business
October 28, 2021BASF and Entegris announces that the companies have signed an agreement to sell the Precision Microchemicals business to Entegris for USD 90 million. The transaction includes technology, intellectual property and brands and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
Safran opens new electronics R&D centre in Valence
October 27, 2021Safran Electronics & Defense, has officially opened the company’s new R&D centre at the Rovaltain business park in Châteauneuf-sur-Isère, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, southwest France.
Naprotek increases its capabilities by acquiring SemiGen
October 27, 2021Electronics manufacturer, Naprotek, announces that the company has completed the acquisition of SemiGen, Inc., a privately held company based in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
Voltage Conversion in Four Quadrants
October 22, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] What is a four-quadrant power supply?[/i]
Keeping EMI from LED drivers under control
October 15, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] How can I reduce electromagnetic interference when using LED drivers in lighting design?[/i]
AT&S continues to invest – 700 new jobs to be created
October 15, 2021The Austrian electronics specialist says it will invest EUR 500 million in its Leoben location over the next few years. The investment will see the creation of 700 new jobs.
Power and compound fab capacity projected to top record
October 15, 2021Fueled by pent-up demand for automotive electronics caused by semiconductor supply chain disruptions wrought by the pandemic, worldwide installed capacity for power and compound semiconductor fabs is projected to top 10 million wafers per month (WPM) for the first time in 2023, growing to 10.24 million WPM (in 200mm equivalents) and climbing to 10.6 million WPM in 2024, SEMI reports.
Generating very low voltages with standard regulators
October 08, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] What is a good solution for generating a tiny dc supply voltage of a few hundred millivolts?[/i]
PEI-Genesis to sell FilConn to Hermetic Solutions Group
September 28, 2021PEI-Genesis announces that the company has signed a definitive agreement to sell FilConn based in Chandler, Arizona to Hermetic Solutions Group (HSG).
Sanmina strengthens its optical, RF and microelectronics capabilities
September 22, 2021Sanmina says it is strengthening its focus on its optical, radio frequency (RF) and microelectronics (microE) design and manufacturing capabilities to capitalise on growing demand for highly-integrated technology products with the formation of a new division.
Melexis expands operations with a new facility in Bulgaria
September 21, 2021The microelectronics engineering company says that it will open its new production and R&D facility to extend the current location in Gorublyane, Sofia, during the current month.
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]
Infineon opens high-tech chip factory in Austria
September 17, 2021Infineon Technologies AG officially opened its high-tech chip factory for power electronics on 300-millimeter thin wafers at its Villach site in Austria. At EUR 1.6 billion euros, the investment made by the semiconductor group represents one of the largest such projects in the microelectronics sector in Europe.
BAE Systems collaborates with GF on single board computers for space
August 25, 2021BAE Systems’ radiation-hardened RAD510 System on Chip (SoC) for space-based computing is entering fabrication. Designed by BAE Systems and manufactured by GlobalFoundries, the RAD510 SoC will be the core of a single board computer (SBC).
German components distribution sees significant surge in demandLoad more news
August 16, 2021German components distribution reports a 17.5% increase in sales and an increase in bookings in the second quarter of 2021 of 132%. Components shortage prevents better result.