Linton expands in China - increases capacity amidst shortage
March 02, 2021Last month, Dalian Linton NC Machine opened a more than 70'000 square metre research and design center and manufacturing base in Xishan, Wuxi, China.
Harman acquires 5G Edge and V2X specialist Savari
March 01, 2021Samsung subsidiary, Harman International, is acquiring Silicon Valley-based automotive technology company, Savari, a developer of vehicle-to-everything communications (V2X) technology in 5G Edge and automotive devices.
Marvell and Fujitsu partner to deliver 5G baseband technology
March 01, 2021Fujitsu has selected Marvell's baseband processor silicon to power its new 5G New Radio (NR) base station offerings.
Edmund Optics opens new assembly and design facility
February 22, 2021Edmund Optics, a provider of optical and imaging components, has opened a new Assembly and Advanced Design Facility in Tucson, Arizona, the second Edmund Optics location in the state.
Texas winter to impair global 12-Inch wafer foundry capacity
February 19, 2021As previously reporder by Evertiq, Samsung's Austin-based foundry Line S2 partially suspended operation on Tuesday, February 16 due to the winter storm affecting Texas. A move which is expected to impair 1-2% of the global 12-inch wafer foundry capacity, according to TrendForce
Using A2B for Audio-Conferencing Systems
February 17, 2021One of the main hurdles in audio installation in a modern conference room these days is the need to interconnect a variety of input/output transducers into the main audio console. This is usually done using individual point-to-point shielded cables for each node, which is bulky and still requires separated external power supplies on each of them.
Apple and Samsung remain the top chip buyers in 2020
February 12, 2021Gartner says that the top 10 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) increased their semiconductor spending by 10% in 2020, and accounted for 42% of the total market, up from 40.9% in 2019.
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.
February 05, 2021[i]Question: I am using a MEMS inertial measurement unit (IMU) in a self-balancing guidance control system for a personal transportation platform. Can I expect a consumer targeted IMU to eliminate all misalignment errors between each sensor if all of the core sensor elements are on a single piece of silicon?[/i]
2020 global silicon revenue remains stable despite COVID-19 disruption
February 03, 2021Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2020 increased while revenue remained unchanged from 2019 at USD 11,170 million, the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) reported in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry.
Product Life Cycle of an Interconnect Bus
January 27, 2021The portable stimulus standard (PSS) is the latest industry standard created to allow the specification of test intent and behavior such that the test stimulus can be reused across various target platforms.
John Ternus to take over as Apple's hardware engineering chief
January 26, 2021Apple's Dan Riccio will transition to a new role focusing on a new project and reporting to CEO Tim Cook. John Ternus will now lead Apple’s Hardware Engineering organization as a member of the executive team.
Solving the Cable TV Infrastructure Downstream Transmitter Challenge
January 20, 2021Driven by demand for faster internet connectivity, the cable TV industry has developed new network architectures for the delivery of multigigabit services to subscribers. This fiber deep approach, using a remote PHY device (RPD), moves critical hardware closer to the users by using digital fiber.
Plasmatreat expands with new subsidiary in Switzerland
January 18, 2021The technology company says it has further developed its international proximity to its customers by founding its new subsidiary Plasmatreat Schweiz AG, and thus taking steps to better serve the Swiss market.
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.
TSMC to kick off mass production of Intel CPUs in 2H21
January 14, 2021Intel has outsourced the production of about 15-20% of its non-CPU chips, with most of the wafer starts for these products assigned to TSMC and UMC, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
iCoupler Technology Benefits Gallium Nitride (GaN) Transistors in AC/DC Designs
January 13, 2021Highly efficient ac/dc power supplies are key to the evolution of the telecom and datacom infrastructure, as power consumption grows rapidly due to hyperscale data centers, enterprise servers, or telecom switching stations. However, the power electronics industry has reached the theoretical limit of silicon MOSFETs.
Five mega-deals pushed M&A value to $118B last yearLoad more news
January 13, 2021The value of the mergers and acquisitions seen last year within the semiconductor industry set a new record. Five big acquisition announcements and more than a dozen smaller deals in 2020 pushed the total value of M&A agreements in the year to an all-time high of USD 118.0 billion, surpassing the previous record of USD 107.7 billion reached in 2015