Semiconductor industry avoids direct impact of coronavirus
February 21, 2020The semiconductor industry appears to have escaped the direct impact of the coronavirus crisis so far, but the market is likely to suffer the repercussions as the outbreak slows or suspends production among electronics manufacturers, according to Omdia.
ST and TSMC team up on Gallium Nitride-based products
February 20, 2020STMicroelectronics and TSMC are collaborating to accelerate the development of Gallium Nitride (GaN) process technology and the supply of both discrete and integrated GaN devices to market.
A more sustainable approach to semiconductor manufacturing
February 17, 2020Reuse; that is the key to driving environmental sustainability in global semiconductor manufacturing, says Steven Zhou, CEO of Moov Technologies.
Marposs expands with acquisition of Stil
February 14, 2020Precision metrology equipment supplier Marposs has acquired STIL S.A.S., a French company specializing in research, development, production and sales of optical measurement instruments.
South Korean supplier to set up manufacturing in Hungary
February 13, 2020Soulbrain, a South Korean materials company supplying chemicals used in semiconductors, displays and battery cells, is establishing its first European unit in Tatabánya in Hungary.
Coronavirus afflicts more electronic supply chains
February 13, 2020With the epidemic arriving at dawn of 5G’s mainstream deployment phase, the coronavirus has the potential to disrupt the progress of the next-generation wireless standard, as the crisis slows or threatens to slow the production of key smartphone components, including displays and semiconductors, according to Omdia.
Osram starts the year with a strong first quarter
February 07, 2020After a challenging fiscal year 2019, Osram has made a robust start to fiscal 2020. On a comparable basis, revenue in the first quarter (ending December) grew slightly by 0.5% to EUR 873 million.
Smith taps Todd Burke for new leadership position
February 06, 2020Global electronic components and semiconductors distributor Smith has appointed Todd Burke as its president, Americas.
Dupont explores divestiture of electronics unit
January 17, 2020Following its recent USD 26.2 billion deal to sell off its nutrition business, DuPont de Nemours Inc. is weighing a divestiture of its electronics unit, according to people familiar with the matter.
Global semiconductor sales decrease slightly MoM in November
January 02, 2020The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) says that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached USD 36.7 billion for the month of November 2019, a decrease of 0.3% from the previous month's total and 10.8% lower than the November 2018 total of USD 41.1 billion.
Denso & TMC launches JV to develop in-vehicle semiconductors
December 12, 2019DENSO Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation have named the joint venture to be established in April 2020 MIRISE Technologies. Through the JV the companies aims to to contribute through the development of advanced semiconductor electronics technologies.
£5m award marks ‘topping out’ of Cardiff research powerhouse
December 11, 2019An GBP 80 million Cardiff University powerhouse for Welsh scientific research has been ‘topped out’ by Bouygues UK – backed by over GBP5 million support from Welsh Government and industrial partners.
memsstar ships MEMS production system to University of Freiburg
December 11, 2019memsstar Ltd., a provider of etch and deposition equipment to manufacturers of semiconductors and MEMS,has shipped its three-chamber ORBIS 3000 system for MEMS research and manufacturing to the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg, Germany.
Season Group names new SvP for global business development
December 10, 2019Season Group has appointed Stephen Tsao as the company's new Senior Vice President, Global Business Development.
Osram invites ams to talks about the future
December 09, 2019Following the successful takeover offer from ams AG, Osram’s Managing Board has invited the management of ams to make the journey together to becoming a global technology powerhouse for sensor solutions and photonics on the basis of the Business Combination Agreement.
Global semiconductor sales increase 2.9% MoM in October
December 04, 2019The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached USD 36.6 billion for the month of October 2019, an increase of 2.9% from the previous month's total of USD 35.6 billion, but down 13.1% compared to the October 2018 total of USD 42.1 billion.
Green light for NXP’s acquisition of Marvell’s wireless connectivity assets
December 04, 2019NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Marvell have cleared all necessary hurdles and received the required regulatory approvals for NXP’s acquisition of the wireless connectivity portfolio from Marvell.
Panasonic to sell its chip business to Taiwanese company
November 28, 2019Panasonic Corporation says that it will transfer the semiconductor business – mainly operated by Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions – to Nuvoton Technology, a Taiwan-based semiconductor company under the umbrella of Winbond Electronics group, in a stock and asset transfer agreement.
German component distribution sees drop in orders and sales
November 25, 2019German component distribution shrinks by 12.6% in third quarter 2019,according to the FBDi.
Mouser opens local customer service center in the PhilippinesLoad more news
November 22, 2019Distributor Mouser Electronics is continuing its expansion of its ts customer service in Asia with the addition of a Customer Service Center in the Philippines.