DMASS: '2021 to bring more of what we've seen'
May 17, 2021The European semiconductor distribution market started 2021 with a “flat tyre”, despite a significant increase in bookings since last quarter. According to DMASS, sales in the European Semiconductor Distribution Market fell by 1.6% to EUR 2.17 billion. Sequential growth of 15.6% however, indicates strong turnaround.
German components distribution experiences massive surge in demand
May 14, 2021German components distribution (according to FBDi e.V.) records almost 50% increase in order intake in the first quarter of 2021. Sales still slightly down at -6.1%. Components shortage prevents better result.
MKS Instruments to acquire optical sensor specialist
May 12, 2021MKS Instruments has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which MKS will acquire Photon Control for CAD 3.60 per share, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately CAD 387 million (EUR 263.85 million).
CMOS image sensors to regain strength after slowing in 2020
May 12, 2021Economic recovery from the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, new 5G smartphones, machine vision, and more embedded cameras will drive up CMOS image sensor sales to record high levels through 2025, says IC Insights in new O-S-D report.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 10.8% in 2020 to $464B
May 07, 2021Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, the semiconductor market performed strongly in 2020. Demand by industry was uneven throughout the year due to global lockdowns, remote work and education, and shifts in consumer buying behaviour, according to the IDC who believes that growth will accelerate this year, desipte market shortages.
Overvoltage protection for RTD-based measurement ysstems
May 07, 2021Question: Is it possible to design a complete RTD module with overvoltage protection?
Foxconn and Yageo team up to form a semiconductor JV
May 06, 2021Yageo Group and Foxconn (Hon Hai) Technology Group announces their plans to for a new semiconductor joint venture, XSemi Corporation, for the development and sale of semiconductors.
European semiconductor sales up 5.8% MoM
May 04, 2021European semiconductor sales in March 2021 reached USD 3.683 billion, an increase of 5.8% compared to February sales of USD 3.482 billion, the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reports.
Hprobe receives order for wafer-level magnetic tester
May 03, 2021Hprobe, a provider of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) for magnetic devices, today announced a significant order from a tier-1 semiconductor manufacturer for a wafer-level magnetic tester.
Sony starts operations at new fab expansion
May 03, 2021Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation has begun operations on the production lines at the new fab built on the premises of Nagasaki Technology Center in Japan, a production center owned by Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.
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Mouser adds record 31 new manufacturers to line card
April 30, 2021The first quarter of 2021 proved to be fruitful start to the year for Mouser Electronics as it bolstered its line card by adding 31 new manufacturers during the first three months of the year.
Semiconductor fab inaugurated on the African continent
April 27, 2021On the 26th of April, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta officially inaugurated a nanotechnology and semiconductor manufacturing facility – the first one in Kenya.
Pocket-Size white noise generator for quickly testing circuit signal response
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TT Electronics moves to Plano facility - looking to hire
April 16, 2021TT Electronics is consolidating its North American Sensors and Specialist Components operations and moving into a new, purpose-built facility in Plano, Texas.
Price and lead time trends for 2Q 2021
April 15, 2021Since the turn of the year 2021, the market has changed dramatically and ongoing strong demand continues to outstrip supply, perpetuating very long lead times and continual review of pricing by manufacturers.
Smartphone camera module shipment to hit new highs
April 12, 2021In response to consumers’ growing emphasis on camera performance as a major selling point of smartphones, smartphone brands have successively released multi-camera handsets to target this rising demand and seize market shares, in turn driving up the annual shipment volume of smartphone camera modules, according to TrendForce.
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Amphenol completes acquisition of MTS SystemsLoad more news
April 09, 2021Interconnect, antenna and sensor solutions provider, Amphenol Corporation, has completed its acquisition of MTS Systems Corporation. In connection with the close of the transaction, MTS common stock will cease to trade on the NASDAQ.