Longer lead times and price hikes likely to dominate 1H2021
February 17, 2021The European semiconductor distribution market seems to have seen the worst back in 2020 and a return to growth is highly likely in 2021. With COVID-19 impact easing and a return to strong growth in Asia driving component demand, the demand in Europe is growing too. However, Q4/2020 still resulted in a slight decline.
German components distribution: Downturn stopped
February 15, 2021German distribution of components, according to the FBDi, increases order intake by 23% in the fourth quarter. Sales down "only" by 8.1%. Full year 2020 shows deep traces of the pandemic.
German automation specialist to invest €5.8 million in Hungary
February 11, 2021Balluff-Elektronika Kft. specialising in the production of electronic components is to launch a new research and development project, targeting the major regeneration of sensors and network devices for industrial automation.
NEXT Biometrics receives Indian order for 20'000 sensors
February 10, 2021The Norwegian biometrics specialist has received a purchase order from Pagaria Group of 20'000 sensors. In addition, the estimated volume for 2021 has been increased.
Aroma Bit Receives Additional Capital Investment Funding
February 09, 2021Japanese Aroma Bit, a company that develops and markets compact odor imaging sensors and various related services, has allocated additional shares to third-parties. The purpose of the funding is to acquire growth funds needed for future functionality enhancements of its compact odor sensors and development of mass production capabilities.
Hella sells its shares in Mando Hella Electronics JV
February 08, 2021Hella says that intends to intensify direct business with South Korean customers and serve them from its own network on a global basis. Therefore, an expansion of its own activities in the country is planned.
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]
Top-10 IC growth categories target emerging applications
January 29, 2021Memory, auto-specific, and embedded MPUs are all expected to outpace total IC market growth this year, says IC Insights.
Leuze expands with new plant in Malaysia
January 29, 2021To meet the demand in the Asian markets, Leuze is currently constructing a new plant in Malacca, Malaysia, scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2022.
China now tops the Americas and Japan in IC capacity
January 27, 2021When it comes to worldwide IC wafer capacity a lot has happened over the years. Back in 2012 for example, China was ranked fifth among seven regions globally in regards to IC wafer capacity – now it holds the number three position.
ITW to acquire MTS Test & Simulation business From Amphenol
January 21, 2021Illinois Tool Works Inc., a global multi-industrial manufacturing company, and the provider interconnect, antenna and sensor solutions, Amphenol Corporation, have entered into an agreement under which ITW will acquire MTS Systems Corporation’s Test & Simulation business, following the closing of Amphenol’s acquisition of MTS.
bintel wants to scale up – partners with Scanfil
January 18, 2021bintel AB and Scanfil Vellinge AB have signed a manufacture and product supply agreement. The agreement strengthens bintel’s ability to scale up the supply of smart sensors meeting the increasing demand within the waste management industry.
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.
Sensata acquires majority ownership of Lithium Balance
January 14, 2021Sensata, an industrial technology company that develops sensors and sensor-based solutions, has acquired 75% of Lithium Balance based in Denmark.
Five mega-deals pushed M&A value to $118B last year
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
Tight LDDI supply expected to continue in 2021
January 06, 2021Demand for IT panels skyrocketed in 2020 due to the rising popularity of WFH and distance education, in turn propelling large-sized display driver IC (LDDI) demand to 5.827 billion units, a 2.3% growth YoY, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Global smartphone production expected to reach 1.36B units in 2021
January 05, 2021Owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global smartphone production reached a mere 1.25 billion units in 2020, a record-breaking 11% YoY decrease, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Teledyne to acquire FLIR in a $8 billon dealLoad more news
January 05, 2021Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and FLIR Systems have entered into a definitive agreement under which Teledyne will acquire FLIR in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately USD 8.0 billion.