SMIC adds USD 8.9 billion investment in Shanghai
September 03, 2021SMIC plans to invest USD 8.87 billion a new facility in Shanghai (China). To that end, the chip manufacturer and Lin-Gang FTZ Administration intend to establish a joint venture company based in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Lin-Gang Special Area.
XJ Capital invests in SCHMID Technology Guangdong
September 01, 2021XJ Capital has made a minority investment in SCHMID Technology Guangdong Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of printed circuit board and photovoltaics production equipment in China.
Global PCB Top100: Bigger gets bigger and faster
August 24, 2021Compared with last year's list, the number of companies in each region is 56 in China (+4), 25 in Taiwan (-2), 21 in Japan (+3), 14 in South Korea (+2), 4 in the United States (same), 5 in Europe (same), and 3 in Southeast Asia (-1).
Current Noise in FET Input Amps
August 20, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Why is my design noisier at higher frequencies?[/i]
Renesas and Dialog expected closing of acquisition in August 2021
August 17, 2021Renesas Electronics Corporation and Dialog Semiconductor Plc announce that the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission has waived its jurisdiction to review the recommended all-cash acquisition of Dialog Semiconductor by Renesas.
Hentec/RPS expands assembly capacity
August 12, 2021The manufacturer of selective soldering, lead tinning and solderability test equipment, says that it has added assembly and production staff members to its team to accommodate its recent increase in sales and order demand.
Leading China OEM suppliers, 2020 - the top 10 list
August 12, 2021The emergence of the new coronavirus in late 2019 and the still-ongoing pandemic it caused led to an unprecedented global economic downturn. Virtually every nation on the globe felt its effect, but some appear to be recovering faster than others, reports New Venture Research.
Manipulating MCU SPI interface to access a non-standard SPI ADC
August 06, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Can I access a nonstandard SPI interface with my MCU?[/i]
First Solar plans to expand its manufacturing footprint
August 03, 2021First Solar intends to invest USD 684 million in a new, fully vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV) thin film solar module manufacturing facility in India.
Adjusting the gain of a fixed-gain difference amplifier
July 30, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Is it possible to increase the gain of a fixed-gain difference amplifier?[/i]
Market share of top 3 suppliers of base stations to undergo slight decline in 2021
July 29, 2021Chinese and European suppliers of base station equipment are expected to once again account for a global market share of more than 70% in 2021, and the top three suppliers (along with their respective market shares) are, in order, China-based Huawei (30%), Sweden-based Ericsson (23%), and Finland-based Nokia (20%), according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Nano Dimension and Hensoldt form jointvVenture
July 15, 2021Additively manufactured electronics specialist, Nano Dimension, has formed a partnership with defense and security electronics provider HENSOLDT AG. The recently formed joint venture entity is named J.A.M.E.S GmbH (Jetted Additively Manufactures Electronics Sources, or J.A.M.E.S).
What is semiconductor sovereignty worth?
July 14, 2021The EU, US and Asia all have one thing in common when it comes to semiconductors—all are willing to invest billions in research and production to claim a stronger stake in global market share.
South African EMS provider expands capacity with ASM
July 12, 2021South African EMS specialist Jemstech has expanded its SMT capacities with two SIPLACE SX2 placement machines forming a separate production line for high-mix applications.
Bootstrapping a low voltage Op Amp to operate with high voltage signals and supplies
July 09, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Can I bootstrap a low voltage amplifier to get a high voltage buffer?[/i]
Worldwide IC market forecast to top $500 billion in 2021
July 02, 2021In a very rare event, 32 of the 33 major IC market categories defined by World Semiconductor Trade Statistics are forecast to enjoy an increase in sales this year, with 29 of the product categories expected to see significant double-digit gains, reports IC Insights.
Hanza to manufacture air purifiers for Njord Clean Air
July 02, 2021The Swedish EMS provider has signed an agreement with Njord for complete manufacture of air purifiers. Production will take place in Hanza's Swedish manufacturing cluster and the initial order amounts to approximately SEK 12 million (EUR 1.18 million).
SEMI calls for US and EU cooperation on technology and trade
June 15, 2021SEMI is calling for closer cooperation on technology and trade between the European Union and the United States ahead of a meeting of European Commission and U.S. government officials.
Global semiconductor market slated to grow by 19.7% in 2021
June 09, 2021Worldwide semiconductor market is forecasted to be USD 527 billion in 2021 – an in-crease of 19.7% from 2020 – reports the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) based on the latest WSTS forecast data.
The global chip shortage - a timeline of unfortunate eventsLoad more news
June 04, 2021COVID-19 has sent traumatic ripples through supply chains around the globe, but the semiconductor supply chain was fragile long before governments shut down and catastrophe struck. In a culmination of negative variables, the chip shortage has amassed over the years from a series of unfortunate events.