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 events
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.
$30 billion in investments headed to the USA
May 27, 2021On May 21, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo hosted a roundtable with Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-In, Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy Sung Wook Moon and U.S. and South Korean CEOs. As a result, USD 30 billion in US investments were announced.
EU clears SK hynix's & Intel's $9 billion memory business deal
May 24, 2021SK hynix says that it has received unconditional clearance from the European Commission for its proposed acquisition of Intel’s NAND and SSD business.
When grounds are separated
May 21, 2021[ib]Question:[/ib] Where do I connect the grounds of switching regulators?
Ericsson and Samsung sign global patent license agreement
May 07, 2021Ericsson and Samsung have reached a multi-year agreement on global patent licenses between the two companies, including patents relating to all cellular technologies. The cross-license agreement covers sales of network infrastructure and handsets from January 1, 2021.
Laptop manufacturing to start in Qatar
May 06, 2021A new electronics production facility will be established in the Umm Alhoul Free Zone in Qatar, built by a partnership between iLife Digital, a robotics and electronics company based in Florida, US, and Prime Technologies, a subsidiary of Ali Bin Ali Holding.
Jabil opens healthcare facility in the Dominican Republic
May 03, 2021Jabil is officially opening its newly constructed healthcare manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic. The new site features over 60'000 square feet of manufacturing space in Bajos de Haina’s PIISA Industrial Park, part of the area’s fast-growing free trade zone.
Home on the range: Getting multiple gain ranges with instrumentation amplifiers
April 23, 2021[ib]Question:[/ib] I have an instrumentation amplifier, but I need wider dynamic range than I can get with a single gain. Can I multiplex gain resistors to get programmable gain?
Amphenol completes acquisition of MTS Systems
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.
Swedish biometrics company expands in Europe and Asia
April 09, 2021Swedish biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards, is seeing more and more reasons to move closer to "the action". The world’s top three payment card producers are all based in continental Europe, while most of the largest smartphone OEMs are headquartered in Asia - so that's where the company's heading.
Panasonic opens new customer experience centre in Munich
March 31, 2021Panasonic is expanding its activities in Europe and at its Munich Ottobrunn site. Within the Panasonic Campus in Munich the new Customer Experience Center (CXC) is now about to open the doors.
Top 10 fabless IC design companies see 26.4% YoY increase
March 26, 2021Qualcomm was able to overtake Broadcom for the leading position in the top 10 list primarily due to two reasons: First, the sudden demand surge for network devices; and second, Apple’s decision to once again adopt Qualcomm’s baseband processors, says Trendforce.
Dynamic use of the disable pin on an amplifier
March 19, 2021[ib]Question:[/ib] Could I use the disable pin of an amplifier to save power without losing performance?
World domination for Samsung and TSMC
March 17, 2021Keeping up with producing leading-edge IC technology has become increasingly expensive over the past 25 years. The investment required to implement the most advanced process technologies for logic devices has now driven out all but three companies—Samsung, TSMC, and Intel—from the leading edge portion of the market.
SK hynix win US approval for $9 billion Intel NAND deal
March 12, 2021The South Korean company has received clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for its proposed acquisition of Intel’s NAND memory and storage business. This follows approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last year.
Strong growth expected for third-gen semiconductors in 2021
March 11, 2021The third-generation semiconductor industry was impaired by the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic successively from 2018 to 2020, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. But now a rapid upturn is expected.
Taiwanese PCB industry reaches new high in 2020
March 03, 2021According to the Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA), the 2020 output of the cross-strait Taiwanese PCB industry increased by 5.1% from 2019 to NTD 696.3 billion (USD 23,609 million) in 2020, reaching a new high in history through a positive growth for four consecutive years.
Solas OLED settles patent disputes with LG DisplayLoad more news
February 22, 2021Solas OLED, an Irish company that specialises in OLED technologies that it licenses to consumer electronics manufacturers, has entered into a Settlement and License Agreement with LG Display, resolving a number of patent infringement actions brought by Solas against LG Display and a certain number of its customers, including Sony.