Solas OLED settles patent disputes with LG Display
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.
Apple and Samsung remain the top chip buyers in 2020
February 12, 2021Gartner says that the top 10 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) increased their semiconductor spending by 10% in 2020, and accounted for 42% of the total market, up from 40.9% in 2019.
Tobey Gonnerman named Fusion Worldwide's new President
January 21, 2021The global sourcing distributor announces that Tobey Gonnerman has been appointed as the company’s new President.
Solving the Cable TV Infrastructure Downstream Transmitter Challenge
January 20, 2021Driven by demand for faster internet connectivity, the cable TV industry has developed new network architectures for the delivery of multigigabit services to subscribers. This fiber deep approach, using a remote PHY device (RPD), moves critical hardware closer to the users by using digital fiber.
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.
Automotive IC Revenue to Reach US$21 Billion in 2021
December 28, 2020As consumer market demand gradually recovers, global automobile shipment is expected to reach 83.5 million units in 2021, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
The secondary SME market is headed in a clear direction in 2021
December 22, 2020The global secondary SME market is headed in a clear direction in 2021; Moov – a global marketplace for pre-owned semiconductor equipment – lists five reasons to why this is.
TrendForce: new iPhone models key to Qualcomm’s top spot in 3Q20
December 18, 2020Apple’s release of the iPhone 12, which has been popular in the consumer markets, led to soaring demand for Qualcomm’s 5G modems and RF chips, in turn propelling Qualcomm’s revenues past that of its rival Broadcom once again to clinch the number one spot in the revenue ranking of global top 10 IC design (fabless) companies for 3Q20, says TrendForce.
Sometimes, a Signal Needs to Ride the Rails
December 18, 2020[i][b]Question[/b]: I’m designing a signal conditioning block for a precision sensor analog front end. Should I use an op amp with rail-to-rail input?[/i]
Slight recovery of PCB market in 3Q
December 16, 2020In 3Q/2020, the printed circuit board manufacturers in the D/A/CH region recorded a total sales decrease of 15% compared to the same period in 2019.
China’s semiconductor progress to take a hit as the US blacklists SMIC
December 08, 2020On December 3, the U.S. Department of Defense announced its latest sanctions against four Chinese companies, including SMIC, which is the leading foundry in China, according to TrendForce.
Global semi sales increase 6% YoY in October
December 07, 2020Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached USD 39.0 billion during October 2020, an increase of 6.0% compared to the October 2019 total of USD 36.8 billion and 3.1 % more than the September 2020 total of USD 37.9 billion, reports SIA.
Swedish supply chain analytics company completes financing round
December 03, 2020Supply chain data analytics software provider Lexi Solution AB has completed a SEK 3.3 million (EUR 320’000) financing round. The round was heavily oversubscribed, with strong participation from existing Lexi shareholders as well as several new investors.
A new platform to connect the EMS sector
December 03, 2020For the past several months, a new platform has been operating on the contract assembly market – SafeRFQ – an order exchange platform and database of companies operating within the industry. Evertiq reached out to founder Jerzy Bieschke to hear more about the concept.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold!
December 02, 2020Application engineers often repeatedly answer the same questions from different customers, especially queries related to the selection of parts in their application. One mistake we see in part selection happening time and time again is that the customers become over enamored by what I like to call “the sheet” in data sheets.
Global smartphone production sets highest QoQ growth in recent years
December 02, 2020In 3Q20, the smartphone industry benefitted from the gradual easing of pandemic containment measures worldwide, the arrival of year-end holiday season, and the expanded production targets by smartphone brands looking to capture Huawei’s lost market shares, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
The semiconductor market is expected to increase 5.1% in 2020 - and accelerate in 2021
December 01, 2020Worldwide semiconductor market is forecasted to be USD 433 billion in 2020 – an increase of 5.1% from 2019 – reports the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) based on the latest WSTS forecast data.
12 new 1200V Hyperfast and Ultrafast Rectifiers from Vishay
November 27, 2020New Yorker Electronics has announced the availability of 12 new FRED Pt® Gen 5 1200 V Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers from Vishay Semiconductor. The ideal choice for soft switched and resonant high frequency converters, it features a unique combination of low conduction and switching losses.
NAND Flash revenue for 3Q20 up by only 0.3% QoQ due to weak server salesLoad more news
November 26, 2020Total NAND Flash revenue reached USD 14.5 billion in 3Q20, a 0.3% increase QoQ, while total NAND Flash bit shipment rose by 9% QoQ, but the ASP fell by 9% QoQ, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.