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Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Forecast to Grow 7.5 Percent in 2018- Report

Electronics Bazaar - Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from $419 billion in 2017, according to...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:41:19 - #semiconductor #outlook

Toshiba Reportedly Mulls Memory Chip IPO as Backup Plan

EETimes - If deal with Bain-led consortium isn't finalized by March 31, Toshiba may take its memory chip spinoff public.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:41:18 - #semiconductor

In Europe, Qualcomm Passes Regulators Probing NXP Semiconductors Deal

Electronic Design - Qualcomm has been cleared by European regulators to complete its acquisition of NXP Semiconductors. The antitrust approval puts Qualcomm another...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:41:16 - #nxp #qualcomm #acquisition #semiconductor

Korea is at Full Throttle on Memory Investments

EMSNow - Outsourcing Insights - 2017 proved to a be record-setting year for the semiconductor industry. According to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), the worldwide...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:41:12 - #wsts #semiconductor #outlook

Pulse Electronics Completes the Acquisition of Egston Holding GMBH and Announces 2017 Financial Results

Business Wire: Hardware - Pulse Electronics Corporation announced today the acquisition of Austrian-based Egston Holdings, a leading European Magnetics and Cable Assembly...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:41:07 - #acquisition #ipe

New metal-semiconductor interface for brain-inspired computing

Life - EurekAlert - One of the big challenges in computer architecture is integrating storage, memory and processing in one unit. This would make computers...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:13:41 - #eewire

Broadcom Files Preliminary Proxy Materials in Connection with Redomiciliation to the United States

Electronics - Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) ("Broadcom") today announced that the Company has filed preliminary proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:13:25 - #semiconductor

Meltdown/Spectre week three: world still knee-deep in something nasty

Enterprise - The Register - And years away from safety
It's now almost three weeks since The Register revealed the chip design flaws that Google later confirmed...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:13:30 - #semiconductor

Europe waves through Qualcomm's NXP slurp

Enterprise - The Register - Chip-maker promises to play nice with others to secure deal
Qualcomm's NXP Semiconductor has been cleared by European Commission...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:13:24 - #nxp #qualcomm #semiconductor

Debugging the Armv8-A Linux Kernel with DS-5

Electronics - ARM Tools - This blog shows how to debug the Linux 4.12.0 kernel from the Linaro 17.10 distribution, running on a Armv8-A Fixed Virtual Platform...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:13:22 - #eewire

Importance of Utilizing Custom ASICs in the IoT Era

EE - eInfochips - eInsights - The increasing adoption of IoT creates an opportunity to move from the off-the-shelf chip designs to custom silicon...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:13:19 - #iot #wearables #arrow #einfochips #eewire

California congressman wants to ask Intel, AMD and ARM about Meltdown and Spectre - A California congressman wants to meet with the Top 3 microchip makers to better understand the implications of two security flaws that affect...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:13:09 - #amd #semiconductor

ARM's CEO Simon Segars on Spectre/Meltdown, IoT security and more

TechCrunch - This year's CES happened in the shadow of the Spectre and Meltdown disclosures, and virtually every conversation at the show turned to this topic...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:14:04 - #iot #semiconductor

MIPS Is Back, With An Eye on AI

EETimes Semi News - MIPS has returned to Santa Clara as an independent company, fresh with VC gold, and - it says - ready to hire.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:14:03 - #ai #semiconductor

Argus, STMicroelectronics Bring Connected Vehicle Cybersecurity to the Edge

Design News - Argus Cyber Security, listed as one of our top automotive startups to watch in 2018, has entered into a partnership with semiconductor company...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:13:56 - #st #qualcomm #cybersecurity #bigdata #iot #robotics #ai #semiconductor

Automotive IC Industry Trends

Semiconductor Engineering - Why automotive semiconductors shouldn't be treated like consumer devices.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:13:55 - #semiconductor #outlook

Space-Qualified 200V MLCCs rated to 330nF

PowerPulse.Net - AVX Corporation has extended its space-qualified ESCC QPL 3009 Series X7R multilayer ceramic surface-mount capacitors with new 200V PME MLCCs...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:13:54 - #ipe

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces New ISO 26262 / ASIL-D Power Management IC for Automotive Control Units

Electronics Maker - DC/DC PMIC plus 4x Integrated High Side Gate Drivers

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces a new power management...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:13:48 - #power #eewire

TSMC Sees HPC Driving Business

EETimes - TSMC says that high-performance computing, including demand for chips used in cryptocurrency mining, has replaced smartphones as the key driver...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:13:44 - #tsmc #semiconductor

Chip Makers Rally in Talent War

EETimes - A semiconductor vet called for help on an initiative to reach out to STEM grads in a war for talent chip makers are losing to cloud computing...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:13:43 - #semiconductor

Forecasters See Slowdown Ahead

EETimes - The semiconductor industry will slow this year and may go flat in 2019, said analysts looking over their shoulder for signs of an economic downturn.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:13:42 - #semiconductor #outlook

Peregrine Semiconductor celebrates 30th anniversary with name change

ElectronicsWeekly - On the occasion of its 30th anniversary and the shipment of its four billionth chip, Peregrine Semiconductor has changed its name to pSemi. The...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:13:41 - #power #peregrine #semiconductor

IC market to grow 21% this year, says Penn

ElectronicsWeekly - At IFS2018 in London this week, Future Horizons' CEO Malcolm Penn delivered a state of the industry report. "Eght years of benign global economic...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:13:37 - #semiconductor #outlook

Samtec's New Edge Card Connectors for Higher Speeds and Proper Alignment

Techwire - 0.80 mm and 1.00 mm Pitch Edge Card Sockets with High-Speed Edge Rate(r) Contacts Samtec has expanded their line of edge card connectors with...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:13:35 - #samtec #ipe

Texas Instruments' long-time CEO is stepping down after a banner year

CNBC-Top Business - Rich Templeton is being replaced at the help of Texas Instruments after 14 years.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:40:45 - #ti #semiconductor

TSMC to see revenues rise 10-15% on HPC, IoT, 7nm orders in 2018

DigiTimes - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will see its revenues grow 10-15% on year in 2018, mainly driven by the three major sectors...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:40:40 - #tsmc #iot #semiconductor

China DRAM firms unlikely to offer competitive products without licensed tech, says Nanya president

DigiTimes - China DRAM players can hardly roll out competitive products if they fail to obtain licenses for using crucial technologies, and their in-house-developed...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:40:38 - #maker #semiconductor

DRAM prices to rise further in 1H18, says Nanya

DigiTimes - After experiencing an impressive rise in 2017, DRAM prices are expected to soar further in the first half of 2018, and overall market situations...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:40:37 - #semiconductor #outlook

Rad-Hard MCU Family Meets Space Needs

Circuit Cellar - A new microcontroller that combines specified radiation performance with low-cost development associated with Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:13:44 - #microcontroller #semiconductor

Inductor for Automotive PoC Circuits

Circuit Cellar - Murata Manufacturing has introduced the LQW32FT series for automotive power over coax (PoC) circuits. This inductor provides high impedance in...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:13:43 - #ipe

Remember Your Birthday For Fifty Years

Hack a Day - Our Coin Cell Challenge competition has turned up some amazing entries, things that we wouldn't have thought possible from such meagre power...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:13:40 - #arduino #eewire

Elliott Says Chipmaker NXP Worth More Than $135 Per Share

U.S. News - Elliott Management Corp said on Friday NXP Semiconductors NV is worth much more than its previous assessment of $135 per share and...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:13:36 - #nxp #semiconductor


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Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:13:33 - #soitec #semiconductor

New Vishay Intertechnology AEC-Q200 Qualified, Medium Voltage Thick Film Chip Resistors Save Space and Reduce Component Counts

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Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:13:32 - #vishay #ipe

ASML Announces Appointment of New CFO to the Board of Management

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Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:13:31 - #semiconductor

Peregrine Semiconductor Is Now pSemi(tm); Celebrates 30 Years of Technology Innovation and Ships 4 Billionth Chip

PR Newswire: Electronics Perf Measurement - Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation today announces its corporate name change to pSemi(tm) Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:40:34 - #onsemi #peregrine #semiconductor

Pasternack Debuts Quick Connect Attenuators with QMA, QN and 4.3-10 Connectorized Designs

PR Newswire: Electronics Perf Measurement - Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has released a new line of attenuators for quick mating and easy...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:40:32 - #eewire

Littelfuse Completes Acquisition of IXYS Corporation

Business Wire: Engineering News - Littelfuse Completes Acquisition of IXYS Corporation
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:40:30 - #littelfuse #ixys #acquisition #semiconductor

Belden Expands Portfolio of Versatile Automation Tools to Meet Increasing IIoT Connectivity Demands

Business Wire: Software - Belden has expanded the Lumberg Automation LioN-Power product family to address IIoT connectivity needs through simplified device automation.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:40:27 - #belden #ipe

A Congressman has new questions for chipmakers about Meltdown and Spectre response

The Verge - Congress is starting to ask hard questions about the fallout from the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Today, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:40:48 - #amd #cybersecurity #semiconductor

Penn Predicts A $500bn Semiconductor Market, Almost

Electronics Distribution News - The $500bn global semiconductor market is tantalisingly close. That's the bullish forecast presented by Malcolm Penn CEO of market research company...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:40:45 - #semiconductor #outlook

Value of Chip Deals Down; Impact on Supply Up

Electronics Purchasing Strategies - Although the value of mergers between semiconductor companies declined in 2017, the two-dozen deals that were consummated last year will have...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:13:39 - #supplychain #semiconductor #outlook

US Semiconductor Shipments to Reach $50.1B in 2021

Electronics Purchasing Strategies - US shipments of semiconductors are forecast to reach $50.1 billion in 2021, according to Semiconductors: United States, a report recently released...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:13:35 - #semiconductor #outlook

TDK, Asahi Kasei Microdevices Develop 3-Axis Magnetometer

Electronics Purchasing Strategies - TDK Corporation and Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) have jointly developed a highly accurate 3-axis magnetometer that combines an...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:13:31 - #eewire

Molex Expands Strategic Investments With Venture Initiative

Electronics Purchasing Strategies - For 80 years, Molex LLC has specialized in wire, cable, components and connectors. Now, the iconic Lisle, IL electronics company is investing...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:13:30 - #molex #acquisition #ipe

NKK Launches 10 SmartSwitch Development Kits

Electronics Purchasing Strategies - NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switching devices, today announced the release of...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:13:29 - #nkk #ipe

Looming Price Hikes, Tight Supply for LCD Driver ICs

Electronics Purchasing Strategies - Rising demand for internet of things (IoT), automotive electronics and smart home devices are driving foundries to shift some of their 200-mm...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:13:27 - #microcontroller #iot #power #semiconductor #outlook

Thanks for the memory: NIST takes a deep look at memristors

Life - EurekAlert - Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have now unveiled the long-mysterious inner workings of these semiconductor...
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:40:11 - #semiconductor

TeamViewer Launches IoT Remote Access and Monitoring Tool

Enterprise - The ChannelPro Network - The new system, which connects to any device powered by ARM-based processors, lets users view centralized performance...
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:13:23 - #iot #eewire

Use IoT to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Enterprise - Information Week - The Internet of Things can drive change in an organization, providing data into a wide range of operational activities. But...
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:39:45 - #iot #eewire