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Under Threat of Hostile Takeover, Qualcomm Creates Severance Plan

NewsFactor - Qualcomm has established a new severance program for non-executive employees that's triggered by a change of control as it faces a hostile takeover...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:40:00 - #qualcomm #acquisition #semiconductor

Broadcom Solicits Shareholder Votes To Replace Qualcomm Board

NewsFactor - Broadcom said Friday that it has begun reaching out to Qualcomm shareholders to secure their votes to replace the San Diego company's broad members,...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:39:59 - #qualcomm #maker #semiconductor

How 3D NAND Shrinks ECC Requirements

The Memory Guy - Error Correction Codes, ECC, are not only important to today's NAND flash market, but they have been a cause of concern to NAND users for a number...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:39:57 - #eewire

NXP Shareholders Clamor for Qualcomm to Sweeten Deal

Global Purchasing - Stock prices can be misleading. That is the message that Elliott Management, the largest shareholder of NXP Semiconductors, was trying to convey...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:25:35 - #nxp #qualcomm #semiconductor

HARTING awards Northern Connectors as Specialist Distributor of the Year for the 8th time

Components in Electronics - Electrical and Electronic component manufacturer HARTING has awarded Northern Connectors, a distributor of industrial cable, connectors and components,...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:25:29 - #harting #ipe

Analog Seen as Fastest-Growing Chip Segment

EETimes - Boosted by sales of automotive and power management ICs, the analog chip market segment is expected to growing fastest of all semiconductor product...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:25:19 - #power #semiconductor

New chip from Texas Instruments to make driving with high-beams on less rude

Ars Technica - Adaptive driving beams still need a little regulatory help, though.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:13:34 - #ti #semiconductor

IC packager Lingsen to benefit from explosive demand for MEMS microphones

DigiTimes - With smart speakers emerging as new fashion devices at CES 2018 and global tech giants such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Alibaba rushing to release...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:41:42 - #semiconductor

Expanded SiC Schottky Diode Line from Littelfuse Reduces Switching Losses, Increases Efficiency and Robustness

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:41:41 - #littelfuse #sic #power #eewire

STMicroelectronics Showcases Latest Solutions for Smart Driving at AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2018

EE Catalog - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:41:40 - #st #power #semiconductor

Xilinx announces four devices in the new, automotive-grade XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family

Xcell Daily Blog - Xilinx has announced availability of automotive-grade Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs, enabling development of safety critical ADAS and Autonomous Driving...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:41:38 - #xilinx #semiconductor

AS7265x Smart Specral Sensor

AMS New Products - Smart 6-Channel NIR Spectral_ID Sensor with with Electronic Shutter and 18-Channel AS7265x Master Capability
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:41:37 - #ams #eewire

Vishay Intertechnology HI-TMP(r) Wet Tantalum Capacitors Offer Increased Reliability for Industrial and Oil Exploration Applications

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:41:35 - #vishay #ipe

Machfu Announces Release of MACH-3 Industrial Internet of Things Platform and Gateway

Business Wire: Networks - Industrial Internet-of-Things Company Machfu releases MACH-3 Gateway along with V2.0 Platform
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:41:30 - #iot #eewire

Dialog Semiconductor Plc. / Key word(s): Product Launch/Miscellaneous Dialog Semiconductor Plc.: Dialog Semiconductor Introduces the First Configurable Mixed-Signal ICs with In-System-Programming (news with additional features)

Business Wire: Semiconductor - Dialog Semiconductor plc (XETRA: DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, charging and Bluetooth(R) low...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:41:28 - #power #silego #dialogsemi #acquisition #semiconductor

Gartner: 2018 Chip Market to Grow 7.5%; Shortages Will Continue

Electronics Purchasing Strategies - Two weeks into the new year, Gartner Inc. has doubled its 2018 semiconductor revenue forecast to 7.5 percent, propelling the global chip market...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:13:42 - #semiconductor #outlook

NXP vCPE Solution Successfully Completes CMCC Networking Trial

Electronics - NXP Semiconductors(tm) N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), a worldwide leader in advanced secure connectivity solutions, today announced that its virtual customer...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:13:11 - #nxp #semiconductor

Alexander Foltin appointed Head of Investor Relations; Dr. Jurgen Rebel assumes responsibility for Embedded Security Solutions within the Chip Card & Security Division

Electronics - Infineon - Alexander Foltin becomes Head of Investor Relations at Infineon Technologies AG, reporting to...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:13:10 - #semiconductor

PowerHap(tm) piezo actuators with haptic feedback: New dimensions in performance

Electronics - EPCOS - The innovative PowerHap(tm) piezo actuator with haptic feedback and integrated sensor functionality is now available in three compact...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:13:09 - #ipe

Dialog Semiconductor Introduces the First Configurable Mixed-Signal ICs with In-System-Programming

Electronics - Dialog Semiconductor - Dialog's latest CMICs feature In-System Programming and Multi-Time programming to simplify modifications late in the design...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:13:08 - #pcb #iot #wearables #power #silego #dialogsemi #acquisition #semiconductor

ams extends digital multispectral offerings with 18-channel chipset

Electronics - ams - AS72651/652/653 sensor ICs combine to deliver full spectrum 18-channel visible and near-infrared solution for consumer and industrial spectral...
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:13:07 - #eewire

New center headquartered at Carnegie Mellon University will build smarter networks to connect edge devices to the cloud

PR Newswire: Electronics Perf Measurement - Carnegie Mellon University will lead a $27.5 million Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) initiative to build more intelligence into computer...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:13:22 - #semiconductor

Micron and Intel Update NAND Memory Joint Development Program

Enterprise - Storage Newsletter - Micron Technology, Inc. and Intel Corp. announced an update to their NAND memory joint development partnership that has...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:13:15 - #semiconductor

UMC files patent infringement lawsuit against Micron in China

DigiTimes - Foundry house United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has disclosed it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Micron Semiconductor...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:13:16 - #semiconductor

Qualcomm delivers integrated far-field smart audio reference platform for Amazon Alexa

DigiTimes - Qualcomm Technologies International has announced that the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform has been qualified by Amazon for the Alexa Voice Service...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:13:14 - #qualcomm #eewire

Yageo resumes taking orders for chip resistors from China clients

DigiTimes - Taiwan-based passive components supplier Yageo has decided to resume taking orders for chip resistors from China customers at 15-20% higher quotes...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:13:13 - #yageo #ipe

TSMC December revenues up on year

DigiTimes - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$89.897 billion (US$3 billion) for December, slipping...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:13:11 - #tsmc #semiconductor #outlook

MediaTek unveils edge AI platform

DigiTimes - MediaTek has uveiled its edge computing NeuroPilot AI (artificial intelligence) platform. Through a combination of hardware and software, an...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:25 - #mediatek #ai #semiconductor

Epistar, Everlight report mixed December sales

DigiTimes - LED wafer and chip maker Epistar have reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.052 billion (US$68.4 million), increasing 13.04% sequentially but...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:24 - #maker #semiconductor

Yageo reports strong on-year revenue increase for December

DigiTimes - Yageo has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.349 billion (US$113.26 million) for December 2017, representing a 2.53% increase on month and...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:23 - #yageo #ipe

UMC revenues drop in December

DigiTimes - United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.668 billion (US$306.79 million) for December 2017, representing...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:22 - #semiconductor

Chilisin December revenues up 130% on year

DigiTimes - Power inductor maker Chilisin Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.05 billion (US$35.74 million) for December 2017, down 6.14%...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:21 - #maker #ipe

Dialog Semi offers array of low-cost power solutions for Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs (and Spartan-7 FPGAs too!)

Xcell Daily Blog - One of life's realities is that the most advanced semiconductor devices-including the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs-require multiple voltage...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:18 - #xilinx #refdesign #fpga #dialogsemi #avnet #eewire

Voltage Regulator Has Low Quiescent Current

Circuit Cellar - Diodes Incorporated has introduced the AP7381. Operating from a wide input voltage spanning 3.3 V to 40 V, this positive voltage regulator offers...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:16 - #diodesinc #eewire

Littelfuse SIDACtor(r) Protection Thyristors Provide Enhanced Surge Protection in High Exposure Environments

EMSNow - Outsourcing Insights - Littelfuse, Inc., has introduced two series of SIDACtor(r) protection thyristors optimized to protect equipment located in high exposure environments...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:15 - #littelfuse #eewire

#375 - An Interview with Tim "Mithro" Ansell

The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast - Tim "Mithro" Ansell joins Chris to talk about a range of hardware project which include a tiny USB key, a powerful HDMI capture/buffer and upcoming...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:12 - #eewire

#374 - An Interview with Clifford Wolf

The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast - The architect and creator of the first open source toolchain for FPGAs, Clifford Wolf talks to Chris about logic synthesis, reverse engineering...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:11 - #fpga #eewire

Cypress CEO El-Khoury and the Amazon Show

BARRONS.com: Tech Trader Daily - Hassane El-Khoury, chief executive of Cypress Semiconductor, is a big fan of Amazon's "Echo Show," the speech-driven appliance for video conferencing...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:10 - #cypress #semiconductor

End of a Chip Boom? Memory Chip Price Drop Spooks Investors

U.S. News - After a blistering year-and-a-half long surge, a sudden drop in some memory prices, followed by Samsung Electronics...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:09 - #samsung #semiconductor

Samsung's Profit Jumps 64 Percent to Record High on Chips

U.S. News - Samsung Electronics says its October-December operating profit jumped 64 percent to a record high.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:08 - #samsung #semiconductor

Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) Is Taking the Auto Industry By Storm

U.S. News - Nvidia has announced Uber and Volkswagen as new customers.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:05 - #nvidia #semiconductor

Helix Semiconductors Announces New Strategic Investor

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:03 - #semiconductor

Bel Fuse to Participate in 20th Annual Needham Growth Conference January 18, 2018

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:42:02 - #belfuse #ipe

STMicroelectronics Selects GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX(r) to Extend Its FD-SOI Platform and Technology Leadership

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:41:59 - #st #globalfoundries #semiconductor

Volkswagen and NVIDIA to Infuse AI into Future Vehicle Lineup

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:14:19 - #nvidia #ai #semiconductor

Semtech Appoints Chris Chang to Executive Management Team

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:14:18 - #semiconductor

IDT Unveils Wireless Sensor Hub Evaluation Kit for IoT, Smart Home and Other Applications Requiring Real-Time Sensor Data

PR Newswire: Business Technology - Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today introduced its new SDAWIR0x wireless sensor hub evaluation kit, which allows product...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:14:15 - #iot #semiconductor

Microsemi to Present at 20th Annual Needham Growth Conference

PR Newswire: Semiconductors - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance,...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:14:11 - #microsemi #semiconductor

TE Connectivity's new, sustainable LITESURF plating offers ultra-low risk of whisker growth in automotive electronic components

PR Newswire: Semantic Web - TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensor solutions, today announced the launch of its LITESURF plating technology designed...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:14:09 - #te-connectivity #ipe

First Annual MRAM Developer Day Introduces a Powerful Memory Technology for High-Speed Storage

PR Newswire: Electronics Perf Measurement - Conference ConCepts, producer of the industry-leading Flash Memory Summit (FMS), announces the first annual MRAM Developer Day to be held on...
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:14:01 - #flash #eewire