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Xilinx CEO: Despite headwinds, the strategy is on track

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Xilinx CEO said "core" markets such as data center and 5G keep are on track, and he declined to speculate on rumors of an AMD takeover.
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 18:13:17 - #amd #xilinx #datacenter #semiconductor

Chip industry is going to need a lot more software to catch Nvidia's lead in AI

Enterprise - ZDNet News - An annual gathering of chip designers took place in the shadow of Nvidia's continued dominance.
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 17:35:49 - #ai #nvidia #semiconductor

Xilinx Q2 revenue beats expectations on strength in data center, rebound in Europe

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Programmable chip maker cites economic recovery, and health in markets including automotive and wireless.
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 17:35:48 - #maker #xilinx #datacenter #semiconductor

Configurable Hardware Platform Simplifies Adoption of DC-DC Converters

Aspencore - Power Electronics - Empower Semiconductor has simplified the adoption of DC-DC converters for designers through its configurable hardware platform. The company develops high-frequency integrated voltage regulators (IVRs) entirely in the CMOS process....
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 17:13:23 - #sic #power #galliumnitride #powersupply #capacitor #pcb #datacenter #eewire

Stewart Connector Expands the Vertical & Right Angle SealJack(tm) PCB Mount Series

Media - eBOM - Stewart Connector, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and world-class supplier of RJ45 connectors used in Ethernet communications, expands the Vertical and Right Angle SealJack PCB Mount Series with new mounting and LED indicator options.
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 17:13:16 - #belfuse #pcb #ipe

Intel sends AI to space in launch of a satellite the size of a cereal box

Enterprise - ZDNet News - The tiny satellite separates useless data from quality content before beaming information down to Earth.
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 23:13:17 - #ai #semiconductor

Is Xilinx Stronger with AMD or Without It?

Enterprise - Data Center Knowledge - Platform building is a well-known path, but is being part of AMD's platform better for Xilinx than fleshing out its own already promising one?
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 22:13:33 - #amd #xilinx #datacenter #semiconductor

Power Tips #101: Use a thermal camera to assess temperatures in automotive environments

Aspencore - EDN - Most electronics that go inside the car cabin need to be able to operate at up to 85C without forced-air cooling. Product qualification requires showing that no component or trace on the board is getting too hot, even at maximum ambient temperature....
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 21:37:26 - #powersupply #ti #semiconductor

YOU DRINK WHAT?!? Water Quality Analysis for Environmental Measurement

Aspencore - IoT Times - Analog Devices has made available an on-demand webinar that explores liquid analysis measurement and how recent developments has come to improve overall water quality.
From the course's description:
Water makes life on earth possible, so environmental...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 21:37:23 - #iot #power #semiconductor #adi

RF power semiconductors for 5G Industry

Aspencore - Power Electronics - RF power semiconductors, using WBG materials, solve many technical challenges in 5G applications, bridging the gap with older, Si-based technologies.

Advances in 5G technologies are driving new technical challenges in the semiconductor...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 21:13:32 - #sic #power #iot #siliconcarbide #galliumnitride #qorvo #ai #semiconductor #capacitor #5g #adi #cree #infineon #fpga

Solder Processing with Success

Electronics - Samtec Blog - Processing a component onto a PCB used to be fairly straightforward. Through hole products, a single or double row surface mount with a larger center-line rarely offer unique challenges obtaining a proper solder joint.
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 20:13:25 - #samtec #pcb #ipe

Samtec Still Cares

Electronics - Samtec Blog - The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives in both expected and unexpected ways. Unfortunately, one of the expected ways is a drop in charitable donations. Analysts predict anywhere from a 6% decrease - with many planning for a...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 20:13:24 - #coronavirus #samtec #ipe

How analog integration simplifies automotive body motor controller designs

Electronics - TI - Behind the Wheel - Automotive body electronics systems use electric motors to enhance comfort and convenience for vehicle occupants whether it's adjusting the perfect seat position or easily opening the trunk. Metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 20:13:23 - #ti #refdesign #mosfet #semiconductor

New Sensor Integrated Within Dental Implants Monitors Bone Health

Electronics - IEEE Spectrum - Scientists have created a new sensor that can be integrated within dental implants to passively monitor bone growth, bypassing the need for multiple x-rays of the jaw. The design is described in study published September...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 20:13:21 - #eewire

ASICLine Miners an Investment Opportunity

Globe Newswire - ASICLine has quickly grabbed the attention of crypto investors around the world since the recent launch of its miners. The two 5nm ASIC miners from the company website, FirstLine and PowerBox have been designed with the sole objective...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 20:13:16 - #eewire

Verification review service speeds up chip designs

Media - eeNews Europe - A Design Review service uses expertise from ARM and Mentor to speed up verification of complex system on chip (SoC) devices ARM has been working with Mentor on a functional verification review service for designers of complex chips...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:36:24 - #iot #power #ai #arm #cree #nvidia #semiconductor

NEC, ADI team for 5G O-RAN

Media - eeNews Europe - Analog Devices is working with NEC on a massive MIMO radio for an open O-RAN 5G system for Rakuten Mobile The joint design of a 5G Network Massive MIMO Antenna Radio Unit for Rakuten Mobile uses ADI's fourth-generation wideband...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:36:23 - #ai #adi #cree #nvidia #semiconductor

Applied Materials and Besi to jointly develop chip integration technology

Media - Evertiq - Applied Materials and BE Semiconductor Industries (Besi) says they aim to develop the industry's first complete and proven equipment solution for die-based hybrid bonding, an emerging chip-to-chip interconnect technology that enables heterogeneous...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:13:28 - #ai #eewire

12.14 Billion: TSMC's Revenue in Q3 2020

Media - ElectronicsB2B - TSMC, in May 2020, had announced that it intends to build and operate an advanced semiconductor fab in the United States TSMC today announced consolidated revenue of NT$356.43 billion during 3Q 2020. The company also announced net...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:13:27 - #tsmc #semiconductor

II-VI's high-power laser range now available on 6" GaAs

Media - Semiconductor Today - Engineered materials and optoelectronic component maker II-VI Inc of Saxonburg, PA, USA says that its full product line of high-power semiconductor lasers is now available on its 6-inch gallium arsenide (GaAs) platform...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:13:26 - #maker #semiconductor

Cree divest its LED operations as LED supply chain continues its shift to Asia

Media - Evertiq - After global LED giant Cree divested its lighting business in 2019, the company has announced its plan to sell its LED business to SMART Global Holdings (SGH) for USD 300 million. TrendForce indicates that Chinese manufacturers have quickly...
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:13:25 - #cree #supplychain #semiconductor

ON Semiconductor's Lana Hall Selected for Arizona Forward's 2020-21 Emerging Sustainability Leadership Program

Justmeans - Kudos to @onsemi's Lana Hall who was selected for @AZForward's 2020-21 Emerging Sustainability Leaders program! This talented group is ready to learn and apply new skills to advance #sustainability in their organizations...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:38:34 - #onsemi #semiconductor

Taiwan's UMC Hopes to Settle U.S. Trade-Secret Lawsuit Soon

U.S. News - Taiwanese contract chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) said on Thursday it hoped a business espionage lawsuit...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:38:29 - #semiconductor

STMicro Sees More Sales Growth in Fourth-Quarter Despite Huawei Ban

U.S. News - Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics is expecting strong demand from the car and mobile phone industries to boost sales...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:38:28 - #st #semiconductor

Xilinx Forecasts Current-Quarter Revenue Largely Above Estimates

U.S. News - Xilinx Inc forecast current-quarter revenue largely above Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, bolstered by rising sales of its chips to...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:38:26 - #xilinx #semiconductor

6 Considerations for Integrating Sensors in Vehicles

Aspencore - EETimes - There may never be one, single, most-effective way to implement sensing technology for assisted driving systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV). The magic number might instead be six - as in six fundamental considerations that every auto...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:39 - #robotics #maker #aspencore #ai #semiconductor

Sensor Fusion Is Prerequisite for Autonomous Vehicles

Aspencore - EETimes Europe - Autonomous vehicles need sensors such as camera, radar, and LiDAR units to see their surroundings. AVs also need computing power and artificial intelligence to analyze multidimensional and sometimes multisource data streams to provide...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:38 - #ai #semiconductor

Basic design considerations for germicidal products in healthcare, air filtration

Aspencore - EDN - Germicidal electrical equipment typically incorporates light to inactivate germs and viruses. It's accomplished by producing light output in a range that may render microbes non-infectious at a molecular level. They are used in healthcare facilities...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:37 - #coronavirus #asthma #eewire

DC/DC converters in SOIC-16 package feature medical-grade isolation

Aspencore - Power Electronics - RECOM has set a new price-point standard for a high-isolation, high power density, 0.5W DC/DC converter in a true SMT IC package that can be handled and placed like other surface-mount devices. The R05CT05S has a nominal 5V input (4.5...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:36 - #power #eewire

NXP introduces Trimension, expanding its UWB Portfolio to Enable Emerging IoT Use Cases

Aspencore - IoT Times - With Trimension, NXP offers one of the broadest UWB portfolios enabling solutions for vehicles, smartphones, and IoT devices.

At NXP Connects 2020, the company's online conference, NXP is introducing Trimension, a new concept brand of Ultra-Wide...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:34 - #iot #smartphone #samsung #nxp #android #semiconductor

Power Electronics for Formula E

Aspencore - Power Electronics - Formula E is a new category of racing cars that highlights power electronics' innovation driving the automotive towards a fully electric future.

Formula-E cars require the latest sustainable and - most importantly - high-performance...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:33 - #inverter #power #abb #datacenter #semiconductor

Flex Logix' Edge AI Accelerator Battles Nvidia on Price-Performance

Aspencore - EETimes - Flex Logix has launched its InferX X1 AI accelerator chip for edge systems, claiming it outperforms the Nvidia Jetson Xavier on popular object detection model Yolo v3 by 30%. The chip, which will be sampling next quarter, has also been priced...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:31 - #robotics #ai #tsmc #dram #rambus #nvidia #datacenter #eewire

GlobalFoundries Offers Ambitious Tech Plans, While Eying an IPO

Aspencore - EETimes - GlobalFoundries has a unified growth vision for the whole company as well as local strategies to develop its major manufacturing clusters in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. The industry's third largest contract maker of semiconductors believes that...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:30 - #iot #wearables #maker #abb #nxp #synopsys #globalfoundries #semiconductor

GaN-based LED driver enhances smart lighting

Aspencore - EDN - Power Integrations' LYT6078C driver IC enables 90-W LED ballasts in an isolated flyback technology following a boost power factor correction (PFC) stage. Part of the LYTSwitch-6 family of safety-isolated LED drivers, the GaN-powered LTY6078C integrates...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:29 - #semiconductor

New Application Specific FET category to deliver optimized performance

Aspencore - Power Electronics - Nexperia has responded to industry's demands to maximize performance by defining a new MOSFET product group. Application Specific FETs (ASFETs) feature MOSFETs with optimized parameters for specific applications. By focusing on individual...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:28 - #nexperia #mosfet #eewire

Industry's first low-noise buck converters with integrated ferrite-bead

Aspencore - Power Electronics - Texas Instruments has introduced a new family of low-noise DC/DC switching regulators with integrated ferrite-bead compensation. The TPS62912 and TPS62913 offer low noise of 20 uVRMS for frequencies ranging from 100 Hz to 100 kHz and...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:27 - #powersupply #power #capacitor #pcb #ti #eewire

HCS Raised Element High Current Shunt Resistors Offer High Pulse Handling

Aspencore - Power Electronics - Power electronics that utilize current sensing resistors for power control have a wide range of typical requirements. For those applications that require high power handling with low self-heating and high surge currents, the HCS High...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:13:23 - #stackpole #ipe

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd Makes Adjustment to the Projected Finance Results of the First-Half-Period (PDF: 93KB)

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Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:13:08 - #murata #ipe

Company Profile for Power Integrations

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Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:37:36 - #semiconductor

Shipments of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 chips still booming

Media - DIGITIMES - Taiwan's IC suppliers still see strong order pull-ins for chips supporting production of 5G phones and Wi-Fi 6 network devices in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to industry sources.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:37:30 - #semiconductor #outlook

IC designers have mixed feelings about good sales of iPhone 12 series

Media - DIGITIMES - Taiwanese IC design houses have mixed feelings about good sales of the new iPhone series, which could limit sales for 5G Android phones in the short term, according to industry sources.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:37:29 - #icdesign #iphone12 #android #semiconductor #outlook

Mentor partners with Arm to help customers optimize the functional verification of sophisticated, next-generation ICs

Media - EDACafe - Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced a partnership with Arm(r) to help integrated circuit (IC) designers optimize and streamline the ...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:37:27 - #siemens #eewire

$3.82 Billion: Texas Instruments' Revenue Figures During Q3 2020

Media - ElectronicsB2B - Texas Instruments' fourth quarter outlook is for revenue in the range of $3.41 billion to $3.69 billion Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has reported third quarter revenue of $3.82 billion. The company's net income in the quarter...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:37:26 - #ti #semiconductor #outlook

Sahasra Group Has Formed a New Company Named Sahasra Semiconductor

Media - ElectronicsB2B - Sahasra Group will be using this new company to package NAND flash ICs at a greenfield plant in Bhiwadi Rajasthan located 70 KMs from Delhi Sahasra Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd (SSPL), a Sahasra Group Company, has become India's first...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:37:25 - #flash #semiconductor

UMC hopes to settle US trade secret lawsuit soon

Media - DIGITIMES - United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) has said that it has submitted a proposal for settling soon a business espionage lawsuit brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) against the company.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:37:21 - #semiconductor

Maxim Integrated's Network Accelerator Chip Enables IoT Artificial Intelligence in Battery Devices

Media - ELE Times - The MAX78000 low-power neural network accelerated microcontroller from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) moves artificial intelligence (AI) to the edge without performance compromises in battery-powered internet of things (IoT)...
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:37:18 - #iot #ai #microcontroller #bigdata #semiconductor

Microchip acquires LegUp to simplify edge compute development

Media - New Electronics - Microchip has acquired Toronto-based LegUp Computing, expanding its Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)-based edge compute solution stack with a high-level synthesis (HLS) tool.
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:13:45 - #acquisition #semiconductor

Intel shares tank 10% on weak data center revenues in 3Q

Media - FierceElectronics - Intel shares tank 10% on weak data center revenues in 3Q
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:13:44 - #datacenter #semiconductor

Intel Reports Third-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Electronics - Intel - Intel Corporation's third-quarter 2020 earnings news release and presentation are available on the company's Investor Relations website. The earnings conference call for investors begins at 2 p.m. PDT today; a public webcast will be available...
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:36:24 - #semiconductor

5 myths shattered about 48-V systems

Electronics - TI - Behind the Wheel - Technology availability, market and environmental regulations, and infrastructure buildout are aligning to turn a long-forecasted future of full-electric vehicles (EVs) into reality. According to the International Energy Agency's...
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:36:23 - #ti #eewire