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SMIC Founder Says 'Optimistic' China Can Catch up With U.S. in Semiconductors

U.S. News - The founder of China's largest chipmaker SMIC said on Tuesday he was "optimistic" China could catch up with the United States...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:37:32 - #semiconductor

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 5.1 Percent Year-to-Year in June; Q2 Sales Down Slightly Compared to Q1

PR Newswire - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $34.5 billion in June 2020, an increase of 5.1 percent from the June 2019 total of $32.9 billion. Sales in June were 0.3 percent less than the May...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:13:30 - #sia #semiconductor #outlook

CalAmp Appoints Amal Johnson to Chair CalAmp Board of Directors

PR Newswire - CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, today announced Amal M. Johnson has been appointed to Chair of the CalAmp Board of Directors. Johnson has sat on the board for nearly seven...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:13:29 - #calamp #semiconductor

The importance of jitter analysis

Aspencore - IoT Times - Granted, jitter analysis might not be a primary topic to cover in the world of IoT, but it is an area of study to be familiar with, especially as it relates to ensuring quality test and measurement connectivity. That's what makes this paper...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:13:26 - #iot #acquisition #eewire

Startup Reinvents Neural Network Math, Launches 20-mW Edge AI Chip

Aspencore - EETimes Europe - A Silicon Valley startup claims that it has reinvented the neural network mathematics and has produced a complementary edge AI chip, already sampling, that does not use the usual large array of multiply-accumulate (MAC) units. The chip...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:13:25 - #ai #semiconductor

Flyback PWM Controllers with Integrated Active Clamp Circuits

Aspencore - Power Electronics - In recent electronic devices, the demand for energy savings has become increasingly difficult to meet, due to very stringent requirements such as high efficiency, low power dissipation and reduced footprint. With regard to AC/DC converters,...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:13:24 - #powersupply #power #capacitor #pcb #galliumnitride #eewire

GaN Systems: 65W quasi-resonant charger reference design

Aspencore - Power Electronics - GaN Systems announced a new reference design for a high-power density 65W QR (quasi-resonant) charger targeted for the consumer electronics market, including mobile phone and laptop computer applications. The reference design comprises...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:13:23 - #galliumnitride #power #pcb #refdesign #eewire

Eta Compute's Tool Chain Grows Around AIoT Chip

Aspencore - EETimes - Eta Compute's tool chain is growing, with the announcement of a compiler for its ECM3532 chip that streamlines embedded development.
Combined with a sensor board evaluation kit the size of a coin, and a partnership with Edge Impulse, this pushes...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:13:21 - #iot #ai #nxp #semiconductor

Syntiant Raises Another $35M, Ships 1 Million Edge AI Chips

Aspencore - EETimes - Ultra-low-power AI accelerator startup Syntiant has raised another $35 million in a series C round of funding to bring the total raised by the company to $65 million. Syntiant, whose 66 staff work out of Irvine, Calif., also announced that it...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:13:19 - #ai #microsoft #microcontroller #semiconductor

Infineon Posts Mixed Q3 Results as Covid-19 Clobbers Automotive

Aspencore - EETimes Europe - Infineon Technologies AG reported operating margins in its key top business segment tumbled into negative territory in its latest quarter as the company and other suppliers struggled with the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:13:18 - #coronavirus #infineon #semiconductor

MaxLinear Completes Acquisition of and Raises Revenue Expectations from Intel's Home Gateway Platform Division

Business Wire - MaxLinear, Inc. announces completion of its acquisition of Intel's Home Gateway Platform division.
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:13:09 - #acquisition #maxlinear #semiconductor

Micron Appoints Lynn Dugle to Board of Directors

Globe Newswire - Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Lynn Dugle to its board of directors. Dugle has more than 30 years of experience in the defense, intelligence and high-tech...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:40:22 - #semiconductor

Microchip Technology Announces Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021

Globe Newswire - Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions, today reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as summarized in the following table:
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:40:21 - #microchip #semiconductor

Microchip Technology Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of 36.80 Cents Per Share

Globe Newswire - Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 36.80 cents per...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:40:20 - #microchip #semiconductor

New AMD Radeon(tm) Pro 5000 Series GPUs Bring Exceptional Graphics Performance to Updated 27-inch iMac

Globe Newswire - AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced availability of new AMD Radeon(tm) Pro 5000 series GPUs for the updated 27-inch iMac. The new GPUs power a wide variety of graphically intensive applications and workloads, unleashing creativity and productivity for consumer...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:40:19 - #amd #semiconductor

Our New Connected-Edge Platform is Make it Easier and Faster to Deliver IoT Connectivity

Electronics - NXP Blog - Like every semiconductor company, we spend a lot of time talking to design engineers about what they're working on and the features they're adding to their systems. These days, we're hearing a lot about wireless connectivity and with it, some...
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:40:17 - #iot #devkit #cloud #azure #nxp #microcontroller #semiconductor

MACOM Introduces New Ku-Band 4-Watt Power Amplifier

Electronics - MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, today announced at the virtual
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:40:15 - #semiconductor

MACOM Expands Diode Portfolio with Three 80 GHz to 100 GHz Wideband Control Products

Electronics - MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. ("MACOM"), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, today
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:40:14 - #semiconductor

Here are the July 2020 Website Updates to

Electronics - Samtec Blog - In July we rolled out a major update to our Cart, added a few tweaks to the Video Search page, added several new training videos, and updated content in a variety of places.
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:40:13 - #samtec #datacenter #ipe

Abracon Awards Jeff Ray with 2019 Executive Partnership Award

Electronics - Abracon News - Abracon's Executive Partnership Award recognizes an individual who most closely align with Abracon's guiding principles of prompt and diligent customer service, technical expertise, and high levels of integrity that build value with customers....
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:40:12 - #abracon #tti #ipe

Meet our World Changers at ON Semiconductor

Justmeans - Check out @onsemi's robust #internship program and how they celebrate their world changers and next generation leaders, demonstrating their #WeAreONSemiconductor culture!
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:13:47 - #igbt #power #semiconductor #adi #supplychain #fairchild #onsemi #mosfet

Microchip Introduces New 8-Channel Flashtec(r) PCIe(r) Gen 4 Enterprise NVMe(tm) SSD Controller

Globe Newswire - Technology - The Flashtec NVMe 3108 controller enables power and form-factor optimized enterprise NVMe SSDs with Flashtec's trademark rich feature set and flexibility The Flashtec NVMe 3108 controller enables power and form-factor optimized enterprise...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:13:37 - #semiconductor

Tower Semiconductor Announces a New RF Switch Technology with Breakthrough Performance

Globe Newswire - Semiconductors - Enables cutting-edge solutions for 5G and high-performance RF switch markets with record Figure of Merit performance: Ron x Coff less than 10 femtoseconds
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:13:31 - #semiconductor

TE Connectivity announces fiscal 2020 fourth quarter dividend record and payment dates

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Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:13:30 - #te-connectivity #ipe

For Businesses to Succeed in 2030, Gen Z Says No One Can be Left Behind

Electronics - Intel - What's New: With Gen Z's representation in the global workforce set to pass 1 billion by 2030, organizations need to understand the demographic group's motivations and perspectives on critical issues such as diversity and inclusion. Intel commissioned...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:13:29 - #semiconductor #outlook

Infineon's third-quarter figures include Cypress for first time; robust profitability, full-year outlook confirmed

Electronics - Infineon - Neubiberg, Germany, 4 August 2020 - Infineon Technologies AG is today reporting results for the third quarter of the 2020 fiscal year (period ended 30 June 2020). ...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:13:28 - #infineon #semiconductor

Cirrus Logic Reports Q1 FY21 Revenue of $242.6 Million

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Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:13:26 - #semiconductor

Taller than the Statue of Liberty: 'Big Blue' Helps Intel Expand D1X

Electronics - Intel - Imagine a herd of 650 adult Asian elephants. Now imagine lifting that entire herd off the ground with one gigantic hoist. That's the 2,600-ton capacity of one of the world's biggest construction cranes - known to all who behold it as "Big Blue."...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:13:25 - #datacenter #semiconductor

Connectors for Immersion Cooling

Electronics - Samtec Blog - You might remember the last blog on Immersion Cooling where we introduced Samtec's new landing page for Immersion Cooling, and the test results are in and they look good.

Samtec has partnered with Engineered Fluids to run a series of...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:13:22 - #samtec #ipe

Selecting the right processor for your data concentrator design

Electronics - TI - Motor Drive + Control - A trend in the rapid growth of smart grids is enabling more intelligent functions in residential equipment, such as smart electricity meters and data concentrators. A smart grid requires a multi - communication approach to...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:13:21 - #ti #semiconductor

Analog Devices Collaborates with Intel on Radio Platform for Addressing 5G Network Design Challenges

Electronics - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced its collaboration with Intel Corporation to create a flexible radio platform that addresses 5G network design challenges and will enable customers to scale their 5G networks more quickly and economically.
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:13:20 - #adi #semiconductor

Exploring advancements in industrial and automotive markets with 60-GHz radar

Electronics - TI - ConnecTIng Wirelessly - In just a few decades, the world has seen the replacement of human-operated machinery and vehicles with intelligent versions now operated autonomously or with less human intervention. With such rapid growth, the industrial...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:13:19 - #ti #semiconductor

Part 1: Technology trends to keep an eye on-Connectivity

Aspencore - IoT Times - Successful enterprises need to be aware of the profound changes technology is continually bringing upon us. Their leaders and engineers need to work together with customers, technology providers, freelancers, and other stakeholders to build...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:27:25 - #iot #ai #machinelearning #smartphone #eewire

MEMS speaker is implemented entirely in silicon

Aspencore - EDN - Montara, a monolithic true MEMS speaker from xMEMS Labs, delivers high-fidelity, full-bandwidth sound with low total harmonic distortion (THD) for in-ear personal audio devices, such as wireless ear buds. Further, the IP57-rated Montara is dust-resistant...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:27:24 - #eewire

Distortion Correction Algorithms Adapt Video in Real-Time

Aspencore - EETimes - Imaging technology company Immervision said it is now able to offer real-time video distortion correction software algorithms to remove stretched bodies, change lines, objects and face proportions and adjust scenes in real-time on images and...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:27:22 - #machinelearning #smartphone #samsung #eewire

ST Seeks Higher Sales but Urgently Needs Better Margins

Aspencore - EETimes Europe - STMicroelectronics N.V. wants to jack up annual revenue within the next several years by more than $2 billion, or 20 percent, above its projected 2020 sales. But is ST, one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers, chasing the...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:27:20 - #semiconductor #st

Silicon Carbide for the Success of Electric Vehicles

Aspencore - Power Electronics - Silicon Carbide (SiC) is an innovative technology that will replace silicon in many applications. The idea of using SiC for electric vehicles (EVs) was born when efforts were made to increase the efficiency and range of such vehicles,...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:13:19 - #igbt #power #sic #siliconcarbide #powersupply #inverter #infineon #semiconductor

Nvidia Buying Arm Would be Reckless

Aspencore - EETimes - Nvidia Corp. is reported to be in talks to purchase Arm Holdings Plc. If true, the move would be beyond stupid. It would be reckless and would ignite a firestorm of negative reactions from current and potential Arm licenses and be, on a long-term...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:13:18 - #aspencore #ai #acquisition #xilinx #nvidia #semiconductor

Greater connectedness in remote areas: A Ka-band transceiver for satellite communications

Life - EurekAlert - Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Socionext Inc. have developed a novel transceiver for enabling seamless communication between earth ground platforms and satellites in the low, middle, and geostationary earth orbits. Among...
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:13:10 - #eewire

Novel magnetic stirrer speaks to lab equipment

Life - EurekAlert - A small device, called "Smart Stirrer", performed a function of a conventional laboratory stir bar, has an integrated microprocessor and various sensors capable of wireless and autonomous report the conversion of properties of a solution....
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:36:50 - #eewire

Intel teases 'something big' for September 2nd, likely 11th Gen processor launch

Tech - The Verge - Intel is promising "something big" at an event on September 2nd, where it's likely to launch its 11th Gen CPUs. Intel mailed out hold the date messages to members of the press today, teasing a virtual...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:35:51 - #ces #semiconductor

DDR5 Memory Specification Finalized: Up to 6400GT/s, 2TB LRDIMMs

Tech - ExtremeTech - JEDEC, the consortium in charge of DDR technology development and standardization, has announced that it has completed the last revision to the DDR5 standard. While time-to-market varies, historically it takes 12-18 months from specification...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:13:10 - #amd #dram #jedec #64bit #semiconductor

Spend Billions On a Semiconductor Fab, Or On 50 Fabless Design Companies: Saankhaya Labs

Media - ElectronicsB2B - Parag Naik, CEO, Saankhaya Labs is of view that setting up a semiconductor fab right now is the wrong strategy He noted that investing in fabless design companies makes more sense as more companies can be nurtured with that approach...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:27 - #semiconductor

NAND flash, DRAM to remain largest IC market segments

Media - DIGITIMES - DRAM and NAND flash are expected to repeat as the two largest IC segments again in 2020 after holding the same positions in 2019, according to IC Insights.
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:23 - #dram #flash #semiconductor #outlook

Comprehensive custom ASIC offering from Marvell

Media - New Electronics - Marvell has announced a custom ASIC offering that looks to address the stringent requirements of next generation 5G carriers, cloud data centres, enterprise and automotive applications.
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:22 - #marvell #semiconductor

Analog Devices acquires HDMI Business from INVECAS, expanding audiovisual capabilities

Media - ELE Times - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced that it has acquired the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) business of INVECAS, a Santa Clara based company specializing in embedded software and system level solutions. This addition will provide...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:21 - #acquisition #adi #eewire

Panasonic Releases New Series of Safety X1/Y2 Metallized Polypropylene Capacitors

Media - Passive Components News - Panasonic Industry has released new ECQUB series of safety X1/Y2 metallized polypropylene capacitors. The new ECQUB series feature non-inductive construction using metallized polypropylene film in flame-retardant plastic case...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:13:19 - #panasonic #capacitor #ipe

Pivoting Toward Safety-Critical Verification In Cars

Media - Semiconductor Engineering - The inclusion of AI chips in automotive and increasingly in avionics has put a spotlight on advanced-node designs that can meet all of the ASIL-D requirements for temperature and stress. How should designers approach this task,...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:35:51 - #siemens #ai #supplychain #onsemi #datacenter #semiconductor

ADI buys HDMI business from Invecas

Media - eeNews Europe - Analog Devices has bought the HDMI business of Invecas to boost its consumer interface chip lines with HDMI2.1 technology
Analog Devices Inc (ADI) has acquired the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) business of US embedded...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:13:15 - #adi #acquisition #semiconductor

GaN Reliability Testing Beyond AEC Proves Robustness for Automotive Lidar Applications

Media - eeNews Europe - Gallium nitride (GaN) power devices have been in volume production since March 2010 and have established a remarkable field-reliability record. An automotive application using GaN power devices in high volume is lidar...
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:13:14 - #galliumnitride #power #semiconductor