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USMCA Approval Strengthens U.S. Technology and Trade Leadership

Media - EDACafe - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded Senate approval of the ...
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:37:23 - #sia #semiconductor

ON Semiconductor Recognized for its Sustainability Efforts

Justmeans - @semi's #CSR program has grown substantially since its inception in 2008, initially focusing on compliance...
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:16:30 - #onsemi #semiconductor

#475 - An Interview with Christina Cyr

The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast - Christina Cyr joins Chris to talk about creating a custom cellphone with an unusual form factor. She also recaps her time at CES, talks about...
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:39:00 - #ces #eewire

Discrete Wire Component Data Now Available on

Electronics - Samtec Blog - As you probably know, discrete wire component data is quite a bit different than just standard socket and terminal mating relationships.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:13:42 - #samtec #ipe

Murata Begins Mass Production of World's Smallest PTC Thermistor Contributing to Improving the Safety of Multifunctional Smartphones and Small Wearables

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Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:13:41 - #murata #ipe

Trump's China Deal Creates Collateral Damage for Tech Firms

Tech - NY Times Technology - Micron secured some gains from the China deal but it may end up suffering bigger losses from the broader U.S.-China battle.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:36:56 - #semiconductor #outlook

Samsung Announces Reorg Amid Falling Earnings, Retrial

Media - - Samsung is reorganizing its executive suite following a drop in earnings and the retrial of former leader and Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong,...
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:36:52 - #samsung #smartphone #semiconductor

Osram launches new generation of Oslon Square Hyper Red LEDs for horticulture lighting

Media - Semiconductor Today - Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany claims that its new generation of Oslon Square Hyper Red is the most...
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:36:46 - #osram #semiconductor

Qualcomm Wireless Reach Program Nominated for United Nations' Prestigious WSIS Prizes 2020

Justmeans - @QualcommforGood is excited to share that their Wireless Reach program in Senegal was nominated for the...
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:37:04 - #qualcomm #semiconductor

Xilinx keen on developing AI-based FPGA chips for automotive use

Media - DIGITIMES - US FPGA chips specialist Xilinx will step up development of self-adaptive AI chips for automotive applications based on the emerging...
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 01:37:51 - #xilinx #ai #semiconductor

TSMC Announces Winners of First IC Layout Contest

Media - Design And Reuse - TSMC Announces Winners of First IC Layout Contest
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 01:37:48 - #tsmc #semiconductor

How Chips Age

Media - Semiconductor Engineering - Andre Lange, group manager for quality and reliability at Fraunhofer IIS' Engineering of Adaptive Systems Division,...
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 01:37:47 - #eewire

Fab toolmakers expect strong 2020

Media - DIGITIMES - With TSMC - the world's top pure-play foundry - anticipating record-high capex levels this year, semiconductor equipment vendors...
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 01:37:46 - #tsmc #supplychain #semiconductor

LED chip inventory declining

Media - DIGITIMES - LED chip inventory is decreasing toward a healthy level with price drops to slow down, according to LED wafer and chip maker Epistar.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 01:37:45 - #maker #semiconductor #outlook

DRAM Contract Prices to Rise in 1Q20

Enterprise - Storage Newsletter - * 1Q20 contract price forecast for PC DRAM, mobile DRAM, and specialty DRAM has been revised from "slightly downward"...
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:37:26 - #semiconductor #outlook

WW Semiconductor Revenue Declined Y/Y 12% in 2019

Enterprise - Storage Newsletter - WW semiconductor revenue totaled $418.3 billion in 2019, down 11.9% from 2018, according to preliminary results by Gartner,...
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:37:25 - #semiconductor #outlook

Always make the right turn: how to design fault circuits in automotive lighting systems

Electronics - TI - Behind the Wheel - It's incredibly important to indicate a system failure to users, especially when it comes to automotive lighting.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:13:22 - #ti #eewire

Service: Powerful Ferrite Magnetic Design Tool

Electronics - EPCOS - TDK Corporation presents its completely revised Magnetic Design Tool with enhanced functionality. The updated tool now enables the fast...
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:13:21 - #ipe

Industry's Smallest Ultra-Thin Bus Switches from Diodes Incorporated Save Board Space

Electronics - Diodes Inc - Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today announced that its family of quad- and dual-channel 4:1 and 2:1 bus switches are now available...
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:13:20 - #pcb #diodesinc #power #eewire

JEDEC Publishes Update to LPDDR5 Standard for Low Power Memory Devices

Business Wire - JEDEC has published an update to its LPDDR5 mobile memory standard intended to help improve device performance, power and flexibility.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:37:37 - #jedec #eewire

Intel retook semiconductor top spot from Samsung in 2019

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Worldwide semiconductor revenue declined 12% in 2019, Gartner says.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:13:28 - #samsung #intel #semiconductor #outlook

Researchers demonstrate first stable semiconductor neutron detector

Life - - Homeland Security might soon have a new tool to add to its arsenal.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:13:25 - #semiconductor

Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era

Life - - Since the invention of the transistor in 1947, computing development has seen a consistent doubling of the number of transistors that...
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:13:23 - #semiconductor

Protect outdoor cameras from extreme weather with a temperature switch

Electronics - TI - Motor Drive + Control - Because of their role in security applications, it's important that outdoor cameras do not malfunction or fail,...
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:36:42 - #ti #semiconductor

Understanding IPC Class 2 vs Class 3 Solder Joints

Electronics - Samtec Blog - In the manufacturing world there are standards for just about everything, and they all are typically there to ensure a product...
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:36:41 - #samtec #ipe

Jason's New Year's Resolutions - As you might know, the Foundation is dedicated to education in and collaboration around the design and use of open-source software...
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:13:20 - #eewire

Slow light to speed up LiDAR sensors development

Life - - Quicker is not always better, especially when it comes to a 3-D sensor in advanced technology. With applications in autonomous vehicles,...
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:37:22 - #drones #robotics #semiconductor

Lightyear drives solar power to global success

Electronics - NXP Blog - A solar-powered engine of disruption
In advanced solar power solutions, one name stands out. Dutch company Lightyear is taking on...
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:13:04 - #nxp #semiconductor

STMicroelectronics Exhibits Latest Solutions for Automotive Systems at AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2020

Electronics - STMicroelectronics News - With the spread of EVs and HEVs, and accelerating development of autonomous driving and connected cars, more and more...
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:13:03 - #st #microcontroller #mosfet #power #iot #igbt #sic #robotics #smartphone #semiconductor

In Intel's Overclocking Lab, Engineers Extend Limits of Processor Performance

Electronics - Intel - Navya Pramod, a systems engineer working in Intel's overclocking lab in Hillsboro, Oregon, pours 196 degrees below zero Celsius (-320...
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:36:59 - #semiconductor

Why Do Resistors Have a Color Code?

EE - Hackaday - One of the first things you learn in electronics is how to identify a resistor's value. Through-hole resistors have color codes, and...
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:36:47 - #capacitor #eewire

Scientists May Have Discovered Universal Memory, DRAM Replacement

Tech - ExtremeTech - For decades, researchers have searched for a memory architecture that could match or exceed DRAM's performance without requiring...
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:13:10 - #semiconductor

AMD bolsters exec leadership team

Media - Evertiq - AMD has announced several promotions and one new hire to its senior leadership team, in an effort to enable the company's continued...
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:35:24 - #amd #semiconductor

Vishay Intertechnology's New Proximity Sensors Feature Power Consumption Down to 6 uA in 2.55 mm x 2.05 mm x 1.0 mm SMD Package

Media - Electronic Engineering Journal - The Optoelectronics Group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced...
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:35:23 - #vishay #microcontroller #robotics #acquisition #semiconductor

TDK updates magnetic design tool

Media - - TDK enhances the
functionality of its magnetic design tool to enable fast calculation and graphical representation of...
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:13:30 - #ipe

IoT chip market to reach $38.61 billion by 2029: report

Media - FierceElectronics - According to a market intelligence report by BIS Research titled "Global IoT Chip Market--Analysis and Forecast, 2019-2029,"...
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:13:29 - #iot #semiconductor

Software Defined Radio Handbook

Media - eeNews Europe - Download PDFSDR (Software-Defined Radio) has revolutionized electronic systems for a variety of applications including...
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:13:27 - #acquisition #eewire

Acromag Combines A/D, D/A, Digital I/O and Counter/Timer Channels on their Newest AcroPack(r) Rugged Mini PCIe I/O Module

Media - eBOM - Acromag adds another military-grade measurement and control module to their AcroPack series of ruggedized mini PCIe I/O modules. The new...
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:13:26 - #acquisition #eewire

ON Semiconductor Publishes China CSR Report

Justmeans - @onsemi publishes its first China #CSR Report highlighting...
Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:35:48 - #onsemi #semiconductor

TE Connectivity adds M12 Industrial Ethernet Cable Assembly Connectivity to its offering

Media - eBOM - TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, now offers M12 data cable assemblies that support Ethernet protocols...
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:13:21 - #te-connectivity #iot #eewire

Memory module makers replenishing inventory

Media - DIGITIMES - Anticipating that memory chip prices will be rising this year, memory module makers have started replenishing inventory while also...
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:13:20 - #semiconductor #outlook

TSMC says no plans for US fab

Media - DIGITIMES - In response to reports indicating Washington has increased its pressure on TSMC to have a plant in the US for the fabrication of...
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:13:17 - #tsmc #semiconductor

Global IC foundry sales to surge 17% in 2020, says TSMC CEO

Media - DIGITIMES - The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 17% in 2020, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 8% growth, according...
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:13:16 - #tsmc #semiconductor #outlook

Intel CPU shortages likely to persist through end-2020

Media - DIGITIMES - Shortages of Intel's PC processors are likely to persist through the end of 2020, prompting notebook makers to adopt AMD's chips...
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:13:15 - #amd #semiconductor #outlook

Diodes Incorporated Confirms Lite-On Semiconductor's Disposition of On-Bright Shares

Business Wire - Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today confirmed that Lite-On Semiconductor Corp. (TWSE: 5305) ("LSC") sold over 52% of its ownership in On-Bright...
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:38:05 - #diodesinc #semiconductor

Cadence Completes Acquisition of AWR Corporation from National Instruments

Business Wire - Cadence completed the acquisition of AWR Corporation from National Instruments Corporation to expand Cadence's reach into 5G RF communications.
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:38:04 - #acquisition #eewire

Semtech's LoRa(r) Devices Enable Vertical M2M's Flexible Utility Management Platform

Business Wire - Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced...
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:38:01 - #m2m #iot #eewire

Cadence Expands Collaboration with Broadcom for 5nm and 7nm Designs

Business Wire - Cadence expanded its collaboration with Broadcom Inc. for the creation of its next-generation semiconductor solutions.
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:37:58 - #broadcom #eewire

MathWorks Speeds FPGA and ASIC Verification with Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) Support

Business Wire - HDL Verifier helps design verification engineers developing FPGA and ASIC designs to generate UVM components and test benches directly from Simulink.
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:37:55 - #mathworks #eewire

GaN Systems named in 2020 Global Cleantech 100 list

Media - Semiconductor Today - GaN Systems Inc of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (a fabless developer of gallium nitride-based power switching semiconductors...
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:13:43 - #galliumnitride #power #semiconductor