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The effect of DC bias on MLCC class 2 capacitors

Media - EE World - Not all capacitors are created equal. Some are polarized, some are ultra-stable, and others have low dielectric absorption or high volumetric efficiency-all depending on the materials and other physical characteristics in the technologies used...
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:12 - #powersupply #capacitor #mlcc #ipe

SIA Applauds Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America

Media - ElectronicsB2B - NDAA authorizes federal incentives to promote semiconductor manufacturing and federal investments in semiconductor research The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said it applauds Congress (USA) for enacting the National Defense...
Sun, 03 Jan 2021 20:49:11 - #sia #semiconductor #outlook

Semiconductor Industry Applauds NDAA Enactment, Urges Full Funding for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Research Provisions

PR Newswire - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded Congress for enacting the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that includes Title XCIX, "Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America," which...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 22:13:20 - #sia #semiconductor

Power Supply Design Notes: Simulating a GaN Transistor

Aspencore - Power Electronics - GaN transistors are ideal for new power applications. They have small dimensions, very high operating speeds and are extremely efficient. They can be used to easily build any power project. In this tutorial we will carry out an experiment...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:34:07 - #galliumnitride #power #powersupply #mosfet #eewire

MediaTek Edges Qualcomm as Top Phone Chip Supplier

Aspencore - EETimes - Taiwanese chip group MediaTek has, for the first time, overtaken Qualcomm as the highest volume chipset provider, according to Hong Kong-based market research group Counterpoint.
The number crunchers estimate that over the third quarter of 2020,...
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 21:34:06 - #maker #smartphone #hisilicon #samsung #tsmc #qualcomm #mediatek #semiconductor

Internet of Things operating systems market booming, market research finds

Enterprise - ChannelLife New Zealand - Vendors in the Internet of Things operating systems market will benefit from penetrating of IoT in healthcare sector, according to new findings from TMR.
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 21:20:08 - #iot #eewire

Activist hedge fund advises Intel to outsource CPU manufacturing

Ars Technica - Third Point fund, led by Daniel Loeb, demands strategy shake up
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 21:20:07 - #semiconductor

MCU leverages IoT security assurance

Aspencore - EDN - Based on an Arm Cortex-M33 core, the LPC55S16 MCU from NXP Semiconductors has achieved Level 2 certification by both PSA Certified and the GlobalPlatform Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP) using the secure protection profile...
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 21:13:20 - #iot #nxp #semiconductor

Resonant Inductive Boosting DC/DC Converter

Aspencore - Power Electronics - In EVs and HEVs, there are different ranges of voltage conversions, from very low (0.8 V) to very high (450 to 800 V). This has sparked an interest in developing new techniques to produce DC/DC converters that are not only efficient...
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 21:13:19 - #inverter #power #capacitor #inductor #eewire

Stretching diamond for next-generation microelectronics

Life - Phys.org - Diamond is the hardest material in nature. But out of many expectations, it also has great potential as an excellent electronic material. A joint research team led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has demonstrated for the first time...
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 21:13:12 - #eewire

Products Company: Magnachip Announces New Brand Identity

Media - ElectronicsB2B - The company had recently informed that certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries have completed the previously announced sale of the it's Foundry Services Group and the factory in Cheongju Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation has...
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:13:28 - #magnachip #semiconductor

Boost for foundry market in 2021

Media - eeNews Europe - The global semiconductor foundry market will rise again in 2021 after a strong 24 percent increase in 2020, according to market analyst TrendForce.The market is set to be worth US$84.6 billion in 2020, up 23.7 percent on 2019, with...
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:13:26 - #coronavirus #power #tradewar #hisilicon #fabless #samsung #tsmc #qualcomm #broadcom #microcontroller #globalfoundries #semiconductor

Chip resistor prices rising in China

Media - DIGITIMES - China-based channel distributors have raised their prices for chip resistors though some major manufacturers have stressed they did not start the upward pricing trend.
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:13:24 - #resistor #ipe #outlook

Taiwan display driver IC firms remain upbeat about 2021

Media - DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based display driver IC (DDI) suppliers who have raised quotes by 10-15% to reflect tight supply and rising costs remain upbeat about 2021, as market conditions will still be favorable to the fabless chipmakers.
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:13:23 - #fabless #semiconductor

Samsung, SK Hynix gearing up for EUV process manufacturing

Media - DIGITIMES - Samsung Electronics has kicked off volume production of 16Gb LPDDR5 chips using EUV-based 1znm process technology at its Pyeongtaek fab, while SK Hynix plans to install EUV exposure equipment at its new M16 fab in Icheon for its entry into...
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:13:22 - #skhynix #samsung #dram #eewire

Delta Electronics supplies LFP batteries used in UPS at TSMC plants

Media - DIGITIMES - Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has obtained orders from TSMC for LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries used in UPS, according to industry sources.
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:13:21 - #powersupply #maker #tsmc #semiconductor

Development of 3nm process challenging TSMC, Samsung

Media - DIGITIMES - TSMC and Samsung Electronics have both encountered different but critical bottlenecks in the development of their respective 3nm process technologies, according to industry sources.
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:13:18 - #samsung #tsmc #semiconductor

Winbond expects new plant to come online in 2022

Media - DIGITIMES - Winbond Electronics is constructing a new 12-inch wafer fab in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, which is scheduled to come online in the first half of 2022, according to the specialty DRAM and flash memory chipmaker.
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:13:17 - #dram #flash #winbond #semiconductor

TXC to set up subsidiary for EV-use quartz crystal components in China

Media - DIGITIMES - Quartz crystal component maker TXC will invest CNY100 million (US$15.3 million) to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Ningbo, eastern China, which will be dedicated to producing quartz crystal components for electric vehicles (EVs), according...
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 18:13:16 - #maker #ipe

6-axis sensor improves non-safety auto apps

Aspencore - EDN - The InvenSense IAM-20680HP inertial measurement unit (IMU) MEMS sensor enhances automotive application accuracy, including positioning, telematics, and vision systems. Qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 2, the device combines a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis...
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:13:25 - #aspencore #semiconductor

Module standard tackles industrial IoT needs

Aspencore - EDN - Industrial systems have utilized sensors and allied control systems for decades but turning those traditional sensors into smart devices suitable for networking together has always involved proprietary approaches. Now, the PCI Industrial Computer...
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:13:24 - #iot #iiot #microcontroller #semiconductor

A Little Inspiration...

Electronics - Samtec Blog - When looking for a new project, how ambitious should you be? Back in 2014, a group of friends came together and collaborated with Mattel toys to send a Superman into space. Combining electronic and mechanical engineering with an eclectic...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 23:33:53 - #samtec #designspark #drones #rscomponents #ipe

A New Pony and a Workhorse: GaN for RF Applications

Aspencore - EETimes - With so much focus on the 5G rollout, it seems to be the shiny new things in the radiofrequency (RF) space that catch my eye. This was certainly true of a recent announcement from Qorvo - the QPA2309 C-band power amplifier (PA) product. At 100W...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 18:13:35 - #iot #sic #power #siliconcarbide #galliumnitride #qorvo #microcontroller #eewire

Stop EMI from spreading in an EV design

Aspencore - EDN - Long the bane of design engineers, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) continues to be a chief concern for electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle and (HEV) systems. Traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles are largely mechanical...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 18:13:34 - #capacitor #pcb #siliconlabs #eewire

Activist Firm Urges Intel to 'Explore Alternatives' to Manufacturing Its Own Chips

Tech - ExtremeTech - The investment firm Third Point LLC is pushing...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 17:37:19 - #samsung #amd #tsmc #globalfoundries #semiconductor

The world's first phone with a blazing-fast Snapdragon 888 was just unveiled

Tech - BGR - The first Android phone featuring the new Snapdragon 888 processor was just unveiled in China - the Xiaomi Mi 11.
The Snapdragon 888 platform will power several Android handsets in 2021, and it'll compete directly with the iPhone 12's A14 Bionic....
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 17:13:22 - #maker #smartphone #iphone12 #android #semiconductor

Qualcomm and Great Wall Motor Work to Deliver Premium Smart Mobility Experiences for Next-Generation Intelligently Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Electronics - Qualcomm - Great Wall Motor will use the autonomous driving system powered by Qualcomm(r) Snapdragon Ride(tm) Platform in its premium production vehicles starting in 2022
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 17:13:21 - #iot #ai #smartphone #qualcomm #semiconductor

Tantalum Capacitors: Characteristics and Component Selection

Electronics - AVX - Tantalum Capacitors: Characteristics and Component Selection
Written By: Raul Wang

Capacitors are one of the fundamental building blocks of electrical circuits. Whether they are being used for energy storage, noise filtering, or timing/frequency...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 17:13:20 - #capacitor #avx #ipe

What is an SoC?

Media - EE World - A System on Chip or an SoC is an integrated circuit that incorporates a majority of components present on a computer. As the name suggests, it is an entire system fabricated on a silicon chip. The beauty of an SoC is that it integrates all...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 17:13:19 - #power #capacitor #arm #ibm #samsung #altera #tsmc #dram #qualcomm #microcontroller #mosfet #fpga #eewire

Low-profile 12G SDI connector features space-saving design

Media - EE World - Hirose has expanded its compact coaxial connector offering to include a 75 Ohm, 4K/UHD transmission connector that enables internal wiring of equipment.
The D.FL75 series supports 12G-SDI standard and SMPTE ST 2082-1 in an industry leading...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 17:13:18 - #hirose #pcb #ipe

Intel Corporation Statement Regarding Third Point LLC Letter

Business Wire - Intel Corporation releases statement regarding Third Point LLC letter concerning enhanced shareholder value.
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:35:49 - #semiconductor

LED horticultural lighting sees growing demand

Media - DIGITIMES - Demand for LED horticultural lighting, due to the coronavirus pandemic and technological improvement in luminous efficiency, is on the rise, with application extending to controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), according to Charles Wu, global...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:35:47 - #coronavirus #amphenol #semiconductor

Airoha to acquire IC Plus

Media - DIGITIMES - Airoha Technology, a MediaTek subsidiary, will acquire all shares of fellow company IC Plus at NT$22 (US$0.78) per share, according to company filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:35:46 - #mediatek #semiconductor

Highlights of the day: Passive components inventory low

Media - DIGITIMES - Strong pandemic-fuled demand has resulted in shortages in a host of components, including MLCC. Yageo, a major passive components suplier, has only about two months of MLCC inventory, far below healthy levels, and the tight supply will not...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:35:44 - #coronavirus #yageo #mlcc #ipe #outlook

Testing More To Boost Profits

Media - Semiconductor Engineering - Not all chips measure up to spec, but as more data becomes available and the cost of these devices continues to rise, there is increasing momentum to salvage and re-purpose chips for other applications and markets.
Performance-based...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:35:39 - #ti #fabless #amd #supplychain #onsemi #globalfoundries #datacenter #eewire

First Power Management IC for Laptops with UHD Display Panels

Media - Evertiq - MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation ("MagnaChip") (NYSE: MX), announced today a new line of power management integrated circuits (PMIC) by introducing its first UHD display panel PMIC for laptops.
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:35:38 - #power #magnachip #semiconductor

Polysilicon, solar wafers in tight supply in China

Media - DIGITIMES - Supply of polysilicon and solar wafers has turned tight in the China market, sending many Chinese PV firms signing long-term contracts to secure the materials, according to industry sources.
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:35:36 - #semiconductor #outlook

Yageo sees inventory stay below healthy levels

Media - DIGITIMES - Yageo now has about two months of MLCC inventory, which is unlikely to reach healthy levels until after the Lunar New Year break, thanks to difficulty in recruiting new production employees before the holiday period in February, according...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:35:35 - #yageo #mlcc #ipe #outlook

Chip demand for automotive electronics gaining momentum

Media - DIGITIMES - Chip demand for automotive electronics applications has been ramping up significantly since the fourth quarter of 2020 along with the gradual recovery of global car sales, which is expected to serve as a growth driver for the semiconductor...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:35:34 - #supplychain #semiconductor

Alpine Optoelectronics Produces 400G PAM4 nCP4(tm) SiPho Optical Engine on Tower Semiconductor Technology

Media - WebWire - Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ/TASE: TSEM), the leading foundry of high value analog semiconductor solutions, the leader in high-value analog semiconductor foundry solutions, and Alpine Optoelectronics, inc, a supplier of high data rate Silicon...
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:13:24 - #semiconductor

Building Next-Generation Blue LEDs with Quantum Dots

Aspencore - EETimes - If one day you buy a new TV with even brighter, more pristine colors, then you can thank the "bright" people at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Researchers at the facility based at the University of Saskatoon...
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 19:13:28 - #ibm #eewire

Power management solutions for automotive and wearable devices

Aspencore - Power Electronics - PMICs provide a solution to power devices with a small battery as they offer complete power management in a single chip. PMIC include functions such as voltage converters, regulators, battery fuel indicators, battery chargers and LED...
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 19:13:27 - #iot #wearables #powersupply #power #dialogsemi #ai #inductor #supercapacitors #pcb #microcontroller #fpga #semiconductor

Fabless Chip Makers Gain Share in Global IC Market

Aspencore - EPS News - Fabless/system IC company sales are forecast to more than double from 2010 to 2020 ($63.5 billion to $130.0 billion) whereas the total IDM IC sales are expected to be up only 30% over this same time period, from $204.3 billion in 2010 to $265.7...
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 19:13:25 - #fabless #amd #semiconductor #outlook

Wave Computing and MIPS Technologies Reach Agreement to Exit Bankruptcy

PR Newswire - Wave Computing, Inc. ("Wave" or "the Company"), the processor technology company focused on the commercialization of RISC processor architectures and IP cores, and its subsidiaries including MIPS Tech, today announced that the Company has...
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 19:13:24 - #semiconductor

Electrons hop to it on twisted molecular wires

Life - EurekAlert - Osaka University scientists show how purposely introducing twists into molecular wires can improve their electrical conductivity. This work may lead to sophisticated and more ecofriendly smartphones and other electronic devices.
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 18:38:25 - #eewire

AI chipmaker Graphcore raises $222M at a $2.77B valuation and puts an IPO in its sights

Tech - TechCrunch - Applications based on artificial intelligence - whether they are systems running autonomous services, platforms being used in drug development or to predict the spread of a virus, traffic management for 5G networks, or something else altogether...
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 17:37:32 - #coronavirus #ai #acquisition #microsoft #nvidia #dell #semiconductor

First superconducting 4bit processor

Media - eeNews Europe - Researchers in Japan have developed the first 4bit processor using superconducting junctions. The prototype superconducting 4bit processor developed at Yokohama National University is based around unshunted Josephson junction (JJ)...
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 17:13:38 - #ai #machinelearning #quantum #semiconductor

7/5nm processes drive foundry capital spending

Media - Evertiq - Following spending of $106.1 billion in 2018 and $102.5 billion in 2019, worldwide semiconductor capital spending is expected to grow 6% to $108.1 billion in 2020, writes market researcher IC Insights.
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 17:13:37 - #semiconductor

Quantum dot boost for quantum computing

Media - eeNews Europe - Researchers at CEA-Leti in France and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have produced 2D arrays of quantum dots for quantum computers on a 300mm CMOS wafer.One of the key features of the devices is a two by...
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 17:13:33 - #ai #smartphone #qualcomm #semiconductor

Connected car firm opens Euro HQ in Sweden

Media - eeNews Europe - Connected car technology developer Ecarx is setting up a headquarters and product development centre in Sweden.Ecarx is a standalone connected car subsidiary of Chinese car maker Geely, which also owns Volvo, Proton, Polestar and...
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 17:13:32 - #coronavirus #maker #automotive #semiconductor