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Mentor Xpedition and PADS Professional design flow achieve ISO 26262 functional safety compliance

PR Newswire - Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced that the Xpedition(tm) and PADS(r) Professional printed circuit board design (PCB) design flows,...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:13:17 - #siemens #eewire

eSilicon Announces Availability of neuASIC IP Platform for AI ASIC Design

Globe Newswire - Technology - Validated 7nm platform includes 56G SerDes, HBM2 PHY, AI mega/giga cells, including convolution engine and accelerator builder software...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:13:16 - #ai #semiconductor

eSilicon to present power optimization paper at SNUG Singapore, September 21, 2018

Globe Newswire - Technology - Power Optimization for ASICs: Using Custom Low-Power Flops Power Optimization for ASICs: Using Custom Low-Power Flops
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:13:13 - #semiconductor

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Appoints Eleanor Thorp as Vice President, Human Resources

Globe Newswire - Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (Nasdaq: CCMP), the world's leading supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:13:12 - #semiconductor

PC Market Could Shrink 5-7 Percent in Q4 2018 Thanks to Intel CPU Shortage

ExtremeTech - Intel's CPU shortage could cause the PC market to fall 5-7 percent in Q4 2018.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:04:28 - #semiconductor #outlook

Cypress Bluetooth(r) Audio Solution Delivers Best-in-class User Experience to Earbuds

Business Wire - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced a Bluetooth audio solution that brings leading-edge performance to wireless earbuds and hearables.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:04:26 - #cypress #semiconductor

TE Connectivity announces definitive agreement to sell its subsea communications business to Cerberus Capital Management

Electronics - TE Connectivity - Transaction increases focus on industrial technology leadership; proceeds to fund share repurchase
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:04:21 - #te-connectivity #ipe

Cypress Bluetooth audio solution delivers best-in-class user experience to earbuds

Components in Electronics - Cypress Semiconductor Corp., the embedded solutionsleader, has announced a solution for Bluetooth audio that brings leading-edge performance...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:40:41 - #microcontroller #cypress #semiconductor

Intel to render best computing performance to IIoT systems, says China manager

DigiTimes - While Industry 4.0 is changing people's current and future way of working, Intel is moving to fully deploy its technologies in every IoT node...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:14:04 - #iot #ai #eewire

Taiwan foundry revenues to rise 6.2% in 3Q18

DigiTimes - Combined third-quarter 2018 revenues of Taiwan's foundry houses are estimated to rise 6.2% sequentially or inch up 1.6% on year to US$9.94 billion...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:14:03 - #semiconductor #outlook

Infineon supports AI startups at the NVIDIA Inception Awards

Electronics - Infineon - Applications and systems infused with artificial intelligence (AI) are key technologies of the...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:13:54 - #nvidia #ai #semiconductor

Sprint, Vodafone call on Arm to embed and secure IoT connectivity

EE - Enterprise IoT Insights - Operators Sprint and Vodafone have backed Arm's integrated SIM (iSIM) technology to help the internet-of-things (IoT)...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:13:53 - #iot #eewire

Pre-built GNU8 cross-toolchain by Arm for the A-profile Architecture now available

Electronics - ARM Tools - We are pleased to announce the first Arm's release of pre-built GNU cross-toolchain for the A-profile cores - GCC 8.2-2018.08.(read...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:39:09 - #eewire

NXP Semiconductors and Hitachi Solutions Collaborate on Secure DSRC-based V2X Solution for Japanese Market

Electronics - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), the world's largest supplier of automotive semiconductors1, and Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., a leader in...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:39:08 - #nxp #semiconductor

TowerJazz Annual U.S. Technical Symposium to Showcase its Advanced Analog Specialty Process Offerings to Facilitate Customers' Market Leadership

Globe Newswire - Semiconductors - Technology experts to share latest solutions for next-generation ICs in today's growing markets such as
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:39:00 - #iot #semiconductor

GOWIN Semiconductor Unveils the Latest Embedded Memory Products for Their Families of Programmable Logic Devices

Globe Newswire - GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world's leading innovator of programmable logic devices, announces 2 new additions to the current families of...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:38:58 - #semiconductor

Texas Instruments Grants $8.1 Million to Provide Access to Education in Under-resourced Areas Throughout North Texas - Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announced today that its corporate and foundation education grants total $8.1 million in 2018, of which...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:40:00 - #ti #semiconductor

Hon Hai's PCB unit debuting in Shenzhen

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Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:39:59 - #pcb #eewire

Easy-to-Use GNSS Module from STMicroelectronics Leverages Proven Teseo III Chip -

WebWire - Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics is making its Teseo III satellite-navigation receiver accessible to a wider designer community...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:39:57 - #st #flash #semiconductor

STMicroelectronics and Biricha Digital Power Cooperate to Implement Digital Power Supplies on STM32 MCUs -

WebWire - Semiconductors - First hands-on 4-day training workshop in Munich, November 27-30, 2018 - - - Geneva, September 12, 2018 -- The continuing development...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:39:56 - #st #microcontroller #semiconductor

STM8 Nucleo Boards from STMicroelectronics Connect 8-bit Projects to Open-Source Hardware Resources -

WebWire - Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics has introduced two STM8* Nucleo development boards, letting the 8-bit world experience...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:39:55 - #st #semiconductor

Why are NAND Flash Fabs so Huge?

The Memory Guy - Many readers have probably wondered why NAND flash fabs are so enormous. Although DRAM fabs used to be the largest, running around 60,000 wafers...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:39:45 - #semiconductor

Cracking The Auto IC Market

Semiconductor Engineering - Race is on to grab a share of this growing market, but it's not so simple.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:39:37 - #semiconductor

Electronica 2018: Analog Devices to show mastery of the digital-to-physical interface

Components in Electronics - Analog Devices' (ADI) presence at the electronica 2018 trade fair will be its largest ever, as well as being the first show to feature the company's...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:39:36 - #adi #lineartech #acquisition #semiconductor

Texas Instruments will show what's next for automotive electronics and industrial automation at electronica 2018

Components in Electronics - At electronica 2018 in Munich, Germany, Texas Instruments (TI) will reveal how it is "designing tomorrow" for the automotive and industrial markets...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:50 - #ti #semiconductor

Wurth Electronics announces design contest winner

Components in Electronics - Wurth Electronics is proud to announce the winner of the "Off The Clock Design Challenge", the premiere design challenge built for those who...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:49 - #eewire

Molex announces next-generation data centre solutions to address expanding bandwidth and data rate needs

Components in Electronics - Molex, a global provider of electronic solutions, announced its full line of next-generation data centre infrastructure solutions to address...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:46 - #molex #ipe

Cadence DesignTrue DFM ecosystem connects manufacturers with customers to ensure PCB design manufacturability early in the design processĀ 

Components in Electronics - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. has announced that it has launched a broad ecosystem with nine initial printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:42 - #pcb #cadence #eewire

How to Design Like an IoT Wireless Expert

Electronic Design - The powerful secret to simplified IoT design starts and ends with pre-built modules for wireless communication.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:41 - #iot #eewire

It's official - Renesas to acquire IDT for $6.7 billion

Media - Evertiq - The Japanese manufacturer is looking to grow with the acquisition of the analog mixed-signal company, adding complementary product...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:39 - #renesas #acquisition #semiconductor

China's semi fab capacity to reach 20% worldwide share in 2020

Media - Evertiq - The China IC Ecosystem Report, a comprehensive report for the IC manufacturing supply chain, reveals that front-end fab capacity in...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:37 - #supplychain #semiconductor #outlook

Lattice names Steve Douglass as corporate VP, R&D

Media - Evertiq - Lattice Semiconductor has appointed Steve Douglass as the company's Corporate Vice President, R&D, effective immediately.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:33 - #semiconductor

UMC and Avalanche partner for MRAM development

Media - Evertiq - United Microelectronics Corporation, and Avalanche Technology, Inc., announces that they have entered a partnership for joint development...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:32 - #semiconductor

Global semi sales increase 17.4% year-to-year in July

Media - Evertiq - Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached USD 39.5 billion for the month of July 2018, an increase of 17.4% compared to the July 2017...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:31 - #sia #semiconductor #outlook

NXP acquires OmniPhy to accelerate autonomous driving

Media - Evertiq - The global supplier of automotive semiconductors has acquired OmniPhy, a provider of automotive Ethernet subsystem technology.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:29 - #nxp #acquisition #semiconductor

LED lamps are great for the environment, but bad for our health

The Next Web - The European Union recently announced a ban on halogen light bulbs, to persuade the public to switch to LED lamps. It's unlikely to raise many...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:13:26 - #semiconductor

Intel CPU Shortages Hitting Whiskey Lake as Ryzen Mobile Volumes Ramp

ExtremeTech - Intel's CPU shortage could impact overall laptop shipments in the back half of the year, while Ryzen Mobile is picking up market share.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 21:38:19 - #semiconductor #outlook

Report: Intel Will Outsource Chipset Production to TSMC

ExtremeTech - Intel will reportedly fab some of its chipsets at TSMC to relieve its own 14nm manufacturing capacity shortage.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 21:38:17 - #tsmc #semiconductor

JP Morgan says Intel's chip shortage is 'worsening' and will hurt fourth-quarter PC sales by up to 7%

CNBC-Top Business - Intel isn't making enough processor chips to meet demand and that is will be a problem for PC sales, according to J.P. Morgan.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:39:55 - #semiconductor #outlook

The next phase of semiconductor growth will not depend on smartphone sales: CEO

CNBC-Top Business - Tokyo Electron's Toshiki Kawai told CNBC that new technologies such as the so-called Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:39:54 - #bigdata #iot #ai #semiconductor #outlook

Qualcomm to buy back about $16 billion of stock to compensate investors for the collapse of its NXP Semiconductors deal

CNBC-Top Business - Qualcomm said it would buy back about $16 billion of its common stock as part of the previously announced $30 billion stock repurchase plan.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:39:52 - #nxp #qualcomm #semiconductor

Specialty IC foundry VIS cuts outlook following power blackout

DigiTimes - Eight-inch IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has trimmed its financial guidance for the third quarter following a power blackout...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:39:50 - #semiconductor

Taiwan flexible PCB firms expand market presence

DigiTimes - Taiwan-based flexible PCB manufacturers have enhanced gradually their technology and manufacturing capability posing a threat to fellow Japan-based...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:39:49 - #pcb #eewire

Intel CPU shortage to impact DRAM prices, says TrendForce

DigiTimes - The tight supply of Intel's 14nm processors is set to affect negatively notebook shipments worldwide in the second half of 2018, which will likely...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:39:47 - #semiconductor #outlook

KLA-Tencor seeing robust fab tool demand from China

DigiTimes - Demand from China's semiconductor industry is set to witness robust growth, according to fab toolmaker KLA-Tencor, which expects China to become...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:39:46 - #semiconductor #outlook

Global semiconductor equipment billings stay high in 2Q18

DigiTimes - Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings, which hit a record high of US$17 billion in the first quarter of 2018, slipped 1% sequentially...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:39:44 - #semiconductor #outlook

MediaTek revenues hit 21-month high

DigiTimes - Consolidated revenues at MediaTek climbed to a 21-month high of NT$23.5 billion (US$762.3 million) in August 2018.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:39:43 - #mediatek #semiconductor

Seminars : Effective software development for safety (Webinar)

Keil - Developing and optimizing complex safety-related applications is challenging, especially when time-to-market is an important factor.

Arm has...
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:39:41 - #eewire

Intel to Develop Memory Tech at New Mexico Plant

U.S. News - Intel Corp. is moving development of a new generation of storage and memory technology to its manufacturing plant in New Mexico.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:13:48 - #semiconductor

MaxLinear Technology Selected by TRIAX to Power its New Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi Solution

Business Wire - MaxLinear said TRIAX has picked its Wave-2 chipsets for new coaxial cable-based Wi-Fi gear for hotels, housing associations and small businesses.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:13:46 - #maxlinear #semiconductor