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Top 10 fabless IC design houses

TrendForce announced the ranking of top 10 fabless IC design houses worldwide based on their revenues for 3Q18, among which Qualcomm was the only Read More

BAE Systems’ Center of Excellence for GaN and GaAs Technology

At the heart of global defense, aerospace, and security is BAE Systems, boasting a worldwide work force more than 83,000 strong. The third largest Read More

Feed through capacitors: technology and applications 

One of the factors that greatly determine the performance characteristics of a capacitor is its geometry. The geometry of a typical feedthrough a capacitor Read More

Bel Fuse Announces Series of SMT Resettable PTC Fuses

Jersey City, NJ [November 20, 2018] Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection, a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and premier global manufacturer of fuses, announces Read More

NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue for the third quarter ended Oct. 28, 2018, of Read More

Ohmcraft offers Precision Resistors for Downhole Drilling  

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 21, 2018 / — To be successful, the world’s oil companies must first know where to drill. These Read More

ams and Qualcomm Tech collaborate on active stereo camera solution

Premstaetten/Austria, (20 November, 2018) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high- performance sensor solutions, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Read More

Denso Takes Equity Stake in Infineon

Automotive parts supplier seeks to accelerate development of new and emerging automotive technologies using Infineon’s sensors, microcontrollers and power semiconductors. Source: Denso Takes Equity Read More

ams CMOS image sensors create new potential for single-use, high-performance endoscopes 

Premstaetten, Austria (12 November, 2018) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today announced the introduction of the Read More

GaN Rising 

The proliferation of electronic devices and the growing need to process large amounts of data are among the reasons why the world needs to Read More

Intel’s new 5G modem might power Apple’s first 5G iPhones 

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for 5G, and Intel — one of tech’s biggest mobile players — has finally announced Read More

Skyworks reports record quarterly revenue of $1.008B

For full-year fiscal 2018 (to 28 September), Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has reported a ninth Read More

 TT Electronics with new resistor JV

TT Electronics signed a joint venture agreement with UniRoyal. The TT UR Precision Resistors joint venture builds on the existing relationship between the two Read More

TDK CeraLink™ in modular flex-assembly technology

TDK Corporation has extended the lineup of proven CeraLink™ capacitors with CeraLink FA types in modular flex-assembly technology. This space-saving design connects two, three Read More

When to choose a conformally coated tantalum capacitor 

When it comes to selecting a surface mount tantalum capacitor, the first choice is whether to use a precision molded part or a conformally Read More

Eigg Toasts New Skeleton Ultracap System and Unscrambles the Power Grid

Skeleton Technologies provides rapid-response power using ultracapacitors.  A world first in the 100% renewable energy Scottish independent microgrid. Source: [PRESS RELEASE] Eigg Toasts New Ultracapacitor Read More

Vishay Launches High Voltage  Energy Storage Capacitors for Harsh Environments

  Source: Vishay – Vishay Intertechnology Launches New High Voltage ENYCAPTM Energy Storage Capacitors for Harsh Environments

TDK Offers High Current Aluminum Capacitor Series

TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) has developed a new series of EPCOS single-ended aluminum electrolytic capacitors that feature a particularly compact design, a high CV product Read More

Manufacturers look to amp up performance of automotive components 

When KEMET’s Chief Scientist Philip Lessner looks at automotive trend market reports, like the one predicting that in 12 years one third to one quarter of Read More

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Connector Industry 

Since 1985, Bishop & Associates has recorded 589 mergers and acquisitions in the connector industry. Between 1985 and 1999 there were 126 acquisitions. The Read More

The Use of Integrated Passives in Micromodule SIPs 

Integrated passives are nothing new as they’re long established and well understood. When standalone discrete passives or even integrated passive networks are included as Read More

Gore Awarded 2018 Global Plunkett Grand Prize For High-Temp Capacitors

NEWARK, Del., Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) is proud to announce that Chemours™ has awarded Gore the Read More

Murata to expand MLCC production at Wuxi Murata Site

Wuxi Murata Electronics Co., Ltd. (Wuxi New District, Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province), a manufacturing subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., will commence construction of Read More

Globalfoundries Spins Out Custom Chip Business

James Morra | Nov 01, 2018 Globalfoundries, one of the largest contract chip manufacturers, is forming a new company to deliver custom ASICs using a Read More

CDE Introduces DC Link Capacitor Modules for Large Inverter Systems

Cornell Dubilier has announced a new series of DC link polypropylene film capacitor modules aimed at high-power inverters. The MDL series offers capacitance values Read More

Cressall resistor for smaller electric vehicles 

Cressall Resistors has announced the launch of the EVT, a new water-cooled modular resistor. Building upon the success of the EV2, which is used Read More

TDK uses GaN PFC to shrink 500W ac-dc power brick

TDK has moved to GaN transistors to reduce the size of its 504W ac-dc power supply, which has a 101.6 x 61mm footprint. Source: TDK Read More

Manufacturers and Distributors Weigh in on Shortages

Electronics OCMs and Distributors Weigh in on Shortages, Tariffs & 2019 EPS News Full coverage Source: Electronics OCMs and Distributors Weigh in on Shortages, Read More

Ohmite Acquires the Capacitor Businesses from Kanthal 

The Heico Companies announced that its subsidiary Ohmite Manufacturing has completed the acquisition of the electronic components business of Kanthal, a part of Sandvik Read More

Micron to buy Intel out from manufacturing venture 

Memory chip maker Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, Idaho) has said it intends to acquire Intel’s remaining interest in the IM Flash Technologies LLC (Lehi, Read More

U.S. Bans Exports to Chinese DRAM Maker 

Commerce Dept. says that Fujian Jinhua’s DRAM production poses a risk to U.S. national security. Source: U.S. Bans Exports to Chinese DRAM Maker | Read More

Teledyne e2v and partners to build ultra-precise atomic clocks

Teledyne e2v’s Quantum Group has announced that it is collaborating with a team of science and industry experts on the iqClock project to commercialise Read More

Rohm aims for top notch of SiC market

Rohm Semiconductor is expanding its production capacity for SiC (silicon carbide)-based wafers and components as it aims to become the world’s largest supplier of Read More

Smartphone slump weighs on Japan’s electronic suppliers

TOKYO — Japan’s major electronic parts makers are seeing a slowdown in demand as smartphones prove a less reliable growth driver. Source: Smartphone slump weighs Read More

TI 600V GaN FET power stages  supports applications up to 10kW

Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc (TI) has launched a portfolio of ready-to-use 600V gallium nitride (GaN) 50mΩ and 70mΩ power stages to support applications up Read More

Intel Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results

Intel Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results

Satellite subsystem design simplified

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the ISL70591SEH and ISL70592SEH radiation-hardened precision current sources designed to provide current excitation to Read More

Intel restructures manufacturing organization

The organization was split into three groups. Two of them will be led by Oregon-based executives. Source: Intel restructures manufacturing organization

3D-printed supercapacitor electrode breaks records in lab tests

This schematic illustration shows the fabrication of a 3D-printed graphene aerogel/manganese oxide supercapacitor electrode. (Credit: Yat Li et al., Joule, 2018)This scanning electron microscope Read More

HyperX Ships 60 Million Memory Modules 

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As HyperX begins shipping Cloud Mix™, its first Bluetooth-enabled gaming and lifestyle headset this month, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Read More

TowerJazz Increases ITAR Portfolio

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., October 15, 2018 – TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced the Company is increasing its technology portfolio that is compliant Read More

Intel, Arm to Collaborate on IoT 

Semiconductor industry powerhouses aim to reduce the complexity associated with the onboarding process for IoT devices. Source: Intel, Arm to Collaborate on IoT | Read More

Ideal Power’s DC/DC Converters for Medical Applications

Ideal Power, leaders in power conversion, announced the availability of the 43MPM20 series of DC/DC converters from P-Duke, a Taiwanese manufacturer. The 43MPM20 modules Read More

Ohmcraft Designs Resistor Network for the Detection of Neutrinos

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 18, 2018 / — For seven years, Ohmcraft has worked closely with a world-class scientific research center to Read More

Murata expects MLCC shortage to last another 2 years

CHIBA, Japan, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Japanese electronics components firm Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd expects shortages of tiny ceramic components to last for another Read More

IL Capacitor Expands its line of Conduction Cooled Capacitors

Illinois Capacitor has expanded their lineup of their HC and LC Series Conduction Cooled Capacitors, to include new direct mounting options on the HC Read More

Micross Announces New Executive Appointment 

Micross Components (“Micross”) headquartered in Orlando, FL is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Worthington as General Manager of Micross Components, Crewe. Mr. Read More

Microsemi Bosses Slap Lawsuit On Microchip

The Microsemi executive team fired following the company’s acquisition by Microchip Technology is not going quietly. They have announced they are suing Microchip Technology Read More

Teledyne e2v announces 11Mpixel CMOS image sensor for high-speed applications 

Teledyne e2v, a Teledyne Technologies company and global innovator of imaging solutions, announces the expansion of its Lince family of image sensors with a Read More

Intel’s FPGA strategy comes into focus 

Three years after acquiring FPGA maker Altera for $16.7 billion, Intel’s strategy and positioning is coming into focus with the disclosure of its plans Read More

Samtec Acquires Precision Connector, Inc (PCI) 

Actually, we are announcing that we recently acquired the assets and going-forward business relationship of Precision Connector, Inc., or PCI. PCI specializes in design Read More

Nvidia Enters ADAS Market via AI-Based Xavier

Nvidia is in Munich to declare war that it is coming after the ADAS market. It’s now pushing its AI-based Xavier SoC – originally Read More

Micron Places $100 Million AI Bet

DRAM giant Micron will invest up to $100 million on AI startups, it said at an event where it discussed plans for 3DXPoint, HBM, Read More

Taiyo Yuden Integrated Report for 2018

Taiyo Yuden Integrated Report for 2018

ams Q2 Fiscal Year 2018 Results Overview

ams Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results Overview

Apple Pays $600M for Dialog’s PMIC Business 

Apple will acquire majority of Dialog Semi’s power management IC business — including personnel and facilities — for about $600 million. Source: Apple Pays Read More

3D sensing component demand set to boom

Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) component demand for 3D sensing modules is set to boom in 2019 and 2020, as more non-Apple smartphone vendors will Read More

Evolving supercapacitor technologies 

EEStor’s Ian Clifford and Bryan Kelly tell SciTech Europa about their new innovative solid state electrical storage technology that aims to initially disrupt the Read More

CAP-XX announces licence agreement with TDK Corp – CAP-XX said Monday TDK Corporation had agreed to licence a family of the company’s patents on a non-exclusive basis for a range Read More

KEMET Kicks Off 100-Year Celebration and Megatrends at Electronica 2018 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET, a leading global supplier of electronic components, will use Electronica 2018 to begin its Read More

Skeleton teams up with DIMAC RED

Ultracapacitor manufacturer, Skeleton Technologies, has signed a contract with the Italian company DIMAC RED S.p.A. for distribution and technical cooperation in Heavy Transportation and Read More

AVX Introduces High Frequency Integrated Thin Film Band-Pass Filters 

Available in five frequency bands spanning 1,308–4,320MHz for compatibility with a broad range of wireless applications, the new BP Series multilayer, ITF band-pass filters Read More

Boeing Embraces Embedded FPGAs 

The aerospace giant signs a licensing deal with embedded FPGA startup Flex Logix. Source: Boeing Embraces Embedded FPGAs | EE Times

MLCC Shortages by Case Size: 2018 

Over the past 30 years the multilayered ceramic chip capacitor (MLCC) has increased its worldwide production capacity from hundreds of millions of pieces to Read More

Sensor Fusion Drives MEMS and Imaging

The MEMS & Sensors Summit provided fresh evidence that sensors are becoming more sophisticated, compact, extremely intelligent, and pervasive in all areas of modern Read More

Custom MMIC receives Gold Supplier Award from BAE Systems

Monolithic microwave integrated circuit developer Custom MMIC of Westford, MA, USA has received a Gold Supplier rating (for the 12-month period ending to end-June) Read More

AVX Introducing New RC Equalizer Networks 

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 1, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna Read More

Capacitech offers Cable Based Supercaps

Source: Capacitech Energy datasheet The CBC Cable Based Capacitor is a new type of Capacitor which is built on the surface of a wire. Read More

EPCOS AG changes its name to TDK Electronics AG 

TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) announces that it has changed the name of its subsidiary EPCOS AG to TDK Electronics AG. The name change of EPCOS Read More

How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate US Companies 

In 2015, Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming Read More

Intel acknowledges supply issues, will prioritize premium chips 

Intel interim CEO Bob Swan issued an uncharacteristically frank letter today, highlighting the company’s supply issues. The executive blames the surprising growth of an Read More

Lockheed selects Harris to deliver F-35’s next-gen processor

Lockheed Martin has selected Harris Corporation to develop and deliver the next generation Integrated Core Processor (ICP) for the F-35 fighter jet. Source: Lockheed Read More

Panasonic offers 150°C through-hole conductive polymer hybrid capacitors 

Panasonic Industry Europe is expanding its conductive polymer hybrid aluminium electrolytic capacitor range with its new ZF series products, rated at 1,000 hours at Read More

Spire health tags using CAP-XX supercaps launched in Apple stores

CAP-XX, a world leader in supercapacitors, is pleased to announce that Apple Inc. (“Apple”) has selected the Spire Health Tag wearable device, which incorporates Read More

First wrist-worn wearables platform rolls for ECG, HR, and temp monitoring 

Maxim Integrated claims the first wrist-worn platform for ECG, heart rate, and temperature monitoring that cuts design time by up to six months Source: Read More

Wrights Group signs five-year deal with Skeleton for ultracapacitors

Wrights Group signs five-year deal with Skeleton for ultracapacitors Transport Engineer Full coverage Source: Wrights Group signs five-year deal with Skeleton for ultracapacitors

ams AS6501 Offers Speed and Precision for Medical Imaging Applications

ams, a supplier of sensor solutions, introduced the AS6501, a two-channel time-to-digital converter (TDC) which enables high-speed scanning and high precision in single-beam optical Read More

Pan International sees passive component shortages ease

Pan International, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, expects sales from its electronic manufacturing service (EMS) business to pick up in the second half Read More

ams offers PCAP04 Capacitance-to-Digital Converters 

ams PCAP04 Capacitance-to-Digital Converters (CDCs) feature an integrated Digital Signal Processor (DSP) for on-chip data post-processing. These converters’ front-end is based on PICOCAP principle which Read More

Three ways to weather a ceramic capacitor shortage 

Capacitor manufacturers are aware of the challenges that supply shortages bring and can help designers with alternative options — selecting different values, evaluating other Read More

Littelfuse launches its first 1700V SiC MOSFETs

Littelfuse Inc of Chicago, IL, USA, which provides circuit protection technologies (including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors), has expanding its portfolio of Read More

Murata invests $354m in new plant as iPhones drive parts demand

Murata plans to boost capacity 20% by 2019. TOKYO — Murata Manufacturing plans to build a new ceramic capacitor plant in Japan and revamp Read More

Imec, Taiwan national lab collaborate on imaging and optics

Imec has signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s Instrument Technology Research Center of National Applied Research Laboratories (ITRC-NARLabs) under which both research centers Read More

NEO Tech Receives Microelectronics Reaccreditation from DMEA

NEO Tech, a leading microelectronic and RF solutions provider for defense contractors and U.S. government agencies, announces that it received reaccreditation by the Department Read More

Skyworks launches LTE front-end module for IoT applications

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which makes analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has launched the SKY68020-11, an LTE-M/NB-IoT (narrow-band Internet of Things) front-end Read More

Panasonic releases Safety-rated Automotive Film Capacitors

The new AEC-Q200 qualified ECQUA (Class X2-rated) series (Metallized Polypropylene Film Capacitors) from Panasonic Industry Europe benefits from Panasonic’s original in-house patterned metallization process Read More

Good Things Come in Small Packages: A Capacitor Technology Update

To-date, the evolution of electronic components such as capacitors, resistors, diodes, and RF filters has trended toward continued miniaturization while retaining as many parametrics Read More

Toshiba Memory and WDC opens new memory fab

Toshiba Memory Corporation and Western Digital have officially opened a new semiconductor fabrication facility, Fab 6, and Memory R&D Center, at its Yokkaichi operations Read More

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Reinvent Capacitor Applications

Electric (EV), hybrid (HV) and plug-in hybrid (PHV) vehicles are becoming increasingly popular for use as personal cars, buses, trams, trains, industrial trucks, forklifts Read More

AVX: Component shortages require better communications, more transparency 

A common thread running throughout the component market is rising demand, which crosses a variety of end-market sectors, contributing to passive component shortages Source: Read More

USAF’s GaN technology to be transferred to BAE Systems 

BAE Systems has signed a cooperative agreement with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for Phase 1 of a technical effort to transition Read More

SemiGen Strengthens PCB Assembly, Test Capabilities

After moving into their new state-of-the- art facility, SemiGen Inc., an ISO and ITAR registered outsource for RF and microwave contract assembly, automated PCB Read More

Osram’s gunning for the top spot of photonics

“Osram is very well positioned strategically and financially for the technologies and trends of the future. We are becoming the leading photonics champion,” says Read More

Ampere Ships Arm-Based Server SoC to Lenovo

Ampere, led by former Intel President Renee James, is shipping its first Arm-based server SoC. It’s not clear if Ampere represents the industry shake-up Read More

Teledyne e2v HiRel launches 650V/60A GaN FET

Teledyne e2v HiRel Electronics of Milpitas, CA, USA (a a business unit of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group that provides solutions, sub-systems and components Read More

Miniaturized Integration Comes To RF Passive Filters

Traditional, discrete, passive RF filters are following the trend of digital circuits, becoming smaller in size and more integrated into a package. New material Read More

2018 Top 10 Connector Suppliers 

The results of the 2018 Bishop & Associates U.S. Customer Satisfaction Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry are in. We reveal the top 10 Read More

Apple’s new iPhones are powered by the industry’s first 7nm chips 

Unsurprisingly, Apple today announced its newest generation of iPhones. And with that, it also announced its new chips: the A12 Bionic. Source: Apple’s new Read More

Murata: MLCC Lead Times Continue to Stretch; Parts Go EOL

Ceramic capacitor manufacturers including AVX, KEMET, Taiyo Yuden and TDK are all quoting extended lead times and managing product allocation. Source: Murata: Ceramic Capacitor Read More

TE Connectivity to close plant in Worcester, lay off 86 

High-tech manufacturer TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) will lay off 86 people in Worcester in the coming months as it shuts down a cable-manufacturing Read More

Passive component shortages drive new supply strategies at Kemet 

Currently, many MLCCs and resistors in the industry are on allocation or are quoting lead times well into 2019. But the supply shortages are Read More

Renesas seeks synergies in budding fields with IDT deal 

PALO ALTO, U.S. — In buying U.S.-based Integrated Device Technology for $6.7 billion, Renesas Electronics envisioned partnerships in fields that could produce synergies through complementary Read More

Milpower Source to provide power electronics for DARPA drone project

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Military systems integrators at Dynetics Inc. in Huntsville, Ala., needed mission-critical power electronics for a U.S. military research program that seeks Read More

IP&E Users Get Creative as Component Shortages Linger

This year, the interconnect, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) industry hit an inflection point. New and growing markets, including automotive, smart phones, telecommunications equipment and industrial Read More

Vishay Intertechnology Diversifies as End-Markets Expand

Known for specialized components, Vishay is enjoying the opportunity to sell to a broader audience in the face of demand that is outstripping supply. Read More

Polymer capacitors versus multilayer ceramic capacitors

The semiconductor industry has set trends in current and future electronic devices, namely efficient power consumption, increasing load current, miniaturisation and higher switching frequencies. Read More

Q’comm Winds Up Smartwatches

Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset for smartwatches two days before Apple is expected to update its mobile device lineup. Source: Q’comm Winds Read More

Ohmcraft Resistors for Electrostatic Paint Spraying Applications

ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES, September 7, 2018 / — ROCHESTER, N.Y., August XX, 2018 — To achieve the unmatched quality of the paint finish Read More

Flash Memory Summit brings new tech to the table

Advancements from Everspin, Toshiba, and UMC are only a few examples of some of the latest memory technologies reaching the market this year Source: Read More

CoolGaN Enters the Mass Market

Gallium nitride is a very hot topic also at Infineon. At PCIM Europe we spoke to Dr. Steffen Metzger, Senior Director High Voltage Conversion Read More

Renesas Mulls Bid for IDT 

Deal reportedly worth more than $6 billion under discussion. Source: Renesas Mulls Bid for IDT | EE Times

Syfer automotive AEC-Q200 MLCCs stretched to 4kV

Syfer has added higher voltage ceramic capacitors to its AEC-Q200 series of MLCCs, extending maximum working voltage in the series from 2kV up to Read More

ECIA & PRI Release of Audit Criteria for Counterfeit Mitigation

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and the Performance Review Institute (PRI) are pleased to announce the release of audit checklist AC7403. This checklist Read More

Wafer thinning needed to boost silicon power devices performance

Wafer thinning technology is expected to play an increasingly crucial role in Taiwan’s power discrete device supply chain, as the technology can work well Read More

TDK offers DC link capacitor for inverters 

For the DC link of inverters, TDK has introduced an EPCOS film capacitor with dimensions of just 40 x 58 mm (d x l) with Read More

Cypress unveils flash memory for industrial and automotive

Cypress Semiconductor unveiled its Semper NOR Flash memory family that delivers a combination of safety and reliability for automotive and industrial applications. Source: Flash Read More

Micron to Invest $3B in Virginia Fab Expansion 

U.S. chip maker says expansion will add 1,100 jobs at DRAM fab by 2030. Source: Micron to Invest $3 Billion in Virginia Fab Expansion Read More

13 Hot Chips from Summer 2018 

Hot Chips showed processors and AI accelerators from the ambitious to the clever and incremental for smartphones, servers, and IoT. Source: 13 Hot Chips Read More

Component manufacturing to take up 36% of robot use in Taiwan

Manufacturing of electronic components including ICs and PCBs will account for 36% of collaborative robots to be deployed in Taiwan in the future, followed Read More

China passive component firms expanding global presence

China-based passive component makers have been expanding their business scale and production capacities at a gradual pace, and are set to pose a growing Read More

Panasonic to move European headquarters out of UK

BERLIN — Panasonic will move its European headquarters from outside London to Amsterdam in October to avoid potential tax issues linked to the U.K.’s Read More

Custom MMIC launches LNA with 0.6dB noise and spanning 2-6GHz

Monolithic microwave integrated circuit developer Custom MMIC of Westford, MA, USA has launched a gallium arsenide (GaAs) low-noise amplifier (LNA) MMIC with broadband noise Read More

X-Fab to double 6-inch SiC foundry capacity

X-Fab has announced plans to double their 6-inch silicon carbide (SiC) process capacity at its fab in Lubbock, Texas in response to increased customer Read More

Renesas steps into fabless future to lead self-driving age 

TOKYO — Renesas Electronics’ talks toward acquiring U.S.-based Integrated Device Technology, a fabless chip design house known for expertise in technology for autonomous vehicles, symbolize Read More

MLCC: What’s the Worse That Could Happen? 

The multilayered ceramic chip capacitor is ceramic and metal that have been combined in a creative way on a massive scale. This article asks Read More

Teledyne e2v 2M CMOS image sensor for high-speed scanning and barcode reading 

Teledyne e2v, a Teledyne Technologies company and global innovator of imaging solutions, announces Snappy 2 megapixel, a new CMOS image sensor designed for barcode Read More

AVX Wet Tantalum Series Now Rated for 175°C 

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has increased the maximum operating temperature Read More

Graphene-based Ultracaps Capture Energy from 10-Meter Waves

ONS, Norway, 28th of August 2018.  Skeleton Technologies and MJR Power and Automation Ltd. have signed a contract to commercialize Skeleton Technologies ultracapacitors in MJR’s Read More

Electronic Component Shortages Will Worsen Through Q4

Electronic component supplies are only going to get tighter as 2018 approaches calendar Q4. Demand remains at or above normal levels in the automotive, Read More

ADI breaks ground on new global headquarters

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), has officially broken ground on its new global headquarters in Wilmington, Massachusetts. The expanded facility will feature laboratories, design and Read More

Apple Seeds Ams’ Ambitions 

Consorting with a monstrous system OEM like Apple has the power to vastly alter the profile of a small tech company and lift its Read More

Temp Stability Assessment of GaN Devices with Ta Capacitors

EPCI AVX Corporation asked EPCI to have a look at use of tantalum capacitors on board of GaN power amplifiers and perform some experimental Read More

Vicor offers BGA package option for Cool-Power buck regulator portfolio 

The PI354x-00-BGIZ is the latest addition to the 48V Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator portfolio, offering a new BGA package option to the existing PI354x-00-LGIZ Read More

Murata to boost MEMS production in Finland

Murata Manufacturing announced it is investing $45 million in the purchase of two factory buildings and the construction of a third to manufacture micro Read More

Evolving supercapacitor technologies

EEStor’s Ian Clifford and Bryan Kelly tell SciTech Europa about their new innovative solid state electrical storage technology that aims to initially disrupt the Read More

Skyworks Enables Next Gen Heart Defibrillators 

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that its high Read More

Size of Chipmaker Acquisitions May Have Peaked 

Increased regulatory scrutiny, global trade uneasiness and complexity of mega-mergers may have put a ceiling on deal sizes — at least for now. Source: Read More

TTI MLCC Market Udpdate

TTI MLCC Market Update

Microchip Chief Spells Out Microsemi Actions 

It’s fair to say Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip Technology was not impressed once he and his colleagues got access to all the information Read More

Nvidia unveils new Turing-based Quadro RTX series professional GPUs

Nvidia has announced its first Turing architecture-based GPUs including Quadro RTX 8000, Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000.The new products were unveiled by Read More

Apple wants to build health chip for biometric data 

Apple is working on a dedicated custom health chip that would help it process biometric data from its suite of devices, according to job Read More

Purdue re-designs FETs

Purdue University researchers have created a design for FETs which makes them promising candidates for next generation nanodevices. Source: Purdue re-designs FETs

Schurter Fuse Surpresses Tin Whiskers and Dendrites 

SCHURTER extends the MGA range of 1206 SMD ceramic fuses to include a COTS+ version for aviation applications. The MGA-A is completely lead-free, while Read More

Semiconductor Packaging: Old Vs. New 

Over the years, the semiconductor industry has witnessed a parade of packaging innovations, such as system-in-package, semiconductor embedded in substrate, and fan-out wafer-level packaging. Read More

Modeling Parts Shortages in Passive Electronic Components 

The following diagrams illustrate the use of Big Data to model past events in supply chain disruption and to explain how they compare and Read More

Infineon partners to build smart IoT ecosystem

Infineon Technologies has signed a strategic partnership agreement with JD Group, a Chinese e-commerce business, with the aim of creating a more efficient and Read More

Panasonic Europe expands Distribution Center in Pfaffenhofen 

Panasonic Industry Europe has just expanded its European logistics centre to create an even closer link to the company’s customers in Pfaffenhofen, near Munich. Read More

Startup AI Chip Passes Road Test

Startup AlphaICs described a machine-learning processor that Visteon said beat Nvidia’s Volta GPU in an image-recognition test. Source: Startup AI Chip Passes Road Test Read More

Bendable Electronics on the Horizon

A new form of electronics manufacturing which embeds silicon nanowires into flexible surfaces could lead to radical new forms of bendable electronics, scientists say. Read More

Avnet Wins Back Microsemi Global Franchise

The Microchip Technology/Microsemi Corp. distribution channel is beginning to gel following the March acquisition of Microsemi by Microchip. Microsemi has joined Microchip in its Read More

Allegro MicroSystems opens R&D centre in Prague

Allegro MicroSystems has established a research and development centre in the Czech Republic.It currently has two dozen engineers and will work on ICs for Read More

KOA Speer rolls out anti-surge chip resistor

KOA Speer Electronics introduced the WG73 wide-terminal-type, surge-current flat chip resistor, which outperforms KOA’s WK73 series in pulse-withstanding voltage. The chip resistor is available Read More

MLCC Alternatives: Polymer capacitors vs. MLCCs 

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SUNY Poly awarded $2m grant to make SiC-based ultra-high-voltage power chips

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TI Reports 2Q18 Revenue Up 9%

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Flextronics USA alleges companies fixed prices of resistors 

SAN FRANCISCO – A Japanese electronic manufacturing company and others already facing a class action lawsuit are now looking at more price-fixing allegations in Read More

Capacitor shortages may continue at least another year

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Rochester Electronics and ADI team to support obsolete semiconductor devices

Rochester Electronics and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) have teamed together to help customers avoid the high cost involved in requalifying existing products by replicating Read More

Murata opens new production facility in China

The Japanese company announces that it has completed its new manufacturing facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. Source: Murata opens new production facility in Read More

Winbond profits hit 17-year high in 2Q18

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Skyworks to acquire analog-system-on-chip designer Avnera

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which makes analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has signed a definitive agreement to buy private fabless semiconductor supplier Read More

Bel Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results 

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AMS Posts Q2 Operating Loss but Spreads Optimism for Rest of Year

U.S. News – Austrian chipmaker AMS on Monday reported a second-quarter operating loss due to an already communicated orders delay from… Source: Chipmaker AMS Read More

Qualcomm abandons $44bn acquisition of NXP 

After agreeing in October 2016 for its indirect subsidiary Qualcomm River Holdings B.V. to acquire automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) chip maker NXP Read More

Defense and 5G to propel RF GaN market past $1bn

RF gallium nitride (GaN) market growth continued to accelerate in 2017 and, with revenues growing at over 38% year-on-year, will exceed $1bn by 2022 Read More

Dialog Semi Halts Pursuit of Synaptics

Analog and mixed signal chip vendor says it broke off talks on acquisition without citing a reason. Source: Dialog Semi Halts Pursuit of Synaptics Read More

OEMs Should Commit to Inventory During Component Shortages

The causes, effects and implications of “The Great Component Shortage of 2018” have been thoroughly analyzed. The automotive and IoT industries have been driving unprecedented Read More

Melexis starts construction of its new building in Sofia

Melexis laid the first stone of its new building in Sofia. The facility expansion, spreading over 15’000 square metres, will further extend the complex Read More

Finisar to expand 3D VCSEL production capacity

Finisar, a supplier of 3D Sensing VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) technology, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the 9th of July to celebrate Read More

Understanding ESR in electrolytic capacitors

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DARPA has an ambitious $1.5B plan to reinvent electronics 

Last year, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which funds a range of blue-sky research efforts relevant to the US military, launched a Read More

Intel Reports Q2 FY2018 Earnings Results

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Ohmcraft Plays Critical Role Mass Spectrometry 

ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES, July 20, 2018 / — For nearly two decades, leaders in mass spectrometry have relied on Ohmcraft’s precision resistors to Read More

Future electronic components to be printed like newspapers 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making Read More

Micron and Intel to complete joint development

Micron and Intel have agreed to complete joint development for the second generation of 3D XPoint technology, which is expected to occur in the Read More

Renesas launches DC/DC controllers for POL conversions

Renesas has launched two PMBus compliant, fully digital DC/DC controllers that provide single output point-of-load (POL) conversions for FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, network processors and general Read More

Component Shortages Give OEMs Cold Feet on Inventory Commitments

OEMs struggling against the current component shortage should strive to adopt a new inventory procurement model that prioritizes high-volume, low-order purchases. Source: EBN – Read More

Xilinx acquires China AI chip startup

Xilinx has acquired DeePhi Technology, a Beijing-based AI chip startup specializing in deep compression, pruning and system-level optimization for neural networks, according to the Read More

TDK presents new robust 3-phase filter capacitors

TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) presents the new, extensive B3237* series of EPCOS MKD 3-phase capacitors for filter applications. The capacitors cover a voltage range from Read More

ams offers VOC sensors for indoor air-quality monitoring

ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, has updated the functionality of its market-leading CCS8xx family of gas sensor ICs to Read More

Analog Devices breaks ground on new global HQ

Analog Devices Inc of Norwood, MA, USA (which provides mixed-signal ICs for cable access) has officially broken ground on its new global headquarters in Read More

Intel buys eASIC

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Is There an End in Sight to the Electronic Components Crisis?

As new and innovative technology continues to evolve on a daily basis, the need for electronic components has reached unprecedented levels, with passive manufacturers in Read More

Analog Devices adds new model to LED driver line

Analog Devices has added a new model to its Power by Linear line of LED driver modules, this one supporting a wider range of Read More

Custom MMIC achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

Monolithic microwave integrated circuit developer Custom MMIC of Chelmsford, MA, USA says that its growing corporate facility at 300 Apollo Drive has been certified Read More

MLCC prices set to rise in 2H18

Murata has raised its MLCC prices by 20-30% to reflect the tight supply in the market. Taiwan-based MLCC suppliers including Yageo, Walsin Technology and Read More

Bosch and Daimler select Nvidia AI platform

Bosch and Daimler to source Drive Pegasus platform AI processors and software supplied by the U.S. AI computing company Nvidia. Source: Bosch and Daimler Read More

Aptiv acquires Winchester Interconnect

Aptiv has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Winchester Interconnect from an affiliate of Snow Phipps Group for USD 650 million. Based in Read More

ams AS6200C Digital Temperature Sensor 

ams AS6200C Digital Temperature Sensor features high measurement accuracy (±0.2°C) and low power consumption (6µA operation and 0.1µA standby). The AS6200C sensor communicates via Read More

Automotive Advances Offer Big Win for Electronic Component Makers

Increasingly, consumers are looking for, and willing to pay for, newer and cooler features and advances in safety and security. Electronic components are a Read More

Thermoelectric generator powers IoT sensors on only 5ºC from body heat

Japanese researchers have found a new spin on the old themoelectric generator game of minimising thermal conductivity while maximising output power, achieving of 12μW/cm2 from a thermal Read More

ams’ VCSEL arrays bring face recognition to Android-based smartphones

ams of Premstaetten, Austria, which designs and makes high-performance sensor and analog solutions, a supplier of high performance sensor solutions, says that its PMSIL Read More

AVX Qualified for MIL-PRF-123 Capacitors at its Corporate HQ

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 10, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is Read More

AVX offers DLA-spec base metal electrode MLCCs

Space-level X7R base metal electrode (BME) multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) with M and T reliability levels are approved to the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA’s) Read More

With BMW adopting tech, WiTricity sees bet on electric cars paying off 

When WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen last year made the “agonizing” decision to lay off a number of employees and refocus the wireless-charging company around Read More

Intel at 50: Gordon Moore on the Founding of Intel

Electronics – Intel – In advance of Intel’s 50th anniversary, Gordon Moore offered an interview about the company’s early days and the personalities that… Read More

ams launches new light sensors for smart home devices 

Family of compact, high-sensitivity and low-power optical sensors expand functionality for broad range of consumer electronic displays and LED illumination. Source: ams launches new Read More

SDK expands high-grade SiC epi production 

Tokyo-based Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) is to further expand its capacity for producing high-quality-grade silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers for power semiconductors – marketed Read More

Mediatek bids for Apple modem slot

Mediatek’s 5G 3GPP modem, Helio M70, claims 5Gbps speeds which sets a bar for Intel to reach if it is to retain its slot Read More

Finisar to open new TX 3D VCSEL production facility 

Finisar Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, which makes optical communication modules and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) for 3D sensing applications, is to hold a Read More

Passives Cram More Power into Ever-Smaller Packages

The trend throughout the high-frequency industry is to design passive components that can handle higher power levels with effective thermal management in tighter spaces Read More

Murata expands MLCC production capacity at Fukui factory 

Fukui Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a manufacturing subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. located in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, has acquired a new site to Read More

ABB invests $30M in new transformer components factory in Sweden

ABB is investing more than $30 million in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing unit, under construction at the company’s complex in Ludvika, Sweden. The new Read More

Knowles electronic components for the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is one that relies heavily on supply chains and procurement – with no one manufacturer having the capability to produce all Read More

Epistar spins off VCSEL wafer foundry business

Epistar’s Board of Directors has approved plans to spin off its semiconductor foundry business into a separate wholly owned entity. The yet-to-be-named firm is Read More

Bosch invests EUR 1B in German chip plant

The European chip manufacturer has started building a new factory in Dresden (Germany) that will host 700 employees and produce semiconductors for automotive technology Read More

Ohmcraft Helps Hubble Telescope Celebrate its 28th Anniversary 

ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES, June 26, 2018 / — For more than 28 years, NASA’s Space Hubble Telescope has been capturing spectacular images of Read More

Murata offers new NFC variable capacitor series

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has launched an NFC*1 variable capacitor*2 (LXRW19V201-058) with improved capabilities to withstand voltage*3. This product is mainly intended for use Read More

Tariffs on Chinese Semiconductors Could Slow Growth

Industry associations say new 25% protective tariffs on semiconductors and other products made in China are counterproductive and don’t address intellectual property issues. Source: Read More

Cornell Dubilier Offers Film Capacitor for UPS & Filtering Apps

Cornell Dubilier announces the availability of its newest Metalized Polypropylene Film Capacitors for UPS, AC power supplies and general AC filtering applications. Source: 951C Read More

Silicon wafer prices likely to spiral upward through 2025

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Micron says good times to continue for memory

Enterprise – ZDNet News – Both DRAM and flash memory pose plenty of technology challenges. At the VLSI Symposia, Micron explained how it has Read More

As Future Batteries, Hybrid Supercaps Are Super-Charged

A newly discovered supercapacitor has the highest energy density of any comparable system as demonstrated by a team of Molecular Foundry users and staff. Read More

Packaging technology shrinks MEMS switches by 60%

As intricate and complex as electronic systems have become in the digital world, they still rely on some of the same essential building blocks Read More

Chip Industry Holds Its Breath as Trade War Heats Up

Semiconductor industry analysts and market watchers expressed concern after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion Read More

Melexis integrates sensing and motor drive functions

Melexis, the Belgian automotive IC specialist, has launched a two chip chip-set incorporating the sense and brushed motor drive functions for primarily automotive applications such as Read More

DRAM vendors reportedly facing hefty antitrust fines in China

Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology – the world’s top-3 DRAM vendors – could be fined up to US$8 billion in China over Read More

Lansdale Wins Raytheon’s Supplier Excellence Award

Dale Lillard, President, Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc., recently announced that the company achieved a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems for the Read More

Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection Announces New 0678 Series Fuses

Jersey City, NJ [June 19, 2018] Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection, a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and premier global manufacturer of fuses, announces Read More

Safety is Why Intel Bought Mobileye

A year ago, I recognized that Intel’s end-to-end platform for autonomous driving wasn’t complete.Large gaps existed. We couldn’t create the amazing experiences we wanted Read More

Analog Devices opens innovation garage in downtown Boston

Semiconductor maker Analog Devices, one of the largest technology companies in Massachusetts, has relocated its innovation garage from Cambridge to a new space in Read More

Finisar’s Q4 revenue falls 6.7% due to lower China demand

For full-year fiscal 2018 (ended 29 April), fiber-optic communications component and subsystem maker Finisar Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA has reported revenue of $1316.5m, Read More

Restricted MLCC supply focuses on re-design activity

The case sizes of Multi-Layered Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC) available today are seemingly ever shrinking, which coupled with a long term reduction in manufacturing capacity Read More

Taiwan passive component exports see second year of growth 

The nation’s exports of passive components — including resistors, capacitors and inductors — grew by a double-digit percentage for the second straight year last Read More

KEMET Offer Class-I & II MLCCs Qualified to MIL-PRF-32535 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced that it is Read More

Broadcom lays off 1100 employees after Brocade merger 

Broadcom said it had laid off about 1100 employees across its businesses to cut costs after its merger with Brocade Communications Systems. Source: Broadcom lays Read More

Raytheon Recognizes Mercury’s Oxnard Facility for RF Capabilities

Mercury’s Oxnard, Calif. Facility, recently recognized by Raytheon for its excellence, produces a wide range of microwave and millimeter-wave components. Source: Raytheon Recognizes Mercury’s Read More

Diode maker HYE enters into car vendor supply chain

Taiwan-based HY Electronic (HYE) with its automotive diodes has entered into the supply chain of Mercedes-Benz, according to industry sources. A ramp-up of orders Read More

SemiGen adds foundry capabilities and hi-rel screening services

SemiGen Inc of Manchester, NH, USA – an ISO- and ITAR-registered RF/microwave assembly, automated PCB manufacturing, and RF Supply Center – says that, after Read More

SABIC expands portfolio of film dielectrics for capacitors 

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will introduce at PCIM (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion) Europe 2018, in booth #6-138, two new Read More

Globalfoundries to cut 5% of workforce

Globalfoundries has disclosed plans to cut 5% of its global workforce, or about 900 employees, with the layoff to take place mainly in Europe Read More

Knowles EMI offers filters for Hi-Rel applications

Manufacturers of electronic equipment for Hi-Rel applications often struggle to meet stringent EMC and safety standards. Knowles Precision Devices (KPD) has a range of Read More

Ohmcraft Resistors Ensure Safety and Reliability of Military Weapons

ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES, June 11, 2018 / — From missiles to mines, fuzing mechanisms are used to stabilize, arm and detonate explosive weapons Read More

Würth Elektronik eiSos introduces another MagI³C power module 

Waldenburg (Germany), 12 June 2018 – Würth Elektronik eiSos, leading manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, expands its product family of MagI³C power modules Read More

SSD will maintain supplies of DDR3 modules

In the face of the discontinuation of DDR3 modules by some manufacturers, Solid State Supplies announces that it will continue to supply fully equivalent Read More

Dialog and Synaptics reported to be in talks

Synaptics, the keyboard interface specialist by founded by Federico Faggin and Carver Mead, is reported by Bloomberg to be in talks with Dialog about Read More

Yageo will not drop production of commodity MLCCs

Taiwan leading passive component maker Yageo will still do its best to satisfy customer demand for standard-type MLCCs for consumer devices despite its enhanced Read More

Nawa ultracap hybrid boosts power and efficiency of Li-Ion batteries

Combining the unique strengths of lithium batteries with crazy-fast charging, carbon ultra-capacitors could save a ton of weight and add significant range and power Read More

Imec makes CMOS 140GHz radar-on-chip

Imec claims to have developed the the world’s first CMOS 140GHz radar-on-chip with integrated antennas in standard 28nm technology and is looking for partners to Read More

AMD: Intel’s Chip Manufacturing Troubles ‘A Real Tailwind For Us’ 

A senior AMD executive called Intel’s manufacturing troubles “a gift” that gives the semiconductor giant’s largest rival an “unexpected” advantage in delivering faster, more Read More

VisIC raises $10m to expand GaN power device portfolio 

VisIC Technologies Ltd of Nes Ziona, Israel – a fabless developer of power conversion devices based on gallium nitride (GaN) metal-insulator-semiconductor high-electron-mobility transistors (MISHEMTs) Read More

Shortages are proving to be a thorn in the side for buyers 

Electronics purchasers are employing a variety of tactics and strategies to manage current component shortages.For the last eight months or so, many electronics buyers Read More

AVX Launches High-Temp Wet Tantalum Capacitor Series 

Ideal for military, aerospace, industrial, & oil drilling equipment, the new high-CV TWA-X Series capacitors are resistant to mechanical shock & high-frequency vibration per Read More

Vesper Aims to Amplify MEMS Microphone Production

When Vesper Technologies raised $23 million in funding last month, the MEMS microphone maker’s investors included many of the major players in voice-controlled devices. Source: Read More

COTS in space: decisions making 

Decisions are the hardest thing to make, especially if it is a choice between where you should be and where you want to be. Read More

TDK offers compact and robust AC filter capacitors

TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) presents a new series of EPCOS MKP AC capacitors for filter applications. The components of the B33331V* series are designed for Read More

KEMET Introduces Film Caps for High Power, High Frequency Apps 

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced two new series of Read More

Rohm plans to expand SiC production

Rohm has announced plans for a new production building at the Apollo plant in Chikugo, Japan. The expanded production capacity is intended to meet Read More

Teledyne e2v’s European first for aerospace DLA certification

Teledyne e2v is highlighting its new certification for manufacturing both hermetically and non-hermetically sealed Flip-Chip microcircuits, for aerospace and defense applications. Source: Teledyne e2v’s Read More

Imec demoes chip cooling package

Conventional solutions realize cooling through combining heat exchangers that are bonded to heat spreaders that are then attached to the chip backside. Source: Imec Read More

Analog Devices to expand, move HQ to Wilmington

Analog Devices owns a 40-acre campus at 804 Woburn St. in Wilmington, where it currently has about 500,000 square feet of office, R&D and Read More

Rohm and GaN Systems Join Forces

Rohm and GaN Systems have announcedtheir collaboration in the GaN Power Semiconductor business, with the goal ofcontributing to the continuing evolution of power electronics. Read More

Component Shortages Exacerbate Counterfeit Worries

Components of all sorts, from passives to semiconductors, have lately been in short supply, which has OEMs worried. Worse, as manufacturers scramble to meet Read More

Toshiba completes $18bn sale of flash memory unit 

TOKYO — Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba  said Friday that it has completed the sale of its flash memory subsidiary, Toshiba Memory, to a consortium Read More

VCSEL manufacturers select ClassOne electroplating systems

ClassOne Technology of Kalispell, MT, USA says that in recent months it has sold Solstice electroplating systems to leading providers of vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser Read More

Siemens to Acquire Enlighted Smart Sensors

Siemens Building Technologies Division has agreed to acquire the Silicon Valley-based smart IoT system firm Enlighted Inc. In other Enlighted related news, Enlighted made Read More

AVX Releases New High Reliability SCM Series

AVX’s new series of plastic, epoxy-filled supercapacitor modules feature high reliability when used in elevated temperatures and/or high humidity conditions. Source: AVX Releases New High Read More

Nvidia wants to dominate the AI cloud arms race 

Its new chip platform, unveiled in Taiwan, combines AI and high-performance computing. Source: Nvidia wants to dominate the AI cloud arms race – MIT Read More

Don’t let ESR waste power and cook capacitors 

Back in school when being introduced to the basics of electrical engineering, we learned that the ideal capacitor was a simple, basic reactive element. Read More

Analog Devices Reports Q2 Financial Results

NORWOOD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI), today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter, which ended May 5, 2018.”Our focused R&D Read More

KEMET Introduces 150°C Auto Qualified Polymer Series 

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, introduced its first 150°C Automotive KO-CAP Read More

C&K Receives Int’l Automotive Task Force 16949 OK

C&K, one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches, today announced that all of its global facilities have received International Automotive Read More

Custom MMIC receives 5-Star Award from Raytheon

Monolithic microwave integrated circuit developer Custom MMIC of Westford, MA, USA has been recognized by Raytheon Company of Waltham, MA, USA with a 5-star Read More

NASA NEPP evaluates Vishay T22 tantalum wet capacitors 

Dr. Alexander Teverovsky of ASRC Federal Space and Defense has concluded design review of theT22 wet tantalum capacitor robustness for space applications. His “Evaluation Read More

Knowles launch 500Vac MLCCs from Syfer

Developed at the specific request of industrial electronics customers, Knowles brand Syfer can now offer MLCC’s, for nonsafety critical applications, up to 500Vac, 50/60Hz Read More

Bosch seeking to continue double-digit growth in China

The Bosch Group is looking to continue its growth in China, where the Germany-based supplier of technology and services achieved sales of EUR14.9 billion Read More

High-Power Evans Capacitors for Naval Operations

Evans Capacitor develops high-power density capacitors for challenging naval defence applications, with energy storage devices offering interrupted backup supply for marine subsystems. Reliable capacitors Read More

Knowles introduces MLCCs for high-rel applications 

High capacitance MLCCs for high-rel medical and military applications from Knowles Precision Devices (KPD) are designed for high capacitance value projects. Source: Knowles introduces Read More

Status of the MEMS pressure sensor industry?

According to Yole’s analysts, automotive, consumer and avionics are the most dynamic markets. In addition, market leaders are different for each market segment, except Read More

Tecate Group Announces Availability of 3V Medium-Size Ultracaps

Tecate Expands Product Offering to Include 100F to 450F 3V Cells with the TPLH™ Product Series for High-Power Applications. SAN DIEGO (PRWEB)May 21, 2018 Read More

Electronic Component Shortages: ‘No End in Sight’

Electronics component shortages are now so severe that some OEMs believe their growth for 2018 could be stymied if they are unable to get Read More

KEMET Expands X7R 250V Product Portfolio 

Greenville, South Carolina (May 22, 2018) – KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, has expanded its industry-leading X7R 250 Read More

Gowanda Expands Magnetics Offerings with Acquisition of HiSonic

Gowanda news Gowanda, NY (USA) – Gowanda Components Group is pleased to announce that its offerings of RF and microwave passive magnetic components are Read More

Cap-XX supercaps power wireless sensors

Wireless sensors are becoming ubiquitous. They are used in applications ranging from HVAC, industrial control, condition monitoring, security monitoring, and location tracking. Source: Sensors Read More

Infineon to build new 300mm chip factory in Austria

Infineon Technologies has announced a plan to build a new factory for power semiconductors – a fully automated chip factory for manufacturing 300mm thin Read More

Mercury offers SSDs for secure storage 

ANDOVER, Mass. – Mercury Systems Inc. in Andover, Mass., is announcing customer engagements for the company’s TRRUST-Stor secure solid-state drive (SSD) for trusted computing Read More

China Invests Billions to Accelerate Semi Development

News of Chinese plans to create a massive $47.4 billion investment fund to speed-up growth in the local semiconductor industry emerged from the Wall Read More

Skyworks’ Q2 revenue grows a more-than-expected 7% Y-O-Y

For its fiscal second-quarter 2018 (to end-March), Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has reported revenue of Read More

Yageo to Acquire Pulse Electronics

Yageo Corporation (TAIEX: 2327 TW) today announced to acquire 100% shares of Pulse Electronics, an American leading electronic components partner that helps customers build Read More

COTS in space: the radiation barrier

The road from the use of space/military electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) components in space applications to the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components in Read More

Apple suppliers brace for profit slide as gadget sales slow 

TAIPEI — Many major contract manufacturers for Apple have been suffering since the beginning of 2018, hit by a sharp decline in profits and Read More

Murata, Pegatron, Inventec dismiss reports about MLCC deals

Murata Manufacturing, Pegatron and Inventec have dismissed recent reports from Taiwan about deals they had allegedly struck over stable MLCC supply amid serious shortages Read More

Toshiba Upbeat About Chinese Review of $18B Chip Unit Sale

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp is upbeat about the prospects of clearing China’s antimonopoly review of the $18 billion sale of its chip unit, Read More

Skeleton Ultracaps for Lifeboats Increase Safety 

Lifeboats have been around for centuries with varying amounts of success at saving people’s lives at sea.The reliability of a lifeboat is crucial and Read More

AVX support ChemCam on NASA’s Curiosity Rover 

AVX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is celebrating the continuing success of NASA’s Read More

Vesper’s microphone technology attracts the biggest names in sound technology 

Vesper Technologies, a new microphone technology developer, has raised $23 million from some of the biggest names in audio technology to finance the commercialization Read More

TDK extends range of rugged DC link capacitors 

TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) has extended its range of EPCOS film capacitors for DC link applications. The B3277*H series now provides types for particularly harsh Read More

Nvidia’s Record Revenue Bolstered By Cryptocurrency Sales 

Despite Nvidia originally downplaying the impact of cryptocurrency miners on the availability and pricing problems facing the graphics card industry over the past year, Read More

TT Electronics passive components for automotive designs 

It’s hard not to feel some empathy for basic passive components. Why so? While active devices such as processors, power-management ICs, discrete power devices, Read More

Infineon to set up Dresden development centre

Infineon is setting up a Development Center at its Dresden location. The company is planning to create around 100 additional new jobs in the Read More

Vishay Launches New Ruggedized EDLC Energy Storage Capacitors 

Vishay news MALVERN, Pa. — May 10, 2018 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of ruggedized ENYCAP™ electrical double-layer Read More

Ohmcraft Resistors Ensure Accuracy on High-Speed Trains

ROCHESTER, NY, USA, May 8, 2018 / — High-speed electric trains crisscross all over Europe, and pass through and consume electricity from various power Read More

Why Would Facebook Want to Design Its Own Chips?

Facebook (FB) may be joining Apple, Amazon (AMZN), and Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google in the task of designing semiconductor components for its infrastructure systems and Read More

Vesper Named Company of the Year by NEVCA

BOSTON, May 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This week, Vesper was named the Company of the Year in Hardware, Robotics and Transportation at the Read More

EEStor Expected to Disrupt Pricing in Renewable Energy Market 

TORONTO and AUSTIN, Texas, May 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EEStor Corporation (TSX-V:ESU) (“EEStor” or the “Company”) has developed a hybrid capacitor dielectric material Read More

ECIA Issues Warning Concerning Component Shortages and Counterfeit Parts 

Atlanta, GA – The ECIA has issued a warning from its Chief Counsel, Robin Gray, on the increasing threat of counterfeit parts getting into Read More

Intel Capital pumps $72M into AI, IoT, cloud and silicon startups

Intel Capital, the investment arm of the computer processor giant, is today announcing $72 million in funding for the 12 newest startups to enter Read More

Taiyo Yuden Commercializes 1000uF MLCC

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ams releases AS73211 XYZ color sensor

Premstaetten, Austria (8 May, 2018) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today announced the release of a Read More

Supercaps Achieve High Power Capability In Miniature Packages

The increasing demand for batteries in power-intensive applications has laid the groundwork for a charged market. Design engineers are on a perpetual hunt for Read More

ES Components Acquires Residual QPL Inventory and Wafers from Vishay

ES Components LLC has acquired all residual Certified/Qualified Finished Goods, Die/Wafer inventory and associated manufacturing equipment associated with these products, from Siliconix Santa Clara,… Read More

TTM Technologies Reports Q1 2018 Results

TTM Technologies, Inc. has reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended April 2nd, 2018.  The financial results provided below for Read More

Semtech acquires US-based IC Interconnect

Semtech Corporation says that the company has acquired substantially all the assets of IC Interconnect, Inc. (ICI), a privately-held, US company that provides contract Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Price Fixing by Top DRAM Manufacturers

Consumers today filed a class-action lawsuit against the three largest manufacturers of dynamic random access memory (DRAM), stating they illegally agreed to raise prices of Read More

Comparing Prior MLCC Shortages: 2005, 2013 and 2018

This unique Paumanok comparison shows how the number of vendors that were able to move the technology of stacking high capacitance multilayered ceramic chip Read More

Osram acquiring VCSEL firm Vixar

Osram GmbH of Munich, Germany has added to its expertise in semiconductor-based optical security technology and expanded its product portfolio by acquiring Vixar Inc Read More

Bosch to Invest $120M for New Plant in Mexico

Bosch , a leading global provider of technology and services, is investing 100 million euros (120 million U.S. dollars) in a new plant in Read More

Micross Hatfield Receives AS9100, Rev. D / ISO9001:2015 Certification 

Orlando, FL, May 1, 2018 – Micross announced today that it has successfully completed the transition audit to the new revision of AS9100, Rev. Read More

Automotive Semicon Open Stellar Opportunities

New mobility trends are diversifying demand for automotive semiconductors opening new opportunities for semiconductor companies. Source: EBN – Susan Fourtane – Automotive Semiconductors Open Read More

Yageo to launch tender offer for BrightKing

Taiwan-based passive component vendor Yageo has announced plans to acquire shares of China-based BrightKing for NT$73 (US$2.46) per unit from May 4 to June Read More

Three Chinese Companies to Start Memory IC Production in 2018

China has taken a big step in its push into the memory IC industry. Three major Chinese companies are getting ready for trial production Read More

Murata expects 23% profit jump on car demand

OSAKA — Murata Manufacturing foresees a 23% jump in net profit for this fiscal year, buoyed by brisk sales of ceramic capacitors for automobiles Read More

Intel Reports Q1 FY2018 Results Overview

Intel Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results Overview

MLCC shortatges disrupting downstream production and shipments

Channel distributors of MLCCs are increasingly plagued by the growing supply shortfall of the passive component, as they can hardly find new supply sources Read More

EEStor Reports on Benefits of Its Technology for the AEC Market

TORONTO, April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EEStor Corporation (TSXV:ESU) (“EEStor” or the “Company”) announced today that it published a report detailing the comparative Read More

Double-Ordering of Electronic Components Hits ‘All-Time High’

Although the electronics supply chain has been dancing around the issue of double ordering for several quarters, a recent Morgan Stanley report finds there’s Read More

Analog Devices opens new Bengaluru facility

Analog Devices is opening its new Indian headquarters for the approximately 600 Bengaluru-based staff who make up ADI India. Source: Analog Devices opens new Read More

Beating the Heat for Emerging Electronics 

Next-generation radio frequency (RF) and digital electronics will generate more power, cranking up heat. This will increase the demand for improved cooling solutions from Read More

ams introduces smart health reference design

Premstaetten, Austria (25 April, 2018) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today announced the release of the Read More

AMS hit by iPhone X slowdown

AMS says that Q2 sales may fall to $220-250 million from $452.7 million in Q1 because of lower orders and lower forecast orders from Read More

AVX High-Reliability Solid Tantalum Capacitors 

Solid tantalum capacitors are among the most popular types of small, surface-mount capacitors for electronic applications across the consumer, automotive, aerospace, and medical device Read More

Qualcomm with 1500 job cuts

Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. is said to lay off 1’500 staff in California, the majority of which will have to leave the chipmaker’s San Diego Read More

Component Shortages Define 1H 2018 and Beyond

Component shortages, which plagued the industry last year, are likely continue and even get worse. Source: EBN – Hailey Lynne McKeefry – Component Shortages Read More

Murata to invest nearly $1B in electric-car parts 

OSAKA — Murata Manufacturing plans to invest as much as 100 billion yen ($933 million) through fiscal 2019 to boost capacity for electronic components Read More

Unabating MLCC supply crunch boon for Walsin 

Passive components maker Walsin Technology Corp (華新科) on Friday last week reported that sales, profit and earnings per share last month showed marked annual Read More

China slow-walks Qualcomm acquisition deal amid ZTE spat 

BEIJING — China cast doubt Thursday on American chipmaker Qualcomm’s effort to acquire a Dutch peer, citing competitive concerns in a move perceived by Read More

Passives: Demand continues to outstrip supply

Especially MLCC, tantalum and chip resistors are affected by this demand-supply discrepancy. The traditional slowdown in demand that is typical for January, has not Read More

Aerovox Ships 3M Defibrillator Capacitors with Zero Field Failures

Aerovox Corp., a worldwide market leader in film capacitors announces a milestone. The company has shipped over 3 million lifesaving defibrillator capacitors with NO Read More

C&K Acquires Vuillermoz

C&K, one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches, today announces that it has acquired the company Vuillermoz, a micro-mechanical components Read More

TTM completes acquisition of Anaren

PCB manufacturer, TTM Technologies has completed its acquisition of Anaren, Inc. The combined company had pro-forma 2017 revenue of USD 2.9 billion. Source: TTM Read More

TT Electronics Introducing New Space Electronics® 

Woking, UK, 16 April 2018 – TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, today introduced its New Space Electronics® Read More

ROHM: Apollo plant gets more production capacity

ROHM Semiconductor plans to construct a new building at its Apollo plant in Chikugo (Japan). Rising demand for SiC power devices, so the company, Read More

TDK Offers Soft-Termination MLCCs Keeping ESR Low

TDK Corporation claims to have developed the industry’s first soft-termination multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) with low equivalent series resistance (ESR), comparable to traditional MLCCs. Read More

CA judge orders Nichicon to pay $54M fines

SAN FRANCISCO — A Japanese company that makes electronic components found in laptops, TVs and digital cameras has been fined $54.6 million for price fixing.Nichicon Read More

EMS production disrupted by passive components shortages

Increasingly serious shortfalls in the supply of passive components have disrupted production at some major EMS firms in Taiwan, undermining their shipments to brand Read More

FLIR Lepton 3.5mm thermal camera core now available

FLIR has announced the availability of the FLIR Lepton 3.5 miniature thermal camera core, which is designed to be built into original equipment manufacturers Read More

Where Would the Semiconductor Industry Be Without Memory?

The global semiconductor industry closed with revenues of $429.1 billion last year, up 21.7 percent from $352.4 billion. Source: Where Would the Semiconductor Industry Read More

Structural MLCC Supply Shortage To Intensify 

As Japanese MLCC makers including Murata have begun to convert their capacity for general-type MLCCs to automotive MLCCs since 2017, the MLCC shortage (especially Read More

Mercury’s Multiple Sites Awarded AS9100D Certification

Mercury Systems recently received Aerospace Standard 9100D (AS9100D) accreditation for its facilities in Huntsville, Ala.; Cypress, Calif.; Oxnard, Calif.;  West Lafayette, Ind.; and Geneva, Switzerland. Read More

Tantalum/NbO to MLCC Replacement Guidelines 

MLCC capacitor market is currently going through a tough supply time period. MLCC manufactures are leaving their low margin, high volume, consumer segment and Read More

Ultracapacitors: Driving change with complementary technologies 

In much the same way that the industrial revolution changed society all those years ago, electrification is now the driving force behind the industrialisation Read More

The value of TCR in high-precision resistor selection 

Temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) is the calculation of a relative change in resistance per degree of temperature change. It is measured in ppm/°C Read More

KEMET Expands ESD Rated MLCC Product Portfolio 

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, has expanded its electrostatic discharge (ESD) Read More

Ohmcraft Celebrates Record Year of Growth 

ROCHESTER, NY, USA, April 3, 2018 / — For the second consecutive year, Ohmcraft—a leader in thick-film, high-voltage, precision resistor design and manufacturing—is celebrating Read More

China No.1 in IC package and test

IC packaging and testing in China generated $29 billion in revenue in 2017, making China the world’s largest consumer of packaging equipment and materials, Read More

Robust IoT chip orders filling 8-inch fab capacities

Strong demand for Internet of Things (IoT) related chips is filling China- and Taiwan-based pure-play foundries’ 8-inch fab capacities, according to industry sources. Source: Read More

TDK Stacked MLCCs Combine High Cap And Low ESR

TDK Corporation has developed a new series of vertically stacked MEGACAP Type MLCCs that combine high capacitance and low ESR. Source: Vertically Stacked MLCCs Read More

COTS in space: automotive EEE components, part I 

Automotive-grade electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) components are a subset of the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) EEE components population. The prime intended applications for the above Read More

Intel brings a six-core i9 CPU to laptops

With its latest batch of 8th-generation Core chips for laptops, Intel is focused on delivering even more desktop-like performance. Just take a look at Read More

Kyocera plans new ceramic packages manufacturing plant

Kyocera is to construct a new manufacturing plant on the premises of its Kagoshima Sendai manufacturing complex to increase production of ceramic microelectronic packages. Read More

Resistor Shortage: Why and How?

Compared to DRAM, NAND Flash, and FPGA, the availability of passive components; such as resistors, MLCC, and antennas, was not of any concern within Read More

Nvidia suspends all autonomous vehicle testing

Nvidia is temporarily stopping testing of its autonomous vehicle platform in response to last week’s fatal collision of a self-driving Uber car with a Read More

Knowles renames capacitor division as Knowles Precision Devices

Four years after the formation of Knowles Capacitors, made up of Dielectric Laboratories (DLI), Novacap, Syfer Technology and Voltronics, the division has been renamed as Read More

Trump Presses China to Buy More U.S. Chips 

The Trump administration is pushing China to buy more chips from U.S. firms as part of negotiations to cut the trade deficit between the Read More

Broadcom’s shareholders approve move to US

Broadcom’s shareholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the company’s redomiciliation to the United States, with over 99% of the votes cast by the shareholders voting Read More

MLCC prices to rise 40-50% in 2Q18

Major MLCC firms are set to raise their quotes by 40-50% with the new prices to be effective from April 1, according to industry Read More

AVX announces new medical-grade tantalum capacitor

AVX Corp. today announced the release of its T4Z Medical Series HRC4000 medical-grade tantalum capacitors. Source: AVX announces new medical-grade tantalum capacitors | Medical Design Read More

EUR 254 million fine for 8 capacitor makers

The European Commission has fined Elna, Hitachi Chemical, Holy Stone, Matsuo, NEC Tokin, Nichicon, Nippon Chemi-Con, Rubycon for EUR 253’935’000. Together with the immunity Read More

IBM just unveiled the ‘world’s smallest computer’

IBM is kicking off its IBM Think 2018 conference this week with “5 in 5,” a collection of IBM Research inventions and technologies “that Read More

Micross Milpitas Facility Announces Test Capabilities

Micross announces today that Silicon Turnkey Solutions, A Micross Affiliate Company (Micross STS) located in Milpitas (San Jose), California offers essential Reliability & Environmental Read More

Knowles RF Caps Deliver Increased Broadband Rejection In Reduced Footprint 

Fri, 03/16/2018 – 10:11am by Knowles Precision Devices. The new V Series capacitors deliver increased broadband rejection in a significantly reduced footprint for bypass Read More

SEMCO Celebrates New Tianjin Manufacturing Plant 

Of the 4 seasons experienced by Korea, Spring comes every year in March. As it is also the season that kicks off a new Read More

Foundry Pursues Custom Path

The SkyWater 200mm foundry in an office park outside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, shows avenues for growth making semiconductors at 90nm Read More

Broadcom Eyes New Acquisition Targets 

After Trump blocked hostile takeover of Qualcomm, Broadcom is looking at more deals, albeit smaller ones. Source: Broadcom Eyes New Acquisition Targets | EE Read More

Diode makers striving for more wafer supplies

Diode makers are striving to secure more supplies from their upstream wafer providers, as well as production capacities at their foundry partners, according to Read More

Broadcom Withdraws Offer to Acquire Qualcomm

Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) (“Broadcom”) today announced that it has withdrawn and terminated its offer to acquire Qualcomm Incorporated… Source: Broadcom Withdraws Offer to Read More

Bendable silicon wafer is just 15µm thick

A new method of creating bendable silicon chips could enable high-performance flexible electronic devices, according to research published by a team from the University Read More

‘Business as Usual’ For Microchip/Microsemi Distributors

Microchip Technology Inc.’s $10.1 billion acquisition of Microsemi Corp. will not have a short-term impact on the suppliers’ distribution relationships, Microchip chairman and CEO Read More

Taiyo Yuden Enters Alliance with ELNA

TAIYO YUDEN  announced that the meeting of its Board of Directors held on February 26, 2018 resolved to conclude an agreement to enter into Read More

ams announces TSL2740 ambient light sensor 

The TSL2740 includes both proximity detection and very-high sensitivity light-to-digital converter ambient light sensing (ALS) features. Source: TSL2740 / Ambient Light Sensors / Light Read More

Passive component supply to remain tight through 2019

The global supply of passive components is expected to remain tight through 2019, thanks to robust end-market demand, according to Pierre Chen, chairman for Read More

ADI creates internal silicon PCB for system-in-package ADCs

To increase system-in-package integration density, Analog Devices is stacking die on a passives-on-silicon substrate using technology developed at its Limerick design centre. Source: ADI Read More

Trump bans Broadcom bid

The order cannot be appealed.In a highly unusual move the President ordered Broadcom to abandon its $130 billion bid for for the San Diego Read More

AVX Releases 1.5-3KV Medium Power Film Capacitor Series 

AVX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control and antenna solutions, released two new medium power film capacitor Read More

Vishay Supports MLCCs Being Discontinued by Certain Suppliers

Vishay News MALVERN, Pa. — March 8, 2018 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it is offering a number of essential Read More

AEM SMT Solid Body Fuses Attain QPL Status

AEM, Inc. announces that its FM13 series of surface-mount solid body fuses have earned inclusion in the of Defense Logistics Agency’s Qualified Parts List Read More

Silicon wafer prices to rise over 30%

Prices for upstream wafers will rise more than 30% in 2018, according to Miin Wu, chairman for Taiwan-based Macronix International, a supplier of flash Read More

Western Digital to invest $4.6bn in JV with Toshiba

TOKYO — Western Digital will invest about 500 billion yen ($4.68 billion) over the next three years in a memory chip venture with Toshiba, helping Read More

Broadcom Pledges to Make US the Global Leader in 5G

Electronics – Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) (“Broadcom”) today pledged the following commitments regarding its offer to acquire Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:… Source: Broadcom Pledges to Read More

Toshiba still intends to sell memory unit

Despite reports that Toshiba may walk away from the proposed sale of  its memory business to a Bain-Hynix led consortium, the head of the Read More

Chip resistor makers hike quotes amid supply shortfall

Following the footsteps of MLCC, chip resistors have evolved into the seller’s market, and Taiwan suppliers have implemented a 100% hike in quotes for Read More

China Plans $31.5B Fund to Reboot Chip Industry

Chinese government plans new $31.5 billion fund aimed at renewing efforts to kickstart its domestic chip industry and offset a huge trade deficit in Read More

Alps Electric hastens merger to offset poor iPhone sales

TOKYO — Apple supplier Alps Electric says it is bringing forward its merger with subsidiary Alpine Electronics to capture synergies but the truth may Read More

TDK announces Ultra-compact DC link solution 

TDK Corporation presents an extremely compact EPCOS film capacitor for the DC link of inverters.With dimensions of just 40 mm x 58 mm (d Read More

Astrodyne TDI, Mouser Sign Distribution Agreement

Under the agreement, Mouser will distribute Astrodyne TDI’s line of EMI filters. Source: Astrodyne TDI, Mouser Sign Distribution Agreement

Passive component shortages about to ease

As the PC and handset industries enter the slow season, the tight supply of passive components from Taiwan-based companies is expected to ease later Read More

Ohmcraft Meets Demand for High Performance Resistors with $500K  Investment 

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, USA, March 2, 2018 / — To support rising demand for its products, Ohmcraft—a leader in thick-film, high-voltage, high-precision resistor design Read More

Teledyne e2v, pSemi and GaN Systems unveil fastest hi-rel GaN power solution

Teledyne e2v inc of Milpitas, CA, USA (which provides solutions, sub-systems and components to the space, transportation, defense and industrial markets) is launching a Read More

Cree buys Infineon RF power business

The transaction expands the Cree Wolfspeed business unit’s wireless market opportunity. Source: Cree buys Infineon RF power business

KEMET Introduces MLCCs for Fast-Switching WBG Semicon Apps 

SAN ANTONIO, March 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today launched KC-LINK surface mount capacitors Read More

Teledyne expands CMOS X-Ray detector manufacturing

Teledyne’s subsidiary, Teledyne DALSA, is expanding its manufacturing capacity given increased demand for the company’s proprietary CMOS-based digital X-ray detectors. Source: Teledyne expands CMOS Read More

Analog Devices Reports Revenue Growth 

NORWOOD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI), today announced financial results for its 14-week first quarter of fiscal year 2018, which ended February Read More

KEMET Introduces KONNEKT MLCC Technology 

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced new patented KONNEKT technology Read More

Microchip Technology gobbles up Microsemi for $8.3B

Consolidation in the semiconductor industry continues to heat up, as Microchip Technology Inc. today agreed to acquire its rival Microsemi Corp. in a deal valued Read More

Kyocera to spend $1bn increasing output of chip-related components

OSAKA — Japanese electronics maker Kyocera will raise capital spending to more than 100 billion yen ($935 million) in the year starting April 1, much of Read More

MLCC Shortages Are Creating Challenges in 2018

The traditional methods for addressing a parts shortage is to assume all manufacturers are the same and simply move down the supply base from Read More

Cree signs long-term deal to supply SiC wafers to Infineon

Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has signed a strategic long-term agreement (valued at well over $100m) to produce and supply its Wolfspeed 150mm Read More

Qualcomm Proposes Further Engagement with Broadcom

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that Chairman of the Board Dr. Paul E. Jacobs sent a letter on behalf of the Qualcomm Board of Directors Read More

Qualcomm debuts ‘IoT’ chip for drones and AI-powered devices

Enterprise – SiliconANGLE – Qualcomm Inc. this morning pulled back the curtains on the Snapdragon 820E, a new chip designed to power the drones Read More

TT Electronics to buy Stadium for £45.8m

Stadium Group is being acquired by TT Electronics in a £45.8million deal. According to TT, the move will position the enlarged business as an Read More

ams offers enhanced ultra-small ANC speaker driver

The AS3418 is ideally suited to enable ANC for true wireless earbuds due to its smallest size, lowest power consumption and best-in-class ANC. It Read More

Knowles EMI Filters For Hi-Rel Applications

Manufacturers of electronic equipment for Hi-Rel applications often struggle to meet stringent EMC and safety standards. Source: SYFER Branded EMI Filters For Hi-Rel Applications Read More

Passive component shortages about to ease

As the PC and handset industries enter the slow season, the tight supply of passive components from Taiwan-based companies is expected to ease later Read More

Broadcom Reduces Bid for Qualcomm 

New bid is worth $117 billion, down from $121 billion after Qualcomm increased its offer for NXP Semiconductors. Source: Broadcom Reduces Bid for Qualcomm Read More

Nichicon Automotive Grade Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

In the automotive and onboard automotive-related areas, the performance of equipment such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) is progressing together with the advancement Read More

Govt to support AI semiconductor development 

Aiming to promote the development of semiconductors for artificial intelligence, the government will start providing assistance for start-ups and young researchers jointly with companies Read More

Infineon acquires Danish audio startup

Germany’s Infineon says that it is acquiring Danish startup, Merus Audio, which creates energy-efficient integrated audio amplifier solutions. Source: Infineon acquires Danish audio startup

Will China Succeed In Memory?

China’s fledging memory makers are expected to reach a major milestone and move into initial production this year, although vendors are already running into Read More

ams, X-Rite and PANTONE® to develop a mobile color sensing solution

Premstaetten/Austria and Grand Rapids, Michigan/USA (20 February, 2018) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, X-Rite Incorporated, a Read More

IPDs Reduce BOMs, Save Space & Improve Performance

Initially developed to replace discrete capacitors, resistors and inductors, integrated passive devices (IPDs) are having a kind of resurgence thanks to the development of Read More

Gowanda Offers Shielded SMT RF Inductors with Higher Inductance 

Gowanda, NY (USA) – Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for radio frequency and power applications, announces the expansion of Read More

Skeleton is packing up and leaving for Germany

The Estonian Ultracapacitor manufacturer, Skeleton Technologies, is reportedly shutting down in Estonia to move its entire production to Dresden, Germany this summer. Source: Skeleton Read More

Imec introduces CMOS chip for multimodal cell interfacing

Imec introduces CMOS chip with 16,384 micro-electrodes and 1,024 channels for multimodal cell interfacing Source: Imec introduces CMOS chip with 16,384 micro-electrodes and 1,024 Read More

Planar transformer trims cost, boosts power handling 

The planar transformers introduced by Pulse Electronics are part of the company’s initiative to bring down the cost of the previously announced PH08xxNL series. Read More

2018: the year of the embedded FPGA

What’s next in the FPGA technology realm? If the flurry of design announcements in technology media tells you anything, it’s that the time for Read More

Mercury Systems Debuts SSD Featuring MLC Flash Technology

Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) ( announced the launch of its new BuiltSECURE™ TRRUST-Stor® solid-state drive (SSD) featuring high-speed serial ATA and non-volatile memory express Read More

Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality 

Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.The chemists have found a way Read More

AVX adds U Case to TRM Tantalum Series

Fountain Inn, South Carolina – AVX Corp. has added a new U case (EIA Metric 7361-43) to its TRM Professional Series multi-anode, ultralow-ESR tantalum Read More

X-Fab gets auto qual

X-Fab has got IATF-16949:2016 automotive qualification for its fabs at Erfurt, Dresden and Itzehoe (all in Germany), at Kuching in Malaysia and at Lubbock, Read More

Presidio Components Acquires Wright Capacitors 

Presidio Components, Inc., an industry leader in the manufacture of specialty capacitors since 1980, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets Read More

ams CEO says company wants to stay independent

Feb 6 (Reuters) – AMS AG: * AMS CEO Everke says company looking at acquisitions in optical, imaging, audio and environmental technologies.  Source text Read More

Renesas Ships First Rad-Hard 100V and 200V GaN FET Solutions

Renesas Electronics Ships Space Industry’s First … WIRE) — February 7, 2018 — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier … are pleased to see Read More

Intel’s latest chip is designed for computing at the edge

As we develop increasingly sophisticated technologies like self-driving cars and industrial internet of things sensors, it’s going to require that we move computing to Read More

Melexis plans major European expansion

Microelectronics engineering company, Melexis, says it plans to further increase its European footprint with a five-year plan to expand in Sofia, Bulgaria and Corbeil-Essonnes, Read More

KEMET Announces Automotive Grade Film Capacitors 

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced a new family of Read More

KEMET capacitors for wide band power semi applications

KEMET has expanded its commercial and automotive grade high voltage C0G Ceramic Capacitors as increasing use of wide band power semiconductors in power electronics Read More

Samsung Electronics mulls building 2nd chip line in S Korea

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. is pushing to build a second chip-production line near Seoul, industry sources said Tuesday, amid rising demand Read More

Startup Battle Brews Over Next-Gen A.I. Chips

Here are the makings of an interesting tale. It involves two competing tech spinouts from MIT, and two rival CEOs who were co-authors on Read More

FastCAP Ultracap for Extreme Environment Applications

Powering electronics is a task often accomplished with a battery or power supply. Power must be reliable in all the environments a device is Read More

Challenges In True Wireless Audio Systems

The audio market for wireless Bluetooth headsets is growing rapidly. People have gotten used to wireless audio systems, and the mobile phone industry is Read More

ARM-based chip company backed by Carlyle Group 

Ampere, a new chip company run by former Intel president Renee James, came out of stealth today with a brand-new highly efficient Arm-based server Read More

Nvidia Partners with Continental on Robocars 

Nvidia and Continental have partnered to develop self-driving vehicle systems built on Nvidia platform. The partnership with Nvidia is neither the first nor an Read More

Winbond profits climb to 17-year high

DigiTimes – Net profits at Winbond Electronics, a supplier of specialty DRAM and flash memory, hit a 17-year high of NT$5.55 billion (US$189.3 million) Read More

Yageo price hike could be more than 30%

One month after Yageo Corp raised prices on some chip resistor products, the nation’s largest passive components manufacturer is hiking its prices again, starting Read More

Discoidal MLCCs and planar arrays 

The performance of an electronic system can be significantly degraded by electromagnetic disturbances. This type of performance degradation is referred to as electromagnetic interference Read More

Cypress Reports Q4 and 2017 Results

Business Wire: Semiconductor – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) announced its fourth quarter and fiscal 2017 results and financial outlook for the first quarter Read More

KEMET Announces Investment in Novasentis 

KEMET Corporation, a leading global supplier of passive electronic components, and Novasentis, a leading developer of film based haptic actuators, today announced that KEMET Read More

Infineon: ’profitability better than expected’

Infineon recorded 2018 first quarter revenues of EUR 1,775 million, which is an increase from EUR 1,645 during the corresponding period last year. Segment Read More

Samsung is now the world’s biggest chipmaker 

Intel has been the dominant company in chip manufacturing for literally decades, but in 2017 it ceded its crown to Samsung, as evidenced by Read More

Microsemi Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

PR Newswire: High Tech Security – Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance,… Source: Read More

Mergers Present O2C Challenges for Semiconductor Companies

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) often bring with them the promise of a bigger, better company and new and exciting products and services. However, behind Read More

Companies claim Murata Manufacturing, others fixed inductor prices 

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two Philadelphia, Pennsylvania companies that offer energy cost control applications for commercial businesses allege that they paid more for Read More

Nordic Semi Rolls Integrated Module of IoT 

Device integrates LTE cellular, NB-IoT connectivity with transceiver, RF front end, dedicated application processor, flash memory, power management and crystal and passive components. Source: Read More

Renesas responds to acquisition rumours

Certain media reports have suggested that Japanese Renesas Electronics have been negotiating with Maxim Integrated Products regarding a possible acquisition of the US chipmaker. Read More

AVX Extends Automotive-Grade Ultralow-ESR Series

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 29, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, interconnects, sensors, and control solutions, has added a Read More

Japan passive component suppliers likely to raise quotes

Japan-based passive component suppliers including Murata and Taiyo Yuden are likely to raise their quotes for their MLCCs, chip resistors, and electrolytic and solid Read More

Microsemi seeks buyers as consolidation grips industry 

Microsemi Corp., a semiconductor manufacturer that’s focused on selling computer chips to the military and aerospace industries, is scouting out potential buyers after receiving Read More

AEM offers AirMatrix® SMD Fuses

The AirMatrix® product family is primarily designed for over current protection of line voltage circuits and is widely applied in power applications. Based on Read More

Alliance Memory expands lineup of DDR3 and DDR3L SDRAMs

Alliance Memory today announced that it has expanded the industry’s widest offering of high-speed CMOS DDR3 and low-voltage DDR3L SDRAMs with new 512Mb x8 Read More

Qualcomm Cuts Power of Wireless Headphone Chips

More than a year after Apple paved over the headphone jack in its smartphones, Qualcomm has released a new series of Bluetooth chips to Read More

Microsemi Reportedly Explores Sale 

Microsemi is exploring options include a potential sale after being approached with a takeover bid, according to the Reuters news service. Source: Microsemi Reportedly Read More

The imec view on: Computation in Memory

This is the paper:“Computation in Memory fits into a new concept of scaling that may bring huge, largely untapped energy-savings,” says Francky Catthoor (pictured) imec Read More

New biosensor could monitor glucose levels in tears and sweat

(Nanowerk News) Constantly tracking a person’s glucose levels through their tears or sweat could be one step closer to providing people with diabetes an Read More

TI reports 4Q17 and 2017 financial results 

DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today reported fourth-quarter revenue of $3.75 billion, net income of $344 million Read More

Chip sized atomic clock could be available in 2019

Japanese researchers say they are working on a chip size atomic clock and anticipate samples of such a device being available sometime in 2019. Read More

EU fines Qualcomm $1.23B for abusing Apple partnership

Things just get worse and worse for Qualcomm. The European Commission has fined the company €997 million ($1.23 billion) for “abusing its market dominance” Read More

EEStor Announces Several Key Technological Improvements 

TORONTO and AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EEStor Corporation (TSXV:ESU) (the “Company” or “EEStor”) today announced that it continues to make Read More

Gowanda releases new series of shielded RF SMT inductors

January 24, 2018, Gowanda, NY (USA) – Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of electronic components for radio frequency and power applications, announced the Read More

MIT researchers say new chip designs work like our brains 

Advances in machine learning have moved at a gallop in recent years, but the computer processors these programs run on have barely changed. To Read More

Osram Morphs from Lightbulbs to Optoelectronics 

Aldo Kamper’s seven-year career as CEO of Osram Opto Semiconductors neatly overlaps the transformation of parent company Osram over the last decade. Basic semiconductor Read More

Arrow Electronics collaborates with AT&T IoT Foundry 

Arrow Electronics has announced a team-up with AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) Foundry to leverage its whole range of “sensor-to-sunset” technology solutions and help Read More

General Atomics Develops Capacitors for High Voltage and Temperature

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business unit has produced a capacitor technology designed to operate at high voltages and temperatures. Source: General Atomics Develops Capacitor Read More

The imec view on: 3D chip technology

Imec, the pre-eminent IC technology R&D house, has published a series of papers on where it stands on key chip technologies. Source: The imec Read More

Everspin Begins 40nm STT-MRAM Volume Production

Everspin Technologies, Inc., the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of discrete and embedded MRAM, today announced the Company recorded revenue for its first 40nm Read More

Improvements to computer memory through junction control

Computer memory could potentially be improved by controlling the electronic properties at the interface between materials, say KAUST researchers. Source: Improvements to computer memory Read More

AVX offers Space-Qualified High Voltage MLCCs 

Space-Qualified 200V MLCCs rated to 330nF SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE SHARE EMAIL PRINT AVX Corporation has extended its space-qualified ESCC QPL 3009 Series X7R Read More

ST Electronics secures $72M contract for smart sensor network

Singapore Technologies Electronics (ST Electronics) announced that its subsidiary, Telematics Wireless (Telematics Wireless), was awarded a contract worth USD 72 mln (about SGD 98 Read More

NSI opens X-Ray Inspection Lab in Marlborough

North Star Imaging (NSI) is inaugurating a new Inspection Services & Applications Laboratory in Marlborough, Massachusetts. On February 13th, parties interested in digital X-ray Read More

TeleDevices to share $800M DOD contract 

A Duluth, Ga., firm is among five companies awarded a share of a Department of Defense electronics engineering services contract worth potentially $800 million. Read More

Addressing obsolescence for COTS in space

A component becomes obsolete when the original component manufacturer stops marketing it. Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) components obsolescence hits the military, space, and commercial market. Read More

It took sleuths four years to crack biggest price-fixing case

Executives from five Singapore-based Japanese firms would gather almost every month for what were sometimes called “Asean SM Meetings” or “President’s Meetings”. Source: It Read More

U.S. Electronics Innovation Leaps Forward Via JUMP Consortium

DARPA is all about developing advanced technologies that could underpin decisive national security capabilities in the years to come. Source: I-Connect007 :: Article U.S. Read More

Bourns Announces AEC-Q200-Compliant Low-Inductance, High Power Resistors

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced a new AEC-Q200-compliant, high power thick film resistor series. Source: Bourns Announces Read More

Peregrine changes name to pSemi

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp of San Diego, CA, USA – a fabless provider of radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) – has announced Read More

Dynex forms semiconductor foundry services business

Dynex has many years’ experience in the design and manufacture of IGBT die and Bipolar wafers, and currently runs a wafer fabrication facility in Read More

TDK, Asahi Kasei Develop 3-Axis Magnetometer

TDK Corporation and Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) have jointly developed a highly accurate 3-axis magnetometer that combines an extremely sensitive tunnel magneto-resistive (TMR) Read More

Littelfuse completes acquisition of IXYS

Littelfuse Inc of Chicago, IL, USA, which provides circuit protection technologies (including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors), has completed its acquisition of Read More

Apple supplier TSMC sees drop in premium phone shipments in 2018

TAIPEI — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract chipmaker by market share and a key supplier to Apple, said Thursday that shipments Read More

Engineers reinvent the inductor after two centuries

Could the inductor be redesigned in a fundamentally new way? Yes, according to new work by researchers in the US, Japan and China who Read More

AVX Extends its Space-Qualified Series

The new 200V ESCC QPL 3009 PME MLCCs provide critical PCB space savings & component weight reductions over stacked ceramic capacitors & performance improvements Read More

 NICHICON Launches Vibration-Resistant Al Electrolytic Capacitor

NICHICON CORPORATION has applied its simulation technology toward the development of the UXY series of lead-type aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Source: NICHICON CORPORATION | News Read More

ams offers smart 6-channel NIR spectral sensor

Smart 6-Channel NIR Spectral_ID Sensor with with Electronic Shutter and 18-Channel AS7265x Master Capability Source: AS7265x / Multi-spectral Sensing / Spectral Sensing / Products Read More

Ohmcraft Resistors for XRF Spectrometry Applications

ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2018 / — For more than 15 years, leaders in the manufacturing of X-ray fluorescent (XRF) spectrometry equipment Read More

AVX Releases High-Value Resistors 

Ideal for use in MCMs, bias networks, & a variety of automotive, medical, aerospace, & test & measurement equipment, the new HR Series resistors Read More

ChipMOS lands orders for gold bumping services

Taiwan-based IC packager ChipMOS is expected to see its revenue growth significantly driven by the combination of its gold bumping with COF packaging services Read More

Vishay HI-TMP wet tantalum capacitors offer increased reliability

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of HI-TMP tantalum-cased, hermetically sealed wet tantalum capacitors with high temperature operation to +200°C. Source: HI-TMP wet Read More

NEO Tech Named Most Innovative Service of the Year

NEO Tech has earned a Silver Award for Most Innovative Service of the Year in the 2017 One Planet Best in Business and Professional Read More

ams extends digital multispectral offerings with 18-channel chipset

AS72651/652/653 sensor ICs combine to deliver full spectrum 18-channel visible and near-infrared solution for consumer and industrial spectral analysis applications Source: ams extends digital Read More

Delphi Technologies invests in capacitor start-up 

LONDON, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH), a global leader in vehicle propulsion, today announced an investment in PolyCharge America, Read More

Sony hopes to dominate sensors for self-driving cars

LAS VEGAS, U.S. — Sony holds the technology to grab the market lead for image sensors in the nascent autonomous-driving field, President and CEO Kazuo Read More

Rewritable Wires Could Mean No More Obsolete Circuitry

Updating, rather than replacing, outdated circuits in tiny sensors would reduce cost and waste. The unusual electronic properties of ferroelectric domain walls could be Read More

Intel CEO promises to fix massive chip flaw by end of January

Intel Corp. says it’s days away from fixing a major security flaw affecting virtually every chip it’s sold in recent years. Source: Intel CEO Read More

Murata adds MLCCs for automotive use at 175°C/200°C

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has expanded the RHS Series of lead type multilayer ceramic capacitors for automotive use in high temperature applications. Products newly Read More

SoZo Announces New Silver Mica Capacitors

SoZo Announces New Silver Mica Capacitors Guitar World Magazine Full coverage Source: SoZo Announces New Silver Mica Capacitors

Qualcomm to launch smart speaker development kit

In H1, Qualcomm is to launch a smart speaker development kit to help audio manufacturers in streamlining the development process. Source: Qualcomm to launch Read More

TT SMD resistors shrug off big pulses

TT Electronics has announced the HPWC (high pulse withstanding chip) range of high energy surge resistors, designed to maximise surge performance in a thick-film Read More

Yageo resumes taking orders for chip resistors from China clients

Taiwan-based passive components supplier Yageo has decided to resume taking orders for chip resistors from China customers at 15-20% higher quotes amid serious shortages Read More

TI introduces DLP for headlights

The DLP chipset is the only offering on the market that combines full programmability and the highest resolution –more than one million addressable pixels Read More

Knowles Capacitors Ideal For Decoupling and RF Bypass Applications

Circuit designers and engineers turn to two of Knowles brand DLI’s cataloged products, Bar Cap® and Gap Cap® for decoupling, RF Bypassing, and DC Read More

Nuhearas Live IQ powered by ams’ ANC technology

Nuheara’s Live IQ, the world’s first high performance “true wireless” ANC earbud, is powered by ams’ best in-class ANC technology Source: Nuhearas Live IQ, Read More

First GaN power consumer application

GaN power devices have entered the consumer market for the first time, claimed transistor-maker Transphorm, as gaming PC firm Corsair has used them in Read More

Murata offers X1 class AC760V safety certified capacitor 

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed a new X1 class capacitor, DE1 series Type RB that has been certified for rated voltage AC760V as Read More

Industry’s strongest MEMS microphone portfolio driven by TDK

TDK Corporation announces the combination of the TDK and InvenSense microphone portfolios and development teams. Source: Industry’s strongest MEMS microphone portfolio driven by TDK Read More

Intel and Micron end flash partnership

They will continue to co-develop 3D XPoint.“Micron’s partnership with Intel has been a long-standing collaboration, and we look forward to continuing to work with Read More

Nvidia Hails Uber with Robocar Platform

Nvidia disclosed at CES that Uber selected Nvidia technology to power their self-driving fleets. Source: Nvidia Hails Uber with Robocar Platform

How Much Will The Flaws Cost Intel?

Estimates vary from multi-billions to nothing.It all depends if Intel is on the hook for replacing all the faulty processors out there – which Read More

NXP: 15M tire pressure sensors improves auto safety

Recently Baolong and NXP celebrated a significant milestone: 15 million sensors for tire pressure monitoring have rolled off the production line as a result Read More

Bosch Aims to Widen MEMS Lead at CES

Bosch Sensortec heads to CES with an extended portfolio of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors to target ultra-high-precision drones and ultra-low-power wearables. Source: Bosch Aims Read More

L’Oreal’s Ingenious Nail Art Detects Harmful UV Rays

Just about every wearable has the same flaw: The battery doesn’t last. Batteries simply aren’t powerful enough to enable the design of a svelte Read More

Intel says it will patch 90% of recent chips by next week 

A little more than a day since Google Project Zero went public with its findings regarding a major security flaw in Intel (and others) Read More

Baidu selects ON Semi image sensors for autonomous driving platform

ON Semiconductor has joined Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform. Through this collaboration, ecosystem partners can get the plug-and-play compatible imaging solutions jointly developed by Read More

DENSO and FLOSFIA to develop Ga203 power device for EVs

Automotive supplier DENSO Corp of Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, and Kyoto-based FLOSFIA Inc are partnering to develop a next-generation power semiconductor device that is Read More

Capacitor manufacturers fined a record S$19.5M for collusion 

SINGAPORE: Four electronics manufacturers have been fined a record S$19.5 million by the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) for engaging in anti-competitive behaviour, including Read More

Think Creatively About Passive Component Sourcing

A looming shortage is attributable to how electronics companies are managing their inventories. Here’s some steps you can take to avoid problems. Source: EBN Read More

AVX Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Ethertronics 

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. — AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ethertronics Inc., a privately held Read More

CAP-XX Thinline Supercapacitors Power Vibration Alerts

CAP-XX, developer of supercapacitors that deliver peak power to support or replace batteries, announced that Spire has incorporated CAP-XX Thinline supercapacitors into the new Read More

Toshiba to increase semiconductor production with new facility

Toshiba says that the company is going ahead with a forward-looking plan for a new memory fabrication facility in Kitakami, Iwate prefecture. Source: Toshiba Read More

Infineon delivers wireless charging

Infineon is offering wireless charging for smartphones, wearables, medical and industrial devices with its AURIX and XMC microcontrollers including software IP and reference designs for both Read More

Passives suppliers asked to advance shipments before Lunar New Year

Increasingly tight supply of passive components is expected to be seen throughout January, as many customers have asked suppliers to make advance shipments in Read More

Littelfuse SMT fuses rated to 100 A 

Circuit boards with high current demands, like blade servers, backplanes, and high-wattage power supplies, create challenges for developers incorporating circuit-protecting fuses. Source: Surface-mount fuses Read More

CEO Says Infineon Not Vulnerable to Takeover

U.S. News – German chipmaker Infineon does not see itself as vulnerable to a takeover despite mega-mergers in the sector led by… Source: Infineon Read More

Silicon Labs wins GSA’s “Most Respected Public Semicon Company” 

Silicon Labs, a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world, won top honours among public semiconductor companies achieving Read More

Arrow Electronics to buy eInfochips

Arrow Electronics, a US-based Fortune 500 company, is acquiring eInfochips, a product engineering and software R&D services company, for more than Rs 1,500 crore, Read More

Chip Industry 2018 Outlook Sees Mergers Continuing 

The semiconductor industry saw some major acquisitions announced in late 2017, and analysts expect the merger activity to continue in 2018. Source: Chip Industry Read More

Taiyo Yuden Commercializes world’s first 0603-size four-terminal MLCC

TOKYO, December 22, 2017—TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. has announced the launch of the world’s first 0603-size multilayer ceramic capacitor with a four-terminal structure JLK063PBJ225MM-F Read More

Panasonic launches anti-vibration capacitor

Osaka: Consumer electronics leader Panasonic on Tuesday announced that it has commercialized a surface-mounted conductive-polymer hybrid aluminum electrolytic capacitor. Source: Eco-friendly: Panasonic launches anti-vibration Read More

Top 10 PCB Manufacturers in India

After the government of India decided to hike the Basic Customs Duty on several electronic items and components, the electronic industry of India applauded Read More

Yageo not taking new chip resistor orders

Passive component supplier Yageo has decided to not accept new orders for thick film chip resistors from channel operators effective immediately due to tight Read More

VCSEL suppliers set for brisk sales in 2018

Taiwan-based VCSEL (vertical cavity surface emitting laser) device providers, including Visual Photonics Epitaxy (VPEC), Epistar, Advanced Wirelss Semiconductor (AWSC) and Global Communication Semiconductors, are Read More