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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

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

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

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

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

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Chip sized atomic clock could be available in 2019

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Gowanda releases new series of shielded RF SMT inductors

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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ams offers smart 6-channel NIR spectral sensor

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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

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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

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

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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

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

The AI chip startup explosion is here

All eyes may have been on Nvidia this year as its stock exploded higher thanks to an enormous amount of demand across all fronts: Read More

Samsung to knock Intel off its chip pedesta

South Korean company raising prices as world demands storage capacity Source: Samsung to knock Intel off its chip pedestal- Nikkei Asian Review

Qualcomm can start testing its self-driving tech in CA

California has given a few more autonomous driving hopefuls permission to test vehicles on its roads, and one of them is a familiar name: Read More

Who Owns the PCB Layout?

One would think that the title of this article should be a no-brainer. The fact of the matter is that the ownership of this Read More

Molex acquires assets of Triton Manufacturing Company

Interconnect solutions provider Molex says that it has acquired certain assets of Triton Manufacturing Company, Inc. Source: Molex acquires assets of Triton Manufacturing Company

Allegro MicroSystems to Expand NH Facility 

POWER COMPONENTSPublished 3 days ago Allegro MicroSystems to Expand New Hampshire Facility & Add Jobs SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE SHARE EMAIL PRINT Allegro MicroSystems, Read More

Murata boosting output of foldable circuits for Apple

Murata Manufacturing Co., the exclusive supplier of foldable circuits for Apple Inc.’s new iPhone lineup, is boosting its capacity to build the components on Read More

Dynasil COA Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Results

NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL), a developer and manufacturer of optics and photonics products, optical detection Read More

Self-healing characteristics of metallized film capacitors 

Metallized film capacitors are some of the most common capacitors in use in today’s electronic circuits. Power film capacitors are widely used in DC-link Read More

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Samsung has built the smallest 8-gigabit DDR4 RAM chip ever using its second-generation 10-nanometer manufacturing tech, it said in a news release. Source: Samsung’s Read More

ams and Odithc collaborate to supply turnkey ultrasonic flow meters

Shenzhen, China, (20 December, 2017) –  ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, announced today the launch of Read More

Micron’s Momentum Continues 

A favorable pricing environment and diversified portfolio in cloud, enterprise, mobile and embedded markets is helping Micron get a handle on debt as it Read More

MACOM closing Belfast center in Northern Ireland 

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for analog RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and photonic applications) is Read More

Intersil to become Renesas Electronics America 

As of January 1, 2018, Intersil Corporation is expected to operate in the market under the name of Renesas Electronics America Inc. » Evertiq Read More

Intel Takes On Artificial Intelligence

Intel’s chief data scientist Bob RogersRlka about the company’s direction and the new possibilities opened up by machine learning, deep learning, and transfer learning. Read More

Qualcomm could lose 30% of workforce

Apparently, over the last four years and five acquisitions by Broadcom, around 30% of the employees of the five companies bought – some 5000 Read More

Epistar to begin trial production of VCSELs in Q2/2018

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip manufacturer Epistar’s president Jou Ming-jiunn expects that vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) and mini-LED chips will become a main Read More

The top 10 crystal oscillators! 

A crystal oscillator is an electronic circuit that generates an electrical signal with a very precise frequency. To achieve this, it uses the mechanical resonance Read More

Allegro introduces new 0˚ to 360˚ angle sensor ICs

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has introduced new 0° to 360° angle sensor ICs that provide contactless high-resolution angular position information based on magnetic Circular Vertical Read More

ams announces AS39513 NFC sensor tag

The AS39513 is an NFC sensor tag and data logger IC for smart labels which enables more efficient and accurate monitoring of the condition Read More

KEMET Receives DLA Approval for MIL-PRF-32535 M/T Levels

GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced that the Defense Logistics Read More

BMW, Solid Power to develop high-performance EV batteries

U.S. battery company Solid Power has partnered with BMW to develop new solid-state battery technology for high-performance electric vehicles. Source: BMW, Solid Power partner Read More

Ohmcraft Resistors Enable NASA Spacecraft to Explore Jupiter

ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES, December 15, 2017 / — More than six years ago, NASA launched its Juno spacecraft to explore Jupiter. After a Read More

Draper develops tiny implantable neurostimulator

Cambridge-based research lab Draper says it hopes to make a newly developed implantable electronic device available to researchers to study the effects on disorders Read More

Low cost sensors will help the IoT expand

The Internet of Things is developing from being a concept just a few years ago to something far more tangible. Source: Low cost sensors Read More

NXP pushing partnerships with China developers

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Riedon Acquires Deltec Shunts

Riedon, a specialist manufacturer of cutting-edge power and precision resistors, announced today the acquisition of Deltec Shunts, LLC. The company, based in Norwalk, California, is one of Read More

Apple Awards Finisar $390M for Optical Components Facility

Apple will give $390 million of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund to enable supplier to set up manufacturing facility in Texas. Source: Apple Read More

AMS: Shaping the future

Under his leadership ams has embarked on a radical transformation and has significantly reduced its historically broad portfolio of products to focus on the Read More

NEO Tech Design Team Wins Industry Award 

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NEO Tech, a leading provider of manufacturing technology and supply chain solutions for brand name OEMs in the Read More

Teledyne e2v wins Elektra Product of the Year at 2017

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Nvidia targets AI with “most powerful GPU ever made” 

Nvidia is stepping up its game in the artificial intelligence market with its new Titan V GPU, which the company said is the “most Read More

Mercury Systems Introduces SSD for Harsh Military Environments

Mercury Systems Introduces Defense Industry’s First Removable Secure Solid State Drive for Harsh Military Environments Nasdaq Full coverage Source: Mercury Systems Introduces Defense Industry’s Read More

MIT 3D Printed “Living” Tattoo Could be Next-Gen Wearable Device

Using a 3D printer, researchers have created a living tattoo that could be used for the next generation of wearable devices. Source: 3D Printed Read More

Samsung doubles memory capacity for smartphones

SEOUL — Samsung Electronics has doubled the capacity of its smartphone flash memory to 512 gigabytes, and has begun mass-producing the new storage packages, Read More

Researchers charge supercapacitors with UV light 

Imagine your phone or your laptop that could charge on its own without you having to plug it in! While it might look like Read More

Kyocera shows its smallest MLCC

Kyocera has developed its smallest multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) measuring just 0.25 x 0.125 x 0.125mm. Source: Kyocera shows its smallest capacitor

ams introduces AS6200C digital temperature sensor

New AS6200C sensor provides easy-to-use digital output and requires no user calibration or linearization Source: ams introduces AS6200C digital temperature sensor

AMD and Qualcomm collaborate to power higher-end connected PCs

Qualcomm may have found a worthy ally in its quest to take on the PC market. After unveiling a new stable of Snapdragon 835-powered Read More

New sensor technologies employed in today’s robots

Advancements in control and communications ICs have played an important role in realizing today’s next generation of robots. However, it is the advent and Read More

Eaton Awarded 2017 Best Technical Development for Supercaps

PLEASANTON, CA — Power management company Eaton today announced its line of XLM supercapacitors received the 2017 Best Technical Development Award in Energy Storage Read More

NEO Tech opens its second Agave facility

Back in late October, EMS provider NEO Tech officially opened its second Agave manufacturing site. Source: NEO Tech opens its second Agave facility

Dialog Semi acquires LED backlight portfolio from ams

Dialog Semiconductor has purchased ams AG’s LED backlight technology and product portfolio. Source: Dialog Semi acquires LED backlight technology from ams AG

Broadcom pressures Qualcomm on takeover 

Last month Qualcomm rejected a $70 per share acquisition offer from Broadcom — but the rival chipmaker isn’t stepping away. Today it’s announced it’s nominated Read More

Microsemi Completes Acquisition of Knowles Timing Device Business

Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN), a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions,… Source: Knowles Completes Divestiture of Read More

Exxelia Low Voltage 0402 MLCCs now on ESA QPL

Exxelia news CEC and CNC series of low voltage ceramic capacitors have received the QPL certification for the 0402 case size. It is the Read More

ams announces AS7264 tri-stimulus/blue color sensor

Sensor offers wide range of applications supporting health and wellness in lighting and smart buildings Source: ams announces AS7264 tri-stimulus/blue color sensor

Power components supply to remain tight in 1H18

The supply of power components is expected to remain tight throughout the first half of 2018 as the proliferation of automobile electronics products and Read More

NVIDIA AI speeds up GE medical image processing

Deep learning tech is making itself at home in hospitals by helping radiologists examine medical scans for just a buck per image. Source: NVIDIA’s Read More

Ohmcraft resistors improve accuracy of standards

ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2017 / — With test and measurement equipment, accuracy and reliability are paramount. Ohmcraft’s thick-film, high voltage, high Read More

Apple’s Plans Could Doom Dialog Semi

DENVER — Speculation that Apple will begin designing its own power management chips by next year could be bad news indeed for its primary Read More

Cypress achieves QML certification for 65/40nm SRAM at UMC

Cypress Semiconductor has claimed its 65nm and 40nm technology platforms are the industry’s first to achieve Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) certification for their advance Read More

ams announces TMD3725 ambient light sensor

3-in-1 small aperture color light sensor, proximity sensor and IR LED in an optical module 1.8v I²C Source: TMD3725 Ambient Light Sensor

Teledyne e2v opens new HK office

Teledyne e2v has relocated its Asia Pacific headquarters to a brand new facility in the Hong Kong Science Park. The new office enables the Read More

Fuses that blow safely

New fuse technology designed specifically for electric vehicles helps meet stringent automotive reliability standards. >Mike Roach | AEM Components Inc. Electric vehicles (EVs) and Read More

Manufacturing method to create flexible wearable electronics 

Wearable electronics are useful in measuring vitals and activity, but usually aren’t fit to flex with the body. Harvard researchers have come up with Read More

Astrodyne TDI Acquired by Tinicum, L.P.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Astrodyne Holding Corp. (“Astrodyne TDI”) announced today that it has been acquired by Tinicum, L.P., and affiliated Read More

Apple, Qualcomm Split Creates Questions

This year’s iPhone just launched with new features and the highest price tag ever for the X version. In addition to whatever bells and Read More

Sensors are now integral part of digital ecosystems

The world is entering a new phase of digital transformation. Earlier phases saw digital technology transform the workplace as PCs became ubiquitous, then people’s Read More

Knowles launches 500Vac rated Surge MLCCs

Syfer pioneered 250Vac rated MLCC’s for non-safety critical applications to complement its range of industry standard DC rated and market leading TUV / UL Read More

Marvell Buying Cavium for $6 Billion

Latest semiconductor industry blockbuster would result in firm with $3.4 billion in annual sales. Source: Marvell Buying Cavium for $6 Billion

Passive Components for Aero-Defense Sector in 2017

This MarketEYE article describes the structure of the defense and aerospace electronics sector as an end-use market segment for electronic components such as capacitors, Read More

iPhone X’s TrueDepth Module Dissected 

PARIS — Although experts in the imaging industry are aware of a complex “TrueDepth” module that Apple has devised for its iPhone X, most Read More

NIC Components offers NWC Wireless Charging Coil

NIC Components is pleased to announce the standardization of their established NWC series of transmitting and receiving wireless charging coils available now within the Read More

ROHM plans to foray into India

ROHM, a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer, plans to foray into the Indian market with its low power and energy efficient power supplies to meet the Read More

IBM: Copper Interconnects Here to Stay

LAKE WALES, Fla. — When aluminum interconnects became too slow for complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) at the 180 nanometer node, IBM led the Read More

COTS in space: the 100 percent testing risk

The current European Space Agency (ESA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) approach to the use of Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) commercial off-the-shelf Read More

Stackpole TaNi Chip Resistors Add 10 ppm/ºC TCR Capability

Stackpole news Stackpole has announced its AEC qualified RTAN series which utilizes tantalum nitride technology to provide moisture proof precision chip resistor performance. The Read More

Melexis Announces Expansion of Ypres Manufacturing Facility

Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, announces a significant expansion of manufacturing space and people at its R&D and manufacturing facility in Ypres, Belgium. Read More

WiTricity and TI Collaborate on EV Wireless Charging 

Business Wire: Semiconductor – WiTricity has collaborated with Texas Instruments to use automotive-grade semiconductor components in WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 wireless charging… Source: WiTricity and Read More

Imec expands strategic partnership with WD

Imec has expanded its long-term joint research efforts with Western Digital. Under a new agreement, imec and Western Digital will collaborate in research and Read More

Broadcom continues Qualcomm pursuit after $130B takeover bid is rejected

Broadcom says it “remains fully committed” to a $130 billion Qualcomm acquisition despite its rejection. Source: Broadcom continues Qualcomm pursuit after $130B takeover bid Read More

Murata adds MLCC for use with conductive glue for automotive

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has expanded its lineup of chip multilayer ceramic capacitors (GCG series) to extend temperature compensation(class1) and high dielectric constant(class2) at Read More

Skyworks’ quarterly revenue grows 9% to record $985m

For full-year fiscal 2017 (to 29 September), Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has reported record revenue Read More

ams announces AS7264N multi-spectral sensor

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Taiyo Yuden offers MLCC with 2kV Rating

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Micross Provides Bumping and Wafer-Level Packaging

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Qualcomm bullish on sales despite Apple fight

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Fuses for Auto Industry According to AEC-Q200

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Analog Devices team up with China Mobile IoT

Analog Devices has entered into a strategic relationship with China Mobile IoT (CMIOT), a subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), one of the Read More

Intel squeezed an AMD graphics chip, RAM and CPU into

Intel may have unveiled its latest Core CPUs for mainstream laptops , but the company has something more advanced up its sleeves for what Read More

IL Cap All-Weather Film Capacitors Suppress Interference 

Illinois Capacitor’s new all-weather “MPX/MPXB” Series metalized polypropylene capacitors suppress conducted electromagnetic/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) before it can be transmitted via power lines to Read More

CDE E-Cap breaks energy density barriers

A development in aluminum electrolytic technology from Cornell Dubilier Electronics (CDE) is now in stock at New Yorker Electronics. The CDE 85°C THA Series Read More

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What would Hock Tan do with Qualcomm – and maybe even NXP – if the acquisition-prone CEO could gobble them both. Here are some Read More

Semiconductor IPOs Back in Vogue

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Samsung Electronics posts record quarterly profit

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Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials

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ams releases Hi-rel NFC tag chip for industrial use

Called AS3956, it is intended to act as a contactless bridge between a microcontroller and NFC readers or NFC-equipped phones. Source: Hi-rel NFC tag chip Read More

Sony poised for first record profit in 20 year

TOKYO — Sony is expecting its first record group operating profit in 20 years for fiscal 2017, the company announced Tuesday, a comeback attributed Read More

Apple might build its next iPhone without Qualcomm chips

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Vishay Capacitors are halogen-free and RoHS-compliant

HOTcap® Series Multilayer Ceramic Chip capacitors offer a capacitance ranging from 100 pF to 1 μF with ±5% tolerance. Equipped with high reliability MLCC Read More

Würth Elektronik & Semtech join forces in wireless charging 

Würth Elektronik eiSos, a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, announced its collaboration with Semtech by integrating its transmission coil, WE-WPCC, with Semtech’s LinkC… Read More

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Due to the boom of the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT), a heavy usage of consumer electronics, and the move towards more complex safety Read More

Intel delivers blowout earnings on back of data center growth

Enterprise – SiliconANGLE – Intel Corp. delivered third-quarter earnings that blew past analysts expectations, prompting Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich… Source: Intel delivers blowout Read More

TI reports 3Q17 financial results – Texas Instruments – Conference call on TI website at 4 p.m. Central time today Source: TI reports 3Q17 financial results and shareholder Read More

Microsemi to Acquire Vectron Oscillator Business from Knowles

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ams wins Xiaomi Best Innovation Award for the second time

ams honored for innovative products that have helped drive Xiaomi’s business success Source: ams wins Xiaomi Best Innovation Award for the second time

AVX offers Energy Harvesting Applications Design Kit 

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 25, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, announces the limited release Read More

MACOM opens Optoelectronics Innovation Lab in China

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for analog RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and photonic applications) has opened Read More

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TSMC sees record Q4, but hazy on 2018

TAIPEI — Key Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract chipmaker by revenue, on Thursday said its fourth-quarter results will be Read More

ams TSL2540 ambient light sensor

The TSL2540 is a very-high sensitivity light-to-digital converter that approximates the human eye response to light intensity under varying lighting conditions and transforms this Read More

Intel invests in 15 Big Data start-ups

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IL Cap ATB Series Al Capacitors are ROHS compliant.

Illinois Capacitors ATB Series Surface-Mount Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors feature capacitance values in a range of 1uF and 1000uF. Units are suitable for filtering, bypass/coupling Read More

ams ANC chips in FIIL wireless noise-cancelling headsets

Low-power, high performance AS3435 and miniature AS3412 noise-cancelling ICs enable FIIL to achieve outstanding ANC performance in its innovative next-gen on- and in-ear headphones Read More

DRAM stocks soar as demand meets scarcity

Major DRAM companies’ stock prices rallied last week, encouraged by rosy prospects for mobile DRAM chips this and next quarter due to seasonal demand Read More

Murata introduces new 3-terminal capacitor for smartphones 

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has introduced its largest capacitance 3-terminal multilayer ceramic capacitor in the 05035 inch size (1.2mm×0.9mm) and 0402 inch size (1.0mm×0.5mm) Read More

AS5172A-B High Resolution Position Sensor

High-Resolution On-Axis Magnetic Angular Position Sensor with PSI5 Output Source: AS5172A-B High Resolution Position Sensor

High SNR MEMS microphones complement Amazon AVS dev kit

On 5th October 2017, XMOS launched its VocalFusion 4-Mic Dev Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) for far-field applications. The kit integrates Infineon’s Read More

Teledyne e2v sensors to equip the LSST

Electronics – E2V – Teledyne e2v has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)… Source: Teledyne e2v sensors to Read More

ON Semi Ups Stake in Fujitsu Fab

Phoenix-based Chip maker increases stake as part of multi-phase plan to acquire the Japanese 200mm fab outright in 2020. Source: ON Semi Ups Stake Read More

Imec fabs dense neural probe

Imec has fabricated a demonstrator of a neural probe with unprecedented electrode density within the framework of the Neuroseeker EU-project. Designed and fabricated in Read More

Refurbished PCB manufacturer ready for business

With Thales, a surprising new player, enters the European PCB manufacturing circus. Then again, while ‘newʼ might be correct, it is not entirely true. Read More

EPCOS film capacitors for AC applications 

EPCOS MKP film capacitors of the B3275 series are optimised for use with AC voltages with high ripple currents. The new types are available Read More

Integrated Passives Market Gets Active

Integrated passive devices are seeing greater use within system-in-package technology and numerous applications, including the Internet of Things. The tiny devices are making their Read More

Yageo offers auto grade MLCC with soft termination

Yageo recently introduced an automotive grade X7R MLCC with soft termination; the AS series. It is manufactured with continuous quality improvements and assurances to Read More

Exxelia RF & Microwave Capacitors are RoHS compliant

NHB Series Ceramic RF & Microwave Capacitors are offered in 1111 size and come with a capacitance range of 0.3 pF to 100 pF. Read More

Mini-Circuits, X-Microwave Partner to Speed Prototyping

A wide diversity of Mini-Circuits components are available for prototyping with the X-Microwave solderless drop-in module approach. Source: Mini-Circuits, X-Microwave Partner to Speed Prototyping

AVX Completes Acquisition of TT Electronics Sensing Division

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the previously announced acquisition of the Transportation, Sensing Read More

ams AS39513 NFC sensor tag and data logger for smart

The AS39513 is an NFC sensor tag and data logger IC for smart labels which enables more efficient and accurate monitoring of the condition Read More

High Reliable Fuses versus COTS Fuses

SCHURTER AG, EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: The aim of this article is to outline the differences between the high reliable ESA ESCC qualified and the Read More

Toshiba chip business set for $18B sale to Bain-led group 

The long-running saga over the future of Toshiba’s memory chip business — the world’s second largest supplier of NAND memory used in phones and Read More

Seagate joined Toshiba Memory purchasing party for $1.25B

Seagate has confirmed it is a member of the Bain Capital-led consortium that will purchase Toshiba Corporation’s memory business. Source: Seagate joined Toshiba Memory Read More

Taiyo Yuden Commercializes HV MLCC rated at 2kV

TOKYO, September 27, 2017 – TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. announced today the commercialization of a high-voltage multilayer ceramic capacitor with a rated voltage of Read More

Anaren Ceramics Contracted for Airborne Radar System

Anaren Ceramics has received a $7.2 million order for LTCC assemblies from a major defense prime contractor. Source: Anaren Ceramics Contracted for Airborne Radar Read More

Sun European Partners Acquires Switch Veteran C&K Holdings

SupplyChain – EBN Online – C&K announced that has been acquired by global private equity firm Sun European Partners. Source: Sun European Partners Acquires Read More

Murata offers 15µH inductor in 0402 size 

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. introduces the LQW15DN series inductor for communication devices such as smartphones, which is the world’s smallest inductor in 0402 size Read More

Danfoss acquires thin-film sensor technology

Danfoss has acquired the assets to the so-called Kavlico thin-film sensor technology from Sensata Technologies. The acquisition includes thin film technology that enables the Read More

Is Intel’s Litany Of Lemons Ending?

Intel is changing the habit of a lifetime. Or is it? When it first set up an ASIC division it made them on non-leading Read More

KEMET Introduces KPS-MCC C0G for Harsh Environment 

KEMET Introduces KPS-MCC C0G High Temperature 200 Degree Celsius Bulk Capacitance Solution for Harsh Environment Applications« Back to News Releases Email this page  |  Read More

Mercury Supports EW System Application

Mercury Systems has received a major contract from a prime defense contractor for an RF/microwave module in support of an advanced EW system application. Read More

PPM Power to supply SanRex SiC Modules in the UK

September 29 2017 – PPM Power, specialist supplier of power electronics, high voltage and pulse power components has signed an agreement with Japanese manufacturer Read More

MIT Spins Second Wireless Charger Start-up 

MIT spin-off Pi Inc., promises a wireless recharging station that works over about a foot. Source: MIT Spins Second Wireless Charger Start-up | EE Read More

Taiyo Yuden Commercializes 0201 Temp Compensating MLCC

TOKYO, September 14, 2017–TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. announced today the commercialization of three items including LMK021CH101JK-W(0.25 x 0.125 x 0.125 mm), a 0201-size temperature Read More

Sensirion acquires the automotive division of AIC

Swiss sensor manufactuter, Sensirion, acquires the automotive business of Auto Industrial Co. Ltd. (AIC), a provider of automotive sensor modules. » Evertiq Source: Sensirion Read More

Why Military and Aerospace Designers Are Turning to E-Caps 

Early conventional aluminum electrolytic capacitors were known to lose electrolyte over time through outgassing. The loss of electrolyte, called dry-out, results in loss of Read More

Vicor adds 20A device to 48V buck regulators

Vicor has extended its Cool-Power range of 48V buck regulators with a 20A output device. The PI352x range of 20A devices as to the Read More

Western Digital invests in French in-memory chip startup

French fabless semiconductor startup company, Upmem, has secured EUR 3 million in a financing round from C4 Ventures, Partech Ventures, Supernova Invest and Western Read More

Integra Buys Corwil to Target Chip Assembly and Testing

Integra Technology said that it had acquired Corwil, moving into die prep and assembly for high-reliability chips used in satellites, medical gadgets, and factories. Read More

Toshiba agrees to sell its memory business to Bain-led consortium

Toshiba says that will sell all shares of Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC), to K.K. Pangea (Pangea), a special purpose acquisition company formed by a Read More

AEM Compares Auto-Grade Fuse Performance for EV Conditions

AEM Components news Novi, Mich.—September 12, 2017 — EETech Labs, in cooperation with AEM Components, has produced a video that demonstrates the effect on Read More

Fernhill files capacitor-lithium hybrid system patent 

Fernhill Corporation, a Nevada-headquartered company that invests in and acquires companies for “long-term sustainable cash flow”, has applied to patent a hybrid capacitor-battery energy Read More

Murata to acquire US medical startup for $102M

OSAKA- Murata Manufacturing said Friday it will buy U.S. health care equipment startup Vios Medical for about $102 million, as it seeks to diversify Read More

Vishay Storage Capacitors Offer Extended Values and Case Sizes

… of electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting, power backup … markets, the polarized energy storage capacitors released today offer high power Read More

KEMET Institute of Technology Series Begins 34th Season

KEMET Institute of Technology Series Begins 34th Season Nasdaq Beginning on September 26th with a two-day event at its Simpsonville Innovation Center and the Read More

ams expands Singapore manufacturing capacity 

ams further expands Singapore manufacturing capacity to address global demand for optical sensor solutions Singapore (20 September, 2017) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading Read More

New Scale Cobra Fiber Optic Positioning Mechanism

New Scale worked with NASA JPL/Caltech to design and manufacture the Cobra Fiber Positioner, a slender, two-stage rotary positioning system comprising two rotary piezoelectric SQUIGGLE Read More

New iPhones highlight waning clout of Japanese parts makers

The new iPhones are said to use more of Murata Manufacturing ‘s capacitors and Alps Electric’s camera parts. The duo, as well as other Read More

IGBT industry moves toward consolidation

Power Electronics News – Littelfuse and IXYS announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Littelfuse… Source: IXYS acquisition by Littelfuse Read More

DRAMs: Is a Price War Looming?

Electronics Purchasing Strategies – There are early signs that a price war is looming in the DRAM market, and it should be no surprise Read More

Murata Introduces 0603 Metal Alloy Inductors 

Murata news Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has introduced the DFE18SBN_E0 series of Metal Alloy inductors for the power supplies of mobile devices such as Read More

Allegro Announces 3-Axis Linear Hall-Effect Sensor 

Electronics – Allegro MicroSystems – Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces the release of a new three-axis linear Hall-effect sensor IC that provides 12-bit… Source: Allegro Read More

Largest-ever microSD card hits the market with 400 GB 

SanDisk beats Microdia to the punch for a quarter of the price By Heather Hamilton, contributing writer SanDisk just introduced what they claim is Read More

DARPA lays out cash-splash to defibrillate Moore’s Law

Enterprise – The Register – Electronics resurgence program gets US$75 million more for 2018 The United States’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)… Source: Read More

Stackpole Offers AEC-Q200 Qualified Melf Resistors 

Stackpole has recently introduced the MLFA Series of metal film melf resistors. The MLFA Series is fully AEC-Q200 compliant and offered in the 0204 Read More

iPhone X uses more parts made by Samsung, LG

Samsung’s parts unit Samsung Electro-Mechanics is also benefiting from increased Apple orders. The firm supplies multi-layer ceramic capacitors that help feeding electric power to Read More

Trump blocks Lattice Semiconductor acquisition

The Trump administration, citing national security concerns, has blocked the acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp., a Portland company with an R&D site in San Read More

Apple and Foxconn make last-ditch pitch for Toshiba chip deal

Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn, Apple Inc.’s main manufacturing partner, this week made a new, public appeal for Toshiba’s mutlibillion-dollar flash memory business as a Read More

SME Provides Support in Advanced Microelectronics 

The Samtec Microelectronics Group’s (SME) advanced packaging and high-speed interconnect expertise enable us to provide support… Source: Microelectronics Group Provides Support For Advanced Microelectronics Read More

Ohmcraft HV Resistors Ensure Reliability of ECG During Defibrillation

ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES, September 8, 2017 / — Frequently used by hospitals to monitor their patients, an electrocardiograph (ECG) records the electrical currents Read More

GE’s newest ‘venture’ partners with NVIDIA for AI-powered inspections

Avitas Systems, a relatively new Boston-based division of General Electric Co., is building NVIDIA Corp.’s high-tech computer chips into its industrial inspection system — Read More

Capacitor Buyers Seek Class Cert. In Antitrust Dispute 

Law360, San Francisco (September 7, 2017, 8:25 PM EDT) — A putative class of direct-purchaser companies that claim they overpaid for capacitors because of Read More

High Performance Resistors for Custom Power Supplies 

Phil Ebbert -September 06, 2017There are a vast array of power supplies on the market, and the variety of resistor applications in those designs Read More

Toshiba Says to Build New Chip Facility in Northern Japan

U.S. News – Toshiba Corp said it has decided to build a new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Iwate, northern Japan, even as it seeks… Read More

Rohm has dual-standard wide-area radio chip for IoT

Rohm has dual-standard wide-area radio chip for IoT. A smart meter wireless comms device that supports both Sigfox and IEEE802.15.4k radio standards has been Read More

Panasonic tips Anglia in the UK

Anglia sells Panasonic’s full portfolio of capacitors , resistors, inductors, switches, thermal materials, circuit protection, sensors, batteries and wireless connectivity devices. Application design support Read More

Top Ten IC Companies For Process Technology

Intel TSMC Samsung Toshiba GloFo Hynix Micron TI Sony UMC This story continues at Top Ten IC Companies For Process Technology Or just read Read More

Electronic devices that can degrade and physically disappear on demand

source: Techxplore article (Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers from the U.S. and China has demonstrated electronic devices that can degrade and disappear on demand Read More

Qualcomm develops new chips for wireless vehicle communications

Qualcomm has developed a chipset to allow cars to communicate with their surroundings. The chipset is slated for use in production vehicles by 2019. Read More

Murata introduces world’s smallest encoder switch

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has successfully developed an ultra-small rotary encoder with switch, the micro ES, which is now the world’s smallest encoder switch.This Read More

DARPA’s ICECool Chills 3-D Stacks

LAKE WALES, Fla. — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Intrachip/Interchip Enhanced Cooling (ICECool) program, which teamed IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology Read More

Trump urged to block Lattice acquisition

A federal committee analyzing the proposed acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor said it will recommend the president block the sale of the Portland company. The Read More

ams contributes to Color Sensor Makeover for Mobile Devices

So color sensors cannot provide accurate detection due to the effects of infrared interference when dark windows are used. ROHM Semiconductor claims it has Read More

Micron Advances R&D Capabilities With ID Facility

Enterprise – Storage Newsletter – Micron Technology, Inc. hosted an event at its HQs to mark the opening of a new facility which will Read More

Wearable sensor developer MC10 raises $9.2m

MC10 , a Lexington, Mass.-based wearable sensor developer, raised $9.2 million in an offering of promissory notes and warrants convertible into preferred stock to Read More

Littelfuse to buy IXYS for $750m

Littelfuse Inc of Chicago, IL, USA, which provides circuit protection technologies (including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors), has agreed to acquire IXYS Read More

NAND Flash: Expect Higher Tags, Tight Supply in Q3

Electronics Purchasing Strategies – Contract prices for NAND flash increased by three to 10 percent in the second quarter of 2017, and are expected Read More

Re-shoring the Electronic Connector Industry

Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier – The idea of bringing electronics manufacturing jobs back to the US has great appeal. But the realities are Read More

Nanya sells more stake in Micron

Nanya Technology has sold more of its holdings in Micron Technology for a total of about US$35.52 million, according to the Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker. Read More

Toshiba, WD eye $18bn figure for memory arm

TOKYO — Toshiba and Western Digital are hashing out the terms for a sale of Toshiba Memory, eyeing a price tag of around 2 Read More

Western Digital emerges as ‘strong contender’ for Toshiba chip unit

Western Digital Corp.’s long, bitter fight for control of Toshiba Corp.’s multibillion-dollar memory chip unit could be coming to an end. The San Jose-based Read More

Israel’s TowerJazz to Set up China Chip Plant With Tacoma

U.S. News – Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz is linking up with Tacoma Semiconductor Technology Co to establish a fabrication… Source: Israel’s TowerJazz to Set up Read More

X-Fab sales up 18% YoY

During the second quarter of 2017, X-Fab posted sales of USD 139.3 million and net profit of USD 24.1 million. Compared to the second Read More

Ohmcraft Resistors Enable Sensors to Function in Multiple Applications 

ROCHESTER, N.Y., USA, August 17, 2017 — Piezoelectric sensors—which measure changes in pressure, acceleration, temperature, strain or force by converting them to an electrical Read More

Power Semiconductors: Lead Times Continue to Stretch 

Lead times for power discrete semiconductors, including MOSFETs, diodes, rectifiers and thyristors, have stretched significantly in 2017 due to increased demand particularly from automotive Read More

The Top 10 DC/DC Converters

DC/DC converters are devices that convert a DC source from one voltage level to another. They’re a common element of everything from satellites, hybrid energy systems, Read More

Server DRAM revenues among top-3 suppliers surge 30% in 2Q17

Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology generated a combined US$4.43 billion in server DRAM revenues in the second quarter of 2017, up 30.1% Read More

Vishay Expands ENYCAP™ Supercap Line

… of electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting, power backup … markets, the polarized, energy storage capacitors released today offer high power Read More

MLCCs work at 200ºC for tough projects

Novacap and Syfer Technology have jointly announced a range of high-temperature multi-layer ceramic capacitorsThe main differences between ceramic dielectricThe insulating material between the plates Read More

NewScale Technologies Microstage Developers Kit 

Welcome to New Scale News, your monthly update on micro motion technology and applications. This month we demonstrate our latest developer’s kit and show how Read More

Taiyo Yuden Issued patent for Coil Component

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at China Weekly News — According to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews journalists, a patent Read More

Nvidia overtakes MediaTek as 3rd largest IC design company

Nvidia overtook MediaTek as the world’s third-largest IC design company in terms of revenues in the second quarter of 2017, according to research firm Read More

Würth expands selection tool for Wireless Power Coils 

Waldenburg (Germany), 17 August 2017 – Würth Elektronik eiSos is the provider with the world’s broadest product spectrum of wireless power charging coils. Source: Read More

DMASS: Semiconductor Sales Soar in Q2

The European semiconductor industry shows no signs of slowdown in Q2/2017. According to DMASS, semiconductor sales as reported by the members ended with another Read More

Flex Electronics Approach an Inflection

The next five years in flexible electronics can be the most exciting we have witnessed if we can seize a bounty of opportunities and Read More

Silicon Labs unifies chips for car radios

ElectronicsWeekly – Silicon Labs has announced a family of car radio receiver chips with a common software API, claiming designers can share R&D effort Read More

Component Sales Rise in Q2; Lead Times Stretch

Players in the electronic components industry agree that sales have increased steadily in the first half of 2017. Strong demand across all sectors, particularly Read More

Toshiba will build a $1.8B memory plant in Japan

Toshiba has announced that it is moving forward with its plans to build a new memory chip plant without its partner Western Digital. The Read More

Top 100 Connector Manufacturers

LONDON, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In 2016, the Top 100 Connector Manufacturers accounted for more than 93% of the total electronic connector market.Purchase Read More

Tektronix Uses Ohmcraft Resistors in its Equipment

In testtest is test labs around the world, scientists and researchers use sensitive measurement tools every day. Ohmcraft manufactures custom, ultra-high resistance resistors that Read More

Powering the internet of things

In 2008, the company introduced the Perpetua Power Puck, a thermoelectric energy harvester intended to convert any source of heat into electricity wherever there Read More

IoT Chips: A Look at a Valuable Trend for Semiconductors

Increased research and development (R&D) in the field of IoT in terms of new and improved technologies and the increasing need for improved lifestyle Read More

Intel reports record 2Q17 revenues of US$14.8 billion

Intel has reported second-quarter revenues of US$14.8 billion, up 9% on year. After adjusting for the Intel Security Group (ISecG) transaction, second-quarter revenues grew Read More

Fab: Millstone Around Your Neck. Or Pearls? 

Our blind faith in fabless strategies must be challenged. Why does ST value its Rousset Fab, and why on earth is Apple sending a Read More

Wafer area shipments grow 4.2% in second quarter

Q2 silicon wafer area shipments were up 4.2% on Q1, says SEMI’s Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG). Total Q2 silicon wafer area shipments were 2,978 Read More

TI reports 2Q17 financial results 

DALLAS, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today reported second-quarter revenue of $3.69 billion, net income of $1.06 billion Read More

Aerovox Increases High Voltage Range In Film Capacitors

Aerovox Corp., a worldwide market leader in film capacitors announces the development of a high voltage capacitor capability in excess of 100,000 volts. High Read More

KEMET Expands its High Voltage MLCC Portfolio

KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced the expansion of its surface mount High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor portfolio Read More

EPCI Interview with its president Tomas Zednicek Ph.D.

This time EPCI questioned its president Tomas Zednicek about its current and future activities related to passive components. > Q1 EPCI: Hello Tom, can Read More

Taiyo Yuden commericalizes 05025 MLCC

Taiyo Yuden commericalizes 05025 size multi-layer ceramic capacitor. Source: TAIYO YUDEN Commercializes 05025-Size Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor [PDF/399KB]

Ohmcraft Resistors Increase Effectiveness of Airport Security Screenings

ROCHESTER, NY, USA, July 19, 2017 / — Last year, the Transportation SafetyClass X capacitors are used in “across-the-line” applications where their failure would Read More

NXP to Spend $22 Million to Expand U.S. Fabs

European chip maker says expansion will enable it to produce secure ID chips for the U.S. government. Source: NXP to Spend $22 Million to Read More

Europe’s Summer of Semiconductors

Now that Europe is entering the heat of summer, news is a little slow because everyone is clearing their desks so they can spend Read More

AVX adds sensor capability with TT Electronics buy

Under the deal, AVX will acquire the division for a consideration of $155.5 million in cash, subject to normal working capital adjustments at closing. Read More

Micross Announces New Director of Sales

Micross is the one-source, one-solution provider of Bare Die & Wafers, Advanced Interconnect Technology, Custom Packaging & Assembly, Component Modification Services, Electrical & Environmental Read More

ams releases TCS3430 True Color sensor for mobile devices

Miniature TCS3430 sensor IC uses advanced optical filter technology to produce illuminance and CCT measurements that closely match the response of the human eye Read More

The use of COTS components in space: debunking 10 myths

Intelligent Aerospace News By Dan Friedlander, Retired following 44 years in component engineering The use of selected Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) commercial off-the-shelf Read More

Foxconn parts unit lands on Hong Kong market

HONG KONG — Electronic component maker FIT Hon Teng debuted on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Thursday, drawing keen investor interest thanks to Read More

Imec Eyes New Metals for Interconnect

Dutch microelectronics research institute exploring methods for alleviating resistance-capacitanceThat property of a system of conductors and dielectrics which permits the storage of electricity when Read More

Panasonic  miniature E-Caps benefit from ultra-low ESR

Panasonic Automotive and Industrial Systems Europe has introduced a new series of miniature aluminium electrolytic capacitors (radial lead type) for applications such as unit Read More

Micron resumes DRAM production at Taiwan plant

Micron has reiterated that DRAM chip production at its Taoyuan, Taiwan site, where there was a minor facility related event on July 1, has Read More

NEO Tech invests in new facility – consolidates Massachusetts operations

EMS provider NEO Tech plans to combine its two existing New England locations into a single site with the aim of creating a more Read More

U.S. Paves Roads to Trusted Fabs

The U.S. Department of Defense is working on technologies to enable it to securely use any foundry to make sub-32nm ASICs by 2019. Source: Read More

Littelfuse Announces Acquisition of U.S. Sensor – Littelfuse – Littelfuse Announces Acquisition of U.S. Sensor, Manufacturer of Temperature Sensors Source: Littelfuse Announces Acquisition of U.S. Sensor, Manufacturer of Temperature Read More

Bosch maneuvers for growth in the mobility era

The supply giant’s mobility technologies are already selling well. But the competition is getting stiffer as large tech companies and startups join the fray. Read More

The Top 10 Motion Sensors 

Whether you’re building a wearable device, or an industrial system, chances are you’ll be integrating an accelerometer. Accelerometers are electromechanical devices that measure acceleration across Read More

ams wins Gold Innovation Award at Sensors Expo 2017 – ams – 2017 Sensors Expo judges honor ams for new Accessory Communications Interface, which lets sensor rich smart active noise-cancelling headsets… Source: Read More

Yunasko Ultracaps Operating at 100C Enable new Applications

February 16, 2017 – YUNASKO recently completed independent tests at JME (Cleveland, USA) of a proprietary high-temperature ultracapacitor system with -25°C to +100°C operating Read More

KEMET Broadens Polymer Applications in Automotive

KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, has announced the extension of its T598 range of polymer electrolytic capacitors with new Read More

3D Chip Combines Computing and Data Storage

News Computers today comprise different chips cobbled together. Contributed Author: MIT Topics: Engineering Source: 3D Chip Combines Computing and Data Storage

NVIDIA will power self-driving cars in China

NVIDIA has already forged self-driving alliances with big car manufacturers like Audi , Toyota and Volvo , but its latest is a particularly big Read More

Knowles Acoustics Ships 1B Sisonic Mems Microphones

Knowles Acoustics has reached a major milestone in the history of MEMS technology with the shipment of its 1 Billionth SiSonic surface mount MEMS Read More

U.S. Seeks Life After Moore’s Law

DARPA will host events this month to outline a $200+ million program to find ways of scaling electronics beyond Moore’s law. Source: U.S. Seeks Read More

Samsung Semi starts production at new fab

The South Korean tech-giant new semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, has begun mass production and shipping its first product to customers. » Read More

SMD solid-state fuse for harsh applications

An extremely robust SMDDiscrete miniature capacitors which are packaged without leads and fastened directly to foil patterns. fuse has been introduced by SCHURTER. The Read More

The Implications of Buying Toshiba’s Flash Business

Toshiba, as a leading developer of NAND technology, makes an attractive target to companies jockeying for position in the coming transition from spinning hard Read More

Samsung overtakes Intel to be No.1

Samsung has overtaken Intel to become the world No.1 semiconductor company. Samsung’s estimated chip revenue for Q2 is $15.1 billion and Intel’s $14.4 billion, Read More

AMS AS5900 CT Detector Interface

AMS 26-Bit 128-Channel Low Noise Current-to-Digital Converter Source: AS5900 CT Detector Interface

Intel intros 64-layer, 3D NAND SSD

DigiTimes – Intel has announced the delivery of what the company claims is the world’s first commercially available 64-layer, TLC 3D NAND SSD. Source: Read More

Microsemi Signs Deal For Surface Acoustic Wave Filters

Last year, Microsemi sold its custom electronics and RF businesses for $300 million to Mercury Systems, which sells parts for satellites and missile guidance Read More

Imec looks to China to expand customer base

Imec is looking for customers in China. The head of Imec China, Huiwen Ding, points out that Imec has almost completed development of its Read More

NEO Tech Invests in New England Facility

NEO Tech announces plans to combine its two existing New England locations into a single site that will be more efficient and will offer Read More

ams introduces new AS5900 current-input ADC – ams – AS5900, a 26-bit, 128-channel current-input ADC for photodiode arrays, offers world-class performance in noise, resolution, linearity,… Source: ams introduces new Read More

Semiconductor Market to Grow 11.5% in 2017

Robust demand and increasing prices will drive the semiconductor market to its highest growth rate since 2010. Source: Semiconductor Market to Grow 11.5% in Read More

Knowles offers Dedicated Pulse Discharge MLCCs

The insulating material between the plates of the capacitor. The material is chosen for its ability to permit electrostatic attraction and repulsion to take Read More

A Brief Tutorial on Embedded Capacitors

Compunetics has been operating in the embedded components market for more than 20 years. Initially driven by their parent company’s need for high layer-count, Read More

Toshiba Chooses U.S.-Japan Bidder for Memory Chip Biz Sale 

Money-losing Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that it has chosen a U.S.-Japan consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of its lucrative memory chip Read More

Ericsson sells power modules business to Flex

Ericsson has signed an agreement with Flex, to divest Ericsson Power Modules (EPM). A workforce of over 300 people to move from Ericsson to Read More

Apple cranks up its $1B lawsuit against Qualcomm 

Apple on Tuesday expanded its line of attack against its partner Qualcomm, arguing the San Diego-based chipmaker has no right to require Apple to Read More

Cellphone IC sales top total PC in 2017

Higher memory prices accelerate sales growth in both cellphones and personal computing systems but cellular handsets will become the largest application for ICs this Read More

Toshiba willing to let WD in on memory sale

TOKYO — Toshiba seeks to ink the sale of its flash memory business to a three-country consortium next Wednesday but is open to talking Read More

SiLabs CEO Plots Slow, Steady IoT Strategy

“IoT is in a bit of a trough right now,” Silicon Labs’ CEO said, just as he was leaving the ballroom where he delivered Read More

Tight MLCC supply to persist through 2018

The supply of multi-layer ceramic capacitorsThe main differences between ceramic dielectricThe insulating material between the plates of the capacitor. The material is chosen for Read More

Phillips changing worlds with inspection product 

Phillips Precision supplies precision machined parts and assemblies for its customers across multiple industries, including food and beverage and electronics. Source: Phillips changing worlds Read More

Micross Announces New Director of Quality

Micross is the one-source, one-solution provider of Bare Die & Wafers, Advanced Interconnect Technology, Custom Packaging & Assembly, Component Modification Services, Electrical & Environmental Read More

ST to raise $1.5bn

ST is to raise $1.5 billion in a convertible bond issue. The company will also redeem its 2019 convertible bonds and buy back shares. Read More

Bosch said to plan semiconductor plant in Germany

Bosch is investing $1.12 billion in a semiconductor plant in eastern Germany, a company source told Reuters, highlighting the supplier’s ambitions in self-driving cars Read More

The Top 10 Bluetooth Components – SnapEDA Blog

Every wonder which Bluetooth processors and modules are most designed-in to products? We took a look at the most designed-in Bluetooth components based on our Read More

Bourns Marks 70 Years of Innovation

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, is marking 70 years of electronic components Read More

Murata Miniaturized Vibration Component for Wearable Devices

Product Announcement Murata Americas introduced the PJFV series. This miniaturized, low power consuming product leverages piezoelectric ceramics to provide vibration notifications and announcements to Read More

Qualcomm’s new chips will give rise to more smart speakers

The smart speaker trend started with Amazon’s Echo, and now includes Google Home and Apple HomePod, but it could get a lot more crowded Read More

Apple, Dell join Foxconn on Toshiba bid

Electronics giants Apple Dell will reportedly join a Foxconn-led consortium bidding for Toshiba chip unit. » Evertiq Source: Apple, Dell join Foxconn on Toshiba Read More

Will MEMS Technology Shape The Future Of Modern Mobility?

The modern vehicle is racking up more and more features by the day as industries push towards connected and automated mobility. Along with a Read More

IoT Semiconductor Forecast Lowered

The semiconductor forecast for the internet of things (IoT) has been scaled back due to lower revenue projections for connected cities, according to the Read More

EC yellow-cards Qualcomm/ NXP deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the acquisition of NXP by Qualcomm. The watchdog has concerns that the transaction could Read More

The Future Of Semiconductors

Roy Rubenstein (pictured left) of Gazettabyte has published an interesting interview with Tom Conte (pictured right)  about the work of the ITRS successor IRDM Read More

April semi sales up 20.9%

April semiconductor sales of $31.3 billion were up 20.9% on April 2016 and up 1.3% on March sales of $30.9 billion, reports the SIA. Read More

Imec makes plastic 12-bit RFID tag with screen printed circuit

Imec demonstrates a plastic 12-bit RFID tag and read-out system with screen-printed circuitry. Read full article: Imec makes plastic 12-bit RFID tag with screen Read More

SEMI sales soar

Q1 billings reached $13.1 billion with March billings reaching $5.6 billion – an all-time monthly record. Source: SEMI sales soar

Vicor adds buck regulator to automotive applications

Extending the Cool-Power ZVS buck regulator series, Vicor has added the PI3526-00-LGIZ, a 48V (30 to 60V in) input buck regulator. The regulator offers Read More

CAP-XX Expects Revenue Fall Due To Delayed License Opportunities 

LONDON (Alliance News) – Supercapacitor manufacturer CAP-XX Ltd said on Monday it expects reduced revenue and an earnings loss before interest, tax, depreciation and Read More

Cornell Dubilier Introduces Ruggedized Axial-Leaded E-Cap

Cornell Dubilier’s 175ºC HHT Capacitors Liberty, SC (PRWEB) June 07, 2017 Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) has announced a new line of axial-lead aluminum Read More

Murata acquires ID-Solutions in Italy

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. acquired Parma-based ID-Solutions S.r.l., an Italian RFID system integrator providing added value traceability solutions. ID-Solutions is a spin-off company of Read More

Single-fuse solution offers protection from ultra-high currents

Littelfuse has introduced a series of UL approved high current, surface mount fuses. Designed for applications that require both a compact footprint and protection Read More

MLCC Shortages and Why They Might Last Longer than Expected

The CEO at the top vendor of nickel electrodeA solid electric conductor through which an electric current enters or leaves in a medium powder Read More

Nvidia CEO Says Moore’s Law Is Dead

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has become the first head of a major semiconductor company to say what academics have been suggesting for some time: Read More

Raytheon Enlists Anaren to Support Radar Production

Anaren has been contracted by Raytheon Co. for complex beamforming assemblies in support of the U.S. Navy’s new AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar Read More

WD may join Japanese-backed bid in Toshiba chip sale

San Jose-based chipmaker Western Digital is possibly joining up with a group of Japanese investors, led by KKR, to buy up Toshiba’s flash memory Read More

GlobalFoundries looking to double Japan revenue

Chipmaker GlobalFoundries, which has a significant presence in the Albany, New York area, is working to double its revenue in Japan, according to Reuters. Read More

Apple, Intel Attack Rivals

Apple hired a top Qualcomm engineering manager and Intel rolled out a new high-end CPU line in signs of the intense competition in processors. Read More

Making skin sensors stick

Research groups around the world are taking big strides towards developing ultrathin and flexible sensor devices that could be attached to the skin, or Read More

Micron to invest $2bn in Hiroshima fab

ElectronicsWeekly – Micron is to spend $2 billion over the next two to three years equipping its Hiroshima fab, according to the Nikkei. The Read More

UMass Lowell gets $11.3M for advanced fabrics research center

The city of Lowell, once a center of the nation’s textile industry, could reclaim that status if the city and its universities can help Read More

DRAM market to remain oligopoly over next 3 years

The global DRAM market will remain an oligopoly of three large firms over the next three years, according to Pei-Ing Lee, president for Taiwan-based Read More

New AS7220 smart lighting manager from ams

Integrated tri-stimulus XYZ color sensor and intelligent driver management in new AS7220 enable high accuracy closed-loop maintenance of LED outputs in industrial, commercial and Read More

Analog Devices Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results – Analog Devices – Analog Devices Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results Source: Analog Devices Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Nvidia upbeat on AI as tech giants pile in

TAIPEI — Nvidia does not feel threatened by a growing number of potential rivals entering the artificial intelligence field, but rather the graphics chipmaker Read More

Vishay AC Filter Film Capacitors Deliver Extremely Stable Capacitance and

Vishay Intertechnology AC Filtering Film Capacitors Deliver Extremely Stable CapacitanceThat property of a system of conductors and dielectrics which permits the storage of electricity Read More

Skeleton uses curved graphene in its energy storage system

Skeleton Technologies has unveiled SkelGrid, an energy storage system for industrial power applications, based on the company’s curved grapheneGraphene is an allotrope of carbon, Read More

China chips looking chipper

In Q1 the output value of China’s IC design industry was $5.1 billion, says the China SIA, and the output value of China’s backend Read More

Imec starts pre-seed fund for entrepreneurs

Imec founds a pre-seed investment fund of €12.5 million to be spent over the five years 2017-22. Read full article: Imec starts pre-seed fund Read More