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Semtech Corp. is collaborating with Panasonic Connect for display products 2/7/2023
With the introduction of the Intel Smart SDM product concept, AV input options choices have increased for standard displays. Display manufacturers can now simply provide the SDM card slot on their products to be populated at deployment with the SDM input interface required by the installation.
STMicroelectronics Posts 26.4% Revenue Growth for FY2022 2/7/2023
STMicroelectronics has reported fourth quarter net revenues of $4.42 billion, gross margin of 47.5%, operating margin of 29.1%, and net income of $1.25 billion or $1.32 diluted earnings per share.
Pressure falls on SoftBank from pending Arm IPO 2/7/2023
The Japanese tech giant's planned listing of British chip designer Arm, one of the crown jewels of Masayoshi Son's sprawling conglomerate, is seen as crucial to improving SoftBank's financial performance and boosting shareholder returns.
Qualcomm reported a 12 percent year-on-year slide in revenue for Q1. 2/6/2023
The telecoms chipmaker generated $9.46 billion worth of sales for the quarter ended December 25 2022, down from $10.7 billion a year ago. Its net income was $2.23 billion, a reduction of 34 percent.
Feds Slam Apple, Google for Abusing App-Store Power 2/6/2023
It’s near-impossible to distribute an app outside of Apple’s App Store (iOS bans third-party app stores and direct downloads of apps from websites) and difficult outside Google’s Play Store (Android lets you do those things, but only after disabling multiple security defaults).
Arrow Electronics to Distribute QuSecure's Post-Quantum Cybersecurity Solution 2/6/2023
QuSecure’s QuProtect is now available to Arrow Electronics’ more than 220,000 commercial and federal channel partners to help them secure networks, communication and data from classical and quantum cyberattacks.
Siemens' Questa Verification IQ software helps logic verification teams overcomee challenges 2/6/2023
The Questa Verification IQ software helps to accelerate verification closure, streamline traceability, optimize resources and speed time-to-market.
Rambus offers DDR5 Registering Clock Driver (RCD) to major DDR5 memory module (RDIMM) manufacturers 2/3/2023
Rambus DDR5 memory interface chips including the RCD, Signal Presence Detect (SPD) Hub and Temperature Sensors achieve a new level of performance for leading-edge servers.
Global server shipment forecast adjusted down 2/3/2023
The four major North American cloud service providers (CSPs) have scaled back their server procurement quantities for 2023 and could make further downward corrections in the future. Meta is the leader among the four in terms of server demand reduction, followed by Microsoft, Google, and AWS.
Quest Global and NVIDIA to Develop Digital Twin Solutions for Manufacturing Industry 2/3/2023
Through this association, Quest Global aims to facilitate the transformation of the traditional manufacturing processes and facilities by enabling manufacturers to augment their physical production environments with large-scale, AI and IoT-enabled, digital twin counterparts.
Transitions to smaller nodes are a major stumbling block for analog design 2/3/2023
One of the key challenges that semiconductor engineers face when analyzing their solutions, however, revolves around how much analog designs can shrink when moving from one chip manufacturing process node to another. In other words, there are certain analog building blocks that don’t scale adequately to smaller IC manufacturing nodes.
Renesas Gate Driver IC Targeted at EV Inverters 2/2/2023
Gate driver ICs are essential components to EV inverters, providing an interface between the inverter control MCU and the IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs that deliver power to the inverter. They receive control signals from the MCU in the low-voltage domain and transfer these signals to rapidly turn power devices on and off in the high-voltage domain.
AMD realizes profit in the midst of PC downturn 2/2/2023
Advanced Micro Devices reported a slight net profit in the fourth quarter, with strong performance in data centers but weakening sales of chips for game graphics and consumer PCs.
MathWorks and Infineon have launched a hardware support package for the MathWorks Simulink products 2/2/2023
MathWorks and Infineon Technologies AG have launched a hardware support package for the MathWorks Simulink products for Infineon’s latest AURIX TC4x family of automotive microcontrollers (MCUs). Automotive engineers designing advanced electric vehicles, sensor fusion, and radar signal processing functions can use the hardware support package, even before silicon is available.
Arm has confirmed leadership in processor IP 2/2/2023
Arm has reinforced its leadership in the processor IP market by winning three awards at the recent EE Awards Asia: Best IP/Processor of the Year, Most Topical Product and Technology, and Featured IoT Chip Supplier.
SpaceX Delays Imposing High-Speed Data Caps for Starlink 2/1/2023
The high-speed data caps were originally supposed to be enforced in December, then February. But SpaceX now says implementation will be 'no earlier than April 2023.'
Yangtze Memory Technologies layoff 10% citing U.S. sanctions. 2/1/2023
The lay-offs would amount to several hundred people as YMTC employs nearly 6,000, according to the corporate registry database Qichacha.
Memory Revenue Down 10% while Nonmemory Revenue Up 5% in 2022 2/1/2023
Global semiconductor revenue increased by 1.1% in 2022 to reach $601.7 billion, up from $595 billion in 2021, according to preliminary results by Gartner Inc.
STMicroelectronics Launches MCU Edge-AI Developer Cloud 2/1/2023
“Our goal is to deliver the best hardware, software, and services to meet the challenges faced by embedded developers and data scientists so that they can develop their edge AI application faster and with less hassle,”
SIA Said: Sanctions on China may disrupt US microchip industry 1/31/2023
After the U.S. government imposed strict sanctions against Chinese chip and supercomputer sectors, various semiconductor companies lost some $240 billion of stock value nearly overnight. Among those who suffered are various companies, including developers of electronics design automation (EDA) tools, chip designers, wafer fab equipment (WFE) producers, and chipmakers themselves.
Gobal PC shipments down 27.8% in Q4.2022 1/31/2023
At 286 million units, the total PC shipments for 2022 also reflect a muted global PC demand with four consecutive quarters of YoY shipment declines. Counterpoint Research is not expecting a decent rebound in 1H 2023.
AEM has expanded Penang manufacturing 1/31/2023
AEM has expanded its presence in Asia by opening a new manufacturing plant in Penang, Malaysia.
India Should Focus on Trailing Nodes 1/31/2023
Synaptics' Michael Hurlston says rather than chasing advanced nodes, India should focus on trailing nodes "because that is where there is a capacity crunch."
Nissan to test using power stored in electric vehicle batteries to keep elevators running during blackouts 1/30/2023
Japan has the most earthquakes of any country on Earth, around 1,500 a year due to being located in a particularly active seismic volcanic region called the Pacific Ring of Fire. When these events take out the local power grid, EVs provide a mobile grid that can keep critical systems on.
Amazon offers price hike to guarantee fresh delivery 1/30/2023
Another price hike: Amazon is increasing the threshold for free delivery via its Amazon Fresh grocery service.
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