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  • Macronix and Foxconn Sign Asset Transaction Agreement for 6-inch Wafer Fab (emsnow)
    Macronix International Co., Ltd. (“Macronix”) (TWSE: 2337), a leading integrated device designer and manufacturer in Non-Volatile Memory (NVM), and Hon Hai Technology Group (“Foxconn”) (TWSE: 2317), the world’s largest electronics manufacturer and service provider,  announced the signing of an Asset Transaction Agreement for the sales of Macronix’s 6-inch wafer fab and equipment in Hsinchu Science Park […]
  • ECIA Posts Latest Channel Channel Podcast: Foundation Chair Jim Kaplan (emsnow)
    Atlanta – ECIA is pleased to announce that the latest Channel Channel Podcast is now available, featuring ECIA President David Loftus’ interview with ECIA Foundation President Jim Kaplan. The two discuss PACE E-learning, an exciting new ECIA Foundation initiative that will launch this fall to address the need for industry training programs. “Jim Kaplan’s passion for this industry […]
  • Hardware design considerations for space-grade DDR4 (EDN News)
    <p>Previously I introduced DDR4 for space applications (see “<a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">Fast DDR4 SDRAM to enable the new space age</a>”) offering 4 GB of volatile storage at a clock frequency up to 1.2 GHz and a data rate of 2.4 GT/s (bandwidth of 172.8 Gb/s). Compared to previous generations of SDRAM, DDR4 contains new architectural and hardware features that improve capacity, performance, scalability, system-level relia...
  • EMC antennas for troubleshooting and pre-compliance testing (EDN News)
    <p>EMC antennas are an important component for capturing radiated harmonic emissions from products being tested. There are two considerations: simple troubleshooting or calibrated pre-compliance testing. For troubleshooting purposes, most any uncalibrated antenna may be used. I’ve even had clients use Wi-Fi antennas for detecting emissions in the 50 to 200 MHz range. Basically, if your antenna can sense the emissions, it can be used for general troubleshooting. Pre-compliance testing, on the oth...
  • What’s Xi Up To With Blitzing The Rich? (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>Much speculation has arisen about why the China government has blitzed the share prices of many of its leading companies and consequently the fortunes of many of China’s richest men. Some think that it’s Xi warning off possible critics ahead of next autumn’s CCP leadership elections. But some think it’s not internally directed &#8211; that ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="">Wha...
  • WAU E-bike Opening New Essex Factory (emsnow)
    Nottingham-based e-bike company WAU,  has announced the opening of its new factory in Essex, as the firm continues to expand to meet surging demand. The site, which officially opened for production last month (July), is based in a central point for the firm in South Woodham Ferrers. After taking more than a year to develop, the [&#8230;]
  • ECIA Posts Industry Sentiment Report Based on ECST Survey Results (emsnow)
    Atlanta – ECIA Chief Analyst Dale Ford has released his latest Industry Sentiment report based on the Electronic Component Sales Trend survey of July 2021. The survey showed that electronic component market sales growth expectations continue to wane. Beginning in the summer of 2020 the industry sentiment for the electronics component market sales experienced a major [&#8230;]
  • AIM Solder Celebrates its 85th Company Anniversary (emsnow)
    Cranston, Rhode Island USA – AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials is proud to be celebrating its 85th anniversary. Founded by Peter Black, AIM’s humble beginnings started in 1936 as a scrap metal recycling company located in Montreal, Canada, and remains privately held by the Black family today.  What started as a [&#8230;]
  • EMSNOW Executive Interview: Steve Vecchiarelli Joins CalcuQuote as Special Advisor on Supplier Relationships (emsnow)
    <img width="300" height="300" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="EMSNow PCB Imagery" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset=" 300w, 1024w,
  • Cesium helps perovskite solar last longer (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>Cesium iodide can improve the stability and efficiency of certain perovskite solar cells, according to researchers at Kanazawa University. Added to cells of the &#8216;MAPbI3&#8216; perovskite structure, by alternately depositing thin layers of MAPbI3 and CsI, atoms from Cs migrate and become intercalated into the crystal lattice (see diagram). &#8220;Our approach allowed us to produce layers ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • Gadget Book: Homemade Robots (built with household materials) (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>This looks a good one - a new book called Homemade Robots. It's sub-title is: 10 Simple Bots to Build with Stuff Around the House.</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="">Gadget Book: Homemade Robots (built with household materials)</a></p> <p>Or just read more coverage at <a rel="nofollow" href="">Electronics Weekly</a></p...
  • Fable: The Company Which Didn’t Keep Up (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>69 years ago two brothers founded a semiconductor company which made germanium diodes, silicon rectifiers, grown junction silicon NPN transistors, silicon diodes, silicon/germanium micro-diodes, silicon references, silicon regulators, silicon controlled rectifiers and bilateral switching diodes among other devices. In 1959 it was adjudged by Fortune magazine to be the world’s No.2 semiconductor company measured by ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.electron...
  • Royal Circuits acquires South Coast Circuits (Evertiq)
    PCB specialist Royal Circuit Solutions has completed its acquisition of South Coast Circuits in order to further expand its quick-turn printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication services.
  • BAE to get early access to Intel tech (Evertiq)
    BAE Systems has entered into a strategic business agreement that will result in the company's FAST Labs research and development organisation having early access to select Intel technologies.
  • Rapid growth, increased production and new jobs at Calumet (Evertiq)
    US PCB manufacturer Calumet Electronics is growing with the addition of 75 new jobs as the company continues to invest in next-generation technology and expands its facilities in Calumet, Michigan.
  • IMI's 2Q revenues grow 45% YoY (Evertiq)
    EMS provider Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI) achieved USD 319 million of revenues in the second quarter of 2021, a 45% increase against the same period last year despite persistently long lead times for semiconductor components.
  • Global semiconductor sales increase 29.2% YoY in June (Evertiq)
    The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reports that worldwide sales of semiconductors were USD 44.5 billion in June 2021, an increase of 29.2% from the June 2020 total of USD 34.5 billion.
  • Clock randomization automated methodology to validate SoC designs (EDN News)
    <p>The demand for new and upgraded features is increasing day by day in modern semiconductors. This may include multiple power domains to support low power and full power modes and multiple clock domains to support the interfaces with different working frequencies. Major challenge comes when there are multiple clock and power domains. This article will touch upon multiple clocking domains in a system-on-chip (SoC) design.</p> <p>SoCs these days have multiple clock platforms whose range may vary ...
  • OLED panels to penetrate TV panel market by 3% in 2021 (Evertiq)
    Thanks to TV manufacturers’ aggressive procurement activities, global TV panel shipment for 1H21 reached 135.2 million pieces, a 3.5% YoY increase, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
  • Robust growth expected for all IC categories, says IC Insights (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>IC Insights expects robust growth rates for nearly all IC products in 2021. Special Purpose Logic, DRAM, Cellphone MPUs, and Display Drivers are forecast to lead industry-wide upturn as demand extends into the second half of the year. In its Mid-Year Update to The McClean Report 2021, IC Insights ranked revenue growth rates for 33 IC product ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • Isar Aerospace becomes “most well-funded space start-up” in EU (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>Isar, the Munich-based launch service provider for small and medium satellites, has extended its Series B funding to $165m. The round was led by HV Capital, Porsche SE, and Lombard Odier. There was also &#8220;substantial participation&#8221; from existing investors Earlybird, Lakestar, Vsquared Ventures, and Apeiron. It added $75m to the amount raised at the end ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • TUM team ASIC implements post-quantum cryptography (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has designed and commissioned the production of a computer chip that implements post-quantum cryptography very efficiently. Such chips could provide protection against future hacker attacks using quantum computers. The researchers also incorporated hardware trojans in the chip in order to study methods for detecting this type ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • ASFETs for hot-swap and soft-start (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>Nexperia has brought out 80V and 100V ASFETs with enhanced SOA performance, targeting hot-swap &#38; soft-start applications in 5G telecom systems &#38; 48 V server environments and industrial equipment needing e-fuse and battery protection. ASFETs are a new breed of MOSFET optimized for use in particular design scenarios. By focusing on specific parameters critical to ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • Sudden Drop in Cryptocurrency Prices Hurts Graphics DRAM Market in 3Q21, Says TrendForce (emsnow)
    &#160; The stay-at-home economy remains robust due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so the sales of gaming products such as game consoles and the demand for related components are being kept at a decent level, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. However, the values of cryptocurrencies have plummeted in the past two months because of active [&#8230;]
  • A post-quantum chip with hardware trojans: Chip with secure encryption will help in fight against hackers (emsnow)
    A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has designed and commissioned the production of a computer chip that implements post-quantum cryptography very efficiently. Such chips could provide protection against future hacker attacks using quantum computers. The researchers also incorporated hardware trojans in the chip in order to study methods for detecting this type [&#8230;]
  • Indium Corporation Announces SMTA South China Presentations (emsnow)
     Five Indium Corporation experts will participate in the SMTA South China Conference, Aug. 25-27, Shenzhen, China. This event is held in conjunction with NEPCON Asia 2021 at the Shenzhen Convention &#38; Exhibition Center. Leo Hu, senior area technical manager, Area Technical Managers Seven Liang and Geoff Wang, and Evan Yin, assistant manager for Indium Corporation’s Process Simulation Lab in Suzhou, will share [&#8230;]
  • Wafer-Level Packaging Symposium Announced (emsnow)
    Minneapolis, MN &#8211; The Wafer-Level Packaging Symposium is scheduled for February 15-17, 2022 in San Jose, CA, USA. The theme of the event is “Advanced Packaging: The Dawn of a New Era.” The development of Advanced Package Technology is undergoing a massive change because Electrical System Architects are directly driving package performance requirements. Addressing wafer-level packaging, [&#8230;]
  • Pfizer Cleans Up (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>Pfizer’s Q2 showed a net profit of $5.56 billion on revenue of $18.98 billion, thanks to its coronavirus vaccine which accounted for 41% of Pfizer’s Q2 total revenue. Pfizer expects to deliver 2.1 billion doses this year raising its revenue guidance for the drug from $26 billion to $33.5 billion. The company raised its overall revenue ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="">Pfizer Cleans U...
  • BEC signs Euro-Block (ElectronicsWeekly)
    <p>BEC Distribution has signed a distribution agreement with Euro-Block of Italy. The products include single-deck and multi-deck terminal blocks, plug-in connectors and spring terminal blocks. The Euro-Block terminal blocks are available on short lead times, with many ex-stock, offering a fast-turnaround option. Euro-Block PCB terminal blocks and connectors are made from a PA66 Polyamide V0 ...</p> <p>This story continues at <a rel="nofollow" href="
  • Thales to sell its GTS business to Hitachi for €1.66 billion (Evertiq)
    Thales and Hitachi Rail announce today that they are entering into exclusive negotiations on the sale of Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems Global Business Unit (GTS) for an enterprise value of EUR 1.66 billion.
  • Allegro MicroSystems finalises the sale Thailand facility (Evertiq)
    Sensing and power semiconductor technology specialist, Allegro MicroSystems, says that it has finalised the sale of its manufacturing facility in Thailand (AMTC” to Innolight Technology.
  • SK Innovation to spin off battery business and E&P business (Evertiq)
    SK Innovation announces that its Board of Directors have decided to spin off the battery and exploration and production (E&P) business as independent companies, creating an autonomous management system for each.
  • Kurtz Ersa establishes a subsidiary in India (Evertiq)
    Electronics production equipment manufacturer, Kurtz Ersa, is setting up a new subsidiary in Inida. With “Kurtz Ersa India – Smart Production Technologies Private Limited”, which is headquartered in Bangalore, the tenth international subsidiary of Kurtz Ersa is launched.
  • Image sensor fits small industrial cameras (EDN News)
    <p>A CMOS image sensor, the XGS 16000 from ON Semiconductor, brings 16-Mpixel resolution to compact 29×29-mm industrial cameras. In addition to high-resolution global-shutter imaging, the sensor provides low-power operation, consuming just 1 W at 65 frames/s. Useful for factory automation, including robotics and inspection systems, the XGS 16000 can also be used in intelligent transportation systems.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-4478688" src="https://www.edn.c...
  • Hybrid IGBTs cut loss and power (EDN News)
    <p>Rohm’s RGWxx65C automotive IGBTs employ an integrated 650-V SiC Schottky barrier diode in the IGBT feedback block. This fast-recovery freewheeling diode has almost no recovery energy, thus minimal diode switching loss. Additionally, since the recovery current does not have to be handled by the IGBT in turn-on mode, IGBT turn-on loss is significantly reduced.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-4478691" src="
  • Seeking PC graphics: Silicon shortages deepen, and old chips reawaken (EDN News)
    <p>As many of you are likely already aware, semiconductor demand is significantly outstripping supply at the moment, particularly for ICs fabricated at foundries (versus captive capacity owned by Intel, Samsung, etc.) and double particularly for ICs fabricated on leading-edge lithographies. The problem’s not new, actually, although the <a href="" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank" rel="external noopener noreferre...
  • Ex-OR versus Ex-NOR: A lucky logic equivalence (EDN News)
    <p>Some years ago, back in 2005 to be specific, the project was a power supply for a low Earth orbiting satellite.</p> <p>Part of our digital circuitry involved some logic gating using Exclusive-OR (Ex-OR) devices of type CD4070BMS. All was well until we were advised that the 4070 parts were not obtainable as radiation hardened products. Whether that would still be the case today I have no idea, but back then, it was so.</p> <p>We were also told, however, that the part CD4077BMS exclusive-NOR (E...
  • How does hot-swap capability improve isolated I2C interface? (EDN News)
    <p>Inter-integrated circuit (I<sup>2</sup>C) is a popular inter-chip communication standard for electronic systems in industrial, automotive, aerospace, and computing settings. The versatility of I<sup>2</sup>C has led to continuous improvements in its capabilities and the integration of additional features.</p> <p>Because I<sup>2</sup>C is an open-drain or open-collector communication standard, each I<sup>2</sup>C device connects the drain of an output switch or field-effect transistor (FET) fr...
  • Image sensors aid industrial sorting (EDN News)
    <p>The Tetra family of CMOS line-scan sensors from Teledyne e2v offers 2K and 4K resolution at a maximum aggregate line rate of 128 kHz. Configured with single, dual, or quad outputs, Tetra linear sensors deliver monochrome, color, and multispectral imaging for machine-vision applications such as food sorting, recycling, pick-and-place, and document scanning.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-4478461" src="
  • Building a PC: What about the memory? (EDN News)
    <p>So far in this blog series I’ve covered some of the foundational technologies on and around which I’m building the AMD- and Intel-based PC systems that my wife and I intend to use on a daily basis going forward. First off, I discussed <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">microprocessor selection</a>, followed by the core logic chipsets that those CPUs will be mated to, along with the motherboards that each system’s silicon assemblage will be mou...