Electronic Products & Technology


February 3, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Automotive semis come off bumper year

The automotive semiconductor market did exceptionally well in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS. Robust vehicle production growth, together with increased semiconductor content in cars charted a path of 10% growth year over year to reach $29B in 2014.…
January 21, 2015 by EP&T Magazine

Worldwide semi sales expected to reach $358-billion

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to reach $358 billion in 2015, a 5.4 percent increase from 2014, but down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 5.8 percent growth, according to Gartner Inc. The market is being driven by strong growth…
December 26, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Global semi market set for strong growth

Worldwide semiconductor market revenue is on track to achieve a 9.4 percent expansion this year, with broad-based growth across multiple chip segments driving the best industry performance since 2010. Global revenue in 2014 is expected to total $353.2 billion, up…
December 18, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Incubator for semiconductor solution start-ups launched

Calling itself the industry’s first incubator for semiconductor solution start-ups – Silicon Catalyst was officially launched this week. Focused exclusively on semiconductor solutions, the group joins an existing array of incubators and accelerators for software and even some for hardware.…
December 12, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Murata completes acquisition of Peregrine Semi

Murata Electronics North America Inc. has acquired all outstanding shares of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions. Peregrine will continue to market its high-performance, integrated RF solutions under the Peregrine…
December 5, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Intel announces acquisition of Montral-based PasswordBox

California-based Intel announced the acquisition of PasswordBox, a Montréal-based provider of digital identity management services. PasswordBox, which employs about 50 people in Montréal, will become a part of the Safe Identity organization within Intel Security Group. “Intel Security and PasswordBox…
November 9, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Future Electronics adds two new vendors

Montreal-based and distributor of electronic components Future Electronics, has signed a global distribution partnership with Adesto Technologies, providers of industry leading DataFlash and Serial Flash, in addition to next generation ultra low power CBRAM non-volatile memory solutions. “We are delighted…
November 7, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Global semi industry posts highest-ever quarterly sales

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $87-billion during the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 5.7% over the previous quarter and a jump of 8%…
November 6, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

SiTime to be acquired by MegaChips for $200M

SiTime Corp., a MEMS and analog semiconductor company, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by MegaChips Corp., a top 25 fabless semiconductor company based in Japan, The deal, worth $200-million in cash, combines two complementary fabless semiconductor leaders…
September 19, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Using synthetic diamond for power management

Introduction Semiconductor devices are being used today more and more often to either provide power, such as in RF power amplifiers, or control power, such as in power inverters, in electronic systems. These electronic systems range from smart phones to…
September 5, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

AMD shatters previous CPU frequency record

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Sunnyvale CA is claiming another record-setting performance of its FX series processors, setting a new world record for silicon processor speed according to the HWBOT.org ranking. The new FX-8370 processor provides a silicon processor speed clocking…
August 29, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Dongbu HiTek streamlines touch control for smart phones

Dongbu HiTek of Seoul Korea has completed the development of a Capacitive Touch Controller IC for smart phones. The proprietary chip design enables apps to be accessed and controlled via simple touch gestures while the smart phone is in the…