Electronic Products & Technology


February 24, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

NAND eMMC hits a record year

The global memory market presented a vivid picture of contrast last year given the wildly divergent fortunes of its two main segments, with spritely NAND offset by the sobering continued downturn of beleaguered NOR flash, according to a new report…
February 16, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Microchip acquires supertex

Microchip Technology Inc., Chandler AZ, provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Supertex Inc., Sunnyvale CA, representing a total equity value of about $394-million. The acquisition has been unanimously approved by the…
January 29, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Tablet processor chip market to surge by 23%

Strong growth in the processor market for tablet devices this year and beyond will draw increasing competition from suppliers eager to throw their hat into the ring, including the likes of giant chipmaker Intel, according to a report from IHS…
January 24, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Apple, Samsung lord over OEM field once again

Apple and Samsung remained the world’s largest buyers of semiconductor chips in 2013, but the intensifying battle between the two for the hearts and minds of consumers in their product offerings could presage another mighty showdown this year for the…
January 1, 2014 by Stephen Law, Editor, EP

Central Semiconductor touts customization, specialization of discretes

From its early days of being recognized as a fabless manufacturer of germanium ICs, Central Semiconductor has set its sights today on becoming the preferred manufacturer of the most innovative discrete semiconductors in the industry. Already established as a world-class…
October 1, 2013 by Paul Marchal, director of technical marketing, imec

How the SEMI industry will succeed in another $100B growth

Paul Marchal, director of technical marketing at imec, discusses three main technologies that will enable further growth for the semiconductor industry. Marchal was a guest speaker during the imec technology forum held recently at the Semicon West show in San…
June 1, 2013 by John Roberts, CTO, GaN Systems Inc.

The decline of silicon and the rise of gallium nitride

Gallium nitride (GaN) is poised to revolutionize the electronics industry as it displaces silicon’s hold on the power electronics market. GaN is a wide band gap semiconductor material that is most well known for its widespread use in LED light…