Electronic Products & Technology


November 18, 2017 by Vlad Galabov, senior analyst for data center compute and Intel semiconductor manufacturing, IHS Markit

Samsung overtakes Intel as semiconductor leader

In Q2 2017, Samsung’s top-line revenue surpassed Intel’s — but in pure semiconductor revenue, generated by the sale of its own products, Intel remained the market leader, a position it’s historically held in a report by IHS Markit. Our semiconductor revenue…
August 5, 2017 by Len Jelinek, senior director for semiconductor manufacturing, IHS Markit

Samsung semi revenue eclipses Intel’s

The speculation is finally over: But does the semiconductor industry have a new market share revenue leader. It depends how you look at the data. Analysing the data from a financial analyst perspective looking only at the top line, Samsung…
July 20, 2017 by Stephen Law

I.C.T. Power to distribute Hitachi power semis

ICT Power Company Inc., Burlington ON, has signed a distribution agreement with Hitachi Power Semiconductors for Canada. I.C.T. Power will distribute Hitachi’s line of high speed switching IGBT modules, high power intelligent IC’s and its versatile power diode lineup for…
April 17, 2017 by Makiko Yamazaki, Junko Fujita, Tim Kelly and Chang-Ran Kim, Reuters

Toshiba’s semi biz may be rescued by Apple, Foxconn

Apple Inc. is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp’s semiconductor business, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday – the latest twist in the sale of the world’s second-biggest flash memory chipmaker. The U.S.…
December 3, 2016 by Stephen Law

Avnet reaches disty deal with Central Semi

Avnet Inc., has reached a distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of discrete semiconductors. Effective immediately, Central Semi’s entire line of discrete semiconductors will be available for purchase by customers in the Americas through Avnet’s broadline components…
October 30, 2016 by Stephen Law

Qualcomm to acquire NXP

Move creates semiconductor engine for the connected world
August 27, 2016 by Makiko Yamazaki, Reuters Tokyo

Renesas seeks to acquire U.S. chipmaker Intersil

Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire U.S. chipmaker Intersil Corp. for as much as USD$3 billion, an industry source familiar with the deal says. An agreement on the deal, which would be the…
April 21, 2016 by Stephen Law

Global semi market slumps in 2015

Weakness in end-market demand will cause revenue decay to extend into 2016 and beyond, says IHS