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Fighting back; European chipmakers
October 18, 2014
Specialisation and new technologies may put Europe on the map again NESTLED in the foothills of the French Alps, Grenoble feels more like a skiing base camp than the centre of one of Europe's hottest technology clusters. But the message at Semicon Europa, a recent industry shindig in the city, was clear. Europe may no longer be a force in mass chipmaking but it is poised for a comeback thanks to its strength in technologies well suited to a new world of interconnected objects and ultra-low power consumption. This is more than wishful thinking, though, so far, it is hard to spot in the numbers. Gone are the 1990s when Europe produced 15% or more of the world's chips. Firms headquartered in Europe now account for only 8-9% of global semiconductor revenues, which hit $315 billion in 2013 according to Gartner, a market-research firm (see chart). Microprocessors and memory chips are mass-produced mainly in Asia and America these days; the cost of building a "fab", as chip-fabrication factories are called, is too high for all but the largest-scale endeavours.

Infineon Maintains Leading Position in Power Semiconductors But Edged Out of MOSFET Sector by International Rectifier Says The Information Network
October 17, 2014
New Tripoli, PA, October 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- International Rectifier led the $6 billion MOSFET sector in 2013, just ahead of Infineon, while Mitsubishi Electric dominated the IGBT sector, well ahead of Infineon. But Infineon's combined revenues in both sectors was enough to maintain its lead in the overall power semiconductor market, according to a new report, Next-Generation Power Semiconductors: Markets Materials, Technologies recently published by The Information Network, a New Tripoli, PA market research company.

Global Digital Power Management ICs Market
October 16, 2014
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Digital Power Management Ics in US$ Thousands by the following Application Types: Electronics, Data Communications, Computer Networks & Telecommunications, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 44 companies including many key and niche players such as - Analog Devices, Inc. Ericsson Power Modules AB Exar Corporation Fairchild Semiconductor, Inc. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. Download the full report:https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/552747/ I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Global Digital Power Management ICs Market
October 16, 2014
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Digital Power Management Ics in US$ Thousands by the following Application Types: Electronics, Data Communications, Computer Networks & Telecommunications, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 44 companies including many key and niche players such as - Analog Devices, Inc. Ericsson Power Modules AB Exar Corporation Fairchild Semiconductor, Inc. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. Download the full report:https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/552747/ I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Media Alert: Cadence to Showcase Latest Automotive Technologies at the 2014 IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day
October 16, 2014
 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced it plans to exhibit its latest automotive technologies at the 2014 IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day. This show is the number one venue for OEMs, suppliers, semiconductor vendors and tool providers to discuss and learn about the evolution of Ethernet standards, technologies and applications in the automotive environment. Cadence is scheduled to exhibit in booth #313 from October 23 to 24, 2014, in Detroit, MI.

Media Alert: Cadence to Showcase Latest Automotive Technologies at the 2014 IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day
October 16, 2014
 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced it plans to exhibit its latest automotive technologies at the 2014 IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day. This show is the number one venue for OEMs, suppliers, semiconductor vendors and tool providers to discuss and learn about the evolution of Ethernet standards, technologies and applications in the automotive environment. Cadence is scheduled to exhibit in booth #313 from October 23 to 24, 2014, in Detroit, MI.

LED Technology: Know The Basic Facts!
October 16, 2014
Here we'll brief you about the LED technology and some top tutorials about the technology for beginners as well as advanced learners. Thursday, October 16, 2014: Light emitting diode technology or LED is an integral part of electronics which has developed to a large extent in last few years. Each year more than 30 billion LEDs are manufactured and the number is rapidly rising. New forms of LEDs which produce white light (white LEDs) and blue light (blue LEDs) are also emerging and the production of this technology is expected to increase much more in coming days. LEDs are highly useful in various applications like small indicator lamps, alphanumeric displays, illumination purposes and so on. Here we'll brief you about the LED technology and some top tutorials about the technology for beginners as well as advanced learners. How LED operates?

Photo Release -- NXP Recognizes Excellence at Its Annual Supplier Awards; At the Ceremony in Singapore, NXP Highlighted the Best Examples of 'Quality Performance and Quality Partnerships'
October 16, 2014
SINGAPORE, Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI) has today announced the winners of its annual Supplier Awards at the company's fourth annual Supplier Day in Singapore. Senior executives from 90 of NXP's key suppliers were in attendance representing all spend areas (materials, equipment, foundry services, subcon services and indirect services).The event was hosted by Rick Clemmer, President and CEO, NXP Semiconductors under the theme of 'Quality Performance and Quality Partnerships'.

TSMC Names Silicon Creations Emerging IP Vendor for 2014; Silicon Creations PLL IP Tapeout Design Kits Silicon Proven in TSMC 16nm FinFET Process
October 16, 2014
Silicon Creations, a leading supplier of high-performance semi-custom analog and mixed-signal Intellectual Property (IP), today announced that it received TSMC's Emerging IP Partner of the Year Award for 2014.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to increase by more than 11 percent in 2014, says Gartner
October 16, 2014
umbai, Oct. 16 -- Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to total $64.5 billion in 2014, an increase of 11.4 percent from 2013 spending of $57.8 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. Capital equipment spending will increase 17.1 percent in 2014, driven by strong memory average selling prices and increased demand for consumer products (see Table 1). For 2014, Gartner's forecast for semiconductor equipment has been increased slightly from the previous forecast. Longer term, Gartner expects modest growth through the semiconductor cycle, with just a modest pause in the equipment market expected in 2016.


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