Semiconductor industry

BrainChip Releases Fourth Episode in ‘This is our Mission’ Series

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:16pm

Mankar is an experienced semiconductor industry executive with great insight in driving business strategy for product development of system-level semiconductor products.

Key Points: 
  • Mankar is an experienced semiconductor industry executive with great insight in driving business strategy for product development of system-level semiconductor products.
  • In this fourth episode of the series, he discusses with host Louis DiNardo, BrainChips CEO, the companys industrial advantages and the market benefits of its Akida neuromorphic processor.
  • Among the topics covered are Beneficial AI, revolutionizing AI at the Edge, incremental learning and more.
  • As the second founder of the company, Anil is the Chip in BrainChip and has tremendous insight into the semiconductor industry in general and the success of BrainChip and Akida specifically, said DiNardo.

Palma Ceia SemiDesign Announces Nicky Wilkinson as Director IC Engineering

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:00am

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Palma Ceia SemiDesign , a fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless connectivity solutions, announced it has named Nicky Wilkinson director IC Engineering.

Key Points: 
  • SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Palma Ceia SemiDesign , a fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless connectivity solutions, announced it has named Nicky Wilkinson director IC Engineering.
  • "Nicky brings to Palma Ceia a history of developing advanced semiconductor products and delivering them to market," Steptoe said.
  • Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS) is a fabless semiconductor company and leading provider of communication semiconductors and IP for next-generation Wi-Fi and cellular applications.
  • Palma Ceia SemiDesign and the Palma Ceia SemiDesign logo are trademarks of Palma Ceia SemiDesign, a Cayman Islands corporation, and are protected by trademark laws of the United States and other jurisdictions.

Ethisphere Announces ON Semiconductor as One of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the Sixth Consecutive Time

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:00pm

This is the sixth consecutive year ON Semiconductor has received the honor and is one of only three honorees in the semiconductor industry.

Key Points: 
  • This is the sixth consecutive year ON Semiconductor has received the honor and is one of only three honorees in the semiconductor industry.
  • The Worlds Most Ethical Companies honorees continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the highest values and positively impacting the communities they serve.
  • Congratulations to everyone at ON Semiconductor for earning the Worlds Most Ethical Companies designation for a sixth year in a row!
  • Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its Worlds Most Ethical Companies recognition program and provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA).

Axcelis Announces Shipment Of The Second 'Purion XEmax' To A Leading Foundry In Asia Pacific

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

BEVERLY, Mass., Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced today that it has shipped the second Purion XEmax high energy evaluation system to a leading foundry in the Asia Pacific region.

Key Points: 
  • BEVERLY, Mass., Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced today that it has shipped the second Purion XEmax high energy evaluation system to a leading foundry in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Strong growth in the image sensor market continues to drive robust demand for high energy implant.
  • The new Purion XEmax, combined with the popular Purion XE family of products, will extend Axcelis' market and technology leadership in this high growth market."
  • Axcelis (Nasdaq: ACLS), headquartered in Beverly, Mass., has been providing innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry for over 40 years.

Court Dismisses ROHM Semiconductor USA's Lawsuit for Declaratory Judgment of Noninfringement of MaxPower Semiconductor's Patents and Compels Arbitration

Monday, February 15, 2021 - 1:08pm

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --MaxPower Semiconductor, Inc. (MaxPower), provider of high-performance power semiconductor products, today announced that, following a hearing on February 4, 2021, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed ROHM Semiconductor USA LLC (ROHM USA)'s complaint for declaratory judgment of noninfringement of MaxPower's patents.

Key Points: 
  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --MaxPower Semiconductor, Inc. (MaxPower), provider of high-performance power semiconductor products, today announced that, following a hearing on February 4, 2021, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed ROHM Semiconductor USA LLC (ROHM USA)'s complaint for declaratory judgment of noninfringement of MaxPower's patents.
  • The court held that MaxPower's Technology License Agreement (TLA) with ROHM Co., Ltd. (ROHM Japan; 6963:JPTokyo) binds ROHM Japan's subsidiaries, including ROHM USA, and that the same agreement requires ROHM USA to arbitrate its noninfringement claims.
  • The Court's order dismissing the suit and compelling ROHM USA to arbitration can be found at https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/36415380/Rohm_Semiconductor_USA... , Case No.
  • MaxPower Semiconductor, Inc. is a fabless, leading-edge power semiconductor company dedicated to delivering innovative and cost-effective field-proven technologies/products that optimize Power Management Solutions.

Court Dismisses ROHM Semiconductor USA's Lawsuit for Declaratory Judgment of Noninfringement of MaxPower Semiconductor's Patents and Compels Arbitration

Monday, February 15, 2021 - 1:08pm

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --MaxPower Semiconductor, Inc. (MaxPower), provider of high-performance power semiconductor products, today announced that, following a hearing on February 4, 2021, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed ROHM Semiconductor USA LLC (ROHM USA)'s complaint for declaratory judgment of noninfringement of MaxPower's patents.

Key Points: 
  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --MaxPower Semiconductor, Inc. (MaxPower), provider of high-performance power semiconductor products, today announced that, following a hearing on February 4, 2021, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed ROHM Semiconductor USA LLC (ROHM USA)'s complaint for declaratory judgment of noninfringement of MaxPower's patents.
  • The court held that MaxPower's Technology License Agreement (TLA) with ROHM Co., Ltd. (ROHM Japan; 6963:JPTokyo) binds ROHM Japan's subsidiaries, including ROHM USA, and that the same agreement requires ROHM USA to arbitrate its noninfringement claims.
  • The Court's order dismissing the suit and compelling ROHM USA to arbitration can be found at https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/36415380/Rohm_Semiconductor_USA... , Case No.
  • MaxPower Semiconductor, Inc. is a fabless, leading-edge power semiconductor company dedicated to delivering innovative and cost-effective field-proven technologies/products that optimize Power Management Solutions.

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 6.5% to $439 billion in 2020

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 6:49pm

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced the global semiconductor industry sales were $439.0 billion in 2020, an increase of 6.5% compared to the 2019 total of $412.3 billion.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced the global semiconductor industry sales were $439.0 billion in 2020, an increase of 6.5% compared to the 2019 total of $412.3 billion.
  • Global sales for the month of December 2020 were $39.2 billion, an increase of 8.3% compared to the December 2019 total and 2.0% less than the total from November 2020.
  • China remained the largest individual market for semiconductors, with sales there totaling $151.7 billion in 2020, an increase of 5.0%.
  • Logic ($117.5 billion in 2020 sales) and memory ($117.3 billion) were the largest semiconductor categories by sales.

Palma Ceia SemiDesign Announces PCS1100 Wi-Fi 6E 4x4:4 Transceiver

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 1:00am

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Palma Ceia SemiDesign , a fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless connectivity solutions, today announced the PCS1100, a Wi-Fi 6E 4x4 transceiver.

Key Points: 
  • SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Palma Ceia SemiDesign , a fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless connectivity solutions, today announced the PCS1100, a Wi-Fi 6E 4x4 transceiver.
  • Contact Palma Ceia SemiDesign via email at info@pcsemi.com for details.
  • Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS) is a fabless semiconductor company and leading provider of communication semiconductors and IP for next-generation Wi-Fi and cellular applications.
  • Palma Ceia SemiDesign and the Palma Ceia SemiDesign logo are trademarks of Palma Ceia SemiDesign, a Cayman Islands corporation, and are protected by trademark laws of the United States and other jurisdictions.

Palma Ceia SemiDesign Announces PCS1100 Wi-Fi 6E 4x4:4 Transceiver

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 1:00am

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Palma Ceia SemiDesign , a fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless connectivity solutions, today announced the PCS1100, a Wi-Fi 6E 4x4 transceiver.

Key Points: 
  • SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Palma Ceia SemiDesign , a fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless connectivity solutions, today announced the PCS1100, a Wi-Fi 6E 4x4 transceiver.
  • Contact Palma Ceia SemiDesign via email at info@pcsemi.com for details.
  • Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS) is a fabless semiconductor company and leading provider of communication semiconductors and IP for next-generation Wi-Fi and cellular applications.
  • Palma Ceia SemiDesign and the Palma Ceia SemiDesign logo are trademarks of Palma Ceia SemiDesign, a Cayman Islands corporation, and are protected by trademark laws of the United States and other jurisdictions.

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 7 Percent Year-to-Year in November

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 6:31pm

Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

Key Points: 
  • Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.
  • SIA represents 98 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms.
  • "Global sales of semiconductors continued to rise in November, increasing on a year-to-year basis by the highest percentage since March," said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO.
  • For comprehensive monthly semiconductor sales data and detailed WSTS forecasts, consider purchasing the WSTS Subscription Package .