|Field programmable analog array is finding markets|
What is it that has enabled Silego Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) to ship more than 1 billion units of its configurable mixed-signal ICs (CMICs) in the last two years? The answer would seem to be: by taking account of application knowledge and specific functionality.
|New GDDR6 with GPU by 2018|
GDDR6 will be a faster and more power-efficient form of graphics memory. GDDR6 will provide throughput of around 14Gbps (bits per second), an improvement of 10Gbps with GDDR5
|Samsung looking onto low cost HNM3|
Samsung is proposing a low-cost HBM that would reduce costs in multiple ways. The number of connects per-die would shrink, reducing the number of vias required for each chip. The company wants to replace the large silicon interposer with an organic layer, and believes it can cut costs by removing the on-die buffer as well.
|Analyst : China's bid for semi dominance unrealistic|
China’s effort to build a world-leading semiconductor industry is part of a broader effort to wean itself off foreign technology. But financial investment will not be enough to buy leadership of the semiconductor sector, which is worth around $1 trillion according to Singapore-based Bain partner Kevin Meehan.
|Foundry business to grow 9% this year|
For 2016, the pure-play foundry market is expected to increase by 9% and greatly outperform the growth rate of total IC market, which is forecast to drop by 2% this year.
|European simi distributor see slow business|
While Eastern Europe, Germany, Austria, Iberia and Turkey held up well, France and Italy finished on average and the UK, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, Russia, Poland and Israel came back negative.
|Consumer product recall at its height|
Index found that recall activity increased over the second quarter of 2016 across sectors, highlighting the continued importance of recall preparedness, communication and execution.
|Rumor - Apple iPhone will have curved display next year|
Next year's lineup of iPhones could include three different and distinct variants: a "4.7-inch model, another that will be 5.5-inches and a premium handset that will be either 5.5-inches or larger equipped with a screen bent on the two sides."
|Nvidia announced mobile processor for autonomous cars|
The Drive PX 2 uses two Parker processors and two Pascal-based graphics processing units (GPUs) to power deep-learning applications for self-driving cars. Such cars have to be smart enough to recognize visual obstacles, such as bikers or pedestrians.
|Samsung is setting up to refurbish smartphones|
The world's top smartphone maker will refurbish high-end phones returned to the company by users who signed up for one-year upgrade programs in markets such as South Korea and the United States. Samsung would then re-sell these phones at a lower price.
|Cypress offer complete USB 3 power delivery interface solution|
USB PD 3.0 provides a number of key enhancements over the current version of the spec, USB PD 2.0 improving the robustness of power sources, sinks and cables. Cypress’s EZ-PD CCG3 and CCG4 USB-C port controllers are believed to be the first solutions to support the USB PD 3.0 specification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
|Renesas wants to buy Intersil|
Intersil makes chips essential to regulating power in such products as automobiles, industrial machinery and smartphones. It supplies automakers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and more of its offerings are expected to find their way into electric cars and fuel cell vehicles.