SIA: Americas Chip Sales Surge

Finally, global chip sales seem to be picking up steam, according to according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).  Global semiconductor sales increased by 6 percent in the second quarter of the year to reach $74.65 billion – the largest quarter-over-quarter increase in three years, the SIA reports. Regionally,  sales in the Americas jumped 8.6…

Lattice Extends Synopsys IP Licensure Deal

Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC) today announced a multi-year extension of their OEM agreement for Synopsys’ Synplify® FPGA synthesis tools optimized for Lattice FPGAs and Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs). With this agreement Synopsys continues…

STMicroelectronics Shuffles Management

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that Carlo Ferro, President & CEO of ST-Ericsson, will resume his position of Chief Financial Officer of ST while taking on additional responsibilities. In addition to the CFO role, Ferro will be responsible for legal, central operation planning,…

New Offerings at Payton Planar Magnetics

Payton Planar Magnetics  has improved the functionality of its website by providing easy-to-locate information regarding PLANAR TRANSFORMERS and INDUCTORS and APPLICATION NOTES. To request a quote, the user fills in the information on the REQUEST FORM and emails it from the website. To check out the updated website, go to: WWW.PAYTONGROUP.COM In addition, Payton Planar Magnetics has introduced a…

ST-Ericsson Breakup Complete

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) today announced the closing of the transaction for the split up of ST-Ericsson. This follows the announcement the Companies made on March 18, 2013 on the chosen strategic option for the future of the joint venture.  Effective August 2, 2013 Ericsson has taken on the design, development and sales of…

Lithium Batteries Target Hybrid Powertrains

 In advance of updating its OEM Hybrid Vehicle Strategies Report and from recent interviews with technology specialists, Strategy Analytics has concluded that there will be potential growth for lithium battery business in its recent insight report, New Hybrid & Stop-Start Powertrains Offer Greater Potential For Lithium Batteries. Auto makers are now aiming to further enhance…