Yole: Flip Chip Investment Reboots in 2018

Due to the growth of the semiconductor business, the wider adoption of Cu pillar solutions and the introduction of flip chip technology for LED and CMOS image sensors (CIS) applications, the flip chip market is expanding. However, market research firm Yole Développement (Yole) expects flip chip capacity will max out by 2017, requiring new investment…

Richardson RFPD Intros New Qorvo Power GaN on SiC HEMTs

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for three new discrete power GaN on SiC HEMTs from Qorvo. The TGF2952, TGF2953 and TGF2954 are designed using Qorvo’s proven TQGaN25 production process that features advanced field plate techniques to optimize microwave power and efficiency at high drain bias operating conditions. The HEMTs feature maximum…

EZchip Revises Merger Agreement with Mellanox

EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (“EZchip” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: EZCH), a leader in high-performance processing solutions for carrier and data center networks, today announced that it has executed an amendment to the merger agreement with Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (“Mellanox”) (NASDAQ: MLNX). Pursuant to the amended agreement, which was unanimously approved by EZchip’s Board of Directors, EZchip…

New Era Electronics, Baanto Sign Partnership for Touch Screens

New Era Electronics Inc., an industrial distributor and integrator of computer systems, and Baanto™ International Ltd., innovators of high performance and scalable touch solutions, have entered a partnership aimed at a streamlined distribution process and faster time to market in order to satisfy the ever growing demand for high quality touch screen technology. Touch screens…

InvenSense Inks Two Partnership Deals

San Jose, Calif. — InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE:INVN), the leading provider of MEMS sensor platform solutions, today announced multiple strategic distribution agreements, increasing the footprint of InvenSense parts to the globally expanding Internet of Sensors platform. Two new partners specializing in servicing the market for IoT and drone solutions include: Honestar Technologies Co., Ltd, a professional semiconductor distributor and solution provider…

Vishay Precision Outlines Restructure Plan

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG), a leading producer of precision sensors and systems, today announced restructuring and cost reduction actions that are expected to improve overall efficiency by lower operating costs by approximately $6.0 million annually, beginning in 2016. The cost reduction steps have already begun and reflect recent market conditions. Ziv Shoshani, VPG’s…