Semiconductor Equipment Industry to Reach $55.9B in 2017

Today, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, released its Year-end Forecast at the annual SEMICON Japan exposition. SEMI projects that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will  increase 35.6 percent to US$55.9 billion in 2017, marking the first time that the semiconductor equipment market has exceeded the previous market high of US$47.7…

Richardson RFPD Intros GaN Systems Eval Board

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new evaluation board from GaN Systems Inc. and Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. The GS61004B-EVBCD evaluation board combines GaN Systems’ GaN E-HEMT with the ultra-fast PE29102 gate driver from Peregrine. Using this evaluation platform, designers can characterize the performance advantages that result from operating a Class D…

Auto Industry Updates Guidance on Sustainability in the Supply Chain

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Drive Sustainability today announced an updated version of the “Automotive Industry Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability Performance in the Supply Chain.” This collaboration between AIAG, Drive Sustainability and key automotive organizations provides guidance to our valued supplier partners concerning the latest industry expectations. Additionally, a supplementary reference document…

Mouser Signs Global Agreement with SensiEDGE

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with SensiEdge, developer and manufacturer of the SensiBLE family of board-level Internet of Things (IoT) modules and development tools. As part of the agreement, Mouser is stocking the company’s low-power SensiBLE IoT edge module and accompanying SensiBLE development kit with integrated debugger,…

Heilind Offers Stewart SealJack Connection System

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Bel Fuse-Stewart Connector, has expanded its line of network connectors with the company’s SealJack rugged Ethernet connection system. Available in both shielded and unshielded configurations, this unique system consists of cable-applied jacks, plugs and cable assemblies that perform in the most demanding…

Future Electronics Stocks Avalanche Board; Announces Free Workshops

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced immediate shipping availability of the Avalanche board part# AVMPF300TS-01 featuring a Microsemi PolarFire™ non-volatile field programmable gate array (FPGA) with 300,000 logic elements (LEs). With the Avalanche board, Future Electronics has lowered the barriers for designers to access the lowest power, cost-optimized mid-range density…

NAND Flash Prices to Drop 5% in Q1; Oversupply Forecast

NAND flash prices are expected to fall by five percent in the first quarter of 2018 due to production capacity expansion and lower demand during the traditional off-peak season, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Demand from notebook, tablet and smartphones (primarily Chinese branded) is expected to fall by more than 15 percent in the…

IDC’s 10 Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

The supply chain is undergoing major changes as the manufacturing sector ramps up its effort to adopt new capabilities and technologies around advanced analytics, cloud networking, the internet of things (IoT), and blockchain. The supply chain’s core goals of improving productivity, quality, service and cost efficiency remain unchanged. However, what is shifting is how these…

Toshiba, Western Digital Resolve Disputes

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) (“Toshiba”), Toshiba Memory Corporation (“TMC”) and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) (“Western Digital”) have entered into a global settlement agreement to resolve their ongoing disputes in litigation and arbitration, strengthen and extend their relationship, and enhance the mutual commitment to their ongoing flash memory collaboration. As part of this agreement, TMC…