Production Capacity for AMOLED Panels Expands; China’s Share to Rise

Due to rising demand for OLED displays in smartphones and high-end flat panel TVs, panel manufacturers are making bigger investments in new OLED display fab construction, according to market research firm IHS Markit. This investment is expected to increase global production capacity of AMOLED panels — including both red-green-blue (RGB) OLED and white OLED (WOLED)…

Broadcom-Qualcomm: Another Blunder in the Making

The $130 billion offer by Broadcom Ltd. for Qualcomm Inc. announced this week will rank as the industry’s biggest deal but that designation alone should give cause for concern. Huge deals like this are notorious for not meeting expectations and a hard look at the facts indicate Broadcom’s shareholders may in time come to rue…

IPC Releases Revisions for Two Electronic Assembly Standards

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released the G revisions of the two most widely used standards in the electronic industry, IPC-J-STD-001, Requirements of Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. These two documents are on a three-year renewal cycle, keeping pace with the ever changing technology within the electronics industry. The dedicated committee volunteers…

Osram, Continental Announce JV for Automotive Lighting

Technology companies Osram and Continental today announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. The global joint venture will operate under the name Osram Continental GmbH and have its registered office…

Mitsubishi Electric to Buy Powerex Power Device Distribution Business

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. announced today it will acquire the power device distribution business of Powerex, Inc., a joint venture of Japan-based Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and General Electric Company. Powerex, headquartered in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, manufactures and supplies power semiconductor devices. The new business unit will operate as a division of Mitsubishi Electric US to service the North and…

Avnet Partners with Industry Leaders for IIoT

Mocana, the leading provider of IoT security solutions for industrial control systems (ICS) and the Internet of Things (IoT), announced a partnership with Avnet, Xilinx, Infineon Technologies and Microsoft to introduce an integrated, high-assurance industrial IoT system that meets the latest cybersecurity standards. The system is comprised of advanced hardware and software built on the…

Mouser Signs Distribution Agreement with Rigado

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Rigado to distribute Rigado’s wireless modules, development kits, and gateways. Rigado’s suite of edge connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) enable engineers to easily design, deploy and scale low-energy wireless architectures,…

TrendForce: Top 10 Trends in ICT Sector

As 2017 comes to an end, global market intelligence provider TrendForce has unveiled a list of top 10 trends in the information and communication technology sector for 2018. These trends will be influencing the development of key industries in the upcoming year. [1] Demand growth for both cloud and edge computing will accelerate due to the proliferation of…

Samsung Could End Tight DRAM Supply Earlier Than Expected

Over the past two years, memory device buyers have faced DRAM supply issues due to curtailed production capacity expansion and technology migration challenges. This also translated into double-digit price hikes. Samsung is now considering production capacity expansion for DRAM, which could potentially end tight supply for DRAM sooner than anticipated, according DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce.…